Entries by Brian McGuire

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3rd Annual STEMFest at Glasgow Science Centre

Nearly 1,000 secondary school pupils from across the city are descending on the Glasgow Science Centre over the next couple of days to learn all about STEM careers from a variety of employers who will be highlighting the benefits of their industries.   The young people will also get the opportunity to take part in […]



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Hopes distinctive design for life belt throw ropes will thwart thieves and vandals

A new distinctive design for throw ropes attached to River Clyde life belts has been introduced with the aim of thwarting thieves and vandals. Unique to Glasgow following consultation with rope makers, the yellow, orange and purple ropes are being added to city centre life belts following a successful campaign by Duncan and Margaret Spiers. […]

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Processions consultation launched

GLASWEGIANS are being asked their views on parades and public processions. The city council today [Friday, 1 November] launched an online questionnaire for city residents, groups and businesses as part of a wider consultation on processions. Those taking part are asked a variety of questions regarding such events – including whether they have a positive […]

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Council approves Glasgow’s £500million housing investment plan for next five years

Glasgow City Council has approved the Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) for the city for the 2020-25 period, and will now submit this plan to the Scottish Government as the council aims to potentially bring around £500million of investment into the building of new affordable homes and improving the quality and condition of existing housing […]

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Glasgow’s new Investment Strategy to bring in more and better-quality jobs

Glasgow City Council today (31 October) approved the new Investment Strategy and Action Plan for the city, a ‘road map’ for Glasgow’s investment activities. The strategy – for the period up until 2023 – sets out how Invest Glasgow and partners will work together to ensure that Glasgow is promoted as a sustainable location of choice for […]

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Britain’s Got Talent Auditions are taking place THIS WEEKEND

Edinburgh and Glasgow are hosting Britain’s Got Talent audition showcase this weekend. It’s your chance to impress the show’s producers. Get it right and you’ll be heading to the live auditions with Simon, Amanda, Alisha and David. Scotland’s Jai McDowall won the series back in 2011 – he has advice for any fellow singers who […]

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Book Week Scotland, Monday 18 November – Sunday 24 November

Scottish Book Trust today launched Book Week Scotland’s 2019 programme with comic book artist Frank Quitely of DC Comics All Star Superman and Batman and Robin fame. Book Week Scotland, the country’s biggest celebration of reading and writing, returns for its eight year with hundreds of events taking place all over Scotland from intimate community gatherings to flagship events […]

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Council extends programme to encourage local job creation in Glasgow

Glasgow City Council has rolled out its Community Business Boost programme, a £1.2 million support package for businesses, which provides part-funding of premises costs over a two-year period to support local job creation and economic growth.   The Community Business Boost provides part-funding of premises costs over a two-year period to support local job creation and […]