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Land buyout bid continues to take shape

Plans for a community buyout of land around Wanlockhead took another step forward this month, thanks to a public meeting to involve villagers in a feasibility study currently being drafted.

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The excavation at Black Hill                                                         (Photo Glasgow University)

Learning about the past at Black Hill

A Bronze Age cairn and an Iron Age settlement were among the discoveries made during archaeological excavations at Black Hill this summer.

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The massive Clyde wind farm is only 1.5km away from the Little Gill site.

Romans help see off new wind farm plan

Romans who once bridged the Clyde have helped rural Clydesdale residents in their battle against a wind farm.

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12-09-2017 Lanark in Bllom volunteers with their certificates and trophies. Picture Sarah Peters.

Group rewarded for flower power again

Lanark in Bloom took a silver medal again in this year’s Beautiful Scotland competition.

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Aileen Campbell MSP with Tom Sneddon of the development trust, and her survey.

Chance to have your say on town’s future

Carluke Development Trust, the town’s community anchor organisation, wants to hear from you.

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Loch Park stores, Carluke, demolished to make way for housing

submitted photo September 2017

Former store demolished for homes

An eyesore on the main road through Carluke has been demolished to be replaced by affordable housing.

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The Rev Bryan Kerr in the new-look church

Kirk given £100,000 update

A Lanark church has re-opened after a £100,000 refurbishment to transform it into a community hub fit for the 21st century.

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Gardeners should look out for an impressive autumnal emergence of species such as Comma, Red Admiral and Speckled Wood in the coming weeks.

Can autumn offer a butterfly boost?

Gardeners are being asked to look out for butterflies this autumn after species struggled during the cold and wet summer holiday season.

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Haugh Park in Fife was among the 2017 Scottish award winners. Pic: Katrina Johnstone.

Vote for your favourite Scottish park

Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, is encouraging members of the public to vote for their favourite Scottish Green Flag Award park as part of a UK-wide competition.

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Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham is encouraging people to recycle more. Pic: Michael Gillen.

Businesses urged to be ‘Waste Warriors’

Zero Waste Scotland is calling on local authorities, businesses and organisations to sign up and join its Recycle Week army of ambassadors in a bid to get people to recycle more.

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Kevin Stewart joins Rachael Gifford, Leon Kinsman, Ben Ramsey and Kyle Mcinnes from Newtongrange Silver Band

Funding boost for Scottish mining towns

An organisation which supports former mining towns and villages has been awarded £800,000.

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Normal service resumed at Croy Station

Normal service resumed at Croy Station

Services are back to normal at Croy Station after a lorry smashed into a nearby bridge

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Experts are issuing advice as wasps emerge this autumn.

Take action to prevent wasps having an autumn sugar rush

Wasp figures could be set to rise after the mixed summer weather created a delay in their usual pattern of emergence.

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People are urged to sign up for the Great British Beach Clean.

Sign up for the Great British Beach Clean

A leading marine charity is looking for volunteers to get on board with the UK’s biggest beach clean event.

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Mairi Davies, climate change manager for Historic Environment Scotland with David Barnes, litter & flytipping manager, Zero Waste Scotland. Photo: � Sandy young Photograph.

Zero Waste Scotland launches new partnership approach to prevent litter

Zero Waste Scotland has launched a nationwide initiative calling on businesses, local authorities and other organisations to help cut the cost of litter clean-up and join forces to prevent it from happening in their communities.

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