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BISHOPBRIGGS

DRAINAGE   PATIO DESIGN   FENCING   DRIVEWAY LIGHTING FOR YOUR FREE WRITTEN QUOTATION AND EXTENSIVE LIST OF PREVIOUS JOBS FOR YOU TO INSPECT (All In Bishopbriggs) CALL BRIAN ON:

0141 586 2994 07751 824 243 Email: brian.rule1@live.co.uk To advertise call Scott or Natalie on 0141 945 4210 or email: info@sbdirectory.co.uk


WELCOME CONTENTS We celebrated our 6th year anniversary in the last issue and continuing on from that we would like to thank all of our readers for their support and making us now firmly established within the community. Also the advertisers themselves for continuing to support this magazine as they find it one of the most cost effective ways to gain new business. We still have a lot of our advertisers who started with us back at the start which proves it must work for them! This issue has all our usual features along with a preview of the Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival on page 30 and also with the preparation of the kids going back to school we have an article on page 60. We hope you enjoy reading this issue and once again please mention the directory when using any of the advertisers and if you have any suggestions for subjects you would like covered please drop us a line.

Until the next issue!

Scott & Natalie

Bishopbriggs Directory Bearsden & Milngavie Directory Tel: 0141 945 4210 Email: info@sbdirectory.co.uk

USEFUL PHONE NUMBERS

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MUSIC REVIEW

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CINEMA: TRANSFORMERS

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BOOKS TO KEEP THE KIDS BUSY

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TRAVEL: MACHU PICCHU

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TECH GUIDE: TRANSFORMING APS

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INTERIORS: DECORATING A CONSERVATORY

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MOTORS: NISSAN LEAF

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LIVING: SHOPPING FOR SCHOOL

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RECIPE: PICNIC LOAF

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GARDENING: WILDLIFE

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PUZZLES: CROSSWORD SUDOKO

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

0800 111 999 0845 601 8855 0845 2727 999 0800 555 111 08454 242424 0141 201 3000 0141 207 5800

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

0870 608 2608 0845 601 5929 08457 484 950 0844 481 5555 0871 223 0700

Doctors Auchinairn Medical Practice Springfield Medical Practice

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Local Schools Bishopbriggs Academy Turnbull High Auchinairn Primary Balmuildy Primary Meadowburn Primary St Helens Primary St Mathews Primary Wester Cleddens Primary Woodhill Primary

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Glasgow City Council General Enquires Cleansing Road & Light Faults Housing Repairs

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MUSIC NEW RELEASES

Kasabian - Velociraptor The band are set to make a comeback with their fourth album, which will be released in September. Kasabian's new single, Switchblade Smiles, is currently streaming on the band's website and guitarist Serge Pizzorno recently explained that the single was inspired by an interview of Morgan Freeman from the '50s that he had once watched. There is also a love song in there, Goodbye Kiss, which is a heartbreaker. Singer Tom Meighan said “A lot of people are going to break up to it and probably get married to it."

Red Hot Chili Peppers - I’m With You Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers will release their upcoming tenth studio album, I'm With You. This will be the first album to feature new guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, containing14 brand new tracks from the 'Californication' group. Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea recently revealed that the group's new sound is "very dynamic", explaining that the material covers a "Wide range of emotions". The album's first single, "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie," is a hard-pop spin on classic Chili Peppers funk, with a creeping bass line and a marching-disco rhythm in the chorus reminiscent of the late-Seventies Rolling Stones.

Example - Playing in theShadows It has been a killer year for Example who has well and truly branded 2011 his own. 'Changed The Way You Kiss Me' held the No.1 position in the UK charts for 2 weeks beating rock giants Coldplay to the top and selling in excess of 350K copies, now certified silver and ranked as one of the biggest selling singles of the year. The album features production from the biggest and most credible names in dance music today – Chase & Status, Nero, Michael Woods, Skream and Faithless. He also bagged one of the biggest hype tracks of 2011 with the demon Skream collaboration 'Shot Yourself in the Foot Again' which received over 3.5 million YouTube views and climbed to No1 on HypeMachine and became a viral hit across the world. His new single 'Stay Awake' out 28th August is produced by dubstep lords Nero and is set to be another huge dance anthem. To advertise call Scott or Natalie on 0141 945 4210 or email: info@sbdirectory.co.uk


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AT THE CINEMA TRANSFORMERS - DARK OF THE MOON

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Frances McDormand, Josh Duhamel, John Malkovich, Leonard Nimoy, Rosie Huntingdon-Whitely Director: Michael Bay Rating: 12A “Third time's a charm" doesn't necessarily ring true for film franchises and that's certainly the case here in the third outing of the Transformers as a Cybertronian ship crashes on the moon in the 60s, setting into motion the Space Race. The Americans, naturally, get to the wreckage first and remove some strange pillars from the ship. Back in the present day, Sam (LaBeouf) and his girlfriend (Huntingon-Whitley - no Megan Fox this time around) find themselves caught up in a fight between the Autobots and the Deceptions as both try to find the Cybertronian ship on the moon to loot it for its remaining contents, which include Sentinel Prime (Nimoy), who issues a stark warning to Sam never to let the Autobots

get their hands on the mysterious pillars. And as far as the plot goes, that's really about it. That won't bother you much if all you're after is 157 minutes of warring robots, and to be fair there are a few good action scenes - mid-air transformations, sliced-inhalf skyscrapers, etc. Impressive special effects abound and for good measure there's even the addition of a bit of 3D, in which Huntingdon-Whitley definitely gives Megan Fox a run for her money despite some laughably bad acting elsewhere. Nimoy was also a good choice for Sentinel Prime, even if his casting does give rise to a multitude of over-done Star Trek nods. But none of that can make up for the film's pitfalls - if you care about clever humour, tension, excitement and character development, you won't find it here. Vaguely entertaining, but ultimately robotic.

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BOOKS TO KEEP THE KIDS BUSY As the summer holidays stretch out, you’ll need plenty up your sleeve to keep the kids busy. Here’s a selection of books that’ll keep them entertained (and away from the TV/DS/Wii).

How to make Stonehenge out of Biscuits by Tracey Turner and Clive Goddard A brilliantly creative assembly of ideas to keep the little ones out of mischief, not just through the summer, but every day of the year. From fun activities such as making invisible ink to more educational challenges such as the Kings and Queens quiz.

A Year without Autumn by Liz Kessler This new title is a compelling read for girls aged 9+, managing to be heart-felt and humorous at the same time. Jenni Green finds herself travelling one year ahead in time only to discover that tragedy has struck and everything has changed for her friend Autumn. But can she travel back and change what lies ahead? A beautifully written title that’s sure to be a favourite.

1001 Holiday Things to Spot by Hazel Maskell and Teri Gower This title features a number of holiday scenes including the airport, the sea, a theme park ride or the mountains. Each page is incredibly detailed and is packed full of things for children to find within the picture. A great way to familiarise children with places before you arrive and the perfect lead-up to eye-spy!

Ivan the Terrible by Anne Fine This brilliantly illustrated book is about Boris who takes on the role of interpreter for Ivan, his new Russian classmate at school. Using the communication barrier and Ivan’s constant requirement for rude and worrying translations, Anne Fine incorporates start-to-finish laughs, making this a fantastically naughty and perfect read for boys.

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Customised furniture Clever Storage Solutions Entertainment & AV units Bookcases Bespoke vanity units Window seats and shutters Woodwork restoration Upcycle existing pieces Contact us today for a no obligation quote

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TRAVEL MACHU PICCHU - LOST CITY OF THE INCAS

Led by a local lad, American explorer Hiram Bingham first set eyes on Machu Picchu in 1911, an exhilarating moment still shared today by the daily quota of 21st century visitors. Some arrive on foot on the old Inca trail, others by special bus from the valley but all are equally awestruck when the city is finally revealed in its splendid isolation. At over 8000 feet, high above the roaring Urubamba river, Machu Picchu sits on a saddle in jungle-clad mountains, enclosed by cliffs plunging 1500 feet into a precipitous gorge and in the distance, the glistening ridges and glaciers of the High Andes. The city was built in the 15th century, most likely for Pachacutec, the greatest of all Inca emperors, but mysteriously abandoned within a hundred years. Fortunately the

Spanish invaders never discovered it and framed by its green iconic peaks, it was preserved, now a UNESCO site for posterity. It’s a steep climb up Huayna, the main peak, but even if you don’t reach the top, the view is stunning, mountains rising all around and the lost city spreading at your feet, outlined like an Andean condor. Imagine over 100 flights of steps, a festival square, farming terraces cut into the slopes, irrigated by sacred springs, and 140 Inca buildings with dry stone walls, rounded corners and tapering frames designed to withstand earthquakes. There were royal and sacred grounds and residential quarters, home to potters, stone masons and weavers. All worked for the nobility and their priests in exchange for protection in this world and the next.

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The sun is blisteringly hot, the path rough and the steps them was the Sun God, at the heart of farming cycles high but wandering through the maze of alleyways is and religious rituals. The Temple of the Sun has a full of wonders; here the watchman’s hut at the highest semi-circular tower where on the solstice, the first rays point, there the sacred stone, shaped like the mountain of the sun are in perfect alignment with the altar. It’s no behind it to draw wonder Machu positive energy, the Picchu has a special Temple of the Condor aura in the early where rocks are morning when there’s carved like the bird in time to sit and stare full flight or the House and only the dawn of the Mortars where chorus disturbs the small basins were peace. It’s bitterly filled with water to cold, crowds are few catch the stars. You and as the peaks can explore the ruins slowly creep out of of the Royal Palace, the shadows, the protected by a 30 ritual stone of t o n n e d o o r, t h e Intihuatana begins to Princess House, the glow, marking the Main Temple with a spot where on the Temple of the Condor small stone chiselled with 32 angles (though no one shortest day of the year, the Incas would ‘tie up the sun’ knows why) and the Temple of the Three Windows for fear it may not come back. Llamas graze by the symbolising the three worlds of Andean cosmology. gate, orchids shed the morning dew and you can almost see the Virgins of the Sun shuffling along the The Incas worshipped many gods - mountains, old Inca walls. lightning, rainbow, earth, moon - but most important to

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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.

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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

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Fiona & Stephen Unit 7 Huntershill Village 100 Crowhill Road Bishopbriggs Tel: 07973 84 34 32 Opening Hours: Tues - Fri 9.30am - 5pm Sat 9am - 3pm

We stock organic shampoo, conditioner & styling products

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TECH GUIDE TRANSFORMING APS IAsus Eee Pad Transformer (pictured here). At first glance it looks like any tablet computer: it’s the size of an iPad, runs Google’s Android operating system and does everything you’d expect a cutting-edge tablet computer to do. But if you’re willing to add another £50 to its £379 price, the Transformer will happily turn itself into a laptop. The optional keyboard dock is enormously clever, and not just because it gives you proper keys to type on. There’s a second battery in there, which you can use to top-up the Transformer’s own battery or obtain longer battery life. Attaching the dock gives you another 6.5 hours of useful working time, making the Transformer a capable netbook as well as a great tablet. If you don’t need the extra power, Asus also makes another transforming device: the Slider, a tablet with a full-sized slide-out keyboard. Asus isn’t the only firm thinking that tablets could double as laptops. There’s a wide range of iPad addons, including the impressive Zagg Keyboard Case. £80 will buy an aircraft-grade aluminium case that doubles as an iPad stand and proper keyboard. It’s more comfortable for prolonged typing than the onscreen keyboard and it keeps your tablet safe too. With smartphones getting more powerful by the month, many models now rival laptops in their sheer processing power - so why not turn them into laptops too? That’s what Motorola decided to do with its Atrix. On its own, the Atrix is a powerful dual-core Android smartphone; team it up with the innovative Lapdock (pictured here) and it becomes a laptop. The laptop is essentially a laptop without the brains: its familiar case includes a normal keyboard, trackpad and screen, but there’s no computer inside. That’s where your phone comes in:

there’s a slot behind the screen where you park your Atrix, connecting it to the keyboard and screen and turning your phone into a credible netbook. If you’d rather put the phone at the centre of your home entertainment system, around £30 buys the multimedia dock for easy connections to monitors, flat-screen TVs and external peripherals, again, enabling you to make your Atrix resemble a traditional computer. There are two problems with the Atrix’s Lapdock, though. The first is the price. At the time of writing it’s being offered online for £250-£350. The second is that the Atrix’s Android operating system wasn’t really designed to work on a desktop or laptop computer. The Asus Eee Transformer suffers from this too, but not as badly: its newer version of Android, Honeycomb, was specifically designed for use on big screens. Previous versions were designed for small mobile phone screens. So is the transforming trend something you should embrace? If you fancy a tablet but like to do some typing, the Eee Pad Transformer is an excellent option and it’s priced competitively too. The Atrix is more of a niche product, though: while the phone itself is often free on reasonably priced contracts, the Lapdock is a fairly pricey add-on. New devices will appear soon, we’re sure: Asus is struggling to keep up with the demand for its Transformer, and where there’s a hit there’s usually a whole bunch of me-too machines following suit.

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Belltec B.S.S

Belltec Security Systems Ltd Intruder Alarms

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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.

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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

Brian Flanigan Painter & Decorator Established 1985

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Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival 5/6 August 2011, Beauly, Inverness-shire The quirky Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival is set to unravel in the Scottish Highlands for its eighth edition in August 2011. The non-corporate and family-friendly festival is widely renowned for maintaining the feel of the early festivals of the 60s and 70s and sticking closely to its Scottish heritage with traditional ceilidh music held on the Thursday. With five stages and a lo-fi approach, Belladrum offers a great mix of local and international artists, and is guaranteed to have something to your taste. Twin Scots rock legends Texas and Deacon Blue will headline this year. For Deacon Blue, the occasion will mark the first Scottish festival they have played. Ricky Ross of Deacon Blue, who have sold six million albums worldwide, said: Were very excited to be playing our first Festival in Scotland - ever! If we have played one before it's so lost in the mists of time that we've forgotten. We’re particularly pleased to be playing in The Highlands in the summertime. Also announced for Bella are: the Brit-nominated, million selling singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner; Frank Turner, exponent of passionate folk/ punk; fast-rising Scots indie band Admiral Fallow; indie rock quartet Little Comets; up-and-coming alt-folk Dry The River who mix americana, gospel and indie rock; The Webb Sisters, otherwise known as the legendary Leonard Cohens backing singers; Australian blues singer-songwriter CW Stoneking; Celtic rock fusion band Skerryvore from the island of Tiree; Highland artiste James Mackenzie & The Aquascene; blues country rockers Cousti; and glam trash punks Diddums. Fast-rising Scots indie band Kassidy have stepped in to replace Frightened Rabbit as Saturday headliners on the Hothouse Stage. Also added to the Bella bill are the Brit, Mercury and NME awards nominated Guillemots featuring Fyfe Dangerfield; Idlewilds Roddy Woomble who headlines the Black Isle Brewery Grassroots Stage on the Saturday; Fast Rising Highland Star Rachel Sermanni; there is electronic beats from Unicorn Kid; Aberdeen indie band The Xcerts; 2 piece noisemongers Bronto Skylift. The Belladrum Tartan Heart festival is a firm favourite on the festival calendar, with a loyal fan following who return year on year and who made this year the quickest sell out to date. To advertise call Scott or Natalie on 0141 945 4210 or email: info@sbdirectory.co.uk


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The Listening Post Hearing Matters Advice Column I am delighted to announce the launch of a local hearing care service in Bishopbriggs, within the practice of Hughes and Thomson Opthalmic Opticians. We are also starting this advice column which will appear in future issues of the directory. My first advice is to be hearing aware. Some nine million people in UK are deaf or hard of hearing and only a fraction of this number take positive action. Sometimes the progress of the hearing loss is so slow that the sufferer isn’t even aware of its onset.        

Do you often ask people to repeat themselves? Do you find you need the TV turned up louder than others find comfortable? Do you have trouble hearing in a café, pub or restaurant? Do you often comment that it would be okay If only people wouldn’t mumble?

If you answer yes to any of these you may be experiencing the onset of hearing loss. If you suspect that this is the case for you or for a member of your family I would advise you to have a screening test at our new practice, this would take only a few minutes and is free of charge. It includes a physical examination of your ear, which could point out a the simple fact that it may just be ear wax. Thank you for reading the first advice column, I hope you found it helpful. For further service please see the details on our advert below.

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INTERIORS DECORATING A CONSERVATORY A conservatory extends summer through to winter and creates the perfect link between the house and the garden. But how do you ensure that this is a truly versatile room, one that’s useable all year round and that suits your look and your lifestyle? Katherine Sorrell looks at ways to make your conservatory a space that’s functional, beautiful and great to be in. Building a conservatory is one of the most popular home improvements. But aside from the question of whether it will add value to your property, will it add value to your life? A good place to start is with the overall colour scheme. By painting the walls the same colour as the adjacent room, you’ll ensure that the conservatory really feels like part of your home, rather than a last-minute addition. Use the floor, too, as a bridge between the conservatory and the house. Tiled, slate, stone and terracotta floors are beautiful but tend to be rather cold and hard underfoot, so it would be a great idea to scatter one or two rugs to add instant warmth and character, perhaps in a colour used in the next room so as to create a visual link. With the background colours, textures and patterns established, it’s time to consider the key pieces of furniture probably a comfortable sofa and some armchairs, perhaps a dining table and chairs and soft furnishings. Many people choose rattan furniture for a conservatory, and it can look fabulous, adding a touch of exotic, Far Eastern style to the room. To emphasise this look, accessorise with wooden boxes with large brass handles (handy for coffee tables), woven baskets, carved-stone buddhas or elephants, paper lanterns and carved-wood mirrors.

For blinds, cushions and throws, choose fabrics in sand, mustard, deep red, orange and earthy brown. Alternatively, you could aim for a cool, New England look by teaming white-painted rattan with cottons and linens in plains and checks, tongue-and-groove cabinetry and simple floor and table lamps with pale fabric shades. Or go for a soft, country look by adding chintzy cushions, painted ceramics, botanical prints, delicate chandeliers and vases of informally arranged flowers. Another favourite in a conservatory is metal furniture, though it’s best to avoid chairs and tables specifically designed for the garden, as they can look unsophisticated and clumsy; instead, opt for curly, decorative metalwork, which looks really pretty, especially painted in a soft pastel colour. Team with toile de Jouy fabrics, old metal café signs, oversized chocolate mugs, painted wall clocks and enamelware with French lettering for a conservatory à la Francais.

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For a more contemporary effect, faux wicker furniture (for both inside and out) now comes in all sorts of vivid colours and surprisingly sculptural shapes, while hightech fabrics, which resist staining and fading and are water-resistant, allow you to include upholstered furniture so you could go for long and lean sofas, or European-inspired, modular forms. The finishing touches for this look should be sleek, chic and minimal an oversized floor lamp, perhaps; a piece or two in acrylic (maybe a curved coffee table or a dining chair), a modern chandelier and maybe some framed blackand-white photographs. And there you have it: glamorous or laid back, traditional or modern, the decoration of your conservatory can reflect your personal style and really make this room an integral part of your home.

of the floor and covered with decorative grilles. In the summer months, your main consideration will be to keep the conservatory cool enough to be pleasant to sit in. As well as opening windows and vents, you can provide a cool waft of air with a central ceiling fan, and block dazzling sunlight with blinds, which will control the heat in the summer and insulate in the winter. Choose from pleated, roller or roman blinds, vertical and Venetians, wood-weave or simple calico, in colours to suit your décor.

Use your conservatory all year round Heating is essential if you plan to use your conservatory in winter, and this is something that’s ideally considered at the planning stage though a retrofit is always possible. The options are simply to extend your current central heating to the conservatory, placing radiators against the dwarf walls, or to fit underfloor heating, in the form of either warm-water pipes or electric cables. Some systems use convectors, set under the perimeter

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Don’t bin your old blinds! Blind Cleaning - Not the first thing that pops into your head when thinking about giving your home a makeover or a deep clean, but the service and standard of finish offered by local company KleanKwikBlinds, is second to none, transforming your drab and dreary blinds back to their former glory! The company is owned and operated by local family guy Dougie Stevenson who prides himself on the quality service that he offers his valued customers enabling him to proudly say that business is now booming. Dougie tells us “It's important to keep your blinds clean and well maintained for a number of reasons - Clean window blinds not only look better, enhancing the overall appearance of your home or office but by not carrying household dust they can be better for your health. Regular cleaning of your blinds will ensure they last longer and so reduce the need for replacement blinds.” The aim for KleanKwikBlinds is to provide the best window blind cleaning service in the Glasgow area. Dougie goes on to tell us “Our existing customers love the SAME DAY service that we provide throughout Glasgow, this includes both commercial blinds and domestic blind cleaning.” The same day blind cleaning service is suitable for both commercial and domestic blind cleaning. Remember, the more you look after your blinds, the longer they will last, and the more money you will save in the long-term. Before you “trash” your expensive window or conservatory blinds, contact KleanKwikBinds as they may be able to fully repair and clean your blinds, breathing a fresh breath of life into your tired blinds, saving you money and making your home or office a brighter more enjoyable place to be! Dougie and his team also offer a full range of NEW window blinds should you decide to replace your old blinds. They will also fit the blinds to your requirements.

Testimonials “I have used KleanKwikBlinds for several different reasons over the last couple of years. Not only for blind cleaning but also supplying new blinds as well. I can only say I have been delighted with the service overall and the friendly attitude that was offered by Dougie 'the owner' meant that I had no hesitation in recommending his company to several of my friends!” Tracey Sirel - Director Northern Forklift (Scotland) Ltd “Great service. Six blinds cleaned and returned in a matter of hours. Blinds returned like new. Saved us a fortune in replacements. Thanks for your wonderful service Dougie. I would have no hesitation in using your company again.” Callum and Amanda, Renfrew.

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By Daryn Cochrane PGA Professional Esporta Dougalston

GOLF TIP The Short Game - Target Your Weaknesses

Complete these tests, pinpoint your problem area (for example, only one in ten shots into the circle from the bunker) then book a coaching session with me to work on improving this weak aspect of your game. Just watch your scores drop. Pitching Set up or identify three target circles, each with a fiveyard radius, at 30, 40 and 50 yards. Hit ten pitches, alternating randomly between the targets and score how many land within the intended circle. Bunkers Set up or identify three target circles, each with a fiveyard radius, at ten, 15 and 20 yards. Hit ten bunker shots, alternating randomly between the targets and score how many finish within the intended circle. Chipping Set up or identify three target circles, each with a six-

feet radius, at 15, 20 and 25 yards. Hit ten chip and runs, alternating randomly between targets and score how many finish inside the intended circle. Holing out Set ten balls around a hole on a small slope about four feet from the hole. Score how many putts you hole out of ten. Distance control Set up or identify three target semi-circles, each with a four-feet radius, behind the hole at 20, 30 and 40 feet. Hit ten putts, alternating randomly between targets and score how many finish beyond the hole but within the intended semi-circle. For any further help with your game, you can call me on 0141 956 6161, email me at golfinghouse@btconnect.com or pop into my shop at Esporta Milngavie. Have a fabulous golfing month!

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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.

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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MOTORS NISSAN LEAF

It’s the first five-seater mass-produced electric car, but James Baggott finds out the Leaf isn’t for everybody What is it? Nissan would have you believe it’s revolutionary. It’s the first five-seater, all-electric car in production, producing zero emissions and costing just £2 to ‘fill up’. The benefits don’t end there either. Buyers enjoy zero road tax and company car drivers won’t be clobbered by any Benefit in Kind. That means someone driving a 1.6-litre diesel Ford Focus, paying £4,000 company car tax per year, would see that amount back in their pay packets. What’s under the bonnet?

What’s the spec like? Nissan made little noise about spec on the launch, concentrating more on the technology, but customers will be pleased to hear there’s lots to entertain. Headliners include sat nav and reversing camera as standard, as well as central locking, alloys, climate control, a CD player and electric windows and mirrors. The only option is a solar panel on the spoiler that tops up the 12v battery. That costs £250.

A big fat electric motor. Flip the catch, show any non petrol-head the unit and most will be convinced it’s a standard engine to the uninitiated it certainly looks that way. It’s the fat power cables that give the game away. That motor produces 108bhp but it’s the big dollop of 280Nm of torque, available immediately, which really makes the difference. That’s equivalent to a Porsche Boxster and certainly makes the Leaf feel sprightly enough.

What’s it like to drive? Nissan says the Leaf’s range is 109 miles and has calculated 95 per cent of daily car travel is less than 25 miles and the average journey is 8.5 miles. There are two power modes, a normal and an eco. In eco, power is seriously reduced but the range improved and in normal the Leaf is surprisingly swift. What’s immediately apparent is how quiet the car is and how well it rides over bumps - you forget very quickly you’re

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What does the press think of it? Autoblog said the Leaf could possibly be the most impressive car it has driven all year. The Green Car Website loved it and said owners would claw back the higher purchase price with lower running costs. Autocar also said that despite the ‘real world range’ being only about 80 miles it was ‘easy to see its huge potential as a comfortable and practical school run car’. What do we think of it? We like it a lot, but the 26 dealers currently selling it will need to heed the maker’s advice and ensure the right buyers are snapping them up. It’s true that at £25,990, with the government’s £5,000 grant thrown in, the Leaf looks expensive but we’d liken it to a new Apple Mac: It might do the same thing as a normal computer, but knowing you’re at the forefront of technology and slightly wacky-cool for owning it, will make that extra cash worth spending. Selling Points 1. £1 will take you 73 miles in a Focus diesel £1 is good for 11 miles 2. On a PCP (most popular buying method) it costs £399 per month

3. Company car drivers will pay no Benefit in Kind Deal Clincher You can fuel it at home for just £2 a fill up

Nissan Leaf Price: £25,990 (including £5,000 government grant) Engine: electric motor Power: 107bhp, 280Nm Max speed: 90mph 0-60mph: 11.9s MPG: 109mile range Emissions: 0g/km Residual values (three years): 37 per cent

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Jo Jingles is Here! Jo Jingles in now established as the UK's leading provider of structured and interactive music and movement classes for babies and young children.

Jo Jingles is a happy little fellow all dressed in red and yellow. He loves to stimulate young minds and teach children to:

The classes are carefully structured and each week we introduce educational themes i.e. colours, shapes, numbers, animals using well-known nursery rhymes and action songs. Children have "hands-on" experience with at least two percussion instruments e.g. drums, tambourine, bells and they get to join in with 'little Jo' who is always ready with the actions. He also knows over 1000 songs, some familiar and others that are unique to Jo Jingles.

♫ To p l a y p e r c u s s i o n i n s t r u m e n t s expressively. ♫ To sing songs. ♫ To hold a tune. ♫ To find the rhythm to move and dance to. ♫ To make new friends. Jo Jingles is celebrating it's 15th year this year. To celebrate this milestone I would like to offer a free CD to all those new to Jo Jingles who sign up for a block of classes.

Little Jo

Our experienced presenters run classes in a friendly and informal manner so you can be safe in the knowledge that your child, and maybe you too will learn about music in a stimulating and secure environment.

A new "Jingle Babies" class is now available at the Milngavie classes. This class is for babies from 3 months to 1 year. For a limited time babies under 6 months are free. Please mention the directory when booking your Jo Jingles session.

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07803 987532 Email: alison@funkydanceparties.co.uk www.funkydanceparties.co.uk RSA Qualified Fitness Instructor Diploma Dance & Mum! Public Liability Insurance & Disclosure Scotland

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Anne’s Sewing Room

All types of sewing alterations carried out

A bespoke service in all manner of sewing ...

Curtains   Pelmets   Bedding   Soft Furnishings   Small Upholstery   Clothing   Roman Blinds Can collect & deliver for a small fee

Tel: 0141 563 3072 or 07850 346 171 www,annessewingroom.co.nr

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KENMURE FLOORING & CARPETS The Carpet & Flooring Specialists

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 Don’t forget to say you saw their advert in the Bishopbriggs Directory


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James Brown decor PAINTING & DECORATING

Private & Commercial Interior & Exterior Paper Hanging Property Maintenance & Repair FREE Estimates Insurance Work Welcome T: 0141 762 9499 / M: 0793 238 2751 1 Miller Close, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow G64 1FE E: james@browndecor.orangehome.co.uk

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Plumbing and Heating Services Fast Local Service - 24hr Emergency

Central Heating Installations   Bathroom Design & Installations

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The home building & extension specialist All Trades Building & Joinery Contractor — Full Service from Design to Completion — New Build & Renovations — Extensions & Conversions

Small Building Works — Garden Walls & Porches — Garages & Driveways — Timber Decking

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Howdens Joinery (Kirkintilloch) is celebrating its 10th birthday and have added new displays to their newly designed showroom, showing off their latest design ideas to the public. Howdens Joinery is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of kitchen and joinery products, supplying local authorities and social housing providers, as well as the private sector, offering a range of kitchens and joinery products specifically designed to meet the needs of modern living; complete with a full range of accessories, built-in and freestanding appliances, work surfaces, sinks and taps. Their aim is to offer a unique design service coupled with value for money and good old fashioned customer service. With a network of over 490 local depots around the country and because they are local, your trade professional can collect exactly what he needs when he needs it to create your dream home so no inconvenience of long delivery dates. The major

benefit of purchasing a kitchen from Howdens is that all cabinets come rigid built - i.e. not flat packed therefore saving time and money on installation. If you don’t already have a tradesman in mind, Howdens can put you in touch with a local tradesman in your area who will be happy to get your dream kitchen installed or Howdens will be happy to invite your chosen trade professional to open an account. Store manager Chris goes on to tell us “We pride ourselves on the creativity of our kitchen designers and their ability to bring out the best in our clients ideas. The skills and knowledge available to us in our workshop means we can bring the most imaginative or complicated fitted kitchen to life, offering a completely bespoke service from planning your kitchen from scratch.” He continues “We offer a prices to suit every taste and budget, which are competitive with the large DIY outlets.” Howdens also have over 80 door styles to choose from including internal, external, French and garage doors along with a wide range of quality joinery products. Pop along to the showroom to see for yourself the products on offer and have a chat with one of their knowledgeable staff who will only be happy to help.

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Quality Bespoke Kitchens at prices to surprise you

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FREE PLAN & DESIGN SERVICE Offering the highest standards and latest innovations in kitchen design with quality furniture and state of the art kitchen appliances.

SHOWROOM OPEN: MON - FRI 8AM - 5PM SAT 9AM - NOON

Tel: 0141 776 5672 www.howdens.com

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John Fullerton Painters & Decorators All aspects of Interior and Exterior Painting & Decorating

Private House Decorating Commercial Contracts Experienced Paper Hanger No Obligation Estimates Full Professional Service

Tel: 0141 563 6432 Mob: 07974 839 904 10 Marchmont Gardens, Bishopbriggs

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LIVING

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SHOPPING FOR SCHOOL

August, and it’s back to school time. And it’s every August that we’re reminded of the brutal truth that children grow. During the course of the school year you sort of become used to the fact that the hems of his trousers are gradually creeping further and further up his calf, that the toes of his trainers are getting lumpier and lumpier, that his midriff is no longer reliably covered by the evershortening tails of his school shirt. But as the school holidays draw gratefully to a close you realise with a jolt that his uniform is no longer even decent, and that he needs a whole new set of schmutter. This is even more of a jolt if you have a daughter you can’t send her back to school looking like

a low-rent Britney Spears - and so August becomes the Month of the Ordeal of Shopping for School. This used to be the one time of year when Good Old Woolie’s was indeed a Wonder. It sold not only the necessary clobber but also the new geometry set and calculator and ring-binders and all the other bits and pieces that seemed to need replacing every time they had to go back to school. Now I have found other shops that obligingly provide under one roof the same cornucopia of education-related items that Woolworth used to do, but the shock of the loss of Woolie’s jerked me out of my habituated take-it-for-granted complacency and I found myself becoming increasingly enraged by the need to source an entire suite of new stuff every year.

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Nevertheless, kids grow; and as a parent you’re faced with two choices every time August comes round: either buy cheap stuff that may or may not last the year, or buy expensive stuff that they’re going to grow out of well before it wears out. The former is the obvious choice and if, by the time July rolls round, they look like junior Worzel Gummidges well, they won’t have to put up with it for long. But something inside me says that the cheap stuff is lovingly hand-stitched by six-year-olds in Indonesian sweatshops for 10p a day plus a handful of rice on alternate Thursdays, and my conscience just won’t let me do it. So I go for the nice stuff, and drain the bitter cup of resentful fury at having to ditch perfectly good clobber every July and replace it in August. . Now, though, a new initiative is off the ground in my home town. It’s called BootXchange, and it’s a simple trade-in system: you hand in last year’s slightly worn but still perfectly good high-end brand-name sports shoes plus a £5 administration fee, and in return you receive the hand-me-downs from the next generation up. They’ve only been worn once a week for 20 or 30 weeks and, being quality gear, they still have at least two

seasons wear in them. Voila new boots for a fiver. This is a good scheme and should be expanded to other school clothing. Actually, you can hand in the kids’ outgrown sweatshirts and stuff and they will indeed be passed on to the less well-off kids whose folks can’t afford new. At present there’s a stigma attached to second-hand clothes but now we’re all poor, our attitudes should change and we should see it as straightforward and indeed praiseworthy August thrift. In fact I propose to take it a step further. Now I’ve reached a certain age I’m going to start a TrouserXchange scheme, where I can hand in my desperately-clinging-on-to-youth jeans and accept instead a couple of pairs of the high-waist cavalry twill slacks that are appropriate to my years. Oh, and I’ll be exchanging all my Ben Sherman polo shirts for a drawer full of cardies.

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Helping Hands On Hand Ltd

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AUDITECHNIKCENTRE

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 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, so you can be confident that both you and your vehicle are in safe hands. 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 “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. By keeping your service book up-to-date you will retain a better resale value when you come to sell your vehicle.” 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 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. 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. When it comes to increasing the performance of your VW group car, then Audi Technik is a great place to start. 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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GARTSHORE CONSTRUCTION Joiners & Builders

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ADD GLASS SIDES TO YOUR CANOPY From £75 per side

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Your FULL COLOUR advert here £115 for 4 months Delivered to 12,500 homes throughout Bishopbriggs, Robroyston, Torrance, Auchinairn & Colston

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TERESA’S

BARBER SHOP Teresa & Stevie’s Barber Shop 20 Crowhill Road Bishopbriggs Glasgow G64 1QY

OPENING TIMES Mon: 9am - 6pm Tue: 9am - 6pm Wed: 9am - 2pm Thur: 9am - 6.30pm Fri: 9am - 6pm Sat: 9am - 4pm

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Dial A Tan

Mobile Spray Tan in the Comfort of your own home

Full body spray tan only £15 per person We also cater for mobile spray tan party’s Why not have a few friends round for a spray tan party and get yours FREE? (party of 5 people or more)

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GARDENING WILDLIFE

By Pipa Greenwood

I’m the first to say that a garden consisting of only plants is a lost opportunity. No, I’m not suggesting you cram your garden full of too much paving, decking, shingle or other hardware (and that includes well-dressed meerkats!) but as well as plants, you should encourage plenty of wildlife. Everyone has their favourites and some may even find some forms of wildlife less-than-appealing, but there’s no doubt that having wildlife in and around your plot will add an extra and very appealing dimension... literally bringing your garden to life. Anything you do to encourage wildlife is worthwhile, but here are my top ten suggestions: Slugs and snails When you use those little blue slug pellets there is plenty of evidence to suggest that you’re also endangering wildlife such as hedgehogs and birds. Use biological controls, organic slug deterrents, beer traps or copper rings to keep slugs off your plants instead. Insect Cafe Make sure that you provide plenty of nectar as a vital food source for beneficial insects such as hoverflies, pollinators such as bees, a wide array of butterflies and all those other harmless creatures that might otherwise go short of food. Simple shaped (non-double) flowers, especially those with open centres are best try poached egg plants, sedums and achilleas. Corridors of Power Ground living wildlife such as some of the insects, frogs, toads and hedgehogs to name a few, need to be able to move safely within a garden and also from one garden to the next. Try to arrange some of your planting so that they can safely scuttle from one plant to the next, protected by the plants’ foliage and stems. Large expanses of open space makes life harder for them. Butterflies Butterflies start out as caterpillars, and for those caterpillars to develop there needs to be somewhere for the adult to lay her eggs. Nettles are widely used as a

good plant on which the caterpillars of some butterflies can grow and develop. If your garden is quite big then try to spare a corner to allow nettles and other ‘wild’ plants to thrive. If you don’t like the idea of having nettles in your flowerbeds, then plant some into flowerpots and plunge these in a sunny spot near your beds and borders this way you’ll give the butterflies the plant but won’t risk the nettles spreading. High-rise accommodation Vertical planting helps wildlife too. Rather than having bare house or garage walls, or an ugly shed, plant it up. Using trellis or wires to support climbers such as honeysuckle you’ll not only have a better looking garden and have hidden an eye-sore, but will also be providing a useful roosting and resting place, a potential nest site and a source of food for wildlife.

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Birds Provide a ‘bird bath’ for birds of all shapes and sizes to use when they need a drink or to bathe. Shallow water works well but it will need changing and replenishing frequently, especially in hot weather. Make sure that you install it somewhere that is well out of reach of local cats and other predators.Garden Chemicals Don’t buy any more garden chemicals - they may seem to provide an easy and quick solution to your garden problems, but most end up endangering beneficial or harmful insects as well as the ones that you are trying to control. Wipe out the beneficial insects and you’ll not only reduce the interest in your garden, but may also be killing some of the insects which have the potential to be your allies as they would normally help to control the pests. Bird Boxes Bird boxes really help to encourage birds to nest and reproduce in your garden. Try to put some up now as the birds will be used to them by next spring and more likely to occupy them. During the winter months, birds and insects often use nest boxes as roosting places too, hiding and finding protection from the worst of the weather. Make sure that you choose bird boxes with the

RSPB or BTO sign of approval, or make your own using instructions from these organisations.Ponds and Water features Install a pond or even just a simple water feature and you’ll be amazed by the amount of wildlife it attracts. Dragonflies, damselflies, other insects, plenty of birds and other animals will use the pond or feature as a drinking place. If you can manage to squeeze in a wildlife pond then you’ll also be providing potential breeding and feeding places too. Berried Treasure Plant some shrubs that produce tasty berries or hips later in the year. Autumn fruiting plants, especially those whose fruits last in to the winter, provide a vital source of food for many animals, especially birds. Wild roses, Pyracantha, Crab Apples all make great garden plants but also provide a useful food source. Pippa Greenwood is a gardening writer, journalist and regular panellist on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Gardeners’ Question Time’.

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PAYING TOO MUCH FOR YOUR PRINTING? A6 POSTCARDS - FULL COLOUR 300 gsm 5000 Double Side 10000 Double Side

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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 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

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upvc doors

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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

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Index of Advertisers: Accountancy: Gerald Neil Advertising: Bishopbriggs Directory Aerials: SK Aerials Aerials: SAS Satellites Alarms: Belltec Security Architectural Plans: Penman Architectural Plans Art Classes: Melrose School of Music Barber: Teresa’s Barber Shop Barber: Pit Stop Barbers Bathrooms: P & N Bathrooms Beauty: In Touch Beauty: Nailz 2 U Blinds: Apollo Blinds Blinds: Eastend Window Blinds Blind Cleaning: Blind Cleaning Services Blind Cleaning: Klean Kwik Blinds Builder: Gartshore Construction Builder: Kenmure Joiners & Builders Builder: Scott MacInnes Car Body Repairs: Spectrum Car Repairs: Ross’s Autos Cards & Gifts: Poppies Carpetcleaning: ABC Carpetclean Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning: Safecare Children’s Activities: Jo Jingles Children’s Activities: Funky Dance Parties Childminders: Bishopbriggs Childminders Cleaning: Clean Queen Housekeeping Cleaning: Helping Hands on Hand Computer Repairs: PCKwikfix Computer Repairs: Sean Marshall Computer Repairs: PC Doctor Craft Fair: Village Craft Fair Dentist: Woodhill Dental Practice Dog Grooming: Dandy Dogs Doors: Smiths Doors Double Glazing: Smiths Windows Electrician: Bain Electrical Services Electrician: RME Electrical Services Electrician: A&A Electrics Flooring: Kenmure Carpets Florist: Oops A Daisy Garage: Bishopbriggs MOT & Tyre Centre Garage: Briggs Vehicles Garage: Audi Technik Garage Doors: Powerdoors Gardening: Gardening Service Garden Care: FSR Gold Exchange: Poppies Golf: Esporta Dougalston Graphic Design: Flow Graphic Design: Scott Bradley Gym: Curves

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Handy Man: The Handy Man Hearing Services: Clements Hearing Heating Engineers: RM Plumbing & Gas Heating Engineers: Scotia Heating Engineers: Stephen Thomson Home Improvements: BBS Housing Home Improvements: PSHI Home Improvements: Laxton KRG Ironing: The Ironing Room Ironing: I.P Ironing Service Jewellers: Jeffrey Fyfe Joiner: GR Joinery Joiner: Andrew McCulloch Joinery: Cambium Customised Joinery Kitchens: Howdens Mobility: Independenz Monoblocking: Brian Rule Music School: Melrose Music School Opticians: Hughes & Thomson Painter/Decorator: Brian Flanigan Painter/Decorator: James Brown Painter/Decorator: John Fullerton Photographer: Grace Callan Plasterer: Plastercraft Plasterer: T&G Stoneplast Plumbing: Andy Allison Plumbing: J & L Plumbing Plumbing: One Call Printing: SB Print Property Maintenance: RMG Public House: Crow Tavern Riding School: Kenmure Riding School Roofer: Masteroofing Roofer: West End Roofing Roofer: 1st Call Roofing Rubbish Removal: General Junk Sewing Services: Anne’s Sewing Room Signs: Source Signage & Solutions Takeaway(Chinese): Taste Good Wok Tanning: Dial A Tan Taxi: East Dunbartonshire TOA Tiling: Northside Tiling Tiling: Willie Gibson TV Installations: Plasma Installations Glgw Upholstery: JC Upholstery Welding: DC Fabrications Wedding Cars: Sovereign Select

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