Entrance to Moodiesburn via the A80.
Moodiesburn is located in North Lanarkshire
Moodiesburn is located in Glasgow council area
Moodiesburn shown within Scotland
Moodiesburn is located in Scotland
Moodiesburn (Scotland)
Population 6,900 [1] (mid-2012 estimate)
OS grid reference NS6960871434
Lieutenancy area
  • Lanarkshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G69
Dialling code 01236
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament

Moodiesburn is a town located 8 miles (13 kilometres) north-east of Glasgow city centre, in the North Lanarkshire council area of Scotland. It is situated on the A80 road, between Stepps and Cumbernauld.[2]


The etymology of the name is probably from the common Scottish surname Moody.[3] Several old documents show Moodiesburn with various spellings including maps by Richardson, Forrest,[4] and William Roy.[5] Moodiesburn (or Mudiesburn) was formerly part of the parish of Cadder.[6] The New Statistical Accounts recorded 30 families and 143 people in 1836.[7] In 1846 there were reported to be 35 houses with 220 people living in them.[8] Towards the end of the 19th century the population fell to as low as 150.[9] The town was developed in the 20th century with employment in coal mining and around psychiatric institution Stoneyetts Hospital.[10] In the 1930s,[11] wooden houses were constructed on the estate of Gartferry House.[12]


The Auchengeich Mining Disaster Memorial[13]
Auchengeich Miners Welfare Social Club
Auchengeich Memorial

Bedlay Cemetery is the local cemetery for Moodiesburn. The nearby Bedlay Castle has stood since the late 16th century.[14][15] Moodiesburn is also home to the headquarters of food processing company Devro.

The suburb's original early 1950s council home builds comprise an area known as "Old Moodiesburn" (though a substantial number of those homes are now privately owned). The opposite end, by Devro headquarters, is composed mostly of private homes by Christian Salvesen (1970), Tay/Wimpey (1992), Bellway (1995) and Persimmon (2006). Miller purchased the former Stoneyetts Hospital site in 2017. A small estate of new council builds was constructed in the midst of the Salvesen area in 2013.

The suburb includes a community centre and library, a miners' welfare club (the Auchengeich Miners Welfare), a multi-denominational school (Glenmanor Primary), a denominational school (St. Michael's Primary), a Church of Scotland parish church, a Roman Catholic church, and an independent evangelical church called New Beginnings. There is also the Silver Larch public house, a Knights of Saint Columba social club and a coffee shop called The Coffee House. Moodiesburn House Hotel - previously the site of the Bedlay Dowager House - was closed in January 2008 and its entire contents put up for auction: the area is now populated by homes.


  1. ^ "Estimated population of localities by broad age groups, mid-2012" (PDF). Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "OS 25 inch 1892-1949". National Library of Scotland. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Drummond, Peter, John (2014). An analysis of toponyms and toponymic patterns in eight parishes of the upper Kelvin basin (PDF). Glasgow: Glasgow University. p. 172. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Old County Maps". NLS. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Roy's map of the Lowlands". NLS. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ Wilson, John Marius (1882). The gazetteer of Scotland. Edinburgh: W. & A.K. Johnston. p. 65. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ Society for the Benefit of the Sons and Daughters of the Clergy (1845). The new statistical account of Scotland. Edinburgh and London: W. Blackwood and Sons. p. 408. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ Lewis, Samuel (1846). A topographical dictionary of Scotland ... London: S. Lewis and Co. p. 277. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Moodiesburn and Bridgend". Monklands Memories. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "Moodiesburn". Gazetteer of Scotland. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ Kidd, Neil. "Moodiesburn". The Story of Chryston. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "Gartferry House (45219)". Canmore. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "Welcome home - iconic miner returned to rightful place at Auchengeich". Monklands Memories. Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ Mason, Gordon The Castles of Glasgow and the Clyde, Goblinshead, 2000 (p.51)
  15. ^ Coventry, Martin The Castles of Scotland (3rd Edition), Goblinshead, 2001 (p.83)

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