Herald’s New Lanark Error

An article about the history of New Lanark appears in the Herald today. Constructively written, it however contains a massive error, confusing New Lanark with Blantyre Mills.

It incorrectly states that David Livingstone was born in New Lanark and was schooled there, when of course he had nothing to do with New Lanark.  David Lvingstone was of course born in Shuttle Row, Blantyre Works Mills, Blantyre in 1813.

There you go, Blantyre’s most famous son and this town’s most well known representative, ………changed with a penstroke. I post here due to the Herald’s inability to be able to email or contact any of their reporters, in the hope it’s seen and corrected.

Thanks to Alex Rochead for his keen observation.

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