New pharmacy granted in Carstairs

THE long battle by campaigners fighting to prevent a new commercial pharmacy opening in Carstairs Village has been lost.

Their last-ditch appeal to the NHS National Appeal Panel against the plan by chemist chain PNC Pharma Ltd to open a branch in a former cafe on the village’s Lanark Road has been rejected.

Now worried locals will be waiting to hear the fate of their long-established and popular local GP dispensary, said to be under threat if the commercial operator was allowed to go ahead with its plans.

For more information on this story, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is in the shops now.