Happy 80th Birthday Tommy!

We’re not sure of his surname, but we’d like to wish Tommy, the lollipop man on Auchinraith Road, Blantyre a very Happy 80th Birthday today, Tuesday 20th April 2021. Tommy was spotted adorning his kilt and wearing his 80th birthday badge. Out in all weather to keep local kids safe from traffic, Tommy is a […]

Telecommunications Mast

Planning application has been submitted for the erection of a huge 20 metre high telecommunications mast at Main Street, High Blantyre. The proposals on grassy land 15m East of 241 Main Street at Larkfield Drive, High Blantyre also has an associated cabinet and ancillary works. The tall 5G mast by THREE network would be incredibly […]

Beat the Street – Final Push

The final push for points has started as Beat the Street, the giant game taking place across Hamilton and Blantyre, draws to a close. As the game ends on Wednesday, 28th April, the battle for the top spots on the leaderboards is hotting up. The final themed week in the game is ‘Go Celebrate’ beginning […]

Happy 90th Birthday Olive Donnelly

Here’s wishing local lady, Olive Donnelly a very special birthday. Olive, who lives in Blantyre turns 90 years today, Tuesday 20th April 2021 and we’re hoping she has a beautiful day. Her daughter Maureen told us, “Happy Birthday! From all the family in Scotland, England and Ireland.” Many Happy Returns Olive!

Remembering Robert Robertson (57)

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Blantyre man, Robert Robertson, who sadly died on 10th April 2021 in Hairmyres Hospital. He was 57. Robert was popular and well liked. He had a strong connection to Blantyre Bowling Club being a former President of the club. His daughter Claire told us, “My family […]

Lost Your Debit Card?

A Clydesdale Bank Debit card was found at the ASDA Petrol pumps today, Sunday 18th April 2021. It belongs to Mr Alexander. Is that yours? The card is safe and was handed into the security desk in the ASDA Blantyre store. It can be reclaimed with ID. Please share.

Spooky Goings On

When reader John Hickey and his daughter were out for their lockdown exercise at Easter, they didn’t appreciate being startled by a spooky sighting.  The incident happened during the school holidays when John and his daughter were out near Bothwell Castle. The ruined building was locked, fully closed off to the public, so they decided […]