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World Heritage Day Activities

16th - 18th April 2017


New Lanark will host a range of activities throughout the year in support of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. The main focus in the first half of the year will be around World Heritage Day, with activities taking place 16th – 18th April. The events will conclude on
Tuesday 18th April, World Heritage Day, with the unveiling of yarn-bombed buildings and a talk on the archaeological dig.

There will be a free shuttle bus running on Sunday 16th & Monday 17th April from the top car park to the village square from 11am - 5pm.

SCAN - Shining Live Scanathon - Monday 17th April 

Date: Monday 17th April

Time: 11am - 4pm

Location: River Room, Institute for the Formation of Character

Shining Lives will be a spectacular sound, light and projection event taking place on 20th & 21st October. On Monday 17th April, New Lanark are inviting people to bring in their photographs and stories of people who worked in the industries of New Lanark, Lanark and the Clyde Valley to be recorded at our ‘scanathon’. These will be scanned and then incorporated into the New Lanark archive and may be projected onto our historic buildings as part of Shining Lives!

New Lanark are particularly interested to hear from anyone who has connections with people who used to live in Double Row and Mantilla Row at New Lanark. 

If you can't make the event on 17th April but would still like to send us your photographs / documents you can do this by downloading this form and then sending it via a file upload addressed to along with scans of your photos and documents.

if you require assistance with your online submission please contact or call 01555 661345.

If you are interested in signing up for Shining Lives ticket updates please complete this form and select 'Shining Lives' as an interest.



Archaeology Taster Tours - Sunday 16th, Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th April

11am and 2pm

A unique opportunity to get a 'taster of archaeology by seeing volunteers at work excavating post-abandonment deposits from 1 Double Row's basement. There will be an archaeologist on hand to explain the process and let you know about any interesting "finds". As well as visiting the Double Row tenement block, the tour will also visit the site of Mantilla Row where you'll have a chance to find out more about this lost building in New Lanark's history.

Online booking is now closed - any remaining places can be reserved at the Tour Desk on a first come, first served basis. The following tours are already fully booked:
Sunday 16th April - 11am
Monday 17th April - 11am



KNIT New Lanark - Scotland in Six - Tuesday 18th April

Grab your knitting needles and craft supplies and celebrate World Heritage Day with Dig It! 2017 through yarnbombing, taster sessions, interactive workshops and plenty of tea. 

If you would like to get involved ahead of the event by sending in your own knitting creations to add to the yarnbomb please contact

If you'd like to come along to the event on 18th April to help with the yarnbombing please register for a place on this Eventbrite page.

On Tuesday 18th April there will be no blue badge parking in front of the Institute, this will instead be located in the village square.

Signature Event for Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017 | Funded by EventScotland


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