Monday, December 10, 2007

Uddingston is a village in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, on the north side of the River Clyde, approximately seven miles to the south-east of Glasgow.
It is home to Tunnock's factory, famed for its caramel wafers and teacakes. The factory contributes much to the village's economy as does the industrial estate located on the Bellshill Road. In earlier times mining was a major industry, with the long lost village of Flemington an example of a settlement that failed to survive following the closure of its pit.
Uddingston has a police station, traditional main street shops, pubs and rail station. It also has several sports clubs including a hockey Club, Cricket club, rugby club, a bowling and tennis club, Calderbraes Golf Club and a junior football club Thorniewood United.
The nearest big towns are Bellshill and Cambuslang: Bellshill is one stop along the Motherwell via Bellshill line, and Cambuslang can be accessed by all services except three per day. Local folk are known as the Villagers.
Uddingston has been home to successful sportspeople, in football Lindsay Hamilton goalkeeper with Stenhousemuir, Rangers, St Johnstone and Dunfermline, Jimmy Johnstone and George McCluskey, both of Celtic. David Kettle, who won numerous Scottish age group swimming titles in the late 1970s and early 1980s, also came from Uddingston.
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