Category: Business

Building Blantyre Connections

A new weekly co-working space has launched in Blantyre. The aim is to rebuild connections between independent businesses working remotely in South Lanarkshire. Community enterprise project E3 are inviting local people and independent business owners to their Blantyre hub to bring their remote work to a friendly, collaborative, and supportive workspace and build connections within […]

New Business Grants

Grants of up to £2,500 are available to support people in Lanarkshire to start their own business. The Start-Up Grant Fund is open for applications from people with a robust, viable business idea who need funding to start trading. It is being run by South and North Lanarkshire Councils, with investment of £700,000, in partnership […]

Millers Building Demolished

Demolition contractors took down the final part of Miller’s Building in Springwells, Blantyre today. The view from Glasgow Road at the Burnbank boundary looks quite different today, Tuesday 10th May 2022 as the building is now completely gone. The 2 storey stone tenement dating from the 1870’s has seen many businesses over the years, some more […]

Bonnie Blantyre Tots

Bonnie Blantyre Tots is a brand new, volunteer led toddler group at the Nazarene Hall in Blantyre. They currently have spaces and are keen to fill them as there’s currently not enough kids there to pay for the hall. Jacqueline Queen told us, “We have spaces available at Blantyre Bonnie Tots. You can find us […]

Morrisons to the rescue

Supermarket giant Morrisons will takeover collapsed retailer McColl’s after it tumbled into administration. All 16,000 staff at McColl’s convenience stores will keep their positions and new owners will also take on two pension schemes operated by the firm. Petrol station firm EG Group launched a rival bid following the announcement that more than 1,100 branches […]

Takeaway Up for Sale

Deli Delights, the takeaway business on Main Street, High Blantyre is selling up. Owners posted on social media this week saying, “With a heavy heart I am saddened to say our deli is up for sale. As all our customers know its great wee shop and very friendly staff.” The busy wee shop is in […]