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Strathaven
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Population

7,484 (2011 Census)

est. 7,500 (2013)
• Edinburgh 39 mi (63 km)
• London 330 miles (531 km)
Civil parish
  • Avondale
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town STRATHAVEN
Postcode district ML10
Dialling code 01357
Police Strathclyde
Fire Strathclyde
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Scottish Parliament
  • Clydesdale
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Strathaven
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.

Sport

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

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