Kilsyth Planning and Environment 


checking the geology maps The northern Clyde Plateau Volcanics overlie sediments of Upper Old Red Sandstone and Inverclyde Group Carboniferous age and are overlain by Carboniferous rocks. These volcanic rocks were poured out over the sandy sediments, which were formed during a very different climatic period, of dry river beds and later a mangrove swamp. Major faulting is evident, with the rocks at the top of the Kilsyth Hills being younger than those on the lower slopes. Picture gallery

orange tip butterfly on rhododendron flower, Kilsyth

All the stories and green links below:

Roe deer in Scotland


New furniture recycling project - free uplift - tel RECAP on 728872


UFO sighting over Kilsyth


Kilsyth conservation area appraisal


Dumbreck marsh conservation project


Great new Scottish conservation website

bulletRecycle for Good
bullet Buying a house at the Waterfall Village?
bulletKilsyth South Spider Orchid  

Photo and details of this very rare and lovely plant in Kilsyth, Australia, and the campaign to save the last few specimens from destruction


bullet Access in the Kelvin Valley

Read the consultants submission in full and follow the developing story



Save Cavalry Park - join our campaign


Kilsyth Housing Action Area

bulletKilsyth Waterfall Village 

An exciting new housing project is about to take shape in and around a former quarry in Kilsyth - or is it?

Peat-rich heather moorland on the Kilsyth Hills provides a valuable habitat for plants, spiders, insects, mammals and birdlife - photo RK

The hillsides above Kilsyth support a variety of niche habitats, from unimproved grassland and marshland grazing, to stone dikes, hedgerow, native trees and commercial woodland. Photo RK

Kilsyth Housing Action Area

The Kilsyth town centre - with many delightful Victorian and Edwardian houses and shops  - was designated a Housing Action Area in 1998 and comprised 54 residential and 60 commercial properties which were built around the turn of the century and suffered problems such as dampness and dry rot.

A multi-agency strategy has been adopted to carry improvement work, and West of Scotland Housing Association is the managing agent for the project. To date 34 residential properties and 34 commercial premises have been upgraded within phases 1 and 2 of the regeneration programme; 17 of the residential properties are rented accommodation with 17 privately owned. A range of environmental improvements have also been completed to supplement the town centre regeneration.

The third phase of improvements commenced in October 1998.  The improvement works included 13 residential upgrades and 10 new build properties for shared ownership. There has also been extensive improvement of commercial premises.

There is a tourism strategy for the area with the aim of attracting more visitors to Kilsyth, boost the local economy and improve the commercial viability of the town centre.

For planning and environmental advice in Kilsyth contact: -

Responsible Body Address E-Mail Tel/Fax
North Lanarkshire Council

Department of Planning and Environment

Council Offices,
Bron Way,
G67 1DZ




Tel: (01236) 616400

Fax: (01236) 616420


The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency


East Kilbride Office

5 Redwood Crescent, Peel Park, East Kilbride G74 5PP



0800 807060


Tel: 01355 574200

Fax: 01355 574688

OTHER ORGANISATIONS                                                            DISTANCE FROM KILSYTH

Scottish Wild Life Trust (3.7 miles)
01236 781270

Cumbernauld House, Cumbernauld
G67 3JG

The Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Monklands Local Members Group holds regular indoor meetings during the winter and outdoor events during the summer. The group is always pleased to welcome SWT members and members of the public to its events.


photo of blue tit in a kilsyth garden march 2003 - rob kay

Blue Tit - Kilsyth - photo RK

Bennetts Recycling Ltd (0.5 miles)
11 Bogside Rd, Kilsyth
G65 0LR
01236 822209
M G H Group (Scotland) Ltd (3.5 miles)
131 Deerdykes View, Cumbernauld
G68 9HN
01236 782878
Mann Organisation
10B Greens Rd, Cumbernauld
G67 2TU
01236 458577
Recap - recycle  Phone Vince Murray on 728872
Run by Cumbernauld and Kilsyth unemployed workers centre - free uplift of your old but re-usable furniture and household items - or buy "good-as-new" items for a small price.
Good As New
Seabegs Rd, Bonnybridge
Stirlingshire, FK4 2AQ
01324 815800
Eurosource Europe Ltd (6.9 miles)
19A Winchester Av, Denny
Stirlingshire, FK6 6QE
01324 820000
Concorde Metals Recycling (8.5 miles)
80 Locks St, Coatbridge
Lanarkshire, ML5 3RT
01236 449844
British Glass Recycling Co Ltd (9.6 miles)
45 Rowallan Dr, Bannockburn, Stirling
01786 818086
Chalmer Second Hand Furniture (9.8 miles)
1032 Shettleston Rd, Glasgow
G32 7PP
0141-778 8433
Kilns Furniture (10 miles)
Kilns Cottage/Kilns Pl, Falkirk
Stirlingshire, FK2 7YF
01324 620790
Glass Recycling Co (10 miles)
Dollar Indust Est, Falkirk
Stirlingshire, FK2 7YS
01324 631648


Scottish Wildlife Trust (10.5 miles)
13 Murray Pl, Stirling
01786 445300
Glasgow West Conservation Trust Ltd (11.5 miles)
30 Cranworth St, Glasgow
G12 8AG
0141-339 0092
Scottish Wildlife Trust (11.5 miles)
71 Houldsworth St, Glasgow
G3 8ED
0141-248 4647
New Glasgow Society (11.5 miles)
1307 Argyle St, Glasgow
G3 8TL
0141-334 0202
Scottish Natural Heritage (12.5 miles)
Beta Centre/Stirling University Innovation Pk, Stirling
Stirlingshire, FK9 4NF
01786 450362
Full Circle Conservation Service (13 miles)
Unit 11/Enterprise House/Dalziel St, Motherwell
Lanarkshire, ML1 1PJ
01698 307222
Scottish Wildlife Trust (13 miles)
Units 1 8 9 & 10 Enterprise Ho/Dalziel St, Motherwell
Lanarkshire, ML1 1PJ
01698 264146
Clyde Calders Project (13 miles)
25a Motherwell Business Centre/132 Coursington Rd, Motherwell
Lanarkshire, ML1 1PW
01698 263138