Caldercruix

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Caldercruix
Scottish Gaelic: Cròcan Chaladair
Scots: Cauldercruix
Caldercruix is located in North Lanarkshire
Caldercruix
Caldercruix
 Caldercruix shown within North Lanarkshire
OS grid reference NS8268
Council area North Lanarkshire
Lieutenancy area Lanarkshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town AIRDRIE
Postcode district ML6
Dialling code 01236
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Airdrie and Shotts
Scottish Parliament Airdrie and Shotts
List of places
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Coordinates: 55°53′N 3°53′W / 55.89°N 03.88°W / 55.89; -03.88

Caldercruix /ˌkɔːldərˈkrʊks/ is a semi-rural village in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. The nearest major town is Airdrie, 5 miles (8 km) to the west. The village is about 17 miles (27 km) east of Glasgow and 30 miles (50 km) west of Edinburgh. Caldercruix developed in the 19th century as the papermaking and mining industries grew. The village is situated by the North Calder Water and takes its name from the bends or crooks (cruiks) in the river.

The local Church of Scotland congregation is the Caldercruix and Longriggend Parish Church.

Railway[edit]

Caldercruix railway station was built in 1863, on the Bathgate and Coatbridge Railway. The line closed to passengers in January 1956, and reopened in December 2010 as the Airdrie-Bathgate Rail Link, although the opening of Caldercruix station itself (alongside Drumgelloch and Armadale) was delayed until February 2011 due to bad weather conditions. Trains run east to Bathgate and Edinburgh Waverley, and west to Airdrie and Glasgow Queen Street (usually continuing to Dalmuir and Helensburgh Central).

Local Orange Heritage[edit]

Caldercruix Truth Defenders Loyal Orange Lodge No. 70 and Caldercruix Daughters of William Ladies Loyal Orange Lodge No. 198 are both located in the village of Caldercruix. Loyal Orange Lodge 70 held their inaugural meeting in Airdrie Orange hall on 6th March 1950. The lodge meetings were later held in Caldercruix Masonic Hall before moving to Gowanbrae Orange Hall, where the lodge held their meetings until the hall was destroyed by an accidental fire. The lodge currently hold their monthly meetings in Airdrie Orange Hall on the last Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm. LOL 70 were amongst the first Airdrie lodges to invite an Ulster band to lead their lodge in Scotland when they were accompanied by Dunloy flute band. Both lodges are currently accompanied by Caldercruix Defenders Flute Band.

Caldercruix Defenders Flute Band has been part of the village for four decades. They practice every Tuesday evening between 7pm and 9pm in Caldercruix Community Centre.

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