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The Common Green, the centre of Strathaven

Strathaven (Gaelic: Srath Aibhne /stra 'əjnə/) (pronounced: Stra'ven [ˈstɹeɪvn̩], meaning: valley of the Avon)

Strathaven railway stations

Strathaven had, at various times, three railway stations.

  • Strathaven station, the first station, was the terminus of the Hamilton and Strathaven Railway. The railway was taken over by the Caledonian Railway; and the station was replaced by Strathaven North railway station.
  • Strathaven North railway station, a terminal station on the Hamilton and Strathaven Branch of the Caledonian Railway, opened in October 1904, closed temporarily during World War I; and closed on 30 September 1945.
  • Strathaven Central railway station, on the line from Stonehouse to Drumclog, closed in June 1964.


Strathaven is home to several sports clubs, which include:

  • Strathaven Dynamo AFC
  • Strathaven Rugby Club
  • Strathaven Golf Club
  • Strathaven Bowling Club
  • Avondale Bowling Club
  • Strathaven Tennis Club
  • Strathaven Badminton Club (Currently Meets in Larkhall due to the rebuilding of the sports centre).

Famous Residents (Past and Present)

  • Bertie Auld Footballer and one of the Lisbon Lions who played with Celtic
  • William Cochran Painter
  • Sir Robert Giffen Financial editor of The Times newspaper and President of the Royal Statistical Society
  • Andy Kerr Labour Politician and former Scottish Executive Health Minister
  • Sir Harry Lauder Singer, comedian and music hall entertainer
  • Una McLean Actress and comedian
  • Ricky Warwick Singer and guitarist with rock bands The Almighty and Circus Diablo
  • James Wilson Revolutionary leader who participated in the Scottish Insurrection of 1820

Coordinates: 55°40′37.65″N 4°4′0.47″W / 55.677125°N 4.0667972°W / 55.677125; -4.0667972

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