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Rutherglen, Glasgow City

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Rutherglen, Glasgow City

Rutherglen is a town in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. In 1975, it lost its own local council and administratively became a component of the City of Glasgow District Council. In 1996 Rutherglen was reallocated to the South Lanarkshire council area.
Post townGLASGOW[1]
Administrative CountyGlasgow City
Traditional CountyRenfrewshire
OS GridNS5862
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code0141

Other names by which Rutherglen, Glasgow City has been known in the past


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

Rutherglen, parl., royal, and police burgh and par., in NW. of Lanarkshire, on river Clyde, 2 miles SE. of Glasgow - par., 2151 ac., pop. 13,801; parl. burgh and town, pop. 11,265; royal and police burgh, pop. 11,473; P.O., T.O, 2 Banks, 1 newspaper. Rutherglen (popularly Ruglen) was made a royal burgh in 1126, and was a place of much importance before the rise of Glasgow. There are extensive collieries and ironworks in the vicinity. Rutherglen forms one of the Kilmarnock District of Parliamentary Burghs, which returns 1 member.

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