Monday, 30 September 2019

Sign up to share tools

There is a Glasgow Tool Library that supports sharing of resources. This is a positive development for anyone interested in accessing tools for gardening, DIY and general maintenance activity. 
The tool library is open on Saturdays, 12-4pm at Civic House, 26 Civic Street, Glasgow, G4 9RH. Further information is available from twitter @GLA_TL


Plastic pollution and our oceans

The issue of single use plastic continues to be raised as a major concern for residents. I have received useful information from the Marine Conservation Society to refer to. 

Leaflet on living without single use plastic items.

There is a campaign in support of the Global Ocean Treaty organised by Greenpeace.


Information produced by the Clyde Marine Planning Partnership highlights the marine litter issues affecting our coastline. Litter prevention strategies and zero waste projects are vital.

Major changes at University Place

This week, I completed a walkabout within University Place to check on access routes as a resident complained about missed bin collections from Sutherland Lane.

One way route for vehicles on University Place from University Avenue.

This area is under development as part of the University of Glasgow Campus Plans. As a consequence, there are major changes to the traffic management in University Place. There is no longer unrestricted parking and now, a one way route operates from University Avenue for vehicles.


Access is maintained to empty bins via Sutherland Lane.

View of footway.

Access for pedestrians and cyclists is retained in both directions on University Place. The end of unrestricted car parking is major change to this street. It will be transformed over the next year with landscaping works and improved civic space for the west end.

Keep on running

Yesterday, I joined thousands of runners in the Great Scottish Run 10K which started at George Square.
At the starting line in Cochrane Street.


The weather conditions were ideal. I finished the route at Glasgow Green in 1 hour and 20 minutes. Thanks to the many supporters and musicians who helped to keep me going.

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Park Quadrant Development

This month, I have completed a walkabout at Park Circus Lane and Park Quadrant to observe the changes taking part at the new development.

View of Park Circus Lane

 View of footpath between existing flats and the new development


New flats with entrance at Park Quadrant.

Further discussion is taking place with residents about improvements to Park Circus Lane. It is hoped to arrange clean ups and better management of the bin provision.

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Support for Oor Wullie's Big Walk

On Saturday 10th August, I took part in Oor Wullie's Big Walk which gathered at Kelvingrove Park and enabled participants to enjoy spending time in the streets across the west end of Glasgow. 



I completed three kilometres to help raise funds for the care of Scotland's children. There was a great atmosphere on the walk which passed some of the sculptures on Oor Wullie's Bucket Trail.

Celebrations at the canal

Over the Summer, I have enjoyed walks along the Forth and Clyde Canal. There is a new mural at Firhill Basin. 

Mural celebrating Charles Rennie Mackintosh at the Nolly Brig.

I have noticed more barges on the canal with people spending their holidays visiting the area.
View of a barge on the canal near Murano Student Village.

It was a beautiful day for the Glasgow Canal Festival on 20th July, with spectacular dragon boat races and barge trips.

View of Speirs Wharf and a dragon boat.