Wattston is a village on the B803, west of Greengairs in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. km south of Cumbernauld, and 4 km north of Airdrie. Other places nearby include Caldercruix, Longriggend, Riggend and Slamannan.Between them Wattston and Greengairs have about 1,190 residents. It is around 4
Greengairs is a village in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. Greengairs is shown on a map by Roy c.1754 under the name of Green Geirs. In toponymy the name means "green strips of grass". Lying 3 miles (5 km) southeast of Cumbernauld and 3 miles (5 km) north east of Airdrie, the village consists mainly of local authority housing. Between them Greengairs and Wattston have about 1,190 residents.
North Lanarkshire Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig a Tuath) is one of 32 council areas of Scotland. It borders onto the northeast of the City of Glasgow and contains many of Glasgow's suburbs and commuter towns and villages. It also borders East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk, Stirling, South Lanarkshire and West Lothian. The council covers parts of the traditional counties of Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire and Stirlingshire.
Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain, with a border with England to the southeast, and is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast, the Irish Sea to the south, and more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides.
There is still open cast mining in this former mining village.The village was badly affected by the Stanrigg Mining Disaster where, in July 1918, a collapse led to the deaths of 19 local mine workers.
The 98th corps of the Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers was headquartered at Wattston.
Colzium House and Estate is about 500 metres to the north-east of Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. The present house dates from 1783 and was extended and modernised in 1861. The name may mean "defile leap".
Shotts is a town in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is located almost halfway between Glasgow and Edinburgh. The town has a population of about 8,840. A local story has Shotts being named after the legendary giant Bertram de Shotts, though toponymists give the Anglo-Saxon scēots as the real source of the name. Shotts is the home of the 2015 world champion pipe band, Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band.
Plains is a village outside the town of Airdrie, in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, about 14 miles east of Glasgow city centre and 32 miles west of Edinburgh. The nearest major towns are Airdrie and Coatbridge. The village is west of Caldercruix and the North Calder Water. The population is about 2,740.
Monklands was, between 1975 and 1996, one of nineteen local government districts in the Strathclyde region of Scotland.
Auchinloch is a village in North Lanarkshire, near Lenzie in Scotland. In previous years it was in the Parish of Cadder and, until recently, Strathkelvin District. The village's name - "Field of the Loch" - derives from its proximity to a small loch called the Gadloch. The area was sometimes known as the Loch Lands.
Chryston is a village in North Lanarkshire, around 7 miles (11 km) east of Glasgow, in Scotland. It lies north of its sister village, Muirhead, which is on the A80. The village has around double Muirhead's population although the exact boundary between the two modern villages is difficult to find.
Upperton is a village in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, near Airdrie and Cumbernauld, about 20 miles (32 km) north-east of Glasgow. It lies close to the B803 between Greengairs and Slamannan. Other nearby roads include Hulks Road towards the A73, Fannyside Road to Abronhill and the road to Caldercruix via Longriggend. The Avon Water flows through the village and meets the Shielhill Burn, a tributary of the River Avon, just outside the village. William Forrest's 1816 map of Lanarkshire shows the site as Upper Town. The Ordnance Survey map sites "Uppertown" on Shiel Hill.
Luggiebank is a small village to the south of Cumbernauld. Like Condorrat, Castlecary and Dullatur, it predates the new town of Cumbernauld, and of those only Condorrat was officially included in the designated area. It is situated on what used to be the Stirling Road from Lanark, but as a result of a bypass (B8039) the old road is now a cul-de-sac. Unlike the rest of Cumbernauld, which was in Dunbartonshire, Luggiebank was historically in Lanarkshire, but was adopted into Dunbartonshire in 1967, prior to Cumbernauld becoming a police burgh the following year. Following further boundary changes in 1995, Luggiebank became part of North Lanarkshire.
Stepps is a thriving settlement in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, near the north-eastern outskirts of Glasgow. It enjoys recently upgraded facilities that include a new primary school, library, and sports facilities while retaining a historic heart around its church in Whitehill Avenue and its Victorian and Edwardian housing. Excellent travel connections by road and rail mean residents work in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Stirling and beyond. At the same time its location means that excellent walks in the new Seven Lochs Wetland Park are on the doorstop, from which views to the Campsies and Loch Lomond can be enjoyed. It has a population of around 6,730.
Smithstone is an area of Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire. Versions of the name are recorded in the vicinity from the mid fourteenth century onwards. The area was originally a farm and the first Ordnance Survey map shows it as Smithstown. A coal mining and quarrying business had developed in the 19th century and Smithston Row and Smithston Quarry are shown on the map. North Lanarkshire Council sold off the land to developers for housing and it is now anticipated that up to 700 houses will be built in the area. In late 2005 a new road from Smithstone Road to Constarry Road outside Croy, was opened, providing a link to the separate housing estates of the area. Being west of Croy, the area is the closest point of Cumbernauld to Twechar and the Antonine Wall fort at Bar Hill.
Bothwellhaugh was a Scottish coal mining village housing Hamilton Palace Colliery workers and their families. Locals referred to the village as The Pailis. It was located near to the towns of Motherwell, Bellshill and Hamilton in Lanarkshire, being occupied from the mid-1880s until it was demolished in 1965.
Garnkirk is a settlement in North Lanarkshire, located a mile 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 modern railway stations are in Gartcosh and Stepps.
Glenmavis is a village in the North Lanarkshire area of Scotland. It is situated about 2 miles north-west of Airdrie on the B802 road. A mid-2012 estimate recorded a population of about 2290.
Glenboig is a village in North Lanarkshire, Scotland lying north of Coatbridge and to the south east of Kirkintilloch and is approximately 10 miles from Glasgow City Centre. According to a 2012 estimate, the population of Glenboig was 2780.
Riggend is a hamlet in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is on the A73 Stirling Road not far from Wattston.
The Luggie Water is one of two streams which flow out of Cumbernauld. The Scottish New Town’s name derives from the Gaelic for "the meeting of the waters" and it’s possible this refers to the Luggie Water and the Red Burn, both of which run through Cumbernauld but which never meet.
Stand is a hamlet in North Lanarkshire, Scotland situated on the A73 near Airdrie. Its Ordnance Survey grid reference is NS7668.
Blairlinn is the site of one of Cumbernauld's several industrial estates built as satellite developments on the periphery of the Scottish town's residential areas.
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