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Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire

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Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire

Bishopbriggs is a town in East Dunbartonshire, Scotland. The area was once part of the historic parish of Cadder - originally lands granted by King William the Lion to the Bishop of Glasgow, Jocelin, in 1180. It was later part of the county of Lanarkshire and subsequently an independent burgh from 1964 to 1975. Today, Bishopbriggs' close geographic proximity to Glasgow now effectively makes it a suburb and commuter town of the city.
Post townGLASGOW [1]
Administrative CountyEast Dunbartonshire
Traditional CountyLanarkshire
OS GridNS6170
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code0141
Population23,500
 

Other names by which Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire has been known in the past

Bishops Riggs

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

Bishopbriggs, vil. with ry. sta., Cadder par., N. Lanarkshire, 3½ miles NE. of Glasgow by rail, pop. 832; P.O., T.O.

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