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  • Lanark Market – John Lawrie first set up business as an auctioneer in Lanark in 1840 and entered a partnership with his nephew James Symington in 1862. Business grew rapidly as auctions replaced hand-selling at fairs as the common form of agricultural exchange. On September 24th 1867, Mr Lawrie and his nephew Mr Symington held their first Livestock Sale.  Since then the Company has diversified into a number of different areas including St. Andrews Meat Wholesale Co., Forfar Auction Market, Country Supplies Outlet, and still trades today.
  • South Lanarkshire Lifestyles – opened its doors in January 2010. The centre has a large Gym, public swimming pool, fitness classes and a small cafe area.
  • Lanark Loch (boating, pitch and putt, playpark, etc.)
  • The Scottish Equestrian Centre – As the largest Horse Riding Holiday Centre in Scotland and the UK. The SEC offer some of the finest in Horse Riding Holidays. The SEC offer a selection of horseback holiday or vacation options for adults and children.
  • New Lanark World Heritage Site – Look out for kingfishers and otters and listen for owls hooting or watch for bats flying as dusk falls. On summer evenings why not come on a ranger led badger or bat walk on the reserve. The Scottish Wildlife Trust run a summer events programme and educational group visits can be arranged. Visitors Centre in the old cotton mills; roof gardens and mill shops.
  • The Falls of Clyde – The conservation village of New Lanark is the gateway to the Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve, which is owned and managed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust.
  • Peregrine Watching at the Falls of Clyde
  • Clyde Valley – the attractions of an attractive and much visited area of South Lanarkshire.
  • Craignethan Castle – Craignethan is a fascinating ruin of a castle, built in 1532 on a rise with two sides falling steeply to the River Nethan and on the third to the Craignethan Burn.
  • Great Family Puppet Shows in Biggar – The world famous Scottish theatre company, the International Purves Puppets, is a Victorian style Puppet Theatre in Biggar. Purves Puppets shows have been an important part of Scottish Theatre for over 35 years and the shows tour all over the world. Backstage/Museum Tours can be arranged by prior arrangement. Puppet making workshops, Conservatory Tearoom, Shop, Picnic and Play Areas also add to your magical day out at Biggar Puppet Theatre.

Clyde Valley

  • Pretty with fruit tree blossom in spring and several garden centres to visit – see below

Garden Centres


  • The Bubbles Factory – Soft play area – Bubbles Factory indoor soft play and cafe. You will be fascinated and flabbergasted by the fun on offer for families & friends! The Bubbles Factory are committed to providing an outstanding experience. The state of the art, purpose built building and children’s play frames provide a stimulating, safe and satisfying experience for both children and adults. The kitchen uses the finest, freshest, local produce and ingredients – supporting the local community. The friendly staff members are there to provide any assistance you may need.


  • Traquair House and Gardens – Dating back to 1107, Traquair was originally a hunting lodge for the kings and queens of Scotland. Later a refuge for Catholic priests in times of terror the Stuarts of Traquair supported Mary Queen of Scots and the Jacobite cause without counting the cost. The Gates will remain closed until there is another ‘Stewart’ on the throne




  • Chatelherault Country Park – Chatelherault was built in 1732 as the hunting lodge and summer house for the wealthy Duke of Hamilton. Designed by the famous Scottish Architect William Adam, Chatelherault now serves as the magnificent gateway to the Country Park.
  • Strathclyde Country Park – Close to the industrial centres of Scotland, the park lies in 400 hectares of countryside in the valley of the River Clyde, between Junctions five and six of the M74 Motorway. Mature woodlands, rough wetlands, wildlife refuges and neat open parkland all surround Strathclyde Loch, the focal point for many of the park activities. Strathclyde Country Park is firmly established as one of Scotland’s leading centres for outdoor recreation.
  • M&D’s Theme Park – Now recognised as Scotland’s Theme Park, M&D’s is unique in Scotland. With 5 terrifying White Knuckle rides, over 20 kids’ rides, 18 hole Miniature Golf, Glow in the Dark indoor bowling, a massive indoor complex including a gigantic Soft Play Area, bars and restaurants and My Pawfect Bear factory.
  • Vue Cinemas Hamilton – Check out Vue Hamilton cinema listings here
  • Hamilton Mausoleum – Hamilton Palace Mausoleum is a remarkable Roman-style domed structure of panelled masonry. The mausoleum is one of Lanarkshire’s most iconic buildings and is seen by thousands of motorists every day travelling along the M74 motorway.
  • Horse Racing – Whether it is a corporate event you are organizing or you are coming with your friends to enjoy the day out, we like to ensure that every experience you have at Hamilton Park Racecourse is the best ever.


  • Bothwell Castle/Chapel – The mighty medieval castle of Bothwell was built on a bluff above a bend in the River Clyde. Building was started by Walter of Moray some time in the latter half of the 1200s. Invasion and repeated siege meant that the original design of the castle was never completed and what you see today is largely the work of the Earls of Douglas in the years around 1400.

East Kilbride

  • Calderglen Park – Formerly part of the Calderglen and Torrance Country Estates, the park extends along a scenic wooded glen forged out by the Rotten Calder River, a tributary of the River Clyde.


  • Lanark Golf Club – A wonderful golfing experience awaits you at Lanark, the 25th oldest golf club in the world. The moorland course is one of Scotland’s finest and the clubhouse facilities have recently been upgraded to a high standard.
  • Wishaw Golf Club
  • Strathaven Golf Club – An 18-hole (6,250 yds) golf course, Strathaven Golf Club was first established in its current location in 1907. Willie Fernie, Troon the 1883 Open Champion, designed the original 9 holes. The Course was extended to 18 holes in 1965.
  • Biggar Golf Club – There aren’t too many golf course in Scotland, never mind the world, that lay claim to their course record being held by a former Ryder Cup player and Open Champion. Biggar, though, is not like any other golf course.
  • Carluke Golf Club – is situated in a rural setting above the Clyde Valley rich in history. Carluke is a long established Parkland Course within the boundaries of a former country estate. The course has had considerable improvements over the past few years, challenging the low handicapper, while being fair to the less gifted player.
  • Carnwath Golf Club – Carnwath Golf Club was founded in 1907 on a piece of land called Gallow Hill, situated to the west of the village of Carnwath. The 9 hole course was laid out by Mr W, Auchterlonie of St Andrew’s and opened by Lady Lockhart, the wife of Sir Simon M Lockhart, Honorary President of the club and laird of the estates, on 29th June 1907.

Shopping Centres

  • Almondvale Shopping, Livingston – The Centre is easy to find – just off the M8 between Edinburgh and Glasgow.
  • Mc Arthur Glen Designer Outlet, Livingston – Close to Edinburgh and Glasgow, where urban style meets historic tradition, is this spectacular shopping destination. The cathedral inspired architecture of Livingston Designer Outlet, with its grand glass dome roof, is home to over 100 stores
  • The Fort Shopping Centre, Glasgow – The Fort Shopping Park is packed with everything you need for a great day out; excellent shops, delicious food and great entertainment all under one roof.
  • The Gyle Shopping Centre, Edingburgh – Where better to find the best bargains around than Edinburgh’s premier shopping centre…The Gyle Shopping Centre? Take a look through our DIRECTORY to see all the great names we have…all under one roof.
  • Braehead Shopping Centre, Glasgow – shopping is easier at Braehead with longer opening hours. Some shop opening times may vary.  Individual opening times can be on our store finder.
  • Silverburn Shopping Centre, Glasgow – just off the M77 on the outskirts of Glasgow.
  • East Kilbride.



  • Linlithgow Palace – The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch. Most of the Stewart kings lived at the Palace. Numerous renovations to the palace’s grand facades and chambers were carried out as each sought to create the ideal modern palace.
  • Linlithgow Union Canal Centre – The Edinburgh & Glasgow Union Canal is 31½ miles [50 km] long from Edinburgh to Falkirk and is linked to the Forth & Clyde Canal at Falkirk by the new Falkirk Wheel to continue the journey to Glasgow.
  • Beecraigs Country Park – Nestled high in the Bathgate Hills near the historic town of Linlithgow, Beecraigs caters for a wide range of leisure and recreational activities within its 370 hectares (913 acres).
  • House of The Binns – The House of the Binns stands as a living monument to one of Scotland’s oldest families, the Dalyells, who have lived here since 1612. The family home of the Dalyell family for nearly 400 years. The house was gifted to the NTS in 1944, along with the Parkland, contents and an endowment, under the Country House Scheme by Eleanor Dalyell, who retained the right of the family to live in the house.
  • Bo’ness Scottish Railway Preservation Society – The Scottish Railway Preservation Society operates the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway, which has been developed since 1979 on a green-field site by the south shore of the Firth of Forth. Several historic buildings have been obtained and re-erected to provide a traditional railway setting. Bo’ness station opened in 1981. The line was extended to Kinneil in 1987 and to Birkhill in 1989, where the fireclay mine is open to the public. From 2010 the passenger service continues to Manuel, where it is intended that a new station will be construct



  • Rosslyn Chapel – made famous by Hollywood and the Da Vinci Code, Rosslyn Chapel is atmospheric and fully of history with a time line spanning nearly 500 years

Other Attractions

  • Loch Lomond  – gateway to the west coast and to the Trossachs.
  • Culzean Castle – one of Scotland’s best loved and most scenic castles, set right on the coast just south of Ayr.
  • Melrose Abbey – Melrose Abbey is a magnificent ruin on a grand scale with lavishly decorated masonry. The Abbey is thought to be the burial place of Robert the Bruce’s heart, marked with a commemorative carved stone plaque within the grounds. Visitors can also visit a small museum housing a display of artefacts found within the abbey.
  • Stirling Castle – Stirling Castle is a great symbol of Scottish independence and a source of enduring national pride. The castle’s long, turbulent history is associated with great figures from Scotland’s past, such as William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots.
  • Wallace Monument – it’s now a national landmark, but controversy surrounded the National Wallace Monument when it was constructed in the 1860’s. Find out more and climb to the top for spectacular views of the Trossachs.
  • St Andrews – a stunning coastal medieval city housing an ancient Scottish University and known world wide as the home of golf.
  • Burn’s National Heritage Park – learn more about Scotland’s most famous native poet.
  • Horse racing at – Musselburgh, Ayr, Kelso, Perth or Hamilton Park