An additional attraction was constructed at the Livingstone Memorial at Blantyre. The goldfish and water-lily pond which was built in the centre of the famous Rose Garden adjoining the memorial building was opened on Monday 18th May 1936. As it was a holiday in Glasgow and Edinburgh there was a large number of visitors from these cities, including a contingent from the Dean Church, Edinburgh.
Mrs Mc Nair turned on the water, and others taking part in the proceedings were; Mr John Thomson, agent of the Clydesdale Bank, Blantyre, one of the governors, who presided; the Rev. J. Mc Nair; the Rev. A. Stanley Middleton, of the Dean Church, Edinburgh; and Mr Peter Dewar, Blantyre, also one of the governors.