Monday, 19 March 2018
It's official our wee village on the South Side of Glasgow has been recognised as one of the top ten places to live in Scotland. The Sunday Times list of the best places to live in the UK has included Strathbungo Village within its top ten places to live north of the Tweed. Here's what they said about us:
Sandwiched between the grit of Southside and the grand villas of Pollokshields, this family-friendly enclave unites an ever-improving menu of restaurants and cafes with an authentic sense of community. There’s a choice of secondary schools, and the improving Shawlands Academy is easing the pressure on tiger parents to fork out for private Hutcheson’s Grammar or move to East Renfrewshire. Strathbungo is 10 minutes from Glasgow Central by train; Queen’s Park and Pollok Park are close by, for a healthy helping of fresh air and green space; and, best of all, there are lots of beautiful Victorian properties. There’s also a playful energy that you won’t find on the other side of the Clyde. The gnarlier pubs have been replaced by gastro bars festooned with fairy lights, there are two artisan coffee shops, and Marchtown is a cool and classy wine bar/bottle shop. The real secret of happiness hereabouts, however, is to get involved in the events and mini-festivals organised by the Strathbungo Society.
Sunday, 10 September 2017
Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Born in Aitkenhead Road on the 5th October 1945 he was to change his name to, Brian Connolly, and become the blond lead singer with the Seventies glam-rockers Sweet.
The band sold over 50 million records with hits including: "Funny Funny", "Co-Co", "Poppa Joe", "Little Willy","Wig Wam Bam".,"Blockbuster", "Hellraiser", "Ballroom Blitz" "Fox on the Run" - a million-seller in the United States - "Action" later covered by Def Leppard) and "Love is Like Oxygen". Not too bad for a wee lad from Govanhill who never knew who his dad was and who's teenage mum abandoned him in a Glasgow hospital when he was still an infant.
Thursday, 6 July 2017
Sadly No Way Back at 38 Nithsdale Road has now gone, the good news is, that as luck would have it, it has been replaced with a new informal and dog-friendly cafe/restaurant offering great looking and tasting imaginative food in a friendly and informal atmosphere.
Serious food and low prices, what's not to like?
38 Nithsdale Road
0141 636 3915
Monday, 3 July 2017
|Pic by Ian Goudie Photography|
Bungo Barista, 719 Pollockshaws Road, Strathbungo.
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
Brodies new Bar Restaurant opened for business today, 20th June 2017 on the site of the former Shimla Pinks, 777 Pollokshaws Road, just next to the entrance for Queens Park. We wish them every success. Welcome to the best village in Glasgow.
Friday, 2 June 2017
Another coffee option has recently opened up in the village. Southside Roasters offer a fantastic range of coffee and a great selection of cakes, pastries and other food. They also sell roast coffee to take home either from the shop or to order online. Southside Roasters is located at 742 Pollockshaws Road in the heart of Strathbungo and is on the sunny side of the street, they've also got some external seating so that you can take advantage of the sunny weather.