Category: Alerts

Loss of Water

Between 11pm last night Monday 9th December and this morning, Tuesday 10th December, we received several reports about properties on Broompark Road having no water. This was due to a burst water main. Scottish Water repair crews were quickly on the scene and advised things were fixed by the morning. We hope everything is now […]

Flooded Blantyre Roads

We have incoming reports this afternoon, Tuesday 10th December 2019 of multiple flooded roads in the Blantyre area. The A725 sliprroad at Sydes Brae at the foot of the hill is entirely flooded, as is the junction at Stoneymeadow Road (despite recent works to alleviate drainage issues). The floods are causing some problems for vehicles […]

Eagle Owl on the loose

Important post. This large, beautiful bird has gone missing and it’s currently somewhere in Low Blantyre, though may travel from that area. Please don’t go close to it as its very dangerous. It’s an Eagle Owl, a top predator. If think you can catch her, throw a large towel over her. There is a reward […]

Bogus Workmen Alert

An alert goes out warning Blantyre residents of bogus workmen. Yesterday, Friday 15th November, 2 males in an unmarked white van were offering residents in the Village their gutters cleaned out for £30. One elderly woman took up the offer, which she thought was a good deal and was charged £30 for both gutters. However, […]

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 […]