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Old Lanimers

  THE following account of the incidents attending the celebration of Lanimer Day about the year 1828 has been preserved in Mr William Davidson’s ” History of Lanark ” :- ” It is observed [he says] on the day following the last Wednesday of May, old style. The morning is ushered in by boys assembling in crowds and patrolling the streets. Their first care is to get ready the... read more

Newspaper Articles by Ed Acher

Douglas Shieldhill Hallbar Tower... read more

Castledykes Roman Fort

The area surrounding Castledykes Roman fort is historically one of the most interesting in the whole of Scotland. This is despite the fact that very little can be seen above ground. However the story of the fort and its surroundings is beginning to emerge after almost two thousand years. This has happened as a result of academic research, fieldwalking, resistivity surveys, excavation and aerial... read more

Clydesdale’s Bridges..

Click sound bar to listen: General introduction by Ed Archer chairman of LADAS   Click to view Instant Slideshow of many of Clydesdale’s... read more

Oldest Roman Coin Found

The Story of the oldest Roman coin ever found near Lanark. The discovery of this coin is amazing. It only happened after Nisbet Lawrie cleaned his spade, a week after he dug it up at the nearby Roman Fort of Castledykes. Fortunately Nisbet remembered where it had been found so it can be given a grid reference using G.P.S. Nisbet’s discovery is remarkable as it is a denarius of L. Valerius Flaccus and it... read more

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