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Horrific Attack at Primary School


A man was stabbed and a woman assaulted by a couple outside a school where parents were waiting to pick up their children. Strathclyde Police said they were called to the disturbance, outside Caledonia primary school in Calderwood Drive, Baillieston, just before the end of the school week at 2.50pm last Friday. The injured man was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary after being attacked by the male suspect. Medical staff described his condition as serious but stable.

The woman, who was pulled from a car and assaulted by the female suspect, suffered minor injuries. Police said the pair appeared to have been “intended victims” and that the incident is being treated as attempted murder. Following the incident, the male and female attackers made off in a dark-coloured car in the direction of Caledonia Road. The man is described as being in his 30s, around 6ft and of medium build. He was unshaven and wearing grey tracksuit trousers with a stripe

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down the sides and a dark grey hooded tracksuit top. The woman is described as being in her mid to late 20s, 5ft 2ins and of heavy build with short dark hair. She was wearing a dark-coloured top and trousers. Forensic officers have been working at the scene and the silver Ford Mondeo car, which was driven by the couple who were attacked, has been seized by officers as part of the investigation. Detective Sergeant Kenny McCartney said: “It would appear that the driver of the

Mondeo was attacked and stabbed by the man from the second car. At the same time, the woman from the Mondeo was pulled from her car by the female from the other car and assaulted. Both appear to have been the intended victims.” He continued, “I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time to contact us. This shocking attack took place outside a primary school around the time parents would have been arriving to collect their children. “I would appeal to parents, local residents or

anyone with any information to contact us to help us trace those responsible.” Anyone with information is asked to contact Shettleston police office on 0141 532 4800 . A 25 year old woman Nicola Campbell from Uddingston appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Tuesday in connection with the incident. She made no plea or declaration and the case was continued for further examination. The male victim was released from Glasgow Royal Infirmary on Monday.


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JOHN MASON WELCOMES REFERENDUM LAUNCH On the brink of making history, says MSP SNP Member of the Scottish Parliament for Shettleston, John Mason, has welcomed First Minister Alex Salmond’s launch of the independence referendum consultation. The First Minister this week outlined the Scottish Government’s plans to hold a referendum on Scottish independence in 2014. Commenting after the First Minister’s statement to the Scottish Parliament, SNP MSP, John Mason, said:

“There is a real feeling that we are on the brink of making history here in Scotland. I am really excited by today’s announcement. “With over 40 foreign news outlets, from America to Azerbaijan, all in Edinburgh today covering the launch, it’s clear that the eyes of the world are on Scotland for this, our independence referendum. “Over the next two years we can have a proper detailed debate on Scotland’s future. I

am convinced that everyone in Scotland will be best served by our being a normal independent country, with Scotland taking its rightful place at the world’s top tables. “Of course, the purpose of a consultation is to hear everyone’s view, so I would invite all constituents, interest groups and organisations to respond and take part in this hugely important debate. “This is an opportunity not to be missed”.

“Oh Rowantree Oh Rowantree”

Internship Offered to Local School Children

GLASGOW MSP Humza Yousaf has contacted schools across the city offering the opportunity for a pupil to take part in a paid internship with his office. Students aged 16 or over who study at schools in the East End and Southside of Glasgow are invited to apply for the internship, which will take place during June 2012. Commenting, Humza Yousaf said: “I believe internships should be awarded on merit rather than available to those who can afford it. I am very keen to offer a local pupil the chance to learn more about the work their elected representative does in Edinburgh as well as in the local area, and experience Scottish politics first hand. An internship in my office will offer the successful pupil the chance to gain new skills which will add value to their CVs as well as further study. “Young people often see internships as out of reach as they are required to work for free, and so I have decided to pay the successful candidate in order to make it open and accessible for all. “Scotland is on a journey, it stands on the cusp of something momentous – whatever happens our young people have the biggest stake in the future. I want them to be involved in every decision we make and get involved in the political process from as early as possible – it is their future after all.”

The children at Rowantree Nursery in Muirhead Road Baillieston this week joined with thousands all over the country to celebrate Burn’s Day and the Re-Gen went along to cover the story. Entertained by piper Murdo MacGregor, the children led by Manager Linda Gordon were all treated to a delicious plate of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties cooked specially for the occasion by

Lorraine Jives, (and even the Re-Gen enjoyed the meal-thanks Lorraine). It was a day to remember though many of the kids were a little bemused as to why a man playing the pipes was invited along and they were getting stories about Haggis and Poetry. It will all become clearer as you all grow a little older kids. Meanwhile well done Rowantree Nursery for keep up the Burns Tradition.


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we can achieve our goals and aims as we project into the coming months ahead, you are a mover and a shaker and are happy to shake away unwanted energies in the way of baggage wither it is people or places or situations. Your focus this month is Emotional happiness and you may have booked a holiday and know that the money will come, good for you keep focused and you will achieve.

Taurus (21 April - 21 May)

You managed to escape the January clear xxxxxxxxx out unscathed, however this is now the time to focus on you and what you want for the year and start planning quietly in the background, give yourself tasks which are doable as the next few weeks you are extra sensitive and don’t need hassle or confrontation, try to keep your head down and mix with soulful people!

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Time xxxx out is needed; you have been so busy trying to sort out everyone elseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s problems that you have neglected your own! A natural communicator and drama expert you know need to use your resources to get you that new job, house, soul mate, whatever it is you desire as it is payback time for all your good deeds.

Going with the crowd and forgetting xx your responsibilities can only be done for so long, eventually reality checks in. this is a month to face reality and to realize that life needs order and balance, all party and now work will make a lot of your loved one a little unhappy, time to get back to the real world.

Cancer (22 June - 23 July) Home is where the heart is and this xxxxxxxxx has a double whammy for you this month, any unresolved issues from 2011 will be dealt with this month, now the moon has left your sign you can see clearly what needs to be done, try to remain diplomatic when dealing with your nearest and dearest .

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A collector of information and a book full xxxxxxxxx of contacts, you are ready to impart all this knowledge you have gathered over the years, ready to help, to point people in the right direct with who or what knowledge they need to get them off to a good start, try to remember the advice you give others in the next few daysâ&#x20AC;Ś..As you are attracting people to you who have similar needs to your own!.

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xxxxxxxxx With the sun and moon in Aquarius you have time to reflect in the past, but make it brief, now leave it there and concentrate on what and where you want to go this year and push forward your plans with gusto. The timing is right for new projects to start and for your natural leader qualities to come to the fore.

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With the sun in your sign and the moon xxxxxxx it feel as if all your birthdays have come at once, you can clearly see the way forward and have a spring in your step, allow yourself the freedom of networking as this is an ideal time to meet new people and to grow your circle of friend, happy birthday Aquarians, it should be a good one..

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xxxxxxxxxx listening to those who are Sometimes older and have more life experience is a good thing! You are in need of a little guidance as your sign is ruled by the moon and going from cancer into Aquarius has confused you completely. Listen to those you trust and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make major decisions this month as everything is not as it seems.

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Pictured here are a team that are winning on the park but struggling a little off it due to finances. Crownpoint United based at the East End Healthy Living Centre in Bridgeton only came into being a short time ago and they play in the Sunday Centre League in which they are more than holding their own. Manager Stevie Tannahill told the ReGen, “The team is made up of local players who love the game and give 100% not only

during games but also at our training sessions. It takes a good amount of cash to run teams like these and we have approached lots of local businesses to try and arrange some sort of sponsorship packages with them but as yet we have had very little encouragement back from them. We are holding a fund raising night in the Reidvale Halls on the 24th February to try and boost the coffers which will then go towards

Bleak Mid-Winter for Job Seekers PAUL Martin, MSP for Glasgow Provan, has hit out at the latest youth unemployment figures that show long term youth unemployment has increased by 123% in one year. In the constituency of Provan, over 10% of people are claiming Job Seekers Allowance with 23 people now chasing every job. After the release of these figures, the Labour MSP said: “We are wasting the talents of our young people. The SNP are simply passing on these cuts instead of creating much needed jobs. “The SNP were happy to take the credit in the good times but now they have to take the responsibility and use the considerable powers of The Scottish Parliament to help our young people.” Paul Martin has called on The Scottish Government and The UK Government to work together and adopt Labour’s Plan for Jobs. This plan includes taxing banker’s bonuses, cutting VAT to 5% on home improvements, bringing forward long term capital projects and helping small firms with a one year NI holiday. Mr Martin continued: “These plans help make sure that confidence could return to market, making the richest pay and help create jobs and opportunities so that nobody is left on the scrapheap. “Both Governments must work together for the interests of our future.”

pitch fees, referees and equipment charges”. Stevie continued, “I would like to appeal to any companies in the area who are into football to contact me on 07900-464363, if they feel they can help in any way, as any help would be much appreciated”. Let’s hope Crownpoint United can find a benefactor and instead of having to worry about finances can put all their efforts into lifting silverware this season.

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100 days until Local Government Elections WEDNESDAY 24th January marked the milestone of 100 days until polling day for the council elections and the Labour Campaign is well and truly underway. Labour Candidates throughout the East End are working hard to be elected. Local MP Margaret Curran said “ I am proud of Glasgow and proud to represent the East End. I am delighted that we have such talented candidates. This election is a straight choice between Labour and the SNP and every vote will count” Baillieston Candidate Marie Garrity said “I’m so honoured to be selected as the Labour candidate in the Bailieston ward. As a nurse and Trade Union activist I have seen firsthand the impact Tory cuts implemented by the SNP government are having on local services. That’s why Labour are standing up for Glaswegians and are doing an excellent job

in protecting frontline services for hard working families, children and vulnerable older people. Ann Simpson one of the three Labour candidates in Shettleston says “ Labour have a strong record across the Shettleston ward, we’ve built new schools, new homes for families and created jobs and apprenticeships for young people leaving schools and those who have been out of work. If elected as a Councillor in Shettleston I will build on this record and campaign for more jobs, better schools and improved services for local people.” Local Labour Candidates will also be spreading the recent announcement by Council Leader Gordon Mathieson that the Affordable Warmth Dividend, which offers extra financial help to the city’s most vulnerable elderly to help with winter heating has been extended to all those over


80. Ward 21 Candidate Maureen Burke said “ I have lived in the East End all my life and have seen the positive changes a Labour Council has brought to places like Easterhouse and Craigend. With 100 days to go until the polls close Labour candidates will be out around our communities talking to voters about the issues that really matter, such as jobs and anti social behaviour.”


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Councillors and Cars The past week has not been a great week for SNP councillors and their chosen mode of transport. Saturday night/Sunday morning saw Cllr David Turner discover that his car had been stolen from his driveway in Sandyhills along with his mobile phone and

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POVERTY IN THE EAST END IF I hear the word CONSULTATION one more time I’ll crack-up, because we here in the East End are under no illusion that there are still massive problems throughout this area with POVERTY and those in authority still want to hold Consultation meetings and get Reports from people who it seems are experts on dealing with POVERTY, and of course this all costs money. Yes, money which could and should have been used to alleviate POVERTY especially in this area, instead of lining consultant’s pockets. Yet again the East End has topped a recent poll of being the most deprived, unhealthiest, poverty stricken area in the western world. The crazy thing is we seem to accept it and hope for better in the future. Well the “FUTURE HAS ARRIVED” and we don’t aim to accept it much longer. Why should a mother in the east end have to borrow money for a loaf of bread and a tin of beans constantly week after week, putting her and her family into more debt, driving them deeper into the POVERTY TRAP with next to no hope of getting out. Little wonder in this area there are more bookmaker shops and quick fix cash advance shops opening up because, wrongly, many people see these places as their escape from POVERTY. Because of the way the East End has been treated over the years it has become the norm for people of this area to accept everything that is thrown at us but sometimes the load is too much to bear and that is exactly the position we have reached now. POVERTY is a word that is easy to say but a word that just doesn’t go away and it is now time to launch a fight against it.

POVERTY comes in many guises. HOUSING is one. There are many properties in the East End which if we were being honest should be demolished and re-built due to dampness, dry rot and lack of investment. Bad housing then leads on to HEALTH problems such as Asthma, Bronchitis, Low Self Esteem, Depression, as this next part of the story explains. Sandra and her three sons live in an overcrowded ground floor flat that has a severe damp and mould problem. An environmental health inspector has declared it unfit for human habitation on TWO separate occasions. ‘It’s the smell that’s almost the worst thing. It’s so bad when you come into the flat. ’ The damp and mould is having a severe impact on the children’s health, which is affecting their education as they are so frequently off school. Their mental health is also suffering; Ben, 8, is being teased at school because his clothes smell of damp. ‘It’s not right…to be told that you smell. [Ben] was teased for it. He’s seeing a child psychologist

now because he has low self esteem.’ The condition of the house also makes it difficult for him to have friends round to play, which is impacting on his social development. LOW SELF ESTEEM follows on from this as living in poor housing seems to automatically pigeon-hole people into a certain class where pictures of large Alsatians roaming the streets, burnt-out motors, broken glass and large numbers of unemployed people hanging about trying to make a few bob by fair means or foul, come into your head. THIS IS THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY for God’s Sake, How long do we have to accept this as the norm? When we approach Councillors they tell us that they don’t receive enough money from Government sources. When we approach the Scottish Parliament they tell us that they don’t receive enough money from Westminster and when we approach Westminster they tell us that they are trying to right the wrongs from previous Governments.

Where then does the buck stop? Must we accept that 33% of the people in the East End of Glasgow are doomed to live in abject poverty and nothing will be done about it. That statement certainly doesn’t give much hope for the future and with Cameron, Clegg and Osbourne, threatening to cut Welfare Benefits even more where does that leave us. Trapped in the downward spiral of more debt, worse housing and even worse health problems. It is high time we here in the East End fought back instead of accepting what many perceive as our legacy which seems to be number one in the worst economic figures released on a yearly basis. Previous generations must take some of the blame, as 60 years ago there was an abundance of employment and parents were strict on family values, 40 years ago, Thatcher introduced Pit closures and Steel industry closures with places like Beardmores and Clyde Ironworks disappearing and with these things happening, jobs disappeared. What disappeared along

with this was FAMILY VALUES and RESPECT. Over the years many of these people who became unemployed discovered that to escape realism it was very easy to fall into the trap of turning to alcohol and youngsters were forced to live in poverty as the money which should have gone towards the household bills was supplementing the profits of brewers and distilleries. As many of these youngsters grew up and discovered there were no jobs in the area, they then became inveigled in drugs and where were the parents that should have been there to point them on the right road? Now many of these people are stealing and prostituting themselves to pay for their habits and not interested in taking bone-fide jobs which may be available. We have all been conned by the reality television programmes such as Big Brother, Britain’s got Talent and the X Factor where 1000’s of youngsters think that this is the way ahead, win one of these types of programmes and you’re made. What they forget is that

there is ONE winner and 1000’s of LOSERS. It is time for us all to take responsibility. It gets very frustrating for the majority of Eastenders that this area is used as the “Sick man of Europe” yet there are many projects and businesses in the area which can help get people out of the mire. EDUCATION is paramount in this matter and this may be controversial but our secondary schools curriculum is letting our kids down in many ways, in our opinion. Many of the lessons and classes should be tailored to individual pupils as they make their way in life as opposed to being lumped together and giving them subjects which they are not comfortable with. It’s time for parents to question this system. Colleges such as John Wheatley College have courses not only to teach skills but also to improve self confidence and esteem but at this moment in time the Scottish Government is talking about cutting funding for places like these. WHY? WHY? WHY? Places like John Wheatley College should be getting

MORE funding as opposed to being cut. VOLUNTEERING. Yes you read it right, Volunteering is a step to learning about what is out there to improve your life. Helping out others and working part-time in projects, means meeting and mixing with others and will soon have you thinking about other opportunities available that you could take advantage of. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT and by this we don’t mean the various community groups that meet once a month talk about problems in the area and then when their particular problem is solved, walk away, leaving those who have given their time and effort in establishing these groups to recruit new members to replace those who have long gone. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT means getting involved in your community by working to improve your community. Think what is wrong in your community and aim to try and change it, there are countless people out there that are of the same opinion as you but they just need direction and a bit of self confidence to do it. continued on page 10

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Townhead Health Centre 16 Alexandra Parade (drop in) 10.00 am – 12 noon Calvay Housing Association 55 Calvay Road, Barlanark (tenants only) 9.00 am – 4.30 pm Baillieston Health Centre 20 Muirside Road (drop in) 10.00 am – 12 noon Gardeen Housing Association Barlanark Community Centre 33 Hallhill Road (tenants only) 9.30 am – 4.30 pm Blairtummock Housing Association 45 Boyndie Street (tenants only) 9.00 am – 4.30 pm TUESDAY Easterhouse Health Centre 9 Auchinlea Road, Easterhouse (drop in) 10.00 am – 12 noon / 1.00 pm – 3.30 pm

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Wellhouse Housing Association The Hub 49 Wellhouse Crescent (tenants only AM, drop in PM) 9.00 am – 4.30 pm

Ruchazie Housing Association 24 Avondale Street Ruchazie (tenants only) 9.00 am – 12 noon

Calvay Housing Association 55 Calvay Road Barlanark (tenants only) 9.00 am – 4.30 pm

Easthall Housing Association 9 Glenburnie Place, Easthall (tenants only) 9.00 am – 4.30 pm

Garthamlock Community Enterprise Barholm Square Garthamlock (drop in) 10.00 am – 12 noon Easterhouse Health Centre 9 Auchinlea Road Easterhouse (drop in) 1.00 pm – 3.30 pm Haghill/Dennistoun Credit Union 316 Duke Street (drop in) 10.00 am – 12 noon

Easthall Housing Association 9 Glenburnie Place Easthall (tenants only) 9.00 am – 4.30 pm Barlanark Community Centre 33 Burnmouth Road Barlanark (drop in) 10.00 am – 12 noon FRIDAY Keepwell Inshops Parkhead Forge (drop in) 9.30 am – 12.30 pm Carmyle Community Centre 28 Hillcrest Road Carmyle (drop in) 11.00 am – 1.00 pm

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hold an office and that is an office which you elected them into. It’s high time we turned round and told our elected representatives that we are sick Councillors, MSP’s and MP’s. to the back teeth about being named as the What they ALL have is the confidence to worst area in Europe for health and poverty put across their points of views and that is and it’s time they looked at improving this something which the majority of us lack. area. You wouldn’t let someone tell you HOUSING, HEALTH and EDUCATION are something which you don’t agree with, the main priorities for this area coupled without question in the street, so why do you Changing perceptions, Changing attitudes, Changing lives accept what they have to say because they with LEISURE FACILITIES and with the Commonwealth 1567 Shettleston Road Games fast approaching there We Upkeep Furniture sells low cost but high quality, second hand furniture. are leisure facilities 0141 778 4477 have a good range of furniture in stockAlcohol includingnow the being following: Greater Easterhouse put in Awareness Project place. Decent "Changing perceptions, Changing attitudes, Changing lives". housing and health • Sofas and suites • Beds and bedroom furniture programmes which offer East End • service Dining/kitchen tables and chairs GEAAP has launched a new Cyber to provide residents hope for young people with the information they need to the future must make alcohol We safer, can more alsoinformed supplychoices whiteabout goods and electrical appliances, which are followall inof tandem Upkeep – the complete property maintenance company you can trust use. with a stronger safety tested and come with a guarantee. GEAAP recognises that many young people today live Upkeep is a property maintenance company that provides a range of services to emphasis on in a virtual world where instant responses are the norm. housing associations, property management companies, businesses and householders. Easterhouse Education. Many are not comfortable to seekUpkeep out a carer, Furniture teacher or The introduction We specialise in the following service areas: worker to ask alcohol related questions, but areSquare happy to Shopping Centre Shandwick of these will chat and ask questions over a social networking site or Westerhouse Road certainly go a long through email. way towards getting Glasgow Property Maintenance The Cyber service compliments GEAAP’s award winning “Young Booze pride back within G34 9DT Void property management * joinery and kitchen fitting Busters” primary school’s programme, and further builds on it’s interactive our community. Plumbing and heating * painting and decorating “Young Booze Busters” website, which not only enables young What we want is to continue their learning and the chance to winShettleston an ipod touch Upkeep Furniture Cleaning * handyperson service an East End which each month, it now links 981 directlyShettleston to the CYBER service through Road is a great place to its home page, providing an outlet toGlasgow ask alcohol related General Building Works Work, Rest and Play questions or express any alcohol related concerns. Roofing * gutter cleaning and repairs not an East End G32 7LN It also allows GEAAP to engage in early interventions with Stonework repairs * slabbing which at present is a many more young people in Glasgow through mediums they great place to Shirk, Opening hours: weekdays from 10am to 4pm. are comfortable with. Mess and Pray!!! Estate Management The service provides: Close cleaning * backcourt and environmental maintenance For more information call 07530 985487 or 0141 764 3793 • Information & signposting onto other services. De-littering * graffiti removal *Power washing • Informal chat in an agony aunt style format. Needle searches

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Available Monday to Friday, between the hours of 4pm and 7pm. Staffed by a qualified counsellor with input and support from the Counselling and Prevention & Education teams at GEAAP. Aims to respond to all contacts made outwith the 4pm to 7pm window within 24 hours or 48 hours at busy times. Young people are able to engage with this new service by using the Becky Booze Buster contact button on the home page of the website or by emailing Becky directly at The service is funded by Glasgow City Council for an initial 12 month period. For further information contact GEAAP on 0141 773 1222 or Email Becky direct.

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Helping you out of the Poverty Trap

HILST we have highlighted the effects of poverty in this per there is certainly a way ahead and within the pages om 9-15 we have looked for companies and businesses to ow that if you contact them, they will put you on the road recovery. For example, GEMAP has qualified staff to guide you rough the money maze and bring you out the other side atively unscathed and they have convenient outreach points roughout the area making it easy to get in touch with them. There are numerous companies throughout the East End ho can help and it is just making that first step to help urself. Lots of people have ambitions and even though you may nk you shouldn’t, we can assure you that you have. Even running a house takes a lot of skill, from money anagement i.e. buying the messages and paying the bills, rough to, raising children, getting them ready for school, lping with their lessons, planning ahead and all those other ngs that you may think just have to be done, takes skill, and u’ve got these skills. Lack of confidence and self esteem is a major handicap hen it comes to many people in the East End as they see

what others have and realise that that is what they want but just don’t know how they can get them. Why not phone one of the many groups and projects in the area and find out a little about volunteering and courses. Many of these groups build in programmes about gaining confidence and you could get involved in these. We have witnessed loads of people throughout the East End who thought, “I’ve made my Bed and now I’ve got to lie in it” then, after getting a little help from others just like themselves become the leaders and motivators to others who were in the position they once found themselves. It is certainly no slur on anyone who wants to better them self and the amazing thing is that many people don’t realise there are folk out there ready and willing to help them ( just as they have been helped previously). Pride in yourself and pride in your surroundings is a lot easier than you think and with the backing out there YOU can realise your potential. Don’t sit in the house and vegetate when there is a new world out there waiting to be discovered and all it is waiting on is YOU to make the first move. GO FOR IT NOW!!!


ST year Dalmarnock Centre set up a Development st which would focus on bringing community nefits directly to those living in the areas most ected by the Games in 2014. Agencies such as Clyde Gateway are partners the board of the Trust alongside Glasgow City uncil and the local residents. The desire to see lasting community benefits couraged partners to work with the management he new National Indoor Sports Arena which un and managed by Glasgow Life whose airperson Cllr George Redmond is also the Chair of People’s Development Trust. The Trust has recognised that it would take more n just investment to deliver young people who re work ready - we work with young people and ow there are issues with low self esteem and a k of confidence, this in itself is the biggest barrier young people gaining employment - in an ever mpeting market place how can we expect our ung people to succeed if we don’t give them the ls and techniques to do so. The Dalmarnock Centre is run and managed by al people, there is a large youth influence in the gramme and activities that are carried out there d for the past couple of years they have made ir focus, building the capacity and confidence of ir young people. Whilst traditional educational methods have ed in the east end to reach all young people youth workers there have employed a more ormal approach to education, this has seen gagement levels and participation levels soar, ch and every day young people are offering to unteer or asking for advice on employment or ther education. Due in large part to this type of work - 7 local ung people have secured a place on the 12 week ning programme that will ultimately see them come Glasgow Life employees. Living in the shadow of the Games village d National Indoor Sports Arena combined with work of the project, gave them the will and ermination to apply for and secure these jobs. The People’s Trust and its board and partners re determined to see a lasting legacy - we ieve it has arrived and is evident in the hievements of these young people - we are so ud of them and wish them every success for the ure. Roll on the Games - Roll on Legacy


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Grow Green Awards 2012

Send us your nominations now! Nominations are now open for the Grow Green Awards 2012. Following the success of the very first Grow Green with Glasgow’s East End Awards in March 2011 we have expanded to cover both the North East and the East End of Glasgow. Do you know someone who is passionate about making the North East or East End of Glasgow a greener place to live? Then we want to hear from you! Awards are open to individuals, groups, schools, and local businesses that are making a real difference; whether they are getting people out on their bikes, growing their own food or even setting up a community composting scheme. Awards Categories • Sustainable Food • Home Energy • Sustainable Transport • Waste Reduction & Reuse • Sustainable Business • Sustainable School

For a nominations form or more information check the Playbusters website at or contact Jeremy on or 0141 551 0071.

Help with Parenting Do you want some ideas about how to help you deal with your child’s behavior? NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Glasgow City Council are working together to offer local families the world-acclaimed Triple P Positive Parenting Program. The program gives parents/ carers information on a range of techniques to help bring up children. Come along for a few weeks to our free Positive Parenting Groups and you will see that small changes make a big difference. To book a place or for any other information. CONTACT: Louise Gaunt 0141 531 6661 or uk or Eddie McArdle 0141 232 1672 or edward.mcardle@ggc .scot. Log onto the Triple P website for more information and handy tips: or call 0800 027 7246.

Geeza Break Provides family support and flexible respite services to parents living within the North East & East End of Glasgow and who have a child/children under the age of sixteen years (Up to 18 years for children with disabilities) who are experiencing addiction, stress, crisis and/or isolation. We provide the following Respite services within the North East & East End of Glasgow: • Family Support Service - Geeza Break’s Family Support Service offers an intensive one to one person centred support to families by working with clients to develop and encourage the following skills: Parenting skills/Budgeting Skills/Family Routines/Personal social development/Day to day living skills/Confidence and self-esteem/Health and well being Support is offered in the following ways: One to One and Group Work • Respite Care Service (Family Based) – Children are cared for at the home of fully vetted and approved Volunteer Respite Carers. Periods of respite can vary from a few hours through to overnight care. • Respite Sitter Service (Home Based) – Children are cared for in their own home by fully vetted and assessed Respite Sitters for a few hours to allow a parent to go out. • TOFFEE Club (Centre Based Respite) – Respite is arranged during school holidays for primary school aged children within the North East & East End of Glasgow. We also provide out of school care service which is run from a variety of local halls/ schools throughout the city. Geeza Break’s services are intended to be a short term flexible support offered to families experiencing addiction, stress, crisis or isolation and to prevent/ reduce statutory involvement.

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Working with local people

THE North East Public Partnership Forum (PPF) of Glasgow City Community Health Partnership is a network of local individuals and organisations who meet every six weeks to discuss how health and social care services are designed and delivered in North East Glasgow . Recent topics discussed include community mental health services, personalised budgets for care and changes to the welfare benefits system. Next PPF Meeting Dates for 2012 are: FEBRUARY 23rd and MARCH 29th

Time 6.30pm till 9pm. Venue John Wheatley College Haghill. Further meetings on May 17th, 28th June, 16th August, 27th Sept, 8th Nov, 13th Dec 2012. Please call Siobhan or Tony for location. Please come along and find out how you can have your say on local NHS services. For further information about the PPF: Phone: Tony Devine on 0141-277-7540 or Siobhan Harkin 0141-232-0162 Email: or:

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The Community Health Shop The Community Health Shop has been situated in Barlanark since 1999 and has developed its services over this period of time. The project was initally set up to complement the GP surgery that was in Barlanark after residents fought to have a doctors in the area. However, the GP’s move on and the project remained. The Community Health Shop has developed into an innovative project that addresses the wider determinants of health. It makes a significant contribution to meeting the needs of the local population in an area that as been classed as one of the most deprived in Scotland . The Community Health Shop (CHS) was established in 1999 with the aim of delivering community based health services to local people in the east end of Glasgow . CHS has developed its operation to cover all of the communities located within the North East CHP . The project is open to residents in the East End of Glasgow, but operates an appoint syatem that will require clients to register prior to being put on our waiting list. The Community Health Shop delivers a number of services to include management of long term conditions, tackling obesity, shifting the balance of care, early intervention, parenting, tackling addiction problems, community led health and improving mental health. This is done by the provision of a number of services to include Complementary therapies (aromatherapy, reflexology, reiki, head and neck massage, acudetox, Indian head massage), counselling for mental health, relationship, alcohol misuse Yoga, Tai Chi, Belly Dancing, Weight management and body conditioning, low impact physical activity.


The Community Health Shop has recently moved premises and as such had a launch event that was endorsed by local politicians, senior members from NHSGGC, local agencies and a large number of the local population. The new premises are located within Barlanark Community Centre. The Community Health Shop continues to offer a number of free services to the local community including Complementary Therapies, Counselling services, Physical Activity classes, Credit Union and Money advice (Please contact the organisation for times of services) Opening Times Monday, Tuesday an Thursday 09:00 - 17:00 Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00

The Community Health Shop Barlanark Community and Education Centre 33 Burnmouth Rd, Barlanark, Glasgow G33 4RZ

Telephone 0141 773 1787

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When “Shellsuit Boab” sales, furniture uplift and performed the opening Not only do UPKEEP Furniture recycle goods they deliveries, driving, warehouse ceremony at the new UPKEEP Estate work minor repairs and PAT Furniture shop in Shandwick receive fromManagement donations, backcourt environmental maintenance also areand proud of the testing. Square ShoppingClose Centrecleaning *they Volunteers are given fact*that theyremoval are meeting Easterhouse little did he De-littering or graffiti *Power washing travelling expenses, uniform the staff realise just how their environmental targets Needle searches by diverting from landfill and training and many have much a place like this was used their experience within needed in the community. perfectly usable items of Recycling services furniture and goods Upkeep to move on to paid Since the opening there Second hand furniture sales * metal recycling employment. have been countless visitors Upkeep was named as House clearances * uplift and delivery Anyone who is in the from not only the East End Environmental Initiative of the service Year 2011 so they are certainly process of looking to but also other areas who have getting things right on all transform their home should discovered the tremendous Community Enterprises Ltd to the Upkeep quality and value. Upkeep Shettleston fronts. pay a visit 24 Upkeep Fenellaare Street, Shettleston Furniture outlet at Shandwick As far as furniture always looking Square in the first instance to is concerned there is a for donations of G32 furniture Glasgow 7JT and they are happy uplift items see just what is on offer. tremendous turn-around on T: 764to3793 The quality and value are from anywhere in the city. a weekly basis as more and second to none, so happy more goods come into the The project also offers a wide range of volunteering hunting. shop and are purchased by

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Sofas and suites Beds and bedroom furniture Dining/kitchen tables and chairs

We can also supply white goods and electrical appliances, all of which are safety tested and come with a guarantee. Upkeep Furniture Easterhouse Shandwick Square Shopping Centre Westerhouse Road Glasgow G34 9DT Upkeep Furniture Shettleston 981 Shettleston Road Glasgow G32 7LN Opening hours: weekdays from 10am to 4pm. For more information call 07530 985487 or 0141 764 3793

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Planning for the New Session at John Wheatley College!

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Glasgow City Community Health Partnership North East Sector

Community Health Partnership Health Services in North East Glasgow Glasgow City Community Health Partnership (CHP) manages NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde health care in North East Glasgow in community settings such as local health centres, clinics, and community hospitals. Health services : A wide range of health services are delivered in local communities across North East Glasgow. These include services provided by community nurses, GPs, dentists, pharmacists and other health care professionals. To contact the nearest one to you, phone NHS24 on 08454 24 24 24 or go to

North East Health Centres – Open Mon to Fri 9am- 5pm. John Wheatley College is already in the midst of planning for the new college year, starting in August. All of our programmes have been brought smack up-to-date and many of them now include an element of Work Experience. Here at John Wheatley, we recognise that, if we can deliver skills, confidence and qualifications to our local community, that will equip people to make the right decisions and reach for their goals, either for themselves or their families. As ever, all of our programmes offer core skills and personal development skills, as well as the wide range of vocational areas which are most popular. The ‘employability’ element is something which John Wheatley College has

been building into its programmes for many years now and we aim to help our learners compete in what is currently a very challenging jobs market. We’re in the process of putting together our new College and Programme Guide so now’s your chance to take the first step on that career path that you’ve been thinking about. If you would like to reserve your copy, please contact the College’s Advice Team on 0141-588 1500, and let us know what programme(s) you would like to know more about. We’ll put you onto our mailing list and get the right information out to you as soon as it’s available. We hope to be welcoming you to your community college in August 2012!!

Baillieston Health Centre 20 Muirside Road, Glasgow G69 7AD Phone 0141 531 8000 Bridgeton Health Centre 201 Abercromby Street Glasgow G40 2DA Phone 0141 531 6500 Easterhouse Health Centre 9 Auchinlea Road, Glasgow G34 9HQ Phone 0141 531 8100 Help with Parenting. Triple P Positive Parenting Seminars and Groups are now being run in North East Glasgow contact Louise Gaunt 0141 531 6661 or Eddie McArdle 0141 232 1672

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Keeping Healthy For information on how to improve health and well-being drop into our Keep Well Shop, Inshops, Parkhead Forge, Glasgow. Tel : 0141 554 9276, 232 0173. Services include Money Advice, Stopping Smoking and Healthy Eating. Open Mon- Fri from 9am-5pm. Smoking Cessation: For help to give up smoking please contact Smoke Free services on 0141 201 9832. Help with Stress/Anxiety: East Primary Care Mental Health Team provides help for people with mild to moderate mental health problems. You can self refer by contacting the team on 0141 342 3200. (Mon-Fri 9am5pm). Positive Mental Attitudes, (PMA), is a mental health awareness and anti-stigma project based. PMA provides local arts projects, stress management training and works to promotes a better understanding of mental health. Contact 0141 232 0170/0165. Help for Carers Carers can access a range of services through the Glasgow Carers Information and Support Line. Phone 0141 353 6504.

Parkhead Health Centre 101 Salamanca Street, Glasgow G31 5BA Phone 0141 531 9000 Shettleston Health Centre 420 Old Shettleston Road, Glasgow G32 1RT Phone 0141 531 6200 Springburn Health Centre 200 Springburn Way, Glasgow G21 1TR Phone 0141 531 6700 Townhead Health Centre 16 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow G31 2ES Phone 0141 531 8900 East End Community Carers 0141 764 0012 North East Carers Centre 0141 781 0728. Glasgow North Carers Support Team 0141 558 6296 Sexual Health: Sandyford East at Parkhead Health Centre, 101 Salamanca Street, Glasgow G31 5BA Phone 0141 232 7413. Provides sexual, reproductive and emotional health services for women, men and young people. It also provides care and advice on sexually transmitted infections, free condoms and lubricant, contraception, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and counselling service. All services are free of charge and available without the need to be referred by your doctor or another practitioner. Help for people with breathing problems e.g. Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema or Chronic Asthma? If you would like some friendly support and advice over tea, coffee and biscuits then come along to the drop in at The Bridge Library Easterhouse, Tuesdays and Thursdays from10:00am - 12:00pm & 2:00pm 4:00pm. Contact Linda Harley on 0141 232 0174



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AS more and more people are discovering the bargains to be found in re-cycling projects, the GFI (incorporating Ruchill Furniture Project) is celebrating the first anniversary of the opening of their warehouse in Blairtummock Road in

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GFI Furniture Project Celebrates First Anniversary the East End of the City. The Re-Gen attended the “Grand Opening” last year and basically since then we have hardly ever been away from it. Over the past year we have watched many of our readers contacting the project to dispose of furniture

and items that would have been previously thrown away, we have then witnessed the craftsmen at Ruchill Furniture project transforming these tired old items into furniture which would grace any room. Robert Stewart (Chief Executive of GFI/Ruchill Furniture

ers to those who know exactly what they are looking for Ruchill/GFI Furniture Project is the place to go. The place is like an Aladdin’s Cave of Suites, Beds, Furniture and accessories which

If Ruchill/GFI don’t have it they will almost be guaranteed to get it for you. Celebrate the first anniversary of Ruchill/GFI, by going along to view or even phone, if you wish to donate any item you may feel still has a shelf life. We’re sure you will be pleasantly surprised at the quality on offer.

in the Showroom and to coin an old Glasgow saying, “If you’re no Fast-You’re Last.” Why not set aside a day soon to visit the showroom at Blairtummock instead of traipsing around the town looking for something that you don’t really know what you want until you see it in front of you.

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If you or perhaps your neighbour, have any unwanted household goods then call us. Rather than just throwing them out we’ll find a new home for them, helping local families and the environment in the process! GFI helps low-income residents to furnish accommodation. Our activities also save over 1000 tonnes of unwanted goods going to landfill each year! WE UPLIFT FROM ALL OVER GLASGOW



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project)) has certainly changed the face of recycling to one of acceptance now and he continues to be proud of what the project has achieved over the years. When the new “Superstore” was opened in the East End many people doubted that it would be a success due to its location - How wrong have they been as more and more people travel along the M8 to seek out bargains. (I have almost been banned from the store as my collection of old CD’s is almost taking over my car). For first time buy-

although they have had a previous home are dismantled, cleaned and refurbished prior to finding a new home. Credit here must go to the workforce who receive the phone call to go and uplift from the donor, transport the goods back to the workshop, work out how it will look when finished and then finally when all the work has been carried out move it into the showroom where the customers can decide if this is what they want to have in their home. There is a tremendous turn-around

GFI’s key aims are to;

Glasgow Furniture Initiative – A Scottish Government funded local city-wide charitable organisation. WHAT WE DO... We re-use all donations of quality household goods to provide a low-cost home furnishing service for lowfollowing illness, or recovering from hard times... often in unfurnished accommodation.


Furniture, Suites, White Goods, Electrical appliances... in fact almost anything from the home! All we ask “Is this an item you would pass on to a friend?”From televisions to freezers, from electrical cookers to fridges and beds. For more information on Glasgow Furniture Initiative and our service, please call our administration Glasgow Furniture Initiative, 253/257 Blairtummock Road, Queenslie, Glasgow G33 4ED

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.Help relieve poverty . Improve the lives of people in disadvantaged positions .Providing essential, quality household furniture. .Provide social, environmental and economic benefits by reducing unnecessary goods being sent to landfill and help meet Scotland’s waste reduction targets. .Promote social inclusion and wellbeing through our volunteering and training opportunities. .Tackle social problems, improve community spirit and raise awareness of environmental

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Parliamentary Patter

Margaret Curran MP As a consequence of the result of the Scottish elections in May, the Scottish National party has a clear mandate to ask the people of Scotland whether they want to remain part of the United Kingdom. There is absolutely no doubt that this referendum will take place; what all the political parties must now do is work together to make sure that the referendum is fair, legal and commands the complete authority of the Scottish people. Last week I responded to the UK Government’s announcement that they would consult with the Scottish people on the details of the referendum. In my response to Parliament, I made clear that any question on separation must be a straight yes or no choice; the outcome of the poll

believe that it is the body best placed to oversee the referendum on separation. It is vital that Westminster and Holyrood work together to resolve the legal issue so that this referendum can avoid being dragged through the courts. That is why the Scottish Labour Party has called for cross-party talks in Scotland to discuss the date of the referendum, and we want civic Scotland, businesses, and trade unions to play a big part in that. This issue is far too important to become a fight between two things Scotland rejects – separation and the Tories. Scotland’s economy is flat-lining. One in four young Scottish men is out of work. We are told that Scotland now faces record levels of child and family poverty. What we cannot afford to do is spend the next four years obsessing about the process of a referendum. Now is the time for parties to work together, get on with the

must be entirely unambiguous and command the complete clarity of the Scottish people. That is why I welcomed the acknowledgement last week by the Deputy First Minister of the Scottish Government that a one question referendum is also the preference of the Scottish National party. It is important to recognise that, in respect of Scotland, all four major political parties are in agreement that there should be a straight choice of a yes-no referendum. I also called on the need for the referendum to be policed by the Electoral Commission. The Electoral Commission has overseen referendums in Wales and the rest of the United Kingdom this very year, and it has the highest level of confidence and respect in overseeing the referendum as a non-partisan arbiter. I firmly

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2012 certainly started with some fireworks! David Cameron thought he could bully Scotland into having an early referendum on independence. He thought he had more chance of winning if people did not have time to think about it! However, I am convinced that waiting until 2014 is best. That gives us time – both in Scotland and in the rest of the UK – to think through properly all that independence would mean. Many folk did not really think independence could happen very soon. But the election of an SNP majority government last May is leading to the referendum. And the referendum means we all have the chance to think through

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Over recent years pensions in Scotland cost 15.1% of revenues, while the UK spent 15.7%. On benefits Scotland spent 41.9% of revenues but the UK spent 43.2%. Therefore, once again, Scotland is subsidising the UK by paying out less in both pensions and benefits than the rest of the UK does. Clearly many people in Scotland have been annoyed at David Cameron and the Tories interfering in Scottish affairs. After all, there are more pandas in Scotland than there are Tory MPs! And during the following week over 1,000 people joined the Scottish National Party. You can do so too by logging onto So may I wish all ReGEN readers a very happy New Year in 2012. I am certainly looking forward to more debates on independence and how it can benefit each one of us.

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debate, and get on with deciding where Scotland’s best future lies. I am looking forward to engaging in that debate.

altering the timetable so that buses are being run in the interest of private profit and not for public service. 56% of Glaswegians have no access to a car so it is vital that we have decent bus services, it is time for the SNP Government to support Scottish Labour’s plans to regulate the bus companies. First Group made profits of over £300m last year, it is clear that they are only running bus services to increase their profits, regulating bus services would require them to provide the vital services that are required in our communities. East End Re-Gen readers will have their chance to put

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their concerns directly to the bus companies by attending a public meeting I am arranging in Cranhill. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, 7th February 7pm at St Maria Goretti Primary School, 109 Bellrock Street, G33 3HF. I will also be raising this issue in parliament this week asking that we regulate the buses so that we can have properly run public transport for our area. If you would like to attend, feel free to contact my office for further details on 0141 564 1364 or email me your own bus service experience via paul.martin.msp@scottish. It would be great if you could come along and have your say about making bus services work properly for our community.

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Friday 27th January 2012

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(left to right) Glasgow City Council Leader Gordon Matheson, GHA tenants Susan and Daniel Lafferty, and GHA Chair Gordon Sloan.

GHA has installed solar panels to the first of 500 homes – to help tenants save money on their fuel bills. The solar panels generate free electricity during daylight hours for householders. Tenants whose homes are fitted with solar panels can expect to save around £100 every year on their fuel bills. The solar panels also cut the carbon footprint of each home which helps the environment. Glasgow City Council Leader Gordon Matheson joined GHA Chair Gordon Sloan at one of the first GHA homes fitted with solar panels. Susan Lafferty, 43, from Baillieston has lived in her home for the past 11 years with husband Daniel, 50, and 17-year-old son Daryl. She said: “I looked at all the benefits of the scheme and realised I had nothing to lose, so I signed up. “We spend nearly £50 every two weeks on our key cards - and the prices keep going up. I was keen to try anything that would help us cut our fuel bills. “It is also good that it helps the environment. We already do our bit in the house by using all of the different coloured recycling bins. “We were one of the first GHA houses to get the panels fitted, but more and more are popping up on our street.” Each GHA house fitted with solar panels could cut 24 tonnes of CO2 emissions over a 25-year period – equivalent to filing five Olympic-

sized swimming pools. Alex McGuire, GHA’s Executive Director of Development and Regeneration, said: “We’re absolutely delighted with the response we had from tenants. Fuel bills keep rising every year so we wanted to find another way to help people keep warm and also keep money in their pockets. “Tenants will start to notice the difference to their fuel bills over the next few months.” The 500th home to be fitted with solar panels is expected to be completed by the end of next month. The installation of the solar panels is one way GHA is contributing to Sustainable Glasgow - a partnership which aims to make Glasgow one of the most sustainable cities in Europe and reduce the city’s CO2 emissions by 30 per cent by 2020. Councillor Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of Sustainable Glasgow, said: “This is a fantastic scheme to help Glasgow tenants cut their energy bills and make it easier to heat their homes. “I was delighted to see for myself one of the first GHA homes fitted with solar panels and hear what a difference it would make for tenants. Everyone has a right to live and bring up their families in a warm home which is affordable to heat. “Through our Sustainable Glasgow network, partners like GHA are working to bring real benefits to all Glaswegians

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through green projects and strong partnerships, which are helping to a cleaner, greener and healthier city.” Tenants who signed up for solar panels also received a visit from one of GHA’s Fuel Advisors. The Fuel Advisors showed tenants how to make the most of the free electricity generated during daylight hours. The UK Government launched a renewable energy scheme in 2009 to increase the uptake of green technology. As part of this, feed-in tariffs were introduced which reward customers for generating electricity. Any surplus income generated by the feed-in tariffs in the GHA properties will be reinvested in GHA homes. A decision by the UK Government to cut feed-in tariff rates is currently being challenged in the High Court. The solar panels are fitted by building firm Apollo. Regional Director for Apollo, Eamonn McGarvey, said: “We’re delighted Apollo was asked to work with GHA on this important project, installing solar panels on their properties on such a large scale. “Our nationwide EcoFit service is dedicated to helping organisations like GHA find ways of helping residents reduce their fuel bills and improve their carbon footprint. We’re committed to ensuring that we deliver a quality project, along with an excellent service, to both GHA and its residents.”

NEW YEAR.....BE CLEANER, GREENER & SAFER Anyone over the age of 35 should read this. Checking out at one of the major superstores in the area recently, the young cashier suggested I should bring my own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. I apologized and explained, “We didn’t have this green thing back in my earlier days.” The check-out operator responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations.” She was right about one thing -- our generation didn’t have the green thing in “Our” day. So what did we have back then…? After some reflection and soulsearching in “Our” day here’s what I remembered we did have... Back then, we returned milk bottles, beer bottles and the like, to the shops. The shops sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so they could use the same bottles repeatedly. So they really were recycled. “But we didn’t have the green thing back in our day”. We walked up stairs, because we didn’t have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a flashy motor car every time we had to go two streets away. But she was right. “We didn’t have the green thing in our day”. Back then, we washed the baby’s nappies because we didn’t have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up electricity -- wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady was right. “We didn’t have the green thing back in our day”. Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small


screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the picture house screen. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn’t have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn’t fire up an engine and burn petrol or electricity just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she’s right. “We didn’t have the green thing back then”. We drank from a fountain (of which there were many situated throughout the area), when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got blunt. “But we didn’t have the green thing back then”. Back then, people took the bus, and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their parents into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances, and we didn’t need a computer to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint. But isn’t it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because “we didn’t have the green thing back then?”. Please remember this so that another “selfish old person” who needs a lesson in conservation from a smarty-pants young person can respond.

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Should you warm up your car in winter? It’s common practice, but you may be surprised at the consequences. Old habits die hard, and one of the oldest—still rigorously enforced by many drivers—is that “warming up” the car for a few minutes is necessary to avoid some kind of unspecified damage. Here are some quick facts and tips that should put the idling question to rest: 1. Driving Warms the Car Faster than Idling. If your concern is not the health of the car, but simply your own creature comforts, points out that “idling is not actually an effective way to warm up a car — it warms up faster if you just drive it.” The coming electric cars, such as the Nissan Leaf, will incorporate a wonderful feature that allows the owner to use a cellphone to tell the car (which is plugged into the grid) to pre-warm or pre-cool the interior. No idling necessary. 2. Ten Seconds Is All You Need. advises motorists to turn off their ignition if they’re sitting stopped for more than 10 seconds. “After about ten seconds, you waste more money running the engine than restarting it, said Andy Darrell, deputy director of the EDF Energy Program. “Switch the car off at the curb and you’ll be leaving money in your wallet and protecting the air in your community.” 3. Idling Hurts the Car. idling forces an engine “to operate in a very inefficient and petrol-rich mode that, over time, can degrade the engine’s performance and reduce mileage.” 4. Idling Costs Money. Over a year of five minutes of daily idling (which causes incomplete combustion of fuel), the “Anti-Idling Primer” estimates that the operator of a V-8-engined car will waste 20 gallons of petrol which not only produces 440 pounds of carbon dioxide but costs at least t£120. 5. Idling in the Garage Can Kill You. Idling a car in a garage, even with the door open, is dangerous and exposes the driver to carbon monoxide and other noxious gases. If the garage is attached, those fumes can also enter the house. 6. Block Heaters Beat Remote Starters. “Remote starters can too easily cause people to warm up their cars for five to 15 minutes, which is generally unnecessary. A block heater, which is designed to heat the engine and can cost under£60.00, on a timer set to start one to two hours before driving does the trick in very cold climates. 7. Quick Errands Aren’t Quick Enough. your engine running is hard on your pocket, produces greenhouse gas emissions and is an invitation to car thieves 8. Idling is Bad for Your Health (and Your Neighbor’s Health). especially children’s; studies have linked air pollution to increased rates of cancer, heart and lung disease, asthma



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CLUBS in the North Eastern Carpet Bowls League have started the New Year with Individual Competitions, writes JACK HIGH. VENUE 1 Sandyhills: Singles - Whitevale 10, Garrowhill 5. Pairs - North British 1, Garrowhill 13. Triples - Shettleston 7, North British 2. Rinks - Whitevale 5, Springboig 4. VENUE 2 Garrowhill: Singles - Shettleston 7, North British 2. Pairs - Whitevale 12, Sandyhills 7. Triples - Sandyhills 2, Springboig 11. Rinks - Mount Vernon 5, Shettleston 2. VENUE 3 North British: Singles - Sandyhills 4, Mount Vernon 6. Pairs - Shettleston 8, Springboig 6. Triples - Garrowhill 9, Mount Vernon 1. Rinks - Sandyhills 7, Garrowhill 4. VENUE 4 All Byes: Singles - Springboig; Pairs - Mount Vernon; Triples - Whitevale; Rinks - North British. Two postponed League games from 2011 have been played. Results: Week 6 - Mount Vernon 4 points (29 shots) Garrowhill 2 points (17 shots). Week 10 - Whitevale 2 points ( 26 shots), North British 4 points (28 shots). PLACINGS: North British Shettleston Springboig Garrowhill Mount Vernon Whitevale Sandyhills

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LSK SUPPLIES WEST OF SCOTLAND LEAGUE LSK Supplies West of Scotland Cup, First Round - Bonnyton 4, Dumbarton Harp 2; Johnstone Burgh 1. Broomhouse 1 (3-2 pens); Tower Hearts 2, Drumchapel Ams 1. Second Round - Glasgow Ams 1, Strathclyde Colts 1 (4-2 pens). Only Sport Golden Goals Cup, First Round - South Camlachie Youth Project 1, Harestanes 1 (SCYP won 4-2 on pens). League Cup, Round Two - Falkirk Ath 4, Jim Baxter Memorial 1; Drumchapel Ams 4, Bellshill 3; Campsie F.C. 0, Mossvale 5. Trophy Centre League Cup, First Round - Neilston 5, Baillieston 5 ( 4-5 pens). Second Round – Goldenhill 2, Steins 2 (4-1 pens). Premier Division - Busby 1, Campsie Black Watch 2; Tower Hearts 2, Baillieston Juniors 0; Glasgow Ams 0, Dumbarton Accies 1; Dumbarton Accies 1, Harmony Row 7; Harestanes 0, Glencairn 3; St Peters 1, Campsie Black Watch 3; Knightswood 1, South Camlachie Youth Project 0; Busby 1, Drumchapel United 4. First Division - Neilston 2, Vale of Leven 1; Rossvale 0, Strathclyde Colts 0; Dumbarton Harp 2, Hillwood 1; East Kilbride Th 0, Bonnyton 3; Renfrew F.C. 1, Vale of Leven 3; Balmoral 4, Rossvale 2; Clydebank 3, Glasgow University 1. Second Division - Blantyre Vics 3, Barrhead Arthurlie 2; Erskine 1, Mossvale 12; Eastwood 4, Giffnock Utd 4. Third Division - The Celtic Boys’ Club 4, Kilsyth 3; East End 2, Falkirk Ath 5; East Kilbride F.C. 2, JBM 3; Kilsyth 2, Bellshill 3.

THE RE-GEN INSIDE SPORT - EXCLUSIVES SCOTTISH Youth Football Association chiefs have lined-up senior opposition friendlies for their Under-15 and Under-16 National Development Squads. Celtic, Rangers, Livingston and St Mirren were approached before the end of 2011. The SYFA are delighted with the response to Friday evening programmes featuring a Year 2000 Coaching Project, and Coerver Coaching at Toryglen Regional Football Centre. Said National Secretary David Little: “Of all the programmes I have been involved with, Coerver has turned out to be one of the best. It combines classroom information with practical sessions on the indoor pitch.” Mr Little has confirmed this season’s Scottish Cup finals will again take place at Airdrie United’s Excelsior Stadium on Saturday,May 5, Sunday, May 6, and Sunday, May 13. Watch out for more details. Incidentally, the Scottish Youth Football Association Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday, June 16. SOUTH Camlachie Youth Project Under-21 defeated Vale of Clyde Juniors 3-1 in a floodlight friendly. BUDHILL AFC and FINNART AFC have landed home draws in the 6th Round of the Fosters Scottish Amateur Sunday Trophy. Pairings: The Tower or Bothan v Tayport or Royal or Milton Rovers; Thornwood or Boca Seniors v Cross Tavern; The Geet v Dunfermline Thistle or Douglas Athletic; Finnart v Treble 2 or Langtoun or Railway Tavern; Brucefield or Harvester AFC v West Quarter; Manhattan Blacks or Fourways v Queens Park Spiders; Whitfield Athletic v Larkhall or Spartans AFC; Budhill v Liberton Thistle or Crystal Barcelona or Redding AFC.

SCOTTISH YOUTH FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION QUARTER-FINALS: Age Groups- 1999: Musselburgh or Coltswood Colts v Edinburgh Utd or St Peters; Tass Thistle v Gow Valley or Drumsagard; Seafar Villa Cumbernauld Blue or Dryburgh v Boness or Milton; Dryburgh or Dyce v Tynecastle or Hutchison Vale. 1998 - Dundee United v Fauldhouse Foxes; KSC Town or Craigie Utd v Cardonald Thistle; Cavalry Park v Glenboig; Albion BC v Hutchison Vale. 1997 - Clydebank Utd v Antonine Blacks or Tass Thistle; Gleniffer or Woodside v Loanhead Miners; Holytown Colts v Tynecastle; Dyce or Third Lanark v Hutchison Vale. 1996 - Clark Drive or Fairmuir v Airdrie United Youth; Blantyre Vics BC v Broomhill Juniors; Lenzie or Larkhall Utd v Tynecastle; Clydebank F.C. v Deveronvale or Albion BC. 1995 - Erskine YC v Musselburgh Windsor; Kilpatrick or Shawlands Utd orKilsyth Ath v Bellfield Rovers; Bathgate Rose F.C. v Tynecastle or Harmony Row; Banchory Boys v Inverkeithing Hillfoot Swifts Yellow or Leith Athletic. 1993 - Bonnyton Thistle v Fds Apex; Goldenhill BC v Domino Utd or Cove Rangers; Wishaw Wycombe Wanderers v Jerviston BC; Campsie Black Watch or Antonine BC v Harmony Row. 1990 - Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic v Falkirk Athletic; South Camlachie Youth Project v Tranent Juniors; Harmony Row YC v Bonnyton Thistle or Edinburgh United; Knightswood Juvs v Campsie Black Watch.

ACTION from the Winter Festival of Football as the West Region Under-14 squad play Airdrie United Pro-Youth at Sir Alex Ferguson Park, home of Harmony Row.

SYFA WEST REGION 4, AIRDRIE UNITED PROYOUTH 3. THANKS to the continued support of RBS towards West Regional Development Squads, the Under-14s proudly wore a new kit as part of their Community Fund. Over 150 players participated in trials, and Airdrie were their first opponents. Snow had previously postponed a pre-Christmas fixture. Ryan Gorton opened the scoring in 15 minutes from a Michael Kennedy pass, but Airdrie responded with goals after 35 and 40 minutes. West launched a fightback through the Andrew Armitage, and his cool finishing shot went under the Airdrie goalkeeper on 50 minutes. Eight minutes later, Craig Robertson a third, and James Grant made it 4-2 after 62 minutes. Airdrie again replied with a third goal on 85 minutes. Man of the Match - Michael Kennedy (Maryhill). Said Regional Secretary Jim Smith MBE: “This was a

good game to start the Under-14 Squad and shows how quickly the players have adapted through training sessions. “The squad will be going to the Denmark Cup in Copenhagen in July. West reached the semi-final stage at the same event last summer. “In the meantime, they will continue to train and play in a build-up to that tournament.” Bad weather cancelled other planned Festival of Football fixtures, but the West Region Under-15s were in action, and lost 3-0 against Alloa Athletic. We can also reveal the West Under-15 Squad are heading for the Donasti Cup (Spain) this summer. EAST KILBRIDE 1, GLASGOW GIRLS F.C. 8. THE Girls Under-17 team won their first pre-season friendly against a good Jags team. Scorers: Lauren Coleman (3), Megan Logan (2), Leigh Ferrol, Nadine Peacock and Jodie Pratt. New signing from Wishaw Girls, Ellie

Keenan, was voted Player of the Match. SOUTH CAMLACHIE YOUTH PROJECT 1, HARESTANES 1 ( 4-2 on pens). SCYP ‘keeper Kieran Dougan saved the first and second Harestanes’ attempts in a penalty kick shoot-out as the homesters won this Only Sport Golden Goal Cup clash. David Quinn netted for Camlachie in normal time. Spot-on were Darren Miller, Ryan McLean, Alan Clark and Stuart Mills. EAST KILBRIDE ROLLS ROYCE 0, WELLHOUSE AMATEURS 2. THE Fosters Scottish Amateur Cup 6th Round clash was switched from grass onto an all-weather surface - and ‘House netted goals in each half. Andy Dorrans converted a 35th minute penalty kick after Thomas Sinclair was upended. Sinclair hit the clincher with a brilliant 30 yarder five minutes from time. Said Secretary Robert Noble: “We were missing a couple of players through injury and fully deserved to win.”

CHAMPIONS HOST AWARDS NIGHT GLASGOW City Ladies F.C. have revealed their individual Player of the Year winners at a special awards evening. The double-winning First Team, who did Scotland proud in the Women’s Champions League, had three categories - Lisa Evans (Young Player of the Year), Christie Murray (Staff Player of the Year), and Clare Gemmell (Players’ Player of the Year). The Reserve Team nominations were: Shannon Morgan (Young Player of the Year), LesleyPalmer (Star Player of the Year/Players’ Player of the Year). Under-15: Lauren Bullock (Young Player of the Year), Lauren Kelly (Staff Player of the Year), Ambur Clark (Players’ Player of the Year). Under-13: Murron Cunningham (Young Player of the Year), Chantelle Knox (Staff Player of the Year), Annie Earley (Players’ Player of the Year). Under-11: Olivia Robertson (Player of the Year). BBC Alba are currently running an excellent six-part documentary on Glasgow City’s seasonlong adventure during 2011. The series, which captures all the drama from their Scottish and European exploits, started on Thursday, January 12 (8.30pm-9pm).

SCOTTISH AMATEUR SUNDAY TROPHY Sponsored by FOSTERS: ROUND FIVE: Kemunto 0, The Geet 5; Queens Park Spiders 6, Sandymount AFC 3; Budhill AFC 6, Planet 1; Westquarter 6, Coach and Horses 2; Auld Hoose Kingdom 3, Whitfield Athletic 3 (3-4 pens); Cross Tavern 4, Castlemilk 4 (4-3 pens); Finnart AFC 3, Oxgangs 1.

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TOP KEEPERS G-LOVE NEW YEAR DEALS THE longest-running goalkeeping coaching structure in Scotland has kicked-off 2012 with two new deals - and top East End youngsters will benefit from their partnerships, writes TOM SCOTT. Shot Stoppers, celebrating 18 years of working with talented kids, have enlisted Alert Goalkeeping Ltd and PSL Team Sports in a major double boost. By securing the expertise of Alert Founder/Director William Spence, whose father played at professional level with Ayr United, Clydebank, Falkirk, and Queens Park, every goalkeeper and group coach has been kitted out with their product. Alert, one of the most innovative new brands in the U.K. market, are delighted Shot Stoppers have been added to an impressive portfolio which already includes Academies at Partick Thistle and Hamilton Accies. Full and semi-professional (male and female) goalkeepers are pinning their faith on the “Safest Hands in the Business”, and Alert hope this latest involvement will generate more grassroots talent coming

through the Shot Stoppers Academy system. Said William Spence: “Goalkeeping is a very expensive position and that is why I am trying to help those involved at grassroots level with affordable, professional quality gloves. I certainly do not intend to be hiding behind my product like a lot of companies out there. “It is an honour to be associated with Shot Stoppers as it is the longest-serving and without doubt the most successful setup in Scotland. They have an outstanding record in developing young talent, and improving them to a fantastic level. “Scottish internationalist David Marshall came through Shot Stoppers, while Michael White and Ryan McWilliams, two young professionals who wear Alert gloves, speak highly of the excellent sessions they had with their coaches.” Having agreed their first-ever

STARS of the future... Shot Stoppers (left to right) Scott Matthews, Bradley Main, Craig McLaren, Josh Sweeney and Jamie Forrester.

goalkeeping partnership, PSL Performance Sportswear Advisor Frank Bannigan revealed: “Shot Stoppers came on the recommendation of Alert Goalkeeping. “This is a new area for us, but I am delighted to get them on board, and we are already working on kit and equipment they require for the second half of the football season. We have a purpose-built showroom and retain facility, and can provide football teams with in-house design and decoration service, club merchandise and personalised garments.” More information is available at and Meanwhile, Baillieston Juniors Boys’ Club Under-14 secretary Jim Matthews heaped praise on the Academy after his son,

Scott, recently joined another East Ender, Josh Sweeney (Gallowgate) at Shot Stoppers. Tower Hearts ‘keeper Bradley Main (Group One), Vale of Clyde Boys’ Club star Steven Mullen (Group Two), plus Group Three regulars Alan Cuthbert (South Camlachie Youth Project) and Mount Vernon-based Jack McGeachin ( Blantyre Vics) have all made excellent progress. He said: “The coaching staff are extremely helpful, and have a great work ethic with every group goalkeeper. “I would certainly encourage more Boys’ Club managers to contact Shot Stoppers and allow them to improve their goalkeepers. They certainly have with Scott, who never experienced anything like this quality at ProYouth level.”



GLASGOW City Ladies F.C. are in the market for much-needed player sponsorship next season. Scotland’s No 1 women’s football team finished last term with eight senior internationalists, plus the national Under-19 captain, at their club. The five-time Premier League champions racked up another domestic double - remaining unbeaten in all 20 domestic games - and became the first Scottish female team to reach the UEFA Women’s Champions League before making their last 16 exit against German hot-shots Turbine Potsdam. General Manager Laura Montgomery has launched a publicity campaign aimed at finding potential backers. A player sponsorship pack is available and can obtained from Laura via


GREATER Glasgow Premier A.F.L. will stop taking membership applications from new clubs next season at the end of the month. Officials would like to hear from established and well organised clubs, or new teams. Email Good grass or 3G/4G facilities are required.


GLASGOW Girls F.C. officials have organised indoor action for two of their age groups in the Granite City. Aberdeen’s impressive Sports Village set-up will host one Under-15 team and two Under-17 squads for the North Region Indoor Football in a double weekend boost. Meanwhile, GGFC will stage their Player of the Year presentation at the Fullarton Park Hotel, Tollcross, on Friday, February 17 (7.30pm till late). Tickets for adults (£10) and Under-12 (£5) include catering, and club officials are hoping to attract 100 people.

GLASGOW GIRLS F.C. require new players - Under-9, 11, 13, 15, 17, Seniors - and coaching staff next season. Apply online at www. or call 07791116196. Full Adidas kit supplied. The East End club have training venues in Baillieston and Shettleston. SANDYMOUNT Juniors F.C. 1997 age group need players to enhance current squad. Training Tuesday and Thursday, with games every Sunday morning. Contact 07773043499. RIDDRIE Villa Under-17 seek players for all positions (born 1995). Contact 07773715025 or 07403591497. RANGERS SABC 1996 require players to strengthen current squad. Greenfield Football Centre hosts mid-week training, and Stepford Road is used for home games. Call 07894320609.



SYFA National Development Squads produced excellent results in games against Alloa Athletic at Toryglen. The Under-15 age group recorded a 2-2 draw, while their Under-16s notched up a 6-1 victory.

QUARTER-Finals of the Scottish Youth Football Association Challenge Cup competition (various age groups) are scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday.

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