Places called Lugton
There are two places in Scotland called Lugton:
One is a small village in Ayrshire, some fifteen miles south west of Glasgow on the A736 road from Glasgow to Irvine. The village has at various times had a lime works, an iron ore mine, an ironworks, a brickworks, a smithy, a post office, a garage, two railway lines, two railway stations, two toll houses, two public houses (one called the Lugton Inn) and a brewery (the Lugton Brewery).
The Brewery had established a good reputation for its beer and had won many prizes. It was also quoted as an early example of a small business which had developed an excellent website and used it for business purposes. However the Lugton Brewery and the Lugton Inn attached to it were both totally destroyed by fire. The industries and other activities in Lugton have gradually ceased and the railway stations closed long since.
Lugton is now a small rural community with the lime works, a public house and a collection of cottages. It is set in pleasant farming country, with easy access to Glasgow and to the sea. Close by is a small river called Lugton Water which provides good fishing facilities.
Near to the village is Lugton quarry, which features in many geology textbooks for its marine fossils preserved in the carboniferous rock.
A few miles from Lugton is King Coil's Grave, an earthwork that some say celebrates the original Old King Cole.
The second Lugton location in Scotland is a village in Midlothian six miles south east of Edinburgh on the outskirts of Dalkeith on the A68 road from Edinburgh to Dalkeith. It boasts a motel and a school with international connections.
The Lugton Motel says that everything has been done to make your visit pleasant in East Scotland and the Rosecot Guest House says it is situated directly opposite the Lugton Motel.
Nearby is Lugton Haugh, a lovely wooded area running down to the banks of the River North Esk opposite Dalkeith House.
Map references to Lugton are:
In Hamilton New Zealand a large sporting area was named Lugton Park in honour of Stuart Lugton who worked tirelessly for tennis in that area. Part of the park is now used by Waikato University Rugby Football Club and there are Lugton Park tennis and squash clubs. There is also Lugton Street in Hamilton.
There is a Lugton Street in Alphington, a suburb of Melbourne. This street was named after Frank Lugton, a noted cricketer and footballer, who served with the Australian forces in the First World War and was killed in France in 1916.
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