Abington Services
The main services building
Abington services
Abington services (South Lanarkshire)
Information
CountySouth Lanarkshire
RoadM74
Coordinates:55°30′24″N 3°41′41″W / 55.506781°N 3.694818°W / 55.506781; -3.694818Coordinates: 55°30′24″N 3°41′41″W / 55.506781°N 3.694818°W / 55.506781; -3.694818
OperatorWelcome Break
WebsiteWelcome Break

Abington services is a motorway service station near the village of Abington, Scotland. The service station is located next to the M74 motorway and is accessed using motorway junction 13 in both the northbound and southbound directions. It is owned by Welcome Break. In a 2001 survey by Which, Abington was the only service area to be given an excellent rating for its food.[1] However, a survey in 2004 rated the service area as poor.[2] They were awarded the five star Loo of the year award in 2008,[3] after receiving only three stars in 2007 and 2006.[4][5]

The service station is one of fourteen for which large murals were commissioned from artist David Fisher in the 1990s, designed to reflect the local area and history.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Which? report blasts M-way services food - 26 July 2001". CatererSearch. 26 July 2001. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
  2. ^ Marston, Paul (23 June 2004). "UK motorway services are the worst in Europe". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Loo of the Year Awards 2008: 5 Star Awards". Loo.co.uk. Archived from the original on 11 February 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
  4. ^ "Loo of the Year Awards 2007: 3 Star Awards". Loo.co.uk. Archived from the original on 31 May 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
  5. ^ "Loo of the Year Awards 2007: 3 Star Awards". Loo.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2 September 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2009.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 October 2009. Retrieved 6 February 2010.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)