Category: Environment

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 […]

Water Issues

We’re hearing reports of discoloured water in Blantyre this evening, Thursday 26 September 2019. It seems to be focused around the Auchinraith area. Scottish Water have reported this is due to their work nearby on Main Street. They are aware of the issue.

Tableaux Conservation Programme

A group of precious polychromatic plaster tableaux depicting David Livingstone’s historic journey to Africa have been painstakingly restored as part of a £6.1million project to transform the Scottish explorer’s birthplace, due to re-open to the public in 2020. The tableaux, created by prominent 20th Century British sculptor Charles d’Orville Pilkington Jackson in the 1920s, were […]

Full “Harvest” Moon

A rare type of full moon can be seen tonight, Friday, September 13 and with Blantyre’s clear skies this evening, it’s perfect conditions to see! This will be the last full moon on the spooky date of Friday 13th until 2049, according to reports. Tonight’s Harvest Moon is so named because the moon reaches peak […]

It’s a Silver Gilt

It’s been a great night for local volunteers. Bonnie Blantyre’s entry to Keep Scotland Beautiful resulted in a silver gilt award at the ceremony today in Dumfries.  This was the second year Blantye has been judged in this competition which recognises community environmental efforts. Well done!

Public Park Tidy Up

Well done to an anonymous local man of Craig Street, who tidied up McAnulty (Stonefield) Public Park. Taking time especially on the grass pitches, he went round last night Sunday 08 September 2019 and tidied up after seeing so much plastic discarded around the playing fields. Great to see pride in wanting to clean up […]

Fly Tipping at Redlees

Following a brilliant litter pick clean up last week, Redlees has unfortunately suffered again this week from more fly tipping. It was reported to authorities by one of our readers and the park was once again cleaned up in the last couple of days. However, a dumped car remains to be uplifted and now bizarrely […]