New Shelter for Springbank Cemetery Lanark
Local groups and businesses working together delivers new shelter for Springbank Cemetery
The Royal Burgh of Lanark Community Council (RBLCC) and Lanark Tenants and Residents Association (LANTRA) are pleased to announce that Springbank Cemetery has a new shelter installed. The two groups got together to try and attract funding to provide the much needed shelter for this very isolated cemetery. They listened to their Community and worked together to see what they could do to achieve this goal. They invited local Undertakers to provide some funding and the two companies that they are very grateful to are Dorricotts in Lanark and Ian Browns in Carstairs who were very generous indeed. The also received a grant from Lanark Common Good Fund and with a bit of help from the Bereavement Services Department of South Lanarkshire Council they achieved their goal.
Councillor Catherine McClymont (Clydesdale North Ward) who worked with the groups said “This is a great example of local groups working together with a little help from the Council they have achieved something to be proud of. It will be somewhere for a bit of shelter from the elements and provide a place to contemplate whilst visiting relatives and friends who are no longer here. I would like to thank Eleanor McLean of RBLCC and MaryAnn Patrick of LANTRA. David Ogilvie (Kilmarnock) manufactured this shelter and provided the installation free gratis which I also would like to thank them for. A huge thanks to Dorricotts and Ian Browns Undertakers for their generous contribution to this project”.