25 April 2013
A five-year management plan which aims to 'preserve, enhance and promote' the World Heritage site of New Lanark Village has been unveiled by Historic Scotland. ...
A five-year management plan which aims to 'preserve, enhance and promote' the World Heritage site of New Lanark Village has been unveiled by Historic Scotland.
The New Lanark World Heritage Site management plan was unveiled by Humza Yousaf, Minister for External Affairs and International Development, during a visit to New Lanark.The plan provides an overview of the challenges, objectives and actions for the key partners and other stakeholders in the future management of the site.
Launching the plan, Mr Yousaf said: 'It is very appropriate that World Heritage Day was chosen to launch New Lanark’s five year management plan as we are able to celebrate the contribution this historic cotton mill village has made to Scotland since it was established.New Lanark is a unique place. It teaches us a great deal about our industrial and social heritage and is very much treasured as part of our rich and varied historic environment.
'This plan will ensure New Lanark continues to not only realise its full potential but also continues to educate and inform us of life in 18th century Lanarkshire.
'I am also delighted at the partnership approach that has been taken to developing this plan. This adds strength to the plan and ensures there is a co-ordinated approach and effort to delivering the actions that stem from it.'
History of New Lanark
New Lanark was established in 1785 by David Dale as a cotton mill village. Dale's son in law Robert Owen brought an enlightened management style and improved working and living conditions for residents by introducing free healthcare, decent homes, affordable food and education.
To view the full Management Plan, visit the Historic Scotland website.
In the August issue of Scottish Memories, we featured a travel guide showing the best places to visit and stay in the Lanarkshire region. Get your copy here.
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