Our achievements
  • 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
  • Funding for the Clydesdale horse sculpture reached, with help from Leveneat trust, William Syson Foundation, and through a crowdfunding appeal.
  • Castlebank Horticultural Centre received a commendation from Civic Trust Scotland for its community led environmental project that has transformed the locality.
  • 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).
  • Successful 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.
  • 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.