Entries by Brian McGuire

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New Birth Registration Scheme Makes it Easier for Glasgow Babies to Have the Best Start

Bringing a baby into the world is wonderful but can also put a strain on your finances. Now, a new scheme that links the council’s birth registration process to benefit entitlement ensures that no new parent, that meets the eligibility criteria, leaves council offices, without being given the opportunity to make an application. So far […]



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Glasgow’s care services staff pledge to make a difference to dementia sufferers and their carers

Care Services staff within Glasgow’s Health and Social Care Partnership will, this week, take part in specific engagement sessions to help them understand and acknowledge the contribution they make to people affected by dementia. The series of talks, given by Tommy Whitelaw from the Health and Social Care Alliance, will be delivered to staff who […]

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Sighthill Circle stands again as symbol of the rebirth of a Glasgow community

Today (20 March) was a landmark date in the £250million regeneration of Sighthill in Glasgow, with the Sighthill Circle restored exactly 40 years after the stones were first erected.   The Sighthill Circle was first completed at the Spring Equinox of 1979, through the then Glasgow Parks Department Astronomy Project, and guided by the Scottish author […]

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TEENAGER TWINS CHOSEN TO LAUNCH THE 25TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS OF RACE FOR LIFE IN SCOTLAND

COURAGEOUS teenager Erin McCafferty who beat cancer has been chosen with her twin sister Nicole to launch the 25th birthday celebrations of Race for Life in Scotland. The twins shared almost everything together growing up but never the same birthday. Despite entering the world just 25 minutes apart, they were born on separate days with Erin […]

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£155m Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre Fully Operational

Glasgow’s unique energy-from-waste plant has become fully operational. The £155m Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC) is now diverting 200,000 tonnes of the city’s waste from landfill and generating enough electricity to power 22,000 homes. Delivered through a 25-year partnership between Glasgow City Council and recycling and low-carbon energy company, Viridor, the GRREC has […]

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The story begins for two teen Glasgow writers

Scottish Book Trust announces new participants for What’s Your Story? Scottish Book Trust, the national charity transforming lives through reading and writing, has today announced the seven teenage writers and illustrators who will join the What’s Your Story? programme. Now in its fourth year, the scheme has so far assisted over 20 young people from […]

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Council to consult on Notre Dame High School entry criteria

A consultation has been launched to seek opinions on the future entry criteria and catchment area for Notre Dame High School. There was cross party support from elected members at today’s (Thursday 7 March) City Administration Committee for the consultation to start on Monday 18 March. The consultation with parents, children, young people and all […]