There has been plenty happening in the town over the last few weeks, things never wind down slowly in Lanark!

There are plenty of events taking place in the area in the run up to Christmas, head over to the What’s On guide to see what you can get up to.

It is a shame that the Great Tapestry of Scotland exhibition has left New Lanark but I was delighted to discover that it attracted nearly 14,000 people to the area in just five weeks. Well done to everyone involved in making the project a success.

Speaking of projects, have you signed the Alston’s Yard petition yet? Over 400 people have backed the plans but 825 are needed; click here to find out more and sign the petition.

Millar Stoddart is on the ball with his sports round-up which is definitely worth a read. It’s Lanark United v Carluke Rovers this Saturday so keep an eye out for the full build-up later in the week.

Regular readers will know that there was an interesting photo competition on the Lanark Life Facebook page last week, were you correct? Another photo will be going on the page on Thursday, be sure to give the page a like so you can see when it’s online.

Did you know that you can reserve your seat at the annual Royal Burgh of Lanark New Year Dinner? It might be a good idea to seal your place early! Click here to find out more.

As ever if there’s anything you would like to see featured on the Lanark Life website just send me an e-mail using the address below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Best wishes,