Just South East of Glasgow, Motherwell is one of the larger towns in Scotland as one once known as "Steelopolis" as it was the steel capital of the North. The town has a population of just over 30,000 and for such a small place is brimming with interesting things to see and do. As well as the town's Country Park, The Motherwell Heritage Centre on High Road, situated next to the town's railway station, is a building that displays the history of Motherwell from the Roman era. The building also has a viewing tower on the fifth floor, giving visitors a good view of the town and other parts of Lanarkshire.
Motherwell has produced a host of Scottish footballers, and perhaps its most famous son is Paul Higgins of "The Thick of It" fame.