Kirk o' Shotts

(Kirk of Shotts)
North Lanarkshire

Kirk o'Shotts
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Kirk o'Shotts

A location in North Lanarkshire, Kirk o' Shotts (Kirk of Shotts) lies to the south of the M8 motorway, 2½ miles (4 km) northwest of Shotts and 5 miles (8 km) east southeast of Airdrie. It was from the Kirk o' Shotts Transmitting Station on nearby Hirst Hill that the first television pictures in Scotland were beamed in 1952. The site remains in use and another major transmitting station is located on Black Hill on the opposite side of the motorway..


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