East Kilbride Overview The scenic town of East Kilbride, in South Lanarkshire, Scotland is home to several interesting ...
East Kilbride Overview
The scenic town of East Kilbride, in South Lanarkshire, Scotland is home to several interesting landmarks, including the Dollan Baths, Langlands Moss, and St. Bride's church. Located just 13 km from Glasgow, the town is served by both trains and buses that provide access to Busby, Clarkston Toll, Rutherglen, Newton Mearns and other local destinations. Cycle routes make local commutes safe and easy. East Kilbride has its own share of schools, leisure, entertainment and sports centres, parks and restaurants, which creates cooking jobs. The town centre – home to six shopping malls, local business parks and manufacturing units – drives the local economy.
East Kilbride Job Opportunities
Several jobs in East Kilbride are generated by companies located in the East Kilbride Business Centre, Scottish Enterprise Technology Park, Peel Park, Kelvin South Business Park and Langlands Business Park. East Kilbride Shopping Centre and other retail outlets in town, the offices of Inland Revenue, and Department for International Development also serve as major sources of jobs in East Kilbride.
East Kilbride Employment Trends
Rolls Royce is going ahead with plans to cut jobs in its and marine arms division, closing its factory in East Kilbride. Jeyes, a manufacturer of cleaning products, also has moved out of the town. Tesco too has sold out its site in East Kilbride and 13 other locations across Scotland. Loss of jobs and business prospects from these decisions have affected the town's economy.
On the other hand, Coca-Cola recently invested £6 million to enhance its manufacturing facility in East Kilbride. An Evening Times report focused on a £12 million project to accommodate West Mains special needs school, Halfmerke community nursery and primary schools in East Kilbride within a single campus designed to meet specific and special requirements of students. Kier Construction is working on this project as a part of South Lanarkshire County's £800m initiative to modernise primary schools. This venture is likely to boost employment opportunities, creating construction jobs and material suppliers.