Milngavie

related topics
{city, large, area}
{area, community, home}
{church, century, christian}
{build, building, house}
{town, population, incorporate}
{language, word, form}
{@card@, make, design}
{line, north, south}
{work, book, publish}
{government, party, election}
{village, small, smallsup}

Coordinates: 55°56′32″N 4°18′49″W / 55.9421°N 4.3137°W / 55.9421; -4.3137

Milngavie, (pronounced /mɨlˈɡaɪ/ ( listen), "Mill-guy" or "Mull-guy", Scottish Gaelic: Muileann Dhaibhidh) is a town in East Dunbartonshire, Scotland. It is on the Allander Water, at the northwestern fringe of Greater Glasgow, and around 6 miles (9.7 km) from Glasgow city centre. It neighbours Bearsden.

Milngavie is a commuter town, with much of its working population travelling to Glasgow to work or study. The town is served by Milngavie railway station on the North Clyde Line of the SPT rail network, which links it to Central Glasgow. The town is also a very popular retirement location, with an unusually high proportion of senior citizens. In the 2001 census the town had a recorded population of 12,795 in 5,256 households.

The Milngavie and Bearsden Herald, owned by Johnston Press, is a weekly newspaper that covers local events from the schools, town halls, community and government in the area. The paper was established in 1901 and is printed every Wednesday, to be sold on Thursdays.

Currently the town is perhaps best known as the start of the West Highland Way long distance footpath which runs northwards for 95 miles to the town of Fort William. A granite obelisk in the town centre marks the official starting point of the footpath.

Contents

Full article ▸

related documents
Portland Street
Purley, London
Balham, London
Thornton Heath
Thornhill, Cardiff
Castle Douglas
Alexanderplatz
Zutphen
Wallington, London
Sudbury, Suffolk
Middelburg
Weimar
Doesburg
Edo
Sosnowiec
Poltava
Chatham, Medway
Calais
Subterranean London
Brazzaville
West End of London
Yaoundé
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Khabarovsk
Crofton Park
London Borough of Southwark
České Budějovice
Esbjerg
Teruel
Apia