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MAGNERS SUMMER NIGHTS Magners Summer Nights will run across various weekends this summer with a 4-5 stunning line-up.

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MAGNERS SUMMER NIGHTS GOES OFF WITH A BANG THIS AUGUST! BRINGING YOU GLASVEGAS, RODDY FRAME, ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN + MANY MORE Between the overcast grey, constant torrents of rain and very occasional sunshine (normally at the most inconvenient time), this Summer’s not lived up to the original billing. We didn’t get what we were promised. But it is Scotland after all. But I can almost guarantee you there will be some Summer nights this year that really do live up to the billing. Big tasty apple-y tune infused Summer Nights. Magner’s Summer Nights this year returns to The Bandstand in Kelvingrove Park and is a month long celebration of established acts, from Scotland and beyond, and some of the best young talent around in Scottish music. It runs on two weekends in the month of August. There are a range of gigs on the 6th-8th and plenty more where that came from on the 13th-15th. With Magners in haun’, tunes in your ears and the sights and sounds of Glasgow’s famous park and West End, it is a really hard one to justify missing out on. The Kelvingrove Bandstand is one of the most exciting set ups in the city, and with a capacity of 2,500, these events promise to

be packed to the proverbial rafters as they welcome a fine array of musical talent. It all kicks off on 6 August as renowned Fife born singer songwriter King Creosote takes to the stage to get proceedings under way. He’ll perform tracks from his latest album, 2014 release From Scotland with Love. The prolific guitarman will be sharing the stage with some very special guests, including indie rock songwriter Withered Hand. Friday 7th will see Scottish born Roddy Frame of New Wave band Aztec Camera fame take the reins. I swear I didn’t mean that. The talented musician has established himself in his own right since the dissolution of the band, and is long considered a big player and wise old head in Scottish pop music. This is a great chance to see the intelligence of merging many genres and influences in the one place. He’ll be supported by singer/songwriter/ soulstress/wonder woman Siobhan Wilson. Saturday 8th night's gig is reserved for Glasgow indie rockers Glasvegas, who took the world by storm after the release of their eponymous first L.P. The Clash

inspired group have a sound that is born from Glasgow life, but where it merges all their influences to tell it. They’re coming back to the Kelvingrove Bandstand to give all that back to the city. Supported by The Libertine’s Carl Barat, The Jackals and Atom Tree, this is one of the stand-out gigs of the festival. It’s going to be a big one. The Sunday is reserved for student label Electric Honey Records and the Electric Honey Sessions, which is all organised by students and is all about supporting local acts, and local futures. In fact, it looks that good we’ve done another feature about it in this month’s edition. The second weekend in the calendar, from 13-15 August, kicks off with legendary British singer/songwriter Joan Armatrading. With influences of jazz, reggae, blues and soul, Armatrading brings with her over 40 year's of experience. She’s one of the most influential figures in British pop music. The night also sees singer/ songwriter Richard Navarro take to the stage. The Saturday night is headlined by US college rock legend Ben Folds. Best known

for his work with the Ben Folds Five, he’s taking to the stage with orchestral band YMUSIC. It’ll blend together some of the power pop sounds that Ben Fold’s made his name with and the powerful backing of an orchestra. It’s one not to be missed. Accompanied by Jellyman’s Daughter, they’ve went all out to make the Saturday night something different. Then wrapping up all these Summer Nights, and all that cider that no doubt came with it, is Echo & the Bunnymen. The post-punk and new wave act have been a massive influence to so many acts in the Scottish music scene, and expect this gig to be huge. That haunting, psychedelic sound really is as important now as it was then. They’ll be supported by Dave McCabe of The Zutons. So get online and have a look at what this festival of good music, and good bevvy, and (hopefully) decent enough sunshine is all about. The Summer might not quite be living up to everything we hoped it would, but at least by Cameron Willis some Nights @CameronWillis92 will. c.willis@tsaglasgow.com

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The Summer, good music and a nice cold glass of cider are amongst the best of life’s little pleasures – especially when you get the perfect combination of all three. Well, for several nights this August, Magners and Regular Music are supporting a range of big nights, top acts and Summer showcases, meaning that cider, sun and tune trifecta might not be so hard to attain after all. All the nights will be taking place at The Bandstand in Kelvingrove Park – the perfect Summery venue and the Magners Summer's Nights promise to be some of the best nights the famous park has ever seen. One of the nights, Sunday 9 August (save the date), is to be ran by world famous student run record label Electric Honey Records, bringing fans the Electric Honey Sessions. The label, which helped introduce Bell & Sebastian, Snow Patrol, Biffy Clyro and Calvin Harris will be working with students from a Glasgow Kelvin College events management programme, with the students organising everything from the bottom up – what could possibly go wrong? Electric Honey was formed in 1992 by Ken McCluskey of The Bluebells, and has been a platform for new music talent from across Scotland, and anywhere else, since then. Uncut magazine once described them as “the most successful student run label in the world”. They’ve helped shape the careers of some of the biggest names in the industry, and this Magners Summer Night is following that theme. It’s all about supporting the education of Scotland’s best and brightest event and music business talent – the promoters, organisers and people behind the scene make any event possible. The show will be

compered by BBC Scotland’s Vic Galloway, who’ll oversee seven top class acts throughout the afternoon and evening. There’s three piece Kilmarnock indie band Fatherson, Irish rockers Young Aviators and folk rock American country music inspired Woodenbox. Glaswegian singer songwriter Finn Lemarinel will bring his unique song writing and guitar slapping sound to the event, with Harry & the Hendersons (the rootsy Glasgow six-piece, not the Sasquatch and John Lithgow’s family) added to the bill alongside Glasgow’s alternative folk musician Mayor Stubbs. In supporting student would-be-musicbusiness-aficionados, this event also gives some of the best young Scottish artists around the chance to take to the stage. It’s a diverse line-up, with an array of musical talent from across the spectrum offering an enthralling line-up of roots music, acoustic music and that indie sound that so many young Scottish bands have helped to shape and become synonymous with. Enter headliners We Were Promised Jetpacks. The release of third studio album Unravelling cemented the Scots indie rockers reputation as one of the biggest names around in Scottish music. Formed in Edinburgh, but originally based in Glasgow, they plied their trade around some of the City’s venues that are just as famous as the scene itself. The five-piece has played one of the biggest roles in establishing that twanging guitar sound that has catapulted Scottish bands across the

globe – think Fat Cat Record label mates Frightened Rabbit or The Twilight Sad, or key influencers Biffy Clyro. On the Electric Honey gig, the band have promised fans “lots of energy and good noise”. And on that “good noise”, the band agree with Scotland’s hand on making it happen; “I think this goes back to our time at Uni, playing loads of gigs with all these other bands that we loved. Everyone was influenced by everyone else”. Coming back to Glasgow is also a big thing for fans of We Were Promised Jetpacks, but also for the band themselves; “[Glasgow] was really when we started playing proper gigs to people who were actually listening. There definitely is something great about the Glasgow music scene. When we were at Uni, everyone seemed to genuinely love each other’s bands, and there was very little rivalry or any of that nonsense. There were just so many great gigs on almost every night. I think I’ve still got a calendar from my last year in Glasgow, when all of my favourite bands played in one week at various venues throughout the city.” The Electric Honey Sessions kicks off at 3:30 on Sunday the 9th, and tickets are on sale for £14. And that really is pennies considering the depth of talent that will be taking to The Bandstand stage. We Were Promised Jetpacks as headliners will be hoping to send spirits flying, but the combination of other acts and sounds is what is really setting the event up to be the perfect kickstart to the musical month of Summery cidery nights ahead. And it might just be the perfect combination of all three you’ve been looking for this year.

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by Cameron Willis @CameronWillis92 c.willis@tsaglasgow.com

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WHAT MAKES GLASGOW GREAT?

It’s Patter!

Glesga! It’s a funny old town. And it’s not just about the uncontainable hilarity that goes on in her streets on a daily basis, about the smiles, the nightlife or even the heavy sound c**** that she plays host to. She’s got a lingo, a voice, an endless stream of pure dead pattery brilliance all of her own. Gaun yersel! It’s a place where hen can mean yir maw, yir granny, yir sister and yir pals, where you never teach your granny how to suck eggs, but where she can teach you the egg language. Where you call your house “ma bit”, where you go back hame for a piece, and where you call your wee brer out for putting floaters in the ginger. Where dodgy munchie boaxes can gie you the boak, where byraway tells you off, and where you’ll get ragdolled or get a doin’ for being a wido or bampot. Where shitebags are feart and where stoaters, wallopers and roasters get dinghied, chibbed or skelped for failing to wrap it, but where dodgy situations get patched. It’s where heavy means very (but doesny

really), and where the unwashed are clatty, where buses are hoachin’ and where they aw love the swally. It’s where taps come aff in the sunshine, and where everyone collectively gies it laldy, and drinks tonic in the park whilst screamin’ out yaldi. It’s where a screamer of a goal is called a peach, and where the brave are called gallus, but start greetin’ and get riddys if they get embarrassed. It’s where hapnin’ means hello, where the kids are weans, where some folk are glaikit, and where a wee donder is a half mile trek to the bevvy shop for a cargo. It’s where you get blootered off wine, but cure it with council juice, and where a 3L is an acceptable weekend refreshment. It’s where teenagers give a big “get it right up ye” to teachers and dog it from school, then go round the bin sheds after they’ve done a bunk for a snout whilst somebody keeps edgie as they scratch in menchies. It’s where everything is sound, unless of course it isnae, where geez it means please, and where aye right is a statement

of doubt. It’s where pish and shite are acceptable describing words, where hardmen are solid and where describing your point of view begins with ahwizlitaht. It’s where nightclubs are called the dancin’, where you go for a winch, unless your hackit or a munter, cos you’ll defos get knocked back, and it’s where “will you nip ma pal” was an appropriate chat up line. It’s where you get wired to the moon, and the home of “here we f***in’ go”! It’s where being a radge and telling the polis to haud their weesht will get you a weekender, and where almost every weekend’s a belter. It’s where 10 months of the year are Baltic, but where you coorie in to keep warm. And it’s where we really are all Jock Thompson’s bairns. It’s Glesga, it’s funny, it’s full o’ patter, and it’s pure dead brulyint!

by Cameron Willis @CameronWillis92 c.willis@tsaglasgow.com


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What’s On: GCU News

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GCU PODIATRISTS TO SCREEN 1,000 SPECIAL OLYMPIANS

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

A Shed Load of Science will tour Glasgow this summer, as part of a new science-art project, funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The mobile shed brings together community artists, Glasgow University scientists and the Glasgow Science Festival, with the aim of making chemistry fun whilst highlighting the significance of chemistry to our everyday lives. Attractions featured in the shed include hands-on experiments, the science behind paint and dyes and how to turn your smartphone into a microscope. The shed

will also explore a range of subjects from fluorescent animals, to sustainable food and climate change and to the chemistry of fireworks. The shed will be found at gala days in Possilpark and Lambhill, the first annual MugStock festival and Doune The Rabbit Hole. It will also pop up at school playgrounds allowing children to get engaged with science during lunch and artists and scientists will collaborate on a free programme of workshops for various community groups.

University of Strathclyde student, 21-year-old Rebecca Pick, has won a UK wide award after inventing a state of the art personal safety alarm. The ‘Personal Guardian’, which recently won the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards, was developed in Rebeccas’s final year of her marketing and enterprise degree at Strathclyde University. The recent graduate came up with the idea of a wearable alarm linked to a roundthe-clock monitoring service after she heard of a horrible incident involving a young woman being raped near her flat on the South Side of Glasgow. Rebecca, who previously lived in York and Drumnadrochit in Highland, said: “I’m mainly marketing the safety device as an alarm for lone workers and the student market. It’s designed to be discreetly attached to clothing and it gives off an alarm silently.” To activate the alarm, which can be concealed under clothes, wearers press down two buttons simultaneously, activating their phone by bluetooth. The phone then sends a signal to a monitoring station, where staff can listen and determine whether an attack is taking

place. As the device is also connected to the user's smartphone via an app, they can also program whether or not to have a sound emitted from the device when activated, as some feel noise could aggravate an attacker. The app also allows users to select emergency contacts who will be sent your location in an emergency. When the alarm is activated, an internal microphone and the microphone on the user’s smart phone will record. This will record all dialogue which can then be used in court to get a conviction. “There’s a risk for people who go out alone for their work and their employers have duty of care to them; there’ll be someone at the other end to answer the call if they set off their alarm”, added Rebecca. Pick Protection has received over £10,000 in prize money from various business competitions and received a £60,000 investment from Gabriel, an angel investment syndicate. The alarm is now in the final stages of development and Rebecca hopes the product will be commercially available in October.

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Podiatrists from Glasgow Caledonian University's School of Health and Life Sciences are volunteering with the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes programme in Los Angeles, California. Podiatry students Sharon McQuillan and Martin McCafferty, and lecturer Mandy Abbott, will join other international volunteers to screen the foot health of over 1,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities at the World Games in the Fit Feet wing of the programme. Both students are being sponsored by the School of Health and Life sciences. “I have worked on smaller scale sporting

events with intellectually disabled athletes and the feeling you get when your work puts a smile on someone’s face really builds your self-esteem. So, to take part in these Games will be a tremendous experience”, said Martin. It is the first time GCU students have joined the Special Olympics World Games screening team, although they are regular volunteers at the national games. Seven thousand athletes from 170 countries will compete in the 21 Olympic sports at the 14th Special Olympics World Summer Games.

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MISS SCOTLAND 2015 GRAND FINAL THIS AUGUST

Miss Scotland 2010 winner, Nicola Mimnagh

When thinking of the term ‘Miss Scotland’, it’s hard not to imagine images like that of Nicola Mimnagh – Miss Scotland 2010 and director at The Catwalk Academy, who are now responsible for the Miss Scotland competitions – posing in a tiny Scottish flag print bikini, showing off her enviable, model body. Or you might recall seeing other former Miss Scotland’s at various events, using their titles to host fashion shows and charity events. Often, when thinking of Miss Scotland, we’re reminded of beautiful women, parading around a stage, being judged on their beauty. But how many stop and think of the differences a ‘Miss Scotland’ will make to society? How many consider the fact that Nicola Mimnagh, the aforementioned beauty in the bikini, has raised over £100,000 for the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS)? Whilst the earliest beauty pageants used to judge women solely on looks, times have certainly changed. For one thing, Miss

Scotland 2015 doesn’t claim to be a beauty pageant but rather a search for an ambassador for Scotland – an ‘intelligent, attractive young woman with the character and composure required to represent her country at home and abroad’. However, at first glance when looking at the 2015 finalists, a group of ten young women from all over Scotland, one initial thought does spring to mind. They are all absolutely gorgeous. Which does beg the question of whether beauty still triumphs in competitions which supposedly value the ‘full package’ of brains and beauty. But with some further digging, it transpires that the contestants are indeed also intelligent – many are at university or have graduated, with subjects studied ranging from marketing, to maths, pharmacology to international fashion branding, sustainable development and more. Other finalists are also in full time work but all have charitable nature, stating that they will use their position, as so many of the winners before them have done, to raise

money for their chosen charities – which vary from Parkinson’s UK to Yorkhill, Clan Cancer Charity and The Mental Health Foundation, to name a few. The charitable work that former winners have undertaken is one of the most positive aspects of these types of competitions, they can use their positions to become ambassadors for charities and raise vital funds through the exposure the competition provides. Perhaps one day we will see a young woman who also defies the traditional standards of ‘beauty’ at a competition like this, someone who is smart, charitable and confident, as it is still a fact that these types of competitions are looking for ‘intelligent and attractive’ individuals. But until then let’s hope whomever is crowned Miss Scotland 2015 at the glitzy grand finalé on August 27 at The Radisson Blu will continue to defy misconceptions behind ‘beauty competitions’ and use their position to raise awareness and money for their chosen charities who absolutely deserve it.

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

Glasgow University Student, Julie Govan (19) from Stonehouse, in final 10 of Miss Scotland Congratulations on your place in the final, Julie! Lanarkshire is so proud to have you representing it and Stonehouse will most certainly be rooting for you in the Grand Finalé. While things are beginning to get quite “go, go, go!” in these last few weeks before the final, The Student Advertiser were interested in finding out your thoughts on some matters – all make-up aside. FIRST AND FOREMOST, WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO RUN FOR MISS SCOTLAND 2015? Miss Scotland is a competition I have been interested in from an extremely young age. Initially, being wowed by the glamour of the contestants as a child, and then realising that the finalists are all very, very clever, not only glamorous, as a teenager. Having followed the competition from such a young age, it’s always been something that I have been inspired to participate in. I wanted to compete to have the chance to become an ambassador for my country. I felt that this year was a good year to apply as next year I will – hopefully – be a Maths and Professional Education graduate, heading for full time employment. Back: (l-r) Christina Chlak, Stephanie Dunn, Romy McCahill, Olivia McPike, Megan Fitzpatrick, Mhairi Fergusson, Ayme Dolby, Alexandra Lamont. Front: (l-r) Tessa Forbes, Julie Govan


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WHAT DO YOU FEEL THE PURPOSE OF PAGEANTS IS AND IS IT DIFFERENT FOR EACH FINALIST? DO YOU FEEL AS THOUGH COMPETING GIVES YOU A PLATFORM TO SAY WHAT YOU’D LIKE TO BE HEARD OR IS IT AS SIMPLE AS LOVING THE GLAM OF IT ALL? I have competed in Galaxy pageants before and I would say these were more about showing your glamour – but I was young. Being a finalist in the Miss Scotland competition has been a completely different experience. I do believe that the purpose of entering the competition is the same for each contender, although we all bring different qualities. One of the greatest things about Miss… competitions is that they enable you to raise awareness for charities of your choice.

Miss Scotland 2015 finalist, Julie Govan

WOULD YOU SAY THAT YOUR REASONS FOR ENTERING HAVE CHANGED THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS OR ARE YOU STILL REMAINING TRUE TO YOUR ORIGINAL AMBITIONS? No. My reason so far have remained the same: to become an ambassador for Scotland. However, during the last few months I have had some fantastic opportunities to meet some inspirational people and new friends. As a Miss Scotland finalist, I’d like to use the role to raise awareness for Parkinsons UK, in my opinion, a severely under-publicised charity that do a fantastic job with this debilitating disease that affects many families. IT’S A COMMON IDEA THAT BEAUTY PAGEANTS ARE LOADED WITH STIGMA AND STEREOTYPES WITH MANY PEOPLE PALMING OFF THOSE WHO COMPETE AS “TALENTLESS”, “NOT SMART ENOUGH FOR A JOB” AND “LAZY” – BY THE PRESS, FOR USING THEIR LOOKS FOR MONEY. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS STEREOTYPE PERHAPS BEING ASSOCIATED WITH YOU, OUT OF YOUR CONTROL? IS IT A TRUE REPRESENTATION OF ALL GIRLS WHO CHOSE TO COMPETE? Firstly, Miss Scotland is not a beauty pageant: it’s a competition to find an ambassador for our country. Of course, there is an element of beauty but it’s all about beauty with a purpose. You’ll find over the years that many of the Miss Scotland contestants are well educated, often university graduates, and they are certainly not talentless. The winner of Miss Scotland will go on to compete at Miss World where there is a talent round. As a finalist, I am well aware of the hard work required to carry out the role of Miss Scotland because the successful candidate will effectively have a full time job. Like

everything, there is always negativity and always people who will stereotype. My feeling is these people lack a true understanding of what the competition is and have been misled. Both myself and the other contestants know within ourselves that we are not ‘talentless’, ‘not smart enough for a job’ or indeed ‘lazy’. I have very tough competition; every contestant is a worthy winner. THE WORLD IS LED TO BELIEVE THAT THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY CAN BE A CRUEL ONE TO FIND YOURSELF IN – LOADED WITH BODY-SHAMING, EATING DISORDERS AND OFTEN INCOMPREHENSIBLE AND UNREALISTIC STANDARDS. HAVING NOW TASTED IT, DO YOU BELIEVE THIS IS TRUE FROM YOUR OWN EXPERIENCES? WHAT ARE YOUR REASONS FOR YOUR OPINION? I agree to an extent that it is tough to be comfortable with your own body image when you are surrounded by an array of gorgeous girls – all with fantastic figures. However, if you’re confident enough within yourself, it shouldn’t be an issue. Miss Scotland isn’t looking for a “supermodel”. As I’ve previously said, they are trying to find an ambassador. Looking after yourself and your body image is healthy; everyone should have a healthy, balanced diet and an element of fitness in their life. Being a Miss Scotland finalist hasn’t had an impact on my diet plan or fitness regime. DMC Fitness is one of Miss Scotland’s sponsors and one of our challenges is a full day of fitness trials which was designed to show that contestants are required to have high energy and high stamina ticking on the inside. AS A STUDENT OF MATHS, HOW DO YOU FEEL HAVING AN EDUCATION BEHIND YOU WILL PLAY IN YOUR

FAVOUR IN THE APPROACHING FINAL? DOES WORKING TOWARDS A COMPLETE UNIVERSITY EDUCATION HOLD ANY WEIGHT IN BEAUTY PAGEANTS? I hope that being in full time education shows I am dedicated and always strive to be my best. I also hope that it influences future contestants from similar backgrounds to apply, moving away from the stereotypical beliefs that you asked about previously. IF NOT, DO YOU THINK JUDGES SHOULD LOOK MORE AT THE COMPLETE PACKAGE OF A CONTENDER BEFORE MAKING A FINAL DECISION? Miss Scotland contestants have to take part in a number of appearances and challenges which all challenge different strengths prior to the final. Therefore, the judges do look at the complete package, not just on how the finalists perform on the night. AS YOU WILL KNOW, NOWADAYS THE SPOTLIGHT NEVER VEERS OFF STARLETS LIKE KENDALL AND KYLIE JENNER WHO ARE BRANDED AS “ONLY BEING BEAUTIFUL BECAUSE THEY HAVE MONEY”. IN YOUR OPINION, DO YOU FEEL AS THOUGH THE GIRLS WHO ARE NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL WILL ALWAYS TRIUMPH THE ONES MORE “MADE-UP”? DO YOU FEEL AS THOUGH CONVENTIONAL BEAUTY IS STILL VALUED BY THE PANEL? Beauty is only skin deep. And, in my opinion, the personality of an individual will always shine through. Of course, conventional beauty is still valued because the “made-up” look still requires a canvas to work from. Actually, in relation to Miss Scotland, the girls and I will take part in a number of these challenges bare faced.

RELATING BACK TO THE IDEA OF ‘BODY SHAMING’, LOW CONFIDENCE AND GIRLS BULLYING EACH OTHER: ARE THESE ISSUES THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED? IS EVERYONE WHO COMPETES FRIENDLY AND SUPPORTIVE, OR DO YOU FEEL THAT PAGEANTS ARE LACKING ‘GIRL LOVE’? I can 100% confirm I am competing alongside nine of the loveliest girls. This year’s competition is definitely not lacking girl love. We chat most days! I’m very thankful for this opportunity, I have made some great new friends. FINALLY (YOU’LL BE GLAD TO KNOW!), IS THERE ANY ADVICE YOU WOULD OFFER A YOUNG GIRL KEEN TO ENTER MISS SCOTLAND 2016 WHO IS PERHAPS WEARY OF THE STIGMA SURROUNDING BEAUTY PAGEANTS? WHAT WOULD YOU TELL HER? For anyone keen to enter Miss Scotland 2016, I would definitely recommend it as, for me, I have had lots of great experiences. Everyone who applies for Miss Scotland has a common goal, to become an ambassador for our country. As I said earlier, stigma and negativity come from those who lack an understanding of the competition. Miss Scotland is not all about the glamour of the finalist on the night but proving that through hard work and dedication, you are worthy. IF YOU WIN MISS SCOTLAND 2015, HOW WILL YOU USE YOUR TITLE? If I was lucky enough to take the title of Miss Scotland 2015, I would use this opportunity to be the best ambassador possible, working closely with Parkinson’s UK to help raise awareness where it needs it most – for this cruel, often ignored disease. I wouldn’t hesitate to consider a year out of education which would enable me to give my undivided attention to the role and focus on growing to be the best Scottish representative that I know I could be. In doing so, I hope I will encourage girls of all ages, educations and backgrounds to work hard and follow their dreams.

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THIS SUMMER SEES THE RETURN OF SCOTLAND’S VERY OWN CITY FESTIVAL, GLASGOW SUMMER SESSIONS With August being rammed full of musical extravaganzas, there really isn’t a better time to visit Glasgow. Many will be heading in the opposite direction to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival, but the more savvy of the bunch will be heading over to Scotland’s largest city for the start of Scotland’s very own city festival, Glasgow Summer Sessions. This August, Scotland’s only outdoor city music festival will return to Bellahouston Park for two nights, taking place on 29 and 30 August. It is brought to you by Scottish promoters and event organisers, DF Concerts, the company behind the hugely popular T in the Park. On Saturday 29, Paolo Nutini will be heading home to perform at the huge outdoor gig as the headlining act. The multi-award winning artist will play to a home crowd of more than 35,000 people bringing us hits from his chart topping album Caustic Love, and hits from his earlier work. CEO of DF Concerts & Events, Geoff Ellis said: “Paolo was a sensation headlining last year’s T in the Park, so we are delighted to announce that he will be headlining Glasgow Summer Sessions on Saturday 29th August. Paolo has sold out gigs at The SSE Hydro, O2 Academy and across the globe – this is going to be an incredible event and a welcome return home for a

Scottish music great.” Nutini will make a welcome return to Glasgow, brining his impressive nine-piece band The Vipers with him. He will also be joined by music legend Grace Jones, who last played here in the Clyde Auditorium at the age of sixty in 2009. The chart-topping Jamaican artist and James Bond superstar will bring classics like “Pull Up to the Bumper” and “Slave to the Rythm” to the 35,000 strong crowd. Revelers can expect an exhilarating live performance from Jones who celebrates over 4 decades in the music industry. Other acts set for the Saturday night agenda include Dundee rockers The View who have recently returned from performing at T in the Park for the eighth time and are set to continue the festival spirit at Summer Sessions. They will be joined by Northern Irish singer songwriter Soak and Glasgow band Tuff Love. Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding and John Newman will bring the festival to a close the next day on Sunday 30. We can definitely expect a party with chart dominator, Calvin Harris bringing the stage to a close. Having written and produced tracks for artists such as Rhianna, Kylie Minogue and Ellie Goulding, and surpassing Michael Jackson in holding the record for the most Top 10 hits from one studio album, it will truly

be a night not to be missed. Geoff Ellis, CEO of DF Concerts & Events said: “Following on from his incredibly memorable headline performance at last year’s T in the Park, this will be Calvin’s first headline at an outdoor show in Scotland [this year] – so we are thrilled that it will be at Glasgow Summer Sessions. Calvin has previously played two sell-out dates at The Hydro and has toured the world playing his chart-topping tracks, so this will be an incredible gig that shouldn’t be missed” Harris will be joined by “Love Me Like You Do” superstar Ellie Goulding and soulpop sensation John Newman. Other supporters also include Disciples, who have recently collaborated with Harris on chart topper “How Deep Is Your Love” and LA band Burns.

Last year’s Summer Sessions saw US superstars, The Killers, and DJs David Guetta and Steve Angello perform to over 70,000 people at Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park across three dates and according to organisers, the event attracted thousands of visitors to the city and provided a massive boost to the local economy. Tickets are still available and can be purchased via ticketmaster.


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AUGUST 2015, ISSUE 12 WE’RE EXCITED TO HEAR THE ALBUM, WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM IT? AS IT’S YOUR FIFTH, IS THERE ANYTHING ON THERE THAT YOU THINK WILL REALLY SURPRISE FANS? Well we tried not to make it too extreme and we’ve gone back to basics as we can get carried away in the studio sometimes. Albert Hammond Jr was a good influence in the studio, it was like he was another member of the band

TSA CAUGHT UP WITH DUNDEE ROCKERS THE VIEW In 2015, The View turn 10. It’s crazy to think it’s been a whole decade since the Dundonian lads started showing off their musical talents and driving crowds wild. However, as we found out in our interview ahead of their performance at Summer Sessions on Aug 29, they’ve actually been together a whole lot longer than 10 years, having met at the tender ages of 14. It’s a testament to the strength of the band that they’re still together after all that time and, more importantly, still making brilliant music – their fifth studio album Ropewalk, is due for release on September 11. So ahead of the release of the new album, their UK tour and performance at Summer Nights, The View somehow managed to find some time to talk to TSA about partying with Paolo, sobering influences and macaroni pies: FIRSTLY, HI GUYS, THANKS FOR SPEAKING WITH US! HAVE YOU BEEN ENJOYING YOUR SUMMER SO FAR?

Hi, yes thanks. It’s been good getting out and playing our new material at some festivals. We’re not used to having so much time off which we had to do to make the album so we’re glad to be headed out on tour again soon. YOUR SET AT T IN THE PARK LOOKED AMAZING, AND WE READ THAT T IS YOUR FAVOURITE FESTIVAL, SO HOW DOES IT FEEL WHEN YOU'RE UP ON THAT STAGE HEARING FANS SINGING YOUR SONGS BACK TO YOU? Yeah it was great, T in The Park never fails us, we always get a great reaction. ARE YOU EXCITED TO PLAY AT SUMMER SESSIONS? ARE YOU FRIENDLY WITH THE OTHER SCOTTISH PERFORMERS LIKE PAOLO NUTINI AND DO YOU FEEL A SORT OF KINSHIP WITH OTHER SCOTTISH PERFORMERS? HAVE YOU GOT ANY PLANS TO GO OUT AND PARTY AFTERWARDS? Yeah we’re excited and yeah we know Paolo, he was actually on a track on our 2nd album called ‘Covers’. I’m sure we’ll be partying afterwards as usual, not sure of any plans as yet but open to suggestions?

YOU’VE BEEN QUOTED IN THE PAST TALKING ABOUT DRINKING WHEN WRITING NEW MATERIAL (“WHEN I’M SMASHED AND IT’S WHATEVER COMES INTO MY HEAD. IF I’M THINKING ABOUT IT – THAT’S WHEN IT GOES TO SHITE” “DRINK MAN, COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF DRINK. WE ARE SPENDING A FORTUNE EVERY DAY ON EVERY KIND OF ALCOHOL AND WE THOUGHT WE WERE GENIUSES, THE GREATEST TIME EVER”) .. DID YOU USE THE SAME KIND OF TACTICS WHEN MAKING THIS NEW ALBUM? OR DID YOU TRY ANOTHER ROUTE? No we held it down this time. Albert Hammond Jr is teetotal which obviously meant he was a good influence on us and yeah of course we drank, but nothing too extreme this time as we knew we only had a short time in the studio and wanted to make sure the record sounded on point. Also we were in Hamburg and the local pubs were pretty depressing WHAT WAS IT LIKE WORKING WITH ALBERT HAMMOND JR ON THE NEW ALBUM? Like I said it was great, we really bonded professionally and personally. As well as a sobering influence, he was great at making sure we got the best drum sounds and guitar sounds. Him and Gus Oberg co-produced the whole record and they were both brilliant. WHEN TOURING A NEW ALBUM, DO YOU EVER GET NERVOUS PLAYING NEW MATERIAL? IS THERE ANY PARTICULAR TRACK THAT YOU FEEL ALWAYS GETS THE BEST REACTION? AND WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE PART OF TOURING?

Not really no, I’d say more excited to play something fresh. I’d say we’re probably a bit on edge when premiering the new material but the more we play them the easier it gets and it’s satisfying to see the crowd reaction. It’s hard to say which song gets the best reaction to be honest, they’re all equally brilliant tunes – they’re our babies. WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING WITH YOUR TIME OFF BETWEEN THE LAST ALBUM TOUR AND THIS ONE? Obviously writing songs and have been doing a bit of golf/cycling/drinking. Not all at the same time – w a h e y! DO YOU ALL STILL LIVE IN SCOTLAND? IF NOT, WHAT DO YOU MOST LOOK FORWARD TO ABOUT COMING HOME FOR A GIG? No I’m in London, Pete’s in Liverpool and the others are in Scotland. So yeah it’s good for me to come home for the gigs and see family. Also to grab a macaroni pie. YOU ALWAYS SEEM TO GIVE OFF QUITE A LAID-BACK VIBE BUT YOU ARE A HUGE, SUCCESSFUL BAND, SO HOW DO YOU ALL MANAGE TO KEEP YOUR FEET ON THE GROUND? WOULD YOU PULL EACH OTHER UP IF ONE OF YOU GOT A BIT TOO BIG FOR THEIR BOOTS? Ha yeah of course we would. We’ve been in the industry for a good while now and the glamour has worn off of the music industry a bit so it’s easy to stay grounded to be honest. AND FINALLY CONGRATS ON THE 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR! WE WEREN’T SURE OF THE EXACT DATE SO IF IT’S BEEN HOW DID YOU ALL CELEBRATE? Actually we’ve not even celebrated that yet. That’s mental really 10 years isn’t but it’s even longer than that as we’ve been together since we were 14 (feels old). The View support Paolo Nutini at upcoming Glasgow festival, Glasgow Summer Sessions. Tickets still available. by Courtney Hendry

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Don’t be surprised if you see some dapper looking cyclists riding around Glasgow this August 30 as the classiest charity bike ride of all is back for another 10 mile journey around the city. The Harris Tweed Ride originally started in 2011 and was founded by weaver Mike Donald – then took the concept, “wrapped it in Harris Tweed and the best Scottish music, food and drink, to create an annual tour of all that is good in our fair cities”, according to the event’s official Facebook page. The stylish cycle also aims to raise money for its chosen charity, The Linda Norgrove Foundation, which was established in 2010 as a grant-giving trust that funds

education, health and childcare for women and children affected by the war in Afghanistan, in memory of Scottish aid worker Linda Norgrove. Money raised from the event will be donated towards heart surgery for one young girl who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to afford the treatment, along with teaching orphans sewing and textile skills. Keep an eye on the official Harris Tweed Bike Ride Facebook page for more information about tickets for the fashionable event. by Courtney Hendry @courtneysarahx c.hendry@tsaglasgow.com


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MEGABYTES: CATERING FOR THE GAMING GENERATION

GLESGAMES SET TO RETURN FOR ALL NEW TOURNAMENT This month, GlesGames is set to return for a fourth time with G4: Glesgames Type 4 (named after the Namco classic) set to take place on August 29 at the Piper on the Square bar in the heart of the city centre. The event follows on 6 weeks from their 3rd Strike event and will once again offer gamers a chance to engage in friendly local multiplayer gaming from both modern and retro era consoles. Competitions are set to take place across PS4, Xbox One, Wii U and several classic gaming consoles with a range of excellent prizes available such as a Street Fighter World Warrior Encyclopaedia available to the winner of an Ultra Street Fighter IV tournament and a host of other items provided by mainstream and independent game developers. Organiser of the event, Simon Marshall, said he came up with the idea of hosting GlesGames as a chance for Scotland’s gaming community to finally get together after a gaming expo was cancelled in 2014. “Scotland has quite a large gaming community and a lot of us know each other online but hadn’t really had the chance to meet up” he explained. “When the Game Expo was cancelled, we decided to still meet up and have a drink but I couldn’t help thinking that I’d really love to play games with these guys that I’ve been speaking to day in and day out. “So that’s exactly what we did and we held our first event in March 2015 and it’s really gone from strength to strength since then. The feedback really has been tremendous but I never could have imagined that it would get as big as it has and people would be asking for us to hold new events

constantly.” That high demand led to GlesGames jumping ship from Shawland’s Burrell Bar to their latest venue and the event seems to be continuing to grow in popularity. Simon believes the success of the event is based on appealing to what made people fall in love with gaming in the first place as well as what they love now. “It’s different from playing online with someone in a different country,” he says. “You get to see their reactions and watch them enjoying themselves. I get a real kick out of that, seeing people laughing and joking, whereas online can sometimes be a little bit faceless. “I think given that it’s an over-18 event, everyone who’s there grew up playing games with their friends or their siblings on the N64 or the old PlayStation, the Sega Mega Drive and so on. We’re looking to bring those old consoles back out because people have such fond memories of them. It’s about nostalgia and going back to what originally made gaming so fun.” Tickets to the event, which also grant access to every competition on the night and a chance to play all of the machines on display, are available for £5 and can be purchased by searching for ‘GlesGames’ on Eventbrite. More games and features are set to be announced over the course of the next few weeks and in the lead up to the event. For more information or to get in touch with organisers directly, check out @GlesGames on Twitter or facebook.com/ by Derek Healey @Healey26 glesgames. d.healey@tsaglasgow.com

There have been many a night out that – as I’ve grimaced at the dirt between my blistering, peep toe stilettos during a moment of silence for my newly missing blazer – I’ve wished I just stayed at home. I could’ve had some pizza and played some Mario within the warmth of my own home, surrounded by the people I want to be there. While as students we hold the strongest reputation for having the craziest, guilt-free experiences – all to share with disbelieving grandchildren in the future – this isn’t always the case. Howard Street’s new and potentially best chill out zone MEGAbytes have realised this, and students are about to love them for it… “We basically set out to create a larger replica of the perfect ‘gamers living room,” – says Nav Saran, gaming enthusiast and co-director of MEGAbytes. “(We) had gaming evenings every week at my house, basically involving good food, good vibes and great games. We just wanted to bring that to as many people as possible.” As a spokesperson for the Netflix generation, I can safely confirm that the best way to get us students out of our pyjamas and into socialising is to offer us a taste of home in the outdoors. We’re talking cake over Cava here, milkshakes over Margaritas, board games over boring music… and none of that awkward wingmanning that sees you babysitting on the side lines for the entire evening.

“We offer the chance for people to go toe to toe with their favourite game characters and memories because, ultimately, it’s all about the nostalgia these games create.” Offering services such as the Super Nintendo, Star Wars Pod Racing, Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, the SEGA Saturn and Cards Against Humanity, the warm reception of this student pad-come public area is already sitting favourably with guests who’ve turned up in their thousands on social media to support the MEGAbytes Facebook page. The zone have their own themed evenings where dress-up and cosplay is absolutely encouraged – “Hell, we’ll even throw in a free slice of cake”, says Nav, which is good enough for me! A recent winner of ‘best costume’, Honey Lemon from Big Hero 6, was awarded a free drink for every day of the month as her prize. Now, does that not sound like fun? We think so, too. “We’d love to have as many people with different interests pop in and enjoy the location. Whether it ranges from after hour board game marathons, murder mystery events, gaming sessions or even Q + A sessions with game industry developers. We’re hoping we will grow to have something for everyone.” Find MegaNav, Danny Aran, Amber Twilight and the rest of the MEGAbytes gang on 169 Howard Street. www. by Rachael Procter facebook.com/ @rrretro___ r.procter@tsaglasgow.com

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GLASWEGIAN COMIC LIMMY ON DAFT WEE STORIES Limmy, the hugely popular Glaswegian comedian, released his first book, Daft Wee Stories, at the end of July. Ahead of his UK tour promoting the book’s release, I spoke to him about writing books in the context of his career so far and about what sorts of stories his fans can expect to read, including some with a few of his more well-known characters. YOU’VE DONE WEB SHOWS, HAD THE TV SHOW, MADE PODCASTS, INTRODUCED US TO THE PLASTERER THROUGH VINE, AND NOW YOU’RE AN AUTHOR. WAS WRITING A BOOK OF SHORT STORIES JUST THE NEXT LOGICAL STEP FOR YOU? I wouldn’t say it was the next logical step but it definitely made sense in a way. I really enjoyed it. I never felt like “what I should do now is write a book” but I don’t know how it never popped into my mind before. It was only after the publisher saw all my wee stories on my website that they approached me to write the book. Short stories made sense because I’m so used to writing the sketches, you know, short ideas. It just made sense and it felt really natural. If I had started writing a novel, I’d be like “wait a minute man, I’ve bitten

off more than I can chew”. From this point, I think the next logical step would be writing longer stories and maybe even a novel. THROUGH YOUR PRESENCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA, YOU’VE ALREADY GIVEN US PLENTY OF STORIES WITH CHARACTERS LIKE YOUR MATE RENNIE AND HIS GRANDA, WHO PROVED TO BE PARTICULARLY POPULAR. DO ANY OF THEM MAKE AN APPEARANCE IN THE BOOK? Well I can say that Rennie and his Granda are in the book. I was going to put in all the other ones but I thought, who is going to read this book? How many people do I want to read it? You know, some people read about Rennie and his Granda and when they actually spell it out, they would say this is about an incestuous and, I assume they’d say, nonconsensual relationship between this guy and his grandad, who he puts in hospital. His Granda will maybe try to escape from the hospital but the good thing is that Rennie has a pal in hospital who grasses the Granda into him, at which point Rennie comes round and batters him in his hospital bed. (At this point, Limmy bursts into laughter.) To me that’s really funny, obviously not in real life, but because it’s so brutal and I put it forward as comedy, that’s just funny in itself. I thought that if I put that in a book, how much is that going to overshadow the other stories? It’s right up my street but maybe it’s for a darker book. However, once I was writing it all and I saw the

general way that all the other stories were going, it just seemed right. The story about Rennie and his Granda is the last one in the book. I thought it would be good to sign off with that. DO ANY OF THE STORIES FEATURED IN THE BOOK STEM FROM IDEAS YOU HAD FOR SKETCHES? ALTERNATIVELY, DO ANY OF THEM HAVE A CHANCE OF BEING TURNED INTO A SKETCH IN THE FUTURE? I would love to do a Daft Wee Stories TV show or at least something about it on the internet. I have this big list of ideas and then later on, I’ll stick them on a spreadsheet with other ideas. When it came to writing for the TV series, I would look over them and go, “that one would go well, and that one would maybe be good for [Limmy’s character] Jacqueline.” Then I had other ideas that I didn’t know how to take further. So with the book, I would go through the list and see if there were any ideas I didn’t use for reasons such as I wasn’t allowed to film it or there was budgetary concerns etc. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I wrote all this stuff for Limmy’s Show, couldn’t do them and just put them in the book. They’re just general ideas and I wasn’t sure what to do with them at the time. Basically, I just store them like a wee squirrel with its nuts. YOU’RE KICKING OFF YOUR BOOK TOUR AT GLASGOW’S ORAN MOR FOLLOWED BY DATES THROUGHOUT THE UK. DESPITE THE BBC KEEPING LIMMY’S SHOW ON SCOTTISH SCREENS, YOU MUST BE PRETTY CHUFFED WITH YOUR EXTENSIVE BRITISH FOLLOWING? It’s excellent. I don’t take it for granted. I mean if Limmy’s Show was shown UK-wide, you would just look at it as an average figure in terms of how

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many televisions had it on and viewing percentages and all the rest of it. For instance, there are a few dates in Glasgow but the single biggest night of the tour is in London at the Union Chapel. It has a capacity of 900 whereas I think Oran Mor’s is around 300. I was doing a thing at Leicester Square Theatre in London the week before the tour started and it was full of people who know my stuff from the BBC iPlayer or YouTube or whatever. That’s really good as it is people who didn’t actually see it on the TV, they were just told about it and they’ve actually searched for it themselves. It’s all sold out and it’s good to know there are people in Newcastle, Manchester and London who probably didn’t see Limmy’s Show and are still coming to buy the book. FINALLY, YOUR “FANS FIRST 4EVA” MOTTO HAS ALWAYS BEEN APPRECIATED BY YOUR FANS. CAN THEY EXPECT YOU TO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND FOR THEM ON YOUR TOUR? That is a cast-iron guarantee. I plan to do exactly that. I thought that if I don’t at least do something from Limmy’s Show, someone would end up shouting “requiem” at me. You know, I would be halfway through the reading and some guy would be like: “stuff this man, do Jacqueline!” So I’m going to start the shows by doing some of that stuff. I mean I won’t be coming on with a wig or anything but I’ll be talking about it at least, just to get it out of the way and warm up the crowd a bit. I’ll read some of the stories and talk about some interesting stuff about the stories and do a wee Q&A session after that. It’ll finish off with the actual book signing. I’ve already read one of the stories at the thing in Leicester Square but I’m not sure how the Q&A will go. I’ve never been to anything like this before so that will be a new experience for me. I’m looking forward to it though! Daft Wee Stories is now available to purchase. If you missed Limmy’s book tour stop at Oran Mor on 30 July, he will be returning on 10, 11, 12 and 13 August! You can order by Aidan Scott tickets online now. @bigaidan a.scott@tsaglasgow.com


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PRIDE Glasgow Pride is nearly upon us, and TSA can’t wait! Pride celebrations take place all around the world, with each festival offering something totally unique to each location. Pride Glasgow is Scotland’s largest LGBT+ Pride festival, and through the Pride Fund raised £6,500 for LGBT youth groups in 2014. Pride is the perfect platform to celebrate queer culture and everything we have achieved as a community. Also, there’s face paint. This year’s event takes place between Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August, and TSA has compiled everything you need to know. THE PARADE: No Pride celebration is complete without a march through the city. Pride Glasgow 2015’s kicks off and concludes at Glasgow Green, the primary venue for the festival. Marchers should assemble at Glasgow Green from 12.15pm with the parade starting at 1pm. This year’s theme at Pride Glasgow is happiness, and everyone is encouraged to wear bright colours, hold banners and show off what Pride means for you. MUSIC: Aside from the iconic march through Glasgow, Pride plays host to a horde of diverse music acts with something to please everyone. Headlining Saturday night at Pride Glasgow, for example, is Katrina Leskanich, the Grammynominated lead singer of Katrina & the Waves. She’s best known for hits like “Walking on Sunshine” – which is unbelievably 30 years old this year – and winning Eurovision in 1997 with “Love Shine a Light,” the last UK entry to win. She’s had a long and successful career and is sure to put on an amazing performance at Pride’s Saturday stage. Joining Katrina is Union J, best known for their appearance on The X Factor in 2012. Fun fact about Union J: three out of four members’ names begin with a J. Made up of Josh, JJ, Jaymi and George (which at least sounds like it begins with a J), the band reached the quarter finals of X Factor and carried on to continue a successful career, with four top 10 hits and 1.55 million Twitter followers. They will no doubt perform their hits “Carry You” and “You Got It All” and celebrate Pride in style. And as well as this, Lip Service fans can take a deep breath and await a

performance by English actress and singer Heather Peace. She has had a varied and successful career, starring in TV shows like Emmerdale and Waterloo Road only to forgo acting to pursue a career in music. As well as being an amazing musician however, she is a huge proponent of LGBT+ rights; openly lesbian, she is a patron of Manchester Pride and in 2011 was no. 10 on the Independent on Sunday‍ ‘​s Pink List. In other words, when it comes to Pride Glasgow performers, she fits the bill perfectly. The main attraction, however, comes with Glasgow’s own Texas headlining the Sunday night stage. The group has 25 years worth of hits, from “Black Eyed Boy” to “I Don’t Want a Lover” and have proven they are amazing live performers. And the crowd will be treated to front woman Sharleen Spiteri’s powerhouse vocals and charismatic stage presence. One of Scotland’s biggest bands, Texas are the perfect choice to finish Pride Glasgow off with a bang. Tickets are available to buy online now or via Luke & Jack at Virginia Street, Glasgow. There is also a VIP Pride Pass, which offers you access to the VIP hospitality area, dedicated bar and catering outlets and meet and greets with certain acts. MAIN EVENT: And as with every year, there will be a huge variety of stalls – from charities and LGBT organisations to pop up shops – and a fairground. 2015 also sees the return of the Youth Space, exclusive and free to 13-25 year olds; The Youth Area – courtesy of LGBT Youth, Glasgow Life and Castlemilk Youth Complex – consists of a stage within the area and will feature performances by local talent and X Factor finalist, Lloyd Daniels. The area will be open both Saturday and Sunday, and for more information on the amazing resources LGBT Youth provide visit www.lgbtyouth.org.uk. And as well as this, Glasgow Pride is hosting its first dog show on the Sunday. Scottish SPCA and Dogs Trust will be in attendance to give their seal of approval and offer micro-chipping for a small donation. So feel free to bring your pooch, and put a little rainbow bandana on him or something. How cute would that be?

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GOOD WELLIES: Let’s be honest, the weather won’t be in our favour. And an umbrella wouldn’t go amiss, either.

A BACKPACK: There will be hordes upon hordes of stalls and freebies on offer; bring a swag bag!

PLUS: Snacks.

GET CREATIVE: Bring something colourful and rainbow-ed to show off your Pride. Nothing beats a home-made effort, otherwise there’s still time to go on Etsy and find something to pretend you made.

FACE/BODY PAINT: Because when else do you have an excuse to be as hideously bright and colourful and it is socially acceptable? You may as well go for it. A banner or sign for the march. This is the prime weekend to make a statement: why not plaster it on a 10x10 piece of cardboard you found in your garage?

AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE AFTER PARTY: There are Pride-themed club nights all over Glasgow, many of them offering free entry with a Pride ticket. Be sure to check out whether your favourite queer venue is hosting an after party, otherwise check out “Taps Aff Gay Pride Party” at the legendary Flying Duck or “Birdcage Alternative Pride,” changing their venue to Stereo and welcoming the legendary Guillotina Munter as their hostess with the mostest.

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There’s a lot to celebrate about Pride this year. The icing on the cake, however, is having one of Scotland’s most iconic bands headlining the event. Texas, a band celebrating an amazing 25 years in the music industry, are bringing the Sunday night to a close, and we were lucky enough to grab a few minutes with front woman Sharleen Spiteri. Sharleen Spiteri has long been a gay icon – she sang the theme song for Ellen DeGeneres’ sitcom, for God’s sake – and outspoken activist for LGBTI equality, which makes her and her band a natural choice for headliners. But even she is uncertain as to what makes her huge gay following keep coming back for more: “I don’t know! To be honest, I don’t break it into sections; I’ve never been someone that’s ever put people in boxes so I don’t know what attracts anyone. Hopefully it’s the fact we continue to write good songs and when we put on a show we put everything into it and make it the best we possibly can. Maybe that’s what attracts people, the honesty and upfront-ness of it all. There’s no bulls**t in what we do, and maybe that’s an understood attitude and a part of it.” Undoubtedly it’s this honesty and intolerance for bulls**t that separates Sharleen from the crowd; with so many female singer-songwriters on the scene, she remains one of music’s most exciting and passionate performers. But are there any women in music she particularly loves herself? “You know there’s a lot of great female singersongwriters out there. I mean, it’s so sad that Amy Winehouse is gone; she was a true artist and someone that’s a very sad loss, such a great, fun, upfront person. I’ve always loved Adele because she says it how it is and doesn’t make a big deal of herself, and that for me is what it should be about: I do it because I love it and it’s what I want to do, it’s not about a celebrity or being a f*****g superstar.” What’s most apparent is how important music and the art of song writing are to her, but Spiteri seems to be just as passionate about social causes like gender and sexual equality. In 2013,

she and other notable Scottish figures campaigned for marriage equality, and she feels we aren’t too far from achieving a fairer society: “There shouldn’t even be a question of equality; it should just be that we’re all human beings, we’re good people and our sexuality should never be questioned. Straight couples are never questioned so why should gay couples be? Everyone should be equal. For me, I don’t think it’s that far off, I’d like to think that’s where we are.” Which is where Pride comes in. On the importance of Pride celebrations, Sharleen concludes they are essential in bringing people together and changing attitudes; “I think it educates people, and it breaks down barriers especially with an older generation. I don’t think it breaks down a barrier for young generations.” She experiences the generation divide firsthand through discussing LGBTI issues with her daughter. “You know, I have a 12 year old daughter and we have very open conversations, even conversations about people she’s at school with who are questioning their sexuality and where they wanna go with it. I couldn’t have imagined when I was 12 years old that that would’ve been an option, to be that open and vocal about it. It must be freeing and liberating to not be judged on what their sexual preference is.” The dialogue that starts when people celebrate diversity together leads to real change, whether politically or socially. But what does Pride – the celebration of queer history, culture and progress – mean to Sharleen Spiteri? “For me, it means being upfront, standing up for what you believe in. It means taking chances, being honest to yourself; it stands for all those things for me.” These themes apply to everyone, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, and totally capture what Pride is all about. And it’s especially special to have Texas perform at Pride Glasgow seeing as this is their hometown and an intrinsic part of the band’s identity. And although she splits her time between London and trips home, Sharleen contends Glasgow has shaped her life enormously and couldn’t imagine not being from here. “I’m home a lot. Glasgow’s

such a big part of who I am, where I got my friends and my big gob! It’s served me well in what I do, and I don’t think I’d have had such a long career if I hadn’t been brought up in Glasgow.” What better place then, to headline the biggest, gayest party in Scotland? By the sounds of it, fans can expect to hear all the songs we adore – classics like “Say What You Want” and “Summer Son” – alongside a few surprises and maybe even some tracks from Sharleen’s solo career; “Oh, put it this way: get ready to have your hands in the air and shake your booty. There’ll be a couple of bits and pieces from Melody, it’s a pretty long set and we might throw some stuff from the last tour in.” Texas’ music – tinged with a broad range of influences from soul and rock to disco – is melodic, instantly memorable and full of honest and emotional lyrics. Their sound is totally their own, thanks mostly to Spiteri’s distinctive voice. And Pride Glasgow coincides with a pretty big

milestone for Texas, as they celebrate an incredible 25 year anniversary as a band, no mean feat when you consider the somewhat-transient nature of the music industry. “It’s funny because you don’t really think about it, then suddenly when it comes up you’ve really got to celebrate it. You think “really? Is that not a bit flash?” but you realise it is a big deal and especially for a female-fronted band. I’m sorry, but it’s a job for the boys in the music industry. And, you know, it’s the female artists that are selling s***loads of records and are some of the best songwriters. It’s a big deal and I’m glad we’ve celebrated it. A lot of people had no idea of the amount of hits we’ve written! 25 years is a long time in this business.” Pride Glasgow is lucky to have headliners like Texas: aside from being a stupendous live act, with a huge list of tunes impossible to resist dancing to, they are fronted by one of music’s most compelling and gifted artists. Down to earth, hilarious and a powerful voice for social change, Sharleen Spiteri’s status as a gay icon is certainly well-deserved, and Texas’ set is certainly not to be missed. And her own favourite gay icon? Babs, of course. “I’m a big Barbra Streisand fan! I love a bit of Judy Garland, all that kind of stuff, but that’s just because that’s what I like! I do feel sometimes like a gay man in a straight woman’s body…”

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What’s On: LGBTI Needing a new band to become completely and utterly obsessed with? Look no further: Tuff Love is a superb Glasgow-based duo made up of Julie Eisenstein and Suse Bear, who effortlessly fuse perfect pop melodies with an alt-rock sound and heartfelt lyrics. Courtesy of Lost Map Records – a label committed to promoting and nurturing the best talent in any and every genre – Tuff Love was founded in 2012 and since then the band has released two EPs, including Dross, released in February 2015. Julie and Suse champion a real DIY approach to making music – collaborating, writing in Suse’s bedroom and recording it themselves. Self-described “creators of hyper-infectious, fuzzed-up, lo-fi pop,” Tuff Love has emerged as one of the best queer Glasgow-based bands, and their huge success so far can surely only inspire the scene to grow. They are embarking on a UK tour, with an appearance at Bellahouston Park on 29th August supporting Paolo Nutini, The View and the incomparable Grace Jones. And frankly any band that designates themselves winners of the “Worst Facial Expressions While Singing Award 2014” in their Facebook description deserves your relentless love and affection. HOW DID YOU GUYS FIRST MEET AND START WORKING TOGETHER? We met at a party in 2011ish, we were both too scared to talk to each other. I (Suse) had heard Julie wanted to make music with someone and I really wanted to play with her, but it took a while for us both to work up the courage to have a music sesh. Once we got started though we realised we were pretty musically compatible, which was exciting! We lived literally opposite each other at the time, which was super handy YOU MANAGE TO BRING TOGETHER HONEST, EMOTIONAL LYRICS AND HUGELY CATCHY POP MELODIES; WHAT IS YOUR SONG WRITING PROCESS LIKE? Oh thank you! It’s kind of different for every song, but I suppose we have 3 different processes: either Julie comes up with a music idea, and takes it to

Suse then we work on it together, or it’s vice versa. Or we both come up with an idea together sitting in the same room and flesh it out together. Once we’ve got the bass and guitar and vocals (vocal melody or lyrics) sorted we work on a drum part together too then probably Julie will go off for a little bit and solidify the lyrics. Whatever happens, it’s a super collaborative process, but these 3 different processes have different results we think. It’s nice because whatever way the songs come together, we’re always both excited about the end result. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE SONGS TO PERFORM LIVE? Our current favourite is a new one that’s not been released yet, but maybe that’s just because it’s fresh and exciting. We like playing Slammer live; also Poncho is fun cos it has a nice groove to it. WHO ARE YOUR PERSONAL MUSICAL ICONS, ARTISTS THAT CONTINUE TO INSPIRE YOU? Anyone who does things themselves, works as hard as they can, doesn’t sell their soul completely for success…people that make music/art for the sake of making music, not as a product. Kate Tempest is cool.

HOW HAVE YOU ENJOYED BECOMING A HUGE PART OF GLASGOW’S ECLECTIC AND EVER-EXPANDING MUSIC SCENE? We’re so glad we live in Glasgow; the music scene here is greaaaaattt. There’s loads of cool venues and other bands are nice and friendly. There are billions of bands and loads of them are amazing, which makes you want to work harder to be as good as others, y’know? HAVE YOU PARTICULARLY NOTICED ANY RIPPLES IN GLASGOW’S QUEER MUSIC SCENE? ANY ACTS WORTH LOOKING OUT FOR? We wish there were a bigger queer music scene in Glasgow, but there’s a few: The Pooches spring to mind and are really great.

WHAT, TO YOU, MAKES A GREAT POP SONG? Melody melody melody. WHO OR WHAT ARE YOUR MUSICAL GUILTY PLEASURES? We don’t feel guilty about any music! I think if you like something, you like it and that’s cool. Unless of course it’s the song “Price Tag” by Jessie J, which is terrible and soulless and you should be ashamed for liking that. Someone in an interview once told me I (Suse) was brave for saying ABBA was an influence. But it’s all I listened to when I was a kid, they’re amazing. 100% perfect pop songs, amazing musicians. GREAT STYLE. They have it all. We’re currently obsessed with QT from the label PC music. And the whole label actually. But don’t feel guilty about it. YOU’RE EMBARKING ON A BIG UK TOUR THIS YEAR: WHAT ARE YOUR ON-TOUR ESSENTIALS? We always take Berocca because it’s easy to get run down when you go 2 or more weeks without eating or sleeping properly. Berocca and fizzy water is a great combination. Lots of pants, lots of socks. Ear plugs. We’re pretty boring on tour, our main aim when we’re touring is to play gigs, and not get ill. OUR COMMUNITY HAS ACHIEVED A LOT IN THE LAST DECADE, BUT THERE IS STILL A LOT TO BE DONE TO ACHIEVE SEXUAL AND GENDER EQUALITY. WHAT DO YOU FEEL IS THE NEXT STEP IN ACHIEVING THIS? Hmm, that’s a big question. There’s still loads to be done. Everyone’s just a human. More education for young people and in schools about gender, sexuality and LGBTQ issues would help. Maybe things have changed now but when we were in school there was no talk of that sort of stuff, especially LGBTQ stuff. WHAT WAS YOUR QUINTESSENTIAL MEAL WHEN YOU WERE A STUDENT? Toast. And mince. WHAT’S YOUR HANGOVER CURE? Fanta orange and a hug.

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LGBTI NEWS ROUNDUP

FROM AROUND THE WORLD Scotland has achieved great progress in ensuring the safety and respect of LGBT+ people, especially in the last decade. According to a report courtesy of Equality Scotland, however, LGBT+ Scots still face discrimination that manifests itself in both obvious and subtle ways, and 97% of LGBTI Scots have been discriminated in their life. The report is a survey taken by 1,000 people across the country and reveals mistreatment ranged from homophobic and transphobic comments and attitudes (82%), verbal abuse (68%), sexual assault (7%) and discriminatory treatment in services and employment (24%). We mustn’t be complacent: marriage equality isn’t the end of the road for LGBT+ equality; we must continue to work to shape attitudes and protect Scottish LGBT+ minorities.

TUFF LOVE PUBS OR CLUBS? NEITHER. DC OR MARVEL SUPERHEROES?

Remember when Ireland passed its ground-breaking popular vote on gay marriage? They’ve only gone and one-upped themselves: keeping momentum after such a seismic civil rights success, Ireland’s cabinet has agreed to amend a draft gender identity law that requires a physician’s signature to change a person’s legal gender. Thus Ireland will become one of just five countries in the world where someone can legally transition by filing a declaration. Furthermore, marriage equality immediately negates the bill’s previous rule that transgender people must divorce their partner following transition as there was no previous provision for same-sex marriage. It’s so great to see a country become so actively progressive so rapidly.

Who? WHO WOULD YOU RATHER BE STUCK IN AN ELEVATOR WITH: KATIE HOPKINS OR JEREMY CLARKSON? Katie Hopkins, she just needs someone to reason with her… PUPPIES OR KITTENS? Puppies. WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE CHEWBACCASTYLE FUR OR LIZARD-LIKE SCALES? Chewbacca please WHAT’S WORSE: BEING TOO HOT OR BEING TOO COLD?

President Obama has forcefully spoken in favour of protecting LGBT+ rights during his visit to Kenya, a country like so many nations in Africa that criminalises homosexuality. He said “If somebody is a law-abiding citizen who is going about their business and working in a job and obeying the traffic signs and doing all the other things that all citizens are supposed to do, and not harming anybody, the idea that they are gonna be treated differently or abused because of who they love is wrong, full stop.” Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta rebutted that “the issue of gay rights is really a non-issue. We want to focus on other areas that are day-to-day living for our people.” Obama previously revealed he is most proud of the achievements his administration has made towards LGBT+ equality in the US; perhaps his influence can inspire others to be more compassionate and progressive.

Being too hot. If you’re cold you can always have a hot bath. WHICH ONE OF YOU WOULD WIN IN A FIGHT? Julie. She has big hands. KARAOKE FAVOURITE? When you’re Gone – Bryan Adams & Mel C FAVOURITE POP STAR? QT

US news reporter Thomas Roberts made history last month in becoming the first openly gay anchor of an evening news programme in the US. He sat in for a colleague on NBC News and stated it was “a huge honour” to do so. He is also a great gay rights advocate, criticising renowned conservative Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump and highlighting Russia’s anti-gay laws and mentality, citing it as a “dark time” for the country. The US also boasts queer reporters such as Anderson Cooper and Rachel Maddow while the UK has reporters like BBC’s Jane Hill on our screens. Never underestimate the importance of visible LGBT+ people in mainstream media.

WHO WAS YOUR TEENAGE CELEBRITY CRUSH? Kate Winslet (Suse) / Gillian Anderson (Julie) FAVOURITE SCOTTISH PERSON, REAL OR FICTIONAL. Johnny Lynch our friend/manager. He’s a good person. Very reasonable, works very hard, excellent beard. 100%. Puts up with us. What more could you want from a human?

Bulimia.com, a bulimia treatment centre, has created pictures altering the most iconic women in video games to give them realistic bodies which have taken the internet by storm. These refreshing depictions of characters from Lara Croft to Mortal Kombat’s Sonya Blade challenge the unrealistic and harmful bodies of female characters in gaming and have the potential to wake game developers up to the realisation that women don’t and shouldn’t have to adhere to a patriarchal, often unachievable ideal of beauty. “If video game creators are going to pride themselves on accurate digital representations, then it’s time for them to get real about women,” the site reads. According to the Entertainment Software Association, 48% of gamers are women yet misogyny still permeates the gaming industry.


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

All Star Willam: The most controversial queen in the history of Drag Race, Willam was the first and only queen to be disqualified after receiving conjugal visits from her husband. But her career post-Drag Race has shown that Willam is more than just a good queen: she’s a fishy, snarky megalomaniac, and makes for compelling viewing. Remember “you shut your ugly boat mouth?” Priceless.

DRAG RACE: ALL STARS SET TO RETURN Our prayers have been answered: the queen of all queens RuPaul has revealed that we are finally getting our second series of Drag Race: All Stars, allowing previous contestants who didn’t win to compete for a place in the Drag Race Hall of Fame. It’s felt like an eternity since the last edition of the programme, which saw Chad Michaels take home the crown. One big reason to be excited is that all the queens have been working the drag circuit ever since they were on the show; thus, the bar is immediately set pretty high. No excuse for sloppy queens: everyone will have no doubt changed a lot since being on Drag Race and bring their A game. And after the fairly lacklustre season 7, it will be fun enjoying classic contestants we’ve grown to love over the years. Side note: drag kings and queens have been a colossal and positive proponent of gay rights and culture for decades and their art form, culture and historical importance should be celebrated. Can I get an amen up in here? Here are the five queens this diehard fan needs to see shante back onto our screens. Disagree? Have your say @ TSA_Glasgow and @jonny_stone_ and read us to filth.

definitely lived in Sharon’s spooky shadow, but now they’re no longer a couple maybe we’ll see Alaska in a completely different light. Her makeup is terrible.

Willam Katya

Katya: Hands down the best queen of season 7 and the most shocking elimination. Katya is a seasoned, polished queen, hugely endearing and vulnerable, exposing her addictions and confidence issues throughout the show and making everyone wish they were her BFF. Also she is goddamn hilarious and her Russian shtick is golden, and gave us the immortal line “I do not jump for joy: I frolic in doubt” and other print-unfriendly phrases.

Ongina

Alaska

Alaska: So much more than a poor man’s Sharon Needles, Alaska is handsdown one of the funniest, most quotable queens the show has ever seen. Who hasn’t adopted “Hiiiiiiiii” since first experiencing “the 49th state?” She

Adore Delano

Ongina: Remember Ongina? Season 1 feels like a lifetime ago, but this pint-sized queen is by far the most memorable contestant (with credit to Tammy Brown…). With a playful sense of style, razor sharp wit and the willingness to show the viewer her vulnerable side, Ongina is too good to be forgotten in the vault of loser queens. She has too many tiny hats to show the world!

Adore Delano: The American Idol contestant/mermaid we grew to love over season 6. She may not have started out the most polished queen – we all remember how dirty her tights were – but she was immediately so likeable and hilarious it was easy to overlook her inability to make a tutu. And she definitely improved, and introduced us to the concept of a “hog body.” Party.

Let’s OUTRun 2015 Saturday 22 August sure is a busy, pretty gay day in Glasgow. Aside from various Pride celebrations, Glasgow is hosting OUTRun 2015, a scenic 5-mile, timed running event around Kelvingrove Park and along the Kelvin Walkway. Courtesy of Glasgow Frontrunners, the event is the perfect platform to raise awareness of LGBT+ participation in sport Glasgow Frontrunners – a group mentioned in various editions of TSA this year – is an LGBT+ running club guaranteed to motivate you and ensure you make use of your immaculately white running shoes. The best thing about the club – aside from their LGBT+ inclusivity, of course – is that the course is catered towards beginners; if you haven’t run since you were forced to in school or haven’t been since the weather nose-dived last autumn and throughout the summer, this is the ideal environment to get you back on your feet and enjoy running again. Yes, believe it or not you can enjoy running. Glasgow Frontrunners certainly have much to celebrate, as they are nominees for the Sports Award at the first Scottish LGBT Awards. According to

their website, the group aims to promote and celebrate LGBT+ presence in sports. “Currently there’s a lackof visibility of LGBT+ in sport, and often people from the LGBT+ community feel sport is not for them. Glasgow Frontrunners are proud to be part of an effort to make a worthwhile change in these areas, and we have organised OUTrun to raise awareness of these issues.” As well as this great achievement, the group is celebrating their 5th birthday; Frontrunners is encouraging members from all clubs and the wider running community to join them in celebrating the milestone. There is also a huge party later in the evening, the details of which are yet to be confirmed, but will coincidice perfectly with your Pride celebrations. Race registration costs £12 (plus 75p admin fee) and places are limited to 200 runners. There will, of course, be prizes for placed runners and 1st placed over 40 and 50, and all runners will receive a goody bag and OUTrun t-shirt. The event is the perfect chance to support a great organisation in their first race, as well as making a real effort to promote LGBT+ inclusive sport at its best!


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WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE.... First and foremost, congratulations. You’ve made it through university or college, you’ve got that qualification you’ve worked so hard for and you should be proud of yourself. But we’re not here to inflate your ego, we’re here to talk about that niggling little question everyone is asking you, the one that you’re probably asking yourself, the dreaded ‘So, what’s next?’ It’s a question that plagues many graduates; either because the job market seems like such a terrifying place to try and break into or because they’ve realised they have absolutely no desire to pursue a career in the industry they thought they wanted to work in when starting their course. If you’ve found yourself asking the ‘what’s next’ question since leaving college or university in the last few months, the good news is you’re not alone. In 2014, a survey by Totaljobs.com revealed that nearly 40 per cent of graduates are still looking for work six months after graduation and a quarter are still unemployed after a year. Another 2014 study, conducted by the New College of Humanities, found that only half of all UK graduates are working in a field relating to their degree after leaving university. If you’re feeling terrified about becoming ‘just another statistic’, ask yourself why and consider the figures above. TRAVEL Yes, it may say that 40% of graduates are still looking for work after university and a quarter are still unemployed after a year but it doesn’t delve into what those graduates are doing with their lives.

Some may be stuck on the couch, endlessly searching for jobs, but many are likely away traveling – and you could be too. If you’re not 100 per cent sure about what you want to do after leaving university and you aren’t having much luck on the full-time job front, stop searching and apply for casual work at bars, shops etc. Save until you have enough for a ticket to somewhere you’ve always dreamed of visiting, get on that plane and make it work. Travel now whilst you're young and have no commitments – you’ve got the rest of your life to work a 9-5. CHANGE YOUR MIND Even if you’ve spent the past four years studying economics, guess what? You don’t need to pursue an economics related career. Take inspiration from the 50% of students not working in a field related to their career and change your mind – noone is going to be disappointed in you if you are working somewhere you love. If you’re unsure of where exactly you’d like to work, use your hobbies as inspiration. Love baking? Start making and selling your own cakes, who knows where you could end up. Or approach people working in the sector you think you’d like to work in for shadowing opportunities, this gives you a great insight into the job (including the tough bits you hadn’t even thought about) and could be the first step on the way to your dream job.

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

RELAX If you left university in May and are stressing about your future, take a deep breath, and chill out. Not everyone is lucky enough to walk straight into that 25K a year dream job straight after university, in fact very few people do that and most will be in the exact same boat as you. As mentioned above, you’ve got the rest of your life to climb the career ladder so take some time to relax before you enter the big bad world of work. Use the next few months to enjoy yourself or volunteer at one of the thousands of charities looking for help and use the time to enhance your CV. A recent survey shows 87% of employers believe that volunteering can have a positive effect on career development for young people between the ages of 16 and 25 and a similar survey found 58% of employers rated work experience as ‘the most popular qualification among those presented’ – meaning employers aren’t just strictly looking at your degree, they want to see graduates who have used their time to help others or learn in a working environment as this demonstrates the type of attitude employers desire in the workplace.

OTHER OPTIONS If our article has left you feeling more frustrated than ever (hopefully not though) we’ve got more options for all you recent graduates: •

Write a blog or become a Vlogger – who wouldn’t want to be the next multi-millionaire Zoella?

Start your own business – there are plenty of resources available for any graduates out there with a great idea and buckets of determination.

Head back to school – if you’ve shadowed someone in the field you really want to work in and know for certain that’s where you want to work it’s probably worth paying for another course to get you into that dream job.


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HAVE YOURSELF A GLEN’S Did you know vodka was originally referred to as ‘zhizennia voda’, meaning ‘water of life’? Back when it was founded in Eastern Europe, it was intended to be used for medicinal purposes but now it can be used in so many different ways – it’s not just for posing with in your booth guys – ranging from hair masks, to facial toners and clever cleaning hacks. The soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars during the 1800s got the vodka word out, perhaps after having one too many, leading to mass popularity. Poor quality vodka distilleries sprang up to meet the demand which equated to a drunken epidemic. The Russian Revolution resulted in private distilleries being shut down and vodka makers moved abroad. One moved to Paris, and began to produce under the name Smirnoff. He sold the brand to an American drinks company around the 1940s, and soon vodka infiltrated the West. Glen’s Vodka, a brand owned by the Loch Lomond Group and distilled in Ayrshire, is the best selling spirit in Scotland. In a blind vodka taste test conducted by The Telegraph, Glen’s rose to the top – beating more expensive brands such as Finlandia and Grey Goose. As mentioned above, vodka has more than one use (one more than twisting your thinking process into believing that you have applied your lipstick neatly anyway) so here are some of our top vodka hacks: It works remarkably well as a deodouriser. It was originally marketed in America as an alternative to whisky with ‘no taste, no smell’. A vodka dilute sprayed onto clothes with the stench of a few days wear will clear right up. It will be like you put it through a cotton wash at 40. Washing machines are over rated anyway. If you’ve got stinky feet, just place them in a basin full of vodka and diet coke! The perfect way to unwind after a long day. (Do not do this). Been stung by a jellyfish? And poison ivy? Both at the same time? Where were you? Do not panic. Vodka will soothe the pain of both. Vodka heals all, usually love related wounds. If you’re sick of using shampoo and conditioner and have a crate of vodka lying about just wash your hair with it. Seriously though, mixing a tablespoon of vodka to hair conditioner will add shine. The hair cuticles will close making hair less frizzy. A shot of vodka mixed into a mug of water will deep cleanse hair and rid any build up. Diluting equal parts vodka and water makes an excellent toner. Pores tighten and blackheads vanish. Recipes for vodka based toner vary, some include green tea. If you’re feeling glamorous after finally getting rid of those pesky black heads, shove your collection of gemstones into a vat of vodka. Once rinsed and dried, your emerald ring will gleam. One of life’s annoyances is a sticker that just won’t peel off. Several minutes later and you’re left with sticky gunk under your fingernails. Save yourself this hassle by loading a spray bottle with vodka and spritizing onto any residue. The alcohol acts as a solvent. This method can also be used to take off plasters painlessly. With all these uses, it’s foolish not to have vodka in the cupboard at all times.

Cocktail Corner

If those great Vodka life hack’s aren’t enough, here are some delicious vodka based cocktail recipes to whet your appetite! Made specially with Scotland’s best loved vodka!

BLOODY MARY!

THE CLASSIC COSMOPOLITAN Made famous by Sex and the City, the Cosmo is a fun, fruity cocktail. All you need is good vodka, triple sec (although you could use Cointreau) and some fresh lime.

The perfect brunch cocktail! The Bloody Mary is a popular tomato and vodka drink that is as spicy as you like it. You Will Need (FOR 1 SERVING) 2 oz (¼ cup) tomato juice 1 ½ oz (3 tablespoons) Glen’s vodka 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce ¾ teaspoon freshly grated horseradish 3 dashes Tabasco sauce 1 pinch salt 1 dash freshly ground black pepper About 1 cup ice cubes ¼ teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1 stalk celery 1 lemon wedge (optional)

You Will Need (FOR 4 SERVINGS) 8 oz (1 cup) Glen’s Vodka 2 oz (¼ cup) triple sec 3 oz ( cup) cranberry juice 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 4 2-inch orange peels/twists Add Glen’s vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice and the lime juice to a pitcher then stir. Refrigerate. Then, once ready to serve, pour into four martini glasses and garnish with orange peel/twist.

THE PERFECT SEX ON THE BEACH

In 11-ounce highball glass, stir together tomato juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Fill glass with ice, then pour mixture into second glass. Pour back and forth 3 to 4 times to mix well, then sprinkle lemon juice over. Garnish with celery stalk and lemon wedge (if using) and serve.

A fun name, for a fun drink. One of the most popular cocktails, the Sex on the Beach is a fruit-filled, vodka based cocktail that has an easy recipe, perfect for every occasion.

You Will Need (FOR 1 SERVING) 1 ½ oz (3 tablespoons) Glen’s vodka ½ oz (2 teaspoons) peach schnapps 2 oz (¼ cup) cranberry juice 2 oz (¼ cup) orange juice Add vodka and peach schnapps to a highball glass over ice. Fill with equal measures of cranberry juice and orange juice, and stir.


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MOVIES

The Interview: Nat Wolff

On Set With:

NAT WOLFF FULL INTERVIEW IN ISSUE 12 OF TSA


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FULL INTERVIEW IN ISSUE 12 OF TSA

COMPETITION TIME WIN OFFICIAL “PAPER TOWNS” MERCHANDISE THE GOODIES CONSIST OF: A SCRATCH MAP, T-SHIRT, JOURNAL, MAGNETIC PHOTO FRAME AND BUTTON BADGES. TO ENTER JUST HEAD OVER TO WWW.THESTUDENTADVERTISER.CO.UK AND ANSWER THE QUESTION BELOW.

WHICH OTHER FAMOUS JOHN GREEN FILM ADAPTATION DID NAT WOLFF PLAY IN? A) THE FAULT IN OUR STARS B) LOOKING FOR ALASKA C) AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES Competition closes midnight 16th August 2015. Winners will be announced via 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 one bag of merchandise for Paper Towns.


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STILL SHOWING IN CINEMAS INSIDE OUT

MOVIES

PICK OF THE MONTH

HITMAN: AGENT 47

I don’t have an 11-year-old daughter, but I’ve been an 11-year-old girl and can say this lovely Disney Pixar movie is one of the best animated films of recent years as it so brilliantly navigates the confusing landscape of a young girl's mind as she starts to lose her childish ways and become a teen. It’s sad, it’s funny, it’s moving, sweet... basically everything you would possibly want from a Disney Pixar movie.

TRUE STORY

We’re used to seeing Jonah Hill and James Franco in hilarious comedies, remember those daft, goofy performances in This Is The End? Well in True Story, they take on much darker roles, with Franco portraying killer Christian Longo, and Hill taking on disgraced New York Times journalist, Michael Finkel. Their performances are the saving grace of this confusing film. It’s based on a horrific true story but the film adaption, which could have been very gripping, feels slow and confusing.

JURASSIC WORLD

If you just ignore the cringe-worthy performances from all the actors and solely focus on the dinosaurs then you’re in for a treat as the special effects are amazing – they cannot be faulted. However, it doesn’t feel like the plot has really gone anywhere since the first Jurassic Park, it’s just the same old dinosaurs escaping and causing havoc – ok admittedly the dinosaurs are a little bigger.

You have to agree that this summer has been pretty crap. We've had terrible weather, even for Scotland, and when we try to escape the rain by venturing into the warm, overpriced realm of cinema it's left us more upset as it's been filled with terrible franchise installments. So it's fair to say we had no plans to jump online and pre-book tickets when we heard there was another Hitman movie coming out. Then we read a little more into it – and we're intrigued. This time around Rupert Friend (Peter Quinn in Homeland) is taking on the role of Hitman 47, having replaced Paul Walker who was signed on for the role before his death in 2013. Friend is a talented actor who will hopefully bring some depth to the character, more than Timothy Olyphant was able to anyway back in 2007 with the first

Hitman film – which was unsurprisingly panned by critics. The movie, which centres on an elite assassin who was "genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine" is based on a video game. Agent 47's latest target in the reboot is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of his past to create an army of killers, whose powers would surpass even his own. From the glimpses in the trailers released, it's not immediately clear what angle they've decided to take with this reboot, so we have no idea how much it will differ from the first. However, the trailers have shown us that there will be just as much action, even if it does look slightly ridiculous – that scene in the room with the guard, I mean come on. We really hope that this new adaptation will delve further into 47's history and it'll be interesting to see how Friend takes on the role of playing another character who is outwardly cold and distant. In Homeland his character, Peter Quinn, started off the same way but has now shown a much more emotional side and he is now considered one of the most complex, interesting and favourite characters on the show, so if anyone can make Hitman likeable, it's Rupert Friend. In a recent interview, Friend said the film would "flip expectations", we certainly hope so as he and the rest of the impressive cast – Zachary Quinto, Hannah Ware, Ciarán Hinds – should hopefully add some gravitas and go someway towards bringing out the interesting backstory in this franchise, which could lead to this becoming much more than just another ridiculous action movie. by Courtney Hendry Hitman Agent 47 is out on @courtneysarahx August 27. c.hendry@tsaglasgow.com

Book Corner PRETTY IS

BITTER FRUITS

In this layered novel, we discover how the abduction of two twelve year old girls affects their lives around 20 years later. It’s a smart book, perhaps trying to be too clever at times, but nevertheless particularly impressive as a debut novel.

There are many books that focus on the downsides of the digital age and in this thriller, online trolling is the focus of the novel after a young woman is found dead in a river. However, it doesn’t feel like the others, it’s a deep, technically-written thriller that will have you abandoning your weekend plans to finish, another brilliant debut novel.

THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU

Morgan is an intelligent woman, writing her thesis on victim psychology, and newly engaged. However, when she returns home to find her dogs circling her dead husband, she starts to dig into his history and realise she herself is indeed a victim and others are in danger. This is a smart, interesting novel written by two talented authors who paired up to write in memory of a dear friend who also once found herself a victim.


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What’s On: In The Movies FANTASTIC FOUR When four young people – Reed Richards, Sue and Johnny Storm and their friend, Ben Grimm – find themselves teleported into an alternate universe, they discover that the trip has given them special powers. When they return to Earth, they find that they must work together as a team to save the planet from a familiar enemy... As important as their legacy is in the history of Marvel Comics, the superhero group known as the Fantastic Four has not had a terribly great run in the movie industry. The characters’ big screen debut came back in 1994 when Roger Corman produced a Fantastic Four film that was actually never supposed to be seen by the public, and then in 2005 and 2007 they got Fantastic Four and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer – two critically-panned blockbusters that were ultimately unable to inspire the effort to create a full trilogy. That bad run may soon finally come to an end, however. 20th Century Fox have rebooted the Fantastic Four movie franchise with a whole new direction and cast, and the finished product promises to be one of the biggest films of the summer. Fantastic Four is in UK cinemas on 6 August.

PAPER TOWNS SINISTER 2 TRAINWRECK

MAX A precision-trained millitary dog, Max serves on the frontlines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S Marine Kyle Wincott. But when things go terribly wrong on manoeuvers, Kyle is mortally wounded and Max, traumatised by the loss of his best friend, is unable to remain in service. Shipped stateside, the only human he seems willing to connect with is Kyle’s teenage brother, Justin, so Max is adopted by Kyle’s family, essentially saving his life. But Justin has issues of his own, such as living up to his father’s expectations for him; he isn’t interested in taking responsibility for his brother’s troubled dog. Max is in UK cinemas on 7 August.

After smashing Box Offices worldwide with his romantic epic The Fault in Our Stars, Hollywood’s new favourite author, John Green, has brought another tale to the screen in the form of Cara Delevingne. Paper Towns follows young Quentin “Q” Jacobsen and his friends during their search for the Next Top Model – I mean, uh, Margo, Quentin’s childhood love and neighbour. Years of silence after their childhood fun, and exactly one month prior to their high school graduation, Quentin awakes to find Margo in his bedroom talking of a revenge mission on a group of people who she feels have deliberately hurt her over the course of her high school career. And she need’s his help. It goes without saying that Paper Towns will smash Box Offices worldwide, but will it be due to the cast? We’ll have to see if Cara can work the big screen as good the catwalk. Paper Towns is in UK cinemas on 14 August.

Sinister 2 is an upcoming 2015 American supernatural horror film directed by Ciaran Foy and written by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. It is the sequel to the 2012 film Sinister and it will star Shannyn Sossamon and James Ransone reprising his role from the original movie. In the aftermath of the shocking events in Sinister, a protective young mother (Shannyn Sossamon) and her 9 year-old twin sons move into a rural house that Bughuul is residing in. He tries to convince one of the children to kill his whole family and film the murders. Meanwhile, Deputy So & So (James Ransone) investigates the murders himself, in an attempt to stop more of these murders from happening. Sinister 2 is in UK cinemas on 21 August.

Producer Director Judd Apatow from Knocked Up, Bridesmaids, and This is 40, directs breakout comedienne Amy Schumer from Comedy Centrals Inside Amy Schumer in a new comedy about a young woman with a cool job and a busy social schedule, whose personal life is somewhat of a trainwreck. Already released in the US and Canada, Trainwrecked has received some pretty positive reviews, with many audiences giving it a “A-” rating on a A+ to F scale. Trainwreck is in UK cinemas on 14 August.


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MUSIC

WOLF ALICE With the band gearing up for a packed autumn on the road in America, Japan and Europe, including a full UK tour in September, the extended scope of "You're A Germ" is the spark that will help their already incendiary live show burn even brighter. Following their insane collaboration at Glastonbury, Wolf Alice have announced that Drenge will be supporting them on their upcoming UK and US tour. And they will be stopping off at Glasgow's 02 ABC on their way! The London quartet have definitely had a successful year, having been named Best Breakthrough Artists at the UK Festival Awards and one of iTunes Artists for 2014. Firstly thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for TSA ahead of your concert in Glasgow this September 19… AS A GLASWEGIAN, I FIND WE ARE CONSTANTLY PRAISED AT GIGS FOR OUR ENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSES TO ARTISTS PLAYING HERE IN SCOTLAND – BUT HOW MUCH OF THAT IS TRUE? FROM YOUR OWN EXPERIENCES, WHERE IN THE WORLD HAS BEEN YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE TO PERFORM IN, AND WHY? [NO PRESSURE …] Yes I think Glasgow, now that people are more familiar with our music has been one of the best places for us to play in terms of enthusiasm. The chanting! It's great! That kinda vocal enthusiasm is similar to certain places in America which always spurs us on and makes things exciting. HAILING FROM CAMDEN TOWN – AN AREA WHICH YOU HAVE MENTIONED HAS LITTLE GOING ON FOR IT CULTURALLY AT THE MOMENT – IN WHAT WAYS DO YOU FEEL WOLF ALICE ARE INSPIRING UP-AND-COMING CREATIVES NOT TO BE LIMITED BY THEIR SURROUNDINGS? It's hard to say cause we are based in

London and our surroundings aren't really limited in terms of creativity, we can go to a gig for free most nights of the week, art galleries, museums, parks are just a short bus ride away etc – but inspiration can come from all different kinds of things, internal and external so no one should be limited to their surroundings when it comes to writing songs no matter where they are, and in terms of getting stuff out there and learning new things we have the Internet! BEING A BAND WITH A CLEAR RESPECT FOR FICTION AND THE LIMITLESS POWERS OF THE IMAGINATION, MY LOVE IS COOL IS SET TO HAVE LISTENERS HITTING HIGHS, BATTLING THEIR DEMONS AND ARISING FROM THE ASHES AS SUPERHEROES IN AN EPIC STORYBOOK CONCLUSION – ALL IN ONE SITTING! WHY DO YOU VALUE ‘THE STORY’ WITHIN YOUR MUSIC? AND HOW DOES HAVING THEATRE IN YOUR ALBUM DISTINGUISH IT FROM EXHAUSTIVE POP MUSIC? I guess I value the story in songwriting because when you try and write as many songs as possible there are only so many times you can exhaust the same subject matter. There are only so many love songs you can write etc., so you have to look in

other places for other stories, or you'll end up writing the same song a million times. It's cool to see a song the same way as a book but just set to music and finished in 3 minutes! YOUR ALBUM IS COMPLETE – DONE, DUSTED, AND BEING BOUGHT AND HEARD! LOOKING BACK NOW, IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WOULD HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY OR WILL DO DIFFERENTLY FOR FUTURE ALBUMS? There's nothing I would've done differently for our first album, but I know there will be things we are gonna do differently for the second. WHAT’S IT LIKE BEING ON THE ROAD IN A BAND; TOUCHING DOWN FOR WHAT MIGHT FEEL LIKE MINI, MOMENTARY CULTURE EXPLOSIONS, ALL OVER THE WORLD? It's pretty insane and I still haven't quite got my head around it. We try to embrace the culture of each place as much as we can but its hard when you're only in one place for an evening – but we like to meet and hang out with new people from new places and eat a token dish – that's always a good one. HOW DO YOU FEEL "MY LOVE IS COOL", IN ITS QUIRKY AND EMOTIONAL GLORY, FITS INTO THIS NEWLYAWAKENED WORLD THAT IS BECOMING MORE ACCEPTING OF JUST BEING DIFFERENT? I have no idea and not sure it's my place to say. Perhaps it's honesty is a product of all our sharing, all telling society we have, what

now with social media. I don't think we held anything back or felt self conscious about any of the songs we put on the album, and I think that may be partly down to the more accepting of being different world you're speaking about. YOU’RE PERFORMING AT SOME OF THE UK’S MOST OUTSTANDING MUSIC FESTIVALS THIS SUMMER; HOW DOES THE FESTIVAL CROWD DIFFER FROM A VENUE CONCERT? DO YOU THRIVE BEING LISTED ALONGSIDE OTHER MUSIC GREATS OR DOES THIS HAVE THE OPPOSITE EFFECT? Festival experiences are for the most part really exciting, the opportunity to play to thousands of people, get new fans and play alongside some of your fave bands, old and new, but nothing beats a sweaty intimate headline show with people who have taken their own time and money to see you specifically. YOU’RE COMING TO GLASGOW’S 02 ABC IN SEPTEMBER! WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SCOTTISH DELICACY TO INDULGE IN WHILE YOU’RE HERE? We always have a Scottish breakfast at oran mor it's delicious. FINALLY, WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR YOUNG STUDENTS WITH A GOAL IN MIND WHO MAY FEEL LIMITED BY THEIR LOCATION, CONFIDENCE OR INSECURITIES? You only live once (yolo) by Rachael Procter @rrretro___ r.procter@tsaglasgow.com


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5 SCOTTISH BANDS/ARTISTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT: Tallia Storm It's amazing how much confidence this sassy 16-year-old seems to possess. But then again, maybe she's realised at her tender young age just how important confidence is. At just 13, she brazenly slipped a copy of her demo to David Furnish (Elton John's partner) during a family holiday in Hawaii, she then received a call from Elton himself asking her to open his stadium gig in Scotland. She was dubbed 'tiny chancer' in the media at the time and is now making a name for herself as the next pop star to watch – her Social Security EP was released in May and it's impressive work from such a young performer. She's not just a talented singer though, she also writes for The Huffington Post and has a two book deal, the first of which is due out in October.

Sunshine Social This six-piece 'collective of multi-instrumentalists', who won the Billy Kelly Songwriting Award in 2010, brilliantly showcase how appealing multi-layered music can really be. They play everything from banjos to ukeleles and blend indie-pop with folk-rock to make easy to listen to records. But even with those sweet, breezy tracks, their gigs still sound and look mental – in that amazing, sweaty, small venue type of way. You can catch them next with a headline set at King Tut's new night 'Fck Yes' on September 9.

Honeyblood We love Honeyblood. The talented duo have featured as our 'Pick of The Month' before, so we'll use any excuse to keep shouting about them and their wonderful, wonderful music. They've had a pretty busy summer so far, performing at festivals like Kendal Calling, Gentlemen of The Road, Somersault and Y Not Festival, to name a few. But we're most excited about a special gig they've got coming up, opening for Foo Fighters in Edinburgh on September 8! They posted a pic at the end of July about being back in the studio (yes, we're slightly obsessed) so let's hope it's not too long until we've got more great tracks like 'Bud' to listen to on repeat.

Kloë

C Duncan

Singer-songwriter, Kloë (otherwise known as Chloe Lewis), released her debut track 'Grip' last year and was stunned when it received support from the likes of Zane Lowe. We however were not – as it's pretty damn stunning. The 18-year-old artist, from Clydebank, has been working with other Scottish talents, including Chris Beltran of Fatherson and Lewis Gardiner from Prides and recently released 'Feel' – check out the video from her BBC Introducing Maida Vale Studios performance, it's brilliant. Also, look out for her EP which is being released this summer – we predict big things from this talented performer.

After spending his childhood surrounded by music – Christophers' parents are both classical musicians – it's no surprise that C Duncan is rather musically gifted. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduate, who is also a talented artist that designs all his own cover art, has been praised for his unique way of mixing classical and modern music to create dreamy, beautiful, interesting tracks – all recorded in his bedroom studio. His debut album, Architect, was released last month and has received air time on radio stations across the world. If you're looking for something a little different, C Duncan's your man.

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


The events listed below were correct and up to date at time of going to print but please check the venue’s own website prior to booking

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Gig Guide: Music & Clubbing TUE, 4 AUG TYLER HILTON & KATE VOEGELE 19:00, The Garage

WED, 5 AUG TIBET 20:30, King Tut’s BARS AND MELODY 19:00, O2 ABC

THU, 6 AUG FREELANCE LIARS + TRIBAL HIGH + WRONGNOTE + ARTIE ZIFF 20:30, King Tut’s

ADORE DELANO: TILL DEATH DO US PARTY UK TOUR - WITH BAND 19:00, O2 ABC FINE GRAINS: CAIN + JOE HOWE + URAKI RIDDIM + T_A_M 23:00, The Art School THE JIMI HENDRIX REEXPERIENCE 19:00, Oran Mor MUGSTOCK 2015, Mugdock Country Park

MAGNERS SUMMER NIGHTS: KING CREOSOTE, Kelvingrove Park

STATUS QUO & THIN LIZZY TRIBUTE SHOW: STATE OF QUO, BLACK ROSE - THIN LIZZY TRIBUTE Ivory Blacks

RAY HARRIS & THE FUSION EXPERIENCE, Stereo

MAGNERS SUMMER NIGHTS: GLASVEGAS, Kelvingrove Park

FLAWLESS, Flying Duck

NICK HARPER, The Glad Café

FRI, 7 AUG

THE FLYING DUCK'S 8TH BIRTHDAY: 7 DEADLY SINS (=1 BUCKFAST), Flying Duck

THEM BEATLES 20:30, King Tut’s

TUE, 11 AUG CEREMONY, Broadcast IGNITE, THE HUMAN PROJECT, The Classic Grand

THU, 13 AUG THE DEAD SETTLERS + THE BLOOD AND GOLD + REVOLVER + THE NORTHERN 20:30, King Tut’s FALLOPÉ AND THE TUBES + BOB FLAMBE + BAD PUSSY LIGHTNING 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy MAGNERS SUMMER NIGHTS: JOAN ARMATRADING, Kelvingrove Park FLAWLESS, Flying Duck DAMN TEETH ALBUM LAUNCH, Bar Bloc

FRI, 14 AUG DON BROCO 20:00, King Tut’s SLOMATICS + HEADLESS KROSS + GUESTS 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

LUCK OF EDEN HALL (CHICAGO) + FILTH SPECTOR + HONEY & THE HERBS + THE PHARISEES 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

SUN, 9 AUG THE TUBES FT. FEE WAYBILL 19:00, The Art School

PHILANTROPHIBEATS 23:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

HARSH TUG 23:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

I WILL SURVIVE 16:00, Oran Mor

RED BLOOM 19:00, O2 ABC

MAGNERS SUMMER NIGHTS: RODDY FRAME, Kelvingrove Park

MUGSTOCK 2015, Mugdock Country Park

MAGNERS SUMMER NIGHTS: BEN FOLDS, Kelvingrove Park

MUGSTOCK 2015, Mugdock Country Park

MAGNERS SUMMER NIGHTS - ELECTRIC HONEY SESSIONS: WE WERE PROMISED JETPACKS, FATHERSON, Kelvingrove Park

MILLION OF DEAD COPS, Audio

NOT SORRY, HOLYSIX, HAUSFRAU, Flying Duck GLITTERBANG: JAMES T & RAMO, Flying Duck

SAT, 8 AUG BLOOD OR WHISKEY + EARTHS + THE BALLACHULISH HELLHOUNDS 20:30, King Tut’s BLACK RISING + SEAN REID 19:45, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy SUBCITY RADIO PRESENTS 23:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy THE AVENGERS 18:30, O2 ABC

ARTISTIC VICE, TWO WHITE CRANES, SQUEAKEASY, Flying Duck

SUNDAY SESSIONS, Flying Duck

COMMON PEOPLE & 90'S BINGO, Flying Duck

MON, 10 AUG

SAT, 15 AUG

ACCOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH GERRY LYONS 20:00, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

MEDICINE MEN + MOONLIGHT ZOO 20:30, King Tut’s

MUGSTOCK 2015, Mugdock Country Park

STRANGE PARADISE 23:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

AGALLOCH, Audio

ANIMAL FARM X EARTOGROUND 23:00, The Art School

RAMMING SPEED, Ivory Blacks

LEMONHAZE 19:00, Oran Mor MAGNERS SUMMER NIGHTS: ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN, Kelvingrove Park

The Fratellis - King Tut's - 8:30pm - 21 August COLOURS PRESENTS: MARTIN GARRIX, Braehead Arena

SAUSAGEFEST: HEART OF A COWARD TBA, The Garage

NERVOSA, Audio

TRC, Ivory Blacks

GIMMER SHELTER, Flying Duck

INTERGALACTIC: SCI-FI STEVEN, GAVIN DUNBAR, Flying Duck

SUN, 16 AUG THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS + HELLO FUTURE 20:00, King Tut’s BAILEY MCCONNELL 18:00, O2 ABC

NEIL MCLAREN + CHERYL RISK + ANDY WILLIAMSON +CHLOE MARIE 20:30, King Tut’s

SUNDAY SESSIONS, Flying Duck

DARTH ELVIS & THE IMPERIALS + MISS THE OCCUPIER 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

MON, 17 AUG

DARK PARTIALS PROJECT: 23:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

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

SAUSAGEFEST: YASHIN TBA, The Garage

TUE,18 AUG

GLASGOW PRIDE: KATRINA LESKANICH, Glasgow Green

JUDGE, The Classic Grand

SLABDRAGGER, OHHMS, 13th Note Café

THU, 20 AUG TETRA + BETWEEN MOCKINGBIRDS + THE 21ST STATE + OUR LUCID REALITY 20:30, King Tut’s THE GRAMOTONES, Hard Rock Cafe YVETTE YOUNG, Ivory Blacks FLAWLESS, Flying Duck

FRI, 21 AUG THE FRATELLIS 20:30, King Tut’s ALL SUNS BLAZING + MANIFOLD + HAYLEE G - DEVILS IN SKIRTS + LONG DAY LIVING 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy HUNTLEY & PALMERS VS WRONG ISLAND 23:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy VISIONS OF ELLIE 19:00, O2 ABC

Don Broco – King Tut's – 8pm – 14 August

SAT, 22 AUG

DEORRO 21:00, 02 Academy

REVOLVING DOORS 19:00, Oran Mor

STATED QUO, BACKWATER (STATUS QUO TRIBUTE), Ivory Blacks TAPS AFF: PRIDE AFTER PARTY, Flying Duck BIRDCAGE PRIDE PARTY: PEARL NECKLACE, FLOYD, POISONOUS RELATIONSHIP, Stereo

SUN, 23 AUG SAUSAGEFEST: ALESTORM TBA, The Garage SUNDAY SESSIONS, Flying Duck

MON, 24 AUG ACCOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH GERRY LYONS 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

TUE, 25 AUG THE MOONLANDINGZ, Broadcast

WED, 26 AUG MINI MANSIONS + FEATHERWEST 20:30, King Tut’s AWOLNATION 19:00, The Garage


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OMAHA 19:00, The Attic

Clubbing

FFS 19:00, The Barrowlands

THU, 27 AUG INTO THE ARK + JACK GOUTHER + JOSEPH MILLER + FLEW THE ARROW 20:30, King Tut’s THE LAST INTERNATIONALE 19:00, Oran Mor RATKING, Broadcast UK TOUR: SARABETH, GLEN MITCHELL, Stereo MODERN LIFE IS WAR, The Classic Grand FLAWLESS, Flying Duck

FRI, 28 AUG

MON, 3 AUG JELLY BABY 23:00, O2 ABC

TUE, 4 AUG

PROPAGANDA 23:00, O2 ABC

THU, 6 AUG JELLY BABY 23:00, O2 ABC SHOW PRESENTS: PATRICK TOPPING + THEO KOTTIS 23:00, Subclub

FRI, 7 AUG

PATERSANI + TAKE TODAY + AUGUSTA FIREBALL + THE BELAFONTE 20:30, King Tut’s

PROPAGANDA 23:00, O2 ABC OPTIMO FREE ENERGY WITH JD TWITCH, JG WILKES & RF TRANSMISSION LIVE 23:00, Subclub

SHHH.... IT’S A SECRET! 23:00, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

SAT, 8 AUG

CARL COX & JOHN DIGWEED 21:00, 02 Academy POLYESTER, Flying Duck

SAT, 29 AUG PALE FIRE + JACK JAMES 20:30, King Tut’s NIGHT OF THE JAUAR 23:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy DUMB INSTRUMENT: JESSIE RAE - LIVE MUSIC VIDEO SHOW + BRASS AYE? + NICK FERRARA (ELEMENTS OF SOUL) 20:00, The Art School GLASGOW SUMMER SESSIONS 2015: PAOLO NUTINI, GRACE JONES, THE VIEW, Bellahouston Park

SUN, 30 AUG THE DEAR HUNTER 20:30, King Tut’s CALVIN HARRIS PRESENTS OUTSIDE, Bellahouston Park

MON, 31 AUG

LOVE MUSIC 23:00, O2 ABC SUBCULTURE PRESENTS SILICONE SOUL 23:00, Subclub

MON, 10 AUG DJ JAMES CURRIE’S CHEESY POP 23:00, Campus BARE MONDAY 23:00, The Garage

TUE, 11 AUG DJ STEW PRESENTS 90’S V 00’S PARTY 22:00, Campus #TAG 23:30, The Garage SWAMP 81 WITH MICKEY PEARCE & CHUNKY 23:00, Subclub

WED, 12 AUG JAMES CURRIE’S MID WEEK PARTY 22:00, Campus DISC RIOT 23:30, The Garage

THU, 13 AUG JELLY BABY 23:00, O2 ABC THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIAL WITH LEWIS DONNELLY 23:00, Campus

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

NETHERLAND , The Garage

WED, 2 SEP

PROPAGANDA 23:00, O2 ABC

JOYWAVE + EDWIN ORGAN + DEADLY RIDES 20:30, King Tut’s HD MUSIC PRESENTS: BAD SIGN + F.O.E.S + HERSHEL’S HEAD + THE BLACK ART 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

FRI, 14 AUG FRIDAY NIGHT PROJECT WITH DAVEY DAVIDSON 23:00, Campus FRESH BEAT 23:00, The Garage RETURN TO MONO: SLAM 23:00, Subclub

SAT, 15 AUG

SAT, 22 AUG

SUN, 30 AUG

LOVE MUSIC 23:00, O2 ABC

LOVE MUSIC 23:00, O2 ABC

CAMPUS SATURDAYS WITH RESIDENT CAMMY 22:00, Campus

CAMPUS SATURDAYS WITH RESIDENT CAMMY 22:00, Campus

SUNDAY SESH WITH LEWIS DONNELLY 23:00, Campus

I LOVE THE GARAGE 23:00, The Garage SUBCULTURE PRESENTS HORSE MEAT DISCO 23:00, Subclub

SUN, 16 AUG SUNDAY SESH WITH LEWIS DONNELLY 23:00, Campus SUNDAY SCIENCE 23:00, The Garage

MON, 17 AUG DJ JAMES CURRIE’S CHEESY POP 23:00, Campus BARE MONDAY 23:00, The Garage

TUE, 18 AUG DJ STEW PRESENTS 90’S V 00’S PARTY 22:00, Campus #TAG 23:30, The Garage THE I AM PRESENTS BETA & KAPPA 23:00, Subclub

WED, 19 AUG JAMES CURRIE’S MID WEEK PARTY 22:00, Campus DISC RIOT 23:30, The Garage

THU, 20 AUG JELLY BABY 23:00, O2 ABC THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIAL WITH LEWIS DONNELLY 23:00, Campus NETHERLAND , The Garage

FRI, 21 AUG PROPAGANDA 23:00, O2 ABC DEORRO 21:00, 02 Academy FRIDAY NIGHT PROJECT WITH DAVEY DAVIDSON 23:00, Campus FRESH BEAT 23:00, The Garage THUNDER DISCO PRESENTS: BICEP 23:00, Subclub

I LOVE THE GARAGE 23:00, The Garage SUBCULTURE PRESENTS GEO JANSON 23:00, Subclub

SUN, 23 AUG SUNDAY SESH WITH LEWIS DONNELLY 23:00, Campus SUNDAY SCIENCE 23:00, The Garage

MON, 24 AUG DJ JAMES CURRIE’S CHEESY POP 23:00, Campus BARE MONDAY 23:00, The Garage

TUE, 25 AUG DJ STEW PRESENTS 90’S V 00’S PARTY 22:00, Campus #TAG 23:30, The Garage

WED, 26 AUG JAMES CURRIE’S MID WEEK PARTY 22:00, Campus DISC RIOT 23:30, The Garage

THU, 27 AUG JELLY BABY 23:00, O2 ABC THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIAL WITH LEWIS DONNELLY 23:00, Campus NETHERLAND , The Garage

FRI, 28 AUG PROPAGANDA 23:00, O2 ABC CARL COX & JOHN DIGWEED 21:00, 02 Academy FRIDAY NIGHT PROJECT WITH DAVEY DAVIDSON 23:00, Campus

SUNDAY SCIENCE 23:00, The Garage

MON, 31 AUG DJ JAMES CURRIE’S CHEESY POP 23:00, Campus BARE MONDAY 23:00, The Garage

TUE, 1 SEP DJ STEW PRESENTS 90’S V 00’S PARTY 22:00, Campus #TAG 23:30, The Garage 1 AM 5 - BLACK BUTTER RECORDS GLASGOW FEAT. MY NU LENG & WOZ (ALL NIGHT LONG) 23:00, Subclub

WED, 2 SEP JAMES CURRIE’S MID WEEK PARTY 22:00, Campus DISC RIOT 23:30, The Garage

THU, 3 SEP THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIAL WITH LEWIS DONNELLY 23:00, Campus NETHERLAND , The Garage

FRI, 4 SEP FRIDAY NIGHT PROJECT WITH DAVEY DAVIDSON 23:00, Campus FRESH BEAT 23:00, The Garage

SAT, 5 SEP LOVE MUSIC 23:00, O2 ABC

FRESH BEAT 23:00, The Garage

CAMPUS SATURDAYS WITH RESIDENT CAMMY 22:00, Campus

SAT, 29 AUG

I LOVE THE GARAGE 23:00, The Garage

LOVE MUSIC 23:00, O2 ABC CAMPUS SATURDAYS WITH RESIDENT CAMMY 22:00, Campus I LOVE THE GARAGE 23:00, The Garage

SUBCULTURE BOAT & AFTER PARTY FEAT. TIM SWEENEY // HARRI & DOMENIC // TELFORD 23:00, Subclub

SUBCULTURE PRESENTS KINK (LIVE) + TELFORD 23:00, Subclub

THE JANOSKIANS: JAHOO JAHAA TOUR 19:00, 02 Academy PAUL SMITH & THE INTIMATIONS 19:00, Oran Mor

THU, 3 SEP HERE WE GO MAGIC 20:30, King Tut’s

FRI, 4 SEP SINDERINS 20:30, King Tut’s

SAT, 5 SEP TRAMPOLENE + THE PHANTOMS + THE MONA LISAS 20:20, King Tut’s NEMECYST + GUESTS 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy DEFINITELY MIGHTBE (OASIS TRIBUTE) 19:00, O2 ABC TIJUANA BIBLES 19:00, Oran Mor

Mini Mansions - King Tut's - 8:30pm - 26 August

Glasvegas - Magners Summer Nights - Kelvingrove Park - 9 August


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OUR PICK 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’.

THE GIROBABIES

Mainstream music really is a farce. You know it, I know it and The Girobabies know it. And using Glasgow as the main stage to shout about it, the grungey, punked-up pseudo political gutter rock band don’t want to just invite you to come sing and dance in the face of it, but, and probably most importantly, to have unrivalled amounts of fun sticking two fingers up to it. Perhaps most well-known outside their boisterous, crowd-engaging and comedy laden sets because of hipster bashing anthem Overheard in the Westend, the band has set about establishing a sound all of their own. And even they're having trouble defining it (but not that they care). "A reviewer once called us 'Baffling Ned Punk'. I’m not sure if he liked it or not. But it's a good line. So we ran with that for a while. I've since changed that slightly to baffling – grunge – soul gutter – rock. I know it's a cliché to say 'you can't put us in a box’ but you know what? You can't put us in a box.” Speaking to frontman-come-Glasgowmusic-scene-promoter Mark McG, who puts every bit of enthusiasm behind giving a shot to new artists across the spectrum as he does behind the music he and his bandmates make, that passion for making real music is the driving force behind so

much of what they do. The Girobabies are striving to do something different, something new, something fresh – something so unordinary it makes Scotland qualifying for a major tournament look ordinary. "Good music is inspiring but perhaps so much so that it takes your breath away. Bad music is probably what really inspired me personally. The constant onslaught of corporate auto-tuned, repetitive mince is enough to make any right thinking human deduce the almighty phrase 'I could do better’. And then there comes a time when you want to prove to yourself that you can." And it’s this fist-shaking, "get-it-up-ye!" to the mainstream attitude that makes The Girobabies what they are. The band incorporates elements of punk, grunge, funk and hip-hop (which is as much do with Mark McG’s writing style as anything else). But ultimately, none of that matters. They just wanted to try something different, and have as much fun as possible in the process. And that probably starts with the name. "I first had the idea one day when I woke up in the Greek islands and noting I was living off of gyros (Greek kebabs) rather than Giros (Jobseekers allowance). A while later when we formed the band we had all become recently unemployed. I was very

angry at everything. I wanted to make music that reflected that and then the name came back to me. It has a very polarizing effect. People remember it." June saw the release of latest single Equinox from their forthcoming album Who Took Utopia?. It’s the culmination of a lot of hard work, and combined with the band's growing popularity and experience, promises to offer up an intriguing insight into the band and how far they’ve come. "Who Took Utopia? is the first time I've ever recorded something that I'm confident it is good. Not 'good’ as in the sense of 'that will do’ but actual good as in I'de listen to it if it wasn't us. In fact I'll listen to it in spite of it being us. Myself and my co-writer Robbie Gunn (Guitarist and producer) disagree on almost everything musically. It makes for a long and interesting roller coaster of a process. We have scrapped albums worth of songs over the last 2 years. It was hard for us to agree on a track list or anything for that matter. It has made for a far better piece of work though.” On top of that, The Girobabies have had one hectic festival season, which is yet to be wrapped up, and a host of other gigs and events coming up. “Right now we are in the middle of festival season that has seen us play the likes of Kelburn Garden Party, Knockengorroch, Eden, Audio Soup and a wee tour of the

Highlands. Up next we have Mugstock, Doune the Rabbit Hole, Linkylea and the Edinburgh Fringe. The album launch is at Stereo on 26th September. Then we'll be taking the album on tour to the likes of Salford, Liverpool, London and hopefully some European dates will be confirmed this month.” The Girobabies are also part of wider Scottish music movement The Yellow Movement with bands like the Mickey 9s, Colonel Mustard, Loki & The Cartel, The Twistettes and all the other fantastic acts involved. And like all those acts, The Girobabies are more than happy to be involved. “YM is full of fantastic musicians who don't necessarily take themselves too seriously but there is definitely a subtle competitive edge to it all which makes everyone raise their game. There is no 'sound' for everyone as such but everyone is sound. It's great to see people supporting each other. People can get involved in the movement by going to a show, buying a T-shirt or sharing stuff online. I cannot emphasise that last part enough. If you like a band then like their status and share their videos and events. Social media is currently holding a monetary gun to band’s heads. Let's not ruin the music scene any more by sitting back and letting the corporate vultures win again.” The Girobabies are so often a big arm of this movement. They’re not scared to stand up, to speak out and to support anyone for making their own music – but they want everyone to have fun in the process. They’re Glasgow’s very own musical outlaws, but laugh instead of scream in the face of the musical sharks and corporate shills that inspired them all to take up musical arms in the first place. Get involved, help the scene, support these local bands. But don’t take life, or the music, so seriously. I think they sum it up best… “I think that's the trick. You don't need to take every song, review or show 100% serious because you can't take life 100% serious. Let’s have fun and make something original. The other advantage of being called Girobabies is you know selling out is not even an option. No Coca-Cola adverts or Starbucks sponsorships for us. Ever. I'm happy with that. We go down our own path and it's never by Cameron Willis @CameronWillis92 boring.” c.willis@tsaglasgow.com

The Girobabies @ The Deoch an Dorus Festival in Arran


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Gig Guide: Theatre & Comedy MON, 3 AUG LOVE ME TENDER 19:30, King’s Theatre FRANKIE BOYLE - HURT LIKE YOU’VE NEVER BEEN LOVED 20:00, King’s Theatre

TUE, 4 AUG LOVE ME TENDER 19:30, King’s Theatre FRANKIE BOYLE - HURT LIKE YOU’VE NEVER BEEN LOVED 20:00, King’s Theatre WINDOW BAYS 19:30, Theatre Royal ROMEO & JULIET 19:30, Theatre Royal

WED, 5 AUG

BRUCE MORTON’S PICK OF THE FRINGE 19:30, The Stand

SAT, 15 AUG

SUN, 9 AUG

DREAMBOATS AND MINISKIRTS 14:30 + 19:30, King’s Theatre

MICHAEL REDMOND’S PICK OF THE FRINGE 19:30, The Stand

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

MON, 10 AUG

EAST IS EAST 14:30 + 19:30, Theatre Royal

WINDOW BAYS 19:30, Theatre Royal EAST IS EAST 19:30, Theatre Royal FRANKIE BOYLE - WORK IN PROGRESS 19:00, The Stand LIMMY: DAFT WEE STORIES 19:00, Oran Mor

TUE, 11 AUG CHUCK NORRIS VS THE INCREDIBLY STRANGE FILM NIGHT 19:00, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

LOVE ME TENDER 14:30 + 19:30, King’s Theatre

DREAMBOATS AND MINISKIRTS 19:30, King’s Theatre

FRANKIE BOYLE - HURT LIKE YOU’VE NEVER BEEN LOVED 21:00, King’s Theatre

WINDOW BAYS 19:30, Theatre Royal EAST IS EAST 19:30, Theatre Royal

WINDOW BAYS 19:30, Theatre Royal

LIMMY: DAFT WEE STORIES 19:00, Oran Mor

ROMEO & JULIET 19:30, Theatre Royal

WED, 12 AUG

BILLY KIRKWOOD’S PICK OF THE FRINGE 19:30, The Stand

THU, 6 AUG LOVE ME TENDER 19:30, King’s Theatre WINDOW BAYS 14:30 + 19:30, Theatre Royal ROMEO & JULIET 14:30 + 19:30, Theatre Royal BRUCE MORTON’S PICK OF THE FRINGE 19:30, The Stand

FRI, 7 AUG LOVE ME TENDER 19:30, King’s Theatre WINDOW BAYS 19:30, Theatre Royal ROMEO & JULIET 19:30, Theatre Royal BRUCE MORTON’S PICK OF THE FRINGE 19:30, The Stand

SAT, 8 AUG LOVE ME TENDER 14:30 + 19:30, King’s Theatre WINDOW BAYS 14:30 + 19:30, Theatre Royal ROMEO & JULIET 14:30 + 19:30, Theatre Royal

RED RAW 19:30, The Stand

DREAMBOATS AND MINISKIRTS 14:30 + 19:30, King’s Theatre WINDOW BAYS 19:30, Theatre Royal EAST IS EAST 19:30, Theatre Royal BILLY KIRKWOOD’S PICK OF THE FRINGE 19:30, The Stand LIMMY: DAFT WEE STORIES 19:00, Oran Mor

THU, 13 AUG DREAMBOATS AND MINISKIRTS 14:30 + 19:30, King’s Theatre WINDOW BAYS 14:30 + 19:30, Theatre Royal EAST IS EAST 14:30 + 19:30, Theatre Royal JOE HEENAN’S PICK OF THE FRINGE 19:30, The Stand LIMMY: DAFT WEE STORIES 19:00, Oran Mor

FRI, 14 AUG DREAMBOATS AND MINISKIRTS 19:30, King’s Theatre WINDOW BAYS 19:30, Theatre Royal

SCARFED FOR LIFE 14:00, Citizens Theatre JOE HEENAN’S PICK OF THE FRINGE 19:30, The Stand

SUN, 16 AUG SCARFED FOR LIFE 14:00, Citizens Theatre JAMIE KILSTEIN: SOBER SONG RANTS & A CAT STORY 19:30, The Stand

MON, 17 AUG IMPROV WARS FRINGE SPECIAL 19:30, The Stand

TUE, 18 AUG THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME 19:30, King’s Theatre RED RAW 19:30, The Stand

WED, 19 AUG THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME 14:30 + 19:30, King’s Theatre BILLY KIRKWOOD’S PICK OF THE FRINGE 19:30, The Stand

THU, 20 AUG THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME 14:30 + 19:30, King’s Theatre SCARFED FOR LIFE 14:00, Citizens Theatre SCARFED FOR LIFE 20:00, Citizens Theatre BRUCE DEVLIN’S PICK OF THE FRINGE 19:30, The Stand SCARFED FOR LIFE BY MARTIN TRAVERS 19:00, Oran Mor

FRI, 21 AUG THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME 19:30, King’s Theatre

EAST IS EAST 19:30, Theatre Royal

SCARFED FOR LIFE 14:00, Citizens Theatre

SCARFED FOR LIFE 14:00, Citizens Theatre

BRUCE DEVLIN’S PICK OF THE FRINGE 19:30, The Stand

JOE HEENAN’S PICK OF THE FRINGE 19:30, The Stand

SAT, 22 AUG

WED, 26 AUG AVENUE Q 19:30, King’s Theatre BILLY KIRKWOOD’S PICK OF THE FRINGE 19:30, The Stand

THU, 27 AUG AVENUE Q 19:30, King’s Theatre WINDOW BAYS 19:30, Theatre Royal BURNISTOUN LIVE AND FOR REAL 19:30, Theatre Royal SUSAN MORRISON’S PICK OF THE FRINGE 19:30, The Stand

FRI, 28 AUG AVENUE Q 17:00 + 20:00, King’s Theatre

TUE, 1 SEP ALL MY SONS 19:30, Theatre Royal GOING VIRAL 19:45, Tron Theatre RED RAW 19:30, The Stand

WED, 2 SEP ALL MY SONS 19:30, Theatre Royal MOLLY NAYLOR & JOHN OSBORNE 19:45, Tron Theatre MIDWEEK COMEDY CABARET 19:30, The Stand

THU, 3 SEP

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME 14:30 + 19:30, King’s Theatre

WINDOW BAYS 19:30, Theatre Royal

ALL MY SONS 13:00 + 19:30, Theatre Royal

BURNISTOUN LIVE AND FOR REAL 19:30, Theatre Royal

MY NAME IS... 19:45, Tron Theatre

SCARFED FOR LIFE 14:00, Citizens Theatre

SUSAN MORRISON’S PICK OF THE FRINGE 19:30, The Stand

BRUCE DEVLIN’S PICK OF THE FRINGE 19:30, The Stand

SAT, 29 AUG

SUN, 23 AUG

AVENUE Q 14:30 + 19:30, King’s Theatre

MICHAEL REDMOND’S PICK OF THE FRINGE 19:30, The Stand

WINDOW BAYS 19:30, Theatre Royal

MON, 24 AUG FRANKIE BOYLE - WORK IN PROGRESS 19:30, The Stand

TUE, 25 AUG AVENUE Q 19:30, King’s Theatre RED RAW 19:30, The Stand

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - 18-22 August

Limmy: Daft Wee Stories Book Tour - Oran Mor - 7pm - 10-13 August

BURNISTOUN LIVE AND FOR REAL 19:30, Theatre Royal SUSAN MORRISON’S PICK OF THE FRINGE 19:30, The Stand

SUN, 30 AUG ICW: SPACEBAWS 2 COME AS YOU ARE 19:00, The Garage MICHAEL REDMOND’S PICK OF THE FRINGE 19:30, The Stand

THE THURSDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand

FRI, 4 SEP ALL MY SONS 19:30, Theatre Royal MY NAME IS... 19:45, Tron Theatre THE FRIDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand

SAT, 5 SEP ALL MY SONS 14:30 + 19:30, Theatre Royal MY NAME IS... 19:45, Tron Theatre THE SATURDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand


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WHAT’S ON

GIGS OF THE MONTH

ROMEO & JULIET

THEATRE ROYAL TUESDAY 4 – SATURDAY 8 AUGUST

A PREVIEW OF THE TOP GIGS GLASGOW HAS TO OFFER IN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER

AVENUE Q

KING’S THEATRE TUESDAY 25 – SATURDAY 29 AUGUST

A smash hit on Broadway, in the West End and most recently in a critically-acclaimed 2014 UK Tour, awardwinning comedy musical Avenue Q will bring a host of fuzzy friends to Glasgow, playing at the King’s Theatre from Tuesday 25 to Saturday 29 August. Featuring the naughtiest puppets in town, brought hilariously to life by an ensemble cast of eleven performers, Avenue Q is a Tony Award-winning musical about growing up, dreaming big, and finding your purpose in life. Princeton, a bright-eyed graduate who comes to New York City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. Soon discovering that the only neighbourhood in his price range is Avenue Q, he finds himself moving in with some truly quirky characters. There’s Brian the out-ofwork comedian and his therapist fiancée Christmas Eve; Nicky the good-hearted slacker and his closet gay Republican roommate Rod, an Internet ‘sexpert’ called Trekkie Monster and a very cute kindergarten teacher named Kate Monster. And would you believe the building’s superintendent is Gary Coleman?! Featuring hysterically funny songs including “The Internet is for Porn” and “Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist”, Avenue Q is a hilarious musical with a warm (and very fuzzy) heart.

DON BROCO KING TUT’S FRIDAY 14 AUGUST Don Broco are back in Glasgow this month in support of the release of their latest album, Automatic. After recording the album in Los Angeles, Broco are back and ready to get back on the road. Comprising of Rob Damiani on vocals, Simon Delaney on guitar, Tom Doyle on bass and Matt Donnelly on drums, the Bedford four-piece have enjoyed a meteoric rise since the release of their debut album Priorities in 2012. Hit songs like “Thug Workout” and “Dreamboy” have built up a loyal following for the band who regularly tour the UK and have played at some of Britain’s major festivals. If you haven’t already, check Don Broco out for yourself and go see them at King Tuts on Friday 14 August.

The most famous and tragic love story of all time is coming to Glasgow this August as Shakespeare’s Globe brings its acclaimed touring production of Romeo & Juliet to the Theatre Royal. The theatre company has consciously chosen to send out just a ‘small troupe of travelling players’ for each performance, which is said to represent the versatile travelling troupes of Elizabethan actors during Shakespeare’s own time. A violent street brawl between their rival families is the prelude to Romeo’s first encounter with Juliet but despite this, and the fact Juliet has been promised to another, they fall in love. However, any plans for their future happiness are cruelly destroyed by renewed violence between their families and tragedy begins to unfold. This stripped down version of the tale of two star crossed lovers, which is directed by Dominic Dromgoole and Tim Hoare and is set on an Elizabethan-style stage, has been described by the British Theatre Guide as ‘an authentic and captivating Shakespearean experience that should not be missed’. Tickets are available from ATG tickets, the play runs from August 4-8 and tickets cost from £9.50-£32.

BUGSY MALONE [REVIEW] Bugsy Malone is a personal favourite of mine. It surprises me how many people aren’t aware that the Sir Alan Parker movie smash hit has been adapted for stage. I was very much looking forward to reviewing the stage production this summer, brought to Glasgow by Creative Learning Stage Experience. Reading through the programme, it was hard to believe that I was about to watch an amateur performance. The turnout had been outstanding for a press evening with people literally squeezing between one another in the foyer – all were lost amid the same bubble of loud talking and excitement. It’s the 1920s and reports of splurge attacks on American’s most-wanted gangs are cropping up all over the media. Fat Sam and Dandy Dan’s gangs are respectively endangering the safety of the American people. Their frequent conflicts on the streets of New York are proving catastrophic for surrounding innocents, and the fact that they keep going back into hiding afterwards is wreaking havoc with the cops! The show follows heartthrob Bugsy Malone (Euan Strachan) when, after falling for a mysterious, wannabe-singer by the name of Ms. Blousey Brown (Anna Cowen), he vows to take her to Hollywood and make her a star. Unfortunately, Bugsy knows money like that doesn’t just grow on trees and so he agrees to assist Fat Sam (Alastair McLeod) with some dangerous gang missions in exchange for the kind of dolla’ that will win him the

heart and trust of Blousey. As a whole, the production was reasonably well put together, though, slightly disjointed at times with some silences where they shouldn’t have been. In fact, given how long the cast have had to work on this production, it was all very good. The passion of the youth was all there. Their chorus numbers were a treat, consistently lifting the roof of the theatre and – contrary to school productions – not a single performer ran out of steam during those complicated dance routines. There were, however, significant problems with sound throughout, though, given that I attended on the opening night, I have every faith these were corrected before the final performances. The leads were astounding for

their age, particularly Anna Cowen – Blousey Brown – who silenced the entire Theatre Royal during her solo numbers at this well attended event. The work of the Creative Learning Company is fantastic, giving young people the opportunity to perform in some of the country’s most prestigious venues for a paying audience. It’s clear that a lot of hard work and dedication goes on behind the scenes in these productions and these people are in every way as responsible for the smooth-running of each show as the cast themselves. The company have generated a platform for future stars of theatre and I feel very lucky to have seen some of them by Rachael Procter here in their early days in @rrretro___ r.procter@tsaglasgow.com Glasgow.


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

5 MINUTES WITH

Californian Hip-Hop Rockers

OPM

On the 15 year anniversary of their debut album Menace To Society, OPM – the Californian hip-hop rockers – are back with a 23 date European tour, stopping off in Glasgow at Audio on September 3. If the name OPM isn’t instantly recognisable, we guarantee you’ll have heard of the bands biggest hit ‘Heaven Is A Halfpipe’: “If I die before I wake, at least in heaven I can skate”. It has the kind of infectious lyrics OPM are known for and fans will be glad to hear their new album The Minge Dynasty (more on that title in the interview) looks set to be catchier than ever, with lead singer John Edney telling TSA: “These tracks are like walking dead zombie apocalypse infectious.” The new album, which features three new songs all featuring American rapper Big B, is set for release on September 25th and features new single ‘Millionaire Like Me’, along with ‘Feel The Pain’ – one of the first songs OPM recorded back in 1999 – plus a few previously unreleased OPM tracks recorded over the past 15 years. Ahead of the new tour, we spoke to John Edney about The Minge Dynasty, how life affects a band and why those old tracks are now getting their chance to shine:

HEY GUYS, WE’D LIKE TO START BY ASKING YOU TO INTRODUCE YOURSELVES AND YOUR STYLE TO ANY READERS UNFAMILIAR WITH YOUR WORK. Hi we are OPM. Our style is a hybrid of Hip Hop, Reggae, Punk rock, Pop, Rock and all stuff Funky. YOU’VE GONE THROUGH A FAIR FEW CHANGES IN THE BAND IN TERMS OF MEMBERS DURING YOUR HISTORY, DO YOU FEEL PRETTY SETTLED NOW? It’s really hard to get settled. 15 years is a really long time for a band. Life happens and guys do other projects, get jobs, get married and sometimes things conflict. Sometimes you just get sick of one another. We are stoked to have Los back on drums. He used to play with us back in 08. We had some really fun tours and then we had some down time and he got busy with other bands. And now he’s back playing with us which is really cool. HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING HARD PERFECTING THE UPCOMING TOUR? YOU MUST BE EXCITED ABOUT VISITING SO MANY LOCATIONS ACROSS EUROPE, ARE THERE ANY IN PARTICULAR YOU’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO? We are really looking forward to Scotland. It’s been a while since we have been there. Also looking forward to Slovenia. Last time

we were there we had a blast! Can’t wait to drink some grapefruit beer. HAVE YOU PLAYED IN GLASGOW BEFORE? WHAT KIND OF EXPERIENCE DID YOU HAVE? ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO COMING BACK? Yes we have played Glasgow a few times. We have always had so much fun there. I remember last time we were there we ate at a place that had deep fried Snickers bars. I had never seen that before and I’ll never forget. WHAT CAN FANS EXPECT FROM THE UPCOMING EP “MINGE DYNASTY”? CAN WE ASK ABOUT THE NAME, IS THERE A STORY BEHIND IT? It’s like a party in your mouth, but it’s actually a party in your ears. These songs are basically songs that actually sound like the summertime. When you hear them you will want to run outside into the sunshine get drunk and get naked. The Minge dynasty, also known as the Empire of the Great Minge, was the ruling Dynasty of Westeros for 276 years (1368–1644) following the collapse of the Juan Dynasty (Juan Castro the great, great uncle of Fidel). The Minge, described by some as “one of the greatest eras of orderly government and social stability in human history,” it was the last dynasty ruled by women. There were no wars, only discussions about feelings. Everyone loved one another. Hating or hurting another were the only crimes. It was a time without sexual repression, where people could openly discuss all parts of the human

anatomy without censorship and shame. Images of nudity were more acceptable than those of violence. Although the primary capital of the seven Kingdoms fell in 1644 to a rebellion led by an army of insecure, less-endowed angry men who established the Shun Dynasty (also known as the Holy Than Thou Dynasty). They took control of the masses by making acts of sex a crime, punishable by social rejection. Therefore even basic reproduction created mass confusion and disfunction in the society. This Dynasty still rules 6 of the 7 kingdoms today. HOW DIFFERENT ARE THE NEW TRACKS IN TERMS OF STYLE, COMPARED TO YOUR OLDER WORK? CAN WE STILL EXPECT CATCHY, INFECTIOUS NEW TRACKS? Style-wise to me they are still the same. Compared to older work I feel like we are always improving. And definitely some of the catchiest stuff we’ve ever written. These tracks are like walking dead zombie apocalypse infectious. WHY HAVE YOU DECIDED TO RELEASE “FEEL THE PAIN” NOW? ARE THERE MANY OTHER PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS COMING OUR WAY? I was looking through some old stuff on a hard drive a few months ago and came across the track. I played it after not hearing it for 15 years and all these emotions flooded through me. I was like wow. What a cool track. We should put this out on our next release. So here you go. Yes there are more unreleased tracks and possibly with little touch ups could be released some day.


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GAMES & GADGETS

What’s On: Games & Gadgets

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

PICK OF THE MONTH MADDEN NFL 16 (PS4, XBOX ONE, PS3, XBOX 360)

It is that time of year again when EA Sports begin to release their annual catalogue of sports games and this month, it is the turn of Madden NFL 16. With the new National Football League (NFL) season kicking off at the beginning of September and the sport of American football gaining more and more popularity on our shores, this could potentially be the biggest UK release for the franchise yet. Featuring New York Giants’ wide

receiver Odell Beckham Jr, famous for his incredible one-handed catch last season, on the cover, the game promises new mechanics in this year’s edition. Playing as a quarterback will present you with new challenges as you will now be able to make body-relative throws, as well as providing players with a new reward system for taking risks when passing the ball. Connected Franchise mode is still there but has been totally revamped and

Other games to look out for...

DISHONORED: DEFINITIVE EDITION (PS4, XBOX ONE)

now allows to rebuild your team from top to bottom. As well as being able to move your team to another city, you can now change the prices of concessions as well, if that is what you are into. And for all of you fans of the FIFA version, Madden has its very own Ultimate Team mode. Build up your very own team with some of the NFL’s greatest players and take on other players online for bragging rights. Madden NFL 16 is released on August 28.

Gadgets Galore COACHGUITAR APP

While technically not a gadget, the CoachGuitar app for Apple devices is ideal for anyone out there who has always fancied learning guitar but can’t be bothered looking through tabs or learning music theory. The app uses visual learning, basically showing you a fretboard with coloured dots representing the relevant fingers needed to play chords and songs. There are lessons for beginners as well but while the app is free, further lessons will have to be paid for.

RHINO SHIELD Firebox.com are selling a Rhino Shield for your iPhone. It is essentially a more durable and resilient screen protector, and promises to be resistant to scratches and fingerprint smudges. Ideal for anyone who struggles to keep their phone in good condition!

UNTIL DAWN (PS4)

THIN ICE - WEIGHT LOSS CLOTHING First of all, remember the game uses the American spelling for dishonoured, before you read this in disgust. Dishonored was hugely popular when it was first released on the last generation of consoles in 2012. The story of Corvo, an assassin bent on revenge against the men who framed him for the murder of the ruler he was bodyguard to, served to produce one of the greatest stealth-action games in years. Add in the steampunk setting to that and it is no wonder it sold as many copies as it did. The game’s developers obviously think they can keep the gravy train running and have enhanced the game for the current generation of consoles. There will be plenty of gamers looking forward to its release. Dishonored: Definitive Edition is released on August 28.

Until Dawn is an upcoming survival horror game and an exclusive for the PS4. The game tells the story of a group of friends who spend the night in a log cabin on the anniversary of the disappearance of their friends, while unknowingly being stalked by a serial killer. The developers promise that Until Dawn’s roughly nine-hour story can be replayed multiple times. Indeed they say it is essential in order to fully understand the story of the game. Typically, this type of game means there are plenty of storyaltering choices and that is what we have here. You will have to choose to kill some characters to save others, provided you have not already found a way to keep them all alive to the end. This will be an interesting challenge for some players and one that will keep enjoying the game for a while. Until Dawn is released on August 28.

The world’s first technologicallyenhanced weight-loss apparel hacks your metabolism to help you lose weight. The company behind the products say they have plenty of evidence to support their claims that you can lose an additional 500-1,000 calories a day simply by wearing their clothes. Their Indiegogo appeal generated $89,220 in just 7 days and the trainer insoles, which have high concentrations of thermoreceptors to alert your body to the presence of cold (triggering a metabolic response that generates heat in your core), will cost $95 + shipping


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QuickCrossword

ACROSS 1. Pharaoh’s Tomb (7) 5. Documents to be filled in (5) 8. Stow (5) 9. Out of the ordinary (7) 10. Moral (7) 11. Ostentatious (5) 12. Powerful (6) 14. Pursued (6) 18. Books (5) 20. Injurious (7) 22. Steal (7) 23. Early part of life (5) 24. Garb (5) 25. Make intelligible (7)

DOWN 1. Own (7) 2. Freshwater fish of the carp family (5) 3. Red Indian style haircut (7) 4. Twofold (6) 5. Smoke ducts (5) 6. Harshly loud (7) 7. Foolish (5) 13. Regret (7) 15. Get a move on (7) 16. Marine mammal (7) 17. Alter (6) 18. Lukewarm (5) 19. Retail businesses (5) 21. The animals found in a particular area (5)

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Get your glamorous groove on, Aries! August heats up as the Sun in Leo burns through your most passionate, live-outloud zone. The action also heats up with red-hot Mars entering Leo from August 8-September 24, a period that could inspire you to tap your inner Picasso or find some creative/performance outlet.

Taurus

Sweet and sentimental days are here again! Until August 23, the Sun in Leo and your rooted fourth house is making a homebody of you, lighting up the most domestic, family-friendly zone of your chart.

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It’s meet and greet season, Gemini! The Sun is in Leo, your communicative and interpersonal third house, creating a chatty, fast-paced vibe. You’re eager to engage in fun conversations, and the buoyant energy has you at your trademark witty best.

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It’s hot outside, but nowhere is more “picante” than your cubicle or designated creation station, Crab! Until August 23, the Sun is moving through Leo, your second house of work and money, helping you get grounded and put your most heartfelt birthday wishes into realtime effect.

Leo

Welcome to Leo season! August is a major month for you, with several planets visiting your sign, heating up the action. Not only is the Sun (your celestial ruler) mainlining its way through Leo, but red-hot Mars also joins the party for six weeks, giving you a fiery burst of motivation.

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Spread your wings and fly, Sagittarius! This is peak season for you, and you’re riding that summer high as the Sun burns through Leo and your expansive ninth house. You could have a wicked case of wanderlust or at least, you’re eager to seek out new horizons far beyond the familiar.

Virgo

That’s a wrap! Closure is a major theme throughout August, as the planets spin through Leo, your twelfth house of healing, endings and transitions. The Sun is here until August 23, intense Mars visits from August 8-September 24, and affectionate Venus is retrograde (backward) in this hazy zone of your chart all month.

Capricorn

Ah, the ties that bind. The sun is burning through Leo, your eighth house of soulmerging, joint ventures and permanent bonding. The first three weeks of the month are anything but free-and-breezy: You’re interested in high-stakes matters like eternal affection and powerful partnerships.

Libra

Powwow time! The planets are cruising through Leo this month, your eleventh house of teamwork and technology. Gather your tribe, set some #squadgoals and tap into the power of numbers to get the job done.

Aquarius

Care for some company? The Sun is in Leo, your seventh house of one-on-one unions, and then in Virgo, your intimate eighth house, for a month. So basically, Water Bearer, August is huge for relationships and all things interpersonal.

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Get into the groove, Scorpio: While others are sunning in halter dresses off on holiday, you’re rolling up your shirtsleeves under the office A/C—money on your mind! Game face on? Check! The Sun is in Leo, your tenth house of ambition and success, until August 23. Take advantage of the sparse population at your company’s HQ (read: less competition) and make a power move.

Rise and shine, Pisces! The Sun sounds the call to order as it blazes through Leo, your sixth house of health and vitality. If you’ve had a sleepy summer or you’ve let the edges of your life get fuzzy, you’ll be ready to get back into action, especially once go-getter Mars joins the Leo parade from August 8-September 24.

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www.s1jobs.com/recruiterprofiles/tsa Glasgow Scaffolder Salary: £13.00 - £13.50 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Part 2 Scaffolders required in the Glasgow area for immediate start CISRS ticket required as well as own tools Please apply via michael.waugh@search.co.uk or call 0141 272 7706

Telehandler Operator Salary: £11.50 - £12 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Our client is looking for a CPCS Qualified Telehandler. Must have experience in a Telehandler role with checkable references To apply please call 0141 272 1706 or email michael.waugh@search.co.uk

Chef De Partie Salary: £salary not specified Agent: Cafe Source Skills: Hospitality/Catering/Tourism Location: Glasgow Chef De Partie with good experience required. Must be hard working, reliable and enthusiastic. To apply email C.V. to info@cafesource.co.uk via the apply now or call 0141 548 6020.

Architectural Technicians/ Technologists Salary: £negotiable Agent: IDP Architects LLP Skills: Architecture

Location: Glasgow IDP Architects, based in Glasgow, are seeking experienced Architectural Technicians/ Technologists to assist them with a wide range of current projects. Autocad proficiency is essential with Revit experience desirable.

Joiner Salary: £12.50 - £14.00 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow CSCS Time Served Joiners required for ongoing contracts in the Glasgow area. 1st fix, 2nd fix, shop fitting or general joinery experience required. Please call 0141272 7706 or email michael.waugh@search. co.uk

Scaffolder £13ph Salary: £13.00 - £13.50 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Part 2 Scaffolders required in Glasgow Must have CISRS ticket and be comfortable with the following: Tubing Chimney Stacks Build up Strip Down Please call 0141 272 7706 or email michael.waugh@search.co.uk

Painter & Decorator Salary: £11.00 - £12 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Our client is looking for Painter & Decorators for ongoing work across the Glasgow area. Applicants must be time served and have CSCS card with relevant qualification. To apply please email michael.waugh@ search.co.uk or call 0141 272 1706

Slaters/Roofers

Cad Setter Out

Salary: £TBC Depending on Experience Agent: GDN Contracts Ltd Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow SLATERS / ROOFERS Experienced Slaters/ Roofers required for contracts in West of Scotland. Must be fully competent in all aspects of slating and tiling, CSCS registered and be prepared to work weekends. Salary TBC depending on experience. Apply by e mail, with CV, to: contracts@gdncontracts.co.uk

Salary: £DOE Agent: Elmwood Projects Ltd Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Cad Setter Out required for busy progressive Bespoke Joinery Company. Candidates should be experienced in this field. This is a full time permanent position based in Glasgow with an immediate start and salary will be dependant upon experience. Only successful candidates will be contacted Please apply along with your CV to Mr Steven Gough: steven@elmwoodprojects.co.uk

Telehandler Salary: £11.50 - £12 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow **PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A TELEPHONE BASED ROLE** Our client is looking for a Telehandler (Manitou Telescopic) for a 3 week contract. Candidate must have a valid CPCS card and be familiar with the operation of the Telehandling machine. To apply, please call 0141 272 1706 or email michael.waugfh@ search.co.uk

Gas Safe Plumber Salary: Competitive DOE Agent: Eagle Contracts Ltd Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow An experienced Gas Safe Plumber/Engineer required for immediate start. Full time position offered with excellent salary and company van. Main duties would be insurance based domestic refits and gas safe certification of domestic boilers and appliances. A current driving licence is essential. To be considered for this role, please click to APPLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE!

Chef DE Parte Salary: negotiable Agent: City Facilities Management Skills: Hospitality/Catering/Tourism Location: Glasgow Experienced Chef required for busy staff canteen, catering for 500 employees per day. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment. You must be able to work as part of a team and independently when required. Candidates should be well organised, motivated, punctual and reliable. Monday to Friday, 8am - 4.30pm. You should hold all relevant hygiene certificates.

Electrician Salary: £14.50 - £15.50 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Our client requires 3 time served 17th edition electricians for an 8 month contract in Glasgow area. Electricians must have ECS card and own tools. Car drivers would be preferable because of site location. Electricians must have experience in commercial hotel

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Electrician £15 per hour, 8 month contract Salary: £15 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Our client requires 3 time served 17th edition electricians for an 8 month contract in Glasgow area. Electricians with must have ECS card, own tools and PPE. Car drivers would be preferable because of site location. Electricians must have experience in commercial hotel refurbishment. If interested please give David Campbell a call on 0141 272 7809 or send CVs to david.campbell@search.co.uk

Window Fitting Joiner Salary: Negotiable Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Window Fitter x4 Eden Scott’s client is a leading construction company that have a long term contract to fit windows around the Glasgow area. You must be a time-served joiner / City & Guilds and have previous experience with fitting PVC windows. You must be also be able to provide 2 checkable references. This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading Construction company that has an extremely healthy pipeline.

Chef Salary: ££££ COMPETATIVE Agent: Primestaff Skills: Hospitality/Catering/Tourism Location: Glasgow We are currently looking for Chefs who have experience working in a care home or similar environment, hold a valid PVG and who are familiar with specialist dietary needs. These shifts are to cover holidays , sickness and busy periods. Applicants must also have an SVQ3 in professional cookery and have previous experience working in a care home. You will also be asked to complete a skills test

Electrician Salary: £14.90 - £15.00 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Our client requires 3 time served 17th edition electricians for an 8 month contract in Glasgow area. Electricians with must have ECS card, own tools and PPE. Car drivers would be preferable because of site location. Electricians must have experience in commercial refurbishment. Comms, Data Cabling, Containment, Telephony, Alarms etc. Please call 1041 272 1706 or email michael.waugh@search.co.uk

Clerical Assistant - Constuction Salary: £9-10 per hour Agent: Centra Consult LLP Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow The successful candidate will provide clerical and admin support to a construction sub-contracting firm on a multi million pound city centre development. The candidate will be based on site and will assist in the preparation and maintenance of on site- records (such as progress photographs / site records) This position would be suitable for someone who has recently graduated and ideally has an interest in the construction Industry.

Painter - Glasgow - £12 per hour Ongoing Work Salary: £12 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Our busy client is looking for a number of Experienced Painters for an ongoing contract in the Glasgow Area. Full time hours available for the length of the contract. £12 per hour available Successful candidates must have full PPE, and hold a valid CSCS card. Immediate start available for the right candidate, if you feel you have the skills and experience necessary please contact Gemma on 0141 272 7738 or send your CV via the apply button.

Sous Chef Salary: £23500 Agent: The Burnside Hotel Skills: Hospitality/Catering/Tourism Location: Glasgow Sous Chef required to join a successful kitchen team, where excellent, good quality food is served each day. You will assist the Head Chef managing the kitchen team, menu planning, costing, budgets and staff rotas. You must have excellent attention to detail, ensuring the highest standards and consistency are met at all times. Be able to design new menus maintaining the gross profit required.You will have experience with banqueting operations and have good organisational skills.

Commercial, IP & IT Associate/ Senior Solicitor Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Legal Location: Glasgow Eden Scott’s client a full service commercial law firm are currently looking to make an addition to their team in Glasgow. You will have experience in IP / IT dispute work including; trade marks, patents and copyrights, passing off and/or breach of confidentiality. Ideally candidates should also have a good knowledge of Data Protection legislation and FOI requirements. For more information on this position please submit your CV or alternative please call for a confidential discussion.

Telephonist/Receptionist Agent: Allstaff Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow AllStaff Glasgow are currently recruiting a number of Telephonist/Receptionist’s for ongoing temporary assignments for our clients in & around the Glasgow area. Please note the location of our clients can sometimes be outside of the City Centre & therefore your own transport would be beneficial. Candidates MUST be of smart appearance, have exemplary telephone manners, be confident in a fast paced environment & be able to work with minimal supervision.

Warehouse Staff Salary: £ Dep. on Exp Agent: Ceiling to Floor Ltd Skills: Sales Location: Glasgow Ceiling to Floor will shortly open a new branch with luxury showroom in Anniesland and we require warehouse staff. We are looking for enthusiastic and articulate members of staff to help develop our operations in this area. The ideal candidates should have excellent communication skills with previous warehouse experience. Our hours of work are 8am5pm 5 days over six and closed Sundays. Appropriate training and support will be given with an excellent salary.

TECHNICAL COMPLIANCE Salary: £1 per annum Agent: Reed Insurance Skills: Financial Services/Investment Location: Glasgow A compliance opportunity for a Diploma qualified Financial Services Professional. I am looking for someone who has a Technical Financial Services background, with a great knowledge of Products, FCA rules and Handbook, Trust and Tax. Previous experience working in Provider and/or IFA preferable, demonstrating broad technical knowledge across the industry. This is for a short term contract based in Glasgow. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Paraplanner Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum Agent: Reed Insurance Skills: Financial Services/Investment Location: Glasgow Well respected Wealth Management Firm is seeking an experienced Paraplanner for their South Lanarkshire office. Key responsibilities: * Client management , report Writing, Investment Research, Client Contact and office management The successful candidate will be Diploma Qualified It will be advantageous if candidates are: Previous experience: paraplanner, financial adviser or helpdesk/technical support capacity. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Telesales Advisors Salary: £15k + bonus per annum Agent: Hot House Energy Company Skills: Call/Contact Centres Location: Glasgow Due to the growth in the renewable energy market we are currently looking for Telesales Advisors to join our company. These individuals must be hard working, enthusiastic and have excellent time keeping. Experience is not essential as we offer full training. We have flexible working hours mornings, evening and weekends. Part time hours £10k + bonus. Full time hours 15k + bonus. For more information contact Karen on 01414336724, or send your CV to glrecruitment@ hothouseenergy.co.uk.

Window Blind Installation Engineer

General Operative

Salary: £Competitive Agent: Shades Window Blinds Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow An excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to join our existing highly successful team. Servicing new and existing clients in Central Scotland. Areas available Edinburgh & Glasgow. Previous experience preferred but not essential full training provided. . Suitable candidate would be a DIY enthusiast . O.T.E. £24-30K uncapped + company vehicle + benefits NO AGENCIES PLEASE

Salary: £6.50 - £8.00 per hour Agent: Meridian Business Support Skills: Production/Manufacturing Location: Glasgow Meridian Business Support are currently looking for temporary workers to work with some of our Industrial clients. We have immediate starts available for Warehouse and General Operatives . These positions will be based in the Glasgow and surrounding area and hours of work will generally be between 8am and 5pm. Please get in touch with Leigh Ellis on 0141 285 7905 or lellis@meridianbs.co.uk Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.

Labourer Salary: £7.28 - £8.00 per hour Agent: HAYS Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Labourers required for an immediate start in the Govan area of Glasgow for a minimum of 2 weeks work. You must have a valid CSCS card, Full PPE and checkable references for within the last 6 months. To apply call Stephen Henry direct on 0141 212 3660. 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

Driver Salary: £7 - £7.50 per hour Agent: Allstaff Skills: Logistics/Distribution Location: Glasgow Allstaff Glasgow has an immediate requirement for a Van Driver with a FL certificate for our busy client in the North of Glasgow. This is a temporary position for 2-3 weeks initially but may be extended. Duties will involve loading own vehicle and delivering goods as required, you will also be expected to uplift collections from suppliers. Previous commercial driving experience is essential. Must have a counterbalance forklift certificate as you will need to work in warehouse also. Mon to Friday 40 hours per week.

Commercial/Corporate Broker (Glasgow) Salary: £35000 per annum Agent: FPSG Connect Skills: Insurance Location: Glasgow New and exciting opportunity for 2 commercial/ corporate brokers to join Glasgow branch of expanding brokerage. You should have a comprehensive understanding of the commercial insurance marketplace handling new and existing business, quotations, renewals, MTAs, market submissions, presentations, be confident attending client meetings and building strong insurer & client relationships. This position comes with a competitive salary and realist bonus and shares available. For more information call me on 0141 270 5131 or email CV to me.

Commercial/Corporate Broker (Glasgow)

Joiners (2 / 3 Week Contract) Salary: £13.00 per day Agent: Total Recruitment Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Total Recruitment Group (Construction Division) are currently looking for 2x Joiners to assist in the completion of an exciting project in Glasgow East End. This contract will involve finishing work, doors, skirtings etc, to ensure go live date is met. This opportunity is expected to last 2/3 weeks and offers an hourly rate of £13.00 per hour Interested candidates are advised to get in touch asap as these opportunities will be starting on Monday. For more information on this role, please contact Greg Shields at g.shields@ totalrecruitmentgroup.com or call 07939 125203

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.

Project Accountant Salary: Competitive salary & benefits Agent: Escape Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Our client is looking for a Project Accountant to work with them for a period of 6 months. Duties include: Reviewing project accounts. Processing project invoices. Dealing with WIP. Assisting Senior Project Accountant. Ideally you will be: PQ/Fully Qualified. Strong in project accounting skills. Comfortable communicating with a wide range of individuals. If you are interested in this role and would like more information please send your CV and covering letter to Louise.Young@ escaperecruitment.com.

Labourer

Agent: FPSG Connect Skills: Insurance Location: Glasgow New and exciting opportunity for 2 commercial/ corporate brokers to join Glasgow branch of expanding brokerage. You should have a comprehensive understanding of the commercial insurance marketplace handling new and existing business, quotations, renewals, MTAs, market submissions, presentations, be confident attending client meetings and building strong insurer & client relationships. This position comes with a competitive salary and realist bonus and shares available. For more information call me on 0141 270 5131 or email CV to me.

Salary: £6.50 - £6.55 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Our busy client requires several CSCS Labourers for immediate start in the Glasgow City Centre and surrounding areas. Recent working experience on active building sites would be preferable. Candidates will be required to carry out light cleaning duties on site when not labouring - please bear this in mind when applying. Candidates must have own PPE and valid CSCS Card for site induction - public transportation will be suitable for the duration of the placements. If interested please give us a call on 0141 272 7817 or send a CV to steven.maynes@search.co.uk

Software Developer

Bookkeeper - Temp to Perm

Salary: £Neg plus Benefits Agent: Hudson IT&T Skills: IT/Telecommunications Location: Glasgow Hudson are delighted to be recruiting for a software developer for their market leading client in Glasgow. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to join an innovative company that are very keen to develop individuals. An ideal candidate would have experience of designing components, from designing the user interface through to REST services and database schema design. Skills Required: JavaScript. HTML5. CSS. JQuery. AngularJS or similar framework. Java. SQL.

Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum Agent: Reed Accountancy Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Hi all I have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Bookkeeper to join a successful organisation in Glasgow. This is a temporary to permanent position. Daily duties will include: Accounts to trial balance All aspects of Purchase Ledger All aspects of Sales Ledger General Ledger Management reporting Ad hoc duties as required The successful candidate will be: Immediately available to start work Proficient in the use of SageLine50 Interested? Please apply without delay! Thank you. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Civil Engineering - Site Staff

Pensions Administrator Sipp

Salary: £competitive salary + benefits Agent: George Leslie Ltd Skills: Engineering/Technical Location: Glasgow Civil Engineering - Site Staff Competitive Salaries + Benefits George Leslie Ltd - a privately-owned Civil Engineering Contractor working throughout Scotland. With a good forward workload, we are looking to strengthen our site teams across all levels. Ideally with some relevant site experience in heavy civils construction across the marine and water sectors, we’d be pleased to receive your CV. Forward your CV by clicking the ’Apply Now’ button.

Salary: £100 per day Agent: Resource Solutions / Prudential Skills: Financial Services/Investment Location: Glasgow Pensions Administrator (x3) We are looking for candidates with Pensions experience to join a growing team. There are 3 opportunities available in different areas with great opportunities for learning and growth. These roles are temp to permanent or 6 month contracts. Experience:- Pensions & Financial services Brief overview of the role:- Reconciliations & reporting Dealing with penisons queries Fund transactions Please get in touch if you are interested!

Temps Temps Temps Salary: Flexible Agent: Nine Twenty Business Services Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow CALLING ALL TEMPS!! Due to a dramatic growth within our client’s needs Nine Twenty are currently looking to speak to the following candidates about some fantastic opportunities coming up: Purchase Ledger. Credit Controller/Sales Ledger. Payroller. Accounts Assistant. Legal Cashier. If you are on the market and would like to join an award winning agency to represent and

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Labourer

Salary: £11 per hour Agent: Total Recruitment Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Please note these roles are based in Troon & Ayr We are currently looking for skilled Ground workers for two separate sites, a 3-4 month contract in Ayr and a 1 month contract in Troon. Candidate must have experience in all aspects of groundwork. Duties include: - Ground work - Drainage - Foundations Required: - CSCS card We are looking for the candidates with strong work ethic, time keeping and reliability to carry out this project. If you feel you are suitable for this position please call Greg on 0141 889 5655 to apply. Alternatively if you have a CV, please email g.shields @totalrecruitmentgroup.com

Purchase Ledger Clerk Salary: £7.50 - £9.50 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. 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 Sage experience is essential. If you are interested please apply without delay. Thanks. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Painter Salary: £11.00 per annum Agent: HAYS Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow CSCS Painters required in the Glasgow area to work on a new build commercial project. The project is due to run for around 4-5 weeks with potential further work depending on site feedback. All applicants must be timeserved and have a valid CSCS card. The pay rate is £11 Umbrella. If available contact Martin Walsh on 0141 2123660. 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

*NEW IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE TEMP pensions admin needed* Salary: £8 - £10 per hour Agent: Reed Insurance Skills: Financial Services/Investment Location: Glasgow A new temporary role has become available in my client’s office in Glasgow. The role will be on a rolling month by month basis. They specialise in pensions administration and are looking for some who is - Experienced in pensions administration Have a background in financial services Are motivated and well organised Looking to expand their knowledge. If you are immediately available and have the above skills I would love to hear from you. You much have experience in financial services and specifically pensions to be considered for this role. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Corporate Lawyer Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Legal Location: Glasgow Eden Scott’s client is currently looking to make an addition to their Corporate Teams in Glasgow and Aberdeen. This full service commercial law firm has a significant UK, European and International client base with the Corporate team at the forefront. You will carry out a wide range of corporate work as part of a large dedicated corporate team, with particular emphasis on M&A, PE, joint ventures, commercial contracts and general corporate advice. Experience of cross border transactions and/or an appreciation of tax issues/structures would be an advantage. For more information on this position please contact me direct or submit your CV.

Freelance Estate Agent Salary: Commission Agent: AB Property Consultants (Glasgow) Skills: Sales Location: Glasgow A fantastic opportunity has become available for a suitable freelance estate agent. Candidate should have own car and be able to work on a flexible basis. No necessary evening or weekend work and hours could suit. This is a freelance self employed basis with a fair commission structure and the potential to easily earn a very healthy salary. We have the ability to supply all the resources you need to help you succeed and staff backing / training to help guide you to maximum results. Please submit you CV in writing to the

Salary: £7.28 per annum Agent: HAYS Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow General Labourers required for various contracts in the Glasgow area. All applicants must have a valid CSCS card and checkable references. We have various jobs in Glasgow with durations being from 1 day to several months worth of work. There is potential for ongoing work for the right candidates. If interested contact Martin Walsh on 0141 2123660 or send your 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

Plot Sales Paralegal

Part Time Administrator Salary: £7.50 - £8.00 per annum Agent: Allstaff Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow AllStaff Glasgow are delighted to be recruiting for a Part Time Administrator for our exclusive Glasgow based client. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a high wpm speed & accuracy. To apply for this role you MUST have excellent telephone communication skills, be experienced in all software packages with a particular interest & skills in Microsoft Word. The candidate will offer support to a wider team of staff & should be able to manage their own workload and will be expected to take on additional ad hoc duties. This is a temporary contract for 3 months. The hours of work will be 9am - 5.30pm for Wed, Thurs & Friday of each week.

Project Manager Fleet - Glasgow / Dunfermline

Salary: £Dependant on experience Agent: Lusona Skills: Legal Location: Glasgow An experienced Residential Conveyancing/Plot Sales Paralegal is required for a Glasgow legal firm to join their property team. This role will involve managing your own caseload of plot sales transactions, issuing missives and conveyancing documentation, manage all correspondance, working to set deadlines for completion, manage records, liaising with external organisations and client contact. Candidates must have experience within Residential Conveyancing and be able to manage own case load. Plot sales experience is advantageous but training/support will be provided. Be IT proficient and can work to tight deadlines.

Salary: £0.00 per day Agent: Parity Resources Limited Skills: Logistics/Distribution Location: Glasgow *** Project Manager Fleet - 3 months initially contract - Glasgow / Dunfermline *** Our utilities client has a fantastic opportunity for a Project Manager to join them looking at developing business cases. This person needs to be from a business background not an IT background, have a strong track record of delivery, strong project management skills, have strong skills dealing with difficult stakeholders and will ideally have worked on Fleet Management or similar projects in the past. Parity - Source, Develop, Transform Parity Professionals Ltd acts in the capacity of an Employment Business when providing contract work finding services.

Graduate - Financial Opportunities

Graduate Opportunities

Salary: £18000 per annum Agent: FPSG Connect Skills: Financial Services/Investment Location: Glasgow FPSG are keen to speak to Graduates with relevant degrees and previous experience within the financial services industry. Ideally you will have a Finance related degree and an academic knowledge of banking, funds, reconciliations, settlements or dividends. You should have: Minimum 2.1 degree in Mathematics, Economics, Risk Management, Banking & Finance or any other relative degree. Previous financial services data processing experience would be ideal but not essential. Strong knowledge of Excel. A hunger for success and willingness to work in finance. Contact Details: please submit your CV via the ‘apply here’ button.

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. HR Consultancy acts as both an employment agency and an employment business.

Graduate Recruiter Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: HR/Training/Recruitment Location: Glasgow Graduate Recruitment Consultant required for permanent position within a Glasgow Financial Company. Duties and responsibilities will include:- Lead in attraction activities Identify and update all vacancies within your designated area Work closely with university teams to attract the best candidates to the business Represent the company at recruitment events Manage the full recruitment process from attraction to offer management If you possess the above experience and would like to find out further information then please contact Evelyn Costello of Search HR on 0141 272 7732.

Bar Staff Salary: £6.50 per hour Agent: The Burnside Hotel Skills: Hospitality/Catering/Tourism Location: Glasgow We are currently looking for experienced, highly motivated, enthusiastic and hard working bar staff to join our Food and Beverage team. The successful candidate will be well presented, have good social and communication skills and the ability to work on their own and as part of a team. Your duties will include preperation of the bar area ready for service, serving food and beverages to our customers, cash handling and closing bar and restaurant at the end of shift. The ideal candidate will have a smart appearance and will relish working in a fast paced environment, providing quality service at all times. Must be 18 as required to sell alcohol.

Hair Stylist Salary: Negotiable Agent: Eutopia Hair, Beauty, Barbers Skills: Hairdressing/Beauty Location: Glasgow At Eutopia we believe its all about great customer care and great brands. We are a modern salon in Glasgow’s West End (within 2 minutes walking distance of Hyndland train station)who is passionate in offering a wide variety of hair and beauty services. We are looking for a qualified hair stylist with current experience who is talented and creative to join our team. Hours and pay negotiable. We also offer ongoing training as well as the opportunity to work at London Fashion Week, take part in photo shoots & competitions. We use Wella, Sebastian, Nioxin and Wella SP. Please send C.V for the attention of the manager Laini with a covering letter

Class 2 Drivers Salary: Depending on client Agent: Topstaff Skills: Logistics/Distribution Location: Glasgow Urgently required Class 2 Drivers. We are currently recruiting Class 2 drivers for ongoing temporary assignments in the Glasgow, Cumbernauld, Bellshill area. Applicants must have previous driving experience in the haulage and transport industry. Due to the clients we supply an on site induction, will take place prior to commencing work. We are looking for: No more than 6 penalty points, Digital Tachograph, 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 John on 0141 427 7070.

Credit Controller Salary: £19,000 - £20,000 Agent: Nine Twenty Business Services Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Nine Twenty are currently looking for an immediate Credit Controller to work for one of our well established clients based just outside of Glasgow. Key responsibilities: Pro-active cash collection. Dealing with incoming calls. Incoming email enquiries . Reconciling accounts. Assisting all internal departments with escalated customer enquiries. Liaising with Sales Account Managers in relation to customer account and internal procedures. Logging queries. Copy invoices. Preparing/authorising write off in line with Customer Service Policy. Please apply today to set up an immediate interview .

Management Accountant Salary: £29000 per annum Agent: Reed Accountancy Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow My client, a successful global organisation based in South Lanarkshire, are looking to grow their finance function by employing a new experienced Management Accountant. This is a full time permanent post with fantastic career progression. Daily duties will be inclusive of: Production of monthly management accounts Production of year end statutory accounts Balance sheet reconciliations Updating and maintaining the fixed asset register - inclusive of depreciation of disposals Variance analysis Journals Reporting A working knowledge of Agresso would

be beneficial but is not essential. Please apply if interested. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Paraplanner - Glasgow City Centre Salary: Salary DOE Agent: Reed Insurance Skills: Financial Services/Investment Location: Glasgow Our client a Wealth Management firm, is currently recruiting an experienced Senior Administrator to join their Glasgow office. Duties will include preparing suitability letters, paraplanning support, pension transfers and preparing technical reports, pensions transfers and investment calculations. Essential candidate criteria: Previous experience working in financial services sector Experience of working with suitability letters for investments and pensions Sound knowledge of investments and pensions It will be advantageous if candidates are: Previous experience in paraplanner, financial advisor or helpdesk/technical support capacity Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Senior Administrator Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum Agent: Reed Insurance Skills: Financial Services/Investment Location: Glasgow Our client a wealth management firm, is currently recruiting an expierenced senior administrator to join their Glasgow office. Duties will include preparing suitability letters, paraplanning support, pensions transfers and preparing technical reports, pensions transfers and investment calculations. Essential candidates criteria: Previous experience working in the financial services sector Experience of working with suitability letters for investments and pensions Sound knowledge of investments and pensions It will be advantageous if candidates are: Previous experience in paraplanner, financial advisor or helpdesk/technical support capacity. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Fencing & Barrier Operatives Salary: £Competitive Agent: James Strang Limited Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow James Strang Ltd is a multi-discipline Fencing and Civil Engineering Company based in Denny, Falkirk, with contracts throughout Scotland. Due to continuous expansion, we are seeking to recruit full time fencing and barrier operatives to join our well-established fencing team. Essential Requirements Current CSCS card. Enthusiastic and hard working. Good working alone or as part of a squad. Experience working with security fencing. Desirable requirements Working squad. VRS erector experience. SSSTS Certification. Benefits Competitive Salary. Holiday Pay. Secure working environment. Opportunity for advancement.

Transfers Analyst Salary: up to £25,000 D.O.E Agent: PRG Skills: Financial Services/Investment Location: Glasgow We have an exciting opportunity to join this prestigious client in a role as a Transfers Analyst based in Glasgow City Centre. Duties will include: Operational Performance Delivery Responsible for the delivery of assigned activities within Transfers ensuring all necessary requirements are met Liaising with other departments Data analysis 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 for this role along with Transfers experience Please send your CV to Andrew Beattie stating your current salary and notice period.

Accident Repair Centre Staff Salary: £26 K plus Bonus Agent: M&L Coachbuilders Ltd Skills: Automotive Location: Glasgow Senior ATA Technicians or current SVQ 3 qualified technicians required with the following skill sets. Panel Beaters Spray Painters Met Technicians Parts Man with Paint Mixing experience. As an Expanding Accident Repair Centre we are looking to recruit additional staff for our new premises. Basic pay £26 k plus bonus. OTE 35k Holidays 28 days per year including bank holidays. Pension scheme being implemented. Hours of work Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm O/Time available. We are looking for reliable staff for our new facility! We will be servicing a varied range of Work Providers, Insurance Companies and Fleets. Please send CV with checkable reference,s

Quantity Surveyor Salary: circa £25ph Agent: Hudson Construction & Property Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow We have an opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor to join a team within Central Scotland for a QS role on a contract basis. The role will be for three months initially but there is strong potential for this to be extended. The role will involve working with pre-contract documentation. You will be pricing bills of quantities; pricing work from drawing and specifications and dealing with main contractors. For further information and to discuss this role further,

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AUGUST 2015, ISSUE 12 please contact Tori Bell at Hudson on 0141 240 2445. 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.

Externals Site Manager - Brickwork/ Blockwork Salary:

£35000 - £50000 per annum + Car + Benefits Agent: First People Solutions Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow First People Solutions have been engaged by a leading Main Contractor within the Scottish Construction Market to seek a Site Manager for a large multi million pound project based in Glasgow. The Site Manager will be responsible for looking after the Externals of the project and will ideally come from a roofing, brickwork or stonemasonry background due to the nature of this project. This is an excellent opportunity to join a fantastic main contractor who cover various different sectors including Student Accommodation, Commercial & fit out and the successful candidate will be rewarded with a very generous package. If this is something you are interested in please give David a call on 0141 270 5130 or alternatively click apply!

Fire & Security Service Engineer Salary:

£23000 - £25000 per annum + Negotiable D.O.E Agent: First People Solutions Skills: Engineering/Technical Location: Glasgow The Job : Fire & Security Engineer The Company First People Solutions are currently recruiting on behalf of a leading Fire & Security contractor based in Glasgow who have an immediate requirement for experienced Fire & Security Service/Installation/Commissioning Engineers to join their team. The Candidate The successful candidate will be someone who have previous experience of working as a Fire & Security Engineer and be fully confident in the installation of CCTV, Intruder Alarms, Access Control & Fire Alarms. ECS/17th Edition is beneficial but not essential. For more information, please contact Jordan Mackay or David Atha on 0141 270 5130.

Warehouseman-All Duties Salary: £7.50p/h Agent: Stafffinders Skills: Logistics/Distribution Location: Glasgow Stafffinders Industrial urgently require an experienced Warehouseman for there prestigious client in Glasgow West. Successful candidate must have a current forklift licence (reach and/or counterbalance) and a valid UK driving licence. Duties will include- All aspects of forklift driving including loading,unloading,stock locating and material transfer All aspects of warehouse duties including order picking and packing, stock locating,cycle counting,paperwork creation and data inputting. On occasion you will be required to drive the company Van including customer facing deliveries and uplift. This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Stafffinders who are acting as the employment business.

Visitor Experience Trainee Salary: £15,103.84 Agent: Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SECC) Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow Working in the Visitor Experience Department, primarily in the Information & Business Centre/Gift Shop, this role is all about delivering the highest level of customer experience to every visitor to the Venue. Candidates must be able to demonstrate previous experience working in a customer service role where they have had regular contact with the general public. Making a good first impression is imperative and along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, you should also be confident in using MS Office, be a proven multi-tasker, be flexible, willing to learn and be prepared to work under pressure, cheerfully and effectively at all times. Experience of providing customer feedback through written correspondence is highly desirable.

Salesperson Salary: £35k to £40k OTE Agent: DFS Ltd Skills: Retail Location: Glasgow At dfs we’re dedicated to making everyday more comfortable for everyone. If you’re looking for a new, exciting career with no limit to what you can achieve or earn, we’ll help you find a role that you’re completely comfortable with. Previous sales experience would be great, but dont worry if you havent got it, because we give all our Salespeople the very best training in the business. if you’ve got a positive "can do" approach and are motivated by the challenge of achieving great results, you could be part of our dynamic sales team. So if you want a rewarding career helping our customers feel totally comfortable, contact us today. - No Limit To What You Can Earn - Company Pension Scheme - Life Assurance

Payroller Salary: £7.50 - £9.50 per annum Agent: Reed Accountancy Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow I have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Payroller to join a successful organisation in Glasgow. This is a full time temporary position and is an urgent requirement. Duties will include *Processing weekly and monthly payroll & dealing with payroll queries’ *Calculating travel allowances *Inputting timesheets *The deduction and submission of wage arrestments *Processing sub contract applications and payment certificates *Creating BACs files *Requesting and verifying VAT receipts/statements of reduction *Statement reconciliations *Any other ad hoc duties If you are interested please apply without delay as this is a position we are looking to fill immediately Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Design Engineer Salary: £Excellent + Benefits Agent: Escape Skills: Engineering/Technical Location: Glasgow The Design Engineer will be responsible for designing and developing new mechanical equipment for use in the production process. Key responsibilities: Design equipment and processes to improve product and process performance. Generate prototype designs and conduct testing. Solve existing equipment solutions and provide innovative solutions and designs. Provide advice and training to production and maintenance departments. Generate technical drawings using 3D modelling programmes. Ideal candidate: Degree/HND qualified or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering. Good design and development background. Knowledge of machinery design codes and CDM is advantageous. Excellent communication skills.

Senior Software Developer Agent: Aberdeen Appointments Agency Skills: IT/Telecommunications Location: Glasgow ABERDEEN SENIOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPER OPPORTUNITIES We are aaa’s. We are an established recruitment consultancy with a 40 year pedigree and opportunities within IT that we want to share. Aberdeen may be experiencing a downturn in the Oil & Gas market but there remains strong demand for highly skilled developers and excellent scope to build a rewarding career. Our core clients have niche roles that they are looking to fill and we are actively talking to candidates from outside Aberdeen about these opportunities… In particular at the moment, we’d be keen to chat if you’re an experienced developer interested in moving to Aberdeen. If you have 3+ years experience in C# .NET /ASP.NET / MVC / OOP / Windows Forms / Microsoft SQL Server / JavaScript … we’re listening.

Fleet Buyer Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum Agent: Michael Page Skills: Procurement Location: Glasgow Summary Automotive/Fleet Buyer to be based in either Edinburgh or Glasgow. Client Details My client has sites based through out Scotland offering the opportunity to be based in either Glasgow or Edinburgh. They are a leading organisation within their sector. Description Responsible for delivering a range of procurement activities. This will involve a range of goods and services which include vehicles, parts and fleet management services to support the company’s commercial vehicle and car fleets. The fleets are an integral part of the business and the contracts must ensure their safe, legal and compliant operation. Profile - Ideally a back ground in automotive/fleet buying Job Offer - Pro-rata salary between 25-35k per annum - Immediate start - Initially a 6 month contract

Labourer Salary: £7.28 - £10.00 per hour Agent: HAYS Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow My client requires an Labourer who has their Face Fit Certificate for an immediate start in Hillington, Glasgow. The work is expected to last a minimum of 1 month and will involve assisting with works on the drainage. To apply YOU MUST have your Face Fit Certificate which shows you have been tested for a respirator. Along with this you should have a valid CSCS card and checkable references for within the last 6 months. If interested, contact Stephen Henry Immediately on 0141 212 3660. 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

Finance Assistant Salary:

£18,000 - £20,000 dependant on experience Agent: Primestaff Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Prime Commercial Staff are looking to recruit a Finance Assistant to join our City Centre based client on a permanent basis. Duties will include: - Process

purchase and sales ledger transactions - Matching cash receipts - Payment runs - Processing invoices - Bank reconciliations - Responding to adhoc finance queries The successful candidate will have a steady work history with previous experience of processing financial transactions. You will have good communication skills with the ability to work as part of a small team, including with colleagues at various levels of seniority. Due to level of response expected, only suitable candidates will be contacted. All other CVs will be held on file for future positions.

Payroller Salary: negotiable Agent: Reed Accountancy Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow I have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Payroller to join a successful organisation in South Lanarkshire. This is a full time permanent position and is an urgent requirement. Duties will include *Processing weekly and monthly payroll & dealing with payroll queries’ *Calculating travel allowances *Inputting timesheets *The deduction and submission of wage arrestments *Processing sub contract applications and payment certificates *Creating BACs files *Requesting and verifying VAT receipts/statements of reduction *Statement reconciliations *Any other ad hoc duties If you are interested please apply without delay as this is a position we are looking to fill immediately Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Diligence Typist/Administrator Part Time Salary: Dependent on experience Agent: Advanced Financial Strategies Ltd Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow (Part Time Position) Monday – Friday (20 Hours) Either 5 mornings per week: 9.00a.m. – 1.00 p.m. or 5 afternoons per week: 1.00 p.m. – 5 p.m. Advanced Financial Strategies Limited is a successful firm of Financial Planners and are currently recruiting for a Typist/ Administrator for their busy Paisley Office. Duties include audio and copy typing, answering telephone calls, scanning and general administration tasks. The candidate must have excellent keyboard skills and be proficient in the use of MS Word. Experience of other MS Office applications would be an advantage. A high standard of accuracy and literacy is required as attention to detail is fundamental. It is important to have good organisation and communication skills.

Joiner Salary: £Depending on experience Agent: Barbour Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Suitably qualified joiner / shopfitter on a books in basis based in Glasgow but required to travel to customer locations throughout the UK. In order to apply for this role you must have at least 2 years experience as a finishing shopfitter / joiner. Duties will include 1st / 2nd fix and finishing on fast track shopfitting projects. Please note that the work requires to be completed to the highest standards Other qualifications beneficial to your application include Asbestos Awareness & CSCS. In return we offer long term plan / competitive rates / overtime / travel time and other benefits For more information please contact Scott Macleod 0141 429 3999. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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Payroll Executive Salary: £18000 - £20,000 Agent: Nine Twenty Business Services Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Nine Twenty Accountancy & Finance are currently seeking a Payroll Executive to work for one of our well established clients based just outside of Glasgow. This is a full time permanent role. Main responsibilities: Responsible for start to finish payroll. Dealing with high volume payroll. Responsible for all starters/leavers. Resolve any payroll queries. Managing all aspects of Tax Year end processing. Prepare any adhoc payroll reports. Carry out all month end procedures. Adhoc duties as required . Ideally we are looking to speak to candidates who have Payroll administrative experience or finance administration experience in a payroll environment. Interested please apply now to arrange an immediate interview

Accounts Assistant Salary: £18000 - £19000 per annum Agent: Reed Accountancy Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow An excellent opportunity has arisen with Reed’s client for an experienced Accounts Assistant based in Bellshill. The company are looking to attract a talented individual. Due to the exposure you will receive, we are looking for a candidate who has come from a manufacturing background. Duties will include: *Responsible for all aspects of purchase ledger *Responsible for all aspects of sales ledger *Bank reconciliations monthly *Raising high volume sales invoices *Stock reconciliations monthly *ad hoc reporting & duties as required If you are interested, please apply today! We are looking to arrange interview as soon as possible. Candidates matching the required criteria will be contacted for further discussion. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Chef DE Partie Salary: negotiable Agent: The Burnside Hotel Skills: Hospitality/Catering/Tourism Location: Glasgow We are currently seeking a talented Chef de Partie who is passionate about food. You will assist the Head Chef and Sous Chef with the preparation of food for the restaurant, bar and for the catering required for banqueting events within the hotel, ensuring a high standard of quality at all times. You will ensure that necessary paperwork, administration, controls and records are undertaken and maintained as directed by the Head Chef, to include Health & Safety, Food Safety and any other as requested. Must be able to deal in a fast paced environment. You will be able to work as part of a team and work independently when required. Candidates should also be organised, self- Motivated, punctual and reliable and hold relevant hygiene certificates.

Graduate Civil Design Engineer Salary: DOE Agent: Hudson Construction & Property Skills: Engineering/Technical Location: Glasgow

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.

Are you a Graduate Civil Design Engineer with 2 – 4 years experience detailing groundworks and drainage packages for residential projects? This role offers a great opportunity for career progression, within a well established team, working on developments across the Scottish Central Belt. Our client is a highly reputable Housing Developer with a established place as one of the UK’s most successful private home builders. If you have the drive, skills and ambition to join this progressive organisation please forward your details to me at your earliest opportunity. 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.

Finance Analyst

Agent: Allstaff Skills: HR/Training/Recruitment Location: Glasgow

Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum Agent: Escape Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Our client is looking for a Financial Analyst for a permanent opportunity. The role is on a full time basis based in Glasgow and will be joining an existing team. Duties include: Financial modelling and development of processes. Financial analysis. Providing all management information. Monitoring progress against business plan. Medium to long term forecasting. Ideally you will have: Previously worked in a similar finance role. Working knowledge of activity based costing. Be confident liaising with colleagues at all levels including senior management. If you are interested in this role and would like more information please send your CV and covering letter to Louise.Young@ escaperecruitment.com.

Recruitment Consultant - Industrial Division

Allstaff Glasgow Branch are currently recruiting for an additional team player for our City Centre based office in Glasgow. We have some excellent ongoing contracts and require consultants who can service both unskilled and semi skilled roles for our broad client range throughout the central belt. Suitable candidates should have some prior experience of working in a targeted, sales environment with clear, confident communication skills. You must be highly adaptable and flexible as the role includes being on call every 2nd week. If you are looking for a highly challenging, exciting role with an opportunity to gain excellent experience working with a reputable, well established business please forward your CV, including salary information and notice period. Please note candidates must have a drivers license.

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44 Settlements Analyst Salary: £110 per day Agent: PRG Skills: Financial Services/Investment Location: Glasgow We have an exciting opportunity to join this prestigious client in a role as a Settlements Analyst on an initial 3 month contract based in Glasgow City Centre. Duties will include: High volume diverse and complex settlement processing Implementing new processes to streamline business controls Responsible for note coupons payments with minimal supervision Reconciliation and clearance of daily payable and receivables to market Data analysis 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 Andrew Beattie stating your current salary and notice period.

Payroll Administrator Salary: £18K Agent: HR Consultancy Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Fantastic opportunity to join one of Glasgow’s most prestigious companies. My client currently has a requirement for en experienced Payroll Assistant to join the team. Main duties will include: Processing weekly payroll for 1000+ employees. Full process payroll. Processing expenses. Knowledge of SSP, SMP, SPP etc. Payroll year end work reconciliation, P60, P35 etc. To be successful in this role you must have excellent attention to detail and have experience of working in a high volume environment and ideally have experience of an ERP system. HR Consultancy acts as both an employment business and an employment agency. To apply for this position please forward your CV to Linda Currie using the apply online now link or call 0141 564 2335

Accounts Receivable Assistant Agent: Change Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Change Accountancy and Finance are recruiting for an Accounts Receivable Assistant for a role based in Glasgow. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a respected organisation, in a challenging and varied role. Key duties include; Maintaining the Sales Ledger. Raising and processing invoices. Allocating customer payments via cheque and BACS. Ad hoc duties as required. Qualifications and experience: Previous experience in a Sales Ledger role essential. Highly numerate and literate with strong analytical skills. Demonstrate strong customer service skills. Strong organisational skills with the ability to work to deadlines. Proficient in the practical use of Microsoft packages. Please send your CV to shirleyann.toner@ changejobs.net

Service Manager - Advocacy In A Forensic Setting 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. Please email us your CV and complete an application form which can be found on our website.

Front End Developer Salary: £200.00 - £300.00 per day Agent: HAYS Skills: IT/Telecommunications Location: Glasgow Job Title: Front End Developer Job Type: Contract Contract Length: 3 months + Daily rate: £200 negotiable DOE Job Description: I am recruiting for a Front End Developer for my client, an innovative organisation in Glasgow City Centre. Due to expansion, this organisation requires an experienced front end developer to join them on a temporary basis to assist with project work. Key Skills Required: HTML 5 CSS 3 Javascript Experience with a .js framework would be beneficial. 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

FTC HR/Recruitment Advisor Salary: £Dep on experience Agent: Syme Drummond Skills: HR/Training/Recruitment Location: Glasgow My customer is seeking to appoint an experienced HR professional with a focus towards graduate recruitment. This role would be for between 9 and 12

EMPLOYMENT months and would be part of a small HR team. To be considered, your CV must demonstrate the following: Working as an in house Recruitment or HR Advisor or equivalent level . Evidence of managing graduate recruitment programmes . Experience of delivering first level HR advice and guidance . Strong stakeholder management experience . Experience gained ideally within professional firm environment . Please send your CV to Katie Drummond, Director. katie. drummond@symedrummond.co.uk

Multiskilled Maintenance Engineer (Dayshift) Salary: Excellent Package Agent: Escape Skills: Engineering/Technical Location: Glasgow Multiskilled Maintenance Engineer required for a growing fast paced manufacturing company based in Glasgow. Main duties in the role will be reactive and proactive Electrical & Mechanical Maintenance of manufacturing equipment and experience in a similar environment will be neccesary. The Role: Fault finding and diagnostics in emergency breakdown or planned situations. Working with a planned maintenance system and reactive maintenance. Modification and improvement of machinery and the plant. The Candidate: Excellent diagnostic and problem solving skills,. Fast paced Manufacturing environment experience required. PLC experience. Apprentice trained mechanical/electrical or equivalent qualification.

Part-time Payroll Assistant Salary: £22000 - £23000 per annum Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Search Consultancy are looking to recruit a part-time Payroll Assistant to join a growing organisation based just outside Glasgow. This role will consist of working 3 or 4 days per week. The main duties: Processing payroll end to end . RTI submission. Pension administration. Liaise closely with Payroll Manager at all times. Processing SSP, SMP and SPP. Processing all P45’s, P46’s, P11D’s, P6’s and P35’s. Processing all year end duties. Dealing with payroll queries. The main requirements: End to end Payroll experience is essential. Able to work to deadlines. Excellent communication skills. Strong team player. Sage experience is preferred. To apply for this post, please email your CV to lisa.slipchuk@search. co.uk

Customer Service Advisor Salary: £0.00 per annum Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Call/Contact Centres Location: Glasgow CUSTOMER ADVISORS X 10 Glasgow City Centre location Inbound Customer Advisors The role: Full time - 37.5hrs per week * Fixed term contracts * You will be taking inbound customer service calls for a well known company. * This is a fast paced role with excellent training and development opportunities. * Hours allocated 4 weeks in advance between hours of 8am8pm Mon-Fri & Sat & Sun 9am-4pm - working 5 days over 7, 4 out of 6 weekends * £6.70 per hour / £13,065 annum You: * Excellent customer service experience * Must be available to work shifts * Successful applicants will be credit checked and Disclosure Scotland application will be processed * All successful applicants will have a 5 year vetting check carried out Please apply online with your up-to-date CV

Customer Service Administrator Salary: Competitive plus benefits Agent: Arnold Clark Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow We are currently recruiting at our Finance Department, St Georges Road, Glasgow for the following position ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT You will be responsible for processing vehicle taxation and rebates, MOT administration, used car warranties, checking MIB insurance data base and general office duties 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.

Internal Sales Executive Salary: £18000 per annum Agent: Manpower Skills: Scientific Location: Glasgow Manpower is looking to recruit an Internal Sales Executive for one of our most renowned clients within the IT sector. This full time & permanent role will be based in Glasgow with a salary of £18,000. We are looking for an individual who is able to meet, or exceed, sales targets, generate new customers and understand Internet and IT services. The successful candidate’s key responsibilities will include: -Contact existing & new customers to introduce a range of products -Cross-sell and up-sell to new & existing customers -Solicit new business from prospects -Handle everyday issues -Make decisions -Meet deadlines The ideal candidate will have the following experience

and qualifications: -Understanding of IT security and Microsoft Products -Sales and account management experience -Experience of B2B sales -Good interpersonal skills Interested? Apply here today!

Test Analyst Salary: £350.00 - £400.00 per day Agent: HAYS Skills: IT/Telecommunications Location: Glasgow Experienced test analyst required for exciting project for a leading asset management company based in central Glasgow. Recent testing experience within investment banking/asset management environments is essential to be considered for this role. Will have strong recent test analysis experience within WRAP/ asset management/transfer agency platforms dealing with all aspects of testing. Will be part of a small testing team working on a complex test programme to tight deliverables ensuring all aspects of the testing are delivered effectively. Role is to start asap. 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

Credit Controller Salary: £10 per hour Agent: PRG Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Are you a credit controller with recent high volume experience? PRG are currently recruiting for a long term contract. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well established company. Working from the Glasgow office you will be responsible for collecting high volume, low value debt. The successful candidate for this role will have experience in: Working in a large credit control team. Chasing outstanding debt over the telephone. Working with low value, high volume accounts. Working to KPI’s and targets. Building and maintaining relationships with clients. Only candidates who are immediately available or available at a weeks notice will be considered. Due to a high number of applications only successful candidates will be contacted. Hourly rate for this role is circa £10 per hour.

Inbound Customer Service Advisor Salary: £6.70 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Call/Contact Centres Location: Glasgow IMMEDIATE STARTS Glasgow City Centre location Inbound Customer Advisors The role: Full time - 37.5hrs per week Fixed term contracts. You will be taking inbound customer service calls for a well known company. This is a fast paced role with excellent training and development opportunities. Hours allocated 4 weeks in advance between hours of 8am8pm Mon-Fri & Sat & Sun 9am-4pm - working 5 days over 7, 4 out of 6 weekends. £6.70 per hour / £13,065 annum. You: Excellent customer service experience. Must be available to work shifts. Successful applicants will be credit checked and Disclosure Scotland application will be processed. All successful applicants will have a 5 year vetting check carried out. Please apply online with your up-to-date CV

Customer Service Advisor Salary: £0.00 per annum Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Call/Contact Centres Location: Glasgow CUSTOMER ADVISORS - IMMEDIATE STARTS Glasgow City Centre location Inbound Customer Advisors The role: Full time - 37.5hrs per week * Fixed term contracts * You will be taking inbound customer service calls for a well known company. * This is a fast paced role with excellent training and development opportunities. * Hours allocated 4 weeks in advance between hours of 8am-8pm Mon-Fri & Sat & Sun 9am-4pm working 5 days over 7, 4 out of 6 weekends * £6.70 per hour / £13,065 annum You: * Excellent customer service experience * Must be available to work shifts * Successful applicants will be credit checked and Disclosure Scotland application will be processed * All successful applicants will have a 5 year vetting check carried out Please apply online with your up-to-date CV

Freight Forwarder - Operations Vacancies Salary: 20-27k DOE Agent: Titan Global Resourcing Skills: Logistics/Distribution Location: Glasgow Freight Forwarder - Operations Vacancies Glasgow Å£20k to £27k DOE Titan Global a leader in the field of recruitment within the Global Freight & Logistics sector currently have a number of new and exciting Operator based positions with leading Freight Forwarders in and around the Glasgow region. Air and Ocean Imports Operator salary to £25k. Multi-Modal Operator Imports/Exports salary to £27k. Air and Ocean Exports Operator salary to £25k. Ocean Exports Operator salary to £23k. We are keen to speak to candidates with proven experience in the Freight Forwarding sector at Operational level, all salaries are dependent upon experience. Please call Claire Neill for an informal confidential chat tel: 0141 202 2949 or send detailed CV to claireneill@titanglobal.co.uk

Claims Handler (Broker office) Glasgow Salary: £25000 per annum Agent: FPSG Connect Skills: Insurance Location: Glasgow The role is to handle a variety of commercial insurance claims, mainly property and liability. Liaise closely with insurance companies, loss adjusters and third parties Provide a proactive claims service to key clients. Assist with claims admin /processing in a compliant and accurate manner Ensuring claims process is cost efficient and meets company regulations and guidelines. Experience of handling commercial claims essential, ideally property and liability A track record of working within the general insurance marketplace Strong communication and negotiation skills Progression towards insurance exams preferred but not essential. This role offers a competitive salary, company pension, 25 days paid holiday and assistance towards insurance qualifications. For more information on this role please forward your CV to Elaine McCrink.

Training Administrator Salary: £15k - £17k Agent: DP Source Ltd Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow DP Source is currently working with a wellestablished M&E contractor based in Glasgow and they are currently looking to recruit a Training Administrator. Duties – Administering the training programme. Scheduling and dealing with training requests. Sending out joining instructions. Processing probationary assessments and appraisals. Identifying new courses and applying for funding for the training. Assisting with basic HR administration and processing timesheets. Candidate – Experienced as a training administrator. Desirable from an engineering background (not essential). Working towards or holding a relevant training or HR qualification. Good organisational skills. Good communicational skills.

Welcome Desk Receptionist (Part Time) Salary: Agent:

£16,975 (pro-rata) Glasgow Caledonian University Students’ Association Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow GCU Students’ Association exists to represent and enable GCU students to enhance all aspects of their student experience. We are looking for a motivated and friendly individual who has previous receptionist or administrative experience and enjoys working in a busy and noisy environment. This is a part time post working 9am to 5pm Wednesday to Friday during term time (46 weeks a year, normally August to June). Closing date for applications is Friday 7th August 2015 at 12 noon. Applicants will be notified on Monday 10th August if they have been shortlisted for interview. Interviews will take place on Thursday 13th August 2015. More information about GCU Students’ Association and the vacancy is available from our website. CVs alone will not be considered. Glasgow Caledonian University Students’ Association is a registered Scottish charity, number SC022887

Developer /C#/.NET/ASP.NET Salary: £Competitive + Benefits Agent: PRG Skills: IT/Telecommunications Location: Glasgow PRG have an excellent opportunity for experienced C#/. NET developers to join our client, a leading technology organisation based in Glasgow. You will be joining a well-established team and will have the opportunity to work on multiple projects for a diverse client base. Essential experience: Experience using C# and ASP.NET and Microsoft .NET framework. JavaScript, CSS, HTML5 Microsoft SQL 2005/2008/R2, but Oracle also very useful Experience in debugging and resolving complex Strong communication skills, a flexible and conscientious approach, and attention to detail are all essential for this role, along with self-motivation and a good team mentality. If you have the relevant experience, please send your cv including cover letter. Applicants that do not meet the above criteria will not be considered.

New IFA Sales Support Role in Glasgow Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum Agent: Reed Insurance Skills: Financial Services/Investment Location: Glasgow My client is a bespoke financial advisers who deal with high net worth clients. They are looking to expand their team due to company growth and would like an IFA sales support to join them. Your role will be to ensure both advisers and clients are assisted throughout the advisory process by updating the back office system, producing illustrations, processing paperwork for financial products, writing suitability reports and supporting clients with any queries. The ideal candidate will be have : Experience of working in a similar role in Financial Services Great communication skills (oral and written) Experience of using MS Office; Excel, Word & Outlook Ability effectively manage their own time and workload. Previously written suitability reports. If you believe you have the above skill we would love to hear from you Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

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AUGUST 2015, ISSUE 12 Personal Assistants Salary: £7.80 per hour Agent: Enable Scotland Skills: Social Services/Housing/Childcare Location: Glasgow ENABLE Scotland is a dynamic and vibrant organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people with learning disabilities. We are currently looking for Personal Assistants with drive, motivation, flexibility, a strong personality, energy and positive outlook on life, able to adapt to change, reliable and passionate about providing support with independent living skills, and a willingness to work within a team. You will provide support with social and recreational activities, household tasks and personal care. To apply and for further information, please visit our website www.enablescotlandjobs.org.uk by selecting the APPLY NOW button to register and complete your online job application for the area you wish to work in. ENABLE Scotland is an equal opportunities employer. Scottish charity number SC009024.

FTC ER Specialist Salary: £Dep on experience Agent: Syme Drummond Skills: HR/Training/Recruitment Location: Glasgow My customer has an immediate need for an experienced Employee Relations Specialist to join them on an interim basis. Candidates must be able to demonstrat e the following to be considered: Currently working or recent experience of working as an ER Specialist at Advisor/Consultant or equivalent level . Experience of working within a unionised environment . Solid and up to date knowledge of employment law . Experienced in managing complex cases in relation to disciplinaries, grievances and capability . Confident in providing advice and guidance to managers and employees on company policies and procedures . Please send your CV with salary and notice details to Katie Drummond, Director. katie.drummond@ symedrummond.co.uk

Newly Qualified Accountant Salary: £33,000 - £37,000 Plus Benefits Agent: Anderson Knight Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a leading and successful company based in Glasgow, our client seeks to recruit a newly qualified accountant for this position. Reporting to the Finance Manager duties and responsibilities will include: - Provide continuous financial insight to the business through operational meetings - Annual statutory accounts - Production of monthly management accounts - Preparation of analysis and reports to support operational functions Monthly financial statements The ideal candidate must be a Qualified CA/ACCA with a proven track record in analysing figures and producing statutory returns. A strong commercial outlook is key as is the ability to meet strict financial deadlines. To apply for this excellent opportunity, please contact Ryan McGarry at Anderson Knight on 0141 348 7750 or email your CV to ryan@andersonknight.co.uk

French Customer Service Salary: £16,500 Agent: Zebra Appointments Ltd. Skills: Call/Contact Centres Location: Glasgow French speaking Customer Advisor required for established client based in Glasgow city centre. This is a Full time permanent position, and the client is easily accessible by public transport. The role will involve providing first class service to existing customers. Through telephone and email contact you will handle enquires, process orders and resolve complaints. You will be the first point of contact for customers and provide a positive and professional impression. We are keen to speak to French speaking candidates who are immediately available for work. Previous experience of working within a Customer Service environment and computer literacy is essential for the role. In particular experience of working in a Call/Contact centre would be advantageous. Interested? Please apply below. Zebra Appointments are acting as both an employment business and agency in relation to this vacancy

**TRAINEE FINANCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR** Salary: £14000 - £16000 per annum Agent: Reed Insurance Skills: Financial Services/Investment Location: Glasgow A unique role has been created within a national company who work in outsourcing. This permanent role has been created in the company due to expansion. The successful candidate will be - Working directly with independent financial advisers ensuring that they are fully compliant and adhering to the FCA’s regulations. Ensure they have completed their CPD hours. Conduct research on the products, providers and services they currently use. This role also involves report writing and general administration task. The ideal candidate will be from a financial services background(preferably working within a financial advisers), who has whole of market product knowledge, is motivated, can manage their own workload, is good at relationship building and has experience of report writing. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Procurement Advisor - Capital Projects Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Procurement Location: Glasgow Eden Scott is currently working with a Housing Association based in Glasgow who have a large and developing construction and regeneration programme, to recruit a Procurement Advisor for a 12 month fixed term contract. Working in a strong procurement team you will be leading on Construction Procurement initiatives which includes new-build, FM Contracts, demolition and investment. You will discuss, develop and implement procurement strategies, using sound contractual and commercial skills to grow and build investment programmes. You will be CIPS qualified or working toward CIPS, and have a strong background in Public Sector procurement in construction. As you will be involved in the development of effective processes you must have experience at a level where you have managed mini competitions and tenders under OJEU regulations. Salary circa £37,500. For information and to apply please get in touch with Rona.

Inbound Call Handler X 10 Salary: £6.70 per hour + BONUS Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Call/Contact Centres Location: Glasgow CUSTOMER ADVISORS X 10 Glasgow City Centre location Inbound Customer Advisors The role: Full time - 37.5hrs per week Fixed term contracts. You will be taking inbound customer service calls for a well known company. This is a fast paced role with excellent training and development opportunities. Hours allocated 4 weeks in advance between hours of 8am-8pm Mon-Fri & Sat & Sun 9am-4pm - working 5 days over 7, 4 out of 6 weekends. £6.70 per hour / £13,065 annum. £200 per month BONUS incentive. You: Excellent customer service experience. Must be available to work shifts. Successful applicants will be credit checked and Disclosure Scotland application will be processed. All successful applicants will have a 5 year vetting check carried out. Please apply online with your up-to-date CV

Inbound Call Handler X 10 Salary: £6.70 per hour + BONUS Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Call/Contact Centres Location: Glasgow CUSTOMER ADVISORS X 10 Glasgow City Centre location Inbound Customer Advisors The role: Full time - 37.5hrs per week Fixed term contracts. You will be taking inbound customer service calls for a well known company. This is a fast paced role with excellent training and development opportunities. Hours allocated 4 weeks in advance between hours of 8am-8pm Mon-Fri & Sat & Sun 9am-4pm - working 5 days over 7, 4 out of 6 weekends. £6.70 per hour / £13,065 annum. £200 per month BONUS incentive. You: Excellent customer service experience. Must be available to work shifts. Successful applicants will be credit checked and Disclosure Scotland application will be processed. All successful applicants will have a 5 year vetting check carried out. Please apply online with your up-to-date CV

**TRAINEE FINANCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR** Salary: £14000 - £16000 per annum Agent: Reed Insurance Skills: Financial Services/Investment Location: Glasgow A unique role has been created within a national company who work in outsourcing. This permanent role has been created in the company due to expansion. The successful candidate will be - Working directly with independent financial advisers ensuring that they are fully compliant and adhering to the FCA’s regulations. Ensure they have completed their CPD hours. Conduct research on the products, providers and services they currently use. This role also involves report writing and general administration task. The ideal candidate will be from a financial services background(preferably working within a financial advisers), who has whole of market product knowledge, is motivated, can manage their own workload, is good at relationship building and has experience of report writing. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

C1 (7.5tonne) Driver Salary: £7.50 - £10.75 per annum Agent: Manpower Skills: Logistics/Distribution Location: Glasgow Manpower are looking to recruit 7.5t drivers to work with some of the leading service providers within logistics and distribution in the UK. This opportunity will allow you to work with clients that are committed to investing in its employees to allow you to grow and develop. Most roles 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, open to new challenges and adaptable. Successful applicants will have a C1 - 7.5t 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. If you believe that this role is what you are looking for, please send a CV .

Clerk of Works Salary: £20 - £22 per hour Agent: Contract Scotland Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Contract Scotland is looking for Clerk of Works to work with a major house builder on a two month contract in the West of Scotland. The successful candidate will be required to travel across various sites ensuring the quality of work is to the highest standard and defects are reported immediately to the site teams. It would be advantageous if candidates come from a joinery background and have a high eye for detail. Good communication skills are required as well as being able to deal with customers. An immediate start would be on offer. Do you know someone who can do this job? Please refer a candidate and earn £200. Contract Scotland is committed to equal opportunities and diversity for its employees, temporary workers and work seekers. Individuals are only assessed on their individual merits and suitability to a position irrespective of race, gender, disability, age, faith or sexual orientation.

Quality Manager Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Production/Manufacturing Location: Glasgow Eden Scott’s client is a leading premium food manufacturer who is looking for a QA Manager to join their team. Responsibilities Reporting to the Technical Manager you will be responsible for ensuring all products are manufactured according to customer specifications. You will implement Food Safety and Quality procedures, as well as supervise, train and lead the Quality Control team. Requirements Candidates must have past experience in a similar position within the Food Manufacturing Industry. They will have been a key member of the HACCP team and have extensive experience of carrying out internal audits. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity, apply now. To discuss this role in more detail, call Rachel Johnstone on 0131 550 1123. If this role isn’t quite what you are looking for, register your CV at www.edenscott.com and be the first to hear about our latest opportunities by signing up for our job alerts.

Sales Representatives Salary: £24k to £33k plus new car and benefits Agent: Shades Window Blinds Skills: Sales Location: Glasgow Due to continued expansion we require 2 additional Home Visit Window Blinds Sales Advisors for immediate start to join Scotland’s Largest Window Blind Salesforce. The successful candidates will have a proven track record in B to C sales with a preference given to applicants who have experience selling within a home appointment sales environment. ALL SALES LEADS ARE FULLY QUALIFIED . Full product and in home training will be given to successful applicants. Full Time Permanent Positions. No weekend work. Please click on apply and forward your CV and cover email to Francis Mooney. If you wish further information or to discuss the role please contact Francis on 01236 617 270 of email fmooney@shades-blinds.co.uk Basic plus Commission Package OTE 24k to 33k , plus new car and benefits. Areas Available are Glasgow, Edinburgh and Ayrshire.

Software Tester Salary: £Neg plus Benefits Agent: Hudson IT&T Skills: IT/Telecommunications Location: Glasgow Hudson are delighted to be recruiting for a software tester for their market leading client in Glasgow. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to join an innovative company that are very keen to develop individuals. Skills Required: Experience of in-depth manual functional testing of multi-tier applications. Ability to design, author and execute tests. Some experience of automated testing of UIs and/or APIs. Dynamic and empowered, with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Broad technical understanding and ability, able to confidently navigate all levels of complex systems. Ability to accurately plan, estimate, monitor and report own progress. Ability to work collaboratively and constructively with developers. Quality and customer focus. Excellent verbal and written communication. Design and generate test data.

WIG CONSULTANT Salary: £salary not specified Agent: Judy Plum Skills: Hairdressing/Beauty Location: Glasgow Judy Plum is one of Scotland’s best known wig suppliers both to people undergoing medical treatment and those who simply want a new look. We offer one of the UK’s most extensive ranges of wigs and hairpieces and we are currently looking for a Full Time Wig Consultant to join our rapidly expanding Glasgow team. All candidates must be qualified hairdressers preferably with experience adding hairpieces and extensions. Wig fitting experience is a bonus however is not essential as full training will be given. What we seek from you above all is that you have a sympathetic and sensitive approach to working with people who

are often quite vulnerable as there are few things in life which more directly affect a person’s sense of themselves than losing their hair. If you feel that you have what we are looking for why not contact us with a copy of your CV to: enquiries@judyplumwigs.co.uk.

Compliance Consultant Salary:

£25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits

Agent:

Reed Insurance

Skills:

Financial Services/Investment

Location: Glasgow Our client is a highly successful Financial Services company and are currently looking for a Compliance Officer / File Reviewer to work within their well established business. You will be responsible for dealing with : * Reviewing and assessing compliance work for Financial Advisers * Handling and dealing with complaint cases * Money Laundering and Compliance in promotions such as Advertising * Providing assistance and training to Advisers on compliance where necessary * Keeping up to date with FSA handbook You MUST have Full certificate in Financial Planning and part qualified in the diploma in financial services. You will Financial Services and Compliance experience and have a wealth of knowledge of FSA regulations. This is unique opportunity to work for a excellent company who are offering a good salary and the opportunity to develop your career. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Industrial Electrician Salary:

£12.50 - £13.15 per hour

Agent:

Meridian Business Support

Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Meridian Business Support are currently recruiting permanent Industrial Electricians for their client based in the South Side of Glasgow. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic organisation who are showing tremendous growth year on year with contracts throughout Scotland. Key essentials for the role are as follows :- You will have notable industrial electrical experience. Must have strong fault finding experience within an industrial environment. City & Guild 2391 qualified and able to produce condition reporting. 17th edition qualified. Have CSCS and all relevant site paperwork. If you are interested in the above position can you please send an updated copy of your CV to rmcewan@meridianbs.co.uk or call Ross McEwan on 0141 285 7905 for more details. Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.

Production Operators Salary:

£6.50 - £8.06 per hour

Agent:

Connect Appointments

Skills: Production/Manufacturing Location: Glasgow We are currently recruiting Production Operators to work in the East Dumbartonshire area - immediate starts available! This is an exciting opportunity to join a forward thinking company during a busy period of expansion. Previous production/manufacturing experience is essential, preferably working within the textile industry as duties will include general production line work, packing, assembly, machine operating and quality control. Applicants must be enthusiastic, reliable, have excellent attention to detail and be prepared to work within a busy production environment. Due to the various shift patterns available and the site locations candidates must also be fully flexible (6am to 2pm, 8am to 4.30pm, 2pm to 10.30pm and 10pm to 6am). Due to the shift patterns above your own transport would also be beneficial. For more details and to arrange an immediate interview please send your CV (only successful applicants will be contacted).

Director Financial Services Consultancy Salary:

to 120k plus excellent benefits

Agent:

NV Resourcing

Skills:

Financial Services/Investment

Location: Glasgow Our client is a dynamic financial services organisation with excellent offerings in a broad range of areas They have a significant change agenda and are searching for experienced management consultants who can bring considerable expertise to their in house consultancy capability and manage both strategy reviews and the projects that ensure that the strategy is embedded into the business. To be considered for this exciting role you should have a number of years change management expertise within financial services you will ideally bring a mixture of internal and external consultancy skills and ideally have worked with a major consultancy organisation. You should be able to understand and influence the strategy of the business and have the project, change management capabilities and influencing skills to deliver significant change. This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic organisation in a challenging and rewarding position.

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Main event: Michael Bisping (R) and Thales Leites (L)

Scotland’s Joanne Calderwood (L) defeats Cortney Casey-Sanchez (R)

SCOTTISH UFC FIGHTERS SHINE AT GLASGOW ‘FIGHT NIGHT’ Glasgow was treated to a spectacle of mixed martial arts last month when the UFC held their very first Fight Night in Scotland. The UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) has built up a global following over the last 15 years, so much so that for many people the championship has become synonymous with mixed martial arts (MMA). Scottish fans have been waiting patiently for the UFC to come to the country after similar events in England and Ireland, and they were duly rewarded at Glasgow’s Hydro on July 18th. The arena was already well on its way to being full when the preliminary fights began in the mid-afternoon and the fans were treated to a knockout victory from the get-go. Poland’s Daniel Omielanczuk was hoping to extend his streak of 12 wins in 14 bouts against UFC debutant Chris De La Rocha, and this he did with a first round stoppage of the American, winning by technical knockout in just 48 seconds. In an all-American matchup, Jimmie Rivera was able to match Omielanczuk and knock out his opponent, former The Ultimate Fighter contestant Marcus Brimage, in the first round with a quick flurry of punches that the latter fighter just couldn’t contend with. However, the first of the night’s main attractions was up next as Scotland’s Rob Whiteford took on Dublin-native Paul Redmond in the Octagon. Whiteford has previous experience in the UFC, defeating Daniel Pineda at UFC 171, and is notable for being the first Scotsman to fight on the promotion. The 32-year-old entered the arena to a rousing rendition of “Flower of Scotland” that only served to increase the volume of the already raucous reception of the crowd to near ear bursting levels. You just had to see the look on Whiteford’s face to know that this was a dream come true for him; the opportunity to fight in the world’s

biggest MMA promotion in front of his home fans. As the bout began, Whiteford’s nerves perhaps got the better of him as Redmond enjoyed a good spell during the early exchanges. However, cries of “intae him” and “mon Rab” from the crowd clearly spurred him on as the Scot quickly moved into the ascendancy. After almost three minutes of the first round had passed, Whiteford caught Redmond with a big left hook that sent the Irishman to the floor. Whiteford was quickly on top of him and the referee called an end to the fight. With the crowd in rapturous celebration, Whiteford jumped over the wall of the Octagon and ran in to celebrate with his fans. It was a scene that left your hair standing on end; watching as a crowd, and a country to a lesser extent, got behind this one fighter. When the victory was confirmed, Whiteford was understandably emotional in the centre of the Octagon and thanked the fans for the support. “I’m on top of Scotland right now, never mind the world,” he said. “It was absolutely amazing. Just so, so amazing.” It was hard to match the atmosphere of that bout and a victory for Frenchman Mikael Lebout passed without much in the way of fanfare. In a light heavyweight matchup between Sweden’s Ilir Latifi and Hans Stringer of the Netherlands, we were treated to our second-fastest knockout of the day as the Swede defeated his opponent in just 56 seconds. The preliminaries came to an end with a bout between fan-favourite Paddy Holohan, notable for fighting out of the same gym as UFC interim-featherweight champion Conor McGregor, and Birmingham’s Vaughan Lee. Holahan has a large tattoo of Leonidas of Sparta on his arm and he was able to capture a similar warrior spirit, winning the match by a unanimous judges’ decision. The main card was now upon us and

what better way to kick it off than with another home fighter? Fighting out of Fife, Stevie Ray was making his second appearance in the UFC and was taking on Leonardo Mafra, a Brazilian lightweight who had lost just two bouts in his professional career prior to this fight. Receiving a similar reception to Whiteford, Ray could barely contain his smile as Bruce Buffer called out his name. You had to wonder how Mafra must have been feeling, knowing that the noise in the arena must have been the single greatest confidence booster for the Scotsman going into the fight. As the referee called the two together to fight, Ray came out flying and quickly

asserted his dominance over Mafra, connecting with the Brazilian’s head with a huge kick just seconds in to the round. Mafra just couldn’t get near him and it wasn’t long before Ray caught him with a right hook that sent the Brazilian into the cage wall. As Ray came in for the killing blow, Mafra swung at him more out of desperation than anything else but as he was punched to the floor, the referee called an end to the fight, leaving Ray to throw his hands in the air in celebration. The Scotsman was so good that that UFC awarded him a 50-thousand-dollar bonus for the performance of the night. Speaking after the bout, Ray admitted that he came into the fight after picking up an

Scotsman Stevie Ray was so good UFC awarded him a 50-thousand-dollar bonus for the performance of the night


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Scotland’s Rob Whiteford (L) takes on Dublin-native Paul Redmond (R) injury in a motorbike accident in the weeks before. “It felt unbelievable out there. It was just so good to hear all those fans on my side,” he said. In the match between Leon Edwards and Pawel Pawlak, the former was able to get the tenth win of his professional career by unanimous decision. The final Scottish appearance of the night was in the form of Joanne Calderwood in what also happened to be the only bout of the event between women. Enjoying a record of 19 wins and just one loss in professional kickboxing, Calderwood has won nine bouts in professional MMA with just a solitary

defeat. Her opponent, Cortney CaseySanchez, was making her debut in the UFC after winning four of her five professional fights, all of which she ended in the first round. With the whole crowd making clear their support for Calderwood, you would be forgiven for thinking that she would pick up the third Scottish first round knockout of the night. However, it was not to be and it was her opponent who looked the more dangerous in the opening round. CaseySanchez repeatedly caught Calderwood with a flurry of punches in the opening exchanges and it was a wonder how the Scotswoman was able to stay on her feet.

Fife born, Stevie Ray (L) defeats Brazillian lightweight Leonardo Mafra (R) As the fight moved into the second round however, Calderwood began to show her experience and repeatedly forced the American to the floor. Casey-Sanchez had nothing much to answer with and resorted to submission attempts. Calderwood was too clever for this however, often breaking free and motioning for her opponent to stand, much to the approval of the crowd. In the end, it was a thoroughly dominant performance by Calderwood and she deservedly won the fight by unanimous decision. The UFC clearly agreed as they rewarded her with a bonus for being the winner of the fight of the night.

England’s Michael Bisping defeats Thales Leites by split decision

Joe Duffy, the man noted for defeating Conor McGregor by submission, was next up as he took on Ivan Jorge of Brazil. The match didn’t last long however with Duffy winning once again by submission, this time after holding his opponent in a triangle choke. Sunderland’s Ross Pearson might have been popular with the crowd but he was unable to transform this into a winning performance, losing to American Evan Dunham by unanimous decision. It was finally time for the night’s main event. Fans had been teased earlier in the day with footage of Michael Bisping and Thales Leites arriving at the arena and now the big screens were showing footage of the two’s previous wins in the UFC, not to mention the fact that Bisping is undefeated in the UK. Both fighters are ranked in the top 10 of the middleweight division and were both fighting for the opportunity to perhaps get a shot at the middleweight title. Leites previously challenged for this title in 2009 but lost to Anderson Silva. However, the Brazilian was on an eight-match win streak and at the age of 36, Bisping certainly had a challenge on his hands. The two went toe to toe for five rounds. Bisping picked up a nasty looking toe injury early on in the fight and at the end of the third round it looked like Leites could knock him out. However, the Englishman rallied and was able to get back on top of the fight. His resilience paid off and Bisping eventually won the bout by split decision. As the event came to an end, it was clear the UFC had a new destination on their regional tours. Glasgow offered up one of the best Fight Nights in years, a fact that was not lost on UFC chairman Dana White who tweeted his amazement at the event’s success later that night. As for how long it will be before the UFC returns to Scotland, no-one knows but one thing is for sure, they will be back. In the words of Stevie Ray, “to the people of Scotland – welcome to the UFC, I hope everybody gets on board.” Photo credit: Josh Hedges: Zuffa LLC: via Getty by Aidan Scott Images @bigaidan

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