Demise of Craighead Park, Low Blantyre


Craighead park Blantyre 1990s by G Kelly

Craighead Park, turn of Millennium

This is Craighead Park, pictured in the 1990s, or at least what was left of it. The council have now taken over this former football ground and built a council owned yard on it, accessed at the very bottom of Forrest Street and run their facilities, waste and ground services department from it.

People in Blantyre will gave fond memories of the former Blantyre Celtic ground or the many football matches which played there over the whole of the 20th Century. Photo courtesy of G Kelly.

On social media:

Jack Owens Sad to see.

Stephen Allan Is that where Cadzow Haulage is now? That was also the second home of the Speedway in Blantyre I have heard.

The Blantyre Project yes, thats right.

Stephen Allan The first home of the Speedway in Blantyre I think was where the Lidl, Farmfoods and B+M is now.

Derek Watson Not the highest point in Glasgow Tigers history!!
Yes their first track was where the slip road/expressway/back end of Lidl/B&M is, just a stones throw from Craighead Pk


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  1. My older brother Michael Fascione played with Blantyre Victoria and Blantyre Celtic and also with Albion Rovers in between he was a midfield player but passed away in Toronto Canada in 2016.
    I played left back 1966-. 69 and had two league games in a row in Goals when we had no goalie and conceded no goals, I was Captain in season 68-69, I am Vincent Fascione. I loved playing with the Hoops !
    Got an unfiendly welcome back in 1971 when I played midfield v the wee Hoops at Craighead Park in a Sunday West of Scotland game when I signed for Thorniewood United.

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