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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 Upper Floor De Courcy’s Arcade Cresswell Lane T: 07731 768373Delightful gifts handcrafted by Scottish artisans   Janet & John Website Sale now ended and Janet and John taking short break until 18th at 10.30 a.m. janet@janetandjohnscotland.com Always Something New at Janet and […]

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Glasgows West End: Nancy Smillie Shop

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  The Nancy Smillie Shop 53 Cresswell Street, Off Byres Road, Glasgow West End G12 8AE 0141 334 4240 www.nancysmillieshop.com Accessorise with Style See range of accessories and jewellery Show Someone You Care Gorgeous Porcelain Giftware See the full range Add A Stylish Edge – Mix it Up Full range mixed metals jewellery Gorgeous Porcelain […]

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Lizzie Reid at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut

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Friday 8 October, 2921 at 8.30 p.m. Lizzie Reid at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut 272A St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5RL Tickets £ 10.00 / Age 18 And Up at  Ticketweb Newly signed to Seven Four Seven Six, Lizzie Reid is one of Scotland’s most promising talents. An emotionally raw songwriter, Reid’s songs explore […]

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Poetry Launch Party – Jim Ferguson and Kirsty Taylor

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Saturday 18 September, 2021 7 p.m. – 10p.m Whirlpool Press and Scotland in Europe invite you to the launch of  12 Dead Keys by Jim Ferguson and Turbulent Twenties by Kirsty Taylor. The Old Toll Bar, 3 Paisley Road West, Glasgow G51 3LF Free entry – All welcome Also celebrating Jim Ferguson’s 60th birthday. Music […]

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Janine Jansen: Falling for Stradivari, GFT

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14 September, 2021 – 6.05 p.m. Dutch virtuoso Janine Jansen and Sir Antonio Pappano dazzle in this thrilling new documentary directed by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Gerry Fox as they embark on a journey to record an album on 12 of the world’s greatest Stradivari violins. November 2020, the filmmakers follow Janine Jansen from initial research and rehearsals in Stockholm, to a hectic month in […]

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Monday, September 6, 2021 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog

Glasgow Fancy Women Bike Ride

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19 September, 2021 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. – Starts at McLennan Arch, Glasgow Green, Saltmarket, Glasgow G1 5J Glasgow’s first ever Fancy Women Bike Ride! – World Car Free Day Cycle Positive  Glasgow ‘Every year on World Car Free Day, Women in different cities around the world dress up and cycle together. This is […]

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Mika & Me Eyewear Glasgow

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56 Park Road, Glasgow, G4 9JF Tel: 0141 413 5393 Email: hello@mikaandme.com Look Better & See Better The fun way to shop eyewear Mika & Me has opened its first eyewear shop in the West End of Glasgow. Brother and sister team, Barry Hutcheon and Wendy Bremner, are introducing a whole new concept in eyewear with unique […]

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Sunday, September 5, 2021 | Filed under: Eyecare, Opticians, Pat's Home Page Blog, Shopping

The Arlington Baths Club

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Arlington Baths Club – Doors Open Day 2021 Book to find out more about Glasgow’s Historic Swimming Club. 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 […]

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Eglinton Country Park – Helen Rose Outdoors

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September, 2021 Eglinton Country Park Eglinton Country Park is located in the grounds of the old Eglinton Castle estate, Kilwinning, North Ayrshire in Scotland and covers an area of 400 hectares. The current castle was built between 1797 and 1802 in Gothic castellated style dominated by a central 100 foot (30m) large round keep and […]

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary, Pat's Home Page Blog

Riverside Festival x Turn The Tables 

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3 – 5 September 2021 Final Tickets Available Riverside Museum, 100 Pointhouse Road, Glasgow G38RS Riverside Festival announce partnership with DJ based homelessness and mental health project  Turn The Tables The homelessness and mental health-focussed social enterprise Turn The Tables will take over one of the biggest stages in electronic music this year as they […]

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Wully Davidson’s Bus Pass Rambles: Warm Day in the West Highlands

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Glasgow to Oban Wednesday was forecasted to be a warm day in the west Highlands, as an area of high pressure over the UK would be centred there. I decided on a trip down the west coast from Fort William to Oban. Journey time 1 hour and 33 minutes. The bus from Buchanan Street left […]

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Riverside Festival 2021

3 – 5 September 2021 Riverside Museum, 100 Pointhouse Road, Glasgow G38RS  Buy tickets. Riverside Festival will be the first Scottish festival to welcome back fans since 2019 Organisers behind Glasgow’s Riverside Festival have confirmed that, more than two years since it was first forced to reschedule due to Covid restrictions, fans will finally be […]

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A Play, A Pie and A Pint Autumn Programme 2021

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A Play, A Pie and A Pint at OranMor 6 September – 27 November, 2021 CELESTIAL BODY By Morna Pearson | Directed By Becky Hope Palmer Monday, 06 September, 2021 — Saturday, 11 September, 2021 1 p.m. (Doors 12.00 / 12.30 p.m.Mondays) Celestial Body is a dark comedy about forgiveness and revenge. Presented in association […]

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Glasgow Connects, Glasgow Science Festival 2021

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1 – 30 September, 2021 GSF is back throughout September with Glasgow Connects, featuring a programme of events inspired by the international COP26 climate conference. With socially distanced activities at the Glasgow Botanic Gardens (4th to 12th Sept, 11-2pm daily) and at the Paisley Rd West Festival (24th to 26th Sept). As well as popping […]

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Walking and Writing with Lesley O’Brien, Glasgow Green

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Creative Writing Workshops in Glasgow Green Spark My Words with nature, song and stories Free Dates: 2 September, 2021 (11 a.m. – 1 p.m) Book at Eventbrite A Series of Min-Adventures A series of mini-adventures exploring the familiar in a new way to spark your imagination and creative writing. Meeting Place The rendez-vous point is […]

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Glasgow Youth Film Festival 2021 – Programme Announced

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17-19 September, 2021 Glasgow Youth Film Festival (GYFF) returns for its 13th edition The festival will open on 17 September with a preview screening of Marley Morrison’s Sweetheart, and will close on 19 September with a special screening of indie gem Heart Beats Loud. Special guests will include Everyone’s Talking About Jamie director Jonathan Butterell, […]

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Women’s Work, Nature and the Colonies – Climate Change Screenings

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Three Day Programme of Documentaries Friday 20 August 2021 – Sunday 22 August 2021 WE GET SHOT WITH SILENT BULLETS: SCREENINGS & DISCUSSIONS WITH AFRICA IN MOTION The Dear Green Bothy | College of Arts | School of Culture and Creative Arts Friday 20 August 2021 – Sunday 22 August 2021 at 10.00 a.m. Online: […]

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Clydeside Creative Cafe – Out and About in Clydebank

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Saturday 21 August, 2021 The Bandstand – Clydebank Shopping Centre, Sylvania Way, Clydebank To book your FREE place on any of the events email theclydesider@gmail.com See further details on Clydsider Facebook

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Wully Davidson’s Blog: Isle of Gigha

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Bus Pass Ramblings – August 2021 Tayinloan Village – Ferry Terminal Today’s trip would take me to the small island of Gigha, a few miles west of the Mull of Kintyre. The Campbeltown bus from Glasgow left Buchanan St at 0910, and arrived at Tayinloan village at 1253. A half hour later, it would arrive […]

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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/ Specialising in engagement, eternity and wedding rings, Blair and Sheridan create a range of styles of rings and jewellery for any occasion at their in-house studio workshop. Situated in Kelvinbridge, Glasgow, their bespoke design consultations offer a tailored service which is […]

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Carbeth Big Hut Party – Gala Day

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Saturday 14 August, 2021 – kicks off 1 p.m. Everyone Welcome Games, Food, Live Music BYOB Carbeth Huts, Stockiemuir Road (off A809),  Carbeth, Blanefield G63 9AY    

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‘There’s a Problem with Dad’ by Carlos Alba

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Launched: May 11, 2021 – Price: £9.99 Ringwood Publishing – Buy the book. ‘There’s a Problem with Dad, explores the issue of undiagnosed, high functioning autism among adults and the problems it creates for those with the condition and those around them.’ About the book: George Lovelace has always done everything by the book – […]

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Helen Rose Outdoors Diary – Borders Abbeys Way

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August 2021 Recently a group of us went for a staycation based in Melrose to walk around the Southern Upland Way and the Borders Abbey Way. Going abroad is not really an option during the Covid Pandemic so we are making the best of our very beautiful country here in Scotland which is full of […]

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Saturday, July 31, 2021 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary, Pat's Home Page Blog

Bob Law: Walks and Photography – Kilpatrick Hills balcony trails

Balcony Trail above the River Clyde. Kilpatrick Hills

Several walks can be undertaken from the Mount Pleasant/Old Kilpatrick car park situated above Old Kilpatrick not far from the train station which can also be used to arrive at this location as can local bus routes to this area. Most people make a beeline up the tarmac road to the summits around Duncolm, at […]

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Thursday, July 29, 2021 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Pat's Home Page Blog

Alan Gillespie – Writer – Jim and Pat’s West End Chat

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Writer Alan Gillespie chats to Pat about his first novel, The Mash House Jim & Pat’s Glasgow West End Chat – Episode 91 In this episode the writer Alan Gillespie talks about his first novel, The Mash House; it is a novel of isolation and fear set in an isolated Highland village on the Ardnamurchan […]

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The Lansdowne Weekend Deal – review Pat Byrne

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Tapas and Cocktails – What a fabulous treat My niece, Danielle, invited me along to lunch at the Lansdowne on Saturday afternoon (24 July, 2021). It was her first time dining at this fantastic Glasgow restaurant but she knew I was a big fan. It was my first time back eating inside a restaurant since […]

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Knightswood Living Rent Summer Social

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Saturday 24th July, 2021 at  2pm 15 Kirkton Avenue, or 2.15pm near the pond in Knightswood Park In one year Knightswood Living Rent Group have gone from not having a branch in Knightswood, to members supporting each other through thick and thin and working together to build neighbourhood power! If you live in Knightswood, Scotstoun […]

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Woodlands Community Pop Up Cafe on the Terrace

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Open various dates over the Summer Woodlands Community Development Trust, 66 Ashley Street, Glasgow G3 6HW Community Cafe on our Outdoor Events Terrace has reopened. Booking The cafe is being run on a pay what you can afford basis – please pay on the day. If you can’t afford to donate then that is not […]

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Wullie Davidson: Bus Pass Ramblings – Crail to Anstruther

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15 july 2021 – East Neuk of Fife Today’s trip would take me to what’s known as the ‘east neuk of Fife’, ‘neuk’ being an old Scots word for ‘corner’. The 0820 bus from Buchanan St arrived at St Andrews at 1105. From there, I got a bus to Crail, which took 34 minutes. Crail […]

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Piping Live! – Glasgow, August, 2021

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Piping Live! Sat 7th – Sun 15th August 2021 See full programme Programme for Glasgow’s Piping Live! festival has been unveiled, with a number of exciting in-person shows confirmed to go ahead as part of the nine-day event. The world’s biggest piping festival will combine performances at The National Piping Centre alongside a range of […]

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