Bridgeton

Scotrail's programme of Gaelic education by station nameboard rolls on. I assume there's no serious suggestion here that Bridgeton was ever known as Baile na Drochaid.  This would be transliterated as Balnadrochit and means 'town of the bridge'.  The settlement was far more likely established when the area was English/Scots speaking, but there are plenty of real Gaelic-based names around such as the next two stations along the line: Dalmarnock and Rutherglen. 

Location: Bridgeton

Company: Glasgow Central Railway

Photographer: David Panton

Make contact: David Panton

Date: 11/09/2010

Image number: 30699


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