What’s in this week’s Gazette?

Pew or pub? This week's Lanark Gazette
Pew or pub? This week's Lanark Gazette

THE Gazette team have been busy over the last seven days and here is a wee snippet of what is in this week’s paper.

For the first time since World War One, Clydesdale folk can choose to spend Sunday mornings with the Good Lord – or with a landlord thanks to new licensing laws.

Despite a planning application for new homes being withdrawn, the controversy in one Crossford street shows no signs of abating as the landowner he will breed rats in caravans situated on the site.

The coming of the Great Tapestry of Scotland to the New Lanark Institute for a month-long stay, starting this week, is expected to draw thousands of extra visitors to the area while a legal document, dating back over 30 years, has been unearthed in the fight to prevent a former Biggar Kirk becoming a pub, restaurant and brewery.

Budding singers or other acts will flock to Lanark Auction Market early next month as Britain’s Got Talent producers scout the area for un-tapped talent and we speak to Forth comedian John Gavin ahead of his show at Biggar Little Festival.

Pick your copy of this weekend’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette, which is out on Wednesday, priced at 80p.