Entries by Brian McGuire

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COUNCIL ORDERS FOUR PROCESSIONS TO CHANGE ROUTE

FOUR public processions have been re-routed by Glasgow City Council after police raised serious concerns about their potential impact. The marches, which take place next weekend [1-2 June], have been re-routed away from a stretch of London Road passing St Alphonsus church. In recent months, similar marches have prompted counter protests and also support from […]



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Clean-up Campaign for Seven Lochs Area

Volunteers from local community groups, schools and business in Glasgow City and North Lanarkshire are helping out as part of a campaign to Clean Up Seven Lochs.   The clean-up campaign, which runs until early June, is organised by the Seven Lochs Partnership under the banner of the nationwide Clean Up Scotland campaign, which is […]

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PROUD CANCER SURVIVOR SARA AGED 25 CHOSEN TO LAUNCH THE 25TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS OF RACE FOR LIFE IN SCOTLAND

COURAGEOUS Sara Wilson who beat cancer as a student but lost her dad to the disease launched Scotland’s biggest Race for Life today which marked its 25th anniversary. Sara aged 25 was chosen as VIP to kick off Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life Glasgow. She sounded the bell to send around 6,500 participants on the […]

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Taking the message to the front door of BBC

Rallies against the prosecution of former British soldiers who served in Northern Ireland have been held across the UK including Glasgow. Hundreds of people – many of them waving banners in support of an Army veteran being prosecuted for the murder of two men on Bloody Sunday – protested outside BBC Scotland in Glasgow.  Rallies […]

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Glasgow Rally 2019

It’s 50 years since Op Banner. For those of you not familiar with why Justice for Northern Ireland Veterans Scotland was established, I was asked by Founding Member, Alan Barry to set it up in order to form a united front in our fight against the one-sided witch hunt of the ongoing legacy enquiries. This […]

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Join Bookbug’s Big Picnic!

Free events across Glasgow for Bookbug Week 2019 Scottish Book Trust, the national charity changing lives through reading and writing, invites families to join Bookbug’s Big Picnic from 13 – 19 May. During Bookbug Week 2019, hundreds of free events will be held across the country, as part of the annual celebration of Scotland’s national book-gifting programme […]

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Visitor Boom to see Orchids in Bloom

Thousands of people are expected to attend Glasgow’s 22nd annual Orchid Fair this weekend (Saturday May 11 and Sunday May 12). Celebrating all things orchid, the free event will take place in the Kibble Palace glasshouse at Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens. Doors open from 10am-6pm on Saturday and 10am – 5pm on Sunday. Specialist orchid nurseries will […]

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2019 Robert Louis Stevenson Fellows announced

Four Writers Awarded a Month-Long Residency in France   Scottish Book Trust, the national charity changing lives through reading and writing, is delighted to announce that the four Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowships for 2019 have been awarded to Bernard McLaverty, Linda Cracknell, Philip Miller and Maria Fusco. The Fellows were selected by a panel, which changes every year. […]