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Queenzieburn - geograph.org.uk - 128428.jpg
Queenzieburn viewed from the west
Queenzieburn is located in North Lanarkshire
Queenzieburn shown within North Lanarkshire
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55°58′23″N 4°05′31″W / 55.973°N 04.092°W / 55.973; -04.092Coordinates: 55°58′23″N 4°05′31″W / 55.973°N 04.092°W / 55.973; -04.092

Queenzieburn (Scots: Queenieburn)[1] is a small settlement in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. Its estimated population is 520.[2] It is located near the town of Kilsyth and has a small industrial estate. The village has one school called Chapelgreen Primary. Senior pupils usually attend Kilsyth Academy.


Queenzieburn is pronounced /kwiːnibɜːrn/. This is due to the original Scots spelling, Queenȝieburn, containing the letter yogh, which was later erroneously confused with the tailed z. The meaning may be ‘stream, of the wedge place’.[3]

Notable Wee Person[edit]

Septuagenarian entertainer Janette Tough who, along with her husband Ian, make up the comedy duo the Krankies did some growing up in Queenzieburn.[4]

Queenzieburn and Kilsyth from the air. The four main vertical lines looking roughly eastwards at the bottom of the picture are: Glasgow Road through Queenzieburn and Kilsyth, the line of the old Kelvin Valley Railway Line near Gavell Station,[5] the River Kelvin, and the Forth and Clyde Canal


  1. ^ "The Online Scots Dictionary". Scots Online. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Estimated population of localities by broad age groups, mid-2012" (PDF). Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  3. ^ Drummond, Peter, John (2014). An analysis of toponyms and toponymic patterns in eight parishes of the upper Kelvin basin (PDF). Glasgow: Glasgow University. p. 278. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  4. ^ Bendoris, Matt (6 February 2018). "KRANK IT UP Stunned armed cops train to take down terrorists… then come face-to-face with Wee Jimmy Krankie". The Scottish Sun. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  5. ^ "25 inch O.S. Map with Bing slider". N.L.S. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 13 February 2018.

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