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Area Coordinator

Victoria Eccles
Event and Marketing Officer
South Lanarkshire Council
Montrose House, 154 Montrose Crescent
Hamilton
ML3 6LB
Tel: 01698 453982

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South Lanarkshire:  12 September 2015 – 13 September 2015

North and South Lanarkshire team up once again to bring you a programme full of interesting sites and fun events.  Get behind the scenes of everyday buildings and important local landmarks for free this September.

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Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum
New This Year
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12.09.15 (10:00-17:00 (last entry 16:00)) - 13.09.15 (13:00-17:00 (last entry 16:00))
156 High Street, Biggar,  ML126dh
This new museum (opened this year) has been a major community project and incorporates the contects of several smaller museums that were dotted around the town. A highlight is Gladstone Court, a reconstructed street with historic Victorian- era nook and cranny shops. Other displays cover archaeology, geography and history of the area.
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Brownsbank Cottage
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12.09.15 - 13.09.15 (10.00-16.00)
Candymill, Biggar,  ML12 6DT
Brownsbank Cottage		 - Image 1
Overlooking the Peeblesshire hills close to Biggar, Brownsbank Cottage was the home of writer Hugh MacDiarmid. 
The original interior was restored just as MacDiarmid had left it and contains numerous portraits and photographs of MacDiarmid and a unique collection of memorabilia. 
Past writers-in-residence have included award winning writer and publisher Matthew Fitt and the first Scottish Parliament Writer in Residence James Robertson, author of Booker prize nominated "The Testament of Gideon Mack".
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Crawfordjohn Heritage Venture
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12.09.15 - 13.09.15 (14.00-17.00)
Main Street, Crawfordjohn, nr Biggar,  ML12 6SS
Crawfordjohn Heritage Venture - Image 1

This Parish Church dates from 1817 and is situated on a raised circular mound, indicating that this was once a religious site dating back to the 12th century. The village of Crawfordjohn was established in the 12th century by John, stepson of Baldwin, a Flemish Lord from Biggar. 


Building Date: 1817

The church is constructed of stone incorporating fragments of an earlier building. The elegant bell tower has been restored and new louvers fitted to protect the ageing sandstone and bell. It now houses a Museum of Traditional Rural Interest.

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Douglas Heritage Museum
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12.09.15 - 13.09.15 (14.00-17.00)
Douglas Heritage Museum, Santa Sophia's Chapel, Bells Wynd, Douglas,  ML11 0QH
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The Museum building, originally the Dower House of Douglas Castle, is situated adjacent to the ancient St Brides Church.  It houses six stained glass windows depicting coats of arms of the Douglas Earls. 

Exhibitions are changed annually to show the various aspects of village life, Douglas families and the Cameronian Regiment.

Car parking short walk to the museum.

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East Kilbride Old Parish Church
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13.09.15 (10.30-15.00)
The Village, 3-5 Montgomery Street, East Kilbride,  G74 4JS
East Kilbride Old Parish Church - Image 1

The Church was built in 1776 by James Pollock (with additions in 1818 by Robert Pollock and 1862 by W Pomphrey). The original church cost £570 and is modelled on Shettleston Parish Kirk. In 1818 a steeple was added, this is an unusual and highly distinctive feature for a Parish Church; the most famous example of this being St Giles High Kirk in Edinburgh.


Architect: James Pollock, Robert Pollock, W Pomphrey
Building Date: 1776, 1818, 1862

Behind the Church is the kirk yard where notable gravestones include the parents of William and John Hunter, the famous surgeons and Rev. James French, minister of the Old Parish Church (1791-1835), who was tutor to the young Walter Scott.

Visitors are welcomed to Sunday morning worship at 11.00 am.

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Hamilton Fire Station
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12.09.15 (10.30-16.00)
Bothwell Road, Hamilton,  ML3 0EA
A rare chance to visit an operational fire station.  
Please note that this is a working fire station therefore engines and crews may be on call.
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Hamilton Old Parish Church
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12.09.15 (10.00-16.00) - 13.09.15 (13.30-16.00)
Strathmore Road, Hamilton,  ML3 6AQ
Hamilton Old Parish Church - Image 1

One of Hamilton’s oldest buildings, the Old Parish Church of Hamilton was designed on classical Italian lines by the famous architect William Adam. Building began in 1732 and it took two years to complete being first used for worship in 1734. 

The original plans show that the small dome cupola, which sets off the roof today, is not in the original plan but added during renovations in 1841.


Architect: William Adam
Building Date: 1729-1732

Guided tours will be available. Please note that, due to the constraints of the building, disabled access is restricted to the ground floor.

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Hamilton Sheriff Court
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13.09.15 (10.00-16.00)
4 Beckford Street, Hamilton,  ML3 0BT
Hamilton Sheriff Court - Image 1

This landmark A listed building is of classical design with iconic porticos towards Almada Street and Beckford Street.


Building Date: 19C
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Lanark Fire Station
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12.09.15 (10.00-14.00)
Cleghorn Road, Lanark,  ML11 7QT
Lanark Fire Station - Image 1

A rare chance to visit an operational fire station.  Lanark Fire Station is the Area Headquarters for South Lanarkshire.

Please note that this is an operational Fire Station therefore engines may be unavailable. 

    Parking will be restricted at the Fire Station.

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    Lanark Museum
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    12.09.15 (11.00-16.00) - 13.09.15 (12.00-15.00)
    29 Bloomgate, Lanark,  ML11 9ET

    Lanark Museum houses a collection of items which illustrate the ancient and varied history of the town.

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