With the Christmas Market gone for another year our attention naturally begins to focus on the big day itself next month.

The cold days and dark nights are well and truly here – although there has been no sign of snow yet – but there is still plenty taking place in the town over the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more!

It is good to see that St Kentigern’s has been strengthened after concerns that it may deteriorate in the wintery conditions and the emergency repairs will undoubtedly help one of Lanark’s most historical assets.

Speaking of history, Lanarkians are being asked to share their views about the town’s great annual Lanimer Week celebrations so please take the time to answer the Lanimer Committee and Lanark Community Development Trust’s survey.

Did you know that Claudia Beamish held an arts forum last Friday at the Library to discuss ways to promote and encourage the arts in the area? It is an interesting project and certainly worth a read.

This week I was pleased to visit Lanark’s latest business; Carraghers Deli. There was a great response to the news when a photo was put up a short while ago on the Lanark Life Facebook page and I wish Peter and Tara all the very best with their venture.

As ever if there is anything you would like to see 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,