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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.

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!

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.



DIG - Mantilla Row Archaeological "Dig"

Join us for an archaeological dig at the site of Mantilla Row - an original Millworkers tenement that was demolished in 1988. Help unearth historic material that could provide further insight into the history of New Lanark. Dates to be confirmed. 


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.

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


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