Who remembers this cottage being lived in? Pictured here, still occupied in 1989, this cottage was built in 1823. With exception of my own home, this is the oldest house in Main Street, High Blantyre still standing, although now of course a ruin.
Trees grow from within it now, the roof partially collapsed, the windows bricked up. If the owner is reading this from their current home in Hamilton, I would love for you to donate it as a future ‘Blantyre museum’ (I’ll do the work!) or allow me to fundraise to make you an offer. Blantyre desperately needs a little, permanent museum and this would be a wonderful permanent legacy. (I can dream!)
To those still unsure where this is, its opposite the Lomond View Flats not far from the top cross.
With thanks to S Wilkie for sharing.
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