Carnwath is a farming village which lies approximately 30 miles south of both Edinburgh and Glasgow on the A721 and at the junction with the A70 thus making it popular with commuters to Edinburgh.
In the centre of the village stands the historic Market Cross built by Hugh Sommerville in 1516. There is a gothic church that dates from 1798, directly a butting the former tiny church of 1424.
A newly built Carnwath primary serves the village and surrounding community. Children attending the primary then progress to the secondary school at Biggar.
The Main Street has a couple of small supermarkets, one which houses the post office, and a newsagents which also houses a small cafe and The Masons public bar. There is a popular bakery The Apple Pie close to the Medwyn Medical Practice on the Biggar Road.
At the foot of the town is the golf course and Clubhouse , a couple of car repair garages, a stove store and a painter and decorators store. Also at the foot of the town you will find The Robertson Arms a small friendly hotel.
Carnwath has a bowling club, playing fields and park also located on the Biggar Road.
At the top of the town you will find Lynne Park.