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

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South Lanarkshire:  13 September 2014 – 14 September 2014

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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Alexander Taylor Waterside Bakery
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13.09.14 - 14.09.14 (10.00 - 17.00)
10-11 Waterside Street, Strathaven,  ML10 6AW
Alexander Taylor Waterside Bakery - Image 1

The Waterside Bakery is the oldest bakery in Scotland.

It began trading in 1820 and is still owned and run by the Taylor family. Five generations on, Alexander Taylor, The Waterside Bakery still produces a fantastic range of Scottish and continental breads and baked goods. The bakery is unique and unrivaled, and is worth a visit.

Limited access but visitors will be able to see into the production area.

An exhibition of original paintings by Scott Taylor will be held in the Flour Store Gallery behind Taylor's Bakery. The Bakery itself will be open from 2pm-5pm on Saturday 13th only.

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Biggar Gas Works
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13.09.14 - 14.09.14 (14.00-16.30)
Biggar,  ML12 6DT
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Find out how gas was made from coal in the only preserved gasworks in Scotland, built in 1839.  
Biggar Gasworks remains just as it was when it closed in 1973, following the arrival of  North Sea gas.

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Image (c) www.scran.ac.uk  

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Chatelherault Hunting Lodge
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13.09.14 (10.00-16.00) - 14.09.14 (10.00-16.00)
Chatelherault Country Park, Carlisle Road, Hamilton,  ML3 7UE
Chatelherault Hunting Lodge - Image 1

Built in the 1730s by William Adam as a decorative feature in the grand design of the Hamilton Estates landscape, Chatelherault comprises four main pavilion buildings with linking walls. The western pavilion features fine Georgian plasterwork and woodcarvings. These rooms were used by the Duke and Duchess for entertaining hunting parties.


Architect: William Adam
Building Date: 1730s

The structure was fully restored from ruin in the 1980s and now operates as the centre piece of Chatelherault Country Park.

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Corehouse
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14.09.14 (14:00)
Corehouse, Kirkfieldbank, Lanark,  ML11 5TQ
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The estate was established in the 14th century and remains in private ownership.  Corehouse was built in 1824-27 by Edward Blore of London, who also worked on Buckingham Palace.  It is considered the pioneer house in Scotland of Tudor Revival domestic architecture.

Corehouse has a pictureque profile with many shafted chimney stacks and carefully contrived massing so as to appear to have evolved in an unplanned manner.  The interior is well conserved and is focused on a lantern stair tower.

Close to the house is Corra Castle built in the 15th century.

Guided tours at 2pm and 3pm limited numbers 15 - 20, allocated on first come basis.

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Crawfordjohn Heritage Venture
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13.09.14 - 14.09.14 (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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13.09.14 - 14.09.14 (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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13.09.14 (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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Greenhill Covenanters House
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07.09.13 - 08.09.13 (14.00-16.30)
Burn Braes Public Park, Biggar,  ML12 6DT
Greenhill Covenanters House - Image 1

Biggar Museum Trust rescued this 17th century farmhouse from its original site at Wiston.  They rebuilt and refurbished it in the Burn Braes in 1975. 


Building Date: 17th century, rebuilt 1975

Here you return to the troubled century of the signing of the National Covenant and the ‘Killing Times’ when people were hunted down for worshipping in the open fields rather than attending state controlled churches.

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Hamilton Mausoleum
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13.09.14 (11.00-16.00) - 14.09.14 (12.00-16.00)
Hamilton Mausoleum, Mote Hill , Hamilton,  ML3 6BY
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The Mausoleum was built at a cost of about £33,000 (£1.2 million today) for Alexander, 10th Duke of Hamilton (1767 – 1852) as a chapel and family tomb. The first funeral service held there, Alexander’s own, was marred by the long echo, now one of the Mausoleum’s best loved features. David Hamilton (1768 – 1843) began work in the Mausoleum in 1840, but did not live to see it completed. David Bryce and Alexander Handyside Ritchie completed the work between 1848 and 1858 after Duke Alexander’s death.

This Roman style structure is described as “an extraordinary work of architectural sculpture rather than a building”.


Architect: David Hamilton, David Bryce, A H Richie
Building Date: 1840-58

For opening times contact Low Parks Museum 01698 328232

Facilities available at Low Parks Museum.

Unfortunately, the Mausoleum is not suitable for disabled visitors.

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Hamilton Old Parish Church
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13.09.14 (10.00-16.00) - 14.09.14 (13.00-16.00)
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. 


Architect: William Adam
Building Date: 1729-1732

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.

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