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Mon Nov 9 3:52 pm  #1

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Nearly 7000 sign petition to turn Govan docks into a heritage site

Picture: COLIN TEMPLETON..26/05/15 A view, looking east across the derelict graving docks in Govan...

NEARLY 7000 people have signed a petition supporting a drive for Govan's Graving Docks to be restored and
ransformed into a heritage site, creating up to 250 jobs.

Campaigners want to create a maritime shipping heritage park with visitor centre, business complex and nature reservation at the site, which has been standing empty since 1988. The proposal, led by photographer Iain McGillivray, executive director of the newly formed Clyde Docks Preservation Trust, has attracted more than 6500 signatures on a petition. 

The trust wants to raise £40,000 through a crowdsourcing campaign for administration costs for the project, including research and consultation, travel, materials and management fees, despite the fact that the site is still privately owned. The plans would see the old pump house turned into a visitor centre and cafe and one of the docks would be used as a berth for visiting ships.

VIDEO: TV apology as Remembrance Sunday silence is disrupted at
Ross County v Celtic match

VIDEO: TV apology as Remembrance Sunday silence is disrupted at Ross County v Celtic match. CELTIC boss Ronnie Deila said he was "disappointed" after a minority of supporters interrupted a minute of silence for Remembrance Sunday at the Ross County v Celtic match.

The disturbance forced BT Sport commentator Derek Rae to issue an apology to viewers watching the match live. Both teams lined up around the centre circle just before the kick off to mark the day which commemorates the contributions of British servicemen during the two world wars and other conflicts. A minority of fans were heard jeering and chanting during the pause before referee Kevin Clancy blew his whistle to end the tribute and begin the game.

Commentator Derek Rae said: “Well I think it’s just a shame that not everyone can share a minute’s silence when they’re guests in someone else’s house.” Celtic went on to win the match 4-1.


A bitter legacy: drug dens in shadow of
Commonwealth Games revealed

A GIANT mural celebrates the glory of last year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

But just yards away from the proud image, the grim evidence of a drugs problem that continues to blight the city. Used syringes, dirty spoons and a belt lie scattered in a doorway, strewn with rubbish. A public area in the middle of the bustling Merchant City, where some of the city’s top restaurants and bars are to be found.vening Times obtained the images, taken in broad daylight, from a concerned reader.

Police said patrols would be increased in the area and a clean-up has been ordered by the council’s environmental team. However both police and local councillors stressed the need for support for people battling drug issues to avoid the problem, “simply being policed and displaced to another location.” Earlier this year we highlighted, another public area, close by which residents say has become a magnet for drug users.

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