Category: People

Riverside Local Heroes

So, a little bit more about tonight’s dramatic rescue of boy from the River Clyde. A story of bravery and of local heroes. Just after 5pm, two boys at the riverside got into trouble, when one of them ended up in the fast flowing river. As the boy in the water struggled with the current, […]

Lanarkshire Pupil Ambassadors

Several Blantyre pupils are amongst a group of 6th year ambassador pupils who are currently out in Uganda Africa. The group includes Lewis Shevlin, Dionne Hosssack, Euan Cran and Molly Geddes part of a larger group of 5 pupils from St John Ogilvie High School and 5 pupils from Holy Cross. Along with a representatve […]

Minister’s “Lengthy Service”

Well known Baptist Church Minister, Steve Younger celebrated an incredible anniversary on Friday just there. Something worthy of a notable congratulations. The 4th October was the 33rd Anniversary of his ordination and induction to High Blantyre Baptist Church on Main Street. Coming to Blantyre in 1986, Steve has spent more than half of his entire […]

Thanks to Jennifer

A local lady recently fell outside Blantyre Health Centre on Victoria Street and was given assistance from a kind hearted lady nearby. The lady collapsed a week past on Wednesday and fell to her knees. Seeing she was in trouble, a health worker came out and got her back on her feet and then took […]

A Surprise For Cath

You may remember local lady Cath McInally won the “Inspirational Individuals” category in Blantyre Oscars 2019, back in April this year. Her kind acts over the years saw many people vote for her. We recently learned that her Oscars trophy was destroyed in the terrible fire which gutted her shop on Main Street during the […]

Blantyre Volunteer collects Football Award

Grassroots football hero Linda Riddoch, from Blantyre travelled to Hampden Park for the 2019 national Scottish FA Grassroots Football Awards, in partnership with McDonald’s and the Sunday Mail, where they were honoured for their incredible work in the local community. The prestigious ceremony was held on Thursday 19th September and saw Linda crowned as the 2019 […]

September Slimdown – Weigh in

Today is the third of four WEIGH IN days for our “September Slimdown Challenge!” How have you done this last week? On 2nd September, dozens of you pledged to try to lose some pounds over 4 weeks. Over 5 and a half stone was lost by readers in the first two weeks! We’re three quarters […]

Scotland’s Dementia Awards

Local lady Jackie McMahon has recently won an award from Dementia Scotland for ‘Best Hospital Care Initiative’. Jackie, who lives in Blantyre is a hairdressing lecturer and has been involved in helping the Hospital set up its own hair salon for dementia patients. It’s been so busy it has queues out the door! Her story is […]