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Register of Common Good properties

Section 8 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 imposes an obligation on local authorities to establish and maintain a Register of Property which is held by the authority as part of the Common Good.

Only property held by former burghs can be considered part of the Common Good. The five former burghs in North Lanarkshire are:

  • Airdrie
  • Coatbridge
  • Kilsyth
  • Motherwell
  • Wishaw

Land acquired by one of the five burghs on or before 15 May 1975 could be considered part of the common good fund if they meet certain criteria (although this list is not exhaustive):

  1. the title deeds specify that the area of land or building is to be held or gifted to the community
  1. the land has been used by the general public for a public use a number of years
  1. the land, building or artefacts was gifted to the community, usually for a specific purpose

As there is no clear definition of common good within the act, it can be difficult to determine whether or not a building, area of land or artefact comes under the umbrella of common good.

Establishing what property is common good can only be determined by researching the facts and circumstances of its acquisition and its subsequent use.

Please note - for artefacts rather than buildings and/or land, as there are no title deeds, it may be very difficult to give a definite answer.  Any additional items which are identified as common good will be added to the register, and any items which are deemed after investigation not to form part of the common good will be removed.

We therefore reserve the right to amend the register at any time.

Common Good Register
Former burgh Name of property Description of property Location of property and approximate size (if known)
Airdrie Brownsburn Community Park Community Park and Local Nature Reserve Brownsburn Road adjacent to Brownsburn Industrial Estate, Airdrie
Airdrie Centenary Park Public park and recreation ground comprising play area Between Alexander Street and Centenary Avenue, Airdrie - 4.94 acres
Airdrie Central Park Public park and recreation ground with playground and bowling green Between Bore Road, Kirkness Street and Henderson Street
Airdrie Craigneuk Park Public park and recreation ground including football pitches and pavillion Between Carlisle Road and Craigneuk Avenue - 2.98 acres
Airdrie Gartlea Park Public park and recreation ground comprising play area and multi sports facility Between Livingston Place and Gartleahill, Airdrie -
Airdrie Katherine Park Public park and recreationg ground comprising playground and bowling green Between Forrest Street and Towers Road, Airdrie
Airdrie Kenilburn Park Public park and recreation ground At Kenilburn Avenue, Airdrie
Airdrie Mavisbank Park Public park and recreation ground Between Wester Mavisbank Avenue and Mavisbank Street, Airdrie
Airdrie Rawyards Park Public park and recreation ground comprising play area and skate park Next to Airdrie Leisure Centre adjacent to Motherwell Street, Aidrie
Airdrie West End Park Public park and recreation ground Between Alexander Street and Kennedy Drive, Airdrie - 3.95 acres
Airdrie Wheatholm Park Public park and receation ground Between Wheatholm Street and Aitken Street, Aidrie
Coatbridge Dunbeth Park Public park comprising football pitches, playground and bowling green Between Park Street and Kildonan Street, Coatbridge
Coatbridge Drumpellier Park Country park comprising Visitor Centre, cafe, wildlife displays and adventure playground Between Gartcosh Road and Townhead Road - 500 acres
Coatbridge Rosehall Park Public park and recreation ground Former Rosehall High School site at Palacecraig Street, Coatbridge
Coatbridge Scarhill Street Play Area Children's play area Between Scarhill Street and Mossneuk Street, Kirkshaws, Coatbridge
Coatbridge West End Park Public park comprising playground, skating area, bowling green and recreation ground Between Bank Street, Blair Road and King Street, Coatbridge - 22.24 acres
Coatbridge Whifflet Park Public park and recreation ground with playground and bowling green Between Whifflet Street, Bute Street and Calder Avenue, Whifflet, Coatbridge - 12 acres
Coatbridge Kildonan Street Municipal Building Council Building currently used for Learning and Leisure Services Kildonan Street, Coatbridge ML5 3BT
Kilsyth Burngreen Public park and recreation ground comprising playground, putting green, trampolines, tennis courts, bowling green, road traffic school and football pitch Between Stirling Road and Burngreen, Kilsyth - 8.65 acres
Kilsyth Dumbreck Marsh Marsh Local Nature Reserve Between Gavell Road and South Dumbreck Road, Kilsyth
Motherwell Calder Park Public park and recreation ground Between Merry Street, Highfield Crescent and Wilson Street, Motherwell
Motherwell Dalzell Estate Country park and recreation ground At the end of Dalzell Drive, Motherwell - 83.6 acres
Motherwell Duchess of Hamilton Park Public park comprising playing fields, playground and skating area Between Airbles Road and Avon Street, Motherwell - 17.52 acres
Motherwell Ladywell Park Public park and recreation ground Between Ladywell Road, Bute Avenue and The Loaning, Motherwell - 13.92 acres
Motherwell Shields Glen Park Public park and recreation ground At Muirhouse Avenue, Muirhouse, Motherwell - 11.6 acres
Wishaw Belhaven Park Public park comprising football pitches, playground and skating area Between Dryburgh Road, Glenpark Street and Glen Road, Wishaw - 11.12 acres
Wishaw Greenhead Moss Community Park and Local Nature Reserve Between Greenhead Road, Cambusnethan Street and Stewarton Street, Wishaw - 247 acres
Wishaw Stewarton Street Park Public park and recreation ground Between Stewarton Street, Greenhead Road and Creamery Road, Wishaw - 31 acres
Wishaw Memorial Park Public park and recreation ground Between Cambusnethan Street and East Gate, Cambusnethan, Wishaw

Page last updated:
29 Mar 2021

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