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      30.01.2002 17:38
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      STOP! THINKING OF VISTING GLASGOW? NO VISIT IS COMPLETE WITHOUT A TRIP TO THE NORTH OF THE CITY We're only a 20 minute bus ride away, and its well worth it. Escape the buzz of the city centre for some R & R, and some beautiful scenery. We really are the forgotten treasure of Glasgow. Where am I talking about? Milngavie, of course. With its pedestrianised town centre, variety of individual shops, restaurants and pubs, there's no place like here! And I should know, I've lived here for all but 30 years! The jewel in Milngavie's crown would have to be the Reservior, which dates back to Victorian times. You can see the whole of Glasgow, and beyond, from here and its a walk you'll never forget. Better still, visit Mugdock Country park with lots to do for all ages and tastes. Milngavie to me is simply the best. Why have cotton when you can have silk?! Go on, give us a visit! I promise you'll be back!

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        22.08.2000 03:31
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        I dearly love living in the north of Glasgow. It is as free from pollution and as near the country-side as I could possibly wish for, while at the same time being close to all of the city-centre night life and shopping, something which the city of Glasgow can be proud off ... The people around here are a great bunch, although newcomers might think its they're bit too hard-bitten, once you get used to them and visa versa, they can take a whils before they accept you. The facilities are top notch, only you have to be willing to go out and find them, after all they are not going to come to you! Loads of new homes being built in and around this area too which means there is 'new blood' (don't take that too seriously folks) for the community almost every week. I remember, when I first moved up here from what was then Middlesex.. My friends in Potters Bar worried about me as they though I would miss out on the cinema and the High Street shopping. Well, all I can say is that just shows how out-of-touch some English folks can be! I looked up the statistics for my area on the Internet and, what do you know, the people in this area take more winter holidays - and long holidays at that, than most other people in the UK. OK, so around here we like going to the ‘the club’ more often than some other folk, but then again the pollsters might have got that wrong . . . maybe we don’t care who knows that we like ‘a bevy’ and a ‘good time’ . . . while some others (pointing no fingers, you understand) may prefer to keep their drinking habits quiet! Bingo is still popular, - is that thing never going to go away? And, again according to the pollsters, we are more likely than average to go to the theatre and art galleries. Who says Glaswegians aren’t posh? Living in the North of Glasgow has a lot going for i
        t. If there is a down side then it’s that most folk staying here can’t wait to get out and are missing the fact that they stay in a really lovely part of Glasgow.

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