Cambuslang Information

Cambuslang (Scots: Cammuslang, from Scottish Gaelic: Camas Lang) is a suburban town on the south-eastern outskirts of Glasgow, Scotland. It is within the local authority area of South Lanarkshire. Historically, it was a large civil parish incorporating nearby hamlets of Newton, Flemington and Halfway.

Cambuslang is known as “the largest village in Scotland”, with a population of around 24,500. The town is located just south of the River Clyde and about 6 miles (9.7 km) south-east of the centre of Glasgow. It has a long history of coal mining, iron and steel making, and ancillary engineering works, most recently Hoover (now closed), Tata Steel Europe’s Clydebridge Steel Works and other smaller manufacturing businesses. Most employment in the area currently comes from the distribution or service industries.

(Extract from Wikipedia. Full entry is here)

Local history

Cambuslang Family History Records,_Lanarkshire,_Scotland_Genealogy

Clydebridge Steelworks History (pictures from Edward Boyle)

Gazetteer of Scotland, 1882-85: Cambuslang

Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Online Members’ Interests

Cambuslang Park (old pictures)

Old Cambuslang Photo Collection (Edward Boyle)

Vision of Britain through time: Cambuslang

MP, MSP and Councillors

Margaret Ferrier MP

Member of the UK Parliament for Rutherglen and Hamilton West

Tel:  020 7219 3000
Email: Twitter: @MargaretFerrierFacebook


Clare Haughey MSP
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Member of the Scottish Parliament for Rutherglen
Tel:  0141 561 5131
Facebook: ClareHaugheyMSP
Address: 85 Main Street, Rutherglen G73 2JQ


Cllr John Bradley

South Lanarkshire Councillor for Cambuslang West
Tel:  07388 955 040
Twitter@ @bradsat23


Cllr Walter Brogan
Walter Brogan
South Lanarkshire Councillor for Cambuslang East
Tel:  01698 454804 / 07825 583 903



Cllr Alistair Fulton

South Lanarkshire Councillor for Cambuslang East
Tel:  07388 955 021

Twitter: @ally_fulton


Cllr Norman Rae

South Lanarkshire Councillor for Cambuslang West




Cllr Katy Loudon

South Lanarkshire Councillor for Cambuslang East
Tel:  07388 955 046

Twitter@ KatyLoudonSNP


Cllr Margaret B Walker

South Lanarkshire Councillor for Cambuslang West
Tel:  07388 955 035 / 01698 455897 

Twitter: @CllrWalker


Community groups, support and centres

All about Cambuslang (Facebook Group):

Cambuslang Allotment Gardens:

Cambuslang Apiary Project:

Cambuslang Credit Union:

Cambuslang in Bloom (Contact Linda: 07972 558227 or email

Cambuslang Probus Club (Secretary:

Cambuslang & Rutherglen Community Health Initiative:

Cambuslang Strollers:

Central Cambuslang Tenants and Residents Association: (Contact Hilda: 0141 641 3934)

Citizens Advice Bureau Cambuslang:

Eastfield Community Centre:

Friends of Cambuslang Park:

Friends of Holmhills Wood Community Park:

Healthy n Happy Community Development Trust

The Nuture Education and Multicultural Society

Rotary Club of Cambuslang

Rutherglen and Cambuslang Housing Association

VASLAN – support for the voluntary and community sectors in South Lanarkshire


Cambuslang Baptist Church:

Cambuslang Parish Church (Church of Scotland)

St Bride’s RC Church:

St Cuthbert’s Church (Scottish Episcopal)

News media

CamGlen Radio

Rutherglen Reformer (covers Cambuslang)


Cairns Primary School

Calderwood Primary School

Cathkin High School

James Aiton Primary School

Saint Bride’s Primary School

St Cadoc’s Primary School

Stonelaw High School

Trinity High School

West Coats Primary School:

Sports clubs and leisure activities

Backwoods Survival School

Cambuslang Bowling Club

Cambuslang Football Academy

Cambuslang Football Club

Cambuslang Golf Club

Cambuslang Library

Cambuslang Rangers Football Club

Cambuslang Rugby Club

Cambuslang Thistle: 

Eastfield Lifestyle – fitness centre and swimming pool

Kirkhill Bowling Club

Kirkhill Golf Club

Kirkhill Lawn Tennis Club

Ronhill Cambuslang Harriers:

ScotKart Indoor Karting

Universal Connections Youth Centre

Whitefield Bowling & Recreation Club