This week’s headlines are dominated by the sombre news that burial charges are rising sharply this year again.
But, on a lighter note, there is plenty of Easter fun as the Braehead Under-Fives display their Easter bunny ears, Blackwood pupils show off their Easter bonnets, and decorated bogies line up for a crazy Easter race at Hawksland.
Windfarms are again to the fore, with the lure of a £4.7m fund if one at Crawfordjohn goes ahead, but locals are already lodging their objections.
Forth continues its fight back against a travel writer poking fun at it, with a visit by MSP Aileen Campbell to emphasise the village’s good points, and plans for a local music festival.
And we catch up with Lanark singer Horse as she goes on tour.
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