Glasgow Local Council Election: Reactions

As the results become more known, new and re-elected Glasgow councillors have reflected on the day their party either made gains or drifted out into the distance. At current, Glasgow currently have elected 20 SNP, 15 Labour, six Greens and five Conservatives. Labour have lost control of their four decade stronghold on the largest city in the country, however, the SNP haven’t enough seats thus far to form … Continue reading Glasgow Local Council Election: Reactions

Headteacher speaks of children’s agony after play equipment fire

THE headteacher of Elmvale Nursery has said the children were left devastated after vandals torched their play equipment whilst they were on holiday. The nursery on Hawthorne Street is attended by around 70 children, all aged between three and five years old. Grant MacLoud said: “The nursery children are obviously very upset this has happened to their playground and given that its summer, it means … Continue reading Headteacher speaks of children’s agony after play equipment fire

Polls open across Scotland for local elections

Voters are heading to the polls for the local elections across Scotland, England and Wales today. Polling stations are open from 7.00am to 10.00pm, with the count due to begin on Friday morning at around 9.00am. The results are expected to be announced around midday Friday. There are a total of 1,227 seats available in Scotland. More than 2,500 candidates put themselves forward to fill … Continue reading Polls open across Scotland for local elections

Holyrood asks Scots for views on homelessness

The Scottish Government has requested the help of the public to deal with the subject of homelessness. The government’s local and community committees has called upon written submissions by the homeless and the public lead by Glasgow SNP MSP Bob Doris. Bob Doris MSP said: “We want to hear from these people and for them to get in touch. If you are a member of … Continue reading Holyrood asks Scots for views on homelessness

HMP Barlinnie exhibit launches at Kelvingrove

Kelvingrove Art Gallery has launched arguably its most controversial exhibit, playing host to works by convicts from the Barlinnie Prison Special Unit. A vast range of different art work from sculptures to poetry were on show to the 1.2 million tourists from around the world who flock to famous museum. The Special Unit also provided the prisoners with artistic works to learn about and review … Continue reading HMP Barlinnie exhibit launches at Kelvingrove

Scottish-trained Grand National entry set for success

Scotland will only have one entry in the Aintree Grand National this Saturday. Even though the horse was born in Ireland, the nation will be cheering on the Kinross trained chaser One For Arthur. Lucinda Russell’s horse has a 33% win rate and is likely to go off on it’s 4 mile marathon as one of the favourites. Russell believes her horse has a great chance … Continue reading Scottish-trained Grand National entry set for success

Glasgow City Council Rake In £12.6m in Parking Charges

Glasgow City Council raised £12.6 million pounds from parking charges during the year between 2015 and 2016. Scotland’s biggest council generated 11% higher income from the previous year as a result of the charges. Nina Baker, Scottish Green Councillor, said: “The income to the city at a time where we’re really struggling with our income is a result of cuts from the British government, everything … Continue reading Glasgow City Council Rake In £12.6m in Parking Charges