Pollokshaws Carnival 2013

Pollokshaws Carnival takes place tomorrow, Saturday 22 June in Greenbank Park.

Celebrations begin with a colourful parade along Shawbridge Street, starting at 11.30am from the Townshouse.

The Carnival main event then takes place from 12noon to 4pm in Greenbank Park on Nether Auldhouse Road.

The tenth year of this annual celebration of Pollokshaws’ diverse cultures is organised by Pollokshaws Area Network as part of Refugee Week Scotland 2013.

There will be live bands, stalls, games, bouncy castles, arts’n’crafts, gardening, cooking, therapies and keep fit sessions.

Pollokshaws Carnival is supported by a range of local organisations and backed by Comic Relief, Glasgow Housing Association, Glasgow City Council through Newlands/Auldburn Area Partnership and Police Scotland.

Come and enjoy the parade, performances, interactive workshops, taster sessions, games and more in this wonderful carnival atmosphere!


Men’s 10k route this Sunday

The Men’s 10k takes place this Sunday 16th June – Father’s Day – starting at 10am in Bellahouston Park with thousands participating on the route around the southside.

Organised by Men’s Health Forum Scotland, the Men’s 10k aims to encourage men in Glasgow and beyond in healthy, physical activity all year round.

The race will exit Bellahouston Park onto Bellahouston Drive, travel south onto Mosspark Boulevard, east onto Dumbreck Road, south onto Haggs Road then enter Pollok Park opposite Titwood Road.

The race then rejoins Haggs Road (opposite Shawmoss Road) and heads north back onto Dumbreck Road and re-enters BellahoustonPark opposite Nithsdale Road. 

This will result in the following road closures between 7am and 1pm:

  • M77 northbound off-ramps at J1 Dumbreck Road
  • Dumbreck Road between St Andrew’s Drive and Nithsdale Road
  • Mosspark Boulevard between Mosspark Drive and Dumbreck Road
  • Bellahouston Drive between Mosspark Boulevard and Paisley Road West

Waiting and loading restrictions will be in place along the route and on adjacent side roads.  Delays are to be expected and drivers are advised to avoid the area if possible, with diversions signposted on affected streets.