Category: People

Blantyre Amateur Swimming Club

Blantyre Amateur Swimming Club’s Annual Club championships recently took place as pictured. The worthy winners were as follows:Category: 10 & under Anna Richardson Grieg Monie Category: 11&12 years Emily Wilson Adam Monie Category: 13&14 years Lucy Wilson Lachlan Mitchell Category: 15 & Overs Georgia Hernon Mackenzie Mitchell Category: Best 10&under performance was Grace Chesnet Category: […]

Raising Awareness Motor Neurone Disease

An important post, shared here with permission to raise awareness about Motor Neurone Disease. (MND) David Balmer, a local man was recently diagnosed with MND and immediately both David and his partner Claire, a member of Block 9 gym wanted to do something to raise awareness. MND is a disease which affects muscles within the […]

Nursery Choir Delights Parents

Parents and kids arriving at Calderside Nursery this morning were given an unexpected festive treat! The staff decided to welcome them all with a brilliant rendition of “Merry Christmas Everyone”! Adding a huge dose of festive cheer, they were all in fine voices. The FB “copyright police” didn’t permit the singalong video, so here’s a […]

Making Ellie’s Wish come true

If you remember from last weekend, we told the story of Blantyre girl, Ellie Devlin (12) who saved up her pocket money all year for Apple Airpods, but instead this week, used it to buy gifts for homeless people? Well, we just couldn’t sit by without rewarding such kindness, so today we met up with […]

Popular Janitor Retires

St Blane’s said a big goodbye to their janitor, Alex Rankin, who retired earlier today Friday 13 December . Alex has been a janitor for South Lanarkshire Council for 37 years and has been the janitor in St Blane’s for the last 27 of those years! The staff and children gave him a well deserved […]

Remembering Mr Onkel

It is with a very heavy heart and much sadness that we have learned of the sudden death of Mr Onkel Seedo.  Onkel was well known and a popular entertainer in Blantyre working in many pubs and clubs. He was the live act for many a Blantyre night out! Ever since his arrival in Scotland […]

Queens Scout Awards

Congratulations to Rory McDonald, Frank Moulden and Sam McCrory from 3rd Blantyre (78th Lanarkshire) Scouts on receiving their Queens Scout Awards. The ceremony was held recently at Glasgow University. This is the highest award a scout can receive and all 3 recipients will be invited to London next year to attend an awards ceremony attended […]

Joe Gallacher at the Hydro

A huge congratulations to Blantyre’s Joe Gallacher, who recently played to a packed audience at the SSE Hydro. Joe was part of the support for the sell out Rod Stewart concert. He is part of the group ‘Johnny Mac and the Faithful’ fronted by number 1 songwriter John McGlaughlin. Joe also recently played with Tyre […]