Category: People

Volunteers Service Awards

The Blantyre Girl Guides had a bit of a celebration tonight, Monday 18 February 2019. Earlier tonight at a Division meeting, some of the hard working volunteers received long service awards. Janette Stewart, Division Commissioner for Blantyre District Girlguiding UK, told us, “Not all Guiders were available to attend due to other commitments but we […]

Remembering Ben Mason

We’re saddened to hear of the passing of Ben Mason, a local boy. Ben, aged 10 was a pupil at the Craighalbert Centre and sadly passed away this week on Wednesday 30th January 2019. The family have planned a celebration of his life, which will take place on Friday 8th February. Starting at 1pm at […]

James feathered friend

Here’s a nice uplifting story to end the weekend. This little bird has made a human friend in 4 year old Blantyre boy, James. The bird has visited James garden several times and appears very comfortable around him. James, a pupil at St Brides, Bothwell has been delighted with his new friend and his grandmother, […]

Birthplace Project new recruits

Lucy and Charlotte join the David Livingstone Birthplace Project team as part of the Skills For Success programme The David Livingstone Birthplace Project is training a new generation of museum professionals thanks to an exciting initiative which is being coordinated by Museums Galleries Scotland (MGS) and funded by the National Lottery. Lucy Brayson from Wishaw and […]

Santa spotted in High Blantyre

Catching a glimpse of the “real” Santa at work is something rarely seen. However, with sightings on Christmas Eve in Priory Bridge, residents in other parts of Blantyre were also equally keen to see the big man. And they weren’t disappointed! We exclusively reveal Santa has arrived right now in Blantyre, as this photo clearly […]

The Care Worker Tenor

Meet William Boyle, the Hamilton Care workers with an amazing secret talent! He’s a great operatic singer too! William has worked with people with dementia now for nearly 4 years, often working 12 hour shifts, looking after people who need 24 hour care. With such a tough job, William decided to sing to residents to […]