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About East Kilbride

East Kilbride is the largest town in South Lanarkshire in Scotland and the country's 6th largest settlement. It was also designated Scotland's first new town on 6 May 1947. The area lies on a raised plateau to the south of the Cathkin Braes, about 8 mi southeast of Glasgow and close to the boundary with East Renfrewshire. East Kilbride is twinned with the Danish city Ballerup.

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