Gallowgate Twin Towers Gone by 2016
Demolition work to remove the high rise flats from the Dennistoun skyline is now apace. The 31 storey tower blocks at Whitevale Street and Bluevale Street will be removed floor by floor using a top-down procedure due to the close proximity of streets and properties.
A platform on top of the Bluevale block can clearly be seen. This allows the demolition team to remove walls and floors at that level and as work progresses the platform is lowered to the next level.
The first phase on the Bluevale block will be completed by summer 2015. The second phase on the Whitevale block will begin soon after and expected to finish by 2016.
The Gallowgate Twin Towers were the tallest residential flats when built in 1969 with the Red Road flats being the highest due to them being built on a higher level.
First For Local Kids in Biggest National Group Dance Competition
Pulse is a dance class held in St. Andrews Church Hall on Alexandra Parade. Most of the kids who attend Pulse live or go to school in Dennistoun and the surrounding area. The classes are managed by Jaqueline and Nicola Duffy, an enthusiastic mother and daughter partnership who have big plans for the future of Pulse and their team of talented dancers.
Last year (September, 2014) the Pulse dance team headed for Musselburgh to compete in the Scottish heat of the biggest group dance competition in the UK organised by Dance Design Events. They performed seven dance routines of which three were selected to go forward to the grand finals held at the Blackpool Opera House & Winter Gardens in January this year (2015).
24 Pulse dancers aged between 10 and 25 rehearsed and fund raised to get to the finals. For many of the dancers this was the chance of a lifetime as they experience competing nationally as a team and perform on stage in front of a large audience.
"These kids work so hard and have really bonded with their teachers and each other!" said a Pulse mum.
The Pulse dancers won 1st place in the mixed hip section of ‘That’s Showbiz’ Group Dance of the Year and came second overall in the adult age category.
Now the aim for the team is to compete as often as possible and fund raise to open their own studio so that Pulse can get bigger and better!
For further information on Pulse dance classes contact Nicola on 07773407749
Local Baker Expands with Cake Design Studio
Baking For You on Cumbernauld Road and facing Alexandra Park is a long established and popular bakery for the Dennistoun area. They have seen continued growth in recent years with the expansion of their premises to include a traditional Glasgow tearoom and in supplying their baked goods to other businesses in and around Glasgow.
To provide further outlets for their bakery produce they opened a takeaway in the Gorbals in April 2013 and their latest endeavour is a new takeaway in Barlanark that will open in January 2015. The Barlanark shop will not only provide them with another outlet for produce made in their Cumbernauld Road bakery but will also be their in store state of the art design studio to allow people to book appointments and design what ever cakes they desire.