Category: People

Rare Diary of Livingstone’s Death

Rare Diary Reveals Eyewitness Account of Famous Explorer’s Death Ahead of 28th April, the anniversary of the death of Scottish explorer David Livingstone (1813-1873), a rare and unique African manuscript with the only handwritten eyewitness account of Livingstone’s death has been published online this week by Livingstone Online, a digital resource dedicated to the famous explorer. […]

David helping in Nigeria

Today, April 15 marks the 5th anniversary of 276 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by terrorist group ‘Boko Haram’ from a school in Chibok, in the north-east of Nigeria. Blantyre man, David Smith is helping other Nigerian schoolgirls get an education despite the continuing threat of terrorist group Boko Haram. David, who is the Department for International […]

Blantyre Quick Survey

Colleen Brown is a Blantyre student who needs our help! She’s currently studying Travel and Tourism and is doing a project on the David Livingstone Centre, which you may be aware is currently being renovated. Please can you take 2 minutes to complete the quick survey and let’s help this Blantyre lass! Thanks. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NXZNW7T

Lost Your Passport?

Looking for Sharon McKeown. A passport has been found earlier today, 2 April 2019 on Glasgow Road, just outside the post office. It was kindly handed into the post office for safe keeping. Do you know Sharon? Please tag or share.

Remembering John Taggart

We were saddened tonight to learn of the sad passing of popular local man, John Taggart. John sadly gained his wings at 5.40am yesterday, Tuesday 26 March 2019. He was by his loving family and is now at peace with his mum, dad and sister. Funeral arrangements are as follows: Receiving at St Joseph’s RC […]

Royalty coming to Burnbank

A royal visitor is set to visit Burnbank! On Tuesday, 26th March 2019, Princess Anne will be visiting the ‘Autism Resources Coronation Hub’ in Reid Street, Burnbank. She’ll have a busy time whilst in the area, also visiting a church in Bothwell the same day.