Milton of Campsie

Location type


Names and dates

Milton [of Campsie] (1848-1912)
Milton of Campsie (1912-1951)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.

Opened on the Campsie Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway).


This was a two platform station on a double track railway

The platforms passed under the Birdston Road bridge. At the east end of the station, on the north side of the line, was a siding serving a loading bank, approached from the east. The signal box was located where this met the line. The main station building was on the eastbound platform, for Glasgow Queen Street High Level via Lenzie.

To the west a siding, served from the east, ran to the Lillyburn Printworks on the north side of the line. A tramway ran north from this siding to the Glorat Lime Works.

To the south of the station a siding, on the west side, served the Kincaid Printworks. The was accessed from the north.

The box closed in 1930, although both the goods yard and Lillyburn siding remained in use. The station closed to passengers in 1951. When the line was singled in 1956 the westbound track was lifted through the station - just to the east of the station this changed to the other line. This was required as north of Kelvin Valley West Junction (due to the crossover which had existed here) the westbound line was retained when the line was singled. The line itself closed in 1966.

The platforms remain intact, although the bridge has been replaced by a large concrete pipe.


Station footpath

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

Chronology Dates

05/07/1848Campsie Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway)
Campsie Branch opened from Lenzie (called Campsie Junction) to Lennoxtown [1st]. Stations at; Campsie Junction, Kirkintilloch [2nd], Milton of Campsie, Lennoxtown [1st].
29/09/1951Strathendrick and Aberfoyle Railway Forth and Clyde Junction Railway Blane Valley Railway Campsie Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway)
Aberfoyle to Kirkintilloch [2nd] (excluded) closed to passengers. Passenger stations closed at Aberfoyle, Gartmore, Buchlyvie, Balfron, Killearn, Dumgoyne, Blanefield, Strathblane, Campsie Glen, Lennoxtown [2nd], Milton of Campsie closed.
24/06/1956Campsie Branch (Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway)
Blane Valley Junction to Kelvin Valley West Junction singled. (The approach to Lennoxtown [1st] having previously been singled.) The westbound line was lifted between Blane Valley Junction and Milton of Campsie and, beyond that, the southbound line was lifted. The line slewed east of Milton of Campsie.

News items

02/06/2022Strathkelvin Railway Path in East Dunbartonshire to be upgraded [Glasgow Times]