May 14, 2013 by Michael
April 2, 2013 by Lyndon
A dog training club in Airdrie may have to close its doors to the public after being told by the council that it could no longer hold its classes in council-owned properties.
The dog club, which has been taking place at the Petersburn-based Four Isles Community Centre, has been asked to relocate to other premises following a review of the council’s policy on whether or not it should allow dog shows and classes to take place in council buildings – with the verdict being that these activities should not take place on council property.
William McFarland runs the Airdrie dog club. He commented on the situation that the club now finds itself in, saying:
“There is now nowhere else for us to go unless a church hall in the area is willing to let us in. Coatbridge Dog Club are in the exact same position as us. We’re at the stage where we are ready to move on and become a bigger and better club. But if we can’t find another venue, we will find it hard to continue.”
Members of the dog club were recently pictured in the Airdrie and Coatbridge advertiser, holding a banner that reads ‘Save our dog club’. Eye-catching ways of raising awareness of plights like this one are often produced by nearby printing companies that offer banner printing services. The dog clubs in Coatbridge and Airdrie hope that the council may change its mind on its policy on animals in council property following a demonstration that is planned to take place.
March 28, 2013 by Lyndon
Wannabe rock stars across Scotland are being offered the chance to play live at this year’s T in the Park festival thanks to a talent-finding competition.
T in the Park has run a successful search for new Scottish musical talent over the last few years, offering the nation’s bands the chance to play live to the T in the Park audience on the T Break stage, which is dedicated to new and emerging artists.
The head of sponsorship for Tennent’s Lager, George Kyle, spoke about the contest, saying:
“Tennent’s believe passionately in supporting Scotland’s grassroots music scene, there is a wealth of unique, emerging talent in this country. T Break is one of the highlights of T in the Park year after year and I’m sure this year will be no different.”
Brown Bear and the Bandits were the winners of last year’s competition and the pop/folk group played the T Break stage in 2012. The band said:
“”Playing the T Break Stage in 2012 was a great opportunity for us, not only to play live to a large festival crowd but it also opened doors for us and gained us national exposure in the Scottish press.”
T in the Park has been advertised across the UK with posters and flyers produced using full colour printing. Coatbridge, like the rest of Scotland, is home to a number of budding musicians who are likely to be entering the contest to win the spot on the T Break stage.
T in the Park takes place from July 12 – 14 and tickets are on sale now.
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