© 2016 All rights reserved. Made By Mike Wilson

The County You Live, Work And Play

Show Notes Episode 11

Coming up on this episode:

We have this months Spotlight

We talk birthday celebrations and podcast release dates

Council forced to pay for vandal damage

Claims of bullying at Party East Kilbride HQ

Residents of Orbiston may get new pharmacy

we talk to Sandra Cushnie about the future of Hamilton and District Primary Schools’ Football Association

Council leader suddenly resigns

And we look ahead to some what's on events with the noticeboard.

Also you can find links to all the people/groups mentioned in the podcast in a list at the end of the show notes.

If your a first time listener I thank you for supporting a podcast that's all about the community and if your a regular subscriber thanks for returning.

The Spotlight for this month is going to shine on Cancer Research UK. We did have them a few months ago but we will focus on them again as it is World Cancer Day on the 4th February 2016. You'll get more information about this on the AcrossLanarkshire  homepage.

Now in our next release we will be celebrating the 1st birthday of the XL Podcast. We will take a look back over the past 12 months and play back some of our previous interviews. You can also send us birthday wishes via the homepage of the website if you have the time and that would be greatly appreciated.

So onto our first story:

South Lanarkshire Council have been forced to pay out thousands of pounds in repairs to schools after they were targeted by vandals.

Get The Full Story

Scottish Labour has launched an investigation into a local party branch after complaints of bullying behaviour.

Get The Full Story

Fears have been raised that a popular schools’ football league may be forced to fold if they don’t receive financial help.

Sandra Cushnie has been running Hamilton and District Primary Schools’ Football Association for several years, with one of the cups dating back to the Second World War, but charges introduced by South Lanarkshire Leisure for pitches that were previously used free of charge have pushed them towards the edge. She is on the podcast this month.

Get The History On The Story Here

Bellshill residents are being invited to give their views on whether they feel they have adequate access to pharmacy services in the Orbiston area.

Get The Full Story Here or Take The Consultation Survey Here

The long time leader of North Lanarkshire Council sensationally quit on sparking a local Labour leadership contest.

Get The Full Story Here


Get all the details by visiting our Noticeboard page.

The winning entries from the SLLC Photography Competition are now available for viewing at Chatelherault Country Park! The exhibition runs until the 6th March

A Rainbow trail run will take place at Chatelherault Country park as part of LGBT History Month 2016!

The run/jog/walk is suitable for all abilities and if you have never attempted one before, this is a great event to join in the fun and experience a sense of achievement amongst family/friends and the family pet!
£10 entry fee for the 10K and £5 for the 5K

That all takes place on Sunday 21st February

At Low Parks Musuem in Hamilton

Next of Kin, explores the personal stories of separation and loss experienced by Scottish families during the First World War. 
It's on now and runs to 29th March 2016

tEKno promotions and East Kilbride Arts Centre present the third Techno & House night after their sell out success in June & October last year.

6th February 2016



Catch 1D doppelgängers, One and Only Direction, when they perform at East Kilbride Village Theatre on February 6th!



Stock up on the best local produce at the monthly Overton Farmers Market held on the 1st Saturday of each month!

The Overton Farmers Market takes place in the heart of the Clyde Valley at Overton Farm in Crossford, and has been running for over five years.

9am - 1pm

Don't miss the very first South Lanarkshire Mini Comic Con at Greenhills Library in east kilbride on February 6th!

There will be over 40 traders selling Comics, Graphic Novels, Crafts, Art, Old and New Figures, Funko Pop and much more.
Entry is free and the event will run from 10am until 4pm.

The last few years has seen the profile of The Circus of Horrors jump tremendously after rampaging into the finals of Britain’s Got Talent & to this date it is still the only circus ever to reach the finals.
The latest incarnation ‘Welcome to the Carnevil’ is set in Victorian London in 1899, Jack the Ripper was still at large & this was the age of the Freakshow, a young girl dreamt of running away to join the Circus only to see her dream become a nightmare in a decrepit & corpse ridden Carnevil, plagued by a swamp of Killer Klowns, Sword Swallowers, Demon Dwarfs, Death Defying Aerialists, A Guinness World Record holding Hairculian Diva swinging solely from her hair, back flipping & fire limboing acrobats & lots lots more, A show ruled by the undead & climaxing in an awesome flaming apocalypse.
This all takes place in Motherwell Concert Hall and Lanark Memorial Hall.

on the 7th February at 19:30

Tickets are £22

Or Lanark Memorial Hall on the 8th February.


Supporting LGBT Health & Well Being a unique community initiative that promotes the health and wellbeing of LGBT people in Scotland. May Miller, Cat Harvey and Michelle McManus perform the Vagina Monologues.
You can catch them at East Kilbride Arts Centre on 9th and 10th February at 8pm

or in Rutherglen Town Hall on the 11th February  at 19:30 or The Townhouse Hamilton on the 16th February at 19:30

Tickets for all shows cost £15

The annual Uddingston Musicfest takes place on the 13th February through to the 21st.

Call 01698323437

Don't miss 8 days of music, stories and poetry for young and old all over the village at this years Uddingston Musicfest! 
Events include the following:

Saturday 13th February

Ring up the Curtain
Mixed Instruments Workshop - Nigel Gatherer.
Tickets £6
Church of the Nazarene
Register via Nigel Gatherer's website.
Limited places.

Scratchy Noises - Slow Session 
All instruments welcome
Church of the Nazarene
From 2pm

Let’s have a Ceilidh
Surprises in store!
Uddingston Old Parish Church
7.30 pm

Sunday 14th February

Songs of Praise
Village celebration of God's gift of music.
Baptist Church
Donations for Christian Aid

Monday 15th February

Tea Dance
George Rodger and friend.
Uddingston Old Parish Church

Tuesday 16th February

Mindfulness with Martin Stepek
Uddingston Library
With hearts and with voices
Ebenezer Congregational Church Choir, with St John the Baptist Church Choir.
St Andrew's Episcopal Church

Thursday 18th February

Bb Miner
The show will be performed by Summerlee Museum's B Flat Miners and is about a Lanarkshire 20th century miner told using story, folk songs and some drama!
Church of the Nazarene

Friday 19th February

Happy Ukuleles. Not to be missed!
The Rowantree
7.30pm onwards

Saturday 20th February

Ian Walker Band
Ian Walker, Mo Walker & Jimmy Scott
Christian & folk music
Uddingston Old Parish Church

Sunday 21st February

Evening Service
Uddingston Old Parish Church

The world's number one Take That tribute band, Rule The World, are heading to Motherwell Concert Hall on February 26th!

Tickets £13:00 19:30

Remember you can get a whole list of whats on's in the Noticeboard, Get all these details and more at acrosslanarkshire.co.uk

Oh one final thing, if you could spend a few minutes to give us a review on iTunes i would really appreciate that. It want take up much of your time and it will help us a huge amount. If not thanks for listening to the XL podcast. Until next month...


Across Lanarkshire

Cancer Research UK

Pharmacy Survey For Orbiston

North Lanarkshire Council

South Lanarkshire Council


One and Only Direction

Lanarkshire Farmers Market

The Circus Of Horrors

Uddingston Music Festival

Rule The World Take That Tribute Act