Auchinloch is home to the school, Auchinloch Primary, the present school building dates to the 1930s whilst the original 19th century school building still remains to the east of the village and now serves as the village hall/community centre. There is also a small corner shop, where the Asian shopkeeper Gurmit Basra was found murdered on 29 December 1999. The shop has since re-opened. Auchinloch Community Centre lies at the top of the village, near the local pub, the Golden Pheasant which is located on the dangerous Stepps Road. The Golden Pheasant had closed down by September 2013 leaving staff owed wages. There is also a Bowling Green in the village.
In September 1959, 47 men lost their lives in a coal mine near the village of Auchengeich when a faulty fan purifying the air in the colliery went on fire due to an electrical fault. The men were in bogies travelling to the coal face to start work, and due to the intense smoke they were abandoned just a few hundred yards from safety. The mine was eventually flooded to put out the fire; there was only one survivor from the crews. The Mining accident was one of the worst within the UK in the 20th century, widowing 41 women and leaving 76 children without a father.