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.
Beechgrove Street, Rigside
|Area||0.24 km2 (0.093 sq mi) |
|Population||620 (mid-2020 est.)|
|• Density||2,583/km2 (6,690/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|• Edinburgh||34 mi (55 km) NE|
|• London||320 mi (510 km) SE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
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.
There is a mixture of both private and council owned houses which are being upgraded to ASHP from solid fuel.
- "Mid-2012 Population Estimates for Settlements and Localities in Scotland". National Records of Scotland. 31 July 2014. Retrieved 3 July 2022.
- "Mid-2020 Population Estimates for Settlements and Localities in Scotland". National Records of Scotland. 31 March 2022. Retrieved 31 March 2022.