Records of Lanark Race Club, horse racing club, Lanark, South Lanarkshire, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Constitution c1970
  • Minutes 1970-1978
  • Notices 1974-1976
  • Registers of members 1908-1977
  • Cash books 1934-1977
  • Visitors voucher books, 20th century

Administrative / Biographical History

The Lanark Race Club was founded in 1908  as a horse racing club based at the Lanark race course, Lanark, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. The Club was founded at the same time as the Lanark Race Course Co Ltd, the subscribers of which were invited to join the Club. Membership of the club was open to both men and women who had to be proposed by an existing member to the Club committee. In c1952, the subscription was £4 which admitted members to all races at Lanark race course for the year, or £2 membership with a charge of 17 shillings 6 pence for each race day attended. For 35 shillings, non-members could have a day's access to the Club which provided a private Club stand, coffee room and bar. In 1970, the Club's constitution stated its objects as the promotion of horse racing at Lanark; to provide special facilities for Club members; and to promote the Club.

It would appear that the Club was wound-up at the same time as Lanark Racecourse Holdings Co Ltd, the managers of the race course and went into liquidation in 1978  .


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Access Information


Acquisition Information

Gift : Lanark Racecourse Holdings Company Ltd :1978

Gift : Private deposit : 1999 : ACCN 1769

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom.

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)1842) and London (NRA21895)

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

The collection has been weeded and duplicated material has been discarded

Custodial History

The initial deposit of pre-1970 records was received directly from the creator via the Business Archives Council of Scotland


None expected

Related Material

GB 248 UGD 126/1 Records of Lanark Racecourse Co Ltd

Material in other repositories: no material related by provenance


Fairfax-Blakeborough, J,A Short History of Lanark Races(Reid Hamilton Publishers Ltd, London, 1952)

Additional Information

This material is original

No alterations made to date


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