Category: Notices

Help Stop Plant Theft

Police in Lanarkshire are asking for your help!  When you’re out and about in the evenings, watch out for large vehicles transporting heavy PLANT EQUIPMENT (of a scale as the one in the photo) There have been numerous thefts from construction sites in the Lanarkshire area – plant equipment should not be on the road […]

New Facebook Layout

BIG changes are coming to Facebook next week! For those who haven’t seen this yet, the whole layout of your Facebook Profile and News feed is about to change…..permanently. It affects individuals, business pages and groups. Over the last year Facebook has been working hard to combine code on its phone platforms to give a […]

Planet Mars Visible Tonight

There’s another chance to see planet Mars very clearly in the night sky this evening, Sunday 9th August 2020 when its visible to the naked eye. The Moon will be sweeping past Mars tonight 9th August 2020. You’ll find them ascending in the east (look towards Hamilton) late at night as it gets dark low […]

Blantyre Celebrates VE Day

With Public Gatherings cancelled due to the Covid19, people are celebrating VE day today from their own homes. Victory in Europe (VE) Day on 8 May 1945 saw Britain and its Allies formally accept Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender after almost six years of war. Despite the horrific toll on soldiers and their families, spontaneous celebrations […]

Happy 90th Birthday Jimmy McManus

Amidst this turbulent times, life goes on and a marked celebration took place today in Blantyre. James (Jimmy) McManus celebrated his 90th birthday today (21st March). Jimmy was pub landlord in Papa Franks and The Silver Tassie many moons ago and we’re sure many folk will know who he is. His wife Sheena and kids […]

UWS Student tests positive COVID-19

Students at University of the West of Scotland in Hamilton Technology Park have tonight been sent the following email, which is reprinted here in full. The contents confirm a student has tested positive for Coronavirus and is currently being treated in hospital. With limited contact with other students, the risk of further infection in this […]

Rumours of Sports Centre Demolition

Over the last few weeks, we’re getting asked with increasing frequency if rumours are true that Blantyre Sports Centre is to be demolished. Well, we can offer some clarification to nip this in the bud. Whilst more than just rumour, this is an exploratory plan that’s not going to happen anytime soon. The suggestion was […]

Setback as Ceiling Gives Way

Water Ingress Problems – The recent heavy rains in February have taken their toll on one old building in Blantyre. Rain has damaged the ceiling at the front entrance to Blantyre Old Parish Church in High Blantyre. The main entrance to the church is currently closed off, so the congregation has to meantime use the […]