Motherwell, North Lanarkshire

Motherwell is a town located in the county of North Lanarkshire, in Scotland. It lies South East of Glasgow, and was a major area for the steel industry back in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. During the last ten years or so the town has seen several business parks, and call centres built due to the fall of heavy industry, which produced high unemployment. William Grant and Sons and Terex (equipment manufacturer) are big employers in the area.

Motherwell has two railway stations, the main one is Motherwell railway station and the other one is Airbles, which lies near Fir Park (Motherwell's football stadium). Motherwell railway station runs from Glasgow to London, on the West Coast Main Line. There is easy road access to Motherwell from the M74 motorway, which is very to the town. The motorway runs to Cumbria, which then becomes the M6 motorway.

The North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre is located adjacent to Motherwell Railway Station, and tells the history of the town dating back to the Roman times. It also has a viewing tower located on the 5th floor, and has panoramic views of Motherwell and other parts of the county. The town is also home to Scotland's Theme park which is located adjacent to Strathclyde Loch. There is a Civic centre which is situated near North Lanarkshire Headquarters and the police station, and stages many pantomimes each year.