SNP MSP for Motherwell & Wishaw, Clare Adamson, recently spoke of the rich history of her constituency in a Scottish Parliament Debate entitled ‘Celebrating Our Past’ on 31 January 2017.

Ms Adamson spoke of the 1973 discovery of a Roman bath-house at Strathclyde Country Park. Believed to date between 142 AD and 162 AD, the bath-house is the only standing stone remains of its type in Scotland, and is open to the public, making it an attraction for children, dog-walkers and tourists alike.

Clare also discussed the intriguing tale of the discovery of a partially preserved body in the peat-bogs of Greenhead Moss in Wishaw in the 1930s. The body of a man, bearing wounds which indicate that he was murdered, appeared to have been buried furtively. It is believed that the body had lain undisturbed for hundreds of years, and may have been that of a Covenanter or a Royalist who murdered during the troubles of that time. The tale even inspired local Wishaw man Robert Smith to write a novel called Lost Sowls based on the discovery.

Commenting, SNP MSP Clare Adamson said:

‘Motherwell & Wishaw is at the heart of Scottish history. So much so that it has inspired one of the world’s greatest historians in Tom Devine.

Not only do we have a rich archaeological heritage but Motherwell also made political history when the people elected the first ever SNP MP, Robert McIntyre, in 1945.

I would highly recommend a visit to Motherwell & Wishaw to anyone wishing to experience our history and our heritage for themselves.’

Copyright 2015 Clare Adamson MSP