Category: travel

FCO advises against travel to Spain

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has issued an update advising against all but essential travel to Spain (mainland, Balearics and Canaries) due to restrictions put in place by the Spanish government in response to the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) (Summary) Time issued: 12:33pm, 15 March 2020. With lots of people considering cancelling holidays, this is […]

Update from Tenerife

Following up on our story yesterday about the 2 Blantyre women who are currently in lockdown in a Tenerife Hotel due to coronavirus. We have an update today, direct from the scene. Karen and her friend Phoebe are in good spirits, despite the ordeal still unfolding around them. For a second day they’ve been confined […]

Blantyre Women in Coronavirus Drama

Two Blantyre women are amongst many hundreds of holidaymakers in a Tenerife hotel locked down for coronavirus. Karen McQuade and her friend Phoebe who both live in Blantyre spent a lovely holiday last week in Tenerife in the Canaries. However, their travel home was affected when a sandstorm closed the airport preventing their return. With […]

Sandstorm hits Canaries

A sandstorm is currently affecting Fuerteventura and Lanzarote locally known as a Calima which has made conditions difficult for holidaymakers and travel. With the Saharan dust likely to spread across the rest of the Canaries over the coming days, it means some flights have already been cancelled or diverted. Fuerteventura, Lanazarote and Gran Canaria are […]

Glasgow Light Rail Metro

A significant announcement for local transport links. Plans for a metro link for Glasgow Airport have been agreed by council leaders in Glasgow and Renfrewshire. The first phase of the proposed Glasgow Metro would link Paisley Gilmour Street train station and Glasgow airport, before later extending further east. However, the new Light Rail Metro falls […]

Rail Fares Increasing

It’s bad news if you commute by train. Rail fares on routes across Scotland are set to increase from this Thursday. The average rise will be 2.4% – slightly less than the UK average of 2.7%. Train fares have risen steeply throughout the UK. The price of an annual ticket between Glasgow and Edinburgh will go up […]

Collapse of Thomas Cook

The big news today is the collapse of travel operator, Thomas Cook. It is estimated up to 21,000 jobs in the UK and abroad have been lost. As efforts are underway to repatriate over 150,000 people abroad, we’re hearing reports that the holidays of many local people have had to be cancelled. We’re sorry to […]