SFA doctor on life at Hampden

HE’S a familiar sight running across the Hampden pitch during Scotland games, but you may not recognise the name.

With a World Cup and European Championship on his CV and 150 internationals under his belt, he stands out from a Scotland squad who have never participated in a major tournament.

John MacLean isn’t a player you’ve failed to notice – he’s the official Scotland team doctor, an integral cog behind-the-scenes who keeps the international stars in tip-top condition.

The 52-year-old runs a sports medicine practice deep within the bowels of Hampden Park, and he’s worked with seven different Scotland bosses, ranging from Craig Brown to Craig Levein.

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Cardonald College forced to close due to winter weather


Barrhead Road bore the brunt of bad weather

STUDENTS turned to Facebook during a chaotic end to term as a vicious cold snap forced the college to close for four days.

Heavy snowfall on Monday December 6th left management with no choice but to shut the building early and send pupils and staff home early.

With the surrounding roads proving treacherous, the decision was made to keep  the college closed for three full days, before reopening it following a thaw on Thursday.

The bad weather proved beneficial to the college’s official Facebook page, with over 350 people joining it that week.

Facebook was used alongside cardonald.ac.uk, to keep students updated throughout the week on the latest news surrounding the closure.

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Residents’ anger at East Renfrewshire’s recycling changes

East Renfrewshire Council have made the new scheme a priority

A CONTROVERSIAL new waste management scheme has been introduced in East Renfrewshire.

The changes came into effect on November 1st and will alter the way the council collects household and garden waste.

The new system has been introduced in a bid to reduce landfill charges and will also attempt to boost recycling efforts.

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