Something that we perhaps take for granted in this digital age is just how easy it is to consume content from around the world.

The Lanark Life website gets visitors from all four corners of the globe and has grown steadily since we first went online back in 2012.

Many moons ago it would have been impossible to have followed the progress of our very own Lanark and District Pipe Band in New York last week, but it was great to be able to do so right here in the Royal Burgh.

Lanark Life’s Millar Stoddart and Frank Gunning both happened to be in Manhattan at the same time as the Pipe Band and I enjoyed seeing the photos from the Tartan Day Parade.

Now that we’re half way through April my mind naturally begins to turn towards the summer and the wide range of events and attractions we have in the area.

I’ve been in regular contact with the team at Lanark Lifestyles Leisure Centre and it’s great to see that they’re going ahead with their 5k and 10k trail runs in August.

The team were looking for feedback on whether or not this event would be of interest to Lanarkians so well done if you gave it the thumbs up on the Lanark Life Facebook page – you have helped make it happen!

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 possible; it’s your website!

Best wishes,


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