Welcome to the Carluke Community Website
Carluke is the Clyde Valley's largest town with a population of around 13,500. It sits on a high plateau overlooking the River Clyde, right in the heart of Lanarkshire's fruit growing area.
The town has seen a recent boom in house building thanks to its direct train link with Glasgow. There has also been recent reburbishment of most of Carluke's primary schools and its secondary school. The leisure centre and pool are in Carluke High School, and there is also a brand new sports stadium. The John Cumming Stadium is named after the footballing legend born in Carluke. John played for Carluke Rovers then went on to play for Hearts, winning two league titles, one Scottish Cup and four league cups in the 1950's and 60's, he also won nine Scotland caps.
Thanks to its proximity to the Clyde Valley's major fruit growers, one of Carluke's biggest employers is the jam company Renshaw Scott who recently added a chocolate refinery to their plant.
Memorials to two of Carluke's most famous sons were completed in 2006 as part of the town's Streetscape Project, regenerating the centre of the town. On the paving at the bottom of the High Street, a design of a compass etched with arrows pointing to places relevant to Carluke such as Tinto Hill and Carluke, New Zealand, has been created in honour of the noted surveyor and cartographer Major General William Roy. Doctor Daniel Reid Rankin is remembered by a plaque in Rankin Square with etchings of fossils carved into the granite. There is more information about both of these men on our site.