Fund sets gala on firm financial base

Douglas Gala Day Committee has secured funding for the event over the next three years thanks to an award of more than £10,000 from Ventient Energy’s Galawhistle Wind Farm Fund.

Nominations for this year's Scottish Heritage Angel Awards will be accepted up until June 29. The ceremony will be held in Glasgow in October.

Seeking the region’s Heritage Angels

Time us running out to find those who have played a special part in caring for, recording and celebrating South Lanarkshire’s heritage and historic environment.

There was a slight drop in deaths by drowning in 2017.

More needs to be done to tackle drowning deaths

Latest figures show a small drop in the number of accidental drowning deaths in Scotland in 2017, but more needs to be done, according to Water Safety Scotland.

Makers of Monopoly want to know the Capital's favourite sport. Picture: TSPL

Exhibit has monopoly on nostalgia

New Lanark will be taking visitors back to their childhoods - or indulging their second - with a new exhibition due to open next month.

Legislation has been brought forward which will ban pavement parking in Scotland.

Welcome for legislation to ban pavement parking

Campaign group Living Streets Scotland has welcomed publication of legislation for national ban on footway parking and urged the rest of the UK to follow their lead.

The Co-op's survey revealed that one in four local charities are struggling for survival.

Survey reveals that charities are struggling

Community groups in Lanark and Carluke have contributed to a unique study which has revealed that a quarter of local charities in the UK fear for their survival.

The council's consumer and trading standards department is dealing with more PPI scams.

Warning of increasing number of PPI scams

With the deadline for reclaiming PPI now proposed for August 2019 many will be having one final check on what they could be owed.

The winning ticket was bought in South Lanarkshire.

The hunt is on for secret millionaire raffle winner

The National Lottery is hunting for a Lotto Millionaire Raffle winner in South Lanarkshire who is a secret millionaire.

Landlords are being urged to ensure their TV licences are in order.

Licences should be checked to avoid World Cup penalty

TV Licensing is reminding pubs and sports clubs in Lanark to check they are correctly covered by a TV Licence to avoid falling foul of a penalty this World Cup season.

Members of the winning team from the 2nd East Kilbride BB Company are pictured tackling the 'incident' at the final checkpoint, the water-based challenge.

Youngsters take to the hills for annual hike

More than 30 teams from the Boys’ Brigade, Girls Brigade and Scouts Scotland tested their stamina and team-building building skills at the weekend in the annual Kilbryde Hike.

Peter Wilson of Cruise Forth was one of last year's winners with his business being commended for putting the customer at the centre of every experience

Who deserves a tourism award for putting our area on the map?

Do you know anyone who goes that extra mile to help shape the future of the tourism industry in your local area?

Nan Kirk is pictured with one of the attendees at a teddy bear's picnic she organised for CHAS.

Nan drops in to support CHAS

A well-known local charity fund-raiser is swapping tea for adrenaline in her latest bid to raise cash for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS).

The Border Biscuits team with their award for Brand Success of the Year. They were also named Business of the Year.

Crunch time for Border Biscuits

Lanark business Border Biscuits has taken two top places at this year’s Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards.

The former classmates are pictured during their reunion at Kirkton Primary School.

Classmates reunite 50 years on

It was back to school last week for a group of former Carluke primary school pupils after more than half a century after they left.

Carluke and District Gala Day will be held this Saturday, June 9.

All set for Carluke’s big day

All roads will lead to Carluke this weekend when the town will stage its annual gala day.

Holly is pictured with dad Simon and mum Lynne.

Best feet forward for heart charity

Lanarkshire girl Holly Henderson and mum Lynne strode out in style at the weekend to raise money for Heart Resarch UK and to support her dad, Simon.

Some of the evening's award winners.

Black’s pies join the upper crust

A butcher with shops in Carluke and Lanark has won national recognition for the quality of one of its pie products.

Engineers have installed 4,500 new fibre street cabinets and laid more than 11,000km of cable.

Faster internet speeds in area

More premises across South Lanarkshire can now upgrade to faster fibre broadband through the £428 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout, the organisation has said.

MSPs said that the bank has delivered a 'devastating blow' to communities.

Additional dates for community banking

Royal Bank of Scotland community banker Marc Patterson has added further dates to his diary of drop-in sessions across the area.


Picture gallery: 14,000 photographs secured for Scotland

People in Scotland are being asked to help curate an amazing new collection of photographs which has been purchased for the nation.

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