Wishaw is a town and former burgh in North Lanarkshire, approximate population of 40,000, It sits on the edge of the Clyde Valley on the A71, 15 miles south-east of Glasgow. Wishaw has a train station on the Argyll line with park and ride car parking with excellent links to Glasgow and towns such as Motherwell Uddingston Cambuslang and more. It has extensive bus links around the town and to towns in the area. The town also links to the M74 as well as the A73 and the M8.
The main areas of Wishaw are, Cambusnethan, Coltness, Craigneuk, Gowkthrapple, Dimsdale, Greenhead, Wishawhill, Netherton, Pather and Waterloo.
The Clyde valley is renowned for its fruit growing and many garden centres.
Wishaw has three high schools and nine primary schools. It is also home to Wishaw General Hospital which opened in 2001 and a Sports centre. It has a Mecca Bingo Hall, library, pubs, clubs, restaurants, take-aways, cafes, supermarkets, retail outlets and many churches. The Main street has recently undergone major renovation works.
King Georges field sits next to the hospital which has two full-sized football pitches as well as a swing park and play area. The town also has a town park, Belhaven park.
Situated close to Motherwell and only a short distance from Strathclyde Park which is great for leisure and is the home to M&Ds theme park.