Tag: christmas

Decorations Down?

So, this year many of us put our festive decorations up much earlier than usual, meaning we’ve been looking at Christmas decorations in some cases for a month or more! Today, we ask, when are YOU taking them down? Earlier? The same time as usual or even leaving them up longer?

Blantyre Bites Back

A Christmas Miracle will take place in Blantyre tomorrow, Thursday 24th December. From 2.00pm on Christmas Even, Blantyre Community Trust will be giving out free 3 course meals to anybody in the local community who needs it. No referral. No judgement. Just turn up and get your meal. Meals are being handed out from the […]

Saving North Lanarkshire’s Christmas

Blantyre lighting company “Phoenix Specialist Solutions” have teamed up with Motherwell Football Club to save Christmas in North Lanarkshire. Residents and community groups were left stunned earlier this month to discover that North Lanarkshire Council weren’t going to put up festive street lights in their towns. This followed budget cuts in whats been a difficult […]

Safe Shopping Online

With Christmas only 2 weeks away, many of us are turning to online websites to get in some last minute Christmas shopping. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have launched a new campaign to help online Christmas shoppers avoid festive fraud. Between November 2019 and the end of January 2020, there were 17,405 reports of online shopping fraud, […]

Christmas Parties at Bardykes

It’s been tough on kids this December with covid restrictions meaning not a lots been on. However, with lifting of some restrictions on Friday, there’s a great way to salvage some fun and get your little ones WELL excited! Kid’s Christmas Parties are on this weekend at Bardykes Farm, Blantyre, The events will all be […]

Christmas Cheer Stripped Bare

You may have seen this story today over on our Live Chat Group page. If ever two contrasting photos summed up what’s great and what’s not in this community, it’s this! If you remember, earlier this week, two very kind hearted individuals decorated trees with some festive decorations at the Calder, to brighten up the […]

Blantir Christmas Time Table

Local volunteer group “Chase the Rainbow” have released a festive timetable of fantastic things to get us all in the mood for Christmas! Starting on 30th November with some great Christmas competitions, the fun items lead right up to Christmas Eve. The attached poster offers more information.