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Firstly we would like to wish you a happy 2011. This signals 6 years of delivering the directory, it has been an interesting journey along the way and we continue to grow offering you a valued local publication. Christmas and the heavy snow is just a distant memory now, however we would just like to say a big massive thank you to our wonderful delivery people who came out in the snow and ice to deliver the magazine direct to your door. Here at the Bishopbriggs Directory we know how hard it has been out there for some of the advertisers, especially with the bad weather and would like to reiterate that this magazine is designed to help you choose products and services from local businesses. So please read the Directory and support your local businesses, they offer so much more personal service than the high street or brand chains and often at much more competitive rates. We hope you enjoy reading this issue and once again please mention the directory when using any of the advertisers.

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USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS EMERGENCY Gas (Transco) Scottish Water Scottish Power Crimestoppers NHS 24 Stobhill Hospital Bishopbriggs Police

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East Dunbartonshire Council Tom Johnstone House 0141 578 8000 Cleansing General Enquires 0845 045 4514 Cleansing Special Uplifts 0845 045 4515 Housing Repairs 0800 052 5574 Road Defects 0800 23 23 23 Bishopbiggs Library 0141 772 4513 Leisuredrome 0141 772 6391 Travel Public Transport Traveline First Scotrail National Rail Enquires Glasgow Airport Prestwick Airport

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New Music Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys It took Elbow 18 years before they found commercial success, with 2008’s Mercury Prize-winning album, ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’. They now return with their latest release, the brand new album ‘Build A Rocket Boys’, recorded at Blueprint Studios in Salford, was again produced and mixed by the band’s keyboardist Craig Potter. This album is definitely worth a listen to and we would be surprised if it didn’t make it to the top three. .

Adele - 21 Adele heads the list of noteworthy new music releases in February. On the 22nd, the former Best New Artist Grammy winner releases '21,' an album that broadens Adele's sound to include touches of blues, gospel, and American country music. The album includes her current single, ‘Rolling in the Deep’, a modern soul stomper about an errant ex and the final track ‘Someone Like You’, just voice and piano, is an actual thing of beauty, placing the listener in one of those moments where you feel you’re in the presence of a future standard. 21 is simply stunning. After only a handful of plays, it feels like you’ve always known it. We rate this as genuinely brilliant.

Avril Lavigne - Goodbye Lullaby Punk pop pricess Avril Lavigne hasn't released a new studio album since 2007's 'The Best Damn Thing,' however, in March, the Canadian sensation will finally return with a brand new album ‘Goodbye Lullaby’. The album is filled with appealingly relatable, heartfelt songs that convey a variety of emotions and reflect a bittersweet mood not generally associated with Lavigne’s best-known tunes.”I pushed myself and didn’t hold back,” Lavigne says of ‘Goodbye Lullaby’ for which she wrote or cowrote every song. Overall, the album is about how we all go through difficult experiences, whether it’s ending a relationship, losing a job, or just missing someone.

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AT THE CINEMA Black Swan

Starring: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder Director: Darren Aronofsky Rating: 15 Running time: 110 mins Release: 21 January 2011 Nina (Natalie Portman) is a New York ballerina, whose perfectionist traits and hard work look like they're about to reap rewards for her when the ballet director (Cassel) announces he's casting for a new production of Swan Lake. But Nina is thrown into a world of stress when a newcomer to the company (Kunis) becomes her rival for the lead spot - the part of both the Black Swan and the White Swan.

Portman's Golden Globe-winning performance as Nina has been talked about plenty, but Kunis as her rival and Hershey as her overbearing stage mum are just as important to the success of the story. Cassel plays the ballet director as villainous, and while that's not out of place in a psychological thriller, someone of his calibre could have taken the role in a more interesting, chilling direction.

While Nina is perfect for the White Swan role - sweet, virginal, naive - she must find the dark side of her character quickly if she's to take on the challenge of the Black Swan and we watch her unravel in the process as she becomes nervous, obsessed and paranoid. Meanwhile, as Nina spirals downwards and the two young dancers turn their rivalry into a twisted kind of friendship, Nina has to put up with the pushy parent from hell (Hershey) who treats her like a child and angry ageing ballerina Winona Ryder who seems furious at everyone.

Using the well-thumbed conventions of thrillers the world over, Aronofsky doesn't hide his intention here: to portray the White Swan as good and innocent and the Black Swan as sin, lust and temptation, and to show how the dancer in the lead role must explore both sides of her character to succeed. Where he excels is in showing the processes of Nina's transformation from her obedient ways, blurring the lines of reality and fantasy, sanity and madness, turning Black Swan into not simply another dance movie, but a chilling and sophisticated study of the human psyche

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Reading Ultimate Chick-Lit! Since Bridget Jones came along, chick-lit has become one of the most popular kinds of fiction. With great characters, an engaging story and the odd bit of romance thrown in, it’s easy to see why these light reads are such a hit. Here’s a selection of the best.

I Don’t Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson Ever feel like life is one big balancing act? Kate Reddy does. Here, we follow as she struggles to juggle a career, motherhood and relationships, without ever dropping a ball. Funny, sharp and full of heart, the writing is loaded with accurate observations - any woman in a similar position will relate to this great read.

One Day by David Nicholls Recently winning Popular Fiction Book of the Year at the esteemed Galaxy awards, One Day is a compelling read suitable for both sexes, following the lives of two people who become inextricably involved, purely by accident. The story uses the anniversary of their meeting to catalogue the events of the years in this unusual, realistic, moving and witty read.

NEW RELEASE - Gallery Girl by Wendy Holden Meet Zeb, rock n’ roll bad boy artist, and Beth, who works in a traditional gallery. Then there’s Ben, who struggles to get his prosthetic-limbed masterpieces noticed and Marie, who wants to be a painter but her ambitions are on hold whilst her husband attempts to resurrect his aging boy band. Put the characters together and a fun, witty and outrageous new picture forms.

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Travel - Taiwan

‘Touch Your Heart’ is Taiwan’s logo, an enticing invitation to discover the island, beyond the usual Tshirts and computer chips. Exotic culture or lush scenery, Taiwan has much to offer and with new nonstop flights from London, getting there is easy. Barely the size of Holland, the island claims 200 peaks above 3000 metres, the highest density on earth, glorious beaches, gorges and cliffs, a bustling capital and colourful year round festivals. Most spectacular is the Chinese New Year in February when on the last day of celebrations, thousands of paper lanterns are released into the night sky, carrying good wishes and prayers to the stars. There are fireworks and temple offerings, lucky red envelopes filled with cash and traditional dumplings shaped like the full moon.

Up north, in the cusp of the hills, Taipei shares in the festivities among chaotic traffic, green cycling lanes, sizzling food stalls in the night market and red and gold pagodas nestling below the tower blocks. But the capital’s pride and joy is Taipei 101, towering 508 metres above the city. Named after its 101 floors, it houses a financial centre, glamorous boutiques and the world’s fastest lift whizzing visitors up to the viewing platforms, at 1010 metres a minute. It’s a showcase of Feng Shui design, including a 660 ton golden pendulum to keep the tower straight in typhoons and earthquakes. Taiwan sits on a fault line which on the positive side, means an abundance of hot springs, highly popular in the winter months.

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Most developments are found around Taipei and the western plains where bullet trains rush towards the tropical south. On the other side, the east coast is rugged and wild with precipitous cliffs plunging into the Pacific and tribal lands heading into sparsely populated mountains. Fourteen aboriginal groups are officially recognised, accounting for just 2% of a mostly Chinese population, but each one preserving a unique culture. Among them are the Truku who live around Taroko, one of

eight national parks, where a dramatic gorge digs its way down to the ocean. There are meandering trails and turquoise pools, marble rocks, caves and cliffs, exotic birds, butterflies the size of your hand, red-faced monkeys and the occasional black bear. You can stay in luxurious tribal venues, eat glutinous rice and bird’s nest fern, bargain for local craft or watch children dance ‘over the rainbow’ to honour their ancestors.

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By Daryn Cochrane - The Golfing House Golf Audi Technik Tips: Centre: Your best alternative to theGolf dealer Bearsden Range 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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Bishopbriggs Directory: The Local Directory at the heart of the community

“I never knew so many businesses existed within the area.”

between the two directories of 25,000 homes throughout East Dunbartonshire and surrounding areas.

This remark has been made time and time again in relation to the Bishopbriggs Directory. Since April 2006 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 4 years to now cover 12,500 homes throughout Bishopbriggs, Robroyston, Auchinairn, Colston and Torrance. Containing a mixture of editorials, adverts and articles, as well as local information and events, the Bishopbriggs Directory regularly receives positive feedback from the residents and advertisers alike.

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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 Bishopbriggs 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 Bearsden & Milngavie started in March 2007 which gives total coverage

… 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 Bishopbriggs 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 Bishopbriggs Directory or Bearsden & Milngavie Directory could benefit your company then please call either Scott or Natalie on 0141 945 4210.

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What our advertisers say................. “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 “mags” that we have used in the past. The professional image the directory delivers benefits every existing or potential customers.” Noel Daly P & N Bathrooms

name out there and seen! if you’re thinking of advertising in the directory I’d definitely recommend it. Keep up the good work guy’s!” Grace Callan Grace Callan Photography

“We have been advertising in the Bishopbriggs Directory now for about three years and have had consistent results from our advert. Due to the custom gained we have no need to advertise anywhere else and can highly recommend any local business to advertise in the Bishopbriggs Directory.” Fiona & Stephen Taylor Pit Stop Barbers “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 and 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. ” Iain Penman Penman Architectural Plans

“I have been advertising with the Bishopbriggs Directory since the first issue and I am pleased to say that I have had a large return on my investment. Scott & Natalie are efficient, creative and professional and the publication is the ideal medium for the clientele I seek. I will continue to advertise in this proven publication and it has great potential for any business owner in the area.” Brian Rule B. Rule Monoblock Specialists “For us, the Bishopbriggs D i r e c t o r y, i s a n important part of our marketing plans. It allows a local company to reach local customers in need of our services – something we should all be doing in the current climate. When we ask customers how they got our contact details, they consistently say that they saw our advert in the Directory. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Bishopbriggs Directory to any local business.” Darren Nichol pckwikfix

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Vinyl Linoleum Carpeting Karndean Decorative inlaid flooring Carpet tiles All from the leading manufacturers Ÿ FULL SUPPLY & FIT SERVICE Ÿ PLEASE PHONE FOR OPENING HOURS Ÿ ALL WORK CARRIED OUT BY OUR OWN TRADESMEN

Tel: 0141 762 0930 FAX: 0141 762 0197

Email: kenmure@btconnect.com 146 Crowhill Road, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow G64 1RS

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Cheap and Cheerful How to get high-tech kit without paying high prices Whenever a new gadget comes out - a new iPhone, for example, or a fancy laptop - the press coverage tends to miss out one little detail: the gadget is usually incredibly, ridiculously expensive. Do you really need to pay that much for your high-tech kit? CAMERAS The answer, of course, is no - and that doesn’t mean you need to compromise, or end up with gadgets that don’t do what you want them to do. If you can live without the ability to make 3D photos, you can pick up a perfectly good, brand new Sony compact camera for as little as £60. Our pick, the DSC-120 camera with 7.2 megapixels, a clever image processor and anti-shake technology is just £118 new - half the price it was just a year and a bit ago. The same applies to cameras from other firms: if you don’t go for the very latest models you can get a cracking camera for a decent price. LAPTOPS Laptops are another area where it pays to be patient. Firms such as Morgan Computers (www.morgancomputers.co.uk) and EuroPC (www.europc.co.uk) sell a wide range of end-of-line machines, which are models that work perfectly well but which have been superseded by slightly newer versions. They also sell refurbished machines, which were returned to the manufacturer, fixed, and put on sale at a vastly reduced price. Expect to save 20% on end of line stock and considerably more on refurbished stock. MUSIC Dedicated devices such as MP3 players can be cheap too. Where Apple’s iPod Nano starts at £149 for the 8GB model, you can pick up SanDisk’s 8GB Sansa Clip

for £38.99 at Amazon, a saving of nearly £80 on the RRP. It might not be as pretty or as cutting-edge as the iPod, but does that matter when it’ll be spending most of its time in your pocket? If you do fancy something more stylish, though, the Creative Zen 16GB does video too and still costs less than the iPod at £69.99, while Sony’s very impressive E Series network WalkMan with voice recording (model NWZE444B) is currently £59.97 for the 8GB model. MOBILE PHONES You’ll find some of the most dramatic savings in the world of mobile phones. Fancy a phone with a nice big touch s c r e e n , w e b b r o w s e r, camera, music player, Wi-Fi support and Facebook, YouTube, MySpace and Bebo integration? At £114 on Pay as You Go, the Samsung Monte S5620 does pretty much everything you need for a fifth of the price of an iPhone. On contract the difference is even more dramatic: T-Mobile currently offers the Samsung free on a £10 per month contract. You’ll find similar deals for other clever phones such as LG’s Viewty Snap or Nokia’s 5230, and those prices are for phones with large touch screens: if you’re happy with a smaller screen and a traditional phone keypad, Three offers the Facebook, Windows Live Messenger and Skype-enabled Nokia 2730 for just £49 on Pay as You Go and Orange offers Sony’s superb WalkMan phone, the W205, for just £29.95

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DOG GROOMING

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ELECTRIC OPERATION FROM £299 + VAT Visit our showroom to view all our stock doors Unit 26, Baillieston Distribution Centre, Barrachnie Road, Garrowhill, Glasgow G69 6UL

Tel: 0141 773 0902

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Fill in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3 x 3 box contains the digits 1 through 9.

SUDOKU

That’s all there is too it. There’s no math involved. The grid has numbers, but nothing has to add up to anything else. You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic. It’s fun. It’s challenging. It’s addictive! Solving time is typically 10 to 30 minutes, depending on your skill and experience. Solution on page P37

scott Joinery & Building Contractors Established 1992

Rear & Side Extension

25 Kenmure Drive, Bishopbriggs Glasgow G64 2RQ

Rear & Side Extension

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Jeffrey Fyfe Jewellers,Goldsmiths Small, Friendly, Company Producing Quality Jewellery Repairs to all types of jewellery Transform old jewellery to new design Refurbish antique jewellery Watch & jewellery repairs We also stock gold and silver jewellery for that ideal gift

0141 762 4711 Unit 8, Springfield Works, 6 Emerson Rd, Bishopbriggs, G64 1QA Don’t forget to say you saw their advert in the Bishopbriggs Directory


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Get ready for the new Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness. It’s the only 30-minute class that mixes the moves of Zumba with the proven strength training of Curves for a wildly effective workout

Join for 50% OFF plus 30 DAYS FREE & enjoy Zumba fitness at Curves New members only, minimum 4 months direct debit program. Valid only at participating locations until 28/2/11 © 2011 Curves International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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We use plastering stilts for all your ceilings, preventing any damage and saving you time and money

Tel: 0141 563 7423 Mob: 07977 657 902 Email: betterplasteringcom@gmail.com www.betterplasteringcompany.co.uk Bearsden, Glasgow, G61 1NY Registered address: 40 Carlton Place, Glasgow G5 9TW

Nails ž Spray Tan ž Massage ž Waxing Facials ž Make Up ž Eyelashesž Eyebrows ž Botox OPENING TIMES Mon: 9am - 9pm Tue - Fri: 9am - 10pm Sat 9am - 4pm Sun 10am - 4pm 18 Woodhill Road, Bishopbriggs, G64 1JL

Tel: 0141 772 3485

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Signature Interiors Down an unassuming Kirkintilloch side-street lies an amazing Aladdin’s Cave of fabrics,wallpapers and home accessories. Over the past 35 years, Signature Interiors has built-up a reputation second-to-none when it comes to making their customer’s houses into homes. Now is an exciting time for the family company, as the Bishopbriggs couple who started the business have recently passed the torch onto their three daughters. Lara Cairney is now the face of the business, with two decades of experience in home interiors, who will help turn your dreams into reality. Meanwhile, Gillian Duthie and Elizabeth Rodden are behind the scenes making sure everything runs smoothly. Lara can create anything from a cushion cover to sumptuous fullydesigned interiors, all to your exact specifications. Their shop contains a dazzling array of gorgeous fabrics and furnishings, with customers free to come along and have a browse and a chat over a cup of coffee, with no pressure to buy.

For your dream home

If you have already found the perfect fabric elsewhere they will be happy to advise and manufacture it into whatever you need for your home. Everything is made in their own workshop above their Kirkintilloch premises, enabling them to deliver a standard of excellence as they have total control of each job from inception through to delivery. Also, with extensive experience of kitting-out showhomes to developer’s exacting standards, you can be sure that everything from Signature Interiors will ooze quality. Lara and her team aim to sell you a unique personal style tailored to both budget and taste, and are often able to source items for a fraction of the price offered by high street retailers. To see just what is possible visit Signature Interiors in Kirkintilloch’s Old Mill Park today

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Showhome Specialists

Ÿ Designer Fabrics Ÿ Wallpaper Ÿ Lighting Ÿ Mirrors Ÿ Furniture Ÿ Home Accessories We guarantee a top quality bespoke service of curtains and soft furnishings, all manufactured in our sewing room and can be installed by our experienced fitters at an extremely competitive cost tailored to suit any budget. Fabric companies we use include: Designers Guild, Today Interiors, Romo, Villa Nova, Osborne & Little, Jane Churchill, Harlequin, Monkwell Crowson, Kandola, Casamance & Prestigious.

Design Consultations Available Mon - Fri: 10am - 5pm Sat: 10am - 4pm Visit our showroom Old Mill Park Industrial Estate Kirkintilloch, G66 1SS Tel: 0141 775 1745

www.signatureinteriors.info

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WOODHILL PHARMACY Dispensing NHS and Private Prescriptions Prescription collection and delivery service available

– Toiletries – Medicines – Fine Fragrances – Jewellery – Toys – Gifts – Cards

Stockists of Hobby and Craft Supplies We stock scrapbooks and papers, stamps, stickers, decoupage sheets, blank cards, peel offs and much much more Stockists of Kars products, Quickutz, K and Company, Hunkydory, Hot Off The Press and many more

Spring Craft r Discount Offe Woodhill Pharmacy 168 Woodhill Road Bishopbriggs, G64 1DH

Tel: 0141 772 0114

SAVE 20% off all craft products with this voucher

Opening Hours Monday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm Saturday 9am - 1pm

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Northside Tiling Professional Tiling Service In All Aspects of Wall And Floor Tiling

time served tiler 23 years exp domestic and commercial projects

30% Trade Discount on tiles available (if required) from large stylish showrooms in Glasgow. Based in Robroyston, Fully Insured Free Expert Advice & Quotes Tel: 0141 557 2028 / Mob: 07733 769 017

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Home Made Beauty Everybody likes to try to look their best but expensive face creams and body lotions can take their toll on your wallet. However you can still treat yourself to a relaxing facial, some luxurious facecream or body lotion all for next to nothing. You might think you’d need a degree in chemistry or cosmetology to make your own beauty products from scratch but in actual fact this couldn’t be further from the truth. You can create some luxurious, natural products using items you probably already have lurking around your kitchen cupboards. As well as saving a penny or two you can rest easy knowing exactly what you’re putting on your face. No need to worry about nasty chemicals and synthetic fragrances. All these ingredients are natural and edible. So get in the kitchen and cook up some natural beauty! Chemical-free facial/body scrub 2 tablespoons of sea salt Forget paying out for posh facial scrubs, sea salt removes dry, flaky, dead skin from your face and body with ease. Wet your face or body and apply a couple of tablespoons of sea salt. Then gently massage the area with a wet flannel or fingers. After one or two minutes, rinse with cold water to tighten the pores. Natural eye make-up remover 1 tablespoon castor oil 1 tablespoon light olive oil. Castor oil is excellent for removing eye makeup. A combination of castor, olive or canola oils is especially nice to remove mascara at the end of the day. Even the

most stubborn makeup glides off effortlessly with this light oil mixture – all without the addition of harmful chemicals so close to the eye area. Moisturising hair mask 1 medium avocado Avocados contain skin-nourishing vitamin E and phytosterols, which are similar to the skin's own lipids and provide a barrier to environmental elements and lock in moisture. To make a nourishing hair pack that will leave you with a gorgeous shine, mash one avocado into a smooth paste and spread on clean, damp hair for 20 minutes, then rinse. Soothing foot balm 1 tablespoon almond oil 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon wheat germ oil 12 drops eucalyptus essential oil

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Everyone’s feet can get a bit whiffy, especially in the summer heat but you don’t need to spend a fortune on expensive foot creams. Simply combine the ingredients in a bottle and shake extremely well. Rub into the feet and heels nightly to smooth and soften rough dry feet.

very cheap. For the first treatment take two very thin slices of potato, as these are great for brightening and nourishing the eyes, and press them lightly on to the eye area. Make them thin slices so they make contact, yielding into the contours of the eyes.

Rose petal bath essence When summer comes and roses in full bloom, don't let those fragrant petals go to waste when the flowers start to die. Save those petals for a wonderful fragrant bath. Place the petals in a basket to dry once the roses start to droop. When they’ve dried, stuff them into a small muslin bag or just tie them into a handkerchief. Place your little stash right under the tap when running your bath to release that pent up fragrance for a second-time-around treat.

For the second treatment take two damp tea bags and place them over your eyes. This will help fade undereye bags because they contain tannin and polyphenols which have an astringent effect

Soothing eye treatment 2 used teabags 2 slices of raw potato Who says looking good has to cost the earth? These two homemade eye treatments are simple easy and

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FABRICATIONS ¡ Mobile Welding ¡ Steel Fabrication ¡ Cages & Enclosures ¡ All Types of Fencing (including Wooden) ¡ Security Handrails & Barriers ¡ Balustrades ¡ Car & Commercial Vehicle Welding ¡ All Private & Commercial Welding ¡ All Welding Repairs & General Maintenance

Tel: 0141 762 0900 Block 1, Unit 1, Huntershill Way, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow G64 1XP

Satellites & Aerials Ltd

• OAP Discounts • Same Day Service • Free Quotations & Advice

We will not be beaten on price! SAS

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TEL: 0141 772 9672 MOBILE: 07734 982 961

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Bishopbriggs firms safety giveaway A Bishopbriggs company is giving away free safety devices as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the perils of unsecured window blind cords. Liz Ritchie at Apollo Blinds has been shocked at the number of households they have visited in the area recently which have loose, free-hanging window blinds cords which are a particular hazard to small children. The owner of Kirkintilloch Road showroom, Liz is so concerned that the message hasn't got through about the dangers of window blinds cords, especially after a number of recent high-profile tragedies, that she is offering to give away safety clips and cleats to households where children live or visit. Liz is keen to point out that there are plenty of cordless blinds in the showroom and any Apollo Blinds which still use cords do come with safety devices as standard. But, a recent report from the British Blind and Shutter Association (BBSA) estimates that there are 100 million window blinds already hanging in homes across the UK that do not have safety devices on them. She said that Apollo Blinds is seizing the initiative in

championing child s a f e t y i n Bishopbriggs and was committed to raising awareness about it. “As a businesswoman and a mum, child safety is incredibly important to me and we're giving away safety devices free to anyone who wants them,” said Liz. Liz explains “The devices are so simple to fit to existing blinds and we want to encourage parents in the area to take a few moments to assess their blinds and then call us and get the safety devices they need to make their homes safe. If our campaign can help parents and grandparents to make their homes safer then hopefully we will have helped prevent any further tragedies.” Liz added: “These devices we're offering can be retrofitted to most blinds and simply by installing these free devices homes can be made safe in a couple of minutes.”

The free offer runs throughout February. To collect your free safety devices simply call into the showroom at 124 Kirkintilloch Road, Bishopbriggs, visit the website at www.apollo-blinds.co.uk/bishopbriggs or call 0141 772 1000. Liz also has available a brand new collection of sample books with numerous new styles to suit everyone’s taste. The Bishopbriggs branch is also a Luxaflex select dealer and a Velux approved dealer.

3 for 2 on selected roller & vertical blinds

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upvc windows and doors

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LOCAL ELECTRICIAN

A & A Electrics Ltd All Electrical Work Undertaken Full Rewires to Single Sockets

ž Loft Lighting from £60 ž Outdoor Socket from £60 ž Showers wired from £125 ž Downlights Indoor/Outdoor from £20 ž Fuse Board Upgrades from £200

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Affordable Digital TV Satellite TV Installation Digital Aerials Supplied & Fitted, Reception Problems Solved LCD/Plasma Wall Mounts, Domestic & Commercial Systems Free On-site Survey

24 Hour Emergency Call Out Electrical Safety & P.A.T Testing Flatscreen TV Installations Intruder Alarms & Security Lighting

Call Allan on: 07828 433 065 / 0141 586 8009

Email: allan.pollock603@yahoo.com

Tel: 0141 558 1616 Mob: 07854 969 945

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Hyundai i30 Road Test

Picking a new family car used to be pretty easy. You’d walk into a Ford or Vauxhall dealership and order the generic, popular hatchback they were shifting in the thousands and be very happy. But not any more. Now there are some new kids on the block, or should we say some old kids that are seriously upping their game. We’re talking, of course, about the likes of Kia and Hyundai. The Korean pairing really are producing cars that rival the mainstream marques these days - now all they need is to convince buyers to see past the badge. To see just how far Hyundai has moved the game on we got behind the wheel of the latest i30. Aimed squarely at the Ford Focus, the Korean contender certainly looks the part. This is the facelifted model not that you’d notice - a few bits of trim have changed, but it looks smart. Before you climb behind the wheel you need to throw away any preconceptions of what you think it will be like. The latest breed of Hyundais have taken a dramatic leap on from the quite woeful cars that came before them and this i30 is a great example of that.

fitted with a 1.6-litre CRDI diesel engine that’ll hit 60mph in 11.5 seconds and go on to a top speed of 117mph. Nothing earth shattering there, but the 62.8mpg economy does mean you only have to visit petrol stations every 735 miles. The diesel lump is punchy, if a little on the loud side and, when combined with the decent six-speed manual box, it’s even quite good fun to drive. Complaints? Well, the steering isn’t as good as the Ford’s and on the road it can feel a little disconnected. But inside it’s a pleasant place to spend time. The build quality is impressive and it’s here that the difference to Hyundais from five years back is really apparent. Our test car came in the top-of-the-range Premium specification and was packed with kit. The list of toys you get as standard is frankly ridiculous. It includes climate control, alarm, immobiliser, electric

everything, half leather seats, enough airbags to cause the car to float if they all went off at the same time, and a decent CD player with a plug in point for your iPod.

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In fact the only option worth having that isn’t fitted as standard is metallic paint which is £395 more. And we haven’t even got to the best bit yet - the price. This range topper will set you back just £16,450. Compare that to a similar specification Focus and you’d need to find at least another grand more. Add in the fact that all new Hyundai models come with an unlimited mileage, five-year warranty and things really start to stack up in the Korean car’s favour. There are some buyers that still won’t be able to see past that badge, but they’d be silly not to at least try the i30. Hatchback buyers will be missing out if they don’t. By James Baggott, editor of Car Dealer Magazine (CarDealerMag.co.uk)

Hyundai i30 Price: Engine: Power: Top Speed: 60mph: MPG:

£16,450 1ltr - CRDI 113bhp, 260Nm 117mph 11.5s 62.8 (combined)

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Allow

to enhance your home Does your garage door spoil the look of your home?

construction.

Perhaps it’s too heavy to lift or the lock is so difficult to turn that it’s just not worth the hassle? As a result your car stays outside and unprotected. Well Powerdoors can change all that.

At the Powerdoors showroom in Lochwinnoch, a full range of stock is on view containing a selection of garage door makes and models together with working automation options.

Powerdoors are specialists in the supply, installation and repair of garage doors in Central Scotland. The company started installing and repairing garage doors in 1993 with the aim of providing a quality service at a competitive price. They now supply, install and repair garage doors across the central belt covering areas as far afield as Edinburgh, Falkirk, Stirling, Kilmarnock and Perth.

If you require a new garage door, why not take advantage of their:

Their multi skilled tradesmen can repair your existing door or install a brand new one. With their eye-catching ranges you’re bound to find one that will give your home a facelift and suit your pocket which you can rely on for safety, strength, functionality and security. The level of care and attention to detail will make the installation or repair of your garage door a stress free experience. There’s beautiful timber doors - as well as steel and fibreglass in sectional, roller and up & over styles. All have security and ease of use at the heart of their

§ FREE QUOTATIONS § DESIGN SOLUTIONS § QUALITY PRODUCTS § REPAIR SERVICE § COMPETITIVE PRICING § AFTER SALES SUPPORT § INSTALLATION BY EXPERIENCED FITTERS

If you have any questions or to organise a free quotation call Powerdoors today. Let Powerdoors make life easier - your car will thank you.

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SPECIALISTS IN THE SUPPLY, INSTALLATION & REPAIR OF GARAGE DOORS

Whether you are looking for Manual or Automatic garage doors, Powerdoors are here making life easier. From domestic installations, small builders to larger developments, Powerdoors have the experience and knowledge to fulfil all of your needs

Door Prices £400 from lus VAT p

Our customers can take advantage in our ability to offer the following:

§ FREE QUOTATIONS § DESIGN SOLUTIONS § QUALITY PRODUCTS § REPAIR SERVICE § COMPETITIVE PRICING § AFTER SALES SUPPORT § INSTALLATION BY EXPERIENCED FITTERS

Power doors offer a wide range of both standard and made to measure garage doors from a large selection of leading manufacturers in the UK

Al l make s of garage door s supplied , ins tal led & r epaired

TEL: 0141 950 1423 or 01505 842 176 Powerdoors – 5 The High Street – Lochwinnoch – PA12 4DB

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Dressing Your Bathroom Home Improvement It’s easy to let your bathroom slip into a dull, tired state, but equally easy to renovate it. If you can splash out on a new suite, review the room’s layout and consider buying ecologically sound fittings such as dual-flush toilets and a low capacity bath to save on water bills. If you’re on a budget there are many ways to revive the smallest room without breaking the bank. Start with a ruthless declutter and clean everything thoroughly. Replacing or whitening grubby grout will instantly transform the room making it fresh and sparkling. Decant lotions and potions into attractive containers. Treat yourself to a new, co-ordinating range of towels, a stylish new cabinet, soap dishes and toothbrush holders for immediate elegance. New taps and shower fittings bring a new style to the room. So do new tiles and flooring; if you can’t afford to replace the floor a colourful rug will breathe new life into your bathroom. If your wall tiles are in good condition you can rejuvenate them by adding adhesive stickers or repainting them with special tile paint. Find a way of increasing storage space to keep the clutter at bay and enjoy your bathroom once again.

BISHOPBRIGGS GALLERY Exclusive Artwork & Bespoke Picture Framing

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0141 762 5466 www.briggs-gallery.co.uk Email: briggs.gallery@btconnect.com Huntershill Village, 100 Crowhill Road, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow G64 1RP

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P & N BATHROOMS ESTABLISHED 1988

SALES DESIGN   INSTALLATION

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9.30am - 5pm, Sat 10.30am - 5pm

ü Complete Design Service ü Supply & Installation ü Quality Bathroom Suites ü Wetroom Specialists ü Whirlpool Systems ü Showers & Cubicles ü Ceramic, Porcelain, & Travertine Tiles

WINTER SPECIALS Quadrant Shower Enclosure Was £669 NOW £299 (900 x 900mm including Stone Tray & Waste)

Combo Vanity Unit & Basin W/C Was £650 NOW

£375

Chrome Towel Rail (450 x 1120mm) Was £159 NOW

£79

Mixer Shower Bar Valve Was £199

NOW £99

CALL NOW ON 0141 772 8085 For a FREE Design Survey or visit us at 38/40 Kirkintilloch Rd, Bishopbriggs G64 2AL W: www.pandnbathrooms.co.uk E: info@pandnbathrooms.co.uk Online Store Now Available Don’t forget to say you saw their advert in the Bishopbriggs Directory


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REDISCOVER THE IMPROVED CERAMIC EXPERIENCE The Ceramic Experience is an award winning visitor attraction and ceramic painting studio, based in Southbank Business Park (near Sainbury’s), Kirkintilloch which is an ideal venue for painting fun for all ages. New owner Alison Stupart was formally a Structural Engineer but took a career break in 2006 to spend more time with her baby. She ran a local toddler group in Menstrie, Clackmannanshire and really enjoyed the interaction with the kids and their parents which inspired a career change to work with kids. Alison always took her daughter to branches of the Ceramic Experience to paint gift sets for grandparents and relatives and thought they were great friendly places for children and parents to interact by having both practical activities along with the soft play area after painting. When the Kirkintilloch franchise was up for sale, she jumped at the chance to buy it as her daughter had just started school, taking over the business on the 9th October 2010.

The store has had a complete revamp with all new brushes and specialist paints along with a huge new stock of pottery to paint including a great selection of animals for the kids. Alison goes on to tell us “Our studio is big, bright and child friendly which the kids all love, we specialise in making baby foot/hand imprints in clay and silver fingerprint keepsake jewellery. Handprint mugs, plates, baubles etc are great pressies for family and friends. Ceramics can either be painted in acrylic paints to take home immediately or underglaze paints which we glaze and fire to be collected in a few days.” They also cater for kids painting parties providing a full party package including activites, party bags, food and invitations. Gift vouchers are also available that can be used at any of our 9 branches, great for new parents or babies 1st birthdays.

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Tel: 0141 776 2100 www.theceramicexperience.com

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§ Employment Disputes § Discipline and Grievance Advice § Compromise Agreements § Discrimination Advice § Redundancy Advice § Employment Tribunal Representation RETAINER SERVICE Our retainer service provides your business with all the employment law advice and support you require at a fixed annual cost All aspects of Employment Law handled with care and expertise

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PUTTING ALIGNMENT IS KEY Do you feel like your putting stroke is perfect but you’re missing too many putts? Then you’re among the majority of golfers who don’t square the putter face perfectly at address; and if you’re not aiming where you think you are the chances of your ball finding the hole are greatly diminished. To increase your odds of squaring the putter face follow this easy routine. Once you’ve addressed the ball, stand up straight and extend your arms upward until the putter face is at eye level, then set it square (this works more effectively because your eyes tend to fall offline when you bend over at address) Maintain this grip and lower the putter back down to the ball; there’s your line . Once you’re properly aligned its then time to choose the line, and if you’re having problems in this area just remember these four basic facts: a.. The slower the green, the less a putt will break b.. The faster the green the more the putt will break c.. The more uphill the putt, the less it will break d.. The more downhill, the more the putt will break.

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It's Raining Pounds in aid of Bishopbriggs Charity for the Blind Spread some sunshine with

www.blindweatherlottery.co.uk Your chance to win up to £10,000!! Cue and Review - Print Speaking to the Blind - are promoting the Sunshine and Lightning lotteries to ensure that more blind and partially sighted people in the North Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire area can receive the talking newspaper service that they produce. To provide this service costs money and you can help. Each Sunshine Lottery Line costs you £1, we get 35% of all plays. So not only can you win between £2 and £10,000 but:– 1 play buys a cassette or cd for a blind listener. – 4 plays enable a yellow plastic postal wallet to be bought to send the cassette or cd around the country. The dedicated band of volunteers at 18 Crowhill Road in Bishopbriggs know your support can help more people access titles such as The Herald, Evening Times, Scottish Sun, Radio Times(Scotland), Inside Soap and a range of magazines. All for a membership fee of 70p per week. More information on titles and formats from 0141-563-0306. To advertise call Scott or Natalie on 0141 945 4210 or email: info@sbdirectory.co.uk


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Talking Newspapers and Magazines   Podcast Solutions For Your Business Or Event   Professional Radio Advert Production   Text-to-Audio Transcription   Customised Audio Solutions   Offices Available To Rent Bishopbriggs Media Centre 18 Crowhill Road Bishopbriggs, G64 1QY Tel:- 0141 563 0306 Email:- information@cueandreview.org.uk


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Recipe Five Spice Chicken with Soy and Honey Sauce Chinese five-spice paste is an aromatic blend of cinnamon, fennel, star anise, ginger and cloves. It’s great for adding an authentic Oriental flavour to meat, fish and poultry. You’ll find small jars of it in the herb and spice sections of most supermarkets. INGREDIENTS 4 chicken fillets with skin 10ml (2tsp) Chinese five-spice paste 10ml (2tsp) sunflower oil 60ml (4tbsp) light soy sauce 30ml (2tbsp) runny honey 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce 225g (8oz) hot cooked long grain rice, to serve Shredded spring onions and finely chopped red chilli, to garnish

METHOD Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas 5. Spread the five-spice paste over the skin of each chicken fillet and place in a foil-lined roasting tin. Drizzle over the oil and roast for 30-35 mins until the chicken is cooked through and the spice coated skin is lightly charred. Remove the chicken from the tin and cover and keep warm. Pour any juices from the roasting tin into a small pan and add the soy sauce and honey. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 4-5 mins until slightly thickened, Stir in the sweet chilli sauce. Slice each chicken fillet into 5 pieces and arrange on a bed of hot cooked rice. Garnish with the shredded spring onion. Serve the soy and honey sauce in small bowls, garnished with chopped red chilli. To advertise call Scott or Natalie on 0141 945 4210 or email: info@sbdirectory.co.uk


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Mobile Hair & Beauty Red Lipstick Nothing says sexy quite like red lipstick and the colour is as popular now as it has ever been. Although many women say they won’t wear it because it doesn’t suit them, it’s usually the rest of their makeup that is wrong.

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Firstly take it really easy on both eye makeup and blusher, otherwise you’ll risk looking like a clown. Don’t use eyeliner and take care that your mascara isn’t giving you an over the top false-eyelash effect. Dust your face with a blemish smoothing powder and your cheeks with a soft blush in a fairly neutral colour.

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Secondly not all reds are equal. Tone your lipstick choice to your complexion choosing a plum shade if you have pink tones or a warmer red-brown if you look more sallow. If you feel the red you’ve bought isn’t quite right, try blending in another lipstic you know does suit you so it’s nearer to your usual colours. Thirdly, don’t overdo it. Red lips, red clothes, red nails and red accessories will give you entirely the wrong sort of allure. The lips need to be the main feature and as far as practical everything else should be neutral. Fourthly, red lipstick does have a tendency to bleed so using lip liner or a lipstick sealer is a must. Finally, if you are older you’ll find that your lips are narrower than they once were and strong dark shades of red can accentuate that. If you had thin lips even in your youth, you might find that red really doesn’t work for you. If that is the case stick to a neutral lipstick but work on making more of your eyes, and use fluttering eyelashes instead of a pout to get the message to your Valentine. To advertise call Scott or Natalie on 0141 945 4210 or email: info@sbdirectory.co.uk


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Brian Flanigan

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Installs UK Ltd AIL Approve Phone Socket & Data Cable Installation, Repairs & Parts DOMESTIC & COMMERCIAL

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Gardening Crocuses

C r o c u s e s , l i k e H a m l e t ’s sorrows, come not as single spies, but in battalions. And stealthy battalions at that. One day, there is no sign of them, while the next they have popped up everywhere. Anyone who walks across a public park daily to get to work and suddenly, one morning, comes across a veritable carpet of plump Dutch crocuses, purple and yellow, will know what I mean. That jack-in-the-box character is only part of the fascination that crocuses have to offer us. For me, their appeal lies as much in the way they open their petals out when the sun warms them as in their colours. It may be a no-nonsense bio-chemical reaction to sunlight, but it is still reminds me of the way I feel like stretching my arms out to enjoy the February sunshine, so it always makes me smile. Nor is that all, for the styles (that is, stigmas and stalks inside the flowers) exhibit an intriguing variety of form, depending on the kind of crocus it is. I really enjoy going round the garden on a sunny day, peering into crocus flowers to observe the branching of the golden or red styles. In fact, this is one way that botanists identify different

species. The styles of the well-known springflowering Crocus chrysanthus, for example, are orange-red and divided into three, while those of Crocus sieberi are fringed. The styles of Crocus imperati are so divided that they look like masses of fine orange threads.

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The styles of the autumn-flowering Crocus sativus - believe it or not - provide the culinary spice and yellow dye that we know as saffron. It seems remarkable now that saffron was once commercially grown and harvested in this country; indeed, it was so important to the prosperity of one part of Essex that there is a town named after it Saffron Walden. It would be nice to think that such a benign industry could be resurrected, especially since saffron is the most expensive spice you can buy, but the summers would have to get a bit hotter and winters appreciably colder before it was viable again. And I rather doubt you could get people to pick the flowers. It would be back-breaking work, which we would not appreciate; after all, it takes 100,000 flowers to make just a kilo of dried culinary saffron and the harvest has to be done very quickly.

was also used in medicine. Indeed, there is some recent evidence that it has anti-cancer properties. What really tickles me about the crocus is that it is one of the few plants which can correct my shortcomings as a gardener. It has the capacity to draw itself down to the right place in the soil, using what are called ‘contractile’ roots. So even if I get the planting depth wrong, the crocus ends up in the right place in the end. Indeed, I really don’t see how further evolution could possibly improve on the crocus. Except perhaps to make the bulbs taste unpleasant to mice and squirrels. Yes, and make the flowers more weatherproof in February, provided it did not detract from their unique beauty.

Crocus sativus is grown for profit in central Spain, Iran, Greece and Kashmir and has been cultivated for more than 3,000 years. As well as its culinary use, it is a textile dye and also in the past

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General Junk

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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.

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

To book a General Junk Collection

Office Junk: Whatever the reason, General Junk provides a fast, efficient and professional service tailored to your

freephone 0500 436 3725

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General Junk

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life less wasteful

THE waste collection and rubbish removal service

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.

U name it WE clear it House Office Garden Trade Garages Single items to full clearances

Fully Licensed Fully Insured Uniformed Staff One Dedicated Service One FREE call 0500 436 3725 Mob 07812 596 639

Whenever possible we aim to recycle uplifted junk. SEPA licence no. sco/046093

To book a collection FREEPHONE 0500 436 3725 www.generaljunk.co.uk Don’t forget to say you saw their advert in the Bishopbriggs Directory


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