Monday, 20 August 2018

Culture at the European Championships

During the European Championships taking place in Glasgow, I made a visit to hear a classic music concert at the Woodlands Community Garden. 

 Crowd gathers for the concert.

 Views of the flowers and vegetables at the growing plots in the garden.

I have enjoyed various community events, this month and the gardens across the Hillhead area including Woodlands Community Garden have been thriving.

Stalled space at Sixty Steps

On a walkabout in the North Kelvinside area, I visited the wildlife garden and stalled space at the Greek Thomson Sixty Steps. This land is a special site planted to support bees, butterflies and insects.

Signage at the sixty steps

Wooden fencing and gate access to the stalled space.

There has been a charitable trust established to promote the Sixty Steps and this space gives a boost to the environment surrounding this important local heritage feature. 

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Helping reduce plastic waste

In July, I took part in a clean up organised by Glasgow Over Plastic. Volunteers gathered up rubbish next to the city centre motorway network which included cans, plastic bottles, crisp packets, plastic bags, plastic packaging and cardboard.
Some rubbish gathered as part of the clean up

Find out about Glasgow Over Plastic

View of wildflower area next to the motorway at Anderston

I was glad to clear litter from a grassland area which had been planted with wildflowers. There has been planting of wildlflower seeds to encourage bees across the city. 

University of Glasgow Settlement Celebrates

Last week, I visited the free exhibition by the University of Glasgow Settlement Management Committee in the Wolfson Medical School Building on University Avenue. This unique exhibition, on display until the end of August 2018, celebrates the history of the Settlement and its legacy of effective student social action. 

Views of the exhibition 
There are display boards featuring women's extraordinary contributions including references to Madge Easton Anderson, Marion Gilchrist and Janet Galloway. These women of Queen Margaret College made a significant impact on the life of our city and built the foundations for the continuing work of current students through the University Settlement.