Redlees Vandalism

Sad to see vandals have targeted the small pedestrian footbridge at Redlees Park. The wooden pedestrian railings have been pulled off and are lying in the water in what can only be described as ‘mindless vandalism’. Please take care crossing, whilst this edge protection is missing. This destruction happened in the last 24 hours. With […]

Remembering Joseph Cunningham (85)

It’s with sadness we learn of the passing of local man, Joseph Cunningham who slipped away peacefully at home on Friday 23rd July 2021 surrounded by family. He was 85 years. Joseph was born in nearby Bothwellhaugh and married Agnes (who passed away 15yrs ago). They lived in Camelon Crescent in Blantyre for over 50 […]

Get Into Summer

South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture are hosting FREE Summer Sport and Physical activities for children and the next one takes place this coming Saturday! A Free Olympic Themed Multi Sport Session is planned for kids of aged P1-P7 at Blantyre Leisure Centre (outdoors) this Saturday, 31st July 2021  from 10am-12 noon  It promises to be a lot […]

Public Thank You

Reader Carmen Wood has written in asking to put up a public thank you in respect of the recent funeral of well known woman Velma Andreini (nee Valerio). She told us, “A special mention to Father Lamb at St Joseph’s Church for conducting such a fitting service to Velma. The leasing of the Covid restrictions […]

David Livingstone Birthplace Opens Doors

A BIG day for Blantyre! After being closed for several years, the wait was finally over as David Livingstone Birthplace finally re-opened! The public once again has access to Shuttle Row, the building David Livingstone was born in. Funds of £9.1m was spent on the amazing museum renovation and doors re-opened again today, Wednesday 28th […]

Blantyre’s Public Services

Have your say on what should happen to Public Services in our area! South Lanarkshire Council’s community engagement team will be in the following location tomorrow (Thursday 29 July) looking to hear your views on the future delivery of public services within the Blantyre area. Main Street area, High Blantyre between 12pm – 4pm Can’t […]

Breaking: EU & US Travel Restrictions Easing

The Scottish Government has just announced that fully vaccinated visitors from the US and EU will no longer have to quarantine when coming into Scotland. The news comes just hours after the UK government confirmed the same restrictions easing for England. In recent weeks, there have been various campaigns specifically within the travel industry for […]