Carluke Parish Historical Society
Collects and preserves artefacts, photographs and documents relating to the history of the parish of Carluke
The Carluke Parish Historical Society (CPHS) was established in 1978 after the building of a new bypass which had resulted in buildings in the centre of town being demolished.
Its main aims of are:
- To stimulate public interest in and awareness of the natural features of and human activity in the Parish past and present
- To discover, acquire, copy, compile and preserve all records, objects and artefacts of local interest
- To work towards the eventual establishment of and thereafter to maintain or assist in maintaining a local museum or permanent exhibition place
- To pursue these ends by means of meetings, exhibitions, lectures, publications, conferences and publicity
Their archive collection is full of ‘ordinary highlights’ - photographs, scraps of paper, gifts - though perhaps part of an ordinary life in Carluke, becomes a highlight as part of the history of Carluke.