Waiting times at Hairmyres A&E Are rising

Across NHS Lanarkshire’s three acute sites, Hairmyres Hospital recorded the longest waiting times, with 37 patients waiting over 8 hours (week ending Sunday, October 7th). According to the latest figures, […]

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Fun activities at EK museum for Harvest weekend

The National Museum of Rural Life are hosting ranger walks, scarecrow-making, storytelling and more this weekend. From bannock-making to straw craft sessions, there’s plenty to do at the National Museum of […]

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EK Food Bank Drop-in Centre Closed

The centre at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church is forced to close due to lack of funding. Struggling mums are devastated after East Kilbride community food bank drop-in centre has closed. […]

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Ban on Balloons and Sky Lanterns in SLC

As a means of avoiding environmental damage, the council have decided to put a stop to the deliberate release of balloons and sky lanterns. South Lanarkshire Council have introduced a […]

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Increasing Number of Absences at Hairymyres Hospital Due to Mental Health

Medics are nearing the breaking-point with the largest number of stress-induced sick days in NHS Lanarkshire, according to The Royal College of Nursing. In the last three years alone, staff […]

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Letter From The Editor

Hello and welcome to ‘The Oystercatcher’, the newspaper for St. Andrew’s and St. Bride’s High School that is run by students, for students. Over the past three years it has […]

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East Kilbride’s Scorching Summer

Summer 2018 here in East Kilbride has been a warm and wild one. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the things that happened over the holidays.

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EK70’s ‘Round and About EK” to Premiere Late September

Lewis Mcpartlin | Reporter It was in the early months of 2017 that our school, St Andrew’s and St Bride’s, was selected and funded by South Lanarkshire Council and the […]

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St. Andrew’s and St. Bride’s Prize Giving Ceremony

Eleanor Service | On Tuesday the 19th of September St. Andrew’s and St. Bride’s celebrated the achievements of its 3rd to 6th year students. The night was attended by proud […]

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Exclusive Interview Coming Soon

The Oystercatcher’s Kirstyn Higgins will be interviewing our new school chaplain, Father Bergin. Click on to The Oystercatcher in the next few days to see his views on faith, the school […]

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