Our achievements
  • ‘Wallace Close’ pilot project for Lanark Closes completed
  • Development Manager appointed to support the Board working strategically across a range of projects.
  • A successful funding application allowed the Development Trust to commission a Feasibility Study into viability of St Kentigern’s Church as a tourism attraction in the local area.
  • The pilot of the ‘Lanark Closes’ kicked off with a close dedicated to William Wallace and his life in Lanark.
  • Through the Discover Lanark project, 100 floral hanging baskets were purchased for businesses in and around the High Street.
  • As part of the ‘Lanark Festivals’ programme, the first ‘Flowerfest’ was held in May 2018.
  • The 5 ‘Lanark Welcome’ signs at the town’s gateway entry points were refreshed and repainted.
  • Successful crowdfunding campaign raised £10,000 in funds through sponsorship from local businesses and donations to purchase a new van for Lanark in Bloom.
  • Funding was awarded to allow for the completion of the development of a Community Hub at Castlebank Horticultural Centre.
  • New ‘Lanark Brand’ welcome sign installed at Lanark train station.
  • In the Footsteps of William Wallace Trail released
  • ‘Lanark Old Town’ – An exhibition of ideas held in The Tolbooth
  • The Wallace Festival held in Delves Park
  • Castlebank Park is awarded Green Flag Park status
  • 100 brackets were purchased for local businesses to install light-up mini Christmas trees, bringing some festive spirit to the town.
  • The first ‘Winterfest’ programme is created
  • The Lanark Heritage Trail leaflet is created
  • Wood carvings unveiled at Fairy Dell in Castlebank Park
  • Feasibility Study conducted to investigate the possibility of the Castlebank Park’s former garages, workshops and tennis courts being transformed into community growing and training space.
  • In 2010, one of the Development Trust’s first projects was to commission a ‘Lanark Town Centre Study’, a community consultation and engagement programme supported by external facilitators. Through this process, the Trust engaged widely with local businesses, community groups, public agencies and the wider local community through a series of interviews and community workshops. The outcome of this programme was a prioritised Action Plan which has guided the Trust’s activity and strategic projects over the last 8 years to the current day.The four key community needs identified through this consultation process were:
    • Skills, learning and employability (through provision of community learning and educational opportunities)
    • Improve local environment (natural and built)
    • Economic regeneration (through better use of assets)
    • Community cohesion (through better community spaces and delivery of community services)
  • To commemorate the centenary of the Air Show, a memorial statue was erected on the railway embankment at Lanark Loch.
  • Lanark Community Development Trust was founded in 2009.