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Kelvinhead

A junction at Kelvinhead
Kelvinhead
Kelvinhead
Location within North Lanarkshire
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG65
Dialling code01236
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
55°59′02″N 3°59′39″W / 55.98388°N 3.99413°W / 55.98388; -3.99413Coordinates: 55°59′02″N 3°59′39″W / 55.98388°N 3.99413°W / 55.98388; -3.99413

Kelvinhead is a small hamlet in the vicinity of the village of Banton in Scotland. Located close to the source of the River Kelvin, it is little more than a collection of a few houses along the A803 road between Kilsyth and Banknock.

Kelvinhead is reputedly the site where the first crop of potatoes was grown in Scotland.[1]

Kelvinhead is uniquely situated providing access to the Core Footpath Network in the Kelvin Valley. The Forth and Clyde canal is easily accessible which provides walking, cycling and angling. To the north there is a path to Banton Loch and the Kilsyth Hills.

References

  1. ^ "Kelvinhead - Banton and Kelvinhead Website". Retrieved 4 September 2014.