A former greyhound racing track could be bulldozed as plans are in motion to transform the site into a mixed-use development. 

Plans have been submitted to build a combination of homes and a hotel at the site of Shawfield Stadium in Rutherglen. 

The proposal states that the development would consist of "residential, hotel and commercial" properties and result in the "demolition" of the empty Shawfield. 

This move comes after we reported that South Lanarkshire Council would receive £687,000 in funding for four local projects including development at the Shawfield site. 

Originally a football stadium, Shawfield was the home of Clyde FC from 1898 to 1986. 

Greyhound racing was introduced in 1932, and race teams the Scottish Monarchs and Glasgow Tigers were also based there.

The stadium closed during the Covid-19 pandemic and has never reopened, and we previously reported that there are strong calls by Scottish Greens to ban greyhound racing altogether. 

Locals will be able to give feedback at two public exhibition events which are being held to discuss the plans - on Thursday, November 2 and Thursday, December 7 at Red Tree Magenta, 270 Glasgow Road, Rutherglen.