Tuesday, 31 March 2009

GalGael Win Award

It was a huge buzz to attend the Evening Times Community Champion Awards ceremony at the Pearce Institute on Thursday 26th March. We picked up the Team Award which;

" recognises the life-enhancing work of community teams, organisations, charities or a group of volunteers. For example, any group involved in fund-raising, organising community events or making the community a better or safer place."

We were very honoured to be picked from some very worthy nominees and other groups who do such great work in the community, as far as we are concerned they are all champions too.
The prize covered groups from the South West of the city and winning automatically puts us up for nomination for the City wide award which will be held in the Glasgow City Chambers in October.

For more info see the link below. Don't worry, I didn't make an acceptance speech. T.


Monday, 16 March 2009

Stakeholders Event

Thanks to all our stake holders for attending our event on Fri. 6th March and to all visitors and participants who sat in to listen. Our staff went over the main items from 2008 and outlined some of the directions our timber and voyaging teams will be pushing towards in the coming year as well as some of our planned core activities. We welcome all the suggestions put forward from the floor and we will keep you posted, probably via the blog, as things progress.

Red Nose Day on the Clyde

(Yes, you see right. Helen rowing a boat)

Comic Relief Day on Friday 13th, saw Orcuan doing her bit for charity in the basin at Pacific Quay. Seven teams from various local agencies and organisations donned costumes and red noses to row against the clock to raise funds for a good cause. We will keep youposted as to how much we raised soon. Winners on the day were Glasgow Council Dev.& Regen. Services but every one seemed to enjoy the occasion. It was certainly something we would consider building upon and it was great to see people using the Clyde. We would like to thank all the teams who turned out to support the event;

(pic by BBC)

Cardonald College

BBC Scotland

Glasgow SW Regen. Agency

Big Lottery

Job Centre Plus

Glasgow Dev. & Regen. Sevices

& The GalGael Trainees,Thanks also to- All our volunteers and trainees who helped out. Sunny Govan Radio, Seaforce,ScotEnt, Glasgow City Council, The Harbour Master and Loch Lomond Seaplanes and the Science Centre.

BBC link;

Monday, 2 March 2009

The Lepers Bell

Norman Maclean recounted some of his early life in Glasgow when he was transplanted in Ibrox from the heart of Gaeldom. The reading from his new autobiography "the Lepers Bell, Reflections of a changling" gave a snippet of a fascinating life with many highs and lows, giving us an insight into one of Scotlands living national treasures. the reading was fimed for a forthcoming TV documentary which will be shown to co-incide with the release of his book in autumn.