New Lanark

New Lanark is a former 18th century cotton spinning mill village located on the banks of the Falls of Clyde. It is located about 1 hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh. the site is one of Scotland’s 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites of ‘outstanding universal value’

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It was founded in 1786 by David Dale who built the 3 cotton mills and housing for the mill workers It also included a church and a school. Dale built the mills at this location in a brief partnership with the English inventor and entrepreneur Richard Arkwright to take advantage of the water power provided by the only waterfalls on the River Clyde. New Lanark became a successful business. It was an early example of a planned settlement.

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