Category: Coronavirus

George Square Market Cancelled

The George Square Christmas market has now been officially cancelled. Market Place Europe, as organisers have today confirmed that the plans have been shelved after they were experiencing severe difficulties accessing the site due to the COP26 summit. This will be a disappointing blow to many people as the popular market usually attracts tens of […]

Blantyre Woman Representing GB

Blantyre woman, Victoria McMahon (21) has this week was selected in ice skating to represent Great Britain at the Winter World University Games! The prestigious event runs from 11th -21st Dec 2021 in Lucerne, Switzerland . Victoria is currently studying Architecture at Dundee University and balancing her sporting activities around that. It can’t be easy […]

Self Love Club Tattoo

Local lassie, Chloe Isaac has embarked on a new adventure….expression through ink. Her ‘Self Love Club Tattoo‘ business offers a drop in for those feeling low and Chloe aims to promote and improve the mental health of others. She is fully qualified and opening local premises soon. A family member told us, “Chloe is trying […]

Starbucks Hamilton Retail Park

The new Starbucks at Hamilton Retail Park is ready for opening! The new shop opens tomorrow, Thursday 21st October at 6am. A spokesperson added, “Thank you all for your patience. Our first 100 customers will receive a free reusable cup with their order !We look forward to welcoming you all to our new store!”. You […]

Speed Limits at Schools

South Lanarkshire Council are looking for your views on mandatory 20mph speed limit areas at some Blantyre schools. The consultation closes on 31 October 2021. Schools taking part in the scheme include Calderside Academy, Auchinraith Primary, David Livingstone Memorial Primary and St Blane’s Primary. For more info on all the schools included throughout Lanarkshire taking part […]

MàGia Cafè Italian Night Out

Fancy a great Italian flavoured night out in Blantyre?! Chase away those winter blues at the wonderful new venue at the corner of Victoria Street and Calder Street. MàGia Cafè are hosting another fantastic special Italian evening on Sunday 5th November from 6.30pm packed with live entertainment and wonderful food. A 3 course set menu […]

Glasgow Road Surfacing

Significant disruption to commuters, local businesses, drivers and pedestrians continues on Blantyre’s Glasgow Road this week. Contractors are resurfacing the road with a full road closure in place between Station Road junction and Stonefield Road and work is likely to continue until Thursday 21st October. A reminder that the businesses on this stretch remain open, […]