Kirsten Robb has written to the leaders of South Lanarkshire Council (1) requesting that Hunter House and other important properties set to close under council cuts should either be saved or given a 1 year reprieve to give communities the chance to develop them as their own. Greens are opposed to council cuts and believe that, whilst efficiencies can be made, services should be properly funded by raising revenue from those who can afford it.
In amongst the list of cuts options that the Council are considering is the closure of the John Hastie Museum in Strathaven and Hunter Museum in East Kilbride . Also under consideration in future years is the closure of what would be the last Museum, Low Parks in Hamilton . This would result in 16.5 jobs being lost and the loss of an important part the area’s cultural heritage and diversity.