Bothwell has been many things to a great number of people over the centuries, and has continued to prosper…
The 2020s offer the opportunity to meet the challenges of the technology led approach to life. This includes business management, shopping, travel and visitor attraction. Bothwell Futures offers the energy, ambition and vision to forge ahead into the coming decades of change, grow sustainably into a village that honours its past, embraces its future and respects our environment.
The people of Bothwell are justifiably proud of their home and it’s legacy but may recognise that to truly embrace the future with confidence, it’s residents and businesses need to take a hand in its growth and plot a firm direction.
Welcome to Bothwell Futures 20-year strategy for the community.
Smart Village Vision
Energising & Engaging Themes
Community at the Centre
An active and successful community, rooted in our past, proud of our recent achievements and ambitious for our future, Bothwell stands in a prime location within Scotland’s central belt by the side of the River Clyde along with the national cycle route and two long-distance walking paths pass through the heart of the village.
It continues to attract those who wish to enjoy its pleasant situation, its lively ambience and its many clubs, activities and societies. With our abundant range of cafés, tea-rooms and restaurants we enjoy a deserved reputation as a mecca for fine dining.
A SUSTAINABLE BOTHWELL
THE BOTHWELL EXPERIENCE
Walks, Parks & Nature
The Traders & Businesses
The River & Riverfront
Main Street of the Future
BOTHWELL PAST & PRESENT
Heritage & History
Living in Bothwell
Showcasing What We Have
A special place, its heritage shaped by and mirroring the sweep of Scottish history.
Bothwell is home to many buildings of great history including Bothwell Castle dating back to the 13th century, St Brides Collegiate Church founded 1398 by Archibald, Earl of Douglas one of only two collegiate churches in Scotland founded before 1400 and the Covenanters Field where TheBattle of Bothwell Bridge (Bothwell Brig) took place on 22 June 1679. It was fought between government troops and militantPresbyterian Covenanters.
As a conservation village Bothwell retains many excellent examples of historical buildings. The David Livingstone Centre, although in Blantyre is only 200 metres over the River Clyde walkway bridge.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Get on Board
You can help! Bothwell Futures welcomes partners, residents and businesses who would like to join us on our journey through the 2020’s and beyond and who share our view on the opportunities and in helping us reach our ambitious goals.
We look forward to working with our community and our partners to evolve our wonderful village.
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What They Say
“Scratch the surface of this desirable commuter village and you reveal a thriving community with an abundance of history, character, and charm. Bothwell boasts a castle, a river, a battlefield, many famous sons and daughters, and of course its scarecrows. Bothwells’ real strength however is its people and the community groups that make it special.
The vision being developed for Bothwell ambitiously aims to build on its solid foundations by protecting its heritage and enhancing the experience for residents and visitors alike.”
Bothwell Community Council
“Bothwell is a special place, its heritage shaped by and mirroring the sweep of Scottish history. The community of Bothwell is fortunate to enjoy the legacies and amenities that have been left to us. However, heritage doesn’t stop now. We owe it to future generations not simply to preserve what we have inherited but to reshape, develop, adapt and where
necessary transform it. This is the significant task that Bothwell Futures have undertaken on our behalf and we wish them every success in this important venture.”
“For the past two decades, we have witnessed a transformation to the environs and community spirit in Bothwell. Our community responds well to projects that are well defined and driven by committed teams of volunteers.”
Bothwell Horticultural Society
“Events held in our village are met with an overwhelming enthusiasm and cross-group participation. These social engagements create close community bonds and a proud sense of belonging to somewhere special.”