Abington, South Lanarkshire

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Abington Main Street
Clyde Bridges near Abington.jpg
Clyde Bridges near Abington
Abington is located in South Lanarkshire
Abington shown within South Lanarkshire
Population 200 [1] (2011 Census)
OS grid reference NS931234
Council area
Lieutenancy area
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
Scottish Parliament
List of places
55°29′37″N 3°41′14″W / 55.49365°N 3.68723°W / 55.49365; -3.68723Coordinates: 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, as well the Upper Clyde Parish Church building.[2]

The village gives its name to the Abington services, which lies about one mile north.

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  1. ^ "Scotland Census". Scotland's Census. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Upper Clyde Parish Church". Upper Clyde Parish Church. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 

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