Carluke finds it has 33 acres of moorland now owned on its behalf by the Development Trust, while in Lanark there is relief that the Scottish First Minister will have the final say on controversial quarry plans.
Elsewhere, the minister and almost half the congregation of a village kirk announce they are leaving the Church of Scotland; there is the latest on the opencast restoration fears, concern at the state of Birkwood House in Lesmahagow, and allegations that nuclear warheads are quietly being carried through Clydesdale.
There are Burns Suppers, and all the pictures in our preview of Shine’s Starlight Express.
And there is all your district news, your letters, and our nostalgia features, plus much more.
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