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Mollinsburn is a settlement in the North Lanarkshire area of Scotland. It is situated on the A80 road between Condorrat to the east and Moodiesburn to the west. The population is around 100. It used to be known as Mollinburn and the stream known as Mollins Burn joins the Luggie Water east of the village.[1]

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Hunger Heaven, Mollinsburn
Mollinsburn is located in North Lanarkshire
Location within North Lanarkshire
OS grid referenceNS7195571631
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Lanarkshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG67
EU ParliamentScotland
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55°55′16″N 4°03′11″W / 55.9212°N 4.053°W / 55.9212; -4.053Coordinates: 55°55′16″N 4°03′11″W / 55.9212°N 4.053°W / 55.9212; -4.053

Mollinsburn is south of the Luggie and the M80 and M73 motorways are between the river and the village - the roads converge at that point, resulting in the Mollinsburn name being used frequently in regional traffic reports.

There is a Roman fort at Mollins, 4 kilometers south of the Antonine Wall, which was discovered by aerial photography in 1977.[2] The wall passes a few miles north of Mollinsburn, the nearest forts being Croy Hill and Bar Hill.

The etymology of the name is a semi-translation of ‘Allt a' Mhuilinn’, meaning "burn of the mill".[3]

Mollinsburn to the right of the M80. Cumbernauld's Westfield can be seen to the left beside Broadwood Loch


  1. ^ "25 inch O.S. Map with zoom and Bing overlay". National Library of Scotland. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  2. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "Mollins (45931)". Canmore. Retrieved 2009-04-02.
  3. ^ Drummond, Peter, John (2014). An analysis of toponyms and toponymic patterns in eight parishes of the upper Kelvin basin (PDF). Glasgow: Glasgow University. p. 161. Retrieved 3 July 2017.