South Lanarkshire Council Leader Eddie McAvoy Column: We're Reaping Benefits of Quality in Kids' Education

39 days ago
South Lanarkshire Council leader Eddie McAvoy column: We're reaping benefits of quality in kids' education. An overall pass rate of 77 per cent was achieved across South Lanarkshire for the first time, while at National 4 and National 5 level, the respective pass rates were 88.4 per cent and 83.2 per cent. -> Read more at Hamilton Advertiser

South Lanarkshire Council Sign £1.1bn City Deal

40 days ago
South Lanarkshire Council sign £1.1bn City Deal. Depute council leader Jackie Burns pens historic agreement with chief secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander MP and Derek Mackay MSP, minister for local government and planning. -> Read more at Hamilton Advertiser

Council Leader Rules out Holyrood Aspirations as Tweedbank Tapestry Row Rages

16 days ago
Council leader rules out Holyrood aspirations as Tweedbank tapestry row rages. SCOTTISH Borders Council’s Independent leader David Parker has rubbished a suggestion that he wants to replace Christine Grahame as the SNP MSP for Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale. -> Read more at Border Telegraph

Flats in South Lanarkshire are Set to Get Recycling Bins

14 days ago
Flats in South Lanarkshire are set to get recycling bins. Flatted properties throughout South Lanarkshire will soon be able to recycle paper, card, plastic, tins and cans. -> Read more at Hamilton Advertiser

Hamilton Gran Janet Wilson (71) Sheds Two Stone in Weight

50 days ago
Hamilton gran Janet Wilson (71) sheds two stone in weight. Janet loses weight thanks to South Lanarkshire Council and NHS Lanarkshire. -> Read more at Hamilton Advertiser

South Lanarkshire Votes No in Independence Referendum

11 days ago
South Lanarkshire votes No in independence referendum. SOUTH Lanarkshire has voted to remain part of the United Kingdom in the historic Scottish independence referendum... -> Read more at Carluke Gazette

Single People Claiming Council Tax Discount Asked to Let South Lanarkshire Council Know of Change in Circumstances

12 days ago
Single people claiming Council Tax discount asked to let South Lanarkshire Council know of change in circumstances. In last financial year single person discounts amounted to £13m -> Read more at Hamilton Advertiser

McAvoy is Ready to Step Up a Level

53 days ago
McAvoy is ready to step up a level. Hamilton Accies academy director Frankie McAvoy admits his side never expected to be kicking off in the top flight on Saturday... -> Read more at Motherwell Times

Vandals Wreck Graves at Westburn Cemetery

47 days ago
Vandals wreck graves at Westburn Cemetery. Call for South Lanarkshire Council to improve security -> Read full article

A Relic of a Plan to Turn M74 into M6?

48 days ago
A relic of a plan to turn M74 into M6? SOUTH Lanarkshire Council’s idea that the Crawfordjohn road sign to the M6 instead of the M74 might have been altered has been disputed... -> Read more at Carluke Gazette

McAvoy in Indyref Ice Challenge

39 days ago
McAvoy in indyref ice challenge. Scottish film star James McAvoy nominates Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling to do the ice bucket challenge. -> Read more at BBC News

Council Leader Embarks on Great Tweed Trek

56 days ago
Council Leader embarks on Great Tweed Trek. SCOTTISH Borders Council Leader David Parker is embarking on a marathon walk to raise money for local charity - and he has invited everyone to join him. -> Read more at Peeblesshire News

Farrier Sandy Beveridge Re-submits Stable Plans

2 days ago
Farrier Sandy Beveridge re-submits stable plans. PLANS for new homes and stables in Kilncadzow have been re-submitted to South Lanarkshire Council... -> Read more at Carluke Gazette

East Kilbride MSP Calls for a Town Strategy to Let Kids Play

61 days ago
East Kilbride MSP calls for a town strategy to let kids play. Linda Fabiani wants South Lanarkshire's Council's chief executive to clarify where playpark  upgrade cash has been spent. -> Read more at East Kilbride News

Biggar Undertaker Unhappy with Cremation Guidelines

27 days ago
Biggar undertaker unhappy with cremation guidelines. BEING obese is a burning issue if you live in South Lanarkshire - after the council announced new guidelines to funeral directors. -> Read more at Carluke Gazette

Plans Submitted to SLC for Cormiston Farm

58 days ago
Plans submitted to SLC for Cormiston Farm. AN application to turn a picturesque Biggar barn into a permanent wedding venue has been submitted to South Lanarkshire Council... -> Read more at Carluke Gazette

Over 1000 Rutherglen and Cambuslang Motorists Caught in Disabled Spaces Since 2011

26 days ago
Over 1000 Rutherglen and Cambuslang motorists caught in disabled spaces since 2011. Cambuslang worst for on-street offenders as South Lanarkshire Council relaunch campaign -> Read full article

Council Planners Give Calderglen Sports Complex with Boxing Gym the Green Light

33 days ago
Council planners give Calderglen sports complex with boxing gym the green light. Plans for an indoor sporting facility that will house a five-a-side football pitch and a boxing gym next to East Kilbride Community Trust's K-Park in Calderglen Country Park were approved by South Lanarkshire Council this week. -> Read more at East Kilbride News

Centralisation Criticised

41 days ago
Centralisation criticised. The leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council has hit out at fire chiefs for confirming the region’s control room closure and delivering news that vehicle maintenance will be taken away from the area... -> Read more at Galloway Gazette

Fife Council Leader Says Tax Freeze May be Un-sustainable

48 days ago
Fife Council leader says tax freeze may be un-sustainable. Fife Council leader David Ross has warned the council tax freeze may be un-sustainable unless the Scottish Government finds some other way to fund local services. -> Read more at The Courier

Eddie May: I Don't Want to Produce Average Hibees

47 days ago
Eddie May: I don't want to produce average Hibees. Eddie May knows all about derby day excitement and, like every Hibs fan, he is looking forward to Sunday. -> Read more at Edinburgh Evening News

Eviction: South Lanarkshire Council Have Given Nathan Days to Leave his Home

31 days ago
Eviction: South Lanarkshire Council have given Nathan days to leave his home. Charity Building Bridges who help gypsies and travellers in Scotland say this is an unusual way for a local authority to act, and are trying to stop the eviction. -> Read more at Hamilton Advertiser

McAvoy Nominates Salmond for Ice Bucket Challenge

39 days ago
McAvoy nominates Salmond for Ice Bucket Challenge. SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: Hollywood star James McAvoy has nominated Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling to take part in ‘The Ice Bucket Challenge’... -> Read more at The Scotsman

Fury over School Merger

12 days ago
Fury over school merger. North Lanarkshire Council has come under fire after it scrapped a school merger in Motherwell... -> Read more at Cumbernauld News

No Cash for Clydesdale in Council's £1bn City Deal

20 days ago
No cash for Clydesdale in council's £1bn City Deal. SOUTH Lanarkshire Council has announced a massive investment partnership which could total £1 billion – but it looks like Clydesdale will miss out on any cash. -> Read more at Carluke Gazette