Local Lads to Switch on Lights

Kenzie and Kyle!


A Blantyre family are celebrating this week after two children in their family won a competition and were chosen for the honour of switching on Blantyre’s Festive Lights!

Kenzie Mcmurray (6) on left and Kyle Robert Mcmurray (2) cannot wait to jointly press the big button and turn on the tree and street lights on Glasgow Road. The boys were nominated by proud sister, Jade after being randomly chosen by Bonnie Blantyre, who kindly hosted the competition. Mum Lisa told us, “The boys are really excited!”

Festive Treat

A spokesperson for Blantyre Community Committee added, “The boys will join Santa, their family and ourselves, the festive event hosts up on stage on Sunday 25th November at the public park. After being presented with some goodies, the lucky lads will get to switch on the Christmas lights at 4.15pm. The boys will switch on the town’s main set of lights and tree lights on Glasgow Road, although High Blantyre’s are different and scheduled to automatically come on a few days earlier. We look forward to meeting the boys on the big day.”

With some new sparkly LED lights already in place near the Stonefield Park venue, the privilege of “switching on the lights” is something only a handful of people have ever had the opportunity to do.

Blantyre’s Christmas celebrations cannot start until Kenzie and Kyle switch it all on! We hope it creates some long lasting nice memories for the boys and everybody coming along to enjoy the FREE, family fun day.

Our Official Sponsors 2018

Well, we put out a call for sponsorship and who would have thought just 24 hours later, we secured £1,350 towards the Festive Event with  thanks to the AMAZING Generosity to 10 kind, local companies!

Sponsor Form 2018

Tonight, we’re pleased to announce the Official Main Sponsor of this years Blantyre Festive event is “Lanarkshire Credit Union”, who graciously donated a sum of several hundred pounds.

Close behind are NINE amazing local companies, who each have committed to significant sponsorship. With thanks to Darcey, Quigley & Co, JA Utilities Ltd, RBR Joinery Ltd, Carrigans, DES Doors, Glen Travel, Nevada Nights Fun Casino, Carmen’s Dog Grooming and Ingrained with Love!

Each have shown true community spirit with their welcome donations will go a long way to ensure the event is kept FREE for all families and we can put on a professional, fun day for everybody!

Thank you sincerely. Blantyre has such warmth and generosity of spirit.


Our Official Main Sponsor

Main Sponsor

Our BIG exciting news today is that we’ve secured a main, major sponsor in Lanarkshire Credit Union, based on Glasgow Road. The local company have kindly donated £300 towards the running of this year’s event, which takes place in Stonefield Public Park on Sunday 25th November 2018.

Carolann Smillie, CEO of Lanarkshire Credit Union told us today, “We’re excited and pleased to be sponsoring Blantyre Festive Event 2018 and supporting the whole community in Blantyre.”

Their generous sponsorship money will entirely be used to maximum benefit for families visiting the festive event, not only ensuring the event remains FREE entry for all, but will also go towards the cost of heating, powering and lighting the outside marquee. (there is both a marquee outside AND sports centre hall being used for the market this year.)

May we take the opportunity to say a huge thank you to Lanarkshire Credit Union for all their support. It’s sincerely appreciated. We’re also thrilled to have already found a few other sponsors locally for the Blantyre Festive Event and will announce more about that in the coming days.