Businesses of Lanark vote YES for Discover Lanark BID

The six-week ballot process to decide whether a BID should be established in Lanark concluded on Thursday 28th February 2019. The businesses of Lanark have voted Yes to implementing the proposals within the Business Plan put forward by the Discover Lanark Steering Group. Discover Lanark will work quickly to demonstrate the benefits of the BID. Over the coming weeks we will introduce plans on cost reductions and maximisation of digital media platforms for all businesses.

Lindsay Freeland, Returning Officer for the Discover Lanark Business Improvement District declared the following results:

Yes- 60.47%

No – 39.52%

Total ballot papers issued: 380

Total ballot papers returned: 208

Return rate: 55.26%

Aggregate rateable value of property from YES votes: £5,144,650

Aggregate rateable value of property from NO votes: £1,738,725


Discover Lanark Chair, Graeme McLeish commented; “We are delighted the businesses of Lanark have recognised the opportunities presented by the Discover Lanark BID. We now have a mandate to put in place a structured plan of action to make the improvements to trade and tourism Lanark so desperately needs. We urge all businesses to work together with the wider community to make Lanark a better place to live and work”

Discover Lanark BID YES vote count