#ScamWatch Week 2021

This week is Scottish #ScamWatch Week, running from Monday 30 August to Sunday 5 September. Scams have an impact on Scottish consumers every day, often costing thousands of pounds. Most of us will be the target of a scammer at some point. During Scottish ScamWatch Week, Advice Direct Scotland will be shining a light on the … Read more

Visit to the David Livingstone Centre, 20/08/21

On Friday I was delighted to have the opportunity to visit the David Livingstone Birthplace Museum in Blantyre to see their newly refurbished grounds. The centre is the only independent museum in Scotland dedicated to David Livingstone and examining his work within the difficult and complex realities of colonialism at the time. It was lovely … Read more

Visit to Blantyre Community Orchard & Serenity Garden, 02/08/21

This week I was delighted to spend some time at the beautiful Community Orchard and Serenity Garden in Blantyre. The orchard is a community-led project, with design, upkeep and maintenance provided by volunteers to preserve the green space and local wildlife.

Visit to Blantyre Soccer Academy, 29/07/21

I was delighted last week to visit Blantyre Soccer Academy to see their new community garden. The garden is a beautiful facility that is open to the entire community free of charge. It’s a lovely space for some quiet reflection, and I would encourage everyone to take a visit. The Academy do fantastic work to … Read more