Kilsyth (Old)

Location type


Names and dates

Kilsyth [1st] (1878-1888)
Kilsyth (Old) (1888-1951)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Opened on the Kelvin Valley Railway.


The first station in Kilsyth was a single platform terminus to the west of the town. There was a loop, with the platform on the north side, and a goods yard to the north, all approached from the west where Kilsyth Shed was located.

When the line was extended east by the Kilsyth and Bonnybridge Railway this started from west of the terminus leaving it on a short branch. The new line ascended onto an embankment to pass through this part of the town, this embankment being to the south of the station. Kilsyth (New), a through station, was to the east.

The original station was retained and trains from Glasgow Queen Street High Level continued to call. It survived the second station.

There was a connection to Bairds of Gartshore's Railway to the south of the embankment and terminus.

The site is now a swimming baths having been vacant and used as a park until the late 1980s.


Station terminus

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67


An Illustrated History of Glasgow's Railways

Forgotten Railways: Scotland