Glencaple Today
The Church of Scotland decided to unite the parish of Crawford and Elvanfoot with Duneaton parish, to be in the care firstly of the Rev James Brown, and then later Rev Dr Andrew Munro.

This Union was eventually renamed Glencaple, from an ancient site at the center of the new Parish.

Crawford had previously been linked with Lowther (Leadhills and Wanlockhead.) but this arrangement came to an end on 1st January 2013 with the closure of Lowther Church in Leadhills. The existing Glencaple Church is the place of worship of the united congregation, now know as ' The Upper Clyde Church of Scotland' and weekly services are held there. Rev Margaret Muir retired in April 2012 after 11 years in the parish, and until a new minister is appointed, services are currently being led by Locum minister, Nancy Norman.

In all, six churches were sold:  Roberton, Wiston, Lamington, Crawfordjohn, Crawford and Elvanfoot during the years leading up to the creation of Glencaple Parish.

There are Church services held weekly in the churches at Abington and at Leadhills.   All the other buildings have been sold, some to form dwelling houses, and one to be the home of the Heritage Venture Museum Trust at Crawfordjohn. 

When the Crawfordjohn Church was put on the market, some regrets were voiced, and a challenge was directed at the individual who spoke.  Do something about it then was the reply.

After some time a trust was formed which purchased the building in 1988, and the Museum began in the early part of 1991. A second Trust leases the premises from the original Trust, and manages the Museum. There is also an Association of Friends which raises funds as needed to run the museum, organizing social events and classes. This adds some extra interest to life in the community.