Category: Environment

Milheugh Bridge Damaged

It’s been hard to find other news this week that’s NOT related in some way to Coronavirus, but there are some stories out there still worth reporting. Whilst being of less importance just now as all our lives change, we still intend to report on the “everyday” matters too. Milheugh Bridge at the foot of […]

Assistance to Elderly man

Today’s story about local kindness during this health pandemic is about local lady, Sarah -Jayne Keenan. Sarah-Jayne was in Asda recently. Beside her in one of the aisles, there was an elderly gentleman who was deaf and he started to sign towards her. He was looking for hand-wash. Sarah-Jayne seeing there was none in the […]

Impact on Churches

The impact of Coronavirus and social distancing is now being felt at Churches all over the UK. Acting upon the advice of the Church of Scotland and in compliance with the Government’s guidelines on social distancing, there will be no Sunday worship in Blantyre Old Parish Church, High Blantyre until after Easter (at the earliest.) […]

Hospital Visits Suspended

NHS Lanarkshire has now temporarily suspended all visiting times at all hospitals and inpatient wards in Lanarkshire to limit the spread of coronavirus. The unprecedented, new restrictions will come into place from tomorrow, Wednesday 18th March 2020 in a bid to protect vulnerable patients. The latest change is to further reduce the number of people […]

Blantyre Miners Welfare to Close

Blantyre Miners Welfare on Calder Street is amongst the latest local business to temporarily close due to the current global health pandemic. It will close its doors from tonight. Michael McCann told Blantyre Telegraph: “It is with regret that we have come to the decision to temporarily close Blantyre Miners Welfare from midnight tonight (Tuesday) […]

Leisure & Cultural Premises Close

Leisure and cultural premises are to close in South Lanarkshire in response to the coronavirus situation. The move follows the most recent advice from the Scottish and UK governments, which recommends people avoid non-essential social contact. Public-facing leisure and culture premises and services will be closed from tomorrow, Wednesday 18 March 2020. The closure includes:• […]

Shopping Centre Deep Clean

Several people have sent us images and videos today, Sunday 15 March 2020 of the Regent Shopping Centre in Hamilton being deep cleaned. We’ve now done some diligence on those reports. The centre was indeed cleaned and is precautionary with cleaning regimes stepped up, in light of Coronavirus. A reliable business source has today confirmed […]