Central Belt (Scotland)

The Central Belt is in Scotland, one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It is that part of the country which stretches from Glasgow in the west to Edinburgh in the east, and contains the majority of the population. The region varies greatly, from the cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and the ancient capital, Dunfermline, to the rural areas of the South Region.


Central Belt (Scotland) regions - Color-coded map
the area around Glasgow
The Lothians
the area around Edinburgh
the mountainous, more rural county in the north of the region
a small county east of Stirlingshire

Cities and towns



Other destinations

Elderslie This is a small Village situated between the towns of Paisley and Johnstone. It is the birthplace of William Wallace.

Get in

There are three major airports in this area of Scotland. One serving the capital, Edinburgh, and two serving Glasgow.

Trains from England arrive in the main rail stations in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Major roads into the Central Belt are:

Get around

FirstScotRail currently run the rail franchise in Scotland. GNER and Virgin Trains also run passenger rail services in Scotland, but they operate long distance services and only stop in the larger rail stations.


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