Category: Environment

Pool to Close (again!)

Blantyre folk are dismayed and angry to find that Blantyre Leisure Centre Pool is to close for 2 – 3 months early next year. The pool and sauna have only just reopened, with many customers taking out new memberships. An email from council officials confirmed, “The contractor has confirmed that the grouting will be available early […]

Power Outages Update

Households throughout Lanarkshire are being affected by power outages tonight due to the current Storm. You may be experiencing power cuts, flickering or dimmed lights. Sorry to say, this looks set to continue well into tomorrow. Scottish Power Energy Networks have provided an update for this area as follows: “This is an update for customers […]

Moon Photos

The recent full moon can still be seen in tonight’s clear skies (albeit now an almost full moon). The moon appears big and bright tonight and we’re looking for your photos! We’re sure you can do better than ours taken earlier on Auchinraith Road.

Improving Blantyre’s Parks

South Lanarkshire Council has been allocated £298,000 for year one of a likely allocation of £3.5m (over the period 2021 to 2026) to renew playparks in the area. The refurbishment of a play area can cost between £30,000 and £350,000 depending on size so the potential fund will not be sufficient to transform all of […]

Mess Dumped at Park Farm

Residents of Sydes Brae were dismayed and angered when they discovered some lowlife had dumped this lot at their driveway, preventing them from leaving their property. The mess had been dumped overnight at the end of Park Farm Road and in quantities which would not allow a car to pass. It’s not the first time […]

Memorial Lettering Restored

There’s a nice story we shouldn’t overlook this week. Last week on 22nd October, it was the anniversary of the Pit Disaster in Blantyre, when in 1877, some 215 local men and boys sadly died. The Anniversary prompted several tributes and respectful articles online. One such fitting tribute however, was offline when two local men […]