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July 31, 2020

Helen Rose Outdoors: Victoria Park August 2020

Victoria Park Victoria Park is located in the West End of Glasgow and is within walking distance of my house. The Glasgow Parks have been a life saver for me during the Covid 19 virus pandemic lockdown. On Sunday afternoons I have walked around them discovering the historical connections and enjoying the outdoor beauty. The […]

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July 28, 2020

SEE YOU IN 10 YEARS WRITING COMPETITION for Teenagers

Open to 13 – 19 year olds Submission Deadline 31 August, 2020 Do you ever wonder where you’ll be in ten years’ time? How about being part of Scotland’s writing future? Scottish Book Trust have teamed up with author Val McDermid to give you a chance to do just that. Looking for a two-part piece […]

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July 27, 2020

Online Quiz Night with Duglus T Stewart

Tuesday July 28th, 2020 It’s Quiz Night with Duglas. The quiz will premiere at 8 pm Please tell your friends. You know they really could do with a fun work out for their heads. Here is the donations link Thank you for your support. Watch on Glitterati Videos  Facebook Please don’t post answers in comments […]

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July 22, 2020

Govan’s Glories: Central Govan Walk Ian R. Mitchell

THE TALK In one of his biographies, Alex Ferguson expressed pride in his origins  when he stated that “to call Govan a district of Glasgow was an insult.” Most Govanites would agree and the area is without doubt the one with the strongest sense of identity amongst the older working class districts of the city. […]

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July 20, 2020

Mother India Cafe & Open for Bookings plus Takeaway and Uber Eats

20 July, 2020 – Now Taking Bookings Mother India’s Cafe Mother India’s Cafe – Bookings: Tel: 0141 339 9145 Thursday – Saturday Taking Reservations from Thursday 23 July, 2020 Address: 1355 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AD And The Lansdowne Reservations from 30 July, 2020 Thursday – Saturday The Lansdowne, 7A Lansdowne Crescent, Glasgow G20 6NQ To Book Telephone 0141 334 […]

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July 18, 2020

Payback Claire MacLeary

When police are called to a murder scene at the home of Aberdeen socialite Annabel Imray, they are under pressure to get a conviction, and fast. The last thing they want is the distraction of a series of baffling break-ins. The victims, all of them women, are terrorised: just how did the intruder know so […]

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July 14, 2020

Starchild Sunflower Sanctuary – Autism

Starchild’s dream has been to build a sanctuary for families and children affected by autism. The stigmas and myths that surround disabilities in Uganda are frankly horrendous with many being locked up, chained up, ridiculed, raped and abused. In many communities, they believe them to be cursed by the devil and the mother also.  With […]

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July 13, 2020

Sound & Vision Drive-In Summer 2020

Glasgow Film Festival and Electric Frog  Music and Movie Drive-In 30 July– 9 August, 2020 Two of Glasgow’s best loved festivals are joining forces to create a special movie and music drive-in taking place in July. Sound & Vision Drive-In is a unique collaboration between Scotland’s creative electronic music and film festivals: Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) […]

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July 3, 2020

Outdoor Activities Woodlands Community

Meetings & Fresh Beginnings in Movement with Penny Chivas 10 July – 14 August, 2020 Boost Your Health and Confidence – Free Events During July and August Woodlands Community will pilot  a number of ‘socially distanced’ outdoor activities at their Workspace Terrace. These free events have been designed to help boost your health, confidence and […]

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June 30, 2020

Helen Rose’s Outdoor Diary, Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow. July 2020

Kelvinbridge We continue in lockdown here in Scotland due to the Covid 19 virus but it has given an opportunity to discover the wonderful parks in Glasgow and to write on another of my favourite local parks at Kelvingrove. Glasgow is known as the ‘Dear Green Place’ and the coat of arms of the City […]

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June 22, 2020

Jasmine Boutique – Stay at Home Service

Jasmine Boutique Hyndland – Re-opening After Lockdown Monday 29 June, 2020 Jasmine Boutique is offering a Special Stay At Home Service – aiming to keep you looking good so that you can zoom with confidence during lockdown relating to Coronavirus. 20% Off  All Full Price Clothes and Accessories for NHS Staff New Face masks from […]

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June 16, 2020

Bob Law’s Blog: Lockdown – Nature in Glasgow

Even during lockdown nature can lift your spirits, especially in Spring during a long run of perfect days. Walks or cycle rides from my house in the West End of Glasgow have revealed a wonderland going about its own business, unconcerned by any human malady.

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June 14, 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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June 14, 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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June 12, 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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