Welcome to Kilsyth and the Kelvin valley


nb: this is an archived copy of the site, and is not up to date


Cavalry Park (above) is threatened by Wimpey Homes, who intend to build 162 large luxury houses here in the heart of the Green belt, but:

Kilsyth says NO!!

Should Wimpey be allowed to build houses at Cavalry Park?
Answers Votes Percent
Yes 27 5%
No 468 91%
Maybe  16 3%
Who gives a toss? 3 1%
Total Votes: 514



Birthplace of Curling

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History and heritage

Kilsyth Carnival

Kelvin Valley Environment

Kilsyth International

Business in the Kelvin Valley

Tourism and leisure guide - what to see, pubs, hotels and eating out 

Forth & Clyde Canal

Kelvin Valley  Faith pages and links

Books, Poetry and plays about The Kelvin Valley

Kelvin valley bathrooms and kitchens by design 


Updated Monday December 16, 2013

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Find out about some famous - and infamous -  Kilsyth residents.

Planning your Scottish holiday for 2007 or beyond? Kilsyth Town Charter was granted in 1826, permitting the holders of plots to elect a Town Council, but its origins go way, way back - take a stroll through the fascinating history pages.

Kilsyth and Kelvin valley information

Kilsyth has a traditional Main Street, attractive parks and gardens complete with two bandstands, welcoming hostelries such as the Coachman Hotel and the Scarecrow pub,  and an excellent choice of local restaurants.  The nearby villages of Croy, Banton, Queenzieburn, and Twechar are also well worth a visit - all are within an easy walking or cycling distance of Kilsyth and now there is a great network of foot and cycle paths connecting all the attractions.

 At the foot of the Kilsyth Hills, the Kelvin Valley's sheltered position at the heart of Scotland means that it is easily accessible and ideally located for a day trip, family holiday, or as a great base for a walking, golf, fishing or touring holiday, by car, canal boat, horse or bike.  Kilsyth is on the Lands End to John O' Groats long distance walk and the South of Scotland Way, as well as being at the half-way point for the shortest walk across Scotland along the Forth and Clyde canal.

Nearby attractions include the magnificent Falkirk Wheel, a huge boat lift that connects the Union and Forth & Clyde Canal networks, Stirling's magnificent Renaissance palace and castle, and the Antonine wall - the northern edge of the Roman Empire. And Kilsyth is less than an hour from Glasgow, Falkirk, Stirling and Edinburgh by train or car - an ideal and affordable base for all the major festivals.

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Carron Valley website - mountain biking, walks and more

Cowan Print - commercial and colour printers & office supplies tel: 01236 821177   



Best of the rest - hotlinks below


Kilsyth Chronicle Website Link


Historical Photos Kelvin Valley archive


Twechar and the Antonine wall


North Lanarkshire Council website


Conference, wedding and meeting venues and facilities in Central Scotland


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