I was looking at this old 1773 map of Blantyre area and happened to glance over the boundary beyond where Calderglen would be, towards Redlees and Newton. I was surprised to see something marked “Fallside Military Encampment” just beyond Spittal.
Although this is marked slightly outwith Blantyre Parish, I wondered if anybody knows anything about it or able to tell me more? An interesting feature if the military had some sort of base there, even if it was only temporary.
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