New Lanark - the mill revolution:

David Dale, a weaver from Paisley, realised in the 1770's that the old days of the domestic handloom weaver were numbered and invested in cotton spinning mills. He teamed up with English inventor Richard Arkwright. In 1785 Dale started the New Lanark Mills, which within 10 years, were employing 1,334 workers. Education Officer, Annie Dunleany, explains the background to Dale's siting and development of the New Lanark Mills.