Motherwell sits in the heart of central Scotland and can chart its history as far back as Roman Times. A Roman road through central Scotland ran along Motherwell’s side of the River Clyde, however inhabited by Britons, Motherwell’s name reportedly comes from a well, the Lady Well with the site now marked by a plaque on Ladywell Road.
This historical town has earliest record of Motherwell name being quotes within a detailed map created by Timothy Pont which was dated between 1583 and 1611.
In the 19th century Motherwell was just a farming hamlet with only 600 people, however by the 19th century the population swelled to 13,800 mainly due to the railway and in 1881 David Colville who opened an iron and steel works.
By the end of the 19th century Motherwell Town Hall and Dalziel High School had been built, the local football club had been founded, and its stadium, Fir Park, had been constructed.
Found within North Lanarkshire it has a population of around 32,120 people on the last census.
Strathclyde Park which includes M& D’s Theme Park and Discover Amazonia. It also hosted the renowned T in the park until 1996. It is also home to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, Carfin Grotto and the ancient site of Dalzell House and Home to the North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre.
It also boasts a Theatre and Concert Hall at the Civic Centre. Motherwell boasts two golf courses Dalziel Park Golf Club and Torrance Park Golf Club.
There are 6 secondary schools and 13 primary schools and is also home to the New College Lanarkshire which is now located and the old Ravenscraig site.
Motherwell is the headquarters for both North Lanarkshire Council, which is one of Scotland’s most populous local authority areas, and of Police Scotland “Q” division.
The town has three train stations, a main railway station known as Motherwell runs on the West Coast Main Line from Glasgow to London and on the East Coast Main Line via Edinburgh and Newcastle, and is located next to Motherwell Shopping Centre. Other train stations in Motherwell include Airbles and Shieldmuir.
Motherwell is very accessible by road with it being located next to the M74 motorway beside which leads to Cumbria and onto the M6. It is also located about 3 miles drives from the M8 motorway which runs between the two largest cities of Scotland, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
In terms of house prices in Motherwell, Zoopla states that the average price for a property in April 2021 stands at £154,532. Meanwhile flats sold in Motherwell for an average of £91,573. Rightmove states that properties in Motherwell had an overall average price of £149,965 over the last year. Motherwell properties offer great value for money with the average price slightly lower than the average for Scotland and North Lanarkshire.