“the [170-year-old”] Swan Inn in Banton, North Lanarkshire, has been granted a reprieve from the wrecking ball after residents secured a £740,000 grant to buy their local pub.

The Swan Inn has attracted drinkers from surrounding villages and towns ever since local vetoes on alcohol were introduced in several Scottish villages and towns following the passing of the 1913 Temperance Act.”

Herald, 12 April 2018