Wattston from Stanrigg Memorial Park
|Population||560 (mid-2020 est.)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Wattston is a village on the B803, west of Greengairs in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. Between them Wattston and Greengairs have about 1,190 residents. It is around 4 km south of Cumbernauld, and 4 km north of Airdrie. Other places nearby include Caldercruix, Longriggend, Riggend and Slamannan.
There is still open cast mining in this former mining village. The village was badly affected by the Stanrigg Mining Disaster where, in July 1918, a collapse led to the deaths of 19 local mine workers.
The 98th corps of the Lanarkshire Rifle Volunteers was headquartered at Wattston.