Thursday, 21 November 2013
The Allison Arms offers a wide range of Draught beers, Malts & spirits and has recently established itself as a provider of one of the largest selection of German bottled beers on the Southside of Glasgow.
Well done to Babs and her team for serving the village so well.
The Allison Arms, 718 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow. G41 2AA.Tel: 01414231661.
Friday, 2 August 2013
These and various jogging clubs and individuals are often seen running through the Village, as part of their training runs and/or commutes. The Great Scottish Races (10k and Half Marathon) as well as the Southside Six include part of the village in their route. Part of the Women's 10k course is just outside of Strathbungo and the Men's Health 10k route is just a little further away. With the weekly 5k parkrun and various other races being held at Pollok and Bellahouston Parks, Strathbungo is a great place for runners.
There are quite a lot of runners living in Strathbungo and many villagers lend support to the participants of the various races which pass through or close to the Village. With the Commonwealth Games being held in Glasgow in 2014 it is hoped that more people will take up sport and join their local clubs, including the good residents of Strathbungo.
Friday, 12 July 2013
|Bradfords Nithsdale Road|
In 1984, Bradfords opened its first city centre shop in Cambridge Street, Glasgow, incorporating chocolates and a tearoom service alongside its traditionally bakery shop.
The business quickly outgrew the premises at Torrisdale Street and so the bakery was moved to new premises in Giffnock. From here the company grew to supplying a total of 9 retail outlets
By 1982 the shortage of space had become so acute it became necessary to move again. This time to the present 2 acre site at the Waterfall Bakery.. In 1984 the company opened its first City Centre shop, in Cambridge Street, taking the opportunity to expand the range further to include hand made chocolates and also opening a separate tearoom.
In 1989 their flagship shop was moved from Cambridge Street to Sauchiehall Street taking over the former Sir Hugh Fraser's department store. Tat the time, the site was the largest artisan bakers shop in the United Kingdom situated on three floors and occupying over 5,500 square feet of retail space.
The business opened a new expanded bakery in 1993 to supplying their 12 retail outlets all within the Glasgow area, including the one at 10 Torriesdale Street.
In January 1998 the company launched a new associated company - Miss Cranstons Tearooms but the company had perhaps expanded themselves too fast and in 2011 they came close to liquidation after HM Revenue and Customs attempted through the courts to have the business wound down.
It was clear from the Strathbungo shop that the company was facing financial difficulties and on Glasgow Fair Friday, 12th July 2013 the company still owned by Helen Bradford and her daughter Claire Bradford appointed Grainger Corporate as liquidators.
In a statement, Bradfords said it was "with great sadness" that its retail branches had now closed.
It said: "We would like to thank all of our customers and employees for their loyal support over the years.
"It has been a pleasure to serve the Glasgow public through our branches, but we regret that due to the impact of increasing costs and adverse trading conditions we were unable to continue despite our best efforts following action from creditors.
"In keeping with our desire to provide the best possible service to customers, we will be contacting all those who have placed an order with us so that we may either fulfil the order, or provide a refund.
"Bradfords Gift Website and The Bakery ATM will continue to trade and are not affected by the branch closures."
Thursday, 4 July 2013
If you like live music, magic and comedy with a healthy portion of political satire, then we are without doubt the best place to be in all of Scotland, if not the world!
The Greater Shawlands Republic (GSR) which champions the right of south side people to govern themselves in an independent, socialist republic, venture into the Village once a month to extend the hand of fraternal friendship to the good people of Strathbungo and even Regents Park too.
Hosted by the GSR Treasurer Bruce Morton and First Deputy Andrew Learmouth the monthly meetings also include music and songs by Tales Of Jake, card magic by Stuart Thomson and top comedy acts.
The GSR returns after the summer recess with an agenda for change, a motion to carry and a reason to keep on going, on Sunday August 4th at 8pm in the basement bar in the Bungo on Nithsdale Road. The guest comedian is local resident Patrick Harvie look-a-like Silky.
We can't guarantee that Patrick will be there but you'd need to be green not to be.
Get your tickets here
Monday, 24 June 2013
|Boozing in Bungo|
I thoroughly enjoyed the walk and comparing notes with Andrew and at the end of the walk, I strolled through the back lanes enjoying the ambiance and atmosphere of the event, with its variety of stalls in the lanes themselves as well as in the garages and back gardens of the locals. There was a fine community spirit about the day and a few weel kent faces too, including GSR's Bruce Morton and a Gutso and Relish BBQ selling Strathbungo Sizzlers and a Glasgow cat or two too.
If you haven't been along, it's well worth a visit but try and take in some of the rest of the Village too.
|Strolling in the Lanes|
|GSR Treasurer Bruce Morton spinning some tunes in the Village|
|A Str'bungo Feline|
Monday, 10 June 2013
Monday, 3 June 2013
Strathbungo's cyclists have been well served for a number of years, particularly when Willy Bain left Crossmyloof's Craig Mcmartin's cycle shop to set up his own specialist repair shop at 359 Pollokshaws Road.
However the village is now even better served with the recent addition of Bikes+. Andy Sims, ex Dales and Alpine, has set up business in the former DVD Exchange Shop at 613 Pollokshaws Road. Cytech qualified, Andy hopes to fill a gap in the market providing repair, maintenance and sales of less expensive bicycles. With a Standard Service costing only £25 and a Full Service £60, Bikes+ is a welcome addition to the cycling community in Strathbungo.
613 Pollokshaws Road
Tel: 0141 423 5634