Category: Environment

The Stonefield Bear

When Blantyre resident Stephen Hawthorne recently had a tree cut in his garden, he decided to make use or the unsightly tree stump which was left, by turning it into something truly beautiful. The talented individual set about creating “The Stonefield Bear” hand crafted into the wood. Blantyre Telegraph readers over on our supporters page […]

Landscaping Boost from Asda

David Livingstone Birthplace, which reopens to the public on Wednesday 28 July, was delighted to receive a £200 donation from the Asda Foundation’s Green Tokens Scheme and a huge selection of over 200 bedding plants and climbers from local supermarket Asda Blantyre.  The plants which were collected from the store by the team, will be […]

Blantyre Community Garden Opens!

Officials , volunteers and local residents officially opened the brand new Blantyre Community Garden last night adjacent to the Rowan Hall. The serene and transformed outdoor space at the Blantyre Soccer Academy, officially called “Blantyre Community Garden”, was the product of many months of hard work which aimed to create a functional community garden space, […]

Kara’s Greenhall Cleanup

It’s always the same when the sun comes out at the start of the school summer holidays. Bottles, cans, mess and litter discarded all over the Calder and Greenhall. Like this mess left by a group of youths at High Blantyre on Sunday night. No regard for others leaving this mess of empty alcohol bottles […]

New Park Opened Today!

What a joy to see as families flocked in the great weather today to the brand new children’s playpark at David Livingstone Birthplace. The play equipment opened to the public today, Thursday 1st July 2021 and as our photos show, it proved an instant hit with young children. The sun shone as the first kids […]

Red Sky At Night

We were absolutely inundated with photos of the beautiful sky at sunset last night, Monday 28th June. Such an array of spectacular colours photographed in and around Blantyre. Here’s a selection of amazing photos by local readers who kindly shared their pics. Sorry to the ex pats and readers who moved away. This may make […]

Salvaging the Slide

Remember the children’s slide from the former David Livingstone playpark? Well, it was in great condition, so we tied up with Hillhouse Residents and Tenants Association and arranged for them to take ownership, saving it from being scrapped. Their committee recently gained lease of one and a half acres of land in Hillhouse and have […]