Category: Blantyre Events

The Temperance Bill

I can’t quite imagine this happening today, but in 1913, the inhabitants of Blantyre and beyond had a choice in whether the area should continue to be permitted to sell alcohol. The Temperance (Scotland) Act 1913 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom under which voters in small local areas in Scotland were enabled to hold a poll to vote on whether […]

Visiting Shuttle Row, 1913 (Part 2 of 3)

Continuing this story from yesterday…. In 1913, the Rev Thomas Hannan visited Blantyre to Shuttle Row to celebrate the anniversary of David Livingstones birth. What followed was a great description of Shuttle Row, The Village and life in Blantyre at the time, long before the building became a museum. Photographed is the Village School described […]