New branding and redeveloped
‘Discover Lanark’ website launches New ‘People and Plants’ Assistant starts at
Castlebank Horticultural Centre Stuart Ritchie (Educational Gardener) awarded ‘Certificate of Merit’ from The Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society
Castlebank Horticultural Centre nominated for the ‘Best involvement of young people’ award at the Social Farms and Gardens 40th Anniversary Awards
Lanark’s ‘Sparking Shop Window’ competition success
Adapt and Thrive Funding received for Castlebank Horticultural Centre
Lanark Young People Photo Challenge success
Launch of ‘Lanark Vision’ public consultation
Lanark appoints Town Crier for people and business
Rotary Club of Lanark funds 8-week ‘Virtual Family Gardening Club’ at Castlebank
Tesco Bags of Help funding received for Castlebank Horticultural Centre
Royal Burgh of Lanark Community Council Micro Grant received for Mural at Castlebank Park
Castlebank Horticultural Centre showcased within Social Enterprise Scotland Awards 2020
Lanark Community Development Trust involved in launch of LanarkHelps phoneline
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.
Development Trust takes over management of
The Lanark Website. Castlebank regeneration project shortlisted for the Scottish Rural Action – Innovators Award (Environment and Land Use).
Lanark Winterfest Programme with 40+ festive events.
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.
‘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.