Kilsyth is a town located in Central Scotland with a population of around ten thousand people. With the surrounding villages of Banton, Queenzieburn, Croy and Twechar, the total population of the district is around 13,000 people. The demography of the population is fairly well spread over the various age groups. Cumbernauld and Kirkintilloch are the nearest large towns with populations of around 50,000 and 20,000 respectively.
It should be noted that the location of the town, in the centre of the Central Belt of Scotland, means that there is a catchment area of around four million people within a travelling distance of one hour from the town.
Until the 1960s, Kilsyth was mainly a mining community. With the demise of this industry, the local pits have long been closed and most workers now commute to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cumbernauld and Kirkintilloch.
The town is served by a train service from Croy Station.