About Clydesdale's Heritage


Clydesdale's Heritage is a project aimed at encouraging all people to take an active interest in the heritage and history of the Clydesdale area.

This website is one of several initiatives from Lanark and District Archaeology Society (LADAS) to encourage engagement with the history of the region. The project includes lecture programmes, fieldwalks, cataloguing artefacts, inspiring school pupils during talks and presentations, and working with like-minded organisations – with the end goal being to record and preserve the heritage of Clydesdale.

Current initiatives include:

  • Lecture programmes that run from September to May
  • An active Facebook page to encourage engagement with the history of the area
  • Visits to places of interest
  • Field-walking and processing finds
  • Working with schools to deliver talks and presentations, covering everything from prehistoric times to the 1960s. Emphasis placed on allowing pupils to examine artefacts.
  • Publishing, with two publications in development: Clydesdale's Cabinet of Curiosities, and the Falls of Clyde
  • Looking after a wide collection of artefacts, books, photographs, and documents
  • Provide training to volunteer team
  • Partnering with other like-minded organisations

All initiatives aim to ensure that the heritage and history of Clydesdale is recorded and shared for generations to come.