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Cumbernauld Travel Guide  

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Cumbernauld can be referred to as one of the ‘new town’s’ located in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. The year 1956 witnessed its establishment. At that time, it existed in the form of a ‘population overspill’ with regards to Glasgow City.
Cumbernauld is the 8th most populous community all over Scotland. It’s also bigger than 2 cities, i.e. Stirling and Inverness (of Scotland); in spite of being a portion of ‘Greater Glasgow’ urban area.
The name ‘Cumbernauld’ has been derived from ‘comar nan allt’, a ‘Scots Gaelic’; which means ‘meeting of the waters’ as from the geographic point of view, streams flow from west to east.
Cumbernauld has 2 football teams- First division side Clyde based at ‘Broadwood Stadium’, and Cumbernauld United, i.e. ‘Junior Football side’; who go on to play at ‘Guy’s Meadow’. This town also boasts of a ‘Rugby Team’, called Cumbernauld RFC.
Motorway links in the vicinity are inclusive of M8, M74, M73, M876, M80, and M9.

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Overall Guide : I have lived in cumbernauld for 36 years had 4 sons they have all brought their houses in cumbernauld and bringing up there children here they all enjoy staying here the country walks and the wildlife that you dont get... more in cities.
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Overall Guide : It has lovely walks and parklands, however for a town with a population of almost 50.000 people the shopping centre is inadequate.
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Overall Guide : Good supermarket shopping. Good public transport and links to other scottish towns and cities
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