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Learn, History, Laugh, Repeat

Learn, History, Laugh, Repeat

History in the making

“History, like love, is so apt to surround her heroes with an atmosphere of imaginary brightness.”
James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans    

Ever wondered what it was like to live in the 1800s?

Are you a History Buff that likes to step back in to yesteryear and discover the very foundation of the land ?

If you have answered yes to either of these questions then New Lanark World Heritage Site is the place for you.

Tour and Attractions

Watch history come alive at New Lanark, with our fantastic tour, where you are taken back to the time of Robert Owen, the revolutionary who took the world of textile production by storm. You  will learn key facts about his time here, what he did and what he is remembered for. History tells us that Robert had a firm belief that  every child had the right to an education and the right to play, and you will learn of New Lanark’s transformation from a humble mill to a hub for all cultures and nationalities, which brought people together for the common good.

Let the spirit of Annie McLeod guide you as you take your journey on the ”Annie  McLeod Experience” Dark Ride, where Annie takes you on a fascinating journey of discovery as she tells her story of life in New Lanark in 1820 and the changes Robert Owens made to the lives of the children who worked in the mill.

Home is where the heart is , visit Robert Owen’s House and also learn of his history , from running New Lanark, to setting up shop on the banks of Indiana’s  Washbank river.

Historic Shopping

Why not pop over to the New Lanark Mill Shop, where we offer a fantastic range of contemporary gifts, books and Scottish produce. Also on display in our shop are fabulous textile creations made from yarn produced on site using our historic textile machinery. Like most of us here, if you have a sweet tooth , then the New Lanark Village Store is for you, where we stock a variety of traditional sweeties ( Yum Yum).

 

Peckish?

After a long day at New Lanark does find one rather Peckish, in that case why not stop in at our New Lanark Mill Café, which offers a fantastic range of lunches, home baking, light bites and also offers our multi award-winning New Lanark Ice Cream

Or if you are up for some fine dining , New Lanark Mill Hotel welcomes non-residents to the Hotel Bar and One Restaurant wither its for a quick bite or sitting down for dinner expect top quality food and service from our wonderful staff.

You cant take in the history of New Lanark  on a empty stomach can you ?

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Make history today,  please visit: www.newlanark.org, call us on 01555 661345 or email [email protected]

Click here to find out more about New Lanark’s Daily Guided Tours

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Craig- New Lanark Marketing Intern

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10 February Break ideas at New Lanark

10 February Break ideas at New Lanark

It feels as if we’ve just packed away the last of the tinsel and it’s the February Break already! It’s not quite Spring yet, but the mornings and nights are getting lighter so there’s no excuse for not getting out and about to make the most of your time off. With things to do in our historic village for all ages we’ve pulled together a list of 10 things you can do at New Lanark during the February Break weekend, or any weekend really!

 

Talk a walk on the wildlife side

New Lanark rests on the doorstep of the Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve. Enjoy a stunning woodland walk to see the famous Falls of Clyde Waterfalls! Find out more about the route here.

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Brush up on your history

The award-winning New Lanark Visitor Centre tells the fascinating story of the cotton mill village of New Lanark which was founded in the 18th century. Celebrate Visit Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology by discovering the fascinating history of our village. Find out more about visiting.

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Jump around!

Something for the little ones, explore a multi-sensory experience of sound, light and colour in the Interactive Gallery Soft Play Area. Entry to the Interactive Gallery is £3 per child or £1.50 with a Visitor Centre Passport Ticket only on date of purchase. This price allows play for up to 2 hours. Under 1’s go free. Find out more about visiting.

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Try something sweet

Our award-winning Ice Cream is made in the hear of our historic village! Whenever you buy a cone or tub of our Ice Cream you’re contributing to the restoration and development of the historic village within New Lanark World Heritage Site. Pick up a cone or tub in our Mill Café!

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Enjoy some Retail Therapy

The New Lanark Mill Shop offers a superb range of contemporary gifts, books & Scottish produce. Taking centre stage is New Lanark Wool & Textiles which includes yarn produced on site, knitting kits and a selection of textiles. The shop also features gents fashions from local retailer Brooks Menswear. The New Lanark Mill Shop is also the home of the world’s first Organic Tartan, which is exclusively sold here through a range of beautiful throws, bags, purses and accessories. Open 7 days a week! Find out more about visiting the Mill Shop.

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Meet a musical prodigy!

YEHUDI MENUHIN SCHOOL EMSEMBLE – Thursday 9 February at 7.45 pm 2017 The Institute, New Lanark ML11 9DB

MiL are delighted to welcome back for the third year the latest Ensemble of musical prodigies from the Yehudi Menuhin School. Their February Scottish Tour is particularly a showcase for their exceptional pianists, and the School staff were ‘instrumental’ in our investment in “Ruth”, our new piano. The School has taken strongly to New Lanark both as an educational experience and a performing venue and we eagerly anticipate another evening of extraordinary young talent. Book tickets here.

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Get Knitting

At New Lanark today we produce high quality woollen yarn on historic textile machinery. Our yarn is available in the following weights; Chunky, Aran and Double Knitting, each of which are ideal for both hand knitting and machine knitting. Browse our beautiful range of shades in the New Lanark Mill Shop or buy online at www.newlanarkshop.co.uk for a weekend knitting project!

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Wine and Dine

Sometimes all you want to do at the weekend is enjoy a nice meal and a glass of wine. If that’s the case then look no further than the Mill One Restaurant at New Lanark! Serving up delicious meals daily, this contemporary restaurant which is accredited to the Visit Scotland’s ‘Taste our Best’ scheme is proud to serve a range of local Scottish produce giving visitors and residents an authentic taste of Scotland. Find out more and book your table.

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Relax in the Spa

The excellent facilities at New Lanark Health and Fitness Club include a swimming pool, bubble pool, steam room, sauna, and a health and fitness studio with full range of gym equipment. Whether you want to shape up and improve your fitness level, or simply relax and unwind, this superb facility is right for you. Why not check out our fantastic Spa Day Packages?

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Make a weekend of it

Unlike any other in Scotland, the New Lanark Mill Hotel was originally an 18th century cotton mill. After years of painstaking restoration work by New Lanark Trust, the hotel opened for business and pleasure in May 1998, and has quickly developed into a popular choice for a short break destination. Located in the heart of New Lanark World Heritage Site this restored 18th century cotton mill village is nestled in the spectacular south Lanarkshire valley in southern Scotland, close to the Falls of Clyde and less than an hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Find out more and book your stay.

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As you can see there are so many options for you to enjoy at New Lanark! Find out more about visiting our historic village at www.newlanark.org

Melissa – New Lanark Marketing and PR Officer

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Unique crafts from New Lanark wood

Unique crafts from New Lanark wood

Unique Hardwood Bowls made from locally sourced wood. 

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This beautiful collection of unique hardwood bowls have been made using storm damaged trees from New Lanark and the local area. No two bowls are the same, with a range of woods being used including Lime, Elm, Cherry, Olive Ash and Hawthorn.

The bowls are hand turned & worked by Jack, a member of the New Lanark maintenance team who lives locally. Jack is self-taught and has used online videos to teach himself the intricate woodwork craft. A hobby has turned into a passion and he now has 3 lathes at home!

The bowls are finished with a nut oil to enhance the natural grain and unique markings of the wood.

The bowls are sold exclusively in the Mill Shop. Visit and take home a unique piece of Scotland, today! The Mill Shop is open 7 days a week. 9am – 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday.

The original native New Lanark woodland would probably have consisted mostly of ash, elm and oak trees. However, much of the mature woodland that was planted by Robert Owen in the early 19th century is dominated by mature beech and Scots pine as well as the lime trees that line the School path. In addition to their ecological value, the woodlands around New Lanark have a historical signficance as an early example of a designed landscape and, together with Corehouse, Bonnington and Braxfield estates and Castlebank Park, form a part of the Falls of Clyde Designed Landscape. There are also an important resource for local people and visitors and provide a glorious ever-changing backdrop to the village.  In the aerial view of New Lanark below, the woodland footpaths recorded in john Clark’s 1825 engraving can still be clearly seen. The woodlands themselves have matured, but the footpaths and the “diversified views of a beautiful country” can still be enjoyed today.

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Christmas in the Mill Shop

Christmas in the Mill Shop

Visit us in the New Lanark Mill Shop and pick up a fantastic range of gifts for the whole family. We’ll also be hosting a series of BIG Christmas Shopping Days with special offers & discounts, festive nibbles and a free prize draw! Shoppers will be able to take advantage of 15% off everything in store (excluding Brooks Menswear)

1st date: Wednesday 26th October (Join the Facebook event)

2nd date: Thursday 17th November (Join the Facebook event)

Event times: 12-8pm

Free entry and free parking!

Get 15% off your food bill when you dine the in the New Lanark Mill Hotel’s Restaurant on the date of one of our Big Christmas Shopping days. Simply show your Mill Shop receipt on the date of 26th October or 17th November before dining to claim your discount. (Discount must be used on the same date the receipt was printed) Please book in advance by calling 01555 667200.

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Visit our website to find out more about visiting the New Lanark Mill Shop!

Melissa – New Lanark Marketing and PR Officer

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September Bestsellers in the Mill Shop

September Bestsellers in the Mill Shop

Time to start thinking about Chritsmas presents? Get some fantastic ideas for gifts with the Mill Shop’s September Bestsellers!

The Mill Shop at New Lanark is much more than just a gift shop! Open 7 days a week, the Mill Shop is a new shopping experience right on your doorstep for people living in Lanark and the local area. From clothing and jewellery to homeware and toys, there is a huge choice of gifting options or treats for yourself! The Mill Shop is open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday and 10am-5pm on Sundays. Find out more about visiting at www.newlanark.org

Here are our September Bestsellers…

All Things Wood collection

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The Just Slate Company’s Hot Copper collection

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Scottish Fine Soaps collection

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Frank Ross Poppies collection

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Sheepskin Slippers in a range of colours

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Organic Jams & Chutneys made by a Camphill community in Edinburgh

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Katie Loxton candle collection

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Stoneglow range of candles, diffusers and room sprays.

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Our collection of cookery books!

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Visit the Mill Shop 7 days a week! 9am-5pm Monday – Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sundays. Don’t forget to ask about our new Loyalty Cards!

Melissa – New Lanark Marketing and PR Officer

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Mill Shop August Bestsellers

Mill Shop August Bestsellers

The Mill Shop at New Lanark is much more than just a gift shop! Open 7 days a week, the Mill Shop is a new shopping experience right on your doorstep for people living in Lanark and the local area. From clothing and jewellery to homeware and toys, there is a huge choice of gifting options or treats for yourself! The Mill Shop is open 9am-5pm Monday-Friday and 10am-5pm on Sundays. Find out more about visiting at www.newlanark.org

 

These are the Mill Shop’s August Bestsellers!

Times Table Book

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Dora – Mr.Fox Door Stop

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Powder – Socks

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Spirit – Lightweight Bags

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Seasalt – Sea Folly Jacket

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Peach – Cashmere Mix Pashmina

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Joules – Floral Wellie Bobs

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Joules – Coast Jacket

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CBG – His Lordship / Her Ladyship Keys

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Black Yak – Hats & Wristwarmers

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Frank Ross – Poppies Collection

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Amazing Autumn days out in Lanarkshire

Amazing Autumn days out in Lanarkshire

You may not want to believe it but summer is slowly leaving us and we are entering the golden, enchanting time of year… autumn. There is plenty to see and do in the local area to make the most of this beautiful time of year!

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Visitor Centre 

As the colder weather begins to set in, there is no better reason to spend the day inside our Visitor Centre. Enjoy an experience on the Annie McLeod Ride, take a wander over to Robert Owen’s house and discover what life was like for the people of his time.

Mill Shop & Mill Cafe

Re-fuel yourself after walking around the village and get in from the brisk weather for a cup of tea and a homemade scone from our Mill Cafe. The Mill Shop will be launching new loyalty cards in September, keep an eye out for them!

Autumnal Walk to the Falls of the Clyde

Photo Credit: Jane Crawford

Photo Credit: Jane Crawford

The Falls of the Clyde always produce beautiful views, no matter what time of year. Whether the sun is beaming down reflecting onto The Falls or if rain is lashing itself into The Falls, creating a wild, dangerous flow. However, there is something special about Autumn. Autumn can be ever so peaceful, when the leaves are turning golden brown and each falling leaf brings us one step closer to Winter. Take a walk up to The Falls of the Clyde and witness the sheer beauty New Lanark has to offer with the surrounding landscape.

October Week Guided Tours 

During the October Week (17th – 23rd October) New Lanark will be providing guided tours of the village which will allow visitors to get an insight of New Lanark’s history. For example, find out how Robert Owen and David Dale are related, or why the mill workers didn’t wear shoes…

Photo credit: Mark Archibald

Photo credit: Mark Archibald

 

 

New Lanark Mill Hotel

New Lanark Knitting Day!

Due to previous success, we are hosting another Knitting Day in the Mill Shop on Saturday 29th October from 12-4 pm. Come on down to knit, socialise and share tips with other knitting enthusiasts.

There is plenty to get up to in New Lanark this Autumn, visit New Lanark World Heritage Site and keep yourself busy!

 

New Lanark World Heritage Site is not the only attraction to keep you busy throughout Autumn, here are some other local attractions in Lanarkshire.

Biggar Museum 

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If you are planning a day out in Lanarkshire, Biggar Museum should be on your list. You can find rich archaeological, social and historic heritage inside the Museum. The museum focuses on 14,000 years of rural and small town life in Upper Clydesdale. Biggar Museum can be found at the top of Biggar High Street, head over to see what historic value they have to offer!

Craignethan Castle

Photo Credit: Historic Environment Scotland

Photo Credit: Historic Environment Scotland

Another attraction to keep you busy during Autumn is a visit to Craignethan Castle. Enjoy a day out to the castle and see the unusual defences of this artillery fort built in the 1530’s. Not only can you admire the castle itself and all the history that comes with it, but you can also treasure the woodland view surrounding it. The Autumn views along with the historic culture will make for a brilliant day out!

Carmichael Visitor Centre

Photo Credit: Carmichael.co.uk

Photo Credit: Carmichael.co.uk

Carmichael Visitor Centre have former Edinburgh Wax Model Collection on offer which depicts Scotland’s Millennium from Queen Margaret to present day. The wax models create a realistic feel to what life was like back in Queen Margaret’s time and throughout to Macbeth.

The Antonine Wall

Photo Credit: antoninewall.com

Photo Credit: antoninewall.com

If you are into Roman history, visit The Antonine Wall this Autumn to enjoy the rich history they have to offer. You will be able to see the remarkable impact the wall has had on the landscape. Even if you are not into Roman history as such you can still admire the beautiful landscape and enjoy the walking trails. You can also visit The Falkirk Wheel by boat from The Antonine Wall. Check out their Big Roman Week this September!

Be sure to visit New Lanark World Heritage Site and other local attractions this Autumn!

Ronan Moore – New Lanark Marketing Intern

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The Mill Shop: From Scotland with Love

The Mill Shop: From Scotland with Love

The New Lanark Mill Shop offers a superb range of contemporary gifts, homeware, books, fashions & accessories. On top of all that, the Mill Shop also stocks a fantastic range of Scottish produce – from jewellery to honey! As the Mill Shop is located within New Lanark, one of Scotland’s 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, we are dedicated to showcasing the ‘best of Scotland’ to the thousands of visitors who come to New Lanark every year. As well as being a great place for visitors to pick up souvenirs, the shop is also ‘more than just a gift shop’ and with new ranges being launched all the time, is the perfect destination shopping location for local shoppers!

Here is a selection of some of the range of Scottish products currently stocked in the Mill Shop

 

The Organic Tartan

The New Lanark Mill Shop is also the home of the world’s first Organic Tartan, which is exclusively sold here through a range of beautiful throws, bags, purses and accessories.

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Heathergems

Heathergems is a unique and imaginative range of Scottish jewellery and giftware, made in Pitlochry, Scotland from natural heather stems. They are the only manufacturers of this unique Scottish product anywhere in the world.

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New Lanark Ice Cream

Not quite sold in the Mill Shop, our award-winning New Lanark Ice Cream is sold right next door in the Mill Café and across the village in the Village Store!

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Skaramanda

Wrap pins, brooches and jewellery designed and hand made in Scotland by Maggie Lord. Individually created making each piece unique and hand painted in her own distinctive art style.

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The Scottish Fine Soaps Company

“We’ve been making our beautiful products since 1974. All of our products are made in Scotland, at our factory near the Ochil Hills in Stirlingshire. At The Scottish Fine Soaps Company, we blend gorgeous ingredients with contemporary Scottish style to create bath and beauty collections that will make you look, feel and smell fantastic. Since our family business was founded over 40 years ago, we’ve been searching Scotland and the world for inspirational ingredients with unique fragrances and beauty benefits.”

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Pewtermill Crafts

Pewtermill Crafts are a small family business established in 1960 by David Harkinson producing fine quality polished pewter jewellery and giftware. Each piece comes boxed and carries the touch marks of the Assosciation of British Craftsmen and of Pwetermill – as recoded on the Touch Plate of the Company of Pewteresrs at a grand ceremony in London in 2003.

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The Just Slate Company

Stunning range of slate tableware, slate gifts and slate homeware. All slate is natural and hand-cut in Scotland to fit with our contemporary designs. From our workshops in Scotland we hand-cut each individual slate piece to fit with our contemporary designs. By striking the raw slate correctly a skilled craftsman or women can split the layers to create a flat surface with the detailed “riven” edge surround.

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COCO Chocolatier

“Coco is an Artisan Chocolatier based in Edinburgh that specializes in making ethically traded, organic and most importantly delicious chocolate. Coco was established in 2004 as one of Scotland’s first chocolatiers. Now the Company has two gorgeous shops, on Bruntsfield and Stockbridge & a specialist Chocolate Kitchen in Summerhall, Edinburgh.”

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Plan Bee  – Scottish Honey

“Plan Bee Ltd is the fastest way to make a natural positive impact on your local environment. From our beehives, we produce premium grade bespoke honey from quintessential locations around Scotland. The important differentiator from our competitors is that our honey is cold extracted, minimally filtered and unpasteurized which is sustainable in its production and inherently proud of its origin. We also sell products of the hive including pollen, propolis and honeycomb.”

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Harris Tweed Range

“From time immemorial, the inhabitants of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland have woven a beautiful and intricate cloth the world knows simply as Harris Tweed. The islanders of Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra produce this luxury cloth entirely by hand and have long been known for the excellence of their weaving. However up until the middle of the nineteenth century, their cloth was used only on their crofts or sold at local markets, but in 1846, Lady Dunmore, widow of the landowner of Harris, the Earl of Dunmore, chose to have their clan tartan replicated by Harris weavers in tweed. ”

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New Lanark Wool & Textiles

Taking centre stage in the Mill Shop is New Lanark Wool & Textiles which includes yarn produced on site, knitting kits and a selection of textiles. New Lanark Wool & Textiles is a small-scale producer of high quality Chunky, Aran, Double Knitting and Organic woollen yarn. Our wool is produced using very traditional methods on a 19th century spinning mule, which is powered by renewable energy from our own hydro-electricity production. We are very proud of the fact that we are a “Green Energy Site”.

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The Mill Shop is open 7 days a week! 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday and 10am-5pm on Sunday. Click here to find out more about visiting. 

Don’t forget to ask about the Mill Shop’s new Loyalty Cards!

Melissa – New Lanark Marketing and PR Officer

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New Lanark Mill Shop – A new shopping experience!

New Lanark Mill Shop – A new shopping experience!

“The Mill Shop – More than just a gift shop…”

New Lanark Mill Shop; a place where New Lanark visitors can visit at the end of their day to relax and peacefully browse through the vast range of products that the shop has to offer. From books and homeware to gifts and New Lanark wool, the New Lanark Mill Shop’s product range offers a wide variety for all different types of customers. The Mill Shop was once located on the ground floor of Mill 2, however, it was relocated to the floor above in summer 2014, which provided the shop with a new lease of life and customers with a new shopping experience.

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Three little Harris Tweed Birdies…

The Mill Shop is currently managed by Julie Brown. Julie Brown has an impressive, diverse career before managing the shop – jobs ranging from interior design to owning her own business. Julie is fairly new to New Lanark and has already put her own stamp on the site. One of Julie’s key ambitions for the Mill Shop is to emphasise and promote New Lanark’s Organic, home-spun, tartan. The Organic Tartan is a blue/green colour with a subtle purple and a hint of yellow shining through – shades all inspired by the River Clyde and New Lanark’s woodland surroundings. The tartan is the world’s first Organic Tartan certified by the Soil Association.

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The Organic Tartan display in the Mill Shop

If you visit the Mill Shop you will be able to see the Organic Tartan range for yourself . New Lanark staff will also be wearing a piece of New Lanark’s other tartan fabric (non organic), perhaps in the form of a skirt or a waistcoat. Julie hopes that the Organic Tartan can be used in other parts of the site, for example, in the New Lanark Mill Hotel or in the Leisure Suite. However, Julie is still in the early stages of the developing the tartan product range – and one day hopes to introduce a core range of own brand fabrics and perhaps introduce some seasonal fabrics.

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Some of the Mill Shop’s beautiful gifts and homeware selection

New Lanark is visited by a range of difference audiences: whether it’s a family day out, wedding guests or an elderly couple going for lunch. One thing they all have in common is a visit to the shop. This is because the shop has such a diverse range of products to offer and can suit any customer. Currently, the books are a big seller which proves that there is still some appreciation for a hardback book in this modern age. Julie is looking to improve the food section they currently have on offer by getting more local produce from farms nearby in order to broaden the range. Julie also wishes to improve the children’s toy area.

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New Lanark Wool & Textiles – spun on site!

The Mill Shop was recently a host on Worldwide Knitting Day (Saturday 18th June). New Lanark was one of over 1000 events taken place across 57 countries. We were overwhelmed by the response to Knitting Day as local knitters came down to knit in a social environment, trading tips and advice with each other. We even had two visitors from Austria who added New Lanark Knit Day to their list of ‘things to do in Scotland’. Due to the success the knitting event brought us we are going to be hosting one every month! The next knitting event is scheduled for the 31st of July. An amazing, social event for knitters, who have proven that you can still connect and socialise with people without the use of technology.

Within the Mill Shop Brooks Menswear, a local company, showcase some of the finest gents fashions made in Scotland including an excellent range of lambswool Hawick Knitwear, Harris Tweed jackets and cashmere and lambswool scarves. From July 2016 the Mill Shop will also be joined by Joules – Established in Britain over 25 years ago and crafted with true British style and eccentricity, Joules designs upbeat, colourful clothing, footwear and accessories for women who live life to the full.

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Brooks Menswear in the New Lanark Mill Shop

The Mill Shop compliments the rest of the site here at New Lanark as it allows you to take a little piece of New Lanark heritage home with you. The products in the shop are linked with the hotel, for example, the soap used in the hotel is sold in the shop. Julie hopes the same can be done with the tartan in the foreseeable future.

The New Lanark Mill Shop is not just a ‘gift shop’ which people may believe. It is its own unique, branded shop which sells a vast range of products suitable for any age. The Mill Shop is a fundamental part of the site as it truly reflects what New Lanark has to offer.

The New Lanark Mill Shop is open 7 days a week – we’ll see you soon! (9am – 5pm Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm on Sunday)

Ronan – New Lanark Marketing Intern

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10 reasons to visit New Lanark this summer

10 reasons to visit New Lanark this summer

From Ice Cream to our Interactive Gallery, there are so many reasons New Lanark is the perfect location for a day out this summer!

 

1. New Lanark Ice Cream

Summer always calls for a delicious ice cream! As of May this year, the entire production process for New Lanark Ice Cream takes place in the village of New Lanark! All of the profits from New Lanark Ice Cream are returned to New Lanark Trust to reinvest in the upkeep & development of the village. So, every time you have a cone you’re contributing to keeping the village available for lots of visitors to enjoy in the future!

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2. Clearburn Picnic & Play Area

After being redeveloped in September 2014, Clearburn Play & Picnic Area is a real hotspot for families at New Lanark in the summer. We even won the Hudsons Heritage ‘Best Heritage Picnic Spot UK’ in March 2016! With lots of fun play areas and picnic tables it’s the perfect setting for a picnic in the sun. Don’t miss the magical storytelling dome & willow tunnel! Entry to Clearburn is free.

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3. Woodland walk to Falls of Clyde

The village of New Lanark is located on the doorstep of the gateway to the Falls of Clyde wildlife reserve which is managed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust. Take a woodland walk in the reserve to spot lots of native animals like badgers and otters, and wonder at the beauty of three magnificent waterfalls! Entry to the Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve is free. 

 

4. Lots of picnic areas

We’ve already mentioned Clearburn as a fantastic picnic area, but we have lots of areas at New Lanark to make the most of the nice weather! Enjoy picnics at the Waterwheel, in Robert Owen’s Garden, in the walkway down into the village and even on our Roof Garden! (see point 5)

 

5. Roof Garden

At New Lanark we have the largest Roof Garden of its kind in Scotland – at an incredible 9,000 square feet! The garden is located on the flat roof of one of our Mill buildings, and has spectacular views across the village and to the first of the Falls – Dundaff Linn. Entry to the Roof Garden is included in the price of our Visitor Centre tickets, and you can also buy a ticket just for Mill 3 which includes the Annie McLeod Experience Ride, textile floor and Roof Garden.

 

6. Interactive Gallery

We all know that sometimes summer in Scotland doesn’t mean sun! For the days when it’s a ‘bit dreich’ we have the fantastic Interactive Gallery Soft Play Area. Located in Robert Owen’s School for Children this is a treat for the senses with bright colours, sounds, shapes and textures for children to enjoy. Entry is £1.50 per child with a Visitor Centre ticket, or £3 per child without (for up to 2 hours play). Under 1’s and adults go free!

Interactive Gallery

 

7. Daily Guided Tours

For the history buffs, or just those who’d like to know more about the fascinating history of New Lanark village we will be running a Daily Guided Tour throughout the South Lanarkshire summer holidays (25th June – 14th August). What was a piecer? How were Robert Owen and David Dale related? Why did the workers wear no shoes? Join us to find out! Guided Tours are an additional £2 on top of your Visitor Centre ticket and can be booked at the New Lanark Visitor Centre Reception. Places are limited per tour. Tours leave from 2pm at Visitor Centre reception. (no tours on 17th or 28th July) 

 

8. Craft Workshops for Kids

Monster puppets, wind chimes, dinosaurs and more! These are all of the fantastic crafts children can make at our Craft Workshops running throughout the Scottish summer holidays. Workshops must be booked in advance by calling 01555 661345 (Lines open 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri). Workshops are £3.50 per child or £2.00 with a Visitor Centre ticket. Running from 1-3pm in the School for Children.

Week 1 – 28, 29, 30 June – Hot Air Balloons

Week 2 – 5,6,7 July – Make your own underwater world

Week 3 – 12, 13, 14 July – Make your own Jungle/Jurassic world

Week 4 – 19, 21 July – Glass Jar Painting

No crafts on the week of Antiques Roadshow

Week 5 – 2,3,4 August – Monster puppets

Week 6 – 9,10,11 August – Wind chime making

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9. Mill Shops 

The Mill Shop offers a delightful range of gifts, homeware, Scottish produce and New Lanark Wool which is spun on-site using our historic textile machinery. From the end of July we’ll be stocking British clothing & accessories brand Joules in the Mill Shop. In the village we also have a Village Store which stocks lots of traditional ‘sweeties’, retro toys and fun souvenirs! The Mill Shop is open Monday – Saturday 9am – 5pm, and Sunday 10am – 5pm.

Organic Tartan range

The world’s first Organic Tartan collection – sold exclusively in the Mill Shop

10. Mill Café 

If you’ve worked up an appetite and it’s not quite picnic weather outside, then just head for the Mill Café at New Lanark! Located in an old mill floor, the Mill Café serves up a range of delicious home baking, hot lunches, tea, coffee and New Lanark Ice Cream all day. (Monday – Saturdya 9am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm)

New Lanark Mill Café

 

If all of those reasons aren’t enough, on-site we also have the New Lanark Mill Hotel, Mill One Bar & Mill One Restaurant and Wee Row Hostel. New Lanark is located less than a 5 minute’s drive from the historic Royal Burgh of Lanark. In Lanark you can visit the High Street shops, Castlebank Park, Lanark Loch and Racecourse!

Melissa – New Lanark Marketing and PR Officer

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