Rigside is a small village in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, about 5 miles from the town of Lanark, and less than a mile from Douglas Water. It lies on the A70 road to Ayr, and has approximately 800 inhabitants.
Rigside is a former mining village. The village has one shop a takeaway cafe and public house which also serves food. The village also has a very limited public transport link so most of the villagers have access to a car.
The school for the local area is also in Rigside and a nursary was built a few years ago next to the school. The villagers raised money for a brand new playpark for the children of the village and are now fundraising for a skate park.
The houses in the village are heated in order by A.S.H.P solid fuel eg coal oil and lpg. There is no mains gas in the village.
There is a mixture of both private and council owned houses which are being upgraded to A.S.H.P from soild fuel.
There is broadband in the village (8 meg max) but fiber from bt will be availbile from 2016.
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