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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 Graham U'ren. 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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Every year since 2002, the Robert Owen Commemoration Lecture has been delivered at New Lanark as close as possible to the birthday of Owen, 14th May. This year it is to be given by Trustee of the New Lanark Trust and Secretary of the Friends of New Lanark, Graham U'ren. Please note, the actual date and time of this year's lecture is Friday 25th May at 7.15pm, and not as previously notified to members. The Lecture is open to all. Click here to view the details and to purchase tickets. The Friends committee will meet the previous week on Thursday 17th May.
World Heritage Site
South Lanarkshire Scotland
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