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.