Place:Barrhead, Renfrewshire, Scotland

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NameBarrhead
Alt namesCeann a' Bhàirrsource: Wikipedia
TypeTown
Coordinates55.8°N 4.4°W
Located inRenfrewshire, Scotland     ( - 1975)
See alsoStrathclyde, Scotlandregional administration 1975-1996
East Renfrewshire, Scotlandunitary council area since 1996
Neilston, Renfrewshire, Scotlandparish of which Barrhead was a part
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Barrhead is a town in East Renfrewshire, Scotland, southwest of Glasgow on the edge of the Gleniffer Braes. As of the 2001 census its population was 19,813.

Historically, most of what is now Barrhead lay within the parish of Neilston, in the county of Renfrew. The name Barrhead comes from the agricultural term Barr meaning long ploughed furrows for cultivation of crops. The original homestead or hamlet lay at the head of barrs and became known as Barrhead.

In 2007, Readers Digest magazine voted East Renfrewshire the second best place in the United Kingdom to raise a family. The magazine visited and cited Barrhead in their decision.[1]

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