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A nineteenth century Partick poet Tom Burns describes the scene, The old cottage buildings here were only demolished in the 1930s, and the Heid o the Goat is now the Comet car park.

Along Beith Street are renovated sandstone tenements and some fine new flats, but the most interesting building is the former Partick Fire Station, dating from 1906.

In amongst some modern housing on Keith Street lies the Quaker burial ground.

It can't be long before the owners of the last operating grain mill realise that they can make a lot more money selling the land for housing than using it to employ millers and make flour. Before heading along Beith Street it is worth visiting Glasgow's smallest graveyard.

This, with my support for the Dons, made me feel quite proud of myself.

A century ago, most Glasgow folk would still have known that a girnal was a grain chest and that Partick was the area where was landed and processed most of the city's grain.

A huge cleared site to the west of Partick Central awaits residential development, as a corridor to connect the riverside to the West End.

This was formerly the Partick Foundry and after closure in the 60s became the site of unsightly scrap metal depots.

The previous bridge lies just to the north and is still open to pedestrians.

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