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
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Cambuslang,_Lanarkshire,_Scotland_Genealogy

Clydebridge Steelworks History (pictures from Edward Boyle)
http://www.edwardboyle.com/EB/Cambuslang/Clydebridge_Steel_Works.htm

Gazetteer of Scotland, 1882-85: Cambuslang
http://www.scottish-places.info/towns/townhistory418.html

Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Online Members’ Interests
http://www.gwsfhs.org.uk/omid/parish627-cambuslang.aspx

Cambuslang Park (old pictures)
http://www.spanglefish.com/cambuslangpark/index.asp?pageid=124436

Old Cambuslang Photo Collection (Edward Boyle)
http://www.edwardboyle.com/EB/Cambuslang/Cambuslang.html

Vision of Britain through time: Cambuslang
http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/16359

MP, MSP and Councillors

Margaret Ferrier MP

Member of the UK Parliament for Rutherglen and Hamilton West

Tel:  020 7219 3000
Email: margaret.ferrier.mp@parliament.uk Twitter: @MargaretFerrierFacebook@ @MargaretFerrierSNPWeb: http://www.snp.org/margaret_ferrier

 

Clare Haughey MSP
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Member of the Scottish Parliament for Rutherglen
Tel:  0141 561 5131
Email:  Clare.Haughey.msp@parliament.scot
Facebook: ClareHaugheyMSP
Twitter:@haughey_clare
Address: 85 Main Street, Rutherglen G73 2JQ

 

Cllr John Bradley

South Lanarkshire Councillor for Cambuslang West
Tel:  07388 955 040
Email: john.bradley@southlanarkshire.gov.uk
Twitter@ @bradsat23

 

Cllr Walter Brogan
Walter Brogan
South Lanarkshire Councillor for Cambuslang East
Tel:  01698 454804 / 07825 583 903
Email: walter.brogan@southlanarkshire.gov.uk
Web: http://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/councillors/6/walter_brogan

 

 

Cllr Alistair Fulton

South Lanarkshire Councillor for Cambuslang East
Tel:  07388 955 021

Twitter: @ally_fulton
Email: alistair.fulton@southlanarkshire.gov.uk

 

Cllr Ann Le Blond

South Lanarkshire Councillor for Cambuslang West
Tel:  07388 955 037
Email: ann.leblond@southlanarkshire.gov.uk

 

 

Cllr Katy Loudon

South Lanarkshire Councillor for Cambuslang East
Tel:  07388 955 046

Twitter@ KatyLoudonSNP
Email:  katy.loudon@southlanarkshire.gov.uk

 

Cllr Margaret B Walker

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

Twitter: @CllrWalker
Email:  margaret.walker@southlanarkshire.gov.uk


 

Community groups, support and centres

All about Cambuslang (Facebook Group): https://www.facebook.com/groups/577721115574687/?fref=ts

Cambuslang Allotment Gardens: https://www.facebook.com/cambuslangallotments

Cambuslang Apiary Project: http://apiaryproject.btck.co.uk/

Cambuslang Credit Union: http://www.cambuslangcu.org.uk/

Cambuslang in Bloom (Contact Linda: 07972 558227 or email cambuslangbloom@aol.com)

Cambuslang Probus Club (Secretary: porteous-george@sky.com)

Cambuslang & Rutherglen Community Health Initiative: http://www.elament.org.uk/finding-a-service/cambuslang-rutherglen-community-health-initiative/

Cambuslang Strollers: https://www.facebook.com/cambuslangstrollers

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

Citizens Advice Bureau Cambuslang: https://www.cas.org.uk/bureaux/rutherglen-and-cambuslang-citizens-advice-bureau

Eastfield Community Centre: http://www.slleisureandculture.co.uk/info/289/independentcommunity_managed

Friends of Cambuslang Park:  http://www.spanglefish.com/cambuslangpark/

Friends of Holmhills Wood Community Park: https://cambuslangcommunitycouncil.com/friends-of-holmhills-park/

Healthy n Happy Community Development Trust http://www.healthynhappy.org.uk/

The Nuture Education and Multicultural Society http://thenurture.org.uk/

Rotary Club of Cambuslang http://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=1343

Rutherglen and Cambuslang Housing Association http://www.randcha.co.uk/

VASLAN – support for the voluntary and community sectors in South Lanarkshire http://www.vaslan.org.uk/

Churches

Cambuslang Baptist Church:  https://www.facebook.com/cambuslangbaptist/

Cambuslang Parish Church (Church of Scotland) http://cambuslangparishchurch.org.uk/wp/

St Bride’s RC Church: https://www.saintbridesparish.co.uk/

St Cuthbert’s Church (Scottish Episcopal) http://www.scotlandschurchestrust.org.uk/church/st-cuthberts-cambuslang

News media

CamGlen Radio http://camglenradio.org/

Rutherglen Reformer (covers Cambuslang) http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/all-about/rutherglen

Schools

Cairns Primary School http://www.cairns-pri.s-lanark.sch.uk/home.html

Calderwood Primary School http://www.calderwood-pri.s-lanark.sch.uk/

Cathkin High School http://www.cathkin.s-lanark.sch.uk/

James Aiton Primary School www.jamesaiton-pri.s-lanark.sch.uk

Saint Bride’s Primary School http://www.st-brides-cambuslang-pri.s-lanark.sch.uk/

St Cadoc’s Primary School http://www.st-cadocs-pri.s-lanark.sch.uk/

Stonelaw High School http://www.stonelaw.s-lanark.sch.uk/

Trinity High School http://www.trinity.s-lanark.sch.uk/

West Coats Primary School: https://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/info/200189/our_primary_schools/1253/west_coats_primary_school

Sports clubs and leisure activities

Backwoods Survival School http://www.backwoodsurvival.co.uk/

Cambuslang Bowling Club http://www.cambuslangbc.co.uk/

Cambuslang Football Academy http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/cambuslangfootballacademy/

Cambuslang Football Club http://www.cambuslangfootballclub.com/

Cambuslang Golf Club http://www.cambuslanggolf.co.uk/

Cambuslang Library http://www.slleisureandculture.co.uk/info/79/cambuslang_library

Cambuslang Rangers Football Club http://www.thelangonline.org/

Cambuslang Rugby Club http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/cambuslangrugbyclub/

Cambuslang Thistle: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cambuslang-Thistle/238980272809124 

Eastfield Lifestyle – fitness centre and swimming pool http://www.slleisureandculture.co.uk/info/168/eastfield_-_lifestyle

Kirkhill Bowling Club http://www.kirkhillbowlingclub.co.uk/

Kirkhill Golf Club http://www.kirkhillgolfclub.org.uk/

Kirkhill Lawn Tennis Club http://kirkhilltennis.webs.com/

Ronhill Cambuslang Harriers: http://cambuslangharriers.org/

ScotKart Indoor Karting http://www.scotkart.co.uk/

Universal Connections Youth Centre http://cambuslang.lanlinks.org/

Whitefield Bowling & Recreation Club http://www.whitefieldbowlingclub.co.nr/