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South Lanarkshire
Siorrachd Lannraig a Deas
Location
Image:ScotlandSouthLanarkshire.png
Geography
Area Ranked 11th
 - Total 1,772 km²
 - % Water  ?
Admin HQ Hamilton
ISO 3166-2 GB-SLK
ONS code 00RF
Demographics
Population Ranked 5th
 - Total (2005) 306,280
 - Density 173 / km²
Politics
South Lanarkshire Council

Arms of South Lanarkshire Council
http://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/ council area of Scotland File links The following pages link to this file: South Lanarkshire Categories: NowCommons | GFDL images ... Map of Scotland Although Scotland is a relatively small country, with a land area of 78 772 km², its geography is highly varied, from the rural lowlands, to the barren highlands, and from large cities to uninhabited islands. ... This is a list of council areas of Scotland ordered by area. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... The Mausoleum of the Dukes of Hamilton, in the grounds of the old Hamilton Palace Hamilton (Hamaltan, in Scottish Gaelic) is a town in Central Scotland. ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for the United Kingdom correspond to the nations administrative divisions. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... This is a list of council areas of Scotland ordered by population. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

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Scotland

South Lanarkshire (Siorrachd Lannraig a Deas in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland, covering the southern part of the traditional county of Lanarkshire. It borders the south-east of the city of Glasgow and contain's many of Glasgow's suburbs, commuter towns and smaller villages. This article is about the Scottish Labour Party founded in 1976. ... This is a list of Members of Parliament at the House of Commons in Westminster representing constituencies in Scotland, arranged by party. ... Jimmy Hood (born 16 May 1948) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... The Right Honourable Adam Ingram (born January 1, 1947) is a Scottish politician, and member of Parliament for East Kilbride. ... The Right Honourable Thomas McLaughlin McAvoy (born 14 December 1943) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... David Gordon Mundell (born 27 May 1962 in Dumfries) is a Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party MP and former Member of the Scottish Parliament. ... The Scottish Parliament is composed of 129 members called Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) or, in Gaelic, Buill Pàrlamaid na h-Alba (BPnA). ... Karen Gillon (nee Karen Turnbull) (born 18 August 1967, Edinburgh) is a Scottish Labour politician, and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Clydesdale constituency since 1999. ... Andy Kerr (born 17 March 1962) is a Labour Member of the Scottish Parliament for East Kilbride, a seat which he has held since 1999. ... Janis Hughes (born 1 May 1958, Glasgow) is a Scottish Labour politician, and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Rutherglen constituency since 1999. ... Michael McMahon is a City Council member representing the North Shore of Staten Island. ... Tom McCabe (born 28 April 1954) is a Labour Member of the Scottish Parliament for Hamilton South, a seat which he has held since 1999. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Scotland. ... Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages. ... A unitary authority is a type of local authority, which has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area. ... Motto: (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity(English) Wha daur meddle wi me? (Scots)[1] Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots[2] Government  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Jack McConnell MSP Unification    - by Kenneth I... The traditional counties of Scotland are historic and cutural divisions of Scotland. ... Lanarkshire (Siorrachd Lannraig in Gaelic) is a traditional county of Scotland. ... The City of Glasgow Council (Mòr-bhaile Ghlaschu in Gaelic) is one of the 32 Scottish unitary authorities, formerly Glasgow District Council and Glasgow Corporation in Glasgow, Scotland. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... This article or section should be merged with Bedroom community A dormitory town is generally a rural town where a large proportion of its population commute to nearby cities. ...

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South Lanarkshire Council

Logo of South Lanarkshire Council
Logo of South Lanarkshire Council

South Lanarkshire Council is headquartered in Hamilton, has 15,000 employees, and an annual budget of £538 million. The council publishes a regular four-year plan, FourCast. The large and varied council area takes in rural and upland areas, market towns such as Lanark and Carluke, the urban burghs of Rutherglen and Cambuslang, and East Kilbride which was Scotland's first new town. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 432 pixel Image in higher resolution (1234 × 666 pixel, file size: 47 KB, MIME type: image/png)Logo of South Lanarkshire Council, Scotland. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 432 pixel Image in higher resolution (1234 × 666 pixel, file size: 47 KB, MIME type: image/png)Logo of South Lanarkshire Council, Scotland. ... The Mausoleum of the Dukes of Hamilton, in the grounds of the old Hamilton Palace Hamilton (Hamaltan, in Scottish Gaelic) is a town in Central Scotland. ... This article describes the town in Scotland. ... The town of Carluke (Gaelic: Cathair MoLuaig) lies in the heart of the Scottish countryside in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, 5. ... A sign in Linlithgow, Scotland. ... Rutherglen (said: Rhu-ther-glehn) comes from the Gaelic An Ruadh Ghleann - the red valley. Rutherglen is a town located within the south-eastern suburbs of the city of Glasgow, Scotland near the town of Cambuslang. ... Cambuslang (Scottish Gaelic: Camas Long) is a suburban town on the south-eastern outskirts of Glasgow, Scotland located within the local authority area of South Lanarkshire. ... East Kilbride (Cille Bhrìghde an Ear in Scottish Gaelic) is a large town in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. ... A new town, planned community or planned city is a city, town, or community that was designed from scratch, and grew up more or less following the plan. ...


There are 67 council wards in South Lanarkshire, each represented on the council by an elected councillor. Politically the council is dominated by the Labour Party. South Lanarkshire operates a cabinet style system, with key decisions being taken by the Executive Committee, under the leadership of the Council Leader, and approved by the council, led by the Provost. The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the principal political party of the left in the United Kingdom. ... Look up provost in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The work of the council is divided into seven departments:

  • Community Resources
  • Corporate Resources
  • Education Resources
  • Enterprise Resources
  • Finance & IT Resources
  • Housing & Technical Resources
  • Social Work Resources

South Lanarkshire shares borders with the unitary authorities of Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire, City of Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, West Lothian and Scottish Borders. Dumfries and Galloway (Dùn Phris agus an Gall-Ghaidhealaibh in Gaelic) is one of 32 council areas of Scotland. ... Logo of East Ayrshire Council East Ayrshire (Siorrachd Inbhir Àir an Ear in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... North Ayrshire (Siorrachd Inbhir Àir a Tuath in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... East Renfrewshire (Siorrachd Rinn Friù an Ear in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... The City of Glasgow Council (Mòr-bhaile Ghlaschu in Gaelic) is one of the 32 Scottish unitary authorities, formerly Glasgow District Council and Glasgow Corporation in Glasgow, Scotland. ... North Lanarkshire (Siorrachd Lannraig a Tuath in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland. ... West Lothian or Linlithgowshire (Lodainn an Iar in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland, and a Lieutenancy area. ... Scottish Borders (often referred to locally as The Borders or The Borderland) is one of 35 local government unitary council areas of Scotland. ...


The area was formed in 1996, from the areas of Clydesdale, Hamilton and East Kilbride districts, and some outer areas of Glasgow District (Rutherglen/Fernhill, Cambuslang/Halfway and part of King's Park/Toryglen). Clydesdale (Dail Chluaidh in Scottish Gaelic) was formerly (1975-96) a local government district in the Strathclyde Region of Scotland. ... The Mausoleum of the Dukes of Hamilton, in the grounds of the old Hamilton Palace Hamilton (Hamaltan, in Scottish Gaelic) is a town in Central Scotland. ... East Kilbride (Cille Bhrìghde an Ear in Scottish Gaelic) is a large town in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... Rutherglen (said: Rhu-ther-glehn) comes from the Gaelic An Ruadh Ghleann - the red valley. Rutherglen is a town located within the south-eastern suburbs of the city of Glasgow, Scotland near the town of Cambuslang. ... Cambuslang (Scottish Gaelic: Camas Long) is a suburban town on the south-eastern outskirts of Glasgow, Scotland located within the local authority area of South Lanarkshire. ...


Political composition

The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the principal political party of the left in the United Kingdom. ... The Scottish National Party (SNP) (Scottish Gaelic: is a centre-left political party which campaigns for Scottish independence. ... Conservatism is a political philosophy that usually favors traditional values and strong foreign defense. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Council Headquarters

South Lanarkshire Council Headquarters
South Lanarkshire Council Headquarters

The Council Headquarters building, on Almada Street, Hamilton, was built as the Lanark County Buildings in 1963, and designed by Lanark council architect D G Bannerman. The 16 storey, 165 foot tower is the largest in Hamilton, and is a highly visible landmark across this part of the Clyde Valley. The modernist design was influenced by the United Nations building in New York. Glass curtain walls cover the north and south facades, with the narrow east and west sides being blank white walls. At the front of the building is the circular council chamber, and a plaza with water features. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 444 KB) Summary South Lanarkshire Council Headquarters building, on Almada Street, Hamilton, Scotland. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 444 KB) Summary South Lanarkshire Council Headquarters building, on Almada Street, Hamilton, Scotland. ... The Mausoleum of the Dukes of Hamilton, in the grounds of the old Hamilton Palace Hamilton (Hamaltan, in Scottish Gaelic) is a town in Central Scotland. ... The Mausoleum of the Dukes of Hamilton, in the grounds of the old Hamilton Palace Hamilton (Hamaltan, in Scottish Gaelic) is a town in Central Scotland. ... United Nations headquarters in New York City, viewed from the East River. ...


Towns and villages

Principal towns (population over 10,000)

East Kilbride (Cille Bhrìghde an Ear in Scottish Gaelic) is a large town in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. ... Cambuslang (Scottish Gaelic: Camas Long) is a suburban town on the south-eastern outskirts of Glasgow, Scotland located within the local authority area of South Lanarkshire. ... The Mausoleum of the Dukes of Hamilton, in the grounds of the old Hamilton Palace Hamilton (Hamaltan, in Scottish Gaelic) is a town in Central Scotland. ... Rutherglen (An Ruadh Ghleann in Scottish Gaelic) is a town bordering on the city of Glasgow, Scotland. ...

Small towns and villages

Abington is a town in the Scottish council region of South Lanarkshire close to the M74 motorway, marking the point where it changes name to the A74(M). ... Auchengray is a small village in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. ... Biggar is a burgh in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. ... Blackwood is a village which borders Kirkmuirhill, near Lanark in the central belt of Scotland. ... Blantyre is a burgh in South Lanarkshire, Scotland with a population of about 17,000. ... Bothwell is a small town in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, that lies on the right bank of the River Clyde, nine miles east-south-east of Glasgow. ... Braidwood is a small village, near Carluke, in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. ... The town of Carluke (Gaelic: Cathair MoLuaig) lies in the heart of the Scottish countryside in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, 5. ... Carnwath is in a moorland village in the southern edge of the Pentland Hills of Lanarkshire, Scotland. ... The term Carstairs collectively describes two villages located in the adminstrative region of South Lanarkshire in southern Scotland. ... Coalburn is a village in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK. // Coalburn is a small isolated village that lies on the Coal Burn, a tributary of the Douglas Water, 3 miles (5 km) south of Lesmahagow. ... Coulter or Culter (both spellings in use, pronounced Cooter with no l) is a small village in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. ... Crawford is a village in Scotland at 55°28 North, 3°39 West. ... Crawfordjohn (Scottish Gaelic: Creamhain Eòin) is a small village located in South Lanarkshire, 3 miles west of Abington and 7 miles north-east of Leadhills, near junction 13 of the M74. ... Dalserf Kirk Dalserf is a small village in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. ... Douglas is a village in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. ... Douglas Water is a small village in Lanarkshire, Scotland. ... Forth is a village in South Lanarkshire, Scotland with a population of 2,220. ... Kirkmuirhill is a village which borders Blackwood, near Lanark in the central belt of Scotland. ... This article describes the town in Scotland. ... Larkhall is a town in South Lanarkshire, Scotland and is around 18 miles southeast of Glasgow. ... Leadhills is a village in Lanarkshire, Scotland, 5¾ miles WSW of Elvanfoot. ... Lesmahagow is a small town on the edge of moorland, near Lanark in the central belt of Scotland, and is also known as Abbey Green. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Nerston is a small village to the north of the Scottish new town East Kilbride, in South Lanarkshire. ... Stonehouse is a small village in South Lanarkshire. ... Common Green, the centre of Strathaven Strathaven (pronounced: Straven , meaning: valley of the Avon) is a small town in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. ... Tarbrax (Scottish Gaelic: An Tòrr Breac - meaning the speckled tor) is a small village in the Parish of Carnwath, County of South Lanarkshire, Scotland. ... Thankerton is a small village in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. ... Uddingston is a town in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, on the north side of the River Clyde, approximately seven miles to the south-east of Glasgow. ...

Places of interest

The Donjon seen from the Great Hall Bothwell Castle is a large medieval castle sited on a high steep bank above a bend in the River Clyde between Uddingston and the small town of Bothwell in Lanarkshire, Scotland, about 10 miles (16 km) south of Glasgow. ... Chatelherault Country Park is a Park in Hamilton, Scotland. ... Cadzow Castle is a medieval ruin situated a few miles outside Hamilton, Scotland. ... Craignethan Castle from the west Craignethan Castle is a ruined castle in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. ... The David Livingstone Centre is a museum dedicated to the work of the explorer and missionary David Livingstone. ... Dollan Baths (Dollan Aqua Centre) is a Grade A listed building in East Kilbride, Scotland. ... Corra Linn in full spate For the only surviving iron-hulled, full rigged ship, and the only surviving sail-driven oil-tanker in the world, see Falls of Clyde. ... Little Sparta is a garden at Dunsyre in the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh, created by artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay, CBE. The five-acre Arcadian garden includes concrete poetry in sculptural form, polemic, philosophical aphorisms, together with conventional sculptures and temple-like buildings as well as mature plantings. ... Dunsyre (Gaelic: Dùn Saghair) is a village in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. ... New Lanark is a village on the River Clyde, approximately two kilometres from the Royal Burgh of Lanark, in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... The River Clyde, looking eastwards upstream, as it passes beneath the Kingston Bridge in Central Glasgow. ... Monument to the Battle of Drumclog The Battle of Drumclog was fought on 1 June 1679, between a group of Covenanters and the forces of John Graham of Claverhouse, at High Drumclog, in Lanarkshire, Scotland. ... Combatants Covenanter rebels Royal army Commanders Robert Hamilton James Scott, Duke of Monmouth Strength 4000 5000 Casualties 400 killed light The Battle of Bothwell Brig or the Battle of Bothwell Bridge was fought on on 22 June 1679 in Lanarkshire between an army of Covenanters and a government army commanded...

Tertiary Education

Bell College is a higher education college based in Hamilton and Dumfries in Scotland. ...

External links

  • STEP Statistics

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South Lanarkshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (262 words)
South Lanarkshire Council is headquartered in Hamilton, has 15,000 employees, and an annual budget of £538 million.
South Lanarkshire operates a cabinet style system, with key decisions being taken by the Executive Committee, under the leadership of the Council Leader, and approved by the council, led by the Provost.
South Lanarkshire shares borders with the unitary authorities of Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire, City of Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, West Lothian and Scottish Borders.
South Lanarkshire --  Encyclopædia Britannica (834 words)
South Lanarkshire extends from the heavily urbanized southern periphery of the Glasgow metropolitan area, where most of the population live, to the extensive agricultural countryside of the south, which accounts for most of the area.
It is bounded to the south by the historic county of Dumfriesshire, to the east by Peeblesshire, Midlothian, and West Lothian, to the north by Stirlingshire and Dunbartonshire, and to the west by Renfrewshire and Ayrshire.
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