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Torrance, East Dunbartonshire

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Torrance, East Dunbartonshire

Torrance is a village in East Dunbartonshire, Scotland, located 8 miles (13 km) north of the Glasgow city centre, the name of which comes from the Gaelic An Toran which means 'under the hills'. Torrance used to mainly consist of farmland, but in 2001 had a population of 2,480 and this is expected to have increased in the 2011 census. The village was once famous as a resting place for workers on their way to the Campsie Fells 4 miles north.
Post townGLASGOW
Administrative CountyEast Dunbartonshire
Traditional CountyStirlingshire
OS GridNS6274
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01360
Population2,480 (2001 census) est. 4000 (2008)
 

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

Torrance, vil. with ry. sta., Campsie par., Stirlingshire, on river Kelvin, 3 miles W. of Kirkintilloch, pop. (Torrance and Wester Balgrochan) 624; P.O.

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