Stepps

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Stepps
Scottish Gaelic: Na Steaps
Buchanan Business Park - geograph.org.uk - 699835.jpg
Buchanan Business Park viewed from within the trading estate across to the junction with the A80
Stepps is located in North Lanarkshire
Stepps
Stepps
 Stepps shown within North Lanarkshire
Population 4,802 
OS grid reference NS655685
Council area North Lanarkshire
Lieutenancy area Lanarkshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G33
Dialling code 0141
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Scottish Parliament Coatbridge and Chryston
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 55°53′27″N 4°09′08″W / 55.89079°N 4.15220°W / 55.89079; -4.15220

Stepps is a small town in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, on the north-eastern outskirts of Glasgow. It can also be classed as a suburb, due to how close it is to Glasgow.[1] The town consists of Stepps Village, Cardowan, Stepps Hill and Millerston. It had a population of 4,802 according to the 2001 census.

History[edit]

Originally part of the Garnkirk estate, the name for the settlement appears to post-date that of the main road through its centre, Steps Road, which was named in the 19th century and appended with a Steps Road railway station in the 1850s. The name and spelling Stepps only became accepted when the name of the station formally changed to Stepps in 1924.

Stepps is home to one of Scotland's oldest Hockey Clubs. Formed in 1913, Stepps Hockey Club is building towards its centenary celebrations and currently competes in the Second Division of the Scottish National Hockey League (link title).

Transport[edit]

Stepps has served as a commuter town for Glasgow. The town is served by a railway station on SPT's Cumbernauld Line, providing a quick commute to central Glasgow, and by the A80 road. The town was bypassed by the southern section of the M80 motorway in 1992; that section of motorway is still referred to locally as the Stepps Bypass. The town's main bus service is the number 38C bus.

Motorway[edit]

The nearby M80 motorway connects Glasgow to Stirling. Formerly it used to only connect Glasgow to Stepps, and Haggs to Stirling.[2]

Schools[edit]

Stepps has two primary schools. Stepps Primary School was established in 1902 but opened in new premises, shared with Stepps Public Library on a different site in 2007. Most of its pupils go on to Chryston High School. St Joseph's Roman Catholic Primary School was first opened in 1900 but a new building was opened in 1985. Most of its pupils go on to Our Lady's High School, Cumbernauld.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Details of Stepps". Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "M80 missing link a step nearer completion". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 2010-12-03. 

External links[edit]