Category: People

Jacob Naismith wins First Belt

Blantyre youngster, Jacob Naismith (13) has won his first ever belt in boxing! The talented lad boxes for O’Neils BC and recently travelled down to Penrith with his teammates and coaches for the MTK Lord Lonsdale Boxcup 2021, a tournament which spans three days. Jacob fought in the final on Sunday 24th October 2021 to […]

Blantyre Scouts Visit WDRG

The Western Desert Recce Group based in Blantyre Industrial Estate, were delighted to welcome the 3rd Blantyre Scouts last night at their HQ building. The young visitors enjoyed talks and demonstrations about the group’s various military vehicles, the uniforms and clothing and some of the wartime weapons, including a gas firing Vickers K demo machine […]

Callum Signs for Hearts!

Blantyre youth, Callum Sandilands (16) of Buller Crescent is taking his first steps into the world of professional football! The talented youngster is delighted to have signed a full time contract with SPL side Heart of Midlothian. The former David Livingstone pupil who started playing football locally with Mill United and Scotland Boys Club and is […]

Jacob on the Winners Podium!

Blantyre lad, Jacob Naismith (13) of O’Neills Boxing Club has put Blantyre firmly on the map by winning the Scottish Schoolboy Boxing Championships!! The former St Blanes pupil, now at St. John Ogilvie School won the semi finals last week and progressed on to the finals at Ravenscraig. At the exciting match came to a […]

Blantyre Miners Community Garden

There’s a hidden gem in Blantyre which deserves some further recognition. The Blantyre Miners Community Garden is the product of a fantastic community led effort which has transformed a neglected part of Blantyre behind the Miners Welfare into a wonderful community garden! It is run by a group of enthusiastic volunteers, namely Bonnie Blantyre, some […]

Blantyre Physics Researcher receives Fellowship

A Physics researcher at the University of Strathclyde has received a Research Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) to develop technology for quantum navigation. Dr James McGilligan, from Blantyre, is one of 16 recipients of Research Fellowships, announced by RAEng to mark the programme’s 20th anniversary. His project will investigate microfabricating chip-scale atomic platforms […]