GLASGOWOLD PEOPLE’S WELFARE ASSOCIATION
Be happy, stay healthy and join our clubs.
We care about senior citizens ... could you?
No need to knock on our door, it is always open!
Sheena Glass, Director of Glasgow Old People’s Welfare Association, invites all senior citizens in Glasgow to rise to the challenge during the organisation’s Jubilee year – 60 years young!
If you know someone, or yourself, who will benefit from our help, tell them to contact us or tell us to contact them.
Too often in the busy lifestyle we have, too many vulnerable older people slip through the safety net.
Please use our experience and expertise to solve any problem you may have. From home visits for benefit checks, income maximisation, advocacy and general information, we are here for you.
We are a “hands-on” charity for our older people and are self-funded. Please give generously to promote our good work and to show our appreciation and respect to the wonderful senior citizens of Glasgow.
7 Sandyford Place, Glasgow, G3 7NB Telephone: 0141 221 9924 Fax: 0141 221 6244 www.gopwa.co.uk Scottish Memories SEPTEMBER2008
Our front cover this month from the lens of ace landscape photographer Dennis Hardley is of St Abbs Head lighthouse atop the steep Berwickshire cliffs.
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Chiel,Fancy Thats,Wit And Wisdom
A Moveable Keep 5
Marking The Miles 8
The Murder Ballads 10
Sounds Of Scotland 11
The Massacre Of The Weekend Wonders 12
O’er The Hills And Far Away
Feats And Fairs
Dennis Hardley’s View Of The Month 24
Newsflash ’78 30
Pioneers In Healing 32
Coming Attractions 34
The George Forbes Column
Nothing But The Tooth 36
Keeping The Sabbath 38
Supernatural Scotland,Time Capsule 39
September Scenes 44
Doctor Of The Occult 46
Next month in Scottish Memories • Evocative Aromas • Autumn Tints • Built To Last • Cave Of Dreams • Felling The Forest • Coastal Snaps
October issue on sale Thursday,September 25th.
View Of The Month
In this issue it is a panoramic sweep of th e
Tay Forest Park near Tummel Bridge
in Perthshire; and it can be viewed
on pages 24 and 25.