Costa Coffee is Coming

Glasgow Road in Blantyre is about to change once again! Planning has now been approved for Costa Coffee coming to Blantyre. Plans to bring the coffee giant to Blantyre have taken a step closer with planning consent given and advance works underway. An artist’s impression of the proposed Blantyre premises has now been released, as […]

Scotland’s Dementia Awards

Local lady Jackie McMahon has recently won an award from Dementia Scotland for ‘Best Hospital Care Initiative’. Jackie, who lives in Blantyre is a hairdressing lecturer and has been involved in helping the Hospital set up its own hair salon for dementia patients. It’s been so busy it has queues out the door! Her story is […]

Crossbasket Halloween Party

Crossbasket Castle is the spooky venue for a fantastic Halloween Party with all proceeds going to the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity. And what a venue for a night out! The fancy dress party is being held on Friday, 1st November from 7pm until late. With the Timoney family covering costs, tickets are just £25 per […]

Taps Aff!

Who would have thought it?! Nearly the end of September and its 22 degrees outside, as warm as the Canary Islands! Its definitely “Taps Aff” weather today as cloudless skies over Blantyre have seen temperatures rise. BBQ weather for those lucky enough to be off work. ….and it’s to continue tomorrow throughout Saturday, perhaps even […]

Blantyre’s Phone Boxes

Recent public consultation on the use of Public Phone Boxes in Lanarkshire has throw up some interesting results, including identifying which boxes the public would like to save. Plans by BT would have seen the closure of 36 phone boxes in Lanarkshire after it was announced the use of phone boxes has decreased by 90% […]

Energy Prices Set to Fall

Energy tariffs for millions of households are set to fall this winter. Ofgem have reduced the price cap on standard tariffs to reflect lower costs for suppliers, meaning unusually, cheaper prices for both gas and electricity. Under the lowered cap, the average annual energy bill for 11m homes will fall from £1,254 to £1,179 through the […]

Asda Carpark Surfacing

Take care if walking around the carpark at ASDA Blantyre. Contractors have been in overnight and fenced off corridors of the carpark and pavements, planing off the temporary surfacing. We’ve received several messages from nearby residents who were kept up throughout the night last night with noise from the construction vehicles. Asda state that disruption […]