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South Lanarkshire

South Lanarkshire (Scots: Sooth Lanrikshire; Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig a Deas) is one of 32 unitary authorities of Scotland. It borders the south-east of the City of Glasgow and contains some of Greater Glasgow's suburban towns, also containing many rural towns and villages. It also shares borders with Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire, North Lanarkshire, the Scottish Borders and West Lothian. It includes most of the historic county of Lanarkshire.

South Lanarkshire
Sooth Lanrikshire
Siorrachd Lannraig a Deas
Coat of arms
Council logo
Coordinates:55°36′N3°47′W /55.600°N 3.783°W /55.600; -3.783Coordinates: 55°36′N3°47′W /55.600°N 3.783°W /55.600; -3.783
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
CountryScotland
Lieutenancy areaLanarkshire
Admin HQHamilton
Government
• BodySouth Lanarkshire Council
Almada Street
Hamilton
South Lanarkshire
ML3 0AA
southlanarkshire.gov.uk
• ControlSNP minority (council NOC)
MPs
MSPs
Area
• Total684 sq mi (1,772 km2)
Area rankRanked 11th
Population
(mid-2019 est.)
• Total319,020
• RankRanked 5th
• Density470/sq mi (180/km2)
ONS codeS12000029
ISO 3166 codeGB-SLK
Largest townEast Kilbride
Largest urban areaHamilton, South Lanarkshire
Websitewww.southlanarkshire.gov.uk

Contents

South Lanarkshire Council has its headquarters in Hamilton, has 16,000 employees, and a budget of almost £1bn. The large and varied geographical territory takes in rural and upland areas, market towns such as Lanark, Strathaven and Carluke, the urban burghs of Rutherglen, Cambuslang, and East Kilbride which was Scotland's first new town. The area was formed in 1996 from the areas of Clydesdale, Hamilton and East Kilbride districts, and some outer areas of Glasgow district (Rutherglen/Fernhill, Cambuslang/Halfway and part of King's Park/Toryglen); all were previously within the Strathclyde region from 1975 but in historic Lanarkshire prior to that.

Leadership

South Lanarkshire operates a cabinet style system, with key decisions being taken by the Executive Committee, under the leadership of the Council Leader, and approved by the council, led by the provost.

The first leader of South Lanarkshire Council, selected from among the sitting councillors, was Tom McCabe who previously held the same office at Hamilton District. When McCabe was elected as an MSP in 1999, the role went to his deputy Eddie McAvoy - brother of one of the region's MPs Tommy McAvoy - who held the post for the next 18 years until his retirement ahead of the 2017 election. The new leader from 2017 was John Ross.

The ambassadorial role of provost is also filled by one of the serving councillors. Office holders include:

  • Sam Casserly (1995-1999) - previous provost of Hamilton district
  • Alan Dick (1999-2003)
  • Mushtaq Ahmad (2003-2007)
  • Russell Clearie (2007-2012)
  • Eileen Logan (2012-2017) - previous provost of Clydesdale district
  • Ian McAllan (2017-)

Political composition

Elections

Wards

In the council's initial 12 years, individual wards (73 in 1995, adjusted down to 67 in 1999 and 2003) each electing one councillor using the First past the post method.

Since the 2007 South Lanarkshire Council election, there are 20 council wards in South Lanarkshire, each serving a population ranging from 13,000 to 20,000 and each ward represented on the council by 3 or 4 councillors elected using single transferable vote; in 2007 and 2012 this produced a total of 67 available seats, which was adjusted down to 64 in 2017 along with boundary adjustments, although the same number of wards overall.

Map of South Lanarkshire's 20 wards, using 2017 boundaries
Number Ward Name Seats
(2017)
Population
(2018)
1 Clydesdale West 4 19,124
2 Clydesdale North 3 14,777
3 Clydesdale East 3 13,065
4 Clydesdale South 3 14,647
5 Avondale and Stonehouse 3 17,089
6 East Kilbride South 3 16,688
7 East Kilbride Central South 3 16,177
8 East Kilbride Central North 3 16,799
9 East Kilbride West 3 13,695
10 East Kilbride East 3 14,308
11 Rutherglen South 3 15,448
12 Rutherglen Central and North 3 14,489
13 Cambuslang West 3 14,177
14 Cambuslang East 3 16,915
15 Blantyre 3 16,127
16 Bothwell and Uddingston 3 13,187
17 Hamilton North and East 3 15,036
18 Hamilton West and Earnock 4 18,618
19 Hamilton South 4 21,793
20 Larkhall 4 18,444
Overall Total 64 320,530

Council Headquarters

The Council Headquarters building, on Almada Street, Hamilton, was built as the Lanark County Buildings in 1963, and designed by Lanark council architect D G Bannerman, replacing Hamilton Townhouse in the function. The 17 storey, 200 feet (61 m) tower is the tallest building in the council area, is Category A-listed, and is a highly visible landmark across this part of the Clyde Valley. The modernist design was influenced by the United Nations building in New York City. At the front of the building is the circular council chamber, and a plaza with water features.

Principal settlements (and populations)

Settlement Population
Blantyre 16,900
Cambuslang 29,100
Carluke 13,320
East Kilbride 75,120
Hamilton 54,080
Lanark 9,050
Larkhall 14,740
Rutherglen 31,190
Strathaven 7,350

Other settlements

  1. Historical Timeline: 1975, The Lanark Website
  2. "New Local Government areas". Hansard. 22 October 1973. Retrieved4 November 2018.
  3. Irene Maver. "Modern Times: 1950s to The Present Day > Neighbourhoods". The Glasgow Story. Retrieved4 November 2018.
  4. "Scotland's Landscape: City of Glasgow". BBC. Retrieved4 November 2018.
  5. Rutherglen residents not interested in Glasgow return, Daily Record, 9 April 2017
  6. From a pawnbrokers to Parliament - Tommy McAvoy looks back on a career that took him to the House of Lords, Marc McLean, Daily Record, 11 September 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2022.
  7. Council leader, South Lanarkshire Council
  8. Tributes to former Hamilton MSP Tom McCabe, who passed away this week aged 60, Daily Record, 23 April 2015
  9. South Lanarkshire Council leader Eddie McAvoy to stand down at next election, Daily Record, 30 June 2016
  10. Former Rutherglen council leader praised for leaving a "legacy" for South Lanarkshire children, Daily Record, 20 January 2020
  11. Row over Council Leader's 'F*** the Union' tweet rumbles on, Daily Record, 14 November 2019
  12. Provost, South Lanarkshire Council
  13. Chatelherault Country Park opened to the public 30 years ago today, Daily Record, 30 September 2017
  14. 20 Years Ago, East Kilbride News, 22 May 2019, via PressReader
  15. Ex-provost Mushtaq Ahmad appointed Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire, Daily Record, 24 November 2010
  16. Russell Clearie, Cambuslang Bowling Club
  17. A day in the life of Russell Clearie, Daily Record, 18 June 2008
  18. Carluke councillor Eileen Logan becomes new Provost of South Lanarkshire, Carluke Gazette, 23 May 2012
  19. New display unit highlights Bothwell's history, Daily Record, 26 November 2016
  20. Things get Biggar and better for SNP as it appoints provost, Carluke Gazette, 24 May 2017
  21. "Political composition of the council". South Lanarkshire Council. Retrieved13 September 2018.
  22. Formation electoral arrangements in 1995: South Lanarkshire council area, Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland
  23. Electoral Arrangements for Local Government Areas in Scotland: South Lanarkshire Council Area, 3rd Reviews of Electoral Arrangements Maps: Wards 1999 - 2007: Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland
  24. "Local multi-member ward boundary maps". South Lanarkshire Council. 4 May 2017. Retrieved23 July 2018.
  25. "South Lanarkshire". City Population. 30 June 2016. Retrieved23 July 2018.
  26. South Lanarkshire Council Headquarters, Emporis
  27. Hamilton, Almada Street, Lanark County Buildings, Canmore
  28. South Lanarkshire Council HQ, Skyscraper News
  29. Queen Mother opens Hamilton's county buildings in 1964, Daily Record, 21 April 2014
  30. “Mid-2016 Population Estimates for Settlements and Localities in Scotland”, National Records of Scotland

South Lanarkshire
South Lanarkshire Article Talk Language Watch Edit South Lanarkshire Scots Sooth Lanrikshire Scottish Gaelic Siorrachd Lannraig a Deas is one of 32 unitary authorities of Scotland It borders the south east of the City of Glasgow and contains some of Greater Glasgow s suburban towns also containing many rural towns and villages It also shares borders with Dumfries and Galloway East Ayrshire East Renfrewshire North Lanarkshire the Scottish Borders and West Lothian It includes most of the historic county of Lanarkshire South Lanarkshire Sooth Lanrikshire Siorrachd Lannraig a DeasCoat of armsCouncil logoCoordinates 55 36 N 3 47 W 55 600 N 3 783 W 55 600 3 783 Coordinates 55 36 N 3 47 W 55 600 N 3 783 W 55 600 3 783Sovereign stateUnited KingdomCountryScotlandLieutenancy areaLanarkshireAdmin HQHamiltonGovernment BodySouth Lanarkshire Council Almada Street Hamilton South Lanarkshire ML3 0AA southlanarkshire gov uk ControlSNP minority council NOC MPsDavid Mundell Dumfriesshire Clydesdale and Tweeddale Lisa Cameron East Kilbride Strathaven and Lesmahagow Angela Crawley Lanark and Hamilton East Margaret Ferrier Rutherglen and Hamilton West MSPsMairi McAllan Clydesdale Collette Stevenson East Kilbride Christina McKelvie Hamilton Larkhall and Stonehouse Clare Haughey Rutherglen Stephanie Callaghan Uddingston and Bellshill Area Total684 sq mi 1 772 km2 Area rankRanked 11thPopulation mid 2019 est Total319 020 RankRanked 5th Density470 sq mi 180 km2 ONS codeS12000029ISO 3166 codeGB SLKLargest townEast KilbrideLargest urban areaHamilton South LanarkshireWebsitewww wbr southlanarkshire wbr gov wbr uk Contents 1 South Lanarkshire Council 1 1 Leadership 1 2 Political composition 1 3 Elections 1 4 Wards 1 5 Council Headquarters 2 Towns and villages 2 1 Principal settlements and populations 2 2 Other settlements 3 Places of interest 4 Tertiary education 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksSouth Lanarkshire Council EditSouth Lanarkshire Council has its headquarters in Hamilton has 16 000 employees and a budget of almost 1bn The large and varied geographical territory takes in rural and upland areas market towns such as Lanark Strathaven and Carluke the urban burghs of Rutherglen Cambuslang and East Kilbride which was Scotland s first new town The area was formed in 1996 from the areas of Clydesdale 1 Hamilton and East Kilbride districts and some outer areas of Glasgow district Rutherglen Fernhill Cambuslang Halfway and part of King s Park Toryglen all were previously within the Strathclyde region from 1975 but in historic Lanarkshire prior to that 2 3 4 5 6 Leadership Edit South Lanarkshire operates a cabinet style system with key decisions being taken by the Executive Committee under the leadership of the Council Leader 7 and approved by the council led by the provost The first leader of South Lanarkshire Council selected from among the sitting councillors was Tom McCabe who previously held the same office at Hamilton District 8 When McCabe was elected as an MSP in 1999 the role went to his deputy Eddie McAvoy brother of one of the region s MPs Tommy McAvoy who held the post for the next 18 years until his retirement ahead of the 2017 election 9 10 The new leader from 2017 was John Ross 11 The ambassadorial role of provost is also filled by one of the serving councillors 12 Office holders include Sam Casserly 1995 1999 previous provost of Hamilton district 8 13 Alan Dick 1999 2003 14 Mushtaq Ahmad 2003 2007 15 Russell Clearie 2007 2012 16 17 Eileen Logan 2012 2017 previous provost of Clydesdale district 18 19 Ian McAllan 2017 20 Political composition Edit Party Councillors 21 Scottish National Party 24Labour 17Conservative 13Independent 6Liberal Democrats 3Elections Edit 1995 South Lanarkshire Council election 1999 South Lanarkshire Council election 2003 South Lanarkshire Council election 2007 South Lanarkshire Council election 2012 South Lanarkshire Council election 2017 South Lanarkshire Council electionWards Edit In the council s initial 12 years individual wards 73 in 1995 adjusted down to 67 in 1999 and 2003 each electing one councillor using the First past the post method 22 23 Since the 2007 South Lanarkshire Council election there are 20 council wards in South Lanarkshire 24 each serving a population ranging from 13 000 to 20 000 25 and each ward represented on the council by 3 or 4 councillors elected using single transferable vote in 2007 and 2012 this produced a total of 67 available seats which was adjusted down to 64 in 2017 along with boundary adjustments although the same number of wards overall Map of South Lanarkshire s 20 wards using 2017 boundaries Number Ward Name Seats 2017 Population 2018 1 Clydesdale West 4 19 1242 Clydesdale North 3 14 7773 Clydesdale East 3 13 0654 Clydesdale South 3 14 6475 Avondale and Stonehouse 3 17 0896 East Kilbride South 3 16 6887 East Kilbride Central South 3 16 1778 East Kilbride Central North 3 16 7999 East Kilbride West 3 13 69510 East Kilbride East 3 14 30811 Rutherglen South 3 15 44812 Rutherglen Central and North 3 14 48913 Cambuslang West 3 14 17714 Cambuslang East 3 16 91515 Blantyre 3 16 12716 Bothwell and Uddingston 3 13 18717 Hamilton North and East 3 15 03618 Hamilton West and Earnock 4 18 61819 Hamilton South 4 21 79320 Larkhall 4 18 444Overall Total 64 320 530Council Headquarters Edit South Lanarkshire Council Headquarters The Council Headquarters building on Almada Street Hamilton was built as the Lanark County Buildings in 1963 and designed by Lanark council architect D G Bannerman 26 27 28 29 replacing Hamilton Townhouse in the function The 17 storey 200 feet 61 m tower is the tallest building in the council area is Category A listed and is a highly visible landmark across this part of the Clyde Valley The modernist design was influenced by the United Nations building in New York City At the front of the building is the circular council chamber and a plaza with water features Towns and villages EditPrincipal settlements and populations Edit 30 Settlement PopulationBlantyre 16 900Cambuslang 29 100Carluke 13 320East Kilbride 75 120Hamilton 54 080Lanark 9 050Larkhall 14 740Rutherglen 31 190Strathaven 7 350Other settlements Edit Main article List of places in South LanarkshirePlaces of interest EditBothwell Castle Calderglen Country Park East Kilbride Chatelherault Country Park Hamilton including Cadzow Castle Clyde Valley Craignethan Castle David Livingstone Centre Blantyre Dollan Aqua Centre East Kilbride Falls of Clyde Hamilton Mausoleum James Hamilton Heritage Park East Kilbride John Hastie Museum Strathaven Lanark Loch Little Sparta near Dunsyre near Lanark Low Parks Museum Hamilton New Lanark a World Heritage Site Rutherglen Town Hall and medieval church tower Sites of the Battle of Drumclog and the Battle of Bothwell Bridge Strathaven Castle Wilsontown IronworksTertiary education EditSouth Lanarkshire College University of the West of Scotland formerly Bell College University Of Paisley See also EditList of Category A listed buildings in South Lanarkshire Routes To Work South Scheduled monuments in South LanarkshireReferences Edit Historical Timeline 1975 The Lanark Website New Local Government areas Hansard 22 October 1973 Retrieved 4 November 2018 Irene Maver Modern Times 1950s to The Present Day gt Neighbourhoods The Glasgow Story Retrieved 4 November 2018 Scotland s Landscape City of Glasgow BBC Retrieved 4 November 2018 Rutherglen residents not interested in Glasgow return Daily Record 9 April 2017 From a pawnbrokers to Parliament Tommy McAvoy looks back on a career that took him to the House of Lords Marc McLean Daily Record 11 September 2018 Retrieved 1 January 2022 Council leader South Lanarkshire Council a b Tributes to former Hamilton MSP Tom McCabe who passed away this week aged 60 Daily Record 23 April 2015 South Lanarkshire Council leader Eddie McAvoy to stand down at next election Daily Record 30 June 2016 Former Rutherglen council leader praised for leaving a legacy for South Lanarkshire children Daily Record 20 January 2020 Row over Council Leader s F the Union tweet rumbles on Daily Record 14 November 2019 Provost South Lanarkshire Council Chatelherault Country Park opened to the public 30 years ago today Daily Record 30 September 2017 20 Years Ago East Kilbride News 22 May 2019 via PressReader Ex provost Mushtaq Ahmad appointed Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire Daily Record 24 November 2010 Russell Clearie Cambuslang Bowling Club A day in the life of Russell Clearie Daily Record 18 June 2008 Carluke councillor Eileen Logan becomes new Provost of South Lanarkshire Carluke Gazette 23 May 2012 New display unit highlights Bothwell s history Daily Record 26 November 2016 Things get Biggar and better for SNP as it appoints provost Carluke Gazette 24 May 2017 Political composition of the council South Lanarkshire Council Retrieved 13 September 2018 Formation electoral arrangements in 1995 South Lanarkshire council area Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland Electoral Arrangements for Local Government Areas in Scotland South Lanarkshire Council Area 3rd Reviews of Electoral Arrangements Maps Wards 1999 2007 Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland Local multi member ward boundary maps South Lanarkshire Council 4 May 2017 Retrieved 23 July 2018 South Lanarkshire City Population 30 June 2016 Retrieved 23 July 2018 South Lanarkshire Council Headquarters Emporis Hamilton Almada Street Lanark County Buildings Canmore South Lanarkshire Council HQ Skyscraper News Queen Mother opens Hamilton s county buildings in 1964 Daily Record 21 April 2014 Mid 2016 Population Estimates for Settlements and Localities in Scotland National Records of ScotlandExternal links EditSouth Lanarkshire Council homepage South Lanarkshire at Curlie Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title South Lanarkshire amp oldid 1063220699, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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