The town is fairly well equipped with facilities. A refurbished swimming baths (The John Smith Pool) was opened in 1997 and the Sports Centre (Airdrie Leisure Centre) has been upgraded. Also with the recent completion of the Airdrie football stadium ( New Broomfield Stadium ) the town is well catered for sporting options. There are also 2 golf courses (Airdrie Golf Club and Easter Moffat)
The main district General Hospital in Airdrie is Monklands DGH in Monkscourt Avenue. There are other smaller cottage- type hospitals (e.g. Wester Moffat Hospital) around the town but with no accident or emergency facilities. Several surgeries are available also. These tend now to be part of the main Health Centre group and under one roof. St Andrews Hospice for the terminally ill is also situated in Airdrie (in Hallcraig Street).
Airdrie has a good transport network of services, especially to Glasgow. The main bus terminal situated in the town centre has services to all surrounding districts, but to go further afield, it is usually necessary to travel to Hamilton (6 miles from Airdrie) to board inter-city routes. There is a local train service to Glasgow Queen Street (every 20 minutes) and again, all mainline services tend to go from Glasgow throughout the UK. Several taxi firms operate in the town and should have no problems providing service to Glasgow or Edinburgh airports.
Di Maggio’s (Airdrie) – Vibrant, bustling Italian pizzeria
Trattoria Guidi – Popular Italian restaurant in Coatdyke
Hotels and B&B’s
Tudor Hotel 39 Alexandra Street, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. ML6 0BA. Tel : 01236 764144, Fax : 01236 747589. Single occupation with breakfast: 40GBP typically per night Double occupation with breakfast: 60GBP typically per night. 20 rooms, 18 en-suite. Conferencing for 250. Room telephones, wheelchair access, ample parking. Visa – Mastercard – Amex accepted.
Shawlee Cottage Airdrie, Scotland, B&B
Rosslee Guest House 107 Forrest Street, Airdrie, Lanarkshire. ML6 7AR. Tel : 01236 765865. Guest house, family run. Single occupation with breakfast : 18GBP to 24GBP typically per night. Double occupation with breakfast : 36GBP to 48GBP typically per night. 6 rooms, 4 en-suite. Ample parking . Pets by arrangement.
Laurel House Hotel 101 Main St, Chapelhall, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, ML6 8SB. Tel : 01236 763230
Easter Glentore Farm B&B & Acorn Cottage
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The shopping experience is slightly limited due to the towns’ size. The local market has just closed down to make way for a new shopping centre. We have Morrisons as the main supermarket along with Aldi and LidL. Otherwise there is a small retail park (Curry’s, Argos, Lidl). Nearby in Coatbridge there is a B&Q. Many locals will make the trip to Glasgow for any major shopping trips as the city offers extensive shopping facilities and is on a par with any major city for choice.