Category: Environment


Skygazers will have the chance to see the first of TWO August supermoons later tonight. A supermoon occurs when a full moon is at its closest point to earth, making it appear closer and brighter than normal. Tonight’s supermoon, the first of two this month can be seen with darker skies and limited light pollution, so […]

Funding Community Orchards

Retailer Scotmid are giving away grants of up to £200 for community groups to buy fruit trees throughout Lanarkshire. Volunteer groups are being invited to plant new orchards with this funding with the intention of establishing community orchards in rural areas, expanding Scotmid’s nationwide campaign. 70 sites have already been created. Scotmid communities manager Lynne […]

Greenhall Pillars Fixed

South Lanarkshire Council have been out this morning, Friday 21st July and fixed the entrance pillars at Greenhall Park, High Blantyre. (pictured) The pillars were both cracked and potentially dangerous. With thanks to Friends of the Calder Group who reported this earlier in the week and to the council for their prompt action.

Tyre Foxes Bizarre Behaviour

Where do we even start!!? There’s been some strange nocturnal behaviour by foxes in Blantyre in recent days. Several different residents have seen wild foxes clambering up on to the roofs of their vehicles!! Not sure if this is a territorial thing, or perhaps a lofty vantage point to look around for something to eat, […]

Well done Bonnie Blantyre

How nice it is to drive through either High Blantyre’s Main Street or along Glasgow Road and see all the beautiful pots and planters. Making Blantyre beautiful. A huge thank you and well done to the volunteers at Bonnie Blantyre and their colleagues who over the last couple of months have made this possible. It’s […]

Bonnie Blantyre Plant Sale

Don’t forget, Bonnie Blantyre is hosting their fabulous plant sale tomorrow. Recommending you get along to the Blantyre Miners Community Garden early tomorrow, Saturday 3rd June as it promises to be a busy day! The sale takes place from midday to 2pm with a wide variety of summer bedding plants, baskets and tubs available. Access […]