Carluke: Pictures from the Past book launch

A NEW book celebrating Carluke's past has been published by the town's Historical Society.

Carluke: Pictures from the Past is now available with pictures dating all the way back to the the beginning of the last century.

Carluke Parish Historical Society has selected photographs from its extensive archives and used information given by its many supporters to portray life all over the parish in days gone by.

There are also photographs of sports teams, workers, clubs and societies giving a fascinating insight into what life was like in days gone by.

Society chairwoman Christine Warren said: "We wanted to make this book because we have quite an extensive collection from our archives and wanted to make good use of it.

"It was the perfect time to release it because, in the last few years,

Carluke has changed so much with historical buildings either closing or being demolished."

Carluke: Pictures from the Past costs 8.99 and is available from Carluke Parish Historical Society members, Jean Sinclair and the Bakehouse cafe in Carluke.

It is also stocked in Brooks' in Lanark, Braidwood Post Office, Kilncadzow Village Shop and the Room and Kitchen coffee shop in Law.

For more information on this story, pick up a copy of this week's Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is in the shops now.