Lanark, situated 20 kilometers southeast of Hamilton in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, rests on the banks of the River Clyde, where it meets Mouse Water.
With a population of 9,050 in 2016, Lanark, designated as a royal burgh since 1140, boasts a rich historical heritage and was once the county town of Lanarkshire, though this status now belongs to Hamilton.
Key landmarks include New Lanark, Corra Linn, and the location of Lanark Castle.
Commuters from Lanark frequently utilize the railway and coach services to Glasgow, given the town’s limited industrial activity.
While some residents work in Glasgow and Edinburgh, local shops cater to the agricultural community and nearby villages, with a notable livestock auction market on the town’s outskirts.