St Leonards

(Saint Leonards)

An eastern district of East Kilbride in South Lanarkshire St. Leonards lies a mile (1.5 km) east of the town centre, to the south of Calderwood and incorporating the former district of Blacklaw. It is named after the ancient chapel of St. Leonards which once lay next to the Rotten Calder to the southeast. Housing was built here by the East Kilbride Development Corporation from the late 1950s.

The streets around Blacklaw Drive in the centre of the district are named after Highland valleys (Glen Arroch, Glen More, Glen Carron, Glen Garry, Glen Farrar, Glen Feshie, Glen Mallie, Glen Moriston, Glen Moy, Glen Nevis and Glen Urquhart), while those around Mount Cameron Drive in the south are generally named after lochs (Assynt, Awe, Long, Loyal, Maree, Shin, Striven and Torridon) and those in the north are named after Scottish rivers in the north (Almond, Deveron, Ness, Shira, Spean and Yarrow).

Services include a shopping centre, post office, library, Claremont Parish Church and four schools; namely Mount Cameron Primary School (established in 1972, rebuilt in 2007 and has a roll of 350), Blacklaw Primary School (established in 1969, moved to a new school in 2009, with 290 pupils), and St. Hilary's Roman Catholic Primary School (a new school opened 2006, with 250 pupils). Calderglen High School opened in 2008 on the site of the former Claremont High School (closed 2007) and has a roll exceeding 2000 pupils. St. Leonard's Roman Catholic Church and Primary School lie to the northeast in Calderwood.

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