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April 8, 2020

Second charity helicopter air ambulance launched in Scotland

* 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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April 7, 2020

Houlihan Pharmacy launches Automated Prescription Collection Service.

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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April 7, 2020

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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April 4, 2020

The Glasgow Diet – Documentary on History of Food fundraiser

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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March 28, 2020

Rivers Almond and Avon. March 2020

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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March 23, 2020

David Craig, Scottish Writer – free book offer

(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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March 21, 2020

Blessed Assurance by Stewart Ennis

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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March 8, 2020

Glasgow Film Festival 2020 Celebrates Record Audience Figures

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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March 6, 2020

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

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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March 6, 2020

Glasgow Film Festival 2020 Women Make Film

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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March 2, 2020

Rabbie: Scotland’s Superstar – Websters Theatre

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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March 1, 2020

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

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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February 29, 2020

The County, Glasgow Film Festival 2020 review by Pat Byrne

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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February 25, 2020

Celtic Connections 2020 – Transatlantic Sessions review and photography Pauline Keightley

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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February 24, 2020

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

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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