Backing for Lanark’s Old St Kentigerns Chapel

St Kentigerns Church, Lanark'2/5/13
St Kentigerns Church, Lanark'2/5/13
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AFTER many decades as the ‘orphan’ of Lanark’s historic buildings, someone has finally adopted Old St Kentigerns Chapel.

The news will come as a huge relief to those who feared for the very survival of what is the Royal Burgh’s most historically important building.

Despite the fact that The Braveheart, William Wallace, was married in it and it was the original site of the oldest secondary school in Europe, for decades no-one would take full responsibility for the ruin or for finding the cash to carry out the mammoth task of preserving it.

For more information on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is in the shops now.