List of towns and cities in Scotland by population

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This is a list of towns and cities in Scotland with a population of more than 15,000, ordered by population.

Rank Urban sub-area Population Status Council area Coordinates
1 Glasgow 596,550 City Glasgow City 55°51′N 4°16′W / 55.850°N 4.267°W / 55.850; -4.267 (Glasgow)
2 Edinburgh 487,500 City City of Edinburgh 55°57′N 3°11′W / 55.950°N 3.183°W / 55.950; -3.183 (Edinburgh)
3 Aberdeen 220,420 City Aberdeen City 57°09′N 2°07′W / 57.150°N 2.117°W / 57.150; -2.117 (Aberdeen)
4 Dundee 147,285 City Dundee City 56°28′N 2°58′W / 56.467°N 2.967°W / 56.467; -2.967 (Dundee)
5 Paisley 76,834 Town[1] Renfrewshire 55°51′N 4°25′W / 55.850°N 4.417°W / 55.850; -4.417 (Paisley)
6 East Kilbride 74,395 Town South Lanarkshire 55°46′N 4°11′W / 55.767°N 4.183°W / 55.767; -4.183 (East Kilbride)
7 Livingston 56,269 Town West Lothian 55°53′N 3°31′W / 55.883°N 3.517°W / 55.883; -3.517 (Livingston)
8 Hamilton 53,188 Town South Lanarkshire 55°47′N 4°03′W / 55.783°N 4.050°W / 55.783; -4.050 (Hamilton)
9 Cumbernauld 52,270 Town North Lanarkshire 55°56′N 3°59′W / 55.933°N 3.983°W / 55.933; -3.983 (Cumbernauld)
10 Kirkcaldy 49,709 Town Fife 56°07′N 3°10′W / 56.117°N 3.167°W / 56.117; -3.167 (Kirkcaldy)
11 Dunfermline 49,706 Town Fife 56°04′N 3°26′W / 56.067°N 3.433°W / 56.067; -3.433 (Dunfermline)
12 Inverness 48,201 City Highland 57°28′N 4°14′W / 57.467°N 4.233°W / 57.467; -4.233 (Inverness)
13 Perth 46,970 City[2] Perth and Kinross 56°24′N 3°26′W / 56.400°N 3.433°W / 56.400; -3.433 (Perth)
14 Ayr 46,849 Town South Ayrshire 55°27′N 4°38′W / 55.450°N 4.633°W / 55.450; -4.633 (Ayr)
15 Kilmarnock 46,179 Town East Ayrshire 55°36′N 4°29′W / 55.600°N 4.483°W / 55.600; -4.483 (Kilmarnock)
16 Greenock 44,248 Town Inverclyde 55°57′N 4°46′W / 55.950°N 4.767°W / 55.950; -4.767 (Greenock)
17 Coatbridge 43,841 Town North Lanarkshire 55°52′N 4°02′W / 55.867°N 4.033°W / 55.867; -4.033 (Coatbridge)
18 Glenrothes 39,277 Town Fife 56°12′N 3°10′W / 56.200°N 3.167°W / 56.200; -3.167 (Glenrothes)
19 Airdrie 37,132 Town North Lanarkshire 55°52′N 3°59′W / 55.867°N 3.983°W / 55.867; -3.983 (Airdrie)
20 Stirling 36,142 City Stirling 56°07′N 3°56′W / 56.117°N 3.933°W / 56.117; -3.933 (Stirling)
21 Falkirk 35,398 Town Falkirk 56°00′N 3°47′W / 56.000°N 3.783°W / 56.000; -3.783 (Falkirk)
22 Irvine 33,698 Town North Ayrshire 55°37′N 4°40′W / 55.617°N 4.667°W / 55.617; -4.667 (Irvine)
23 Dumfries 32,941 Town Dumfries and Galloway 55°04′N 3°36′W / 55.067°N 3.600°W / 55.067; -3.600 (Dumfries)
24 Motherwell 31,906 Town North Lanarkshire 55°47′N 3°59′W / 55.783°N 3.983°W / 55.783; -3.983 (Motherwell)
25 Rutherglen 31,401 Town South Lanarkshire 55°50′N 4°13′W / 55.833°N 4.217°W / 55.833; -4.217 (Rutherglen)
26 Wishaw 30,391 Town North Lanarkshire 55°46′N 3°55′W / 55.767°N 3.917°W / 55.767; -3.917 (Wishaw)
27 Clydebank 28,799 Town West Dunbartonshire 55°54′N 4°24′W / 55.900°N 4.400°W / 55.900; -4.400 (Clydebank)
28 Bearsden 27,237 Town East Dunbartonshire 55°55′N 4°20′W / 55.917°N 4.333°W / 55.917; -4.333 (Bearsden)
29 Cambuslang 27,004 Town South Lanarkshire 55°49′N 4°10′W / 55.817°N 4.167°W / 55.817; -4.167 (Cambuslang)
30 Levenmouth 24,474 Conurbation Fife 56°11′N 3°02′W / 56.183°N 3.033°W / 56.183; -3.033 (Buckhaven)
31 Newton Mearns 24,234 Town East Renfrewshire 55°46′N 4°20′W / 55.767°N 4.333°W / 55.767; -4.333 (Newton Mearns)
32 Arbroath 23,902 Town Angus 56°34′N 2°35′W / 56.567°N 2.583°W / 56.567; -2.583 (Arbroath)
33 Elgin 23,128 Town[1] Moray 57°39′N 3°18′W / 57.650°N 3.300°W / 57.650; -3.300 (Elgin)
34 Bishopbriggs 22,870 Town East Dunbartonshire 55°54′N 4°13′W / 55.900°N 4.217°W / 55.900; -4.217 (Bishopbriggs)
35 Musselburgh 22,639 Town East Lothian 55°57′N 3°03′W / 55.950°N 3.050°W / 55.950; -3.050 (Musselburgh)
36 Renfrew 21,854 Town Renfrewshire 55°52′N 4°22′W / 55.867°N 4.367°W / 55.867; -4.367 (Renfrew)
37 Bellshill 20,634 Town North Lanarkshire 55°49′N 4°02′W / 55.817°N 4.033°W / 55.817; -4.033 (Bellshill)
38 Alloa 20,417 Town Clackmannanshire 56°07′N 3°48′W / 56.117°N 3.800°W / 56.117; -3.800 (Alloa)
39 Bathgate 20,363 Town West Lothian 55°54′N 3°39′W / 55.900°N 3.650°W / 55.900; -3.650 (Bathgate)
40 Dumbarton 19,969 Town West Dunbartonshire 55°57′N 4°34′W / 55.950°N 4.567°W / 55.950; -4.567 (Dumbarton)
41 Kirkintilloch 19,689 Town East Dunbartonshire 55°56′N 4°09′W / 55.933°N 4.150°W / 55.933; -4.150 (Kirkintilloch)
42 Peterhead 18,537 Town Aberdeenshire 57°31′N 1°47′W / 57.517°N 1.783°W / 57.517; -1.783 (Peterhead)
43 Blantyre 17,240 Town South Lanarkshire 55°48′N 4°06′W / 55.800°N 4.100°W / 55.800; -4.100 (Blantyre)
44 Barrhead 17,443 Town East Renfrewshire 55°48′N 4°23′W / 55.800°N 4.383°W / 55.800; -4.383 (Barrhead)
45 Grangemouth 17,373 Town Falkirk 56°01′N 3°43′W / 56.017°N 3.717°W / 56.017; -3.717 (Grangemouth)
46 St Andrews 16,870 Town Fife 56°20′N 2°48′W / 56.333°N 2.800°W / 56.333; -2.800 (St Andrews)
47 Kilwinning 16,599 Town North Ayrshire 55°39′N 4°42′W / 55.650°N 4.700°W / 55.650; -4.700 (Kilwinning)
48 Johnstone 16,625 Town Renfrewshire 55°50′N 4°30′W / 55.833°N 4.500°W / 55.833; -4.500 (Johnstone)
49 Viewpark 16,303 Area* North Lanarkshire 55°50′N 4°03′W / 55.833°N 4.050°W / 55.833; -4.050 (Viewpark)
50 Penicuik 15,926 Town Midlothian 55°50′N 3°13′W / 55.833°N 3.217°W / 55.833; -3.217 (Penicuik)
51 Erskine 15,537 Town Renfrewshire 55°54′N 4°28′W / 55.900°N 4.467°W / 55.900; -4.467 (Erskine)
52 Broxburn 15,296 Town West Lothian 55°54′N 3°29′W / 55.900°N 3.483°W / 55.900; -3.483 (Broxburn)
* Near Uddingston.

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