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Hotel in Administration

A famous hotel with a Blantyre connection has fallen into administration, with staff facing an uncertain future. Mar Hall in Bishopton, Renfrewshire, is a five star establishment and category A listed building on the site of the former Erskine Hospital. Located on a 240-acre woodland estate, Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort is a five-star […]

We’re back Online!

Yeah! After a difficult week of contracting Strep A illness, I’m back in the land of the living and feeling much better today. As such, normal service will thankfully resume at Blantyre Telegraph from the evening of Friday 20th January. Fever, temperature and constant sickness has now passed. (and a stone lighter!). Thanks for your […]

Bowel Cancer Symptoms

With the sad passing of Deborah James, at only 40, we take a moment today to mark her legacy and post about the serious subject of Bowel Cancer. Deborah, who campaigned for bowel cancer awareness put herself firmly into the spotlight despite being ill from the age of 35 and fought until the end to […]

Goodbye Paper Money

There’s just 100 days left until the end of Paper Bank Notes in Scotland. Bank of Scotland, Clydesdale Bank and the Royal Bank of Scotland will take paper versions of its £20 and £50 banknotes out from circulation after 30th September 2022. Scots with these banknotes have been urged to take them to their local […]

Positive Pathways

Hamilton Health and Social Care Forum (HHSCF) released their first co-designed Positive Pathways to Mental Health and Wellbeing document for the Hamilton Locality last year.  The document was launched during Mental Health Awareness week and received a very positive reception from both partners and communities.  Hard copies of the document were released in November 2021 […]