SSJAs Preview

Glasgow Clyde College will be well represented on the night of this year’s SSJAs with a total of 14 nominations across all categories. The full list of nominees is as follows: Student Publication of the Year: The Pattern & The Clyde Insider Student Website of the Year: The Clyde Insider Student of the Year: John Glover, Valentina Servera Clavell The Calum Macdonald Memorial Award: David King, Sara Lovallo + David

Ireland Votes by a Landslide to Repeal the 8th Amendment

Exit polls released following the referendum held in Ireland yesterday to repeal the 8th amendment of the constitution point toward a landslide yes vote. The 8th amendment, which was brought in to Irish law in 1983, prevents anyone from obtaining an abortion and the law states that anyone that does abort on the island will face 14 years in prison. The Irish Times exit poll has shown a 68% vote

Principal Jon Vincent Interviewed by GCR

  Last September Glasgow Clyde College appointed Jon Vincent as the new Principal and Chief Executive. Previously the Principal of Tyne Metropolitan College (where he guided the institution towards being the first STEM assured college in the north of England), Mr Vincent has already begun to bring some fresh ideas to the college. Upon his appointment he said: “I am absolutely delighted to have accepted the Board of Management’s invitation

Group of Paisley women to make play about Ferguslie

SWIFT are a group of ten local woman who share a common interest in Paisley and ensuring a bright future for their children in their home town. SWIFT now wish to produce a drama based on the women’s stories. The women will be looking forward to working on the paly from writing to directing. Though they are looking for outside talent to act. Clare James Adult Learning and Literacy worker from Renfrewshire council

Life on Pause: Waiting for Answers

I want to write about something that has occupied every space in my mind for months, but began ten or so years ago. Before I begin, a quick trigger warning; what follows is a discussion of reproductive health issues, fertility, health procedures, sexual assault and rape. It wont be an easy read, and it certainly hasn’t been easy to write, but, I feel as though it’s a opportunity to open up

Punk's Not Dead, It's Just at The Bungalow

On June 22nd 1977, The Stranglers played a show at the City Halls in Candleriggs, Glasgow which erupted in to violence when bassist and singer of the band, JJ Burnel told the councillors present to “fuck off” if they didn’t like what they saw. This prompted scores of fans to raid the stage and end up in a violent mix up with the stewards of the gig. After this, punk

Fundamental Conduit to Bring Their Mix of Music and Poetry to Callum's Cavern

On Saturday the 26th of May, Fundamental Conduit, Paisley’s new spoken word/musical group will bring their first show to Callum’s Cavern. The group, which originally started as an experimental project run by Gwen McKerrell, the director of the show and Chiara Pacitti, the musical director, as an off-shoot from the Paisley Pen and Paper group, is a collaboration between local poets and musicians to create a performance unlike any other

Paisley 10K Road Race with Fun Run

Jim Blythe of Renfrewshire Leisure has urged people to sign up for Paisley’s 2018 10K and fun run, which will both be held on Sunday, August 19. Registration opened last month for summer’s event, and Jim Blythe, Regional Sports Coordinator for Renfrewshire Leisure, has encouraged everyone to apply. “The race grows year in, year out” He said: “It’s a fun family day out, getting involved in activities and participating in

Paisley 2021 & Beyond

December 7th of last year didn’t quite go to plan for Paisley. After many long months of campaigning, concerts and other public events, the town narrowly missed out in the bid to become the UK’s City of Culture 2021. The mood (which had been electric all night) throughout halls, pubs and homes sank quicker than you could say one word: Coventry. However, the deflation that spread through the town only

Sally Magnusson discusses her successful debut novel- The Sealwoman's Gift

Life is made up of collective experiences that shapes who we are and, in fact, stories are what we have to comfort us when we are down, to inspire us when we are struggling, and to entertain us for enjoyment. We are all made of stories and veteran broadcaster Sally Magnusson uses the concept of storytelling to create a captivating debut novel. Now, the 62-year-old is swapping fact for fiction;