List of towns and cities in Scotland by population facts for kids
This is a list of towns and cities in Scotland with a population of more than 15,000, ordered by population, as recorded by the Mid-2012 Populations Estimates for Settlements and Localities in Scotland.
This article is divided into two sections. The first section of this article ("Localities") contains a list of settlements ordered by population which are contained within the limits of a particular city, town or village. The second section of this article ("Settlements") is a list of populated urban areas, some of which are composed of more than one settlement.
In Scotland, locality refers to a populated area found within the limits of a city, town or village.
In Scotland, settlement refers to a populated area which is not contained within a set city limit but instead forms a single urban area. Some urban areas may be composed of more than one locality, for example the area of Ayr includes the adjoining localities of Ayr and Prestwick.
|Rank||Urban sub-area||Population||Localities||Council areas|
|1||Greater Glasgow||976,970||Bearsden, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, Milngavie, Barrhead, Busby, Clarkston, Giffnock, Netherlee, Newton Mearns, Thornliebank, Barrhead, Stepps, Elderslie, Johnstone, Kilbarchan, Linwood, Renfrewshire, Paisley, Renfrew, Cambuslang, Rutherglen, Bowling, Clydebank, Duntocher, Hardgate and Old Kilpatrick||Glasgow City, West Dunbartonshire, East Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire|
|2||Edinburgh||488,610||Edinburgh and Musselburgh||City of Edinburgh and East Lothian|
|3||Aberdeen||209,460||Aberdeen, Cove Bay and Dyce||Aberdeen City|
|4||Dundee||157,690||Dundee, Monifieth and Invergowrie||Dundee City, Angus and Perth and Kinross|
|5||Motherwell and Bellshill||124,530||Bellshill, Carfin, Holytown, Motherwell, New Stevenston, Newarthill, Newmains, Viewpark and Wishaw||North Lanarkshire|
|6||Falkirk||100,840||Brightons, Carron, Carronshore, Falkirk, Grangemouth, Larbert, Laurieston, Maddiston, Polmont, Redding, Reddingmuirhead, Rumford, Stenhousemuir, Wallacestone and Westquarter||Falkirk|
|7||Coatbridge and Airdrie||90,330||Airdrie, Bargeddie, Chapelhall and Coatbridge||North Lanarkshire|
|8||Hamilton||82,310||Blantyre, Bothwell, Hamilton and Uddingston||South Lanarkshire|
|9||East Kilbride||74,740||East Kilbride||South Lanarkshire|
|10||Dunfermline||71,820||Crossgates, Dunfermline, Inverkeithing and Rosyth||Fife|
|11||Greenock||69,450||Gourock, Greenock and Port Glasgow||Inverclyde|
|12||Ayr||61,940||Ayr and Prestwick||South Ayrshire|
|13||Livingston||60,030||Livingston and Mid Calder||West Lothian|
|14||Cumbernauld||51,610||Cumbernauld||North Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire|
|15||Kilmarnock||51,150||Kilmarnock, Hurlford and Crookedholm||East Ayrshire|
|17||Stirling||48,480||Bannockburn, Bridge of Allan and Stirling||Stirling|
|18||Glenrothes||47,730||Coaltown of Balgonie, Glenrothes, Leslie, Markinch and Thornton||Fife|
|19||Perth||47,180||Perth||Perth and Kinross|
|21||Dalkeith||42,220||Bonnyrigg, Dalkeith and Mayfield||Midlothian|
|22||Irvine||37,380||Irvine and Dreghorn||North Ayrshire|
|23||Dumfries||33,280||Dumfries||Dumfries and Galloway|
|24||Ardrossan||33,020||Ardrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenston||North Ayrshire|
|25||Methil, Leven and Buckhaven||30,950||Buckhaven, Kennoway, Leven, Methil and Windygates||Fife|
|26||Kirkintilloch||28,210||Kirkintilloch and Lenzie||East Dunbartonshire|
|27||Bathgate||26,550||Bathgate and Blackburn||West Lothian|
|28||Bonnybridge||25,150||Banknock, Bonnybridge, Denny, Dennyloanhead, Dunipace, Greenhill, Haggs, Longcroft, Head of Muir and High Bonnybridge||Falkirk|
|29||Vale of Leven||24,640||Alexandria, Balloch, Haldane, Bonhill and Renton||West Dunbartonshire|
|31||Galashiels||22,547||Galashiels, Darnick, Melrose, Tweedbank||Scottish Borders|
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