New Lanark
South Lanarkshire, Scotland

New LanarkThe village of New Lanark is located in a stunning valley setting close to the famous Falls of Clyde and surrounded by native woodlands. It was founded in 1785 by David Dale as a completely new type of industrial settlement

Cotton-spinning mills, powered by water from the River Clyde, and tenement style housing for the workforce were built from local sandstone. By 1820, the population of the village was around 2,500, and it was the largest cotton-manufacturing centre in the country.

It is now a popular tourist attraction and is home to the New Lanark Visitor Centre and New Lanark Mill Hotel.

The Scottish Ten team scanned the site in August 2009.

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The Scottish Ten

"New Lanark is such an iconic location with a rich history. I'm pleased that New Lanark has been chosen to be part of such an innovative and technically advanced project ".
Dr Jim Arnold, Founding Director of New Lanark Trust