Luggiebank
Stirling Road Luggiebank 20 3 09.JPG

Luggiebank looking South (2009)
Luggiebank is located in North Lanarkshire
Luggiebank
Luggiebank
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Dialling code01236
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55°55′49″N 3°58′34″W / 55.930183°N 3.97616°W / 55.930183; -3.97616Coordinates: 55°55′49″N 3°58′34″W / 55.930183°N 3.97616°W / 55.930183; -3.97616

Luggiebank is a small village to the south of Cumbernauld. Like Condorrat, Castlecary and Dullatur, it predates the new town of Cumbernauld, and of those only Condorrat was officially included in the designated area.[1] It is situated on what used to be the Stirling Road from Lanark, but as a result of a bypass (B8039) the old road is now a cul-de-sac. Unlike the rest of Cumbernauld, which was in Dunbartonshire, Luggiebank was historically in Lanarkshire, but was adopted into Dunbartonshire in 1967, prior to Cumbernauld becoming a police burgh the following year. Following further boundary changes in 1995, Luggiebank became part of North Lanarkshire.

Postcard of Stirling Road from around 1925
Postcard of Stirling Road from around 1925

The village consists of around 30 houses and is essentially built around two streets: the older part of Stirling Road and newer houses on Blairlinn View, named after the farmsteads of Wester, Mid and Easter Blairlinn. Other farms and houses in the surrounding area are deemed to be in Luggiebank. On the south bound side of Stirling Road the houses back onto Luggie Water. The associated glen is now a nature reserve managed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust.[2] The name comes from a cottage of that name which appears on the first Edition of the Ordnance Survey.[3]

In a Scots dictionary luggie can mean a wooden bucket with handles.[4] An extract from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland 1882 describes The Luggie in less than glowing terms.[5] However, there is also a poem written by David Gray (poet) (1838–61) The Dear Old Toiling One,[6] in which he fondly mentions the Luggie and another poem of the same ilk called 'The Luggie'.[7]

The village has some history and houses are displayed on the north bound side of Stirling Road in the 1864 Ordnance Survey map.[8] People used to go on holiday in the village and there is a postcard looking south, showing the village possibly from the 1930s. The Luggie Bridge, just to the north of the village, is a fine stone arch [1] and it now forms part of the footway north out of the village.

References

  1. ^ Taylor, Jessica (2010). Cumbernauld: The Conception, Development and Realisation of a Post-war British New Town (PDF). Edinburgh: Edinburgh College of Art. p. 179. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Luggiebank Wood". Scottish Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  3. ^ "OS 6 inch Map 1892-1960". zoomable map with Bing transparency overlay. National Library of Scotland. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  4. ^ "luggie". Dictionary of the Scots Language. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: Luggie Water". Electric Scotland. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  6. ^ Stedman, Edmund Clarence (1895). A Victorian Anthology 1837-1895. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. pp. 271–272. Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  7. ^ Bell, Henry Glassford (1874). The Poetical Works of David Gray. J. Maclehose. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  8. ^ "OS 25 inch map 1892-1949, with Bing opacity slider". National Library of Scotland. Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 12 October 2017.