Theft won’t stop Lanark’s Totally Locally campaign

THOSE leading Lanark’s fight back to prosperity aren’t going to let a senseless theft get in the way of the launch of their first big campaign next week.

As reported in the Gazette, the recently reformed Lanark Business Group has been seeking ways to bolster the independent shops and businesses which still form the backbone of the traditional market town’s economy.

With a successful pre-Christnas late opening night promotion behind it, the group has now moved on to the Totally Locally Lanark campaign, being launched with a series of street events, a traders market and special offers at the majority of the town’s shops on Saturday, April 20.

Participating businesses chipped in to commission the publicity banners, posters and leaflets to advertise the launch. But one of the large banners, which cost £60, was stolen.

A member of the Business Group esaid: “Who did it and why they did it, we just don’t know. What use is a banner advertsing Totally Locally Lanark to them?

“Still, we don’t want to dwell on negative things like that. Totally Locally is a positive step forward for the town traders and everyone taking part can hardly wait to get things started.”

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