Let’s celebrate the Clydesdale Horse!

Sylvia Russell, Chairman of Lanark Community Development Trust, photographed with ‘Harris’ of the Police Scotland Mounted Unit

Letʻs Celebrate the Clydesdale Horse!

Lanark Community Development Trust would like to celebrate Lanark’s long history of being the home of the Clydesdale Horse which was first bred at a farm just across the Clyde from Lanark. We wish to erect a magnificent sculpture near Lanark Auction Market which has hosted Clydesdale Horse sales for over 140 years although Clydesdales were sold at Lanark Fair from the mid 1700s.

Our project will advance education by sparking local interest in the Clydesdale Horse and Lanark’s agricultural heritage by providing a catalyst for the local community, local schools and visitors the chance to learn more about their heritage and the history of Lanark. This would be done through an engaging schools programme, creation of an information leaflet and photographic exhibition and of course, the sculpture. An artist’s impression below shows an impressive visual of the proposed Clydesdale Horse Sculpture. (Image copyright of CodSteaks)

The estimated costs of this project are in the region of £55,000. Lanark Community Development Trust is seeking financial contributions of support and will also be approaching local capital funders. Any contribution or support, financial or otherwise, would be greatly appreciated to secure the success of this project.

Donations may be made by
• Cheque to Lanark Community Development Trust, Castlebank Horticulture Centre, St Patrick’s Road, Lanark ML11 9EG
PayPal via this link

Fundraising target: £55,000

Funds raised to date: £48,000

Artist Impression of Clydesdale Horse Sculpture. Image copyright of CodSteaks

Project Timeline
  • October 2019 – Project & Fundraising campaign launched at the annual ‘Lanark Foal Show’ at Lanark Agricultural Centre.
  • January 2020 – visit to the Police Scotland Mounted Unit in Stewarton.
  • August 2020 – sculpture site agreed at Lanark Agricultural Centre.
  • January 2021 – Planning permission approved by South Lanarkshire Council.
  • August 2021 – International Crowdfunder to launch online.

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