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 four separate visits.
Photographed on 10th October 2006.
Strathaven Town Centre seen from beneath Castle, looking down Bridge Street
Bridge Street with the Star Inn
Strathaven East Parish Church, then a working church, now sold and converted into a large house
Another view of Strathaven East Parish Church on Allison Green, then a working church.
The Town Mill in Stonehouse Road.
Strathaven Trinity Church in Lethame Road.
Strathaven Trinity Church Spire.
Old Craig Bridge over Avon Water just outside Strathaven, photographed from bridge on B7086.
The following photos were taken much later, 3rd February 2017, on a dull winter's day.
Common Green, the main shopping area in Strathaven
An interesting design of house with a Barber's shop in Common Green
Tudor Coffee House, Common Green
The Weavers Public House on the corner of Green Street and Lethame Street
Police Station in Green Street
Strathaven East Church
Strathaven East Church and Powmillon Burn
Sainsburys Supermarket, off Kirk Street
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 Bandstand
Powmillon Burn running through the park
Track for Strathaven Miniature Railway
Avenue of trees from Glasgow Road pedestrian entrance
We were at Strathaven Park again on the 27th June 2021 after more lockdowns and apparently coming out of a final lockdown, after widespread vaccination of the population. The park was very busy, the ice-cream shop and toilets were open. More importantly, the Strathaven Miniature Railway was running. Everyone seemed to be having a good time. A few photos:
Strathaven Miniature Railway
Strathaven Miniature Railway - the locomotive is 'Strathaven Castle'.
The bandstand - plenty of people around.
Powmillon Burn running through the park - enjoyment for kids and dogs.
The bowling green of Avondale Bowling Club.
Wild flowers growing next to the Powmillon Burn