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The County You Live, Work And Play

Show Notes Episode 15

Hi i'm Mike and this is the XL podcast in association with acrosslanarkshire.co.uk. Thank you for downloading and listening.

The XL podcast the monthly podcast with everything you need to know about Lanarkshire. The county you live, work and play.

Coming up on this episode:

Housing Officer Up For Top Award

Hospital Forced To Close Doors

Trees Removed From Park

Unwanted Guest At The Red Moss Hotel

Less Assaults On Staff

Home Repairs Improving

School Bomb Threats

Last month the spotlight shone on The One Stop Shop in Motherwell. They where in need of help as their funding stopped from the Scottish government and they will be closing their free of charge services to families and individuals from North & South Lanarkshire. We backed them to help raise awareness and get signatures towards a campaign to save the service. At the time of publishing this podcast sadly it does not look good. You can still follow the story in our latest news section and we will leave a link to Karen Nobles Facebook page.

Now onto this months Spotlight and we shine the focus onto The British Heart Foundation. A charity which  are the UK's number one heart charity and through 50 years of funding cutting edge research they have made a big difference to people's lives.

But the landscape of heart disease is changing. More people survive a heart attack than ever before, and that combined with an ageing population means more people are now living with heart disease. For every £1 they raise BHF spend 78p on life saving research and support for heart patients. As always you can get all the information from the spotlight page. just follow the links in the show notes or via the AcrossLanarkshire  homepage.

Stories coming up on the podcast

Housing Officer Up For Top Award

Hospital Forced To Close Doors

Trees Removed From Chatelherault Country Park

Room With A Wooooo!

Fewer Assaults On SLC Staff

NLC Home Repairs Improving

Schools Bomb Threat

What's On For June

The biggest, best and original selection of inflatables is coming to Halfway Park, Cambuslang G72 7ZJ.

Saturday 4th June to Sunday 19th June
Weekday sessions
6pm - 8pm

Weekend sessions
12pm - 6pm
6pm - 8pm
For full details and prices just click on our Noticeboard Page  

One of Scotlands oldest traditions takes place this month.

Lanark Lanimer Week. The celebration has been held in Lanark on the Thursday between the sixth and twelfth days of June annually since the year 1140.

from 5th June to 11th June

Lanark Lanimer week begins on Sunday with the Kirkin' of the Lord Cornet Elect. The day starts with a procession of the Lord Cornets Club and other town groups down the High Street to St Nicholas Parish Church - where a 'combined churches' service is held to 'Kirk' the Cornet Elect.

Thursday sees the 'Big Day' - Lanimer Day and Lanark hosts one of the largest processions in the United Kingdom. Numerous Lanimer 'Lorries' (floats) - and a cast of over a thousand school children take to the streets to take part in the Lanimer Queens State Procession, led by the Lord Cornet and marching bands.

The following all take place on Saturday 11th June

The Carluke & District Gala Day

From 11am

weather dependant.

Newmains & District Gala Day


free entry

Starthaven Gala Day

From 10am

Free entry

Mount Cameron Primary School Summer Fayre

10am to 12 noon

entry £1:00

East Kilbride

Football in Five Images

Cumbernauld Theatre!

Tickets cost £12:00


Football in Five Images is a new theatre discussion show on the state of Scottish football featuring Stuart Cosgrove and Graham Spiers.

If you want more information on any of those events on Saturday 11th June just head over to our

Love & Light Recovery Cafe

12 noon - 4pm

Every Saturday between 28th May 2016 and 31st December 2016

Pilgrim Community Centre Airdrie

They are a community recovery cafe. Their aims and objectives are to help families affected by alcoholism, but they welcome the whole community to come.

The annual Summerlee Model Railway Exhibition Weekend

11 June to 12 June

10am - 5pm

free event

Join Newmains Knit and Natter for all things yarn related on the second Tuesday of each month at The NCT Centre!

Entry is £2 which includes Tea/Coffee

East Kilbride Rep Theatre presents a very funny new production of the smash hit from America, Nana’s Naughty Knickers!

15 June 2016 to 18 June 2016


east kilbride village theatre


On the 17th June the Family Roller Disco skates into town at the Carluke Leisure Centre.

the times are 6.15pm - 7.45pm

Adult £6.50, Child £3.60

Enjoy an intimate and upclose evening with Chesney Hawkes on Saturday 17th June at Berits & Brown in Eurocentral with tickets costing £12.50

As he celebrates the 25th anniversary of 'The One & Only' topping the UK charts. Chesney continues to tour and record, performing at festivals across the world and writing for other artists and this intimate show will feature a mix of songs, old and new, along with some stories from his career.

Cumbernauld Gala Day takes place on Saturday 18th June at Cumbernauld New Town Hall!

11am - 4pm

free entry

The Midnight Walk is a ladies-only sponsored walk in aid of St. Andrew’s Hospice. This year's brand new route starts and finishes at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility, walking through Carfin, New Stevenston, Holytown, Mossend and Motherwell and takes place on the 18th

On the 19th you can take part in the Barnardo’s Big Toddle at Calderglen Country Park and help raise money for this special charity!

10am onwards

Free to enter and sponsorship money is paid directly to Barnardo’s.
The Big Toddle is a sponsored walk for 0-5 year olds and has been going since 1997. It is to date the UK's best charity fundraising event for under 5's so far raising around £14 million. It’s their 150th anniversary this year.

This years Family Man Fun Day at Hamilton Park Racecourse takes place on Sunday 19th from 12 noon till 4 pm.
Entry to the event and almost all activities on the day are free of charge for families.

The Strathaven Model Airshow returns to Strathaven Airfield for a fourth year on the 25th & 26th of June!

Gates open 10am - 5pm

Proceeds from the show will support Kilbryde Hospice and St. Andrews Hospice!


The WildFire Festival, returns to Wiston Lodge for a fifth year on the 24th June to 26 June

8am - 11pm

tickets cost From £15.00