It was a real shame to hear about the theft from Castlebank Park.

There has been a lot of hard work put in by everyone involved in restoring one of our local landmarks in recent years and unfortunately this is not the first time that items have been stolen from the area.

Owenstown has been a divisive topic among locals over the years and the issue has now been resolved after a Scottish Government Reporter has dismissed an appeal against the refusal of planning permission in principle for the development.

The Lanark Business Group made its opposition to the project known in the past and it appears that those behind the project will look for alternative sites outside Scotland.

Good luck to Lanark Amateur Musical Society who take to the stage at the Memorial Hall this week to perform Our House; have you got your tickets yet?

It was a good week for local sport with Lanark United thrashing Larkhall Thistle to seal an important win in the Central First Division – head over to Millar Stoddart’s sports round-up for your weekly update.

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’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

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