In the latter half of the 20th century East Kilbride grew from a rural Lanarkshire village to become Scotland's sixth largest town.
Today East Kilbride, located close to Glasgow and the main motorway routes, is a central base for business, a great place to live, shop, work and play, and an ideal jumping-off location for touring many exciting locations in Scotland.
Local Sights & Activities for East Kilbride
Museum of Scottish Life
Location: Wester Kittochside, Philipshill Road near East Kilbride G76 9HR
This £9 million project comprises a museum and visitor centre, the Georgian farm buildings of Wester Kittochside, the species-rich fields around it and a large events area and has been made possible through a partnership between The National Museums of Scotland and The National Trust for Scotland and support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, European Regional Development Fund, South Lanarkshire Council and Scottish Natural Heritage and generous private funders..
The 50,000 square foot building displays a number of farming artifacts from around Scotland and has included the relocation of artifacts and equipment from an existing museum at Ingliston (Edinburgh) and an operational traditional working farm. The entire museum is based in West Kittochside Farm, home for many generations of the Reid family whose history on the farm is unusually well documented. The farm was gifted to the Trust several years ago by Mrs Margaret Reid who had operated the farm for many years with her late husband, the last of the Reid line on the property.
East Kilbride Hotels & Accommodation
There's also the large commercial hotel near to the shopping plaza - the 4 star Bruce Hotel . Late Rooms Availability for Bruce Hotel in East Kilbride
Further out in the countryside is the Macdonald Crutherland House Hotel with leisure facilities. Popular as a wedding venue.Late Rooms Availability for Macdonald Crutherland House in East Kilbride