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Wully Davidson: Bus Pass Rambles – The Road To Iona

rest and be thankful

Back to Mull I’ve been to the isle of Mull twice, since starting the ramblings in 2019, both times to visit Tobermory. This time, I’d be returning to do a 36 mile trip to Fionnphort, on the extreme southwest of the island, at the end of a long peninsula, called the ‘Ross of Mull’. Fionnphort […]

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Mother India – Glasgow

mother india logo

Mother India Restaurants Glasgow Great deal at Mother India Express Lunch Wednesday – Sunday 28 Westminster Terrace, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 7RU 0141 221 1663 Mother India Voucher – Perfect Gift – Purchase Online Mother India – Mother India Glasgow, 28 Westminster Terrace, Glasgow G3 7RU Book Online Call to reserve 0141 221 1663 – Mother […]

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Drumchapel Reconnect Festival

drumchapel reconnect festival

Saturday 20 July, 2024, 11 .m. – 4 p.m. Drumchapel Shopping Centre, Kingfauns Road, Drumchapel. Free Family Fun Day Food and Refreshments Arts/Crafts Live Music Stalls Bouncy Castle Looking for something to do with the kids in the summer? Come along to the DRUMCHAPEL RECONNECT FESTIVAL for a FREE family fun day. Raising awareness of […]

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Storytelling for Adults, Mary Edward – Blending Fact and Fiction review Pat Byrne

mary edward

In June I caught the train down to Alexandria to see Mary Edward at Storytelling for Adults – very enjoyable events showcasing local writers. I have long admired Mary Edward’s writing, in particular I enjoyed ‘Gallowgate’, published in 2022. This is the story of the struggle and survival of the O’Donnell sisters, two young Irishwomen […]

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The Clutha Festival 12 – 14 July, 2024

clutha trust festival

The Clutha Bar CLUTHA TRUST FEST July 12th-14th 12pm-12am! Thirty Great Acts The Well Happy Band – Ombongo Nambari – Ruff Edge – GRACE – Three Card Trick – Blue Milk – New Vice – Escapade – Bad Boy Boogie – Blue Nicotine – Mothership – Hadrian’s Union – Van Kleef – Moonshine Mojo – […]

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Glasgow Eco Trust’s Health Walks

health walks glasgow

Health Walks Scotstoun Do you want to get more active, fitter, meet new people and explore the local area? Then come and join one of Glasgow Eco Trust’s health walks which are every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The health walks programme is part of an active travel programme and open to anyone over 16. The […]

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Glasgow West End: Nancy Smillie Shop

effortless style

53 Cresswell Street, Off Byres Road, Glasgow West End G12 8AE 0141 334 4240 The Nancy Smillie Shop – see the complete collection Nancy Smillie Instagram Effortless Style Here Comes The Summer Sun The Nancy Smillie Shop – see the complete collection   Update Your Home     Wonderful Jewellery in the Sale at Nancy […]

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Melancholia by Nina Quigley

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Nina Quigley is a poet, writer and visual artist who lives in Inishowen, Co. Donegal. Melancholia was published by Three Dancing Oaks Publishing in 2023. Here are a few poems from the collection that I particularly enjoyed: That Thing With Feathers A woman, with distance in her eyes, a porcelain reticence in her cheeks, heard […]

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Sunday, June 30, 2024 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog, writers, Writing

Tour Bus Around Bute, and Mount Stuart House

Mount Stuart House

Today’s outing (20 June 2024) wouldn’t make much use of the bus pass. I’d get the train  from Glasgow Central to Wemyss Bay, a 1 hour journey, then a 35 minute ferry trip to Rothesay. The ferry terminal is next to the railway station. Then, I’d get the tour bus around Bute (£15.50), getting off […]

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Glasgow Jazz Festival 2024

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Wednesday 19th – Sunday 23rd June 2024 Glasgow Jazz Festival gets underway for 2024 with performances from some of the biggest names in jazz . There will be concerts across the city in venues including: Saint Luke’s, Mackintosh Church, Òran Mór, Nice n Sleazy, The Griffin and The Glad Café. The festival will showcase everything […]

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Father and Sons The Exhibition

dakers junior

19 June – 4 July, 2024, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street Glasgow G2 4HU Art exhibition of artist Alexander Dakers and his late fathers art work, who through his art work has helped many families in need A Renowned artist is bringing a free and sentimental exhibition to […]

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West Fest: Voicebeat 21 Glorious Years

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Sunday 16 June, 2024, 7.30 p.m. Kibble Palace, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Great Western Road, Glasgow Glasgow G12 0UE FREE For 21 years Glasgow’s world music community choir has been flying the flag for harmony traditions from around the globe. Join them in the Kibble Palace to celebrate their anniversary with a feast of unaccompanied singing. […]

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West Fest: Wilton Street Garden Fete 2024

wilton street garden fete

Saturday, 15th June @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Wilton Street Gardens Fete Wilton Street Gardens Wilton Street, G20 6RE A lively free event in our beautiful community gardens, bigger and brighter than ever and with something for everyone: original art, jewellery, fun activities for kids, prints, beading, mid-century finds, music and more Event on Facebook Part of WestFest […]

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The Buttery, A True Glasgow Institution, review by Pat Byrne

the buttery

The Buttery – A True Glasgow Institution The Buttery, 652 Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8UF The Buttery, established in 1870, describes itself as a ‘true Glasgow institution’ and is thought to be Glasgow’s oldest culinary establishment. Tucked away in a corner of Anderston it’s unlikely to attract passing trade but this much loved restaurant has […]

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Family Friendly Eurozone Glasgow West End

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Family Friendly Euro Games at Websters & Cottiers Glasgow West End Scotland will play hosts Germany on Friday 14 June, 2024, when the Euros kick off.  Tickets are sold out for screening at Cottiers, where the remaining games will be shown. But if you are fast you can book for the opening game at Websters, […]

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Across the Waters – 29th International James Joyce Symposium 14-19 June 2024 University of Glasgow

james joyce 29th symposium across the water

For James Joyce, as for many Irishmen and women, Glasgow was the first city he saw beyond his native shores. During the Summer of 1894, Joyce crossed to Scotland from Dublin on a Duke Line steamer with his father. It was also the city where his last book, Finnegans Wake, was printed by the firm of […]

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Monday, June 10, 2024 | Filed under: Events, Fairs, Festivals and Fundraisers, Pat's Home Page Blog

The Nancy Smillie Shop – Glasgow West End

Scottish Style

53 Cresswell Street, Off Byres Road, Glasgow West End G12 8AE 0141 334 4240 The Nancy Smillie Shop – see the complete collection Nancy Smillie Instagram Scottish Style at Nancy Smillie’s Local Artists Dreaming of Summer – Shine! The Nancy Smillie Shop – see the complete collection   Bird Themed Pieces Are Flying Out Of […]

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Walking on Sunshine Summer Showcase, Cottiers

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Thursday 20 June, 2024 Cottiers Theatre, 93 95 Hyndland Street, Glasfow G11 5PU Pulse Dance Studio welcome you to a night of musical fun with their musical theatre students. Bringing you songs, scenes and choreography from some of the best musicals – Star Academy performers will wow you with their talents. Buy tickets

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Saturday, June 8, 2024 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog, What's on in Glasgow: Theatre and Comedy

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

stained glass thistle

Janet & John – promoting Scottish creativity. A haven for Scottish Handmade Crafts Upper Floor De Courcy’s Arcade Cresswell Lane T: 07731 768373Delightful gifts handcrafted by Scottish artisans   Janet & John Website   Always Something New At Janet and John   Gifts for Everyone   . Baby Range at Janet and John janet@janetandjohnscotland.com Small […]

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Mika and Me Optical Studios – Exclusive Chanel Event

chanel event at mika and me

Tonight I enjoyed another very special event at Mika and Me. I took the opportunity to go along to their optical studio on Park Road to have a look at the new range of Chanel glasses and sunglasses on show exclusively at Mika and Me for one night only. The eyewear was stunning and the […]

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Thursday, June 6, 2024 | Filed under: Book and Event Reviews, Eyecare, Pat's Home Page Blog, Shopping

Glasgow School of Art Degree Show 2024

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31 May – 9 June, 2024 GSA Campus, Renfrew Street, Garnethill Master of Fine Art Show – 30 May – 9 June at The Glue Factory, 22 Farnell St, Glasgow G4 9SE The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) Degree Show 2024 opens to the public on Friday 31 May where a new generation of students will showcase […]

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Glasgow to Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh – Wullie Davidson Bus Pass Rambles

Skye bridge

Today’s trip (Friday, 31 May) would take me from Glasgow to Inverness, then down the Great Glen, past Urquhart castle, on the shores of Loch Ness, before turning right on to the road to Skye, about a third of the way down the glen. I’d get off at Kyle of Lochalsh, and have 1 hour […]

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Glasgow School of Art: Open Studio Summer Exhibition 2024

Open Studio Summer Exhibition

31 May – 9 June 2024 Open Studio Summer Exhibition Fleming House, 134 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6ST Opening Times Weekdays: 10:00 – 20:00 Weekends: 10:00 – 18:00 Running as part of the Degree Show, the Open Studio’s Summer Exhibition showcases work made by young people across several different access and community-focused projects at the […]

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Byres Hub Community Day 2024

Byres Rpad Community Day

Saturday 8th June 2024, 11am – 3pm Byres Road Community Hub, 90 Byres Road, Glasgow G12 8TB Just drop into the Hub and enjoy all that’s going on including music, poetry, art, exhibitions and refreshments. The event is a collaboration between researchers in the School of Health and Wellbeing and some of the community groups […]

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Exclusive Chanel Eyewear Event at Mika and Me

Chanel eyewear

Thursday 6th June, 2024 – 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Chanel launch it’s new partnership with MIKA & Me, on 6 June & will exclusively showcase the complete SS24 eyewear collection. Read the review by Pat Byrne MIKA & Me, 56 Park Road, Glasgow G4 9JF Get ready, fashionistas! Chanel is bringing its stunning eyewear […]

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Launch of Two Collections by Karen Macfarlane and Eveline Pye

reaching the light

June 5th, 2024  7 for 7 30pm. Avant Garde. 34 – 44 King Street, Glasgow G1 5QT All About the Surface by Karen Macfarlane and Reaching the Light by Eveline Pye. Two  outstanding collections, new from Seahorse Publications.  

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Monday, May 27, 2024 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog

Mika & Me Optical Studios Glasgow

Chanel

56 Park Road, Glasgow, G4 9JF Tel: 0141 413 5393 Email: hello@mikaandme.com Launch of Chanel Eyewear – Exclusive Event at Mika and Me Thursday 6 June, 2024 Exclusive Eyewear Event at Mika and Me Read the review   Tag Heuer Glasses and Sunglasses just landed Exclusively availabe at Mika and Me Do your Sunglasses need sprucing up? […]

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Take 2: Charlotte’s Web

Take 2: Charlotte's Web

Saturday 25 May, 2024 STANDARD SCREENING: SAT 25 MAY, 11.30AM AUTISM-FRIENDLY TAKE 2 ACCESS SCREENING: SAT 25 MAY, 12PM Take 2: Charlotte’s Web Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, […]

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Thursday, May 23, 2024 | Filed under: Cinema, Kids and young people, Pat's Home Page Blog

Learning through Loans: Dalí’s ‘Christ’ and its recent travels

christ of st john of the cross

Wednesday 5 June, 2024 2-3pm An Illustrated Talk by Curator Pippa Stephenson-Sit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum,  Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8AG Free – meet at the reception in the main hall For a number of months, Dalí’s iconic and much-treasured ‘Christ of Saint John of the Cross’ has been on display in Figueres, Spain.  […]

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New Scots Portraits by Angela Caitlin – Refugee Festival

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11 – 29 June, 2024 Monday – Saturday 9am-5pm  For Scottish Refugee Council Mitchell Library, North Street, Glasow G3 7DN Level access via North Street. Toilets, accessible toilet and baby changing facilities available in the building. Free event With New Scots putting down roots in communities across the country, this uplifting collection of portraits shows […]

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog

new scots

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