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Cumbernauld is very much near the centre of Scotland, one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Cumbernauld is a new town in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, created in 1956 as a population overflow for Glasgow. Its population was 49,664 at the time of the 2001 census. The name comes from the Scots Gaelic comar nan allt, meaning the meeting of the waters.

Get in

There are a number of motorways in close proximity: M9, M74, M80, M73, M876 and M8.

There are buses to Glasgow, Stirling, Falkirk, Dunfermline and St Andrews. Trains run to Glasgow, Falkirk, Motherwell and Edinburgh from Cumbernauld railway station and Croy railway station in the north of the town.

Get around

Local bus services can be used within Cumbernauld. These include the x25 to Glasgow operated by StageCoach. Also x2,x3,x4,x5,x80+36 bus services go to Glasgow.

The local bus service is run by Canavan Travel.


This sarcastic entry was previously made about Cumbernauld: Cumbernauld's historic town centre, with its charming winding cobbled streets and gorgeous buildings which are reminiscent of Prague or Budapest, is a wonder to behold. Considered a masterpiece of medieval and Renaissance architecture, any tourist could spend hours simply wandering around (and possibly chatting to some of the friendly locals) without even entering into one of the scores of fantastic upmarket boutiques.

Cumbernauld is one of five new towns built in Scotland in the 1950's to contain the overspill from Glasgow. As a result there is next to nothing of architectural interest in the town unless you are keen on 1960's shopping centres.

The town was the setting of the popular Scottish film "Gregorys Girl" although there is nothing at all celebrating this fact.


Cumbernauld is the home of Clyde F.C., a football (soccer) team who play in the Scottish Third Division. Their ground (stadium) is called Broadwood. Clyde FC previously played in Rutherglen before moving to Cumbernauld. They are sponsored by [Optical Express] who's CEO is believed to be a fan of the club. Games are generally on a Saturday at 3pm. Fixtures can be found at the [Scottish Football League site].

Cumbernauld also has a Junior football side, [Cumbernauld United] who play at Guy's Meadow.

There is a Rugby Team, [Cumbernauld RFC] too.





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