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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. It is located near the town of Kilsyth and has a small industrial estate. It is home to the Scottish entertainer Janette Tough who, along with her husband Ian, make up the comedy duo the Krankies. 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.

Future development in the area[edit]

In 2014, hotel group Hilton Worldwide expressed an interest in building a luxury spa hotel in the area. Residents petitioned North Lanarkshire Council to reject the proposed Queenzieburn Hilton Hotel, stating concerns regarding possible noise pollution during construction, and the destruction of an area of green belt to make space for the complex. Discussions are still ongoing at present.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "The Online Scots Dictionary". Scots Online. Retrieved 30 June 2017.