Flowers by Lesley to Flowers of Scotland

sketch of Lesley Strachan's florist shop lanark

There’s something uplifting to see flowers out on the high street, especially at this time of year. To continue where I left off on the last blog post, this is Flowers by Lesley Strachan,  on Lanark High Street, always a welcome blaze of colour whatever the season.

drawing of Brooks by Ronnie Cruwys
Brooks – Ladieswear

Established in 1853 Brooks is one of Scotland’s oldest family businesses.  ‘Cross Keys Close’ links the High Street with North Vennel beyond.

pen and ink drawing of Lanark shop, Solely Tempted by Ronnie Cruwys
Solely Tempted, Lanark

High Street lies in the centre of the town’s conservation area which acknowledges the variety of shop fronts which enhance the town’s character.

Brooks mens clothing shop stone fronted building lanark
Brooks – Menswear
drawing of Ritchie's Close Lanark
Ritchie’s Close
pen and ink drawing of takeaway lanark
Taj Mahal Lanark

I would love to know a little more about the history of these buildings – perhaps time for  another  visit to the reference library. Meanwhile, if you know anything that I can add to this archive, please do get in touch.

lanark High street by ronnie cruwys
McKellars Jewellers

McKellars are a long established award winning jeweller here in Lanark, winning the Best Specialised Retailer for South Lanarkshire and Best Gift Shop in Lanarkshire 2019.

drawing of Flowers of Scotland by ronnie cruwys
Flowers of Scotland

This drawing of the High Street concludes with Flowers of Scotland and Hunter’s Close.

To see the whole of this drawing and other streets in Lanark, please visit my website. The Tolbooth Lanark stock my cards and prints of Lanark. Please get in touch if you have any queries.

Thanks for reading,



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