Law, South Lanarkshire

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 from the air
Location within South Lanarkshire
Population3,220 (mid-2016 est.)[1]
OS grid referenceNS818523
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Lanarkshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCARLUKE
Postcode districtML8
Dialling code01698
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
55.750096°N 3.882584°W / 55.750096; -3.882584

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, Dario's Takeaway, a Barbers, 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 future, due to the proposed 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.

Law Hospital, on the outskirts of Law Village, closed in 2001, with all patients being sent to 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 Community AFC

Law Community AFC, formed in 2011, is the village's local amateur football team. Their home games are played at Law Football Parks. The team are currently in the Premier Division. Their Home Kit is Red and away kit is Blue. Their sponsors are local businesses Tandoori Palace, Scotmid, TCH Law and Caledonian Bar.

Honours - Strathclyde Evangelical Churches League Division 3 Winners - 2013/14

Strathclyde Evangelical Churches League Division 2 Athol Cup Winners - 2014/15

Strathclyde Evangelical Churches League Division 1 Athol Cup Winners - 2015/16

Notable people