Lanarkshire (Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig ) is one of the traditional counties of Scotland. Historically includes Lanarkshire Glasgow and its surrounding Southeastern. It is bordered to the north by Dunbartonshire and Stirlingshire, on the northeast by West Lothian, on the east by Peeblesshire, to the south by Dumfriesshire and to the west by Ayrshire and Renfrewshire. Historical capital and the eponymous town was the city Lanark.

Administrative history

Lanarkshire was since 1890 a Scottish administrative county with administrative headquarters in Hamilton. The city of Glasgow was not the administrative county Lanarkshire. In 1975, Lanarkshire administratively to the District Clydesdale, East Kilbride, Hamilton, Motherwell and Monklands the Strathclyde region. In 1996, the regions and districts were abolished in Scotland and replaced by 32 unitary authorities. The unitary authorities of North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire were thereby furnished In the area of Lanarkshire. These two counties have merged parts of the administration. Except it is partially Rutherglen and its surroundings.

Lanarkshire (without Glasgow ) is still one of the Lieutenancy Areas of Scotland.


The Scottish footballer Craig Brown was born here.

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  • Scottish county
  • Geography (North Lanarkshire )
  • Geography (South Lanarkshire )