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Johnstone, Renfrewshire

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Johnstone, Renfrewshire

Johnstone is a town in the council area of Renfrewshire and larger historic county of the same name in the west central Lowlands of Scotland. The town lies three miles west of neighbouring Paisley and twelve miles west of the centre of the city of Glasgow. Part of the biggest conurbation in Scotland, Johnstone is at the western edge of the Greater Glasgow Urban Area.
Administrative CountyRenfrewshire
Traditional CountyRenfrewshire
OS GridNS4362
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01505

Johnstone, Renfrewshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Johnstone.-- manufacturing town, Abbey par., Renfrewshire, on the Black Cart, 3 miles W. of Paisley and 9½ W. of Glasgow by rail, pop. 9267; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks. Johnstone dates from 1781. It stands in the midst of an important mining district, and is a thriving industrial centre, with flax mills, cotton mills, and engineering works. In S. vicinity is Johnstone Castle, seat.

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