Bearsden is a town in East Dunbartonshire, lying on the north western fringe of Greater Glasgow, approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) from the City Centre. The area is highly popular with families due to schooling and amenities within the district. There are two secondary schools in the town, Bearsden Academy and Boclair Academy which both have academic performance "well above” average. Both these secondary schools are fed by eight primary schools within the town. Bearsden is primarily a middle-class commuter suburb, with its residents travelling into Glasgow each day to work by road or alternatively by rail from Bearsden, Westerton or Hillfoot stations.