Glasgow, West + Ayrshire

Volunteers Liz and Scott White collect gifts

Salvation Army in Glasgow pays tribute to volunteers helping meet a need at Christmas

The Salvation Army in Glasgow has this week paid tribute to the volunteers who have been giving up their free time to help the most vulnerable in society. As the country gets ready to wind down for Christmas, the Salvation Army is mobilising its recruits to support thousands of people across the city. Through its […]

Rev David Young

Historic Helensburgh church to undergo £300k revamp

A historic Helensburgh church is undergoing a major restoration after being battered by wind and rain. B-listed Helensburgh Parish Church is being given a £288,000 makeover. The revamp is being funded by a £190,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Environment Scotland, with the Colquhoun Square church itself contributing a further £100,000 from […]

Watch CCTV footage released after church is robbed twice in two days

A Barrhead church has released a video of the shocking moment two burglars attempt to prise open its front doors. St John’s Church on Aurs Road is sharing the images in an attempt to aid Police Scotland in its investigations. The images of men who may be able to assist police have been posted on […]

Obituary: Jamie Stuart, actor and athlete who wrote The Glasgow Bible

Obituary: Jamie Stuart, actor and athlete who wrote The Glasgow Bible

Jamie Stuart, who has died aged 95 after a series of strokes, was an actor, writer, athlete, vacuum cleaner salesman, social worker, tour guide and Herald and Evening Times paperboy in his late Sixties. Anyone who ever met the man will be stunned that he did not reach 100 because the man defined the word […]

Bishop Brian McGee

Church’s new bishop meets Rothesay congregation

The new Roman Catholic Bishop of Argyll and the Isles, Brian McGee, visited Bute for the first time in his new role this week. He celebrated mass at St Andrew’s Church in Rothesay on Wednesday evening before meeting and chatting to parishioners at a social event afterwards. Mr McGee’s appointment was announced in December, though […]

Cambuslang priest set to return after being cleared by church probe into sex allegation

Cambuslang priest set to return after being cleared by church probe into sex allegation

Parishioners at St Bride’s in Cambuslang have expressed their delight at the possible return to the parish of Father Paul Morton. The Catholic Church confirmed last week it had completed its investigation into an allegation of historic sex abuse made against the priest. Father Morton was cleared by the police in April this year after […]

Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral to host service remembering victims of Queen Street bin lorry crash

A special service to mark the anniversary of the Queen Street bin lorry crash in Glasgow, which left six people dead, will be held later this month. Everyone is welcome to attend. The event, organised by ecumenical body Glasgow Churches Together, will take place at Glasgow Cathedral on Tuesday December 22 at 12 noon – […]

"Outlander" stars Caitroina Balfe and Sam Heughan

Outlander cast back in Scotland as filming continues at Glasgow Cathedral

Sam Heughan and the rest of the Outlander cast were back in Scotland this week. The Scots actor was at Glasgow Cathedral today after appearing at the Edinburgh Festival for opening gala The Legend of Barney Thomson last night. Following his trip through to the fest, fans have been clamouring to get a glimpse of […]

'Blame it on the Buckie' t-shirt

Buckfast: a drink with almost supernatural powers of destruction

Mixing alcohol with caffeine has thrown up some illustrious drinks over the years: the Cuba Libre, the caffe corretto and the vodka Red Bull, writes Henry Jeffreys. No combination of alcohol and caffeine, however, has proved as notorious as buckfast, a drink that is credited with almost supernatural powers of destruction. Buckfast Tonic Wine is […]

Bishop John Keenan

Bishop of Paisley denounces rise of anti-Semitism

The Bishop of Paisley has endorsed an all-party statement on anti-Semitism released earlier this week by the Jewish community in Scotland expressing sadness and concern about recent terrorist murders in Paris and Copenhagen. Citing the Second Vatican Council document Nostra Aetate, which asserted a “common patrimony” with Judaism and decried hatred, persecution and displays of […]

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