Work on improving the entrance to St. Kentigern’s has taken a giant leap forward, thanks to the recent improvements by SGN and SP Energy Networks. Eleanor McLean, from Lanark Community Development Trust (LCDT), who has played a key role in facilitating the work said, “I cannot thank the two Utility companies enough, SGN & SP Energy Network, they have done a fantastic job in upgrading the substation at the entrance to St Kentigern’s Church”.
GN have upgraded the appearance of the substation, improving the look by removing disused equipment and upgrading the appearance of the site. SP Energy Networks have removed the old metal fence that surrounded the site, and installed a smart new wooden surround, cut back the overgrown shrubbery as well as putting new gravel down within the site.
This work has been done as part of a wider project that LCDT have been working towards to increase awareness of the history and significance of the old St Kentigern’s Church, including the link to William Wallace and Marion Braidfoot, for local community and tourists alike.
In July, South Lanarkshire Council kindly erected the new signs on the St. Kentigern’s roundabout, and there are ambitions beyond the latest round of improvements.
Talks with local residents, local Councillors and with Lanark Grammar School are ongoing about how to improve the appearance and footpath at Deadman’s Lane.