Posted Friday May 03, 2019 by Melissa Reilly

At the end of last week, the Royal Burgh of Lanark Community Council unveiled the new War Memorial plaque outside the Memorial Hall, to coincide with the building’s 93rd ‘birthday’. Read more on The Lanark Website (Photo by John Prior)

On Wednesday, we worked with Lanark Grammar School third year art students on some botanical illustrations of wildflowers within Castlebank Park. The illustrations will be used in our new Grow Wild funded project to create a Wildflower ID & Tree map of the park for visitors. Thanks to the talented Rebecca Crawford Art for running the workshops!


Also on Wednesday we were lucky to catch a sneak peek of the ‘work in progress’ Cameronian Memorial Sculpture which will be located at the former Winston Barracks. The public unveiling is taking place at 12 noon on Saturday 18th May!

On Friday, our Skills Exchange Scotland Friday group were busy at the Horticultural Centre working on painting signage for FlowerFest which opens in one week! You can read more about the three-day festival here.

Also ahead of FlowerFest, the Lanark Tolbooth’s ‘BLOOMS’ exhibition opens this Monday coming. Featuring beautiful botanical artworks from a range of local artists, one not to be missed!

This Monday coming also sees the next monthly ‘Flourish’ group at Castlebank Horticultural Centre, this is our new ‘Dementia Friendly Gardening Group’ for the local community. Please email or call 01555 728 329 if you know someone who would like to come along.

There’s a lot going on this weekend in Lanark! Take a look at the full listings at The Lanark Website ‘What’s On’ section. You can view more local 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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