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Metalworker statue in the town centre.
|Shotts shown within North Lanarkshire|
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Shotts is a small rural town in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is located almost halfway between Glasgow (21 miles) and Edinburgh (29 miles). At the 2001 census, the population was 8,235. A local story has Shotts being named after the legendary giant Bertram de Shotts, though toponymists give the Anglo-Saxon derived 'sceots' (steep slopes) as the real source of the name. Shotts is the home of the 2015 world champion pipe band, Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band.
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Shotts was part of West Lothian council before borders where redrawn in 1998 to become part of the newly formed district council North Lanarkshire
Shotts has a number of sports facilitated in the local community. Shotts Golf Club, an 18-hole course founded in 1895, is to the North-East of the town. On the first Saturday in June each year, Shotts hosts its own Highland Games in Hannah Park.
- Shotts Bon Accord
- Shotts Vics
- Shotts YMCA
- Springhill AFC
- Dykehead F.C.
- Torbothie Rose
- Shotts Albion
- Shotts Thistle
Schools Within Shotts
- St.Patrick's Primary
- Stane Primary
- Dykehead Primary
- Calderhead High School
Notable Shotts people
- Matthew Baillie anatomist
- Michelle Barr, Scotland women's international footballer.
- Gavin Hamilton,
- George MacBeth, writer
- Andrew Keir, actor
- Margaret Herbison, Member of Parliament
- Catriona Shearer, newsreader, journalist and television presenter.
- Mick McGahey
- Louise Murphy Councillor
- Hugh Dallas Scottish and international football referee
- "Scotland's Census Results Online - Population". Scotland's Census Results Online. 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
- Mackay, George (2002). Scottish Place Names
- "Scotland celebrates 'outstanding' World Pipe Band Championships". BBC News. 15 August 2015.
- "Shotts Golf Club". Retrieved 10 March 2015.
- "Shotts Highland Games".
- "Michelle Barr Bio". Dartmouth Sports. 12 May 2010. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
- Brian McIver (6 July 2009). "Newsreader Catriona Shearer prepares to make big time bow on Reporting Scotland". Daily Record. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
- Shotts Bon Accord FC
- Shotts History Group
- A brief history of Shotts
- Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band
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