Travel Instructions to 1 Albany Quadrant G32 0HL

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Albany Quadrant is unnamed on most maps, but it is the cul-de-sac that looks like the extension of Albany Avenue across Mansionhouse Drive.

By Car

There are two approaches, depending on whether you come into Glasgow on the M8 or the A8.

From Stirling, Perth etc. you will naturally approach Glasgow on the A80. From here it is best to turn off onto the M73 and follow signs for Glasgow South East. Don't continue onto the M80 from the A80 as this makes life very awkward. From the M73 you get a choice of the M8 or the A8, at a big roundabout.

From Edinburgh you also get a choice of the M8 or the A8 as you approach Glasgow.

If coming from the south on the M74, turn off onto the M73 and you will come to the same roundabout giving a choice between the M8 and the A8.

From the A8

At a complicated junction next to a large Morrison's, stay on the A8. Continue along the A8 through a few sets of traffic lights, until you come to a junction with a left turn signed to Barlanark, at traffic lights. Turn left. You will pass a church on the right, and two separate cemeteries on the left. After the second cemetery the road goes downhill, and there is a turning on the left; keep straight on. You will see a terrace of stone houses on the left, preceded by some newer houses, and some rather unattractive concrete houses on the right. The first turning on the left is Albany Quadrant, immediately before a small triangular area of trees.

From the M8

Turn off at junction 11. If coming from the east, turn left at the top of the sliproad; if coming from the west, turn right. Go straight ahead at the first traffic lights (two sets if coming from the west). The road then goes downhill to meet the A8; turn right at traffic lights, then immediately left at traffic lights. Go downhill past houses with blue roofs. Continue to the end of this road, which comes to a mini-roundabout. Turn left at the mini-roundabout, onto Mansionhouse Drive. Albany Quadrant is on the right, immediately after a small triangular area of trees.


Parking near our house is not too difficult but we should try not to completely fill Albany Quadrant, so that the neighbours have somewhere to park. There is room for a couple of cars in the front yard. There are also some very wide pavements on which parking is acceptable. If necessary we will shuffle cars around when everyone has arrived.

By Train

If coming from Edinburgh, it is now possible to take a direct train from Waverley or Haymarket to Shettleston, using the new Bathgate-Airdrie link.

If travelling by train from anywhere else, after arriving in Glasgow catch a train from Glasgow Queen Street station to Shettleston. This is on the line to Airdrie and Drumgelloch (and now Edinburgh), which uses platform 9 in the low-level part of the station. Trains run every 15 minutes until early evening, and then every 30 minutes. Queen Street to Shettleston is four stops. Note that not all of the trains from platform 9 go to Shettleston. You need to get on a train for Edinburgh, Airdrie or Drumgelloch, not Springburn. If you find yourself on a Springburn train, change at Bellgrove.

From Shettleston station, leave the platform and walk through Budhill Square, past some small shops to a roundabout. Cross the road at the roundabout and walk along Hallhill Road with a playing field on your right. At the end of the playing field you come to a pair of mini-roundabouts. Go straight on at both. Just after the second one, Hallhill Road turns off to the right at an acute angle, and the straight ahead direction becomes Mansionhouse Drive. Albany Quadrant is a very short cul-de-sac on the right, immediately after a small triangular area of trees. Number 1 is on the corner, with a lead-covered turret.

By Bus (especially from Edinburgh)

The CityLink bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow can be quite convenient. Get off at Easterhouse station and catch a train to Shettleston. This is just two stops in the Glasgow direction. From Shettleston station, follow the directions above for travelling by train; start by crossing on the footbridge to the other platform.