Place:Mearns, Renfrewshire, Scotland

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NameMearns
Alt namesNewton Mearnssource: Family History Library Catalog
Newton-Mearnssource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeParish
Located inRenfrewshire, Scotland
Contained Places
Seat
Greenbank
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Newton Mearns is a suburban town in East Renfrewshire, Scotland. It lies southwest of Glasgow City Centre on the main road to Ayrshire, above sea level. It has a population of approximately 22,637.

The town is part of the Greater Glasgow conurbation. Its name derives from being a new town of the Mearns (from Scottish Gaelic "a' Mhaoirne" meaning a stewartry, cf The Mearns)

Newton Mearns is the largest settlement in East Renfrewshire.

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