Crow Road Pharmacy in the West End, has won a professional award for its outstanding travel clinic. The chemists – J. A. Hogarths – like to wish their customers a ‘healthy holiday’ and offer specialised clinical services such as yellow fever vaccinations and malaria treatment.
The judges in the Scottish Pharmacist Awards praised pharmacist Mhairi Speirs and her team for their walk-in style travel clinic and their dedication to the community by helping people make ‘informed and professionally guided decisions about their own health.’
Collecting the prestigious Business Initiative Award at a ceremony in Edinburgh, Mhairi said: ‘I feel so honoured and absolutely delighted to have received this. I am just thrilled. We have had really positive feedback in the clinic. We have a wide-ranging demographic among our customers so it is great to be able to offer the service to everyone.’ She added: ‘local schools seem to be going further afield for long trips. So we’d love to work with them to develop the clinic.’
By David Lamont
The West End now has new, all-weather tennis courts which are floodlit. Broomhill Tennis and Squash Club President, Claire McKelvie said at the official opening: ‘It is fantastic to see such a huge project come to fruition. It provides excellent tennis playing opportunities all year round. This will enhance the Club’s ability to offer excellent facilities with low fees and no waiting list.’
Located in Crow road close to the Clyde Tunnel, the Club is easily accessible to all parts of the city.
Recently, the long-established club received the Lawn Tennis Association’s Clubmark award. This shows that a club’s coaches have appropriate qualifications and that child protection, equality and health and safety issues are properly addressed.
The new squash season has started with two gents and ladies teams playing in the West of Scotland leagues. There is a range of squash activities for all standards.
A junior tennis coaching programme is available to members and non-members throughout the winter. The Club has special discounts and promotions for new members and it has a bar and social events.
See their website for further details: www.broomhill-tennis-squash.co.uk
At 4.05pm on Friday 10 September 2010, a 22 year old man was arrested following an incident, reported Strathclyde Police. He was led out of the building on Dumbarton Road, quietly.
A part of Dumbarton Road was evacuated around 7.30am and sealed off by armed police with a bomb disposal squad and all the emergency services standing by in the course of the day while an apparent siege was underway. See report on this page.
As this edition of the LOCAL NEWS GLASGOW’s enews letter was being prepared, a major siege incident was taking place in Dumbarton Road near Crow Road.
Armed police, a bomb disposal squad and all emergency services were in wait and negotiations were underway with a man, thought to have a gun or with other weapons who had locked himself into his flat in Dumbarton Road.
‘It is scary,’ said LOCAL NEWS journalist Lynsay Keough who was on the spot along with photographer Stuart Maxwell.
‘People don’t know if a man will come out meekly or if there is likely to be some kind of explosion. He appears to have thrown objects out of the window. One of them has landed on the roof of the bus stop below the flat and that may – or may not – be a handgun. Two other objects are in the road way but whether these are grenades, flares or anything else, we don’t know.’
About 30 – 40 residents were evacuated around 7.30am and taken to the nearby Baptist Church. But most quickly went to homes of family and friends. No business were allowed to open in that part of the street and the Merklands Nursery in Crow Road was closed.
It is understood the incident started as a ‘domestic’ between the man and his wife who does not appear to be still in the house.
Watch our website for updates: www.localnewsglasgow.co.uk