The Tote (or Horserace Totaliser Board) at Lanark Racecourse was erected in 1928 and was the first of its kind in Scotland. It’s a listed building (a building of historical importance) but is currently crumbling slowly some 40 years after racing stopped at Lanark.
Racing supposedly began at this site in the reign of King William the Lion of Scotland (1165-1214). While horse races no longer take place here, the racecourse facility itself is still heavily used for sports (rugby, hockey, football and cricket are all played within the oval outlined by the track) and is home to many equestrian events. The aero modeling club I was a member of in my teens still maintains a flying field there too.
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