David Livingstone Birthplace

Supporting Our Parkland

March 2016

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David Livingstone Birthplace sits within 7 hectares of parkland and woodland on the banks of the River Clyde. The grounds contain gardens, the African Pavilions; children’s play areas, walking trails, and archaeological remains of Blantyre Works Village. The site has important designated woodland, natural habitats and wetlands. It is home to a wide range of animal species including bats, otters, badgers and heron.

Every year the parkland is used free of charge by around 27,000 visitors (from our local community, Scotland and beyond) and is maintained by:

  • Volunteers – the Friends of David Livingstone
  • The Work-It-Out Programme run by South Lanarkshire Council and enabling important qualifications for unemployed youths

Please donate to:

  • Provide materials for use by out volunteers and Work-It-Out Programme
  • Keep these wonderful parkland in good condition for the use and enjoyment of our communities
  • Enable us to run family days-out

This weekend the Easter Egg Hunt is being run in the parkland – please join in!

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We are very grateful to our key funders the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and the Scottish Government for their support in helping us deliver the Birthplace Project.

National Lottery Heritage Fund
Scottish Government
Historic Environment Scotland
Note: Please note that David Livingstone Birthplace (and the David Livingstone Trust) is no longer part of National Trust Scotland (NTS). NTS members will therefore no longer receive discounted/free entry to the Birthplace Museum.

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