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William Young Swimming School, Glasgow

    William Young FIOS, MIOS (TD) Swim School Now hiring part-time instructors Level 1 and Level 2 Email or telephone: 07986884556 www.glasgowswimminglessons.com Make 2017 the year you learn to swim Since it was established in 2010, the William Young Swim School has built up an excellent reputation.  It has gained many loyal and satisfied […]

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Spirito, Interiors, Cards, Gifts, Crow Road, Broomhill, Glasgow

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SPiRiTO 317-319 Crow Road, Broomhill, Glasgow G11 7BU www.spiritogifts.com Bright and Beautiful Gifts and Special Treats Specialising in designer greetings cards, jewellery and home accessories, it is one of the West End’s most attractive shops offering a range of diverse  hand-picked gifts and cards for all occasions. This includes,  a selection of gifts which can […]

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Glasgow West End Shopping: Nancy Smillie Jewellery Studio

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Designer Jewellery Glasgow West End 425 Great Western Road, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow G4 9JA Telephone: 0141 334 0055. www.nancysmillieshop.com/ At the Nancy Smillie Jewellery Studio you’ll find an amazing range of designer jewellery. Whether you’re looking for something elegant or delightfully quirky the choice is amazing with bangles, earrings, pendants, brooches and sharp accessories to suit […]

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Stevenson Jewellers Glasgow West End

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257 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8UB Telephone: 0141 334 1899. www.stevensonjewellers.co.uk Stevenson Jewellers is situated on Byres Road in the heart of Glasgow West End, opposite Hillhead Underground. Whether you are seeking the perfect gift or the right accessory to complement a special outfit,  you will be thrilled by the choice of beautiful jewellery and […]

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Glasgows West End: Nancy Smillie Shop

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  The Nancy Smillie Shop Cresswell Street, Off Byres Road, 0141 334 4240 www.nancysmillieshop.com Check out the new Nancy Smillie Shop at 5 Cresswell Lane, De Courcy’s – beautiful accessories, cosy woollies and glamourous winter wear.  At Nancy Smillie you will find an unrivaled collection of jewellery, bags and scarves and fabulous home accessories including: […]

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Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art, Park Road, Glasgow

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Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com As Thistle Gallery enters its third year, it will continue to offer its ever growing client base wonderful and affordable art from an eclectic range of Scottish Contemporary Artists. A Tale of Two Cities, Thistle Gallery, Park Road, […]

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Scottish Handmade Crafts, Gifts and Artists at Janet & John Glasgow

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Janet & John – promoting Scottish creativity. A haven for Scottish Handmade Crafts Intake of new artists and crafters Janet and John Upper Floor De Courcy’s Arcade Cresswell Lane T: 07731 768373   Janet and John will be open until 6 p.m. Thursday until Easter You’ll find a fabulous selection of cards and gifts at […]

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QM Eye Opticians, Glasgow: specialising in quality eyecare and eyewear

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QM Eye Opticians 104 Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow, UK G20 8NZ Telephone: 0141 946 6892 QM Eye Opticians is the place for you if you fancy something a little different. Pop in and discover the ‘not-on-the-High-Street option’. You can be assured of receiving individual eyecare in a relaxed atmosphere. Jim Mullan, the optometrist, set up […]

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Blair and Sheridan – Unique and Desirable Jewellery Glasgow

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417 Great Western Road, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow, G4 9JA 00 44 (0)141 334 0557 www.blairandsheridan.co.uk/ Blair and Sheridan’s designer jewellery shop has established itself as one of Glasgow’s most prestigious jewellery shops.   Specialising in designing unique engagement, wedding and eternity rings, they have delighted many customers and gained a loyal clientele. Pop in and see their […]

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Glasgow Artist Allan Richardson – Local City Scenes

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Allan Richardson is  much loved and well known local artist, who  can often be seen working on his latest project in the streets of Glasgow. He always takes the time to stop and answer any questions people may have about his work – and usually he has a good story to tell  about the buildings […]

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West End Festival 2016: The Moment Keeper, Thistle Gallery, Jackie and Jilly Henderson, 4 – 19 June

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CONTINUES UNTIL 22 JUNE The Moment Keeper – A unique opportunity to see the quirky artwork of sisters Jackie and Jilly Henderson. The Thistle Gallery Scottish Contemporary Art  – 56 Park Rd, Glasgow G4 9JF Part of Glasgow’s  West End Festival MEMORY MAKING ‘MOMENT KEEPER’ Due to the success and popularity of this exhibition it […]

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Surf and Turf Exhibition, Thistle Gallery from Saturday April, 23rd 2016.

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‘Surf and Turf’ Thistle Gallery Scottish Contemporary Art Thistle Gallery’s new Exhibition ‘Surf and Turf’ previews on Saturday, April 23rd and runs for five weeks. Over 30 accomplished Scottish contemporary artists will be exhibiting in this vibrant and eclectic exhibition. You will find a wide range of jewellery, ceramics, artisan glass, intricate metal work as […]

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Shona Fidgett Designer Jewellery Glasgow

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Studio 15, The Hidden Lane, 1103 Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8ND Telephone: +44 (0)141 248 9050 | email: info@shonajewellery.co.uk www.shonajewellery.co.uk Buy Shona Fidgett Jewellery Online www.shonajewellery.co.uk Watch out for Shona Jewellery at Hidden Lane Saturdays 6 May – 30 September, 2017 Wedding rings and Bridal Jewellery Shona enjoys creating rings for special events, particularly […]

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Handcrafted Silver Jewellery by Mo McQuillan

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Beautiful and unique handcrafted gifts Delightful Jewellery for Every Occasion Shipped World Wide from Glasgow, Scotland Scottish handcrafted jewellery – you will love these unique designs – find the perfect gift or accessory–  choose from pendants, earrings and brooches – created in silver by Mo McQuillan. Buy online Mo is an experienced and talented Scottish […]

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Dear Green Place – Exhibition at the Thistle Gallery, Saturday. March 19th– Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

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Thistle Gallery, Scottish Contemporary Art 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Email Telephone: 0141 334 3444 www.thistle-gallery.com Dear Green Place….Bricks, Mortar and Beyond The new Spring Show at Thistle Gallery features the work of eight accomplished artists who often take inspiration from the City of Glasgow and its environs. Peter Nardini, Sheila Fowler, Kristina Dickson, […]

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Bricks 4 Kidz, After school classes St Silas Woodlands

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After school classes @ St.Silas Church (Ages 5+) – Unit: Gadgets & Gizmos St. Silas Church69 Park Road
Woodlands, Glasgow G4 9JE Classes held weekly on Tuesdays during term time from 4pm-5pm Classes run in six week blocks – if there are still places available after a block has started then it is fine to join […]

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Glasgow Retro And Vintage Shops: Shopping For Bargains

  Starry Starry Night 19 Dowanside Lane, G12 0141 337 1837 When Anna Graham arrived back in Glasgow from a soujourn in New York in 1987 it was her ambition to own a vintage clothing shop. With three friends (she is now the sole proprietor) she established Starry, Starry Night which has provided a focus […]

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The Face on the Moon, The Vale, 26 September, 2015.

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Shopping in Glasgow: Vintage Guru Byres Road

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195 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8TN See Location on Google Maps Telephone: 0141 339 4759 With their wonderful selection of vintage and retro clothing, jewellery, shoes and bags, Vintage Guru is one of the most popular shops in Glasgow’s West End. After many years supplying the world’s vintage clothing traders, collectors and the film industry, […]

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Blair and Sheridan, Gin and Sapphires Event, Saturday 22 August, 2015

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Blair and Sheridan 417 Great Western Road Kelvinbridge Glasgow G4 9JA Gin and Sapphires Event As a belated 3rd birthday party and as an ongoing thanks to their customers, Blair and Sheridan would like to invite you to a gin tasting and sapphires event between 1pm – 5pm on the afternoon of Saturday 22nd August […]

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Glasgow Shopping: Currie and Quirk Opticians, Byres Road, G12

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Eye Care and Quality Eye Wear 142 – 144 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8TD, 0141 339 2900  currieandquirk@aol.com Scott Currie and Gordon Quirk, qualified Dispensing Opticians with over 20 years experience in eye care, have their practice on Byres Road in the heart of the West End. They pride themselves on offering the highest level […]

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Easter Workshops for Children at Bricks 4 Kidz

Half Day AM & PM & Full Day Options Available Easter Family Fun Monday 6th April – Trades Hall, 85 Glassford Street, Glasgow G1 1BQ Looking for something fun to do with your family this Easter? After you’ve eaten all your eggs, why not come along to Bricks 4 Kidz Easter Family Fun Workshop. We […]

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Video History Scotland: DVD Memories of Dumbarton 1940 – 1975

Dumbarton (Fort of the Britons), famous for innovation and achievement particularly with regard to engineering and shipbuilding. Examples of this include the Cutty Sark, world famous clipper ship, also the first ocean going ship built of mild steel and the first ship propelled by steam turbine. Just three of the examples of ships built in […]

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QM Eye Opticians, Glasgow: specialising in quality eyecare and eyewear

  104 Queen Margaret Drive Glasgow, UK G20 8NZ Telephone: 0141 946 6892 QM Eye Opticians is the place for you if you fancy something a little different  – ‘a not on the High Street option’ You will love their vintage inspired eyewear – with the advantage of modern frame materials – and styles reminiscent of […]

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Bricks 4 Kidz– Children’s Workshops February Half-term 2015

The Renfield Centre, 260 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JP Ages 5+ To Book: Telephone: 07971515141 email Monday 9th February 2015 – Teenage Brick Turtles Grab your katanas and nunchucks as we prepare to fight crime with the Teenage Brick Turtles! Practice engineering as you build two of the courageous turtles and their wise Japanese rat […]

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The Observatory, Nancy Smillie Studio

The Observatory, Nancy Smillie Studio, G12 New studio in Glasgow’s West End with Kevin Hunter, Artist in Residence and Pop Up Christmas Shop opening 30 November, 3014 Art Studio – Furniture – Artist in Residence Please join us to celebrate our Studio opening with resident artist Kevin Hunter, and peruse our pop up Christmas shop. […]

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Memories of Millport Isle of Cumbrae in the 1920s and 1930s, Video History Scotland

Memories of Millport Isle of Cumbrae in the 1920s and 1930s How many of us share memories of a day trip to Millport or a family holiday on the beautiful Isle of Cumbrae. Happy days spent cycling around the island, relaxing or playing on the sands at Kames Bay or having our photograph taken beside […]

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Review of the ‘Best in the West Business Growth Course’

I’ve been working my way through Best In The West’s on-line business course (authored by Jim Byrne) and am finding it really helpful. It’s written in bite-size chunks, so is user-friendly, but it’s also full of action points for you to follow up. When you’re running your own business and you’re totally responsible for its […]

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Clyde Steamer Memories Part 1 DVD Video History Scotland

Clyde Steamer Memories Part 1 Henry Bell and his famous ship The Comet, the first ship to successfully harness steam power for navigation, ushered in the age of steam navigation – not only to the River Clyde but across the world. Nowhere was the pace of change as fast as along the banks of the […]

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Arts and Crafts in Glasgow West End

West End Shopping Health, Beauty and Eyecare Interior Design Gifts, Cards and Galleries Clothing/Fashion (& kids) Dance Costumes Designer Jewellery Delicatessans Antiques Retro/Vintage/Charity Bookshops Arts and Crafts Shoes/Accessories Original art work and hand crafted jewellery. Scottish Handmade Crafts, Gifts and Artists at Janet & John Glasgow Janet & John – promoting Scottish creativity. A haven […]

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