Category: People

Emily’s Success & Medals

Swimming is a great sport for kids to keep active and meet new people. For one of the young swimmers at Blantyre Swimming Club however, swimming is more than a hobby and for this girl who has been through so much in life already, is picking up a whole host of medals! Emily is 11 […]

Scotland’s Memory Walk 2023

High Blantyre Baptist Church Minister, Steve Younger took part in a sponsored walk yesterday in support of Alzheimer Scotland for their actions tackling Dementia. The walk had a personal connection with Steve undertaking the charitable ramble, (part of Scotland’s Memory Walk 2023), in memory of his father who latterly experienced Vascular Dementia and Alzheimers. The […]

Harper’s Law

Local woman Debbie-Ann McMillan has launched an important petition, calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to enable a birth certificate to be issued in respect of any baby stillborn after 20 weeks of pregnancy. She told us, “I was 34+ weeks pregnant when I had Harper and sadly lost her due […]

Well done Caitlin

On a recent Monday evening, we dropped by ‘D Dance Company’ in High Blantyre and momentarily interrupted their training with a little surprise. Hard working, talented dance teacher Caitlin Hutchison runs the dance school and upon hearing the lengths she goes to keep costs down for the kids attending, we dropped in a little surprise […]

Well Done Gillian Robertson

19-year-old Gillian Robertson from Asda’s Blantyre store went the extra mile for one of its older customers who was struggling to get her shopping home. The lady, who is a regular at the store, had bought more groceries than she’d expected and couldn’t get it to the nearby sheltered housing complex where she lived. She […]

Dalbeth Memorial Cleaned Up

We wanted to say a huge thank you to the Blantyre man Jimmy Small and to Frazer McGown of Joseph Potts Funeral Directors and Smiths Funeral Directors in Blantyre and Bellshill. After seeing an article on our sister website, ‘Blantyre Project’ about the Dalbeth (St Peters) Cemetery Memorial for the Catholic miners who died in […]

Get Well Soon Deddypool

We were sorry to read this week that community superhero “Deddypool” is in hospital after suffering a stroke. For those who don’t know this chap, Deddypool is a local superhero with a big charitable heart. You may have seen several posts already about this mystery superhero dropping by at local events and kids parties and […]