Caring Christmas Trees

Mosspark Baptist Church is partnering with the Bethany Christian Trust for Caring Xmas Trees. They asked me to share below and help gain awareness. Please see details below

Buy a Caring Christmas Tree – order online at or call  0345 111 8733.

  • Order deadline by 12 noon on Monday 5th December if you want to collect on Friday 9th / Saturday 10th December.
  • Order deadline is 12 noon on Monday 12th December if you want to collect on Friday 16th / Saturday 17th December.

Share the news online so your friends, family and course-mates know how they can help homeless people this winter.

You can visit the Caring Christmas Trees website to buy your tree and contact us on 0345 111 8733 if you would like to find out more about our trees or Bethany’s work with homeless people.

Bethany is heavily dependent on the goodwill of the public to finance its services. If you would like to support Bethany’s work with homeless people you can make a donation.

Thank you for your support.
Ali Forbes
Caring Christmas Trees

Mosspark Square

Mosspark Square – tell us what you think!

We’d love to get your feedback.

You might know that we held a community consultation meeting in October about a proposal for setting up a Community Garden at Mosspark Square. We are keen to hear as many opinions from all of the community as possible. If you have thoughts you would like to share with us we would be grateful if you could fill out the questionnaire found at the link below.

We are also holding a Gala Day in the Square this Saturday 12th of November from 1pm – 3pm where you can find out more information about the proposals, plant some daffodil bulbs and much more besides.

Many thanks in advance for your feedback.

Fill out the questionnaire

Gala Day! Mosspark Square Saturday 12th November 1pm – 3pm

Fun for the whole Community!

  • Plant some daffodil bulbs with Stalled Spaces
  • Animal Man: featuring wee animals including creepy crawlies
  • Face painting
  • Balloons
  • Temp Tattoos
  • Cakes & Juice
  • Family Fun

Our Gala Day is also a great opportunity to share your thoughts on the Community Garden proposal for Mosspark Square, it is important that all of the resident’s views are heard.


A Community Consultation will be held in Mosspark Primary School gymnasium.

The following proposals which will be under discussion are:

Community Garden at Mosspark Square (Grass area)

Road Restrictions within the area of Mosspark

It is important that all of the resident’s views are heard. We can then identify and consider all relevant issues associated with the proposed plans.

Consultees may be able to offer particular insights or detailed information which is relevant to the consideration of the proposals.

Further information will be provided by Stalled Spaces, the Community Council and our Elected Councillors during the evening.

There will be a short information session followed by a Question and Answer session.

Scottish Government consultation on the governance in education in Scotland

Please see the link below re the Scottish Government consultation on the governance in education in Scotland. Closing date 6 January 2017. Please share this with as many parents as possible. Meeting being arranged with the Scottish Government and local Parent Councils to explain further and discuss. Further details of meeting will follow.

Contact the Elderly looking for volunteers

Who are they?

Supported by a network of volunteers, Contact the Elderly organises monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people aged 75 and over, who live alone, offering a regular and vital friendship link every month.

Care, conversation and a cuppa

Since their first tea party held in 1965, Contact the Elderly has supported more than 100,000 lonely older people.

They need local volunteers

Once a month, normally on a Sunday afternoon, each older guest is collected from their home by a volunteer driver, and taken to a volunteer host’s home, where they join a small group for tea, talk and companionship. The group is warmly welcomed by a different host each month, but the charity’s drivers and older guests remain the same. This means that over the months and years, acquaintances turn into friends and loneliness is replaced by companionship.

You can read about the three different ways to volunteer with Contact the Elderly and all of the other information on their website.

Article: Vital bus route saved after hundreds sign petition

The No. 49 bus. Picture credit: Kirsty Anderson/ Herald and Times from the Evening times website

A threatened bus service has been saved from the chop after hundreds signed an online petition to save it.

First Bus and SPT have U-turned on their plans to scrap the number 49 bus, which runs through South Park Village, Priesthill, Pollok and Govan.

The hourly service is used by locals to visit main shopping areas, such as Govan Arcade and Silverburn, and also takes patients and visitors to the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

As reported in yesterday’s Evening Times, more than 1000 people pledged their support for an online petition set up by Pollok councillor David McDonald, calling for it to be saved.

Read the full article at the Evening Times

First trains run on a Sunday

ScotRail’s summer 2015 timetable will see the introduction of hourly trains between Glasgow Central and Paisley Canal.

The enhanced timetable begins on Sunday, May 17, with an hourly service departing Glasgow Central at 9.12am, and then at 12 minutes past each hour until 6.12pm.

In the opposite direction, trains will depart Paisley Canal at 35 minutes past the hour.

The first service will leave at 9.35am, and the last at 6.35pm.

Steve Montgomery, ScotRail’s managing director, said: “We have seen a strong demand for Sunday services on this route, and we’re happy to be able to deliver this with the new summer timetable.”

Sunday Times:

Corkerhill – Glasgow

Corkerhill   Start – 09.45 and run every hour till 18.45

Glasgow – Corkerhill

Glasgow  Start 09.12 and run every hour till 18.12

Glasgow – Paisley Canal Timetable

Article link

ARTICLE: Glasgow Summer Sessions hailed a success by community around Bellahouston Park

Glasgow summer’s sessions has been hailed a success thanks to improved security and logistics at this year’s event.

The outdoor concert took place at Bellahouston Park on Friday and Saturday attracting thousands of revellers to the city’s South Side to see headliners Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and Biffy Clyro.

Police Scotland said they made just six arrests at Friday’s show including a 24-year-old man who was arrested and detained in connection with culpable and reckless conduct. He is expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court today.

Read more…

Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival: 12-18 September 2016

FREE festival getting you behind the scenes in Glasgow. Access to fascinating buildings, city tours, talks, children’s events and more! 12-18 September.
T: 0141 554 4411

House for an Art Lover – Empire Exhibition 1938 Tour


Walking Tour

Meeting Point: House for An Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road

Step back in time to 1938 when Bellahouston Park hosted the Empire Exhibition, a colossal modernist celebration of industry, architecture and engineering which attracted 13 million visitors. Tour guide James Winnett will guide you around the park using archive material and digital imagery.

For six months in 1938 Bellahouston Park was transformed into a city of striking modernist architecture, wide boulevards, fountains and other stunning water features. At night the Exhibition shone like a beacon visible for miles around.

Empire Exhibition Tait Tower 2Although over 100 strikingly modern buildings were constructed, including the 300ft ‘Tait’s Tower’ which could be seen 100 miles away and the largest amusement park in Britain, there is little evidence today that such a remarkable vision of the future ever happened at all.

This walking tour will shed light on the sheer scale and ambition of the exhibition, examine some of the key buildings and provide an insight into the ideas of the architects who made it a reality. You will also visit the Palace of Art, the only remaining building from 1938 and will conclude the tour at House for an Art Lover’s Heritage Centre.

Number in Brochure (Heritage Walks & Tours): 22

Tour Times

Saturday 1.30pm & 3.30pm
Sunday 1.30pm

Advance Booking Essential

Booking will open 10am 24th August. Book via 0141 427 9557 or


Limited Disabled Access.

Getting Here

Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): Dumbreck Train Station/ Ibrox Underground

Parking: Car park available on site – free of charge