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10 Kelvin Choir New Season 12 Scotland’s Boat Show 16 Mackintosh Festival 24 Jurassic World Competition 26 Style Files 28 What’s On Guide 32 Gardening Column 34 Scottish Homebuilding Show 36 Who was Guy Fawkes

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Contributors this issue: Joanne Simms, Kieran Gallagher, Marilyn Thompson.

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On the mid level, two spacious bedrooms and a fully appointed generous spa-like bathroom with large shower area, built in cabinetry and oak lined niche are to be found.

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A useful gallery study and separate fully fitted utility room have also been thoughtfully positioned on this level. The top level contains the master bedroom, again spacious with fully appointed en-suite facility, wall to wall custom wardrobes and a private south facing balcony. A further double bedroom, with access to a private balcony, and shower room complete the offering. the upper and lower levels and allowing maximum light to flood into the house’s heart. Two sets of wide glazed doors span the south facing wall opening directly to a private garden for each home. The kitchen is creatively positioned between the two principal living areas allowing the natural flow between preparing, cooking and enjoying to seamlessly interact.

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Remember, remember the third of October, gunpowder, treason and plot. . . doesn’t have much of a ring to it, does it? This year, when you dance round a bonfire, brandishing a sparkler (safely, of course) remember to thank the good old bubonic plague. We all know about Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot to blow up the opening of parliament on November 5, 1605 but the thing about plans is that they can often go wrong. Parliament should have met a month before but an outbreak of bubonic plague had lingered. So a decision was made to put back the opening of parliament, just to be on the safe side. Never has caution been SO rewarded. The extra month did nothing for the conspirators’ nerves and the longer a plan is laying around the more time there is for it to be discovered or conspirators to have second thoughts, worry, and tell other people. Not to mention the condition of the 36 barrels of gunpowder hidden behind bundles of firewood in the under croft of parliament. Conspirator Francis Tresham is suspected of writing the anonymous letter that warned Lord Monteagle, his brother-in-law, who was a member of parliament. The letter led to the plot being discovered and Guy Fawkes was found in the cellars ready to light the fuse. But like all good plots this has conspiracy theories thrown in as well – was the plot already known and the letter the work of government officials who wanted to win the King’s favour or promote anti-catholic propaganda? Arguments continue to this day. In 2005 a television documentary researched and created a replica of the 1605 parliament building and the amount of gunpowder the conspirators had hidden. The subsequent explosion shows that Guy Fawkes, who had been recruited by plot leader Robert Catesby for his skills with explosives, knew his stuff; no one within 100 metres would have survived with those up to 200 metres away injured by debris from the blast. The annual celebration for the safe deliverance of king and parliament has always been marked by bonfires, fireworks (once they arrived from China) and for the first few centuries by the ringing of church bells and sermons. An effigy or ‘Guy’ is burned. St Peter’s School in York, has a firework display but does not burn a Guy . . . they take a dim view End of setting to their former pupils.2016 10 | West Life –fireOctober/November

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Who was that Guy? Guy Fawkes was born in Yorkshire, a protestant. His maternal grandparents were Catholic and his widowed mother remarried a Catholic. As an adult Guy sold an estate left by his father and travelled to Europe to fight for Catholic Spain against the Netherlands; it was here he learned about explosives, changed his name to Guido and was approached to join the conspiracy. When Fawkes was arrested in London other conspirators were heading into the English Midlands to abduct young Princess Elizabeth, third in line to the throne, make her a puppet monarch and to raise support. They failed on both counts and after raiding Warwick Castle for supplies they were pursued by the Sheriff of Worcester into Staffordshire for a final shoot-out at Holbeche House. Those who were not killed were taken back to London for trial. Guy Fawkes died by breaking his own neck: in the noose ready to be hung, then drawn and quartered, he jumped from the scaffold to escape the gruesome, torturous death.

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Kelvin Choir are holding a Come and Sing event on 8th October in Wellington Church in Glasgow’s west end (opposite the main Glasgow University Building). The event is open to all those who love to sing. The main work sung will be Vivaldi’s Gloria but there will also be some fun choral exercises and other light pieces. Registration is at 1.30pm, the choral workshop begins at 2pm and then there will be an informal concert at 5pm. The cost of the event is £10 which will include music hire and refreshments during the event.

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Audience members are welcome to come and hear the results to the afternoon’s work free of charge at 5pm. Kelvin Choir are a non-audition community choir. They rehearse in St Andrew’s Upper Church Hall on Roman Road, Bearsden on Tuesday evenings between 7.30 and 9.45pm. We have just kicked off our 2016/17 season which will include a Christmas Concert and a Spring concert in May. To register for the Come and Sing event email mail@ kelvinchoir.com with name, contact details and voice type (Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass). More information about choir events and how to join can be found at www.kelvinchoir.com

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VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE Induldge in new colours from in-toto kitchens One of the UK’s largest kitchen specialists, in-toto reveals three stylish new shades for its popular Alva range. Now available in three new colour options - Walnuteffect, Graphite and Light Grey - the in-toto Alva range once again has its finger on the pulse of the latest design trends and offers something to match every kitchen wish list. Recently named as one of its most popular kitchen ranges, Alva is adding to its already varied choice of colours including, Cashmere, Ultra White and Vintage Oak-effect, by introducing the new shades and expanding the diverse collection. Cleverly mimicking the knots and grains of real wood, new Walnut-effect offers a timeless, captivating sophistication that exudes personality and is as individual as you are. Warm and inviting, the natural wood effect creates a contrast to the contemporary design of Alva for an inspirational space that intrigues.

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Alva in Walnut-effect and Light Grey

The smoky charcoal tones of new Graphite evoke the modern trend for shades of grey, creating a beautiful door that can be combined with wood and metallic accents for a striking, sultry look with depth and ambience. Continuing with the grey trend, new Light Grey offers a subtle alternative to Graphite, with its soft, muted appearance. in-toto offers a variety of design possibilities to complement Alva including, a choice of worktops in different materials and finishes, and clever storage solutions to help you create a kitchen that is individually tailored to your lifestyle. To discover the full in-toto kitchen range, to request a brochure, or to find your nearest showroom please visit www.intoto.co.uk.

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Scotland’s Boat Show is more than just a boat show. Once again the Clyde Life Pavilion is bursting at its canvas seams with talented crafts men and women and entrepreneurs showcasing unique products, gifts and services.

Pamela Randal, Scottish Landscape Artist Yes, it might be the third largest boat show in the UK and have £7.3 million of brokerage boats on sale. But the show, now arguably one of the best boating experiences in Scotland, also has evolved into a unique opportunity to sample some of the finest foods and goods and services on offer today in this country. All aiming to help you create a more enjoyable lifestyle for yourself and your family.

As well as the massive array of trade and technical stands serving the boating community’s every need, you will find a small army of people dedicated to ensuring you see Scottish living at its best. Each year a tented village springs up at Kip Marina, amidst

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its offices, workshops, waterside homes and eateries. The Clyde Life Pavilion is the ideal place to start your Christmas planning, buying those extraspecial gifts. Forget the mass market, town centre Christmas slog. Here you can wander at your leisure and select some presents to get your Christmas off to a cracking start. There is no nicer feeling than finding a gift which you know is just perfect for someone. Many of the exhibitors in the Clyde Life Pavilion can be commissioned to add a personalised touch to the present - so place an order, secure in the knowledge that’s another name ticked off your gift list. The Clyde Life Pavilion offers not just gifts for you and yours but for your pets and your home as well.

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Scotland’s Boat Show is more than boats it’s about choosing to create and live a Scottish lifestyle embracing the best of the traditional with inspiration of the modern; enjoying the outdoors and returning to the comfort of an enjoyable home at the end of a day of discovery and adventure.

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All Things Wood Aquila Gifts Ardgowan Health and Beauty Cabbie Kids Cyclo-ssage David Watson Cabinet Makers Derek Fergus Embossed Art Pictures Dog Robes Elaine Johnston Fabulous Black Gill Chesnut Artisan Glass Girl Paua Iona Bruce Artist Ion BodyArmour Love Diva MK Sales MKP Crafts My Handbag Heaven Nautical 3D Charts No. 26 Nu-Gems Odyessy Candles Pamela Randal Perthshire Spas Pet Shop Postie Quilts & Quillows Red Squirrel Crafts Roche Designs Sew and Saw Silverdaze Jewellery Status Jewellery Style with Mairi Susan Mylne Bespoke Gifts Tiny Tots Togs Treasured Home and Gifts Twa Burds 100% Handmade Cards

Bespoke Wooden Products Engraved Gifts Beauty Products Clothing for Children & Babies Personal Therapy Systems Cabinet makers Embossed Metal Pictures Dog Apparel Ayrshire Artist Giftware/candles Glass gifts Handmade Jewellery Scottish scenes & landmarks Health & Wellbeing Clothing with Style Colouring Pens Mixed Media Scottish Sculptural Art Handbags Nautical charts Craft Retailers Jewellery Candles Scottish Landscape Artist Outside Spas Pet Supplies Quilted Cushions Textiles Handcrafted Jewellery Handmade Cushions & Framed Prints Jewellery Sterling Silver Jewellery Stella & Dot Jewellery & Accessories Cushions with Nautical theme Kids Clothing Gifts for Home & Children Handmade Artisan Soap Handmade Cards

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What’s on at the Boat Show There are loads of exciting and exhilarating things to do at the Boatshow for all the family. We have picked out a few below but for a full list visit www.scotlandsboatshow.co.uk

Nick Nairn Cookery Demonstrations In the West College Scotland Food & Drink Pavilion Nick Nairn will be delivering amazing food demonstrations through the three days of the show. Ably assisted by the Hospitality students of West College Scotland, Nick will be cooking up a storm each day using some of Scotland’s finest ingredients.

2 Seater F1 Powerboat Experience Capable of speeds of up to 120mph and pulling up to a massive 6Gs in the corners the boats are guaranteed to give you an exhilarating ride that you will never forget. Rides are recorded for you and published on Social Media.

Fly at Scotland’s Boat Show Try the extreme sport of Flyboarding with WetJets as they return to Scotland’s Boat Show this year! The team will again be demonstrating their gravity defying sport in the Display Area and perform an incredible aerial display. For the brave there is the chance to have a try for yourself as WetJets offer taster sessions with the guarantee that they will get you to fly and the chance for some superb photos

Helicopter Flights over the Clyde Enjoy spectacular views of the show and surrounding areas! There is nothing quite like the sensation of hovering in a powerful, fast-moving helicopter. Don’t forget to take your camera, so you can you can relive the experience with friends and family and show off your fantastic photographs.

Luxury Car Displays RYA Scotland Wheelyboat Experience

We have a stunning selection of some of the world’s most exclusive vehicles on display including: Porsche, Lamborghini, Morgan, Tesla, Bentley and many more.

The Wheelyboat is a fast and manoeuvrable boat that is fully accessible. If you want to get explore the water and drive a powerboat whatever your ability. Please note powered chairs cannot be used. Participants are asked to bring waterproof clothing and note that footwear is likely to get wet. Buoyancy aids and life jackets will be supplied.

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Transitions

Woodland Light Experience

Open 4th – 20th November 2016 Central Scotland location 30mins from Glasgow/Stirling, 1 hour from Edinburgh Free parking on site

Book Now! • Spectacular sound and light show in natural woodland setting • Produced by award winning NL Productions • Hot food available from award winning Skinner of Kippen

Tickets must be booked in advance. Peak: Adults £14, Children £7, Under 3's FREE Family Ticket £40 Off Peak: Adults £12, Children £6, Under 3's FREE Family Ticket £34 Pushchair & wheelchair accessible.

Book Online at www.woodlandexperiences.co.uk or call 01360 752052 North Ballochruin Farm, Balfron Station - Find us at: SATNAV - G63 0LE

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Woodland Light Experience

TRANSITIONS Based a short drive north of Glasgow, this year the theme for the light show is TRANSITIONS. The winding paths, conifers and broadleaves will provide the stunning backdrop to the professional and creative lighting effects, with stunning displays to enthrall. There will be an unfolding, and a feeling of change as the walk progresses, with a breathtaking area of light and music around a viewing platform at the water feature, and an atmospheric finale. The light show in 2015 had visitors from all over Scotland, and received rave reviews.

So, what sets the Woodland Light Experience apart from the rest? 1. A short 20-minute drive north from Glasgow, and you arrive at the stunning rural site where the event takes place. No bus transfers, no fuss. 2. All parking is free, on-site and supervised. This means the event is accessible to all, with quick entry to the event itself. 3. Unlike city centre parks, there is no light pollution due to the rural location, and the light show is all the more spectacular and atmospheric against the backdrop of inky skies and deep, dark woodland. Last year lights could be spotted from a twenty-mile radius. 4. Located next to the immensely popular Woodland Santa Experience and Woodland Fairy Trail, Children will be delighted to catch a glimpse of the enchanting Woodland Fairy Trail as a part of the walk. 5. The light show is created and organized by award-winning NL Productions, who boast an impressive portfolio of lighting extravaganzas for distinguished events and venues. West End Life Magazine

6. The light show is totally new this year – and will be in subsequent years - leading guests through a changed network of pathways set amongst the trees; magical and suffused with creative lighting effects. 7. Award-winning local butcher Skinner of Kippen will be serving melt-in-the-mouth meat pies and other tasty treats at the covered reception area, and hot drinks will be available. 8. The majority of the path network is accessible to robust wheelchairs and buggies, making the event accessible to all. Ring at the time of booking if you have specific requirements. 9. The spectacular lighting effects, and the charm of the bewitching woodland, will appeal to all members of the family from the youngest to the oldest. 10. A local, family business, the Woodland Light Experience goes the extra mile to make the experience memorable and special for all the visitors. The result is, we think, the best light show in central Scotland.

TRANSITIONS will run from the 4th - 20th Nov 2016.

Tickets are available to buy online

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Festive Season at the Castle Come and relax over the festive period by one of our roaring fires. Walk on the estate in beautiful winter surroundings and come in to warm yourself by the log burning stove with perhaps a small glass of mulled wine. You can enjoy the informal setting of our 700 year old Dungeon Diner Restaurant for lunch or dinner. For a small supplement enhance your experience by booking a candlelit dinner in our oak panelled Dining Room with its cosy open fire from Thursday to Sunday. The evening will start with chef’s canapés and a glass of prosecco in the Drawing Room while you peruse the menu. A wee warming shot of homemade soup will be served at your table along with our artisan bread. After a superb dinner you can retire to the Drawing Room with coffee and a warm mince pie.

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Now in its fifth year, The Mackintosh Festival is organised every October by Glasgow Mackintosh in Mackintosh and partner venues throughout the city, to celebrate the life of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow’s most famous architect, designer and artist. This year’s month-long programme features over 40 arts and cultural events. Mackintosh Queen’s Cross, Mackintosh’s only built Church have a gala of art events taking place throughout the month. Artist Avril Paton, famous for her paintings Windows on the West and The Art School, will be the artist in residence at the Church and will paint a piano to celebrate Glasgow Piano City throughout the month. The popular Lids Open Day returns and gives visitors the chance to play the Steinway

Join artist, Elisabeth Viguie Culshaw at her free workshops outside Mackintosh venues during the month as she creates ‘a carpet of roses’ with stencils and paint. Participants of all ages are invited to learn to stencil a rose and make their mark as a true Glasgow artist for the day.

Grand Piano on stage and the unique Broadwood Upright, designed by Ballie Scott ( www. glasgowpianocity.org); you can view an exhibition of architectural drawings by Minty Sainsbury; there are talks on architecture and design by Michael Davis and Will Mitchell; enjoy music at an evening of piano and violin by Miller Nite Duo and a guitar recital by Laura Browne & Lewis Dunsmore.

Kelvingrove; Glasgow Museums Resource Centre and Scotland Street School Museum invite families and young Mackintosh fans to be inspired by Mackintosh at their free workshops during the month. There will be a puppet show called: Gruff: a new take on the classic tale of The Billy Goats Gruff by Banyan Theatre Company in collaboration with Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre – this is always a popular event and is great fun for all the family! Glasgow Mackintosh

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Festival goers can enjoy tours of The Mackintosh House at The Hunterian Museum & Art Gallery, University of Glasgow. The House is a meticulous re-assemblage of the principal interiors from 78 Southpark Avenue (originally Florentine Terrace), the Mackintoshes Glasgow home from 1906 – 1914.

There is something for everyone at this year’s Mackintosh Festival and we would encourage you to visit venues in the city centre and the south side of Glasgow. For details on all events and venues check the website: www.glasgowmackintosh.com/ festival

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JURASSIC WORLD COMES TO LIFE AT SMYTHS TOYS SUPERSTORES!

Calling all Jurassic World fans in Scotland! The dinosaurs have made a break for it and are taking part in a series of special FREE events at Smyths Toys Superstores in Glasgow, Paisley and Kilmarnock! Children are invited to visit between Wednesday 19th October and Sunday 23rd October, where the amazing Jurassic World app will be demonstrated. The event will see children invited to have their picture taken in front of an incredible Jurassic World backdrop, with the app used to superimpose a dinosaur into each picture, “photobombing” the participant! Children will then get to take home the picture in a branded Jurassic World frame for free!

Event: Jurassic World Event Location: Smyths Toys Superstores Glasgow 19th-20th Oct: Unit 1, Glasgow Fort, Junction 10 - M8, Glasgow G34 9DL Paisley 21st-22nd Oct: Unit 22, Phoenix Retail Park, Linwood Rd, Paisley PA1 2AB Kilmarnock 23rd Oct: Unit 8, Queens Dr Retail Park, Queens Dr, Kilmarnock KA1 3XF Time: 11am - 6pm

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by Marilyn Thompson

Autumn’s

Biggest

Trends

Dressing for the colder season is always easier than in Summer, thanks in part to the covering up of various body bits and of being able to swathe ourselves in lovely coats, wraps, scarves and comfy boots. Autumn/Winter 2016 sees us positively spoiled for choice as just about every trend is really wearable, very pretty, and are all able to perfectly mix and match. In fashion there’s really not much more we could ask for - just about anything goes! Here’s a run down of what you can expect to see in the shops soon and the best of what you should be buying.

Velvet

- The shops will be full of velvet clothes and accessories as this is the key fabric of the season. Normally reserved mainly for evening wear we now get to experience it as pretty daywear, it’s a flattering and luxurious fabric to wear either plain or crushed and it comes in all colours there will be no getting away from it as it will feature everywhere - from capes and tops to dresses, trousers, footwear and accessories.

Countrified

- Layering is a big deal this Autumn/Winter which is good news when you need to be prepared for our inclement weather. The country look was seen on many runways including Chanel and Burberry where oversized tweed checked coats ruled supreme. Very wearable and up to date waxed coats and jackets with a luxurious fur trim were featured at Miu Miu - wear yours with a silk blouse, a cable or argyle knit sweater, pleated tweed skirt, biker boots and some pearl accessories.

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The 80’s It was Hedi Slimane’s last show for Saint Laurent and he certainly went out with a stunningly bold 80’s inspired collection. Beautiful cocktail dresses with asymmetrical power shoulders and lots of ruffles were the highlight of the show and most of the collection featured 80’s style thick sash belts. Be prepared to wear 15 denier tights once again teamed with stiletto heels to make for an undeniably glamorous (if a little uncomfortable) look. Accessorise with glitzy statement earrings and a choker necklace for the whole package. If the body conscious high octane look is not your thing you can still aim for a more laid back approach to power dressing - big shouldered jackets and ski pants have also made something of a comeback and when worn with an on trend zip polo neck this could be your big chance at a more understated 80’s revival. Now, the only thing left to do is dig out your old Duran Duran CD (don’t pretend you don’t have one) and play it loud. Enjoy!

Dark & Moody As seen at Marc Jacobs and Dries Van Noten, these are beautiful and romantic clothes but with a gothic dark edge. As you would imagine the colour scheme is mostly blacks, greys and midnight blues however it’s the luxurious touches such as extra long sleeves, large pussy bows, pretty lace, leather and touches of decorative ornate embroidery along with a sprinkling of occasional sparkles which make them extremely desirable.

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61-63 NETHERLEE ROAD, GLASGOW G44 3YU

A new exhibition celebrating the collaboration between Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, and Glasgowborn artist and designer Daniel Cottier.

Exhibition open until 31 October, Thurs–Mon 12–4pm

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A Celebration of the Glasgow Aesthetic Movement Holmwood – a classically inspired villa just a few miles from the centre of Glasgow was designed by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson for a local businessman. Completed in 1858, Holmwood is considered to be Thomson’s finest domestic design. An internationally recognised building, it is a place of outstanding architectural and artistic importance. The restoration of the villa is a work in progress and visitors can often see our expert conservation staff working on the neoclassical ornamentation. The

dining room is of particular interest with the original friezes gradually being revealed. In the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016, Holmwood is hosting a display of works by Daniel Cottier (1837-91), a Glasgow-born artist and designer who collaborated with Thomson on Holmwood’s decorative scheme. Cottier made a great contribution to the Aesthetic Movement and worked directly with Whistler and William Morris. Elements of the Aesthetic Movement inspired Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style. The highlight of the exhibition is perhaps the beautifully designed furniture which gives a strong hint of how the house may have originally been decorated. Set in extensive landscaped grounds, Holmwood also has a small kitchen garden that is planted with a range of Victorian herbs, fruit and vegetables. The gardener is happy to answer any questions and there is often home-grown produce available to purchase. Holmwood hosts an extensive events programme throughout the year and has become well-known for ‘The Holm of Halloween’, featuring spooky storytelling and traditional games. This is always a popular event so make sure you book your tickets in advance. Holmwood 61-63 Netherlee Road, Cathcart, Glasgow, G44 3YU www.nts.org.uk/holmwood Open Thursday-Monday, 12-5pm until 31 October (exhibition closes 4pm); last entry to house 4.30pm.

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CLASSES | CLUBS | MEETINGS | EVENTS | TALKS West End Life publishes details of classes, group meetings, local clubs and any one off or regular events within the West End Life distribution area. To have your submission included in the magazine and on the website please send details to charles@westendlife.biz Our deadline dates for the coming year are available on our website.

Health and Wellbeing Boiler Room Fitness Spinning Studio Dedicated Spinning/Indoor Cycling Studio located within Western Health & Racquets Club, Hyndland Road, Glasgow. We Spin Every Day To Get Fit So Should You! boilerroomfitness.co.uk 07825 681824 Yoga with Fiona Dewar at Partick Burgh Halls. Classes are friendly and non-competitive. Mon 8pm, Wed 6:3pm Sat 9:30am. T: 0141 357 2175 deepchandi108@gmail.com Zumba with Jo Storrar Mon, Tue & Thur at 6-7pm in Maryhill Community Central Halls, 304 Maryhill Road, G20 7YE. Classes are £4 each and open to everyone. jo@zumbaglasgow.com 07723012843 Young at Heart Dance The classes, which are aimed at the 50 plus age group, have grown in popularity with some people in their 80s also taking advantage of improving their health through joining in the dance classes. Mon 2-3pm Hyndland Hall G12 9PU Tues 10.30-11.30am St Joseph’s Church G62 8DZ Tues 12-1pm Kessington Hall G61 2DP Contact Natasha Guinnessy on 07766949788 or email tashyguinnessy@yahoo.com

Talks Historical Association Talk Thurs 13th October Hillhead Library 5.30pm Macaulay as historian Speaker - Owen Dudley Edwards First in a series on great historians. Historians don’t simply write a historical narrative. Not only does historians’ work open a window into the culture of their own times but also influences the way we think. For further information, contact gwsbhistoricalassociation@gmail.com Clyde Shiplovers Society Meetings held in Partick U.F. Church Hall, Thornwood Terrace G11 7QZ Thurs at 19.30pm For more information, contact Paul Strathdee, Email: glenfalloch63@hotmail.co.uk 20th October RMS Queen Mary, a Photographic Survey Iain Quinn & Paul Strathdee 17th November RMS Caronia 70th Anniversary Paul Strathdee 8th December Film Night Joint meeting with CCA Christmas with the Waverley and other previously unseen DVDs

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Community Councils Broomhill CC 2nd Wednesday of the month with the exception of January, July and August. The meetings are held in Broomhill Primary School Annexe, 67 Randolph Road, Glasgow G11 7EE 7pm-9pm. www.broomhillcc.wordpress.com broomhillcommunitycouncil@gmail.com Hillhead CC 2nd Thurs of each month, 7pm www.hillheadcc.org.uk North Kelvin CC Meet 3rd Tues every month Venue: St Charles’ Church Hall, 1 Kelvinside Gardens, G20 6BG Jordanhill CC Meet 1st Mon of the month except July and August at 7pm Jordanhill School, 45 Chamberlain Road, Glasgow, G13 1SP jordanhillcommunitycouncil.org.uk FB: Jordanhill Community Council Twitter: @JordanhillCC Scotstoun Community Council Monthly meetings on last Thurs of each month (except July & December) 7.30pm Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, Balmoral St, Glasgow G14 0BL. scotscoco@gmail.com Dowanhill, Hyndland & Kelvinside Community Council Meet 2nd Mon of each month at Hillhead Sports Club (normally upstairs in the clubhouse) at 7:00pm. 32 Hughenden Road Glasgow G12 9XP @westendlife


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Preparing Your Garden for Winter (and next Spring) As I write this the view from my office at Cardwell Garden Centre is one of decidious trees beginning to show signs that autumn is imminent. The lush green leaves are just starting to show shades of yellow, brown and red and some have already fallen off. I enjoy autumn; it’s nature’s harvest time and there is an abundance of high quality vegetables available from local stores. I say this every year, but the quality of locally, or even better, home grown, fruit and vegetables is far superior to anything you can buy in a supermarket. Although the leaves will not be green much longer, the display that nature puts on is stunning in its own right. The few weeks inbetween the leaves turning and falling off is a time to savour, as the downside to autumn is what is sure to follow – winter! Falling leaves should be cleared away as soon as you can. They can cause problems in the garden, from making paths, drives and especially wooden decking slippy

underfoot, to blocking gutters and cluttering up beds and lawns. We sell a great product at Cardwell called Algon which is perfect for cleaning decking and paths. It’s easy to use, so you don’t have to worry about dangerous chemicals. You can compost fallen leaves, providing they are free from disease, in either your own garden or your brown bins. Greenhouses, cold frames and propagators should be cleaned before beginning your next batch of seeds or plants. Jeyes Fluid or Armillatox are ideal for this.

Beds and borders that have been used for growing fruit and vegetables should be reinvigorated with the addition of manure or something similar which is rich in nutrients. If you do use manure, it should be well rotted and mature. Fresh manure is too high in chemicals like

Remember our feathered friends will need a little extra help over the winter. High fat peanuts, seeds and suet balls provide much needed energy for the birds, so please give them a hand for the next few months.

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Don’t forget your last Brown Bin collection day!

ammonia and will cause your soil to become unbalanced. Inexpensive bags of farm manure are available now at Cardwell. Digging it in now gives it time to break down in the soil for planting in spring. An old method to reinvigorate the soil, is to plant ‘green manure’ seeds in your empty beds. Green manure is bought as seeds and are sown liberally over the area to be treated. The exact variety of the seeds will vary, but often include mustard, cress or herbs. The green manure is quick growing – if you plant now, in early autumn, they should grow within a few weeks. They are hardy plants and should be left in the ground over winter. You don’t need to do anything to them, just let them grow. In early spring, when you want to get the area ready, run a strimmer or mower over the area and leave it for a couple of days for the plants to wilt. Once they have wilted, simply dig into the soil. The plants will break down in just a few weeks and release high amounts of nutrients, particularly nitrogen, and you are ready to plant. You should not be cutting your lawn anymore and don’t worry about any weeds in the grass. They will die back soon and it is too cold for weedkillers to work effectively now anyway.You can treat the moss in the lawn though, and all lawns will benefit from a treatment of autumn lawn food. @westendlife By Kieran Gallacher


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GLASGOW CHRISTMAS FAIR SECC 17-20 NOVEMBER

The Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair is back at SECC, Glasgow from 17 - 20 Nov 2016. This annual celebration of all things festive, viewed as the official start of Christmas by many loyal visitors, is a must for anyone who enjoys a great day’s shopping. We have 10 pairs of tickets for this fabulously festive show to be won. If you don’t win you can purchase tickets saving 10% on the full price by visiting www.countrylivingfair.com/glasgow and enter the code CL16G1. Over 300 of the UK’s finest craftsmen and women will gather together under one roof to offer unique gifts, inspired ideas and decorations which will bring that magical Christmas sparkle to every home. Our lucky winners can source beautiful decorations and original gifts from gorgeous garlands and beautiful baubles, to glassware, scented candles and stylish cards. Arts and craft lovers can pick up haberdashery, ribbons, fabrics, sewing kits and craft essentials - everything required to get seriously creative this Christmas. For the foodies the temptations and treats are endless from the exclusive collection of food exhibitors supplying authentic regional delicacies such as gourmet sausages and hams, local cheeses and pâté, Christmas cakes, puddings and chocolates, to create a delicious festive deli. The Fair is the ideal place to find that elusive Christmas outfit with a stunning collection of evening and designer daywear available, as well as unique accessories including bags, purses and jewellery. There will be

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