Is there an M&S in Govanhill? I doubt it’ll be part of the investment.
‘Thousands of sheep needed for M and S’ contract’
‘After complaints about M&S selling lamb form non-Scottish sources such as New Zealand, the company has given in and has announced today a promise to sell 100% Scottish lamb in Scottish stores. This means an increased demand for around an additional 10 000 to 12 000 stock to be procured and must be very good news for Scottish farmers.
Steve McLean, head of agriculture at M&S, said:
“We know that our customers really like to buy regionally-sourced meat, so we have been working hard with our suppliers to find a way to bring them a year-round supply of delicious fresh lamb from Scottish farms. In 2016, we sourced UK lamb for 42 weeks of the year. For 2017, we have not made the switch to New Zealand lamb in our Scottish stores and instead will supply 100% Scotch lamb throughout the entire year.”’
Apologies to veggie readers.
Significant investment in Govanhill.
Govanhill’s housing stock as we all know is in great need of improvement. A major part of the problems in the area is the neglect of properties by private owners, so the first stage of the project announced on the 17th February 2017, will be to bring around 350 homes into public ownership so that repairs and other improvements can be made. The total investment will be £34 million with £20 million coming from the Scottish Government and the remainder hopefully from Glasgow City Council.
Glasgow City Council’s Executive Committee will probably invest a further £14m in the programme, once it has met to vote on the package. There has already been a successful pilot scheme, the South-West Govanhill Property Acquisition and Repair Programme, where 124 flats were brought into housing association ownership so that vital repairs could be carried out.
The SNP Government and the Labour Glasgow city Council in are working cooperation? Now there’s something.