Bearsden is an affluent suburb of Glasgow and is situated approximately 6 miles north west of the city centre.
The Roman Antonine Wall ran through Bearsden and the well-preserved remains of a military bath house can be seen near the town centre. Bearsden started out as a small hamlet in the 17th century, but grew in the 19th century as wealthy Glasgow businessmen moved to the city's periphery in search of a better standard of living. Bearsden was ranked the seventh wealthiest area in Britain in a 2005 survey. The town centre is known as Bearsden Cross where there is a good selection of restaurants, bars and independent shops. Bearsden has its own train station with frequent services to Glasgow city centre.