Livingstone & Lion Statue Repairs

It was a lovely, warm day today as Blantyre welcomed a special visitor. Acclaimed sculptor Garth Knowles, who created the well known ‘Livingstone and Lion’ statue at David Livingstone Birthplace (with Academy Award winning film producer Ray Harryhausen), was on the site today with his son, Ben. The father and son duo were however both […]

Asda Blantyre Community Champion reflects on 10 years

Asda Community Champion Mary Sutherland has been going above and beyond for the Blantyre community for over ten years. The Asda Community Champion programme celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and Blantyre’s Community Champion, Mary Sutherland has spoken with pride and passion for the position. Mary reflected on how she started off in her role […]

Uniform Bank

Calderside Academy hope to create a Uniform Bank within the school. If you have any items of uniform (ties, black trousers/skirts, white shirts, black shoes, school bags) in good condition that your child does not require (new/pre-loved) please ask your child to give to office staff or drop off.

Building Blantyre Connections

A new weekly co-working space has launched in Blantyre. The aim is to rebuild connections between independent businesses working remotely in South Lanarkshire. Community enterprise project E3 are inviting local people and independent business owners to their Blantyre hub to bring their remote work to a friendly, collaborative, and supportive workspace and build connections within […]

SLC Officials Elected

South Lanarkshire Council’s political and civic leaders were duly elected this morning, Wednesday 18th May 2022. At the first meeting of South Lanarkshire Council since local elections took place, the first task was to vote in the new administration. It’s all change at the top, as South Lanarkshire authorities welcomed new Provost, Councillor Margaret Cooper […]

New Business Grants

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to support people in Lanarkshire to start their own business. The Start-Up Grant Fund is open for applications from people with a robust, viable business idea who need funding to start trading. It is being run by South and North Lanarkshire Councils, with investment of £700,000, in partnership […]

M74 Southbound Delays

There’s a lorry on fire at M74 South bound at Uddingston. The motorway has been queued back since around 3.30pm. M74(S) J4-5 is now closed due to this vehicle fire. Use an alternative route if possible and expect longer than usual journey times. There are long queues already. Please avoid if possible, especially before rush […]