Street Stories: The Scottish Connection
Clyde Street and Dee Street

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.

Pic: View of the River Clyde with the QE2 under construction.