Loneliness is causing elderly Scots mental health problems, new research suggests

A quarter of Scots over 65 experience mental health issues as a result of loneliness, according to new research by two leading charities. The survey, carried out by Age Scotland and The Mental Health Foundation Scotland, has revealed that up to 120,000 elderly people could be suffering from undiagnosed depression during periods when they feel lonely. This news follows another revelation earlier this month which showed that 80,000 older people

ScotRail raised £505 after Poppy Scotland auction

ScotRail have raised £505 after 15 bids in a charity auction for Poppy Scotland which closed on December 11. The charity auction took place on the online marketing website, Ebay, after it was launched on December 4. Giving members of the public a rare chance to use, the state-of-the-art, Class 334 Training simulator in Glasgow Central Station for a solid hour along with three friends, including a return ticket to

Celtic Legend, Frank McAvennie, made an appearance at the Clyde ‘Cash for Kids’ event : By Stephen McCabe and Scott Bevan

Celtic Legend, Frank McAvennie, made an appearance at the Clyde ‘Cash for Kids’ event in Paisley last week as part of a campaign to raise funds for Scotland’s children in need in the lead up to Christmas. The event was the last stop on Clyde One’s ‘Mission Christmas’ tour which was the U.K’s biggest Christmas toy appeal and was attended by 20 excited children from around the local area. Frank

Scottish nurses at ‘breaking point’ over pay, reveals shocking report

A new survey by the Royal College of Nursing Scotland (RCN) has revealed that 74 per cent of nursing staff in Scotland believe they are financially worse off than they were five years ago. The worrying survey, which 800 nursing staff across Scotland took part in, also found that four in 10 nurses are losing sleep over financial worries, and almost the same number are searching for a new job,

Feeling cold today? Coorie in and hear about Cosagach – Scotland’s answer to Danish lifestyle trend Hygge

‘Cosagach’ has been dubbed the Scots version of ‘Hygge’, the snuggly Scandi concept which swept across the world in 2016, and according to Scottish tourism bosses it could be the best way to attract more tourism to the country. The Gaelic term means: ‘feeling snug, sheltered and warm’ according to VisitScotland, who claim that the idea could encourage winter tourism across the country, known for its wild, beautiful landscapes and

Paisley’s Purple Flag Student Discount Card Flies with Students

After securing Purple Flag status for its evening and night-time economy at the beginning of the year, Paisley’s Purple Flag has caught wind of some much-needed student engagement within the town. As only the third Scottish destination to be awarded the accreditation, the Purple Flag has prompted the creation of a Student Discount Card that aims to establish stronger links between students and local Paisley town centre businesses. The card

Braveheart’ actor James Cosmo is positive about Netflix and Amazon's impact on the film industry

Braveheart’ actor James Cosmo, believes the rise of premium streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon have had a positive effect on the film industry. The Dunbartonshire born star has recently finished  filming the ‘Outlaw King’ with Chris Pine starring as Robert the Bruce and David MacKenzie director of Hell or Highwater. The rise of ‘Netflix’ and ‘Amazon’ has led to more and more young independent directors and writers in

Paisley Passion not enough for City of Culture 2021

Hearts have broken across Renfrewshire as the news breaks that Paisley have failed in their bid to be named City of Culture. The announcement was made at the close of the One Show on BBC One by Arts Minister John Glenn. The bid had given Paisley a morale boost which many fear will now end as this result sinks in. Scottish Culture secretary Fiona Hyslop said: “Despite just missing out,

Generous Shoppers Help Children Through a 'Giving Christmas Tree'

A ‘Giving Christmas Tree’ that is currently located in the Parkhead Forge Shopping Centre has so far seen hundreds of gifts being donated this festive period to the ‘With Kids’ charity. The charity tree features the wish lists of children in the local Glasgow area that may not receive any gifts this Christmas for a variety of reasons. Shoppers are encouraged to take a list and purchase the items listed