Bishopbriggs is within East Dumbartonshire and is an affluent commuter town situated 5 miles north of Glasgow city centre. With strong rail and road links to Glasgow, Stirling, Edinburgh and beyond, Bishopbriggs benefits from an easy 8 minute train commute to Glasgow city centre and only 35 minutes train commute to Stirling.
Although very close to Scotland’s largest city with it’s many amenities, Bishopbriggs has been able to retain its own identity and supports a thriving community with shopping, medical centres, dentists, green spaces and many recreational facilities. The town centre is known as ‘The Bishopbriggs Cross’ and contains the town’s war memorial, erected in 1920, as well as many shops and restaurants, which includes the Triangle Shopping Centre.
There are also a variety of local businesses located at Huntershill Village, which sits at the top of the Crowhill area, including a gift shop, garden centre and coffee shop.
Bishopbriggs Library hosts a permanent exhibition to Muir which includes a specially commissioned bust of the reformer by celebrated Scottish sculptor Alexander Stoddart.
Bishopbriggs is also known for its leisure centre, the Leisuredrome, which is one of the best equipped in Scotland. The town has three golf courses, including the Cawder Golf Club and the Bishopbriggs Golf Club.
Bishopbriggs is situated just off of a junction on the M80 motorway, which runs from Glasgow to Stirling and connects with roads to Edinburgh and other towns. Bishopbriggs also has its own railway station and regular bus services are available, which connect Bishopbriggs both locally and to other major towns. Bishopbriggs also sits on the Forth and Clyde Canal.