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Repost from chat for more advice re Glasgow

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Barbie1 Wed 15-Jul-15 12:10:11

So I never realised this section even existed shock

Therefore I'm linking to my thread back over in chat

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/_chat/2425916-Helensburgh-Scottish-mums-I-need-help?msgid=55551474#55551474

MrsAmaretto Wed 15-Jul-15 20:50:36

So really you need somewhere with
-good nursery/primary schools
- baby /child classes etc.
-gym
- 3beds & a garden
- £900-1300 a month
- 1hour cycle commute for your spouse to Clydebank?

Barbie1 Wed 15-Jul-15 23:34:18

Basically yes! grin

Appin Tue 21-Jul-15 23:22:20

Helensburgh is actually quite far out. Its also more of a sleepy town, perfect to retire to!

Bearsden would suit you I think.

IHaveBrilloHair Tue 21-Jul-15 23:33:05

I live here, it is fine if it's what you are looking for.
Dd is at the state school, she is doing well there and they are good with their pastoral care for her.
There is an independent school if it's what you want.
Primary schools are great to rubbish, rubbish easily avoided.
Facilities here are great for a small town, we have an independent cinema, two butcher's, a fishmonger, great deli, Chinese owned shop with lots of unusual ingredients.
Trains are every half an hour to Glasgow/Edinburgh.

IHaveBrilloHair Tue 21-Jul-15 23:35:07

And Waitrose obviously grin

Appin Tue 21-Jul-15 23:42:12

Ah yes, I'd forgotten about the cinema. And the new waitrose is great. Helensburgh is fine for getting to Clydebank on the train, but not sure about cycling?

Ubik1 Wed 22-Jul-15 21:40:49

Or if you are city people, Glasgow's West End is worth considering

Ubik1 Wed 22-Jul-15 21:41:25

(There is a waitrose)

NiceBitOfCheese Wed 22-Jul-15 23:16:39

There's a Waitrose in Milngavie now, if that's important. You can cycle to Clydebank from Milngavie, on road. Or take a train to Westerton and change there for Singer (north end of Clydebank).

DillieDoily Thu 23-Jul-15 01:05:56

Glasgow West End, Scotstoun, Jordanhill and Bearsden are all an easy cycle to Clydebank and plenty of baby classes, shops, decent housing, schools etc

TeacupDrama Sat 25-Jul-15 16:42:37

it is 45 mins on train from helensburgh to glasgow queen street, it would be less than 30 mins to clydebank. ( you could drive to cyldebank in 30 mins might be longer at 9am)

I don't think cycling from helensburgh to clydebank daily is feasible

lomond school is private and goes from 3-18 it is in central helensburgh

hermitage primary and rhu are generally thought to be better than the others but the others are not bad schools, the high school /academy is fine certainly in top 25% in Scotland but not the top 10%

TeacupDrama Sat 25-Jul-15 16:43:53

also helensburgh pproperty is only 2/3rds of price of bearsden
4 bed victorian terrace or more modern detached around 250-300K

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