Mackintosh Festival coming back to Helensburgh

September 22, 2017 by  

Next month is set to see Scottish architect and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh commemorated with the annual Mackintosh Festival – and Print company in Helensburgh printing services Helensburgh will play a prominent part in the event once again.

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Alexandria Football Match

September 11, 2017 by  

In Alexandria a football match with a difference took place – it was to raise funds for the continuing efforts to find missing Lisa Brown.  Organisers said afterwards that just over £2000 had been raised by the event and a thank you was given to all those who supported both the football match and the meal afterwards.

Lisa has been missing for coming up on two years when she was first reported missing in Spain by her partner.  The funds go towards a reward that is in place for information that helps find Lisa.  Her partner is currently on bail but has been arrested in Spain after being extradited there from a Scandinavian country on suspicion of murder though no body has yet been found.  The family has been mounting a series of events to keep Lisa’s name in the press and hopefully lead to a resolution in the search.  This has led to the climbing on mountains to Prime Ministers Questions.

In situations where a person is missing, it is useful to use local Print company in printers printing services printers to produce posters and flyers with details and pictures as they can act as an aide-memoire for members of the public.  It can also be the case that they will help produce tickets and flyers for events such as the football match at a discounted rate.


Cost of Marriage to Increase in Dumbarton

August 28, 2017 by  

The cost of getting married in Dumbarton, and indeed the whole of West Dunbartonshire, is going to be  raised shortly, if council officials get their way.  This will only apply to those who are using the Councils Civil Ceremony services.

Amongst locations affected will be venues in council run buildings throughout Dumbarton and West Dunbartonshire.  The charges will be raised by up to £75.  Fees for Sundays and Holiday Weekends will also increase.

The proposed increase will affect any civil marriage and civil partnership that uses the registration service and applies to all civil ceremonies including those held in external and private venues.

Currently Local Authorities can charge an accommodation fee on top of the basic statutory fee set by the Scottish Parliament, with also another, discretionary, amount to cover additional costs.

The new levels are seen to be competitive with both other local authorities as well as the Humanist Society of Scotland fees, though of course this is a service that can be free in some Churches.

Service providers, especially those who offer the most competitive rates are well advised to use a local printer to produce quality leaflets letting prospective couples know what is on offer and at what price.

Clydebank Kirkin o’ the Council

August 16, 2017 by  

St Margaret’s Church in Clydebank hosted the traditional Kirkin o’ the Council  – a service where the new council is inaugurated by the church.  Although the Council is a civic body and not formally religious, it is seen as an important service showing the council recognises its duty to the communities it represents.  Various officials of the council will ready, pray and blessings are asked for the work of both elected representatives as well as paid officials.

Many Councils throughout Scotland will have a similar ceremony, sometimes dating back centuries, where the civic authorities will have their first duty in the local kirk (Church).  It is not infrequent for a zealous minister to freely hand out advice to the new council about how to run things!

The traditional Kirkin’ service is a way for the Council to show its dedication and commitment to promoting the welfare of the community.

All Councillors are invited to attend the Service and the Council workforce and members of the public are also made welcome.  An added inducement, if needed, will be the serving of tea / coffee and cake afterwards!

New defibrillator for tennis club in Helensburgh

August 15, 2017 by  

Another venue in Print company in Helensburgh printing services Helensburgh has managed to secure the funds needed to buy and set up a piece of vital lifesaving equipment – in the form of a Publicly Accessible Defibrillator (PAD).

Located on Suffolk Street, Helensburgh Lawn Tennis Club raised the [Read more]

Balloch and Loch Lomond Ideal Getaway Destination

July 13, 2017 by  

VisitScotland has revealed in a recent survey that around Balloch and Loch Lomond in general, nearly a half of all visitors last year saw it as an ideal getaway destination.  The favourable results came from a survey of close to 400 people and whilst almost half sounds like less than maybe expected, it is actually well over the average for all locations in Scotland.

Not surprisingly the number reason for coming to the area was the scenery and landscape – with over three quarters saying that and another great figure is that four out of ten are eager to return.  The town and the wider area offer a huge range of activities to cater for a massive spectrum of tastes, from the hills to the water based activities to the shops to the food sector too.  It is believed that around 2 million people visit the area every year, bringing in a massive £400m+ in cash.

For local business owners, whether they are providing accommodation , food, gifts/goods or activities, getting your business noticed by some of these visitors is vital – this is where using a local printer can pay dividends as they can produce suitable leaflets detailing what is on offer.

MBE awards for duo from Helensburgh

July 11, 2017 by  

Two of the best-known people to come from Print company in Helensburgh printing services Helensburgh enjoyed a date with the Queen recently, as they made the trip through to Print company in Edinburgh printing services Edinburgh to receive MBEs.

Top wheelchair tennis star Gordon Reid and [Read more]

Volunteers Week in Alexandria

June 21, 2017 by  

Volunteers Week in Alexandria has seen many people’s efforts being celebrated and as a cause for thanks for the work put in over the years.  Nowhere is this more the case than at some Alexandria Bield housing developments including Oakbank.

Here volunteers were thanked and publicly recognised for their work when the local MSP popped in to help present certificates to volunteers.   They were recognised for such efforts as running day trips away from the development as well as evenings in for the likes of music or the ever popular bingo!

It was noted that volunteers can make a huge difference, even though it may not feel like it to them at the time.    But many people giving only an hour adds up to a lot of benefits for those they are helping to make a difference for.  It is hoped that others will feel encouraged to come forward and offer some of their time and talents too.

Organisers who need volunteers would do well to use a local printer to produce leaflets letting others know of what can be done and the rewards of doing some volunteering.

Helensburgh could get new fitness studio

June 20, 2017 by  

A vacant retail unit located on the seafront in Print company in Helensburgh printing services Helensburgh could be set to be transformed into a studio for health and fitness, after an application to change its use was submitted to Argyll and Bute Council.

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Dumbarton Volunteer Week

June 12, 2017 by  

Volunteer Week is hitting Dumbarton big time as a series of vents are happening with the aim to draw more volunteers into roles and help various societies, groups as well as individuals.  The road show aims to give potential volunteers as much info as they need to encourage them to give of their time and talents to help improve the communities that they are part of.

The roadshow is organised by the West Dumbartonshire Community and Volunteering Service who have said that there are over 300 charities,  groups and societies that would welcome extra help, and that by chatting with potential volunteers they hope to match up skills with needs.

Some groups etc need admin help, others need more hands on, some are looking more for those who have time and can labour away.

As well as looking for new volunteers, this week also allows for the celebration of existing voluntary workers.

By giving your time you’re helping the charity / group you volunteer for, and you’re also helping the people, communities, animals or environments they represent.

What turns that donation into an investment is that you get back far more than you give in terms of a positive feeling, a good line for a CV or knowing you have made a positive difference.

Events such as these can hugely benefit from using local Print company in printers printing services printers to produce leaflets detailing some of the skills needs and opportunities available for people.

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