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Welcome for Biggar RBS reprieve from Aillen Campbell but  she attacked the Douglas branch closure

Relief tinged with warning

Although relieved at last week’s announcement that the Biggar branch of RBS is to be saved, the town’s Green Party has warned that it might be just a temporary reprieve.

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The Royal Bank of Scotland has decided not to reprieve its Douglas Branch.Biggar got better news.

Biggar saved but Douglas doomed

There was good news and bad news for Clydesdale this week with the Royal Bank of Scotland announcing its threatened Biggar branch would remain open but that it will close its Douglas branch as originally planned.

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Mainshill Wood in South Lanarkshire, the site of an open-cast mine

Mainshill’s £5.1m ‘facelift’

Work to restore the former opencast coal site at Mainshill near Douglas is entering a new phase, thanks to a partnership between Mines Restoration Limited (MRL), South Lanarkshire Council and Hall Construction Services.

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Broughton shop

Village defies shop trend

The people of Broughton have decided to reverse a national trend of shop closures with a bid to re-open the single one which served their community for many years until its recent closure.

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Persimmon Homes are hoping to build on the old hospital site.

Hospital site estate plan

The housebuilding boom on the fringes of Carluke is about to continue with Persimmons Homes making a provisional application to South Lanarkshire Council to develop the former Roadmeetings Hospital site on Goremire Road.

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JMB Travel have been awarded the contract.

Glespin bus link contract goes to Lanarkshire company

The Gazette has been asked to point out that the Stratchclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) contracts to run the Three Valleys DRT and Glespin to Hamilton X50 were awarded to JMB Travel from July 8 until January, 2019 and not to McGill’s buses as stated in the August 29 edition due to incorrect information received.

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Projects provides new local contracts.

Firms lands big contract

Cambuslang-based AB2000 Limited, plant hire specialist, has secured a considerable contract thanks to Banks Renewables’ promise to use nearby businesses during the construction of Kype Muir Wind Farm, near Strathaven.

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