We encourage visitors to walk, cycle and use public transport as part of a sustainable healthy lifestyle. The following information has been prepared to promote the various options available when visiting our headquarters.
We are located 2km North West of Shotts town centre (W 003.821º N 055.828º or NS 860 609)
The full address is :-
Central Scotland Green Network Trust,
Please click here to view a map which details the location of the our headquarters. Please note that this does not indicate the entrance point to the premises.
We welcome all visitors to Hillhouseridge. If you are arriving by car there is plenty of level parking. The car park surface is gravel with a precast concrete slab path to our entrance door which is sealed with a low profile weather bar. A drop off point is available at the end of the path.
Our public rooms and fire exits have been adjusted for wheelchair user access. Inside all our meeting rooms and toilets are on the ground floor. Three accessible toilets are available.
Visually impaired visitors
Guide dogs are welcome.
Trains from Edinburgh and Glasgow run to Shotts railway station. For up to date train times, call National Rail Enquiries on 0845 7484950.
Starting from the railway station, a paved path is present all the way to Hillhouseridge, a distance of about 2 kilometres.
On leaving the station turn left onto Station Road. Follow Station Road to a right hand bend where the road becomes known as Shottskirk Road. Continue to follow this road past the small roundabout and continue until you reach a crossroads. Take a left turn (this is still Shottskirk Road) and continue until you reach another right hand bend. Follow the road and continue walking up the hill past the large silver coloured factory and you will come to our offices at the top of the hill. Note that parts of the footpath are not lit and you may wish to return to the station by alternative means if it is dark.
National Cycle Route No. 75 passes by Shotts some 5 miles to the north. Leave the cycle route between milepost 31 and 32 at Blackridge and follow the B718 and B717 to Hillhouseridge. Shotts can be accessed by a variety of fairly quiet lanes though many routes are hilly. If arriving in Shotts by train you can follow the directions given in the walking section above. Bikes can be stored securely at the office. A shower is available if required.
Taxis can be called from the Station Hotel opposite the railway station or from a phone in the vestibule of the Co-Op supermarket opposite the Royal Bank of Scotland. The fare from the railway station is around £3.
Shotts is well served by buses from around the Central Belt. To arrange your personal public transport travel plan go to Traveline, 0870 608 2608, minicom 0870 241 2216 7am – 10pm
By Car (from the M8)
Leave the M8 at Junction 5. At the top of the slip road, turn right and then immediately left, following the signs to Shotts and HM Prison. After 1.5 miles, turn right (by the three spoil bings) and follow this road for a further 1.5 miles. At the ‘T’ junction, turn right. Follow this road (passing CSGNT on the left) until you reach another ‘T’ junction (you will see the prison wall directly ahead of you), turn left and the entrance to CSGNT is a sharp left after about 200 yards as the road sweeps to the right.
The following car hire companies operate out of Glasgow airport:-
Avis Tel: 08700 100 287
Bluewheels.com Tel: 0870 486 1651
Europcar Tel: 0870 6075000
Hertz Tel: 0870 846 0007
National Tel: 0141 887 7915
On departure from Glasgow Airport, follow signs for M8 City Centre and then follow directions above for car.
On departure from Edinburgh Airport, follow signs for M8 Glasgow and then follow directions above for car.
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