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welcomes you to the Seat of the Stirling Family., Scotland. Enjoy
is one of the largest towns in Dumbartonshire,
with a population of over twenty-three thousand people - including those
who commute to Edinburgh, Glasgow and
Stirling to work.
some uncertainty of the origin of the name, but it is believed to have
originated from Bishops' Cadder. Bishops' Cadder came from the
history of the Bishop of Glasgow collecting feus from
riggs (which are cultivated ridges).
of Bishopbriggs sits astride the Kirkintilloch to Glasgow
road, a impressive mixture of modern and Victorian buildings. The Triangle
Shopping Centre sits dominating the centre of the town that saw
the majority of its development in the mid to the late 19th Century.
The Victorian tenements sit proudly along the street, a reminder of
the key land-owning families of the area in the late 1800s was the Stirling
family and their dynasty have left their mark on Bishopbriggs. The
War Memorial by the Cross Court was donated to the town by the
family in 1920. The parkland that is now Bishopbriggs Golf Course
was once the family seat - their key residence, the now demolished Kenmure
House, sat proudly amongst the natural woods.
House was not the only Stirling family residence in Bishopbriggs. Another
of their homes Cadder House which was built in 1654 is now the
Cadder Golf Club Clubhouse.
Forth and Clyde
Canal flows gently by the north of Bishopbriggs, touching the edges
of Cadder and on to Balmuildy. A Lesiuredrome Sports Centre sits by
the Canal at Balmuildy.
offers a number of services for visitors: shops, banks, restuarants,
take-aways, bars and Churches. Bishopbriggs town library which was Bishopbriggs
High School, the Crow Tavern and St. Matthew's Church are just three
of the buildings of historic buildings of interest in the town centre.
For recreation, Bishopbriggs Park can be found just off Churchill Way
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