Is taking the train a good way to see Scotland? Also, is there a train station in Muirhead?

I am going to spend about a week in Scotland. Relatives who have been, told me to rent a car, but I prefer the train. Will I need a car to see some of Scotland, or will the train suffice? Also, I am trying to get to the tiny village of Muirhead near Cryston. Does anyone know if there is a train depot near there?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) May 01, 2012 15:42
    Hi Elizabeth,

    In Scotland, the rail network does extend to some of the larger cities and hubs. The rail lines connect Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Stirling, Perth, Aberdeen, and Inverness. You can view a map of the main rail lines in a particular country or all of Europe by clicking on 'Europe Map & Guide' on our homepage. The specific link to the map of the main rail lines in Scotland is

    The closest rail stations to Muirhead are the stations in Stepps, Lenzie and Gartcosh, which are each about a 10 to 15 minute train ride from Glasgow. Each of these stations would be about 2 miles from Muirhead. You can check the ticket costs and schedules for trains between Glasgow and any of these stations under 'Find Fares & Schedules' on our homepage. Otherwise, if you'll be traveling with a rail pass that includes Scotland, it would cover the ticket costs on these trains. If you will only be traveling within Scotland, you could purchase the BritRail Freedom of Scotland Pass. This pass can be purchased here:
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