Jackton is a small village lying to the west of East Kilbride in South Lanarkshire on the B764 road (otherwise known as the 'Eaglesham Road') connecting it to the village of Eaglesham to the west. It is also adjacent to Thorntonhall which lies to the North.
Rural living means cleaner air, and an altogether more natural environment. What’s planned is an attractive neighbourhood that consists of 50 homes along with play areas and well-designed green space. The Gill Burn runs through the outskirts of the settlement.
The area is represented by the local Jackton and Thorntonhall Community Council. The community lies on the very western edges of the South Lanarkshire Council boundary, and also the UK Parliament constituency of East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow, as well as the Scottish Parliament Constituency of East Kilbride.
Schooling provision for Jackton will develop in anticipation of the increasing number of families moving there. Currently, schooling is provided by Crosshouse Primary School, Mossneuk Primary School and Duncanrig Secondary School. A new primary school and nursery developed and funded by South Lanarkshire Council is also included in the overall masterplan for the area as well as small-scale retail outlets.
The area is served by Thorntonhall railway station, which is around 2 miles away, or a 7 min drive, to the North, and Hairmyres railway station, which is around 1.5 miles, or a 5 min drive, to the East. There is a bus stop on each side of the road for the village. The buses running through are the 395/396 operated by Henderson Travel.