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Milngavie

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Milngavie, pronounced "Mill–Guy" or "Mull–Guy", (Gaelic: Muileann Dhaibhidh) is a town on the northwestern outskirts of Glasgow, Scotland. It lies approximately seven miles northwest of Glasgow city centre in East Dunbartonshire. Politically it is within the East Dunbartonshire constituency for the Westminster Parliament and the Clydebank and Milngavie constituency for the Scottish Parliament.

The town is part of the Glasgow urban area (officially the Greater Glasgow Metropolitan Settlement Area) which includes the city and its surrounding towns. Postal addresses are commonly given as "Milngavie, Glasgow" as the town has a Glasgow based postcode.

Milngavie is a commuter suburb, with much of its working population travelling to Glasgow to work or study. The town is served by Milngavie railway station on the North Clyde Line of the SPT rail network, which links it to Central Glasgow. The town is also a very popular retirement location, with an unusually high proportion of senior citizens. In the 2001 census the town had a recorded population of 12,795 in 5,256 households.

Currently the town is perhaps best known as the start of the West Highland Way long distance footpath which runs northwards for 95 miles to the town of Fort William. A granite obelisk in the town centre marks the official starting point of the footpath.

The complete, up-to-date and editable article about Milngavie can be found at Wikipedia: Milngavie
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