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11 Aug 2017

New dates announced for meetings of the Third Sector Forum

We are pleased to announce the dates and venues for the next meetings of the Third Sector Forum in each of South Lanarkshire's localities: READ MORE

4 Jan 2017


Pull on your wellies and grab a pencil - it's time to get involved in the Clyde and Avon Valley Wildlife Challenge and 500 Words Competition 2017. READ MORE

14 Dec 2016

Family Recipes Wanted for Historical Cook Book

See your favourite family recipes in print by contributing them to ‘The Clyde and Avon Valley Tasting Through Time Cookbook’, due to be published in 2017.

This cookbook will trace the history of apples, plums and pears in recipes from the Roman period through to the modern day.  It is hoped that the book will be complemented by recipes and stories contributed from members of the local community. READ MORE

31 Oct 2016

Job opportunity at VASLan: Communications and Marketing Officer

We have an opportunity for a Communications & Marketing Officer to join our office in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire. 

As the Communications & Marketing Officer you will possess excellent communication skills, be creative, enthusiastic and determined to produce high quality work, with a great eye for detail and good design skills. READ MORE

6 Oct 2016

VASLan Newsletter #213

The latest edition of the VASLan Newsletter is out, featuring community news, volunteering opportunities, funding updates, third sector jobs and more. Read it here.


30 Sep 2016

Promote your organisation at VASLan's AGM in November!

This year’s VASLan AGM will take place on Wednesday 9th November from 9am at the Torrance Hotel in East Kilbride. READ MORE

22 Sep 2016

The Big Lottery wants to hear your views

Big Lottery Fund Scotland has set up a Lanarkshire team that will be working in South and North Lanarkshire over the next year. They want to find out more about the communities and groups in the area, support groups to find out more about funding and help groups connect with each other. READ MORE

21 Sep 2016

Volunteering opportunity: Befriender with Alzheimer Scotland

Alzheimer Scotland is the nation's leading dementia organisation, providing an extensive range of innovative support services to people with dementia and their carers. They are looking for volunteer befrienders in various locations in South Lanarkshire and beyond. READ MORE

20 Sep 2016

Job opportunity: Part-time Development & Grant Officer, Lesmahagow

Lesmahagow Development Trust are looking for a Development & Grant Officer.

Click here to view the job specification. If you are interested, please contact to request more information on applying. READ MORE

14 Sep 2016

Volunteering opportunity: Physical Activity Leader, Healthy Valleys

Healthy Valleys is a healthy-living initiative operating in rural Clydesdale. They are looking for volunteer Physical Activity Leaders: