Cumbernauld, just 15 miles north east of Glasgow, was officially designated as a New Town in 1955. Since then it has grown from a small village to a large town of more than 50,000 residents, and is now North Lanarkshire’s largest settlement.
The City of Inverness is the largest settlement in the Highland Council area of Scotland. Over the past century, visits from notable royals and politicians, as well as cultural events celebrating Scottish heritage, have drawn filmmakers to the area.
Malcolm III, King of Scotland, married his wife Margaret in Dunfermline in 1070. Granddaughter of the English King Edmund Ironside, she became mother to four future Kings. A pious Roman Catholic, she evolved religious practices in Scotland, invited the Benedictine Order to establish a monastery in Dunfermline in 1072, and set up a ferry at…
Newton Mearns in East Renfrewshire, Scotland, traces its name back to its ancient roots. Roland De Merns governed this part of Scotland back in the 12th Century, with his seat of power somewhere near Mearns Castle.
Known as one of Scotland’s most beautiful towns, Falkirk in the Central lowlands of Scotland was part of the historic county of Sterlingshire. Today the area is home to more than 160,000 people, of which just over 32,000 live in the town itself. People from Falkirk are colloquially called ‘the bairns’.
The East Lothian town of Musselburgh is the largest settlement in the area, and home to more than 20,000 people. One of Scotland’s oldest towns, the former fishing community has a harbour, two beaches and is named after the mussel beds along its shore.