Major WEIR, Carluke man, called by some a wizard and said to be an occultist, he was tried and burned at the stake. He may just have been old and suffered alzheimers but he lived in a spiral-stairway house which was posited as the Devils design.
Peter Kid, originally from Fife, became one of Carlukes Covenanting ministers in 1672. He twice refused to observe Charles II as head of the Church and was imprisoned on the Bass Rock in 1685. He was released the next year due to failing health and old age and moved back to Carluke. He is buried in Carluke Parish churchyard.
Yieldshields School 1956.
The first recorded reference to education in this district occurs in the year 1724 when James Prentice received a payment from Carluke Kirk Session for teaching poor children.
The earliest known school in Yieldshields was held in a thatched cottage. In 1827 there was a schoolroom in the house by the burnside.
Major-Gen. Wm. Roy(1726-90), author of Military Antiquities of the Romans in Britain, was born at Miltonhead, his father being factor and gardener to the Hamiltons of Hallcraig.
The sculptor Robert Forrest was born in Carluke in 1790. He began as a stone mason and his work includes a statue of William Wallace in Lanark and the statue of Henry Dundas, the Viscount Melville, which tops the Melville Monument in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh.
Milton Lockhart, two miles west of Carluke, was the home of John Lockhart, born in 1794. He was the biographer of Sir Walter Scott
Dr Daniel Reid Rankin (1805 – 1882) of Carluke
ON the 10th day of March, 1815, a Savings Bank was established, under the name of "Carluke Parish Bank
Law map 1816
Early Plan of Carluke High Street.
This hand-drawn sketch plan, not to scale, shows the individual shops and properties in the street, with the names of the current occupier at the time. Exact date unknown but proposed "new" Stirling to Carlisle road is shown and it was built in 1823.
Milton Lockhart was built in 1829 by.
Mr William Lockhart, M.P. for the county. He was the brother of John Gibson Lockhart, biographer and son-in-law of Sir Walter Scott. The author chose the site. The castle has now been removed and rebuilt in Japan.
Braidwood House was.
built by Nathaniel Stevenson in 1830
CARLUKE Jan 25 1859.—The centenary of the birth of Burns was celebrated here by a public supper and ball, on the evening of the 25th. The supper took place in the hall of the Black Bull Inn, at six o'clock.
In 1861, nineteen men formed the Carluke Equitable Pioneer Society. These men decided to set up shop to provide goods at reasonable prices. The first shop was at the corner of Rankin Street and Market Road.
Carluke Bowling Club was formed.
after a meeting in 1864. The turf cost £4 per half acre and came from Gair Farm. The green was opened in 1865 by Dr Selkirk.
The Rai Valley Cottage, Carluke, NZ
was built by Charles and Arthur Turner, the first settlers in the valley, in 1881.
The Popinjay Hotel built in 1882, is.
in the village of Rosebank. Lord Newlands of Mauldslie Castle built the village for his estate workers. The "popping jay" is an archery target and tradition has it that the hotel is built near the site of an archery contest described in "Old Mortality" by Sir Walter Scott.
The Town Hall On Tuesday, 9th January, 1883, the Directors of the Parish Bank were unanimous and were willing to grant the money on conditions. One of these was that accommodation be provided for the present National Security Savings Bank
The town hall was formally opened by a two day’s bazaar on Friday and Saturday, 18th and 19th July, 1884
Andrew Stewart was born in Carluke, Lanarkshire, on 27th July 1886, the fifth son of Mr and Mrs William Stewart. His father was a joiner and the family lived in Union Street, Carluke.
The shunting pug at.
Castlehill c. 1887. The driver (partly obscured by the chimney) is Johnny Walker, killed c.1912 in a pug derailment, George Horsburgh, cashier, is wearing a cap, Jimmy McFarlane, clerk.
Carluke Golf Club was instituted in 1893. Fields at Whitehill Farm and Shieldhill Farm were considered but this postcard shows players at Langshaw Farm. A clubhouse was erected in 1898. The club decided to move to Hallcraig in 1911 where the present 18 hole course is played on.
The old bakery building 1900
Halbar Tower c1900.
Built in the 16th century and now renovated and operated by the Vivat Trust as a holiday home
Wallace familyc 1902.
From left Janet (Mrs McPhee), Lydia (nee Penicook), Margaret (Mrs Ferguson), William 9was a roadman), Elizabeth Mrs Charles Walton who went to New Zealand) Taken at Burn Cottage, Yieldshields.
The Drill Hall was built in 1905-06 by public subscription. in memory of men of the Lanarkshire Yeomanry who had lost their lives in the Boer War.
Steeles shop after 1905
Miss Peggy Burtons shop.
in the High Street c.1912. The boys are her nephews, Archie and Thomas Horsburgh.
Milton tile workers c. 1920
Robert Bryce (Ratcatcher) 1929
In 1929 there were less than 100 telephones in Carluke so the phone directory shows premises with just two-digit phone numbers.
The High Mill showing.
the chimney on the right erected after the mill moved from wind power to steam. It was later powered by a suction gas engine before closing in the 1930s.
Kilncadzow rangers 1930s
Henshilwoods in Hamilton St. stood on the corner of Cassells Street. The figure is Robert Forrest c. 1930. Robert later operated Headspoint Nursery and Tearoom at Braidwood.
indian rope trick c1931
Yieldshields children and.
Nellie Longmuir (Mrs Reid) at Carluke Gala day in Carnwath Road c. 1931. Children from left, Lydia McPhee, Betsy and Margaret Somerville of Middle Quarter, Chrissie Chalmers of Hunthill, Nan McPhee of Springbrae, Danny Longmuir.
Buildings from left Old school, Rose Cottage, white building is Glenburn.
Coronation Scot at Craigenhill 1937
Windsor Cinema playbill Aug 2nd 1939
St Andrews Show c.1940
Law Gala 1949
Ranger Guides in 1950