The Provost opens the new outdoor area at Smiddy Court Lanark

Tenants enjoy breath of air’’

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.

The Royal Bank of Scotland has decided not to reprieve its Douglas Branch.Biggar got better news.

Biggar saved but Douglas doomed

There was good news and bad news for Clydesdale this week with the Royal Bank of Scotland announcing its threatened Biggar branch would remain open but that it will close its Douglas branch as originally planned.

Dr Lisa Cameron MP

Backing for campaign

Lesmahagow’s MSP Dr Lisa Cameron has thrown her support behind Bloodwise, a campaign to raise awareness of blood cancer.

Aileen Campbell MSP

Campbell unveils a free products plan

SNP MSP for Clydesdale Aileen Campbell, in her role as the Scottish Government’s Communities Secretary has announced that free sanitary products will be available to pupils and students at schools, colleges and universities across Scotland thanks to £5.2 million Scottish Government funding.

Changes are being proposed to the parliamentary boundary

Goodbye Hamilton Hello Dumfries?

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.

Will the village lose a vital lifeline transport infrastructure?

Pettinain to be a new Brigadoon?

As the Gazette went to press this week Pettinain Community Council were holding an emergency meeting to discuss a threat to the future of the Clyde Bridge connecting it to Carstairs Junction.

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