Antiques Roadshow from New Lanark

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New Lanark has been chosen by the BBC as a location for filming of its flagship Sunday night programme Antiques Roadshow.

This will be the only Scottish location for the 2016 season of the programme, the BBC announced last Wednesday.

Visits by the Roadshow have attracted as many as 35,000 people to the filming days, many bringing along family heirlooms and precious possessions to be evaluated by the team of experts.

Said a BBC spokeswoman: “It is a great, free day out and no pre-registration, tickets or appointments are required.”

Explaining why New Lanark had been chosen, she continued: “It is a World Heritage Site that celebrates industrial

history. Our team includes many of Britain’s leading antiques and fine arts specialists and they are all looking forward to visiting this fascinating venue.

“At each event over 30 experts will be on hand to offer free advice and valuations to visitors, who are invited to raid their attics and bring along their family heirlooms, household treasures and car-boot finds.”