Category: People

Remembering Jordan Scott

Friends of local man, Jordan Scott have decided they’re going to do a sponsored hill climb and climb to the top of Tinto Hill in his memory. Jordan sadly passed away last weekend. A Fundraiser page has been created for anyone who would like to sponsor someone involved or to kindly make a donation towards […]

Remembering Andy McDade

We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Blantyre Victoria Football Club stalwart Andy McDade. After almost four decades of service to the club, Andy spent 23 years as Club Secretary as well as the highly respected Club President. His passion for Blantyre, charitable events and the promotion of the Club was admirable […]

Turning New York Tartan

The Theatre School of Scotland from Glasgow took part in the Tartan Day Parade in New York last week. New York’s Grand Central Station was brought to a standstill by the Scots theatre group who flash mobbed the crowd. Dressed in tartan, around 70 members, aged between seven and 21, were in the Big Apple after being […]

Easter at Heathcliffe Avenue

The Campaigne family once again lead the way with seasonal celebrations in Blantyre as their Easter decorations went up outside their home. The family have been busy decorating their home and garden at Heathcliffe Avenue to once again give passers by a smile and spread a little cheer. Some readers may recall the family also […]

Bravery of Beth McKenzie

As teenagers throughout Scotland continue their exams revision, one particular brave Blantyre lass deserves recognition for her bravery in facing her Higher exams after such a life changing operation. Sixteen year old Beth McKenzie from Blantyre had a brain tumour removed, the size of an orange after experiencing headaches and pain behind her eyes. Last […]

Roberts big 700

Now here’s a fantastic story worthy of celebration. Blantyre man, Robert Wylie is no stranger to donating blood. Whilst many of us may only donate blood a few times in our lifetimes (if at all), Robert has incredibly over the last 53 years, donated blood a remarkable 700 times! He told the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service: […]

Congratulations Major Gary Wallace

We’re thrilled to report that Major (Retd) Gary Wallace of the Western Desert Recce Group SCIO, based in High Blantyre Ind Estate, has been selected as a finalist, 1 out of 5, for the Scottish Veterans Awards 2022, Volunteer of the Year. Gary has been put forward to the final in Edinburgh at the end […]