Lanark soldier Rab Turner home for Christmas - and his birthday

Robert Turner'17 Platoon Guards Company'Infantry Training Centre'2011
Robert Turner'17 Platoon Guards Company'Infantry Training Centre'2011

WHAT’S Buckingham Palace got in common with Lanark? Well, a certain Robert `Rab’ Turner, that’s what.

Having passed out a few weeks ago as a Scots Guardsman after his final training at Catterick, 17-year-old Rab stood guard at the Palace for the first time last week, before returning home to mum Frances and 16-year-old sister Shannon for Christmas leave.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.