Carluke Parish Historical Society
Carluke Parish Historical Society was formed after a public meeting in December 1978. The name and constitution were adopted at the first AGM in January 1979.
Our aims are: 1. To stimulate public interest in and awareness of the natural features of and human activity in the Parish past and present.
2.To discover, acquire, copy, compile and preserve all records, objects and artefacts of local interest.
3. To work towards the eventual establishment of and thereafter to maintain or assist in maintaining a local museum or permanent exhibition place.
4. To pursue these ends by means of meetings, exhibitions, lectures, publications, conferences and publicity.
Our archives continue to grow. The computer and digital age has helped us greatly in copying and preserving records and photographs. – gone are the days of dark rooms and negatives.
Our speakers are always happy to spread the word about Carluke’s rich and varied history to schools and other organisations.
After much fundraising, we acquired our Heritage Centre in 1986. All are welcome at our monthly open mornings to browse and chat about Carluke. Visitors come from all over the world and the Centre can be opened at any time to make our records available to researchers.