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Bothwell, South Lanarkshire

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Bothwell, South Lanarkshire

Bothwell is a small town in the South Lanarkshire council area of Scotland. It lies on the north bank of the River Clyde, adjacent to Uddingston and Hamilton, nine miles east-south-east of Glasgow city centre. Bothwell is an affluent commuter town that has attracted a number of local celebrities including a number of Celtic and Rangers footballers. Thanks to a steady rise in property prices, Bothwell has earned its reputation as one of Glasgow's most prosperous satellites.
Post townGlasgow
Administrative CountySouth Lanarkshire
Traditional CountyLanarkshire
OS GridNS7058
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01698
Population6,379 (2001 Census)
 

Bothwell, South Lanarkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Bothwell.-- par. and town with ry. sta., N. Lanarkshire, on right bank of river Clyde, 8 miles SE. of Glasgow, 13,064 ac., pop. 25,466; town, pop. 1520; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank. In the vicinity is the splendid Norman ruin of B. Castle, to the E. of which is the modern mansion. B. Bridge (now modernised) was the scene of the battle (1679) in which the Covenanters were defeated by the Royal troops under Monmouth. Here also is a priory, founded in 13th century. The manse of B. was the birthplace of Joanna Baillie (1762-1851), the dramatist and poetess.

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