Lesmahagow is a geographically, economically and socially diverse village. Due to its proximity to the M74, some parts of Lesmahagow have over the years become a commuter belt for people who want to live in a village but have work commitments elsewhere. Many of these commuters have reasonable levels of disposable incomes but with limited social activities available within the village and poor knowledge of those which are available they travel outwith the village for their recreational activities. Other areas of the village are classed as socially deprived and access to local activities are restricted by financial constraints. This presents Lesmahagow Development Trust with one of its' biggest challenges, how to develop projects which do not alienate a large part of the population and brings all areas together regardless of social or financial standing.