History of East Kilbride Village

The Village, East Kilbride's original shopping centre, is now the location for many small traditional, speciality shops and services mixed with a variety of restaurants and pubs.

The Old Parish Church (1775) with its square clock tower is widely recognised as a symbol of the Village and East Kilbride. Nearby, the Montgomerie Arms (circa 1719) is a much frequented pub and known affectionately to the locals as "The Monty".

The Village Project, launched in December 1990, has maintained and enhanced the unique physical character of the Village. Today, this improved and restored historic conservation area is a joy to visit and in which to shop.

Photo courtesy of South Lanarkshire Council