East Kilbride

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

Get in

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, Arriva Scotland West ran an hourly 600 service to the Airport via: Busby, Clarkston, Giffnock, Thornliebank, Silverburn Centre, Hurlet, and Paisley. But was discontinued in late 2009.

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.

Drink

Hudsons in the town centre!!!

If you like terrible music, and going out to see people from school you don't like, then why not hit Downtown? Only £6 entry, and people getting wide is free. Bouncers are complete nobs, that is all.

Sleep

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

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