Law, South Lanarkshire

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Law is located in South Lanarkshire
 Law shown within South Lanarkshire
Population 2,883 
OS grid reference NS818523
Council area South Lanarkshire
Lieutenancy area Lanarkshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CARLUKE
Postcode district ML8
Dialling code 01698
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Lanark and Hamilton East
Scottish Parliament Clydesdale
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Coordinates: 55°45′00″N 3°52′57″W / 55.750096°N 3.882584°W / 55.750096; -3.882584

Law is a village situated between Carluke and Wishaw in South Lanarkshire, Scotland with a population of around 2,800. The village lies on the border of North Lanarkshire.

Law is a former mining village, now mainly a low density residential area. For a village so small, Law has a wide range of services, which include Law Community Centre, Scotmid, Post Office, The Auld Store village bar, Boots Pharmacy, Maggies Takeaway, two hair salons, Law Bowling Club, the Room and Kitchen (coffee shop) and various other services, the majority of which can be found on Station Road, the village's main street.

Law Parish Church can be found on Station Road. The church is part of the Church of Scotland (Presbyterian) and seeks to provide spiritual and pastoral care to anyone in the parish, church member or not, who requires it. A variety of organisations take place in the church for people of all ages including a very large and well run Boys' Brigade and Girls' Brigade.

Law Primary School has about 300 pupils and with older pupils going on to attend Carluke High School 4 miles (6 km) away.

Irvine's Coaches was a bus company based in the village that ran services throughout Lanarkshire and surrounding areas, but have now creased trading.

The West Coast Main Line runs through the Village but the station was closed down several years ago. However there has been much speculation that it may be reopened in the near future, due to the building of many new homes on the old site of Law Hospital. If re-opened, cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh could be accessible from Law by train.

The hospital on the outskirts of Law Village has since been closed, with all patients to visit Wishaw General Hospital, located in the Craigneuk area of Wishaw. There was an ambulance station on the site of the hospital but since 2001, the Scottish Ambulance Service opened a new one next door to Davie Buildbase on Wildman Road, which is the entrance road to the village from Wishaw.

Law Parish Church AFC, formed in 2011, is the village's local team.. Their home games are played at Law Football Parks. The Team won its first trophy when they won Division 3 of the Strathclyde Evangelical Churches League in 2014. The team are currently in Division 2. Their Home Kit is Red and away kit is Blue. Their sponsors are local businesses Tandoori Palace, Scotmid and TCH Law.

Notable people[edit]

  • Roy Henderson, former professional footballer
  • Mark Weir (footballer), former professional footballer. Known as the Weirhawk.
  • Ryan Finnie (footballer), professional footballer for Partick Thistle.
  • Taylor Cullen (local celebrity & esteemed IT professional)

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