Tag: sydes brae

Work begins new UWS Campus

Contractors are now gearing up to commence construction work behind Hamilton Technology Park, Blantyre on the brand new University of the West of Scotland’s campus. Spread over a significant 38 acres of greenfield site, the large university campus is based on land in High Blantyre and work will start this month (November). The final project […]

Auchentibber Drowning – 1930

I’ve often written about historical drownings in the Clyde, so what a surprise it was to see a drowning, this time in Auchentibber, which I would have thought would have been the last place for a Blantyre resident to meet their end. Considerable excitement prevailed in Blantyre on Thursday 17th April 1930, when it became known that a […]

Auchentibber – Brief origins of the name

Auchentibber, is a hamlet, one of the original fermetouns of Blantyre in the Parish of Blantyre, Middle ward of the county of Lanark; which in 1846 contained 73 inhabitants. It is situated in the south western part of the Parish, on high ground above Sydes Brae, and on the west, the Rotten-Calder water forms the boundary, […]