New Lanark, Scotland

The sandstone cotton mills of New Lanark were built over 200 years ago by an enterprising Scot, David Dale, in a dramatic gorge in Southern Scotland, close to the famous Falls of Clyde.


Soon the village became known all over the world under the enlightened management of Dale’s son-in-law, the social pioneer, Robert Owen. who provided decent homes, fair wages, free health care and a new education system for villagers, which included the first nursery school in the world.

New Lanark has been carefully restored as a living community with an award-winning Visitor Centre, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

(Source: newlanark.org)

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