Is this the famous giant that the town talks about?
photo by Stevie Spiers

The 8ft-high structure, known as the "The Giant", was designed by Cambuslang sculptor Jason Paterson.  It depicts a foundry worker pouring molten iron - an industry, along with coal, which features prominently in the history of the Shotts. The eight-foot tall behemoth dominates Shotts newly revamped Dykehead Cross. Some are even joking that it is Bertram De Shotts, an alleged giant who lived near the area hundreds of years ago.