Goodyear Factory

Location type

Works


Name and dates

Goodyear Factory (1956-1979)

Served by the Industry (without sidings).


Description

The Goodyear Factory in Drumchapel was opened south of the Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway and north east of the Great Western Road Boulevard. The location was not rail served.

The site opened just as Drumchapel was build, providing a workforce for the plant.

Closure led to many local redundancies, difficult for an area already suffering from lost jobs at the shipyards.

After being vacant for some time, it is now the Great Western Retail Park .


Tags

Tyre factory factory

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67