Jackie & The Beanstalk

By Amanda Eleftheriades Tucked away at the bottom of the Carman Hill in Renton, just below the railway bridge, is one of our community’s well-hidden gems. It is one of those stories which we love sharing here at Clydesider. So make yourself comfy and we will tell you the tale of Jackie & the Beanstalk. …

Local Ride Out Raises Funds And Awareness

Photos Courtesy of Graham Parton Local ponies and riders joined a sponsored event organised by Gareloch Riding Club as part of the British Horse Society Ride Out UK Month. A group of three ponies, 12 people and four dogs set off from Milton and headed along the Forth and Clyde Canal towpath to McMonagles floating …

Tree Planting Extravaganza

Words and Photos by Josie Torrance We have a wonderful natural asset, the wonderful Kilpatrick Hills, right on our doorstep. The hills have a rich history and a great many uses. They are enjoyed by bikers and bird watchers, walkers and runners. The farmers, sheep and cattle living there share the space with a plethora …

Writers, Artists and Other Reptiles

By Mary Irvine Budding young artist Andrew McEwan, from Levenvale Primary School, scooped a top prize in a national conservation competition. The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust (ARC) asked youngsters aged 8-18 to paint, draw or write about 15 iconic Scottish species. These ranged from Scottish wildcats and red deer to great crested newts.  And …

Volunteers Clean Bowling Beach

 Volunteers from Greenpeace Glasgow recently cleared 30 bags of rubbish from Bowling Beach. The beach clean was part of Greenpeace’s global campaign to rid the seas of plastic waste. And Matthew Skilling from Scottish Canals supported the group by providing bags and equipment for the clean up. Plastic Debris Connie Arnold from Greenpeace Glasgow, said: …