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Experts predict an increase in Scotland's daddy longlegs population

Scottish residents should expect to see a rise in the number of daddy longlegs (also known as crane flies) this year, after millions of larvae were discovered underground.

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The company has ditched their pies' plastic packaging.

Company switches to greener packaging

Simple Simon’s Perfect Pies have launched a new look for their brand. The Biggar pie makers based in The Scottish Borders have ditched the plastic wrap on their pies and started the spring season off with brand new recyclable cardboard boxes.

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Drivers are being asked to cut down on roadside litter.

Plea to cut down on roadside littering

Scotland TranServ is asking Carluke, Lanark and Lesmahagow drivers using the M74 to give their litter a lift, and take it home.

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Several hotspots for deer have been identified around the M74 and drivers are being warned to stay vigilant.

Deer warning for local roads

Drivers in Carluke and Lanark are being warned to look out for deer wandering on to trunk roads and motorways, particularly during May.

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The children from Auchengray Primary enjoying their day out at Almond Valley.

Auchengray win top prize

The kids from Auchengray Primary were delighted to learn they had won a competition run by the Almond Valley Heritage Centre.

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Craignethan Castle in the Clyde Valley.

Badger closes castle tourist attraction

Visitors to Craignethan Castle over the weekend may have found the cellar tunnel closed due to a “very angry badger”.

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The new signs will be placed at all entrances to the town and upon all platforms at Carluke railway station.  It is hoped they will be in place in time for the centenary later this year.

VC recipients to be honoured in Carluke

A prominent Scottish businessman is set to gift specially designed road signs to his native town of Carluke in memory of three VC awards to town residents.

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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.

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Volunteers surveying Castlebank Park, Lanark as part of the project.

Conserving Clyde and Avon’s grand gardens

Designed landscapes are a defining feature throughout the Clyde and Avon Valley, with over 20 spanning the length of the area, from Chatelherault to Bonnington at New Lanark.

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Site plan lodged with South Lanarkshire Council along with the planning application for 16 new homes in Lanark.

Development plans approved by council

An application by the widow of former rally driver Colin McRae to build new homes near her husband’s accident site has been approved.

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Pascal Lovell leads the fish fry release at the White Cart Water, Pollok Country Park, with pupils.

Clyde kids raise trout in the classroom

Thousands of school children from across the River Clyde catchment are part of a project to raise and release brown trout into the river system.

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The official opening of the Falck Renewables Auchrobert Windfarm, near Kirkmuirhill.

Community in £46k windfall surprise

Community groups are set to benefit from the new Auchrobert Community Fund which supports projects in Blackwood, Kirkmuirhill and Boghead.

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The state of Greens Road in Newbigging is causing serious concern for residents who are worried that an ambulance would struggle to navigate its potholed surface.

Stranded in their own homes!

A small number of residents in Newbigging are accusing South Lanarkshire Council of abandoning them by stranding them in their own homes.

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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.

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Grant applications are now open.

Young people in South Lanarkshire invited to apply for CSGN Travel Grant

Gardens by the Bay in Singapore is topping the wish list of green destinations across the world that people would love to visit according to Skyscanner.

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Labour are calling for a total ban.

Would a full ban on fox hunting make a difference to country life?

Scottish Labour has called for a full fox hunting ban ahead of a rally at Holyrood today.

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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.

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Hillwalkers are being urged to take care and be prepared for all kinds of weather.

Hillwalkers urged to be aware of dangers posed by bad weather

Hillwalkers and people pursuing outdoor activities in the mountains are ebing warned by Police Scotland of the dangers that inclement weather and the terrain can present.

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