Wishaw is 14 miles east of Glasgow and 32 miles west of Edinburgh, and both cities can be easily reached via the nearby motorways, the M74 and the M8 which makes it a great location for visitors, business travellers and commuters alike.
The town has an attractive town park, Belhaven Park and the town centre has been upgraded and has various eating and drinking establishments. You can access the clyde valley walkway and the attractive Cambusnethan Priory, unfortunately now falling into disrepair.
For more information on shops and places to eat in Wishaw, go to www.inwishaw.co.uk
Brief History of Wishaw
Established along traditional Roman routes into Scotland, the town dates back to the 12th century when St Nethan established a kirk, in the area which is now Netherton. The area became known as the parish of Cambusnethan.
Wishaw grew with the industrial revolution, and expanded with the introduction of distilleries, iron & coal mining, steel manufacture, and engineering.
It is possible the town was names after Wishaw House, built near the south calder water, 'wis' was old scots for water and' shaw' meant forest or wood.