Lanark & District Archaeological Society (Clydesdale's Heritage)
Exploring the rich history of Clydesdale
Lanark and District Archaeological Society (LADAS) is an active amateur society operating in the Clydesdale area of Scotland, where there is a rich history. The Society has been involved in excavations on several Prehistoric, Roman and Mediaeval sites throughout the area. The main towns in the area, Lanark, Carluke and Biggar, are both long established market towns which trace their histories to the Middle Ages.
Lanark and District Archaeological Society was founded in 1975. The first dig done by the Society was in the Castlegate carpark in Lanark. The main discoveries included the walls of a seventeenth century building and a mediaeval bowl furnace. However the most important dig was that of the Greyfriars Priory, Lanark in 1999.
For over 30 years, LADAS has endeavoured to uncover and record the rich history of the area, through numerous digs and other pursuits. They also have a very , dynamic lecture and trip programme which allows an appreciation of the archaeology and history from throughout the world.
Find out more about the history of Clydesdale and LADAS by clicking the link on the right.