Remembering Frankie Starrs

It’s with sadness we’ve learned about the passing of local man Frankie Starrs. Frankie passed away on Monday 21st September in Hairmyres Hospital. He was 76. Blantyre born and bred, people will likely remember Frankie when he worked as a hackney driver for TOA for many years. His family have been in touch with funeral […]

Help Stop Plant Theft

Police in Lanarkshire are asking for your help!  When you’re out and about in the evenings, watch out for large vehicles transporting heavy PLANT EQUIPMENT (of a scale as the one in the photo) There have been numerous thefts from construction sites in the Lanarkshire area – plant equipment should not be on the road […]

Anybody seen these dogs?

Two dogs have gone missing from a garden in Blantyre. Have you seen them? The dogs, one boy, one girl escaped from a garden in Wildcherry Court this morning Friday 25 September 2020. The male dog is just a pup and has no collar on. They could possibly be in the Wheatlands area. If you’ve […]

Anybody Seen this Cat?

This 11 month old cat is missing from Hillhouse, near enough to possibly be seen in Blantyre. The worried owner told us, “He’s neutered, chipped, but not wearing a collar. He has never wandered far or stayed away for so long and I’m really worried something has happened to him. Hoping some people could share […]

A Touch of Frost

You may have noticed a touch of frost on the grass this morning and perhaps even had to scrape your car windscreen. Scotland had its coldest September night since 1997 last night, in the early hours of Thursday 24th September 2020. Altnaharra in the Highlands recorded an overnight temperature of -5C. In Central Belt, temperatures […]

Craig Street Road Closure

Craig Street in Blantyre will be closed to traffic from next Tuesday 29th September 2020 for a few days. Resurfacing works will take place for 1 week closing off the road between Calder Street and Auchinraith Road. Local access will be maintained for residents with diversions in place for other drivers.

Visiting Other Homes: Exceptions

From tomorrow, Wednesday 23rd September 2020 we can’t go into other people’s homes in Scotland. But there are exceptions to this. Seeing some questions about this online, we thought we’d clarify the position. As stated today by the Scottish Government, the ban on visiting other homes will NOT apply to: People who are living alone […]