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Cleland (Old) railway station

Cleland railway station was opened in 1867 on the Cleland to Morningside Junction line that had opened in 1864. The extension of the Cleland Branch on the line of the old Wishaw and Coltness Railway joined the Coltness Branch section of the Wishaw and Coltness Railway via the Coltness Ironworks and as stated it continued to Morningside. Today's Cleland railway station on the Shotts Line was opened as Bellside on 9 July 1869 by the Caledonian Railway, renamed Omoa after the Omoa Ironworks on 1 October 1879 and named Cleland on 1 October 1941 after the original Cleland had closed. Cleland was opened in 1867 and was located on the Cleland to Morningside Junction line that had opened in 1864; the old Wishaw and Coltness Railway branch from Mossend that served the Omoa Ironworks was utilised for part of the route west of Cleland that once ran from Mossend. Improvements were made by the Caledonian Railway to the formation. A single storey station building with an outbuilding and signal box was fronted by a single curved platform located on the northern, town side, of the line reached by Cleland Station Road.

The small goods yard was accessed via Wishaw High Road and had a water tank, loading dock and associated buildings stood either side of a mineral line that serviced Sunnyside Colliery in the 1890s however it had closed by 1910. Spindleside Colliery stood close by on the Cleland Extension line, it had in turn closed by 1939. A small length of the platform remained visible until at least 1997 however nothing remains of the station as it has been demolished to make way for a housing scheme that now stands on the site of the station and trackbed, however the Station Road name provides a link with the past; the trackbed to the west has a footpath on it. A section of the old trackbed survives running east towards Morningside. Butt, R. V. J.. The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt and stopping place and present. Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. Video footage of Cleland station

Gidi Gov

Gidi Gov is an Israeli singer, TV host and actor. He was married to the late Anat Gov with. Gov was born in Rehovot in 1950 to Daniel and Tzipora Gov; as a child Gov suffered from asthma. Gov's father died when he was young, which made his mother move with him from place to place, including Tel Aviv and Eilat. Growing up, Gov never dreamed of becoming a singer; when he enlisted to the IDF in 1969 Yair Rosenblum recommended that Gov be auditioned for the Nahal entertainment troupe. Gov joined the Nahal entertainment troupe. There Gov began his acting and singing career. Gov's first major breakthrough occurred when Gov sang in the 1973 Israeli "Song and chorus Festival" the song "Rise up and arrive"; the song reached only number eight, but become one of the songs most identified with the competition. During the same year Gov established along with some of the former Nahal troupe members and two others the band Kaveret; the band became one of the most popular Israeli bands in the 1970s and is still considered today as one of the most successful Israeli bands in the history of popular music and entertainment in Israel.

The band released three albums, represented Israel in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Natati La Khayay" and won the title "Band of the Year" four times in succession in the Israeli annual Hebrew song chart of Kol Yisrael. The band was disbanded in 1976. After the breakup of Kaveret Gov joined the short-lived band "Parnasa Tova", which included Yehudit Ravitz and Shmulik Bilu; the band produced an album. In 1978, Gov put out his first solo album. In addition to his musical career, during the 1970s Gov participated in the 1974 Israeli TV series "The Magic Door", in the 1977 Israeli film "Masa Alonkot", in Ram Loevy's 1978 film "Khirbet Khize", the 1978 film "Ha-Lehaka" which described the life in an Israeli military band, the 1979 film "Dizengoff 99", the 1979 film "Do not ask if I love". In 1979, Gov became a co-host in the successful Israeli entertainment show "Zehu Ze!". Gov appeared intermittently in this show until it ended in 1993. In 1979, Gov formed the successful Israeli pop-rock band "Gazoz" together with Danny Sanderson, which recorded and released the albums "Gazoz" and "second incarnation".

In 1980 Gov and Sanderson formed their third band Doda, which succeeded less than Gazoz. During the early 1980s Gov participated in several Israeli children's music festivals. In 1983 Gov released his second album, "40:06". On Gov appeared in the 1983 Israeli film "The silver platter". In 1985 Gov released his third solo album, "Tnu Ligdol Besheket", which included children's songs. From 1986 to 1992 Gov participated in all the Israeli children's music, hosted it 1986. In 1987 Gov decided to release the rock oriented album "Derech Eretz", produced by Louie Lahav; the majority of songs on the album were composed by Yehuda Poliker. The album was a big success and sold more than 50,000 copies – the best selling album of the Gov until then. In 1989 Gov participated in the play "The Gigolo from Congo" by Hanoch Levin, performed the title song "What do you know about love" for the film "Ehad Mishelano". In 1991 Gov released one of his most successful solo albums – Ein Od Yom; the album sold more than 70,000 copies.

In 1993 Gov released the compilation album "שירים שהתפזרו", which containing different original songs performed by Gov between 1973 and 1992 which did not appear in his previous solo albums. In 1994 he left "Zehu Ze!" to his own host musical/talk show, "Laila Gov", on Channel 2, Israel's first commercial TV channel. The show which aired from 1994 to 1998 became successful. During the show Gov used to perform different songs along with different popular Israeli singers whom were guests on the show. Subsequently, in 1995 Gov released the double disc compilation album "שירים מלילה גוב", in 1997 released the triple disc compilation album "שירים מלילה גוב 2" which both contained the songs Gov performed during the show with his guests. In 2000 Gov began hosting a dining TV show on the Israeli Channel 8 called "Gidi Gov goes to eat" and appeared in a one time special Kaveret reunion concert designed to raise money for an urgent surgery of the band member Isaac Klepter; this year instructed the Tammuz Awards Israeli music, held for the first time was broadcast on Channel 2.

Gov off the ceremony again the following year, until it was decided to stop at the end of 2002 to comply. In 2001 Gov participated in Danny Sanderson's album "תולדות המים – שירים לאחרים" in which Gov performed Sanderson's song "רק את". In 2002 Gov returned to Channel with the show "Laila Gov 2", similar to his previous talk show, but failed to repeat its success and was canceled after the first season. In 2003, 12 years after his last solo studio album was released, Gov recorded the album "Rikud Yare'ach". In 2004 Gov recorded the album "At the end of the mountain", written and composed by Amir Benayon; the album was released in early 2005. In 2006 Gov hosted the morning program on Channel 2. In 2007 Gov participated in the Israeli reality show "Once in a lifetime", in which he went to a sp