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Population : 1,230 (2001 Census)
Salsburgh is a small village in North Lanarkshire, lying to the south of the M8 motorway, five miles south east of Airdrie and 3 miles north west of Shotts.
A Brief History of Salsburgh
As a community, Salsburgh can be traced back to 1726 when it consisted of only four houses however, it began to develop towards the end of the 19th century with coal mining and quarrying. The Coltness Iron Company at the east of the village was important in providing work for the villagers.
Although the present village dates back to 1729, there has been a community in the area for over 600 years. At that time only a row of four houses existed, named "Muirhall, Girdhimstrait, Merchanthall and Craighead". Craighead was home to a Mr. Young and his wife Sally, and when Mr. Young sold some of his land to construct more houses it was decided that it would be named "Sallysburgh".
One of the attractions of Salsburgh is a beauiful scenic walkway which was created by local sustainable charity "Smarter Salsburgh" which runs the full length of the top end of the village from Salsburgh Meadows, to the rear of Carvale Avenue and parallell to KirkView Terrace, where you can enter or exit from Blackcroft Terrace public park. As well as this the village retains the interesting feature of Kate's Well, a natural well which sits alongside the hillock where our most known and cherished landmark "Kirk O'Shott's Parish Church" lies to the east of the village on the B7066. The well was recently refurbished using grants obtained by the Salsburgh Community Council. Kate's Well features at the heart of a long standing, playful, local joke about how the water is said to run through the bodies in the Shottskirk cemetry above. This is of course not true and the well itself stores water from a a natural spring which lies underneath the well itself.
Aside from these features the most famous landmark in Salsburgh is the Kirk O' Shotts which can be seen from the M8 motorway.
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