1967 Prefab Fire

Wee snippet of history from 1967 next. As demolition contractors pulled down some of the prefabs in High Blantyre during Autumn 1967, a fire left behind by them caused concern for remaining residents. Contractors had been burning rubbish on the site but one day when they left, thick smoke started to invade nearby homes, prompting […]

The Cairns, Station Road

‘The Cairns’, is a large Edwardian sandstone villa, comprising of two semi detached homes situated on the western side of Station Road, not far from Blantyre Train Station. Built in two storeys, the desirable house features large bay windows and is contained in a low height stone garden wall amidst attractive surroundings. Missing from the […]