Geradline Carrigan Burns kindly shared this photo she took in 1985 at Kirkton Cross. Pictured is Carrigans Public House, complete with the original door at the front corner. (now a window).
Geradline told me that the building had been suffering badly from subsidence, much the same as many of the adjacent homes had been in School Lane. Decades of Dixon’s Collieries undermining High Blantyre had taken its toll and some major reconstruction work was done on the building to correct the sloping walls, ceilings and floors. Some people may remember the sloping floor in the bar?
The pub is now called the Cornerstone.
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