Educational Gardener recruited for
Castlebank Horticultural Centre on 3-year post funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. Funding secured for
Cameronian Memorial Project through Renewable Energy Fund, Border Biscuits Community Support and various independent funders/donations. YES Ballot result achieved for the
Discover Lanark BID. Funding secured for
Grow Wild project at Castlebank Park. Funding secured from
Awards for All for Community Apiary project at Castlebank Horticultural Centre.
The Lanark Website launches new local Jobs & Volunteering opportunities pages. New Dementia Friendly Gardening Group ‘Flourish’ launches at
Castlebank Horticultural Centre. Castlebank regeneration project awarded ‘runner up’ at the European Network for Rural Development ‘Rural Inspiration Awards’
New ‘Lanark Live’ webcam launches on
The Lanark Website
FlowerFest returns to Castlebank Park for a second successful festival year
Cameronian Memorial Sculpture unveiled with complimentary exhibition in May 2019 SCOTMID funding secured for CCI partnership project creating bat boxes for
Castlebank Park Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for Castlebank and Lanark in Bloom volunteers
Royal visit from HRH The Duke of Rothesay to Castlebank Park
Volunteering Matters Action Earth Project Fund secured for partnership project with The Haven
Town Centre Fund success for two projects in Lanark worth c£400,000
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.