November / December 2017
The neat beech hedge in front of David Dale’s House glows with copper and gold tones contrasting with the stonework and the blue of the sky in the late November sunshine. Next door in Robert Owen’s Garden, the apple tree hangs thick with fruit.
Robert Owen was the social pioneer who took over the cotton mills at New Lanark from his father-in-law, David Dale. Owen then went on to develop his enlightened vision for education and working conditions there. We know that apple dumpling was one of Robert Owen’s favourite foods and that he asked his housekeeper to make one for him every day! Meanwhile, down in the gorge below the village, the Clyde churns itself into misty foam. We celebrated St Andrew’s Day by lighting up the Falls and other parts of the village blue, making them look a lot different than normal!
Remember to book online for our Christmas events, then come and enjoy it all, indoors and outside! Click here to find out more and book tickets.
Liz – New Lanark Guest Blogger