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Public consultation launched for world heritage site, New Lanark

21 March 2011

A  13 week public consultation on a Management Plan for the world heritage site at New Lanark was launched today, 21st March 2011.

The New Lanark World Heritage Management Plan was drafted and agreed by a partnership of Historic Scotland, the New Lanark Trust and South Lanarkshire Council.  

Gordon Mackie, New Lanark World Heritage Site Coordinator said:  “New Lanark is one of the UK’s best World Heritage Sites and is a very successful visitor attraction.  The plan sets out a vision for the site and provides a broad framework for the management, conservation and enhancement of New Lanark for the next five years.

“We are very keen to get people involved and listen to their opinions.  A number of consultation events will run in April and May and are currently being prepared – one will take place in Lanark town, for the local community, business and voluntary organisations and individuals. Another will be held in New Lanark to give an opportunity to village residents and local businesses to find out more about the plan and give their views on how they would like to see the site develop.”

Lorna Davidson, Director of New Lanark Trust added: "We are looking forward to working with our partner organisations to develop a long-term strategy for managing the World Heritage Site. New Lanark is a special part of the world's shared cultural heritage. It must be safeguarded for everyone to enjoy, whether they live locally, or have travelled far to visit this memorable historic site". 

Notes to Editors:

  • Copies of the consultation documents will be available from the 21st March, 2011 for a 13 week period at Lanark public library, the Council Offices, Almada Street, Hamilton, ML3 0AA, the Council Offices, South Vennel Street, Lanark, ML11 7JT, the New Lanark Visitors’ Centre, New Lanark, ML11 9DB  and on Historic Scotland’s website: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

  • The deposited documents will be made available for inspection at the following times: Monday – Thursday 8.45am to 4.45pm, Friday 8.45am – 4.15pm during normal office hours.  

Comments can be made on-line by following the links to www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/currentconsultations or alternatively they can be sent in writing to:

Gordon Mackie,
New Lanark World Heritage Site Co-ordinator
c/o Historic Scotland,
Room G 26, Longmore House,
Edinburgh, EH9 1SH.

Further detail of these events will be advertised in the coming weeks.

For further details please contact Gordon Mackie, New Lanark World Heritage Site Co-ordinator, c/o New Lanark Trust, New Lanark Mills on 01555 667212 or 07776 355 836.


  • Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment. The agency is fully accountable to Scottish Ministers and through them to the Scottish Parliament.



For further information


Jennifer Johnston-Watt
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8070 or 07827 956 866
jennifer.johnstonwatt@scotland.gsi.gov.uk