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.
742 POLLOKSHAWS ROAD, GLASGOW, G412AE
Friday, 5 May 2017
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
One of the village's oldest Bars and live music venues Kelly's has closed. The Irish pub, previously known as the Elcho Bar was built on the site of Granny McDougall's inn, which was also known as the Robert Burn Tavern dating back to the time when the village's original 'land' buildings constructed on top of the old burn when it was covered over in 1849.
Thursday, 23 March 2017
As part of the BBCSicks music festival, the legend that is Paddy Steer returns to Glasgow and this time visits Strathbungo's Jamaican themed bar the Rum Shack's downstairs 'Dancehall'.
We're told that he is part cosmic, part afrobeat, 100% mutantturbojazzpunkdisco It's hard to put Paddy Steer's live shows into words. One thing's for sure, they're different from his studio recordings - they're a lot more energetic, freestyle and definitely aimed at those who might feel the urge to suddenly dance uncontrollably.
Also on board for the ride we're happy to have Ewan Chambers spin some records for us. Ewan runs the Healthy nights at Glasgow's Berkeley Suite where we've lately seen a spate of great guest DJs: Joakim, Daniel Wang B2B Eric Duncan, Rebolledo, Tama Sumo, Justin VanDerVolgen and more.
GK Machine stamps the Invisible Inc seal of approval on the remainder of the night. https://
Entry is £5*
*a percentage of the takings will be donated to the great Edinburgh Direct Aid charity. Ran by volunteers EDA was one of the first charitable organisations to send aid and personnel to Syria at the start of the civil war. You can read more about them and what they do here:
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
An exciting new off-licence drinks retailer, wine & beer bar, and events and activities venue opened in the village on 16th March 2017. Marchtown is the legal name given by the owners Maxwell family of Nether Pollok to the land in which Strathbungo now stands. The name reflects the fact that the village was located on the border of Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire. March meaning border. Although the border has long since been redrawn but if you walk down March Street in the village, you can still see the Monogram of Renfrewshire County Council 'RCC' on the building which was once the Renfrewshire Police Station.
The people who brought Little Botanica to the village are behind the new venture and Marchtown is located in its former premises at 741 Pollokshaws Road. Opening times are Thursday to Sunday 11am to 11pm. Website here. http://marchtown.co.uk/
Friday, 24 February 2017
|A warm welcome from Laura and Michelle|
Studio 70 is Glasgow’s newest yoga studio and the first purpose built yoga studio in Strathbungo. Founded by instructors Laura Barton and Michelle Lang, the Studio's aim is to provide a supportive and nurturing environment for people to explore awareness of body and mind through mindful movement. The Studio is already proving very popular and all ages, body types and abilities are made welcome.
Studio 70 provides Flow Yoga, Restorative Yoga classes and others designed for kids, teens and the over 50s.
The Aroma Room
The studio also hosts The Aroma Room, from which Hannah Doyle offers a range of complementary therapies including Aromatherapy Massage, Swedish Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Indian Head Massage, Thai Foot Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Chair Massage, and Aromatherapy Facial Massage.
Studio 70 is located at the east end of the village, above Bakery 47.
Saturday, 4 February 2017
Shimla Pinks, 777 Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2AX
It looks as if the Indian restaurant on the edge of the village has closed. Although the food was recommended, the restaurant, named after the capital and largest city of the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh in the Himalayan foothills, was not able to attract enough clientele and appears to have closed. We hear that a new bistro will be taking over the premises in the near future.