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To the April/May edition of the Bearsden & Milngavie Directory. This issue sees us increase to 64 pages as the demand from advertisers and contributors is such that we keep growing! We hope you enjoy the wide range of special offers and promotions to tempt you to treat yourself and support your local community at the same time. If there is anything you would like us to include as part of the magazine please do not hesitate to pop us an e mail. Once again a big thank you for your continued support and please mention the directory when using it to keep it popping through your door in the future.

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Music Review

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Book Review: Best Gardening Books 10 Travel: Paris

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Food: Not Just the Same Old Salad

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Motoring: Mazda MX-5

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Health: Osteopathy

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Fitness: Relax Your Mind with Yoga

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Recipe: Strawberries & Cream Cake 44 Website of the month

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Technology Review

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Tech Treats for Fathers Day

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Contents

Welcome

Money Saving Vouchers in this edition ONLY when you mention this Directory 5 7 13 13 16 17 23 25 33 33 33 41 45 57 60

Jurassic Jungle IP Ironing The Fish Stop Carpet Studio The Golfing House Gillian Copeland Laptop & PC Doctor Chips Away Wedding Stationery Gifted Fairy Jodie’s Handbags & Accessories Klean Kwik Blinds A New Direction Audi Technik Centre Oh Natural

We gratefully acknowledge the support of businesses whose adverts appear in the Bearsden & Milngavie Directory, and whilst every care is taken to enquire accuracy, the publishers cannot accept responsibility for loss, damage or omission caused by error in the printing of an advert. All artwork is acceptable on strict condition that permission has been given for use in this publication. Adverts are accepted on the understanding that descriptions of goods and services are fair and accurate. Any reproduction of any material is forbidden without the written consent of the publishers. The publishers cannot accept responsibility for views expressed by contributors, or for the accuracy of claims made by advertisers.

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New Music Review Kate Nash: My Best Friend is You Kate Nash is back with her brand new album 'My Best Friend Is You'. Now she returns with a 13-track album, which ranges from girl group hits, to grungy guitars and hazy vocals that we weren’t really expecting. Produced by Kate herself and Bernard Butler, the new album is classic Nash - but it is quite clear that she's developed her sound during her 2 years away from the limelight. Kate's album is all about growing up, taking responsibility for yourself and your actions, being a human and standing up to right the world's wrongs...and of course falling in love.

The Courteeners: Falcon when they initially arrived on the scene in 2007, The Courteeners quickly revealed that they were little more than one-trick ponies with the release of their debut LP St Jude. Now 'Falcon' is the second album from Manchester based outfit The Courteeners. The album sees the four piece build upon their sound, creating a set of impressive soaring indie anthems with Liam Fray's everyman lyrics at the forefront. The album is preceded by the single 'You Overdid It Doll'.Tacitly hailed as lad rock saviors.

Scouting For Girls: Everybody Wants To Be on TV After spending their early years as a pub band, Harrow trio Scouting for Girls sold nearly a million copies of their self titled 2008 debut. They then scrapped their first stab at a follow-up, claiming to be in pursuit of perfection and decided to re-write their second album. Re-entering the studio with producer Andy Green. 'Everybody Wants To Be On TV' sees the London based three piece perfect their brand of rock pop. Their second album will again charm fans and sell by the lorry-load with its catchy melodies and hooks.

Paul Weller: Wake up the nation Paul Weller returned on April 12 with new album 'Wake Up The Nation'. He's hailed it as "political with a small 'p'" . While it probably won't dissuade his dad rock-hating critics, '‌Nation' is effectively the sound of one of the most accomplished songwriters ever enjoying himself in the studio and striving to push his music into the least predictable places possible. After the triumphant, Brit-bagging success of 22 Dreams (his third solo number one) Wake Up The Nation album sees rock's most iconic songwriter come up trumps once more To advertise call Scott or Natalie on 0141 945 4210 or email: info@sbdirectory.co.uk


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General Junk

THE waste collection and rubbish removal service business needs. From water-coolers to colour copiers, from files to filters, from desks to desk tops, even fixtures and fittings. Trade Junk: At General Junk, we appreciate that your time is your money. General Junk offers you the opportunity to solely concentrate on your profession. With one free phone call, we can allocate a two hour window, provide no obligation upfront all inclusive rates, and dedicated manpower to lift, load and dispose of all your junk on the spot.

General Junk is a waste collection and rubbish removal business with a difference covering domestic, garden, office and trade waste collection, from single items to full clearances. Home Junk: Whatever the reason, General Junk removes the burden of domestic waste disposal. From cutlery and crockery, to tables and chairs, to doors and windows, even bricks and mortar, we specialise in general junk removal. Whatever you want to dispose of, whether an individual item or a full house clearance, we are here to service your needs. Garden Junk: General Junk offers an unrivalled garden clearance service. From acres of scrubland to an unwanted window box, our garden clearance service covers any junk. Our teams come prepared for a mammoth task, so no matter the scale of the job we're ready to dig in. From sheds to gazebos, from shrubs to trees, from hoes to hoses, from bird baths to gnomes, even dirty great concrete slabs! We remove patios, we remove furniture, we remove greenhouses. Whatever you want to dispose of, whether an individual item or a full garden clearance. Office Junk: Whatever the reason, General Junk provides a fast, efficient and professional service tailored to your

We've got waste disposal down to a fine art. Our waste collection service is second to none. Skip hire is a thing of the past. General Junk's waste collection process is designed with you in mind. One free phone call, one free quote agreed and we collect, load and dispose of your domestic waste. It's that simple! Rubbish removal shouldn't mean rubbish service. We do what we say we will, when we say we will. All of our staff are trained to respect your property. We will make every effort to ensure that your property is left exactly the way we find it, minus the junk At General Junk there are no hidden costs. Our pricing policy is as clear and simple. You only pay for the amount of junk collected. Our prices include all labour and disposal charges (i.e. landfill or transfer station).. So, if you have General Junk that you want to dispose of responsibly, call us FREE today

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Get rid of your junk with just one FREE phone call General Junk is a waste collection and rubbish removal business with a difference. We pride ourselves on customer service. Our waste collection process is designed with you in mind. Rubbish collection should not mean rubbish service. We do exactly what we say we will, when we say we will. We collect, load and responsibly dispose of any non-hazardous waste, from single items to full clearances. We even clean up after ourselves. So if you have general junk that you want to dispose of, call us free today.

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Book Review -

Best Gardening Books

) into the wilderness that is your garden. It’s time to get the gloves on and head out If you’d like a bit of inspiration, here are a few of our favourite titles to give you a helping hand. Reader’s Digest Garden Basics Gardening Techniques This fantastic range of flip books are a brilliant reference for any gardener, full of basic but essential knowledge to get growing. With step-by-step guides on planting, advice on what to sow and when, and how to diagnose diseases and find solutions - this book manages to be concise as well as rich in detail. Branching into tips on designing gardens, machinery and turf-laying, the pencil illustrations and explanatory photographs make it perfect for beginners.

BBC Gardeners’ Question Time: Techniques and Tips for Gardeners The favourite voices from Radio 4’s much-loved show bring together their expert knowledge in this collection aimed at both novice and accomplished gardeners alike. From building ponds to pulling weeds, the range of topics discussed is varied, and readers will not only be delighted with the advice, but will also enjoy the lively conversation between four of Britain’s most popular gardening personalities.

On Guerrilla Gardening: A Handbook for Gardening without Boundaries Forget planting things in an allotment, this book is fundamental to the revolution of transforming wasted public space into a bountiful paradise. This is a collection which took two years to create, collaborating stories of guerrilla gardeners from around the world who, irritated by neglected pieces of land in and around cities, get out their shovels and rakes out in the dead of night in a bid to restore natural beauty to the landscape. Fascinating and eye-opening, it’s a brilliant read.

Derek Jarman's Garden by Derek Jarman Monty Don himself described this book as ‘the single most inspirational and best produced book on gardening of any kind.’ British film-maker and artist Derek Jarman found solace in his Dungeness garden and this book reflects his passion. Beautifully written chapters accompanied by stunning photography bring his garden to life it’s a must for anyone who loves nature.

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Paris

Paris is also called the City of Romance. And you can also be sure to have a fantastic, romantic weekend, if you go to Paris. In the city you can eat great food, spend hours shopping and se some of Europes most amazing sights. The landmark of Paris is the Eiffel Tower. The tower was build for the World Exhibition in 1889. The plan was to tear it down afterwards, but luckily enough the decision was changed. The tower is 319 meter (1047 feet) high, and until the Empire State Building that was built in 1931, it was the highest building in the world. You must be patient, if you are planning to visit the Eiffel Tower; especially in the high season. Here the line can be very long, because the elevator has a limited capacity. Instead of waiting a couple of hours, you can also take the 1.665 stairs instead. No matter what you decide, you will be rewarded with an amazing view. If you are lucky, you can see as long as 70 kilometers (43 miles).

The Louvre Museum was made famous by Dan Brown in his book The Da Vinci Code. But the museum is more than a crime scene in a famous book. It is also the scene of one of the world's most amazing art exhibitions. Look for the Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo da Vinci and the ancient Greek statue Venus from Milo. But those two pieces of art is just a very small part of a huge exhibition in the old building from 1190. You can see everything from Greek and Egyptian ancient art to modern design and fashion. So if you want to see it all, one day is not enough If you have more time, you should also visit ChampsElyses, the Notre Dame Cathedral which is widely considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture in France and in Europe. It was restored and saved from destruction by Eugène Violletle-Duc, one of France's most famous architects.

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You should also try to visit Versailles. The court of Versailles was the center of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789 after the beginning of French Revolution. Versailles is therefore famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime.(about 30 kilometers/19 miles from the centre of Paris). Disneyland is also a very popular choice among kids..You can also do some heavy shopping in Paris. You can find all the well-known luxury trademarks in the department stores. When it comes to haute couture fashion houses, Rue du Faubourg-St-Honor on the right side of the Seine is the place to go. Look for Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Pierre Cardin, Chanel, and Christian Dior.

Finish your day on one of the great restaurants with a typical French dish and a glass of red wine; or try a sunset cruise on the Seine. If you have more energy, you can party on all night in one of the many nightclubs.

Paris is also a market city. Buy great food at the Rue Mouffetard market or old books, postcards, and musical instruments or porcelain at the March de la Porte de Vanves market. For cheap souvenir, go to Rue de Rivoli.

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Golf Tip of the Month

By Daryn Cochrane - The Golfing House

LONG GAME TIPS Tip One: Open Up Numerous golfers struggle to get their Fairway Woods airborne because they don’t open the clubface sufficiently. While this gives your shot plenty of roll, it will hamper your consistency and distance control. To encourage an open club face practice fanning the clubface open during the first foot or two of the backswing. This puts your hands in a good position at the top of the swing and ensures a proper wrist cock. Tip Two: Use it, don’t lose it The length, forgiveness and ball flight offered by modern Fairway Wood designs makes them a superb course management tool. If you’re faced with a small landing area or it’s imperative to find the fairway then sacrifice a little distance, take the Fairway Wood and put your ball safely in play. You can’t make par with a ball if you can’t find it! Tip Three: Gently does it A Fairway Wood’s longer shaft means there’s more time between take away and impact for something to go

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wrong, so don’t force it! Keep the swing rhythmical and smooth and don’t try to flick or scoop the ball off the ground – the shaft and club head will combine with the centrifugal forces created by the low CoG to take care of the trajectory and get the ball airborne. After hitting the ball maintain your finish position to enhance the balance of the swing. For any further help with your game, you can call me on (0141) 942 4048, email me at: thegolfinghouse@btconnect.com or pop into my shop at Bearsden Golf Range. Have a fabulous golfing month!

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Not Just the Same old Salad

We often associate summer eating with salads and with it, the hope that summer will offer an ideal time to revamp our diets, get our 5 a day and maybe even lose some weight and feel healthier. When I, as a dietitian, mention salads to my clients, the main concern people have is that they won't be filling enough. This can put some people off. Salads can be super healthy, but there is a risk of them becoming very high calorie and high fat, without you realising it. For example, for every tablespoon of olive oil that is drizzled, another 100 calories is added. Yes, olive oil is one of the better oils to use for your heart health but, calorie wise, it is equal to butter. Dressings are often to blame when it comes to upping the calories but adding full fat cheese, croutons or mayonnaise are also culprits.

give us that extra energy we need to get out walking more? 1. Use as many different vegetables as you can to get a range of nutrients. A good tip is to make your salad colourful. By having as mix of yellows (e.g. peppers), reds (e.g. tomatoes), greens (e.g. cucumber), you are getting a range of vitamins necessary for health. By having more vegetables, you are also increasing the soluble fibre in your diet, essential to keep your cholesterol in check and your heart healthy. 2. Make sure your salad contains some carbohydrate such as handful or two of potatoes, pasta, rice or couscous. Leaving carbs out of a salad (or any meal for that matter), is often where people go wrong. Carbohydrate foods are your body's preferred energy source that also fill you up and, without them, you end up feeling weak and hungry, soon after.

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3. Get into the habit of adding salad to meals. By filling half your plate with salad vegetables, you increase the fibre and vitamins of the meal and reduce fat and calories.

2 tablespoons lemon juice Freshly ground black pepper 4 tablespoons fresh basil

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Mayonnaise dressing serves 3 (40 calories / serving) 1 tablespoons extra low-fat mayonnaise 1 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped 1 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped 1 tablespoons olive oil freshly ground black pepper

Balsamic serves 10 (70 calories / serving) 6 tablespoons olive oil 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 pinch caster sugar Salt and pepper

by Nathalie Jones Dietitian (based in Milngavie) www.nathalie-jones.co.uk 07956 208 205

4. Keep the oil or mayonnaise in dressings to a minimum by using balsamic vinegar and then just the spray oil instead of pouring. If you do use oil, measure it out in tablespoons (capfuls are a similar volume) to avoid the risk of over-pouring.

Vinaigrette serves 6 (80 calories / serving) 1 garlic clove crushed 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese 4 tablespoons olive oil

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Up at the Top Gutter Master Choosing a company to carry out repairs to your house can be very worrying. Particularly if you don’t know much about the work that needs to be done. Peace of mind comes from finding a reputable reliable service. The vehicles of GutterMaster are a familiar site in Bearsden & Milngavie and the Director William Burke has spent his working life as a roofer. Tired of excess travelling and time away from home, William decided to form his own company almost 20 years ago. Since then his business has gone from strength to strength and still growing considerably.

No Pressure: GutterMaster offers free quotes to interested customers. “We don’t believe in pressurising people into making a quick decision” says William and we don’t quote a ridiculous

Services: If an emergency repair needs to be done GutterMaster will deal with it as quickly as possible. They offer a quality service for all aspects of your roof. Repointing Leadwork Slating & Tiling Fascia boards & Soffits Guttering

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price then make an amazing reduction if people sign on the dotted line. We don’t keep phoning them either - once we have given a quote people are free to decide for themselves whether or not they want our services.

GutterMaster will always find more than one option if possible. If you have a budget they will work with it and offer you genuine advice. So if a repair can be done instead of a full job, you will always be told. GutterMaster are confident in their services, so if a complete job is undertaken you can relax in the knowledge that their work is guaranteed. Just one more reason why GutterMaster are “Up at the Top”.

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Computer problems got you stranded? Laptop & PC Doctor is the recently opened computer repair and maintenance store in Milngavie Road, Bearsden, owned by business partners Jim Johnston and Neil Ferguson who have over 20 years experience in the computer services industry. They met whilst working for a west end computer repair shop and have now taken the step to opening their own premises right here in Bearsden. Due to their vast amount of experience they can help resolve practically any PC related problem. They will do the typical things such as removing a virus and cleaning up your PC to setting up your home wireless network or resolving problems with it. They can help you install your new Ipod or perhaps upgrade your entire PC to something much faster. They won’t baffle you with technical jargon that normal people don’t understand, explaining things to you in a way that even the “computer illiterate” can understand easily. The shop has extended opening hours Monday through to Thursday 8am till 7pm, which is a great opportunity

for you to drop of your pc whilst on the road to work and piece of mind that you can pop in on the way home to pick up your fully repaired pc or computer, hassle free! Everything is done in house and will normally be returned within 24 hours. You can also purchase a variety of software upgrades, accessories such as printers, routers and laptop batteries. Jim goes on to tell us “Although we specialise in laptop repairs, we offer sound advice and can fix anything from a common virus to hardware faults.” Whether it's a broken screen or hard drive problems Jim and Neil are always there to help, offering an unbeatable computer repair service. Their aim is to be the quickest and most convenient company for repairs in the Bearsden & Milngavie area. Even if you don’t have anything noticeably wrong with your computer or laptop. Why not give your PC a health check up? They’ll remove any nasty software or virus, make sure the PC is functioning to its optimum capabilities and let you know of any improvements you could make to your setup.

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Motoring Review

Mazda MX-5 celebrates its 20th anniversary this year…

Two seats, soft top and rear-wheel drive three ingredients that form the basis of a recipe for success. Add in a dash of affordability, a pinch of cute styling and lashings of handling prowess and you’re well on your way to a Michelin Star winning banquet of a car! When Mazda designed its MX-5 it kept things simple. The concept was to recreate a classic British sportscar of days gone by a modern interpretation of a Lotus Elan or MGB and boy did they crack it. As only the Japanese can, they took the idea we had and made it even better and buyers lapped it up. The little Mazda has been an unequivocal sales phenomenon for the firm shifting more than 860,000 units since it first arrived on our shores in 1990. Yes, the MX-5 really is nearly 20 years old. But where did the idea to create such a car come from? Well, quite unbelievably, that was all down to one humble journalist’s chat with the head of research and development for the car manufacturer back in 1976.

By James Baggott

Motor Trend magazine scribe Bob Hall was lamenting the dwindling numbers of ‘classic British sportscars’ on the roads and suggested a carmaker should try and recreate an inexpensive roadster for the masses. The conversation planted a seed in the mind of then R&D head honcho Kenichi Yamamoto. Five years later, Hall was offered a job at Mazda in a product planning role and met the same man he’d spoken to but by then Yamamoto-san had moved up in the world… to chairman of Mazda Corporation! The chief remembered their chat and tasked Hall with turning the idea into reality. Hall immediately set about putting his great plan for an affordable sportscar into place and a competition was set up between Mazda’s design houses in Tokyo and California. The Americans opted for a front engine, rearwheel drive layout in line with the British roadster roots Hall was trying to recreate. But the Japanese couldn’t decide between two drive trains: front-engined with front-wheel drive or mid-engine with rear-wheel drive. To advertise call Scott or Natalie on 0141 945 4210 or email: info@sbdirectory.co.uk


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Both teams presented their plans on paper, and the mid-engine model was discounted. The second round of judging saw clay models produced and the American team emerged victorious. Their concept, dubbed ‘Duo 101’, was earmarked for production. This was back in 1984, and it would be some years before it would become the MX-5 we know and love today. Mazda commissioned a British company International Automotive Design based in Worthing, West Sussex, to build a prototype and after positive reaction from the public, top brass finally signed the car off in January 1986. Three years later it was ready to launch at the California Motor Show with the name that’s become somewhat of an icon: MX-5. The M stands for Mazda, the X came from ‘eXperimental’ and the five was the project number.

litre axed in favour of a 1.8 and a new 160bhp 2.0-litre introduced too. Only a year later, Mazda tweaked the formula again adding a retractable hard top model the Roadster Coupe. That brings us to 2009 and another MX-5. This time changes were designed to make it ‘sharper, leaner and greener’ and give the eight-strong line-up the edge to still win sales. But what really makes Mazda’s little roadster such a success is the fact the maker has stuck closely to the original concept: simplicity, fun and value all three of which go a long way when it comes to pleasing car buyers. It just seems funny, then, that it took a humble journalist to point that out to a car giant… By James Baggott, editor of Car Dealer Magazine (CarDealerMag.co.uk)

But the real key to the MX-5’s success has been just how good each model is on the road. Rear wheel drive, like all good sportscars should be, with sprightly engines that weren’t too powerful, the Mazda was a delight to pilot. It’s won thousands of fans the world over including a host of celebrity followers. Car nut Jay Leno believes it will be the car that future generations will want to collect and even Jeremy Clarkson loves the baby Mazda calling it ‘basic, honest and wonderful’. In its 19 years, there have been four generations of the MX-5 all of which have stuck to the original concept closely. The first was with us for eight years and launched in the UK in March 1990 costing £14,925. It featured a 1.6-litre 115bhp engine capable of hitting 60mph in 8.7 seconds and a 121mph top speed. Mazda UK sold 20,088 models of the MkI but worldwide more than 580,000 found homes! The MkII’s biggest difference was at the front, with the pop-up lights of the original outlawed for safety reasons replaced with fixed units. Under the skin there was plenty of reworking too and the 1.6-litre was joined by a new £15,995 1.8-litre that produced 145bhp and hit 130mph. UK sales doubled to 47,157. Seven years later in 2005 the third generation arrived and with it the MX-5 got its first complete redesign since the original. Inspired by the then recently-launched RX8 it got a gentler wedge shape and flared wheelarches. Again, under the skin, the designers got to work introducing a new chassis but the big news was the 1.6-

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The Block Paving Experts.... SCOTLAND LTD

GBM (Scotland) Ltd were established in 1995 and has a solid track record of the supply and installation of monoblock driveways, paths, patios and fencing services to homes in and around the Glasgow area. GBM’s owner, Gil Meechan started working as a ground worker/labourer when he left school, better known as a tea boy at that time! Slowly he was to be shown the ropes by the experienced ground workers on building sites, quickly gaining the knowledge of excavation work, drainage and building requirements whilst working with large blue chip companies on road and motorway construction, shopping centres, offices, government buildings and residential homes. Gil tells us “It was in 1995 my older brother encouraged me to take the plunge and start up on my own. If not for his support and guidance, I might never have started the business in the first place. I had worked for a number of years on large commercial groundworks so the experience I had made it easy to transfer over to smaller domestic groundworks and use the knowledge I had built up over the years on different sites and so on. But there has been so much to learn about running my own business apart from just laying driveways!”

GBM can also offer Marshalls optional insurance-backed guarantee, which p r o v i d e s comprehensive cover on the products and labour for a full 10 years, protecting your Gil Meechan GBM Proprietor investment, whilst offering complete peace of mind. If required, they can even utilise the free Marshalls contract document, thereby preventing any disputes or misunderstandings arising. “Myself and all the staff here at GBM (Scotland) Ltd would like to thank all our customers and the Bearsden & Milngavie Directory for all the business!”

Gil continues “Reassurance and peace of mind is very important when choosing a company to carry out a project of this nature. We offer quality products installed by our own experienced skilled staff backed up by our written 10 year guarantee, has led to us being recommended time and time again by satisfied customers. Building up a good name over the 14 years has been the break through for me, the staff, and the business.” “The Bearsden & Milngavie Directory has been a great help in letting the local people find a good local company like ourselves” smiles Gil. As members of the Marshalls Register of Approved Landscape Contractors and Driveway Installers, GBM can help you create the project of your dreams with complete confidence. They work to an agreed code of practice, ensuring high quality workmanship is backed up by a commitment to client satisfaction.

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RM Plumbing & Gas Services - Reliable and Local

Finding the right plumber or heating engineer is a daunting task, and on occasions has to be done under extreme time pressure, for example when the boiler is not working on a very cold day. Wondering if they will turn up at all? If they do turn up, how much are they going to charge you? and what will the quality of work be like? RM Plumbing & Gas Services have a long standing reputation for being honest, efficient, respectful and highly experienced at handling the most difficult jobs from both residential and commercial premises. Their local plumbers can carry out any job from the simplest leaking tap through to a full replacement heating system. The company was set up by director Ronnie McFarlane, who served his apprenticeship straight from school and went on to work as an engineer with Scottish Gas covering the East Dunbartonshire area. In 2001 Ronnie decided to go it alone and has built his company steadily through recommendation and reputation for quality workmanship. Due to the continued support from the local residents to use RM services, Ronnie has been able to employ two apprentices, 1st year apprentice Matthew Baillie & 4th year Kevin Gallagher who are both from the local area, during a time when many other large construction companies are unable or unwilling to start apprenticeships for young people. RM also have time served plumbers, gas engineers and an electrician currently employed.

In need of a new boiler? Ronnie and the team are boiler replacement specialists and supply high efficiency condensing boilers that are cheaper to run and more environmentally friendly than conventional boilers. They also have power flush machines that can make your old heating system like new by removing sludge from your system with no mess and no fuss to make your whole system run more smoothly. The company is also part of the new â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gas Safe Registerâ&#x20AC;? scheme which starts on April 1st 2009, replacing the existing organisation operated by CORGI. By law, from April 2009 all gas installation companies and installers are required to join the new registration scheme and they will all be required to remain competent and registered, and will therefore will be inspected regularly. To tie in with this new register starting, Ronnie has opened a new showroom/advice centre in Auchinairn Rd, Bishopbriggs for the public, please call for more details. With RM Plumbing & Gas Services you can have peace of mind of having first class professionals working on your behalf. The company is fully compliant with all building regulations and all work is guaranteed for 2 years as standard. All appointments are taken with the customer in mind to minimise disruption. For reliability, integrity and honesty, you can trust RM Plumbing & Gas Services.

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Osteopathy

Osteopathy originated in the United States in 1872 by Dr Andrew Taylor Still, an army doctor in the American Civil War. Disillusioned with conventional medicine, he devised a means of encouraging the body to heal itself. Today osteopathy is one of the most effective treatments for back and joint pain. Its key principles are to stimulate the body’s self-healing powers by gently manipulating the musculoskeletal system. Similar to a car, the body works best when its ‘engine’ is well tuned. The ‘engine’ is the musculoskeletal system which runs all other bodily functions.

Osteopaths use massage and manipulation in order to restore or improve mobility. This holistic therapy means that the focus is on each individual person rather than producing a generic technique for treating a specific, named condition. Lower back pain, for example, may have a different cause for each person and originate in different parts of the spine. Some headaches start from stiffness or trapped nerves in the neck so manipulation can often cure them. In addition to back pain, osteopathy is a ‘whole-body’ therapy that can also work on other parts of the body such as the digestive and circulatory systems.

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Common conditions that respond well to treatment include repetitive strain injury (RSI), arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and sinusitis. Your first appointment will include an in depth consultation and detailed history-taking. You will also have a physical examination where the practitioner will ask you to undress down to your underwear in order to assess your spine and mobility clearly. So it’s best to wear something suitable and comfortable. It’s unlikely that your first treatment will be your only one as the cumulative effects of a number of sessions produce lasting results. However, a good osteopath will not insist on a long course of treatment without explaining precisely why this would be needed. You may also be given exercises to do at home in order to strengthen and mobilise your body in between sessions.

immediately. Once the session is over you may feel slightly sore, especially if your muscles have been tense over a long period, but this soon clears. You may also feel very tired so ensure you have time to rest afterwards. A special form of osteopathy called craniosacral therapy is an extremely gentle method suitable for babies, children, pregnant women and people in great pain. It has produced dramatic results in sleepless babies and has also helped ease colic pain. In the modern world where we have both sedentary and tense lifestyles, osteopathy is one of the best ways of freeing up your back and life by improving flexibility. It’s one of the most respected and widely used of all complementary therapies.

During a treatment session the therapist will slowly massage and stretch muscles and ligaments. Sometimes a more vigorous ‘popping’ of the spine or joints is required. Although slightly alarming the first time this happens, it doesn’t hurt and relief is felt

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The West End Market, Partick

Something for Everyone Under One Roof

The West End market which opened last September in the former Woolworths store on Dumbarton Road is becoming a popular shopping venue in the West End. There are 25 retailers currently boasting a wide variety of products, selling everything from electrical goods, hardware to arts, crafts and costume jewellery to name a few. A popular feature of the market, of course, is that it is completely undercover, where one of the traders told us "Being undercover is much better for business. People will come to the market regardless of the weather.” A big difference between the market and high store chains is the personal service offered by the retailers. Many are able to dedicate more of their time to customers as well as offering their expertise on products or services. Amongst the 25 current traders you will find Rightcraft & Hobby offering decoupages, peel offs, and a vast array of stationery. There is also a fantastic wedding stationery s t a l l , providing matching collections of wedding stationery which can include day and evening wedding invitations, response cards, order of service, wedding menu cards, thank you cards and non-personalised place cards all hand made from the highest quality materials and at very competitive prices, the staff are ready and willing to assist you with all your wedding requirements. For anyone looking for a special and unique baby gift, Gifted Fairy o f f e r Kidorable rainwear for kids with matching raincoats and wellies and many designs f r o m

firemen to fairy’s. They also have Inch Blue baby shoes and Mud Pie range of unique baby clothes from USA with many more brands for all tastes and budgets. For a unique baby gift they will make your own Nappy Cakes, each one is individual and made in form of 1,2 or 3 tier cake, filled with disposable nappies and decorated with baby essentials and co-ordinating ribbon, wrapped in cellophane and finished off with pull bow and in a selection of colours. If you are looking for diamante or costume jewellery you should head to Jodie’s Handbags & Accessories where they offer the latest fashion accessories along with everyday bags and evening clutch bags. All the brands here are synonymous with style, quality and affordability. Jodie tells us “We pride ourselves in offering a personal service and will help you find the right bag, accessory or piece of luggage. “We pride ourselves in offering a personal service and will help you find the right bag, accessory or piece of luggage. Lastly there is Furniture Direct who have a massive sale on beds and furniture with single beds on sale for a as little as £89! They also carry the Pembroke Bedroom Furniture Range in White which is an extensive collection of bedroom furniture ranging from small cabinets to combi wardrobes, all of the finest quality. The contemporary and clean white finish is always a popular choice and will sit comfortably in most bedrooms... all the staff at Furniture Direct will be happy to chat with you regards to all your requirements. The West End Market is situated right next to the train and bus station on Dumbarton Road in Partick making it easy to reach, why not pop by for a browse and see what they have to offer?

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Froscote Roofing UPVC Fascias, Soffits & Gutters

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The new look store for Black & Lizars opticians

Black & Lizars opticians is reinventing itself with a multi-million-pound investment in a revamped look across existing and new stores. This is reflected in the new branding and store design as well as its product offering. The newly refurbished store reopened in Milngavie in December 2009 and is fitted with the very latest and advanced optical equipment. The interior is modern in design yet not offputting for those who are familiar with the high product and customer service that the Black & Lizars name is associated with after over 175 years in the business. Their friendly and expertly trained staff will ensure you get the perfect glasses to suit your needs. Black & Lizars pride themselves with quality products, the highest standards of clinical care and good value for money on all services and products from complete price spectacles to designer frames, from prescription sunglasses to ongoing care for contact lens wearers. They work closely with their suppliers to ensure that the products they offer their patients are the latest and the best available on the market at any time. The company is committed to the training and development of their staff in order that they acquire the skills and knowledge needed to perform their tasks efficiently and provide the best possible care and service to their patients. Black & Lizars is currently promoting a complimentary upgrade on all Nikon lenses see in store for details. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget to say you saw their advert in the Bearsden & Milngavie Directory

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Brian Flanigan Painter & Decorator Established 1985

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Ruby Skies - Experts in Hair & Beauty Looking for more than just an ordinary salon experience, you’ve just found it. Whether it’s colouring, hair & scalp care or a luxurious pampering session from experienced qualified beauticians then Ruby Skies is your one stop destination for that special occasion. Ruby Skies have created a luxurious and fully equipped beauty spa that screams indulgence! The staff are not only professionally trained, but friendly and enthusiastic, making you feel comfortable and relaxed, they offer the latest treatments and massage techniques, alongside the usual waxing, tanning and nails. With cuts from as little as £10 for men, you can relax in the confidence that not only are all stylists L’oreal trained but are eager to take care of all your hair needs from simple to complex cuts and treatments. Also offered at the salon are Decleor skin care treatments including anti aging, eye and neck treatments, Express and Aromatic facials, Microdermabration and Caci Quantum Non Surgical Treatments. Full Body treatments range from Decleor Sunrise and Sunset. These exquisite treatments will

prepare you for the sun and also replenish sunexposed skin. Restylane, Juvederm and Botox are also available. Special Packages: Mums To Be: For mums to be there is a special package to help preserve the tone of skin reducing the risk of stretch marks with a relaxing facial to help you feel as radiant as you look! Slimming Body Treatments: Looking to lose a few inches? The Universal Contour Wrap treatment has a guarantee for you to lose 6 inches with your first wrap or your money back! Treatments for Men: Ruby Skies offer a full treatment for men from facials to relaxing body massage and cleansing back treatments.

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All treatment rooms are fitted with vary rarely available 6ft 6 inch long, Nilo heated beds with built in thermostat which have been imported from Italy to ensure you have your treatment in the most relaxing environment possible! Weddings & Special Occasion Make up: Ruby Skies use Bare Minerals make up, (the hottest thing in make up at the moment) which all Hollywood make up artists are raving about. Angela (Proprietor) tells us. “At ruby skies our fantastic surroundings offer you a retreat in which to let our friendly team pamper you. Upstairs the hair salon has been redeveloped to create a relaxing environment in which our experienced stylists can create a look to suit you. Following a complimentary consultation they will

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listen to your fashion and lifestyle requirements and discuss their ideas with you.” She continues “ Downstairs you can be pampered and relax in the chill out area after your treatment from one of our fully qualified therapists. Whether you’re looking for a whole new look or a simple blow dry, we look forward to seeing you at Ruby Skies.” See Ruby Skies advert on the back page for special promotions!

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Relax Your Mind with Yoga

Yoga is a time old practice which originated in India some five thousand years ago. Since its origin, yoga aims to radiate peace and tranquility within the mind, body and soul. Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word 'yuj' which essentially means to join or unite. Thus, yoga refers to the self uniting of an individual with cosmic consciousness or the Universal Whole. Yoga Poses (Asanas), Meditation (Dhyana) and proper breathing practice (Pranayama) are the keys to yoga. When these three entities collaborate, a yoga practitioner is guided to a journey of deep spiritual insight. Practicing yoga paves the holistic path and help you to connect yourself to the Omnipotent. With passing time, yoga has become a non-denominational concept, that is, it has become an integral part of all religions. Spiritual oneness or unity with the Supreme is the ultimate preaching of all religions and yoga as a doctrine upholds this concept of oneness. There are different kinds of yoga like Hatha Yoga, Bikrama Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and each kind of yoga are unique in their own ways but all leads to a similar spiritual goal. Our minds have a tendency to wander and ponder. We tend to worry about the future or get upset about our past. This results in stress and anxiety, which not only disrupts the mental harmony but also have a profound negative effect on our physical health. Yoga practices help us to attain a state of self actualization when the feelings of "I, me and mine" transcends into a selfless awareness of "Thy, Thee and Thine". The simple practices of asana, pranayama and dhyana leads a yoga practitioner to achieve a state of optimal physical

health and bless him a state of peace. Different kinds of yoga help a person to rise from their immediate, present state of consciousness. The individual move forward gradually to experience a state of wholeness, well being and enlightenment. When coupled with soothing music, yoga practice helps a practitioner feel more refreshed and rejuvenated. The pleasing melody of a yoga music can delve deep into the senses of the individual and draw him to extra ordinary levels of perceptions. As a result, the devotee experiences a state of harmony. The yoga asanas encourage positive thoughts of mind and meditation helps in achieving the strength of will. Breathing practice is another key part of yoga. Pranayama in yoga context, is called the science of breath control. Through the practice of Pranayama, the life force (Prana) is taken in and stored in the body. This in turn, brings great vitality and strength to the mind and body. Pranayama increases an individual's overall immunity and resistance to various diseases. As the conscious control is achieved through synchronized breathing, the mind is illuminated and an eternal spiritual power is realized. Thus, it can be derived that through Pranayama, the vital energy of the body and the mind can be controlled. This eventually benefits a practitioner by providing increased energy to the body and develop the different faculties of the brain.

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Meditation eliminates the veils of life and aids a person to reach a state of emotional bliss. Meditation helps to channelize the mind and soul and leads the meditator to a spiritual insight. Fluctuations of the mind are removed and a blissful stillness can be experienced. Through the meditation practice, an individual can attain a state of extreme peace and calmness and improve his concentration level. Music herein plays an important role. Meditation Music contains tranquil and soothing sound that incites peace and relaxation within the individual. Today, practice of yoga has surpassed all cross country borders. With passing time, the universal appeal of the music has proved beneficial for yoga practice. Music during the yoga sessions will connect you to higher mystic spheres and enhance the meditative moods within you. Nowadays, Yoga DVDs and yoga CDs are available in all music stores. These yoga music will not only assist you in your yoga sessions but will refresh your body, mind and soul. Among many others, Spirit Voyage is a renowned company engaged in offering various kinds of yoga and meditation music. Various kinds of music contains hymns, chants and mantras from various artists. These artistes have a deep

spiritual connection with their music and hence, essentially takes the listener to a mystic high. Moreover, Spirit Voyage also offers different kinds of yoga accessories like yoga rugs, yoga mats, yoga cushions and others. Spirit Voyage yoga and meditation music opens the gift of divinity for a yoga practitioner. The company also offers different yoga books which contain detailed instructions about different types of yoga like Kundalini Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Bikrama Yoga etc. Overflowed with a variety of yoga DVDs and CDs, Spirit Voyage's music enhances the spirit of the practitioner. Different yoga asanas help a devotee discover higher consciousness. The individual progressively moves towards an inward joyous journey - a journey towards a state of harmony, peace and tranquility. Enliven your inner self and let it get refreshed with yoga practice and meditation. Let your mind, body and soul merge with the Supreme and reach the stage of unearthly peace and composure.

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Bearsden & Milngavie Directory: The Local Directory at the heart of the community

“I never knew so many businesses existed within the area.” This remark has been made time and time again in relation to the Bearsden & Milngavie Directory. Since April 2007 the Bishopbriggs Directory has gone from just an idea to firmly establishing itself as the magazine for the local area. Starting off with just 2000 copies, the directory has expanded over the 3 years to now cover 12,500 homes throughout Bearsden & Milngavie. Containing a mixture of editorials, adverts and articles, as well as local information and events, the Bearsden & Milngavie Directory regularly receives positive feedback from the residents and advertisers alike.

Truly Local Local residents like to support local businesses: local businesses need the support of local residents. The vast majority of our advertisers live, work or have connections within our distribution area. Many of these businesses don’t have a ‘shop front’ - they’re small independents who use a home office, and Bearsden & Milngaive Directory is one of the few affordable ways they can promote their business to a local audience. By using them you are truly supporting your local community. A sister directory covering Bishopbriggs Directory started in April 2006 which gives total coverage between the two directories of 25,000 homes

throughout East Dunbartonshire and surrounding areas.

Step Out of the Box… … and get noticed. Adverts are visible and never lost on a page, even if people are skim reading. There are never more than four adverts on a page and there are limited advertisers within each business category, to ensure that no-one becomes “lost” in a long list of competitors. Editorial features are available, if you want to tell readers about your business in more detail. We also offer leaflet drops along with the directory.

Shelf Life The Bearsden & Milngaive Directory has excellent shelf life, the relevance of the editorial and advertising content, as well as local information, means it is in constant use. Residents keep it as a reference point until they get the next issue, thereby giving advertisers immediate access when their services are required. This is really important because although some people may require services immediately, most will not, but will subconsciously retain the names of adverts they find eye-catching and notice often. This is why repetitive advertising usually yields the best results: it keeps your name prominent and at the forefront of peoples minds. If you think that advertising in either the Bearsden & Milngavie Directory or the Bishopbriggs Directory could benefit your company then please call either Scott or Natalie on 0141 945 4210.

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What our advertisers say............ I have been advertising in the Bearsden & Milngavie Directory since June 2007 and find it to be the most cost effective advertising that I do. We receive excellent feed back from our advertising and will continue to advertise in this publication and would recommend it to any new or established businesses who want more from the area. William Burke, Guttermaster â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brilliant! We have seen a dramatic increase in business since advertising in the directories. They get delivered when they should and where they should, unlike some other â&#x20AC;&#x153;magsâ&#x20AC;? that we have used in the past. The professional image the directory delivers benefits every existing or potential customers. Noel Daly P & N Bathrooms

I have been advertising in the Bearsden & Milngavie Directory since the first issue, people often refer to the directory and the work that I get easily covers the costs of advertising. Keith Malley, Chips Away Our company, Sovereign Select Chauffeur Driven Cars, based in Kirkintilloch have been advertising in both the Bearsden & Milngavie and Bishopbriggs Directories since their creation and have found that it has g r e a t l y assisted in the steady growth of our business by its provision of quality advertising and a local showcase for our quality

Chauffeur Driven Cars. Robert McKenzie Sovereign Select Chauffeur Driven Cars I found that both the Bearsden & Milngavie and the Bishopbriggs Directory a great platform to advertise in, both Scott & Natalie helped design my advert for me and gave excellent advise. I believe the directories have definitely helped my business grow and I received nothing but positive feedback from them. Gillian Marshall, The 9 Rules

Last year we spent a large percentage of our advertising budget on well known publications such as Yellow Pages with mediocre results but in comparison, the budget spent on both the Bishopbriggs Directory and its sister publication, the Bearsden & Milngavie Directory proved invaluable - consistently producing more local enquires than any other of the larger nationwide publications. It remains our favourite way to generate valued local customers. There are many imitators of this style of local magazine advertising which have sprung up recently, but Scott and Natalie have the original formula that works with the publication and its results are underpinned with their professional creativity and good old fashioned but necessary hard work. I would look to advertise in any future publications they may create.

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TV’s New Dimension Will your next TV be 3D? It’s taken nearly a century the first 3D film was shown in 1920 - but at long last 3D TV is heading for your front room. At least, it is if you believe Sky. The satellite broadcaster will launch the UK’s first dedicated 3D TV channel later this year, offering a mix of the arts, movies and sporting events. There’s no doubt that 3D is hot right now. Films such as Avatar, Up and Toy Story 3 make tremendous use of the technology, and by happy coincidence 3D films are much harder to pirate than traditional ones, which is great news for film studios. That means we’ll see stacks of 3D films in our local multiplexes this year. But will the same technology work in our homes? Sky certainly thinks so, but there are several problems to overcome. The big one is that 3D TVs still need special 3D glasses, and while they’re much more stylish than the red and green glasses you’ll remember from your youth you’ll still need to stick something on your head whenever you’re watching 3D content. That might be a problem for glasses wearers, but until lenticular 3D sets – which use twin lenses to provide 3D viewing without the specs – go on sale there isn’t an alternative option. Such sets are still several years away. The same applies to 3D gaming: while some current graphics cards can deliver 3D gaming for PC users, you’ll need 3D glasses as well as 3D-ready monitors.

3D CONTENT The second issue is content. As anyone who invested in the first HD TVs can attest, just because your TV can show something doesn’t mean anybody’s broadcasting it. We very much doubt you’ll ever see

EastEnders or Corrie in 3D, and at the time of writing there aren’t that many 3D films, let alone 3D TV programmes (once again the same applies to games: there are very, very few titles specifically designed to take advantage of 3D displays). They’ll come, of course, but early adopters will find themselves spending much more time with their TVs in 2D mode than in 3D. The exception – and it’s a big exception – is if you’re a football fan. Sky knows that football sells satellite subscriptions, and we’d expect it to invest heavily in 3D football matches from the very start of its 3D service.

PRICE The third issue is price. New technology is expensive, and while Sky+HD users won’t have to buy a new Sky box they will be expected to pay extra for the channel unless they subscribe to Sky World with Sky+HD at £58.50 per month. Sky hasn’t announced how much the 3D channel will cost otherwise, but we do know what you’ll have to pay to get a 3D TV set. The first wave o f S k y compatible 3D TVs will come m ai nl y from f o u r manufacturers: Sony, Samsung, LG and Panasonic. Prices will start at £2,000 to £2,500 for the TV, and depending on the model you’ll get one or two pairs of 3D glasses thrown in. Extra pairs will cost around £100 each.

So is Sky right? Is 3D the future? It’s hard to tell, because 3D is a hard sell. If you’ve already bought an HD TV and pay for an HD TV subscription, will you want to replace your TV already and sign up to yet another pay-TV channel? Will the kids keep crushing the 3D glasses at £100 a pop? Will you be willing to wear glasses over your glasses whenever you want to watch something? Will 3D ever be truly mainstream? Nobody knows which is why the smart money is saying “wait and see”. To advertise call Scott or Natalie on 0141 945 4210 or email: info@sbdirectory.co.uk


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Audi Technik Centre: Your best alternative to the dealer Tired of main dealer prices? Are you looking for alternative garage services at affordable prices? Audi Technik is a local independent full service and repair facility specialising in Audi, Volkswagen, Seat & Skoda. Based right here in Bishopbriggs, Audi Technik Centre is a garage you can trust were all makes and models are welcome. Owner William Connolly is a fully trained Audi master technician with over 20 years experience within the VW group of vehicles. At Audi Technik Centre they undertake all types of work, from servicing, replacing timing belts to full engine diagnostics with all service books stamped to validate warranties. Your car will also have its electronic management system checked and service interval light reset. Owner William tells us “At Audi Technik we only use genuine parts and as a VW group specialist garage, we give all of our customers the highest quality service, regardless of whether you have an old or new vehicle”. William then goes on to say “Regular vehicle servicing is often overlooked by car owners however it is more important than most vehicle owners realise. Through keeping your service book up-to-date you will retain a better resale value when you come to sell your vehicle. But the vehicle sale is a long term benefit, until then you will also benefit from identifying potential problems before they occur, ensuring the optimum miles per gallon for your particular vehicle and you get a 'smoother, tighter' drive from your driving experience!” Did you know that servicing and maintaining your car at Audi Technik Centre does not affect your manufacturer’s warranty? In October 2003, European Legislation affecting the motor trade came into force allowing motorists to use any garage of their choice to service their cars without invalidating the manufacturer’s warranty. This basically means you are free to benefit from the competitive pricing and individual service offered by your local independent garage. And if you are looking for a little more fun or performance for your car, then Audi Technik Centre can assist you too. They offer performance tuning and modifications to most models including MTM tuning, suspension, uprated brakes, induction and exhaust modifications plus many more. Since opening, Audi Technik Cente have built an

outstanding reputation on their firstc l a s s commitment to both vehicle and customer care. W i l l i a m provides a high-quality service that’s friendly and professional so you can be confident that both you and your vehicle are in safe hands for: ŸProfessional Diagnostics & Fault Finding ŸMOTs & Vehicle Repairs ŸPerformance Tuning Ÿ V e h i c l e Modifications ŸWarranty Servicing When it comes to increasing the performance of your VW group car, then Audi Technik is a great place to start. William knows the VW cars inside out and know what they are capable of and how to improve the vehicles. They offer advice, guidance and fitment of pretty much all aftermarket performance tuning parts to unleash the full potential of your car. He can fit anything (well almost) to increase the drive from your vehicle. Fault Finding & Diagnosis: The garage have fault finding and diagnosis service which is dedicated to vehicles from the Volkswagen & Audi Group (VAG) range, using the latest diagnostics equipment including the VAS 5052, the official VW & Audi system to assist us in trouble shooting your problem. The VAS system is connected to VW Audi in Germany which gives them access to their vast technical resource library with everything from wiring diagrams to key codes. Choosing Audi Technik Centre gives you the reassurance and peace of mind that your car is professionally maintained by a qualified technician in a reliable independent garage at a competitive price.

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Tech Treats for Father’s Day Delight Dad with our pick of the best tech presents Buying presents for your dad is never easy, but don't despair: it's still possible to find a Father's Day gift that will delight him rather than end up gathering dust or dumped in a drawer. The trick is to get something he'll actually find useful and yes, that rules out USB lava lamps and iPod socks. Instead, have a bit of a think about the things your dad likes to do. There's a very good chance there's a gadget, add-on or accessory that will be a perfect fit.

PHOTOGRAPHIC For example, if your dad's into photography there's a good chance he's already got a decent camera - but there's an equally good chance he won't have a Gorillapod. The Gorillapod replaces traditional, bulky tripods and turns almost anything - rocks, branches, even lamp-posts - into a stable shooting surface. It's a brilliant invention and, amazingly, doesn't cost a fortune: expect to pay £12.99 (from Play.com) for a compact camera model, or twice that if dad's got a heavy SLR camera. Another suggestion for snappers is a digital photo frame. Prices have plummeted, and frames that once cost over £200 can be picked up for a fraction of that. Even big-name brands are cheap: for example, Amazon.co.uk is currently offering Sony's excellent DPFE72NB model, a good quality 7-inch frame, for £42.99. If dad has shoeboxes full of printed photos it's easy to bring those old snaps into the 21st Century. You can pick up USB negative scanners to turn slides into shiny digital photos for around £50 (www.firebox.com), while dedicated scanners such as HP's ScanJet G2410 (£35.51 from Kikatek.com) cope happily with photos and documents alike. If video's more Dad's thing, the U Record Video Converter (£39.99 from Firebox.com) makes it easy to convert old tapes into digital files.

DATA STORAGE Before encouraging Dad to digitise everything, though, watch out: digital files can be massive, especially if they're video files. If Dad's computer is already short of

space, an external hard disk would be an excellent present. If you've got £67.99 to spare, you could get him a 1TB Seagate USB drive from www.play.com: that's 1 terabyte, or 1,000 gigabytes, of storage space.

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If Dad's accumulated lots of gadgets already, you can save him from the usual Spaghetti Junction of chargers and cables with the clever iDapt Universal Desktop Charger. The I3 model has sockets to charge up to three devices simultaneously, and it includes six tips that fit some of the most common gadgets on sale today including iPods and iPhones, Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Samsung phones, and anything with a Mini-or Micro-USB port - which includes Sat-Navs, Blackberries, e-Book readers and stacks of other gadgets. The I3 is £29.99 from Maplin.co.uk.

MP 3 PLAYERS While we're on the subject of MP3 players, there is a huge range of iPod docks, connectors and other goodies available, but if your Dad is a keen traveller or just a fed-up commuter then the best iPod-related gift could be the gift of silence. Sony's MDR-NC33 headphones (£69.99 from www.iheadphones.co.uk) have a clever noise cancelling circuit that gets rid of background noise such as train, bus and aeroplane engines, and unlike most modern headphones they don't have to be jammed deep into your ear canals. They do a great job of removing background noise, and they're particularly good for listening to audiobooks and acoustic music. Still stumped? Then you've got the Impossible Dad - but there's a gift for him too. iTunes gift cards are a great idea when you simply can't think of something, and they're not just for music: they can be used to download

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Index of Advertisers 52 Advertising: B & M Directory 11 Aerials & Satellites: SK Aerials 37 Aerials & Satellites: SAS Aerials 42 Architectural Plans: Penman 2 Bathrooms: P & N Bathrooms 60 Beautician: Oh Natural 43 Blinds: Apollo Blinds 41 Blind Cleaning: Klean Kwik Blinds 37 Builder: Gartshore Construction 59 Builder: Kenmure Joiners & Builders 17 Builder: Macbar 48 Café: Precinct 11 Café 25 Car Body Repairs: Chips Away Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning: Safeclean 19 33 Children’s Gifts: Gifted Fairy Children’s Parties: Young Girls Pamper 51 Parties 5 Children’s Soft Play: Jurassic Jungle 15 Children’s Stage School: Stagecoach 5 Children’s Tuition: Kumon 50 Cleaning: One Call 17 Cleaning: Perfectly Clean Computer Maintenance: Colins Computers 50 23 Computer Maintenance: Laptop & PC Doctor 45 Dog Walking: Stardust Dog Walking 60 Double Glazing: Smiths Windows 54 Electrician: A & A Electrics Ltd 13 Flooring: Carpet Studio 33 Furniture Makers: Furniture Direct 57 Garage; Audi Technik Centre 11 Gardening Supplies: Rowebb 16 Golf Range: Bearsden Golf Range 34 Handyman: Paul’s DIY Services 64 Hair & Beauty: Ruby Skies 17 Hairdressing: Gillian Copeland 7 Hairdressing: Julie Fell 61 Hats: Ultimate Design Hats 45 Hypnotherapy: A New Direction 36 Home Improvements: PSHI 7 Ironing: I.P Ironing 33 Jewellery & Accessories: Jodie’s 22 Landscaping: Absolute Landscaping 53 Minibus Hire: Minibus Travel 27 Monoblocking: GBM Scotland 35 Optician: Black & Lizars 53 Oven Cleaning: Ovenclean 37 Painter/Decorator: Brian Flanigan 59 Painter/Decorator: S.Harper 7 Painter/Decorator: John Fullerton 51 Parking Sensors: Spectrum 54 Photographer: Grace Callan 22 Plasterer: Ian McHale 22 Plumber: Bearsden Plumbing 11 Plumber: One Call 29 Plumber: RM Plumbing & Gas Services

Pressure Cleaning: Jetwash Property Maintenance: RMG Popstars Parties: Kobi Wood Printing: B & M Directory Roofing Services: A.R.B Roofing: Froscote Roofing Roofing: Guttermaster Rubbish Collection: Junk-It Stone Restoration: T&G Stoneplast Take Away: The Fish Stop Taxis: Canniesburn Taxis Tanning: Dial A Tan Timber Supplies: N G Timber Tiler: Classic Ceramics Waste Disposal: General Junk Wedding Cars: Sovereign Select Wedding Stationery Windows & Doors: Everest

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To advertise call Scott or Natalie on 0141 945 4210 or email: info@sbdirectory.co.uk

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