The rural town of Carluke lies in the heart of the Lanarkshire countryside in South Lanarkshire on the A721. The town of Lanark is 4.7 miles northwest and the town of Wishaw is 4.2 miles southeast, which is the location of nearest hospital Wishaw General, which opened in 2001. It has an approximate population of 13,500.
Carluke sits on high overlooking the River Clyde and the Clyde Valley which is renowned for its fruit growing and garden centres. It has a direct train link with Glasgow from its own station which has recently had an addition of an extensive park and ride car park, making this an attractive commuter town.
Housebuilding has seen a large increase recently due to the demand for property in the area.
Carluke has five primary schools all of which have been rebuilt or refurbished and its own new secondary school, it is also home the state funded special school Victoria Park. A new Health Centre was recently built in the centre of the town.
Next to the secondary school is the John Cumming Stadium, facilities include a 400 metre all weather athletics track and a 11 a-side synthetic football pitch. Situated on the same site is the Leisure Centre incorporating a gym, swimming pool, health suite, crèche and coffee shop.
Carluke has two lawn bowls clubs and its own golf club, it also offers a selection of pubs, restaurants, shops and supermarkets. In the month of June Carluke hosts its own Gala Day involving the crowning of a Gala Queen, fancy dress, and fun and games for the children in the area.