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St. Nicholas Parish Church, Lanark.
medieval and early modern times, the church played an important role
in the lives of the people in Lanark. In 1688, as St. Kentigern's church
(which dates back to the twelfth century) was becoming a ruin, the Parish
Church of St. Nicholas became the main church in Lanark. The Church
was originally a medieval chapel during the time of William Braveheart
Wallace, and the current building was completed in 1774.
in the Church of Scotland resulted in "the Disruption"
of 1843. Evidence of these splits exists in Lanark, where there a now
a number of church buildings, including St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church,
which opended in 1859. St. Mary's was later rebuilt (1907) following
Nicholas Parish Church, Lanark.
nineteenth century saw the improvement of transport links with
Glasgow and Edinburgh allowing Lanark to build upon it's position
as a market town and, later, a commuter town. Lanark actually
escaped the worst of the Industrial Revolution as the area has
little in the way of minerals. The primary trades in Lanark as
it headed towards the twentieth century were craft trades such
as weaving and shoe making, and farming. The latter is still a
significant feature of the Lanark area - agricultural markets
are still held in the town every Monday.
in June is the height of festivities for the Lanark area - a week
long festival known as the Laminers. The Lanimer festivities reach
their peak with the pageant and the crowning of the Lanimer Queen.
This goes back at least as far as 1488, when there is the first
recording of the event.
to Lanark is the World Heritage Village of New
Lanark, a pioneering development by Robert Owen.
about Lanark's rich history can be found out by visiting Lanark
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