Hospital Visiting Resumes

Some welcome news. NHS Lanarkshire have now reintroduced visiting across all their inpatient wards. Units and patients can now have one visit a day with one visitor. There will remain in place essential visiting in some ward areas or settings where the environment makes visiting difficult due to Covid-19 restrictions, social distancing or there may […]

EK Civic Centre Proposals

Nearby news next as it is revealed that a “Strategic masterplan” will go before the council next month to transform the centre of East Kilbride into something more fit for purpose. Plans could include the replacement of the existing civic centre, with a new “front door to East Kilbride”. Other proposals include town centre housing […]

Covid Restrictions Changing

Two changes will be made to Scotland’s Covid restrictions from Friday, January 28. Social distancing measures will be reduced from two metres to one in indoor settings where people have a specific exemption from the need to wear a face covering – such as those leading religious services or carrying out receptionist duties.  Adults taking part in […]

BSA Land Acquisition

Blantyre Soccer Academy, based at Rowan Hall had some highly anticipated and welcome news this week as they discovered their approach to acquire adjacent land to their building was approved. The purchase of the land opposite their community hub just off Fernslea Avenue was done through community asset transfer from SLC, with the Council recognising […]

Advantage Home Finance

Catherine Anne McDonald is a Mortgage & Protection Advisor who offers a wide range of financial services. Catherine, who lives in Blantyre can support many residents with their mortgages needs, life insurance and Wills and fully understands the sometimes complicated pay structure of SLC and NHS employees. She told us recently, “I am able to […]

Rooftop Restaurant Plans

You may be thinking this is St Tropez or somewhere along the Mediterranean, but you would be wrong! It’s Glasgow! Plans have been revealed for a stunning new rooftop restaurant along Argyll Street, within the St Enoch Centre’s former Debenhams building. The artist’s impression showcases a stunning outdoor terrace with white seating, parasols and a […]

The Party Shop

When you’re looking to celebrate in Blantyre, a first stop has to be the wonderful Party Shop! We’re looking at some excellent local businesses this fortnight and the Party Shop, located at Blantyre Industrial Estate is certainly worthy to be featured. They specialise in supplying a large variety of helium balloons and accessories. Staff added, […]