Mitherwall

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Mitherwall toun centre on a Seturday efternuin

Mitherwall (Scots Gaelic: Tobar na Màthar, Inglis: Motherwell) is a muckle toun an ae-time burgh o North Lanrikshire, Scotland, sooth-east o Glesga. The toun wis a burgh frae 1865 till it gaed thegither wi Wishae in 1920.

Mitherwall wis weel-kennt as a steel-producin toun in the mid-20th century an wis hame ti the Ravenscraig steelyaird, wan o the lairgest steelyairds in the Unitit Kinrick at that time. Deed, the closin o the Ravenscraig wis hoyd as the end o the steel producin industry in Scotland. Nouadays, maist fowk are employit in offices and call centres funnd in the toun an yonder aboots efter several years o gowstie unemployment.

Forby, Mitherwall is hame ti the heidquarter o baith North Lanrikshire Cooncil an Polis Scotland Lanrikshire Divijin.

Shoppin[eedit | eedit soorce]

Mitherwall toun centre uised tae hae a lairge nummer o shaps an restaurants houaniver, in recent times, mony o these shaps hae haed to close acause o a swith dwynin economy. This coud be made waur bi the openin o a new toun centre in the redevelopit Ravenscraig town centre.

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Railweys[eedit | eedit soorce]

Mitherwall railwey station

The're twa railwey stations in Mitherwall. The main station is in the toun centre (simply cryed Mitherwall) an the're a wee-er ane aff Airble Road cryed Airbles. Trains frae the main station gang tae Dalmuir via Glesga, Milngavie, Lanrik an is on the Wast Coast Mainline frae Glesga tae Lunnon. The Airbles Station anerly rins services tae Dalmuir via Hamiltoun.

Roads[eedit | eedit soorce]

Mitherwall is gey eith tae git tae acause it is right aside the M74 motorwey. This road rins aw the wey frae Glesga tae Cumbria whaur it is cryed the M6. Mitherwall is anerly a five meenit drive frae the M8 motorwey that gangs atween Glesga an Edinburgh.

Buses[eedit | eedit soorce]

The're a nummer o different bus operators that rin services throu Mitherwall, includin First, McKindless an Coakley. Routes rin tae mony touns includin:

Eddication[eedit | eedit soorce]

Primary Schuils[eedit | eedit soorce]

The're ten primry schuils funnd in Mitherwall:

  • Cawder Primary Schuil
  • Cathedral Primary Schuil
  • Fir Pairk Primary Schuil
  • Glencairn Primary Schuil
  • Knowetop Primary Schuil
  • Ladywell Primary Schuil
  • Logans Primary Schuil
  • Muirhoose Primary Schuil
  • Muir Street Primary Schuil
  • St. Bernadette's Primary Schuil
  • St. Brendan's Primary Schuil

Saicondar Schuils[eedit | eedit soorce]

The're three main saicondar schuils in Mitherwall:

  • Braidhurst Heich Schuil
  • Diȝell Heich Schuil
  • Oor Lady's Heich Schuil

Braidhurst High is in the Forgewood aurie o toun and maist o the scholarts at the schuil are frae the north o Mitherwall wi feeder schuils funnd in that pairt o the toun. Braidhurst wis recently impruiven wi the auld pink an yallochie bein replacit wi new black-avised gless panels. The schuil has aboot 1,000 scholarts.

Dalziel High is locatit inby Strathclyde Pairk wi scholarts bein drawn frae the sooth an east o the toun. The schuil aboot 1,000 scholarts an aw.

Oor Lady's High is the anely Roman Catholic schuil in Mitherwall. It is funnd in the Muirhoose aurie o toun inby Fir Pairk fitbaa staium. Ance on a day, it was the lairgest schuil in Scotland but it nou has anely aboot 700 scholarts.

Forder Eddication[eedit | eedit soorce]

The're a forder eddication college in Mitherwall. This is cryed Mitherwall College an it uised tae be neist Oor Lady's High, houaniver it wis flittit tae Ravenscraig in 2009.

Sport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Fitbaa[eedit | eedit soorce]

Mitherwall is hame tae the perfaissional fitbaa team, Mitherwall Fitbaa Club wha spiel thair hame gemmes at Fir Pairk, juist ootside the toun centre. Its alsae supportet by yin Wullie McMuzlek, wha is a dobber. Unsonsily, acause o the "Auld Firm" o Celtic an Rangers, maist fowk frae Mitherwall dinnae support thair hame side. This means that the team kelter tae mak sae hantle nor thair rivals frae Glesga. The're mony youth teams an aw, that tak oan wee louns an queans an teach them the gemme.