What’s in this week’s Gazette?

BID anger...this week's Carluke Gazette
BID anger...this week's Carluke Gazette

THE Gazette reporters have been out and about this week bringing you all the latest news from across Clydesdale.

In Carluke, a series of shop owners and charity volunteers have blasted the town’s Business Improvement District (BID) claiming they cannot afford to pay the BID’s financial levy.

Stay of execution...this week's Lanark Gazette

Stay of execution...this week's Lanark Gazette

Up in Lanark, a lifeline for keeping the town’s public toilets open at the Horsemarket has been given plus the town’s business owners have been invited to a meeting next Monday evening to discuss the Royal Burgh’s future.

Meanwhile, cuts to Clydesdale’s Registry service as well as rises in council house rents and burial charges were agreed at a heated council meeting plus we report on why the area needs a whole new breed of ‘trainspotters’ to ensure there is no repeat of the shock the recent timetable changes caused.

There’s also news on New Lanark making it into a list of Scotland’s top 20 tourist destinations, an interview with new Biggar Little Festival chairman Jim Softley and we speak exclusively to Horse McDonald ahead of the singer’s homecoming gig at Lanark Memorial Hall later this month.

Add to that your weekly entertainment guide, all the news from your part of Clydesdale and a round-up from Lanark Sheriff Court and it’s certainly been a busy week for everyone involved with the Gazette.

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