Category: People

Happy 40th Birthday Angela McDonald

Congratulations go out to Angela McDonald who turns 40 today, Saturday 16th January 2021! Angela became a mother again in recent months and like many others now faces a birthday in lockdown. Her family and friends want to wish her all the very best. Her sister, Nicola sends a touching message, saying, “Happy Birthday Angela. […]

Breaking: Impeachment Looms!

US House of Representatives now has enough votes to impeach President Trump. Donald Trump will now be the first President in US History to be impeached twice. The important vote means Trump could face a Senate trial, probably after he leaves office about the recent riots.

Blantyre Lassie on the One Show

Well did you see her then? Blantyre’s very own Ava Parkinson (9) was live on The One Show this evening on BBC1! Ava got to meet her skating idols Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, introduced by the One Show Hosts. The whole of the UK got to watch Ava skating on the Coatshill Car park […]

Madonna on Blantyre Bus

Twitter went into meltdown this week leaving people baffled after Pop Queen, Madonna tweeted she was on the bus….. to Blantyre. Scottish people including her fans were excited knowing the photo and tweet WAS the real Madonna, but left disappointed when it was later revealed the 62 year old was on a bus to Blantyre, […]

Paths Cleared by Kindness

Hearing more stories of local kindness during these icy conditions. People out and about helping others. A big shout out goes to Alan Wigglesworth of High Blantyre. Alan is a local pensioner who has gone out his way twice now during this bad weather to clear all the snow and ice from his neighbours paths! […]

Albert Roux passes away

Well known chef, Albert Roux, OBE and Legion d’Honneur founder has passed away at the age of 85. Albert, together with his brother, the late Michel Roux, were a formidable partnership, transforming the British restaurant scene in the late 1960s. Opening Britain’s first three starred Michelin restaurant in 1967, Le Gavroche, from where he went […]

Little Grit of Kindness

As we all enter another lockdown, we need stories of kindness in the community more than ever. We got lots of messages about this yesterday, a kind act which deserves some public thanks. Blantyre residents, Matthew and his daughter Freya were out yesterday, gritting most of Wheatlands Avenue. They had some people thanking them there […]

Farewell Rev Sarah Ross

Today, Tuesday 15th December 2020 represents the final day Sarah Ross will be minister of Blantyre Old Parish Church. After 7 years, Sarah is moving to a new location and indeed tonight marks her induction at East Kilbride Moncreiff. Sarah wrote on the Blantyre Old’ facebook page, “Thank you for text messages, cards, your phenomenal […]