Many prospective residents of a town regard good quality schools as a top priority, and Uddingston has a great deal to offer academically. Four well-respected nurseries are within the town’s boundaries, and there are two primary schools in the village plus two in Tannochside and one in Viewpark. Uddingston Grammar is an acclaimed secondary school within a modern campus beside the River Clyde, serving the whole G71 postcode. Private education for children of all ages is available at Hamilton College – less than ten minutes by car or bus from Uddingston Cross.

Bothwell Castle Golf Club ("Welcome to Uddingston" sign in the distance)

Uddingston has a wealth of sporting amenities, for residents of all ages. There are dedicated football, rugby, cricket, tennis and bowling clubs, while Bothwell Castle Golf Club’s 18-hole course stands opposite the new retail terrace on the edge of town. Uddingston Grammar hosts a gym that can be used by the public and Viewpark has a health and leisure centre.