Gallery of Pictures


Coopers Store This is an interesting picture of the Tolbooth as it was in the 1930`s. An excellent view of Coopers the Grocers. Also notice the old men next to the underground toilets. Finally the ......more


Castlebank Park, Lanark This card is in fact not the Delves. Somebody had given the photographer the wrong information. It is in fact Castlebank Park in the1970`s. It was a beautiful park then and ......more


"The Dunure" This is a card I discovered in our archives of a Clydesdale horse called `Dunure`. Anybody know anything about this horse?


Station Square, Lanark This is a nice view of the Victoria Hotel and Scott`s Station Hotel. The date of the dispatch of the card is June 25th 1910. It was sent by Jeanie of Pepperknowes, Carmichael ......more


Wellgate, Lanark This card was sent after a sale in Lanark. The writer says that he got £40 10/- for 7 but does not specify what. I should imagine that he is talking about cows as he purchased one ......more


Wellgate Street, Lanark Quite an interesting scene in the Wellgate. The houses in this photo are for the most part 19th century in date. There was an 18th century thatched cottage roughly opposite ......more


Wellgate-Head, Lanark This is a view of Wellgatehead in 1904 with what was Lanark Grammar in the background. Behind this house was Ferguson`s Garage. I remember the garage well, used to get my car ......more



Bannatyne Street, Lanark This is a tartan card produced by the Milton Card Company. This type of card was fairly popular in the early 20th century. It was sent by J. Johnstone of Caldwellside, Lanark. ......more


Hope Street, Lanark This is an unusual view of Hope Street which includes both the County Building and number 18. I had always wondered why there was a stone at the corner of the North Vennel and now ......more


Bloomgate Street, Lanark This is another in the tartan series of cards showing Greyfriars church with the Y.M.C.A. beyond. The Y.M.C.A. was a relatively new building in those days. This card was sent ......more


Station Square, Lanark This is a card which was made by Valentines of Dundee, but the picture was taken by James Young of 103/105 High Street, Lanark. There were photographers called Young in Bannatyne ......more


Castledykes Please note Castledykes is not accessible as it is part of a working farm. There is very little to see. Also as it is an Ancient Monument, it is a protected site, so there is no metal ......more


This week we are going to be looking at he Roman Fort at Castledykes which was the most important fort in the central belt of Scotland. It lay on the route East to West and North to South. It was quite ......more



When the Romans arrived in Scotland in A.D. 79, they came across various Celtic tribes rather than one nation. They referred to them as a whole as the Caledonians rather than Picts. The name Picts comes ......more

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