Tuesday, November 10, 2009

This blog is closed!

The site has moved permanently to http://www.glenrothesspoon.com
so please update your bookmarks!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Glenrothes on BBC, Jonathan Meades: Off-Kilter

from radio times: "Architecture critic Jonathan Meades concludes his quixotic tour of Scotland in Fife. Driving around a number of lower league football towns, he celebrates an oil refinery, takes potshots at overpaid footballers and extols the virtues of Irn Bru as a tanning agent."

Saturday, May 09, 2009

New FIPRE building plans online

The design plans for the new Fife Institute of Physical and Recreational Education are available onine - there are a load of related pdf documents here, and this link is to the overall design statement (another pdf) if you just want to have a look at an overview.
Here's a link to the topic in the forum.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Leslie House burning down!

Here's some on the spot reporting :) :

and here's the related thread in forum...

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Glenrothes is a plook.

The cheeky buggers at Prospect magazine have just voted Glenrothes Scotland's most dismal town! Here's the BBC reporting it, and here's the 'carbuncle awards' website.
Don't they know we're only a few years away from being retro cool? No foresight, and besides I kind of like some of the architecture, unfortunately it seems to be the town centre that's let us down, and given the rate at which shops seem to be dying off up there and the new retail parks that are on their way I can't see it getting much better there soon. I really need to get that public art map finished now, must show some good stuff about Glenrothes!
Here's a related thread in the forum in case you have any suggestions on how Glenrothes can un-plook itself!

some sad news..

Bernard the Saint Bernard, the "beast of balbirnie" passed away on Tuesday. After he was rescued from his previous owners he had a great life, full of walks, food and drool - I'll miss him loads. Here's his appearance on GMTV as memorial.

Friday, January 16, 2009

why does nobody ever have a camera with them?

Another Beast sighting in Glenrothes, after it was seen in Methil recently. Must have just been visiting.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Labour win the Glenrothes by-election

Labour hold the seat with 19,946 votes, the SNP got 13,209. Here's the BBCs report.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The Courier Hustings

I went to The Courier Hustings Tonight but I left early . This is was mainly due to the fact that the supoosedly "randomly" selected questions weren't exactly random and the fact that the political editor had no control over the audience .

The Glenrothes Gazette Hustings was far better controlled .

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

by-election poll update

There are only 14 days to go until the 2nd most talked about election in the world (possibly), and as the media swarms through the town centre, journalists chill out in the CISWO and the Acorn and Gordon and Sarah, Alec, David and who knows who else turn up on your doorstep with a handful of flyers and sincere promises, the world turns it's attention to the Glenrothes Spoon poll. As of today the voting figures are as follows: Labour: 50, SNP: 68, Lib Dems: 7, Conservative: 10, Other: 6.
The SNP were off to an early lead when we first started the poll up, but Labour have been steadily catching up over the month or so that it's been on the site. You also need to decide whether you want to include the 19 votes from the SNP blog that linked to the poll (see the post further down this page) - if you decide not to, then it's absolutely neck and neck, with Labour actually winning by one vote.
The bookies odds are way too close to call on the main two parties too, so it's going to be a fun couple of weeks for everyone involved!
If you haven't voted yet, get stuck in! And if you haven't made your mind up yet - don't forget there's always the by-election celebrity lookalike page to help you decide. ;)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Gordon Brown Finally Announces He Will Come To Glenrothes!

The Press Association is reporting that Gordon Brown has written a letter to a number of MP's stating that he will be coming to Glenrothes to campaign !

Friday, October 03, 2008

Gordon's on his way to Glenrothes.

At least according to this report in the Daily Record he is...
edit: and here's the guardian, the telegraph and the bbc reporting it today.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Glenrothes by-election special on STV's Politics Now

I'm still watching this as I type but its basically a summary of everything by-election related up till now. So far there's been dodgy pronounciation of Cardenden and the Tory guy comparing himself to Rocky, so there's a couple of reasons to watch already.....they also have a questioning session with the SNPs Peter Grant and Labour's Lindsay Roy.
It's available online for 27 days after today - here are the links:
Part 1

Part 2

If you have any problems with those links this is the main Politics Now page, it was broadcast on the 25th September.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Glenrothes' reactions to Gordon Brown's speech

The BBC went to the Ciswo, and STV hit the Acorn - you can see the interviews they did there by following these links: BBC's Reporting Scotland and STV's Scotland Today. There's also this thread in the forum following the reporting. Hurry up though, they don't say how long they'll stay online for.

Monday, September 22, 2008

more by-election

The news section on the right of this page just keeps getting busier with more and more speculation about the importance of the Glenrothes by-election result to Labour and to Gordon Brown. I found a handy page on wikipedia that should give you up to date information on who's standing etc. - it's here.
I also added the SSP and UKIP candidates to the by-election candidate celebrity lookalikes as I felt they would be at a disadvantage if they weren't included - that's over here. :)