50 YEARS AGO
* Mr and Mrs Andrew Girdwood, 65 Ivanhoe Crescent, celebrated their Golden Wedding.
* Kilncadzow, Yieldshields, Wiston, Walston and Quothquan were among 17 small Lanarkshire villages to benefit from a scheme to provide 400 street lamps at a cost of over 19,000.
* Law and District Council recommended that dustmen use a shovel if they ever caused a mess during their work. The request came
following the news that dustmen had left spilled egg shells, tins and bottles at three different points after emptying buckets in Cairneymount Road, Carluke.
* Mr Daniel Dugan, stationmaster at Girvan for the previous five years, was promoted stationmaster at Carstairs railway station.
* Forth Wanderers were confident of getting over 4000 fans to attend their fourth round Scottish Junior Cup tie against Baillieston at Kingshill Park on January 3.
* Around 320 pensioners sat down for the annual old folks reunion at Carluke Town Hall, where they enjoyed an excellent meal.
100 YEARS AGO
* Lanark Celtic football team were top of the South Lanarkshire Juvenile League after a hugely impressive 5-0 away win at New Trows.
* Larkhall United were cursing missing a penalty in their 0-0 Lanarkshire League draw at Law Volunteers.
* Forth's Joseph Stark was in rude health after being appointed as medical practitioner for Winchburgh, Linlithgowshire.
* Lanark Town Council was to consider a proposal to widen Kirkfieldbank Bridge, after hearing about passionate campaigning for this from local villagers.
* Dr Walford Bodie's exhibition provided much entertainment at Carluke Town Hall, which was packed to the rafters.
* The Good Templars were to do three concerts in Carluke at New Year,
which were sure to be Good gigs in more ways than one.
* As a result of a two-day sale of work held in aid of Christ Church Hall, the impressive sum of 162 was realised.
* Gibson's Cadzow Lever watches were on sale for 21/- at Hamilton watchmaker and jeweller A Gibson.