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Craigmarloch is a private residential area of the town of Cumbernauld in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It was the last such area that the Cumbernauld Development Corporation (CDC) laid out and began construction of. The area is designed to be like a village, with features such as a village green, a main street, focal points, gateways, water features and recreational and community facilities. The responsibility for the development of the area passed from the CDC to North Lanarkshire Council in 1996.

The area was known as Auchinbee, and was built on the lands of the Auchinbee Farm. The farm house has been developed into a nursery. The name Craigmarloch, was taken from an area to the north close to Kilsyth and adjacent to the Forth and Clyde Canal, approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) away.

Around the main residential area is the Dullatur Golf Course with two main courses, which are praised for their design.

The Area also has Roman links, with an ancient Roman Path running between the Joint Schools Campus and the Craighalbert Centre. The land now incorporated into the Cumbernauld Community Park, has a circular plateau and is said to have been the area where Robert the Bruce mustered his troops prior to the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.

Within the last decade, a number of large, exclusive homes have been built in the area, taking advantage of the virtually crime-free and picturesque surroundings. The area is arguably one of Cumbernauld's finest spots with amenities such as a 24hour supermarket close to hand, the hugely popular Craigmarloch Lodge and a variety of other small stores all accessible on foot. The area is very family orientated with the local community council holding events each year for residents.

The area is very well connected to the rest of Scotland and the UK by being only a short drive from all of the major motorway networks. Croy train station only a short walk or drive away, allows a very speedy and direct commute into Glasgow, Edinburgh, Falkirk and Stirling as well as many other destinations. The frequency of the trains and volume of car parking available means Cumbernauld North remains unrivalled in terms of commuting location.

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Craigmarloch Wikipedia


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