Category: Notices

September Weekend

It’s the holiday long weekend! Well, certainly for some of us. Many Lanarkshire Schools are closed both Friday 27th and Monday 30th September. Kids were positively beaming leaving school today. Lots of people off their work too. If you’re lucky enough to be off, have a great holiday weekend.

Ghost in the Tower

Local man Alexander Condie and his friend thought they would take their kids over to Bothwell last Saturday afternoon, but the pals got more than they bargained for, after spotting a ghost in Bothwell Castle! Alexander was stunned later that sunny, warm day when looking back through his photos when he noticed a ghostly figure […]

Blantyre’s Phone Boxes

Recent public consultation on the use of Public Phone Boxes in Lanarkshire has throw up some interesting results, including identifying which boxes the public would like to save. Plans by BT would have seen the closure of 36 phone boxes in Lanarkshire after it was announced the use of phone boxes has decreased by 90% […]

Boots Delivery Charges

Boots are introducing delivery charges for prescriptions. For Blantyre, this affects the Victoria Street shop and those people who normally get their prescription sent out to them for free. One off deliveries will cost £5 per patient per delivery. An annual delivery subscription of £55 is available for people who regularly get deliveries. The move […]

School Holidays 2019/2020

South Lanarkshire Schools go back tomorrow, Thursday 15th August 2019. Here are Important School dates for the coming year, for your diary and planning as follows: AUGUST 2019– Thu 15 All pupils return to school SEPTEMBER 2019– Fri 27 September weekend holiday– Mon 30 September weekend holiday (Pupils return on 01 October) OCTOBER 2019– Mon […]

Missing Bike

This little boy has had his bike stolen. He left it outside his house in Millheugh Place, High Blantyre on Monday. However, that day he had an accident and ended up in hospital having emergency surgery. His mother Margaret Brown told us, “He’s going to be fine, but whilst in hospital this week, somebody has […]

Time to Scrap Phone Boxes?

South Lanarkshire Council want to hear your views on the proposed removal of a number of BT payphones across South Lanarkshire. With BT confirming the use of public phone boxes has reduced by over 90% in the last decade alone, the question is, should they be scrapped? For Blantyre, the use of phoneboxes is also […]