FIGHT AGAINST CHILD POVERTY GOES ON AND ON

Children had told him about hunger and the shame of poverty, about not being able to afford trainers, TV or food and about their parents’ use of foodbanks. Alston kept them in mind when he drafted his damning report, which he presented in June to hundreds of diplomats from around the world. He told them Britain was facing “a national poverty crisis.” … More FIGHT AGAINST CHILD POVERTY GOES ON AND ON

DOWN MEMORY LANE

This view from the air takes in the controversial site earmarked by Flamingo Land for their tourism and leisure development in Balloch on Loch Lomondside. The date of the picture is 1961. It shows a very different Balloch with the BSD factory with its landmark chimney to the left. The Lomond Shores car park site is Paddy Caulfield’s Drumkinnon Quarry, just above the factory. If you look closely the Maid of the Loch is belching steam at Balloch Pier, at the foot of the railway siding which ran parallel with Pier Road. … More DOWN MEMORY LANE

MUSIC FESTIVAL AND DAY OUT ON THE BELHAVEN BEER

Belhaven Brewery’s award winning beers will be served from tap bars around the brewery grounds including 1719, a specially brewed birthday celebration pale ale, Twisted Grapefruit IPA, current Scottish Beer of the Year, gold-medal winner Twisted Thistle IPA and of course Scotland’s favourite ale, Belhaven Best. … More MUSIC FESTIVAL AND DAY OUT ON THE BELHAVEN BEER