Along the main street form the south of the village
Location within North Lanarkshire
OS grid referenceNS829555
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWISHAW
Postcode districtML2
Dialling code01698
UK Parliament
  • [[Airdrie and Shotts] (UK Parliament constituency)|Airdrie and Shotts]]
Scottish Parliament
List of places
55°46′41″N 3°52′02″W / 55.778°N 3.8671°W / 55.778; -3.8671Coordinates: 55°46′41″N 3°52′02″W / 55.778°N 3.8671°W / 55.778; -3.8671

Morningside is a small village in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is located around 34 mile (1.2 km) south of Newmains, and 2+14 miles (3.6 km) east of Wishaw. Morningside's population (as of 2016) is 1,090 people.[1] It is a former coal mining village, and formerly had two railway stations.[2] Today, Morningside mainly consists of a modern housing estate with more older houses along the main road.

Battle of Morranside

According to local legend, a large battle occurred on the site of Morningside during the English invasion in 1385. The English sent a force of around 1,000 men to raid Lanarkshire, the Scots met them at "Morranside" in early autumn being commanded by the leaders of Clan Muir and Clan Douglas. The battle ended in a Scottish victory with the English being pushed back to Biggar.[3]

At the time, Morranside was the name given to the small farmstead in the area, as it was to the east of the site of the battle, or "on the morning-side". This name then applied to the village that would form centuries later. However the historicity about this battle is dubious.


Morningside Primary School
Morningside Primary School

Morningside Primary School is located on School Road, in the north of the village. Built originally in 1874, the school had a roll of 146 in the year of 2010/2011.[4]


  1. ^ "Locality and settlement population 2016".
  2. ^ "Wilsontown Morningside and Coltness Railway". RAILSCOT. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Bonkle village". Retrieved 16 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Morningside Primary". North Lanarkshire Council. Retrieved 1 May 2012.