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Beauty / Health & Wellbeing Space to Let – Killearn


Beauty / Health & Wellbeing Space to Let – Killearn
(next door to the Pharmacy) – Available October 2019


Three single well-presented individual consulting rooms to let (might be let separately or as a whole).

Great opportunity for Dentists, Opticians, Physio, Beauty Therapists complimenting the local Health Centre.

Call 0141 843 4211 to get more details!

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BCAh Medalist Suzanne Fernando MBE was invited to attend a Special Recognition and Formal Presentation at the Palace of Westminster in London

British Citizen Awards July - 2019
As a BCAh Medalist Suzanne Fernando MBE was invited to attend a Special Recognition and Formal Presentation at the Palace of Westminster in London.  She was awarded and honoured the BCA for services to Military Veterans, Autism and Cervical Cancer where she received a specially struck medal of recognition inscribed with the words ‘For the Good of the Country’.  
British Citizen Awards July - 2019
The purpose of the BCA programme is to recognise individuals that are making a positive contribution to their
community, society or chosen cause, in the hope that it encourages them to continue and others to emulate
their good deeds.  It is important to the BCA that people are recognised as widely as possible for the good that they do, to help change perceptions of young people often portrayed negatively in the media.  BCA recipients are all extraordinary people from across the country who have a commitment to improving the lives of others. They come from all over the country to be honoured at The Palace of Westminster.  The programme represents multi-cultural Britain welcoming
nominations for any person that is committed to making a positive impact on their community or their chosen cause.
The BCAh category Suzanne was nominated in is typically for an individual who has promoted healthcare in any or all of its forms. The individual may have devoted time, energy or effort into helping the community retain or improve its health awareness, may have lobbied to build new facilities or created innovative approaches to healthcare education. It includes any individual working in the healthcare sector both private and public, from porters to physicians and carers to caterers. Individuals who save lives, change lives and prolong lives are suitable for this category. People who brighten the days of those who are unwell or unable to care for themselves are often deserving of praise and recognition. 
Suzanne said: “I’d like to say ‘Thanks’ to everyone at the Palace of Westminster, Church House, House of Lords, the British Citizen Awards team, Lord Dholakia, Dame Mary Perkins, Sara Yarrow – Business Development Director and Matt Albright of Rouge Traders for making the day so special, and as I told them up on stage as I collected my award, us Scot’s like to say…. “It’s been pure dead brilliant”.  The highlight of my day though was meeting fellow veterans Frank McGowan, Tony Nisbet, Archie Dryburgh and Tony Foulds, Tony whom you’ll know from recent TV appearances as the gentleman who has dedicated 66 years to the fallen from WW11 continues to look after the memorial to the crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress ‘Mi Amigo’ that crashed at Endcliffe Park in 1944.  
  I was overwhelmed with the award and will continue my volunteering for as long as my health allows.   Am looking forward to what the future holds and attending Buckingham Palace next where I’ll be presented with my MBE”.
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  • £1 million fund for rescue boats and equipment opens for applications
  • Now in its sixth year, the fund has already paid for thousands of items of rescue equipment
  • Launch comes as part of the UK’s first Maritime Safety Week.

Lifeboat charities across the UK can now bid for Government cash for life-saving equipment.

Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani visited Oxfordshire Lowland Search and Rescue Service (OxSAR) today (July 4) as part of Maritime Safety Week and to launch this year’s £1million Rescue Boat Grant Fund.

The fund is open to search and rescue teams in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to buy new boats, engines or other equipment.

So far, the £6million scheme has paid for 82 new boats, more than 1,800 items of equipment for rescue operations and in excess of 5,000 items of crew kit to keep volunteers safe on missions.

Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani said:

“We want everyone to be safe on or around water, but occasionally people get into trouble.

“These charities do amazing work and I’ve seen first-hand how they help people in their hour of need.

“I’m proud that this fund has already helped more than 100 groups buy the vital boats and equipment they need to rescue those in need. I want to see even more people benefit from this fund this year.”

In May, the government announced it had secured a further £1million for the fund, taking it into its sixth year and bringing the overall total to £6million.

OxSAR has received about £40,000 from the fund to buy a new rescue boat, lifevests, drysuits and other equipment to help them find and rescue people, while also keeping the volunteers who risk their lives to save others safe.

This year’s fund has opened for bids as part of the Department for Transport’s first ever Maritime Safety Week.

At the start of the week, the Government launched its Maritime Safety Action Plan, which sets out ambitious targets to cut the number of preventable deaths on UK waterways.


£1.5m Extra Investment to Help Glasgow’s Carers

Carers who look after loved ones in Glasgow will receive greater support due to £1.5million in extra investment.

The city’s Health & Social Care Partnership (GCHSCP) is to bring in additional staff to help young people and adults who look after relatives. It follows a consultation with carers about the pressures they face in their caring roles.

People are living longer and illnesses such as dementia are more prevalent. However, many older people are desperate to live in their own homes for as long as possible. GCHSCP is investing £428,000 in a project which helps older people to live at home for longer by offering a wide range of support. It will provide emergency help in situations where the person being cared for is at risk of being admitted to a care home. It will also help when someone is being discharged from hospital or returning home after a temporary stay in a care home.

A further £467,000 will be spent maximising support for families via targeted and personalised early intervention and crisis prevention work.

Six new Family Support Workers will be provided to support young carers and alleviate any inappropriate care tasks being carried out by children. Additional funding of £210,000 will be provided to purchase this service from the Third Sector.

An additional  Health Care Liaison Worker will also be funded to support carers at a cost of £26,000 in 2019/20.

Extra funding of £300,000 will also be spent providing carers with additional short breaks. It will be split equally between the city’s children and families and adult and older person’s teams.

Research shows that unpaid carers are a third more likely to be in poor health than non-carers and carer breakdown is a main factor in hospital and care home admissions.

Spouses are the fastest growing group of carers and over half of older carers are providing more than 35 hours of care a week. In older couples, it can often be difficult to identify who is the carer and who is being looked after, as both can have age related medical conditions. Yet, people often continue to struggle on, despite reaching crisis point and eventually, this can result in their loved one being admitted to hospital or placed in a care home.

Unpaid carers often have to juggle this role with other commitments such as their own jobs, studies or children.

Susanne Millar, Interim Chief Officer, GCHSCP, said: “This extra funding recognises the needs of young and adult carers.

“It will help them safeguard their own health and well-being while carrying out this vital role and also enable young carers to enjoy time with their peers.”

The additional investment has been approved by GCHSCP’s Integration Joint Board.

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PAYMENTS to Glasgow’s thousands of equal pay claimants have begun, it was confirmed today.

Council leader Susan Aitken told this morning’s City Administration Committee that the first settlements were paid on Wednesday – with cash expected to reach workers today and tomorrow.

The update came as members heard the council had concluded the first of three deals to finance the settlements, with the other two on track to be signed during summer recess.

The first – and biggest – deal is a partnership with insurance and pensions giant Legal & General.


The FTSE 100-listed firm is investing £285 million over 30 years; refinancing City Property’s existing portfolio as well as its purchase of the SEC Armadillo, Glasgow City Halls and Glasgow Museums Resource Centre – all of which will be leased back by Glasgow City Council.


Cllr Aitken said: “Today is the day we can finally allow ourselves to say we are making good on equal pay and a promise of justice for thousands of women workers.


“Today is the day that hundreds of millions of pounds starts to find its way into the pockets and purses of thousands of people who earned it and who always should have had it.”

The council concluded its deal with Legal & General on Wednesday and immediately started the process of making payments to claimants.


It is expected that settlements will arrive in claimants’ accounts today and tomorrow, although exact timings will depend on each individual’s own banking arrangements.


Further batches will then be paid, daily, in the order they were accepted by claimants and within the agreed timescales.


Cllr Aitken said: “This is a hugely significant step forward for the council and the city as a whole. This deal not only means we can meet our responsibilities on equal pay – but do so while safeguarding the future of the city’s property assets in public use.

“I’m very pleased to be doing that in partnership with Legal & General, which has already shown great confidence in Glasgow as a place to invest.”

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Council approves £4.2million funding to make Glasgow homes energy-efficient


Glasgow City Council today (27 June) approved funding of almost £4.2million towards making homes in the city more energy-efficient.  The funding is expected to deliver insulation measures to 776 households in the owner-occupier and private landlord owned sectors.


The Scottish Government’s Home Energy Efficiency Programme for Scotland: Area Based Schemes (HEEPS: ABS) was introduced in 2013, and is an area-based approach to deliver insulation measures to owner occupied and private landlord owned properties.


The programme’s objectives are to upgrade housing stock; tackle fuel poverty; reduce carbon emissions; lever in Energy Company Obligation funding; support the local economy and sustainable local economic development, and these align with the aims of the council’s Affordable Warmth programme – part of the city’s Housing Strategy – to tackle fuel poverty, energy inefficiency and climate change.


11 projects have been identified in Glasgow to benefit from this funding, in areas which:

  • feature non-traditional or hard to treat house types
  • have missed out on GHA’s investment programme
  • are in the lowest Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation(SIMD) or
  • are in Council Tax Band A-C and Tax Band D, in certain conditions


The funding will also give owner-occupiers who live in mixed-tenure blocks the chance to participant in improvement schemes carried out by Registered Social Landlords, and allows the council to deliver projects in wholly-owned private schemes – particularly those with non-traditional type housing.


HEEPS: ABS is funded from the Scottish Government and is delivered by local authorities.


In 2017, the Scottish House Condition Survey 2017 found that approximately 61,000 householders – 21% of all homes – in Glasgow were fuel poor, ie households spending more than 10% of their disposable household income on fuel costs.


The work to be delivered will bring significant savings to people living in these homes every year, as it is estimated (by the Energy Saving Trust) that those living in terraced and semi-detached houses will save between £160 – £260 annually, with people in flats saving around £120 per year.


The programme will deliver significant carbon reductions over its 25-year lifetime.


Councillor Kenny McLean, City Convener for Neighbourhoods, Housing and Public Realm, said: “Making homes in Glasgow more energy-efficient is good for the city in a number of ways: it helps those who are struggling to pay energy bills, reduces energy use, benefits the environment, and contributes to tackling climate change. The funding we have approved today expands the number of homes which have benefited from these measures, and I look forward to the scheme continuing this very important work.”


To deliver these energy-efficient measures, contributions from other sources such as owners, private landlords, and UK energy efficiency Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funding, will be added to this HEEPS:ABS support.  Over £100million funding from all these sources has been raised since the programme began in 2013.

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Glasgow celebrates Armed Forces Day on Saturday


Glasgow’s Lord Provost Eva Bolander, in her role as Lord Lieutenant, will lead the city’s Armed Forces Day celebrations in George Square on Saturday 29 June.

The Lord Lieutenant will take the Salute at the march past the Cenotaph just after 11 am joined by senior military including Commander John Cunane, HMS Dalriada, Colonel Sandy Fitzpatrick, Deputy Commander 51st Infantry Brigade and RAF Squadron Leader Archie McCallum.


The Lord Lieutenant said: “Glasgow’s Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to let the incredibly brave and professional men and women in our armed forces know that we are grateful for all they do. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone including our remarkable veterans – some who saw service during the Second World War.

“It’s also a chance for our citizens to demonstrate their pride in our military personnel and our veterans. Inevitably too, our thoughts stray to those far from home, serving in some of the toughest places on earth.”

Colonel Fitzpatrick said: “On behalf of serving and retired personnel from all the services, and their families, I thank the city of Glasgow for its generosity on Armed Forces Day.

“Armed Forces Day differs from Remembrance. It’s a chance to celebrate our military and allow communities to recognise and show their appreciation for the contribution they make. We’re extremely appreciative of the support we receive from Glasgow’s citizens”.

The parade will leave Holland Street at 11am followed by serving Royal Navy, Army and RAF personnel, as well as cadets from all three services and veterans.


Innovative project to transform vacant shop units into temporary creative spaces on Glasgow’s Historic High Street and Saltmarket

A new project, which will see 11 vacant shop units on Glasgow’s historic High Street and Saltmarket transformed into interim / temporary spaces – most of which are for the creative industries – was launched today.


This Meanwhile Space project aims to both increase the vitality of areas by increasing footfall and support new and growing businesses.  The first of these – the New Glasgow Society, an art gallery, moved in on 21 May, with all of the other units to be occupied shortly.


The initiative, one of 26 exciting projects being delivered as part of Glasgow City Council’s High Street Area Strategy (HSAS), is being delivered by City Property Glasgow (Investments) and funded by City Property Glasgow (Investments) and Glasgow City Council, is also part of the council’s wider Space for Growth strategy, will see a number of long term vacant shop units transformed into temporary creative spaces.


Based in the Saltmarket, St Andrews Street and High Street areas of the city, the shop units have undergone extensive renovation work over the last six months to transform these until they are ready for occupation.  Each space has a programme of exciting events lined up over the next year which include a number of exhibitions and workshops open to the public.


The initiative, which has already seen success in London and Paris, is part of the HSAS plans to revitalise the area, helping to develop creative organisations, creating jobs and supporting inclusive economic growth across Glasgow. It is also hoped that by making the units available to the creative community that the initiative will complement the vision outlined in the HSAS; supporting a thriving local community, with a visitor offer focused on the unique heritage assets of the area and the independent businesses within this historic corridor.


There will be an evaluation of the project by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, which will consider the roll-out of similar models to other parts if Glasgow.


Launching the project in WASPSa non-profit studio provider for creative tenants, in St Andrew’s Street today (Wednesday 26 June) were Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council, and Councillor Angus Millar, Chair of the High Street Reference Group, who were joined by Audrey Carlin, Chief Executive Officer of WASPS.

Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “The High Street and Saltmarket area is the historic heart of our great city. With its rich heritage, resonance with Glaswegians and proximity to the city centre, it has so much potential – but has been neglected for far too long.  Meanwhile Space is a fantastic opportunity to not simply breathe new life into the area but to help nurture one of Glasgow’s key sectors, the creative industries.  The flourishing galleries and creative spaces in adjoining streets show what can be achieved.  Glasgow Chamber of Commerce will evaluate this project, highlight the best practices which may emerge to wider city centre property owners and then encourage the roll out of the approach to other areas in the city.”


Councillor Angus Millar, Chair of the High Street Reference Group, said: “The Meanwhile Space programme is a key part of what we are doing to revitalise the High Street and Saltmarket area, providing space for new and growing businesses to develop in this historic Glasgow quarter.  Given the great heritage of this area, it’s right that many of the spaces in this project are being used by organisations from the creative industries, and I am sure they will make the High Street and Saltmarket an even more attractive place to work, live and visit.”


Audrey Carlin, Chief Executive Officer of WASPS, said: “WASPS is delighted to be taking on five units as part of the Meanwhile Space project.  This initiative offers something that doesn’t already exist in the city – a transition space in which we can support creative people to move from an artist studio into a more public facing shopfront, ultimately allowing them to develop a sustainable business and contribute to Glasgow’s economy long term.  These creative people will also benefit from being part of WASPS’ studio network across Scotland, made up of 900 creative people in 19 locations, and the opportunities that this brings with it for creative career development.”


Some of the other tenants include SOGO and TRACTion Cancer Support.


The creative industries support over 21,000 jobs in Glasgow, in around 2,500 individual enterprises.  ONS figures show that in 2016, the creative industries in Glasgow generated almost 900 million pounds – over one-fifth of the total produced by the sector nationally.


More detail on the High Street Area Strategy is available at: https://www.glasgowcitycentrestrategy.com/high-street-area-strategy.


Sunnyside Primary pupils plea to schools to help with their new campaign

Pupils at Sunnyside Primary school are calling on their fellow schoolmates to join them in their latest campaign which aims to highlight the consequences of dropping litter on sea life.

As part of their #DrainCampaign, the Sunnyside Ocean Defenders want to see schools across the city create an ocean colour scene around their playground drains to show how discarded litter can affect marine life.

The school in Craigend describes itself as a “conservation school” with the motto “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children”.

In 2017, pupils launched their #NaeStrawAtAw campaign on social media after learning how plastic can kill seabirds, fish, turtles and cetaceans. Since then they have been working with businesses and other schools about ending the use of plastic straws and adopting more eco-friendly alternatives.

Lisa Perrie, Principal Teacher, explains: “Last year we ran a few really successful campaigns raising awareness of single use plastic.  This year our focus is on litter and the fact that the litter we drop on our streets and in our playground can ultimately end up in the ocean.

“We have created some sassy sea characters who are all pretty miffed at our lack of care with our rubbish.

“That’s why we are asking schools and businesses across the city to do something simple in the week running up to World Oceans Day.

“We will be creating some pretty spectacular scenes around our playground drains and would love for other schools across the city to do the same.  Our hope is this would create a visual link between the discarded litter on our streets and playgrounds to the scunnered seals in the ocean.”

To help with this, the Sunnyside Ocean Defenders have created some sassy Scottish sea characters for schools to replicate – from a Scunnered Seal, a Bilin’ Basking Shark to the Crabbit Crab and Devastated Dolphin.

Councillor Anna Richardson, Glasgow City Council’s Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction, congratulated the pupils once again for their commitment.

She said: “Sunnyside Ocean Defenders continue to impress us all with the drive and motivation of the pupils.

“They have a firm understanding of the consequences of dropping and generating litter and what can happen when people disrespect our natural environment. And they are doing something positive to try to prevent it.

“Highlighting what is a very important issue in a fun, hands-on way is a great way to raise awareness among our young people.”

Schools are encouraged to take a picture of their colourful drains and post it on social media, tagging @sunnysidepri in the lead up to Saturday, 8 June.

Image of Ocean Defenders and their Sassy Sea characters

Further images of the sassy sea characters are available on request. Please contact Vicky Bond, GCC Press Office.


Glasgow’s Early Learning & Childcare expansion plans – flexible rental policy agreed

Early learning and childcare across the city received another boost this week when Councillors at the City Administration Committee agreed a flexible rental policy that will see private, social enterprise or third sector nursery providers benefit from the national expansion plans for families.

Glasgow is on track to deliver the national 1140 hours fully funded expansion plans for families by August 2020.

This will see families with eligible 3 and 4 year olds across the city offered the opportunity to benefit from almost double the number of funded hours currently available nationally.

As part of our expansion plans, Glasgow families with an household income of £45,000 or less will be able to access 900 hours in our nurseries and partner providers from the new term this August with some families already accessing 1140 hours in Council nurseries.

The new, bespoke rental policy will also allow for greater flexibility for parents and carers as part of the Council’s expansion plans as providers are given opportunities in council buildings across the city.

A capital investment of £44.1million was announced in February this year to build or refurbished eight additional early learning and childcare facilities across the city.

The flexible rental policy is seen as an incentive to our partners to operate in areas of the city that might not otherwise be financially viable.

Councillor Chris Cunningham, City Convener for Education, Skills & Early Years said: “As we roll out and plan for the national expansion plans for early years and childcare and the increase of funded hours from 600 – 1140 hours for our families, we’ve looked at a number of ways in which we can work with our partner providers and stakeholders to maximise benefits across the sector.

“The commissioning paper agreed at City Administration Committee today is proof of our commitment.

“This is a really exciting time for early learning and childcare in the city and I’m delighted that we are able to offer additional benefits to our funded providers and the third sectors as part of the expansion plans and give them financial reassurance of our continued support.”