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Stroke Association calling for local residents to put in the strides for stroke

Stroke Association calling for local residents to put in the strides for stroke

The Stroke Association in Scotland is encouraging local residents to get involved in its 'Stride for Stroke' challenge, to walk 10,000 steps a day for 120 days.

First Published: 21st January 2021
Shop local with Bonnie Bairn as the premier pregnancy & family fair in Scotland goes digital

Shop local with Bonnie Bairn as the premier pregnancy & family fair in Scotland goes digital

Bonnie Bairn, Scotland's Premier Pregnancy & Family Fair is set to take place online for the first time ever, encouraging a nation of parents to #ShopLocal from the comfort of their own home.

First Published: 20th January 2021
COP26 volunteer programme launches ahead of global event

COP26 volunteer programme launches ahead of global event

Glasgow City Council is looking for a team of around 1000 volunteers to support the staging of this globally significant event.

First Published: 20th January 2021
Doctor hosts lunchtime fitness classes for kids during lockdown

Doctor hosts lunchtime fitness classes for kids during lockdown

A local junior doctor is helping kids to keep fit during homeschooling, with free online fitness classes especially for children!

First Published: 19th January 2021
Organisations urged to share innovation success at Datafest21

Organisations urged to share innovation success at Datafest21

The Data Lab is calling on organisations contributing towards Scotland’s reputation of being at the cutting edge of innovative technology to share their successes to mark Datafest21.

First Published: 18th January 2021
Dobbies release podcast to mark first Stroke Prevention Day

Dobbies release podcast to mark first Stroke Prevention Day

The UK’s leading garden centre retailer, Dobbies Garden Centres, teamed up with the Stroke Association to mark Stroke Prevention Day.

First Published: 18th January 2021
Park and ride extension kicks off at Barrhead train station

Park and ride extension kicks off at Barrhead train station

Additional park and ride spaces at Barrhead train station have been created by East Renfrewshire Council after purchasing a piece of land from Arthurlie Junior Football Club for the project.

First Published: 16th January 2021
Come and have a go if you think you are Bard enough!

Come and have a go if you think you are Bard enough!

Still Game star Gavin Mitchell is showing his support for the Beatson Cancer Charity's upcoming Burns event with a fun call to action to find Rabbie Burns lookalikes!

First Published: 16th January 2021
GPs in East Renfrewshire commence vaccinating over 80s population

GPs in East Renfrewshire commence vaccinating over 80s population

The Covid-19 vaccination programme for the over-80s population has commenced in East Renfrewshire.

First Published: 15th January 2021
The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show goes online

The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show goes online

Scotland's biggest staycation event, The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show, is going online for 2021 in a free virtual event!

First Published: 15th January 2021
The World Tunes in to Celtic Connections 2021!

The World Tunes in to Celtic Connections 2021!

With over 10,000 festival passes already sold, 44 countries from around the world will be tuning in to tonight's Celtic Connections Opening Concert!

First Published: 15th January 2021
Wedgwood the Restaurant has created a five course lockdown feast to celebrate Burns Night

Wedgwood the Restaurant has created a five course lockdown feast to celebrate Burns Night

Edinburgh’s award-winning Wedgwood the Restaurant is the first restaurant in the UK to launch a ‘Burns Box’, available nationwide, to celebrate Burns Night (25th January) in lockdown.

First Published: 12th January 2021
Charity single released to help give young performers opportunities

Charity single released to help give young performers opportunities

Glasgow Philharmonia are well known for their big performances up and down the country... but for the first time ever, they have released a charity single!

First Published: 12th January 2021
Scottish charity set to host the Biggest Online Burns Supper

Scottish charity set to host the Biggest Online Burns Supper

Specialist charity SBH Scotland is joining forces with international superstar Fran Healy, as well as Scottish comedians Janey Godley & Fred MacAulay to host the world's biggest virtual Burns supper!

First Published: 8th January 2021
Celtic Connections marks one week to go with programme announcement

Celtic Connections marks one week to go with programme announcement

The Celtic Connections online festival will begin one week today. Across 19 days, the festival will present over 30 online performances between 15th January and 2nd February!

First Published: 8th January 2021
Funding boost for Scottish heritage projects

Funding boost for Scottish heritage projects

Brisbane Observatory, Govanhill Baths and The Ridge Foundations CIC are among the latest round of Historic Environment Support Fund recipients!

First Published: 28th December 2020
Santa Claus is coming to town... oh yes he is!

Santa Claus is coming to town... oh yes he is!

Gather the family around the TV this Christmas and join in the usual fun and frolics of a Pavilion Panto!

First Published: 22nd December 2020
Thornliebank resident crowned as Citizen of the Year

Thornliebank resident crowned as Citizen of the Year

A Thornliebank resident who goes the extra mile to support her local community has been honoured with the 2020 East Renfrewshire Council Provost's Award.

First Published: 22nd December 2020
Doors open at new nursery facilities

Doors open at new nursery facilities

The first nursery facility to be completed as part of East Renfrewshire Council’s ambitious expansion plan has opened!

First Published: 21st December 2020
Brakes put on Scottish drive in events until 2021

Brakes put on Scottish drive in events until 2021

In light of the new Tier restrictions, the Scottish company behind one of the UK's largest drive-in tours, The Parking Lot Social, has been forced to cancel all dates in Scotland for the rest of 2020.

First Published: 16th December 2020
Rapunzel by the National Theatre of Scotland is set for festive release in selected Scottish cinemas

Rapunzel by the National Theatre of Scotland is set for festive release in selected Scottish cinemas

Rapunzel, the innovative new festive film from the National Theatre of Scotland, created in a first-time partnership with Historic Environment Scotland, is set to hit screens this month!

First Published: 16th December 2020
Leisure destination XSite Braehead brings joy at Christmas

Leisure destination XSite Braehead brings joy at Christmas

Newly renamed leisure destination XSite Braehead has announced that 90 per cent of its offering will be reopening just in time for Christmas!

First Published: 15th December 2020
Festive Fun Continues with East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure

Festive Fun Continues with East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure has lined up a series of online experiences to keep the family entertained during the festive season and beyond!

First Published: 15th December 2020
Hunt is on for the most festive house in Eastwood

Hunt is on for the most festive house in Eastwood

Eastwood MSP, Jackson Carlaw has launched his search for the most festive house in the constituency ahead of Christmas.

First Published: 15th December 2020
Poetry anthology gives voice to unheard people of Scotland

Poetry anthology gives voice to unheard people of Scotland

A Scottish literature charity this week publishes an anthology of poetry that gives voice to some of Scotland's unheard groups and voices.

First Published: 15th December 2020
Photographers answer the call of nature

Photographers answer the call of nature

Nature-inspired photography competition winners announced by Loch Lomond Shores.

First Published: 14th December 2020
The Scots Magazine launch free virtual festival celebrating the best of Scotland

The Scots Magazine launch free virtual festival celebrating the best of Scotland

Launching on December 14th, ‘Adventure To Your Desktop’ is a five-day online festival bringing to life the best of Scotland, through how-tos, cook-alongs and masterclasses from Scottish talent.

First Published: 11th December 2020
Hundreds of pupils in East Renfrewshire get on their bikes thanks to Bikeability cycle training

Hundreds of pupils in East Renfrewshire get on their bikes thanks to Bikeability cycle training

Hundreds of primary school pupils from across East Renfrewshire have been given cycling training to teach them to feel safer on the roads and develop practical life skills.

First Published: 11th December 2020
Dance Base Scotland announce a celebration of creativity, movement and connection

Dance Base Scotland announce a celebration of creativity, movement and connection

Dance Base Scotland present a night of performance, movement and celebration, all filmed from their studios in Edinburgh and streamed to audiences across the world.

First Published: 11th December 2020
Keeping older people mobile this winter

Keeping older people mobile this winter

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure is hosting virtual Vitality classes over the winter months, to help keep older people mobile.

First Published: 11th December 2020

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