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Grid reference: NS434552
Location: 55°45’54"N, 4°29’46"W
Population: 590  (2004 est.)
Post town: Glasgow
Postcode: G78
Dialling code: 01505
Local Government
Council: East Renfrewshire
East Renfrewshire

Uplawmoor is a village in Renfrewshire; a wee place of just 590 souls.

Historic Uplawmoor, associated for centuries with the Barony of Caldwell and the Mure family, is still a vibrant community today, although now bereft of many of the services once to be found there. Farming has always been of great importance locally.

The village was once served by two stations on two railway lines– Uplawmoor (L&A) station on the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire line, and Uplawmoor (GB&K) station on the Glasgow, Barrhead and Kilmarnock Joint Railway.

The old hamlet of Shillford lies nearby on Lochlibo Road.


Caldwell / Uplawmoor Station site in 2007
The old station on the Ardrossan to Glasgow line

Caldwell station opened on 27 March 1871. The station was renamed Uplawmoor after the closure of the Uplawmoor station on the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway on 2 April 1962. The station closed permanently on 7 November 1966.

A number of local campaigns to re-open the station have so far been unsuccessful. It has now become overgrown and only a platform remains to show that Uplawmoor actually had a railway line.

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