16th April 1962

Livingston is designated a New Town

Livingston, then just a village, was greatly enlarged in the early 1960s, with the incorporation of several surrounding villages in an effort to reduce overcrowding in Glasgow. As such, it became Scotland’s fourth New Town. The plan, published in April that year, defined an 84-square-mile area of mixed housing and industry, including homes for 100,000 residents. Before the end of the decade, the initial 100,000 resident projection was more than doubled.



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