The world-famous Tunnocks bakery plant in Uddingston
While most of Uddingston’s amenities are contained within the village’s one square mile footprint, three areas on the northern side of the M74 motorway (within neighbouring North Lanarkshire Council’s boundaries) are also referred to as Uddingston. These are:
Calderbraes: A private estate constructed in the 1970s on a hillside overlooking Uddingston village and the motorway
Tannochside: Home to a large retail park and a number of factories, as well as modern private homes
Viewpark: A large housing estate, roughly equidistant between Uddingston village and the North Lanarkshire town of Bellshill.
Just as Bothwell retains a distinct identity from Uddingston, so does the new residential suburb of Broomhouse, north of Calderbraes. Often mistakenly described as being part of Uddingston due to its G71 postcode, this modern estate occupies the former Glasgow Zoo site. It borders the east end suburb of Baillieston, and is administered by Glasgow City Council with separate schooling and amenities.
Uddingston’s geography is unique, and can be confusing to anyone unfamiliar with the local area. Uddingston is effectively a large village nestling between the River Clyde and the M74 motorway, ten miles outside Glasgow city centre. This village is governed by South Lanarkshire Council, and Uddingston merges into Bothwell – a wealthy village famous for its grand houses and popular wine bars.