For visitors

Glasgow Reform Synagogue is situated on the south side of Glasgow in Newton Mearns on the main road leading to Ayr and the Ayrshire coast.

Our address is: 147 Ayr Road, Newton Mearns, Glasgow G77 6RE.

If you wish to visit the synagogue, please make prior arrangements by calling our administrator on (0141) 639 4083 or emailing [email protected].

Office hours are normally 10:00am to 2:00pm Monday to Friday.

Directions to GRS

Public transport (below)


From Glasgow City Centre (M8)

(including Edinburgh, Stirling etc.)
Follow M8 and take M77 after crossing the Kingston bridge (junction 22). Continue on M77 to junction 4 (Newton Mearns). Follow slip-road, straight across roundabout and traffic lights (mind your speed) until you reach a mini-roundabout at a T-junction (approx 1.5 miles from motorway). Turn right (onto A77, Ayr Road). Synagogue is 800 metres on the left hand side before you reach traffic lights at Mearns Cross.

From East Kilbride

Take A726, following signs to Paisley (from Hamilton, Motherwell, leave the M74 at junction 5, signposted East Kilbride, Paisley). Follow A726 through Busby and Clarkston. Go straight across at Clarkston Toll and continue for another mile two kilometres to Eastwood Toll. Turn left on A77. Straight across lights, over mini-roundabout. Synagogue is on left-hand side before you reach traffic lights at Mearns Cross

From Kilmarnock, Ayr etc.

Take A77 towards Glasgow until you reach the start of the M77. Follow sign for Newton Mearns (non-Motorway traffic). A77 turns 90 degrees right over the motorway then 90 degrees left (Malletsheugh Inn on right) Continue to traffic lights at Mearns Cross (watch for speed camera!). Cross double set of lights; Synagogue is 400m on the right-hand side.

Car parking at GRS

The synagogue car park is reserved for disabled badge holders only at services and during busy times. On such occasions please park in side roads or in Parklands Leisure Centre Car Park which is permitted.

Public transport


First Bus or Stagecoach

  • When boarding, tell the driver you are travelling to Mearns Cross.
  • First Bus supports contactless debit and credit card payment on the bus. Both First Bus and Stagecoach offer various ticket options as well as mobile ticket apps.
  • For cash fares, First Bus drivers cannot make change; Stagecoach drivers can.
From Glasgow city centre

First Bus #38 southbound (destination Newton Mearns/Crookfur)
Disembark at Mearns Cross, walk approx. 200m north on Ayr Road to GRS on the right side.

Stagecoach #4 southbound (destination Ayr/Kilmarnock)
Departs from Buchanan Bus Station and follows a similar route to First #38

First Bus #4 southbound (destination Newton Mearns)
This bus takes a different route than Stagecoach #4/First Bus 38, with the journey about 11 minutes longer. Disembark at Mearns Cross, cross Eaglesham Road, walk approx. 300m north on Ayr Road to GRS on the right side

From the south

First Bus #38 or Stagecoach #4
Disembark at Mearns Cross, cross Ayr Road, walk approx. 200m north on Ayr Road to GRS on the right side.


ScotRail: the nearest station to GRS is Whitecraigs (about 2.5km from GRS). From there take either a taxi, First Bus #38, or Stagecoach #4 (see above).