South Lanarkshire is one of 32 unitary authorities of Scotland. It borders the south-east of the City of Glasgow and contains some of Glasgow's suburbs. It also contains many towns and villages. It also shares borders with Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire, North Lanarkshire, the Scottish Borders and West Lothian. It includes part of the historic county of Lanarkshire.
It also stretches south into a more rural area where farming and metal mining are the more favoured industries.
Little information of interest to genealogists and family historians will be found under this heading as it is such a modern foundation. Refer to Lanarkshire to find research tips and a list of parishes and towns that today are found in North Lanarkshire.