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Local News | April 2019

TRIO’S AMBITIOUS TRIG RUN FOR MRT for charting the lay of the land. Modern technologies, such as GPS, mean the traditional trig pillar is generally not necessary any more but many thousands of trig pillars still remain dotted across rural areas and on hills and mountains. Trig bagging is a popular hobby and sees walkers and runners ticking off the trigs that they reach.

Three runners aim to reach all 19 trig points covered by the Lomond Mountain Rescue Team, in only 24 hours

A local runner is one of a trio that will be taking on an extraordinary challenge to raise awareness of an emergency service this month.

Jamie, as well as Jenny Allen, of Aberfoyle, and Alex Berry, of Whiteinch, will need to cover 60 miles on foot over rough and boggy land, as well as a total ascent of 16,404ft. The trio hope to finish their Trig Point Challenge in an incredible 24 hours on the weekend of April 6 and 7.

Money raised through sponsorship and donations will go to Lomond MRT, which is one of the busiest volunteer rescue teams in Scotland. The trig points – or triangulation stations – form part of a huge mapping project, the Retriangulation of Great Britain, undertaken by Ordnance Survey (OS) in the early 20th century. More than 6500 concrete pillars were installed across the UK countryside from 1936. The pillars allowed surveyors to attach theodolite equipment

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The most southerly is located at a height of 561ft on Hilton Golf Course, in Milngavie. They will be supported along the way by friends and family. Jamie, whose partner Andy Taylor is a member of Lomond MRT, said: “We thought it would be a great idea to visit all the trigs in the Lomond MRT area in one big outing. It will be a huge challenge though because of the distance and because of the tough terrain.

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Jamie Aarons, of Carbeth, joins two other women in a bid to run to all 19 “trig� points in the 1000 square mile area covered by Lomond Mountain Rescue Team (MRT).

The trio’s first trig point on April 6 will be on the 2244ft summit of Maol Mor in the Trossachs. Maol Mor is also the most northerly trig in the Lomond MRT boundary area.


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A WEALTH OF ART ON DISPLAY Visitors will have the opportunity to talk with artists from the club who will be “artists in residence”. There will be free live music performed on April 27 and May 4, from 2pm to 4.30pm, by musicians from the Nova Scotia Folk Club in Bishopbriggs and the west end of Glasgow.

Members of an historic local art club will be hosting their popular annual exhibition at a professional gallery from this month. The Bearsden Art Club exhibition will be opened by successful local artist Pam Carter on April 13 at 2.30pm at Lillie Art Gallery, Milngavie. The show will continue until May 23.

play a part in the exhibition by choosing their ‘favourite picture’.”

The exhibition is likely to appeal to many people thanks to a wide-ranging display, including oils, watercolour, pastels, acrylic and mixed media, along with ceramics and textiles.

Bearsden Art Club was founded in the 1950s and continues to thrive with some 200 members. The exhibition is the main event in the club’s calendar and seeing and buying local art has been a tradition for decades.

It’s also an opportunity to see the club’s annual prize-winning artworks. Many of the artworks will be for sale. A spokesperson for Bearsden Art Club said: “We also like to encourage the public to

Last year’s winner was Maureen McIntosh with her striking and colourful painting (pictured right).

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‘LEAVE THE BREAD AT HOME’ Children of the TimeOut Club prepare their bird food for the ducks and swans

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Crosbie, of MCDT, said: “Research shows that if ducks and swans eat a lot of bread it interferes with their digestion process. It can prevent the absorption of essential nutrients and, worse still, for ducklings, it can result in a deformity called angel wing, which means they can’t fly.” Fiona points out that bread also encourages the growth of blue green algae in the pond, a problem that reached severe levels last summer. She added: “Algae can cause neurological damage in birds and last year several ducks died following seizures. One of two

cygnets had to be removed when it started to show symptoms, too.” While a new fountain pump has helped with the algae, MCDT is calling for the public to be aware of the problems caused by bread. The Trust continues to fund raise for a Pond Edge Naturalisation Project and donations can be made at www.justgiving/milngaviedt or in tins around the village. Planting at the pond edge will not only impact on biodiversity and water quality but also greatly enhance the look of the pond. Also see info652106.wixsite.com/ mcdt.

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CREATING HEALTHY HABITS Milngavie is hosting an inaugural Healthy Habits event this month with a wide range of things to do and try for all the family.

Local Milngavie traders, who fund the event through their annual BID levy, will set up stalls in the Main Street, all with a healthy habits theme. Graeme added: “Without the traders this event could not happen. All the events that we have arranged over the last five years have been paid for by local business owners.

Taking place on April 27 from noon to 4pm, the free event, which is organised by Milngavie BID, will promote activities on a theme of healthy and active living.

“We hope this event will get lots of people out and about into Milngavie – and remind them what a nice place we have here. We need the public to support local businesses by using their High Street more often.”

The aim is to encourage families to try new sports and activities, such as climbing and bungee running, as well as a football shoot out. There will be a blow up assault course in the main precinct and a bouncy castle and slide in Tesco car park. Two more activities include smoothie-making bikes at the plinth and a giant Connect 4 game. In the Douglas Street car park, the Clan Stunts will perform BMX shows throughout the day. Global Radio will also entertain. Graeme Ross, chair of Milngavie BID, said: “Healthy

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Entry costs are Race 1 at £18; Race 2 at £23 and Race 3 at £28, or the full series at a discounted Ryan adds: “The Solstice Trail Series has been created to provide price of £64. Fees include a medal, goodie bag and race a challenge for runners of all photographs that are free to abilities. The 8km race has been designed to make it suitable for a download and use. There will be fast time for experienced runners, trophy for the fastest three males and females in each race and and as an accessible trail race for fastest overall combined times those new to trail running. for the series. “The 12km and 16km races introduce some more challenging See trailfestscotland.com/races.

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Participants can choose from a 23, 15 or 6 mile walk through Glasgow to raise money for the SSAFA Glasgow branch, who provide support to veterans and their families in the area. From the funds raised the Hunter Foundation will add an extra 40%.

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FIDDLERS IN CHARITY BOOST The annual concert was hailed a big success, supported by guest artiste Ryan Corbett, of Milngavie, who is a former player with the Bearsden Young Fiddlers and now a student at The Royal Conservatoire, as well as 16-year-old Melissa Allan, who composed a slow air called “Air From Inchcailloch“ as part of a school project.

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Saturday 27th The Lillie Sessions

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A group of young musicians from Bearsden was delighted to be able to donate £450 to their chosen animal welfare charity. The money was raised at the 19th Annual Bearsden Young Fiddlers Concert late last year – and handed over to The Dogs Trust by some of the youngsters at a recent Open Day event. Barbara MacLeod, the secretary, said: “Every year, at the beginning of our 10week season, the children put forward, and then vote on, a

charity to support. This year it was The Dogs Trust. “The £450 mainly came from the final concert raffle, which raised £404. The parents organise this and our audience of parents and friends are always very generous in their support. We were able to top up our donation because we played for two St Andrew’s Night events as well.”

The Bearsden Young Fiddlers were formed in 2000 by conductor Angela Franchi. The group comprises young musicians with an interest in playing traditional Scottish music. It is the Junior Section of the Bearsden Fiddlers. The age range of musicians is 10 to 16 and the orchestra includes violin, accordion and guitar players. They meet on Sunday afternoons for two hours of practice at Cairns Church. For more information contact Barbara MacLeod on tel: 0141 569 7356 and see: www.bearsdenfiddlers.co.uk.

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April 2019 | What's Up Doc?

IS YOUR BUSINESS A WINNER? Nominations are being invited for the East Dunbartonshire Business Awards 2019. The awards aim to highlight businesses, entrepreneurs and enterprises “putting the pedal to the metal” to help to power jobs and investment. There are nine categories including Start-Up Business, Established/Growth Business, Digital Innovation, Independent Retail Business, Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism, Service Provider, Social Enterprise, Community Champion and EcoFriendly Business. In addition, the judging panel, including representatives from the local economic community and the Council, will select an overall Business of the Year. A form is available for each category at www. eastdunbarton.gov.uk/ business/business-awards-2019 and nominations must be sent in by 5pm on April 19.

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This month: LEARN TO LOVE YOUR LIVER… Some diseases hit you between the eyes, like heart attacks and strokes, but others creep up slowly and silently over years, like fatty liver disease. The first we often know about this is when blood tests are abnormal. You may be told your liver enzymes are raised, and the first question is about alcohol intake. If tests remain abnormal after reducing this (if necessary) then an ultrasound scan might show “fatty liver”. This can lead to scarring and cirrhosis over time, or rarely even liver failure. Although alcohol can be blamed, there are many other causes

including viruses, antibodies, copper or iron overload, metabolic problems, and obesity. If a cause is identified, drug treatments or lifestyle changes may help. Otherwise a blood test once or twice a year is advised to give warning of any worsening, as it can remain stable. The liver weighs 1.5kg, its jobs including removing toxins and drugs from the body, metabolising fat, protein and sugars as well as making essential proteins, so it’s definitely worth looking after. Prevention is best, and healthy living with regular exercise, sensible drinking limits and keeping trim, will protect your liver as well as your heart!

SINGING OUT FOR RABBIE BURNS Westerton Male Voice Choir is hosting two concerts in celebration of the 260th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns. The concerts, both in Bearsden are entitled “Shall Brothers Be!” and will support Prostate Cancer. The first concert is on Friday April 26 at 7.30pm at St Andrew’s Church, followed by another concert the next day at the same time at New Kilpatrick Church. The choir is grateful for the support of the main sponsor Massimo Restaurant in Bearsden. Massimo is offering a 10% discount on food for ticket holders choosing to dine prior to the concerts. Tickets cost £10. Call 0141 956 5868 or email sing@ bryanmarshall. com.

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This is the perfect opportunity for Kate to use her skills and previous work experience whilst being able to work her hours around her children’s school day. Kate hasn’t looked back and would highly recommend self-employment. new people. Balancing vital childcare commitments has been made possible because of the flexibility of the role. I would wholeheartedly encourage people to explore self-employment as a career choice - there is so much support out there and the nature of it usually means you can start on a small scale and grow organically at a pace that feels comfortable for you, whilst allowing you to do work that you feel passionate about.”

Blue Giraffe Imaging was established by Jamie Allen in 2016. The business provides a range of services in the drone business, including aerial filming and photography, training courses, Jamie cites several advantages to being his own boss: want the business to go in - you answer to no-one, so the success is yours.”

“There is a lot of help out there, Business Gateway have been brilliant with offering workshops businesses. Best thing? Just start. Commit to the idea and get on with it. You’ll only regret it if you don’t at least give it a try.”

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GIRLS RAISE ÂŁ500 FOR CHARITY

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The 98th Girls Brigade, based in Bearsden held a fund-raising dinner last month in aid of Social Bite

A kind-hearted Girls Brigade has raised hundreds of pounds for a Scottish charity that is on a mission to end homelessness. The 98th Girls Brigade, which is based in Bearsden, held a dinner in aid of Social Bite at Baljaffray Parish Church last month. Together with a professional chef, the girls prepared, cooked and plated up a three-course Scottish themed dinner for family, friends and members of the church. They also organised a raffle and games. In total, more than ÂŁ500 was collected for the social enterprise that â&#x20AC;&#x153;aims to build a collaborative movement to end homelessnessâ&#x20AC;?.

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April 2019 | Home and Garden Feature

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Spring Clean Goals Wipe down walls, windows and floors; polish and dust light fittings and furniture; clear your kitchen worktops and bathroom shelves. Focus on one room at a time, scheduling different rooms for different days and make sure you share these activities with your family.

Refresh Interior Rooms Refresh a room with a new colour or paint, a new carpet or new curtains and look to reorganise your furniture. When searching for that perfect colour, remember that paint often dries darker or brighter than the swatches. Sample on a piece of cardboard or a section of wall first to ensure you love the colour. Rearrange or reframe any artwork to complete the fresh look.

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Vacuuming your carpets is likely a biweekly, if not weekly, activity in every home. However, your carpets deserve a quality cleaning once a year to eliminate deep-down dust, dirt, and food particle buildup. Hire a professional or rent or buy a professional cleaning machine designed for home use.

When you consider that your roof's gutters deal with thousands of gallons of rain fall every year, you can see why they deserve an inspection at least twice a year. Clean and repair gutters and down pipes every spring before the Scottish summer monsoons begin.

This spring, get the most out of your garden by giving it what it needs. Maintaining your garden requires work: mowing, trimming, weeding, fertilising, pruning etc. If you'd rather leave the job up to someone else, consider hiring a gardening service.

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Power washing your driveway, paved walkways or decking is always a great way of bringing them back to their best, but also look to have your home's exterior and windows powerwashed. This will also prevent the growth of mold and mildew that feed on grime. If you are unsure if your home can handle the pressure, speak to, or hire, a professional to do the work.

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April 2019 | Legal Matters

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A new event that will showcase Scottish gin and produce launches this month in Milngavie. GINDEPENDENT takes place at FPizza on April 13 from 7pm to 9.30pm. It will include tastings, masterclasses, demonstrations and a live DJ. The headlining vendor is Kinrara, which is distilled in the Cairngorms. It is one of Scotland’s newest micro distilleries and there will be a masterclass on the gin, as well as the chance to purchase bottles to take home. Other vendors include Pickerings Gin and The Braw Wee Emporium. Tickets for the event, which is organised by Fly High Events, cost £20. The festival takes place in a new event space at FPizza. See gindependentfest.wixsite.com/event

The breakdown of a marriage and subsequent legal process of divorce can be an emotionally difficult time. Fortunately, in Scotland we have the benefit of the Simplified Divorce Procedure. This is also often referred to as the ’Do It Yourself’ divorce and can only be used in the appropriate circumstances. The only ground for divorce in Scotland is the irretrievable breakdown of the marriage and this can be established in different ways. For the purpose of a simplified divorce, it can be established on the basis that you have been separated for one year and your spouse consents to the divorce, there have been two years of separation or that either you or your spouse have been issued

an interim gender recognition certificate. There must not be any children of the marriage under the age of 16 and there can be no outstanding financial matters. Any financial arrangements can be agreed before applying for divorce by way of a Minute of Agreement. The benefits of using this procedure are that parties do not require to attend court and it is cost effective. The fee for lodging an application with the court is currently £123 and there can be a fee exemption for those on certain benefits. Further information can be found on the Scottish Courts website www.scotcourts.gov.uk or you can consult your solicitor for advice.

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April 2019 | What's On Calendar

Calendar of events Monday 1st

Cinema Club

Milngavie Cricket Club

West of Scotland Cricket Club, Partick 9pm. Indoor practice at the West of Scotland Cricket Club. New players of all levels, and supporters, will be made very welcome. 07810 641574 redtriker@hotmail.com Weekly

Army Cadets Force

ACF Hut, Strathblane Road, Milngavie 7-9pm. The ACF offers a variety of military-themed activities along with adventurous training and STEM, young people 12-18 yrs. Weekly

Toddler Time

Allander Evangelical Church 9.30-11am. Open to all parents and carers for kids aged 0-3 with craft, toys, refreshments, singing and a short thought for the day. Toddler Time is an excellent place to get to know other parents in the local area. www.allanderchurch.org.uk Runs Mon-Wed every week

Daisy Baby Classes

MON: Bearsden Community Hub TUE: Kilmardinny House, Bearsden THU: Milngavie Guide Hall

@ Mugdock Theatre

MONDAY 1st: 7.30pm. Geordie FRIDAY 5th: 11am. Ralph Breaks The Internet FRIDAY 12th: 11am. Mary Poppins (1964) MONDAY15th: 7.30pm. Rabbit Proof Fence SUNDAY 21st: 11am. Mary Poppins Returns MONDAY 29th: 7.30pm. Sweet Dreams £4 each. Booking essential! 0141 956 6100 Milngavie & Bearsden Historical Society Main Hall, Bearsden Hub, Bearsden Cross 7.30pm. The next talk will be given by John Jackson on the topic “Arran in Books. - 18th Century to the Present Day“. Visitors welcome. £4. www.mbhistorical.org

Social Sewing

Relaxing, supportive and progressive classes for babies from 6 weeks-20 months. Designed to support your baby’s development at every stage. Baby massage and yoga. Themed sensory play. Educational support. Meet new mums. Booking required. 07793 076733 angela-govenden@thedaisyfoundation.com Weekly

Bearsden / Milngavie 8pm. Join us for some social sewing, a wee cup of tea and a chat. Bring your own machine, the project you're working on and we can share stories of our makes and swap patterns and fabric in the future! Please contact for the address. 07715 104550 • sewciable.glasgow@gmail.com

Sculpt Callanetics: MAE Technique

St Andrews Church, Bearsden 5.30pm. Tighten and reshape your body quickly while increasing strength and flexibility. For all agest and fitness levels. First class free. Booking essential. 07880 630065 • FB #sculptcallanetics Weekly

NK Scottish Country Dance Club

New Kilpatrick New Halls 7.30-9.30pm. Join us on Monday evenings. Enjoy weekly fun at our friendly Scottish country dancing club learning dances to great music. No need to bring a partner. 0141 563 8790 • treasurerNKCDC@gmail.com Weekly

Cheery Ladies Keep Fit

Baljaffray Parish Church 10-10.45am. Over 60s exercise class. 0141 942 1283 Weekly (also on Wednesdays)

Friendship House Café

17 Park Road, Milngavie G62 6PJ 10am-4pm. Café run by volunteers from local churches. We offer a selection of home baking, hot drinks, a choice of soups and a warm welcome. 0141 956 5661 Runs Monday to Friday

Adult Tap Class

Cairns Church Hall 11am. Tap class with Margaret McBain. 0141 956 3388 • 07778 137623 mar.macbain@ntlworld.com Weekly

Bumps and Bundles

Bearsden Baptist Church 9.30am. Parent and toddler group meets every Monday that isn’t a holiday. 0141 563 7830 • 07982 248764 www.bearsdenbaptistchurch.com Weekly

DOUGLAS PARK GOLF CLUB

Bearsden Bridge Academy

The Court Room, Milngavie 4pm Improvers Class. 5.30pm Beginners Class. 7pm Improvers. We are unique in this area in that anyone is welcome to join us on a Monday evening without a partner, so why not come along and join us? pfe263@gmail.com Weekly until May 2 Grange Avenue, Milngavie Offering art classes suitable for all ages and levels. Please see our website for full listings. 0141 384 2655 www.artatthegrange.com

Forever Active (55+)

Allander Sports Centre 11am. Badminton, table tennis and soft tennis with a swim included. Just turn up! www.edlc.co.uk Weekly. Also on Thursdays

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Mugdock’s History & Mysteries

Mugdock Country Park 1- 3.30pm. A Ranger led journey through time. From a 14th century castle to WWII gunsites, a 1950’s zoo and access to the tower at Mugdock Castle. Meet at the Visitor Centre. Cost £5. 0141 956 6100

Tuesday 2nd Sculpt Callanetics: MAE Technique

Bearsden Boys Brigade Hall 6.30pm. Tighten and reshape your body quickly while increasing strength and flexibility. For all agest and fitness levels. First class free. Booking essential. 07880 630065 • Facebook: #sculptcallanetics Weekly

Self Defence & Martial Arts

Bearsden Academy 7pm Juniors. 8pm Seniors. Have you ever wanted to learn self defence but don’t know where to start? Learn the basics of self defence and martial arts in a friendly, relaxed environment. bearsdenmartialarts@hotmail.com www.bearsdenmartialarts.org Weekly during term-time

Milngavie Choir

Cairns Church Hall 7.30pm. New members welcome especially if they are wearing trousers. You don't have to be able to read music but it helps the others if you can. 0141 942 1945 • info@milngavie-choir.org.uk www.milngavie-choir.btck.co.uk

Sew Together, Brooch Making Workshop

Art Classes – Art at the Grange

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Bearsden Ski Club 7pm. New members (pairs) and visitors welcome to this friendly, competitive club. 0141 942 8262 • www.bridgewebs.com/antonine

Weekly until May

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Mugdock Country Park 10-11:30am, 12-1:30pm & 2-3:30pm. Hand sew a Felt Brooch or Keyring. All materials included. Using sharp scissors and regular sewing needles. Minimum age is 7 years. Adult and 1 child £9. Adult and 2 children £12.50. Booking essential. 07432 691914 lucy@lucyjacksondesigns.co.uk

Allander Indoor Bowling Club

Allander Leisure Centre 12-2pm (other times available). Rinks are available for non members – ladies and gents. Come along for a free 2 hour trial, £4 thereafter. No experience necessary, equipment supplied. Warm and friendly environment. New members welcome. 0141 943 0655 • www.allanderbowling.co.uk Weekly until 16th April

Whist Drive

The Fraser Centre 1:15pm. £1, includes tea and biscuits/cake. New members welcome. Weekly

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What's On Calendar | April 2019 Cairns Church Hall, Milngavie 7.45pm. Meets every Tuesday with a junior section at 6:30pm. A thriving and welcoming club. 0141 569 3361 • james.burt@ntlworld.com Weekly until May

Kelvin Choir

Upper Hall, St Andrew’s Church, Bearsden 7.30-9.45pm. Love to sing? Come and join Kelvin Choir. Kelvin Choir is a four-part, non-audition community choir that is always looking to welcome new members to its ranks. kelvin.choir@virginmedia.com www.kelvinchoir.com Weekly until May

Wednesday 3rd Breathe Easy

Community Room, Waitrose, Milngavie 2pm. First Wednesday of every month (except June, December and January). Long term lung sufferers and carers meet to share and learn. 0141 956 1791 • bill.underes@virginmedia.com First Wednesday of every month

Bearsden Daytime Disco

St Andrew's Church, Bearsden 12.15-1.45pm. Healthy and fun community disco. All generations welcome. Adults £5 includes light lunch and drinks. Kids go free. Optional £2 for kids lunch or bring your own. 07717 732542 • www.weekdaywowfactor.com weekdaywowfactor@gmail.com Weekly

Lets Dance: Weekly Workshops

Mugdock Country Park Weekly dance classes for children and adults. Lorna: 01360 551689 • 07500 213473 www.mugdock-country-park.org.uk Weekly

Have A Go Workshops Jog Scotland

Allander Leisure Centre 6.30pm. For mixed to any ability. laura.sherriff@eastdunbarton.gov.uk Weekly

Baby and Toddler Group

New Kilpatrick Church New Halls, Kirk Place, Bearsden G61 3RT 9.30-11.30am. A small, friendly group, welcoming parents, carers and grandparents and all children up to nursery stage. 0141 942 8827 • mail@nkchurch.org.uk Weekly. Also runs on Wed & Thu

Westerton Male Voice Choir

Main Hall, Bearsden Cross Church 7.30pm. Westerton Male Voice Choir warmly welcomes fresh voices. You don't have to be an experienced singer and will have the chance to view and participate in a rehearsal evening. 0141 956 5868 • www.wmvc.scot alistair.angus@googlemail.com Weekly

Senior School Drop-in

Mugdock Country Park 11am-12pm, 12.30-1.30pm, 2-3pm, 3.304.30pm. 1. Create Easter design gifts or needle felt cards. Needle Felt Cards and Gifts for Easter. £3, £5 and £10 depending on design, size and detail. 2. Create an Easter egg or card design. Cards £3. Eggs £3.50. Suitable for 5 years upwards. Children to be accompanied. irene.blackwood@live.co.uk

Craigdhu Writers

Milngavie Community Centre, Quiet Room 10am. Our group of creative thinkers meet to enjoy each other’s readings and writings. All writers are warmly invited to attend our relaxed and friendly creative environment. craigdhuwriters@btinternet.com Weekly

Allander Evangelical Church 6.30-7.45pm. Our One2Seven club is for all kids in Primary 1-7. We teach bible stories, sing, play games, do crafts and lots more. www.allanderchurch.org.uk Weekly

Ladies Bridge Club

Court Room, Milngavie Town Hall 1.15-4.15pm. New members welcome. 0141 584 9514 • 0141 942 6559 Weekly until 27 March

Burnbrae Bridge Club

Court Room, Milngavie Town Hall 6.30-10pm. We are a friendly and relaxed bridge club that welcomes new members and their partners. Visitors welcome. 0141 563 8988 • sheana.donald@ntlworld.com Weekly until April

Defence and Martial Arts

Douglas Academy, Milngavie 7pm Juniors. 8pm Seniors. Have you ever wanted to learn self defence but don’t know where to start? Learn the basics of self defence and martial arts in a friendly, relaxed environment. 4 week block. bearsdenmartialarts@hotmail.com www.bearsdenmartialarts.org Weekly during term time

Adult Ballet Class

Cairns Church Hall, Milngavie 7.30pm. Ballet class with Margaret McBain. 0141 956 3388 • 07778 137623 mar.macbain@ntlworld.com Weekly

Social Bridge

Baljaffray Parish Church 6:30pm. Please come along and join us, no partner required. jeanf.kent@gmail.com Weekly until June

An Introduction to Self Yoga Class

All Saints’ Church Hall, Bearsden 8-9pm. New members welcome. 07963 936780 • jane.tait@ntlworld.com

MONDAY 1st Evening Dementia Carers Group, Bearsden Bearsden Dementia Resource Centre 7-9pm

TUESDAY 2nd Carers Chair Yoga Milngavie Youth Café 11am-12pm

Weekly except 9th April

Carers Choir Milngavie Youth Café 1.15-2.15pm Also on 30 April

THURSDAY 4th Milngavie & Bearsden Carers Café Fraser Centre, Milngavie 1.30-3.30pm

THURSDAY 11th Crafty Carers Milngavie Milngavie Enterprise Centre 1.30-3.30pm

THURSDAY 18th Milngavie Dementia Carers Group Milngavie Enterprise Centre 10:30am-12:30pm

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Meditation & Mindfulness

Bearsden Hall, Lesser Hall 11.15am. Experience the wonderful benefits of meditation and feel realigned and de-stressed. No booking required. Weekly

Kilmardinny Arts Centre 3.30pm. After school, the studios are free to help encourage and support students in their creative coursework. These are flexible and messy spaces perfect for painting, spraying and constructing. Studios are staffed but not tutor-led. 0141 777 3143 Weekly during term-time

St Paul's Lunch Club

Mugdock Safari: Moorland Exploration

Frog Fun – Crafty Amphibians

Mugdock Country Park 1-4pm Calling all active 8-12 year olds! Wear your wellies and explore the wild moors of Mugdock on this 3-hour adventure with the Ranger Service. Booking essential. £10. 0141 956 6100.

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St Paul's Church, Milngavie 12-1pm. Come enjoy home made soup, assorted rolls and delicious home baking, all for a very modest cost. All are welcome for a warm friendly atmosphere. 07803 934688 • annsmacleod@gmail.com Weekly

Mugdock Country Park 11am-12pm & 2-3pm. Colouring in, cutting out, gluing on. Fun activities with a frog theme for all the family. No need to book. Meet at the Visitor Centre. All materials provided. Cost £3. 0141 956 6100.

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Calendar of events Hilton Bridge Club

St James the Less Church Hall 10am. A friendly, relaxed Bridge Club. New members and visitors welcome. 07910 776591 Weekly

Thursday 4th

West Highland Gate (Temporarily) 7pm. Meets first Thursday of every month for meal and live entertainment. 0141 942 5241 First Thursday of the month

Ladies Afternoon Meeting

Westerton Over Sixties Club

Allander Evangelical Church 2pm. Around 30 women meet regularly for fellowship and to hear from guest speakers on their Christian testimony and experience. All women welcome. www.allanderchurch.org.uk Weekly

Gill’s Yoga Class

St Andrew’s Church Hall, Stewart St 7.30pm. Yoga strength and flexibility. 07443 417371 Weekly

Pilates

10am at St Andrew's Church Hall, Milngavie. 6.30pm & 7.45pm at Community Room, Milngavie Pilates Fundamental Matwork classes. A general level class where beginners and those with some experience are equally welcome. Mats are provided and booking essential. 07493 140708 • amgpilates@outlook.com Weekly

Jog Scotland

Weekly

Prime Movers Exercise

Bearsden & Milngavie NS Bridge Club

Cairns Church Hall 11am. Prime Movers exercise class with Margaret McBain for those 60+. 0141 956 3388 • 07778 137623 mar.macbain@ntlworld.com Weekly

Weekly until May

Children’s Karate & Kobudo Classes

Court Room, Milngavie Town Hall 6.45-10pm. Friendly, well established bridge club. New members are welcome. 0141 942 0552 • cullenjim@ntlworld.com

Magic Workshops at Mugdock

Mugdock Country Park 2-3pm, 3-4pm. Learn to master some magic tricks in this fun workshop, with something to take home as well. Booking essential. Cost £6. 0141 956 6100.

Also runs on Saturday 20th April

Weekly

Milngavie Clock 6.30pm. A relaxed and friendly run, covering between 6-10k. All runners welcome. Free. jogscotlandmilngavie@gmail.com Weekly

Westerton Village Hall 7.30-9.30pm. No need for partner. Esther Liddell: 0141 942 4468 Noreen Simpson: 07851 398 264

Waitrose, Milngavie 10.30am-12pm. Drop-in meeting for anyone interested in stamp or postcard collecting. 07833 706962

Outside Fraser Centre 10am. Come and help clean up Milngavie with volunteers from the Clean Sweep branch of Milngavie in Bloom. 0141 956 6147 • ronamacleod@hotmail.co.uk

Westerton Hall 2-4pm. Board games, tea and biscuits, chat. All welcome. Come and enjoy the fun. 0141 570 0791 • ellen.gray@outlook.com

Westerton Scottish Country Dance Club

Stamp & Postcard Group

Milngavie in Bloom: Litter Picking

Betsy Barclay’s Ladies Leisure Circle (Golden Girls)

Concert in support of

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Friday 26th April 2019 – 7.30pm

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Friday 5th Milngavie Music Club

Cairns Church, Milngavie 7.30pm. Consone Quartet Boccherini: String Quartet in F minor Op 26 No 6; Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E flat Op 12; Boccherini: String Quartet in G minor Op 26 No 2; Beethoven: String Quartet in E flat Op 74 The Harp. 0141 942 3102 enquiries@milngaviemusic.org

Saturday 27th April 2019 – 7.30pm

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Milngavie Makers Market

New Kilpatrick Church, Kirk Place, Bearsden Includes Refreshments

St Andrews Church Hall, Milngavie 9:30am, Kick start your weekend with Pilates Matwork. A general level class for adults where beginners and those with some experience are equally welcome. Mats are provided and booking essential. 07493 140708 • amgpilates@outlook.com

Mugdock Country Park 10am-12.30pm. Ranger led hands-on task to benefit Mugdock’s green places. 16yrs +, no experience necessary. Booking essential. Free. 0141 956 6100.

Join us for an evening of music celebrating the 260th anniversary of Robert Burns’ birth along with songs old and new from Scotland! St Andrew’s Church, Roman Road, Bearsden

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St Andrew's Church, Milngavie 2-4pm. A style of dance done in a circle or semi-circle to musical accompaniment. All welcome. No partner required. www.circledancingforall.org.uk Weekly

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St Joseph's Church Hall 10.15-11.15am. Gentle hatha yoga class. 07443 417371 Weekly

Main Hall, Bearsden Community Hub 6-7pm. FREE lesson (spaces limited). Taught by a child specialist and martial arts practitioner of over 30 years standing. Open to ages 4 years upwards! 07548 551069 • admin@shintenbudo.com

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Men Behaving Dadly

Allander Evangelical Church 9.30-11.am. Dads bring along their kids (aged 0-4 years) and while the kids play with the numerous toys provided the dads enjoy a bacon roll with tea or coffee and chat with other dads. £2.50 per dad. www.allanderchurch.org.uk Fortnightly


What's On Calendar | April 2019 Sunday 7th

Tuesday 9th

Sunday 14th

Tuesday 16th

Charity Car Boot Sale

Woodland Art

Cairnhill Woods Easter Egg Hunt

Bearsden Flower Club

Tesco Car Park 7am-12pm. £10 per car or small vans. The fee for parking your vehicle goes to charity. Weekly until December

Cairnhill Woods Active Sunday

Main Entrance, 104/106 Henderland Rd 2-4pm. Come along and help maintain fabulous local woodland. Tasks vary from cutting back rhoddies or overgrown brambles, planting trees, digging ditches and maintaining paths. 07899 028534 cairnhillwoodsgroup@gmail.com First Sunday of every month

Mugdock Country Park 1-3pm. Use natural materials to create temporary sculptures and land art in the woods of the Country Park. Follow the signs from the Visitor Centre to meet the Ranger. Cost £3. 0141 956 6100.

Main Entrance, 104/106 Henderland Rd 10.30am-12pm. Free. All welcome! cairnhillwoodsgroup@gmail.com

0141 942 4152

Scottish Country Dancing Classes

Wednesday 10th

82 Maxwell Avenue, Bearsden, G61 1NZ 7:30pm. Come and join us for the fun, fitness and friendship. You will be made very welcome. All welcome. 07902 127370

The Arts Society Bearsden & Milngavie New Kilpatrick Church, Bearsden 2pm. Meet up with like-minded people and share your curiosity with the arts. www.bmdfas.org.uk

Monday 8th

Second Monday of every month (Sep-Jun)

Milngavie Flower Club

Mugdock Country Park 1-4pm. Explore the Park’s woodlands, meadows, and streams and look for signs of spring on this 3-hour Ranger led adventure. 8-12 year olds. Booking essential. Cost £10. 0141 956 6100.

Weekly until May 14th

Wednesday 17th

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Milngavie Town Hall 7.30pm. We welcome tonight Pamela Greenhill from Tyne and Wear. Her demonstration is called "Just for you". All interested persons most welcome. elbirnam@btinternet.com

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Waitrose Community Room 10am-12pm. A new group of writers who meet to take forward our writing and publishing ventures. Local writer Joan Fleming will be giving a talk on writing 'Romantic Fiction' All welcome. bearsdenwriters@gmail.com

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Mugdock Country Park 10.30am, 1.30-2.30pm. Owls cannot digest everything they feed on. These are formed into a pellet and popped out of its mouth! Come and have a go at dissecting the pellets. Very popular with all ages. Meet the Ranger at the Visitor Centre. Cost £3 per child. 0141 956 6100.

Killermont Parish Church Hall, Rannoch Dr 2.15pm. The demonstrator is Gill Garrow from Elgin, and the title is "Inspiration". All welcome.

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Forest School – Trails in the Old World

Mugdock Country Park 2-4pm. Use the ancient language of Runes and the skill of semaphore to find your way through Mugdock on this Ranger led trail. Outdoor activities for 8-12 year olds. Booking essential. Cost £7. 0141 956 6100

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Mugdock Country Park 10.30-11:30am, 1.30-2.30pm. Dabble for diving beetles, scary water scorpions and darting dragonfly nymphs in the pond at Mugdock. All pond equipment supplied. Follow the signs from the Visitor Centre to meet the Ranger. Cost £3. 0141 956 6100

Saturday 13th Monday 8th

Bearsden Art Club Annual Exhibition

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Calendar of events Sunday 21st

Monday 22nd

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Forest School – Water Lot of Fun

Walled Garden, Mugdock Country Park 2pm. Take a shot at medieval archery with the Green Hollow Bowmen. Watch the demonstration at 2pm or turn up and join in at any time. Cost £1. 0141 956 6100

Mugdock Country Park 2-4pm. Have fun damming Mugdock’s streams and then see what underwater creatures are to be found in your newly created pools. For 8-12 year olds. Booking Essential. Cost £7. 0141 956 6100

Tuesday 23rd U3A Monthly Meeting

St Andrew’s Church Hall, Bearsden 11am. There will be a talk on 'Glasgow Botanic Gardens' by Ewen Donaldson, General Manager. 07592 501648 • https://u3asites.org.uk/bam

Bearsden West Community Council Westerton Hall, Bearsden 7pm. Residents living in the Bearsden West area are welcome to come along and discuss local issues which impact on their community – roads, pavements, transport, cleansing, education, social care, green spaces etc. Please email or come along to the meeting if there is any issue you would like to raise. 0141 570 2960 • bearsdenwest@gmail.com Last Wednesday of the month

Silk Painting Milngavie Community Education Centre 1.30pm. Beginners are welcome to our "Have a Go" sessions to try silk painting for themselves. Materials provided for a small charge. Open to all levels and skills. 07414 749559 • wilcockjean@hotmail.com

2-4pm. The search is on in our great Easter Egg Hunt. Create a wildlife pavement art masterpiece, and bring a hard-boiled egg for the egg rolling competition. Egg Hunt £3 per child. Tickets from the Visitor Centre on arrival. 0141 956 6100

Wednesday 24th Milngavie Cricket Club

Clydesdale Cricket Club, G41 4LA 6pm. Season's opening friendly match against BBC. 20-over match to be played at Clydesdale Cricket Club, Crossmyloof. New players and supporters please phone or email for further details. 07810 641574 • redtriker@hotmail.com

Sunday 28th Kilt Walk

Glasgow to Moss O Balloch 9am, 9.30am & 10am. £12.80 to £31.69. Walk with friends, family, colleagues, your dog or your team. Distance: 26 miles, 13 miles or 6 miles. www.thekiltwalk.co.uk

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Mugdock Country Park 10am-4pm. Weave a small traditional willow basket in a lovely setting the Osprey Room with Joan. Material and notes included. Beginners-Advanced training. Cost £55. Joan: 0141 563 5996 joan.campbell1@ntlworld.com

Thursday 25th St Joseph's Church Hall, Milngavie 7.30pm. A talk and discussion with Community Development Officer Sylvia Grey and MSP Ross Greer on how we can make East Dunbartonshire a cleaner, greener place. All Welcome. 0141 563 7767 • dparkin54@yahoo.co.uk

Sunday 21st

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Westerton Male Voice Choir: Shall Brothers Be! New Kilpatrick Church, Bearsden 7.30pm. Join us for an evening of music celebrating the 260th anniversary of Robert Burns' birth along with songs old and new from Scotland! £10 tickets. 0141 956 5868 www.wmvc.scot Saturday 27th

Milngavie Folk Club: Rab Noakes & Brooks Williams

Fraser Centre, Milngavie 7:30pm. Rab is a force to be reckoned with in music in Scotland and beyond. One of Scotland's best-known singer-songwriters, who performed with Lindisfarne, Stealers Wheel and Gerry Rafferty. Brooks is a brilliant guitarist and singer/songwriter from Boston, USA. tickets.jmsconcerts.co.uk

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EASTER AT MUGDOCK COUNTRY PARK There’s lots happening in Mugdock over Easter and something for everyone to get involved in! Mugdock has lots of events and activities for 2019 and the Easter programme is no exception. From a mixture of Ranger led activities to ‘have a go craft’ sessions, children’s cinema, treasure hunt and magic workshops, there’s something to attract everyone. Our new ‘What’s On’ booklet, starting from March 2019 is available in the Visitor Centre detailing all the events and activities for the next 6 months.

Please check our website for prices and booking details or call the Visitor Centre on 0141 956 6100

Sew Together, Brooch Making Workshop Tuesday 2nd April: 10-11:30am, 12-1:30pm, 2-3:30pm. Minimum age is 7 years Mugdock Sensational Safari Workshop Moorland Exploration Tuesday 2nd April: 1-4pm. No Parents Required! 8-12 years. Have A Go Workshops Wednesday 3rd April: 11am-12pm, 12.30-1.30pm, 2-3pm, 3.30-4.30pm. 5 years + craft activities. Parents required. Frog Fun at Mugdock: Crafty Amphibians Wednesday 3rd April: 11am-12pm & 2-3pm. Twechar Sensational Safari: Countryside Adventures Thursday 4th April: 1-4pm. No Parents Required! 8-12 years. Magic Workshops Thursday 4th April: 2-3pm or 3-4pm. 5-16 years. Children’s Easter Cinema Club: Ralph Breaks the Internet Friday 5th April: 11am. Come and try Conservation Volunteering, Mugdock Saturday 6th April: 10am-12.30pm. 16 years +

Attention all Treasure Hunters Monday 8th April OR Tuesday 9th April: 10am-12pm. No Parents Required. 5-10 years. Woodland Art Tuesday 9th April: 1-3pm. Mugdock Sensational Safaris: The Awakening Wednesday10th April: 1-4pm 8-12 years. No Parents required. What do Mugdock’s Owls Have for Dinner? Thursday 11th April: 10.30-11.30am & 1.30-2.30pm. No Parents Required. Strathblane Sensational Safari: Wild Places, Wild Life! Friday 12th April: 1-4pm. 8-12 years. No Parents required Children’s Easter Cinema Club: Mary Poppins (1964) Friday 12th April: 11am Come and Try Conservation Volunteering Kirkintilloch Saturday 13th April: 10.30am-12pm. 10-15 years.

Forest School, Mugdock: Trails in the Old World Sunday 14th April: 2-4pm. No Parents Required. 8-12 years. Water Weirdies, Mugdock Friday19th April: 10.30-11.30am or 1.30-2.30pm. Easter Fun at Mugdock Sunday 21st April: 2-4pm. Children’s Cinema Club: Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Sunday 21st April: 11am. Forest School, Mugdock: Water Lot of Fun Monday 22nd April: 2-4pm. No Parents Required. 8-12 years Gaelic Day at Mugdock: (No Gaelic required – but very welcome!) Sunday 2nd June: 11am to 4pm. Music, entertainment, food & drink and games for all the family, incorporating the Gaelic culture and language. Check out the Park Website and Facebook page for more info soon.

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Keen walkers are invited to join a project to celebrate the centenary of the death of Sir Hugh Munro. “The Munro Table” will remember Munro, who died in 1919, and is credited with creating the UK’s most famous lists of mountain summits. The Scot identified the Scottish mountains with a summit of more than 3000ft. These 282 mountains are known as the Munros. Now The Munro Table project is calling for walkers, runners and climbers to make a special trip to the Munros. Over the next year, each of these Munro baggers will record their summit by writing an account and taking a photograph or creating an artwork at the top.

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An historic bowling club is offering a special free trial and half-price membership deal as it opens for the new season this month. Bearsden Bowling Club, which this year celebrates its 140th anniversary, has a free four-week trial offer, as well as a half-price membership for the first year. The club focuses on lawn bowls in the summer season and carpet bowls during the winter months. Members also enjoy a wide range of social events throughout the year, including quiz nights, jazz evenings, a summer barbecue, cabaret nights, race night and dances. Club president, Chris Lebessis, said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bowling is a great activity

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PULL ON YOUR DANCE SHOES A family danceathon will take place this month to raise funds for a Scottish charity.

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A Bearsden podiatrist is delighted to have triumphed in a regional round of Scotland’s Business Awards. Foot Medic Podiatry and Orthotic Centre was crowned the Best Health & Wellbeing Business for Glasgow. Ciaran Canney (pictured 2nd right), the director, said: “We were totally shocked to be announced the winner.” The awards are nominated by the public. Businesses then face a lengthy interview where their ethos, methods and procedures are scrutinised. Ciaran said: “We also survived a secret shopper and online presence testing, as well as a patient feedback assessment.

come up on the screen at the awards ceremony in Glasgow.” Scotland’s Business Awards have been held across Scotland for five years. Ciaran believes it is the team who work at Foot Medic, at Tribune Court, Roman Road, that has helped to grow a successful business. He said: “We're constantly aiming to break boundaries of traditional podiatry paradigms and we really give our patients an experience they will remember.

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COME PLAY CRICKET WITH US GREAT STRINGS TO THEIR BOWS The musicians play period instruments and their concert at Cairns Church, Milngavie, on April 5 at 7.30pm, will focus on music by Beethoven and Mendelssohn. A prize-winning string quartet will entertain at Milngavie Music Club's next concert this month. Consone String Quartet (pictured) is an up-and-coming young ensemble from London that specialises in playing the music of the 18th and 19th centuries.

A local cricket club is hoping to recruit more members as the new season opens. Milngavie Cricket Club, which was founded 14 years ago, is keen to build on last year’s successful season.

ground for outdoor practice and play – and also to recruit more coaches and administrators.

They are looking for players of all abilities aged over 16.

Formed originally as a social team called The Old Talbotians, the renamed club has enjoyed competing as part of Stirlingshire midweek league for the past 10 years.

The club practises indoors at West of Scotland Cricket Club, Hamilton Crescent, in Partick, Glasgow, on Mondays at 9pm. Richard McKinlay, from Milngavie Cricket Club, said: “We would be delighted to welcome new players to our club this season. “We also have a long-term plan to develop the club to include juniors and ladies.” Milngavie Cricket Club is hoping to find a permanent home

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The programme will also include two less well-known pieces by Italian composer Boccherini. Tickets are available from The Iron Chef in Milngavie, at the door, or call 0141 942 3102. The cost is £13, students £5 and school pupils free. See www.milngaviemusic.org.

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