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The West End Festival 2015 Highlights Live at Kelvingrove Bandstand @ Kelvingrove Bandstand As the famous parade makes its way into the park, the bandstand will be ready to follow up proceedings and keep the celebration flowing. Taking to the stand will be musicians and community groups associated with the parade and the festival as a whole. A day of coming together for everyone involved in these events. MONDAY 8TH JUNE 8:30pm – Bright Club Science Festival Special @ The Stand It’s not very common to spend a Monday night going to see a scientist using their intellect to make a set for stand-up comedy. The Stand has taken this and ran with it as they put on a night for both the West End Festival and the Glasgow Science Festival by putting on six funny scientists to make you laugh. It’s only £5 for those who think they can follow the punchlines.

SUNDAY 31ST MAY 12pm – The Gibson Street Gala @ Gibson Street Where Woodlands meets Hillhead, Gibson Street is bustling with cafés, shops, bars and restaurants attracting many people to it every day. This year Gibson Street will be taken over again to throw its street gala, with activities also taking place in Otago Street primary school and St Silas Church. MONDAY 1ST JUNE 8am – Alastair Gray: 60 Years of Printmaking @ Hidden Lane Gallery Take a journey through the life of the famous Scottish writer and artist using his work. With prints and designs from when he was just starting out – up to this very day – being put on display. This is a free event not to be missed. FRIDAY 5TH JUNE 7pm – Washington Irving @ Oran Mor Washington Irving have been on an adventure for the past year and a half to record new music which will be ready for this exciting headline show at the Oran Mor. Tickets are a very reasonable £8 and the audience will be sure to be jigging down the front. 7:30pm – Mary Queen of Scots @ Mackintosh Church Village Green Resurrection @ Rio Café A night dedicated to recreating the full album “The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society” by The Kinks, released in 1968. Locals acts and artists will take you back in time to the late 60’s and make you believe you were there as the music and culture was created. SATURDAY 6TH JUNE 12pm – Anne Hardy Exhibition @ The Common Guild Native Seafood BBQ with Pop-up Prosecco Bar @ Bothy Restaurant Depending on the ever-changing Glasgow weather, the Bothy will be hoping to serve up a mouthwateringly fresh BBQ every Saturday throughout the festival. With fresh seafood and their legendary steak and haggis burgers being flame grilled, the

delicious food will be available to sit in or take away for those that need a quick meal. Pre-Parade Samba Party @ Queen Margaret Union The QMU is being taken over with carnival vibes throughout the night by bringing the loud and colourful samba and street band for all the family to enjoy. With incredible performances coming from TNT Youth Street band and Carnival Collective and kids getting in for free with a paying adult, this is a night that will bring you great value for money as you leave wowed from the talent on show.

TUESDAY 9TH JUNE 6:30pm – Illustrating Glasgow @ Hillhead Library If you are interested in deciphering the ways in which illustrators and artists get their influence and create their marks on the city then Bill Black will be in Hillhead Library ready to take a closer look at the ways the people, events, streets and buildings of Glasgow have taken shape on other’s canvases. WEDNESDAY 10TH JUNE 8:30pm – BBC Comedy Presents @ The Stand The BBC have always been known for breaking


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celebrating whiskies from across Scotland and an expert from Gelngoyne will be on hand to teach you the techniques used to create these perfect drinks. SUNDAY 14TH JUNE Free Open Air Ceilidh @ Kelvingrove Art Gallery One of the greatest moments of last year’s event was seeing hundreds of people dancing to this ceilidh in Kelvingrove. The two hour Sunday slot will see performances from the Struele Ukulele Band, Scratchy Noise and other acts who have learned their skills at the Glasgow Fiddle Workshop. Scarlet Baxter at The Hill on 7 June

new entertainment acts to the public, including comedians. This year they bring their latest crop of talent to The Stand to battle for your applause and laughter. A great chance to see a future name commonly seen on television years before anyone else. FRIDAY 12TH JUNE 8:30pm – The Viper Roller Disco Boogie @ Viper Viper are taking a step back to the disco era by holding a roller disco a la Studio 54, one of the most famous clubs of New York. With skates available to hire at the venue all you need is your colourful shirt and retro flares to pull the night off in style. SATURDAY 13TH JUNE 3pm – Whisky Tasting @ Dram! For all the old whisky lovers out there and also the new, Dram! are putting on a special day of enjoying and

MONDAY 15TH JUNE 7:30pm – James Bond and the Stars of the Silver Screen @ Hyndland Parish Church Are you a fan of everything James Bond? If so you will want to make it down to hear the Glasgow Wind Band playing an evening inspired by the man himself. Not playing specifically just for James Bond, the band will play music to bring forward many other heroes and villains seen on the big screen over the years. THURSDAY 18TH JUNE 7pm – Saor Patrol @ Oran Mor The famous Scottish folk-band are back to bring their amazing energy and vibrant songs to the stage of the Oran Mor. The instrumental only band feature sensational pipes and drums that really connect with their audience to get the energy needed on one of the most memorable nights of the festival.

FRIDAY 19TH JUNE 8pm – Elaine C Smith and Christina Dunwoodie: Torch Song Divas @ Websters Theatre Elaine and Christina bring an act together that wonderfully combines their wit with the blues and jazz they love so much. They will take on many different themes throughout the night including love, loss and survival but always remain seamlessly funny and get the audience laughing along. SATURDAY 20TH JUNE 11am – F.O.R.K Summer Gala @ Ha’ penny Bridge House (FORK) An outside event for families to spend a great day together taking place by the River Kelvin. Children can take part in so many activities like canoe rides down the river, live music throughout, storytelling and games – it will be hard for the parents to drag them away. A beautiful spot in Glasgow to spend the day as well. SUNDAY 21ST JUNE Glasgow Buddhist Centre presents: Meditate in the Botanics @ Botanic Gardens If you are looking for a bit more Zen within the festival this year then join the free meditation session taking place in the Botanic Gardens being taken by the Glasgow Buddhist Centre. A perfect way to relieve that stress and become more spiritual. THURSDAY 25TH JUNE 6:30pm – Glasgow’s Undergrounds @ Hillhead Library A fascinating look into where the city started to get the transport ideas that we see today in our Glasgow Underground. There is a lot more to the current system and there were in fact older undergrounds being used in Glasgow in the past. TV and Radio Presenter Colin Mackay will host a talk dedicated to these exact facts in the Hillhead Library.

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The Oran Mor All-Dayer is back for it’s fourth year There is soon to be some serious hustle and bustle in venues and businesses all over the west end as the 20th annual West End Festival kicks off on the 5 June, and few places will be busier than Byres Road favourite Oran Mor. The ever-popular pub and gig venue will be hosting a series of acts throughout the festival, including their All-Dayer, now in its fourth year. The event is hosting 14 Scottish bands and musicians under one roof and across three stages, including the intimate gig space in the basement and the impressive upstairs. Notable acts will include Scottish Album of the Year Award winners Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert, the former performing material from their new album The Most Important Place in the World live for the first time and the latter returning after a well-received set at the first AllDayer. We Were Promised Jetpacks, who performed during the Oran Mor’s 10th Birthday celebrations last June, are back after an extensive world tour to perform a special strippedback set. There is something for everyone on the programme, with just about every box ticked on a long list of genres and often an eclectic mix of several in one act. “Psychadelia”, as the event page describes it, is well represented by Man of Moon, a new two-man band recently featured in NME’s “Buzz Band of the Week”, and by Remember Remember, whose

appearance will be “the last chance people get to see them for the foreseeable future.” Tuff Love will also be performing, whose effortlessly cool tunes are described by their record label as “fuzzed up grunge-pop goodness.” More new acts get a look-in, with the soulful, ethereal vocal stylings of Kathryn Joseph and new Glasgow band ULTRAS. Bluegrass fans will enjoy central Scotland outfit The Dirty Beggars, and for something else a little different check out Yusuf Azak’s own singular brand of folk-pop. There’s never a dull moment

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Let’s Review: The Ball Room Glasgow

by Courtney Hendry @courtneysarahx c.hendry@tsaglasgow.com

The Southside’s Hidden Gem

THE BALL ROOM GLASGOW Walking into The Ball Room feels almost like stepping into an American style diner, complete with a huge jukebox, cosy booths and massive portions of food. However, when you start to explore the expansive building, you’ll find it offers so much more than just food and drink – there’s plenty of things to do to keep you busy, whether you’re into pool, snooker, darts or even if you’re just looking for somewhere to watch the big game, the 10ft HD screen shows different sporting events every night. For most people, the mere mention of a pool and snooker hall reminds them of dark, dingy buildings, full of older men drinking pints, but The Ball Room couldn’t be further from this. I walked in on a Tuesday afternoon with one of my best friends who thought that it felt like a student union and it’s easy to imagine groups of students in playing pool or having a quick game of table tennis (which is being introduced in the next few weeks) whilst munching on a pizza and drinking

pints. If we had been students at Glasgow Clyde College, which is a two minute walk from The Ball Room, we would have likely ate lunch there every day – especially considering how cheap our meals were. I went for the chicken nachos platter, which was easily the largest plate of nachos I’ve ever seen in my life, with the lovely addition of thin strips of chicken. It’s easy to imagine how well these would go down if shared by a group of friends, watching a big game after an hour of pool and some darts. My friend went for the grilled chicken wrap and onion rings and was also amazed at the portion size, insisting I tuck into the onion rings and help her out. We ordered from the ‘two for £10’ menu and it really is excellent value for money. However, students can save even more at The Ball Room if they sign up for the student loyalty card which is £8 for the year and entitles them to exclusive discounts, including 25% off table rates before 6pm.

The Ball Room’s menu is expansive, offering something for everyone and something for the brave – such as the £11.95 ‘Man Vs Burger’ challenge, which includes three 4oz burgers in the bun, two slices of unsmoked bacon and triple cheese, plus a cone of chips and onion rings, and anyone who manages to tackle the challenge and finish it all will come away with their own certificate. Unfortunately we didn’t have time for a game of pool but the bar is keen to appeal more to female customers and offers exclusive deals for women such as two hours of pool for just £5, all day every day. For those in the Southside, The Ball Room could be the perfect place to pre-drink before heading into town, we left feeling jealous that there is nowhere like it close to our town as it has a fun, casual atmosphere and something every student appreciates – really low prices, great grub and value for money.


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by Malcolm Higgins m.higgins@tsaglasgow.com

Glasgow Jazz Festival

is back to mark it’s 29th year In 1987, Glasgow was bidding for the title of European City of Culture. Looking at the other countries throughout Europe that were also competing, it was noticed that most of them hosted a yearly jazz festival. Not to be outdone, the Glasgow Jazz Festival was founded. The festival quickly attracted international attention and has been graced by the presence of enormous stars like Miles Davis and Buddy Guy. Having celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2011, this year’s festival will mark a full 29 years since it all began.

Taking place in a variety of different venues across Scotland’s largest city between 24 and 28 June, the festival will see a very wide range of musicians taking to the stage to celebrate one of the world’s most exciting and intriguing musical genres. While larger venues like the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall will be utilised, less obvious establishments like Sub Club and even Central Station will be hosting live performances throughout the festival. With so many different performers appearing across these four busy days, it’s hard to know who to try and

squeeze in. There are a few artists who really stand out though. For example, The Vampires will be appearing at The Rio Club with their unique cocktail of jazz, reggae, afrobeat and balkan rhythms – just one of the many excellent acts that’ll be stopping by that particular venue. Elsewhere, the son of Frank Sinatra will be performing at the Royal Concert Hall, while a number of different swing bands can be found filling the Ramshorn Theatre on Saturday the 27th. That particular show, featuring four different bands, is just one of the many occasions during the festival that young people will be performing. The participation of so many talented youngsters during this year’s festivities really sets the Glasgow Jazz Festival apart from similar events elsewhere, and adds to its status as one of the highlights of the city’s busy calendar.

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What’s On: GCU News

by Courtney Hendry @courtneysarahx c.hendry@tsaglasgow.com

Follow your plants on twitter A plant system that tweets its owner when in need of watering or additional sunlight has been developed by three students at Glasgow Caledonian University. Third-year BEng Computer and Electronic Systems Engineering students Greg Larkin, Kieran Small and Scott Cairns had to design something ‘useful or helpful to people in the home’ as part of a programme project. They settled on a system that uses sensors to monitor and maintain ideal conditions for plants. Greg said: “We thought about what happens to house plants when the owner goes on holiday, or even if they’re busy at work. A lot of plants just don’t get watered or they wilt in the shade.” The system prototype houses the plant or plants in a wooden unit, which also contains water storage, a multi-spectrum light and a webcam. Sensors then tell the system when action needs to be taken. If action is taken out, then the user will be tweeted to let them know what’s happening. Three pictures a day are taken using the prototypes webcam and the images are posted to twitter – the students say the idea behind this is a time-lapse from bulb to fully grown plant. It is hoped that the system will become versatile enough to be tailored to an individual’s needs. Greg said: “The idea is that the system is scalable. You don’t need to have all of the components, or even the unit itself. You could, for example, just have the sensors in an ordinary house-plant pot, which will tweet you when it needs watering or more sunlight, and the owner can take the action themselves.

“We even aim to develop soil pH sensors that you can put in your garden plants. It all depends on the level of support you need.” The trio are now looking to harness any opportunities their invention may create. Kieran said: “Over the summer, our plan is to look at the possibilities of manufacturing and marketing the product. Ultimately, we want to develop an app for the system, so that multiple plants can be managed from the one account.”

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Glasgow Caledonian University student Rhiannon Walsh, from County Wicklow in the Republic of Ireland, will travel to Zimbabwe this summer to make a film about volunteering at a wildlife orphanage. She’ll be making the journey with the support of a Magnusson Award – presented annually to eight students in honour of the university’s late chancellor, the well known journalist and broadcaster, Magnus Magnusson KBE. The documentary will highlight the atrocities by poachers and raise awareness of this problem and act as an educational tool on the positive efforts being made with veterinary work, rehabilitation and wildlife surveys for the betterment of animals.

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Glasgow Caledonian University and communications technology company Stream Technologies are collaborating on research to develop a self-powering sensor interface for low power radio devices, such as environmental and power sensors, eliminating the need to charge batteries. Glasgow-based company Stream Technologies specialises in software management for pre-designed connectivity networks but sees a new business opportunity for a Radio-Frequency Identification (RF) energy harvesting solution for implementation in low power wireless sensors.

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The University of Glasgow is celebrating the 250th anniversary of James Watt’s world-changing invention with a series of events at the Glasgow Science Festival. In May 1765, James Watt was struck with the inspiration for the separate steam condenser. His idea greatly improved the efficiency of steam engines, helping to kickstart the industrial revolution and change the course of history. Professor Colin McInnes, the James Watt Chair, Professor of Engineering Science in the University’s School of Engineering, will be giving a lecture, titled ‘Reclaiming the Human Future: Energy, Engineering and Ideas of Progress’, at the University’s Sir Charles Wilson

Building on Thursday 4th June between 6pm and 7pm. Professor McInnes will explore how we can stretch our ideas in Engineering Science, learning from our common past and looking to the deep future across topics as diverse as energy, climate and space. The ‘Celebrating James Watt: The Invention that Changed the World’ conference will take place on Friday 5th June at the University Library between 10am and 4pm. Alongside Professor McInnes will be speakers from the Science Museum London, Birmingham Library, Dundee Heritage Trust, the Friends of Kinneil and the Scottish Maritime Museum.

Phonetics experts have completed a project to reveal the hidden workings of our tongues and vocal tracts using 1,500 ultrasound videos. The unique corpus of ultrasound videos was compiled as part of a research project looking at how speakers of different accents move their tongue and lips. Researchers on the Dynamic Dialects project, led from the University of Glasgow used Ultrasound Tongue Imaging equipment to reveal how the hidden mechanics of our lips and tongues, combine to produce the distinct accents from different speakers of English around the world. The most extensive study of its kind, the project looked at native English speakers from 48 regions and 16 different countries around the world, building up a comprehensive picture of how and why different accents of English are distinct from one another.


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Let’s Review: La Favorita Delivered

by Courtney Hendry @courtneysarahx c.hendry@tsaglasgow.com

LA FAVORITA GLASGOW CERTAINLY DELIVERS

La Favorita Delivered is currently taking Glasgow by storm from its new pizzeria in Gibson Street. The award winning business – the renowned Chef Aldo Zilli recently voted La Favorita Delivered the Best Pizza in Scotland – believes that they are ‘spear-heading’ a revolution in pizza making and delivery and are fanatics about what they do. La Favorita Delivered have experienced rapid growth

and success and believe the secret behind it is their uncompromising attitude towards their product and customer service. They’re behind the snazzy Fiat 500’s nipping about the city and each vehicle has been specially customised to include state of the art plug in heat bags so food arrives at the perfect temperature, that’s impressive service.

The food is equally as impressive. Chief Executive Kenny Scott has a passion for providing high quality food, even going so far as to enlist the services of the Professor of Pizza’, Enrico Fama, in Italy who has developed a unique dough for La Favorita Delivered, which guarantees a ‘lighter, crispier, more flavoursome pizza base’ – and yes, you can taste the difference. The team at La Favorita Delivered ensure that every ingredient used in their pizzeria is of exceptional quality, with many of the ingredients being sourced from the best suppliers in Italy and every piece of meat or chicken is carefully sourced and raised by experts in Scotland. The quality of the food is so important to La Favorita Delivered that when pizza is delivered, toppings such as rocket and parmesan will come in little bags and that’s because they need to be added fresh, right before eating, it’s a practice the pizzeria insists upon. The pizza is also never delivered cut, they will provide a pizza cutter, apparently there is a science behind it but it’s just another of the little touches that sets La Favorita delivered apart from the rest, they want you to be able to enjoy a ‘truly authentic pizza experience’ at home, not a box of stodge. La Favorita Delivered will always go the extra mile to guarantee their customers have an excellent dining experience. Any complaints whatsoever will be handled with a ‘fast and friendly’ response from their dedicated team. Feedback, whether online, by text or in person, is truly appreciated and the more detail that can be given when ordering means they can tailor their award winning pizzas to meet the customer’s requirements. The big chains had better keep a close eye on this lot. La Favorita Delivered are extremely serious about everything they do – and you can taste that in every mouthful.

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GRADUATION SPECIAL The thought of graduating strikes fear into the hearts of many students – some aren’t ready yet to leave their comfortable student life and part with their student discount cards, some hate the thought of having to find a ‘real’ job and some just aren’t ready to move back home and leave their lovely uni flat and friends. However, even with all those sad points, graduation also marks an important chapter in the lives of young people, and it all kicks off with a fabulous big party and lots of celebrations. Graduation is also the light at the end of a very long tunnel full of exams, dissertations and frustrations and the thought of partying with friends and celebrating the past four years helps a lot of students make it through those last, difficult few months. When thinking of graduation though there are a few things that need to be sorted out and arranged. You’ll need that show-stopping grad-ball dress or suit, most people visit the hairdressers for a trim or a gorgeous up-do (think of all the pics, you need good hair, don’t skimp on the hair) and you might be in charge of sorting out the venue for the graduation celebrations. So no matter if you’re looking for the perfect restaurant for a graduation dinner, the best place for suits and tailoring or a reliable salon – we’ve got all this covered and more in our eight-page graduation special, plus exclusive competitions with Slaters and La Favorita Delivered.

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GRADUATION SPECIAL One thing that’s usually guaranteed about graduating is that someone will nag you about organising a graduation get-together; it could be your parents wanting to arrange a family meal, your old school friends wanting to meet up and celebrate everyone finishing university or your uni classmates. Most people only get one graduation, so it does become a really special occasion and there are hundreds of restaurants to choose from in Glasgow for your meal. To save you some work, TSA put together a list of some of the best in town:

HOTEL DU VIN For an elegant night out, the iconic Hotel Du Vin & Bistro at One Devonshire Gardens, which is set in a tree-lined Victorian terrace in the fashionable West End, offers a graduation menu that features French classics using seasonal British ingredients. The hotel and restaurant is well known for it’s excellent service and stylish setting. For those celebrating graduation here you can choose from a £39.95 per person or a £27.95 champagne afternoon tea and you can also celebrate in a complimentary private dining room if you’re dining before 7pm.

ÒRAN MÓR Celebrate graduation in style at this beautiful and impressive building, which was formerly the Kelvinside Parish Church. Òran Mór, which means ‘great melody for life’ or ‘big song’ is located at the top of Byres Road and is now known for being a thriving arts and entertainment venue – and a popular choice for graduation balls. You can celebrate with a graduation dinner here from £30 per person, with a glass of prosecco on arrival. The graduation menu has plenty of choice, with something for everyone, including a vegetarian option.

AD LIB If you’re looking for somewhere that will give you and your uni friends a relaxed atmosphere to celebrate your graduation in, you should check out Ad Lib. This modern restaurant has the feel of a New York diner but in the heart of Merchant City, with student-friendly prices – it’s just £19.95 for an ‘American influenced’ two course meal, or £22.95 for three courses and both options offer a glass of prosecco on arrival. You could also book a later table at the Ad Lib on Hope Street on Friday or Saturday for a proper night out, they have a DJ on until 3am.

LANSDOWNE This basement bar is a real hidden gem in The West End, it’s impressively light and spacious and our review in the last edition can vouch for the delicious meals and friendly, accommodating staff. The restaurant also has a beautiful glasshouse area, which often features the artwork and exhibitions of local artists, and this area can be booked for parties of 10 or more. The graduation menu is just £22.95 per person for three courses and a glass of prosecco.

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It’s Time To Celebrate THE HYDE Another little gem of the West End is The Hyde, on Partick Bridge Street, the stylish bar and grill is a student favourite as they offer 25% off food seven days a week (before 6pm on Saturdays) and their super fresh seasonal ingredients make it another delicious option for graduation dinners.

BAR BUDDA: Drinks are a must for most people after graduation and it doesn’t matter if you’re wanting to celebrate exam success or trying to forget about that one you’re 100% sure is a fail, Bar Budda is the place to be. The staff at the popular Sauchiehall Street bar are known for their friendly service and will help make your graduation celebrations special – so grab your classmates, head down and toast the future – then after a few of their delicious cocktails you can start crying about how much you’re going to miss ‘the uni team’.

THE DRAKE The original bare brick work, cosy coal fires, dog-friendliness and garden areas all add to the relaxed ‘local feel’ of this gastro-style bar and restaurant. It’s a popular choice for those looking for a family-friendly environment, so perfect for a big family dinner, and is always buzzing with locals looking to watch big sporting events and hear live music. The Drake prides itself on being able to provide quality food at affordable prices and offers a graduation menu with a range of options for £25 per head with a glass of fizz.

LA FAVORITA For a more relaxed feel to your meal, how about hosting an ‘adult pizza party’ at La Favorita on Gibson Street? The pizzeria is fast gaining popularity in Glasgow for its exceptional food that is made with only the finest ingredients and its delivery service is second to none. Remember to enter our exclusive pizza party competition – just head to our website for details on how to enter.

HARD ROCK CAFÉ If you’re looking for an authentic taste of America then plan your graduation dinner at the Hard Rock Café. The lively restaurant offers an honours (£25 per person) and masters (£35 per person) menu and their cocktails are to die for. The Hard Rock Café is also right in the heart of Glasgow City Centre and is a great location to meet at if you’ve got friends and family travelling for the meal from all over Scotland.

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Hair And Beauty Get that Look The final few months of uni can sometimes seem like a total blur. You spend what feels like days on end in the library, practically moving in, worrying about perfecting your dissertation or final exams and when you finally return home for a shower and catch sight of yourself in a mirror, it can be horrifying. There’s hair everywhere, you’ve had no time to worry about such trivial things as reapplying (and removing) mascara so you end up with permanent panda eyes, or gents realise that they stopped maintaining that perfectly groomed beard weeks ago and let’s just say it’s looking less than it’s best. Then suddenly, it’s all over. Exams are finished, the dissertation is handed in and you can finally start enjoying life’s little luxuries again – like showering daily, brushing that tangled mane you call hair and making appointments to get your glam on for the grad ball or dinner. We’ve sourced some of the top salons in Glasgow to help you do just that:

House Martin, on Bath Street, offers a little bit more luxury than most barbers and the ‘Traditional House Martin Wet Shave’ involves a double cut throat shave (with three hot towels), a neck, shoulder and arm massage, cold towel and post shave moisturising finish. The full treatment lasts around 45 minutes and at £30 is a well-priced option for guys looking to relax after the stressful exam period. They also offer gift vouchers, which would go down well as a graduation present, and other services including bespoke haircuts and full beard re-shapes – necessary for those who neglected their beards to spend time at the library.

Belle and Blackley, on Hope Street, have put together a collection of ‘party perfect’ services to get students looking glam at graduation. The hair and beauty salon always appreciate their student customers and offer 25% off for students year round (a deal that can be boosted to 40% when you regularly pre-book for a Tuesday or Friday) but throughout June you can receive a huge 50% of selected services, including GHD styling, make up, spray tans, party eyelashes and more, if you quote TSA when booking.

For anyone wanting to splash out and treat themselves after years of hard work at university, Smile Dental Care Glasgow, on Great Western Road, offer teeth whitening, smile design and veneers – along with general dentistry services. If you want your teeth to be gleaming in all those pictures you know for a fact your mum will insist on taking, then visit the team at Smile Dental care, they’ve been established for over 25 years and payment plans are also available.

The ‘best male stylist’ winner at the 2013 Scottish Hair and Beauty awards, James Roberts, can help sort out your tangled mess of hair that’s likely felt a little unloved for the past few months. The award winning stylist owns the elegant James Roberts Hair Design, on Berkley Street, and along with offering traditional services such as colours and cuts, the salon offers hair up styles from £35, big brush blow-drys at £32 and style curls at £25.


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Formal Wear What’s on Trend Although most graduation celebration invites call for a ‘black tie’ dress code, the good news is that one of the most common trends in men’s formal wear fashion this year is ‘relaxed formal’. Sadly though that doesn’t mean you can turn up to your grad ball in jeans, a shirt and roshe runs – you’ll still be expected to take the dress code seriously but there’s no need to go all out with a tux (but by all means go for it). Another common trend that started gaining popularity in late 2014 is for blue suits, midnight navy in particular is gorgeous under certain lights and often looks just that little bit more special than black, plus it’s very Bond. However, no matter if you’re going for a proper tuxedo or a smart blue suit, arguably the most important aspect is the fit. A well-fitting suit can make all the difference and if you need a suit altered or individually tailored then try Star Stitch on Miller Street. The team have more than 14 years of experience and boast clients including Armani, Cruise, Celtic, Rangers and the SFA, to name a few. Star Stitch also caters towards female clients and can easily alter ball gowns or other formal wear, they also offer a one hour service – perfect for saving you panicking about last minute alterations. 2015 has seen the resurgence of the old favourite, tulle ball gowns and often these dramatic gowns need taken in at the waist to give that classic hourglass look. Alternatively, celebrities such as Anna Kendrick, Rihanna, Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts have all been championing smart tailored

suits at recent award ceremonies and events. Showing up in a smart, sexy tuxedo will really make you stand out at your graduation celebrations but again, tailoring is key – the more fitted the better. Hopefully there will be plenty of kilts on show at grad balls across Glasgow this summer, there’s nothing nicer than seeing gents proudly sporting their kilts and it is always a popular, traditional choice. As graduation is such a big deal – it marks the end of your student years and the start of your venture into the big, bad working world – it’s the perfect time to splash out and purchase your own kilt. A well made kilt will see you through many events in years to come and it’s always worth visiting a reputable company to ensure a high quality. Although Slaters are well known for their huge range of suits, they also have a large Highland wear selection and can provide a traditional kilt for graduation celebrations, no matter what your budget. Slaters also have really helpful style guides on their website such as ‘how to wear a kilt’ and ‘how to tie a bow tie’ – it’s a lot harder than it seems.

TEESHIRT NATION Graduating and leaving behind your university years can be sad, sure you’ve got those hilarious memories from late, wild nights in the halls and some very dodgy pictures that’ll never escape from their box at the back of the wardrobe but it’s always nice to have a bit of memorabilia, something you can keep a hold of for years to come. Teeshirt Nation have been providing personalised printing services in Glasgow for years and they can sort out any graduation requests, they’ll print on t-shirts, hoodies, polos, mugs and caps and loads of other items. The team at Teeshirt Nation are always helpful and accommodating and most importantly, they won’t judge if you ever decide to get those horrific pictures printed on a graduation t-shirt for a laugh.

The most important thing to remember is to wear something you feel comfortable in, don’t go for that overly sexy, sheer dress if you’re going to be worried about how it looks all night and if you’re worried about actually being able to pull off that white dinner jacket, opt for something simpler (does anyone ever really look good in a white jacket anyway?). Graduation is a really special occasion and the memories of the night will last forever but more importantly, so will the pictures.

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GRADUATION SPECIAL Dress For Success Buying your first suit is a rite of passage for most men and Slaters have been helping gents across Glasgow with this important purchase for over 40 years.

The iconic menswear company was started by Samuel Slater, who after moving from Russia to the Gorbals area in 1904, followed his only skill and opened a tailors shop. The business grew and Samuel’s sons joined and helped create a substantial manufacturing company, making mens formal clothing. The company was devastated by a fire in 1973, and Samuel’s son Ralph made the difficult decision to start again from scratch and delved into retailing. Slaters then devoted itself to retail only but evidence of its proud manufacturing roots can be seen in the free altercations department, available in every store. Ralph Slater became the public face of the company and if you ever hear anyone talking about “Ralphie’s”, it’s because Ralph was known to treat his customers like friends and became a true Glasgow legend. Slaters has expanded substantially, with 23 stores across the UK, and offers a huge range of sizes from small to 6XL, casual and formal wear and stocks well-known brands like Levi’s, Jack & Jones, Paul Costelloe and Jack Wolfskin, to name a few. They have the widest range of suits on the high street and their affordable prices (from £49 to £399) means there is something for everyone, no matter what the occasion. Once you’ve found that perfect ‘rite of passage’ suit, complete the look with a shirt, tie, handkerchief and shoes – they’ve got it all under one roof. The hirewear service also offers a beautifully tailored selection of formal and Highland wear for when you need to impress and look the part on special occasions, like graduation, but aren’t quite ready to purchase. Customer service has always been one of the most important aspects of the business and although buying your first suit can be a nerve wracking occasion, with so many styles and options to choose from, the staff will bend over backwards to help and you can always depend on Slaters.

COMPETITION WIN £100 VOUCHER FOR SLATERS

The iconic Glasgow menswear store Slaters are offering £100 of vouchers to spend in store to one lucky TSA reader. Perhaps you’ve a big interview coming up and you want to make sure you look your best? To enter, go to www.thestudentadvertiser.co.uk and answer the following question The first Slaters store opened its doors in Glasgow in which year? a) 1973 b) 1983 c) 2003 Competition closes midnight 26th June. Winners will be notified by email within two working days of closing and will be required to respond within 48 hours or the prize will be offered to another entrant. Prize is £100 of vouchers to be spent at Slaters Glasgow store, 165 Howard Street. Our full T&Cs can be found at www.thestudentadvertiser.co.uk.

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WHAT NEXT Top 5 Things To Do After Graduation

Year after year of academic tuition has all been for a short few moments of glory upon a grand university stage. It rotates like a school assembly but it will feel like the BAFTAs. And if you’re anything similar to what I imagine myself to be like when this situation comes around, you’ll be spending the first few months of your academic liberation looking for the perfect pair of shoes to match your gown (and ambition). With all this flustering over hairstyles, picture smiles and which two members out of your 12-strong family you’ll be giving Graduation tickets to, it’s easy to forget that beyond that final ridiculously long summer you need to have a plan sorted – a legit one. And so, TSA have devised a list of sensible routes to take following graduation which will help you to elongate becoming an adult for that little bit longer. 1. Realise that your degree is completely irrelevant to the career you wish to take now and apply for a brand new qualification. Sometimes, it’s only when you reach your dissertation year that you realise nothing you have looked at during university has enticed you enough to write a 8,000 word essay on it. The mere thought of taking your studies into a career you’ll need to work at for the rest of your days might just be the very thought which pushes you into deep, deep despair. So, start again while there’s still financial support available for you. 2. Educate people around the world in something you know you are 100% competent in doing: speaking English. Learn how to teach English confidently and get the most prestigious recognition for doing it with a TEFL Certificate. TEFL provide resources that cater for every aspect of educating people in foreign countries, including offering members at least one new job opportunity a day once they have completed their course. 3. Give a little back. Why not devote a little of your summer time to making a child in a hospice smile? Very sick children are unlikely to have the same exciting experiences you did growing up, but there are charities in Scotland who are committed to ensuring poorly children enjoy their time as much as possible. The Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) are looking for enthusiastic, friendly and committed volunteers to join their volunteer force. CHAS have opportunities all over Scotland but in Glasgow they are currently recruiting volunteers for their Byres Road shop. With full training available, you’re guaranteed to have a lot of fun whilst doing your bit for charity. Seeing as you’ve now got the hours, why not donate the most valuable thing you can to help: your time. 4. Graduate Internship. Many companies offer non-degree specific internships to graduates looking to experiment before committing to a career. John Lewis are amongst the companies doing this, offering paid graduate schemes to undergraduates as well as those already qualified. Graduate schemes are designed with long-term careers in mind. If you enjoy your experience with a company and demonstrate your abilities in a way which catches the eyes of your mentors, you may be invited to continue working for them at the closure of your internship. 5. T is for Travelling. While spending Scotland’s annual day of summer at Ayr beach with an Equis ice-cream cone in hand, might just be at the peak of your cultural experiences for the whole year, why not put that petrol money towards an Interrail ticket. Interrail are a Holland-based organisation committed to giving Europeans as much opportunity for exploration at the cheapest price possible. Lasting up to 30 days – and depending on which ticket you buy – your purchase entitles you to travel between almost every country in Europe, all at a fraction of the price of a week-long all inclusive break.

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Let’s Review: Hippo Beers

by Courtney Hendry @courtneysarahx c.hendry@tsaglasgow.com

HIPPO BEERS Glasgow’s very own beer shop Hippo Beers, based on the west end’s Queen Margaret Drive, started life towards the end of 2012 with the aim of raising the quality of beer available in Glasgow. Founded by two old uni mates – Derek Hoy and Alec Knox – Hippo is a bottle shop with a difference. With a rotating range of well over 300 beers from all over the world, it was the first dedicated craft beer shop in the city. Two and a half years on, much has changed in the world of beer with craft beer gobbling up an increasing proportion of overall beer sales – and Glasgow is no exception. This is down to a number of factors but mainly due to the explosion of craft brewers and the general public’s increased awareness of the huge range of different beer styles that are available. Derek and Alec say they hope they have helped bring good beer into the lives of many a Glaswegian and add that they have hopefully introduced people to a wider range of beer styles, something they wish to continue doing.

As well as the shop on Queen Margaret Drive, Hippo also has an online shop serving the whole of the UK and a dedicated local delivery service within the Glasgow area. With the retail side of things ticking along nicely they are now moving into distribution and are looking to get Glasgow’s best bars stocked up with the tastiest beers out there. Not only that, Hippo also organised the first ever Great Scottish Beer Celebration in March at the Barras Art & Design Centre – a hugely successful festival featuring 18 of Scotland’s best independent breweries. So well received was the festival that Hippo are looking to stage another big beer event before the year is out, although with a different slant to it. With no signs of slowing down any time soon, Hippo Beers is determined to remain at the forefront of beer love in Glasgow for many years to come and help inject their passion for quality beer into this bustling city.

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What’s On: In June

by Euan Brock e.brock@tsaglasgow.com

Summer has arrived with Glasgow Mela

When Glasgow was given the title of European City of Culture back in 1990, it changed the city for the better and showed that it wasn’t just the industrial city everyone thought it was but also artistic and colourful. The Glasgow Mela Festival was created to celebrate this achievement of the city and has been around every year since. Now celebrating their 25th year, the Glasgow Mela Festival is coming back to Kelvingrove Park on Sunday 14 June. To help celebrate the anniversary of this event, Glasgow Mela took their Mela On Your Doorstep event to Barmulloch Community Centre, Tramway and The Hidden Gardens earlier this year, attracting thousands of visitors to see acts including Sacred Paws, Abyinaya and Celtic Belles. Interactive dance and music lessons for visitors helped give them a taste for what is coming up at the festival. As one of Scotland’s biggest multicultural festivals, the main event will bring an astounding array of performances from all around the world. A variety of stalls and activities scattered across the park will keep all ages of the family intrigued and lose track of time throughout the day. With such a varied list of performers bringing their culture from all corners of the world you can expect to see live music, dance and performance from the likes of Jamaica and India across three different stages in the park. This year’s headliner is a very special collaboration between the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and The Dhol Foundation.

The latter being a dhol drum institute from London that specialises in playing bhangra music which is sure to perfectly combine with the better known Scottish ensemble of pipers, guitarists, keyboardists and drummers that are experts in Celtic music with a modern twist. These performances will show how rich culture is across the world and bring a wide variety of genres from classical Indian music to dub poetry and indie rock to Bollywood. Performances won’t be restricted to the stage – as well as a variety of street performers will also be making their way through the park showing their juggling, magic and stilt walking skills. Perhaps with the most mouth-watering aromas there will be catering stalls serving a variety of different national dishes, which last year included Thai, Indian, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Vietnamese, Scottish and Chinese. With such eclectic choices you might need to try a few throughout the day. A dedicated bar and tea garden will also be found for those needing to loosen up before joining in on the dancing. Vendors from across the city and beyond will be there selling a variety of different textiles, fragrances, sari’s, accessories and gifts that are sure to be exotic and beautiful like you haven’t seen before in Glasgow. Kelvingrove Park will be vibrant, colourful, unusual and redolent to bring together people of all ages for one of the best free events of the year in Glasgow.


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by Rachael Procter @rrretro___ r.procter@tsaglasgow.com

What Makes

Glasgow

GREAT! As part of an ongoing feature, each month TSA will be reminding our readers why our city is one of the best places we can be in by looking at something which makes Glasgow great. While Glasgow’s thriving arts scene is already celebrated world-wide, our city also boasts an impressive portfolio of venues for events to take place in. For example, the construction of the Hydro beside the SECC and Armadillo in 2013 put Glasgow’s West End on the arts map, forming a powerful trio of highly versatile venues which can be utilised to stage ice-skating shows, exhibitions, rock concerts and even Scotland’s infamous Irn Bru Carnival. In addition, Glasgow is the proud household of some of the most majestic and appreciated concert halls in the world. City Halls, where the coveted Royal Scottish National Orchestra take homage, is the city’s oldest music venue, having stood the test of time and staged some of the most influential artists of the past 160 years. If culture is what

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you’re after, look no further than behind City Halls and into the Old Fruitmarket inside Merchant City. Adorned with colourful, radiating lights as well as having kept all of its period charm, the Fruitmarket still boasts its original cast iron columns, balcony and signage. The Royal Concert Hall, though relatively new in comparison to others, is kitted out with the most up-to-date acoustics making it a worldrenowned base for musical performance.

Finally, being a city that is proud to provide a homebase for all art forms, Glasgow’s extensive venue portfolio also includes prestigious theatres like The Kings, Theatre Royal and Pavilion. These venues host many free performances and exhibitions for residents of Glasgow. So, come on! Soak up some free culture right on the high street whilst waiting for that loan payment.

TSA Launches #TSASUMMEROFKINDNESS

Last September, Glasgow was voted the friendliest city in the world in a Rough Guides survey and it really was no surprise. Visitors to the city, during one of the busiest years it has ever had, constantly noted the friendliness of our citizens. As a way of celebrating that impressive title, TSA wants to encourage Glaswegians to uphold that reputation by participating in #TSASUMMEROFKINDNESS – you can easily do so by trying out one of our suggestions or with your own random act of kindness. You don’t have to spend money, you don’t even have to spend a lot of time, it’s as simple as doing something kind that might put a smile on another person’s face. •

If you buy a new piece of clothing, find something in your wardrobe you haven’t worn in years and donate it to charity. Leave your magazine or newspaper behind on the train/ café/hairdressers so someone else can read it.

Let someone skip you in a queue.

Call a relative you haven’t spoken to in some time.

Leave enough extra money when buying a coffee to pay for the next person’s too.

Offer your seat on a busy train or bus – not only to elderly people or pregnant women, but to anyone.

Give someone a compliment – tell your mum she looks lovely.

Offer to babysit for someone, not because they ask when they’re busy, but to give them a break.

When making your lunch, make an extra one and give it away.

Actually fill out one of those feedback forms you receive from someone who served you in a café or shop.

These are just a few options, there are hundreds of examples of random acts of kindness online and we’ll be sharing more suggestions and examples of your good deeds through our website and social media. When carrying out your kind act, it’s always a good idea to practice ‘paying it forward’ – when you do a good deed without expecting anything in return, instead the recipient of the kind deed should try and do something nice for someone else and this keeps the good karma flowing. Follow us on twitter (@TSA_Glasgow), search for us on Facebook under The Student Advertiser Glasgow or check our website for #TSASUMMEROFKINDESS updates and use the hashtag to share with us Courtney Hendry your random act of kindness. @courtneysarahx


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Lifestyle

by Rachael Procter @rrretro___ r.procter@tsaglasgow.com

A Sober Introduction to

GLASGOW’S GLORIOUS GARAGE Are you young? In your late teens/early twenties? Great. So, you’ve probably discovered the Garage? What was it like for you? Everyone I speak to has different opinions of their first experience. Some are happy to describe it as “the beginning of the rest of their life”, whereas other people genuinely believe it’s the worst thing they’ve encountered since hearing what Chris Martin named his children. The main thing to note here is that no-one seems to have had a mediocre experience because that would be the worst thing it could be. A night in the Garage levels out somewhere between a quiet drink with friends and a whitey-mixing fest with a bunch of people you pick up during pre-drinks. Some say it’s a bloodbath; I say it’s bloody brilliant. But, what is it like for a new party-goer? I was not always an avid Garage promoter. In fact, contrary to popular belief, there was a time in the not too distant past when I was the first of my friends to turn 18 and the only one who didn’t drink. Alas, the big day arrived around two months before I turned nineteen: I was finally going to see what this mysterious venue did to its attendees at my first 18th event in town – 110% sober. (Key mistake.) To readers who don’t derive from these parts – and are unfamiliar with all that the “people” who “make Glasgow” do for entertainment – the Garage IS NOT a concrete hollow where people go to socialise around parked cars and lawnmowers while someone’s mum bangs on the door telling them to turn the music down. The Garage is Glasgow’s biggest club. And if you skip pre-drinks before entering, it might also be Glasgow’s biggest turn off. Inundated with neon lights that gleamed in every shade of the chemical reaction scale, I remember stumbling through the front of house security checks – not only

physically impaired by my six-inch go-to’s but due to these neon lights – partially blind. As if sobering up from my single vodka half-way along Sauchiehall Street wasn’t a damper on the evening enough, before me lay the potential for a serious accident: stairs. I tried to find it within myself to feel at ease. All of this coming-of-age, laughing off overlyoptimistic shoe choices is synonymous with the Garage, right? After scaling the walls of the stairwell for balance, trying not to exert myself to prevent perspiration, the next direction veered naturally towards staying on this level – which, apparently, wasn’t an option. Spread over four floors of gradually increasing madness, the Garage looks more like a haunted mansion than the sanctuary ‘hype’ so enthusiastically mislead me to believe. As the madness of each room increased, the dignity of those inside decreased dramatically, but the energy was electrifying. However, I was here now. I paid my entry – discounted because, being a student, we like to reap every benefit the system offers our glossy, white plastic cards – and set off for the main hall which I gathered from surrounding conversations was the “place to be”… “man”. My friends and I paid to leave our jackets in the cloakroom, some of us willingly, others (me) grudging the £1.50 to borrow a solitary coat hanger from a storeroom, and set off into the jungle on level 1. I must admit, that despite all previous hostility, the Garage has continued to offer me some of the most entertaining nights of my existence. Filled to the brim with like-minded students pretending they’ve studied hard since Monday to party on Saturday, you meet a wealth of young people who are just like you and living for that all-too-short weekend. After a painful experience (painful by the ‘club virgin’s’

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level, I should add) I left level 1 to explore the rest of the venue, genuinely not even bothered that I was a little sweatier than I was used to. So far, no run-ins, no pervy dancers and no fall outs over people dancing a little too close to our bums. I came to the conclusion I was either not doing something right or my make-up had melted off to reveal my “natural beauty”. Either way, I did not care, I wasn’t even intoxicated and I was craving the introduction to every upcoming tune. Walking downstairs, we came across a smaller room that was packed-to-the-ceiling with people grooving to the beat of S Club 7’s Bring It All Back. The Cheesy Pop Room was before us, and I regret that I cannot remember a single thing from that moment onwards. Spluttering in my own sweat – one shoe in my hand, the other under a table by the door next to my cardigan – I chaired the chants of “wan mare tune” to the DJ in residency. He had graced us with some classics over the past three hours playing, the likes of 5, 6, 7, 8, C’est La Vie, Country Roads and 500 Miles. Understandably, I – amongst others – was not prepared to allow a man of that skill slip away without one final encore of Mr Brightside. The moral of this encounter is this: don’t let stigma ruin what could be a brilliant opportunity. Clubbing is what it is: it’s sweaty conversation with people you don’t know while they fix your hair in toilets and tell you you’re still beautiful when your fake eyelashes are sliding half way down your cheeks. It’s not for everyone, I wouldn’t even say it was for me! Just avoid talking yourself out of good experiences because of what you’ve heard. That goes for everything you come across. Experiment; we’re students and we get away with it. Next stop – POLO! Heard it’s a good one for meeting your future husband. Any advice?


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Feature: 2.8 Hours Later

ZOMBIE SCHOOL How to become a zombie When someone asks if you would like to try out ‘zombie school’, say yes. Seriously, always say yes. This June, the original, biggest and most sensational urban zombie chase game in the world’ is returning to Glasgow and TSA was invited down to ‘zombie school’, the pre-chase training day for all the zombie volunteers in the game – of which there are many, around 200 to be exact in Glasgow. If you’re wondering ‘why on earth would you need

to train somehow on how to act like a zombie, you’re not alone. On my way to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the very public location of zombie school, I couldn’t help but wonder why on earth we were given a three hour time slot, surely you just need to groan a bit whilst dragging your right behind you? How wrong I was. I have a new found appreciation for zombies, the amount of effort that they put in is astounding, as I found out in my intensive three hour zombie bootcamp. Our trainer for

by Courtney Hendry @courtneysarahx c.hendry@tsaglasgow.com

the day and ‘head zombie’ at 2.8 Hours Later, Alex Noble, explained that ‘although your zombie isn’t necessarily my zombie’ he did expect a high performance level, adding: “By the time you lovely people leave, you’ll be bloodthirsty monsters”, as you can probably tell, the professional zombie takes his zombie training very seriously. After a detailed presentation covering the main aspects of the game and all the health and safety information, we were led outside to properly get into the training – in front of crowds of people, which wasn’t embarrassing at all. Alex and two experienced zombies had us begin our training with a decent stretch. Our group of about 60 potential zombies, young and old, got some strange looks just doing squats, so you can imagine the reaction when we launched into full on zombie-mode.We were then made to pair up with a stranger (hey Laura) and start stretching out those vocal chords, all in preparation for the groaning and shrieking – told you there was a lot of effort involved. After scaring myself with noises I didn’t even know I could make and being horrified at my terrible lung-capacity, the signature zombie walks were introduced. We attempted a couple of the basics; the fish-hook-pulling-you-upwardsfrom-the-chin zombie, the knock-knee and the drunk zombie (my personal favourite), before we then started trying to run like zombies, all whilst throwing in the sound effects. Whenever I took a moment out, terrible lung capacity remember, I was impressed with the effort everyone was putting in, people were really getting into it. There was every size and shape zombie out there, snarling their hearts out, and all ages too. When I asked one hopeful zombie, who wishes to remain anonymous, why he attended he said: “It’s a stress relief thing for me. I’ve been volunteering as a zombie here for years, I’ve went all over the UK and spend a lot of money on hotels and things, just to come and scare people for a few nights.” After perfecting our zombies, Alex and the trainers asked us to give it our all to see if we had what it takes to scare people to the point of wetting themselves – Glasgow is apparently notorious for people peeing themselves during the game out of pure fear. Thankfully we all passed zombie school – Alex did say you’d have to be a “real nugget” to fail – and are officially qualified to scare Glasgow silly. After all that I’ll be very disappointed if no-one pees their pants.


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Feature: Courtney Yule’s Entopod

by Courtney Hendry @courtneysarahx c.hendry@tsaglasgow.com

BUG APPETIT! Edinburgh Napier University Student makes a meal out of bugs...

found that the main Although most people in thing stopping it from Scotland will have only ever becoming mainstream tried eating insects as a dare was obviously consumer when they were younger, or acceptance in western when travelling to an exotic society.” country where certain insects Not surprisingly, most are considered delicacies, the people can’t stomach practice of ‘entomophagy’ – the thought of tucking eating insects, is on the rise and into a bowl of bugs it was the inspiration for product but Courtney hopes design student, Courtney Yule’s, her invention, which is final project. shaped like an insect, The 22-year-old Edinburgh can introduce people Napier student, who said she Edinburgh Napier University student, Courtney Yule to entomophagy “in a couldn’t even touch insects fun way” and encourage them to experiment with eating before beginning her project, created the ‘Entopod’ as a insects. starter kit for those looking to turn insects into tasty snacks. The plastic Entopod provides everything needed to create Courtney was originally planning on making an ‘observation insect-based recipes; there’s a grinder for making insect beehive’ for her final project but found it had already been powder to add to smoothies or for use in baking recipes – done too many times. such as blueberry mealworm muffins, there are containers She said: “While researching I came across for storing insect snacks, eating utensils that double up as ‘Entomophagy’ because you can apparently eat bee larvae. skewers, a measuring cup to create recipes and there is even Then from there I researched entomophagy in depth and

a fondue element. The Entopod can, according to its designer, be used with any insects. She said: “There aren’t any main safety concerns as long as you get the insects from reputable sources, mostly online, as they are bred for human consumption.” Insects can be used in a variety of ways, with Courtney listing ‘insect powder fruit smoothies’, ‘waterbug bean salad’, ‘cricket kebabs’, ‘scorpion lentil salad’ and ‘rhino beetle salad’ as recipe inspirations on her website. The young designer is planning to take her Entopod to the New Designers show in London this July. “I’m currently working in the business incubator at the university to develop my project for the next 8 weeks – so the outcome of that depends on where I take the Entopod,” said Courtney.

Bug Delicacies from around the World... MEXICO A special delicacy is insect caviar, which might look a bit like mac and cheese but it’s actually the larvae of ants found on the tequila plant.

CHINA A delicious salty, spicy snack comes in the form of fried grasshoppers and apparently they are particularly tasty in the Autumn, they are also pretty healthy with most containing up to 60% protein and just 6% fat. JAPAN Wasp crackers, made with digger wasps collected by elderly men in the woods near the town of Omachi, are baked and distributed by a local wasp lovers club – so random.

CAMBODIA Crunchy fried spiders are a common snack here and are usually seasoned with salt, chilli and garlic and are said to taste similar to cod and calamari.

THAILAND Bamboo worms are said to be particularly tasty and kind of like Cheetos – think we’d rather the cheetos.


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The Big Interview: With Paul Feig

by Jonny Stone @jonny_stone_ j.stone@tsaglasgow.com

AN INTERVIEW WITH PAUL FEIG

Director of Bridesmaids, The Heat and upcoming Spy-Comedy SPY

FULL INTERVIEW IN TSA ISSUE 10 - OUT NOW IN GLASGOW!


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The Big Interview: With Melissa McCarthy

An interview with reigning queen of comedy

MELISSA McCARTHY


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STILL SHOWING IN CINEMAS MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

PICK OF THE MONTH

JURASSIC WORLD

Mad Max – Fury Road works well as a standalone movie and aside from Max’s glimpses of past events (which for new viewers, will only help further the idea that Max is on the verge of insanity), it makes no mention of the previous films. In short, Mad Max Fury Road is a thrilling action movie that is a worthy successor to the previous entries in the franchise.

POLTERGEIST 3D

As unnecessary horror reboots go, Poltergeist certainly isn’t the worst. It had the potential to be dismal but is instead a fairly average paranormal thriller. Sadly, it pales in comparison to successful reboots like 2013’s Evil Dead, and fails to bring anything innovative or provocative to the genre.

STILL ALICE

I know, summer blockbuster chat can all be a bit much. Superheroes, sequels and big comedies dominate the media, the box office and everyone’s chat for the entire summer. But 2015 presents something we’ve waited fourteen years for. The eagerly anticipated Jurassic World is finally released on 12 June and for those who grew up watching the series fanatically, it comes not a moment too soon, Hollywood darling Chris Pratt is the main star, continuing his run of enormously successful movie franchises and honing the impressive skill of being hugely famous yet somehow insanely likeable. The film has an impressive cast, including the amazing Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing, the park operations manager, and BD Wong, who reprises his role of Dr Henry Wu from the first film. It’s sad that Richard Attenborough will be the missing link, having been so intrinsic to Jurassic Park, but his character John Hammond will undoubtedly be a part of the story somehow. Set 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar – the island where it all kicked off before – has become an interactive dinosaur theme park (because that’s obviously what you do after a horrific, traumatic event – work the merch stand and hope for the best next time). Pratt plays Owen Grady, one of the park’s

members of staff, and whose studies focus primarily on velociraptors. Because no one in these movies knows when to leave scary stuff alone, his bosses decide to create a hybrid dinosaur, Indominus Rex, in an attempt to bring bigger crowds to the park. And everyone is somehow surprised when Indominus Rex escapes. The responsibility falls on Owen to capture the dinosaur – who destroys and eats everything in its path – before it’s too late. The buzz around the trailer was hard to avoid upon its release; but this humble nerd resisted, waiting instead to see it on the big screen, and was not disappointed. It looks epic and stunning, with the dinosaurs looking as monstrous and destructive as they should and the action seeming gleefully relentless. It also looks kinda scary, which as a grown man I am happy to admit. When you first see Jurassic Park as a kid, that terror never leaves you, and Jurassic World promises to be as grisly and full of shocks as its predecessors. Of course, there remains a pressure to top or be even equal to the previous Jurassic outings. The first film was the highest-grossing film of all time until Titanic and is considered a classic. It was also pioneering in its use of CGI and special effects. Therefore, there is a lot riding on Jurassic World to maintain the quality of the franchise. Okay, as long as it’s better than Jurassic Park III, all will be fine. The Jurassic Park franchise is so iconic and important to many people, but rather than be sceptical, we should be excited about Jurassic World; Chris Pratt is a proven action movie star with enough humour to flesh out any character, Spielberg is an executive producer and the special effects are insane. As far as summer block busters go, this Jonny Stone one may just set itself apart from @jonny_stone_ the crowd.

Book Corner

KILLING MONICA

Julianne Moore might already have an impressive bank of work but Still Alice is her most memorable performance to date. Her role as an esteemed linguists professor who is diagnosed with early onset alzheimers is oscar-worthy, but Kristen Stewart’s performance is also surprisingly remarkable.

Fans of Sex and The City will love this latest offering from it’s author, Candace Bushnell. It’s an addictive story about fame, love and foolishness that spoofs pop culture, celeb worship and the meaning of identity all whilst sticking to Bushnell’s trademark witty style.

AFTER PERFECT

GREY

A Daughter’s memoir – Christina McDowell’s father was involved in the fall out of Jordan Belfort, the stockbroker made famous by the Wolf of Wall Street, and in this she shares how the experience shaped and broke her family and her struggles with drugs, promiscuity and her family life. E.L James has re-written her infamous debut novel, 50 Shades of Grey, but this time it’s told from the perspective of the mysterious Christian Grey and fans have rejoiced at the exciting news. The book will be released on 18 June – Christian’s birthday.


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What’s On: In The Movies

We take a sneak peek at what’s in the movies this June.

TERMINATOR GENISYS Arnie is back as the iconic cyborg in this explosive reboot of the hit sci-fi franchise. In the future, John Connor (Jason Clarke) is the leader of the human resistance against Skynet. After he sends his friend, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back in time to 1984 in order to protect his mother from a Terminator, an unexpected turn of events creates an altered timeline. This Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) is no longer a normal, everyday waitress, but a skilled fighter with a Terminator guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger) by her side. Now Reese must adjust to a new mission – to reset the future. Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in his signature role, as the Terminator faces off against his greatest foe – himself. With cuttingedge special effects and an exciting cast including Game of Thrones actress Clarke, Terminator Genisys is set to be the first in a whole new Terminator trilogy. Terminator Genisys is released in UK cinemas on 2nd July.

He’s Back! Terminator Genisys Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke and Emilia Clarke

THE LONGEST RIDE

INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 3

Set before the haunting of the Lambert family began, Insidious: Chapter 3 takes us back to the beginning, showing how Elise Rainier learned to use her ability to contact the dead. When a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott), who is badly injured in a traffic accident, is targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity from the Further, the realm of the dead, her desperate father calls in a team of paranormal investigators to try and help her. This chilling prequel, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help the teenage girl. Insidious Chapter 3 is released in UK cinemas on 5th June.

The Longest Ride centres on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world. Released back in Apil across the pond, The Longest Ride is finally coming to UK cinemas. Brought to us by Nicholas Sparks (writer of The Notebook and Dear John) we can all expect a good cry over this film adaptation. Starring Scott Eastwood and Britt Roberston, can this couple finally be our answer to Ryan Gosling’s and Rachel McAdams timeless performace in The Notebook? Well we’ll just have to wait and see. The Longest Ride is released in UK cinemas on 19th June.

MINIONS 3D This prequel to Despicable Me puts those fun, lovable little servants front and centre. After a long history of easily finding evil masters to serve but, then, unintentionally killing them, the Minions travel to the United States in the late 1960s. With no master to serve, Minions Kevin, Stuart and Bob set out on a quest to find a new villain to work for. Travelling to Villain-Con in the hope of being recruited by Scarlet Overkill, they soon find that she might actually be too evil even for them. The movie features voice work by Sandra Bullock (playing the wonderfully named Scarlet Overkill), and Jon Hamm (as her husband, Herb). Minions is released in UK cinemas on 26th June.

MAGIC MIKE XXL Ladies....breathe! Channing Tatum is back to lead the beefcake brigade in this highly anticipated sequel to 2012 hit Magic Mike. Thie story is based three years after the events of Magic Mike, and stripper group the Kings of Tampa are getting bored with their job and are thinking of quitting (oh no!). But fortunately for us, they decide to go out in style, with one last blow-out performance at Myrtle Beach. Along the way, Mike and the guys learn some new moves. One thing’s for sure – their final show will be more spectacular than ever! Magic Mike XXL is released in UK cinemas on 3rd July.


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Gig Guide: Music & Clubbing FRI, 5 JUN LORD HUTTON + BHI BHIMAN 20:30, King Tut’s OLIVE GROVE RECORDS PRESNTS: WOODENBOX + THE SON(S) 20:00, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

EARL SWEATSHIRT 19:00, 02 ABC HIDDEN ORCHESTRA 19:00, Oran Mor NAE SPRING CHICKENS 10pm, The Howlin’ Wolf

WE CAME FROM WOLVES 19:00, 02 ABC

TUE, 9 JUN

WASHINGTON IRVING 19:00, Oran Mor

CHET FAKER 19:00, 02 ABC

WU-TANG CLAN 19:00, The Academy THE BLUESWATER 11pm, The Howlin’ Wolf

SAT, 6 JUN HECTOR BIZERK + PRONTO MANA + BELLA AND THE BEAR 20:30, King Tut’s ABLE FACES 19:00, 02 ABC SOAK 19:00, Oran Mor MACHINES IN HEAVEN + BESSA + ARM WATCHES FINGERS 19:30, Drygate MELISA KELLY 6pm, The Howlin’ Wolf DJ DARREN ROCOCO 11pm, The Howling Wolf

SUN, 7 JUN THE GO! TEAM + GLOCKABELLE 20:30, King Tut’s COSIST + SWEET WHITE + GUESTS 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy PERFORM FOR PALESTINE’ 18:30, Oran Mor TREACHEROUS ORCHESTRA 19:00, Oran Mor GROOVE BAKERS 9pm, The Howlin’ Wolf

MON, 8 JUN ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH GERRY LYONS 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

YOUNG GUNS 19:00, The Garage THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM 19:00, The Academy JON THE REVELATOR 10pm, The Howlin’ Wolf

WED, 10 JUN JAZZ UP THE WEST END 19:00, Oran Mor ADMIRAL FALLOW 19:00, The Art School THREE CARD TRICK 10pm, The Howlin’ Wolf

THU, 11 JUN TONGUES + THE VEGAN LEATHER 20:30, King Tut’s BLACK STONE CHERRY 19:00, The Garage BEERJACKET 19:00, Oran Mor PAUL ‘SCREAMING LONG’ MONTAGUE 10pm, The Howlin’ Wolf

FRI, 12 JUN THE MIRROR TRAP + TAKE TONIGHT + THE HEATHEN CLUB + CAVES 20:30, King Tut’s ETERNAL TAPESTRY (USA) + DANAVA (USA) + BACCHUS GUESTS! 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy ROXY MUSIQUE (A TRIBUTE TO ROXY MUSIC) 19:00, 02 ABC

Soak – 7pm – Oran Mor – 6th June

LET IT SHINE – YORKHILL CHARITY CONCERT 19:00, 02 ABC

SOP RECORDS PRESENTS: MARTHASVILLE PLUS SONIC DISPACE PLUS GUESTS 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

LISA MITCHELL 19:00, Oran Mor

FFS (FRANZ FERDINAND & SPARKS) 19:00, The Art School

SIMON BRETT 11, The Howlin’ Wolf

HOT TIN ROOF 10pm, The Howlin’ Wolf

THE GODFATHERS – 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 19:00, 02 ABC

SAT, 13 JUN

WED, 17 JUN

THE UNDERGROUND JAM 19:00, Oran Mor

DANIEL ROMANO + FLEW THE ARROW + SOMETHING, SOMEONE 20:30, King Tut’s

SYNERGY PRESENTS: PILE (BOSTON) + GUESTS 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

GUS MUNRO 6pm, The Howlin’ Wolf

ROSEANNA REID ‘RIGHT ON TIME’ EP LAUNCH WITH GUESTS! 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

SHEPPARD 19:00, Oran Mor

DJ DARREN ROCOCO 11pm, The Howlin’ Wolf

THREE CARD TRICK 10pm, The Howlin’ Wolf

SUN, 21 JUN

GEMMA HAYES 19:00, Oran Mor

THU, 18 JUN

JACK WOODWARD + GUESTS 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

BILLY IDOL 19:00, The Academy PUBLIC HOUSE ORCHESTRA 6pm, The Howlin’ Wolf

JOHN J PRESLEY + CHRISTIE CONNOR-VERNAI + THE OUTLAWED 20:30, King Tut’s

WEST END FESTIVAL ALL DAYER 15:00, Oran Mor

DJ DARREN ROCOCO 11pm, The Howlin’ Wolf

PICNIC BASKET NOSEDICE 19:00, The Attic

SUN, 14 JUN

SAOR PATROL 19:00, Oran Mor

LITTLE BARRIE 20:30, King Tut’s

BLACK CAT BONE 10pm, The Howlin’ Wolf

ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH GERRY LYONS 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

FRI, 19 JUN

GARY JOHNSTONE 10pm, The Howlin’ Wolf

LISBON + INDIGO VELVET + SUSPIRE + OTHER HUMANS 20:30, King Tut’s

WED, 24 JUN

PATERSANI +JOSEPH MILLER + MR LIVINGSTONER AND THE BLACK PEACOCKS + JOHN IRVINE 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy FAITH NO MORE 19:00, The Academy RESIDENT ALIEN 9pm, The Howlin’ Wolf

ERNEST – LIVE! 19:00, 02 ABC

MON, 15 JUN

SARAH CRACKNELL 19:00, Oran Mor

MONEY FOR ROPE + TWIN MIRRORS 20:30, King Tut’s

TENEMENT YARD: 100% POSITIVE FEEDBACK + HALF SISTER + LECKX + DJ EBAY 23:00, The Art School

ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH GERRY LYONS 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy TREMONTI 19:00, 02 ABC L7 19:00, The Garage ROCK HUNTER & HOUND DOG FRASER 9pm, The Howlin’ Wolf

TUE, 16 JUN ANTEMASQUE 20:30, King Tut’s Passenger – 7pm – 02 ABC – 19th June

EAGLES OF DEATH METAL 19:00, The Garage

PASSENGER 19:00, 02 ABC

MY OLD BLUE TERRAPLANE 11pm, The Howlin’ Wolf

SAT, 20 JUN JAH WOBBLE & THE INVADERS OF THE HEART 20:30, King Tut’s

THE CRAIG HUGHES TWO 9pm, The Howlin’ Wolf

MON, 22 JUN

SALSA CELTICA 19:00, Oran Mor THREE CARD TRICK 10pm, The Howlin’ Wolf

THU, 25 JUN DEAD KENNEDYS 20:30, King Tut’s TONY VISCONTI & WOODY WOODMANSEY WITH GLENN GREGORY PERFORM DAVID BOWIE’S THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD 18:00, 02 ABC RON SEXSMITH 19:00, The Art School THE BLUESBERRIES 9pm, The Howlin’ Wolf


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Clubbing FRI, 5 JUN

SUN, 14 JUN

PROPAGANDA 23:00, 02 ABC

SUNDAY SCIENCE 23:00, The Garage

FRESH BEAT 23:30, The Garage

MON, 15 JUN

PROPAGANDA 23:00, 02 ABC FRESH BEAT 23:00, The Garage

SAT, 6 JUN LOVE MUSIC 23:00, 02 ABC SUBCULTURE 23:00, Subclub

FRI, 26 JUN GRANT-LEE PHILLIPS 20:30, King Tut’s SIMON BRETT 9pm, The Howlin’ Wolf

SAT, 27 JUN JAMES GRANT 20:30, King Tut’s DEVILS QUEEN + HOOKERS FOR JESUS + FOLLOW THE LION + EAT MEAT 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy PEGGY SEEGER 19:00, Oran Mor WARREN MCINTYRE CELEBRATES NINA SIMONE 20:30, Drygate REECE HILLIS 7pm, The Howlin’ Wolf DJ DARREN ROCOCO 11pm, The Howlin’ Wolf

SUN, 28 JUN KOBRA AND THE LOTUS + CORRUPT THE SYSTEM + SPLINTERED HALO 20:30, King Tut’s THE FAMILY STONE 19:00, 02 ABC JACE EVERETT 19:30, Oran Mor WENDY RAE & JB TATON 9pm, The Howlin’ Wolf

Big Sean – 7pm – 02 ABC – 1st July

MON, 29 JUN ERIC HUTCHINSON + SEAN MCANENY 20:30, King Tut’s ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH GERRY LYONS 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy THE EASY WINNERS 9pm, The Howlin’ Wolf

WED, 1 JUL BIG SEAN 19:00, 02 ABC

BARE MONDAYS 23:00, The Garage

TUE, 16 JUN #TAG 23:00, The Garage I AM 23:00, Subclub

SUN, 7 JUN

WED, 17 JUN

SUNDAY SCIENCE 23:00, The Garage

DISCO RIOT 23:30, The Garage SUB ROSA 23:00, Subclub

MON, 8 JUN

THU, 18 JUN

BARE MONDAYS 23:00, The Garage

JELLYBABY 23:00, 02 ABC

TUE, 9 JUN

NETHERLAND 23:00, The Garage

#TAG 23:00, The Garage

FRI, 19 JUN

I AM 23:00, Subclub

PROPAGANDA 23:00, 02 ABC

WED, 10 JUN

FRESH BEAT 23:00, The Garage

DISCO RIOT 23:30, The Garage

SAT, 20 JUN

SUB ROSA 23:00, Subclub

LOVE MUSIC 23:00, 02 ABC

BLEEP43 AV: ANTHONY CHILD (SURGEON) + ALI WADE + KONX-OM-PAX 19:30, The Art School

THU, 11 JUN

SUBCULTURE 23:00, Subclub

THU, 2 JUL AKELA + CHAINSAW TEA PARTY + LITTLE WAVES + THE GREAT ALBATROSS 20:30, King Tut’s

FRI, 3 JUL MANTA + THE NORTHERN + LITTLE HANDS OF SILVER + SEMPER FI 20:30, King Tut’s

JELLYBABY 23:00, 02 ABC

SUN, 21 JUN

NETHERLAND 23:00, The Garage

SUNDAY SCIENCE 23:00, The Garage

FRI, 12 JUN

MON, 22 JUN

PROPAGANDA 23:00, 02 ABC

BARE MONDAYS 23:00, The Garage

FRESH BEAT 23:30, The Garage

TUE, 23 JUN

SAT, 13 JUN

#TAG 23:00, The Garage

LOVE MUSIC 23:00, 02 ABC

I AM 23:00, Subclub

SUBCULTURE 23:00, Subclub

WED, 24 JUN DISCO RIOT 23:30, The Garage

SUB ROSA 23:00, Subclub

THU, 25 JUN JELLYBABY 23:00, 02 ABC NETHERLAND 23:00, The Garage

FRI, 26 JUN PROPAGANDA 23:00, 02 ABC FRESH BEAT 23:30, The Garage

SAT, 27 JUN LOVE MUSIC 23:00, 02 ABC SUBCULTURE 23:00, Subclub

SUN, 28 JUN SUNDAY SCIENCE 23:00, The Garage

MON, 29 JUN BARE MONDAYS 23:00, The Garage

TUE, 30 JUN #TAG 23:00, The Garage I AM 23:00, Subclub

WED, 1 JUL DISCO RIOT 23:30, The Garage SUB ROSA 23:00, Subclub

THU, 2 JUL JELLYBABY 23:00, 02 ABC NETHERLAND 23:00, The Garage

FRI, 3 JUL PROPAGANDA 23:00, 02 ABC FRESH BEAT 23:30, The Garage

SAT, 4 JUL LOVE MUSIC 23:00, 02 ABC SUBCULTURE 23:00, Subclub

WHO2 19:00, 02 ABC

SAT, 4 JUL ALL KINGS & QUEENS + IN THE DARK 20:30, King Tut’s

SUN, 5 JUL BLEACHERS 19:00, The Garage

Bleachers – 7pm – The Garage – 5th July

Young Guns – 7pm – The Garage – 9th June


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What’s On: In June

by Holly Callender h.callender@tsaglasgow.com

ONE LAST SECRET

smash Camden Rocks competition Local lads One Last Secret have just announced they have won the competition to perform at Camden Rocks festival 2015. The Kilmarnock based pop rock quartet managed to shine through the 3,000 other applicants and racked up double the amount of votes to their competitors. The incredible support from their fan base helped them grasp this amazing opportunity. ‘We’re just absolutely over the moon,’ says lead singer Wesley Scott.  “The support from our fans and the general public has been amazing and we’re so thankful to every single person who took the time to vote – or to ask others to vote.  We can’t wait to return to London – and to be a part of that line-up – it’s a dream come true.  Hopefully this is the first of many festivals in 2015/2016!” Camden Rocks features an impressive 2015 line up with Bullet For My Valentine and Funeral for a Friend topping the bill. ‘We’ve supported some pretty well-established acts in the past, so to be able to add them to our musical CV is an absolute honour’, says Scott Of course, Camden has a long standing reputation as the local haunt for countless talented musicians. The Camden Rocks festival was curated by Chris MacCormack, who is also responsible for the Camden’s most iconic club nights. Camden’s Rocks mission is to champion up and coming artists in the UK whilst celebrating those more established. One Last Secret entered the competition without much

hope. It was just an amazing potential opportunity to play in Britain’s most iconic musical hub. Yet, they managed to dazzle and made it into the Top 50 out of 3,000 entries. The Top 50 had to then encourage the public and their fans to give them a vote. Only One Last Secret managed to gain double the votes required to win. “We’ve never really went for online band competitions or battle of the bands type things in the past,” according to Scott. ‘We’ve always carried the feeling that bands should be recognized by their talent rather than how many friends/fans they can get to vote online.  But the opportunity to play in London – and being given the credit of making the top 50 of 3,000 other applicants made this a little more special.” They will play a ‘Thank You’ gig at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on June 4 to show appreciation for everyone who supported them. “We really want to put on a great show for all the people back home.  We haven’t played King Tut’s for a while – though this will be our seventh appearance there –

it’s a great venue and one we always love to return to,” says guitarist Liam McNamara. This achievement came only days after the release of their debut album Restart, which received a receptive response. So much so, that XFM Scotland featured leading single as Breakthrough Track on the drive time show. One Last Secret are finally reaping the rewards for all their hard work. “We’ve had set backs – and we’re no where near done in terms of progression – but we take every opportunity we can to further ourselves and get our music in front of as many people as possible, says Scott. “The internet has provided a platform for any musician to be heard. In one sense that’s a blessing – but on the other hand it means there’s a lot out there so you really have to put some thought behind what you’re doing and who you’re aiming it at.” Hopefully, in the near future One Last Secret will no longer be a well kept one.

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Gig Guide: Music & Clubbing MON, 15 JUN FRINGE PREVIEW: NICK REVELL, ELAINE MALCOLMSON & BRUCE FUMMEY 19:30, The Stand THE CARPENTERS STORY 19:30, King’s Theatre WINDOW BAYS 19:30, Theatre Royal THE PRODUCERS 19:30, Theatre Royal

TUE, 16 JUN RED RAW 19:30, The Stand CALAMITY JANE 19:30, King’s Theatre WINDOW BAYS 19:30, Theatre Royal Twelve Angry Men – Theatre Royal – 22nd-27th June

FRI, 5 JUN

PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ 14:30 & 19:30, King’s Theatre

THE FRIDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand

THU, 11 JUN

GILDED BALLOON & DRYGATE: FRIDAY NIGHT COMEDY 19:30, Drygate SPAMALOT 19:30, King’s Theatre WINDOW BAYS 19:30, Theatre Royal JUDY – THE SONGBOOK OF JUDY GARLAND 19:30, Theatre Royal

SAT, 6 JUN THE SATURDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand SPAMALOT 14:30 & 19:30, King’s Theatre WINDOW BAYS 14:30 & 19:30, Theatre Royal JUDY – THE SONGBOOK OF JUDY GARLAND 14:30 & 19:30, Theatre Royal

SUN, 7 JUN MICHAEL REDMOND’S SUNDAY SERVICE 19:30, The Stand

MON, 8 JUN

BLOOD 19:45, Tron Theatre

THE PRODUCERS 19:30, Theatre Royal

WED, 17 JUN BENEFIT FOR COSGROVE CARE 19:30, The Stand THE SIEGE 19:45, Tron Theatre

TORN 20:00, Tron Theatre

CALAMITY JANE 14:30 & 19:30, King’s Theatre

PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ 19:30, King’s Theatre

WINDOW BAYS 19:30, Theatre Royal

FRI, 12 JUN

THE PRODUCERS 19:30, Theatre Royal

THE FRIDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand

THU, 18 JUN

BLOOD 19:45, Tron Theatre

THE THURSDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand

TORN 20:00, Tron Theatre JOE LONGTHRONE IN CONCERT PLUS SPECIAL GUEST 19:30, The Pavilion

THE SIEGE 19:45, Tron Theatre

PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ 19:30, King’s Theatre

WINDOW BAYS 14:30 & 19:30, Theatre Royal

WINDOW BAYS 14:30 & 19:30, Theatre Royal

THE PRODUCERS 14:30 & 19:30, Theatre Royal

DANCE SCHOOL OF SCOTLAND 13:30 & 19:30, Theatre Royal

FRI, 19 JUN

SAT, 13 JUN

THE FRIDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand

THE SATURDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand

THE SIEGE 19:45, Tron Theatre

BLOOD 19:45, Tron Theatre

CALAMITY JANE 14:30 & 19:30, King’s Theatre

GILDED BALLOON & DRYGATE: FRIDAY NIGHT COMEDY 19:30, Drygate

RED RAW 19:30, The Stand

WINDOW BAYS 14:30 & 19:30, Theatre Royal

CALAMITY JANE 19:30, King’s Theatre

THE MESSAGE 14:30 & 19:30, Tron Theatre

DANCE SCHOOL OF SCOTLAND 14:30 & 19:30, Theatre Royal

WINDOW BAYS 19:30, Theatre Royal

PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ 19:30, King’s Theatre

SUN, 14 JUN

THE PRODUCERS 19:30, Theatre Royal

WED, 10 JUN

MICHAEL REDMOND’S SUNDAY SERVICE 19:30, The Stand

SAT, 20 JUN

CRITICS’ AWARDS FOR THEATRE IN SCOTLAND 15:30, Tron Theatre

THE SATURDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand

TUE, 9 JUN

BBC COMEDY PRESENTS 19:30, The Stand

TORN 20:00, Tron Theatre

TUE, 23 JUN RED RAW 19:30, The Stand DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS 19:30, King’s Theatre TWELVE ANGRY MEN 19:30, Theatre Royal

WED, 24 JUN FRINGE PREVIEW: JOHN ROBERTSON, JO-JO BELLINI & RO CAMPBELL 19:30, The Stand DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS 14:30 & 19:30, King’s Theatre TWELVE ANGRY MEN 19:30, Theatre Royal

THU, 25 JUN THE THURSDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand SORANA SANTOS 20:30, Tron Theatre DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS 19:30, King’s Theatre TWELVE ANGRY MEN 14:30 & 19:30, Theatre Royal

FRI, 26 JUN THE FRIDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand WARREN MCINTYRE 20:30, Tron Theatre

TWELVE ANGRY MEN 14:30 & 19:30, Theatre Royal

SUN, 28 JUN MICHAEL REDMOND’S SUNDAY SERVICE 19:30, The Stand NEW FOCUS QUARTET WITH KORY RIKER 14:00, Tron Theatre

MON, 29 JUN FRINGE PREVIEW: THE IMMIGRANT DIARIES 19:30, The Stand

TUE, 30 JUN RED RAW 19:30, The Stand

WED, 1 JUL FRINGE PREVIEW: GARY LITTLE & SUSIE MCCABE 19:30, The Stand CAN’T FORGET ABOUT YOU 19:45, Tron Theatre

THU, 2 JUL THE THURSDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand CAN’T FORGET ABOUT YOU 19:45, Tron Theatre

FRI, 3 JUL THE FRIDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand CAN’T FORGET ABOUT YOU 19:45, Tron Theatre

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS 19:30, King’s Theatre

GILDED BALLOON & DRYGATE: FRIDAY NIGHT COMEDY 19:30, Drygate

TWELVE ANGRY MEN 19:30, Theatre Royal

SAT, 4 JUL

SAT, 27 JUN

THE SATURDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand

THE SATURDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand

CAN’T FORGET ABOUT YOU 19:45, Tron Theatre

KEN DODD 19:00, The Pavilion

SUN, 5 JUL

DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS 14:30 & 19:30, King’s Theatre

MICHAEL REDMOND’S SUNDAY SERVICE 19:30, The Stand

A THOUSAND KINDNESSES 20:00, Tron Theatre

PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ 14:30 & 19:30, King’s Theatre

BRIGHT CLUB GLASGOW SCIENCE FESTIVAL SPECIAL 19:30, The Stand

TWELVE ANGRY MEN 19:30, Theatre Royal

THE SIEGE 19:45, Tron Theatre A THOUSAND KINDNESSES 20:00, Tron Theatre CALAMITY JANE 14:30 & 19:30, King’s Theatre THE PRODUCERS 14:30 & 19:30, Theatre Royal

SUN, 21 JUN MICHAEL REDMOND’S SUNDAY SERVICE 19:30, The Stand A VERY GLASGOW WELCOME – COMEDY NIGHT 19:45, Tron Theatre

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The Big Interview: The Darkness

by Aidan Scott @bigaidan a.scott@tsaglasgow.com

THE DARKNESS EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Hit singles like ‘I Believe in a Thing Called Love’ and ‘Love is Only a Feeling’ launched their careers over a decade ago but later this year, The Darkness make their long-awaited return to Glasgow as part of their Blast of Our Kind tour. The Lowestoft band will be touring in support of the release of their album Last of Our Kind which became available to buy earlier this month. Speaking to TSA in time for the album’s release and forthcoming tour announcement, the band’s largerthan-life bassist Frankie Poullain talked of what you can expect to hear on the album and of some of the more unusual experiences he has had while on tour with The Darkness. Q: THE DARKNESS ARE NO STRANGERS TO ARENA TOURS. ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR UK TOUR LATER THIS YEAR? A: Naturally. With the magnificent Rufus Taylor on the drum set we’re egging each on even more than usual. He’ll be belting out gold plated harmonies by then I expect. We’ll also be debuting our new single which we’re writing in Ireland next month. There, I said it. Q: WITH THE UPCOMING RELEASE OF YOUR FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM, LAST OF OUR KIND, CAN FANS EXPECT TO HEAR A LARGE SET LIST OF SONGS, INCLUDING YOUR OLDER MATERIAL? A: Technically you are correct in your underwhelming assumptions. I can reveal that the set will be large, and yes, we shall be playing “older” material, as well as newer material. I think the fans will be pleasantly surprised.

Q: WHICH SINGLE FROM YOUR NEW ALBUM ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO PERFORMING? A: ‘Mighty Wings’ is pretty special. Will it be a single? I’ve no idea. It deals with mortality – what more do you want? Q: YOUR NEW MATERIAL HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS “AN ALBUM OF UNPARALLELED BEAUTY AND POWER”. DO YOU STILL FEEL HUMBLED BY THIS KIND OF REACTION? AND WHAT HAS THE FAN REACTION BEEN LIKE? A: It’s hard for a western person to feel humbled as we have been indoctrinated by greed and entitlement. If you want humble you look to the east. Buddhists can be humble, when they stop bragging about all the yoga moves they can pull off. Atheists are often arrogant about their supposed superior understanding. So what’s the answer? The fan reaction has been incredible. The Darkness Army have a Facebook page and I refuse to look at it for fear it will make me the opposite of humble. Q: AS THIS IS NOW YOUR FOURTH ALBUM, DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR MUSIC IS CONTINUALLY CHANGING AND ALLOWING A NEW GENERATION OF FANS TO APPRECIATE YOUR SOUND AND COME TO THE TOUR, OR DO YOU FEEL THAT YOUR FANS, WHO WERE THERE FROM THE BEGINNING, ARE THE ONES WHO APPRECIATE THE TOURS THE MOST? A: Lots of our fans were too young first time round and now their parents will allow them to go to a proper rock show. They were there from the beginning, five-year-olds getting their rocks off to Growing on Me on MTV 2. Now they’re 17 and can finally get into a Darkness gig – unless the promoter has stupidly made it an over 18’s only show?

Q: GLASGOW IS KNOWN FOR ITS VIBRANT MUSIC SCENE AND GREAT ATMOSPHERE. WHAT HAS YOUR EXPERIENCE OF PLAYING IN THE CITY BEEN LIKE? IF NOT, WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO? A: Always very intense in a good way. Glasgow fans are willing you on to make it into a special night and you just have to oblige. They’re not embarrassed or self-conscious like southern crowds can be. King Tuts and Barrowlands are sacred places, anyone who’s been there knows that. Q: YOU’VE PREVIOUSLY MADE USE OF HUGE STAGE PROPS TO DO WITH CERTAIN AREAS OF THE BODY (AHEM), DO YOU HAVE ANY SIMILAR PLANS FOR THIS TOUR? A: We never did manage the ‘arse de triumphe’, who knows what’s in store? Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ASPECT OF TOURING, AND WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BEST/CRAZIEST MEMORY? A: Sleeping in the tour bus and pretending I’m in a coffin. Actually when it’s icy outside, it is pretty nerve wracking because I keep thinking the driver’s going to skid and we’ll topple over. Sometimes I convince myself that the driver is bound to fall asleep, because if I’m so knackered he must be too. Q: FINALLY, AS THE GLASGOW TOUR DATE IS IN DECEMBER, CAN FANS EXPECT TO HEAR A ROUSING RENDITION OF ‘CHRISTMAS TIME (DON’T LET THE BELLS END)’? A: Can’t think of any reason why not. Christmas is a time for giving. The Darkness play Glasgow’s O2 Academy on December 5.


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What’s On: In June

by Jamie Ratter @jamieratter j.ratter@tsaglasgow.com

Engineering Video Games & Beyond Think you have an idea to top GTA, or a character to give Lara Croft a run for her money? The upcoming Engineering Video Games & Beyond event at the Glasgow Science Centre can tell how exactly how to put your plans into action. Organised by IESIS (Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland) through profeng.org – designed to promote engineering and encourage young people into the field – this particular series of talks promotes careers in software engineering and computer games development. The speakers are experts in their fields, working in various departments of Abertay University; as home to the UK’s first national Centre for Excellence in computer games education and also the biggest Sony Playstation development lab in Europe, the university has a wellearned reputation as a major player in video game technology and education. They will discuss how games

are made, but also how the field is not as niche as one might think: the software and technology developed for video games is finding many more uses in other disciplines and industries. Professor of Systems Biology Jim Bown, a key contributor in Abertay’s mathematical modelling and bioinformatics centre, will show how computer visualisation tools are being applied in scientific and engineering fields, including the design of urban environments and the development of anti-cancer drug combinations. Dr Natalie Coull, who teaches the university’s Masters in Ethical Hacking and Computer Security and whose research covers computer security for children, will examine the significance of recent highprofile cyber-attacks including the now-infamous ‘Sony hacks’. Matt Bett, lecturer in games engineering, will show

how his research and development in ‘virtual camera’ technology led to working with Fox Studios on a filmmaking tool used in the massive Hollywood blockbuster Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Whether you are already studying video game engineering and want to know what your options are or you’ve got the next big video game idea and need the know-how, the Glasgow Science Centre at 4.30pm on 15 June, and after hearing what these experts have to say, you may well be on the way to having your work on the big – or indeed very small – screen. The event is free but attendees require to register either individually or as a group by contacting IESIS at iesis@btconnect.com or by telephoning the Institution on 0141 248 3721.

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OF THE MONTH

It’s no great secret that Scotland’s music scene is a thing to be proud of. So here at TSA, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to present you with our monthly pick of who we think are doing epically well in Scotland right now. Keep your eyes out for these up and coming bands. This is TSA’s ‘Pick of the Month’.

SAND & SEA

39 “We played a hell of a lot of gigs,” Mitchell-lay remarks. “We began to scrape together what now might be called a fan base of friends and family who would come to our gigs.” Prior to landing the headlining spot of the West End Festival, the duo played frequently in venues across Glasgow like the O2 ABC and the Garage on Sauchiehall Street. They continued to perform outside of their studies – Christopher is drawing to the end of an Audio Technology and Electronics degree at Glasgow Caledonian University – making little to no sustainable profit: a true labour of love for their art. “As much as we were grateful for the fantastic support that we garnered, we wanted to reach a wider audience and get as many people interested in what we did with our music. This is beginning to happen!” After performing as a duo for a long period of time, the band grew frustrated by limitations outwith their control. Always noting the potential for a 3rd part harmony whilst playing – though, having little financial access to a suitable candidate – they struggled to bring their acoustic trio fantasy into fruition. Adorned with music talent at every angle of his university course, engaging with individuals along the entire spectrum of varied genre and musical influence, Mitchell-lay befriended vocalist McPhelim. “It came to my attention he [McPhelim] had a thunderous bass voice, and I was also aware that he could play many, many instruments too. With this in mind, I approached Scott with the idea of bringing a third member to Sand & Sea who, thankfully, trusted my judgement.” Two months of intense rehearsals for the festival season have now passed and the band are now at their peak in time for their headline slot. Planning to grace their audience with a mix of acoustic covers and original tunes, they are confident that their set list will have something for everyone – their loyal fans and new listeners alike. They currently don’t have an EP but we are in negotiations with a local recording studio to rectify this. They intend to smash straight into some recording immediately after the festival, as well as introducing live covers on a YouTube channel shortly following. “The West End Festival is a great platform for local acts to get a chance to show the area what they’re all about, though, I feel like it should get more attention in the local media than it currently does. This is also our first ever gig as a trio and I think that with Dillon, our secret weapon, we can make a pretty good impact.” Tickets for Sand & Sea and support at the West End Festival in June are on sale now and shifting fast. Follow the boys on Facebook for updates on gigs, events and recordings. Rachael Procter @rrretro___

A duo which formed over B.O.B.’s hit Magic has evolved into a three-part-harmony Scottish sensation just waiting to happen. A mere three years after their formation, Sand & Sea – composed of singer/songwriter Christopher Mitchelllay, singer/ukulele player Scott Rodger and bass vocalist Dillon McPhelim – will reach the peak of their young career headlining the coveted West End Festival in Glasgow on Friday 5th of June.

The band formed during Mitchell-lay and Rodger’s time in school where the boys revealed they found a connection playing drums together. Stemming from a music department in South Lanarkshire, the boys had no intentions of taking their musical exploits further than the school building. But shortly after meeting, the duo decided to tackle acoustic guitar and ukulele respectively, uniting as an acoustic act with a particular focus on angelic harmonies.


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What’s On: In June

by Malcolm Higgins m.higgins@tsaglasgow.com

Scottish Album of the Year Awards this June

Judging the Scottish Album of the Year Awards really can’t be the easiest job. Every year since its conception in 2012, the longlist has been packed with work from some of the very best musicians and artists in Scotland and cutting the initial twenty down to a shortlist of just ten albums must have been difficult. The hardest part, of course, will come on 17 June, when the judges reconvene at Glasgow’s 02 ABC to select the one LP they deem worthy to receive this year’s award. Artists included in previous shortlists have ranged widely from the internationally acclaimed to smaller and more local acts. Biffy Clyro, who have enjoyed phenomenal mainstream success, appeared on last year’s shortlist with their album Opposites, while in 2013 Edinburgh hip-hop group Stanley Odd were nominated for their Reject LP, despite having gathered only a relatively small cult following. This consistent attention to quality over album sales or chart position has stood the award’s reputation in good stead, and it’s now one of the most prestigious and sought-after in Scotland. This year, however, had arguably the best longlist yet. Even with Paolo Nutini nominated for his album Caustic Love, alongside Belle and Sebastian’s Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, there was still plenty of room for the work of slightly

lesser known acts like Treacherous Orchestra and Fatherson. While the longlist is more than crowded enough when it comes to high quality albums, there’s actually an even longer list that can be found online. A total of 147 albums received nominations for this year’s award, including 2013 nominees Stanley Odd and relative youngsters The Xcerts, whose album There Is Only You reached Number 8 in the Rock Album charts. After another incredible year in Scottish music, with exciting new releases from a wide variety of artists in a range of different genres, the final stage of the judging process is drawing near. On Thursday the 28 May the shortlist was announced, with nine albums selected by the panel and a tenth voted in by the public. Although only one artist can take home the 2015 award on 17 June, there’s no doubt that every one of the musicians shortlisted are more than deserving of their nomination. Once again, the Scottish Album of the Year Awards has shone a light on the country’s incredible music scene, reminding us all just how exciting a time this is for the arts in Scotland. This year’s shortlist includes, Belle & Sebastian’s Girls In Peacetime Want to Dance, Paolo Nutini’s Caustic Love, and Young Fathers Dead.

Paolo Nutini makes the shortlist with Caustic Love


JUNE 2015, ISSUE 10

GIGS OF THE MONTH A REVIEW OF THE TOP GIGS GLASGOW HAD TO OFFER IN MAY

MOON KING

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With support from Adam Ross and Lylo Glasgow’s Broadcast on 17 May

As venues go, Glasgow’s Broadcast is far from the top of the totem pole. Small, dark and dingy, with a stage barely a few inches above the floor, the establishment’s saving grace is the excellent bar upstairs, where the public can go to get a drink before the show. This aspect of the venue was particularly useful on the night, as the band seemed to be running late. In the end, doors open roughly two hours later than originally billed, and the headline act doesn’t take to the stage until almost eleven o’clock. Before they do, however, the first support act opens the night. Adam Ross, frontman of the indie eight-piece Randolph’s Leap, performed a solo set, sitting down on stage with just an acoustic guitar and his raw vocal abilities. Likeable and charismatic in his stage persona, Ross’s music is nonetheless left somewhat lacking. The lyrical intelligence of his work is certainly notable, but the soft and emotionally charged delivery feels rather laboured. On top of this, after the first few songs and without any other instrumentation to add variety, it proves difficult to distinguish one track from the next. Following Ross and on immediately before Moon King is Lylo, a band that walks a striking line between psychedelic-rock and jazz-funk. Coming complete with an excellent saxophonist, the band’s performance was exciting and fresh, standing out at once. Their excellent musicianship is balanced perfectly against their relaxed and uncomplicated stage presence. Visibly enjoying themselves all the while, Lylo are definitely a band to watch for in the future.

Toronto-based Moon King is essentially just two people, Daniel Benjamin & Maddy Wilde, but on the night they were backed by a drummer and a guitarist, the latter doubling up behind a synth. Wilde also played guitar throughout the show, and the lack of a bass in the mix proves to have little impact. The band delivered a tight and confident performance, with songs like “Crucified” and “Secret Life” standing out as particular highlights. Intricate and extremely effective harmonies blend over danceable synth-rock, complimented by smart and well-delivered lyrics from both Benjamin and Wilde. It was a rather sparse audience, however, and without a solid crowd in the room it must be difficult

YER GRANNY Glasgow King’s Theatre on 27 May

It had been a long, long week. Still highly strung by the kind of ‘recreational guilt’ that goes hand-in-hand with exams – and doesn’t usually wear off immediately after – I fought my way through the intensely overpopulated Foyer at the Kings Theatre, still inundated with thoughts of 18th Century Poetry and hopes for a goodnight’s sleep. Before arriving here, I had gathered two things about my evening ahead: 1. I was grossly misinformed when told, “We’re going to see ‘Yer Granny’.” My granny does not live in The Kings Theatre. 2. Rab C. Nesbit would be wearing an apron and a wig, but in no way resemble my own grandmother. Sitting down, I found myself mesmerised by the accuracy of the set. Yer Granny is set in 1970s Scotland – which the audience were able to determine just by looking at the stage. Before us was a home, a very 70s home. I spied a cream radio, a geometrically patterned rug, a rounded SMEG fridge-freezer, an orange coloured settee and bookshelves that crippled under the weight

of oddly shaped ornaments. The highest points of the yellow, hexagonal wallpaper were blackened by nicotine and through a window, just barely visible on stage, a neon Fish and Chip Shop sign flickered with life. The play follows the Russo family’s struggle to survive alongside their “diabolical” 100-year-old Granny (played by Gregor Fisher) who is eating them out of a house and home. The cast is composed of what one might recognise as the “Scottish A-Team”, featuring Paul Riley of Still Game and Angela Rafferty, Brian Pettifer and Gregor Fisher of Rab C Nesbit. Each cast member represents the fundamental pillars of a Scottish family, not only in the 70s, but today as well. You have the 17-year-old party-goer who, despite ultimately causing the deaths of three people, remains to be her father’s “pet lamb”; the fatherfigure (Cammy – played by Jonathan Watson), the bread-winner wholeheartedly against signing onto the brew; the sensible mother figure attempting to hold it all together; the uncle who refuses to work; the aunt (Barbara Rafferty) who is trying to

for the band to work up a good rapport with those in front of them. Even at that, though, Moon King’s two band leaders seemed to do very little to connect with the fans in front of them, leaving the stage and the audience somewhat disconnected throughout their performance. If the show was slightly better attended it might be a different story, but the highpoint of the night’s performances remains the accessible dream-pop of Lylo. Moon King certainly possess enormous potential, but to unlock it they may have to work a little harder on their Malcolm Higgins people skills. rekindle a love from her youth; the chip shop owner from across the road who is responsible for putting the Russo family’s takeaway out of business, despite admitting to the unthinkable – watering down his sauces with vinegar; and the grandmother, the glue and heart of the family who is also the sole reason for their spiralled downfall. Yer Granny is a laugh-a-minute production. The lively audience relished in the realities of their beloved lifestyle, cackling as the precious values of modern day Scots were re-enacted before our eyes on stage. Filled to the brim with exclusively Scottish vocabulary, the performance was unintentionally patriotic and heart-warming, reinstating the value of family in a Scottish society. Laughter filled the streets as theatregoers left the venue repeating their favourite lines, in no way rushing to forget the exceptional performance they Rachael Procter @rrretro___ had just witnessed.

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GIGS OF THE MONTH A PREVIEW OF THE TOP GIGS GLASGOW HAS TO OFFER IN JUNE/JULY 20 YEARS OF MOGWAI

Comes to Barrowlands on June 20 & 21

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COLOURS FEST CALAMITY JANE

Comes to Braehead Arena & Waterfront on June 6

Comes to King’s Theatre on June 16-20

Bleachers is an American indie pop act based in New York City that was formed by Jack Antonoff, of Steel Train and Fun. Bleachers slick and emotional pop music is heavily influenced by the ‘80s and the high school-based films of John Hughes while still using modern production techniques. His first single, “I Wanna Get Better”, was released February 18, 2014. After their debut sell out London show at Bush Hall in February, the latest musical project from Jack Antonoff will call at Dingwalls on May 12, before launching the debut album with shows at Glasgow’s Garage on July 5 and Manchester Academy on July 6. Bleachers will be coming to Glasgow’s Garage on July 5.

It’s the most important event on the Colours clubbers calendar. A night filled with amazing DJs and even better memories. Coloursfest – the OFFICIAL start to the summer is back for 2015! It’s Scotland’s longest running dance event and has been at the forefront of combining amazing DJs and atmosphere since it’s launch in 2002. It brings together thousands of clubbers and club land’s hottest brands, with just a few superstar DJs thrown in! Headliners include STEVE AOKI, SHOWTEK, ARMADA, ALY & FILA, ANDREW RAYEL and PURE NRG. The Outdoor Stage will once again be brought to you by Clyde 1 FM’s GBXperience with the one and only GEORGE BOWIE, he’ll be joined by legends JUDGE JULES and KUTSKI.

TWELVE ANGRY MEN Comes to Theatre Royal on June 22-27 Twelve Angry Men get set to give their verdict at the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Monday 22 until Saturday 27 June 2015. Seven of the West End cast have re-joined the acclaimed production following its record-breaking run at London’s Garrick Theatre. Olivier Award winner, Tony Award winner and Oscar nominee Tom Conti returns as juror number 8, the role made famous by Henry Fonda. Tom is one of the most respected and celebrated actors of his generation – unforgettable as the leading man in hit films such as

Following a sell-out run at The Watermill Theatre in Newbury Calamity Jane has embarked on a national UK tour coming to the King’s Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 16 until Saturday 20 June 2015. Calamity Jane stars Jodie Prenger in the title role, Tom Lister as Wild Bill Hickok, Alex Hammond as Danny and Phoebe Street as Katie Brown. Calamity Jane can outrun and outshoot any man in Deadwood. Hard, boastful and desperate to impress, she travels to Chicago to recruit a star, Adelaide Adams, for the Deadwood Stage. But things don’t go too smoothly for Calamity, as everyone in town favours the new girl and she struggles to keep her jealousy and pride in check. It takes her long-standing enemy Wild Bill Hickok to make her see sense, and realise her Secret Love…

PUTTING ON THE RITZ

Comes to King’s Theatre on June 9-13

Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence and Shirley Valentine. Twelve Angry Men follows twelve jurors who have murder on their minds and a life in their hands as they decide the fate of a young delinquent accused of killing his father. But what appears to be an open and shut case soon becomes a dilemma for the twelve, as their prejudices and preconceived ideas about the accused, the trial and each other turn the tables every which way, until the nailbiting climax...

The spectacular American production of Puttin’ On The Ritz first toured the UK in 2014 and broke box office records. Strictly Come Dancing stars Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor lead a cast of West End singers and dancers at the King’s Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 9 until Saturday 13 June 2015. Puttin’ On The Ritz takes you on a

musical journey with wonderful music from three legendary composers, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Irving Berlin. Songs in the show will include Cheek to Cheek, Alexander’s Rag Time Band, Birth of the Blues, Swanee, Night and Day, I Got Rhythm, Easter Parade, and Puttin’ On The Ritz.


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June Horoscopes Aries

The more you do for others the more you’ll gain later. Someone might come to you needing help or a big favor. If you have the time and resources, do what you can. If your answer is no, you can say it with compassion.

Taurus

Love is looking for you! If not looking yourself, you can try to hide, but it won’t help much. Be polite and know that passions will wane in a few days. Any new affair begun now could only be a glorious flash that fizzles.

Gemini

Take care of yourself and don’t be lured into anybody else’s madness as the month starts. The June Full Moon is busy and exciting, but don’t take anything personally. Be safe and healthy and get a lot done. At the June New Moon take a beloved project out of the closet and work on what’s near and dear to your heart.

Cancer

You can have just as much fun doing your own thing as you can in a big group out in public. It can cost less, too. If friends are going to a big concert and the music isn’t your favorite, it’s OK to give it a pass.

Leo

No matter how busy work or the social scene gets, nothing can compete with the pleasures of just being home. Recharge your emotional batteries and be fresh and strong for whatever the world tosses your way

Sagittarius

How does the cosmos affect your life? Horoscopes can show you how to have fun in love and build lasting relationships!

You don’t have to tell everybody everything, and saying less could make you feel better. The June Full Moon is busy, but it encourages discretion. Draw closer to your trusted friends and learn some of their secrets.

Virgo Early in the month get back in touch with some friends who may have been absent lately. It’s possible that one of them could contact you first. Make what time you can without abandoning all of your own plans.

Capricorn Go out and have some serious fun in the first week of June. Meet some new people and make some new friends. You don’t need to be intimate right away. The June Full Moon encourages you to be more sociable.

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Money looks better than usual during the first week. See if you can save a bit more and plump up your financial cushion. People around you may be spending more, especially on the weekend of the June Full Moon, but you don’t have to follow their example.

Aquarius In the first week work hard and have it feel like fun. Even if you aren’t thoroughly enjoying yourself, employers and co-workers will want to give you more opportunities.

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Are you happy with your love life? The May New Moon is tailored to please your heart. Pick and choose everything now – the restaurant, movie, or partner who goes with you. People want to make you happy.

Tackle a big issue or problem in the first week of the month. You could make a big discovery or learn an important life lesson. The June Full Moon wants you to be intellectually bold.

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What’s On: LGBTI

Republic of Ireland vote to protect thousands of gay couples across the country in world’s first Gay Referendum As far as days go, Saturday 23 May was pretty gay. For one, Eurovision was on, which pretty much says it all. And it was hosted by Conchita Wurst, the bearded drag queen universally adored around the world. And of course, something monumentally significant happened. In the world’s first referendum on same-sex marriage, the Republic of Ireland voted to protect and validate thousands of gay couples across the country. And it wasn’t even close: more than 62% of people agreed that gay relationships deserve the legal protection and symbolic significance that straight couples receive. The legislation passed means a marriage between two people of the same sex will have the same status under the Irish constitution as a marriage between a man and a woman, and they will not only be recognised as a family but are entitled to the constitutional protection for families. Of course, the preamble to this colossal result was arduous and messy. Ireland in 2015 remains a predominantly Roman Catholic country, with 84.2% of the population identifying with the faith in 2011. Tradition and long-held social beliefs, therefore, threatened the likelihood of gay marriage, given the Vatican opposes civil and religious samesex marriage. Organisations such as Mothers and Fathers Matter actively campaigned against the vote, believing “retaining the [then] present definition of marriage…is in the best interests of children.” But modern Ireland has become more progressive, with people more willing to separate church teachings and social issues that affect our society. Each side of the vote campaigned tirelessly, even desperately. No campaigners received criticism for

using a poster in which a mother and father hold their baby and state “children deserve a mother and a father.” Mostly from the couple in the photo, who were in fact pro-gay marriage and appalled their photo had been used without their permission. And in the lead up to the vote, No campaigns cautiously started receiving funding from US Christian groups to further support their cause. Of course, they did not receive the result they desired, and an overwhelming 1,201,607 people voted in favour of same-sex marriage while 734,300 voted against. And its significance cannot be overstated. The very fact this was a referendum is hugely important; people wanted progress. Scotland’s politicians voted to introduce gay marriage, but all we could do was lobby and pester our MSPs. The decision was in the hands of the Irish people, and they overwhelmingly chose to support Ireland’s LGBTI community. People did what was best for their country and its inhabitants, and in doing so altered the way people consider and defend LGBTI people. What was also moving was the volume of support from straight allies, realising that their gay family members and friends needed their support. Irish ex-pats travelled home in their masses to make sure their vote was counted. Celebrities endorsed the decision, no doubt persuading undecided voters. If ever there was a time to step up, it was now. And our straight allies did not disappoint. Furthermore, Ireland’s landmark decision now places pressure on other countries to follow suit, especially Northern Ireland, which is now the last remaining country in the British Isles that opposes equal marriage. The Northern Irish Assembly rejected another motion for gay marriage for the third time in 18 months. DUP MLA Mervyn Storey told the Belfast Telegraph “The re-definition of marriage would represent a change of monumental

significance. It must not happen in Northern Ireland.” Well, at least the first thing he said is correct. These politicians seem to be unaware that their refusal is a human rights issue and places them miles behind most countries in Western Europe. This landslide victory has pushed the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, will join Amnesty International and gay rights group the Rainbow Project to hold a mass rally in support of equal marriage rights on 13th June. Moreover, opposition parties in Germany are challenging Angela Merkel to introduce equal marriage as opposed to civil partnerships, while the controversial Australian Prime Minister has refused to entertain the idea of an equal marriage referendum. Despite his own sister being in a same-sex relationship… Equal marriage is of course a hugely important step in the progression of gay rights, and now we have achieved it in so many countries we can focus our energy and momentum to achieve equality for everyone. Trans people continue to face adversity and danger around the world, with 1,612 reported killings of trans people in 62 countries worldwide from January 1st 2008 to October 1st 2014. And it is still illegal to be gay in 79 countries. Clearly much work has to be done; we have to maintain the momentum of this amazing result and help others. Waiting for the result was pretty nerve-wracking, relentlessly refreshing news sites for any indication of a result either way. Yes, I may be Scottish; but the prospect of friends and loved ones not enjoying the same civil right Scotland has been so fortunate to celebrate was daunting and scary. With each achievement – political or social – we find ourselves one step closer to achieving full equality. It was an emotional result, and one that demonstrates a seismic shift in the way our community is treated in Western Europe.


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by Jonny Stone @jonny_stone_ j.stone@tsaglasgow.com

Le1f IS JUST TOO GOOD

Looking for a new queer artist to get you through the summer? If you haven’t heard of rapper Le1f (pronounced like leaf) we recommend you stop reading right this minute, watch his videos on YouTube and continue reading. You good? Okay, let’s continue. Real name Khalif Diouf, Le1f is one of hip-hop’s few openly gay artists and made his name as a producer before venturing on his solo career in 2012. He’s also a trained dancer and his videos are amazing, turning stereotypes upside down and giving us something pretty innovative. Describing himself as “camp and street” on Twitter, Le1f embraces the facets of masculinity and femininity he so desires, gleefully projecting whatever image he wants. Hiphop needs blurred lines. Obviously not that Blurred Lines. His latest EP Hey was released last year and is amazing; it is playful and full of black humour – nerds: he alludes to being a Charmander in “Hey,” one of many Pokémon references – and totally subversive; on “Sup” he challenges what male rappers ‘should be,’ and uses the sexualised language in male-driven hip-hop in a queer context, which is frank and refreshing. His pace switches between dizzying rapid fire and slower speeds, giving every song a different feel. Listen to “Wut,” one of his stand-out tracks. Sound familiar? It should, as many have accused Macklemore and Ryan Lewis of ripping him on “Thrift Shop.” Because this is 2015, a Twitter feud ensued (“News just in: Gay people don’t care about your video about gay people” – Le1f on “Same Love”) But upon comparing both songs, Le1f’s grievances seem legit. Hip-hop is becoming an increasingly progressive space for queer artists; rappers and singers including the hugely successful Frank Ocean, Angel Haze and Mykki Bianco (both of whom we wholeheartedly recommend, especially Haze’s heart wrenching re-working of “Same Love”) have all emerged as innovative and successful presences in the industry. But they are trailblazers: hip-hop is traditionally exclusive to queer artists. But this group is breaking the glass ceiling with every project. Artists like Le1f are giving queer kids a voice in a way that is provocative and empowering, turning the world of hiphop on its head and changing the rules.

LGBTI NEWS ROUNDUP Comic and writer Sandi Toksvig has announced she has quit her role on BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz after 9 years to found the Women’s Equality party, which plans to field candidates in the 2020 general election. Stating that Britain’s current political system is “broken beyond repair,” Toksvig – a proud lesbian and LGBTI activist – will put women’s issues to the forefront and promote gender equality. She says “We have politics driven by fear and greed and instead of whinging, I decided to do something about it … I know that equality is better for everyone and a society founded on equal principles is more at ease with itself.” She has, of course, received abuse from trolls, but has ignored criticism, saying “I want to grab life by the throat, even if every time you raise your head above the parapet somebody tries to shoot you down.”

Iconic feminist scholar Germaine Greer has been the latest celebrity to attack Elton John and David Furnish’s family, accusing the couple of “deconstructing motherhood.” The claim follows Greer’s discovery that John is stated as their sons’ mother on their birth certificates, suggesting similar couples are “emptying out” the concept of motherhood. Speaking to the Daily Mail, she states “We now have a ‘genetic’ mother, who supplies eggs. It depends entirely on where she is if she is going to be allowed to know what happens to the eggs. And women tend to care…I’m sorry. Did we talk about this? Did we sit down and talk about what eggs mean to women?” Greer has also been criticised for belittling trans women, referring to them as “ghastly parodies” of women and belittling transphobia while speaking at the Cambridge Student Union in January.

This summer sees several countries unite and offer support to oppressed LGBTI communities around the world. On 17th May, the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Korea and the embassies of 10 European countries in South Korea declared their support for LGBT rights in celebration of IDAHO, the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. Many countries including France, Germany, Slovenia, Sweden, and Great Britain pledged to further support LGBT rights in Korea. In June the EU office and the embassies of 10 countries in Korea will participate in the Korea Queer Culture Festival in Seoul. Furthermore, the US envoy for LGBTI rights Randy Berry will visit Uganda in July. This follows criticism of the lack of urgency the US demonstrated in response to Uganda’s previous Anti-Homosexuality Act, which imposed a life sentence. He will also visit Jamaica, where sexual activity between men results in a 10 year prison sentence.

The General Synod – the body of the Church of England that legislates and deliberates matters within the church – is to discuss the prospect of introducing naming ceremonies for transgender people. Reverend Chris Newlands told The Guardian he was approached by a trans man asking to be re-baptised; “I told him ‘Once you’re baptised, you’re baptised.’ He said ‘But I was baptised as a girl, under a different name.’” This led the Reverend to create a service renewing his baptism and celebrating his true identity and continue to officially call on the House of Bishops to “consider whether some nationally commended liturgical materials might be prepared to mark a person’s gender transition.” The Archbishop’s Council has no official date on which the matter will be discussed, but it would be a huge milestone for thousands of trans Christians who wish to celebrate their identities in their religious institution.

The 2015 Rainbow Index has revealed that Scotland is the best country in Europe in terms of legally protecting its LGBTI citizens. Scotland met 92% of the Index’s criteria, which includes everything from measures against hate crime to work place discrimination. We are ahead of England and Wales at 86% – who according to the study lack legal protection for intersex people – and Northern Ireland, who “(fail) to respect LGBTI human rights in a range of ideas. The five countries ranked worst for LGBTI legal equality in Europe were Azerbaijan (5%), Russia (8%), Armenia (9%) and Ukraine (10%). The study warned against complacency, however, stating that 70% of LGBTI youth face bullying in school. But this is an inspiring accomplishment that should make our community proud. Yeah, we’re a pretty big deal.


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What’s On: LGBTI

by Jonny Stone @jonny_stone_ j.stone@tsaglasgow.com

The Equality Network is hosting first annual Scottish LGBTI Awards Everyone loves an award show. Look at Elton John, he puts on the Oscars after-party every year, and that must be a nightmare to organise. The Scottish LGBTI community is finally getting its own red carpet affair celebrating the enormous achievements we have made in the fight for equality. The Equality Network is hosting the first annual Scottish LGBTI Awards at the amazing Grand Central Hotel on 10 September. The Scottish LGBTI Awards has been organised to celebrate and recognise those who have made an enormous contribution to equality in Scotland in all its forms. These people will have worked tirelessly to protect the rights and lives of LGBTI people across the country, and in a landmark year in which gay marriage was passed, the competition is bound to be fierce. *clicks*

Yes, we’re aware it’s only June. But these gongs won’t nominate themselves. The awards rely on your votes to make sure Scotland’s most talented and deserving LGBTI activists are recognised. There are 12 categories in which you can nominate people, ranging from the Outstanding Campaigning Award to Student Group of the Year; so be sure to put forward a group from your university or college that you feel does our community proud! The nomination forms are available on the Equality Network website ( http://www.equalitynetwork.org/nominate/ and the deadline is 2nd July. The shortlist will be announced on 16th July and the awards will be decided either by public vote or by Equality Network’s independent panel, the line-up of which has yet to be announced.

The night will celebrate the remarkable progress that has been made in a country that decriminalised homosexuality in 1980 and look to the future to ensure the protection of LGBTI rights and safety. So much has been achieved; it’s time we celebrated the people who have shaped the Scotland we have today. The ceremony takes place at the Grand Central Hotel – which immediately makes any event 8 times more glamorous – and includes a champagne reception, a three-course dinner and entertainment throughout the evening. There are only 300 tickets available, so you’ll need to book as soon as possible if you want to make sure you’re there on the 10th September.


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What’s On: Games & Gadgets

by Aidan Scott @bigaidan a.scott@tsaglasgow.com

PICK OF THE MONTH Batman: Arkham Knight (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

After the huge success of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, fans of the Batman franchise have been eagerly anticipating the next entry. While Arkham Origins was released in the meantime, the game had a different developer and so is not considered by some fans to be part of the franchise. In Arkham Knight, the story takes place a year after the events of Arkham City with Scarecrow attacking Gotham City and forcing a massive evacuation. With the Arkham Knight by his side, Scarecrow has united the city’s villains in an attempt to finally kill everyone’s favourite caped crusader. Set in a huge open world that dwarfs the previous map in Arkham City, this game will allow players to make use of a

Other games to look out for...

The Elder Scrolls Online (PS4, Xbox One)

After many delays, The Elder Scrolls Online finally makes an appearance on current-gen consoles after originally coming out on PC early last year. Set around a millennium before the events of Skyrim, the game’s story revolves around a war contested by three alliances for the imperial throne of Tamriel, and the war against the Deadra. Players can create characters belonging to each of these three alliances and follow the main storyline or engage in side-quests with friends, or alone if that’s what you fancy. In The Elder Scrolls Online, most of the continent of Tamriel is available to travel through. However, as most of the areas were unlocked through expansion content on PC, it may be that this content will be made available through DLC packages on consoles. The good news is that the game will require no subscription fee. The Elder Scrolls Online is released on June 9.

vastly expanded arsenal of gadgets and weapons alongside the fan-favourites such as the grappling hook and batarangs. What is most exciting about the new features for this game is that for the first time in the series, players will be able to use the Batmobile in their effort to clean up the city. The Batmobile can be summoned to your location and even if you happen to be gliding over the streets of Gotham, it will meet you where you land. It can jump over obstacles and can fire missiles to neutralise enemy vehicles. There are many more new features in the game and it is sure to be one of the year’s biggest releases. Batman: Arkham Knight will be released on June 23.

Gadgets Galore

Blade Nano QX FPV

Now, we all know that drones can be expensive but when new ones like the Blade Nano QX FPV come along on Maplin’s website, it can be worth the outlay. Flown by remote control, this drone comes with Fat Shark Teleporter V4 goggles, meaning that you can see what the drone’s camera is seeing in first person view. Yes, it does open up the possibility of an increase in the number of local creeps but it certainly seems like a toy worth having.

Spy Pen

F1 2015 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

Prezzybox.com also offer you the chance to realise your childhood dreams of being a spy with their spy pen. The pen can record video and audio and has its own USB connector so that you can transfer your files over to your other devices. For those of you who love motorsports and Formula 1 in particular, this is the game for you. If you fancy yourself as the gaming equivalent of Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel, you can try the game’s new pro season mode which promises to be a harder, more realistic version of the career mode found in previous editions. There will be no HUD showing you upcoming corners on the track for example, and the driving assist will also be gone. Of course, these features can be turned on if you prefer the traditional arcade experience. All drivers, teams and tracks from the current season are fully licensed and available, meaning you can try and win the Monaco GP without worrying about your pit crew telling you there is a sufficient time gap to come in while you hold the lead. See if you can go one better than Hamilton when F1 2015 is released on June 12.

The Belty The Belty, made by French start-up Emiota, keeps an eye on your waistline and watches it, as a measure of your general fitness. It’s a truly random invention that uses an electric powered motor, built into the buckle, to automatically loosen the strap when you sit down and tighten when you get up again. It wirelessly connects to a smartphone app to help you monitor your fitness levels and even has an accelerometer. The company hasn’t announced pricing info yet but plans to release by the end of the year.


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Receptionist/Administrator Salary: 15-20k Agent: Thistle Healthcare Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow Experienced Receptionist/Administrator. Full time (37.5hrs) Mon to Fri (occ half day Sat) A Rare opportunity has arisen for a vacant position within a care home facility in Glasgow working for Thistle Healthcare, East Kilbride, G75 9JL. The successful applicant must have minimum of 2 years experience of reception/administration procedures with excellent IT skills . Excellent terms and condition apply to the successful applicant.

FTC HR Policy Manager Salary: Up to £43000 dependent on experience Agent: Syme Drummond Skills: HR/Training/Recruitment Location: Glasgow My customer is looking for an experienced HR Manager with a focus on Policy to join them on a fixed term contract basis until summer 2016. The role can be based from their office in Glasgow or Edinburgh. You must be able to demonstrate a solid HR generalist background gained at HR Manager level with significant expertise in the area of HR Policy. Please send your CV with salary and notice details to Katie Drummond, Director. katie.drummond@symedrummond.co.uk

Site Manager Agent: HAYS Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Site Manager Experienced New Build Housing Manager for a 3 month freelance contract in Glasgow. Timber Kit Housing and Flatted development experience required. Must have SMSTS, CSCS and 1st Aid Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C’s, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk

Fund Analyst Salary: £20000 – £22000 per annum Agent: Reed Investments Skills: Financial Services/Investment Location: Glasgow Expanding fourfold in the coming year, my client is recruiting for Fund Analysts to join their expanding team. The ideal candidate will have both a head for figures and a love for sorting data The ideal candidates

will ideally come from an Investment, Economics or Financial Services related degree but this is not essential If you feel that you meet the above criteria, then I would love to hear from you. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Sales Demonstrators Salary:

£Basic + Commission + Target Related Bonus Agent: DMS Promotions Ltd Skills: Retail Location: Glasgow Experienced sales demonstrator required full time and part time by national company in shopping centre stores. We are a brand leader of electronic cigarettes, we are looking for sales people (not just servers!) that are enthusiastic, reliable with previous experience that will thrive in a booming industry. We offer a basic wage, commission and target related bonus. Please call Darren on 07803 844267 (no texts) or click on apply to send us your CV and covering email. NO AGENCIES PLEASE

BarPerson/Casino Floor Server Salary: £6.55 Agent: The Alea Glasgow Skills: Hospitality/Catering/Tourism Location: Glasgow The successful candidates will prepare the Bar/Casino for service ensuring all mis-en-place is complete and that all products are adequately stocked. You will serve beverages and snacks to members and their guests in a courteous and efficient manner and ensure the Bar/ Casino area is kept clean and tidy at all times. Proactive individuals with upbeat and positive attitudes along with excellent customer service skills, you will provide the highest standard of efficient and courteous service to customers at all times.

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Salary: £salary not specified Agent: MOUCHEL Skills: Engineering/Technical Location: Glasgow Engineer your Perfect Journey Mouchel is an international infrastructure and business services group and we are recruiting experienced engineers and consultants to work in Scotland. We’re looking for people at all stages of their careers to join our highway and structures engineering, environmental and asset management consultancy and currently have opportunities for Engineers (all levels) Click on Apply Now for more information. Great People, Great Projects, Great Opportunities

Salary: £35000 – £50000 per annum Agent: Reed Insurance Skills: Financial Services/Investment Location: Glasgow A fast growing IFA firm in Glasgow and Edinburgh are looking for a Wealth Manager from an IFA background. The successful candidate must have their own client bank, earning at least 100k. My client can offer a very attractive package with great introductions provided to allow the successful candidate to continue to write and grow business. Paraplanning support will be provided along with a great working environment. If your interested in a new opportunity, please contact me. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Senior Engineer Salary: £salary not specified Agent: MOUCHEL Skills: Engineering/Technical Location: Glasgow Engineer your Perfect Journey Mouchel is an international infrastructure and business services group and we are recruiting experienced engineers and consultants to work in Scotland. We’re looking for people at all stages of their careers to join our highway and structures engineering, environmental and asset management consultancy and currently have opportunities for Engineers (all levels) Click on Apply Now for more information. Great People, Great Projects, Great Opportunities

Legal Counsel – Construction FTC Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Legal Location: Glasgow Eden Scott’s client is one of the worlds leading renewable energy companies. Due to the number of projects expected over the coming months they are looking for an Scottish or English qualified solicitor with experience in construction and renewables to join the team for a period of 6-12 months. You will be joining the current legal team and assisting current legal counsel and reporting in to the Legal Director. Ideally you will be immediately available and be a minimum of 2yrs PQE. For more information about this position please submit your CV.

Accounts Assistant Agent: Change Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Change Accountancy and Finance are currently looking for an experienced Accounts Assistant for a City Centre based company. Responsibilities: · Management of Purchase Ledger, Matching, Batching and Coding · Weekly and monthly payment runs · Processing Sales Ledger · Monthly bank and currency reconciliations · Providing ad hoc support to the wider business as and when required If you have previous experience in a similar role please send a copy of your CV to shirleyann. toner@changejobs.net

Class 1 Drivers Urgently Required Salary: Depending on client Agent: Topstaff Skills: Logistics/Distribution Location: Glasgow Position: We are urgently recruiting experienced Class I drivers for ongoing temporary contracts. This vacancy has various start times including nightshift, early or weekend working. You must have a Digital Tachograph Card, DQC card and have no more that 6 points on your licence for minor offences and pass a company driving assessment. Please call Robert on 0141 427 7070 or submit CV to driver@topstaffemployment.com in the first instance.

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£Excellent Pay. Excellent Contractor. Long Term Project Agent: Maxwell Bruce Skills: Engineering/Technical Location: Glasgow Our client is a major player in the Structural Steel and Cladding market and is looking for 6 x Steel Erectors for ongoing work on large commercial and infrastructure project based in Glasgow City Centre. All candidates MUST have valid CSCS Card and IPAF 3a and 3b to be considered for this role. Duties will include the erection of structural steel within a large commercial contract environment and all other site related tasks. For more information please contact Iain Glen on 0141 227 3953 or send your CV to iain.glen@maxwellbruce. com

New IFA roles, please apply now Salary: £25000 – £30000 per annum Agent: Reed Insurance Skills: Financial Services/Investment Location: Glasgow A great opportunity for Financial Adviser roles in Glasgow – Do you have a degree in Financial Service or qualified to Diploma Level 4? If you want to move into the Financial Advice arena and have working experience of Financial Services, then we should talk. No need for a client bank or a proven track record in providing Financial Advice is needed however, you must have experience of the industry. Please send your CV to me directly at tracy.watson@reedglobal.com Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Administration Assistant Salary: £6.65 Agent: The Alea Glasgow Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow The successful candidate will assist and support the Club Administrator in keeping the operation running to the highest operational standards. You will provide general secretarial support along with the maintenance of gaming records and personnel files ensuring they are kept up to date. You will be responsible for the coding and processing of all invoices. A pro-active individual with upbeat and positive attitude along with excellent interpersonal skills, you will be fully conversant with Microsoft Office, Word and Excel along with excellent organizational skills.

Credit Controller Salary: £Depending on experience + benefits Agent: PRG Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Excellent opportunity for an experienced Credit Controller to join an established credit control team in Glasgow city centre on a long term contract. To be considered for this role it is essential that you have recently worked within a credit control environment. The role will involve chasing outstanding debt by phone, resolving queries and preparing reports. You will be confident working to targets and be able to demonstrate your ability to deliver results. Please send your CV indicating your current salary and notice period on your application.

Legal Counsel – Property Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Legal Location: Glasgow Eden Scott’s client is a world leader in renewables, they are looking for a dual qualified solicitor preferably or a willingness to become dual qualified in both Scotland and England and Wales. The focus of this position will primarily be on property and planning work throughout the UK and will include transactional work on major projects. You will ideally be a minimum of 3yrs PQE, previous in-house experience is preferred but not essential. You must have experience in commercial property and also planning with some experience in renewables. Please apply for further information.

HR Officer Salary: £20000 – £22000 per annum Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: HR/Training/Recruitment Location: Glasgow HR Officer required for a 7 month contract in Glasgow City Centre. This is a true generalist role and exclusive to Search HR. You will be responsible for providing advice and support within: – Recruitment and selection Attendance management Flexible working Capability Maternity/paternity leave Discipline and grievance If you can demonstrate the above experience and would like to obtain full role profile then please contact Evelyn Costello of Search HR on 0141 272 7732

Nursery Nurse/CDO Supervisor Salary: £18,284 per annum Agent: Adelaides Nursery Skills: Education Location: Glasgow Applicant will need to be able to head a small team, liaise with management, will be able to work on own initiative whilst bringing innovative ideas into a childcare setting. Must be familiar with 0-3 curriculum and have knowledge of Curriculum for Excellence. Must have previous supervisory experience with a childcare setting. Must have a SVQ level 3 or 4, or HND qualification, current Paediatric First Aid certificate would be desirable or willing to undergo training. Must be registered with SSSC. Successful applicants are required to provide and Enhanced PVG check, expense will be met by applicant.

Alarm & CCTV Engineer Salary: £24K Plus Agent: UK Security Systems Ltd Skills: Engineering/Technical Location: Glasgow Alarm & CCTV Engineer Required – Must Have good experience and served time in the industry for the Installation and Servicing of Intruder, Fire, CCTV and Access control systems to NSI or SSAIB standards. Applicants must have a full clean drivers licence and live in the Glasgow area. Negotiable basic salary depending on experience, with Company vehicle or

mileage allowance. APPLICANTS TO CONTACT – CRAIG OR HEATHER ON : 0141 633 2262 OR EMAIL: JOB@ UKSECURITYLTD.COM CV Required

Assistant Casino Manager Salary: £ DOE Agent: The Alea Glasgow Skills: Leisure/Sport/Entertainment Location: Glasgow The successful candidate will support and assist the Casino Managers/Venue Director in achieving the highest standards in the overall operation of the club. You will ensure that the requirements of the Gaming Act, Health & Safety legislation and all Company rules & procedures are complied with. You will have extensive, stable experience in gaming along with a passion for excellent customer service. Highly motivated and a dynamic individual, you will be organized, efficient, methodical and highly attentive to detail. You must have exceptional interpersonal skills with peers, subordinates, and senior management.

Senior Organic Analyst Salary: Negotiable Agent: First People Solutions Skills: Scientific Location: Glasgow FPS Science are currently recruiting for a senior organics analyst to join an analytical company based in the Glasgow area. Main duties: Perform analytical techniques such as GC-MS, GC-FID, VOC, SVOC, PAH, PCB and TPH analysis. Supervise a team of 7, co-ordinating extraction and processing. Will be responsible for audit reports in the Organics team. The successful candidate must have strong GCMS skills as well as experience in a UKAS/1017025 accredited laboratory. GC-FID experience would be beneficial. Please contact Steven McFaulds on 0141-270-5006 or send your most recent CV

Sales Canvassers (self Employed) Salary: £comp Agent: Herald & Times Ltd Skills: Sales Location: Glasgow The Evening Times is expanding its highly successful door to door canvassing operation and is currently looking for self-employed sales canvassers. The position offers unlimited earning potential with flexible hours. No experience is required as full training and sales support will be provided. Earnings are dependant on your skills and determination. No experience is required as full training and sales support will be provided to all new canvassers. Mobile phone and own transport are essential. Please apply through s1 or write to; Gary McNulty Circulation Department Herald & Times Group 200 Renfield Street Glasgow G2 3QB

Procurement Support Officer Salary: Market Rates Agent: Harvey Nash Skills: Procurement Location: Glasgow Our client is looking for a Procurement Support contractor initially until the end of August. The client has sites based across Edinburgh and Glasgow so the candidate can be based at either. Reporting into one of the Procurement Manager’s you will be responsible for the following: * Review existing registers * Identify procurement risks * Work with procurement users to build a pipeline of work * Work with the teams and identify procurement opportunities * Stakeholder manage across the business To be successful for this role you will have a solid background in Procurement and ideally understand public sector procurement. You will have strong stakeholder engagement also.

Stock Controller Agent: Allstaff Skills: Production/Manufacturing Location: Glasgow Allstaff Paisley have an opportunity available for a F/T experienced Stock Controller based near Glasgow. Fantastic opportunity to work within a well established organisation which is expanding. Candidates will ensure stock is organised and logged onto the in house system and ensure records are accurate to ensure loses and errors are minimal. You will liaise with the manager to ensure stock is available to meet customer orders and ensure levels are maintained in accordance with targets. Strong communication and organisational skills are vital as is previous stock control/ warehouse experience in a fast paced environment. You be fully computer literate.

Support Nurse Salary: £12.50 per hour Agent: Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation Skills: Medical/Dental/Health Care Location: Glasgow Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the only charity in the UK wholly dedicated to the defeat of lung cancer. We fund lung cancer research, provide support, help people to quit smoking and give a voice to all those affected by lung cancer through our campaigning. We are seeking support nurses (sessional, average 3-4 hours per week, daytime) to join our Information and Support Services team providing information and support to those affected by lung cancer. This role will involve you responding to queries on our Ask the Nurse Service, enhancing the quality and profile of our helpline service and increasing access to information and support by developing our on line forum.

Class 2 Bin Lorry Drivers Salary: £7.50 – £10.00ph Agent: Topstaff Skills: Logistics/Distribution Location: Glasgow Urgently required Class 2 bin lorry drivers. We are currently recruiting Class 2 drivers for ongoing temporary assignments in the Glasgow area. Applicants must have previous experience in driving bin lorries and has been City Council inducted. Ideal for drivers looking for extras shifts if on a 4 on 4 off rota. We are looking for: No more than 6 penalty points, Digital Tachograph and DQC card. No DD, CD or DR convictions. References to be available with a checkable work history, Digital Tachograph Holders with own transport due to location. For immediate interview call Robert on 0141 427 7070.

Maintenance Engineer – Immediate Start Salary: DOE Agent: Brightwork Specialist Recruitment Skills: Engineering/Technical Location: Glasgow BWSR have an opportunity for a multi skilled time maintenance engineer with an electrical bias to be based at the manufacturing site on the outskirts of Glasgow. Duties: – Planned and reactive maintenance – Fault find on Electrical panels – Read Electrical diagrams/drawings – Problem solve You will have an engineering qualification and have worked in an FMCG environment before, you must be able to work on your own and part of a team. Immediate start If you would like to be considered for this role please send your CV to scott.fergie@bwsr.co.uk or press apply and follow the instructions.

Specialist Cruise Consultants Salary: £DOE Agent: Barrhead Travel Skills: Sales Location: Glasgow Are you a travel sales consultant that is passionate about selling Cruise? We are an established independent travel company who is looking for experienced Cruise travel consultants to be an integral part of their busy travel team. This job will appeal to someone who loves the travel industry and specialist knowledge in one or all of the aspects of Cruising. Candidates must have experience of working in travel reservation sales, who can demonstrate enthusiasm for their amazing travel product range and great customer services to their loyal customer base. You will also ideally have sold cruise products and be confident in talking about, and selling, tailor-made travel, perfectly matching customer needs

Purchase Ledger Clerk Salary: £8.00 – £10.00 per hour Agent: Reed Accountancy Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Hi All I have a great opportunity for an experienced Purchase Ledger Clerk to join a successful organisation in Glasgow on a temporary basis to cover staff holiday’s. Daily duties will include: Match, batch and coding invoices Processing stock invoices Supplier statement reconciliations Liaising with suppliers and sub-contractors Handling and resolving supplier queries Taking orders from customers Placing orders with suppliers Any other ad hoc duties Sage50 experience is essential and a working knowledge of Sage Construct would be perfect for this role. If you are interested please apply without delay. Thanks. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Credit Controller Salary: £7.50 – £9.50 per hour Agent: Reed Accountancy Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow I have an exciting opportunity for an immediately available Accounts Receivable Clerk to join a successful organisation in Glasgow on a temporary basis. Daily duties will include: All aspects of Accounts Receivable *Coding and allocating cash *Matching credit notes *Raising manual invoices *Raising manual credit notes *Opening, amending and closing accounts *Credit checking and setting limits on all new accounts *Reconciliations *Producing the Aged debtors report A working knowledge of Oracle would be beneficial but is not essential. Interested? Please apply without delay, this is a position which could start immediately! Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Bank Reconciliation Analyst Salary: £21,000 – £22,000 Agent: Lusona Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Lusona client a well established and distinguished business based in the Glasgow area seek to recruit a bank reconciliation analyst to join their business on a permanent basis Reconciliation of all company bank accounts. Reconcile company credit cards. Processing expenses. Preparation and submission of VAT returns. Assist in the preparation of financial statements. Preparation of journals. To apply for this role you will have a minimum of 2 years previous accounts experience based in a fast paced accounts team, be an

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JUNE 2015, ISSUE 10 excellent communicator who can operate as part of a team To apply for this role please send your updated cv to David@lusona.co.uk

Service Manager – Advocacy Salary: £23,000 – £27,000 p/a Agent: Circles Network Skills: Executive/Management Location: Glasgow To effectively lead the forensic advocacy project that provides Independent and Collective Advocacy for people using the services at Rowanbank Clinic and Leverndale Hospital and those who have made the transition into the community. The post-holder will lead on training, professionally developing and managing advocacy workers, administration teams and volunteers to deliver high quality advocacy services for people that will facilitate opportunities for inclusion, empowerment, advocacy and self-determination for people using the service within the legal and statutory framework of Forensic Mental Health Care. The Service Manager will also be responsible for directly delivering a small caseload of direct advocacy provision.

Chef de Partie Agent: Reed Business Support Skills: Hospitality/Catering/Tourism Location: Glasgow Are you an experienced Chef de Partie with ambition and creativity? Are you comfortable running all sections of the kitchen? Are you looking for an exciting new role which allows you to grow as a chef? My client is currently looking for a Chef de Partie to join their brigade. This person and will be comfortable working in a high volume busy kitchen and at ease in all sections. Due to the location of the role, it would suit someone who has their own transport. In return this role offers a great package for the right candidate and career progression. You will work with a fantastic brigade of chef’s and expand your knowledge of food and cooking. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Graduate Opportunities Salary: Up to £90 per day Agent: HR Consultancy Skills: Financial Services/Investment Location: Glasgow HR Consultancy is currently recruiting a number of Graduate level Financial Services Analyst roles for this prestigious city centre based Financial Services Client. These roles are initially contract based however could lead to longer term employment for the right individual based on your performance and attitude. To be considered for these roles you will be a recent graduate with a 2:1 or above in your Honours Degree in a relevant subject. If you are keen to consider a career within Financial Services please get in touch today by applying through the link or calling the Major Accounts team on 0141 353 8375. HR Consultancy acts as both an employment agency and an employment business.

Prevention Project Workers ñ 4 Posts Salary: circa £19,522 Agent: Addaction Skills: Social Services/Housing/Childcare Location: Glasgow This new service, Clearer Choices Glasgow, has been commissioned by Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS to create and deliver a city wide prevention and education service to families, young people and children across the city regarding alcohol and drug use. The service will work in schools, youth clubs and in public and community spaces to inform and educate. As a result Addaction is now looking for 4 Project Workers to deliver a robust and professional prevention and education service across Glasgow. Interviews for these posts will take place on 2 June 2015. Please note that all applications must be made through the Addaction web site – no CVs will be accepted. To apply, please click the ’apply’ button.

Cash Team Assistant – 3 months+ Salary: £8 – £10 per hour Agent: Reed Accountancy Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow I have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Banking Administrator to join a large finance team based in the city centre. This is a full time temporary position for a minimum of 3 months, however there may be the opportunity for extension/permanent appointment. Duties * Opening mail * Sorting cheques for banking * Processing bank transactions in the ledger * Posting against debtors * Ad hoc duties as required If you are interested, please apply today! We are looking to start the successful candidate as soon as possible. Candidates matching the required criteria will be contacted within 24 hours for further discussion. Thank you for your interest. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Sales/Purchase Ledger Assistant Salary: £17,000 per annum Agent: Primestaff Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Prime Commercial Staff are looking to recruit an experience Sales/Purchase Ledger Assistant to join our City Centre based client on a temporary basis initially with a view to becoming permanent. Duties will

51 include: Purchase ledger – invoice entry, reconciliation of statements, payments & remittance advices Sales ledger – allocating sales receipts, sending monthly statements and applications for payment. Candidates will have strong financial and numeracy skills and a high level of accuracy. You will also have strong organisational skills including the ability to prioritise and work to deadlines. Only candidates who are immediately available should apply as the role will start on a temporary basis initially.

Events Assistant Salary: £up to 16000 Agent: The Alea Glasgow Skills: Marketing/PR Location: Glasgow THIS POSITION IS AVAILABLE ON A 9 MONTH FIXED TERM CONTRACT, with a view to becoming permanent Come and work for Scotland’s Best Casino! The successful candidate will liaise closely with and provide administrative and operational support to the Events Sales Manager, with specific responsibilities for selling the party packages and will handle all in-bound email and telephone enquiries. Main responsibilities will include; managing the daily administration including event diary management, payment processing and coordination of event requirements between the client and the operations team. This position requires working evenings and weekends, as required, so individuals must be flexible in their scheduling.

Practice Manager Salary: £Dependent on Experience Agent: Castlemilk Group Practice Skills: Medical/Dental/Health Care Location: Glasgow We are looking to appoint a highly motivated, skilled communicator with excellent management and organisational skills who will provide leadership enabling the Practice to develop. Established management skills are essential with experience in HR and IT. A knowledge of GP finance and financial management are desirable but not essential. This is an exciting and varied role which is pivotal in leading and guiding our Practice Team with a list size of 10800 To apply, send your cv with a covering letter outlining your experience and what you will bring to Castlemilk Group Practice using email address Please click on apply to forward your CV and covering email NO AGENCIES PLEASE Post commences 1st August 2015

Stock Assistant Salary: £7.25 rising to £7.40 per hour Agent: Aldi Skills: Retail Location: Glasgow We want If you’re hard working, reliable and dedicated to providing excellent customer service, then we want to hear from you. We’re looking for a Stock Assistant with bags of enthusiasm and a great work ethic who fancies being part of a fast-paced, award-winning team. What you get in return • From 10 hours per week • Double pay for any hours worked on bank holidays • Full training provided • 28 days’ paid holiday • Pension from commencement* • Long service reward • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay* • Opportunities to progress *Conditions apply Application URL: aldirecruitment.co.uk

Golf Course Mechanic Salary: £negotiable Agent: CAWDER GOLF CLUB Skills: Agriculture/Fishing/Forestry Location: Glasgow cawder golf club golf course mechanic we are looking for the right individual who can work under their own iniative keeping the fleet of vehicles up to the required standard. the core skills we are looking for is someone who can problem solve issues related to electrical circuits , hydraulics,welding, and keep a fleet of grass cutting equipment serviced and sharpened, the individual will also be required to keep accurate and up to date records that will comply with all the health and safety regulations. previous experience working on this type of equipment would be an advantage, although some training will be made available to the right individual applications should be sent to course manager neil maclennan at cawder golf club or by email

Regional Sales Manager Salary: £35-40 base plus car plus c100% bonus Agent: NV Resourcing Skills: Sales Location: Glasgow Our client is a fast growing capital sales company focussed on the business to business space they are dynamic in their approach to business and have an offering that is successful UK wide and have grown both organically and through acquisition. They currently have a need for a sales professional to cover their mid to large clients you will be supported by a contact centre although you will also have to make your own appointments and be able to cover a number of key clients. Potential candidates should be hungry and driven sales professional ideally with experience in capital sales or in a product that involves the selling of a financing solution to complete the sale you must want to earn significant earnings and be ambitious enough to at least double your base salary.

B2B Business Development Consultant Salary: Up to £18,000 (OTE £36,000) Agent: The Software Advisory Service Skills: Sales Location: Glasgow This is an exciting opportunity to join a specialist Consultancy within the IT & Telecoms sectors working with some of the biggest names in the industry. SAS are recruiting 6 highly motivated B2B Business Development Consultants to join the team. After a period of client specific training, you will join the specialist account management team to source new business opportunities, working closely with our commercial team. The following is essential: – Experience of working in a target driven environment – Experience of dealing with key decision makers – A thirst to learn, earn and progress within a thriving and growing industry. What SAS offer: – Generous basic salary – Great hours Mon-Thur 8.45am-5pm Fri 8.45am3.30pm – Regular incentives – onsite parking

Senior Technical Manager Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Engineering/Technical Location: Glasgow Eden Scott’s client is a leading Food Manufacturing Company who is looking for an experienced Senior Technical Manager to join their Site Management Team. In this role you will be responsible for the delivery of the technical agenda whilst ensuring compliance with all statuary obligations, customer requirements and company policies. In addition, you will take charge of identifying areas of training as well as, providing sound technical guidance to the business. A key part of this role is also maintaining and developing relationships with premium retailers. The ideal candidate will have a degree in a food related subject and will hold advanced HACCP and Food Safety qualifications. Experience of working within a high care environment and working with thermal processing would also be advantageous.

Sales Advisor Salary: £7020 pro rata plus benefits Agent: Lusona Skills: Call/Contact Centres Location: Glasgow Leading drinks supplier based in Glasgow require a Part-time Sales Advisor to work within their busy sales team. Main Responsibilities ; Processing orders through telephone calls. Filing, faxing and photocopying. Liaising with representatives and clients. Correspondence management ; dealing with email. Inputting client details in their bespoke in house system . Candidates must have; Drinks industry experience (desirable). Professional telephone manner. Motivated and enthusiastic. Strong IT skills . Please note: As this is a part time role the working hours are Monday 9am-4pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 10am-4pm

Lecturer In Childhood Practice (bank) Salary: £31,437 – £37,955 Agent: West College Scotland Skills: Education Location: Glasgow Lecturer in Childhood Practice (Bank) (Cross Campus – Greenock, Clydebank and Paisley) 059/15/WCS Salary – £31,437 – £37,955 pa (pro rata) You will participate in appropriate preparation work; teaching and learning activities; and the assessment and support of students. You will have First Level Degree (or equivalent), have recent experience working within a relevant vocational setting and have teaching/assessing experience in FE sector. To apply for the post, please visit the web site and apply online. If you need assistance you can contact us by calling 01475 553024 or email recruitment@wcs.ac.uk Vacancies can be seen at: http:// greenock.westcollegescotland.ac.uk/careers/

Involvement Officer Salary: £14,906-28 hrs per week (fte £18,100) Agent: Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation Skills: Medical/Dental/Health Care Location: Glasgow Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the only charity in the UK wholly dedicated to the defeat of lung cancer. We fund lung cancer research, provide support, help people to quit smoking and give a voice to all those affected by lung cancer through our campaigning. We are seeking an Involvement Officer to develop our engagement with people affected by lung cancer and to encourage them to share their experiences in ways that enhance services in the future. The Officer will be based in Glasgow and will have experience of working with people with health conditions and motivated to make their voice heard. The post will involve travel throughout the UK and is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a dedicated and ambitious team. Please send completed applications to Rita.burke@roycastle.org.

Customer Order Clerk Salary: £18000 Agent: HR Consultancy Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow HR Consultancy have an exciting opportunity for an experienced customer order administrator for a client in the Hillington area of Glasgow on a temporary 12 month contract. Working as a fundamental part of a small team, dealing with a variety of tasks such as:

Dealing with clients and account queries Dealing with orders and deliveries Dealing with invoices Checking shipments and manifests Inputting customer details to Excel For this role it is essential you have first class customer service skills and deal with a variety of people at all levels. The ability to work to tight deadlines is also required as is the ability to manage and organise your time effectively.

EU & Procurement Solicitor Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Legal Location: Glasgow Eden Scott’s international client has one of the largest teams of procurement lawyers in the UK. The team operates across all UK jurisdictions and is one of the most successful practices in the market. Our client is looking to add to their team with the option of joining their Glasgow, Manchester or Birmingham office. The team advise on a broad spectrum of projects from Energy and Natural Resources, Infrastructure, Real Estate and work with a diverse group of clients. The team also advise on matters of State Aid and in respect of other European and public law disciplines. You will be between 3-5yrs PQE with significant experience in public procurement experience ideally from private practice or have spent at least two years in this environment. Please apply with your CV and cover letter for more information.

Production Supervisor Salary: £27K circa + Benefits Agent: McAdam King Skills: Production/Manufacturing Location: Glasgow Our client is a highly successful food manufacturer supplying premium products to the leading UK retailers. They are looking for an experienced Production Manager/ Supervisor to join their team. Reporting to the Operations Manager, you will be responsible for achieving operational KPIs and managing Health & Safety and hygiene compliance. You will also be responsible for managing, training and developing production employees. The successful candidate will have production management/ supervisory experience within the food, drink or another FMCG sector. This is a dayshift position working 7 days from 14 which will involve working weekends every second week. Great opportunity to join a growing business who will develop the successful candidate within the business. Salary £27k circa + Benefits

Credit Analyst Salary: £200 – £250 per day Agent: Escape Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Our client is looking for a Credit Analyst for a period of 3-4 months within the public sector. The role is on a full time basis based in Glasgow and will be joining an existing team. Duties include: Analysis of historical and forecast data. Providing detailed reports on data and present future recommendations. Assist in preparation of monthly accounts. Ideally you will have: Previously worked in a similar finance role. Be confident liaising with colleagues at all levels including senior management. Have strong people management skills. Be skilled in producing well-structured reports. If you are interested in this role and would like more information please send your CV and covering letter to Louise.Young@escaperecruitment.com.

Administrator – Temp Salary: 9 Agent: Stafffinders Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow Temp Administrator/Customer Service officer £9.00 Per hour Immediate start Our client a well thought after Organisation based in Glasgow’s West End currently require a strong administrator/Customer service officer Main duties will include: Handling of daily customer enquiries over the phone and vi email. Keeping accurate records. Liaising closely effectively with other teams. Managing workload. Accompanying the Customer Service manager ot to site visits. Answering all incoming calls. Data Imput. All other office duties required. Key Skills: Confident & polite communicator. Motivational and a can do approach. If you are avaliable immediately i would love to hear from you.

Payroll Officer – 9 Month FTC Salary: £Competitive + Benefits Agent: PRG Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow PRG are working with a successful, well established Glasgow based business. They are recruiting for an experienced Payroll Officer to join their team on a contract basis for a period of 9 months. Duties Include: Process all aspects of payroll from start through to reconciliation and the production of a BACS file for processing in a large organisation. Process gross to net payments using tax tables. Responsible for PAYE, NI, SSP, SMP payments. You will have: A good knowledge of PAYE and National Insurance legislation. AutoEnrolment and statutory payments experience. 2 + years’ experience in a similar position. Please send your CV to Gary France indicating your current salary and availability on your application.

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52 Payroll Officer – 9 Month FTC Salary: £Competitive + Benefits Agent: PRG Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow PRG are working with a successful, well established Glasgow based business. They are recruiting for an experienced Payroll Officer to join their team on a contract basis for a period of 9 months. Duties Include: Process all aspects of payroll from start through to reconciliation and the production of a BACS file for processing in a large organisation. Process gross to net payments using tax tables. Responsible for PAYE, NI, SSP, SMP payments. You will have: A good knowledge of PAYE and National Insurance legislation. AutoEnrolment and statutory payments experience. 2 + years’ experience in a similar position. Please send your CV to Gary France indicating your current salary and availability on your application.

Customer Service Advisor Salary: £6.95 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Call/Contact Centres Location: Glasgow Customer Service Advisors, £6.95 p/h, 37.5 hrs per week Capita, Glasgow Skypark, Permanent Full Time Positions Do you thrive on providing exceptional customer service? Could your passion for retail make you the next brand ambassador? THEN WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU A strong, confident communicator, you will be results focused with a commitment to going the extra mile. A people person, able to think on your feet, you will thrive on providing exceptional customer service via telephone and channels that customers will want to go away and share with their friends. Working 37.5 hours per week, you will be required to be fully flexible to work any 5 days from 7 between the operational hours of 7am and 11pm. Please apply on line with full CV or for more information call 0845 271 0222

Senior Accounts Receivable Clerk – Immediate Start Salary: £19000 – £21000 per hour Agent: Reed Accountancy Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow I have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Accounts Receivable Clerk to join a large organisation based in the City Centre. This is a full time, temporary opportunity with an immediate start, however there is the opportunity for the successful candidate to be made permanent depending on performance in the role. Duties * Deputising for Accounts Receivable Supervisor * Daily stat reporting * Month end reconciliations * Control account reconciliations * Posting payments to the ledger * Balance sheet reconciliations * Managing team workload and delegating where required * Ad hoc AR duties If you are interested, please apply today! Candidates matching the required criteria will be contacted shortly for further discussion. Thank you for your interest. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

B2B Credit Management Consultant Salary: £22,000 plus excellent benefits Agent: Primestaff Skills: Call/Contact Centres Location: Glasgow Prime Commercial Staff are looking to recruit an experienced B2B Credit Management Consultant to join our Glasgow based client on a permanent basis. Duties will include: – Chasing and recovering outstanding debt – Negotiating payment plans – Composing letters and correspondence to customers – Resolve queries – Process payments – Achieve targets The successful candidate will have previous B2B collections experience and be confident dealing with all management levels. You will have excellent negotiation skills and be able to be diplomatic but firm. Candidates must also be ambitious and target driven with the ability to work accurately and under pressure. Due to level of response expected, only suitable candidates will be contacted. All other CVs will be held on file for future positions.

Part Time Beauty Therapist

Location: Glasgow ***Technical Field Sales Executive*** Total Recruitment Group (Commercial Division) are now actively seeking Technical Field Sales Executive to join a leading Heavy Steel Manufacturing firm in Central Scotland. Our client works across many sectors including Construction and Oil & Gas and the are looking to appoint a sales professional who has an understanding of selling within these markets. The ideal candidate will be comfortable discussing time-scales, quotations etc. This opportunity is open to any sales professional who has experience with a construction, engineering or related technical background. This opportunity offers and excellent starting salary of £30k plus a competitive bonus structure (Expected OTE in year one is £45k) For further information please apply via the link or contact Stephen Rafferty on 0141 889 5655 for an informal chat.

Construction Manager Middle East/ Kazakhstan Sal: DOE Have you ever wanted to work in the Middle East; Dubai, Abu Dhabi or Qatar, but don’t have the Middle East experience that most of the Contractors in this region require. Well my client is looking for Main Contracting Site Manager, Construction Managers and Projects Managers to initial work on the most prestigious project in Kazakhstan. This project is funded and being completed by companies from the United Arab Emirates and it will therefore open up the door for future opportunities within this region. Candidates with experience working for the large main contractor in the European market will be favoured for this project. Experience of multi storey projects or offices, hotels, residential or shopping malls are being sought. To apply for this position, please send your most up to date CV to Ciaran.gilfedder@ablyresources. com.

Banking Administrator

Purchase Ledger Clerk

Salary: £7.50 per hour Agent: Reed Edinburgh Contracts Skills: Customer Services Location: Glasgow REED is currently looking to recruit an Administrator for our prestigious client with an outstanding reputation. Based in the Glasgow City Centre this is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the leading retail banks in the UK. This is a temporary ongoing contract and will be looking for a minimum of six months commitment to the role. Start date: 2nd March Pay rate: £7.50 per hour Shift Pattern: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Key Duties: Carry out a range of data entry and processing duties. Ensure work is completed accurately and on time Show exceptional data processing abilities Be enthusiastic and committed to learning new skills Providing a first class service to internal and external customers Please note you must be able to pass a disclosure and credit check. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Salary: £9.00 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow

Banking Administrator

Property PA

Salary: £7.50 per hour Agent: Reed Edinburgh Contracts Skills: Customer Services Location: Glasgow REED is currently looking to recruit an Administrator for our prestigious client with an outstanding reputation. Based in the Glasgow City Centre this is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the leading retail banks in the UK. This is a temporary ongoing contract and will be looking for a minimum of six months commitment to the role. Start date: 2nd March Pay rate: £7.50 per hour Shift Pattern: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Key Duties: Carry out a range of data entry and processing duties. Ensure work is completed accurately and on time Show exceptional data processing abilities Be enthusiastic and committed to learning new skills Providing a first class service to internal and external customers Please note you must be able to pass a disclosure and credit check. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Salary: £18000 to £20000 Agent: Etimon Property Experts Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow

AS400 Programmer

Architect

Salary: £35000 – £40000 per annum + benefits Agent: Eden Scott Skills: IT/Telecommunications Location: Glasgow My successful global client is looking for an experienced RPG400 & RPGLE Developer to join their well established and experienced team. This is an initial 12 month FTC to help with the busy fast paced, project based environment. The successful candidate will work within the IT team, What the role entails: *You should have experience of working on as400. *Some formal testing experience would be good but not a definite. *ERP, MRP any exposure to SAP plus ITIL. *Mostly incident and problem management support tasks with some continuous improvement and small project development. If you have strong interpersonal skills and are looking for a challenging but rewarding position with a forward thinking organisation who offer excellent salary, benefits and career development opportunities send your CV ASAP to joanne.fletcher@ edenscott.com or call me on 0141 410 1004.

Salary: £competitive Agent: ICA Skills: Architecture Location: Glasgow

Service Administrator

Salary: £Depending on experience Agent: Complete Hair & Beauty Skills: Hairdressing/Beauty Location: Glasgow Complete Hair and Beauty Shawlands (established in 2006) is looking for a fully qualified, experienced Part Time Beauty Therapist to join our fabulous team. We are the gem of the Glasgow Southside offering exceptional quality within a beautiful newly refurbished salon. Candidates must be well spoken, have great time keeping, well presented and confident dealing with customers. We are ideally looking for someone with experience in the following treatments however some training can be provided. Waxing (Brazilian, Hollywoods) Tinting Tanning Make-up Application Nail Enhancements i.e Gelish and Gel nail Extensions Manicures and Pedicures Massage and Facials Experience in retailing is advantageous. WAGE & Bonus, rate depends on experience

Salary: £Competitive Agent: Scot JCB Ltd Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow Scot JCB is the distributor for the full range of JCB Construction, Agricultural and Industrial equipment for the Scotland and North of England. An opportunity has arisen in Scot JCB for a Service Administrator based in our Glasgow Head Office to help support the Warranty Manager. Some of the duties will include data entry, warranty claims, warranty credits, machine contract set ups and working closely with the service department. To be successful ideally we would like someone working in a similar role, good working knowledge of Microsoft applications, excellent computer skills, attention to detail, good customer service skills and a flexible and positive approach to your work. If you are the right person for the job please complete an application form at Scot-jcb.co.uk or email for an application to jobs@scot-jcb.co.uk.

Field Sales Executive – (Fabrication)

Construction Manager – Kazakhstan

Salary: £30000 per annum + OTE £45,000 Agent: Total Recruitment Skills: Sales

Agent: Ably Resources Ltd Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow

Search Consultancy are looking for a temporary Purchase ledger Clerk for an immediate start with a growing organisation based in the West end of Glasgow. This role will be at least 3 months with the opportunity to become permanent. The main duties: Matching, coding and processing purchase invoices accurately. Checking supplier statements. Liaising with suppliers and internal departments to resolve any queries. Deal with suppliers both by email and telephone. Process monthly payment runs to suppliers. Deal with disputed invoices. Data entry, filing, general administration. The main requirements: Previous purchase ledger experience. Sage experience. Excellent communication skills. Committed and reliable. To apply for this post, please email your CV to lisa.slipchuk@ search.co.uk

We are looking for an Property administrator to work in a busy property letting agency in the Paisley area. The role includes: Vetting tenants for landlords First point of contact for tenant enquiries Referencing Typing, scanning filing confidential information Setting up tenancy agreements Sorting all maintenance issues Advertising properties Face to face customer contact Dealing with all phone enquiries Arranging and conducting Viewings Requirements: Good communication skills Organised, well mannered and well spoken A team player and have a proactive approach to work experience in using Microsoft word and excel fast learner and able to work under pressure Must have a full UK driving licence and own car Previous experience is not necessary as full training will be given

We are seeking talented Architects to join our team working on a range of exciting new build and conservation projects. ICA is an energetic architecture and interior design studio with an established reputation for outstanding hotel design. Our collaborative approach means that there are ample opportunities for creative and driven designers to develop and grow at every stage of their careers. We are looking for Architects who can display creative thinking with conceptual and spatial design strengths and who are confident and articulate with a sound technical understanding of how buildings are constructed. Candidates should also be able to manage a varied workload and be capable of shaping projects with good verbal and written communication. Please send your CV, with examples of your work together with salary expectation and details of availability to: jobs@weareica.com @weareica

Graduate Civil/Structural Engineer Salary: £ Negotiable Agent: The Structural Partnership Ltd Skills: Engineering/Technical Location: Glasgow GRADUATE STRUCTURAL ENGINEER SALARY: NEGOTIABLE LOCATION: GLASGOW The Structural Partnership is an established Consultancy Practice supplying full Civil and Structural Engineering design services throughout Scotland. Due to a continuing expanding workload, we are seeking a Graduate Structural Engineer with around 5 years post graduate design office experience. The practice has an expansive client base with current projects ranging from multi million pound public, council and industrial sector projects down to individual bespoke housing renovations and extensions. The successful candidate should have the background experience to work independently on smaller projects and as part of a team on the major projects within the Practice. Core skills required: 1. Comprehensive structural design background. 2. General IT and Auto Cad proficient. 3. Good communication skills and team working. 4. Career motivation.

Learning Resource Centre Coordinator Salary: £competitive Agent: St Aloysiusí College Skills: Education Location: Glasgow St Aloysius’ College is seeking to appoint a creative, enthusiastic individual to manage and develop our Learning Resource Centre to actively support teaching and learning in the Junior and Senior Schools. You will have excellent organisational and communication skills with the ability to engage with young people and encourage them to use the Learning Resource effectively. In addition you will be responsible for cataloguing of stock, security of resources and effective budget management. You must have Higher English or equivalent and excellent IT skills. A tertiary level qualification in Librarianship or similar relevant degree would be an advantage. St Aloysius’ College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate is expected to become a member of the PVG scheme.

Reconciliation Administrator Salary: £15.00 – £18.00 per hour Agent: HAYS Skills: Financial Services/Investment Location: Glasgow Reconciliation Administrator Glasgow This large Financial Services organisation, based in Glasgow City Centre, is seeking a Reconciliation Administrator to join their Stock Reconciliations Team. Your role will be to identify stock breaks and investigate/resolve any discrepancies. To be successful in this role you will have an in depth knowledge of stock reconciliations and resolving stock breaks. Strong trade settlements and equities knowledge is desirable. Candidates with strong Investment Operations knowledge will also be considered for this position. Please submit your most recent CV. Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C’s, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk

Customer Service Administrator Salary: £7.69 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow My client based in Cambuslang is currently recruiting for Customer Service Administrators. This is an ongoing temporary role with a view to going permanent therefore you must be available immediately. Due to location it would be beneficial if you could drive. Duties and Responsibilities: – Provide excellent, personalised service to customers through excellent communication and product knowledge. – Adherence to work schedule ensuring there is maximum availability to respond to customer queries as quickly as possible highlighting potential issues and working to provide solutions. – Build strong relationships with existing customers and be source of knowledge for prospective customers. – Data entry of customer’s orders and details. If you wish to join a growing company and work within an excellent team then please apply below or call Jade Mason on 0141 272 7751.

Laboratory Technician Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Scientific Location: Glasgow Laboratory Technician, Central Belt, Temporary, £DOE I am looking for a proactive, self-starting analytical chemist to carry out a range of special tests on a variety of products for the support of a production unit. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills in a hands-on environment. Experience in the following is required; * Particle Size Distribution * Atomic Absorption * Wet Chemistry – eg., pH, moisture extractions, particle analysis etc. The successful candidate will be a driven person who is able to work very much on their own initiative and has excellent communication skills. A degree in a chemical subject is preferred, however relevant experience will be considered. If you have a strong background in Chemistry, match the key competencies required and are available immediately for shift work, please apply online or call Aimi Lutton on 0141 272 7724.

Cashier Salary: £16,000 – £17,000 Agent: PRG Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow PRG are working with a successful, well established Glasgow based business. They are a market leader within their field and due to recent client wins, they require an experienced Cashier to join their team for an initial period of 3 months. Duties Include: Daily bank reconciliations for multiple accounts. Working to strict timescales. Preparing cheques for banking. Action all returned cheques. Payment transfers. Open and close accounts. You will have: Minimum of 1 years’ experience in a cashier role, within a professional organisation. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Good time management skills, strong analytical and problem solving skills. Please send your CV to Gary France indicating your current salary and availability on your application.

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JUNE 2015, ISSUE 10 Financial Analyst Salary: Up to £40k Agent: PRG Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Financial Analyst – Contract PRG are currently recruiting for an exciting opportunity to join a global brand name based in the Glasgow area. The role is for an initial 6 months with a potential extension. As Financial Analyst, you will be responsible for: Providing financial reports and support to the operational finance team. Cost accounting. Pricing of products and materials. Management reporting. KPI reports. Financial budgeting and re-forecasting. Variance analysis. Financial modelling. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate recent experience in a similar role ideally within a manufacturing environment. Excellent Excel and systems skills are essential. If you match the criteria above and are available to start at short notice, please send your cv to lynnemacedonald@ prgrecruitment.com

Office Manager / Halls Manager Salary: £30000 – £35000 per annum Agent: Hudson Office Support Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow My client is a well established development company who are opening a new site in Glasgow city. Due to the new site opening, there is an urgent requirment for a Halls manager. the ideal candidate would have an office manager background within mantenance and estates. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated, computer literate individual to join our team responsible for the management of 700 en-suite studybedrooms in Glasgows . This hands on position requires the ability to manage all aspects of the building and our student tenants, including the co-ordination of building maintenance, marketing, student lettings and dealing with landlord/tenant issues. Please note you will receive an automated response advising you that we have received your CV. Hudson is a leading provider of permanent recruitment, contract professionals and talent management solutions worldwide.

Graduate Data Analyst Salary: £20000 per annum + Bonus + benefits Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: IT/Telecommunications Location: Glasgow Excellent opportunity for graduates to joining highly successful consultancy firm on a structured training programme where you will be trained in cutting edge technology focusing on Big Data. Search IT have been exclusively engaged to recruit 5 Graduate Database Analysts to join market leading company with offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh. On joining, you will enter a structured training programme where you will gain experience of some of the very latest Database technology and tools available in the market. To be successful in this role, you will be a recent graduate in a computing, science or Mathematics degree, have excellent communication skills and a real desire to learn and forge a career within technology. You will be rewarded with an excellent salary and benefits package, structured training and outstanding career progression prospects – apply now for immediate consideration.

Data Modeller/Data Architect Salary: To 60k + Excellent Benefits Agent: Hudson IT&T Skills: IT/Telecommunications Location: Glasgow Hudson are looking to recruit a Data Modeller/ Data Architect for out prestigious Financial Services Client based in Glasgow. You will be joining a small architecture team responsible for the Enterprise Data Warehouse solution which includes Data Warehouse, Data Marts, Reporting & Analytics and MDM applications. The role is based on governance, standards and control of data models working with the analysis and design teams. Essential Skills; Strong Data Modelling skills within an information Management environment. Good SQL. Oracle (DDL/ DML). Exposure to Data Profiling. Data Lifecycles, Metadata, Reconciliation, Cleansing & Quality. Stakeholder Management. Change Management. Desirable Skills; Financial Services (Not Essential). 3rd Party Management. ETL. Big Data.

IT Technician Salary: £70 – £75 per day Agent: Harvey Nash Skills: IT/Telecommunications Location: Glasgow Harvey Nash’s Glasgow based public sector client urgently requires an IT Technician to assist in providing technical user support. The role will involve helping in installing, maintaining and repairing all computer equipment and software. You will be responsible for providing 1st line support to all site staff To be successful, you will have the following skills: * Experience of compute and hardware maintenance * Experience working on an IT Helpdesk * Comfortable with all current hardware and software * Experience of setting up and managing audio-visual equipment. In addition the above skills, you must have good communication and interpersonal skills. You must have a valid Basic Disclosure Scotland, or be willing to apply for one in order to be considered for this role. This is a 3 month contract, with interview slots w/cc 25/05/15

53 and start date ASAP. For additional details please contact Kevin Robson on 0141 343 3285 or apply using the link.

Lab Aide Salary: £13,800 Agent: The Beatson Institute for Cancer Research Skills: Scientific Location: Glasgow THE BEATSON INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH LABORATORY AIDE Full time, salary circa £13,800 The CRUK Beatson Institute is one of the UK’s leading cancer research centres. It is core funded by Cancer Research UK and supports cutting edge research into the molecular mechanisms of cancer development. The Beatson Institute provides an outstanding research environment, underpinned by state-of-the art core services and advanced technologies. A Laboratory Aide is sought to work at the Beatson Institute. Duties will include the provision of clean glass ware, sterile solutions, support of laboratory equipment, cleaning of lab areas, waste collection and replenishment of laboratory consumables. Previous experience of working in a laboratory environment would be an advantage and a good understanding of the safety procedures involved. All applications must be made via our website.

Senior Autocad Designer Salary: £35k £45k plus package Agent: Primestaff Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Primestaff are currently representing one of the biggest blue chip façade/curtain walling companies in the UK, for their recruitment needs. Our client is multi-million £ company and offers exceptional training and career development and advancement with attractive benefits, bonuses and remuneration packages. We currently require high level candidate from the following disciplines: * Designers / Draughtsman / CAD Technicians Ideally you will have experience with a major façade/curtain walling contractor and be ambitious and have the relevant skill sets within the industry. This is an opportunity to work within a demanding yet very lucrative and rewarding environment. If you feel you have the necessary skills and drive to succeed and would like to hear more about current opportunities within this sector please send your CV direct to jallan@primestaff.co.uk

Operations Manager Salary: £115 – £130 per day Agent: PRG Skills: Financial Services/Investment Location: Glasgow PRG are currently recruiting for an Operational Manager to join a large Investment bank based in Glasgow. Duties will include: • Managing a team of up to 8 • Evaluate and recommend improvements • People development and management • Updating database on a daily basis processing a number of external and internal files • Experience in maintaining counterparty data related to corporate actions • Experience with maintaining corporate and legal counterparty hierarchies • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders • Conduct risk and control assessments on operations The successful candidate will have excellent attention to detail, be able to work on their own initiative and work to tight deadlines. ***Financial Services background is essential. Please send your CV to Gary France stating your current salary and notice period.

Market Research Telephone Interviewer – German Speaking Salary: £6.50 per hour Agent: Primestaff Skills: Customer Services Location: Glasgow Prime Commercial Staff are looking to recruit a number of Market Research Telephone Interviewers who are fluent in German to assist with a temporary assignment for roughly 3/4 weeks. Duties include: – Volume outbound B2B and B2C calls – Conducting market research telephone interviews in German – Capture data relating to specific markets – Achieving targets Candidates must have a professional and friendly manner and be pro-active in working through volume outbound calls. Ideally candidates will have previous experience of working within a similar environment and working to targets. The role will start on a temporary basis from either week commencing 18th/25th May and run for roughly 3/4 weeks therefore only candidates who are immediately available should apply. Only candidates with relevant experience who are fluent in German will be contacted. Any other CVs will be held on file for any future positions.

Business Process Analyst Salary: £20000.00 – £25000.00 per month Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: IT/Telecommunications Location: Glasgow Business Process Analyst // Glasgow // Permanent Role I am currently recruiting a Business Process Analyst for a large engineering business that has recently relocated to Glasgow City Centre. They are now in a position to expand their support team and recruit a Business Process Analyst to work within their project delivery team. The main responsibilities for the role are: Liaising with multiple internal teams relating to project delivery. Interpretation of business data to ensure that presentation is delivered well to external

clients. Skills required for role: Strong Knowledge of Excel, Visio and SharePoint. Previous experience of working with business systems such as MS Dynamics. Previous experience of auditing ISO9001 would be advantageous. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Michael Feeney 01412727829 Search Consultancy is acting as an employment agency for this role

Administrator Salary: £7.50 Agent: Pertemps Scotland Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow Our client who is based in Renfrewshire area, have a temporary role for a Data Entry Processor/ Administrator. This is a temporary Assignment. The rate of pay will be £7.50ph, and the hours of work will be Mon – Fri, 9am to 5pm. Main duties and responsibilities: Deal with all telephone, email, written and face to face enquiries supporting the Administration team. Reception duties. Filing. Input data on in-house systems. The ideal candidate should have: Previous office experience. Excellent keyboard and copy-typing skills. Experience IT; Word and Excel to intermediate level. The ability to work independently or as part of a team. High attention to detail and accuracy. Able to work under pressure. If you are interested in this vacancy and have the relevant skills and experience. please send your CV to contract. glasgow@pertemps.co.uk

Chef De Partie Salary: £TBA Agent: The Hanoi Bike Shop Skills: Hospitality/Catering/Tourism Location: Glasgow At the Hanoi Bike Shop we do things simply, every plate is made from scratch and sourced as locally as possible. From the freshly made dressings and sauces to the hand-pressed organic tofu made in-house every morning. Nestled away in the heart of the West end, the Hanoi Bike Shop brings the spirit of Vietnam to Glasgow. Spring has sprung, and as the days get longer and busier we would like to expand our team. We are seeking an experienced Chef de Partie to join our small, close knit kitchen team, who has the following qualities & attributes: A genuine passion and enthusiasm for food, and an interest in Asian cuisine. An innovative approach to flavour combinations. A desire to learn and progress. Thrive in fast paced, busy kitchen. The Hanoi Bike Shop is part of a small integrated company with various opportunities for development and progression. To apply for this position, please get in touch with your CV.

Store Assistant Salary: £8.15 rising to £9.75 per hour Agent: Aldi Skills: Retail Location: Glasgow We want If you’re friendly, reliable and relish the chance of a challenge, then we’re looking for you. We want a Store Assistant with bags of enthusiasm and excellent customer service skills who thrives in working in a fast-paced, award-winning retail environment. What you get in return • Flexible contracts from 15-25 hours per week with additional hours available • Overtime rate available (over 40 hours per week) • Night premium rate available • Double pay for any hours worked on bank holidays • Full training provided • 28 days’ paid holiday (including bank holidays) • Company sick pay scheme* • Pension from commencement* • Long service reward • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay* • Opportunities to progress *Conditions apply Application URL: aldirecruitment. co.uk

Outbound Telesales Advisor Salary:

£7.85 per hour plus uncapped commission Agent: Primestaff Skills: Call/Contact Centres Location: Glasgow Prime Commercial Staff are looking to recruit a number of Outbound Telesales Advisors to join our City Centre based client on a temporary basis. Duties will include: – Volume outbound calls to warm leads – Cross selling/ up selling, promote products – Building relationships with customers – Working to targets The successful candidate will be ambitious with a strong sales ability coupled with excellent customer service skills. You will be results driven, have a passion for exceeding targets and thrive under pressure. The ability to work as part of a team is also vital to this role. Immediate start available, temporary ongoing assignment. Hours of work are 11am – 7pm, Monday – Friday and Saturday (on a rota basis, roughly every third or fourth week) from 10am – 2pm. Due to level of response expected, only suitable candidates will be contacted. All other CVs will be held on file for future positions.

Campaigns Champion – Voluntary Salary: £ expenses will be paid Agent: Save the Children Skills: Fundraising/Voluntary Location: Glasgow Do you want to help children worldwide have a brighter future? Do you enjoy networking in your local area? Are you a confident communicator, looking for flexible volunteering that fits with your lifestyle? As a Community Champion you will help spread Save the Children’s messages about improving children’s life chances in the UK and overseas. Active in your local

area, you will form part of the wider groundswell of support that is crucial to influencing change. Do you want to help children worldwide have a brighter future? Do you enjoy networking in your local area? Are you a confident communicator, looking for flexible volunteering that fits with your lifestyle? As a Community Champion you will help spread Save the Children’s messages about improving children’s life chances in the UK and overseas. Active in your local area, you will form part of the wider groundswell of support that is crucial to influencing change.

Architects & Technicians (Junior & Senior Positions) Salary: Competitive Salary Agent: Young and Gault Architects Ltd Skills: Architecture Location: Glasgow Full-Time Permanent Contracts Young & Gault Architects Ltd is seeking talented architects and technicians to work on a number of new interesting projects throughout the UK and abroad. Our current workload includes projects that range from multi storey city centre developments to single storey developments within rural areas and national parks. Our projects cover a variety of sectors including elderly care, retirement living, hotel & leisure, student living and mainstream housing. Young & Gault Architects Ltd is within a phase of expansion which will provide successful applicants with excellent career development opportunities. Applicants must be proficient in the use of AutoCAD. BIM Revit experience is useful but not essential. Please email your CV (5MB limit) with some examples of your work to Frances Hopkirk by clicking the ’apply’ button.

Travel Sales Consultant Salary: £13,000 – £17,000 Agent: Primestaff Skills: Customer Services Location: Glasgow Primestaff are currently recruiting for a number of experienced Travel Consultants to work for a well known company within the travel and tourism industry based at various locations throughout Glasgow. This would be a direct hire position and the company offer a competitive salary, an uncapped bonus, educational overseas trips and a comprehensive benefits scheme as compensation. The roles and responsibilities include: Creating tailor made itineraries to suit customers needs. Providing excellent customer service – to create lasting customer relationships. Dealing with enquiries in a time effective manner. Exceeding sales targets and company’s expectations. To be considered you must have Travel sales experience. Good customer service skills. Experience exceeding company sales targets. Mirosoft office proficiency. If you are interested in this opportunity please don’t hesitate in sending your CV today.

Air Export Operator Salary: £22.5k Agent: Titan Global Resourcing Skills: Logistics/Distribution Location: Glasgow Titan Global are currently recruiting for our client, a leading Global Freight Forwarding company, for the position of Air Freight Export, based at their office in Glasgow. Key responsibilities include; •Complete air export movements •Prioritise fast moving pace of orders The ideal candidate will have the following experience: •Excellent communication skills both verbal & written •Fast and accurate keyboard skills •Attention to detail •Friendly, calm and professional manner •Ability to handle pressure and good time-management •Ability to adapt to change and work effectively as part of a team •Air Freight knowledge •Imports start to finish •Exports start to finish •Enthusiasm and self-motivated To apply please e-mail detailed CV to claireneill@titanglobal.co.uk or call for informal confidential chat on tel: 0141 202 2949

Accounts Assistant Salary: £20,000 Agent: RHA Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow We are currently seeking an experienced Accounts Assistant. Reporting to the Finance Director your position will include: Overseeing all aspects of purchase ledger. Matching, batching & coding invoices. Authorising sales orders. Producing sales invoices & monthly statements. Credit control functions as required. Reconciling credit card statements. Ad hoc duties as and when required . The successful candidate will have the following experience; Be able to demonstrate strong Accounts Assistant experience. Be able to work on own initiative. Have excellent attention to detail. Ability to work in a fast paced environment. Competent user of Microsoft Excel. Competent user of Sage Line 50 is essential. Due to the volume of applicants, we regret that only those short listed will be contacted. Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed.

Mortgage Administrator Salary: £7.85 per hour Agent: Adecco Skills: Financial Services/Investment Location: Glasgow We are currently recruiting Mortgage Administrators to work with our financial services client based in the city centre. This is an ongoing temporary contract expected to last for at least 6 months. 35 hour working

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54 week Day shift (3 different shifts which rotate 8-4, 9-5 & 10-6) Mon – Fri Rate – £7.85 per hour We are looking for candidates who will provide excellent customer service, good quality & productivity results. You will be expected to assess various documents required for a mortgage application, so excellent attention to detail is required. You will also need a good telephone manner, as some outbound calling is required due to the nature of the documents being assessed, this would include speaking to a range of people (customers, brokers, 3rd parties). Should you be available for interview immediately please apply now! Adecco acts as an equal opportunities employer. Adecco is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Operations Assistant Salary: £20K-£22K per annum Agent: Stream Technologies Limited Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow Stream is one of the worlds most established enablers of wireless services built for IoT and M2M industry. We are rapidly expanding and as a result have an opening for an Operations Assistant based in our Glasgow office. The successful candidate will form part of our operations team and will provide support to company executives, other team members and customers. The role consists of: Credit checking new customers. Issuing contracts. Creating customer accounts. Dispatching SIMs/devices. Addressing any customer queries/requests. Credit Control. Customer invoicing. Maintaining an electronic document management system. Key Skills: Previous experiencing in telecommunications preferred but not essential. Excellent communication skills. Helpful and friendly attitude. Knowledge of MS Word & Excel. Excellent organisation skills. Accuracy/attention to detail.

SAP ABAP Consultant Salary: To c£50k + bonus + benefits Agent: MBN Solutions Skills: IT/Telecommunications Location: Glasgow Exciting opportunity for an experienced SAP ABAP consultant with a well-established consultancy based in Central Scotland with the option to work from home UK wide. Responsibilities Gather requirements from customers and colleagues, ranging from small change requests to project work. Develop and test programs across all SAP modules. Analyse problems, root cause analysis and identify solutions. Work in an agile environment. Be able to prioritise workload based on commercial experiences. Fosters and maintain good relationships with customers and colleagues in order to meet expected customer service levels. Required Skills ABAP and ABAP OO. Smartforms/SAP Script. Interfaces: IDOCs/BAPIs/BDCs. ALV/Interactive reports. User exits/BADIs/Enhancements. If this position would be of interest please get in touch as soon as possible with your up to date CV and we will contact you with more details.

Administrator, 9 Month Fixed Term Contract Salary: £18,000 Agent: PRG Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow Software Consultancy is looking for a pro-active administrator for a maternity cover. This role will be for a 9 month period initially, however, there is potential for a longer term role for the right person, dependent on performance whilst in situ. Main Duties and Responsibilities: Maintaining Customer Database, ensuring 100% accuracy. All travel bookings across the company. Booking meeting rooms. Arranging couriers. Ordering of supplies for all offices. General administration tasks. Answer incoming telephone calls. Providing administration support to busy team, including producing client reports. Main Skills and Experience: A professional and pro-active approach. Previous administration experience within a fastmoving environment. Advanced knowledge of MS Office; MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. If you have the skills and experience for this role, please utilise the link below to apply.

Nursing Assistant Salary: £competitive Agent: Glasgow Memory Clinic Ltd Skills: Medical/Dental/Health Care Location: Glasgow Glasgow Memory Clinic Ltd is an Independent Medical Research organisation engaged in National and International research studies that seek to find better treatments for those with Memory Impairment, Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia. We are located in the West of Scotland Science Park, Glasgow. We are currently recruiting a new person for our Clinical team. The ideal candidate will be someone who is interested in research and enthusiastic about developing their career in this area. We are flexible as to candidates’ previous experience but it would be beneficial to have some experience of working within a care based environment. A qualification in healthcare would also be beneficial. We are recruiting for a full time position, working business hours from Monday to Friday. We offer competitive salaries and interesting work in a high quality working environment. This is a great opportunity to develop your skills and experience. If you are interested please forward your CV without delay.

Accounts Payable Assistant Salary: £competitive Agent: PRG Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Accounts Payable Accounts Payable Assistant required for a growing global organisation based in Glasgow city centre. This is an excellent role, offering a competitive salary and excellent company benefits. To be considered for this position you will have a proven track record in an Accounts Payable role. This role is suited to an individual who is committed to a career in Accounts and who can work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Duties include: High volume invoice processing. Prioritise and manage a varied workload. Effective and speedy query resolution skills. Manage a varied array of client queries effectively. This position offers: Competitive Salary. Modern working environment. Excellent benefits package. 25 days holiday plus stats. Please send your CV to Gemma Leitch indicating your current salary and notice period on your application. gemmaleitch@prgrecruitment.com

Tivoli (TIM/TAM) Specialist Salary: Market Rates Agent: Harvey Nash Skills: IT/Telecommunications Location: Glasgow Harvey Nash’s has identified the requirement on a contract basis for a Tivoli Consultant to join their team in Glasgow for at least 6 months. You will be responsible for the technologies used for access certification and governance across the business and provide support for all identity and access management environments. Essential * Tivoli Identity Manager, Tivoli Access Manager, CA-Directory and IBM – Datapower * Good knowledge of ITIM architecture and components * Good understanding of LDAP and LDAP expressions * Excellent interpersonal, communication & relationship skills * Excellent problem solving skills Whilst it is not essential, it would be highly advantageous if you had good knowledge of security concepts (encryption using keys, SSL, HTTPS), Unix Shell Scripting and knowledge of WebSphere. This contract is for an initial 6 month period of time with the high likelihood of extension. If your skillset matches the above requirements, please apply using the link below and contact Graeme McNaull at Harvey Nash for more details.

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer Salary: £40000 – £50000 per annum + Benefits Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Engineering/Technical Location: Glasgow Our client a industry leading international multidisciplinary engineering consultancy requires a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join the Building Services team in their Glasgow office The successful individual should meet most of the following criteria: Be educated to degree level in Mechanical or Building Services Engineering or similar. Have a minimum of between 7 and 10 years experience in Mechanical Building Services Design. Consultancy based experience preferred. Be chartered or interested in this status. Be fully IT Literate. In return for the above the successful individual will benefit from a highly competitive benefits package including: Basic salary between £40k and £50k. Company Pension. Private Health-care. 25 days Holidays. Flexible benefits package. In addition to the above promotion to principle engineer and beyond is available for the right individual. To find out more please call Keith at Search Consultancy Glasgow.

Credit Controller (Temp To Perm) Salary: £18,000 Agent: Anderson Knight Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Anderson Knight is currently recruiting for one of the biggest business in Glasgow City Centre. Our client is looking to recruit an experienced credit controller on a temp basis for 6 months with a view to going perm. Reporting to the Credit Manager, the key duties are as follows: Handling client funds. Cash allocation. Suspense accounts. Handle compliance for aged debtors and credit balances. Review credit terms. Reducing aged debt. Chasing overdue payments. Maintain client relationships. The ideal candidate will have extensive credit control experience and have previous focus on compliance for aged credit balances. You will have excellent communication skill as you will be liaising with various business and various internal colleagues. Applicants with short notice periods will be give priority on this as the position is urgent To apply for this position, please send your CV to graeme@ andersonknight.co.uk or call on 0141 348 7753

Management Accountant (Mat Cover) Salary: £20,000 to £26,000 Agent: Anderson Knight Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Anderson Knight is currently working in partnership with a well known manufacturing business in Glasgow. Our client is looking to recruit a part qualified management accountant for maternity cover. Reporting to the finance manager, the key duties are as follows: Full prep of the management accounts. Analysis and reporting on materials. Responsible for production KPI. Product costings. Forecasting on budgets. accruals and prepayments. P&L and balance sheet reconciliations. The candidate must be actively studying either ACCA/CIMA You will have excellent

excel skills and be proficient in V Look ups and Pivot tables. You will also have excellent communication skills as you will be liaising with senior management and also production staff. You will have ERP system experience, this is essential. You must be from an FMCG background and comfortable in a fast paced environment. To apply for this role, please send your CV to graeme@andersonknight.co.uk or call on 01413487753

Financial Services Analyst Salary: £11 – £14 per hour Agent: HR Consultancy Skills: Financial Services/Investment Location: Glasgow HR Consultancy is currently recruiting for a number of Financial Services roles for our prestigious city centre based Investment clients. These positions are initially temporary but would give you an excellent addition to your CV and open up future opportunities in the Investment Industry. Opportunities include but are not limited to Banking Advisor, Investment Administrator, Client Reporting Analyst, Data Analyst, Business Analyst, Complaints Handler, Operations Analyst. To be considered for these roles you require the following skills and experience: Experience of working within a Financial Services organisation is essential . Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the FCA regulations and procedures. Committed and proactive attitude towards work. If you wish to apply for the above position then please forward your CV using the ’apply online’ link. HR Consultancy acts as both an employment business and an employment agency.

Trainee Sales Administrator Salary: Competitive plus benefits Agent: Arnold Clark Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow We are currently recruiting at our Volkswagen Dealership, Rutherglen for the following position TRAINEE SALES ADMINISTRATOR Working closely with a sales administrator, you will be responsible for ordering cars from stock, checking their progress and tax as well as assigning warranties to sold cars and booking cars in for pre-sale repairs. Good communication and computer skills are essential and additional training will be provided. The successful candidate will benefit from excellent working conditions, extensive training, life assurance and private health care, making our package one of the best in the industry. With a turnover in excess of £2 billion, over 160 branches nationwide and an ever expanding portfolio, Arnold Clark is proud to be Europe’s largest independent motor dealer. EMPLOYMENT WITHIN THE ARNOLD CLARK GROUP IS OFFERED SUBJECT TO SATISFACTORY REFERENCE AND DISCLOSURE CHECK. Only successful candidates will be contacted for interview. Please e-mail your CV via the apply link.

Application Developer Salary: £35000.00 – £40000.00 per annum Agent: HAYS Skills: IT/Telecommunications Location: Glasgow My client, a large public sector organisation, are looking for an Applications Developer to join their city centre based team. The role will involve developing and integrating new IT systems to enhance the service and objectives of the organisation. The role will allow a developer exposure to the full project lifecycle and you will have the opportunity to lead sub-teams and projects in this agile environment. The right person for the job will have at least 3 years experience of development specialising in the Microsoft stack, particularly c# with strong SQL skills and experience of integration projects. The role offers a salary of between £35-40k with an excellent benefits package and a flexible working arrangement. For more information please call Nicola Potts on 0141 212 3662. Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C’s, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk

Sales Order/Purchase Order Clerk Salary: £Good Agent: HR Consultancy Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow HR are recruiting a sales/purchase order clerk for a well-known blue chip company in the Glasgow area. This is an excellent opportunity to join a progressive and expanding organisation. Your Main Duties and Responsibilities: To process all purchase orders and address any queries. To communicate with suppliers to ensure the delivery of products and to update database of all changes to suppliers accounts. To Set up and maintain the accuracy of Funding. To build up a purchasing database. Skills And Requirements: Have recent experiences of using Sage and Excel efficiently. HaHhhdsfjhdegHave excellent time management skills to ensure that all work meets deadlines while remaining accurate at all times. Have recent and relevant experience in a similar role. To apply for this position please forward your CV to Linda Currie using the apply online now link or call 01413538377 HR Consultancy acts as both an employment business and an employment agency.

Technical Consultant (Software Development) Salary:

To £55k + Bonus + Benefits + Flexible Working Agent: Hudson IT&T Skills: IT/Telecommunications Location: Glasgow Hudson are looking for a Software Development Technical Consultant to join our leading Glasgow based Client. You will be responsible for overseeing the design, development and support of business critical applications created using a number of technologies including Oracle and Java. We are looking for a talented individual who is able to establish close, collaborative relationships with our design and development teams, project teams, architects, strategic partners and suppliers and has the potential to progress through the organisation. Essential Skills Software development lifecycle experience. Proven design / delivery experience. Ability to understand and discuss technical / project issues with technical and business experts. Experience of agile delivery ways of working. Desirable Skills Experience of project management. Mobile app experience would be of particular interest. Experience of both Agile and Waterfall methodologies. Financial Services.

Interior Designer Salary: £20000 – £26500 per annum Agent: Anders Elite Skills: Architecture Location: Glasgow Interior Designer required for an award winning international practice who have a very successful Glasgow office. They work in the Commercial, Educational, Healthcare and Residential sectors on extremely large scale projects and have an outstanding team of Architects and Technologists constantly delivering high end projects to their clients. They are now looking to recruit a creative Interior Designer who has a couple of years experience ideally with another architecture practice and someone who has the ability to work on all stages from concept design through to project managing on site. This opportunity will suit someone who is looking to further their career and work on a range of large scale projects which will result in you becoming someone highly sought after, if you are interested in this opportunity please get in contact with an up to date cv. CDI AndersElite Ltd operates as both an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Our non-discrimination policy can be viewed on our website at anderselite .com /nondiscrimination-policy

HGV 1 (Cat C+E) Drivers Salary: £9 – £14.25 per annum Agent: Manpower Skills: Logistics/Distribution Location: Glasgow Excellent opportunities are available for CLASS 1 drivers to work with major players in the logistics and distribution sector. Temporary ongoing work on offer with various rates of pay and shifts. You will be working with clients that aim to help their employees to develop and grow, as well as maintaining a high standard for their business. The role will consist of various shifts (including weekends), meaning that a flexible attitude towards work will be required. Our roles vary based on our clients individual needs, therefore our successful applicants are expected to be motivated, adaptable and open to new challenges. In return, you will benefit from; – excellent pay rates – fantastic overtime opportunities – a contract of employment – holiday & sick pay – job flexibility The successful applicants will have class 1 (cat C+E) licence, full CPC and a digital tachograph card. For insurance purposes, we cannot accept any more than 6 points on your licence and no DR or DD convictions in the past 10 years. Successful applicants, ideally, must have their own transport.

Head CCTV Installation and Service Engineer Salary: £0.00 per annum Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Engineering/Technical Location: Glasgow Due to continued growth my Client who is based in Glasgow are looking to recruit a Head Engineer to cover a field region of Scotland. My Client is committed to delivering the highest level of service to their Clients and also to their Employees by way of career growth and training. Responsibilities of Role * Plan installations and Engineers’ activities * When required attend sites to undertake installations and periodic maintenance of deployed systems and fault finding. * Visit Clients at their Sites. * Research and development. * Liaising effectively with install support regarding customer issues and ensuring all are fixed promptly. * Responsible for the department meeting KPI’s. You will have previous experience of servicing and installing CCTV and hold current qualifications and a full clean driving license. You must be computer literate and committed to providing excellent customer service. For further information on this role call Stephen McDonald on 0141 272 7819 or email CV directly to stephen. mcdonald@search.co.uk

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BIKRAM YOGA If you can’t stand the heat, get out the yoga studio. Actually don’t. The only aim of your first Bikram yoga class is to stay in the sweltering room for the full 90 minutes. The studio is kept at a toasty 40.5C with 40% humidity thrown in as well. It is advised to wear light and breathable sports gear, along with topping up your hydration levels. I felt sick in my first class and managed to take so many breaks I only completed half of the positions. This is completely normal. Do not wear cotton full length tracksuit bottoms is the lesson here. Yet, a study conducted by the American Council on Exercise has proven that the intense heat of Bikram yoga classes does not necessarily equate to a stronger work out. However, it is still mind bogglingly popular, allowing Glasgow studios to run daily classes from 6am to 8:30pm. Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow and Andy Murray are massive fans too.

Bikram Choudhurry created Bikram yoga after recovering from a severe knee injury when he was 17. He began practicing yoga at the young age of four and was soon training up to six hours each day. He won the National India Yoga Championship at 13 and kept this title for the following three years. Obviously the main difference between Bikram and regular yoga is the heat. The positions derive from the simpler Hatha yoga style. Each class consists of two sets of 26 positions. None are exceptionally difficult and I can barely cross my legs on a cold day. The warmth allows you to perform deeper stretches due to increased muscle flexibility. It is ideal for those who have suffered an injury or have arthritis. Another major benefit through regular training is the ability to quiet the mind. Stress levels are known to dramatically ebb. The skill of mindfulness goes hand in hand with yoga. There has been countless claims that Bikram yoga has helped to combat depression. Also, you will sweat like mad. The most you’ve ever perspired in your entire life. Your body will be weeping. You’re releasing all these toxins and impurities from your body. My skin has never looked so clear. It may seem a horrendous way to pass an hour and a half but the rewards are incredible. As Bikram famously said, ‘suffer Holly Calender for 90 minutes or 90 years’.

Take the leap with competitive Horse Riding With exams finally over and summer pretending that it is in full bloom, are you considering taking up a new sport or hobby over the summer to keep you out of beer gardens and to pass the time before uni starts back? Horse riding is a great hobby to take up and if you really fancy it, why not take it up as a competitive sport? Many think that horse riding only requires you to sit on a horse’s back and it does all the hard work for you (if only). Well this isn’t the case, horse riding is a very skill related sport that requires a bond between horse and rider. As a rider you need balance, timing, commitment and patience alongside a number of other skills. You simply do not just sit there and tell the horse to go! Horse riding can fall under a number of branches, it can involve show jumping, dressage, cross country, polo, racing and even vaulting. However they all require the same basic principles. Humans have been riding horses for thousands and thousands of years. Back in those days, horses were used more for working purposes, such as hunting and rounding up herds of animals. And this is where the skills of horse riding have been developed and passed down through the years. If this is something you are interested in then there are a number of riding schools up and down the country that

cater for all levels of ability. You will be able to join in on group lessons that will be with people of your ability or get private lessons; however, these are usually shorter in time and more expensive. Getting on to your horse is difficult in itself. If you go for lessons at a riding school, they will help you with this as well as the basic riding, so don’t panic. You should always mount your horse from the left side, this is also called the near side. Take the reins with your left hand and place your left foot in the stirrup. In driving terms, the reins are like your steering wheel and the stirrup is your pedals. Hold the back of the saddle with your right hand, bounce gently in the stirrup and swing your right leg over the horse and sit down gently. So now you’re sat on your four legged friend, balance is essential. Sit up straight and look forward through the horse’s ears. Whenever I am teaching, I tell people to imagine that they are a puppet and that they have string attached to them pulling them upwards towards the ceiling. Make sure your weight is distributed evenly and that your heels are pointing down. Your shoulder, hip and heel should line up as if you are standing. Now you are almost ready to ride. But first you need to hold the reins properly. Make a fist with your hand and point your thumb up. Place the rein between your pinky and

ring finger, through the inside of your palm. Then fold your thumb over the reins. Hold your arms at a 90 degree angle from your shoulder to your elbow. Now you are ready to ride. Instructors will spend some time on making sure you have mastered this. It seems very basic, but it is hugely important when you start to work the horse. Most riding schools and clubs will provide a bombproof horse for your lesson alongside a riding hat. Comfortable clothing is advisable and sensible footwear. Trackys and wellies for your first lesson are totally acceptable. Jeans are a definite no! If this is something you want to take up in the long term then a riding hat should be your first purchase followed by riding boots. However, if you don’t fancy physically sitting on a horse this summer, but would like to watch some events, then why not head to The Royal Highland Show at Ingliston in Edinburgh that is taking place from 18-21 June where it is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year. There are a huge number of equestrian classes alongside plenty of other great attractions and tickets are currently on sale from the official site http://royalhighlandshow.org/ And another equestrian event worth putting in your diary is the Blair Atholl Horse Trials. This is Scotland’s leading equestrian event and gains attention worldwide. The Longines FEI European Eventing Championship takes place at Blair Castle from 10-13 September and tickets can be purchased from the box office. So have fun horseying Emylie Howie around this summer. @EmylieHowie


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