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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 held its AGM in the New Lanark Mill Hotel on Sunday 21 May and elected Anne Hamilton as its chair in succession to David Mclaren. A programme of events will be published later this summer and you can read about the Robert Owen Commemoration lecture on 12 May here. Also in this edition are articles on the Bonnington Linn iron bridge and an old Gourock Ropeworks rent book.
World Heritage Site
South Lanarkshire Scotland
|New Lanark Trust is a Scottish Charity No.SC008552.
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