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East Kilbride

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East Kilbride is a town in the Central Belt of Scotland.

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East Kilbride is connected to Glasgow city centre by road and rail. Three main roads connect East Kilbride with surrounding suburbs and the city, one being the A727 (formerly A726) leading west to Busby and on to Clarkston Toll. Another route being the A749 which runs north into Rutherglen. Recently, the addition of the Glasgow Southern Orbital road links the west of the town directly with Newton Mearns and the M77. This road has taken over the designation A726. East Kilbride bus station, at the shopping centre, was recently rebuilt and provides modern facilities. East Kilbride railway station is situated in the Village. Trains depart to Glasgow Central railway station every half hour, with a journey time of 27 minutes. The town is also served by Hairmyres railway station in Hairmyres.

East Kilbride's primary bus operator is First Glasgow which provides regular services to the city centre, Busby, Clarkston, Castlemilk, Rutherglen, Blantyre, Hamilton, Motherwell and to many other destinations across Greater Glasgow. Stagecoach West Scotland provide a half-hourly to hourly service to Ayr.

Similar to other New Towns, the road network within the area is populated by many roundabouts; East Kilbride has been referred to as "Polo Mint City" after the round, mint sweet.

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Map of East Kilbride



  • 1 Dollan Baths. A 50m swimming pool. The building was designed by Alexander Buchanan Campbell and opened in 1968. It is a category A listed building. Dollan Baths (Q5289193) on Wikidata Dollan Baths on Wikipedia
  • Carmunnock Highland Games are held in late May on King George V football ground in Carmunnock, two miles north of East Kilbride. The next event is Sun 26 May 2019.




  • Hudsons (town centre).


East Kilbride contains over 400 beds, and over 250 couches, making it a hot spot for sleeping.

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