Time marches on and it feels strange to be in August already. The schools are back and we seem to be heading towards Halloween and, dare I say it, Christmas.

There is definitely a sense that organisations are trying to make good things happen in the town, as shown by the inaugural trail run festival held at the Racecourse last weekend.

New Lanark have been busy over the summer too with a wide range of events including their music festival and they’ve now announced their latest event; a book festival that’s set to take place in October.

A host of well-known Scottish authors such as Alistair Moffat will be speaking at the four-day event at the World Heritage Site, it seems like it’ll be another good event for the town.

Well done to Lanark Golf Club member Andrew Thomson who played a key role in helping Scotland Boys lift their first title in nine yearsat the home internationals held in Wales last week.

Speaking of golf, Lanark held an international event of its own last week as the girls’ home nation tournament took place there last week too with England retaining the Stroyan Cup for the eighth year in succession.

If you’re looking for something to do in the town in the coming days then don’t forget to check out the What’s On guide to discover what you can get up to in the area.

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