Halfway is a district on the southside of the city of
Glasgow, Scotland. Once a village in its own right, sitting on the original Renfrewshire- Lanarkshireborder, the area takes its name from the fact that it lies equidistant between Glasgow and Paisley at a distance of three miles from each ('Three Mile House' was situated on Paisley Road West, but has long since gone, although 'Two Mile House' built and owned by the various railway companies at the junction of Dumbreck Road survived into the 1980s).
In the late 1920s, Halfway and a handful of neighbouring villages, including
Cardonald, Govanand Crookston, were annexed to the ever-expanding city of Glasgow. This resulted in the renaming of many roads, to prevent duplication with ones in Glasgow. Through the 1940s and 50s, Halfway was developed significantly to the point where there is very little trace of the original village on what is still the main road between Glasgow and Paisley.
There is also a district of Halfway in the town of
Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire. It is situated at the eastern end of the town, and encompasses the smaller areas of Cairns, Lightburn, Flemington and Hallside.
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