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Glaisnock Street Guide

Glaisnock Street , Cumnock, East Ayrshire, KA18 1DA

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Introduction

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    • Cumnock is the second largest town in East Ayrshire, located to the east of the A76 from Kilmarnock to Dumfries.
    • This guide covers the popular shopping area at the north end of Glaisnock Street.
    • Glaisnock Street shopping area runs from beyond the junction with Townhead Street at The Square in the north until around Greenholm Road to the south.
    • Beyond Greenholm Road it is mainly residential properties for 500m to the Cumnock Community Fire Station near Murray Park where it becomes Glaisnock Road out to the A76 roundabout.
    • The shopping area is around 340m (0.2 miles) and takes approximately 5-10 minutes to walk.
    • The shopping area has long slight slopes throughout with some steep slopes in places.
    • Footpaths on both sides have a block paving surface, with some tarmac further south near the end of the shopping area.
    • The pavements are approximately 210cm wide.
    • There are no opportunities to sit and rest, although Cumnock Town Hall offers some benches outside.

Getting Here

  • By Car:
  • Cumnock town centre is located approximately 1 mile from the A76 (Kilmarnock-Dumfries) road, using Ayr Road (A70) from the north west or Glaisnock Road (B7083) from the south east.
  • The A70 (Ayr-Edinburgh) road comes through Cumnock approximately 150m from the centre, with good links to Tanyard Car Park or the central Ayr Road Car Park.
  • Glaisnock Street is in the town centre and runs from north to south.
  • To the north-west it begins with a one-way section at the junction with Lugar Street and Townhead Street near The Square.
  • It becomes Glaisnock Road to the south-west approximately 850m from the town centre, which leads out to the A76 roundabout.
  • Parking:
  • There are short and long stay car parks in the town centre with some standard on-street and Blue Badge parking located in Glaisnock Street.
  • By Bus:
  • The bus station at Tanyard is approximately 100m from Glaisnock Street from The Square and is served by many routes to surrounding areas.
  • Coalfield Community Transport also offer minibus links throughout the area, with membership costs approximately £5.
  • By Train:
  • Auchinleck Station is 1.7 miles from Cumnock town centre.
  • There are ramps to both platforms, with a stepped bridge.

Parking

  • On-Street Blue Badge Parking
  • There is a designated Blue Badge bay on the Glaisnock Street.
  • There is a dropped kerb with tactile paving from the bay.
  • There are 2 designated bays to the north near The Square on the one-way Lugar Street.
  • On-Street Standard Parking
  • There are standard parking bays to the south of Glaisnock Street on both sides.
  • Public Car Parks
  • There are several free public car parks nearby.
  • Glaisnock Street Car Park to the south behind Cumnock Town Hall is the closest with several designated bays 55-75m from Glaisnock Street.
  • There are also several designated bays for the town hall which are slightly closer.
  • There are a few spaces to the rear of services off Market Lane although there are no designated bays here.
  • Ayr Road Car Park to the west offers some designated bays around 45-60m from Glaisnock Street via the access lanes or Ayr Road.
  • Townhead Street Car Park to the east offers some designated bays around 95m from Glaisnock Street via the access lane.
  • Tanyard Car Park to the west offers several designated bays and is around 120m from the north of Glaisnock Street via Tower Street lane.
  • There are also some standard parking bays behind the Townhead Street shops on The Strand around 120m away.
  • ASDA supermarket has a customer car park around 200m away via the bridge to Greenholm Road.
  • Drop-off
  • There are no designated drop-off points.
  • Taxi rank
  • There is not a taxi rank although Ayrshire Transport - Cumnock Taxis office is located near the junction with Townhead Street.

Lugar Street - Glaisnock Street

  • Lugar Street is a one-way street around The Square which then becomes Glaisnock Street.
  • This Glaisnock Street section runs from The Square down to the junction with Townhead Street.
  • There is a pedestrian crossing in this area, with push buttons.
  • The buttons are 116cm high and there are audio and visual signals.
  • There are no rotating cones on this set of lights.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides.
  • The pavement to the west is 210cm wide and leads down an easy slope which continues onto the main stretch of Glaisnock Street.
  • The pavement to the east follows an easy slope down to join Townhead Street round the junction.
  • Crossing Townhead Street here leads to the opposite side of the main Glaisnock Street strip where the new shopping development is located.
  • Traffic from the main Glaisnock Street route flows in both directions to Townhead Street.
  • There is a lollipop attendant to help with Townhead Street crossings during school times.

Townhead Street Junction

  • The one-way section of Glaisnock Street splits in either direction at the Townhead Street junction.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on either side.
  • There are some bollards along the roadside in this area.
  • There is a shallow trough on the slope towards the road on the west side of the street.
  • Local shop owners suggested traffic sometimes uses the incorrect lanes here making it difficult to judge.
  • The traffic lights are approximately 30m away to cross the same one-way road more safely.

Townhead Street - Ayr Road

  • This section covers the west side of the street from the Townhead Street junction to Ayr Road.
  • There is an easy slope from the north towards The Square leading down to Ayr Road.
  • There is an access point near the Townhead Street junction leading from the Ayr Road Car Park.
  • There is an easy slope up the access route.
  • At the Ayr Road junction there is a wider paved garden area which has some wide bollards and large plant pots adjacent to the inside pavement.
  • There are kerbs surrounding the bases of trees in this area.
  • There is a further access point from the Ayr Road Car Park here as well.
  • There are traffic lights to cross Glaisnock Street or Ayr Road from this area.

Townhead Street - Glaisnock Street

  • The east side of Glaisnock Street at the junction with Townhead Street to the Ayr Road traffic lights are covered in this section.
  • There is a lollipop attendant available to assist with crossing Townhead Street near the junction during school times.
  • There are no dropped kerbs in this area, although the pedestrian crossing is 45m away along Townhead Street.
  • Once across, or if coming from/to Townhead Street there is an easy slope around the corner where the pavement is wider.
  • There is a telephone box on the inside of the corner near Townhead Street.
  • On Glaisnock Street there is a railing between the pavement and road close to the corner.
  • Opposite the railing there is tactile paving in front of steps to an area with benches in front of the new shopping area.
  • The steps can be bypassed further along, or from Townhead Street.
  • There is an easy slope throughout the pavement with a surface of block paving.
  • There are some paving slabs in the newly constructed area adjacent to Glaisnock Water.
  • There are steps up to a bridge to access the new shopping area towards the corner.
  • There is an access point with an easy slope near the Ayr Road junction with railings on both sides which can be used to bypass the steps.
  • There are seating areas over Glaisnock Water near the new shopping area.
  • Please refer to the Townhead Street guide for details.

Ayr Road Junction Crossings

  • There are traffic lights to cross Ayr Road just beyond the junction near the garden area.
  • The traffic lights are push button operated, with audio and visual signals.
  • There are rotation cones beneath all controls here.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on all sides and metal studs to indicate the route across.
  • There are similar lights to cross Glaisnock Street before and after the junction.
  • Button controls are approximately 113cm high.
  • It may be easier to cross Glaisnock Street to the north of the Ayr Road junction as there is a steep slope to the south on the west side.
  • Further up the east side though there is a steeper, but shorter slope near Scotmid Co-operative.
  • There is a further crossing possible before that slope but it does not offer further traffic lights.

Ayr Road - Market Lane

  • There are similar traffic lights and crossings immediately to the south of the Ayr Road junction.
  • On the west side there is a steep slope up until near the Blue Badge parking bay where it becomes less steep.
  • There is a post box on the inside of the pavement on the steep part.
  • The pavement is wide, narrowing where the Blue Badge and standard parking bays are.
  • There may be some A-frames in place towards the inside of the pavement.
  • The east side of the street has an slighter slope until a steep area near Scotmid Co-operative.
  • There is a short, steep slope beyond a driveway before the convenience store.
  • There is a fence rail to the inside of the pavement and a bollard adjacent to the road at the top of the steep slope.
  • There is a dropped kerb for the driveway on the east which could be used to cross to the dropped kerb with tactile paving at the Blue Badge bay on the west side.
  • To the south of the short, steep slope the pavement is wider before narrowing for some parking spaces.
  • There are some bollards at the parking bay corners and to mark the entrance to the petrol station further up.
  • The west side has a long easy slope south beyond the Blue Badge bay until the Market Lane junction.

Market Lane - Hall Terrace

  • The Market Lane junction on the west side of the street is a narrow lane leading to a rear parking area.
  • There are no pavements on Market Lane itself, so parking at the nearby Glaisnock Street may be easier.
  • There are dropped pavements without tactile paving on both sides.
  • There are easy slopes on either side leading in front of the hotel to the south down towards Ayr Road on the north.

Hall Terrace - Town Hall

  • The slight slope on the west side continues up until Hall Terrace where it eases off near Cumnock Town Hall.
  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides of Hall Terrace, and the entrance to Glaisnock Street Car Park.
  • There is tactile paving on the south side towards the town hall only.
  • There is a modern paved surface on the pavement in front of the town hall, with large stone bollards on the inside.
  • There is a paving stone surface directly in front of the town hall where there are some benches available.
  • Beyond the town hall to the south on this side are residential properties.
  • In front of the town hall there is a memorial to James Kier Hardie, founder of The Labour Party.
  • There are 3 steps leading up to the statue bust, which can be bypassed using the easy slopes to the entrance area.

Petrol Station Garage

  • Opposite the Dumfries Arms Hotel, north of Cumnock Town Hall, there is a petrol station on the east side of the street.
  • There are lowered kerbs at the wide entrances next to Semichem and exit to the south near Greenholm Road.
  • The pavements are also wide in this area with a slight slope leading up to the south.

Greenholm Road Crossing

  • Greenhold Road is located opposite Cumnock Town Hall on the east side of Glaisnock Street.
  • It leads to East Ayrshire Council customer services at Rothesay House and Cumnock Library.
  • It is a narrow 2 way road with traffic lights at the junction.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides and metal studs in the road.
  • The lights are push button operated, with audio and visual signals.
  • There are rotating cones beneath controls at the lights here.
  • The buttons are 113-16cm high.
  • There is no pavement on the north side leading into Greenholm Road and the pavement on the south is fairly narrow at 85cm wide.
  • There are similar traffic lights to cross over to Cumnock Town Hall immediately south of Greenholm Road junction here.

Beyond Greenholm Road

  • There are further shops and businesses on the east side of the street for a further 100m or so beyond Greenholm Road.
  • There are bus stop poles on either side of the street.
  • There is a slight slope with a block paving surface which turns to tarmac further south.
  • There are some on-street parking bays on the east side of the street in this area.
  • Beyond the shops is mainly residential properties.

Toilet Facilities

  • There are no public toilet facilities nearby.
  • The closest are at Tanyard near the bus station.
  • Cumnock Town Hall offers an accessible toilet and Cumnock Local Council Offices in Greenholm Road has a Changing Places facility.
  • Cumnock Library here also offers an accessible toilet.
  • Please refer to the separate access guides for details.
  • Some venues along the route may also have their own customer toilet facilities available.

Access Guides Available For (Glaisnock Street)