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Peter Kay cancels UK live tour

Peter Kay cancels UK live tour

Comedian Peter Kay apologises to fans after he cancels all dates in his 2018 UK arena tour due to unforeseen family circumstances.

Christmas jumpers raise money at Flip Out

Christmas jumpers raise money at Flip Out

This Friday (15th December) thousands of people across the country will be putting on their festive jumpers to raise money for charity.

First Minister leads messages of goodwill to Paisley as City of Culture competition comes to an end

First Minister leads messages of goodwill to Paisley as City of Culture competition comes to an end

Nicola Sturgeon has said she believes Paisley’s UK City of Cuture bid will lead to ‘lasting benefit’ for the town.

Our journey will continue, official Paisley reaction as UK City of Culture 2021 title decided

Our journey will continue, official Paisley reaction as UK City of Culture 2021 title decided

The team behind Paisley’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 have thanked the people of the town for their ‘incredible effort’.

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Charity spreads Christmas cheer with prize giveaway

Charity spreads Christmas cheer with prize giveaway

Last Updated: 7th December 2017
The Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland (SBH Scotland) Grand Christmas Raffle is back for 2017 and this year it’s a cracker.
COMPETITION: Win a family ticket to this years IRN BRU Carnival with Whats On Lanarkshire!

COMPETITION: Win a family ticket to this years IRN BRU Carnival with Whats On Lanarkshire!

Last Updated: 7th December 2017
Prepare for a ‘whirl’ of fun... The IRN-BRU Carnival is back and we have five family tickets up for grabs!
Final messages of support pour as Paisley waits on UK City of Culture 2021 decision

Final messages of support pour as Paisley waits on UK City of Culture 2021 decision

Last Updated: 6th December 2017
The people of Paisley now have just hours to wait to find out if their town will be crowned the next UK City of Culture!
Be a Social Media Santa with Shelter Scotland and give a homeless child a Christmas to remember this year!

Be a Social Media Santa with Shelter Scotland and give a homeless child a Christmas to remember this year!

Last Updated: 6th December 2017
Do something to give homeless children across Scotland a Christmas to remember, and become a #SocialMediaSanta.
Community Christmas Cracker at Cuningar Loop

Community Christmas Cracker at Cuningar Loop

Last Updated: 5th December 2017
Families across South Lanarkshire and Glasgow enjoyed the winter sunshine at Cuningar Loop on Sunday and had a great day of outdoor festive fun.
Gift adventure this Christmas with Go Ape!

Gift adventure this Christmas with Go Ape!

Last Updated: 5th December 2017
Gift an unforgettable memory this Christmas with a voucher for Go Ape Tree Top Adventure.
Scotland, the most welcoming country in the world

Scotland, the most welcoming country in the world

Last Updated: 29th November 2017
Scotland voted most welcoming country in the world and Favourite Destination of 2017 by Rough Guide readers!
Restaurant undergoes exciting transformation creating eight additional jobs

Restaurant undergoes exciting transformation creating eight additional jobs

Last Updated: 29th November 2017
Beefeater The Newhouse is now welcoming guests following an impressive revamp - generating eight jobs in the local area.
Student health and wellbeing tour by Gemma Cairney

Student health and wellbeing tour by Gemma Cairney

Last Updated: 28th November 2017
Former Radio 1 presenter, Gemma Cairney, will discuss bullying, body image, heartbreak and activism on a special tour as part of Book Week Scotland.
St Andrews Day Celebrations light up Loch Lomond Shores

St Andrews Day Celebrations light up Loch Lomond Shores

Last Updated: 28th November 2017
Loch Lomond Shores will be celebrating St Andrews Day in style this weekend, with a two day event on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December!
Online auction of literary treats launched for Scottish charity

Online auction of literary treats launched for Scottish charity

Last Updated: 22nd November 2017
An online auction featuring exclusive literary items will be launched today ahead of Book Week Scotland.
Hit Comic Con returns to Rutherglen!

Hit Comic Con returns to Rutherglen!

Last Updated: 21st November 2017
Comic-mania is set to hit South Lanarkshire when Big Glasgow Comic Page return with Rutherglen Comic Con in February!
Community Hire Initiative for Registered Charities

Community Hire Initiative for Registered Charities

Last Updated: 21st November 2017
Turner Hire Drive is now offering the opportunity of free short term vehicle rental to registered charities throughout the UK.
Festive family fun at Santas Magical Wonderland

Festive family fun at Santas Magical Wonderland

Last Updated: 21st November 2017
M&D’s spectacular Christmas activities are back with the arrival of its popular Santa’s Magical Wonderland and outdoor ice skating rink!
300 Forest Bags available for Families

300 Forest Bags available for Families

Last Updated: 21st November 2017
Children & families across five local authority areas in central Scotland are set to benefit from 300 Forestry Commission Scotland Forest Family Bags.
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra needs you to Ring and Record Scotlands Church Bells

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra needs you to Ring and Record Scotlands Church Bells

Last Updated: 14th November 2017
Scottish composer Martin Suckling is on a mission to collect as many sound samples of bells from across Scotland as possible.
Fire and Light at the Helix!

Fire and Light at the Helix!

Last Updated: 9th November 2017
Illuminate and energise your New Year celebrations with the Fire & Light outdoor experience at the Helix in Falkirk!
Kapow! Local Heroes offer launched by Glasgow theatres

Kapow! Local Heroes offer launched by Glasgow theatres

Last Updated: 9th November 2017
Emergency service workers, NHS employees, armed forces, RAF and teachers can now pick up 2 for 1 tickets at the Glasgow King's and Theatre Royal!
Pop Up Pantos Come To The Quay

Pop Up Pantos Come To The Quay

Last Updated: 7th November 2017
Get your festive season off to a magical start with the brand new pop up pantos at Glasgow Quay on Saturday 16th December!
Fireworks light up the Christmas season at Loch Lomond Shores

Fireworks light up the Christmas season at Loch Lomond Shores

Last Updated: 4th November 2017
It’s a case of ‘Remember, remember 19th November’ as Loch Lomond Shores prepares for its annual Christmas light switch on and firework display!
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VisitScotland launches GINTERACTIVE map

Last Updated: 3rd November 2017
VisitScotland is quenching the thirst of gin fans with the creation of its very first interactive gin map!

Comic Con comes to The Quay

Last Updated: 3rd November 2017
Award winning entertainment venue is hosting for the very first time Quay Comic Con on 11th & 12th November!

Spectacular fireworks events planned for Lanarkshire

Last Updated: 19th October 2017
Four spectacular and free fireworks displays are planned for the 4th & 5th of November!

Jon Richardson brings his brand new tour to Scotland this November!

Last Updated: 12th October 2017
One of the UK's most popular comedians, Jon Richardson is back on the road this autumn with his second leg of his smash hit tour 'Old Man'!

Jazzie B announces Soul ll Soul gig for Glasgow in December

Last Updated: 11th October 2017
Soul-funk legends Jazzie B and Caron Wheeler are coming to The Glasgow Barrowlands on Saturday, December 9th!

ODEON East Kilbride to relaunch as first ever fully reclining ODEON Luxe cinema

Last Updated: 10th October 2017
ODEON East Kilbride is to become the first ODEON Luxe cinema in Europe - officially launching on Thursday 12th October!

National Theatre of Scotland launch SHIFT, a major new arts project for North Lanarkshire

Last Updated: 5th October 2017
SHIFT is a major new arts project for the people of North Lanarkshire across Motherwell, Wishaw, Cumbernauld/Kilsyth, Airdrie, Bellshill & Coatbridge!

Safari animals raise thousands for Glasgow hospital!

Last Updated: 4th October 2017
Safari animals raise over £90,000 at auction in aid of Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity!

Fliptastic way to keep fit for over 60s

Last Updated: 2nd October 2017
Flip Out Glasgow is giving seniors a new ‘leap’ of life as they launch trampolining sessions for the over 60s!

Scottish landmarks illuminate to support Paisley 2021

Last Updated: 30th September 2017
Scotland's iconic landmarks light up to support Paisley UK City of Culture 2021 bid!

Comic Con comes to Loch Lomond

Last Updated: 28th September 2017
Comic Con is coming to Loch Lomond Shores for the first time – and there's a lot of excitement from from fans!