Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Strathbungo - Centre of UK Cycling

Strathbungo is well known for it's bicycles with both Willy Bain's bike repair shop and Bike plus being in the village and Craig Mcmartin's being just along Pollokshaws Road in Crossmyloof. However on Sunday 4th Sept 2016 the village became the centre of UK cycling as the Tour of Britain made it's way through the village. Bradley Wiggins et al set off from Glasgow city centre and arrived in the village around noon.

For around thirty minutes Pollokshaws Road and its side streets were closed by Motor Cycle Police, whilst cycling enthusiasts and others lined the village's main thoroughfare to watch the spectacle. McDonalds even provided free coffee to onlookers and bowls of water for their dogs and then with the sun shining the cyclists arrived. First there was a small breakaway leading group and then the peloton itself, hundreds of cyclists riding as one unit, like a flock of birds, each cyclist being an integral part of the overall group. All dressed in the flamboyant colours of their respective teams. And then they were gone.  

Fortunately local photographer Ian Goudie was there to capture the occasion. Those few minutes when Strathbungo was the centre of British cycling.

The Wiggins Team Talk Tactics in Strathbungo

All of Ian's photographs are here  

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Bungo in the Back Lanes 2016

The annual Strathbungo Society's event 'Bungo in the Back Lanes' takes place on Saturday 18th June 2016 between 1pm and 4pm.

Everyone is invited along to the event where they can enjoy residents' stalls, beer gardens, live music, home baking, raffle, tea gardens, BBQ, crafts, children's garden and more.

For more information on volunteering or hosting a stall, contact the Strathbungo Society at bitbl@strathbungo.co.uk.

The event is located in the Village's conservation area, between Nithsdale Road and Vennard Gardens. 

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

World Open

We're pleased to report that the new independent World Foods is now open to customers. Opening hours from 9a.m to 8p.m. Give it a try and support local businesses.

Friday, 6 May 2016

World Comes to Strathbungo !

Well World Foods GLW does, according to their owner, the local supermarket will be opened before the end of May and provide:

a vast selection of herbs and spices - from garem masala, red chilles and everyday salt & pepper;

a large selection of fresh halal meat and also pre-packed meat and poultry;

a local specialist grocery store with the most tempting variety of products and special offers;

and high-quality products at lower prices than Lidl.

The store is already been built and ftted out and is curently being stocked and recruiting staff. World Foods is located on part of the site previously occupied by Ride On, who have recently moved to 61 Queen Elizabeth Ave. Hillington. G52 4NQ.

World Foods can be found at 21/25 Nithsdale Street, Strathbungo G41 2PZ.  We welcome them to the village and wish them every success.

Please note that the store does not have an Off Sales section.

Friday, 25 March 2016

Shawlands Plans for a Plaza Major

A new civic square is planned, in the neighbouring village of Crossmyloof, aimed at providing a cultural heart to the thriving Greater Shawlands community.

The new Shawlands Cross Civic Square (hopefully someone will come up with a better name than that) is part of a £3million-plus scheme for the, ever improving, Southside.  The development, will increase accessibility to Queens Park from Shawlands Cross and effectively extend Glasgow's third largest park into the Southside's main thoroughfare. 

The Pollokshaws Road/Langside Avenue junction at Shawlands Cross has long been home to the A-Listed Langside Halls, the key civic building of the area, and has more recently adopted the Queen's Park Farmers' Market.  The corner also hosts a wide range of shops, restaurants and pubs, many of which provide live music and other cultural activities. A number of sporting venues are also located on corner, which is presently used primarily as a taxi rank.

The development will relocate the taxi rank and replace it with a European style Plaza Major providing an area, furnished with seating, ambient lighting and fountains.  It is envisaged that the setting will also play host to cultural shows and events (concerts, drama, festivals, exhibitions...). 

It is hoped that the exciting venture will add to the rich tapestry of cultural activities already available in Strathbungo, whilst attracting tourists to the village and the Greater Shawlands area.