Abington, South Lanarkshire

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Abington
Abington Main Street - geograph.org.uk - 145180.jpg
Abington Main Street
Abington is located in South Lanarkshire
Abington
Abington
 Abington shown within South Lanarkshire
Council area South Lanarkshire
Lieutenancy area Lanarkshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BIGGAR
Postcode district ML12
Dialling code 01864
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale
Scottish Parliament Clydesdale
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 55°29′37″N 3°41′14″W / 55.49365°N 3.68723°W / 55.49365; -3.68723

Abington is a village in the Scottish council region of South Lanarkshire, close to the M74 motorway, marking the point where it changes name to the A74(M), following the upgrade of the former A74 road. The West Coast Main Line between Glasgow and London also emerges from the Clyde Valley at this point and begins its ascent up Beattock Summit, alongside the motorway. Abington was at one time served by a station on the railway, but this was closed as a result of the Beeching cuts of the 1960s. There is a post office in the village.

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