Distances from 'The Stand':
Airdrie 2 miles Loch Lomond

28 miles

Coatbridge 3 miles Edinburgh 36 miles
Cumbernauld 4 miles Perth 52 miles
Glasgow 10 miles Ayr 55 miles
Stirling 15 miles Carlisle 92 miles
Lanark 22 miles Inverness 170 miles

'The Stand' as our small village is known, comprises only fourteen houses on either side of the main road - the A73. There are divided ideas of its origins but we prefer either of the two:

The first being a resting place or 'stand', between two Roman Fortresses, in this case Castlecary about 6 miles north and Bothwell, 5 miles south.
Or a local farmer, a Mr Lindsay - a Covenanter of Staun Farm across from the house - was captured and hanged after the battle of Bothwell Brig. He had been hiding but then made his 'stand' against his enemies at this spot.

Sheena and Bob Brown