Strathaven

town in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK

Strathaven (/ˈstrvən/ (audio speaker iconlisten); Scots: Straiven;[2] from Scottish Gaelic: Strath Aibhne [s̪t̪ɾah ˈajnə], meaning: valley of the Avon)[source?] is a small town in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. The town has was granted a Royal Charter in 1450, making the Town of Strathaven a Burgh of Barony. The current estimated population is 7,500.

Strathaven
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Strathaven is located in South Lanarkshire
Strathaven
Strathaven
Location within South Lanarkshire
Population7,484 [1] (2011 Census) est. 7,500 (2013)
• Edinburgh39 mi (63 km)
• London330 miles (531 km)
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSTRATHAVEN
Postcode districtML10
Dialling code01357
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55°40′37″N 4°03′54″W / 55.677°N 4.065°W / 55.677; -4.065Coordinates: 55°40′37″N 4°03′54″W / 55.677°N 4.065°W / 55.677; -4.065
The Common Green, the centre of Strathaven

LocationEdit

The town is located on the edge of the strath of the Avon Water, around 6 miles (10 km) from Hamilton and 18 miles (29 km) from Glasgow. The A71, which connects Edinburgh and Kilmarnock passes through the town. In the 2001 census the town had a population of 7,700. Strathaven has one secondary school and three primary schools - Kirklandpark Primary, Wester Overton Primary, and St Patrick's Primary. It also has a grass airfield about 2 miles (3 km) to the north west on Lethame Road.

Strathaven railway stationsEdit

Strathaven had, at various times, three railway stations.

SportEdit

Strathaven is home to several sports clubs, which include:

  • Strathaven Dynamo AFC
  • Strathaven Rugby Club
  • Strathaven Golf Club
  • Strathaven Bowling Club
  • Avondale Bowling Club
  • Strathaven Tennis Club
  • Strathaven Badminton Club (Currently Meets in Larkhall due to the rebuilding of the sports centre).

Famous Residents (Past and Present)Edit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. "The Online Scots Dictionary". Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  3. "Sir Harry Lauder (1870 - 1950) with Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) at Lauder's estate, Lauder Ha', in Strathaven, South Lanarkshire". National Galleries of Scotland.
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