It’s strange to think that we’re approaching the end of February already, a cursory glance of the date at the bottom of your screen doesn’t tell the full story.

For instance, all of our Lanimer principals have been announced and it seems that the big week isn’t too far away at all.

What does seem far away though is any solution to our ongoing train problems. It was good to see that Clydesdale MSP Aileen Campbell managed to get several rail chiefs along to the Memorial Hall for her train surgery; but will we see any meaningful changes? Only time will tell.

If you’re a regular visitor to the site you’ll know that the Lanark Community Development Trust have been working hard alongside the Lanimer Committee in recent months to generate support for their Alston’s Yard renovation project.

They are very close to reaching their target of 825 signatures but still need more Lanarkians to pledge your support – have you backed the plans yet?

After all of this terrible weather that we’ve had recently our local sports clubs were back in action last weekend and Millar Stoddart’s sports page is the place to be for your full round-up.

And since the weather is just that wee bit better why not head over to the What’s On page to see what you can get up to in and around the town?

As ever if there’s anything you would like to see 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.

Best wishes,