Category: People

Happy Golden Wedding Anniversary!

Congratulations go out today to Priory Bridge couple, Archie & Flora Duncan, who celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary. Today, Monday 25th May 2020 marks 50 years of marriage and like the rest of us, they’re currently under lockdown. They’ve also missed out on the holiday they’d planned. Knowing how much Archie & Flora like travelling […]

Welcome Eden Arbuckle!

What better Blantyre news could there EVER be, than the arrival of a perfect little baby girl. Little Eden Arbuckle arrived into the world at 12am at 9lbs. Congratulations to her two mums, Sarah and Cara. Eden with her whole life ahead will eventually have some story to tell her own children, with tales of […]

Seeing Friends and Family

It’s what we’ve all been waiting to hear about….”when can we see friends and family again?” Today, the Scottish Government laid out a 4 phase approach to lifting some restrictions, plans which we’ll be exploring here this week. The advice for now as lockdown continues however, remains Stay at Home. Phase 1 of the plan […]

Infirmary Tuck Shop

Blantyre resident Laura Duffy (33) has started a FREE tuck shop at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, all from her own pocket! Laura works as a nurse the hospital in the acute admissions unit and started off with £100 (after a small windfall). Using the money, she set up a free service for 68 patients to access […]

Going Quackers in Lockdown!

Lisa Thomas was all ready and due to move house just before lockdown started. She had sold her house way back in November and had decided to buy a farmhouse in December. After various issues, Lisa was finally due to move in March. but unfortunate timing with Covid19 meant that her own house sale fell […]

Ellie’s Act of Kindness

We’ve picked this story tonight to highlight a remarkable kindness earlier today. Blantyre lassie, Ellie Craig (11) has such a kind heart. The thoughtful soul decided to use her pocket money savings to go and buy lots of activity items for the residents of New Calderglen Care Home. Today, with the sun shining , Ellie […]

Blantyre Scouts ‘Virtual’ Camp

The scouts of 3rd Blantyre scout group have been showing scouting doesn’t have to stop, even in these current challenging conditions. Since lockdown started, all the members of the group, beavers, cubs, scouts and explorers have been participating in a “virtual programme” of fun and educational activities. Last week they ” hiked to the moon” […]

Millie – Rose supporting her mum

Meet little Millie- Rose! The young lass is supporting her mother Vikki by dressing up as an NHS care worker. Vikki is a community nurse and loves her job very much. We’re told that little Millie wants to be a doctor when she grows up. Millie-Rose just turned 4 recently and her gran works in […]