Castlemilk was envisaged as independent township where people would both live and work, however the tenants were not provided with amenities for social life and very little employment was available. This physical isolation of Castlemilk turned to have adverse effects in the long term. There were only a few shops and no leisure facilities except for one pub. The public transport have been criticized since the scheme was first built as many people had to travel back into the city centre for work. With an inadequate expensive bus service and no trains, it was also a long way to travel into the city for work.
Key Themes: Movement, Community, Migration, Isolation, Transport