Shottsburn (or Shotts), Associate Session (Burgher) Church originated with a disputed presentation to Shotts parish in 1762, after which the disputed minister was only ordained in 1768 with the aid of the civil power, in the form of a party of dragoons. A large number of parishioners then petitioned the Associate (Burgher) Presbytery of Edinburgh for supply of sermon and a congregation was formed. A church building was erected in 1771 and a minister ordained in 1774. At the union of 1839 the congregation declined to join the Church of Scotland and in 1843 became connected with the recently formed United Original Seceders. They eventually adhered to the Church of Scotland in 1956, as Shottsburn, which united with Kirk o' Shotts as Kirk o' Shotts in 1975. The Church of Scotland charge was in the presbytery of Hamilton and the synod of Clydesdale.