The main event in January was the snow – covering everything with a deep white blanket that muffled every sound! In the blast of cold weather, the robin population of New Lanark living around the lade, the Clearburn Play Area and the Roof Garden, became extra friendly, seeking out human company in the hope of getting some morsels of food. A pair of wrens kept popping in and out of the lade tunnel at the end of the village next to the Clyde Valley Nature Reserve, enjoying the shelter it gave, and perhaps looking for a place to build a nest when Spring arrives. Their Latin name is Troglodytes meaning ‘cave dweller’. Meanwhile, some people had a real thrill of seeing otters in the river and hearing them squeaking to one another as they rolled around in the surf. There are small green shoots appearing from the earth and the days are beginning to lengthen again, so there is no excuse for not being out and about!
At the end of January, New Lanark opened its first exhibition of 2018 – the stunning ‘ARTIST TEXTILES Picasso to Warhol’.
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Liz – New Lanark Guest Blogger