An exterior shot of New Lanark. Picture by Nigel Duncan Media

New Lanark World Heritage Site has been shortlisted in the Best Visitor Attraction category for the Scottish Outdoor and Leisure Awards alongside Edinburgh Zoo and Blair Castle.

Over 35,000 votes were received in support of favourites across the country to create a shortlist of 115 finalists for a number of awards.

Melissa Reilly, marketing manager at New Lanark, said: “We are recognised as one of Scotland’s six UNESCO World Heritage Sites of ‘outstanding universal value’ and we welcome over 300,000 visitors annually.”

New Lanark is a former 18th-century cotton spinning mill village on the banks of the Falls of Clyde and it was founded by David Dale and Richard Arkwright in 1785.