Category Archives: Community Events

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Once again Macmillan are encouraging people to join in the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ by either holding their own event in support of Macmillan Cancer Support or attending one. This is a great cause. Macmillan gives invaluable support to individuals … Continue reading

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Put Passengers First

30 years ago bus services outside London were deregulated and Scottish Labour wants this to change. Without regulation bus companies in Scotland can slash services with little or no consultation. As a consequence, since 2007, the total number of bus … Continue reading

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Opening of the Clyde Walk Way Community Links Routes

On Friday I attended the launch of the Clyde Walk Way Community Links Route in the Popinjay at Rosebank. It was great to hear about the amount of work that has been put into this project by Clyde and Avon … Continue reading

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Enjoying local wildlife

I had a fantastic time camping out for RSPB’s Big Wild Sleepout. Time took on a different dimension as my partner Michael and I watched house martins in the twilight, then bats taking their place in the sky search for insects. … Continue reading

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Castlebank Park – Green Flag Status

Congratulations to Castlebank Park on achieving a Green Flag Award from Keep Scotland Beautiful.  Lanark Development Trust in collaboration with South Lanarkshire Council has shown real commitment in preserving and developing the Park into a green space the community and … Continue reading

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Open Farm Sunday

On Saturday morning I am visiting Overton Farm to support ‘Farm Sunday’. Over 1000 farms across the UK are opening their gates to the public at the weekend and Overton Farm, Crossford is one of them.  This is an opportunity … Continue reading

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Scottish Labour taking on fuel poverty

In South Lanarkshire over a third of people live in fuel poverty and it is unacceptable that people cannot afford to keep their homes warm.  This figure is not helped by the SNP’s decision to cut energy efficiency in the recent budget. … Continue reading

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I’m no stick in the mud

I was transported back to my childhood when I joined families at ‘Growing Up Wild’ in Mauldslie Wood near Rosebank on the Clyde Valley last week. Over the Spring Break Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership (CAVLAP) joined with South … Continue reading

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Carluke Development Trust AGM

I was delighted this week to go along to Carluke Development Trust AGM and catch up with what they have being doing over the past year. This year there a number of different speakers who spoke around the theme of … Continue reading

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Wanlockhead Community Buyout

Wanlockhead hit the headlines this week when the BBC reported on the community’s buyout proposals: I was at the meeting on Saturday (16th) hosted by residents of Wanlockhead which outlined their proposals to buy land in and around Wanlockhead … Continue reading

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