Abington, South Lanarkshire
Abington Main Street
Clyde Bridges near Abington
Abington shown within South Lanarkshire
|Population||200  (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Council area||South Lanarkshire|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament||Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale|
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.
The village gives its name to the Abington services, which lies about one mile north.
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