Blantyre Project News 2015


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31 Dec 15
Announcing a brand new book from Blantyre Project. “Blantyre Statistical Accounts” are out today priced at only £3.99. See our shop and here for more details.

14 Dec 15
Time running out if you want to grab a hold of Blantyre Project books in time for delivery for Christmas. Read more here .

30 Nov 15
What a brilliant week! Over 80 people turned up at the book launch, meaning the small venue was once again almost full on 26th November. Book sales were excellent for launch night with all proceeds raised for charity. The Festive market went well too on 29th November, despite the weather having other ideas. I now look forward to a quiet December and opening up the next book draft in 2016 , for something a little different.

25 Nov 15
Discounts for new Book Launch “Blantyre Project – A Journey in Time Volume 3” being offered to anybody attending the book launch on 26th Nov.

11 Nov 15
Banners have arrived for the book launch! Exciting times! A recent large order by Crossbasket Estate for some of my books and  with Blantyre Project being non profit making means the proceeds will directly benefit Blantyre children this Christmas, via a donation to our sister site, Blantyre Telegraph.

10 Nov 15
Exciting new changes coming to enhance the Blantyre Project website! Read more.

23 Oct 15
Blantyre Project followers on Twitter now growing in number! Amazing to think we’ve been on Twitter and Facebook each day now for over 3 years. Thank you to the many thousands of people following this website. You’re the best!

23 Sep 15
Some Statistics about my next book. Blantyre Project – A Journey in Time Volume 3 will be out in November 26th. A further THREE book drafts of a different type are already open and being worked on for 2016. Expect 2016 to be THE year of “Blantyre Project!” awareness in our home town.

01 Sep 15
Announcing 2 new features on our Facebook page today. A fully built in duplicate version of THIS website, built into Facebook AND also a brand new global discussion forum. Read more here. This comes at a time of record high fan likes on our page at over 10,540 even before our brand new advertising campaign about to be launched around Lanarkshire at the end of this month. Thanks to everybody following this website. We hope you’re enjoying the quality of the unique posts, the plentiful fresh new daily content and accuracy of Blantyre facts.

30 Aug 15
Announcing book launch event on 26th November 2015 for Blantyre Project – A Journey in Time Volume 3

09 Aug 15
Latest Book Cover has been designed. A sneak preview.

19 Jul 15
Website enhancements now live!

16 Jul 15
Yeah! Our photo of Kirkton won Hamilton Advertisers Picture of the week!

15 Jul 15
Blantyre Project is now also on Twitter

30 Jun 2015
Blantyre Project will be online for 3 years.

27 June 2015
It’s the gala day and Blantyre Project has a stand selling books for charity AND giving away an excellent hamper for the tombola. I’ll be at the stall from 1pm -3pm, the rest of the day spent volunteering as a marhsall.

18 June 2015
With Blantyre Project integrated fully into the new Blantyre newspaper, The Blantyre Telegraph, we have seen likes to our page on Facebook rise significantly. Indeed, today, we’ve just passed 10,500, with the trend set to continue as readership of the Telegraph grows. Well done to everybody who stops to take an interest in both Blantyre Project and my Blantyre Telegraph paper.

06 June 2015
I met Margaret Ferrier at the Gala day today at High Blantyre, who’s stopped for a chat about Blantyre Project. Read more here.

25 May 2015
Blantyre Project has hit Quarter of Million website hits! Amazing!

09 May 2015
Some more information on 2016 and 2017 Blantyre Project Publications.

01 May 2015
The official launch of “The History of Crossbasket Castle” book by Paul D Veverka. now on sale. Click “Shop”

27 April 2015
Blantyre Project 3 books head into The National Archives of Scotland!

17 April 2015
More about “The History of Crossbasket Castle” book which is coming soon. Update. Read more about the book launch here.

02 April 2015
I am pleased to announce, a third book will be available from Blantyre Project near end of April 2015. For the last 6 months, I’ve been writing “The History of Crossbasket“, which will be a definitive history book for Crossbasket Castle, its previous owners and tales associated with the house, including a chronological history of extensions, additions and renovations. At 243 pages, 62,300 words and 104 illustrations and photos, this will be my third major book, taking a different and more focused direction from the others. It will be available to buy online only and will coincide with the imminent opening of the Castle as a Wedding Venue. More soon!

26 and 27th March 2015
Blantyre Project has donated some articles and photos to Rutherglen’s WW1 performance “Keep the Home Fires Burning” to be shown at the Town Hall. Read more here

25 March 2015
Historic Scotland places order for Blantyre Project books. Announcing that BOTH Volume 1 and Volume 2 are on sale in the David Livingstone Centre gift shop, as well as now being fully restocked in the Blantyre Miners Welfare, Community Resource Centre. Look out for the banners.

14 March 2015
Jimmy Mays sandwich shop in High Blantyre now features posters and prints donated by Blantyre Project.

16 February 2015
Blantyre Project Newsletter for February now available in local shops! More here

12 February 2015
Sponsoring the Hoolet’s Pub Quiz night by donating the team prizes.

9 February 2015
Intended Evening history presentation by Blantyre Project at High Blantyre Baptist Church to the Women’s Rural club. Private function.

8 February 2015
Twenty two prints donated to Kirkview Care Home at Hunthill Road to feature in their new reception area, recently decorated. Prints were also mounted and framed. Read more here.