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06/03/12 Events at New Lanark , New Lanark Visitor Centre , Roof Garden # ,

Roof Garden diary update – March 2012

Daffodil on the Roof Garden

Daffodil on the Roof Garden

March 2012 –
Spring-flowering bulbs are always a welcome sight after winter. The snowdrops are already fading, but February’s mild weather brought the first daffodils (Narcissus) slightly earlier than last year. The sturdy ‘Rynvelds Early Sensation’ glows with vibrant yellow trumpets surrounded by paler creamy yellow petals. Different varieties will appear in the weeks ahead. This is also the best time to see the animal and bird sculptures around New Lanark Roof Garden before the vegetation grows up and conceals them. Made by local artists from recycled materials, all the sculptures represent creatures that live in the surrounding countryside, e.g. frogs, otters, owls, crows, badgers and hares. Come and see who will be hiding in New Lanark Roof Garden at Easter! Click here for details of our spring activities.
In flower in March – Daffodils

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05/03/12 Events at New Lanark , New Lanark Mill Hotel # ,

Top Award for New Lanark Mill Hotel

Some of the team from New Lanark Mill Hotel & New Lanark Trust

Some of the team from New Lanark Mill Hotel & New Lanark Trust

There were celebrations on Friday night (2nd March) when New Lanark Mill Hotel received top award in the Tourism and Leisure category at the Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards 2012 ceremony.

These awards are hosted by North and South Lanarkshire Councils and recognise outstanding business achievements and success. This year saw record numbers of entrants making for strong competition in all the categories.

In the past year New Lanark Mill Hotel has gone from strength to strength having achieved a significant increase in turnover, occupancy and customer satisfaction. The hotel is one of the top listed hotels in the Lanarkshire area on the independent review website TripAdvisor.com.

John Stirrat, Hotel General Manager said:
“To receive such a prestigious award is truly fantastic. I am delighted to accept it on behalf of all the staff members who have contributed so much to the hotel’s success.”

The 38-bedroom hotel is set in stunning surroundings within a UNESCO World Heritage Site and facilities include a restaurant, health and fitness club, and banqueting and conference facilities. New Lanark Trust owns the hotel, and surpluses are used to help the continued restoration and conservation of the historic mill village.

Lorna Davidson, Director, New Lanark Trust said:
“The hotel’s performance in business terms is key to the ongoing development of this truly unique site. New Lanark attracts a significant number of visitors each year from all over the world, contributes to the local economy, and provides employment in this rural Lanarkshire area. This award is a great accolade for the hotel and New Lanark Trust. ”

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