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Glasgow and Strathclyde

Discover what living in one of our new homes in Glasgow and Strathclyde is like. Use our guide to the key cities, famous landmarks, special landscapes and things to do as your starting point.

The great Firth of Clyde, sweeping past the Isle of Arran into the Irish Sea, created a shipbuilding heritage that put Glasgow and Strathclyde on the map. Times have changed but this is still a key area for Scotland and for your new home.

Scotland’s second city, Glasgow, is at the heart of the region, but this area is certainly not second-best. Excellent links to Edinburgh put Scotland’s capital within easy reach, Loch Lomond leads the way to the Highlands and Ayrshire offers up a great stretch of the Scottish west coast. Click on your chosen town and explore our list of new build homes.

Glasgow and Strathclyde’s counties

This region embraces a long list of counties. Argyll & Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. The city of Glasgow used to be part of Lanarkshire but is now classified as a council area in its own right.

Cities in Glasgow and Strathclyde

Glasgow rules the roost as the region’s only city but the towns across Glasgow and Strathclyde all have their own strengths and include Ayr, Dumbarton, Carluke, East Kilbride, Irvine, Kilmarnock, Lanark, Paisley and Strathclyde.

Landmarks in Glasgow and Strathclyde

The city of Glasgow can claim many of the region’s landmark buildings. It’s home to the Scottish Opera, the Scottish Ballet, the National Theatre of Scotland and the Gallery of Modern Art.

Landscapes in Glasgow and Strathclyde

The Firth of Clyde defines much of this area and it’s part of both the urban and the rural landscape. A Scottish landscape really has to include a loch, and Loch Lomond, at the heart of the Trossachs National Park, ticks that box. The Ayrshire coast, with distant views of the Isle of Arran, adds long sandy beaches to the list and the remote hillsides of Argyll & Bute look towards the Hebrides.

Things to do in Glasgow and Strathclyde

If you choose the outdoor life, you can set off into the Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, the Seven Lochs Wetland Park or take a ferry from Ardrossan to the Isle of Arran. If you want to sample city life, Glasgow is great for retail therapy and renowned for its cultural and culinary credentials.