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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

Paisley named among the top 42 hockey towns in Europe

Paisley has been ranked as one of the top 42 hockey towns in Europe, according to the Canadian online travel agency Flight Network. The town, which is the home of the highly successful Paisley Pirates, was ranked 41st in the list of top destinations to watch a thrilling game of action on the ice.

Renfrewshire Council are holding meeting for those affected by suicide

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

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

Yet another referendum

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

Anger over match day parking restrictions

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

Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 - Interview and review

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

Letherby Triangle to Recieve Makeover

  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