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The Brockburn: A new look for a historic Glasgow pub

The Brockburn: A new look for a historic Glasgow pub

A 40-year journey of service and passion Margaret Drennan is not just a barwoman. She is a legend in the Glasgow pub scene. For the last 40 years, she has been working at the same pub, formerly known as The Pollock Inn, on Brockburn Road. She has seen it through good times and bad, serving loyal customers and making new friends. She has also been the operator of the pub for nearly 23 years, managing the business and the staff with dedication and care. Now, Margaret is ready to welcome back her patrons to a newly refurbished pub, rebranded as…
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How a Glasgow restaurant became the setting for a 35-year love story

How a Glasgow restaurant became the setting for a 35-year love story

A chance encounter at the Ubiquitous Chip Marion and Roddy met 35 years ago at the Ubiquitous Chip, a famous restaurant in Glasgow’s West End. They were both working there as waiters, and they quickly hit it off. They had their first date on Valentine’s Day, and they have been together ever since. The Ubiquitous Chip, or the Chip as it is affectionately known, is a landmark of Glasgow’s culinary scene. It was founded in 1971 by Ronnie Clydesdale, who wanted to showcase Scottish cuisine and ingredients. The restaurant is known for its quirky decor, featuring a courtyard with a…
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How a chaotic Christmas can bring joy and happiness

How a chaotic Christmas can bring joy and happiness

Christmas is a time of celebration, tradition, and family. But for many people, it can also be a time of stress, anxiety, and disappointment. The pressure to have a perfect Christmas, with the perfect gifts, the perfect food, and the perfect decorations, can be overwhelming. But what if we embrace the chaos instead of trying to avoid it? What if we accept that things will go wrong, and find the humor and beauty in the unexpected? What if we focus on the people we love, and not on the things we buy? This article will explore how a chaotic Christmas…
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How to Stay Safe and Warm on Icy Surfaces with Yaktrax

How to Stay Safe and Warm on Icy Surfaces with Yaktrax

Winter is here and with it comes the challenge of walking on icy and snowy surfaces. Whether you are commuting to work, hiking on trails, or running for exercise, you need to be careful not to slip and fall on the frozen ground. One way to improve your traction and stability is to use Yaktrax, a device that attaches to your shoes and provides grip on ice and snow. What are Yaktrax? Yaktrax are a type of winter traction device that fit over your shoes and have metal coils or spikes that dig into the ice and snow. They are…
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A Romantic Proposal at Glasgow Central Station

A Romantic Proposal at Glasgow Central Station

A couple from Glasgow has made their love official with a surprise proposal at the busy Glasgow Central railway station. The heartwarming moment was captured on video and shared on social media, where it received thousands of views and comments. How it Happened The groom-to-be, James McLaughlin, had planned the proposal for weeks with the help of his friends and family. He arranged for a flash mob of singers and dancers to perform a medley of songs, including Bruno Mars’ Marry You and Ed Sheeran’s Perfect, at the station’s main concourse. He then led his unsuspecting girlfriend, Laura Devine, to the spot where the flash…
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How a journalist learned to love swimming after 50 years of avoiding it

How a journalist learned to love swimming after 50 years of avoiding it

A lifelong aversion to swimming Ian Johnston, a journalist for The Scotsman, had always hated swimming. He described it as his sporting equivalent of “boiled carrots” - something he would avoid as much as possible. He had never learned to swim properly as a child, and felt uncomfortable and insecure in the water. He dreaded the school swimming lessons, where he would cling to the side of the pool or use a float to stay afloat. He also disliked the cold, the chlorine, and the changing rooms. He had no interest in swimming as a leisure activity or a form of…
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How a mother and daughter celebrate Christmas in July

How a mother and daughter celebrate Christmas in July

A holiday for no reason Janet Christie is a columnist for The Scotsman, a Scottish newspaper, who writes about her family life in a humorous and witty way. In her latest column, she shares how she and her youngest daughter decided to celebrate Christmas in July, just because they felt like it. She writes that they were bored of the usual summer activities and wanted to do something different and fun. They decided to pretend that it was December and enjoy all the festive things that they love, such as decorating the house, baking cookies, watching movies, and exchanging gifts. She…
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How a head chef celebrates Christmas after a hectic day at work

How a head chef celebrates Christmas after a hectic day at work

Christmas is a time of joy and festivity for many people, but for those who work in the hospitality industry, it can also be a time of stress and exhaustion. Head chefs are among the most hard-working professionals on this day, as they have to prepare and serve hundreds of meals for hungry customers, while also managing their staff and ensuring the quality of the food. But what happens after the service is over? How do head chefs unwind and enjoy their own Christmas dinner? In this article, we will take a look at the daily routine of a head chef on Christmas Day,…
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How Invisalign Braces Can Transform Your Smile: A Review from Edinburgh

How Invisalign Braces Can Transform Your Smile: A Review from Edinburgh

Invisalign braces are a popular option for people who want to straighten their teeth without the hassle of metal wires and brackets. They are clear, removable and virtually invisible, making them ideal for those who value aesthetics and convenience. But how effective are they, and what is the experience like? Here is a review from a patient who tried Invisalign braces at The Row Dental, a private practice in Edinburgh. What is Invisalign and How Does It Work? Invisalign is a system of custom-made aligners that gradually move your teeth into the desired position. The aligners are made of a…
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I Fell in Love with Hope

I Fell in Love with Hope

Love comes in many shapes and forms, and it can be experienced in various ways. It could be the love of your family, friends, or even pets. But what about the love that you feel for hope? In her latest book, author Lancali shares her story of how she found love in hope during one of the darkest periods of her life. Her inspiring tale takes us on a journey that shows how we can ignite a radiant hope that will help us overcome any obstacle we face. As we delve deeper into the book, we learn more about the…
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