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Tolbooth committee in Lanark labelled “offensive”

Under fire...the committee members at Lanark's Tolbooth have been criticised by local groups and councillors

Under fire...the committee members at Lanark's Tolbooth have been criticised by local groups and councillors

THE voluntary group running Lanark’s historic Tolbooth has been attacked for being “offensive” towards other town bodies trying to use the building.

The Tolbooth Committee has now also come under fire from all three of Lanark’s South Lanarkshire councillors, one of them claiming the body has “an attitude problem” in rejecting outside groups wishing to hire the town centre venue.

However, the chairman of the Trust overseeing the committee, Leonard Gray, tried to dampen down the storm of criticism, claiming that it was over-the-top and “probably largely down to a simple clash of personalities”.

He also challenged others to take over the totally unpaid, time-consuming task of administering the building.

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

 

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