Category: People

Monica Nominated for Accolade

MSP Monica Lennon has been nominated for ‘Scotswoman of the Year 2020’ The politician who was brought up in Blantyre was recognised for her leading role in the Period Products Act which was passed in Scottish Parliament last year. The Bill was supported by all parties, Monica has served as an MSP for the Central […]

Blantyre Asda Grandmothers!

What a happy story! Asda Blantyre Customer Section Manager Yvonne Shanks, and Checkout Operators Christine Andrew and Jay Braynion, are all delighted to soon be celebrating their first Mother’s Day as grandmothers! Community Champion of the store, Mary Sutherland said: “This is just the sort of good news everyone needed during the last year and […]

Happy 50th Birthday Jacqui Williamson

Congratulations go out to Blantyre woman, Jacqui Williamson who turns 50 today, Friday 26th February 2021. Family and friends wish her a Happy Birthday. One of her friends Mary Cavanagh told us, “Happy 50th Jacqui! Hope you have a wonderful evening and we will have a massive party when this is all over! Love from […]

Blantyre Mums Group

Local woman, Nicole Steven has started a dedicated group for mums in the Blantyre and surrounding areas. It’s a private facebook group but has already over 200 members!  It’s a fantastic safe, friendly space for mums to ask questions, chat make friends with each other and their children and maybe even arrange meet ups for […]

Have you see Jamie Waugh?

Friends and family of a Larkhall man missing for more than a fortnight say they are “extremely concerned” for his wellbeing. Jamie Waugh has been missing since 31st January and is known to have links with Blantyre. Jamie is white, around 5ft 11 inches in height, brown, receding hair and blue eyes. When last seen he was […]

Remembering Liam Kirkpatrick (18)

It is with the utmost sadness we learned today of the sad passing of local youth, Liam Kirkpatrick. The family have contacted us confirming that he passed away on Wednesday, 10th February 2021. He was just 18 years old. Born in October 2002, Liam was a Blantyre lad from Waverley Terrace, High Blantyre. The family […]

Looking for Kind Strangers

A local family are trying to find who the kind strangers were who helped an elderly family member. Whilst walking to the bus, the man fell at High Blantyre Road near Russell Street on Thursday 11th February 2021 around 11am. By all accounts, it was a bad slip and he ended up with a broken […]

James Skinner’s Award

A story of success next! Well done to James Skinner from 3rd Blantyre Scout Group, who was presented with an Award of Merit on Saturday there. The presentation was done by District Commissioner Allan Reddick. Group Scout Leader, Chris McCrory was also on hand to congratulate James with a socially distanced hand shake. James received […]