Eaglesham is a village in East Renfrewshire which was declared Scotland’s first Conservation Village in the 1960s.
Until the mid-18th century, Eaglesham was mainly a collection of crofts and farms. Then Alexander Montgomerie, the 10th Earl of Eglinton, had the settlement redeveloped as a new planned village. At the centre of the village stands a long green, known as the Orry. A cotton mill once stood here and at its peak employed 200 people. Eaglesham Heritage Trail opened on 3 September 2011, and it explains the history of the village from the 11th century to now. The village currently has a gallery and many restaurants and tearooms. Places of interest include St Bridget's Church, Polnoon Lodge and Deil's Wood.
The village today is served by a variety of shops, tearooms, pubs and a restaurant. Further eating and shopping facilities can be found in East Kilbride, which is less than six miles away. The nearest train station is in East Kilbride, which can be reached by bus from Eaglesham. Local bus services also travel to Newton Mearns, Clarkston and Glasgow. The village lies close to the M77 motorway and is a 20 minute drive from Glasgow.