Cumbernauld, Scotland

Today, I visited Cumbernauld, a post 1950s new town close to Glasgow with population of 50,000. Cumbernauld has recently won a number of awards including Beautiful Scotland’s Small City. The name Cumbernauld is derived from the Gaelic comar nan allt meaning ‘meeting of the waters’.

My visit included:

  • A hike along¬†sections of the 2nd century AD Antonine Wall which, for a period of about 30 years, represented the Northern frontier of the Roman Empire. Cumbernauld lies just south of the line of the Wall.
  • The post 1950s New Town and Shopping Centre.
  • A former industrial unit which has been converted as a studio for filming of the time-travelling blockbuster, Outlander.
  • Cumbernauld Airport.
  • Cumbernauld House and Park. The former being an Adam designed mansion from the 18th century.
  • Old Village and 17th century Parish Church. Latter was undergoing repair work.
  • War Memorial.
  • Museum in the Shopping Centre.
  • A meeting with Community Councillor, Adam Smith.

Weather proved extremely favourable for time of year with sunshine and blue skies throughout the day.

Antonine Shopping Centre, Cumbernauld

Antononine Wall at Seabegs Woods. Roman period, 2nd century AD.

Ancient ‘Altar Stone’, Cumbernauld, Scotland

Outlander Film Studios, Cumbernauld, Scotland

Cumbernauld Airport, Scotland

Cumbernauld House, Scotland

Cumbernauld War Memorial, Scotland

Cumbernauld Old Parish Church, Scotland

Cumbernauld Village, Scotland

Cumbernauld Village, Scotland

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