South Lanarkshire shoppers love their Greggs
South Lanarkshire has been revealed as one of Scotland’s hotspots for Greggs.
Rutherglen and Cambuslang account for five of the 21 shops across the region.
There are two within a few hundred yards of one another on Rutherglen Main Street, with further outlets in Burnside, Cambuslang Main Street and Halfway.
Cambuslang is also home to the Greggs bakery which covers Scotland and the north of England.
That means there is a Greggs for every 11,700 people in the towns.
Analysis of the figures by the Reformer shows South Lanarkshire has the equivalent of 6.6 stores per 100,000 people – the fourth-highest rate for any local authority area in the country.
Glasgow emerged at the top of the tree in Scotland when it comes to the sheer number of Greggs outlets with a whopping 50 stores in the city.
However, when it comes to the number of stores per head, West Dunbartonshire nudges Glasgow into second place with eight stores.
This is the equivalent of 8.9 stores for every 100,000 people in the area, the highest rate for any local authority area in the country.
Glasgow’s 50 stores come at a rate of 8.2 per 100,000 – the second-highest out of all Scotland’s local authority areas.
City of Edinburgh was third in Scotland, with its 35 Greggs equating to seven per 100,000 people.
It means that you’re more than twice as likely to come across a Greggs in South Lanarkshire, with the average figure across the UK standing at 2.7 stores for every 100,000 people.
Newcastle has more Greggs per head than anywhere else in the UK while West Dunbartonshire in Scotland comes second.
Out of the 406 local authority areas in the UK, only 58 didn’t have a Greggs.