Cumbernauld (/ˌkʌmbərˈnɔːld/; Scots: Cummernaud/ˌkʌmərˈnɔːd/;Scottish Gaelic: Comar nan Allt) is a large town in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is the ninth most-populous locality in Scotland and the most populated town in north Lanarkshire, positioned in the centre of Scotland’s Central Belt. Geographically, Cumbernauld sits with east and west, being upon the Scottish watershed surrounded by the Forth and the Clyde; however, it is culturally far and wide more weighted towards Glasgow and the New Town’s planners thought to fill 80% of its houses from Scotland’s largest city to shorten housing pressure there.
Cumbernauld was marked by the Romans in antiquity. Traces of this are yet visible today for example at Westerwood and, less conspicuously, north of the M80 where the legionaries surfaced what would vanguard be called the Auld Cley Road. This is time-honored in Cumbernauld Community Park, also site of Scotland’s solitary visible open-air Roman altar, in the shadow of the imposing Carrickstone Water Tower.
For many years Cumbernauld was chiefly populated vis-Ð°-vis what is now called The Village subsequently the medieval castle a quick walk away with its own park grounds. The castle frequently hosted visiting royalty and the grounds were famous for their white cattle which were hunted in the oak forest. The town began to develop as the weaving industry of the village was supplemented by mining and quarrying as travel across Scotland became easier due to the Forth and Clyde Canal and the railways living thing constructed. Cumbernauld railway station, though some isolate from the village, improved communications taking into account Glasgow, Falkirk and Stirling.
Cumbernauld was designated as the site for a New Town upon 9 December 1955. This led to sharp expansion and building for about 40 years until the town became traditional as the largest in North Lanarkshire. At the UK census in 2011, the population of Cumbernauld was approximately 52,000, housed in on summit of a dozen residential areas. Cumbernauld’s economy is a fusion of some manufacturing, mainly upon its industrial estates, as with ease as advance industries in the Town Centre and in sites close to the M80.