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First Published: 23 June 2022 15:11
Updated: 23 June 2022 15:11
Eyewitness reports and exclusive film footage indicates they may be making their way back to Lanark just in time for summer...
Sponsored by family-owned company, Border Biscuits, the Jurassic Lanark summer trail will give families a free, fun day out for the second year running in Lanark from Friday 24th June to Sunday 14th August. To add even more excitement to the weekend, one lucky family will get the opportunity to take home a Border Biscuits bundle following their visit, once drawn in August*. Filled to the brim with the very best that Border has to offer, the treat-packed hamper is sure to satisfy any biscuit aficionado and is perfect for sharing with the whole family.
Jurassic Lanark gives families and little dinosaur hunters the chance to go wild with their imaginations whilst they hunt down ancient predators – with 25 life-size dinosaurs to spot this year including a roaring Tyrannosaurus Rex, two new baby puppet dinosaurs and a flying Pteranodons. The trail has been set up as part of Discover Lanark, a BID (Business Improvement District) partnership to attract sustainable tourism and support local communities and businesses. Last year the event attracted 25,000 trail participants providing a perfect opportunity to showcase the beauty of Lanark, located just up the hill from one of Scotland’s six UNESCO heritage sites.
John Cunningham, Chief Executive at Border Biscuits, said: “As a local business we’re committed to supporting the community, and by sponsoring this event, we can shine a spotlight on Lanark again this year. Last year’s event was a phenomenal success and we’re hoping this year will be even bigger and better. Visitors will be able to spot our volunteers along the trail, who will be handing out free biscuits to keep everyone’s energy up on the hunt. We are looking forward to giving one lucky family our Border Biscuits bundle, a sure-to-be sought after prize with selections from our delicious range.”
Founded in 1984, the independently owned Lanark business, Border Biscuits, has been donating 10% of its profits through Border Biscuits Community Support since the initiative was set up in 2007. The initiative has made over £1 million in donations to local community groups and organisations including New Lanark Trust and Archaeology Scotland.
Jurassic Lanark launches on Friday 24th June and runs from 10am to 5pm daily throughout the school holidays until Sunday 14 August. Trail maps and programmes will be available from Tolbooth Lanark in the town centre and New Lanark Mill Café & Gift Shop. Keep your binoculars peeled on the Discover Lanark website for more details.
*To enter the competition, all families must do is finish the dinosaur trail on their chosen day and complete a quiz found in the leaflet – once this is posted into the dino draw box on site, one lucky family will be chosen by Border Biscuits on Thursday 18th August.
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