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Once again this year's Jam & Ham festival will host the Jam & ham Art Exhibition.


This annual showcase of our communities skills and abilities in a range of art mediums will again be located within the Ramsay's Piggery as part of the Jamboree event on Saturday 29th September 2018.


The exhibitors application and information forms are attached below.

To access the forms, right click on the image and save the image onto your computer,  completed the form and you can either email the form to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


post to Carluke Development Trust offices at:

Carluke Development Trust

Unit 8, Carluke Business Centre,

31-35 Hamilton Street, Carluke, ML8 4HA.




Even MORE FUN to be had at this year's Jam & Ham Festival, which will be extended from 3 Days to 5 Days.


Running from Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th September 2018, the festival will still have the incredibly popular:








But is will also have a number of workshops that you can access around Music, Crafts, Baking and Cooking.


So see you all on the 25th September 2018 for a week of FUN and laughter.



Carluke Development Trust (CDT), has this week taken into community ownership, the Carluke High Mill. The site comprises of the A-listed High Mill built in the 18th Century, which is the most complete windmill of its type in existence in Scotland, and a former market garden extending to 1.2 acres.

Community ownership of the site has been made possible by a grant from the Scottish Land Fund, a contribution from the public donations gathered by the Carluke High Mill Steering Group, and a generous donation of the Mill machinery from the previous owner of the site; Mr James Stevenson-Hamilton.
Tom Sneddon, Chair of Carluke Development Trust, explained:

“Carluke Development Trust and our partner the Carluke High Mill Development Group (who have been involved in this process for a number of years), are absolutely thrilled to have completed the process of bringing this important historic site into Community Ownership.

The work has only just begun and we and our partners are committed to developing the land to create a community green space that will provide new training, employment and volunteering opportunities and the longer term aim of bringing the Mill buildings back into a working state.

Tom also explained that the Trust had as part of last year’s Carluke Conversation sought the views of Carluke’s communities, who had responded with an 90%+ approval for the purchase of the site and creation of a community owned greenspace.

CDT will in the next month begin the 2nd Carluke Conversation that will seek the views, thoughts and ideas of Carluke’s communities on the ongoing use of the site in particular how would these communities see the development of the Mill and building.

Let's develop Carluke's National Treasure together and look out for Carluke Conversation 2, we want your thoughts on a way forward for the Mill and on other issues related to the town, so please get involved.


Carluke Development Trust (SC196197) are looking to listen and engage with residents of the Parish of Carluke (including: Carluke, Law, Braidwood, Crossford and Kilncadzow) to gather their views, opinions, thoughts and aspirations for the future development and improvement of The Parish of Carluke.


Have your voice, comments and views heard and help us shape the Parish of Carluke's future. 

Please click on the logo below and complete our short survey (it should take you no more than 10 minutes to complete).

or by visiting our facebook page at www.facebook.com/carlukeconversation




Pictures of our very successful Jam & Ham Festival are now on our website. You will find an album of all the events on our Jam & Ham Festival page.




Many thanks to Marco Biagi MSP and Aileen Campbell MSP for visiting the Mill today. We appreciate your interest in our community projects.

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Over the past couple of months work has been carried out on the tower section of the High Mill to make sure there will be no further collapse or deterioration of the structure. Loose stones have been removed and the facades repointed and strengthened by a steel brace - which might not be pretty but hopefully will do the job.

This work has been paid for through an 'Ancient Monuments Grant' from Historic Scotland and gives the Trust time to raise the money required to further advance the project.


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Have you noticed the amazing colour at the railway station? The photographs are a little reminder.

The new planting with additional filled containers has been co-ordinated by Andy McLatchie, a volunteer Trust Director, supplied and maintained by Rosebank Garden Centre and paid for through the 'adopt a station' programme by Scotrail.



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Land Reform Minister, Dr. Aileen McLeod, outlined details of the Land Reform Bill today during a visit to Carluke Development Trust, she said:

"We cannot underestimate the crucial part land reform will play in contributing to the future success of communities across Scotland. Through the Land Reform Bill we want to ensure that future generations have access to land required to promote business and economic growth and to provide access to good quality, affordable food, energy and housing.


"The introduction of the Bill is a significant step forward in ensuring our land is used in the public interest and to the benefit of the people of Scotland. It will also end the stop start nature of land reform in Scotland that has limited progress.


"Tackling the causes and consequences of inequality is at the heart of this government's work.


"Land is one of our most valuable assets. Owning land can help realise the aspirations and potential of our communities, making a real difference to long-term sustainability, and building stronger, more resilient and supportive communities. Carluke Development Trust is a fantastic example of an ambitious local community who are trying to buy the town's old historic mill and the land around it, to turn it into a community and tourist resource."

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Watch Dr. Aileen McLeod's visit.


Mill Lunch with Sir Angus Grossart featured in the Daily Record - http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/project-launched-restore-carlukes-18th-5911377


This is a phrase that accurately describes the events of the Carluke on the Run event on Sunday.

Hopefully everybody enjoyed themselves and if the enthusiasm of the Fun Run participants and the record numbers in the Road Race were anything to go by - then I think the outcome is a resounding - YES.

Charlene Elliott, Head of Fundraising at Beatson Cancer Charity, said:

"Carluke on the Run was a truly fantastic event and we're so proud to have been the event's charity partner. The support we've received from the Carluke Development Trust, our runners, the volunteers and everyone who donated has been massive and we can't thank everyone enough. Your support will go a very long way in the fight against cancer, now and in the future."


"Alarmingly, more than one in three people are affected by cancer in the West of Scotland - the highest cancer rate in Europe. All money raised from this year's event will go towards the new Lanarkshire Beatson at Monklands. Beatson Cancer Charity will expand on its current world-class services currently being provided at the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre in Glasgow. By delivering a range of complementary therapies and design and environment enhancements, the charity will enhance the wellbeing of people from across Lanarkshire who will benefit, in the hope of making their treatment more comfortable."

There was a huge amount of determination and delight shown by all the Fun Runners as they crossed the finish line. The winners were as follows:

Fun Mile 1
Harry Nimmo
Eamon Carr
Jessica Robson

Fun Mile 2
Eve Sneddon
Abigail Smith
Benjamin Smith

Family Fun Mile
Straub Family
Thomson Family
MacKay Family

The entries for the 5 Mile event were greatly up on last year and indeed reached a record level in the history of the event which is great. Those of us who have been involved since the beginning never expected we would ever surpass some of the early participant numbers - but we certainly managed it this year. This was as a result of our official partnership this year with Beatson Cancer Charity secured by Kathleen Feeney, Development Manager.

The winner of the road race was Gavin Bryson from Gala Harriers who led from start to finish in a time of 27.17. In second place was Darren Muir from Law and District AAC in 28.50, almost identical to the time that saw him take second place in last year's race. In third place was Harry Nimmo from Giffnock North AAC in 29.35.

The ladies 5 mile was won by Helen McGrath from Law and District AAC in a time of 32.02 shaving a fraction off her winning time from last year, followed by Jill Logan from Motherwell AC in 35.08 with Lisa Major in third spot in 36.07.

In the 'Team Section' the male team event was won by Gala Harriers, with the ladies at Motherwell AC taking the female team event.

Click here to download full Race Results.


Can you 'spot yourself' in the Beatson photo album?


Thank You

As always, Carluke Development Trust, the race organisers, in conjunction this year with the Beatson Cancer Charity would like to thank our main sponsors.

NHS Lanarkshire, Border Biscuits, Hazelhead Homecare, Rosebank Garden Centre, South Lanarkshire Council, South Lanarkshire Leisure, Loaningdale Trust, Carluke Rotary, Clydesdale Sport Council and the Carluke Branch SNP. We would also like to give a big thank you to Scotmid, The Co-operative, Tesco, Lidl [Lanark], Gerry's Minibuses, Alfie's, PLPC, Tunncocks and the wonderful ladies who ran the refreshments booth. Without this generosity the event would not be the same. A special thanks must also go to 'Hillhead Farm' who very generously gave permission to set up our Course 'water station' on their land.  

In addition we would also like to thank Clydesdale Sports Council, South Lanarkshire Roads Department, Police Scotland, St Andrews Ambulance Service, the Gala Committee - the Gala Queen and her Champion for starting the races, 3rd Carluke [Kirkton] Scouts, the senior pupils from Carluke High School and the help and encouragement from Clyde Runners. And of course the Trust members and the host of volunteer stewards without whom the event would not be able to take place.

We have had tremendous help this year from South Lanarkshire Council through the Leisure Centre, Active Schools, the Roads Department - not to mention the Gazzette for their brilliant coverage over the past few weeks - you name it, they have been great. This has been a huge team effort - thank you all.

There is so much happening over a short period of time on the day - it certainly was fast and furious, but well worthwhile.


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Carluke Shield

The Commonty

This is a very exciting pioneering project as it would be the first of its size in Scotland. There are many stages and break points to this project so we are working alongside expert consultants to guide our decisions.

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High Mill

Carluke's High Mill was built by the Dick family c. 1797. It has stood sentinel at the top of Chapel Street for over 200 years. It is listed as one of Scotland's most important buildings, it is on the Buildings at Risk Register. It needs your help. Urgently!

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Road Race

Taking place in June this is one of the Trust's major events, online registration will be open soon for June 2015.

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Jam & Ham Festival

The 'Jam Festival' was established in 2013, an identifiable event that has the purpose of nurturing community pride in their rich history in food production.

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