Scotland Lifts Many Covid Restrictions

Rather BIG announcement for Scotland today as the Scottish Government announced the lifting of many restirctions from as early as next week, on Monday 24th January. Especially good news for the hospitality and entertainment industries as we enter a calmer period of this panedmic with: No attendance limits on numbers of people at indoor events […]

Man’s Life Saved by Local Heroes

Thanks are offered this week to some unknown local heroes. On Sunday 9th January 2022 at approximately 8.30pm, a local man was making his way home when he collapsed at the side of High Blantyre Road having suffered a major heart attack. By total coincidence, an off-duty trainee Paramedic was passing, stopped, and commenced CPR. […]

Changes Affecting Your Home

Important. The law is changing in Scotland in February meaning it will soon be mandatory to have smoke and heat alarms installed in ALL homes.  Even if you have smoke alarms at present, there are some changes which may affect your current arrangement….and time is running out. The Scottish Government is introducing new standards for […]

Hamilton & Blantyre Litterpickers

A small team of eight kind, volunteer litter pickers undertook a superhuman effort today by cleaning up Greenhall Park, High Blantyre. The group managed to collect a whopping 27 bags of litter and an array of other items from in and around Greenhall Park earlier this morning. A member of the group is also going […]

Rail Ticket Office to reduce hours

Some changes are afoot at many of Lanarkshire’s Railway Ticket Offices. Plans have been unveiled by Network Rail to reduce opening hours of many ticket offices including Blantyre’s. The proposals, which are still under consultation, would see ticket offices open only in mornings or rush hours. The move is in response to declining in-person ticket […]