Coordinates: 55°37′N 3°54′W / 55.617°N 3.900°W / 55.617; -3.900
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Lesmahagow (Gaelic: Lios MoChuda) is a small town on the edge of moorland, near Lanark in the central belt of Scotland, and is also known as Abbey Green. In 2021 the population of the village was around 4310.[1]

The ruins of a 12th century church are located in the village. The village is also the headquarters of the Scottish branch of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).[2]

Famous people[change | change source]

  • Alexander Muir, composer of the Canadian patriotic song 'Maple Leaf Forever'[4]
  • Jim Holton, football centre left.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lesmahagow (South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map, Location, Weather and Web Information". citypopulation.de. Retrieved 2023-11-20.
  3. "A Scottish Spy: John Cairncross and the Cambridge Spy-ring | Society of Antiquaries of Scotland". Retrieved 2023-11-20.
  4. "Biography – MUIR, ALEXANDER – Volume XIII (1901-1910) – Dictionary of Canadian Biography". www.biographi.ca. Retrieved 2023-11-20.
  5. "Jim Holton | Scotland | Scottish FA". www.scottishfa.co.uk. Retrieved 2023-11-20.

55°37′N 3°54′W / 55.617°N 3.900°W / 55.617; -3.900