Nemphlar residents invited to get up close to their local landscape

A tour for local people to share, capture and celebrate their heritage continues with a visit to Nemphlar

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Date posted: Saturday, 14 September 2013

A tour for local people to share, capture and celebrate their heritage continues with a visit to Nemphlar Village Hall this Saturday 14th September 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. Lanark and District Archaeological Society will also be at the event to gather local historical information for their archives.

Kirsten Robb from CAVLP said, “Nemphlar folk appreciate the village’s beautiful setting and timeless quality, it’s incredibly rich natural and cultural heritage and lovely walks. 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.”

Nemphlar Village sits with incredible views over orchards and designed landscapes with a history that goes back to the Knights Templar. Projects planned in the coming months include practical conservation and training to renovate a dry stone wall in the heart of the village.

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

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