Did you know that in 2007 when Ward 15 (Blantyre) was reviewed by the then Community Council…., Auchentibber, Blantyre Industrial Estate, Priestfield Industrial Estate, parts of Whistelberry Road, Park and Parkneuk were all moved rather quietly, at least on paper and reclassified as “HAMILTON”!?
I recently learned this after becoming annoyed at companies clearly within the old Blantyre Parish being called Hamilton, eg. UWS Hamilton, Redburn Hamilton, Audi Hamilton.
Frank Welsh To be fair half of West Craigs was in the Hamilton boundary in the 50s
Blantyre Project that is true indeed. The gorge containing the Redburn just beyond the initial shops was the boundary.
I have the utmost respect for Redburn Farm Inn, for this week upholding the complaint about them being now “in Hamilton” and removing “Hamilton” from their business name online. They’re just “Redburn Farm Inns” now, recognising their restaurant is on the site of the Blantyre disaster.
Its a shame that some of the river and stream boundaries have been ignored this last decade and that almost the entire south boundary of Blantyre is now officially the EK Expressway.
It may seem petty or even unimportant to some, but with incoming companies calling themselves Hamilton, it is sad fact that modern generations will just accept that and thats the danger of Blantyre identity and heritage being eroded.
Cllr Maureen Chalmers SNP Ward 15 Blantyre We don’t have any authority in this matter Jessie. See my link below.
Fiona Dunlop I work on whistleberry Rd and I’m Hamilton postcode but the Blantyre sign is about 200 yards along the road weird!
Cllr Maureen Chalmers SNP Ward 15 Blantyre I agree that boundary changes don’t seem to respect traditional community/ town boundaries, perhaps because they have a specific purpose set in legislation.