Survey on rural economy now open for comment

One of the biggest consultations in recent years on the future of the rural economy in Scotland has been launched and everyone in South Lanarkshire who has an interest in rural matters is being urged to get involved and have their say.

All the award winners at the Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards

Best in business celebrated at Lanarkshire’s excellence awards

Following months of anticipation, we can now unveil the winners of the 25th Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards 2018, which showcased the region’s best businesses.

South Lanarkshire Council announce funding for pothole and general road repairs

£8m cash pot for local road repairs

Restoring roads is a challenge after the ravages of a harsh and lengthy winter – but it is a challenge South Lanarkshire Council’s roads workers are determined to meet head on.

Pets at Home Lanark Dementia Friends.

Pets at Home in Lanark is now a dementia friendly store

More than 13,400 Pets at Home, Groom Room and Vets4Pets colleagues in all 440 plus stores, including the support office and distribution centres, are to become Dementia Friends through Alzheimer’s Society’s programme.

Pictured are some of CVHA's recent projects across the region. The new investment deal means that it will own nearly 5000 homes by 2023.

Investment secures cash for 700 homes

Clyde Valley Housing Association (CVHA) has secured a £70million Private Placement deal with Canada Life to support the delivery of 700 new homes across Lanarkshire for social rent.

Hillhouse Quarry Group has signed a deal worth �1.65 million with Banks Renewables.

Local quarry signs seven-figure deal with wind farm developer

A local quarry firm has benefited from a £1.65million contract to supply a nearby wind farm as Hamilton-based developer Banks Renewables delivers on its commitment to “buy local”.

Poundworld in Falkirk High Street.

Poundworld to close around 100 stores

Discount chain Poundworld is pursuing a restructuring plan that could see it shut around a third of its stores, putting more than 1500 jobs in doubt.

Some of the charity's staff who are based in the Lanark office.

Telephone torment for suicide helpline

The Gazette has been praised after it stepped in to help a Lanark charity resolve a two-year-old problem.

The new development has been well received locally.

Derelict landmark is replaced by new flats

A landmark building in the centre of Carluke, derelict for seven years, has now been bulldozed and replaced with luxury flats.

Ryan Newall and Jeannie Kielty of Banks Renewables Kype Muir wind farm

£101m boost to local economy?

An initiative that prioritises local communities and businesses is well on the way to delivering an estimated £101million boost to the South Lanarkshire economy.

South Vennel Sod-Cutting gets home building project underway in Lanark.

South Vennel home building project gets underway

New social housing is to be built in the heart of Lanark after the council broke ground on a new development.

Cleghorn Level Crossing is set to close for over two weeks

Cleghorn Crossing closure is set to cause chaos in Clydesdale as work starts

It’s set to be a two-week nightmare for drivers as Network Rail engineers close the Cleghorn level crossing during April and May as part of a £1m infrastructure upgrade project.

Extra cash for rural roads and timber transportation.

£5m boost will help to deal with timber lorries on rural roads.

Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing, announced a £5 million funding boost for projects that minimise the impacts on communities and the environment caused by timber lorries on the rural road network.

25 jobs in Lanarkshire are up for grabs.

New career opportunities

Around 400 trainee engineers will be hired across Scotland – including 25 in Lanarkshire – as part of the largest recruitment drive ever undertaken by Openreach.

The new Glenmuir pop-up store in Gangnam, South Korea.

Lanark business opens in South Korea

A business which was founded in 1891 in Lanark, has simply gone from strength to strength, and has now opened up a new outlet - in South Korea.

Nellfield Gardens and Lane are Clydesdale Housing Association's locations in the village of Braidwood.  Stock Image

Fear and anxiety over eviction threat for Clydesdale resident

A Braidwood man is living in fear that he is about to lose his home following threats made by his landlord, Clydesdale Housing Association.

Stock pic: John Devlin

Weather update: Job centres closed

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced that all job centres in areas affected by adverse weather be closed until 12pm tomorrow (March 1).

RBS has announced a temporary reprieve for both Biggar and Douglas branches

RBS announce branch reprieve

Residents in Biggar and Douglas are delighted to learn that RBS have granted their branches a temporary reprieve until the end of the year.

Stock image. John Devlin Johnston Press

Countdown on to use Scottish paper notes

There’s now less than a month to use your paper £5 and £10 notes.

NEC see significant technological advantages.

Johnston Press digital awarded funding from Google innovation initiative

Johnston Press - the owner of this title - has announced that it has won two separate grants from the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, which is backed by Google.

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