Category: People

Cole’s Swimming Success

A moment to celebrate this week as Blantyre lad, Cole Murphy (10) moved up swimming sections and today had a training session with Adam Peaty Reigning world and Olympic gold medalist! Cole, who attends St Joseph’s Primary swims for Glasgow Swim Team. Mary Nicoll, Cole’s gran who shared the story, like the rest of the […]

Remembering Dora Lee Belk

Eight years to the day, we remember Dora Lee Belk who sadly passed away in a car accident on the A90 on 14th August 2011. She was only 25 when that accident took her young life and that of her boyfriend. Dora was the only child of Blantyre lady Fiona Belk, who we know will […]

Remembering Mary McInally

It is with sadness we report the passing of local lady, Mary Mcinally on the 12th August 2019, following a short illness. She was a well known character in Blantyre. She liked to frequent the local pubs and even had her own stemmed glass behind one particular bar. Mary was better known though for working […]

Remembering Alexis Dorricott

It is with a heavy heart we learn today of the sad passing of popular local lady, Alexis Dorricott. This beautiful lady lost her battle today, 9th August 2019 following a stroke two years ago, which had rendered her disabled. Her daughter Susan told us, “She fought long and hard, her spirit and will to […]

Happy Birthday Diane!

Local lady Diane Dobson celebrated her 50th birthday yesterday, so a belated Happy Birthday from us! However, she was joined by another very special person. ‘Aunty’ Cathie McInally was the lady who all those years ago, taught Diane at the Jack Horner Corner Playgroup in High Blantyre. A family friend added, “Cath is so proud […]

Young Volunteer of the Year

Blantyre Community Committee are celebrating this evening after discovering that their youngest member has been shortlisted by Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire as “Young Volunteer of the Year!” Committee member, Lewis Watt (7), a Blantyre pupil thoroughly deserves the nomination. He’s such a grafter and could be seen at the recent gala weekend and other Committee […]

Sentencing for A725 ‘Wrong Direction’ driver

A man has appeared in court admitting to causing the death of motorcyclist Allan Nicholson on the East Kilbride Expressway on November 10, 2018. 35-year-old father, William McLean admitted snorting five lines of cocaine five hours before getting into his vehicle and travelling in the wrong direction on the A725 East Kilbride Expressway at Blantyre, […]

Emily, our Local Hero

Today we pay a deserving tribute to local hero, Blantyre’s Emily Dickie. The local lass who attends Calderside Academy is a volunteer with St Andrews First Aid. Something any parent would be proud of in itself. However, her life saving knowledge was tested to the max the other day where she was credited with saving […]