Jonny in Hillhead

Stories from Glasgow's West End


Jonathan Rimmer

Live Review: Busker Rhymes and Ciaran Mac at The Art School, April 16 Above: I gave my impressions on the night and spoke to Busker Rhymes frontman Rory O'B.  While Scottish hip hop's popularity remains very much restricted to the underground, there is evidence that the scene is diversifying. There were two distinct... Continue Reading →

Music & Arts Festival Preview: Outskirts Returns to Easterhouse

Errors multi-instrumentalist Steev Livingstone and Tuff Love's Suse Bear are among the big Glasgow artists appearing at this year's Outskirts Festival in Easterhouse. The annual cross-arts event returns on Saturday April 22 with a mix of live music, film, visual arts and... Continue Reading →

West end pub Dram! the people’s choice at Glasgow Best Bar None awards

WOODLANDS pub Dram! scooped the prestigious people’s choice award at the annual Glasgow Best Bar None awards last Friday. A host of west end bars also picked up gold awards, which are given only to venues with the highest standards... Continue Reading →

Otago Lane businesses want clarity on controversial housing development

BUSINESSES on Hillhead’s historic Otago Lane are calling for clarity from developers on plans to build three residential blocks. Permission to build the flats was recently granted by Glasgow City Council's Planning Committee after a seven-year battle by campaigners. However, shops on the... Continue Reading →

Glasgow subway passengers furious after two hour failure

GLASGOW commuters were fuming on Friday* as subway services were suspended for nearly two hours. Stations were closed off shortly before 8am due to a signal failure, with operator Scottish Partnership For Transport (SPT) then announcing the closure on social media. However,... Continue Reading →

Study shows poorer Hillhead students ‘overachieving’ with exam passes

HILLHEAD High School has bucked the trend with high numbers of poorer children attaining multiple Highers, according to a new study. The research found that although 38% of pupils receive free school meals, an impressive 62% are attaining at least... Continue Reading →

Kelvindale residents angry after 4A bus cut

BUS campaigners are outraged after fighting in vain to save a vital west end service. First Bus has decided to go ahead with withdrawing the 4A route from Kelvindale to the city centre despite a petition reaching nearly 3,000 signatures. Locals fear... Continue Reading →

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