§ Mr. Patrick Maitland
asked the Minister of Works what report he has received about the storm damage sustained on 8th April by the 12th century ruins of St. Kentigern's Church, Lanark, which is scheduled as an ancient monument; and whether he will authorise the restoration and preservation of what now remains.
§ Sir D. Eccles
I am informed that the arcade of St. Kentigern's Church, Lanark, collapsed on the night of Thursday, 8th April. Preliminary inspections indicate150W that the collapse may have been caused by subsidence in the churchyard, and not by storm. I am glad to hear that Lanark Town Council is prepared to restore the arcade. Officers of my Ministry will meet the burgh officials as soon as possible and give all the advice and technical assistance they can.