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Neilston, East Renfrewshire

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Neilston, East Renfrewshire

Neilston is a village and parish in East Renfrewshire set in the west central Lowlands of Scotland. It lies in the Levern Valley, 2 miles southwest of Barrhead, 3.8 miles south of Paisley, and 5.7 miles south-southwest of Renfrew, at the southwestern fringe of the Greater Glasgow conurbation. Neilston is a dormitory village comprising a resident population of just over 5,000 people.
Post townGLASGOW
Administrative CountyEast Renfrewshire
Traditional CountyRenfrewshire
OS GridNS4757
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code0141
Population5,168 (2001 Census)

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

Neilston, town and par., Renfrewshire, on river Levern, 2 miles SW. of Barrhead and 10 miles SW. of Glasgow by rail-par., 12,481 ac., pop. 11,359; town, pop. 2311; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank; there are numerous printfields, bleachfields, and cotton spinning mills in the district; Neilston Pad (854 ft.), 1½ mile S. of the town, commands a fine view.

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