Cemex, the international company refused permission last week by the Scottish Government to extend its existing Hyndford Quarry into the Bonnington beautyspot between Lanark and New Lanark, has said it is considering legal action to get the decision reversed.
A maker of the Blue Planet documentary series has said that the pollution of the River Clyde starts right here in rural Clydesdale and not, as many think, as it flows through industrial Lanarkshire and Glasgow.
Perhaps prompted by this summer’s glorious weather, residents in Lanark’s Smiddy Court Sheltered Housing complex decided to try to create an open air area in their estate where they could chat or socialise.
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.
At the next UK General Election, Carluke and Lanark folk might no longer be voting in the same constituency they currently share with the people of Hamilton East but with the citizens of Dumfriesshire instead.