Category: Remembrance

Remembering Robert Robertson (57)

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Blantyre man, Robert Robertson, who sadly died on 10th April 2021 in Hairmyres Hospital. He was 57. Robert was popular and well liked. He had a strong connection to Blantyre Bowling Club being a former President of the club. His daughter Claire told us, “My family […]

Rest in Peace Henry Gallacher

Many people will have already heard about the sad passing of Jan and William’s dad, Henry Gallacher on 29th of March. Henry sadly passed away on 29th March 2021. He was 66. The funeral details are now released. His funeral will take place tomorrow, on Friday 9th April, 11.00am at South Lanarkshire Crematorium. As only […]

Remembering Those Who Died

It’s been one year exactly since the Prime Minister announced the first National lockdown. A day of reflection is here with a planned minute’s silence to be held at midday. People are also being encouraged to stand on their doorsteps at 20:00 GMT tonight [Tuesday, 23rd March] with phones, candles and torches to signify a […]

One Year On

Today, 23rd March 2021 represents exactly one year since Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that the whole of the UK was going into lockdown. If you recall, on the back of surging numbers of Covid-19 cases, a full lockdown was decided as the best way to try and stop the spread of the virus. To […]

Remembering Jimmy Park (91)

It’s with sadness we learn of the passing of local man, Jimmy Park. Jimmy Park passed away suddenly on Saturday, 27th of February 2021. He was 91 years of age. Originally from East Kilbride, Jimmy moved to Blantyre in 1957. He was a well known around this town. The family have released funeral details. If […]

Remembering Dunblane Shootings

We join people all over Scotland today to mark the 25th anniversary of Britain’s worst mass shooting. Sixteen schoolchildren, all of them aged just five and six, were tragically killed alongside the teacher who tried to protect them in Dunblane Primary School. A local forty three year old man had opened fire on a gym […]

Remembering Tom Harold

Sympathies go out to the family of Tom Harold, who sadly passed away last Sunday at the age of 71. Tom had devoted more than 60 years of his life to helping youngsters in the Glasgow area. A former Captain of the Boys Brigade, he enhanced the lives of many people and was friend to […]

Remembering Jan Polockus

We were saddened to learn of the passing of local woman, Jan Polockus. The Family would like to inform all family & friends of the details of her funeral service. It will be held at 12 Noon on Monday 8th March at Daldowie Crematorium. Jan’s son Johnnie, told us, “The funeral procession will leave my […]