Category: Alerts

Parkburn Estate Fire

Emergency fire crews were called out to the Parkburn Industrial Estate in Blantyre today as a vehicle fire spread. Firefighters arrived on the scene near Springwells after 1pm today, Tuesday 13th July 2021 and were confronted by a van which had caught fire in the small Industrial Estate. Unfortunately, the fire quickly spread to an […]

Fire at Bellshill Industrial Estate

Few messages about this today. A huge fire erupted at a medical supply facility in Bellshill Trading estate. The outbreak happened around 7.30am this morning with an enormous plume of smoke seen for miles all around. We received some messages from worried commuters as it wasn’t immediately apparent this was taking place in Bellshill. There […]

Water Safety Awareness

The recent warm, sunny weather has seen an increase in kids playing in the River Clyde. Reports of children swimming in the water near Blantyre Weir have had nearby residents concerned when they were observed seemingly struggling against the current. The area around the former Blantyre Mills has seen over 40 drownings in the last […]

Rat Poison Alert

You may recall a few weeks ago we posted about rats being observed in Stonefield Public Park (McAnulty Park, Blantyre). They had been living in holes in the ground, not far from the sheltered houses. Environmental Services were called out to deal with the problem, but a few weeks later rats were still being seen. […]

Glass on Glasgow Road

We’ve received a report that there’s lots of small shards of glass all along Glasgow Road, Blantyre. It seems to start at Cloudhowe Terrace and is strewn all over the carriageway, beyond the West end to the A724 road heading out to Halfway. Though small enough to not cause vehicle punctures, they could present a […]

Sky Broadband Planned Maintenance

This alert goes out to all SKY Broadband customers in South West Scotland that a significant period of disruption is likely from midnight tonight with potential total loss of service. Due to essential maintenance customers in South West Scotland will experience an intermittent/complete loss of Fibre, Broadband & Talk services for up to 10 hours […]

Suspicious Door to Door Activity

An alert goes out today after we received a couple of messages about suspicious door to door activity in Blantyre. A woman has been going around Blantyre doors, today, Saturday 8th May 2021, offering doorstep covid tests. This activity is certainly worthy of putting up an alert, especially after similar incidents in Hamilton and Cambuslang […]

Sheep Escaped from Field

Does anybody know who the farmer is in fields around Bardykes Chemicals? The sheep have recently escaped from the field. A concerned resident in Priory Bridge has noticed many of them have got out their field and wandered into the quarry and heading towards the busy Blantyre to Halfway Road. Hopefully somebody can get a […]