Category: Coronavirus

Mental Health Awareness

LAMH is a local mental health charity, striving to create communities who value mental health, and everyone it effects. This week, the charity were at David Livingstone Birthplace and invited along Police Scotland’s Preventions Officer, PC McCrone, to host a suicide awareness stall at the Museum’s conference space. If you’re ever at the Centre, please […]

International Workers Memorial Day

Respects were been paid on 28th April for those who lost their lives at work. International Workers Memorial Day is commemorated each year by trade unions across the world. It remembers those who have lost their lives at work, as well as those who have suffered injury, illness or disease through their employment. A special […]

Three Years since Lockdown

As we write this at 8pm, 23rd March, it’s exactly THREE YEARS since former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the first lockdown for the UK. Britain’s residents were asked to stay at home and in the intervening months , sadly many people passed away. We pause tonight for a minute to reflect on all […]

Guide Dogs on Stage

Lanark Amateur Musical Society (LAMS) have selected Guide Dogs as their Charity Partner for the 2023 production of LEGALLY BLONDE: The Musical. On Monday 6 February 2023, Blantyre Guide Dog ‘Autumn’ took to the stage with the LAMS cast for her first rehearsal playing the character of loveable dog ‘Rufus’ in the production. ‘Autumn’ will be joined by […]

Remembering May 2020

Two years on, we’re looking back at some photos of Blantyre during May 2020. How different is was. Most shops and businesses closed. Holidays cancelled, airports closed and even then before facemasks, the world was just a little bit frightening for most people. There’s little reminder needed that we were then still in the first […]

Facemask Rules Lifting

The legal requirement to wear face coverings in many indoor settings in Scotland will end tomorrow, Monday 18th April 2022. It will no longer be a requirement to wear masks in shops, businesses and public transport. However, the Scottish Government has suggested many people will still want to wear masks in crowded places and public […]

Scottish Schools Drop Facemasks

There is some changing news regarding facemasks coming. Secondary school pupils in Scotland will not need to wear face coverings in classrooms from 28th February. Pupils will still need to wear masks in communal areas and when moving around inside school buildings and this is still under regular review. The news comes following medical advice […]