Rigside

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Rigside is a small village in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, about 5 miles (8 kilometres) from the town of Lanark, and less than 1 mi (1.6 km) 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 nursery 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 ASHP, solid fuels such as coal, oil, and LPG. There is no mains gas in the village.[citation needed]

There is a mixture of both private and council owned houses which are being upgraded to ASHP from solid fuel.

There is broadband in the village (up to 8 Mbit/s) but fibre broadband from BT will be available from 2016.

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Coordinates: 55°35′50″N 3°46′49″W / 55.59722°N 3.78028°W / 55.59722; -3.78028