By Amanda Eleftheriades Photo by Chris McCaughey A quarter of Scottish households were living in fuel poverty long before the pandemic started. Now with energy bills set to rocket, people living on low incomes will have one more financial headache to add to the rising cost … [Read more...] about Help With Your Energy Bills
By Amanda Eleftheriades Climbing four flights of stairs used to be all in a day’s work for Cath, a paramedic with the Scottish Ambulance Service. But 18 months after falling ill with Covid-19 she can barely manage one flight without becoming breathless. Both Cath* and … [Read more...] about Life Changer
‘Gie me a word’ – Mary Irvine interviews debut author Evelyn Lawrie
Where were you born/brought up? I was born and brought up in Bonhill in 1936. I went to Bonhill Primary and then the Vale of Leven Academy. I then attended the West of Scotland Commercial College in Glasgow. I married a local man and we had three children. When did you … [Read more...] about ‘Gie me a word’ – Mary Irvine interviews debut author Evelyn Lawrie
Walk This Way: The Nuthatch – A Sight to Behold
Words & Photo by James C. Duncan With its unique call, dashing black eyestripe and unusual agility, the little nuthatch is a sight to behold! February is a good month to find a nuthatch, as they are noisy at this time of year and the trees are bare. The south avenue, … [Read more...] about Walk This Way: The Nuthatch – A Sight to Behold
Where’s Good for Food?
Words & photos By Jenny Watson One of my favourite local places for good food is the Pavillion Café in Levengrove Park, Dumbarton. Enjoying wholesome, tasty treats in a vibrant setting helps me relax and be thankful for living in such a beautiful part of the world. On … [Read more...] about Where’s Good for Food?