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Busby, Lanarkshire

Historical Description

BUSBY, a village, partly in the parish of EAST KILBRIDE, Middle ward of the county of LANARK, but chiefly in the parish of MEARNS, Upper ward of the county of RENFREW; containing 902 inhabitants. This village is pleasantly situated on the river White Cart, the sides of which, abruptly precipitous and rocky, are thickly wooded, and display much variety of scenery. The inhabitants are employed chiefly in a print-field and a factory in the immediate neighbourhood; the print-field is in the parish of East Kilbride, and the cotton-factory, which was established in 1780, in that of Mearns. A post has been instituted here, under the post-office of Glasgow.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, 1851 by Samuel Lewis