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Braehead Village Survey and Review

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Lanark Images

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Clydesdale Inn

Clydesdale Inn The Clydesdale Inn is the most historic building in Lanark. In 1790 Lanark Burgh Council established a company by selling fifteen shares of £50 to Gentlemen of the County for the purpose of erecting a modern Inn. One of the gentlemen was David Dale, founder of New Lanark. Later Robert Owen was for a brief while a shareholder. Not long after it was built Britain was at war with Napoleon. The... read more

Lanark Lost Railways and Buses

Lanark Lost Railways and Buses Lanark’s Lost Railways Origins Local railway companies by 1870 – Dominance of Caledonian and North British. World War I – North British part of LNER group and Caledonian part of the LMS group British Rail – 1948 Beeching – 1961 Lanark – Silvermuir south Junction -> Carstairs -> Ediburgh. Also Carlisle accessible – service withdrawn 18 April... read more

Medieval Transport around Lanark

Medieval Transport around Lanark Roads Roads in the Middle Ages tended to follow the routes laid down by the Romans. In Scotland there were few roman roads, therefore most were tracks or Drove roads. The Drove roads were used to drive sheep and cattle to market. Lanark being an important Burgh was the centre of routes north to Linlithgow, south England, west to Glasgow and east to Edinburgh. The route... read more

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