Strathaven


Strathaven is a historic town in South Lanarkshire, south-west of Hamilton, located in the Avon valley. The Avon Water is not far away but it is the Powmillon Burn that runs through the town centre.

These are my photos of Strathaven taken over the years on three separate visits.

Strathaven Town Centre 1

Photographed on 10th October 2006.

Strathaven Castle

Strathaven Castle

Strathaven Town Centre seen from beneath Castle

Strathaven Town Centre seen from beneath Castle, looking down Bridge Street

Bridge Street with the Star Inn

Bridge Street with the Star Inn

Strathaven East Parish Church

Strathaven East Parish Church, then a working church, now sold and converted into a large house

Strathaven East Parish Church

Another view of Strathaven East Parish Church on Allison Green, then a working church.

The Town Mill

The Town Mill in Stonehouse Road.

Strathaven Trinity Church

Strathaven Trinity Church in Lethame Road.

Strathaven Trinity Church Spire

Strathaven Trinity Church Spire.

Avon Water

Old Craig Bridge over Avon Water just outside Strathaven, photographed from bridge on B7086.

Strathaven Town Centre 2

The following photos were taken much later, 3rd February 2017, on a dull winter's day.

Strathaven, Common Green

Common Green, the main shopping area in Strathaven

An intersting design of house with a Barber's shop in Common Green

An interesting design of house with a Barber's shop in Common Green

Tudor Coffee House, Common Green

Tudor Coffee House, Common Green

The Weavers Public House on the corner of Green Street and Lethame Street

The Weavers Public House on the corner of Green Street and Lethame Street

Police Station

Police Station in Green Street

Strathaven East Parish Church

Strathaven East Church

Strathaven East Parish Churchand Powmillon Burn

Strathaven East Church and Powmillon Burn

Powmillon Burn

Powmillon Burn

Sainsburys Supermarket

Sainsburys Supermarket, off Kirk Street

Strathaven Park

The photos were taken on our first ever visit to this park on the 20th September 2020 during the seesaw of lockdown conditions during the Covid-19 epidemic of 2020.This park has won several awards. After lockdown, it is difficult to see how it would be without restrictions. Activities were mainly closed. The volunteers running the Miniature Railway had several running days during August and early September apparently but this was cancelled from mid-September following further restrictions in Lanarkshire. I was pleasantly surprised to see so many family groups all socially distancing from each other group. They were not wearing masks but we were greeted with a smile and a hello and people were enjoying themselves.

Strathaven Park Boating Lake

Strathaven Park Boating Lake

Strathaven Park Bandstand

Strathaven Park Bandstand

Powmillon Burn running through the park

Powmillon Burn running through the park

Track for Strathaven Miniature Railway

Track for Strathaven Miniature Railway

Avenue of trees from Glasgow Road pedestrian entrance

Avenue of trees from Glasgow Road pedestrian entrance

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