Handball: “Battle of Britain” was a great experience, says Livingston star Strachan

by Gary Kirkpatrick Livingston Handball Club’s Ross Strachan has revealed the joy in experiencing a testing European tie with British rivals London GD, despite a narrow aggregate defeat across two legs. The West Lothian team locked horns with the capital side in Kent earlier this month in the first meeting between an English and Scottish club in an official European Handball competition. Both sides were competing for … Continue reading Handball: “Battle of Britain” was a great experience, says Livingston star Strachan

The Cumnock Tryst 2018

The Cumnock Tryst, a festival of music and celebration ran from the 4-8th of October 2018. In a series of exclusive interviews, the founder Sir James Macmillan, Catherine Marwood and Mark Bailey from the  Edinburgh Quartet and lead organiser of the event,  Jean M Nicholson discuss what classical music and the festival means to them. A special thanks to the Corner Shop PR team of Susie and … Continue reading The Cumnock Tryst 2018

UWS News presents “On Ayr” Radio September 2018

UWS News feature show examining the latest in news, sports, arts and culture from across Ayrshire and Scotland. Presented by Jamie Glover, Gary Kirkpatrick Chris MacMillan and Selina McLean with reports from Manuel Cardo, Susie Paterson, Nicole Cassels, Brodie Gettins, Fethi Benaissi, Morgane Colinet and Dominic Cassidy. In studio sport reporting and  analysis with Ryan Gallacher, Stuart Reid and Gregor Hynds. Technical editor Theodore Antoniou. … Continue reading UWS News presents “On Ayr” Radio September 2018

Calls to ban smacking to protect children’s mental health

BY NICOLLE CASSES School psychologists are calling for an outright ban on smacking children as they say it harms their mental health. Plans are being discussed in the Scottish Parliament after The Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP) filed a motion planning to ban corporal punishment “in all settings”.   The Welsh Government are also moving towards the ban. A consultation on banning smacking outright was concluded in … Continue reading Calls to ban smacking to protect children’s mental health

Stephen O’Donnell “surprised” at Scotland Start

By Andrew Scott Stephen O’Donnell was surprised and grateful  for his first competitve  Scotland start against Albania on Monday. The 26-year-old Kilmarnock right-back initially came into the international scene as part of Alex McLeish’s summer squad for the games against Peru and Mexico, in which he made his debut against Peru before featuring against Mexico in the next match. Although the young Scottish side lost … Continue reading Stephen O’Donnell “surprised” at Scotland Start