Category: Blantyre People

Rev George Dickson

Andy Dickson shared this photo of his late Uncle, the Rev George Dickson. George was a former minister in Blantyre’s Burleigh Church at Glasgow Road, passing away in 1976. He is fondly remembered by many readers of this page. Andy told me, “When we were young, my sister and I always received books from Uncle […]

Innis Fatal Punch, 1918

A hundred and one years ago this month. Violence in the streets of Blantyre. James Innis, a young miner of 20 years old, residing at High Blantyre Road, Burnbank, was before Bailie Anderson in late March 1918 on a charge of fatally assaulting Philip Griffin, 53 Auchinraith Road, Blantyre, in Muir Street, between nine and […]

Pijus (Piyusas) Buiuckas

Colin White asks, “I am trying to uncover as much information as possible about my Grandparents, who came to Scotland from Lithuania around 1905. My Grandfather, Piyusas Buyauskas, was born around 1882 and was a miner at the colliery for many years (punctuated by service in the Highland Light Infantry to avoid forced repatriation in […]