The Lanark StoryTelling the story of Lanark, through a curated collection of articles and media.

The Lanark Story is a collaborative project involving Lanark and District Archaelogical Society and the Friends of Lanark Museum.

Lanark in the Past

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This is a photograph taken of the ruined north aisle of St Kentigern’s Lanark. It was blown down in the 1960’s by a storm and immediately rebuilt. Some pillars show…

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Be sure and secure a copy of “The Cartland Quotations Book”


In an article on 08 July, 1916, the Carluke and Lanark Gazette urged all its readers to “Be sure and secure a copy of “The Cartland Quotation Book“. Few people…

Lanark Aviation Meeting

Year: 1910

The Lanark Airshow was the first airshow in Scotland and it was particularly special in that it was also the second British International Airshow. It attracted competitors from all over…

The story of William Wallace


This is a presentation about William Wallace in Lanark.

Proclamation of King George V at Lanark Cross

Proclamation of King George V

Year: 1910

A view of the proclamation of King George V at Lanark Cross in 1910. All the local dignitaries were there. The Provost of Lanark Town Council read out the proclamation.…

Julian on the Moor

“Julian” on the Moor

Year: 1918

The visit of Julian to Lanark included a visit to the area near Lanark Golf Course. This was not a particularly successful visit as the tank broke down and had…

Sale catalogue from Lanark Auction Market

Year: 1892

A sale catalogue dating from 1892 from Lawrie & Symington Auctioneers at Lanark Auction Market.