2018 Tickets – SOLD OUT!

Just AMAZING! Friends and family of nominees have been scrambling to get their tickets this weekend for the 2018 Blantyre Oscars.

All tickets were incredibly snapped up and SOLD OUT in under 16 hours for the glitzy, charity awards evening. Those lucky to have tickets will enjoy not only an awards ceremony at Carrigans, celebrating everything great about Blantyre, but will also enjoy a luxury buffet, raffle with incredible prizes, as well as a DJ dance until 1am. The event takes place on Saturday 24th March 2018.

With a few surprises thrown in for all guests this year, it’s shaping up to be another success.

Voting open to the Public for all 15 nominees at lunchtime today. Stay tuned for links and how to vote!

Tickets now Available!

Screen Shot 2018-01-27 at 20.32.01Tickets are now available for friends and families of the nominees! The Ticket system is now live from today 1.30pm on Saturday 27th January 2018, with all proceeds of ticket sales going 50% to cancer charities and 50% towards new festive street lighting. First come first served!

As of 8.30pm, some 7 hours later 143 of the 164 tickets have been sold! It’s been frantic as people scramble to get tickets for their friends and family. Just 21 remain this evening, sold on a first come first served basis. Better be fast!

2018 Charitable Causes

ribbon_3000_shBlantyre Oscars 2018 aims to raise money equally for 2 causes:

  1. 50% of all money raised from tickets sales, sponsorship monies, raffles and donations will go to MacMillan Cancer Charity. Cancer seems to have touched so many lives in Blantyre in recent months and this is our fight back.
  2. The other 50% will go to Blantyre Festive Lights Fund as a donation to Blantyre Telegraph to improve the remaining Christmas lights on Glasgow Road hopefully with as many brand new ones as possible.


People sponsoring, donating or simply buying a ticket for the wonderful “Blantyre Oscars” Awards Buffet Dance Evening have helped us achieve this target in previous years!

Total Amount raised at Blantyre Oscars 2017 was £1,173 rounded up to £1,200.


Blantyre Oscars 2017 – Winners

As Blantyre Oscars weekend comes to a close and many people nurse a monumental hangover today (myself included), I’m proud and honoured to announce last night’s winners.


Over 6,500 people took part in our online voting in the very first Blantyre Oscars event and here are YOUR 2017 winners, entirely chosen by YOU!

Category: Music & Entertainment
Sponsored by: Redburn Farm
Nominees: Rosco McLelland, Emma Grace Conway, Mya McDade

Category: Youth Organisations
Sponsored by: Blantyre Project
Nominees: Terminal One, Hyper Cyber, Blantyre Soccer Academy

Category: Environmental Pride
Sponsored by: Family Shopper
Nominees: John Dunsmore, Blantyre Community Woodland, Friends of the Calder

Category: Inspirational Individuals
Sponsored by: Merchant Services Broker
Nominees: Ciarha McKay, John Paul Doyle, Mason Bruce

Category: Heroism & Kindness
Sponsored by: Paula Veverka Photography
Nominees: Gail Gillon, Dougie Stevenson, James Alexander

Well done to all our fantastic winners, which was throughly deserved. A HUGE well done to all the 10 runners up, who each collected a certificate and medal.


Thank you to all the individuals and businesses who donated a raffle prize. We had an astonishing raffle, notably with 4 smartwarches won, a £350 holiday won by the Hutton Family and a new Apple Ipad, won by a young lady from Terminal One!


It’s with sincere thanks to Carrigans staff for their assistance especially those working behind the scenes to prepare the incredible buffet. We catered for all 170 people at the venue, and even with people having seconds, it was just perfect!


We managed to raise a truly amazing amount of money, to be announced this evening shortly by separate article.


There are SO many people to thank. As well as the above sponsors, I want to say thanks to Candelina Yankee Store, Gavin Watson Printers and Molly’s Mops for sponsoring further tables. A huge thanks to Gavin Watson for making the banners and to Gail Gillon for supplying the beautiful balloons. Thank you Redburn for supplying some props. Carrigans themselves MUST be mentioned for making the venue look so stunning providing candelabra and seat covers for such a professional look. People were simply awestruck coming into the room.

I personally would like to say thanks to Michael McGlynn and Susan Lindner Kelly for taking up positions at the door at the start to guide people to seats. Thank you to the DJ for his services and technical assistance. With thanks also to The Naked Feedback, Councillor Mo Razzaq, Margaret Ferrier MP, and Claire Haughey MSP for presenting some of the awards and raffle prizes, which was somewhat sprung upon some of them! Thanks to Fiona Brown for providing 170 complimentary drinks upon arrival. Thank you immensely to Karen Scott, our amazing photographer whose photos will appear here soon. Finally, a thank you to Arlene Green, Rose Lee and Holly Rouse for going round and selling so many raffle tickets.


The evening was a TREMENDOUS success! Everybody looks to have enjoyed themselves thoroughly, especially the dancing after 10pm! Loads of posts, pictures and videos all over social media. It went without any hitch or hiccup and we truly did have a massive celebration of everything good about Blantyre.

SO…..I’m pleased to announce this evening, following this success, BLANTYRE OSACRS WILL RETURN, now to be an annual event!!
It gives me great pleasure to announce that Blantyre Oscars 2018 will be held on Saturday 24th March 2018 at the same venue. Voting and tickets will commence in February 2018!

I’ve LOADS of professional photographs coming later this week, but for now, here’s some attached I took last night……

All Set and Ready!

img_1788There’s only 3 days left to go until the inaugural exciting new annual charity event, Blantyre Oscars!

Blantyre Telegraph will host the glitzy red carpet event at the amazing new Carrigans Function suite this Saturday evening, 25th March. The sell out awards show saw 162 people scramble for tickets, which promises to be fun for all the family.

Guests, lucky enough to have tickets will be made to feel most special with a real red carpet and live dancers as entertainment upon arrival as they pick up a complimentary drink. After taking their seats they’ll sit back and enjoy the awards ceremony which will see 15 incredible Blantyre people and organisations receive recognition for their incredible achievements this last year or so, courtesy of some very generous sponsors.

A 5 star raffle is promised, with many wonderful prizes including champers, smartwatches and if a holiday worth £350 is not enough, there’s a top prize worth even more still to be revealed!

A luxury buffet will be served up at the interval, before a night of excellent music and a licensed dance until 1am. It’s shaping up to be a top class event and what’s more it’s going to be raising money for TWO very important local causes.

The purpose of the evening IS to celebrate the accomplishments and talent we have in Blantyre. The winners YOU chose in our February poll, will be rewarded with these quality Oscars (pictured).  However, there’s an added bonus for this event. 50% of monies raised from the raffle will go to MacMillan Cancer Research and 50% will go to Blantyre Community Committee towards the Summer Gala event!

Blantyre Oscars begins at 7pm for 7.15pm. The event will be covered on social media throughout the evening. More information can be found at http://www.blantyreoscars.com