Gallery of Pictures


Wellgate, Lanark This card was sent after a sale in Lanark. The writer says that he got £40 10/- for 7 but does not specify what. I should imagine that he is talking about cows as he purchased one ......more


Wellgate Street, Lanark Quite an interesting scene in the Wellgate. The houses in this photo are for the most part 19th century in date. There was an 18th century thatched cottage roughly opposite ......more


Wellgate-Head, Lanark This is a view of Wellgatehead in 1904 with what was Lanark Grammar in the background. Behind this house was Ferguson`s Garage. I remember the garage well, used to get my car ......more



Bannatyne Street, Lanark This is a tartan card produced by the Milton Card Company. This type of card was fairly popular in the early 20th century. It was sent by J. Johnstone of Caldwellside, Lanark. ......more


Hope Street, Lanark This is an unusual view of Hope Street which includes both the County Building and number 18. I had always wondered why there was a stone at the corner of the North Vennel and now ......more


Bloomgate Street, Lanark This is another in the tartan series of cards showing Greyfriars church with the Y.M.C.A. beyond. The Y.M.C.A. was a relatively new building in those days. This card was sent ......more


Station Square, Lanark This is a card which was made by Valentines of Dundee, but the picture was taken by James Young of 103/105 High Street, Lanark. There were photographers called Young in Bannatyne ......more


Castledykes Please note Castledykes is not accessible as it is part of a working farm. There is very little to see. Also as it is an Ancient Monument, it is a protected site, so there is no metal ......more


This week we are going to be looking at he Roman Fort at Castledykes which was the most important fort in the central belt of Scotland. It lay on the route East to West and North to South. It was quite ......more



When the Romans arrived in Scotland in A.D. 79, they came across various Celtic tribes rather than one nation. They referred to them as a whole as the Caledonians rather than Picts. The name Picts comes ......more


Iron Age House This is a view of a reconstruction of a typical Iron Age House. The area covered was about the same as a modern bungalow. These houses were quite robust. In the 1980`s there was a storm ......more


This is an aerial view of Castledykes which is reproduced courtesy of the Royal Commission Ancient Monuments Scotland. It shows to the right of the farm , the remains of what is considered to be the marching ......more



High Street, Lanark This is a photochrom postcard of Lanark High Street is probably late 1950`s/1960`s. Notice the post war central reservation. There is a story that the chain was purchased by Lanark ......more

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