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Carluke

Carluke is thought to date back to the fourteenth century, but the origin of the name is a mystery. The Carluke area is a high parish, with parts rising to a thousand feet.

One of the earliest references to the area is in the fourteenth century, when a group of monks relocated from Mauldslie forest to what is now an old churchyard in Carluke.

In 1715, a bell tower was built as part of Forest Kirk (Forest was once a common surname in the area), and it can still be seen in the old churchyard. A plaque on the tower commemorates the success of a former inhabitant of Carluke, James Ross, and his uncles - Thomas and James Gibb, who made a gift to the town. Although James Ross left Carluke for Quebec as a penniless teenager, he became one of the wealthiest people in Canada.

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