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A great area on the southside of the city, situated beside the beautiful Queens Park. Shawlands is a bustling area, great for shopping, great eateries, and has a mixture of traditional glasgow drinking bars and trendy bars and clubs. Dont miss out Skirving Street, a small street containing a collection of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. The area is steeped in history, Queens park is named after Mary Queen of Scots, was the site of the sixteenth century battle of Langside. The park has its own glass house, and insect museum, and incredible views of Glasgow can be seen from the flag pole in the centre of the park. The farmers market is held on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. Shawlands is a stone's throw from Pollok park and the famous Burrell collection and close to the Tramway Theatre. The area has seen significant changes over the last few years. For more information on what's on in the Southside visit the southsidehappenings site.