Overtown, North Lanarkshire

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Overtown Main Street.jpg
Overtown Main Street
Overtown is located in North Lanarkshire
Overtown shown within North Lanarkshire
Population 2,371 [1] (2001 Census)
OS grid reference NS801528
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WISHAW
Postcode district ML2
Dialling code 01698
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
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55°45′15″N 3°54′38″W / 55.7541014°N 3.9106822°W / 55.7541014; -3.9106822Coordinates: 55°45′15″N 3°54′38″W / 55.7541014°N 3.9106822°W / 55.7541014; -3.9106822

Overtown is a village in North Lanarkshire located next to the bigger town of Wishaw. It has a population of 2,500.

The village only has a few buildings of note, Clyde Valley High School, which is located to the North-West, and Overtown Primary School. Overtown also has a community centre, and a small number of independent shops and takeaway restaurants. A "First Glasgow" (the former "Hutchison") bus depot is located in the village.

The A71 road, that links Edinburgh with Ayrshire, passes through Overtown. The road is the main street of the village. It is located on the edge of the Clyde Valley, and is only 1 mile (1.6 kilometres) away from Garrion Bridge. The West Coast Main Line also passes through the village, but no passenger service trains stop there.


  1. ^ "Scotland's Census Results Online". Retrieved 2012-04-29. .

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