Posted Friday February 01, 2019 by Melissa Reilly

Hi everyone,

The last week in January has been a busy one for the Development Trust. On Monday and Tuesday we saw two weather extremes in Lanark! Some of our hardy volunteers battled through the snow on Tuesday and made it to the Horticultural Centre. The park looked beautiful in the sunshine and the snow.


Throughout the week it was great to see local businesses showing support for the Discover Lanark BID. There is now less than a month to go until the BID ballot deadline – Thursday 28th February. You can keep up with updates on the Discover Lanark Facebook Page and the Discover Lanark website. 


On Thursday I attended a learning visit to Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden, the day was organised by Social Farms and Gardens. It was a really interesting visit learning about the garden’s development, and seeing all of the different activities they offer – from the STICK MAN trail to the magical Fairy Garden.


On Friday we spent a lot of time in the park with our newly appointed Educational Gardener! Stay tuned for details of when they are starting and the various community activities, events and horticultural workshops that will be available soon.

Friday brought along a new month! In February at Castlebank Horticultural Centre we are hosting an ESTEEM Clydesdale talk on Thursday 7th and a Green Cleaning Workshop with ‘Fresh Green Clean’ on Saturday 23rd from 1-3pm. 

This weekend, Music in Lanark are hosting DEAN OWENS at the New Lanark Institute – click here for details. You can discover more local events and advertise your own for free at

Do you have any ideas to improve the town or projects you would like the Development Trust to consider? Please feel free to email me with any suggestions or ideas at

We rely on your support and donations to be able to continue delivering community projects. You can click the ‘Donate’ button below to send a donation via PayPal or why not think about becoming a member of the Development Trust to support more regularly? We are a charitable, non-profit body which carries out projects for the common good. Our aspiration is to develop and deliver priority community projects which have a social, environmental and economic impact. Any support would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks, Melissa

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