Sunday, 4 March 2012

Hare and Heads

As it turned out I managed to make a bit of progress on the issues outlined below at the Neighbourhood Partnership. Was particularly pleased to get agreement that we should argue for an allocation for the Pentlands NP and that local communities should decide what priorities it should be used for. Reported this to Balerno Community Council on Thursday and it was generally well received. The BCC meeting was very busy as usual and didn't finish until 10pm.

Just returned from a couple of nights in Strathblane, just north of Glasgow in the Kirkhouse Inn. Lovely little village, very quiet and a good base for the Trossachs but also only 20mins or so drive into central Glasgow, so managed to visit the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum for the first time. Beautiful building and impressive exhibitions. The Floating Heads, above, particularly caught my eye and myself and my companion, below, managed to grab a refreshing cuppa. Then we went to the Peoples Palace and Winter Garden. Glasgow's social history on display, similar to the excellent Peoples Story in Edinburgh. Winter Gardens tearoom obviously a popular place to take young children on a Saturday afternoon.

I confidently predict this week's big issue will be the new licensing regime being introduced for public entertainment arts events. More later.....

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