Volunteers Service Awards

The Blantyre Girl Guides had a bit of a celebration tonight, Monday 18 February 2019. Earlier tonight at a Division meeting, some of the hard working volunteers received long service awards. Janette Stewart, Division Commissioner for Blantyre District Girlguiding UK, told us, “Not all Guiders were available to attend due to other commitments but we […]

Fundraising Success

A fantastic four figure sum has been raised for a brave little girl, Hope Bell and others in a similar position. Thanks go to kind hearted D&J Rodger Butchers on Main Street for organising the fundraising campaign and to all the people of High Blantyre and beyond who donated. With a matching amount now received […]

Kilbryde Hospice Premises

Charitable organisation, Kilbryde Hospice are moving! It has been announced they will soon be moving into the former HOMEBASE retail unit at Kingsgate Retail Park, East Kilbride.  Kilbryde Hospice is a voluntary independent hospice which exists to provide compassionate, specialist palliative care to people with life limiting progressive illnesses and to their relatives and carers. They’re […]

Greenhall Murder Enquiry

Police have confirmed that Polish National Rafal Michal Lyko, was indeed killed deliberatley and as such a murder inquiry has been launched. Rafal’s body was found in a car after it went up in flames in Greenhall Park in High Blantyre, South Lanarkshire. Emergency services extinguished the blaze but were horrified to discover the 36-year-old […]

Costa Coffee Plans

Costa Coffee propose to move to Blantyre on the Glasgow Road site of the former Post Office, next to the petrol station at ASDA. The move would see the first business to be sited on the recently levelled, vacant ground that faces out towards the Sports Centre. Plans for the development have been received by […]

Mild Weather Next Week

It’s been quite mild this weekend, but nothing compared to milder weather coming into the UK throughout next week. In what is being described as one of the mildest February’s in recent decades, a plume of warmer weather from Spain is hitting UK shores next week, and it reaches (for once!) into Central Scotland! Temperatures […]