Local History of Lesmahagow and district

Lesmahagow Jubilee Hall

Lesmahagow Jubilee Hall. Date of Photo; 10th March 2009.

This series of photo-articles desscribes some aspects of the history of Lesmahagow and the surrounding area.

Lesmahagow Bridges and Trunk Roads

Turfholm Bridge

Lesmahagow has always been on the main route between Glasgow and Carlisle, from the times of the mail coach route to the motorway today. The river Nethan flows through Lesmahagow. Although it is not wide, it has carved out a considerable valley, so roads needed bridges to cross the Nethan and its valley. More..

Opening of Tesco Lesmahagow 22nd Nov 2010

Stephen Hunter singing in Tesco Lesmahagow

A new Tesco supermarket and petrol station opened in Lesmahagow at 8 am on the 22nd November 2010. This is sited adjacent to the motorway on the site of the former Europa Truck Stop, Pictures ahow the opening ceremony including Stephen Hunter, star of The X-Factor, singing to the customers and Tesco staff dancing in the aisles.

Lesmahagow Jubilee Hall

Lesmahagow Jubilee Hall

The Jubilee Hall, a much-loved part of community life in Lesmahagow, was finally demolished in 2021. This article describes the history of the hall and documents the attempt to save it.


Lesmahagow Fountain and Fountain Hall

The Fountain, Lesmahagow

This article is about the history of the drinking water fountain at the junction of New Trows Road and Abbeygreen and the Fountain Hall opposite it in Abbeygreen. It includes an account of the refurbishment of Abbeygreen, part of which was the installation of a new fountain.