May 2016

From Rolls Royce to Lapland for Cardonald Lollypop Man

Billy Hughes made the jump from Rolls Royce supervisor to Cardonald lollipop man 15 years ago – and hasn’t looked back since. by EMILY CAPALDI On the darkest and coldest of days, Billy Hughes brightens up the lives of the kids of Cardonald Primary School. Billy, 74, is a lollipop man who helps children cross Paisley Road West from the bottom of Walkerburn Road in Cardonald. What makes this man

Young Langside Basketball Sensation Set for Scotland

CHRIS MCQUADE meets the 6’5″ basketball sensation from Langside set to represent Scotland this summer Scotland is not a land of giants. The average height of a Scottish person is around 5’9” and should you visit Glasgow you can expect that to shrink an inch. Basketball is definitely not the country’s national sport – but its popularity is on the rise. Sport in Scotland is evolving beyond football as people

Glasgow West End Parking Fines Cause Frustration

Residents and business owners in Mount Florida and Scotstoun are up in arms over unenforced parking restrictions on match days. They’ve been speaking to DEREK MURDOCH A residents’ association in the West End has lodged a petition with Glasgow City Council against illegal parking in their streets during Glasgow Warriors rugby fixtures. Victoria Park Residents’ Association have become increasingly concerned at the manner of some supporters’ parking – and have