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Abronhill


North Lanarkshire

Abronhill is a northeastern suburb of the town of Cumbernauld in North Lanarkshire. It is located 2 miles (3 km) northeast of the town centre. It began as public housing in the early 1960s, but as early as 1967 land had been earmarked for private development. Facilities include a small shopping centre with a distinctive campanile, a post office, a library, health centre, a football ground, three churches, together with Abronhill Primary School (1967) and St. Lucy's Primary School (1974 but replaced by a second building in 1979). Abronhill High School was a distinctive three-storey blue-and-black structure which opened in 1978. It was noted as the backdrop for Bill Forsyth's romantic comedy Gregory's Girl (1981) but closed in 2014 and has been demolished. Street names follow the theme of trees; namely Alder, Almond, Birch, Blackthorn, Broom, Cedar, Cherry, Chestnut, Elm, Gean, Hawthorn, Hornbeam, Larch, Lilac, Lime, Maple, Medlar, Oak, Pine, Redwood, Rowan and Spruce.


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