What a Fantastic Day!

Thank you

We’ve had such a brilliant day and hope you all did too!

Our 6th Annual Festive event ended with a bang, literally with a few fireworks, a first for this venue. Thousands of people came down to the park today Sunday 25th November to take part in a great family fun day.

We had snow machines on stage, a great fair, heated marquee with cafe and 50 wonderful stalls! We had owls, Santa, Arts & Crafts and plenty of freebies for the kids.

So it’s thank you time. First a thanks to YOU! For coming along and ALL your support. Its sincerely appreciated and your feedback has been 100% positive.

Thank you to SLC Lighting, Waste and Sports centre staff for all their help and patience. Thanks to Crown Marquee for the inflatables and Marquee, and also to Jordan for the Stalls. These companies worked hard before and after the event, sometimes in darkness. 

Thanks to Taylors Fairground and Tina’s Catering van. Thanks to Hoots Owls and to Stuart Gosling, our fantastic Santa, helped by Dawn McCallum a a great elf! 

We have to also say thanks to Bespoke Event Services for their work on stage (thanks Barry Watt!) and to special guests Grant and Amber. Another special thank you goes to the Stage Hire company and of course Kyle and Kenzie for switching on the lights. Thanks also to Tom Brown who paid for all the free sweets given out to children. Also Dale Mckechnie at Vortex events, our sound guy!

A fantastic thank you to Lanarkshire Credit Union for being our main sponsor and also to Glen Travel, Carrigans, RBR Joinery, Ingrained with Love, Carmen’s Dog Grooming, Darcey Quigley and Co, JA Utilities, Nevada Nights Casino and Snips in High Blantyre for their valued sponsorship. Many individuals also contributed by making personal donations , especially with toys for the toy drive! People bought ribbons also support the event, so thank you very much.

Thanks to Geoff Krawczyk for his assistance today with setting up and tidying and with fireworks safety duties. Also to volunteers Rose Lee, James Green, Joanne Watt and Alan Britton and a special thanks to little Lewis Watt, a real trouper! Also thanks to the Strachans for helping set up and of course to Rev Steve Younger for his services. Thanks to John Brown Cater Hire for seats and tables.

Thanks to Gavin Watson for all our printing. It put a whole new level of being organised on the event! Thank you to Mo at Family shopper for assisting with arts and crafts.

50 Vendors who had stalls made the event extra special. We hope you all did very well today and thank you personally for all your continued support, especially those who donated a tombola prize too! We also had an array of incredible acts on stage. Singers and dancers of all ages, all absolutely amazing and hope you want to come along in Summer!

And finally…..a little thank you to US! To Blantyre Community Committee….the people who organised all this! To Arlene Green, Hazel Krawcyck, Barry Watt, Gillian Cunningham, Marianne Timmons, Louise Plummer, Paul Veverka, Stephen McDade, and Aimee & Chloe Glen. We’re only 10 people, all with commitments, family lives and jobs and volunteer in our spare time, helping each other when commitments get onerous. We remain motivated and look forward to the next event. 

It’s a tremendous amount of work and we ALWAYS need more volunteers to take some pressure off. SO, if you can give up an hour a month to help plan the next event, we’d LOVE to hear from you!!

We’re off for a well deserved break, a soak in the bath and to raise a glass or two. Very well done Blantyre! Our community is simply wonderful!

Here’s our photos. Feel free to TAG anybody.

Attention Stall Holders

Here’s your stall numbers

Here’s the finalised list of Stall Vendors (no further bookings will be accepted). Would vendors please ensure they know which stall number they have. We’ll mark up each stall with your number so you can easily find it when you arrive tomorrow. 


Important! Please bring some tinsel or festive decoration for your stall. This is a Christmas market and we want to avoid it looking like a car boot sale. Thanks!Set up time is 10am onwards (do not arrive earlier)

– 1 x 6 foot folding table is provided.
– Please bring your own seats if required. None are provided to stall holders.
– Stalls are covered.
– Those who need power will be positioned inside in either the covered, heated marquee or the sports centre hall.
– Market starts at midday, finished and packed by 5pm
– Vendors may wish to bring a clothes rail in order to hang products and goods from
– Goods are entirely your own risk
– Offloading will be at the red ash park or sports centre car park. Cars will strictly NOT be permitted up the fire exit track, which will be coned off at all times.
– As terms and conditions, we are unable to provide any refunds under any circumstance having already committed to hired equipment.
– Binbags will be provided.
– Public toilets are available in the sports centre and nearby at ASDA.
– Nearest ATM is at ASDA.

Prohibited Items:
– Selling of soft drinks including cans of juice, teas and coffees is NOT permitted, this service provided exclusively by the Committee.
– Fireworks and tobacco products cannot be sold.

Venue is : Stonefield Public Park
just off Glasgow Road, G72 0JS

1: Blantyre Community Committee – GC – Selling Tombola Goods
2: Ingrained with Love – SMc – handpainted Unique gifts/Kids Crafts – Inside
3: Candle Jar – IM – Candles, diffusers & wax melts 
4. Little Tulle Wonders – SC – Handmade tutus, Christmas clothing, hair accessories and personalised Christmas crates –
5. Bow-Tique – SMc – Kids Hair baubles/hairbands/clips – Inside beside Stall 2
6. Dance Central Fundraising Group – TM – Tombola raising funds for kids dance trips 
7. Luxe Aroma – LK – Highly fragrance wax melts and candles 
8. Choc Couture – BMcG – Chocolate Lollipops & Chocolate Novelty Gifts 
9. LabMonkeyEntertainment – DG – Pop culture toys. Anime, TV movie and Gaming merchandise 
10. Strachan Craft Butchers – NS – Butchery/ Bakery products 
11. Angela Lowe – AL – Kids clothes and a few pocket toys 
12. Grant Dawson – GD – hook-a-duck and bash the Minion game – Inside back corner pitch with power needed.
13. BCC – Command Station – event central point
14. Hazels Butterfly Bakery – HK – Cakes, home baking 
15. Inspired Crafts – LJM – Cards & occasion gifts – inside
16. Clarke Baxter – CB – Tablet fudge and home baking – outdoors preferred.
17. 3rd Blantyre Scout Group – SMcC -Tombola and raffle -inside
18. Trending Boutique – AW – Accessories: scarves, hats, gloves, jewellery & bags – inside
19. Hey Baby Boutique – RM – Baby clothing and accessories -inside
20. Mariane Timmons – MT – Balloons (Paid) – inside
21. Designed by M – MM – Personalised gifts – frames, candles, mugs, tshirts, Glass blocks, pencil cases bags etc – inside
22. Lady Nancy Boutique – HM – Woman’s fashion 
23. Joanne Cairney & Christina Demirden – JC – FM Fragrances and cosmetics and Christina will sell personalised tree baubles too 
24. Charlie Slaven – Via Arlene Green – outside
25. Carolann Dickson – CD – Pocket money toys – inside
26. Cupcakes & Candy – AD – Cupcakes & Candy 
27. Bowtimebowtique – EE – Hairbows box frames lanterns candy floss sweets 
28. Andrea Marshall – AM – Hand made jewellery & x decor 
29. Linda Miller – LM – Bath bombs, soaps and candles – inside
30. Tartan Picture Gallery – AM – tartan pictures and some jewellery 
31. Claudiu Moldovan – CM – Balloons and Flashing lights 
32. Millie kusz – DK – Children’s surprise egg toys 
33. Lisa Moran – LM – Body Shop – inside
34. Andrea Cumming – AM – Forever Living aloe vera products/gift sets plus Creative Puddles Jewellery – inside – collaboration with Stall 36, so please put beside stall 36.
35. Ayla bug bows – Michelle – Bows socks and school sets 36. Amazing Things Happen – CM – Aloe Ver Products – inside – collaboration with Stall 34. To be beside Stall 34.
37. Beauty by Becky Mitchell – Long lasting lip colours, cosmetics, make up brushes
38. Claire McLaren – Naughty Christmas Elves – Inside please 
39. The Hamilton Baker – Claire – Cakes 
40. Ginspired Prints – JM – Framed Watercolour Prints 
41. Cakes by Rebecca Ltd – RH – Wholesale luxury cake company based in Blantyre 
42. Redburn Farm – JW – Cakes 
43. Charlie Slaven 2nd stall – Via Arlene Green – outside
44. Blantyre Steering Group – BC – for Coalfields Regeneration Trust surveys
45. Janice Ferreira Assuncao – JA – Fairy doors Christmas boxes candles etc 
46 Committee Tuck Shop – kids sweets
47. Facepainting – inside
48. Facepainting – inside

If you have query, please comment below. Thanks for all your support.

Photo: From Blantyre Festive Event 2014

Festive Event Tomorrow


The festive event is tomorrow, Sunday 25th November 2018! The fun begins at 12 midday, with lights on at 4.15pm, and packed up for 5pm.

Get yourselves along to Stonefield Public Park for a FREE entry, family fun day out. Half in the sports centre, some under a marquee and outside stalls and stage. They’ll be hot and cold food, santa’s coming along from midday and look out for the kids arts and crafts.

Announcing also, we’re exclusively hosting a FREE kids tucks shop. Yes! You read that right. Kids will be able to come up to a stall and pick what they want leaving with a goodie bag of sweets and treats! This was made possible by a very kind donation yesterday by local man Tom Brown, who kindly donated £250 to benefit each and every child tomorrow! Thank you sincerely. Amazing generosity.

Toys Donate – Thank you all

Toys Donated – Thank you all!

Thank you to Glen Travel and Blantyre Telegraph for their efforts in organising Blantyre Toy Drive. Many dozens of toys were dropped in to us this afternoon for Santa to hand out at the Santa’s Grotto!

Santa will be visiting Stonefield Public Park at the festive event this Sunday 25th November from midday until 4pm (queue closes at 3.30pm). Costing just £2.50 to see Santa, a gift of greater value can now be handed to each child!

We appreciate this donation very much and would like to thank everybody who contributed. You’re the best!