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Who We Are
The Friends of New Lanark is a membership organisation and voluntary support group of people who are interested helping preserve and promote New Lanark and its surroundings as a World Heritage Site. It works closely with the New Lanark Trust, the independent Scottish charity which is responsible for the restoration and revitalisation of the historic mills and village and the development of its many attractions.
Current Chair of the Management Committee is Dr David McLaren. Members of the committee bring a wide range of expertise and skill to its work. Our AGM each June, at which all are welcome, reviews our annual activities and is accompanied by a lecture/presentation and social event.
What We Do
The Friends have supported or contributed to many developments in New Lanark and beyond. We were responsible for some of the bronze plaques (with quotations from Owen’s writings) in the Roof Garden, and for plaques at historic sites in Glasgow associated with New Lanark founder, David Dale, notably at the site of his home in Charlotte Street near Glasgow Green.We helped with the Induction Loop Systems for the Visitor Centre exhibitions, sponsorship of the New Lanark Heritage Trail booklet, support for various publications, book launches and conferences, and the recently established search room/archive. Friends have also contributed to the volunteer programme on Open Days and at other events, organising, cataloguing and digitising material for the search room.
Benefits of Membership
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The Friends of New Lanark support the work of the New Lanark Trust in many ways. Volunteers provide time and expertise. In the case of the Search Room and archiving work, training is given and in the case of the history of New Lanark and its surrounding area, the special interest and knowledge of some members is used to good effect.
Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday 21 May at 2 pm in the New Lanark Mill Hotel conference rooms. You don’t have to be a member to attend and hear some of the inside stories about the progress being made by the New Lanark Trust in restoring and managing the World Heritage Site and how the Friends support this. Do come along.
World Heritage Site
South Lanarkshire Scotland
|New Lanark Trust is a Scottish Charity No.SC008552.
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