North Lanarkshire Council
Living in North Lanarkshire
North Lanarkshire has welcoming, vibrant towns. Places where people want to live.
We have a history, but a much bigger future.
We are perfectly situated in the heart of Scotland with first-rate connectivity to the rest of Scotland and the UK. This makes North Lanarkshire a place with plenty to offer - to live, work, raise a family, enjoy recreational pursuits and do business.
Covering 181 square miles, stretching from Stepps to Harthill, we have ambitious plans for our vibrant communities and towns that include Airdrie, Bellshill, Coatbridge, Cumbernauld, Kilsyth, Motherwell, Shotts and Wishaw.
We have a great mix of housing, facilities and services. We’re transforming our town centres. We’re improving transport links and our infrastructure to strengthen better movement between communities.
Giving our children the best education will improve their likelihood of securing a good job. Since 2000 we’ve invested half a billion pounds in new schools and community facilities and we aim to provide education that closes the poverty-related attainment gap and supports every child to fulfil their potential.
We’re on target to build 2,150 new homes by 2021 to add to the 37,000 homes we’re already responsible for, helping to create sustainable communities for families and individuals to thrive.
We’re helping people live for longer in their own homes. Our integrated services provide quality healthcare, helping individuals move from dependence to independence, and enabling them to be part of the decisions that affect them.
These are happy, connected and resilient communities.
We’re also part of the £1.2 billion Glasgow and Clyde Valley City Deal, which is generating significant investment in infrastructure and innovation in North Lanarkshire, with a wide range of projects that will improve connectivity, create thousands of jobs and boost the local economy.
We’ve also got a wealth of countryside parks, wildlife spots, sport, cultural and recreational facilities on our doorstep and we attract large-scale, international events such as the Commonwealth Games, Cycling Tour Series and the European Championships Glasgow 2018.
It’s a great place to live.
North Lanarkshire. Live Here.