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Looking for a new home in Cleland?

Cleland is one of a group of villages and small towns that enjoy easy access to Glasgow, 17 miles away. In common with its neighbours, Cleland has a down-to-earth mining heritage and history, and today it’s a convenient base for commuters heading into Motherwell, Wishaw, and Glasgow itself. Though twice the distance, it’s just as easy to get to Edinburgh, with Junction 8 of the M8 just a short drive to the north at Newhouse.

Living in Cleland

Good connections

Glasgow is about 17 miles away and Edinburgh about 35 miles away, making Cleland a good starting point for both cities. The village is just off the A73 which heads north to join the M8 and south to the town of Carluke. The A71 through Newmains, a short distance south of Cleland, is the cross-country link to the M74, or in the opposite direction to the outskirts of Edinburgh. The M8 and the A71 join the City of Edinburgh Bypass just a few miles apart from each other. Trains from Cleland into Glasgow take 30 minutes and to Edinburgh an hour, and local bus routes include Glasgow, Wishaw and Motherwell. Glasgow Airport is just over 25 miles away, and Edinburgh Airport is only a little further, 28 miles away, so you’ve got both options depending on your destination.

Local information

Local services and shops include Londis and Scotmid convenience stores, a good local butcher, a Post Office, a pharmacy, several takeaways, and a library. The Dalziel Park Golf Club, the Wishaw Golf Club, and the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility are examples of leisure and sports provision in the local area. The Strathclyde Country Park, 5 miles away, is an excellent amenity, covering nearly 1,000 acres of countryside.

Local schools

The two local primary schools are St Mary’s and Cleland Primary. For older children, the local secondary schools are Taylor High School in New Stevenston, and Motherwell and Coltness High Schools near Wishaw.