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Bothwellhaugh was a Scottish coal mining village occupied from the mid-1880s until the 1960s, when it was demolished around 1963. The houses had fallen into poor state of repair and sewage was becoming a problem.[1] Its site has now been replaced by Strathclyde Loch and Strathclyde Country Park. The village was based next to the towns of Motherwell and Hamilton in Lanarkshire, about ten miles south-east of Glasgow, now within Strathclyde Country Park.[2] [3]

There were two coal mines on the site, the Hamilton Palace Colliery, operated by the Bent Colliery Company. Housing was developed from the late 1880s until 1905.[2]

The remains of the Bothwellhaugh Roman Fort and a Roman bath house are based in the park, around a day's march from the Antonine Wall, to this day.

James Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh, became notorious for being the assassin of James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, Regent of Scotland, at Linlithgow in 1570.


  1. ^ Abandoned Communities ..... Bothwellhaugh Abandoned Communities - Bothwellhaugh, Retrieved 28 November 2010
  2. ^ a b Fisk, Stephen (June 2009). "Demolished Communities - Bothwellhaugh". 
  3. ^ Strathclyde Park then and now. Abandoned Communities - Bothwellhaugh, Retrieved 28 November 2010

Coordinates: 55°47′55″N 4°02′19″W / 55.79861°N 4.03861°W / 55.79861; -4.03861