Drumlins of Glasgow

Public Transport Public Access

Site Location

OS Landranger Map: 64

OS Grid Reference: NS 557670 sample

Latitude: 55.875

Longitude: -4.307

Strathclyde Geoconservation Group members have created a series of short information sheets to help introduce local geology to a wider audience. Glasgow’s drumlins are one such subject.

Drumlins are features of glacial deposition shaped a bit like half an egg. Glasgow was built on a ‘swarm’ of these rounded hills. The well known Gardner Street in the Partick district tackles the drumlin slope head on!

The information sheet includes a sketch from 1935 showing some of the drumlins and city district names.


Find out about the many glacially deposited hills upon which much of the city was built.