Vics Pre Season Friendly

Blantyre Vics Football Team get their summer off to a great start with a scheduled pre season friendly on Saturday, 1st July 2023. The match against nearby, Hamilton Accies takes place at the home ground KG Stadium (formerly Castle Park), at Forrest Street, Blantyre. Admission time to be confirmed.

Funding Boost for Volunteers

A well known Blantyre organisation is to receive its share of £225,000 grant to support their voluntary work. Blantyre Volunteer Group is to receive up to £28,000 for community transport running costs in the year ahead; and East Kilbride Community Transport has been granted up to £15,000. New vehicles, running costs plus staff and volunteer […]

Summer Swimming Courses

The Dollan Aqua Centre will be running Summer Crash Courses during the summer holidays, dates are Week beginning 3rd July 10th July 17th July 24th July 31st July and 7th August. The crash courses will run Monday- Friday. Cost for the course is £26.50. Concessions apply. Please see below for details and level requirements for […]

Health Insurance Scams

Trading Standards Scotland are highlighting scams related to GHICs and EHICs (Global / European Health Insurance Cards). Scammers have created misleading websites and have paid for them to appear near the top of search engine results for the cards. The websites, which use similar branding and styles to the official NHS and Government websites, typically […]

St Enoch’s Centre Demolition

It’s all change for Glasgow in the coming years as Glasgow City Council passed planning permission today to demolish the St Enoch Centre. The St Enoch Shopping Centre, which was opened in 1989 will be knocked down and replaced with a development including shops, offices, restaurants and homes. Property developer Sovereign Centros has secured approval […]

Callum’s Quick Thinking

Now here’s a remarkable story worth sharing far and wide! PC’s Young and Burrell visited an exceptional young boy in Blantyre this week, to award him with a Certificate of Recognition for quick thinking and bravery.  On Monday, 29th May 2023, Callum’s dad took unwell at their home address in Blantyre, Lanarkshire. Callum immediately rushed […]

‘Golden Sea’ Set to Close

It’s the end of an era for takeaways in High Blantyre as the Chinese takeaway “Golden Sea” is soon to close its doors. Owners issued a statement today, as follows: “Dear Valued Customers, It is with a heavy heart that we announce the upcoming closure of our shop. We appreciate your patronage over the years […]