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Wattston is a village on the B803, west of Greengairs in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. [1] Between them Wattston and Greengairs have about 1,190 residents. [2] It is around 4 km south of Cumbernauld, and 4 km north of Airdrie. Other places nearby include Caldercruix, Longriggend, Riggend and Slamannan.

Greengairs village in United Kingdom

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 Council area of Scotland

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 Country in Northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

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. [3] The village was badly affected by the Stanrigg Mining Disaster [4] where, in July 1918, a collapse led to the deaths of 19 local mine workers. [5]

The 98th corps of the Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers was headquartered at Wattston. [6]

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  1. "OS 25 inch, 1892-1905". National Library of Scotland. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  2. "Estimated population of localities by broad age groups, mid-2012" (PDF). Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  3. Lewis, Samuel (1851). A topographical dictionary of Scotland, comprising the several counties, islands, cities, burgh and market towns, parishes, and principal villages, with historical and statistical descriptions: embellished with engravings of the seals and arms of the different burghs and universities. London: S. Lewis and co. p. 589. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  4. "OS 25 inch, 1892-1905". National Library of Scotland. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  5. "Stanrigg 9th July 1918". Scottish Mining Website. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  6. Grierson, James Moncrieff, Sir (1909). Records of the Scottish volunteer force, 1859-1908. Edinburgh: W. Blackwood and sons. Retrieved 3 January 2018.

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