Community News, Views & Information

Education & Childcare

nursery, primary, secondary, community education, private tuition, childcare


  • Carbon Footprints Nursery 10 Duke Wynd G4 0WX 0141 548 6500
    Committed to providing excellent quality childcare in an environmentally sustainable way.
  • Onslow Drive Day Nursery 6 Onslow Drive 0141 554 3061
  • Westercraigs Nursery Meadowpark Street 0141 556 2413
  • Haghill Park Nursery School 415 Cumbernauld Road 0141 554 3086


  • Alexandra Parade Primary School [HMIE] 136 Armadale Street 0141 554 3742
  • Golfhill Primary School [HMIE] 280 Onslow Drive 0141 582 0290
  • Haghill Park Primary School 415 Cumbernauld Road 0141 554 3780
  • St Denis' Primary School [HMIE] 129 Roslea Drive G31 2RZ 0141 554 2020



community education

  • Whitehill Community Education Centre 280 Onslow Drive 0141 551 0469
  • YWCA Scotland-Glasgow Centre
    Wellpark Kirkhaven Enterprise Centre, 2nd Floor, 120 Sydney Street, Glasgow G31 1JF
    tel: 0141-550 7582 email:
    Our Glasgow Centre, based in the East End, runs learning programmes for women who are looking for a supportive pathway into further study or work. YWCA Scotland is a feminist organisation and part of a worldwide young women's movement. We encourage girls and young women to challenge inequality and become their own leaders. Founded over 150 years ago, YWCA originally stood for the Young Women's Christian Association. In Scotland, the movement is now simply called 'YWCA' and we are open to women of all faiths and none. We run Computer/IT classes, ESOL classes, Social Groups and an Empowering Pathways programme. If anyone is interested in our classes/courses, please contact us or pop in to the Glasgow Centre to find out more.

private tuition

  • East End Guitar and Bass Lessons 2/1 141 Onslow Drive G31 2QA
    tel: 07581303209 email:
    Hello, my name is Michael Griffin. I am a professional musician based in Dennistoun, in the East end of Glasgow. I have over 7 years of experience in teaching and a BA (Hons) in popular music performance from Edinburgh Napier University. Lessons are tailored to suit an individual students age, musical tastes & ability. I currently have students ranging from 5 to over 50 year’s old and believe that it’s never to early or late to start. Lessons begin at £15 for 45mins. I teach from my flat in Dennistoun. However, there is also the possibility to learn from your own home. If you are interested in lessons just send me a message or give me a call. FIRST LESSON FREE !!
  • Wee Weans WorkshopWee Weans Workshop Dennistoun New Parish Church
    9 Armadale Street, Dennistoun G31 2UU
    Every Wednesday (1-2pm)
    A children's messy activities group for ages 0-5 years. £5 per child and £3 for an additional child the parent brings; a loyalty card gives you your 6th session free.
    tel: 07519009012 / 07828643375
  • Martin Barnett 206 Meadowpark Street Dennistoun Glasgow G31 2TE
    tel: 07960 977 487 Private home tuition offered for child beginners (and keen adults!) of the violin, viola, cello and piano. £10 per hour from a friendly music student! E-Mail for more information if required.
  • Richard Elins Flat 0/1 86 Garthland Drive G31 2RB
    tel: 07725946837 email: Private English Tuition.
    I am a postgraduate research Scottish literature scholarship holder with an English literature background looking to give tuition to both Higher and Standard Grade students. I have years of experience working in schools and am familiar with the English syllabus. The flexible nature of my research means I am available through weekdays and weekends. Hourly rate is £20 for Higher and £15 for Standard Grade students.
  • Michael Anderson tel: 07969597442
    I am a qualified Secondary School teacher who aims to help students achieve their
    best in Physics. I aim to tailor the tutoring needs to those of the individual. My hourly rates are £20 Standard Grade £23 Higher - Int.1 & Int.2 courses also catered for. For more information or to make a booking contact
  • Music Tuition at Stan's
    43 Alexandra Park Street, Dennistoun, G31 2UB
    Guitar tuition for all ages. Competitive rates, experienced and friendly, tailored teaching. Visit and go to "TUITION" for more details. Tuition on Monday's and Tuesday's and other negotiable times.


  • Hillari Alexandra Parade email:
    Registered and licensed childminder. Certified in First Aid/CPR, SCMA member. Clean, fun, and loving environment. 15 hr (3 half days) per week min.
  • Joannes Childminding Service
    tel: 07920826278 email:
    Fully registered childminder in the Dennistoun Area. Pickup from St Denis Primary School available.

after school care

  • Connect 2 Out of School Care Haghill Park Primary School, 415 Cumbernauld Road, Glasgow G31 3LS tel: 07854292158
    Our Out of School Care bridges the gap between school and home time, with 3 hours of fun packed activities.
  • Dennistoun After School Care Whitehill Youth Wing, Onslow Drive.
    tel: 0141 556 7135 fax: 0141 556 7135 email:
    After school care for 3 local primary schools: Golfhill, St.Dennis's & Alexandra Parade. Opened: Term Time 2-6pm. Holidays and In-Service days 8am-6pm
  • Gingerbread 128 Armadale Street Dennistoun G31 2TL
    Telephone 0141 554 8600

The Dennistoun StoryThe Dennistoun Story
Let us consider our two neighbouring districts of Riddrie and Carntyne. A number of the streets in Riddrie are named after Scottish Rivers, while those in Carntyne take their names from districts of Edinburgh, like Abbeyhill, Inverleith, Myreside, but this tells us nothing about how these districts came into being. The Dennistoun Story, on the other hand, is mostly written in its street names. Find the origin of these names and you have the key to the Dennistoun Story.

Dennistoun and the Surrounding Districts in the East End of Glasgow
Dennistoun was originally drawn up to have detached and semi-detached villas. However the plans changed to accommodate the demand for what has now become Glasgow's traditional sandstone tenement.

It's not the place that's important but the people who live in it
The who's who of Dennistoun characters who have at least passed through one day of their lives here.

The Evolution of the Glasgow Tenement
Using Dennistoun as a case study, Peter Douglas charts the evolution of tenement housing in Glasgow from 1860 to 1914.

Ian R. Mitchell - Walking in Glasgow's East End
Around Brigton Cross - Glasgow's Changing East-End

Scottish Nursery Songs and other Poems
Scottish poet and songwriter William Miller lived most of his life in Dennistoun. His book published in 1863 includes the world renowned "Wee Willie Winkie".

Time Line
Important Dennistoun Historical Dates

In Profile

Anne Smith is the author of "TWO WEE LASSIES UP A CLOSE, Memories of A Glasgow Childhood in the 1940s and 1950s".

She has lived most of her life in the village of Pannal, near Harrogate, Yorkshire but this is her story of when she was a wee lassie called Anne Grant who grew up in a Glasgow tenement at 38 Aberfeldy Street and went to St Thomas's Primary School in Riddrie with her childhood friend Terry Murphy from 35 Aberdour Street.

James Coulter - Young Sports Person of the Year

On Friday the 28th of February 2014 the City Chambers played host to the Sports Person of the Year Awards which celebrated Scottish sport's action heroes, dedicated coaches and selfless volunteers who have given up hundreds of hours of their time to the sports they love. Around 250 athletes, sports fans, club leaders, school pupils, volunteers and coaches gathered for the celebrations as winners were revealed across 13 categories. Karate star James Coulter was presented with the Young Sports Person of the Year Award by Evening Times assistant editor Graham Shields.

Grace Anne Williamson
Works at Aberlour Child Care Trust's Running: Other Choices (ROC) Refuge in the city, has been named "Residential Care Worker of the Year" by the British Association of Social Workers in Scotland. She received her award from Children and Early Years Minister Adam Ingram at a special ceremony in Edinburgh on the 16th January 2008.

Peter Curran
The author of "THE ANCIENT ORDER OF MORIDURA", a scientific thriller with a Scots hero and an American heroine. Peter was born in Dennistoun and now lives in a village near Edinburgh. A former human resources director in the brewing industry, he set up his own consultancy business in 1988, specialising in negotiating skills and management development, and working extensively with the Scotch whisky industry, Royal Mail and in pharmaceuticals.

Campbell Armstrong I left Glasgow for London in 1962. It was what you did in those days when you dreamed of making a living from writing. I made occasional return trips during the 1960s and then I went to the United States, initially for one year which turned, without my seeming to notice, into 20. Twenty years without seeing your native city is a long time, too long.

Jamie Allan Brown
A senior pupil at Whitehill Secondary, Jamie was headhunted by Unicef to become one of their United Kingdom youth representatives - there are only two in the whole of the UK.

Samuel Reilly
Sam Reilly, formerly from Dennistoun, has published his personal account of his time as a collector salesman in Glasgow.

Peter Young
Peter Young now lives in Denmark and is singer-songwriter with Bluevale and editor-publisher of the educational newspaper - The School Times International.


Keep Dennistoun Litter Free
Bulk Refuse Uplift Days for Your Street
Improving Dennistoun's cleanliness is a responsibility shared by you, your family, your neighbour, local businesses and Glasgow City Council.

Consumer Views of Factoring in Dennistoun
In December 2006 we were asked by the Scottish Consumer Council to undertake a short study to look at consumer experiences of factoring services in the Dennistoun ward of Glasgow. We carried out a survey of home owners, two public events and interviews with factoring companies in the area.

Dennistoun Property For Sale
Properties in Dennistoun range from highly desirable spacious flats within traditional sandstone buildings to modern townhouse developments with en-suite and private parking. Prices range from £75000 - £300000.

Dennistoun Property To Rent
Dennistoun is located on the east fringe of Glasgow City Centre and maintains a high amenity position with good bus links, excellent local shopping, cafes, bars, schools, college, municipal park, rail stations and easy access to the M8 motorway. Easily accessible to Strathclyde and Caledonian Universities and The Royal Infirmary. Flats for rent start at approximately £94 per week.

International Rowing
Several Dennistoun based members of Clyde amateur rowing club competed in the recent Festival of rowing in the recently upgraded Cardiff bay. The pair of Karl Farmer and John Ritchie were selected to row for Scotland in the Home Countries Match.

Clubhouse Centenary & The Scottish Rowing Championships
Recently the Clydesdale Clubhouse celebrated 100 years of its existence and service to Clydesdale, and more newly, Clyde and Strathclyde University rowing clubs. The members of Clydesdale Rowing Club attended the Scottish Rowing Championships at Strathclyde Park. As ever the event was well attended leading to fierce competition throughout all events.

Oarsome Project launched on the Clyde
Clydesdale Amateur Rowing Club is making rowing more accessible to all communities in Glasgow with the purchase of a new club boat and oars.

Quick Links

Memoirs and Portraits of 100 Glasgow Men: Alexander Dennistoun

Memoirs of William Cathro

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