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Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017

Visit Scotland Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology

The Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, running from 1 January to 31 December, is a celebration of Scotland’s people, our traditions, our distinct culture, our landscapes, attractions and icons, as well as our hidden gems.

Think ancient and mysterious standing stones, World Heritage Sites, sweeping glens and mountains, storytelling, heritage heroes, world-renowned historic collections and castles, and so much more! Uncover your Scottish ancestry and discover your clan’s roots. From the Scottish Borders to Orkney, and from Fife to the Isle of Skye, relive Scotland’s fascinating past through a range of exciting events, attractions and activities during 2017.

Make history with us!


New Lanark Mills is one of Scotland's 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and we are delighted to be taking part in Visit Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017.

Heritage Highlights - Did you know New Lanark...?

• …is located on the doorstep of the famous Falls of Clyde waterfalls
• …is a National Nature Reserve with outstanding designed landscapes and woodlands
• …is a resident village community of 65 households
• …is an innovative and ethical social enterprise
• …offers an award-winning Visitor Centre and Learning & Outreach Programme
• …contains the 38 bedroom New Lanark Mill Hotel and 14 bedroom Wee Row Hostel
• …spins its own traditionally produced and organic wool
• …produces its own hydro-electricity
• …has its own archive
• …makes its own delicious ice-cream based on a traditional recipe in a factory within the village

Historical events

Every year New Lanark hosts a fantastic programme of exhibitions and events. In 2017 a number of these are perfectly places to allow visitors to join in with Visit Scotland's national celebrations of all things historical, heritage and archaeological! 

We'll be updating our website very soon with details of our full 2017 events & exhibitions programme. 

Event: Scotland in Six - 18th April 2017 (World Heritage Day)

Event: Shining Lives - Autumn 2017


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