Lanarkshire is situated in the heart of Scotland between the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh.
- The region covers an area of 859 sq miles and comprises an attractive mix of urban settlements and rural landscape. The main population settlements include East Kilbride, Hamilton, Cumbernauld and Motherwell.
- Lanarkshire generally enjoys good road and rail communications as well as good links to both the country’s main international airports and deep-water ports on the Firths of Clyde and Forth.
- The Eurocentral depot at Mossend is the focus of a major distribution network in Lanarkshire and is Scotland's main distribution hub to the European continent.
- Lanarkshire’s central location in Scotland provides access to a large labour pool via the M8 motorway which connects Edinburgh and Glasgow at a journey time of 55 minutes. The M74 connects south to England while the M73 links with the A/M80 for routes north to Stirling, Perth and Inverness.
- Lanarkshire offers easy access to the main airports at Glasgow and Edinburgh offering scheduled services to a wide variety of domestic, European and international destinations.
- Glasgow’s suburban rail network links the major settlements with the city centre and from there to the national rail network. Journey times to London are under 6 hours. A commuter rail service links the major settlements in Lanarkshire to Glasgow.