12 Facts About Motherwell


Motherwell is a town and former burgh in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, south east of Glasgow.

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Motherwell is geographically attached to Wishaw and the two towns form a large urban area in North Lanarkshire, with both towns having similar populations and strong community ties.

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Motherwell's fortunes changed dramatically in the second half of the 19th century.

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Motherwell is the headquarters for both North Lanarkshire Council, which is one of Scotland's most populous local authority areas, and of Police Scotland "Q" division.

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Motherwell built trains for the London Underground, and tramcars, as well as vehicles for main line railways.

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Motherwell is very accessible, as it is right next to the M74 motorway beside the River Clyde.

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Cathedral Church of Our Lady of Good Aid, popularly known as Motherwell Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral which is the Mother Church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Motherwell.

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Braidhurst High School, in the Forgewood area of Motherwell, serves areas including Forgewood, North Motherwell, The Globe and Jerviston.

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Motherwell is one of the most established clubs in the top division of the Scottish football league system, having been in the top flight continuously since the mid-80s.

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Motherwell have qualified for European football several times in recent seasons, usually competing in the qualifying rounds of the UEFA Europa League.

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Motherwell was the third Scottish based rider to achieve this feat after Ken Le Breton in 1949 and Jack Young in 1950 and 1951.

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Motherwell has a golf course based within the town, the Colville Park Golf Club, based at Jerviston Estate, on the former site of Jerviston House .

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