Garnkirk is a dispersed settlement in North Lanarkshire, located a mile (1.5 km) southwest of Muirhead. It is located 10 km northeast of Glasgow's city centre and 23 km southwest of Falkirk. Garnkirk is connected via the nearby motorways M8, M73 and M80. This provides access to Cumbernauld, Glasgow and Stirling. The nearest train stations are in Gartcosh and Stepps. Between 1897 and 1921 Garnkirk was the location of the Gartloch Distillery that produced grain whisky.