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Yoker, Glasgow City

Yoker is a western district of Glasgow, in Scotland, UK, lying on the northern bank of the Clyde to the east of Clydebank. It is located approximately 5 miles west of the City Centre. From the fourteenth century a ferry has linked Yoker with the burgh of Renfrew on the south bank. Although shipbuilding has declined, the Yarrows shipyard, now owned by BAE as part of BAE Systems Surface Ships is still in operation on the Yoker/Scotstoun boundary.
Post townGLASGOW
Administrative CountyGlasgow City
Traditional CountyDunbartonshire
OS GridNS5169
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code0141

Yoker, Glasgow City in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Yoker, vil. with ry. sta., Renfrew par., Renfrewshire, and Old Kilpatrick par., Dumbartonshire, on river Clyde, 1 mile N. of Renfrew, pop. 1256; P.O., T.O.; has an extensive shipbuilding yard and a large distillery.

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