Category: Events

Homeless by Drew Semple

We bring the weekend to a close showcasing some local talent and on a serious note. Local musician, Drew Semple who owns Candelina Yankee Store on Stonefield Road, has written and performed his new song, “Homeless” which features this moving and touching video. He’s kindly permitted it to be shown here. Chances are you’re at […]

Crossbasket Christmas Tea

Treat yourself and friends to a delightful afternoon out at Crossbasket Castle, High Blantyre this festive season. Enjoy a traditional Christmas themed afternoon tea on Sunday 6th December 2020 in the most luxurious of surroundings. Price is £45 per person available 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

Shine Bright Scotland

There’s a wonderful idea brewing for this winter from ‘Shine Bright Scotland.” To lights up our windows this winter as a sign of solidarity and better things to come. Children in Scotland have missed out on so much in 2020 already; a lost summer, school trips, holidays, cuddling their friends, exams, lacklustre birthdays and of […]

Blantyre Christmas Event Cancelled

We hear tonight that Blantyre Community Committee have announced that the Blantyre Christmas Lights Switch on Event for 2020 has been cancelled. The Committee’s 9th Annual Blantyre Christmas Event was due to take place the last Sunday in November, but due to the current ongoing pandemic and restrictions on mass gatherings, and time needed to […]

The Calder Action Figures

There were some strange “goings on” down the Calder today, Tuesday 14 April amidst the Springtime sunshine! This was the scene at Barnhill and Milheugh. Dozens of action figures and superheroes seem to have infiltrated the woodland around Blantyre, in trees, on walls and fences and causing some puzzlement, even amusement to people out taking […]


Mantalk is a new group just for local males. Both on and offline in Blantyre, the purpose is for men to have somewhere to go and talk about how they’re feeling with others who are feeling similar to them. This can be about anything from depression, anxiety, grief to loneliness. As well as a facebook […]