Category: Notices

Facebook Drops Like Button

If you run or admin on a Facebook page, you should be aware that important changes are underway this week, as Facebook drops the ‘Like’ button. This article is for business pages, brands and NOT personal profiles: Starting on 6th January, when you join a new page, you’ll need to ‘Follow’ the page, rather than […]

Stranger’s Kindness

A local woman has asked for this message to be put up as a thank you to helpful strangers. The woman, who lives in Blantyre was out walking her dog one day last week and fell on the icy pavement at Janefield Place. She managed to give herself a sore one but thankfully a young […]

Happy New Year 2021

It’s safe to say this new Years Celebrations are going to be strange! With Scotland being advised to bring in the new Year at home tonight, without social gatherings, first footings or meeting other households, we’ll all start 2021 sadly in the midst of an ‘almost National’ lockdown. Breaking with tradition, a little personal message […]

Candles of Hope

Blantyre Old Parish Church has come up with a wonderful symbol of hope for 2021. From 28th December 2020, outside the church at High Blantyre, there is a box of flameless tea lights. For whatever reason personal to you, people are invited to light a candle of hope for 2021. There are 100 lights available […]

Help & Support

That time in between Christmas and New Year can be difficult for some people, even more so in a Level 4 lockdown. Here are some important numbers if you are feeling overwhelmed or you are struggling this festive break and need someone to talk to, please call: Samaritans – 116 123Breathing Space – 0800 83 […]

Facebook Business Messenger

Have you noticed problems accessing and reading your Facebook messages on your business pages? Facebook are currently working through some difficult issues which means millions of people can’t currently access their business messages. The issue doesn’t relate to personal messages on normal messenger or casual chat, but only for those running pages and groups. In […]

Life Saving Equipment

How amazing to see the brand new Defibrillator installed at Jacks of Blantyre shop, at HIgh Blantyre.  The expensive life saving equipment was raised by local woman Laura Jane Thomson after she witnessed a medical emergency in recent months. The machine is housed in special security casing, with only being able to call 999 to […]

Thank you to Strangers

We’ve received a sensitive message, which may not mean much to most people, but is aimed at two very kind people who were out walking their dog late last night. A Blantyre woman found herself at David Livingstone Bridge last night late on after midnight and has sent in a message wanting to thank the […]