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Metalworker statue in town centre.
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Shotts is a town in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is located almost halfway between Glasgow (17 miles) and Edinburgh (26 miles). The village has a population of about 8,840. A local story has Shotts being named after the legendary giant highwayman Bertram de Shotts, though toponymists give the Anglo-Saxon scēots ("steep slopes") as the real source of the name. Shotts is the home of the 2015 world champion pipe band, Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia Pipe Band.
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Shotts was part of West Lothian council before borders where resisted in 1998 to become part of the newly formed district council North Lanarkshire
HMP Shotts, a high security prison, is located between Shotts and Salsburgh.
The town is served by Shotts railway station, which is connected on the Shotts Line between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Notable Shotts people
- Matthew Baillie anatomist
- Michelle Barr, Scotland women's international footballer.
- Gavin Hamilton,
- George MacBeth, writer
- Andrew Keir, actor
- Margaret Herbison, Member of Parliament
- Catriona Shearer, newsreader, journalist and television presenter.
- Mick McGahey
- Louise Murphy Councillor
- Hugh Dallas Scottish and international football referee
Shotts has a number of sports facilitated in the local community. Shotts Golf Club, an 18-hole course founded in 1895, is to the North-East of the village. On the first Saturday in June each year, Shotts hosts its own Highland Games in Hannah Park.
- AFC Hartwood
- Shotts Bon Accord
- Shotts Vics
- Shotts YMCA
- Springhill AFC
- Dykehead F.C.
- Torbothie Rose
- Shotts Albion
- Shotts Thistle
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