Category: Environment

Snake Found at the Calder

Pupils heading down the Calder yesterday sure got a big surprise. The kids were astonished to see a SNAKE near the water on the morning of Thursday 14th November 2019! The forest school session expected to find a variety of wildlife but didn’t bargain on finding a snake. Unfortunately the snake was dead, one can […]

Burned Out Car

A burned out car lies abandoned in the carpark at Redlees Park, just off Blantyre Ferme Road. We’re unsure if this was the car others reported on fire a few evenings ago? However, for the information of those who use the park, it’s now been phoned in for removal.

You Left Your Rubbish!

C’mon folks we can do better than this! Looks like somebody had a fireworks display in McAnulty (Stonefield) Public Park on Saturday night and left a right mess, prompting several complaints. Left to others to clean up, there was more rubbish than this picture shows. We’ll never understand people who mindlessly litter Blantyre’s parks.

Meadow Making in Blantyre

Butterfly Conservation Scotland have been given permission by the council to create a new wildflower meadow in Hamilton’s Bothwell Road Park and in Blantyre’s McAnulty Park to support local butterfly populations. The event takes place today between 10am and 2pm with many volunteers signed up to assist. Registration was necessary in advance but if you […]

Wildcherry Court shortlisted in Awards

A new development of council houses has been shortlisted for a prestigious award. Wildcherry Court in Blantyre is among the finalists in the Inside Housing Development Awards 2019. Nominated in the Best Affordable Housing Development (Urban) category the South Lanarkshire Council development on the former site of St Blane’s Primary School includes a total of […]

Is there a Poop Problem?

A growing amount of messages over the last few weeks have prompted this post. Is there a dog poo problem in Blantyre?! Separate messages about dog fouling in several streets have people concerned, out cleaning up the mess of other people’s dogs and getting into arguments with dog owners. Have your say. Are more poop […]

Priory Bridge Litterpick

Well done to everybody involved in a brilliant local litter pick earlier today, Sunday 6th October 2019. The event was masterminded by Greig Reilly, who rallied the Priory Bridge Residents Association, quickly finding volunteers. Greig told us, “Having noticed litter strewn across the river and grass areas, some of the locals of Priory Bridge got […]