Category: Blantyre Places

1985 Whistleberry Roundabout

Here’s 2 photos from 1985 showing a relatively new expressway bridge going over Glasgow Road. This is Glasgow Road at the Whistleberry Roundabout at Springwells. What’s really noticeable is the lack of vegetation by comparison to today. Trees have sprung up either side of the Expressway and sliproads, almost completely masking the road. This is […]

At the Railway, 1985

Need a little help with this photo. It’s from the mid 1980’s, so nearly 35 years ago. Clearly the railway is visible and seeing Dechmont Hill in the background means its photographed looking westwards. Workshop or factory in the middle, houses on the right. I suspect this the corridor linking Blantyre to Burnbank. Can you […]

1987 Snowy Expressway

Winter 1987. Particularly bad for snow. Cars had to be dug out the East Kilbride Expressway. Here, the AA battles to keep things moving. Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said: Jamie Simpson A was out delivering milk that day the only one.Nicola Bence I remember this. […]