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History & Heritage

Lanark's Closes

We are working on this section! Lanark's historic High Street is the central point for a number of closes (covered alleys), many of which have interesting names and histories. These closes all cut through and follow the lines of the old Rigs or Burghae created by Kind David 1 in 1140. The chains down the middle of the High Street are said to have come from World War II warships docked at Rosyth!

In recent months, Discover Lanark have been working to improve the closes' appearance and safety with new LED lighting and light paint work.

Designed & built by Mucky Puddle