Category: Blantyre Buildings

The Cairns, Station Road

‘The Cairns’, is a large Edwardian sandstone villa, comprising of two semi detached homes situated on the western side of Station Road, not far from Blantyre Train Station. Built in two storeys, the desirable house features large bay windows and is contained in a low height stone garden wall amidst attractive surroundings. Missing from the […]

Story of Memorial to David Livingstone -10 Manuscripts

Continuing a look at how the David Livingstone Centre came to be. Written in 1943 by Rev James Macnair, this transcript documents the efforts made to save and turn Shuttle Row into a museum in 1929. Today, the story of how manuscripts and other gifts were obtained. “The Memorial Trust has been markedly fortunate in […]