The Village, East Kilbride

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The Village is an area of the Scottish new town East Kilbride, in South Lanarkshire.

The Village encompasses the oldest part of the town, dating back to before the designation of East Kilbride as a new town.

Notable landmarks include the East Kilbride Parish Church, the Village Theatre, and the railway line to Glasgow (and path of the former line to Hamilton). East Kilbride High School (Known as the old Village High School) was built in 1880 and closed in 1984. Until 2008, it was the home of South Lanarkshire College when it was sold by the college to Tulloch Homes who then demolished the school to make way for new 89 homes.

The village is one of the main parts of the town. It hosts many pubs, restaurants, hairdressers, cafes, tanning salons and shops. In the oldest part of The Village there is a cobbled street. The Village is the location of East Kilbride Thistle F.C.'s home ground and social club.

Coordinates: 55°45′54″N 4°10′31″W / 55.76500°N 4.17528°W / 55.76500; -4.17528