Category: Alerts

River Incident at the Village

Emergency services have responded to an incident in the River Clyde in Blantyre. Fire, ambulance and specialist river rescue teams arrived and set up near the gates of David Livingstone Centre, on Station Road just after 5.20pm this evening, Friday 11th October 2019. Police were also in attendance and reports from local residents suggest a […]

Dog Attack at Kirkton Park

A 15 year old boy has been left with scars and deep marks on his head, following a dog attack in a High Blantyre Park. The boy and his friend were in Kirkton Park, just off Main Street, High Blantyre on Monday 7th October 2019, when a black ‘staffie’ dog came up to them. Unleashed, […]

Watson Street Shocker

There was some excitement in Watson Steet, Blantyre yesterday as two firearms were found in a house. Two old guns were wrapped in newspapers and had been hidden in a wall by the previous occupants. The current owner had been doing some DIY and on Tuesday 27 August was shocked to discover the package when […]

Mooving on Swiftly

Cows on the loose (again) After seeing Blantyre cows escaping out on the roads yesterday, East Kilbride cows decided to “raise the steaks,”… sorry stakes. These EK cows were spotted running down Queensway at 3.00am last night. They got as far as Stewartfield. (The irony is not lost as they ran a little quicker past […]

Blaze at Timber Houses

There was some drama at the Timber Houses last night, just after midnight when a works compound caught fire. The blaze happened in the early hours of Sunday 14 July 2019 at the works site near Birdsfield Drive. Emergency Services responded and firefighters had the blaze put out by 12:50. An investigation is underway to […]

Takeaway Fire, Hamilton

Gateside Street Local Fire Services are having a busy day today and are currently responding to a fire in a Hamilton Takeaway. The “Spice of Life” in Gateside Street, Hamilton caught fire earlier this afternoon, Saturday 06 July 2019 just before 4pm. Smoke was observed coming from the back and by the time the emergency […]

Tenement Fire, High Blantyre

Main Street, High Blantyre A tenement is on fire in High Blantyre’s Main Street. Shortly before 10am this morning, Saturday 06 July 2019 the shops on the lower floor at ‘Kathy’s’ and ‘Snips Hairdressers’ could smell smoke coming from the flats above. Emergency services have been called with firefighters now on the scene. Main Street […]