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Airdrie fells into the area of North Lanarkshire with it's location being only 12 miles from Glasgow it is a desirable destination for visitors who wish to visit Glasgow without staying in the city. You will also find plenty of accommodation whether it be for entertainment or business with it's hotels and bed and breakfast properties.

The origin of the name Airdrie can be traced back to the year 577 AD and derives from the Gaelic for "high hill pasture." This was the year when the Battle of Arderyth, also known as the Battle of Airdrie, took place. It was fought between Rydderech, also known as "the bountiful" King of Strathclyde, and Aidan, also known as "the perfidious" King of Kintyre.
The city of Airdrie can be found on what is known as the "Hogs Back," a ridge of land that runs from east to west.

The Monks of Newbattle were responsible for the construction of a number of buildings all around the region. These buildings included a corn mill in the area of Chapelhall, a court house in Kipps, a chapel in the vicinity of Drumpellier, and a courthouse at Kipps.
In the 12th century, monks constructed the first route from Glasgow to Edinburgh through Airdrie and Bathgate in order to connect their properties in Newbattle with the rest of their holdings. The year 1605 is the earliest recorded use of the term "Airdrie," and the year 1695 marks the year when Airdrie officially became a market town.
Mr. Robert Hamilton is generally regarded as the person responsible for establishing the contemporary city of Airdrie.

He was known as the "Laird" of Airdrie House and possessed the most of the land. During the seventeenth century, he was an instrumental figure in elevating Airdrie to the status of a distinguished country community.
After he passed away, the population continued to rise, and the majority of the new residents settled down to farm or establish weaving settlements. The town developed into a well-established centre for the production of woollen and linen fabrics as a result of the widespread cultivation of flax on a number of local farms.

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