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    Support for rural communities in North and South Lanarkshire from the Rural Development Trust

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    Developing better communities for now and generations to come

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    From setting up as a constituted group, to identifying

    funding sources and submitting applications

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Local community events hosted through Community Action Lanarkshire supported projects.

Make Your Way: Sustainable Travel Plans

Seeking a provider for production of Sustainable Travel Plans

Make Your Way: Community Hub Feasibility Study

Seeking provider for a Community Hub feasibility study

Make Your Way: Active Travel Campaign

Seeking provider for active travel campaign, part of the Make ...

A Way with Willowherb at Loudon Pond

Volunteers sought Thurs 16 Aug at Loudon Pond

FREE Clyde Walkway app launches

65 km of trail opened up to digital users

Treasured Remains - Historic Kirkyards

The historic kirkyards of the Clyde and Avon Valley

Tourism and Art in the Clyde & Avon Valley

The inspiration for artists and travellers

Shaping the Landscape: Thank the Rocks for the Trains

How geology led to the first local train lines

The valley of the glasshouses

From Hot Houses to Garden Centres

The Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway

Explore the lead mining museum at Wanlockhead and marvel at ...

The Orchards of Lanark So Fair

An archaeology of fruit

Clyde Walkway Community Links officially opened

Aileen Campbell, Minister for Public Health and Sport, opened the ...

Trig Points: The Basis for Modern Mapping

Part of the Mapping the Past trail

Black Hill: More than just a Viewpoint

Part of the Mapping the Past trail

Chatelherault and the French Connection: Following in the Footsteps of ...

The pivotal role that Hamilton plays in the history of ...

Falls of Clyde Historic Trail

A historic guide for tourists, by Lady Geraldine Lockhart Ross

Clyde Walkway Community Links – Nemphlar Moor Road to Braidwood

Through gentle rolling landscape to the dramatic Fiddler’s Gill ...

Tinto Hill

One of Central Scotland’s best loved and most distinctive ...

Apple Day album

Clyde and Avon Valley fruit heritage turned into song

Shaping the Landscape: Black Hill and Stonebyres Quarry

Hill formed from cooling magma providing great geological look out

Mapping the Past Guide

A guide to the cartographic heritage of the Clyde and ...

Clyde Walkway Community Links: Larkhall to Clyde Walkway – ‘The Monkey ...

Larkhall to Clyde Walkway – ‘The Monkey Road’

Do you dorodango education resource

From soil to work of art

Guide to Re-Photography

Exploring our Landscape

Autumn Adventures

Outlet: Play Resource shares ideas for autumnal outdoor play

Milton Head: the Birthplace of Modern Mapping

Part of the Mapping the Past trail

CCI Volunteers Resurrect Secluded Burial Ground

Nestled on a nondescript wooded mound in the Lanarkshire countryside ...

Cleghorn Glen Trail

A taste of this wonderful oak and ash ancient woodland, ...

Shaping the Landscape: Lower Nethan Gorge

Ancient river deltas and swampy forests

Winter Arrivals at Baron’s Haugh

With winter on its way, Baron’s Haugh becomes home ...

Clearburn Natural Play and Picnic Area

A prestigious award winning wild play area in New Lanark

South Lanarkshire Public Research Resources

Collections and local history resources

From Sheep to Shawl textile and dying manual

A Guide to the Textile Heritage of the Clyde Valley

Plant a Mini Orchard Resources

Suitable for individuals, schools and groups


Expressive Mapping in the Clyde and Avon Valley

Garrion Gill

A hidden ancient woodland clinging to the slopes of Garrion ...

Cartland Craigs Trail

A spectacular gorge in the Clyde Valley Woodlands NNR, which ...

Lantern Making Workshops and Parade

Lantern Making Workshops and Parade

Get Arty in nature at Baron’s Haugh

Get creative out and about at Baron’s Haugh.

Morgan Glen, Stonehouse

A beautiful wooded gorge hosting Scotland’s highest railway bridge

National Trust for Scotland Black Hill

A spectacular viewpoint over the Clyde and Avon Valley with ...

SNH Cartland Craigs, Lanark

A deep hidden gorge cloaked in ancient woodland

North Lanarkshire Archives

Explore the historical records of North Lanarkshire

Getting started with interpretation

A quick start guide to thinking about interpretation

Shaping the Landscape: The Nemphlar Channel

An ancient dry valley formed during the last ice age

Collieries: Mapping Underground

Part of the Mapping the Past trail


Collaborative Mapping in the Clyde and Avon Valley

SNH Cleghorn Glen, Lanark

A beautiful woodland set on the steep Mouse Water Gorge

Remembering historic women of the Clyde and Avon valleys #IWD2016

From doctors and nurses to honoured war volunteers, mythological ghosts ...

Make Your Way, Have Your Say

We want your experiences of travel in rural areas

Spring scenes in focus for photography competition

Six images chosen

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Date posted: Friday, 17 June 2016

Local scenic spots at Strathclyde Loch, New Lanark and Mauldslie Woods were amongst the focal points chosen for six winning images in the Clyde and Avon Valley spring photo competition.

A heron and its reflection in the River Clyde, the weir at Strathclyde Loch, the River Clyde at New Lanark, evening sunlight streaming through trees at Mauldslie Woods and Clyde Valley orchard blossom, by Alison Alder (Stonehouse), Charlotte Edgar (West Linton), Bryan Frame (Douglas) and Susan West (Nemphlar), were the five winning images across the categories of Geology, Industrial Heritage, Orchards, Wildlife and Woodlands, selected from over 100 entries.

11 year old Lucy West (Nemphlar), scooped the prize for the under 16’s category, with her image of duck and ducklings. This is her second win in a row, following her success in the winter competition.

Subsequent seasonal photo competitions will have categories for amateur, professional and under 16’s entries.

The images were picked by the Heritage Lottery Fund supported Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership (CAVLP) team with the assistance of Crawford based Archibald Photography Ltd, and framed copies of the winning entries were awarded to their owners at the CAVLP Offices in New Lanark on Thursday 16 June.

“The Clyde and Avon Valley bursts into colour and birdsong in spring,” says Sarah O’Sullivan, Communications Officer for CAVLP. “The 103 entries to the competition are a fantastic representation of the many different facets of the landscape in spring, from industrial heritage, to geology and wildlife. We can’t wait to see the results of the summer amateur, professional and under 16’s entries.”

Summer entries to the competition can now be submitted under the themes of Agriculture and Horticulture, Built Heritage, Play, Wildlife and Woodlands, until Wednesday 31 August.

Each winning photographer wins a framed print of their photograph and submitted images may be selected for display in Clyde and Avon valleys exhibitions, postcards and digital interpretation of the area on the CAVLP website, alongside credit to the original photographer.

Summer entries should be submitted to CAVLP by Wednesday 31 August 2016 at midnight. As well as receiving framed prints of their winning images, summer winners will join the previous autumn, winter and spring winners in a draw for best overall images of the whole year, which will take place this coming September.

Photographs should be taken in or around the Area of Great Landscape Value which follows the Clyde and Avon valleys from just south of Hamilton to New Lanark and Strathaven respectively. A map outlining the boundary is available in the competition guidelines below, or by clicking 'Area Guide' on the right of this page. The area is well known for attractions such as Chatelherault Country Park and New Lanark World Heritage Site but there are many, more hidden features of the landscape that tell an equally important part of the area’s story.



Open to all ages and photographic abilities, entries are judged on creativity and individuality as much as technical skill, with amateur, professional and under 16’s categories.

“We’re pleased that so many people have entered the photo competition so far,” says Donna Marshall, Manager of CAVLP.  “We’re really looking forward to seeing what summer vistas will be included in this latest round, which completes a whole year of the seasonal competition.”

Photographs can be entered in a digital format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in print format to: David Dale’s House, Rosedale Street, New Lanark, ML11 9DJ.

To see all of the spring entries, please visit the gallery on theClyde and Avon Valley Facebook page, under 'Related Links' on the right of the page. Guidelines for entering the competition are above.

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