• Chair & Trustees


    Thank you for your interest in the work of New Lanark Trust, a long-established independent charity dedicated to the restoration and regeneration of the historic village. Founded in 1785 by David Dale, a Scots entrepreneur and philanthropist, New Lanark developed an international reputation as a model industrial community under the enlightened management of his son-in-law, the Welsh-born Robert Owen.

    New Lanark today is well known to many hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular visitor destination. It is less well known that New Lanark Trust has three wholly-owned subsidiary trading companies, which carry out a range of activities designed to maintain New Lanark as a living, working community.

    Our heritage involves manufacturing and enterprise, education, local employment opportunities and affordable housing, and the range of businesses we now operate reflects these various strands. These include running the New Lanark Mill Hotel, Waterhouses, Hostel and the Visitor Attraction, as well as the manufacture of woollen yarn and the production of hydro-electricity. Our group of companies employs around 165 people from the local area.

    New Lanark Trust is governed by a Board of up to 12 Trustees, who also serve as Directors of the subsidiary companies. Our Chair is planning to retire and in addition we currently have vacancies on the Board, which we seek to fill over the coming months and we look forward to introducing people with an appropriate range of skills and experience to our team.

    In return we offer the opportunity to support a world-famous heritage site with a varied and ever-changing set of challenges to address. Above all, the new Trustees should share our enthusiasm and our commitment to New Lanark, a community born of a spirit of enterprise, allied to a vision for a better society.

    Sheila Terry
    Vice Chair of Trustees