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Progress made to save Cambuslang Library from closure following second large-scale protest

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Some progress has been made to save Cambuslang Library from closure following a second large-scale protest.Demonstrators met on Thursday outside of the library at Cambuslang Gate to fight for its survival in the second ‘Save Our Libraries’ protest organised after their picket outside of South Lanarkshire Council HQ.This comes after the controversial decision made by the board of South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture, which would see the organisation withdraw its services from the Cambuslang, Blantyre and Halfway libraries.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

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