A southwestern suburb of Motherwell in North Lanarkshire, Airbles grew up around a farmstead which lay close to the River Clyde and comprises a mix of high and low-rise public housing dating from the 1950s and 60s with later private housing to the west. It is divided north-south by the dual-carriageway Airbles Road (B754) and also east-west by the sizeable Airbles Cemetery. The Camp Colliery was once located here as were the Lanarkshire County and Motherwell & Wishaw Burgh Hospitals for Infectious Diseases, which became the Strathclyde Hospital. Also located here was Dalziel Poorhouse, built in 1904-5 and the last such institution in Scotland to be built under the 1845 Poor Law Act. This was renamed Avon Lodge and served as an old people's home until its closure in 1978 and subsequently demolished to be replaced by a private housing development. Airbles Railway Station lies to the east.

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