Greenfaulds

Greenfaulds (Scottish Gaelic: A' Bhuaile Ghlas, IPA:[əˈvuələˈɣɫ̪as̪]) is an area of the town of Cumbernauld in Scotland. Greenfaulds was a half council half private estate built in the late 1960s and early 1970s.[1] The main road through the estate is a ring road with the private sector being on the outside of the road and the council side being in the inside. Although originally council houses, a large portion of the housing stock are now privately owned.[2] The road names are associated with Walter Scott.

Greenfaulds
Greenfaulds from the air photographed from above Condorrat. The rugby club is at the bottom with Greenfaulds High School on the right. The view is up the railway line with the Town Centre in the background. Carbrain is above Greenfaulds with Lenziemill to the right.
Greenfaulds from the air photographed from above Condorrat. Carbrain is above Greenfaulds with Lenziemill to the right.
Greenfaulds is located in North Lanarkshire
Greenfaulds
Greenfaulds
Location within North Lanarkshire
OS grid referenceNS743732
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG67
Dialling code01236
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55°56′10″N 4°00′43″W / 55.936°N 4.012°W / 55.936; -4.012Coordinates: 55°56′10″N 4°00′43″W / 55.936°N 4.012°W / 55.936; -4.012

EnvironmentEdit

The top and centre of the estate has been left fairly untouched by development meaning that from the approach it appears to have an extensive canopy of green. Greenfaulds is a short walk away from an area of countryside including a stretch of the Luggie Water.[3] It is considered a pleasant retreat for kids, couples, dog owners and horse riders.

EducationEdit

Children from Greenfaulds are served by Greenfaulds High School, which was rebuilt, reopening in September 2016.[4] The school provides secondary education for pupils moving up from the feeder primary schools.

TransportEdit

The area is served by Greenfaulds railway station, which connects through to Glasgow, Hamilton and Coatbridge, as well as to Cumbernauld railway station at the south of Cumbernauld.

Bus stations connect through the A8011 road to Glasgow and the Cumbernauld town centre.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Greenfaulds". The Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Greenfaulds". The Gazetteer for Scotland. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Luggiebank Wood reserve - Scottish Wildlife Trust". scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Cumbernauld has new school as Greenfaulds High School opens". www.cumbernauld-news.co.uk. Retrieved 9 October 2016.