Cumbernauld Village (often referred to locally as just the Village) is an area of the new town of Cumbernauld. Whilst Cumbernauld is a new town, having been first planned in 1956, the Village itself has a pre-mediaeval history, with an Ancient Roman settlement being built in the area due to its proximity to the Antonine Wall. After the Roman period the settlement remained and grew to such an extent that the Comyn family built their chapel there. The Flemings (who would become the Earls of Wigtown) later took the decision to build their castle in Cumbernauld.
By the 17th century the main industry of the Village was hand loom weaving, but this subsequently changed as due to the village's proximity to the Forth and Clyde canal and rich source of natural minerals and stone it became a site of mining and quarrying. The village was also the site of a number of tenant held farms on the Flemings' estate.
As the mining industry declined the Village was further boosted by the decision to site a new town in the vicinity, with Cumbernauld lending its name to this new town.
Today, Cumbernauld Village is quite characteristically different from most of the rest of the town, as it contains a high number of local amenities, and its structure of having pavements (sidewalks) beside the roads in the Village is quite unlike the rest of the planned new town, with the possible exception of Condorrat, which is similarly like Cumbernauld Village a settlement of many years standing before the new town's construction.