Blantyre, South Lanarkshire

Blantyre (listen  or listen ; Scottish Gaelic: Baile an t-Saoir) is a town and civil parish in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, with a population of 16,900.[3] It is bounded by the River Clyde to the north, the Rotten Calder to the west, the Park Burn to the east (denoting the boundary with the larger adjoining town of Hamilton) and the Rotten Burn to the south.

Blantyre

Shuttle Row, the birthplace of David Livingstone
Blantyre
Location within South Lanarkshire
Population16,900 (mid-2016 est.)[1]
OS grid referenceNS685575
Civil parish
  • Blantyre
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGlasgow [2]
Postcode districtG72
Dialling code01698
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
55.793°N 4.097°W / 55.793; -4.097

Blantyre was the birthplace of David Livingstone, the 19th-century explorer and missionary, and because of Livingstone's work, the second-largest city in Malawi is named after it.