Douglas Water is a small rural village situated approximately 2 miles from Rigside and;
9 miles to Lanark
15 miles from Carluke
20 miles from Hamilton
27 miles from East Kilbride
32 miles from Glasgow
Amenities and facilities
There are no local amenities within Douglas Water however the nearby village of Rigside provides a grocers shop with post office, Doctor's surgery, 'The Grove' community flat, a public house and a community hall. There is alo a snack bar and takeaway shop.
The nearest main shopping area is within the town of Lanark, where there is a range of local and high street shops, supermarkets, restaurants and leisure facilities.
Punlic transport to and from Douglas Water is very limited, therefore a car would be of benefit to anyone living in this area. The M74 is located approximately 4 miles from the village providing good access to Glasgow and the South.
Regular bus services operate from Lanark to the outlying villages and to other major towns across South Lanarkshire, Wishaw and Motherwell.
Lanark train station has links to several major towns across South Lanarkshire, Motherwell and Glasgow.
To plan your journey or check timetables and services, go to Traveline Scotland
There are no schools in Douglas Water, however there is a primary school and pre-nursery in Rigside. The nearest secondary school is Lanark.
To find schools in this area please view our School catchment area maps page or call the Education Support Services Helpline on 01698 454102.
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The heating types available in Council properties in Douglas Water are electric and solid fuel.
Local Letting Initiative - 2013/14
To help achieve and maintain a stable community, all vacant Council properties within Douglas Water will be let in accordance with a local letting initiative.
The local letting initiative gives priority for Council housing in Douglas Water to applicants who have a social or economic connection with the area.
In addition Council properties let to the Urgent Housing Need list (where applicants have the highest levels of needs) will be restricted to between 15%-20%.
Availability of housing
In Douglas Water there is a limited number of Council properties, however turnover of these properties is reasonable. If you are homeless and suited to living in a rural location, you may be able to be housed fairly quickly in Douglas Waterdue to the availability of housing in the village.
What becomes available often
2 bedroom ground floor and upper flats
What becomes available sometimes
3 bedroom houses
What hardly ever becomes available
1 bedroom flats and houses
If you would like further information on your housing options you should contact your local area office, which is Lanark Housing Area Office.