What’s in this week’s Gazette?

The Two Ronnies...with members of Lanark and District Pipe Band
The Two Ronnies...with members of Lanark and District Pipe Band

From Christmas lights festivities to Clydesdale’s transport problems, the Gazette reporters have been out and about all week keeping you up to date with all the latest news from our area.

In a victory for campaigners in Law Village, transport authority SPT has announced a new timetable offering three daily bus runs to Wishaw but there is growing anger among Lanark and Carluke train travellers as the full implications of Glasgow train timetable changes coming into effect in less than a month became clearer.

Instead of skiing in the Cairngorms, snow seekers will soon be heading to Clydesdale after planning permission was granted for a ski centre in Leadhills while over in Biggar, thoughtless drivers parking illegally are putting the lives of residents of one part of town at risk.

We speak to the mother of a Lanark teenager, who was killed in a car crash last year, as she aims to improve road safety in the town and there is also an interview with a Leukaemia sufferer who will push his body to the limit next year on a marathon cycle from Glasgow to Malaga in Spain.

Also included is the heartwarming tale of a family be reunited again thanks to the Gazette plus plenty of pictures from the Lanark Christmas lights switch-on and the Blackwood Primary School showcase on World War One.

Plus find out what happened when our own Ron Harris met up with his namesake, Chelsea FC legend Ron ‘Chopper’ Harris, at the recent Lanark and District Pipe Band’s Sportsman’s Brunch.