Category: Blantyre Crime

Senseless Vandalism, 1980

April 1980 saw an increase in the amount of vandalism all over Blantyre. One weekend, vandals broke into Blantyre Nursery Centre on Glasgow Road, which had been poised and ready to receive a huge modernisation and upgrade. They smashed windows, ripped toys and tore apart play equipment. They even killed the children’s goldfish by pouring […]

1891 Christmas Theft

  Christmas 1891, was something Blantyre lady Rose Ann Watson (nee McCourt) would likely not have enjoyed. The Auchentibber woman was jailed for 21 days over the festive period for stealing from a Blantyre shop, belonging to William Scott at High Blantyre Main Street. She had actually got away with stealing the items a couple […]