Shotts is a former industrial town which is situated nearly midway between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Shotts was an agricultural parish that grew with the industrial boom of the 19th century. Long before that the area played host to various armies including the Romans and the army of Oliver Cromwell. At Shotts Heritage Centre you can learn about the intriguing local history. You can also take to the local history trail and visit historic sites and monuments. Shotts has several notable churches including the historic Kirk o’ Shotts and the ruined Dura Kirk. The town holds an annual Highland Games every June. Shotts has a number of local shops and there are a variety of restaurants, cafes and pubs. Leisure facilities include the local golf club and angling in Forrestburn Reservoir, which roach, perch, pike and eels. Motherwell is only a short drive away, where visitors can enjoy the rides at M&Ds theme park and the facilities in Strathclyde Country Park. The town is connected to the local area by bus and the railway station links Glasgow and Edinburgh.