Autism Awareness comes to Glasgow

Autism is much more common than many people think. There are around 700,000 people on the autism spectrum in the UK – that’s more than 1 in 100.   If you include their families, autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people. Young Max and Warren are two young men breaking down stereotypes surrounding autism.  Both of them are meeting all the barriers head on, to … Continue reading Autism Awareness comes to Glasgow

Hoy’s legacy can be a cycle of success

By ADA ADAMCZAK KIDS need their heroes, to dream to become the best, to look up to those who have hit the heights. National idols make kids interested in sport. Tennis has Andy Murray, football has Kenny Dalglish and cycling has Sir Christ Hoy. An 11-times world champion and six-times an Olympic champion. Hoy has became Scotland’s most successful Olympian, and the most successful Olympic … Continue reading Hoy’s legacy can be a cycle of success

In Pole position: The miracle of Warsaw

By ADA ADAMCZAK LEGIA WARSAW’S dream will will go on. One of the biggest surprises in this week’s European action saw Polish underdogs Legia win their last Champions League 1-0 against Sporting Lisbon to book a place in the Europa League. This was a dream that started in August when Legia won their way into the group stage of the Champions League. This was the first … Continue reading In Pole position: The miracle of Warsaw

Seaside town gets new leisure facility

By Natalie Miller Girvan is to open a new £8 million leisure facility next year – and today we can reveal more details of the progress. So far, it is going to have a soft play, gymnasium and of course the swimming pool which is the main purpose to building this facility. Project Manager, Peter Linton added: “I think it will be tremendously positive for the … Continue reading Seaside town gets new leisure facility

Active travel hub coming soon to Ayr

By Olivia Ogilvie Coming soon to Ayr station is an Active Travel Hub – one of the first in Scotland. This will promote a more active form of travel for commuters, students and tourists such as walking and cycling. The Active Travel Hub Ayr is being funded by Smarter Choices, Smarter Places in partnership with South Ayrshire Council and Scotrail. Their aim is to encourage … Continue reading Active travel hub coming soon to Ayr

What next for Strachan and his ‘Tartan Army’?

By Martin Tighe The position of Gordon Strachan as Scotland manager is now hanging on the shakiest of pegs, much like Scotland’s hopes of qualification for the 2018 World Cup. After Friday night’s humiliating defeat at the hands of arch rivals England, the SFA and Strachan have a huge decision to make for the future of our national side. However, is that decision a straightforward … Continue reading What next for Strachan and his ‘Tartan Army’?

Huge rise in cyber bullying

By Olivia Armstrong SHOCK figures today revealed online bullying across the UK had soared by almost 90% in the last five years. A new report from UK charity Childline reveals the number of children counselled about online bullying in 2015/16 was 4,541, an 88% increase from 2,410 in 2011/12. The figures, released yesterday at the beginning of anti-bullying week, reveal that children as young as seven had contacted the … Continue reading Huge rise in cyber bullying