Dog Hit by Car

A concerned reader has observed a wee black dog unfortunately being hit by a car this afternoon on Glasgow Road, Blantyre just after MIdday.  She told us, “The driver didn’t stop. I tried to find the dog but it headed off up Priory Street.” Posting just incase anyone is concerned as to why their dog […]

Popular Janitor Retires

St Blane’s said a big goodbye to their janitor, Alex Rankin, who retired earlier today Friday 13 December . Alex has been a janitor for South Lanarkshire Council for 37 years and has been the janitor in St Blane’s for the last 27 of those years! The staff and children gave him a well deserved […]

Handles Tried at Waterfall Terrace

CCTV cameras picked up a male in the early hours this morning at Coatshill, walking around trying door handles. One resident who was alerted when his door handle was tried shared photos adding, “around 3.30am, this man was seen walking away in the direction of Devondale Avenue, through Craigton Place then onto Morven Avenue in […]

Columba Path Vehicle Break in

Vehicle break ins continue this week. A car in Columba Path, Blantyre was broken into during the early hours of yesterday. Nothing was taken but it still left the owner alarmed. She told us, “This is just to warn others to make sure everything is locked.” This follows several reports this week of vehicles being […]

Margaret Ferrier (SNP) Elected

The official results are now in for OUR area and it’s congratulations this morning to the Scottish National Party’s, Margaret Ferrier! Margaret, the most popular choice of local voters is now elected as the new MP for Rutherglen & Hamilton West, decisively seeing off other party candidates. Results are: Votes: 23,775 Vote share %: 44.2 […]

Alert – Thief on the Prowl

An alert goes out this evening to ensure your car and home windows and doors are locked overnight, after a male was seen trying vehicles and homes in a Blantyre Street. This image from CCTV observed a male casually trying several car doors in Swinburne Avenue during the early hours of Thursday 12 December 2019 […]

KFC & Starbucks now Open!

Starbucks at Kingsgate Retail Park is now open! The coffee giant opened today at the former Pizza Hut Location, next to the Sainsbury’s Petrol Station. Employing 24 people, it joins a brand new KFC next to it (pictured), which opened on Monday, and Greggs which opened last month.