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Founded in 2009, Lanark Community Development Trust has delivered wide range of projects, from the restoration of Castlebank to the installation of the Clydesdale Horse Sculpture. 


Officially constituted as an independent charity organisation


Town centre study conducted.

Work Start on the terraced gardens.


Phase 1 of Castlebank is funded by the climate challenge fund, renewable energy and Leader

Educational gardener appointed for 18 months.

Work Starts on the terraced gardens.

Dell path restored.

Heritage trail booklet created.

Alston’s yard project commenced.


Fairy Dell Created

Wallace Rose Garden was created from jungle & statue of William Wallace

Commissioned Wallace trail booklet created

Wallace open day and poster competition

Work starts on the first Lanark Vision project


Work starts on stabilising St Kentigern’s Church.

Green Flag status awarded to Castlebank Park

SpringFest & WinterFest created with a brochure of town activities

Illuminated parade at late night Lanark Town centre capital find award £30,00 for a host of projects throughout the town


Phase 2 at Castlebank started with funding from Leader, Renewable Energy Fund and Leavenseat. This allowed the renovation of the old sawmill building and the creation of an office and classroom at the site.

Trust receives funding to appoint BIDs manager.


Strengthening communities awards funds for a development manager for 3 years.

Charrettes project based on Lanark Vision.

Castlebank Horticultural Centre was opened in November by George Anderson of Beechgrove garden.

Wallace close project completed


3-year funding for Educational gardener post, awarded by the National Lottery.

Cameronian memorial unveiled.

Successful SpringFest & Winterfest projects.

BID ballot was successful & an independent board of management was set up to run the BID company – Discover Lanark.

Prince Charles visited the Castlebank project.

Bernard’s whynd derelict land was transformed into a garden, and a flower mural was created.


Town centre regeneration fund awarded for two projects – Royal Oak & Hunter’s close.

SpringFest & WinterFest were cancelled due to the pandemic.

Educational gardener runs a series of webinars & Zoom workshops to huge audiences.

Covid recovery grant awarded for new hardware and resources at Castlebank project.

Clydesdale horse project commenced.


Lanark Vision partnership awarded funds to employ SKS consultants.

Funding from investing in communities for a part-time admin manager post.

Council begins work on Royal Oak and Hunter’s close projects.

Full funding was achieved for the Clydesdale horse sculpture & accompanying booklet printed.

Community Enterprise appointed to carry out community consultation leading to a new Business Plan for LCDT.


Completion and installation the of Clydesdale Horse sculpture.

Royal visit by HRH Duke of Rothesay to the Clydesdale Horse Sculpture in September 2022.

Funding secured from Supporting Communities Fund to upgrade and the Trust’s website and branding.

Funding secured to improve Deadman’s Lane, from the Ian Findlay Fund. A working group is set up to steer and drive the project forward.

Wallace House Gap Site is identified as an area for redevelopment. Working in partnership with Discover Lanark work, planning application is submitted and approved. Funding is secured for the project for Scotland’s town partnership, The Rotary Club of Lanark and Leavenseat. 

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