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Bearsden (/ˌbɛərzˈdɛn/) is a town in East Dunbartonshire, Scotland. It lies on the northwestern fringe of Greater Glasgow, approximately 6 miles (10 km) from the City Centre, and is effectively a suburb, with housing development coinciding with the introduction of a railway line in 1863, and from where the town gets its name (Bearsden station was named after a nearby cottage). Bearsden was ranked the 7th-wealthiest area in Britain in a 2005 survey, and has the least social housing of any town in Scotland. The Roman Antonine Wall runs through the town and the remains of a military Bath House can be seen near the town centre. In 1649, the first New Kilpatrick parish church was built, and became the centre of administration for the area. The town's official Gaelic name Cille Phàdraig Ùr (meaning "new church of Patrick") reflects the name of the parish. By the early 20th century, a town had grown up with large town houses, primarily occupied by wealthy commuter businesspeople. Further development of more affordable housing has increased the population of the town to approximately 28,000 and the town remains affluent. Formerly a Burgh, local government of the town is now the responsibility of East Dunbartonshire Council which, until 2011, had some departmental offices at Boclair House in the town.

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Facts and Stats for Bearsden*

  • Pollution Statistics in Bearsden

    Know the pollution level of Bearsden before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 28.68 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 15 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40.38 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 49.07 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 13.39 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 39.81 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 17.59 (Very Low)
  • Bearsden: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Bearsden for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Bearsden.

    • Burglary and Theft 39.29 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 42.36 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 49.79 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25.84 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 30.04 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 38.75 (Low)
    • Attacks 50.21 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 66.12 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75.21 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 42.71 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 54.75 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 31.25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 57.58 (Moderate)
  • Living in Bearsden - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Bearsden is 184.79 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 54.1 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 84.78 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 30.3 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 36.26 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 66.41 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 84.89 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.61 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 115.26 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Bearsden

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Bearsden

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.1 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.92 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.87 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 68.59 USD

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