Blantyre, South Lanarkshire

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Blantyre ( or ; Baile an t-Saoir) is a town and civil parish in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, with a population of 16,900.wikipedia
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David Livingstone

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Blantyre was the birthplace of David Livingstone, the 19th-century explorer and missionary, and because of Livingstone's work, the second-largest city in Malawi is named after it.
Livingstone was born on 19 March 1813 in the mill town of Blantyre, Scotland in a tenement building for the workers of a cotton factory on the banks of the River Clyde under the bridge crossing into Bothwell.

River Clyde

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It is bounded by the River Clyde to the north, the Rotten Calder to the west, the Park Burn to the east (denoting the boundary with the larger adjoining town of Hamilton) and the Rotten Burn to the south.
The river then flows through Blantyre and Bothwell, where the ruined Bothwell Castle stands on a defensible promontory.

Rotten Calder

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It is bounded by the River Clyde to the north, the Rotten Calder to the west, the Park Burn to the east (denoting the boundary with the larger adjoining town of Hamilton) and the Rotten Burn to the south.
The Rotten Calder is a river to the east of East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, Scotland and along with the Rotten Burn it forms the southern and western boundaries of Blantyre.

Newton, South Lanarkshire

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Also in this area is Greenhall Park, where the Calder (Cawther) flows north through a valley to eventually join the Clyde near Newton.
The railway lines form the southern boundary of the area, while to the west Newton is separated from the neighbouring village of Westburn by the small Newton Burn, and to the east it is separated from farmland belonging to the town of Blantyre by the Rotten Calder river which flows into the Clyde.

David Livingstone Centre

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Next to the David Livingstone Centre, at the end of Station Road, is an iron suspension footbridge which crosses the Clyde giving pedestrian access to Bothwell.
The David Livingstone Birthplace Museum is a biographical museum in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, dedicated to the life and work of the explorer and missionary David Livingstone.

Calderside Academy

On the other side of Coatshill is and the modern centre of the town, built up from the 19th century mining communities at Stonefield and Low Blantyre featuring the local secondary school Calderside Academy, Stonefield public park, Blantyre Leisure Centre, several churches and the Clydeview Shopping Centre (which has featured a large Asda supermarket since its opening in 1980).
Calderside Academy is a Scottish secondary school in Blantyre.

Blantyre mining disaster

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On 22 October 1877, Blantyre was the site of the Blantyre mining disaster, where 207 miners (men and boys) were killed when a coal mine exploded due to methane gas.
The Blantyre mining disaster, which happened on the morning of 22 October 1877, in Blantyre, Scotland, was Scotland's worst ever mining accident.

Burnbank

Glasgow Road continues south-east via the A725 bypass, the Springwells neighbourhood and the town boundary, leading on to Burnbank (specifically the area once known as Greenfield).
Today Burnbank is surrounded by other suburban neighbourhoods, bordered by Hillhouse and Udston to the south, the western part of Hamilton to the east, Whitehill to the north and the town of Blantyre to the west, with the Park Burn denoting the boundary.

Bothwell

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Next to the David Livingstone Centre, at the end of Station Road, is an iron suspension footbridge which crosses the Clyde giving pedestrian access to Bothwell.
A footbridge links with Blantyre on the opposite bank of the river, and leads directly to the David Livingstone Centre.

Uddingston

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It is bounded to the south-west by the River Clyde as it flows north-west through Glasgow and separates Uddingston, along with some woodland, from Blantyre and Cambuslang.

Blantyre Victoria F.C.

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Blantyre presently has a football club competing in Scottish Junior Football Association competitions, Blantyre Victoria.
Blantyre Victoria Football Club are a Scottish football club based in the town of Blantyre, South Lanarkshire.

East Kilbride

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The site of the mine now lies under the East Kilbride expressway.
The road linking the towns also leads via Blantyre and with links to Bothwell and ultimately to the M74 motorway.

University of the West of Scotland

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The University of the West of Scotland, formerly the University of Paisley, is a public university with four campuses in south-western Scotland, in the towns of Paisley, Blantyre, Dumfries and Ayr, as well as a campus in London, England.

Glasgow Tigers (speedway)

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Speedway was staged at the Greyhound Stadium as the home of the Glasgow Tigers in the late 1970s/early 1980s before the new road forced a move to Craighead Park which closed down at the end of the 1986 season.
The Tigers remained there until they moved to Blantyre in the middle of the 1977 season and re-introduced the name Glasgow Tigers.

Blantyre Celtic F.C.

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There is another football club in the town, Blantyre Celtic.
Their home ground was near Springwell in Blantyre and they had as local rivals Blantyre Victoria, known locally as the Vics.

Cambuslang

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''"It is bounded by the Clyde on the north, which separates it from the Parish of Old Monkland; by the Calder on the east, which separates it from Blantyre; by part of Blantyre and Kilbryde, on the south; and by Carmunnock and Rutherglen on the west."'' The highest points in this low-lying Parish are Dechmont Hill (602 ft) and Turnlaw (or Turnlea) Hill (553 ft.) There are remains of an iron age fort on Dechmont.

Blantyre

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Blantyre was the birthplace of David Livingstone, the 19th-century explorer and missionary, and because of Livingstone's work, the second-largest city in Malawi is named after it.
It was named after Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, birthplace of the explorer David Livingstone.

Brian Connolly

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Connolly was fostered at the age of two by Jim and Helen McManus of Blantyre and took their family name.

John Brown (footballer, born 1962)

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Born in Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire and raised in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Brown started his career at St Mirren Boys Club before signing for Hamilton Academical, where he played part-time whilst working as a welder.

David Dale

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Not long after spinning began in New Lanark, Dale built a new mill in Blantyre and once again, there was a school for the apprentices.

Ken McKinlay

John Robert Vickers (Ken) McKinlay (7 June 1928 in Blantyre, Scotland – 9 February 2003 in Leicester, England) was an international speedway rider, captaining Scotland, England, Great Britain and Europe teams.

Stuart Christie

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Christie was born in the Partick area of Glasgow and raised in Blantyre by his mother and grandparents, becoming an anarchist at a young age.

Ryan Fletcher

Fletcher grew up in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, the son of Steven and Lorna Fletcher.

Maureen Rooney

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Born in Blantyre in Lanarkshire as Maureen Cunningham, she was educated at Elmwood Convent School and worked as a hairdresser before marrying and bringing up four children.