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
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Beechgrove Street, Rigside
Rigside is located in South Lanarkshire
Rigside
Rigside
Location within South Lanarkshire
Area0.24 km2 (0.093 sq mi) [1]
Population620 (mid-2020 est.)[2]
• Density2,583/km2 (6,690/sq mi)
OS grid referenceNS879351
• Edinburgh34 mi (55 km) NE
• London320 mi (510 km) SE
Civil parish
  • Carmichael
  • Douglas
Community council
  • Douglas Water and Rigside
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLANARK
Postcode districtML11
Dialling code01555
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
55°35′50″N 3°46′49″W / 55.59722°N 3.78028°W / 55.59722; -3.78028Coordinates: 55°35′50″N 3°46′49″W / 55.59722°N 3.78028°W / 55.59722; -3.78028

Rigside is a former mining village. The village has one shop a takeaway cafe and public house as well as a doctor's surgery. The village has a very limited public transport link so most of the villagers have access to a car. The village has a nursery and primary school, both located on Muirfoot Road next to the recently upgraded play park and skate park.

The houses in the village are heated in order by ASHP, 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mid-2012 Population Estimates for Settlements and Localities in Scotland". National Records of Scotland. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Mid-2020 Population Estimates for Settlements and Localities in Scotland". National Records of Scotland. 31 March 2022. Retrieved 31 March 2022.

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