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Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Busby (NS582564)
To:  Cambuslang (NS643605)
Via:  Carmunnock
Distance:  5.2 miles (8.4 km)
Meets:  A727, B766, A749, A724
Highway Authorities

East Renfrewshire • Glasgow • South Lanarkshire

Traditional Counties


Route outline (key)
B759 Busby - Cambuslang

The B759 is a semi-urban B-road mostly in north Lanarkshire.


Cathkin Road, Carmmunnock

The route starts on the A727 opposite Busby station and heads north along Carmunnock Road as it winds past large detached houses. Before long, houses give way to fields on the right, opening up pleasant views across the undulating landscape to the edge of the Glasgow urban area in the distance. Although fields can be seen on both sides of the road, it never becomes properly rural, with a steady line of houses as the road drops down to wind over the Kittoch Burn on a narrow bridge between tight bends. The burn marks the modern council boundary between Renfrewshire and Lanarkshire, and while a sign welcomes traffic to the City of Glasgow, the fields to the right are part of South Lanarkshire. A short climb then lifts the route up to the Carmunnock Roundabout on the B766, Carmunnock Bypass. Ahead lies one of Scotland's curiosities, the village of Carmunnock which is administed by the City of Glasgow Council, despite still being surrounded by green fields, and parts do look quite rural.

The route climbs into the village on Busby Road, passing a mixture of old and new housing, before reaching a crossroads in the centre of the village at The Cross. There are shops and businesses scattered between the houses here, just like any other village, and the B759 continues ahead, past a church, to curve round to the right onto Waterside Road, which leads to the village green. Another crossroads sits in the middle of the green and here the route TOTSOs left by an old fingerpost into Cathkin Road. After a short straight running the length of the green, this quickly winds out of the village and into open country once again. The route then climbs round a double bend and onto a long straight which reaches a summit of nearly 200m. This is the Cathkin Braes, one of Glasgows most surprising places, with the road running near the crest of a ridge high above the city. A large car park on the left is a viewpoint in itself, but offers walks and more viewpoints in the large country park laid out in the slopes which drop down to the urban fringe. A little further on stands the large Cathkin Wind Turbine, which can be seen from miles around.

A golf course is laid out over the ridge to the right, as the road drops a little into woodland, losing the lofty views. Eventuallyit turns right to head east and begin the descent. Soon houses become visible through the trees and then they are on the roadside as Cathkin Road winds gently down to meet the A749 (former B744). Originally there was a short multiplex to the right here, however, the A749 was dualled in the early 1970s and so B759 traffic is now forced to turn left up to the Cathkin Roundabout. Here traffic can do a U-turn and double back along the A749 to a signalised T junction, where all other movements are dealt with more simply. The B759 continues northeastwards along Greenlees Road passing a modern housing estate and another golf course. A roundabout provide access to the sprawling suburbs to the north, and then at the next the route turns left, to head deep into suburbia.

Still following Greenlees Road, the B759 is initially passing between modern housing estates on a distributor type road with a wide grassy strip alongside which may once have been future proofing for dualling. Old stone detached houses then face directly onto the road as it drops down around a tight double bend to cross the railway next to Kirkhill Station. Now approaching Cambuslang town centre, the route continues to lose height as it follows a sinuous route, passing an unusual church and the old Cambuslang Instiute. The route then goes over another railway line just before ending at traffic lights on the A724 Main Street in the town centre.


The route of the B759 has changed less than the routes which it meets. It originally had a short multiplex with the B766 in the centre of Carmunnock, before the bypass opened, and crossed the A749 by means of a pair of T junctions, without the need for the detour around the roundabout. It also crossed the old B716 in Cambuslang, but this is now unclassified. Other than that, the obvious modern necessities of traffic lights and roundabouts have been added at some junctions, and Greenlees Road has almost certainly been widened.

The 1922 MOT Road List defines this route as: Cambuslang - Carmunnock - Busby

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