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Lanark flourishes as 100 free hanging baskets issued to local shopkeepers

Baskets have been popping up across the town ahead of Lanimer Week

Businesses in Lanark are now benefiting from free hanging baskets outside their premises just in time for Lanimer Week with up to 100 baskets now on display across the town centre.

The project originated in 2016 when the Lanark Community Development Trust and Rotary Club of Lanark joined forces supply mounted brackets to local businesses, with the aim of adding more colour to the town centre throughout the year.

Each participating retailer received a Christmas tree with LED lights supplied and fitted by GP Plantscape to display over the festive period.

Since then the project has grown with the brackets now being used to display hanging baskets at no cost to participating businesses, supplied by George Brown.

The hanging baskets have been funded by Border and The Lanark Website understands that the cost of the project is £2,500.

Lord Cornet Gary Winning, project manager of Discover Lanark, believes that the baskets are a great way of enhancing the Royal Burgh.

He said: “This project underlines the benefits of businesses and organisations working together to improve the town centre for locals and visitors.

“It’s great to see so many baskets now on display and the town and we all owe a great deal of thanks to Border for supporting the initiative.”