People took to the streets in Paisley last night as part of Renfrewshire’s participation in a campaign against gender-based violence. The Reclaim the Night march marked the beginning of the “16 days of action” campaign for elimination of violence against women. A crowd gathered outside of the Paisley campus of University of West of Scotland at around 6 P.M. Some banged on drums, going with the theme of “March
Paisley‘s infamous tale of the Donoghue v Stevenson case (the snail in the ginger beer bottle) is one that many people around greater Glasgow are familiar with.
What better way to waste this year’s Christmas holidays than to laze around watching the same mind-numbing gimmicky festive-themed Hollywood money-makers that we have watched every year and will watch for every year yet to come?
By Antonia Karamanli Renfrewshire support group Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) are holding an open evening for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. The informal meeting will take place on Wednesday 22 December between 6:30pm and 8.30pm at the Wynd Centre, 6 School Wynd, Paisley. There will be a chance to chat over some refreshments tea and coffee for those in attendance. SOBS are a self-help
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
BY CONNOR GORDON Another year, another referendum. It seems like every six months we Scots happen to be in a polling station voting on something. As a political geek, there’s nothing better than using the democratic privilege our forefathers handed down to us and crossing that X next to an option or candidate. This referendum on June 23 sees the entire United Kingdom go to the booths to decide on
Residents in Mount Florida and Scotstoun have been speaking to DEREK MURDOCH about the impact parking restrictions on match days have on them and their businesses. Many local people have been given £30 fines for parking their cars near shops which discourages people from going into shops. One local business owner said: The restrictions for parking can last the whole day for our business. It’s killing the streets, and killing the
As I waited alongside 2,100 people on the sticky floor of the dusty old 1960s ballroom dancefloor in the Barrowlands, Glasgow, for Colonel Mustard and the Dijon Five I was unsure of what to expect from the penultimate act of the Yellowlands gig. In Youtube videos it was clear the band loved to perform and didn’t take themselves too seriously with songs titled To Party To Make Music To Party
By Lauren Mair Three proposed developments for Letherby Triangle in Mount Florida will be exhibited at the end of the month following an ideas day in January. Letherby Triangle in Mount Florida could be turned into a band stand or duck pond after the Community Council started a project to improve the area. The group held an exhibition in the Church of the Pentecost on 27 February to hear
By Peter Cassidy With one loud bang that could be heard for miles around, hundreds of houses and a million more memories disappeared in a puff of smoke. Three of the four multi-story Tarfside Oval flats that had been towering over the Cardonald skyline since the 1970’s, were turned to rubble as hundreds looked on last September. The tower block flats that stood 22 story’s tall and once housed over 500 people were at one time considered an integral part