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Upper Clydesdale
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ISBN:
9781780273976
Categories
History, Local History, New Releases, Social History
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
02 June 2016
Format
Paperback
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Ltd
Extent
256
Illustrations
b/w throughout

Upper Clydesdale

A History and Guide
by Daniel Martin - Find out more about the author

Upper Clydesdale, the rural part of South Lanarkshire, is one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Its main centres of population include Carluke, Carnwath, Lanark, New Lanark, Biggar, Lesmahagow, Douglas and Coulter, Abington, Crawford and Leadhills.

In this affectionate and intimate portrait of the area, local historian Daniel Martin roves from prehistoric and Roman through medieval and covenanting to industrial and modern times, covering a huge range of themes – including archaeology, history (natural, local and ecclesiastical) and the many places of interest in the area, such as New Lanark, the Falls of the Clyde and Craignethan Castle.

Famous figures connected with the area include William Wallace, Robert Burns, Lord Braxfield,William Gladstone and Hugh MacDiarmid.

Daniel Martin was born in Carluke and lived there his whole life. Widely respected as a local historian, he was also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and taught Mathematics at Glasgow University. He died in 2006.





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