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By Bill Niven

The church of St Bride used to be devoted round 1150, and shaped the nucleus to the early group of East Kilbride with agriculture the keystone of the expansion of the village. within the early eighteenth century, brothers William and John Hunter have been born within the village and later rose to turn into world-famous surgeons and anatomists. John Hunter is buried in Westminster Abbey. The turnpike roads of 1791 and the appearance of the Caledonian Railway in 1868 grew to become defining occasions within the prosperity of East Kilbride. In 1947, East Kilbride New city used to be validated and, till its finally end up in December 1995, the inhabitants had elevated thirtyfold to 75,000. A energetic Burgh Council and its successor - East Kilbride District Council - set excessive criteria in social and monetary improvement to check the recent city tasks within the build-up of commercial progress and the construction of procuring department shops. on account that 1996, East Kilbride has develop into the main populous neighborhood in South Lanarkshire Council.

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