1967 New Streets for Blantyre

On 19th September 1967, the County Council approved two dozen brand new street names for Blantyre, in readiness for the new housing estates being built at the time. The houses were being built just off Stonefield Road, in former farm fields of Broompark Farm and stretched between Stonefield Road and Victoria Street, between the High Blantyre Cemetery and the Crescents.

This was to be a huge improvement for housing in Blantyre, permanent long lasting quality modern family homes, with many families moving to these homes from former mining houses, homes scheduled for demolition and from prefabs.

The following names were approved. Burnbrae Road, Harkins Avenue, Jedburgh Street, Langholm Path, Pieter Place, Traquair Wynd, Liberty Path, Tournai Path, Goslar Place, Cheviot Street, Coldstream Street, The Beeches, Lint Butts, Dryburgh Way, Causeystanes, Lochaber Path, Stewart Avenue, Selkirk Street, Teviot Way, Lively Place, Etterick Wynd, Allandale Path, Roxburgh Place and Madison Path.

(I did wonder why Winton Crescent wasn’t on this list unless it had been previously decided?)

How the names were chosen was not disclosed to the press, but it is thought they were privately suggested by Blantyre Councillors with at least 2 or 3 of them being a nod to names of former or existing places in Blantyre.

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