Entries by Brian McGuire

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Whisky Firm Donates Hand Sanitiser to Glasgow Care Homes

Hundreds of litres of free hand sanitiser have been delivered to Glasgow care homes thanks to Scotch whisky producers, Chivas Brothers. The Coronavirus pandemic has prompted the Dumbarton distiller to produce supplies of hand sanitiser for charities and frontline health and social care staff. In just one week, the company has distributed more than 7,500 […]

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Catherine the Great Celebrates 100th Birthday at Hawthorn House

Huge congratulations to Catherine Craigie who celebrated her 100th birthday in style yesterday (Wed 15th) despite the Corona Virus lockdown. Staff at Glasgow’s Hawthorn House Care Home in Possilpark arranged a special celebration for the great grandmother – whilst obeyed the rules around Shielding. Catherine was serenaded by a piper who played outside a lounge window […]

Glasgow Hub Offers Help to Hundreds During Covid-19 Crisis

Hundreds of people are being helped via a new Glasgow phoneline launched for city residents who are struggling during the Covid-19 pandemic. More than 300 calls were made to the Glasgow Helps phoneline from people offering to volunteer or asking for help in its first week. Assistance with the collection and delivery of essential medicines […]


Scotch whisky firm donates alcohol to city to assist in the production of hand sanitiser

International spirits firm Edrington has donated high strength alcohol to Glasgow City Council to allow it to produce hand sanitiser for front line workers during the current Covid-19 crisis. Graham Hutcheon, Edrington’s Managing Director, Group Operations and Chairman of North British Distillery said: “We’re really pleased to donate high strength spirit from North British Distillery to Glasgow City Council to make hand sanitiser […]


Council Leader on COP26 Postponement

Councillor Susan Aitken on the decision to postpone the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, which was due to take place in Glasgow in November, due to the Corona Virus pandemic. The Leader of Glasgow City Council said: “It is absolutely the right decision to postpone COP26 as the world is in the midst of fighting […]


Glasgow Creates Help Hub Amid Virus Crisis

A new Glasgow hub has been created to help people struggling amid the Coronavirus crisis – linking them to organisations and volunteers who are keen to help. Glasgow City Council and the city’s Health & Social Care Partnership have teamed up with Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS) and Volunteer Glasgow to create a […]