Category: Alerts

Glasgow Road Accident

Emergency services were called tot he scene of a road traffic accident earlier this morning on Glasgow Road, Blantyre. An accident happened before 11.30am, resulting in a car flipping over on the central reserve. A Police Scotland spokesperson said : “Around 11.30am on Thursday, August 3, police received a report of a one-vehicle road crash […]

Phone Scam Alert

Be careful, some people have been receiving text messages saying “mum/dad, I’ve changed my number.” This is the initial moves of a known scam and such texts should be blocked.Thanks to readers for letting us know. We’re sure if a family member wants to give you a new telephone number, they can speak to you […]

House Fire – Station Road at Kerr Street

Emergency services are asking the public to avoid Station Road, at the junction of Kerr Street, Blantyre this evening as they tackle a significant house fire. Fire Brigade and Police are currently on the scene asking for people to stay clear. We hope there are no injuries and posting only to ensure people stay away […]

Calderside Woodland Fire

A large grass fire has decimated an extensive area of woodland and fields between Blantyre and East Kilbride. Firefighters had to tackle the blaze near Calderside Road yesterday afternoon, evening and this morning. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed that they received a call yesterday, Saturday 3rd June 2023 around 3.45pm and four firetrucks […]

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 […]

Sky Broadband Issues

There’s been considerable disruption today for Sky Broadband users up and down the country. A significant outage this morning after 9.30am has left some Sky users without services, primarily affecting broadband. Engineers were deployed today, Monday 15th May 2023 to fix the issue which is affecting many people in Lanarkshire as well as other parts […]

Mobile Scam Warning

With UK mobile phones being alerted at 3pm today by the Nations first alert test, phone users are being warned in advance to look out for scams. The alert, intended to be a short loud noise and a screen message, will NOT ask for your details or ask you to contact anybody else either by […]