Royal Mail Strikes

A series of Royal Mail Strikes is planned which is going to affect postal services this Winter. This will cause disruption to the delivery of letters and parcels. The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has called on its members who collect, sort and deliver parcels and letters to take further national strike action on the following […]

It’s October!

September is gone. October is now here! October gets off to a rainy, stormy start in Central Scotland and the darker nights are well and truly coming. What’s more this is the first day of much higher electricity tariffs as the new energy price cap kicks in for most of us! Still, we can all […]

End of Paper Bank Notes

Paper £20 and £50 notes will no longer be accepted as legal tender after today 30th September 2022. The last day for spending paper £20 and £50 notes is therefore today. However, your money will not be lost.  Many banks will accept withdrawn notes as deposits from customers. The Post Office may also accept old […]

Main Street Road Closure

Main Street, High Blantyre is closed between junction of Broompark Road and Nairn Street, Priestfield from Saturday 1 October to Sunday 2 October for carriageway resurfacing. Diversion via Auchinraith Road, A724 Glasgow Road, Stonefield Road, Hunthill Road and Main Street. For the full picture of all Blantyre Roadworks, please subscribe to our Supporters Group. Photo: Blantyre […]

Attention Dog Owners

Dog owners and walkers are advised to be vigilant after dangerous substances were found in local parks in Blantyre. These pellets were found recently in Greenhall Park, High Blantyre which were later confirmed as rat poison. There may well have been good intentions on getting rid of an occasional rat, but such pellets are extremely […]

Storytelling Festival

The David Livingstone Birthplace Museum will invite artists from across the Scottish African diaspora to the museum for a weekend of storytelling through fiction, history, poetry, dance, music and workshops. The David Livingstone Birthplace Museum in Blantyre will host ‘Our Stories Between the Myths and Memories’ event over the weekend of 22 to 23 October. The […]