Category: Notices

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 […]

Coronavirus now in Scotland

The first case of coronavirus has this evening been confirmed in Scotland. It follows after a patient was diagnosed having recently travelled from Italy, the government has said. The patient, from the Tayside area, tested positive and is receiving treatment in isolation in hospital. Details of people they have been in contact with since returning […]

Coronavirus vrs Flu

With workplaces over Scotland now taking advance precautions, giving out advice to employees and South Lanarkshire Council providing advice to schools, with a decent audience on this page, we thought we’d post some protective advice about Coronavirus from a reliable source. For assurance and as a disclaimer: The following words in this article below are […]

Want a Piano?

St Andrews Parish Church in Low Blantyre has an old Piano which they’re looking to get rid of. It needs tuned. Does anybody want it? It must be uplifted and is likely heavy. The piano is pictured and has make, “Paterson Sons & Co Ltd”