Posted Friday May 17, 2019 by Melissa Reilly

Hi everyone! We have slowly been getting back to normal after FLOWERFEST last weekend. It was a fantastic weekend attended by over 2,000 people who enjoyed a sunny weekend of plants, entertainment, food and drink! The Development Trust have already started discussing plans for the 2020 festival, so watch this space! Read more about the festivities here.

On Thursday morning we welcomed Aileen Campbell MSP, in her role as Cabinet Secretary for Local Government, to launch the report of the Local Governance Review. Click here to read more and view the report.

On Friday, we had a wonderful morning at Castlebank Horticultural Centre with students from Lanark Grammar School ASN department as part of their #MentalHealthWeek activities. We enjoyed green therapy in the garden, trying lots of different herbs and vegetables. We also enjoyed some garden inspired crafts like veg paint printing, colouring in, chalk art, painting palettes and making unicorn plant pots to take home!



This Saturday, the public are invited to attend the unveiling of the Cameronian Memorial, at the site of the entrance to the former Winston Barracks in Lanark, at 12 noon. The ‘Burgh in the Barracks’ exhibition also opens in The Tolbooth on Saturday, and you can now view the associated information booklet here.

You are also invited to join us this Sunday for our ‘Spring Community Gardening Day’ + BBQ at Castlebank Park. Further details in the poster below!

Other events this weekend…there’s a Champagne Afternoon Tea in Greyfriars Church and a historic guided tour of Lanark led by Paul at Lanark Museum. You can view the full list of events and advertise your own 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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