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Air your views on Royal Burgh pollution zones

With two Lanark streets identified as among the most polluted in South Lanarkshire, townsfolk should take a full part in moves to end the scourge.

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Panel at Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve

Smoothing the pathway to our scenic Falls

Visitors to New Lanark will, from now on, find the going a bit easier as they take a stroll to see the magnificent Falls of Clyde.

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Banks Renewables 50th turbine

Renewable energy company celebrates

A Lanarkshire-based renewable energy firm, has erected its 50th onshore wind turbine after work was completed on the first of 15 turbines forming Middle Muir windfarm near Crawfordjohn.

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Scottish Water is urging us not to waste water, particularly during the current dry spell.

Public urged to use water wisely during warm spell

Scottish Water is asking the public to use water wisely to help maintain supplies during the current period of hot summer weather.

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Tote Building at the Race Course, Lanark is set to be saved.

Investing for the Common Good in Lanark

The burgh of Lanark will benefit from two projects made possible through funding via the Common Good Fund.

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Pink Sparrow in Kirkmuirhill. Pic copyright of Gordon Laird

Flamingo sparrow spotted feeding in Kirkmuirhill

It’s certainly an unusual sighting as far as the ornithology world goes - a pink, yes that’s right, a pink sparrow.

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Banks Renewables have just installed their 50th wind turbine.

Local energy firm builds its 50th wind turbine in South Lanarkshire

A Hamilton based renewable energy firm, Banks Renewables, has erected its 50th onshore wind turbine after work was completed on the first of the 15 turbines that will make up the Middle Muir wind farm near Crawfordjohn.

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Melissa Reilly appointed to Community Development Trust

New development manager appointed by Community Development Trust

The Lanark Community Development Trust has appointed Melissa Reilly as Development Manager to assist the board strategically across a number of key projects and work areas.

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Surveying the Stonebyres heritage

Glorious Gardens needs your help

The scenery of the Clyde and Avon Valley is unique. Historic designed landscapes and gardens make a significant contribution to this very special environment.

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SSPCA appeal for help

Help feed Lanarkshire’s hungry bunnies

The Scottish SPCA is appealing to animal lovers in Lanarkshire to help feed hungry rabbits who have been rescued or born in the charity’s care.

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Pictured are Thomas Knowles, HES head of grants; Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop and Alex Paterson, HES chief executive.

CARS grants available

Communities across Scotland are set to benefit from a £10 million investment under Historic Environment Scotland’s (HES) flagship conservation and regeneration funding programme.

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The recycling rate has seen a considerable increase since last year.

Scottish recycling rate rockets

Scottish recycling, composting and re-use of waste from all sources has rocketed past the 60 per cent milestone for the first time. That was the key finding of Official Statistics published today (29 May 2018) by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

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It's not good news for Scottish residents with a phobia of creepy crawlies (Photo: Charlesjsharp / Wikimedia Commons)

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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