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A NURSERY has scooped a prestigious award for being environmentally friendly.

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Cranstonhill Nursery, in Anderston, was awarded the It's Your Neighbourhood accolade from Keep Scotland Beautiful.

The youngsters helped to build a plastic bottle greenhouse as part of their environmental efforts.

Dan Mackeen, whose four-year-old son Isaac is a pupil there, said: "They achieved their Green Flag recently so all the parents are very proud they have this now.

"They do so many eco things and it's great to see it happening with such young children."

A CITY MSP visited a community hub in the West End to witness a time capsule being buried.

Glasgow Kelvin MSP Sandra White also unveiled a plaque at Annexe Communities in Partick, which coincided with the 100th anniversary of the area becoming part of Glasgow.

The time capsule included information and objects relating to Partick from 1912 to 2012, with the hope it will be opened 100 years from now. A parliamentary motion lodged by the MSP was also added.

Ms White said: "The time capsule included items such as photographs and letters containing hopes, wishes and positive thoughts about how people would like the world to be in 100 years."

The Annexe offers support to people with poor mental or physical health and the elderly.

A REINDEER parade will take place in a city shopping centre next week.

Princes Square will launch its countdown to Christmas with the return of the reindeer parade on Thursday, November 16, from 6pm.

The evening will see Santa and his reindeer travel down Glasgow's Style Mile, from Buchanan Street to Princes Square, where the centre's dazzling decorations will be lit by Santa himself.

The centre will also unveil its Christmas tree, which is back by popular demand and is suspended from the ceiling to span all three floors of the centre.

The tree and the decorations have been created exclusively for the shopping centre by renowned designer James Glancy.

WEST End residents are urging the community to get behind a wildflower meadow.

Woodside Community Council was given a £5000 boost from an environmental fund to launch the meadow in Woodside Park, near Braid Square.

The group is currently trying to persuade the council to let the community plant and maintain the space there, and wants to get locals involved in its Friends of Woodside Park group.

Steve Bailey, community council chairman, said: "We've managed to get the council to consider this change so we need to show them who is behind it."

Anyone who wants to get involved should email woodsidecommunitycouncil@hotmail.com or sign the list on the board at Woodside Library.

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