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Shotts is a town in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. As of the 2001 census, the population was 8,235.[1] It was reputedly named after the legendary giant Bertram de Shotts.

Shotts was known for its mining. In the 1960s there were 22 coal mines in Shotts, but all are now closed. Shotts is the home of the former world champion pipe band, the House of Edgar Shotts and Dykehead Pipe Band.

Shotts has a high security, long term prison which is located between Dykehead and the neighbouring village of Salsburgh.


Areas of Shotts

  • Dykehead
  • Stane
  • Springhill
  • Torbothie
  • Benhar

In short. It's a shitehole.

Schools Within Shotts

  • Stane Primary (Stane)
  • Dykehead Primary (Dykehead)
  • St Patricks Primary (Dykehead)
  • Calderhead High School (Dykehead)

Nearby Villages/Towns

Football teams

  • Shotts Bon Accord
  • Shotts Thistle
  • Shotts Vics
  • Shotts YMCA
  • Springhill AFC


  1. ^ "Scotland's Census Results Online - Population". Scotland's Census Results Online. 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-24.  

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Coordinates: 55°50′N 3°51′W / 55.833°N 3.85°W / 55.833; -3.85

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

SHOTTS, a mining and manufacturing parish of Lanarkshire, Scotland. It comprises eight villages, parts of two others, and the town of Cleland (including Omoa) and is served by the North British and Caledonian railways. Pop. (1891) 11,957; (1901) 15,562. The parish contains large ironworks, tile, fire-clay and brick-works, and quarries,. and includes the Lanark district asylum and a fever hospital. The curious name of Omoa is supposed to have been given to his property by some soldier or sailor who had settled here after the wars in Honduras, of which Omoa is a seaport. Matthew Baillie (1761-1823), famous for his researches in morbid anatomy, and Janet Hamilton (1795-1873),7951873), the poetess, were born in the parish of Shotts.

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