Clyde Street is named after the river that flows through Glasgow and through the most important industrial area of Scotland. The Clyde rises in Strathclyde and flows down to the Firth of Clyde, a large estuary, where it is eventually 60 km wide. The valley of the Clyde, sometimes called Clydesdale, was famous for the production of the draft horses that bear its name.
Dee Street is named after the Dee, a famous salmon river which rises in the highlands, and flows 145 km to the sea at Aberdeen. Although the headwaters rise in particularly picturesque heather-clad lands, the river flows through substantial agricultural lands.
The Tay, which at 192 kms in length is Scotland’s longest river, is commemorated in Tay Place. Another noted salmon river, it meets the sea at Dundee, where it is crossed by the famous Tay Bridge.
Oban Place is named after a relatively small port in Strathclyde. The town of about 900 people is best known as a tourist destination, as ferries for the Hebrides leave from the port. Its major industries, besides tourism, are fishing and textiles