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New Lanark: Falling for Scotland’s Model Mill Town

Guest Post by Colin McAlpin

In the eternal search for self improvement, COLIN McALPIN travels to a unique Scottish World Heritage Site.

LOOKING ACROSS TO NEW LANARK WORLD HERITAGE SITE, SOUTH LANARKSHIRE © VisitScotland

Looking across to New Lanark UNESCO World Heritage Site, South Lanarkshire
© VisitScotland

You know you have arrived at somewhere very special when you are immediately confronted by a sign proclaiming The Institute for the Formation of Character. Is someone trying to tell me something?

Such is my introduction to the hidden Scottish gem that is New Lanark, one of the country’s six UNESCO World Heritage sites. New Lanark is actually a beautifully preserved small town that nestles in a valley through which flows the River Clyde, a mere quarter-mile from Lanark and 40 miles from Glasgow.

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