Just the Facts.
So much has been said about the town over the past few years starting with the award in 2001 of Unlimited Magazines ‘Plook on the Plinth’ award the negative publicity has been flowing. Hopefully things have started to get better with the recent Best Town award (voted for by the community).
What we want to do in this section of the site is to look at the facts and just the facts. Not someone looking at one building and judging a whole town.
We’ll keep adding to these pages with info and background but let’s start by looking at the History of the town and the history of the new town.
So let’s start with some numbers.
Cumbernauld has this image with certain folk that it is poor and populated by neds. This is simply not true and we need to make it clear that Cumbernauld is actually doing pretty well for itself as our figures below which were provided by our Local MP Gregg McClymont show.
In Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East constituency, 17.1% of children were in poverty in 2009, compared with 19% in Scotland as a whole.
4.2% of the resident 16-64 year old population of Cumbernauld town, were claiming Jobseekers Allowance in February 2012, compared with 4.4% in Scotland as a whole.
We also have more info on the following –
We want to keep adding to this info as more stuff opens up. If you have anything to say or would like to highlight something positive in your area then please do let us know and we can add it to the facts page.