Rutherglen

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Rutherglen
An Ruadh-Ghleann
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County
Lanarkshire
Highway Authority
Glasgow  • South Lanarkshire
Transport Scotland Roads
M74
Places related to the M74
Abington • Glasgow • Hamilton • Motherwell
Places related to the A724
Glasgow • Hamilton

Rutherglen is a town to the south of Glasgow, long since consumed by the suburbs of Scotland's largest city. A Royal Burgh for centuries, industry alongside the Clyde has powered the town for most of that period, with coal mining also important. The centre of the town lies on the south bank of the River Clyde, albeit with a band of industry along the river bank. As Glasgow grew, so the towns beyond Rutherglen also got consumed, making it very difficult today to define the boundaries of where Rutherglen ends and its neighbour begins.

The most important route in Rutherglen is the new section of the M74, which has been built through the industrial belt between the river and town centre. Only Junction 2 really serves the town, meeting the A724 to the east of the centre. This route runs from Glasgow city centre south east to Hamilton. The A730 and A749 also start in the city centre, and pass through the town, before meeting and the A749 heading south to East Kilbride.

The B768 also passes through the town centre, and curves around the south side of the city, almost reaching the Clyde on the west side of Glasgow. Further south, the B762 curves around the south of Rutherglen, with a brief multiplex with the A730, and also continues a long way west.

Routes

Route To Notes

M74

Glasgow Airport, Kilmarnock (M8)

M74

Cambuslang, Carlisle

A724

Cambuslang, Hamilton

A728

A728

Stirling (A80), Bridgeton, Dalmarnock

A730

City Centre, Gorbals

A749

City centre, Dalmarnock, Parkhead

A749

East Kilbride

B759

Carmunnock

B759

Cambuslang

B762

B762

B763

B766

B766

B768

A727

A727

B716

B744

B765

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Rutherglen
RoadsA724 • A727 (Gorbals Cross - Clarkston Toll) • A728 • A730 • A749 • B716 (Cambuslang) • B744 (Muirkirk - Glasgow) • B759 • B762 • B763 • B765 (Rutherglen) • B766 • B768 • E05 • East Kilbride Motorway • M6 • M74 • M83
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