Posted Monday November 25, 2019 by Melissa Reilly


Lanark Winterfest 2019 is well underway! On 16th November the town welcomed the ever-popular annual Christmas Market – take a look at the Discover Lanark video below for the highlights! On Friday 22nd November, the High Street was packed again for the Illuminated Lanimer Winter Parade, bigger and better than ever before.

Coming up, there’s the Festive Taste in Lanark event on Saturday 7th December and you can view lots more festive events in the programme. Click here to view an online copy of the programme, or pick up a copy in the Lanark Tolbooth.

Lanark Christmas Market & Lights Switch On 2019

Share some special memories from last weekend when we all got in the festive mood at Lanark Christmas Market and Santa switched on the town's lights!

Posted by Discover Lanark on Sunday, 24 November 2019



Last week, the Development Trust’s Clydesdale Horse Project made the front cover of the Lanark Gazette! We are actively applying for grants and seeking donations to contribute to the success of the project. We wish to create a magnificent sculpture, celebrating Lanark’s heritage and historical links to the Clydesdale Horse breed.

Donations may be made by
• Cheque to Lanark Community Development Trust, Castlebank Horticulture Centre, St Patrick’s Road, Lanark ML11 9EG
• PayPal to
• Facebook via this post



November has been a busy month so far at the Horticultural Centre.  At the start of the month, Stuart was a speaker at the Scottish Gardeners’ Forum AGM and in the same day we welcomed a visit from the Moderator of the Church of Scotland. We had lots of visits from little people with the Winter Family Gardening Club and a 7-week programme with Robert Owen Nursery. Workshop wise, we hosted a Nature Photography Workshop with Northaway Photgraphy, Stuart led a Winter Tree ID Workshop. We welcomed visits from Impact Arts Creative Pathways, Shettleston Community Growing ProjectThe Mungo Foundation, and Skills Exchange SCIO .The centre was also used for Forest School Training, Wild Things Babes in the Wood and ArtyBits To Order Pyrography workshops. Coming up in the New Year, we have a Beginner workshop: Get to know your camera on 25th January and Winter Family Garden Club on 10th February.




This weekend, see Lanark Panto Club’s production of Sleeping Beauty at Lanark Memorial Hall.

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. 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
Development Manager
Lanark Community Development Trust 728 329

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