Rutherglen is a town in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, immediately south-east of the city of Glasgow, 3 miles from its center and directly south of the River Clyde. The author, Gary Brown, a native of Rutherglen, argued that the city would benefit from being part of Glasgow through tourism. Rutherglen was part of the Glasgow metropolitan area, but is now controlled by the South Lanarkshire Council. Rutherglen is the oldest royal burgh in Scotland.
The status of Burg Royal was granted in 1126 by King David I of Scotland. Rutherglen is located in South Lanarkshire. In historical times it was a village and a shopping center with horse fairs and an industrial profile. It has now been incorporated into the greater Glasgow conurbation and is a suburb of the city.
The old Cathkin House, at the top of the estate, offers a magnificent view of Rutherglen and Glasgow beyond. This area has modern and attractive developments and maintains the green theme of Glasgow and Rutherglen with gardens everywhere. Rutherglen railway station is located in the city centre of Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, and is located on the Argyle line. Having existed as a Lanarkshire hamlet in its own right for more than 800 years, Rutherglen lost its own local council in 1975 and became an administrative part of the Glasgow city district within the Strathclyde region (together with neighboring Cambuslang).
The Burgh area of Rutherglen includes the former heart of the Royal Burgh of Rutherglen and the surrounding area. The area borders Burnside proper and includes several hillside streets with views of the Burgh of Rutherglen and Glasgow. Stonelaw Woods is located on the town's northern edge and takes its name from the old Stonelaw Tower (a castle shape) that was once near Burnside and the Stonelaw area of Rutherglen. There are proposals for the Cathkin relief road to take Mill Street from Rutherglen and extend it through the park to connect with the Cathkin Ring Road.
In addition to some commercial areas and the large industrial estates of Farme Cross and Shawfield, the neighborhoods referred to are residential; the 1922 Rutherglen Lore book indicates the deliberate intention that the historic Burgh area be surrounded on the south by residential suburbs, while all land in the north is dedicated to industry, and that is still the case a century later. Rutherglen, a city that now forms a southeastern suburb of the Greater Glasgow conurbation, is located south of the River Clyde, 2 miles (3 km) south of Glasgow city center and 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Cambuslang. The region is home to the Rutherglen branch of the South Lanarkshire Council youth club, Universal Connections, and also The Celsius stadium of the Rutherglen football club, Glencairn. It gives access to Overtoun Park, has some views of Broomieknowe Street and includes Rutherglen Cemetery.
Rutherglen would not have achieved this on its own and this is an example of how peripheral areas can benefit. The burn that crosses most of this side of Rutherglen is visible from a distance and ends in a small pond near the Bankhead estate. The Cuningar Circuit is an area south of the River Clyde, near the Farme Cross region of the Royal Burg of Rutherglen.