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It is easy for free time to be lost in reading and commenting on Facebook posts, watching YouTube videos and catching up on the latest TikTok which may be amusing, but does not usually offer a sense of fulfilment or achievement. There are other ways to utilise your time more constructively which offer you more benefits over the long term. 

Read a book

Reading is not just entertainment it also expands your knowledge and can help improve your career. Successful people tend to read books that are going to help them learn something of value that they can use in their life. Whatever you want to achieve in life, many books offer instruction and help to make this happen. You can read books on your phone as well as books on paper. Audiobooks are also popular with many, so try all mediums. Reading just 30 pages a day (about 45 minutes) can have you reading an average of a book a week. 

Read to learn

Reading Harry Potter will entertain, but not teach.  Try reading books that will stretch your knowledge. Elon Musk has said that he learned how to build rockets simply by reading books.  Bill Gates reads a book a week that stretches his thinking whilst Warren Buffet reads for eight hours a day. Reading can make you seriously rich. 

Join a casino

Casinos have generally been seen as places to go for a night out, but online casino gambling has become very popular. Many people first joined online casinos during 2020 when limitations of movement were forcing people to stay close to home, yet with the lifting of restrictions, many still prefer to play online casino games for real cash even though they can get to actual casinos.

The lure of online casinos over land-based casinos is that they offer so much more than the simple dozen table games and 30 slot games that you find locally. Instead, the best online casino offers give customers a free bet or other bonus on hundreds of slots and dozens of different table games from poker, blackjack, roulette and others. It is simple to sign up and scroll through to the best games on your laptop or phone making it accessible at any time of day or night. 

Another reason that online casinos are more attractive than land-based casinos is that they have demo sites where you can test the games before betting real money. Then when you want to play “for real” the betting limits are lower than you would find in a land-based casino.

Start a blog 

If you are a good writer and are passionate about a particular subject, start writing a blog. You can do this to share information just with family and friends as a bit of creativity, or if you have knowledge or experience of a particular subject, you could promote it so that it becomes a business rather than a hobby. You can review movies, write a travel blog for a favourite location or live tweet a sporting event to the wider world. You can do the same with a vlog if writing is not your strong point or combine the two. 


If the majority of your time at work or home is sedentary, adding some exercise to your free time will have many benefits. Even a simple activity like brisk walking helps with gaining and maintaining a healthy weight whilst also reducing many risk factors such as stroke, heart attack, osteoporosis, cognitive decline and dementia in old age.

The first step is to make sure you have a good work and leisure balance so that exercise is a pleasure, not a chore. If you have any underlying health conditions, check with your doctor about the exercise you want to take, from playing golf, riding a bike or going swimming. Choose different activities so you can stay active every season. You can choose solo activities, or team or group activities to suit your personality. 


Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. Whatever voluntary activity you choose, from people, animals, the environment, politics and more, you benefit as much as the cause you choose to help. It extends your social network and boosts your social skills. This is particularly helpful if you are new to an area. Volunteering as a family shows directly how volunteering makes a difference and how good it feels to help. Science has proved that since humans are hard-wired to give to others, the more we give, the happier we feel. Volunteering is also possible via phone or computer, including help with writing, graphic design, email, and other web-based tasks. Your volunteering can give you experience in a potential career, to practice skills in the workplace or further develop and improve your skills in a particular field.

Volunteering is a fun and easy way to explore your interests and passions away from daily routines and family commitments. This means that those who work in an office but love being outdoors can volunteer at a community garden, at an animal shelter taking dogs for a walk or helping out at an after-school club for children.

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Getting a divorce is not always the best solution to certain problems. However, if you have decided to take that road, you must get professional guidance from a separation solicitor in Glasgow who will guide you through the complete judicial process.

Many disputes occur when a couple who is also a parent decides to get separated such as child custody, visitation disputes, and much more. In these cases, children are usually raised by their grandparents and hence grandparents also have their say with respect to visitation rights and even custody. Therefore, lawyers for grandparents’ rights in Glasgow guide them with further proceedings and related paperwork.

Below Are Some of the Major Advantages of Hiring a Separation Solicitor:

1. Assistance

Getting a divorce seems to be the only solution when your relationship is going through a hard time. Constant arguments and disagreements may eventually result in a divorce. Separation solicitors assist you with the negotiations, mediation, and offering other alternative dispute resolutions.

2. It allows you to easily make arrangements for children

Divorce is stressful for both parents and children leading to huge changes in their lives. It is a nightmare for children to grow up seeing their parents constantly fighting and hence opting for a divorce. The legal battle itself is a traumatizing situation for a child but parents always want to make sure to prioritize their child’s well being. Parents can discuss with the solicitor who will be able to spend time with their child, without the need for stressful court hearings.

3. It makes divorce easier

The roles of a separation solicitor are not just limited to making negotiations but he/she also helps with prenuptial agreements, legal separation issues, marriage annulment, property settlement, parenting plans, guardianship of children, and much more. Hence the involvement of a separation solicitor helps to make the divorce much quicker and easier.


Even when the divorce is amicable, it can be a stressful situation for both parents and children. Specialist family law solicitors guide you through the ups and downs to take the best suited decision. Couples get assistance regarding their matrimonial assets such as the family home, joint bank accounts, child custody, child visitations, and pensions.

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If you’ve been wrongfully injured, then you must not sit silent and mourn over your pain. You must know that you have all the right to make the person who caused you the injury face the law. Yes, you heard it right. All you have to do is hire a personal injury lawyer from a reputable law firm, and they will take care of all your troubles like that. 

If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer, then you’ve come to just the right place. In this blog, I am going to introduce you to the newest personal injury firm in town. Get more information here

Here are some of the reasons that make this law firm stand out from the rest:

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Compassionate Attorneys 

One of the most important qualities of any lawyer should be their compassionate behavior towards their client. It is critical considering the fact that the client is already going through a lot of pain, both physical and emotional. Therefore, having an attorney by your side who understands the situation of the clients and show them respect and compassion accordingly makes it very easy for the client to fight the hectic legal battle. At Scot Accident Claims, you are going to find attorneys who take a lot of pride in their compassionate services. 

Ready to Push Their Limits 

Any kind of legal battle requires a lot of hard work. The lawyer and the client have to make sure that they are doing everything right so that they can increase the chances of their win. Therefore, it is very important that you hire an attorney who is ready to push their limits to make sure that you win the case. 

Not many law firms are ready to show this kind of dedication and devotion when dealing with the client. But, you don’t have to worry about it with this newest law firm in town, you don’t have to worry about any of it because they don’t rest unless they are sure of the fact that their client is in it for the win.

High Success Rate 

The success rate of any law firm or a lawyer is the only yardstick to measure their performance in the playfield. Therefore, you simply can’t ignore the success rate of the law firm that you are going to hire. The good news is that Scot Accident Claims has a very promising success rate. Therefore, you can trust them to win your case because they have a lot of experience in the field and ready to serve you with their experience.

Free Initial Consultation 

If the law firm you are going to hire is charging you a lot of money even for the initial consultation, then you must take your hint. Such law firms only care about money, and they don’t take your case personally. However, the good news is that it is not the case with Scot Accident Claims, and they offer a hundred percent free initial consultation.

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Please find Cancer Research UK’s response to today’s cancer treatment waiting times statistics published by Public Health Scotland. These latest figures show that 1526 fewer patients (23%) in Scotland started treatment for cancer compared to the same time last year.

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The report also tells us that only 84.1% of patients with an urgent referral for a suspicion of cancer started treatment within 62 days during the last quarter April to June 2020. The target is 95 per cent.

This compares to 82.4% of patients with an urgent referral for a suspicion of cancer starting treatment at the same time last year. While the proportion of patients being seen has remained stable, the drop in the number of people being seen is of concern.

Our tweet in response to this report can be found @CRUKscotland here.

Marion O’Neill, Cancer Research UK’s head of external affairs in Scotland, said: “This report, which covers the period when the UK first went into lockdown, shows there was a sharp fall in the number of patients who started cancer treatment. This was when many cancer services were paused.

“These figures also show us that, even with fewer people being referred, the target was still missed and too many people were waiting too long for treatment to start.

“The growing backlog of people waiting is very worrying and must be tackled as a matter of urgency. The early diagnosis of cancer can significantly improve someone’s chances of survival.

“With a second wave of COVID-19 likely, everything possible must be done so patient care doesn’t suffer and waiting lists don’t get longer. This will require innovation as well as further investment in staff and equipment.

“Patients also need to feel confident of their safety so routine COVID-19 testing for all NHS staff working in cancer diagnosis and treatment areas is essential.”

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St Paul’s Primary in Foxbar Staff are taking part in the Cash For Kids School. Our mission from now until Friday 23rd October (4 weeks) is to raise as much money possible to help make a direct difference to children this Christmas.  We all know only too well that we have many families in our communities that benefit from Cash for Kids.
Our whole school is all getting involved and we hope to get the community involved and create a buzz during this current situation and raise as much money as possible for a good cause.
From Natalia ;-) Please help her to help other kids in Scotland!
She is going to cycle to Loch Lomond and needs your support!
“My name is Natalia and I am 10, I like sports especially football and science!
I am happy girl…but not every kid in Scotland can say it…I want to help to raise money…
My challenge will be cycling to Loch Lomond Shores on 10th of October (weather and pandemic permitting) or soon after…
My longest ever distance…over 30 miles that is more than 50 kilometres! it is a long way for me but I will do it to help others!
My school St Paul’s Primary in Paisley won Cash for Kids action last raising incredible money to help for kids, it is a great joy to be part of this challenge.
If you can share a pound or two to sponsor my longest ever cycle challenge send me a message and use this link! Hot chocolate at Loch Lomond will be a great reward for me ;-) “
Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes

CREATIVITY can improve young people’s well-being and help them overcome loneliness and isolation.

That’s the message from youth arts charity, CREATE Paisley which is hosting its second one-day Open Mind Summit, on Friday, October 9.

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The free online event will feature a keynote speaker, panel discussions and workshops, exploring the role of creativity and culture in improving the well-being of young people and children – especially with new challenges arising from the coronavirus pandemic.

CREATE Paisley developed the Open Mind Summit in partnership with Renfrewshire Leisure, Kibble Education and Care Centre and the University West of Scotland by bringing together young people, educators, artists, researchers, youth workers and funders.

Last year’s summit attracted attendances from all over the West of Scotland.

Alan Clark, founder of CREATE, said ‘Young people need our support more than ever before. During the last few months, we’ve heard of so many young people who have struggled with feelings of isolation, lack of hope or have had to face a lot of uncertainty. They’ve experienced a worldwide pandemic, on-going climate crisis and confusion over exam results. This has impacted a lot of young people’s wellbeing.

“The Summit this year gives us a space to celebrate some of the amazing creative engagement over the last few months, how that’s brought young people together, as well as a space to look ahead and ensure young people’s voices are central to how we move forward.”

This year’s online Summit hosts a line up including keynote speaker, Steven McLeish, who is an internationally-known speaker and spoken word artist.

Steven will share his story and a message of hope with a focus of combating mental health and social issues, including dyslexia, depression and anxiety.

Panel sessions will cover various related topics from creative approaches to overcoming isolation to how children and young people’s voices are central to our changed world.

Other workshops will include Generation Scotland sharing their findings from their TeenCovidLife research and Malcolm Hamilton, creative director of Mufti Games leading a session on involving young people in decision making through playful consultation, evaluation and active citizenship.

Renfrewshire Leisure chairperson, Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes said: “The health and well-being of our young people is extremely important – especially in the current situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

“This online summit will be a very useful tool and learning experience for both the organisations and groups who support young people with their mental health, but also young people themselves, giving them a better idea of how to deal with the issues they may face.

“Many creative minds will be coming together in this summit to explore young people’s well-being.”

The Open Mind Summit 2020 is funded by Renfrewshire Council and delivered in partnership with Renfrewshire Leisure and Create Paisley as part of Future Paisley. Future Paisley is radical and wide-ranging programme of events, activities and investments using the town’s unique and internationally significant cultural stories to transform its future.

Although the event is free, anyone interested should sign up to the Open Mind Summit in advance at

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A commuter bike assists in the completion of regular tasks to ease your routine. Over time, the tires get worn out by the road as they face debris, dust and other obstacles regularly. Elements like heat, moisture, and pollution also affect their integrity. People often overlook the importance of commuter bike tires.  Don’t buy any ragtag pair without considering certain factors that could potentially boost the life of the tires. Furthermore, you may get to enhance the performance of your commuter bike. If not, you might save significantly on the expenses regarding the maintenance.

Start With The Type Of Tire

You should select a tire according to your region. Consider what type of pathway do you usually cover on your commuter bike. There are three types of tires available for commuter bike:

  • Tubular: A tubular contains a tube to support the wheels and help in its rotation. These are better for a performance-oriented bike for speed. While you may find them in regular bikes, it’s wise to switch them. These are ideal for covering a large distance.
  • Tubeless: If you’re in the mountain trails, then these tires are better for you. Without a tube, these tires can survive a rocky path and obstacles for heavy-duty performance. However, if you don’t reside in a mountain region, then these are less than preferable.
  • Clinchers: Now these are the tires you can rely upon in any urban setting. These are maintenance-friendly with easy patch up options. For regular use to commute, these prove to be highly efficient and often have a feasible price range for investment. Thereby, these might be a better choice for a city or urban region.

Once you consider the type of a tire, it’s time to move to its width.

Width Of The Tires Matters

The commuter bikes have a different type of wheelbase to support regular travels. Therefore, it is paramount to choose tires that will fit the peculiar wheelbase of your bike. Width plays a prominent rule to determine the longevity of your tire.

Generally, commuter bike tires are wider than the mountain bikes as these are designed for streets and roads. A good range would be to chose between 28C to 48C. This size is perfect to offer adequate resistance without hindering the rotation. How can you select the ideal width? Your wheelbase should hold it firmly without any gap or bulging. If you’re still unsure, consult a specialist to get your tires.

Consider The Valve

 The valve of a tire can make a difference according to how well can it hold the air.  It helps you attain a specific pressure requirement for the road. Usually, you will find a Schrader valve which uses a pin for air pumping. However, if you’re in an area where people may play a prank by releasing the air of your tire, it is better to go for a high-pressure valve.

It prevents any foreign object or unknown person from releasing the air from your tires. A high pressure valve is commonly known as the French valve, or Presta. It has a lock ring to prevent any mishandling from other people. However, this type of valve is for high-end bikes. There may be no need if you live in a safer neighbourhood.

Damage Resistance

A tire’s quality, material and type will determine its resistance against damage. To further reinforce it, you can opt for commuter bike tires that offer a puncture-proof belt. Another option is to go for an extra layer of sub-tread to enhance resilience. These two options help in reducing the chances for a puncture, the most common problem among the bikers. Correlatively, you can ask for the addition of extra layer on the side-wall of the tires for protection.

Maintain The Tires Regularly

 Like any other vehicle, your bike requires proper maintenance and care. This is true for the tires as well. By regularly cleaning your bike, you will enhance tire’s longevity as well. Use pressure gauge regularly before commuting. Check for any added fiction by spinning the wheels manually. These small inspections can save a massive mishap or accident.

Enjoy Your Safe Commutes

 Commuter bike tires should be tough so that they can handle the heavy-duty use on the rough roads. That’s precisely why you need to consider these factors. We hope our guide helps you understand which factors play significant roles in the durability of a tire. Also, don’t forget to follow the maintenance routine to ensure you get the best out of them.


Rossie Stone, director and founder of Dekko Comics will take part in digital events in schools across the country for Maths Week Scotland (Monday 28 September – Sunday 4 October). As part of the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour, Rossie will visit around 1,000 P5-S1 pupils from 12 schools in Aberdeen, Borders, Fife, Glasgow, Highlands, North Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and West Lothian. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the school events will be digital through live workshops for the pupils.


The Children’s Book Tour is supported by Scottish Friendly and organised by Scottish Book Trust, the national charity transforming lives through reading and writing. Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tours visit both primary and secondary schools, and have enthralled more than 100,000 children with visits from over 100 individual authors since they began in 1998.


Dekko Comics present the school curriculum in accessible and highly enjoyable comic stories. They are based on a technique that Rossie Stone used on himself to overcome his long struggles with Dyslexia. For Maths Week Scotland, the workshops will focus on helping the young people with numeracy-related tasks, demonstrating how numbers can be made fun using comics and illustrations. The pupils will also have the chance to ask Rossie questions at the end of the session.


Dekko Comics will also provide fun videos for Scottish Book Trust’s social media, aimed at young people who struggle with their schoolwork. Also as part of Maths Week Scotland, there will be a special resource for supporting early numeracy with Bookbug sessions, as well as a live Bookbug session about numbers on Facebook. Songs and rhymes related to numbers can be found through the free Bookbug app.


Now in its fourth year, Maths Week Scotland is part of the Scottish Government’s drive to encourage positive attitudes to numeracy and maths, and is developed and delivered by National Museums Scotland.


Rossie Stone said:


“Maths is an important, fascinating thing but textbooks aren’t always good at convincing us of that. That’s where Dekko comes in! I love being able to take difficult topics and turn them into a form of entertainment with the people who attend my workshops.”


Marc Lambert said:


“Despite current restrictions, we are pleased to be able to bring Rossie Stone to schools across the country for the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour. Dekko Comics engage many young people to learn in new ways thanks to their fantastic illustrations and stories. Their Maths Week Scotland special events are sure to help pupils enjoy numbers and reading.”




List of schools attending digital tour:


  • Monday 28 September: St Joseph’s R C Primary School – Fife

Knightsridge Primary School – West Lothian


  • Tuesday 29 September: St Maria Goretti Primary School, Sandwood Primary School – Glasgow

    Westruther Primary School, Channelkirk Primary School, Drumlanrig St Cuthbert’s Primary School, St Peter’s Primary School – Scottish Borders

  • Wednesday 30 September: Carstairs Primary School and Burgh Primary School – South Lanarkshire
  • Thursday 1 October: Hazelhead Academy – Aberdeen

    St Matthew’s Academy – North Ayrshire

  • Friday 2 October: Kinlochbervie Primary School, Gurness Primary School, Scourie Primary School – Highlands

New parents could get up to £600 Pregnancy and Baby Payment

July and August are the months most of Scotland’s babies are born according to figures from National Records of Scotland.


Almost 4,500 births were registered in July 2019 while 4,357 were registered in August. This is in comparison to an average of 4,062 across the remaining ten months.

Social Security Scotland is encouraging families who have recently welcomed a new baby into the family to find out if they are eligible for up to £600 to help with the costs of a newborn.

The Pregnancy and Baby Payment is open to parents or carers on certain benefits from the 24th week of pregnancy up to the day a baby is 6 months old.

It is not only for a first child – people who already have a child, and are expecting again or have had a baby in the past six months, could be entitled to £300.

Social Security Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville said:


“If this year mirrors previous trends, many families will have recently welcomed a newborn into their lives. This will be a very exciting time for parents – but it can also be expensive. 


“The Pregnancy and Baby Payment can help ease some of the financial pressure – especially at a time when many people have been hit hard economically by Covid-19. 


“There is no cap on the number of children who can receive it – every eligible child in a qualifying family will get a payment. And if you were unable to apply on time due to Covid-19, Social Security Scotland may accept a late application. 


“Social Security Scotland also offers a pre-paid Best Start Foods card for eligible families that can be used to buy healthy foods for children under 3.


“I’d encourage anyone who thinks they might be eligible for these payments to find out more and apply today.”


Chief Executive of Early Years Scotland, Jane Brumpton said: 


“Early Years Scotland’s pledge that every child in Scotland deserves the best start in life has not waivered during these challenging times – we continue to support children and families in many innovative ways during the pandemic.


“Our team regularly signpost families that we support to this one-off payment, and many have benefited greatly to date.


“Many parents have expressed how helpful it’s been to alleviate some of the financial stresses and expenses that can occur during pregnancy and beyond.


“All eligible families should be supported at this critical time, to support investment in the very earliest years of a child’s life, leading to more positive outcomes for children overall.”


·       the payment is part of the Best Start Grant, a package of three payments delivered by Social Security Scotland to support families in receipt of certain benefits or tax credits

·       qualifying benefits include: Universal Credit, Income support, Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Pension Credit, Housing Benefit, Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit

·       people can apply for the Pregnancy and Baby Payment whether they are in work or not.

·       people under 18 are automatically eligible and don’t have to be on a qualifying benefit.

·       people can find out more and apply at or by calling Social Security Scotland on 0800 182 2222

·       National Records of Scotland figures show that July and August were the most popular months for people having babies from 2015-2019.

·       National Records of Scotland birth rates publications can be found here:

·       In comparison, birth data from England and Wales reveals the highest number of births occur at the end of September:

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We are interacting with toxins on a daily basis. Everywhere you turn, there is something that is compromising your health. The air we breathe, the food and drink we consume, products we use for our bodies and even appliances we use to make work easier all contain some form of toxins. Our bodies, therefore, become like sponges, taking all in.

Common Sources of Toxins

Indoor and outdoor air Pollution is responsible for millions of deaths annually. It is a serious global problem causing negative health and environmental impact. Vehicle emissions, smoking, burning of fossil fuels and aerosolized farming chemicals are some of the contributors of air pollution. 5 million deaths were

According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), a 2017 study dubbed Global Burden of Disease showed that an estimated 5 million deaths were caused by air pollution.

Chemicals such as glyphosate present in major pesticides contaminate food and drinks that we consume. Water sources can also be affected. Other toxins such as aflatoxins can contaminate food and cause health complications.

Heavy metals such as mercury and lead from industries can contaminate water sources leading to poisoning in humans and animals.

Skin care products are also known to contain chemicals such as Formaldehyde, Methylene glycol and mercury. These toxic substances can be absorbed through the skin.

When these harmful substances overwhelm body organs such as the liver, lymphatic system or kidneys, the result is a toxin overload. When this happens, you need to detoxify your body.

Rejuvenating Your Body on a Natural Basis

    1. Exercise

Kickstart your natural detoxification process by undertaking some physical exercise. Physical activity increases your metabolic rate and can help improve digestion. Working up a sweat helps clean and nourish your skin while also cooling your body. Exercise also helps the blood to circulate better.

Exercises such as abdominal twists or stomach crunches focus on the core and can improve the digestive system. Breathing hard during physical exercise can help to flush your lungs for improved health of the respiratory system.

    2. Sleep is Key

A good night’s sleep is a key natural detoxifier. Inadequate sleep may have a negative impact on your brain. When you have inadequate sleep, protein wastes that may cause neurodegeneration build up. An example of these protein wastes is beta-amyloid that contributes to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Sleep deprivation denies the brain to clear these toxins leading to a buildup. Poor sleep patterns can lead to conditions such as stress, obesity and high blood pressure.

Sleep at least 9 hours regularly to allow your brain to function well.

    3.  Hydrate Well

Water helps to lubricate joints, promotes good digestion, regulates body temperature and helps to eliminate waste products from the body. It is one of the best detox cleanse known to man. Body functions such as breathing, digestion and cell activity results in waste products such as carbon dioxide and urea. These products are eliminated by water from the body through urination, sweating or breathing. If these products were allowed to build up, you would experience serious health complications.

It is therefore important to take enough water to help the body detoxify and operate at an optimum.

    4.  Ditch Caffeine

If you want to rejuvenate your body naturally, avoid caffeine in coffee and other caffeinated drinks like sodas and energy drinks. Caffeine is known to increase the heart rate and blood pressure. It can also lead to an increase in your stomach’s acid level. More acid in your stomach might interfere with digestion and other gut processes, leading to accumulation of toxins.

    5.  Avoid Sugar

Consuming foods high in sugar can lead to liver and heart disease, diabetes and obesity. Taking refined sugar burdens your digestive system and negatively impacts its detoxifying capabilities. Obtain sugar from natural sources such as fruits and honey.

    6.  Limit Alcohol Intake

The liver is tasked with metabolizing alcohol in the body into a harmless substance called acetate. This substance is then eliminated from the body. High alcohol levels overburden the liver thus compromising its ability to work on alcohol. Excessive drinking, therefore, can harm your liver through buildup of fat, scarring and inflammation. Abstain from alcohol and let the body naturally detoxify itself.

    7. Fasting

Fasting goes way back in history and has been used to treat ailments such as flu and colds. Fasting can improve digestion and help to rejuvenate the body.

In the midst of so many toxins in our environments, we can look to nature to help rejuvenate our bodies and achieve better health. Using these natural ways to detoxify our bodies can help us improve the way we live.

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Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock, and Paisley Arts Centre, have received a total of over £161,000 from the open call for applications to the Scottish Government’s Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund through Creative Scotland.


Awards made to performing arts venues in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire as part of the £5million open call are as follows:

  • Eastwood Park Theatre, £90,000
  • Paisley Arts Centre, £71,961

Designed to support performing arts venues that cannot yet re-open due to the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Fund is helping to:

  • remove the threat of insolvency prior to the end of March 2021 to enable the development and delivery of activity as soon as practicable
  • allow for specialist / core staff to return from furlough or avoid redundancy to work on future sustainable activity plans
  • increase commissioning and employment opportunities for freelance artists and creative practitioners (between now and end of March 2021) to support continued public engagement while closed.

Iain MunroCEOCreative Scotland said: “Despite the ongoing, detrimental impact that the Covid-19 pandemic is having on Scotland’s performing arts venues, and on culture as a whole, it is positive that we can offer some funding to help venues navigate these extremely challenging times. I’m also encouraged to see that this funding will help venues across many different parts of Scotland where they form such an important part of the cultural life of local communities.”

These venues are amongst 59 across Scotland sharing a total of £4.74million from the Scottish Government’s Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund’s £5million open call. A full list of all 59 venues can be found on the Creative Scotland website.

Jude HendersonDirector of the Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST) said: “We welcome the announcement of these emergency awards to performing arts venues across the country. The funds will help to support the vital work they do in serving communities, providing employment and showcasing Scotland’s world class theatre and dance offer, much of which is created by our members.”

The Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund is one of a series of measures being put in place to help mitigate the immediate impacts of COVID-19 on the creative and cultural sector, including five new emergency funds which were announced by the First Minister on Friday 28 August and are being delivered through Creative Scotland as follows:

  • The £15million Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund, which opened for applications on Thursday 17 September, with a deadline of today, Thursday 24 September.
  • The £3.5million Independent Cinemas Recovery and Resilience Fund, which opened for applications on Monday 14 September with a deadline of Monday 5 October.
  • The £5million Creative Freelancer Hardship Fund, for which we issued an open call for partner organisations to help us distribute this fund, was launched on Friday 11 September, and has a deadline of Friday 25 September. We aim to be able to distribute funds from October. The Screen element of these Hardship Funds opened for applications on Tuesday 22 September.
  • The £5million Sustaining Creative Practice Fund includes £1.5million for the Culture Collective programme, mentioned in the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government, supporting organisations employing freelance artists to work in and with communities across Scotland. The remaining £3.5million has been added to Creative Scotland’s existing Open Fund which is open for applications from individuals now.

The previously announced £2.2million Grassroots Music Venues Stabilisation Fund has reached 72 venues across Scotland, including Paisley live music venue The Bungalow. Recipients were published on Tuesday 22 September and full information on awards made, can be found here.

Updates on all emergency funds are being published regularly on the Creative Scotland website and publicised through media and social media communications.