Posted Friday March 29, 2019 by Melissa Reilly

Hi everyone,

At the start of the week the Development Trust were invited to attend the launch of the New Lanark World Heritage Site Management Plan. Great to hear about the site’s future development plans and ways to build links and work together with Lanark. You can view the full Management Plan here.

It was a busy week for the volunteers at Castlebank Horticultlural Centre. Lots of clearing to be done! As it’s the end of the month we also tallied up our volunteer hours for the whole of March. This month our team of dedicated volunteers have contributed 622 hours! More hands are always needed, especially as we move into spring and summer. You can come along any Tuesday or Thursday, or take part on one of our new weekend dates as listed in the poster below – 13th April, 19th May or 15th June. All welcome including families! (Under 16s must be supervised)


On Wednesday, I attended the Executive Group meeting of the Lanark Community Development Trust. Many current projects were discussed, with the group being given a full update on the status of the Discover Lanark BID. Nominations are now open for local businesses join the Discover Lanark BID Board. You can read more and download the documentation here.

On Friday, we were busy setting up the Classroom for a Daffodil Tea we are hosting for the members of the Friends of Castlebank, and our volunteers. You can become a Friend for just £10 a year to support the ongoing regeneration of the Castlebank Park Gardens. Click here to find out more about joining.

As we move into April next week, we have more news to bring you about goings on at Castlebank Horticultural Centre. On Monday 1st April our new Dementia Friendly Gardening Group begins (details in poster below) and on Monday 22nd April we’re hosting an Easter Open Day! (details in poster)

This weekend, The Tolbooth is hosting a fundraising event for Christ Church’s new Memory Lane group on Saturday. Sunday is Mother’s Day so don’t forget to pop into one of our local gift shops to pick up a special present. You can view more events and list your own local jobs, events and volunteering opportunities free of charge 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 us with your ideas or suggestions on

We rely on your support and donations to be able to continue delivering community projects here in Lanark. 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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