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Bothwell is a small town in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, that lies on the right bank of the River Clyde, adjacent to Hamilton and nine miles east-south-east of Glasgow. It is predominantly a residential town. South Lanarkshire (Siorrachd Lannraig a Deas in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland, covering the southern part of the traditional county of Lanarkshire. ... This article is about the country. ... The River Clyde opening out at Newark Castle, Port Glasgow past Clydeport Ocean Terminal, Greenock, to the Firth of Clyde on the left, and to the right past Ardmore Point to the Gare Loch. ... The Mausoleum of the Dukes of Hamilton, in the grounds of the old Hamilton Palace Hamilton (Hamaltan, in Scottish Gaelic) is a town in Central Scotland. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ...

The choir of the old Gothic church of 1398 (restored at the end of the 19th century) forms a portion of the parish church. The poet Joanna Baillie (1762–1851) was born in the manse, and a memorial honours her. Joanna Baillie (1762-1851), poetess and dramatist. ...

A suspension footbridge crosses the Clyde joining Bothwell to Blantyre; below this bridge is a weir system previously used to power a spinning mill, which was the birthplace of David Livingstone. Another bridge crosses the Clyde near which, on June 22, 1679, the Royalists, under the duke of Monmouth, and the Covenanters fought the Battle of Bothwell Brig, in which the Covenanters lost 500 men and 1200 prisoners. Adjoining this bridge, on the level northeastern bank, stands the castle that once belonged to James Hamilton of Bothwellhaugh (fl. 1566–1580), the assassin of the regent James Stuart, 1st Earl of Moray; and near the present farmhouse a Roman bridge spans the South Calder. ... Blantyre (Gaelic: Baile an t-Saoir) is a burgh in South Lanarkshire, Scotland with a population of about 17,000. ... The bridge and weir mechanism at Sturminster Newton on the River Stour, Dorset. ... David Livingstone (19 March 1813 – 4 May 1873) was a Scottish Presbyterian pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and explorer in central Africa. ... is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events January 24 - King Charles II of England disbands Parliament August 7 - The brigantine Le Griffon, which was commissioned by René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, is towed to the southern end of the Niagara River, to become the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes. ... James Crofts, later James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth and of Buccleuch (April 9, 1649 – July 15, 1685), was an English nobleman who was executed in 1685 after making an unsuccessful attempt to claim the British throne, the Monmouth Rebellion. ... James VI of Scotland (James I of England) was opposed by the Covenanters in his attempt to bring the Anglican Church into Scotland The Covenanters formed an important movement in the religion and politics of Scotland in the 17th century. ... Combatants Covenanter rebels Royal army Commanders Robert Hamilton James Scott, Duke of Monmouth Strength 4000 5000 Casualties 400 killed light The Battle of Bothwell Brig or the Battle of Bothwell Bridge was fought on on 22 June 1679 in Lanarkshire between an army of Covenanters and a government army commanded... James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray (c. ...

The picturesque ruins of Bothwell Castle occupy a conspicuous position in Uddingston, which here takes the bold sweep famed in Scottish song as Bothwell bank. The fortress belonged to Sir Andrew de Moray, who was fatally wounded at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297, and passed by marriage to the House of Douglas. The lordship was bestowed in 1487 on Patrick Hepburn, 3rd Lord Hailes, 1st Earl of Bothwell, who resigned it in 1491 in favor of Archibald Douglas, 5th Earl of Angus, known as "Bell-the-Cat". It thus reverted to the Douglases and eventually descended to the earls of Home. The castle furnishes a fine example of Gothic architecture, and mainly consists of a great oblong quadrangle, flanked on the south side by circular towers. At the east end stand the remains of the chapel. A dungeon bears the nickname of "Wallace's Beef Curtains". An unpretending mansion was built nearby by Archibald Douglas, 1st Earl of Forfar (1653–1712), and was known as New Bothwell Castle, but suffered mining subsidence and was demolished in 1926. The Donjon seen from the Great Hall Bothwell Castle is a large medieval castle sited on a high steep bank above a bend in the River Clyde between Uddingston and the small town of Bothwell in Lanarkshire, Scotland, about 10 miles (16 km) south of Glasgow. ... Andrew de Moray, a member of the Scottish nobility, went to prison with his father, Sir Andrew de Moray, following the 1296 Battle of Dunbar. ... Combatants Kingdom of Scotland Kingdom of England Commanders Andrew de Moray† William Wallace John de Warenne, 7th Earl of Surrey Hugh de Cressingham† Strength 300 cavalry 10,000 infantry 1000 - 3000 cavalry 15,000 - 50,000 infantry Casualties Comparatively slight 6,000 killed, or around 30-40% dead. ... Events 8 January - Monaco gains independence. ... Scottish noble house, sometimes wrongly described as a clan. ... Patrick Hepburn, 1st Earl of Bothwell was the son of Adam Hepburn, Master of Hailes. ... Archibald Douglas, 5th Earl of Angus (c. ... The title Earl of Home (pronounced Hume) was created in 1605 in the Peerage of Scotland for Alexander Home, who was also the sixth Lord Home. ... Interior of Cologne Cathedral Interior of San Zanipolo, Venice, photo Giovanni dallOrto. ... Archibald Douglas, 1st Earl of Forfar, 2nd Earl of Ormond, and Lord of Wandell and Hartside was born the 3rd of May, 1653. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

As of 2005, Bothwell has two primary schools, Bothwell Primary School and St Bride's School, golf and bowling clubs. It also has several small shops and businesses, all of which are situated on "Main Street". 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A primary school in Český Těšín, Poland. ...

Bothwell is now an affluent commuter town. The village has attracted a number of local celebrities including a number of Old Firm footballers. Thanks to a steady rise in property prices and a thriving "Main Street", Bothwell has earned its reputation as one of Glasgow's most prosperous satellites. In fact, a recent survey published in the Scotsman revealed that Bothwell's Imperial Way, which is home to Celtic manager, Gordon Strachan is the fifth most expensive street in Scotland.


Speedway racing was staged in the Bothwell Castle estate area inthe late 1940s and early 1950s. The track was constructed on old railway land by club members who used it as a training track. Occasional team matches saw the Bothwell Bulls take on other training venues such as Newtongrange and High Beech.

Tommy Miller, who had a meteoric rise to fame with Glasgow Tigers in 1950, and Ken McKinlay, arguable the best ever Scottish speedway rider, both started out a Bothwell.

The venture, safety fence and all, moved to Chapelhall.

External links

  • Bothwell Castle information
  • Bothwell Village website

This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain. Encyclopædia Britannica, the eleventh edition The Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition (1910–1911) is perhaps the most famous edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ...

Coordinates: 55°48′N, 4°04′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

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