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County Town: Lanark
Population: 635,000
Area: 2,325 sq km
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Events

March
Peregrine Falcon Viewing
Whuppity Scoorie

April
Falls of Clyde Victorian Grand Tour
Peregrine Falcon Viewing

May
Badger Watch
Falls of Clyde Victorian Grand Tour
Family Badger Watch
Luxury Badger Watch
Peregrine Falcon Viewing
Scottish & British Goldpanning Championships
Wildlife Watching Weekends

June
Badger Watch
Biggar Gala Week
Falls of Clyde Victorian Grand Tour
Family Badger Watch
Luxury Badger Watch
Peregrine Falcon Viewing
Wildlife Watching Weekends

July
Badger Watch
Fair Monday Family Fun Day
Falls of Clyde Victorian Grand Tour
Family Badger Watch
Luxury Badger Watch
The Biggar show
Wildlife Watching Weekends

August
Badger Watch
Chatelherault Classic Automobile Rally
Falls of Clyde Victorian Grand Tour
Family Badger Watch
Kilsyth International Carnival
Lanark Medieval Festival
Lanarkshire Deep Fried Film Festival
Luxury Badger Watch
Palacerigg Summer Fun
Strathaven Balloon Festival
Wildlife Watching Weekends

September
Annual Victorian Fair
New Lanark Family Book Festival

October
Beer Festival
Biggar Little Festival

November
Annual Fireworks Display
Christmas Food and Gift Fair
Firework Night
Lantern Making Workshops & Parade

December
Hogmanay Bonfire in Biggar
Winter Warmer Walk

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Set in the South-West of Scotland, Lanarkshire is a highly populated area, with almost one quarter of the country’s population living within the County. Lanarkshire includes the towns of Hamilton , East Kilbride , Bothwell and Lanark in South Lanarkshire, with Airdrie , Wishaw, Cumbernauld and Coatbridge in North Lanarkshire. It also boasts the Clyde Valley, affectionately known as the “Garden of Scotland”, Owing to its areas of remarkable beauty.

Giving the county its name, Lanark is a market town situated in South Lanarkshire. The historic Burg of Lanark was the site of the first meeting of the Scots Parliament in 978. One of the most important towns in the Clyde Valley, Lanark Market is one of the biggest and busiest Farmer’s Markets in Scotland. Throughout the town, there are many monuments to one of Lanark’s most famous past residents, William ‘ Braveheart ’ Wallace. The Laminers is a week long festival held annually in the Lanark area, climaxing with the crowning of the Laminer Queen.

Near Lanark is the 200 year old conservation World Heritage village of New Lanark, restored as a lasting monument to Robert Owen, mill owner and social reformer. Surrounded by woodlands, the riverside village is now a living community. The New Lanark Conservation Trust manages a variety of local visitor attractions, including The Falls of Clyde . The Falls of Clyde Nature Reserve is a 100 acre area of outstanding natural beauty, And The Falls of Clyde Centre Provides fascinating information about the surrounding woodlands and wildlife.

Near the town of Bothwell and overlooking the river Clyde, is the medieval Bothwell Castle. Building began in the late 1200’s, but due to invasions and sieges, the original plans were never completed and what stands today is mainly the legacy of the Earls of Douglas from around 1400.

Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, resembling a vast pepper pot and seen for miles in every direction, sits the Hamilton Mausoleum, constructed as a chapel and tomb for the 10th Duke of Hamilton in the 1850’s.

For the adventurers, Shuttle Row, Blantyre, a museum and visitor centre built on the birth place of David Livingstone . Set in 20 acres of gardens and parkland, the museum is complimented by a shop, restaurant and educational area.

And for the more sedate traveller, just wander around and lose yourself in the scenic beauty of the Clyde Valley, only then will you appreciate why it is called the “Garden of Scotland”.

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