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Helen Rose Outdoor Diary Renton to Balloch. April 2020

Covid 19 Virus Lockdown Renton to Balloch is the last walk I did with a small group before the lockdown in Scotland from the Coronavirus pandemic. I travelled by train to Renton to meet the others at Renton Station. The train was empty but I was very careful wearing gloves at all times and avoiding […]

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Thursday, April 9, 2020 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary, Pat's Home Page Blog

Second charity helicopter air ambulance launched in Scotland

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* Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) doubles its life-saving service * Charity says second helicopter will save lives in time of need * Public urged to continue vital support A new air ambulance takes to the skies as Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) launches its second life-saving emergency response helicopter. The only charity of its […]

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog

Houlihan Pharmacy launches Automated Prescription Collection Service.

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Houlihan Pharmacy 24-hour Pharmaself24 automated Prescription Collection Service at  Glasgow West End has been operational since 30 March, 2020.  The Prescription Collection Point is innovative, accessible and easy to use. At Houlihan Pharmacy on the corner of 312 Dumbarton Road & 5 Gardner Street, Partick.  The Collection Point is on Gardner Street, G11 6TF.  (This […]

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | Filed under: Coronavirus, Pat's Home Page Blog, Shopping

Online Quiz Night with Duglus T Stewart – Week 2

7 April, 2020 at 8 p.m. Here’s where to watch week 2 of it’s Quiz Night with Duglas. Premiering with Glitterati  The quiz will premiere at 8p.m. on Tuesday 7th of April. ‘I lost my dear friend Drew to suicide this last week and so we’ll be giving 50% of all funds raised to Samaritans. […]

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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 Spring Is On Its Way With everything that’s happening at the moment you might like a wee treat to cheer you up.  You can still  Shop Online at the Nancy Smillie Shop. Here are some favourites: Beautiful Gowns   Contemporary Jeweller […]

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The Glasgow Diet – Documentary on History of Food fundraiser

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A documentary on the history of food in Glasgow that reflects changes in the food systems in many cities internationally. Fundraising to help tackle Coronavirus £1.20 from each rental will go to Food for Good Glasgow, coordinated by the Glasgow Community Food Network, Slow Food Glasgow and other partners. See full details ‘As the scale […]

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Rivers Almond and Avon. March 2020

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Helen Rose Outdoor Diary I write this as we are in lockdown in the UK due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic. The walk I am going to describe was done a few weeks before the virus was confirmed in Scotland. Within the next few months or even longer it will be difficult to go anywhere […]

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Saturday, March 28, 2020 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary, Pat's Home Page Blog

David Craig, Scottish Writer – free book offer

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(Cover Design by Alison Buck) David Craig has three novels published by a small press publisher Elsewhen Press. Given the current Covid-19 crisis and calls to self-isolate, He would like to contribute something to the community to help pass the time and ease boredom. David will ‘gift’ via Amazon Kindle ten copies each of his […]

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Monday, March 23, 2020 | Filed under: New Books by Scottish Writers, Pat's Home Page Blog

Blessed Assurance by Stewart Ennis

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Published by Vagabond Voices, November, 2019   Blessed Assurance is a coming of age novel. It is set against the backdrop of a small close-knit evangelical community in the fictional Scottish village of Kilhaugh one fog bound December in the late nineteen sixties when the Cold War was on the brink of turning hot. The […]

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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. . Book consultation: 0141 334 […]

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The Arlington Baths Club

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Coronavirus Baths temporarily closed due to coronavirus. The Iconic Arlington Baths Club The Arlington Baths Club is one of Glasgow’s hidden gems. It is thought to be the first Victorian swimming club in the United Kingdom. When it first opened its doors in August 1871 it caused a sensation, inspiring similar clubs, both in Scotland […]

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

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 768373Delightful gifts handcrafted by Scottish artisans If You Can’t Make It To Janet and John They will be happy to post something out to […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020 Celebrates Record Audience Figures

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020 had over 43,000 admissions – the largest attendance ever as the festival closes on International Women’s Day with a celebration of female filmmaking talent. Irish Gaelic thriller Arracht announced as Audience Award Winner.  Glasgow Film Festival will return 24 Feb – 7 March 2021 Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) has celebrated its highest […]

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Sunday, March 8, 2020 | Filed under: Cinema, Glasgow Film Festival 2020, Pat's Home Page Blog

Women’s Literature Book Swop – IWW 2020 – University of Glasgow

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Monday, 9 March, 2020, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Glasgow University Students Representative Council, McIntyre Building, G12 8QQ Swing by the WeeG in the The Gilchrist Postgraduate Club Café for a spot of tea, coffee, and feminist literature! 📚 Bring books by your favourite authors, share your favourite stories, and swap for some new ones. […]

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Friday, March 6, 2020 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog

William Young Swimming School, Glasgow

William Young FIOS, MIOS (TD) Swim School William Young Swim School Glasgow – Swimming classes for adults and children. Email or telephone: 07986884556 www.glasgowswimminglessons.com The William Young Swim School has built up an excellent reputation since it was established in 2010. The swim school has many loyal and satisfied customers and attracts  lots of clients […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020 Women Make Film

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How many women film directors can you name? Agnes Varda? Jane Campion? Ida Lupino? Mira Nair? May Miles Thomas? The list is endless but how many of them have received the attention they truly deserve? Mark Cousins landmark 14 hour documentary ( screening  in five programmes) is nothing less than a radical realignment of conventional […]

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Rabbie: Scotland’s Superstar – Websters Theatre

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7th and 8th May, 2020 Websters Theatre, 416 Great Western Road, Glasgow G4 9HZ Captivate Theatre celebrate the life of Robert Burns, Scotland’s ploughman poet, saintly sinner and genius.  Frequently hilarious, often poignant and always witty, this musical celebration takes Rabbie Burns off the shortbread tin and brings him to full-blooded, all action life. See […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020 – Jazz on a Summer’s Day review by Pat Byrne

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On a dreich Glasgow day a perfect movie choice was Jazz On A Summer’s Day, showing at Glasgow Film Festival 2020. Fashion photographer Bert Stern’s film of the Newport Jazz Festival 1958 not only offered an amazing line up of some of the world’s most wonderful jazz musicians but also caught the fashion, atmosphere and […]

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The County, Glasgow Film Festival 2020 review by Pat Byrne

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Part of Country Strand: Iceland Northern Shining Lights Grímur Hákonarson’s film is set in a rural community in Iceland. From the outset you gain a sense of the place with shots of a remote farmhouse and frost covered fields. The demanding nature of the farmers’ work is apparent; an early scene shows Inga (Arndís Hrönn […]

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Saturday, February 29, 2020 | Filed under: Book and Event Reviews, Cinema, Glasgow Film Festival 2020, Pat's Home Page Blog

Celtic Connections 2020 – Transatlantic Sessions review and photography Pauline Keightley

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Review Transatlantic Sessions Celtic Connections 2020 This Celtic Connections Festival concert was under the musical direction of Shetland fiddler Aly Bain and multi-Grammy-winning dobro maestro Jerry Douglas. It was the 17th live Transatlantic Sessions, which commenced in 2003. What a joyous, positive concert exploring a wide range of music, including,  upbeat rhythms, perfect harmonies, poignant moments, high […]

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John Byrne’s 80th Birthday Bash, Paisley Book Festival 2020 review by Pat Byrne

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John Byrne’s 80th birthday at Paisley Arts Centre attracted a full house. Part of Paisley Book Festival 2020, the event was advertised as celebrating ‘the life and work of one of Scotland’s most beloved playwrights and artists’. The palpable respect and affection emanating from the audience reinforced the accolade. I expect most people were very […]

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Monday, February 24, 2020 | Filed under: Book and Event Reviews, Pat's Home Page Blog

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance Fundraiser at Murrayfield

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“Superheroes Abseil” – BT Murrayfield touchdown will prove a lifesaver 26 March, 2020, 9 a.m. _ 5 p.m. BT Murrayfield has welcomed its fair share of rugby heroes over the years. But superheroes of a very different kind will be aiming to touchdown at Edinburgh’s famous international arena next month. Dozens of fundraising daredevils are […]

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Friday, February 21, 2020 | Filed under: Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers, Pat's Home Page Blog

New Works Festival at Websters Theatre

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24, 25 and 26 February, 2020 Websters Theatre, 416 Great Western Road, Kelvinbridge, Glasgow G4 9HZ New Works is a festival of brand new writing from Student Theatre at Glasgow (STAG). Each night consists of one short and one long play; written, directed and performed by STAG members. New Works is an opportunity for writers […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020 – Short Film Festival Programme

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18 – 22 March, 2020 Glasgow Short Film Festival announces 2020 programme and explores the politics of place Glasgow Short Film Festival,  the festival’s first as an independent charitable organisation. GSFF is, of course, a celebration of short film, although in typically contrary fashion.  This year’s edition opens with a feature-length live performance, and there […]

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020: Special Events

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Films in this Festival Strand Total Recall at The Argyle Street Arches (18) 28 February Total Recall at The Argyle Street Arches (18) “If I’m not me then who the hell am I?”. Part of a Festival StrandSpecial Events Tank Girl at The Argyle Street Arches (18) 29 February, 2020 Tank Girl at The Argyle […]

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First events announced for Glasgow Film Festival 2020

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The first events have been announced for Glasgow Film Festival 2020. The 16th annual festival takes place from 26 February to 8 March, showcasing the best new films from Scotland and around the world. Some Highlights Glasgow Film Festival 2020 The focus of three special strands Retrospective Are We There Yet? – A Retrospective of […]

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Alasdair Gray – Omnium Gatherum

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Exhibition Runs: 07 February – 12 April 2020 Glasgow Print Studio’s long association with Alasdair Gray goes back to the late seventies and in 1981 in celebration of the publication of the seminal novel, Lanark, we published a series of lithographs that were used as illustrations within the book. More recently GPS has published 30 screenprints going […]

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Dunkeld and Birnam, Helen Rose’s Outdoor Diary February 2020

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Train from Glasgow Birnam and Dunkeld are twin villages situated north east of Glasgow in Perthshire – 2hours 40 minute train journey from Queen Street Station in Glasgow to Dunkeld and Birnam Station. Although I have been there in the past, I have never really explored the area. However, recently, I had the opportunity to […]

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary, Pat's Home Page Blog

Paisley Book Festival: Opening Night: Radical Renfrewshire

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(Maggie Craig) Paisley Arts Centre – Theatre GA – Feb. 20, 2020, 7 p.m. 7pm-9pm £10/£6+bkg fee Fabulous line up for opening night of Paisley Book Festival 2020, where you’ll be treated to an exclusive reading from Scottish radicalism expert Maggie Craig, poetry from Renfrewshire born Jim Carruth, and music from Glasgow-based singer-songwriter Heir of […]

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Glasgow Film Festival – Programme Announced 2020

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Glasgow Film Festival 2020 26 February – 8 March, 2020 You’re in for a treat with this year’s film festival Download the GFF 2020 Programme Brochure  (PDF) Or pick up programme at Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB Star guests including George Mackay, Caitlin Moran, Simon Bird, Cannes Best Actress Award Winner […]

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | Filed under: Cinema, Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers, Pat's Home Page Blog

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