Nerston, South Lanarkshire

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Nerston
Nerston is located in South Lanarkshire
Nerston
Nerston
 Nerston shown within South Lanarkshire
Council area South Lanarkshire
Lieutenancy area Lanarkshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town EAST KILBRIDE
Postcode district G74
Dialling code 01355
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Scottish Parliament East Kilbride
List of places
UK
Scotland

Coordinates: 55°47′06″N 4°09′57″W / 55.785°N 4.165833°W / 55.785; -4.165833

Modern development now encroaches the village: J Sainsbury at Kingsgate Retail Park, constructed on the former lands of West Nerston Farm during the 1990s.

Nerston (a contraction for North-East-toun)[1] is a village situated on the northern green-belt boundary of the new town of East Kilbride.


The headquarters of Robert Wiseman Dairies - now renamed Müller Wiseman Dairies - has been based in the village since 1959, housed in a former farmhouse and piggery, the original farm and dairy premises founded in 1947 at Murray Farm having been redeveloped by the East Kilbride Development Corporation.[2]


Nerston Residential School was established in 1940 by Glasgow Corporation as the Nerston Residential Child Guidance Clinic, using houses previously purchased by the Glasgow United Evangelist Association in 1898 for use of the Glasgow Fresh Air Fortnight Committee holiday camps for Glasgow children. The school eventually closed in 2010 as a result of a cost cutting excerise, the remaining primary children being merged with pupils at Greenwood School and relocated to the former Hampden School premises in Glasgow.[3] The abandoned school buildings were completely demolished in March 2014.[4]


The East Kilbride Golf Club, founded in 1900, was relocated to Nerston in the late 1960s due to the on-going expansion of the new town, having been originally located at the Show Park and later at Blacklaw.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ure, David, A.M. (1793) The History of Rutherglen and East Kilbride, Glasgow : David Niven
  2. ^ "Robert Wiseman, Dairy farmer and Milk Producer, Obituary". The Scotsman. 2004-10-12. Retrieved 2015-01-21. 
  3. ^ "Glasgow City Council approves more school mergers". bbc.co.uk. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2015-01-21. 
  4. ^ "Nerston Residential School". facebook.com. Retrieved 2015-01-21. 
  5. ^ "The revival of East Kilbride Golf Club after a fire". golfclubmanagement.net. 2011-12-31. Retrieved 2015-01-21.