Border helps to bring two new touchscreens to community

Border Biscuits are proud supporters of the Lanark community and are pleased to share the news of two new interactive touch screens which have been installed in the Lanark town centre.

The high-tech screens are part of Lanark Community Development Trust’s Lanark Vision project, designed to improve the experience of the town for locals and tourists alike, and have been funded by part of the £30,000 grant received from the Scottish Government Town Centre Regeneration Fund at the beginning of this year.

One free standing touch screen is based adjacent to The Tolbooth on Lanark High Street, and the second is mounted at Lanark Memorial Hall.

The screens display a streamlined version of the recently revamped Lanark Website, a thriving community portal managed by Border Biscuits as part of its community support initiative, and means users will be able to access the popular What’s On Guide, Things To Do portal, Directory and Historical Lanark pages.

Established in 2012, The Lanark Website has grown considerably over the years, and continues to support the Lanark Community Development Trust, working closely with the group on a wide range of initiatives.

As part of the funding boost, five interpretation display signs have also been installed at various points throughout the town, telling the story of William Wallace.

The Trust is also on track to provide a visitor room at the train station which will display local information to promote the town, and is currently working in partnership with the Lanark Business Group to display Christmas trees on the shop fronts of town centre traders.

It is hoped that the series of projects will help position Lanark as a go-to tourist destination and tourists and residents will be encouraged to spend more time in the town visiting local attractions.

Sylvia Russell, Chair of Lanark Community Development Trust, said: “We’ve been working really hard to get the Lanark Vision project off the ground and we’re really happy with the outcome.  I’m sure that both visitors and residents of Lanark will enjoy and make the most of them.

“It’s all about enhancing our beautiful town and making it more of a tourist destination.  We want people to come and explore everything we have to offer, and I’m sure this latest development will make it easier for people to do so.”

On top of this ongoing activity, the Lanark Community Development Trust has also been working hard to organise this year’s Lanark Winterfest.  Following on from the success of last year, the 2016 celebrations are set to be even bigger, brighter and merrier than before.



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