Wednesday, 6 June 2018



ANYONE fancy some extra special summer fizz? loves a party and Moët & Chandon, the world’s most celebrated Champagne marque, have something very special in store for you and us tomorrow. 
The champagne house has announced Glasgow as the host city in Scotland for its MOËT GRAND TOAST on Saturday June 9. 
On Saturday, the city’s Corinthian club will host a party and a half to remember. 
It’s one of a series of global summer parties celebrating 275 years of the maison.
Having been to some of the Moet parties in the past, we can tell you that they are the ultimate in taste and sophistication. 
There are lots of bubbles on offer these days, but only one Moët & Chandon.
A pioneer and visionary of his time, Claude Moët, the founder of Moët & Chandon, had the dream to share the magic of Moët with the world. 
His spirit of generosity and savoir-faire was infectious.  
Moët & Chandon soon became the Champagne of choice for influential personalities of the 18thCentury and the icon for every exceptional party.

For its 275th birthday, and flagship MOËT GRAND TOAST everyone is invited to the party. 
 Soundtracking the party across The Terrace and The Brasseriewill be a host of DJs including Nick Peacock, David Barbarossa, Naeem and Kevin McCrorie, while flashbulbs will pop for revellers as memorable Moët moments are captured on film as well as within a striking photobooth.
 Tastebuds will be tantalised at this unmissable celebration with a number of packages available including Sharing Platter for 2 with bottle of Moët (£70), Bespoke 3 Course Dinner paired with Moët (£50 per person) as well as Champagne by the glass and bottle (£9.95/£60).
 In keeping with Claude Moët’s spirit of generosity, a series of surprise Moët moments await revellers across the day and night, whilst at precisely 17.43pm, in honour of the year the maison was founded, Moët Champagne pyramid fountainwill be poured to breathtaking effect in the centre of Corinthian’s magnificent Brasserie with complimentary toasts for revellers.

 The MOËT GRAND TOAST celebrations will continue through until 3am with Moët Ice Impérial, also known as ‘La Piscine’ – champagne served on the rocks, as well as with the much-loved Moët Imperialliberating life, love and friendships in style. 

To book any of the packages contact or call 0141 552 1101.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018


Beverley Lyons
KYLIE Minogie might have celebrated her fiftieth birthday in London, but Jason Donovan spent his birthday weekend in Scotland - in a kilt. 
The Neighbours heartthrob decided to fly up from London to Glasgow to perform at a charity bash. 
The Too Many Broken Hearts hitmaker turned fifty on Friday and was a guest at Tartan and Tiaras at the city’s Doubletree Hilton the following day. 
Having already celebrated his former Neighbours co star Kylie’s much lauded fiftieth in London last weekend he was more than happy to have a change of scenery. 
For the occasion he was even given a kilt to wear by Heart radio drivetime presenter Paul Harper who had the pleasure of dressing him on the night. 
Paul said: “Jason said he loved celebrating his fiftieth birthday weekend with Scottish fans. I gave him a kilt to wear and he wasn't sure at first how to wear it. It told him I’d help him get dressed. I guess it’s every girl’s dream to dress Jason Donovan and I had the pleasure of doing exactly that. He asked me if he should wear underwear with it and I told him he always should if the kilt is hired - which it was.”
On the night Jason was met by hundreds of screams as he teased: “Does anyone want to see what I have under my kilt?”
He also sang a clutch of hits including Especially For You. 
And although Kylie wasn’t there he informed the crowd that his backing singer was called Kelly. 
The event now in its 10th year, raised money for Calum's Cabin, Home-Start Renfrewshire and Inverclyde and DEBRA.

Excerpts of this story have now appeared in the Daily Record 

Saturday, 2 June 2018


Beverley Lyons
ED Sheeran met up with two Scots sick kids who just made it out of hospital in time to see him at his Hampden gig.
The Ivor Novello Award winning singer asked to meet the children after being told about their illness by charity worker Les Hoey MBE and his Dreammaker Foundation.  

He insisted they come backstage to meet him in the bowels of Hampden Stadium during his run of three gigs here.
Sara Millar, 14, from Glasgow was diagnosed with non Hodgkins Lymphoma in November and still has seventeen weeks left of chemo. She has been seriously ill with the disease and her visit to see Ed was her first night out in six months. 

Sara said: “Ed was so down to earth and more like a normal guy than a celebrity. I was so excited to meet him and we walked down to his dressing room and he came up and got a picture with me and signed an autograph. He also signed a tshirt for one of my friends Molly who couldn’t make it because she had to go back to hospital. He asked about my time in hospital too and was just so nice.”

Addison Hornal, 8, from Falkirk told her mum that meeting Ed was better than meeting Santa Claus.
Addison who suffers from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia has been in hospital for seventy days since November and was very sick in the run up to the concert.
Mum Pamela said: “Addison has just started eating properly again and was delighted to meet Ed. He kissed her on the cheek and asked her for a hug. He’s amazing and behaves like a normal guy. It was wonderful he made time to see the children.”
Les Hoey MBE added: “Ed took his time with our Dreammaker kids and really helped them to feel better after such a tough time.”

Saturday, 26 May 2018


Beverley Lyons 
AMY Macdonald claims she’s opted for a low key wedding and asked that friends give her no presents for the big day. 
The Under Star and Mr Rock N Roll singer revealed she’s anything but a Bridezilla as she prepares for the big day. 
Speaking backstage at Scone Palace for BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend she said: “I’m very laidback. I’m not the big crazy who wants this that or the other. It’ll just be casual fun with loads of laughs and loads of cocktails.”
Asked if her dog would play a part in the proceedings she replied: “He might do. He is so cute.”
I’ve specified that I don’t want anything from anyone. Having them there is present enough.”
Amy who has already hosted her hen weekend for friends holds them close. 
She has even written songs about her girlie gang in the past. 
She said: “Under Stars was written about my best mate who moved to New York and that song was about her. Dream On was about my other mate so they always give me ideas.”
Amy’s appearance at Scone kicked off her U.K. festival season but she claimed she started them as early as April in Europe -halfway up a Swiss mountain.  
She said :”We seem to start earlier and earlier now but the best weather is in Scotland. This is the first of my UK festivals. It’s obviously a bit more exciting when you’re home and it feels a bit more magical. 
I’ve been so lucky with the support I’ve got all round Europe. I do kind of feel like I’m at home in places like Germany and Switzerland now.
I have had such a loyal fan base for such a long time so it’s always the same faces there but there is something very special playing a home crowd.”

Amy also suggested anyone wanting to follow In her footsteps would have to play Toilet Tours. 
She explained: “Just perform as much as possible, that’s the thing. I just constantly went to open mic nights and did millions of little gigs and it meant that when the time came that suddenly I was meant to be professional and doing proper gigs that I was used to doing it. Whereas a lot of younger artists are kind of thrust in to the limelight with no experience of actually performing live, and to me that’s the most important part. That’s where you really prove that you can do it and I think with so many people they don’t get that experience early on and it’s a bit harder for them to sustain it. So for me I would just say just keep playing and play anywhere really. They call them the toilet tours - they’re the ones that you do at the beginning, so do as many toilet tours as you can.”
She loved playing the Biggest Weekend which is also taking place in Swansea, Belfast and Coventry with headliners like Ed SheeranSnow PatrolLiam Gallagher - and his brother Noel In Scotland.
She said: “It’s great to be part of this, obviously Squeeze started us off and it sounded absolutely brilliant. Obviously Noel Gallagher is an amazing headline. I think that we’ve really lucked out with the Perth leg of the festival because I think we’ve probably got one of the strongest headline acts. I saw him perform at Bellahouston Park I think last year and it was an amazing set so I think it will be more of the same tonight.”

Wednesday, 16 May 2018


CORRIE actress Helen Flanagan has packed her hospital bag and revealed that her daughter Matilda can’t wait to meet her new baby sister.
The twenty seven year old Celtic Wag who is thirty two weeks pregnant posted up pictures of her two year old shopping for last minute items ahead of the birth.
Helen whose boyfriend is Celtic player Scott Sinclair wrote: "Miss pretty helping mummy get bits for her hospital bag today and things for her little sister.
She revealed that she’s doing everything she can to ensure Matilda won’t feel left out when her sister arrives.
She said:  "I think Matilda will be amazing with her little sister, recently she's been saying 'baby sister' and I think she'll be really excited. Going to do my upmost for Matilda to feel like she's really involved and has an important role as a sister. Going to let her choose what baby grow her baby sister will wear that day etc... I think if anything she'll be very much 'my baby'
Helen who has filmed her final scenes as Rosie Webster ahead of her maternity leave added: “I think it's daunting for any second time mum to think how they are going to share their time and attention with the two especially when you have doted on your first born so much.
The soap actress is currently on maternity leave from Corrie, after filming her final scenes as Rosie Webster.
Helen who visited the Blythswood hotel spa for a pamper session earlier his week later also revealed that Mothercare  is one of her favourite shops. She said: It’s one of my faves for clothes for Matilda and it helps on the morning that we have no paddies aborigines why she is wearing that day.”
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Tuesday, 15 May 2018


FORGET American Pie - it was pizzas all round as US singer Don McLean showed off his 24 year old girlfriend during his trip to Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The legendary 72 year old is dating Playboy model Paris Dylan who is 48 years his junior and they looked loved up during their Scots visit.
Don told his crowd at the Royal Concert Hall that love was the most important thing before he emerged from the building with Paris by his side.
Don chaperoned Paris to his awaiting Phoenix tour bus before deciding to go on walk about for his awaiting fans.
A smiling Paris got hold of some pizza that had been delivered to the bus minutes before and made sure she watched Don every step of the way.
As she tucked into her cheesy slice at the side tour of the bus a cheery Don joked with fans about how much he loved Glasgow.
As he reached the far end of the queue Paris strolled through the tour bus to the drivers end to keep watch on her man.
Asked if he was enjoying his new romance, Don declined it answer but it was clear to see they both only had eyes for one another.

Excerpts of this article have since appeared in the Daily Record

Friday, 11 May 2018


CHEEKY organisers of eighties and nineties music event Scotfest are asking punters to Grab their Boaby in return for free tickets.
Festival boss Mark Bennett and his team have a little runaround they’ve named Boaby on account of its number plate LB08 - and they are offering Scots free tickets to their Ingliston event this July 6 and 7 if they spot him.
Boaby will be running around Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Falkirk, Dumfries, Dundee, Fife and Perth from Wednesdayonwards.
If you see him just go over and knock on the window saying ‘I love the Nineties’ and you will be given a £48 ticket to the event at the Royal Highland Centre.
Festival boss Mark Bennett said: “Our wee Boaby will be running around Scotland with his engine fully revved. He might be small but he packs a lot of punch and in our eyes, is the best wee Boaby in Scotland. 
We’re offering people a free ticket (worth £48)  to Scotfest if they manage to grab him when he is out and about. 
All they need to do is come over, tell us I Love The Nineties and the first people at each destination will be given a ticket.
Scotfest at Ingliston Edinburgh will welcome The Jacksons, Boyzone, B*witched, 5ive, S Club, Five Star, Liberty X, 911, East 17Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers and local bands on July 6 and July 7. 
They also have a dedicated Kids Zone with inflatables and camping facilities for the family and will be showcasing Scottish food and  tartan.