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Did you know that arthritis is something that affects more than six million Canadians? That works out to approximately one in five Canadians who are suffering from this painful disease. And it’s not just adults, as kids are suffering from it as well. Arthritis itself is something of an umbrella term that a Winnipeg naturopath will see everyday, as there are more than 100 different types that a person can suffer from such as gout, rheumatoid, psoriatic, and osteoarthritis.

Simply living with the pain of arthritis isn’t a good enough answer for most people; nor should it be. With so many different treatment options existing today that a Winnipeg naturopath can offer, there is a real chance of finding something that works and at least makes life more comfortable. One route that seems to be growing in popularity is to take a look at what naturopathic medicine can do for arthritis. This Winnipeg naturopath approach may be all that is needed, or it can work hand-in-hand with other treatments.

What is Arthritis?

In simple terms, arthritis is the inflammation of a person’s joints. It isn’t one single disease; rather, it is a disease that is made up of over 100 different types. Each type has its own symptoms, treatments, and causes, which can make it a bit difficult for your Winnipeg naturopath to find that perfect solution.

Arthritis is something that affects both men and women, kids, and adults, and it can appear rather suddenly or develop slowly over time. When left untreated, arthritis won’t just go away on its own nor will it get any better. In fact as a Winnipeg naturopath will tell you, just the opposite is true, as joints can continue to deteriorate, resulting in more damage and more pain. In severe cases, it can even end up causing joint deformity.

Traditional Treatment Routes

As far as the traditional treatment plans go for arthritis, doctors tend to rely on a variety of medications, unlike what a Winnipeg naturopath might recommend. These can include menthol or capsaicin creams to block the pain signals; analgesics to help with inflammation and pain; immunosuppressant to reduce the inflammation; and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as well to help with pain and inflammation. While these can certainly offer results, each has its own side effects that patients need to be aware of and monitor.

In more severe cases, surgery may be needed along with physical therapy.

How Naturopathic Medicine Can Help?

For those who are looking for a more Winnipeg naturopath approach, either to try on its own or in conjunction with an existing treatment, naturopathic medicine can be a great option. Just as its name suggests, this is a natural approach which means you’re not going to have to worry about those same negative side effects that a medication creates.

One treatment that is getting attention is prolotherapy/prolozone, which is showing real promise. Dr Sean Ceaser, a well-known Winnipeg Naturopath, is using this treatment as a way to address the root cause of the arthritic pain. The therapy works to strengthen the connective tissue in the joints, which means the degeneration of the joints stops and so does the pain. As well, he takes a look at diet, and supplements, both of which can offer real results for those in pain.

Exploring the Options

For those who are in pain each and every day thanks to arthritis, the good news is that there are treatments out there that will help to reduce the pain. Winnipeg naturopathic medicine could be a great option to look into.

With how rapidly the digital marketing landscape evolves each year, keeping up is paramount to the success of your business. While it’s just as important to focus on the changing trends that marketing staples such as SEO (search engine optimization), PPC, content marketing and social media encompass, these essential components are only half of the picture.

For example, few businesses consider incorporating newer trends such as artificial intelligence and video marketing into their strategies. In doing so, they may be severely missing out. With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of what you should include in your digital marketing strategy for 2019 and beyond.  

Video

There’s a reason why video is such a prevalent component of every social media platform. Videos are a dependable way to engage with your audience, increase brand awareness and drive conversions.  A Teleprompter app is also a great way to make your video more professional. Experiment with video on your social profiles and consider including video advertising in your marketing strategy, as this trend is set to hold strong for a while.

SEO

Your search engine optimization efforts shouldn’t end upon the completion of your website; nor should you stick with a Winnipeg SEO service that isn’t keeping up. As you may already know, changes in search engine algorithms, trends, and the way your competitors optimize their websites mean that your SEO needs frequent maintenance from an SEO company like Art of War SEO.

Your SEO company should also provide a wide variety of services in addition to the standard on-page optimization. This Winnipeg SEO agency, for example, offers value pitches and exchanges, live dashboard reporting, keyword research, call tracking, conversion rate optimization, blogger outreach, and much more to provide a more comprehensive package.

Voice Search

According to SayonTech, half of all searches will be done through voice by 2020. It would be wise to leverage this as soon as possible to get the upper hand over your higher-ranking competitors. This can be done by including keyword phrases, using conversational language in your blog posts and emphasizing featured snippets.

AI

Understanding how your audience comes across your products and interacts with your business is key to developing an effective marketing strategy. Analytics tools can only do so much to achieve this. However, artificial intelligence takes the process much further by utilizing data from a variety of platforms to analyze search patterns and customer behaviour.

In addition to providing a more comprehensive analysis of your audience, AI can be used in a variety of other aspects of your business. For example, AI chatbots are becoming effective enough that you won’t need to spend as many resources on support staff and call center technology.

Content Marketing

It’s arguable that content will never not be an essential component of any digital marketing strategy. It’s the life fuel of just about every channel, from your website to social media to your newsletter. Put an emphasis on mastering your content marketing strategy this year and keep at it moving forward, as content will remain a strong element for a while.

Conclusion

While these trends are by no means the only elements of an effective marketing plan, they’ll go a long way in keeping your business on top. Keep an eye out for new trends, as being the first to adopt them has significant potential.

At the time, a crack in your windshield may not seem like such a massive deal. But, failing to get the damage repaired as soon as possible will put yourself and others in danger when you’re on the road. Even the smallest of cracks or splinters in your car’s auto glass windshield has the potential to turn nasty and if you are unlucky enough to be involved in a collision, a damaged auto glass windshield will not provide as much protection and could even increase damage to yourself and your passengers. In addition, if you are caught by the cops driving with damage to your windshield, you’ll be pulled over immediately. So, you’ve found a crack in your auto glass – no matter how big or small, here’s what you need to do.

Call a Windscreen Repair Company:

Most auto glass repair shops offer windshield glass repair services and you may even have a dedicated windshield glass repair company in your area. If you’ve found some damage, then give them a call and let them know the extent of it; they will be able to provide you with advice on what to do next and give you a quote for repairs. Some windshield glass repair companies will even come out and fix the damage at your home, so you don’t have to risk driving. Check out Auto glass Tampa for more info if you live in Florida.

Go to the Auto Repair Shop:

If you don’t have a local windshield auto glass repair Tampa company, then the best place to go is to your usual mechanic or auto glass repair shop. Cracks and chips in windshields are usually a minor job and most auto glass repair professionals can do it without having to replace the whole windshield. If the damage is quite extensive, however, then be prepared to pay for a new windshield, as this may be your only option.

Avoid Driving:

It goes without saying that you should avoid driving if you have found a large chip or crack in your windshield. The only time that you should drive is to take the car for repairs and even then, you should only do this if there is no other option. Most auto glass repair shops and windscreen repair companies are willing to come and pick your car up on a recovery truck or bring their tools to your home, as they know how dangerous driving with a damaged windshield can be. Bear in mind that choosing to drive anyway could invalidate your insurance and even get you into trouble with the cops. So, be wise!

If You’re Driving:

If you find a crack or other damage on your windscreen appear when you are driving then don’t panic. It’s unlikely that it’s going to get worse straight away, so you should find the safest place to pull over to deal with the issue. The best thing to do in this situation is to call your breakdown service, who will be able to provide you with further advice. Don’t let damage to your auto glass go unchecked!  

If you have been arrested for a crime in Toronto, it is important that you choose your criminal defence lawyer very, very carefully. Instead of choosing the first lawyer who comes to mind or simply taking the recommendation of friends or family members, it’s imperative that you understand what you are looking for in a lawyer. You will need the best representation possible, even if you know you are innocent. Here are some reasons why your choice of lawyers matters so much.

 

  • Not All Lawyers Are Suitable Trial Lawyers

 

Although lawyers study long and hard, it doesn’t make all lawyers equal. Some have that ‘presence’ when representing you in court. If your case is taken to trial before a jury of your peers, remember that’s exactly what they are – peers. They are not typically well versed in the law and how they ‘judge’ you is largely due to how you are represented. 

You want the best criminal lawyer Toronto has to offer who has a proven track record in jury trials. How the jury responds to your criminal lawyer, unfortunately, often outweighs the evidence at hand. Although the judge will inform them to weigh their verdict on the evidence presented, it’s often the presenter who wins (or loses) the case for you and not the evidence the lawyer has provided them with. 

 

  • What Really Matters to Your Defence Team

 

One of the issues many defendants have had in the past is that they felt the Toronto criminal lawyer they hired was more worried about their winning track record than giving you the best defence possible. In other words, if the lawyer felt the case was going badly and that they would lose, instead of advising you to stick it out through a verdict and possible appeals, your lawyer doesn’t want a “loss” on their record. If you are innocent and know you are innocent, it might be that you want to take your chances because you have committed no crime. 

Yes, representation will be costlier as a trial or appeal drags on, but your good name depends on not having a criminal record. That first round, that first loss in court, may mean an appeal which you believe can be won based on your innocence is more important than a Toronto criminal lawyer who isn’t willing to sustain an initial loss. Talk to any prospective lawyers to see that they are willing to go the extra mile with you when an appeal is necessary.

 

  • Expertise and Experience Are of the Utmost

 

Sometimes it might be in your best interest to sit that extra day or two in jail until you find a Toronto criminal lawyer you are comfortable with. Taking the first one you find, even though they have no expertise or experience in the exact crime you have been accused of, could be a grave error in judgement. Just as all lawyers aren’t created equal, all crimes are not created equal as well. Your defence depends on a lawyer with expertise in your particular crime.

The main takeaway in all this is that you may need to sit behind bars a few extra days but when you are released on bond, you can be assured that your Toronto criminal defence lawyers are really in your court, figuratively as well as literally. They will go to bat for you and that is a good feeling to have. Your freedom and good name are at stake, so choose your lawyer carefully.

Gavin Newlands MP

The SNP has urged the UK government to draw a line under a “dismal decade” of failed and toxic immigration and asylum policies, The SNP used their Opposition Day debate to highlight the many failures of the Tories immigration.
Gavin Newlands MPThe SNP has consistently called for a fundamental change in the approach to immigration with policies based on evidence, human rights and fairness; a recognition of the contribution made by migrants to Scotland and the UK’s economy, society and culture; as well as a recognition that a migration policy that works for the whole of the UK will require different policy solutions for different parts of the UK, particularly given Scotland’s demographic and economic profile.

Gavin Newlands SNP MP said: “In the Immigration Acts of 2014 and 2016, we have seen an effort to prevent people from accessing basic services such as employment, healthcare and education. We have witnessed a Home Secretary become Prime Minister and knowingly take a cruel and entirely unnecessary approach towards immigration. If we listened to the Government, we would think the immigration process is straightforward, but many people are unable simply to leave, as the Government might lead us to think. More often than not, the Government’s policies have meant that the most vulnerable in society, often women, are disproportionately suffering. The SNP will continue to seek devolution of immigration powers so that Scotland can have a humane immigration policy that works for our economy and society.”

Gavin Newlands MP

The SNP Scottish Government has announced it will use new social security powers to introduce a brand new benefit to tackle child poverty

Gavin Newlands MP

The Scottish Child Payment will be introduced by 2022 for all eligible families with children under 16. The Payment will begin for children under six by early 2021, with the payment set at £10 per week.

This new benefit will provide support for families on low incomes, reduce child poverty and mitigate some of the damaging impact of UK Government austerity and welfare cuts. It will be paid monthly and will be available to all children in eligible families with qualifying benefits including Universal Credit, Jobseekers Allowance and Child Tax Credits. There will be no cap on the number of children in families.

When fully introduced, the payment to around 410,000 eligible children and a substantial investment in families most in need in Scotland.

Gavin Newlands SNP MP said: “The Tory UK Government obsession with austerity has shamefully focussed on slashing the UK social security leaving many in dire circumstances, one only has to look at the shambolic roll out of Universal Credit and the introduction of the abhorrent rape clause as two of the more high profile examples. In stark contrast, the Scottish Government has once again shown the way with the introduction of the Scottish Child Payment which will lift thousands of children in Renfrewshire out of poverty and is just another example of the SNP supporting the most vulnerable in our society.”

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SNP MSP Derek Mackay is urging Renfrewshire’s dog owners not to leave their pets in hot cars this summer.

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Mr Mackay is highlighting research undertaken by Dogs Trust which shows that almost people believe it is ok to leave a dog in a car if counter-measures are taken, such as leaving a window open or parking under a tree.

Under 20 minutes in a hot car can prove fatal to a dog, should its body exceed 41°C. Within a matter of minutes, as the temperature rises in your car, your dog’s suffering will become evident through excessive panting, whimpering or barking. This will then develop into a loss of muscle control and ultimately their kidneys will cease to function, the brain will become damaged and their heart will stop.

The Renfrewshire North & West MSP is warning constituents that on even wet or cooler days, leaving their pet in the car even for a few minutes can be dangerous.

Mr Mackay said:

“Many people don’t know that dogs take a lot longer than humans to cool down and with temperatures rising over the summer it is more important than ever that dog owners are warned of the dangers of leaving their pets unattended in cars. Even on cooler or very wet days, cars can become very hot, very quickly, and be fatal for dogs.

“You just need to touch the dashboard or seat of a car to see how hot it can get. Andparking in the shade or leaving the window down will not make it any safer.

“If you are carrying your dog in the car over the summer carry plenty of drinking water for it, use sun blinds on the windows and do not leave the dog in a parked car, even for a few minutes.

“If you do see a dog in distress in a parked car call the police or the SSPCA immediately.”

Derek Mackay - SNP

Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay has welcomed the announcement of a new benefit to target child poverty.

Derek Mackay - SNP

Eligible families will receive £10 a week for every child under 16, with introduction for under sixes starting by early 2021.

The Scottish Child Payment will give more immediate support to eligible families who need it most, as almost 60% of all children in poverty live in a family with a child under the age of six.

It will be delivered to all remaining eligible families with children under 16 by the end of 2022, with no cap on the number of children in families.

When delivered in full, 410,000 children could be eligible for the income supplement – over a third of all children. It is estimated it will lift 30,000 children out of relative poverty by 2023/24.

For a family with two children under the age of 16 this new payment would mean additional support of more than £1,000 a year.

Derek Mackay MSP said:

“The SNP will not stand by and simply watch the spike in child poverty as a result of continued UK Government austerity. Instead we will take action.

“This benefit can make a massive difference to thousands of children across Renfrewshire.

“Almost 60% of all children in poverty live in a family where a child is under six years old, which is why we will deliver the payment for this group first.

“This benefit will not only help raise children out of poverty but is also designed to help prevent those just above the poverty threshold.

Background

This payment will be available a year earlier to under sixes than set out in the Scottish Government’s Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan.

The payment will be paid monthly and increase annually in line with inflation.

Disability Assistance for Working Age People, the Scottish replacement for Personal Independence Payment, will be delivered in early 2021, as already outlined to

Parliament. Disability Assistance for Children and Young People will be delivered in summer 2020 also as announced.

However it is expected that Disability Assistance for Older People will need to be introduced in 2021, rather than winter 2020 as originally planned.

Scottish Carer’s Allowance will be put back a few months to early 2022. The transfer of benefit cases from DWP to Social

Security Scotland is expected to be completed by 2025 rather than 2024.

Further assessment on the impact of introducing the new benefit, including on IT systems, staffing, and supplier services, will be carried out over the summer and reported to Parliament.

Summer getaway

 More than 165,000 passengers expected over weekend

  • Over one million Scots to head for their holidays during school break

 

Glasgow Airport is preparing for its busiest weekend of the year so far as tens of thousands take to the skies for the summer holidays.

Summer getaway

More than 165,000 passengers are expected to travel through the airport this weekend as the school holidays get underway. Airport staff expect to welcome more than a million Scots holidaymakers during the school summer holidays.

The majority of travellers will be heading for popular sunshine hotspots such as Alicante, the Canary Islands, Crete, Florida, Mexico, Turkey, Portugal and the Balearics. Other popular city break destinations include Barcelona, Prague, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, New York, Frankfurt and Venice.

Even more people will travel on Scotland’s busiest long-haul route – the Dubai double daily service – as a result of the additional capacity provided by the iconic A380 aircraft introduced earlier this year.

Additional staff will be on hand at peak times over the weekend to provide support and assurance for passengers as they prepare for check-in and security.

The airport will also be providing plenty of entertainment for young departing travellers to ensure their holidays get off to a fun start.  This will include a kids’ fitness zone in the departures area, NERF war games, Highland dancing, performances from a rock choir and activity bags.

Despite the proposed strike action planned by some Unite members on Friday 28th and Sunday 30th of June, it will be business as usual for passengers travelling through the terminal on both days.

Mark Johnston, Glasgow Airport Managing Director, said: “There’s always a great atmosphere in terminal, particularly as the school term has come to an end and thousands of families arrive at the airport ahead of their holidays.

“This weekend is sure to be one of our busiest ever and we’ll have plenty of activities to help keep the children occupied.

“Given that the airport will be busier than usual during what is our biggest weekend this year, we would encourage passengers to allow enough time for check-in and to ensure they are prepared for the security area and have their boarding passes ready.

 

“All liquids, gels and pastes carried in hand luggage should be 100ml or less and carried in a 20cm x 20cm clear plastic bag, which should be presented out-with their hand luggage at the security check point.

“Passengers should also organise their hand luggage appropriately before they go through our X-Ray machines, which means removing laptops and other large electrical equipment from their bags and placing them flat and unobstructed in the tray along with smaller items such as keys, coins, watched and phones.

“Small steps such as these really help to ensure our passengers pass through security as quickly and smoothly as possible so they can relax and enjoy the start of their holiday.

“Although some of our staff who are members of Unite have chosen our busiest period of the year to stage further industrial action, I wanted to take this opportunity to once again reassure our passengers that the strike days which have taken place to date have caused minor disruption, if any at all. Glasgow Airport remains open, fully operational and our number one priority is to ensure our passengers continue to get on their summer holidays without any disruption.”

 

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Not only are bathrooms intended to serve an entirely functional purpose, but they are one of the most important rooms within your home. This is the reason why a renovation may soon be in order. Although there is no doubt that such a project will increase its overall aesthetic appeal, were you aware that remodelling your bathroom is capable of substantially increasing the value of your home? Let’s look at a some expert recommendations if you are hoping to get the most out of your money.

A Colourful Personality

If you plan to place your home on the market in the near future, it is best to stick with a neutral bathroom colour scheme. Off-white and grey semi-gloss paint are some common options. However, it could also be a good idea to experiment with soft pastel tones. These will provide and extra sense of organic warmth to the bathroom. Let us not fail to mention that coordinating the overall colour scheme with matching accessories such as towels and bath mats will add an extra sense of visual balance; enabling your home to fetch a slightly higher price. 

The Power of Space

Spacious bathrooms are always attractive to buyers thanks to their bespoke sense of comfort. There are two main ways to tackle such a project. The first involves increasing the interior space of an existing bathroom (providing that you are not required to undertake a significant amount of costly work). Another alternative is to convert a smaller room within your home (such as a closet) into an en-suite bathroom. This will attract families who are looking to buy, as two or more bathrooms are extremely convenient. 

Extra Storage Space

We are all aware that bathrooms can become extremely cluttered; particularly if they are used by a number of people on a daily basis. This is why creating additional storage space is a critical recommendation. Purchasing additional shelves, constructing a unit designed to fit into small space and even adding storage options within an existing shower enclosure are all viable options. However, be sure that the structures themselves are meant to be used within a moist environment in order to extend their lifespan. Many home buyers consider an ample amount of storage space one of the most important metrics when purchasing a home. 

Upgrade Existing Hardware

Old and out-of-date bathrooms are hardly appealing to the buyer and they can even detract from the perceived value of your entire home. This is why it is prudent to consider upgrading traditional areas such as toilets, baths and shower enclosures. Most likely it’s time to replace your old toilet with a one-piece toilet with dual flush to make it more valuable.  Walk-in showers have become extremely popular due to their rather small footprint while cast iron bathtubs have been reappearing on the market in recent years. Of course, try to match the style and design of these areas with the existing accessories throughout your bathroom. It is also wise to mention that even small changes (if you happen to be on a budget) can have a listing impact. Some other upgrades can include:

 

  • Replacing sink taps.
  • Updating any thermostatic valves.
  • Installing new pipework.
  • Upgrading to a “rainfall” shower head.


As numerous styles and configurations exist, there is no doubt that you will find what you are looking for. 

Adding a Secondary Sink

Providing a bathroom with two sinks is another sure-fire way to attract buyers. The presence of two sinks will attract families wishing to purchase a home. The good news is that this does not normally require a great deal of space. Furthermore, it is often possible to choose tandem designs which utilise the existing pipework; saving a significant amount of money in terms of time and labour.

These are five of the most effective ways to add value to your home through a bathroom renovation. If you are looking to place your property on the market in the not-so-distant future, tools such as this by PPA can provide you with a realistic valuation so that much of the guesswork is taken out of the process. Of course, you can likewise contact one of our representatives to learn more or if you have any other questions that you would like to have addressed.

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JFK Parking: Tips for the Best Cheap JFK Long-Term Parking Rates

If you’re on the hunt for cheap JFK Parking, then you may already discover that planning any trip longer than a week can get crazy expensive. In fact, Travel and Leisure rated JFK long-term parking as number 3 among the Most Expensive Airport Parking in America.

Fortunately, there are now a lot of alternatives to the expensive rates and long-term travelers have a few more options to consider. Check out our free tips to get the best cheap long-term parking rates at JFK airport!


The main reason why so many travelers choose to leave their vehicle at an off-site airport lot is because they offer lower long-term parking cost at JFK. However, finding and comparing off-site lots can be daunting, especially if you’re not familiar with the local area.

You can look online for parking lots near JFK airport that offer pre-booking, as well as reviews from other travelers. It’s also important to note that on-site parking at JFK are nearly 4 miles away from the terminals anyway; choosing an off-site parking won’t be much different, aside from costing less. Off-site parking lots offer free shuttle services to take you to and from the airport terminals as well.

One of the best parts about off-site parking is that many lots allow travelers to reserve a parking spot ahead of time so you don’t have to stress about where to park when you arrive at the airport – something that you cannot do at on-site long term lots at JFK. Parking can be one of the most stressful parts of a trip to the airport and the pre-booking option takes a lot of that away.

Pre-Book Your JFK Airport Parking Online

When planning a business or leisure trip, there are many details that come into play and require your attention – that includes where to park your vehicle when you’re away. You’ll save time, money, energy and worry if you pre-book your airport parking online.

You can also avoid the stress and having to rush to get a decent parking space. Simply take a few moments to guarantee your JFK parking space in advance by pre-booking online, and you won’t waste time or energy frantically looking for a parking space at the last minute.

How to Reserve your Parking Space at JFK Airport

There’s a number of websites and services available online that offers booking options so finding an airport parking space is no longer a challenge. Take advantage of reserving your parking spot online to eliminate the headache of hunting a free parking space and worry about getting late for your flight. Additionally, you can select a favorite spot from plenty of other options available as compared to usual airport parking where you have to accept one available option, however unsafe and unattractive it might be

MFG intu Braehead Roller Disco

THEY’RE letting the good times roll at intu Braehead this summer.

The ice has been melted and the curling rink transformed into a fabulous roller skating venue complete with a giant glitter ball and the coolest old-school disco sounds being played.

MFG intu Braehead Roller Disco

And yesterday one of Scotland’s top freestyle roller skaters, Jim Whyte paid the new roller rink a visit to check it out for himself.

And while he was there he gave some skaters, who were getting a sneak preview of the venue, a display of his skills and amazing roller skating stunts.

Roller skating sessions are launched on Saturday, June 29 and continue until August 11. The two-hour sessions start at 11am each day and go on until 6pm.

The sessions are ideal for a families as well as regular roller skaters and there are skates for hire at the venue.

Marketing manager for intu Braehead, David Lyon said: “We’re definitely rolling out the welcome mat for everyone to enjoy a brand new fun activity we’ve never had at intu Braehead before.

“The curling rink has been completely transformed with special lighting, a sound system playing some disco classics and of course, the disco ball that will give everyone some glitter as they wheel around the rink.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an expert, our new Roller Skating Rink is the place to be this summer and everyone is guaranteed to have a wheelie good time!”

Roller skating at intu Braehead is a fun activity for all ages, although it’s not suitable for under fives and anyone under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Log on to https://intu.co.uk/braehead/events/rollerskating for more details and to book tickets.