What’s in this week’s Gazette?

Plenty of pics...from the Young Farmers Tug of War
Plenty of pics...from the Young Farmers Tug of War

IT may have been a Bank Holiday for many of you but the Gazette reporters were out and about over the long weekend bringing you the very latest from across Clydesdale.

In Carluke, the brother of a former Carluke Rovers star who collapsed on the pitch and died later in hospital has thanked the public who have helped raise more than £3,500 in his memory while over in Lanark, a well-known Lanark voluntary worker has lashed out at being made “the scapegoat” for problems at this year’s Whuppity Scoorie event.

In Lesmahagow, police are appealing for information after the village’s RBS had a five figure sum stolen from its ATM on Sunday morning.

A week after the battle re-ignited over the Overburns quarrying site near Coulter, another massive sand excavation scheme elsewhere in Clydesdale was unveiled plus we speak to Hillary Tawse, who was following in a family tradition when she ran the London Marathon last month – and, unfortunately, she had a strong family reason for taking part.

There is also all the reaction from the Lanark & Hamilton East Hustings, plenty of pictures from the Young Farmers Tug of War competition in Biggar and a preview of this Saturday’s Gazette Youth Football Awards evening.

It’s all in this week’s Gazette, priced at 80p.