Wishaw is a town on the southern edge of Motherwell with the attractive Belhaven town park.
Established along traditional Roman routes into Scotland, the town dates back to the 12th century when St Nethan established a kirk, in the area which is now Netherton. The area became known as the parish of Cambusnethan.
Wishaw grew with the industrial revolution, and expanded with the introduction of distilleries, iron & coal mining, steel manufacture, and engineering.
It is possible the town was names after Wishaw House, built near the south calder water, 'wis' was old scots for water and' shaw' meant forest or wood.