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  • Glasgow rhymes with Go, not Cow, and the nearby town of Milngavie is pronounced Mull-guy, but no-one ever gets that one right the first time (and I'm not even touching Wales).

    Archive: Oct 08 - Mar 09

  • I ask about growing up in Milngavie, part of the area she now represents, and rather than any insight into her childhood, she talks about it being a middle-class, affluent area, with "a lot of community spirit and social capital, so the list of groups doing fantastic things is as long as your arm".

    The Saturday interview: Jo Swinson, Liberal Democrat MP

  • Milngavie Bookshop37 Douglas Street, Milngavie, Glasgow, G62 6PE, 0141-956 4752The family-run Milngavie Bookshop has been a local institution for more than 30 years.

    Independent bookshops in Scotland

  • It's heavily involved with the annual Milngavie book and arts festival, and has a lively programme of events involving local authors.

    Independent bookshops in Scotland

  • Reform Scotland argues that a parent in Easterhouse or Castlemilk (beautiful names, scummy estates) has precisely the same ambition for their child as a parent in Bearsden or Milngavie.

    Scotland demonstrates the necessity of schools reform

  • Michael Ogilvie Imlah was born with his twin Fiona in Aberdeen in 1956, and brought up in Milngavie, near Glasgow.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Gil is a stronger candidate than in prior years and though Clydebank probably has a few staunch Labour areas, I think Milngavie might be in the mood for a change aswell as other parts of the constituency.

    Prediction - West of Scotland

  • Try Milngavie for a corrupted spelling (old maps show it as Mulguy which will give you a much more sensible pronunciation) …

    Think Progress » Cheney Casts Deciding Vote to Pass Budget That Hammers the Poor

  • When he made his grubby little fortune, instead of shipping out to Milngavie or Eastwood like the rest of the nouveau-riche schemies, Morris bought the home of his pitifully limited dreams (after sufficient vandalism and intimidation forced its previous owners into an unplanned sale).

    A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away

  • To the son, however, the lines have fallen in more pleasant places, for his mansion at Kilmardinny, near Milngavie, is one of the most "highly desirable residences" (as an auctioneer would phrase it) in the West of Scotland.

    Western Worthies A Gallery of Biographical and Critical Sketches of West of Scotland Celebrities

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