What’s in this week’s Gazette?

This week's Gazette
This week's Gazette

Our front page story is a call from a former Smyllum orphan for the exhumation of the body of a man he describes as a monster.

The man is buried in a Lanark cemetery beside youngsters, and the former orphan claims some of them were ‘victims’ of this man.

Elsewhere we report that councillors have granted permission for a quarry in farmland at Sandilands.

There is a look at the plans drawn up for the Castlebank sawmill buildings in Lanark, and an introduction to the new parish priest in Carluke.

We have a look ahead to Saturday 875th anniversary Ride Out around Lanark, and the dedication of two March Stones to replace stones which vanished well over a century ago.

And there is a glimpse of Kirkton Players, as they rehearse for their performance of The Steamie.

All this, with all your sport, letters and district news, in your Gazette in the shops early tomorrow.