There is a look ahead to Carluke’s Ham and Jam Festival this weekend.
And it is going to be a busy time, with the Fruit Day on the Clydeside and the New Lanark Book Festival, with a local author making a return to the village.
There is a touching tale of two toddlers, giving up their birthday party to help make life a bit better for a girl with special needs, and there is a reprieve from the forecast road works chaos, even though it is only over Christmas.
There is a look at Lanark Panto’s Baltic – hurry if you want tickets! – and at the tremendous Ride Out organised around Lanark for the Royal Burgh’s 875th anniversary.
All this, plus all your letters, district news and sport, in the shops tomorrow.