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National Lottery Heritage Fund

Community Action Lanarkshire is creating a project team to kick-start new Heritage Project

 A three yearlong National Lottery Heritage Funded project is coming to life and looking for members from each of the five communities of Caldercruix, Greengairs, Harthill, Plains and Upperton to create a Heritage Forum. The first phase of this project will seek to uncover and share what makes each community unique, from historic buildings and local stories, to landscapes and biodiversity, the aim is to leave no stone unturned and celebrate the diverse histories of all five villages. Supporting communities so they are poised to celebrate their heritage however they choose, from events, new trails, monuments or documenting oral histories.

Heritage Project Officer, Hannah Douthwaite-Teasdale, said “We’re excited to bring together people from each community to explore the huge impact that these areas have had on Scotland’s History; from being the home to the world’s largest producers of Blotting Paper, the site of a roman hoard and the location of one of Scotland’s worst mining disasters.”

She adds “And that’s only half of the pictures as we also want to explore the natural importance of these areas which include important swathes of Bog and Heath encompassing the Slamannan Plateau, the winter home to Taiga bean goose, which are currently under threat.”  

Read the full project document here or Plain text version 

Bringing together the project team

Two groups will form the basis of this project. The Heritage Forum is made up of key community members, while the Advisory Panel is created from key specialists within their field.

Advisory Panel

This group will act as a guide and a resource as the project develops, offering their time and expertise. 

To find out more about who is currently involved in this group and what their backgrounds are please read this document. 

Advisory panel meeting minutes:

Meeting one


Heritage Forum

Made up of interested members from each of the five communities. The group will bring the local knowledge needed to create plans that fit the needs of each community. 

Heritage Forum meeting minutes:

Meeting one, Caldercruix, Plains and Upperton 

If you are a member of one of these communities and want to be part of the project over the next three years or would like further information, please contact the Heritage Project Officer directly: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.