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Community Stadium Meeting

Blantyre Vics hosted a community meeting for local organisations and residents last night, to showcase their proposals for a brand new Community Stadium Facility. Due to other commitments, we were unfortunately unable to attend the meeting, but managed to obtain a copy of the presentation and feedback afterwards from some of the people attending. By […]

Rest in Peace, Alan

Local man, Alan McVey was laid to rest in High Blantyre earlier today. Alan (37) sadly died, after becoming ill whilst on holiday in Mexico in July. It’s the second tragedy to hit the family after Alan’s brother Gordon jnr, 23, died in 2003 of heart condition hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. A light may have gone out, […]

Apollo 11 Anniversary

It’s 50 years today since Apollo 11 launched and sent humans to the moon 🚀Tonight also will see a partial lunar eclipse. This will obscure parts of the Moon from sight, and give stargazers another excuse to look up at our closest neighbour – where Neil Armstrong first set foot in on July 16, 1969.The […]

Re:Place Windows New Showroom

Re:Place Windows Limited are opening a brand new showroom in Blantyre, launching on 28th and 29th June. Re:Place Windows Limited aims to offer the perfect balance between modernising the industry and retaining the traditional values of quality and sustainability. Managing Directors Scott Jeffrey and Kai Mehmet told us, “We’re really excited to be bringing our […]

Official Opening of UWS

The University of West of Scotland (Lanarkshire campus) was officially opened this morning, Monday 24th June 2019. Although the doors have been open to students and staff for some time, the official unveiling was performed this morning by Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, who visited the campus at Hamilton Technology Park, High Blantyre. Nicola was […]

Nicola Visiting Blantyre

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon will visit High Blantyre tomorrow on official business. Nicola is expected to visit the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) in Hamilton Technology Park on Monday 24 June 2019 between 9.30am and 11am. The scheduled visit is in connection with the official opening of the Uni and is expected […]

Crossbasket Castle Summer Fair

Crossbasket Castle are having their annual summer fair on Sunday 21st July. The luxury hotel is joining forces with the Nursery and between 12pm and 4pm that day will host a fete inviting people to come along and join in the fun. Anybody interested in taking a stall, the pitch fee is £20. The business […]

Summer Solstice is here

It’s the 21st June, which this year marks another Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. It may not feel like midsummer given the rainy weather recently and hopefully we’ve still to get a decent summer. However, crossing the midpoint of the year does mean one thing…. those nights will now start to get […]