Unlike some others, the major central The plan proposed demolishing some existing buildings to create a new civic centre, health centre, library and shopping facilities. Athletics in the town is covered by three athletics clubs: Whitemoss, East Kilbride and Calderglen. After the Second World War, Glasgow, already suffering from chronic housing shortages, incurred bomb damage from the war. East Kilbride is a dormitory town for Glasgow, the first Scottish newtown, built after 1947 to alleviate the Glasgow housing shortage. 1954 East Kilbride Repertory Theatre Club was founded by John McNicol. East Kilbride YM FC is the town's oldest football club, founded in 1921. East Kilbride Pirates are the country's top American football team and play in the BAFA Community Leagues. The old village still survives and is integrated with the town close to its town centre. Main population centres: East Kilbride, Strathaven, Lesmahagow. The first New Town to be designated in Scotland, East Kilbride was part of a plan to restructure the wider Glasgow conurbation through the dispersal of population and industry.  The new bus station was officially opened on 3 June 2005. From 1976 they rose steadily through the leagues, peaking for three years in Premier 2. Located just south of East Kilbride, the reserve is accessed easiest by car from the A726 heading towards Langlands Golf Course & Auldhouse. St. Bride's Church is one of the buildings in East Kilbride and was designed by the architects Gillespie, Kidd and Coia and built between 1957 and 1964. Both Whitemoss and East Kilbride Athletic Club are based at the John Wright. A £400m redevelopment of part of East Kilbride shopping centre was approved in 2006 by South Lanarkshire Council. A few facts and figures and a little bit of history. Many species there occur only in bog habitats, making the site one of special interest. First of New Clyde Valley Towns", On yer way, Pinochet! In 1946, the Clyde Valley Regional Plan allocated sites where overspill satellite "new towns" could be constructed to help alleviate the housing shortage. The Dollan Baths are the subject of a local urban myth, which told that the pool was built 5 cm short of Olympic size. The couple met while walking their dogs and began living together at her home in March 2019. 1956 The majority of land in the area in between is taken up by Whitelee Wind Farm on the moorland hills to the southwest, including Elrig close to where one of the principal feeder burns of the Calder Water originates.. "New Farm", Brewer's Fayre, East Kilbride - geograph.org.uk - 96552.jpg 480 × 640; 89 KB From 1975 East Kilbride lent its name to a local government district in the Strathclyde region. Media in category "East Kilbride" The following 183 files are in this category, out of 183 total. They run two senior men's teams and numerous youth teams which are linked to the local schools. East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire Population 74,395 East Kilbride in South Lanarkshire was Scotland's first new town as part of the Clyde Valley planning development. About East Kilbride.  A flint arrow head was discovered by Allan Forrest, a then child resident whilst groundworks were taking place in his family's garden at Glen Bervie, St Leonards in 1970 which later was identified as dating to 1500 BC (Bronze Age). The operators at the bus station are First Glasgow, Stagecoach West Scotland, Citylink. East Kilbride railway station is situated in the Village, about a 10-minute walk from the bus station. The road linking the towns also leads via Blantyre and with links to Bothwell and ultimately to the M74 motorway. The brief given to the designers was that they were "to achieve a fast turn around of buses, safe pedestrian/vehicular segregation and a secure and accessible environment set within an attractive urban realm". In 2011, the estimated population for East Kilbride was 74231. One of the most significant buildings of an earlier phase of development was Dollan Baths leisure complex (opened 1968) which has category A listed status. This address within the East Kilbride West ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 28% of the resident population. It is approximately a 10-minute walk from the town's rail station. The earliest-known evidence of occupation in the area dates as far back as the late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age, as archaeological investigation has demonstrated that burial cairns in the district began as ceremonial or ritual sites of burial during the Neolithic, with the use of cup-marked, and other inscribed stones at key elevated sites, only to be later built upon with earth and re-used for burial into the Bronze Age. The takeaway … The original parish church was located on what is believed to be the site of a pre-Christian sacred area, which is possibly the origin of the association with St. Brigit, since the site may be dedicated to the Celtic goddess Brigid, whose traditions have been continued through the reverence of St. Brigit brought on by the Celtic Church. South Lanarkshire Council.  In more recent times some of these industrial areas have been changed to residential or retail developments, particularly at Nerston. East Kilbride (/ˌiːst kɪlˈbraɪd/; Scots: East Kirkbride; Scottish Gaelic: Cille Bhrìghde an Ear, IPA:[ˈkʰʲiʎəˈvɾʲiːʝtʲəˈanˈɛɾ]) is the largest town in South Lanarkshire in Scotland and the country's 6th-largest city or town by population. We've rounded up the best castles and palaces in East Kilbride in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. This building is regarded as an outstanding and rare example of a mid-20th century public amenity building in a striking internationally inspired design. From this unlikely backdrop a new dawn emerged which would bring East Kilbride to its unlikely modern success. Part of the new town design was that each of these would be a self-contained entity, with local shops and primary schools, and accessed safely via paths and underpasses separate from main roads. There is also a Travel Centre which is open Monday to Saturdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Population (census 2011): 74,395. The Aqua Centre re-opened on 28 May 2011 after a major refurbishment costing £6.5 million. Two congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses share a Kingdom Hall near the centre of the town.  This is true for the original areas of the town but newer developments, such as Stewartfield, Lindsayfield and Mossneuk do not adhere to this model. The town has been subdivided into residential precincts, each with its own local shops, primary schools and community facilities. South Lanarkshire Council has its headquarters in Hamilton, has 16,000 employees, and a budget of almost £1bn.The large and varied geographical territory takes in rural and upland areas, market towns such as Lanark, Strathaven and Carluke, the urban burghs of Rutherglen, Cambuslang, and East Kilbride which was Scotland's first new town. From the opening of the Scottish Parliament, the constituency was represented by Andy Kerr MSP (Labour), until May 2011 when the seat was won by Linda Fabiani MSP (Scottish National Party).  This area was previously the site of the small village of East Kilbride, prior to its post-war development into a New Town. The town is also home to the popular arts and performance venue The East Kilbride Arts Centre, as well as the longstanding Village Theatre.  The remnants of Calderwood Castle were demolished in 1951 and only a few parts of the structure remain.  In November 2007, South Lanarkshire Council published three cycle routes, named the "East Kilbride Cycle Network" which start at the East Kilbride Shopping Centre in the centre of the town and are signposted. The town centre is occupied by a large shopping centre comprising 6 linked malls, developed in phases. The new urban utopias - Population In the post-war era, huge areas of inner-city slums are demolished. The housing precincts surround the shopping centre, which is bound by a ring road. 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.  The factory itself was scheduled for closure in 2017.  The rapid industrialisation of the twentieth century underpins this growth and left much of the working population throughout Scotland's Central Belt, from Glasgow to Edinburgh, living in the housing stock built at the end of the previous century. Out of the population of 74,231 in East Kilbride, we can state that there is at least 1 reported case of coronavirus. , Many of the busy roundabouts in East Kilbride feature underpasses which allow pedestrians and cyclists safe access across roads. It's purpose was to alleviate the housing shortage in Glasgow. 1947 The village of East Kilbride was designated as Scotland's first new town. Clarkston and Busby are also about 3 miles away to the north-west, with Thorntonhall much closer. East Kilbride parish church tower: Population: 73,796 (2001 census) est. Latest coronavirus reports and news for East Kilbride Reported 9 months ago East Kilbride bus station is managed and operated by the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport. East Kilbride has grown from its earliest days as a small village housing a few hundred people into a major centre of population and employment. East Kilbride from the Scottish Lowland Football League, is based in the town, and play at the K-Park Training Academy at Calderglen Country Park. The Christadelphians meet in Calderwood Community Centre. The National Museum of Rural Life is a museum and working farm, featuring the farm seat of Wester Kittochside as it appeared in the 1950s, and with traditional types of various farm methods on display. Industrial estates were concentrated on the outskirts of the town, in northern, western and south-eastern directions. It has seen a transiton from manufacturing with Motorola and Rolls Royce plants to a more service/administrative oriented economy with the National Engineering Lab, HMRC and a section of the Department for International Development. In recent years the Hunter House was bought by the neighbouring Calderwood Baptist Church, with the building being refurbished, and is now used for meetings, groups and functions, as well as housing some exhibits from its previous life as a museum. St. Mark's Episcopal church is situated in the Murray.  Key cultural facilities in the town include the Dollan Aqua centre. However, the urban area is not directly connected to any other, being designed from the outset to serve as a self-contained town with some commute requirements to Glasgow. The anglicisation Kil takes its root from the early Celtic monastics that St. Brigit is representative of: the Culdees or Céli Dé.  Alternatively, the later dedication may commemorate the Scottish St Bryde, born in 451 AD and then dying at Abernethy 74 years later. St. Bride's RC church is a category A listed building. Nevertheless, East Kilbride is the hub of South Lanarkshire and by this reasoning probably represents an international crime ridden epicentre. It is overlooked by Mains Castle, a privately owned tower house and former seat of the Lordship of Kilbride.  Glasgow would also undertake the development of its peripheral housing estates. East Kilbride Bowling Club is the oldest sports club in the town, founded in 1872. EK82 Handball Club Founded in 1972, they train at the John Wright Sports Centre and the Alistair McCoist Complex. This address within the East Kilbride West ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 28% of the resident population. East Kilbride was the first of the five Scottish New Towns built as a population overflow for the city of Glasgow.It contains many areas of housing built for the council in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Formerly Hunter House Museum, the building contained exhibits relating to the medical and veterinary pioneers, Drs William and John Hunter, who were born on the estate. In 1996, administrative functions were taken over by the South Lanarkshire unitary council. In modern Gaelic, Cille Bhrìghde translates similarly as 'the clients or companions of Brigit', and can be interpreted as the 'church of Bride' or 'burial place dedicated to Bride'. The Céile Dé were 'the clients or companions of God'. To cope with Glasgow’s over spilling population, five new towns are developed; East Kilbride, Irvine, Livingston, Glenrothes and Cumbernauld. 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