Lanrik

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Coordinates: 55°40′30″N 3°46′37″W / 55.674903°N 3.777019°W / 55.674903; -3.777019 Lanrik (Scots Gaelic: Lannraig, Inglis: Lanark) is a smaw toun in the central belt o Scotland. It haes 8,253 indwallers makkin it the 100t mukkilest toun in Scotland. The origin o the name is British (Cumbric Lanerc, Welsh Llanerch) meinin "glade"[1].

Lanrik wis the coontie toun o the umwhyl coontie o Lanrikshire. For monie yeir, houaniver, Hamiltoun wis the coontie toun afore the makkin o Strathclyde. It haes a lang historie, auld tradeitions, an sum fine pairks an biggins. Lanrik railwey station an coach station haes frequent services ti Glesga. Thar isna ower mukkil industrie in Lanrik an sum dwallers commute for ti wirk in Glesga an Edinburgh. Its shaps serr the local fermin communitie an surroondin veilages. Thar is a mukkil modren lyvstock auction mercat on the ootskirts o the toun.

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  1. Scottish place names, W. F. H. Nicolaisen, p.164, 172, London, 1976