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Health Centres, Doctors, Dentists, Pharmacy, Optician, Chiropody, Complimentary, Weight Control

  • Annfield Medical Centre 16 Annfield Place 0141 554 2989
  • Bridgeton Health Centre 201 Abercromby Street 0141 531 6500
  • BUPA Golfhill Nursing Home 35 Hanson Street, Dennistoun G31 2HG
    tel: 0141 550 2662 email:
    At Golfhill we also offer respite and short term convalesence care as well as long term nursing and dementia care.
  • Dear Green Planet 12 Hillfoot St, Glasgow G31 2LF
    tel: 07976818049 email:
    Dear Green Planet eco-store has now been open for nearly 6 months. We offer a range of Wholefoods, personal & home care products that are kind to you and the environment. The shop is looking to expand its influence within the Dennistoun community. In the new year we will be seeking social enterprise status. Want to be involved? Then do get in touch.
  • Townhead Health Centre 16 Alexandra Parade 0141 531 8900
  • Whitevale Medical Group 30 Whitevale Street 0141 554 4536
  • GP Practice 804 Cumbernauld Road 0141 770 5234
  • GP Practice 1339 Gallowgate 0141 554 0781
  • GP Practice 214 Meadowpark Street 0141 554 0464
  • Glasgow Yoga Massage 3 Annfield place Dennistoun G31 2XQ
    tel: 07910959115 email:
    Yoga Flow Class : Tue & Thur (7:30pm to 8:30pm) Sat (11am to 12 Noon)
    Meditation Class : Fri (7:30pm to 8pm)
  • Halo Dental, 4 Annfield Place, Duke Street, Glasgow, G31 2XQ.
    Tel. 0333 200 4443 Email.
  • HeadStrong Breast Cancer Care Scotland, Macmillan Info & Support Centre, Dennistoun Library 0141 353 8330
    Free hair loss support service fortnightly on Thursdays 10.30am - 2.30pm
    Our free HeadStrong service can help prepare you for the possibility of losing your hair because of cancer treatment. At a private appointment, our trained volunteers will talk about how to look after your hair and scalp before, during and after treatment. We'll also show you how to make the most of wig alternatives by using scarves, hats and other headwear. This practical session aims to find out which styles suit you best. We want to make sure you leave feeling confident that you've found something that works for you. This service is open to people with any type of cancer.
  • Jacqueline Munro 339-341 Cumbernauld Road, G31 3LP
    Complementary Therapies now available from Jacqueline Munro within the J'Adore Beauty Salon on Cumbernauld Road (next to Cafe Zecchino). Offering Reflexology, Reiki, Hopi Ear Candling, Hypnotherapy, Tapping and Life Coaching every Wednesday & Friday inc eves. For more info or to book please call 07519 283 675 or email
  • Mobile Complementary Therapist Finlay Drive
    tel: 07921219428 email:
    I am a fully qualified and fully insured therapist who lives in Dennistoun. I specialise in stress management. I treat all clients in the privacy of their own home. If you are stressed and would love to learn how to really relax, let me help.
  • Nim Thai Massage 451 Duke street, Glasgow G31 1RD
    Open: Monday - Saturday (10am-8pm) tel: 07462063919
    Welcome to Nim Thai Yoga Massage, a small piece of Thailand located at 451 Duke Street. Offer treatment: Thai traditional Massage, head and shoulder massage, Thai aomatherapy massage, Deep Tissue massage, Thai Foot massage. Call for booking.
  • Quantum Reiki Healing Lynn Morrison, College of Holistic Medicine
    4 Craigpark, Dennistoun G31 2NA tel: 07587 324454 email:
    Quantum Reiki Healing can help with both physical and emotional issues. The client remains fully clothed, with the therapist's hands either lightly touching or slightly away from the body. Clinics are every Thursday, 7-9pm at the Craigpark clinic (contact Lynn to book or for further information) and first Sat of every month at Ladywell on High Street (book at the shop or call 0141 552 7810).
  • SAS Nutrition 351 Cumbernauld Road Glasgow G31 3LP t:0844 740 8021
    Producing quality sports supplements and products for the health and fitness market.
  • Slimming World Our Lady of Good Counsel, Craigpark, Dennistoun G31 2JF
    (car parking available; private hall)
    tel: 0141 554 4167 email:
    Slimming World offers you the opportunity to lose weight without ever going hungry with it's fantastic Food Optimising plan. It literally lets you eat and eat and still lose lbs! You will also benefit from the amazing support from the group who all give advice from experience and great recipe ideas to keep you on track!
    I'm a busy nurse and with Slimming World I have lost nearly 2 stone and almost at target which Slimming World lets me set, not them. I believe in it so much that I've started my own group which meets on a Thursday at 7pm. We meet at Our Lady of Good Counsel on Craigpark and all new members will be made very welcome.
    For further information on the group call me on 0141 554 4167 between 6pm and 9pm.
    Look forward to seeing you then! Lucy x
  • Specsdirect2u 465 Duke Street Dennistoun Glasgow G31 1RD Tel: 0141 554 8886
    Prescription glasses and designer frames from a large collection of genuine designer brands. Glasses prices include single vision lenses at low prices.
  • Healing Hands Holistic Massage 118 Whitehill Street, Dennistoun G31 2LT
    Lorna A Wilson ITEC (Mass), tel: 07815 542372
    email: Healing Hands provides therapeutic holistic massage as a complementary treatment or for relaxation or stress relief. Treatments are carried out by a fully qualified, insured therapist using fine quality organic oils, from a comfortable relaxing treatment room in Dennistoun. Specialises in women's health and wellbeing. Corporate events, parties, gift vouchers and promotions available. Please contact to book or for further information.
  • Weight Watchers St Andrew's East church, Alexandra Parade Dennistoun
    Mobile: 07944 432232 Email:
    Hello! My name is Stacey Muir, and I will be taking over Tuesday mornings at St Andrew's East church. I have lost 6 stone in the past 2 years with Weight Watchers, and would like to help you ALL achieve your goals. Weight Watchers fits into my hectic life as a single mum, and it really does work in the real world. I would love to welcome you into the meeting, and hope to see you very soon.
    Meeting Times: Weigh In 10am-10.30am, Weekly Talk 1030am-11am New Members - Getting Started Session 11am-11.10am

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.

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Memoirs and Portraits of 100 Glasgow Men: Alexander Dennistoun

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