Carluke Parish Historical Society

CPHS collects and preserves artefacts, photographs and documents relating to the history of the parish of Carluke. You are most welcome to browse our pages and join our forum.

We are a registered charity.

Inside you will find over 130 stories about the people of Carluke Parish and hundreds of photographs covering dozens of topics

See our most recent stories sorted by date

Just a few samples of the images in our gallery. The timeline covers mostly Victorian and early 20th century through to the mid seventies with some unique glimpses of life in Carluke as we were hurled from the industrial revolution through two world wars and into the economic blight which changed our landscape, our shopping habits but we hope, not the nature of Carluke folk

You can find poignant tales, humourous anecdotes and via our publications, images and words to keep or send to your friends.

Events

2013 saw the first widely attended music festival in Carluke, aptly named Carluke Jam

With luck it will be repeated, but in case you missed it, there are videos from 2013 inside

Research

For those of you interested in your own family history and Carluke roots, we have two CDs on sale

Carluke Vital Records
This DVD is a great boon to all family history researchers

  • The Old Graveyard Plan
  • Photos of all gravestone markers
  • The Burial Register files
  • The Hearth Tax files

The Forest Kirk and Graveyard.
An illustrated walking guide to the old graveyard in the centre of Carluke. A brief history of the place where the town began with details of some of the town's more memorable inhabitants.

Past Imperfect

Try as we do to document the items we receive, we have some problems with identifying folk in old photographs. Go here to see if you can help us with our more challenging questions.