Along the main street form the south of the village
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Morningside is a small village in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is located around 3⁄4 mile (1.2 km) south of Newmains, and 2+1⁄4 miles (3.6 km) east of Wishaw. Morningside's population (as of 2016) is 1,090 people. It is a former coal mining village, and formerly had two railway stations. Today, Morningside mainly consists of a modern housing estate with more older houses along the main road.
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.
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 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.