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1953 Coronation Day at Bairds Rows

Pictured here on 2nd June 1953 outside the first row at  Bairds Rows, near Craighead, is Coronation day. Local families having a real good outside party, celebrating the royal occasion, with a bonfire in full force. 350 more words

Blantyre Places

Craighead to expand Blantyre by 300 homes

News this week arrived of a partially approved expansion of Blantyre. The former Craighead retreat area, just off Whistleberry Road and the A725 East Kilbride Expressway, Low Blantyre, will soon see the construction of 300 new homes. 70 more words


Girl Falls 100 feet to her death

On Monday 2nd September 1935, a 23 year old woman was crossing the Craighead viaduct, when she lost her footing and fell the full 100 feet down into the river Clyde below. 320 more words

Blantyre Events

2015 End of Craighead Viaduct Central Pillar

Kenneth Pierce of Blantyre recently brought something to my attention. It would appear during the March 2015 rain and snow, the Central pier of Craighead Viaduct suffered a catastrophic collapse. 313 more words

Blantyre News

2001 Craighead Retreat Fire

The property called “Craighead Retreat” owned by the Jesuit Fathers was struck by fire at around 9pm on Sunday 18th February 2001. Craighead Retreat sat just off Whistleberry Road. 119 more words

Blantyre Buildings

Deserving of the Win but Taking a Loss

The Caps simply deserved a better fate today.  It was a complete effort, not unlike what we saw Friday night just that the outcome wasn’t what it probably should have been.   552 more words

Zentner's Shutout a Sweep Response

There are some nights when a goalie just has that extra gear and tonight Matt Zentner sure had it.  The 19 year-old made 29 saves for his 12th win of the season and first BCHL shutout.   531 more words