The town of Caumberauld in Scotland was developed from 1955 as a solution to nearby Glasgow's chronic housing shortage. Now with a population of around 50,000, Cumbernauld has grown to be the seventh-largest settlement in Scotland. Its name means "meeting of the waters". Cumbernauld's post-war architecture has drawn some criticism, but the town also pioneered new ways of living, opening the UK's first-ever dedicated shopping centre back in 1967. The town also boasts its own theatre, a variety of pubs and a couple of nightclubs.
Local attractions include its Broadwood Stadium, home of Clyde FC, the Summerlee Industrial Museum and the green open spaces of Palacerigg Country Park.
Industrial estates around Cumbernauld provide much local employment, with the focus on chemicals, electronics and food processing. HM Revenue and Customs also has a major office in the town.