Glassford residents Invited to get up close to their local landscape heritage event

A tour for local people to share, capture and celebrate their heritage

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Date posted: Monday, 17 June 2013

A tour for local people to share, capture and celebrate their heritage continues with a visit to Glassford Village Hall this Saturday 22nd June from 2-4pm. The Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership (CAVLP), funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is inviting local people to drop in on the tour and bring along the family, with free activities for kids, refreshments and the chance to share local knowledge of the area and find out more about heritage related events, volunteering and skills development opportunities.

Maggie Botham from CAVLP said, “Many local people know that the Clyde and Avon Valleys are a beautiful place to live with an incredibly rich natural and cultural heritage but without action, investment and local input this unique landscape and heritage could be lost. At our village tour events we want to talk to local people and find out what is special to them about their local area and develop projects with villagers to conserve and enhance this unique heritage for present and future generations. Projects could include a local history guide, recording the oral history of older residents, wildlife surveys or improvements to local walking routes.”

Glassford Village’s historical value is recognised in its designation as a Conservation Area. Recently, the CAVLP funded a project that examined the local churchyard highlighting its importance in containing one of Lanarkshire’s best collections of 18th century carved gravestones and a Covenanter memorial. The project aims to identify opportunities to conserve and celebrate what is special about the Clyde and Avon Valley’s rural churchyards.

You can connect with CAVLP through the website, facebook, twitter, e-newsletters and through local publicity.

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