Category: People

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 […]

Macie & Rurie’s big day out!

The Blantyre Festive event delighted many families yesterday with feedback showing just how much people, especially children, enjoyed themselves. Two children who had a great time were Macie (6) and her brother Rurie Holler (2). The lucky kids were invited up on stage alongside Santa to switch on the entire town’s Christmas lights, jointly pressing […]

Remembering Margaret Devine

We are saddened to hear of the passing of local woman, Margaret Devine. Margaret sadly passed away on Thursday 21 November after a short battle with cancer. Her daughter Helen told us, “Please join us as we celebrate the life of my mother, Margaret Devine. She was a loved and respected lady by all her […]

McGowans Blackbelt Academy competing today

Good luck today to all the kids and coaches of McGowans BlackBelt Academy who are off to the OPEN British ITF Taekwon-Do Championships. The Burnbank based club has many children attending from Blantyre and Hamilton who are competing in the competition today, Saturday 23rd November 2019. The Open British ITF Taekwon-Do Championships is where ITF […]

Minutes Applause for Kyle

Rangers football fans have planned a minute’s applause during their clash with Hearts in honour of Blantyre man, Kyle Monteith. Kyle (20), died on 7th November and was a huge Rangers fan. Now, an emotional tribute is set to be held in his honour during the 20th minute of next month’s game at Ibrox, where […]