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Exercising the Brain Can Help to Keep You Mentally Sharp Posted: 22nd May 2019

Word and number games, such as Sudoku and crossword puzzles, have been found to improve brain function and keep the mind sharp. A new study completed by the University of Exeter and King’s College London, which interviewed over 19,000 participants over the age of 50, found that those who regularly challenge themselves with these types […]read more>>

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Where Do You Begin When It Comes to Decluttering? Posted: 16th May 2019

Springtime is synonymous with giving your home a deep clean, having a clear out and organising your belongings. An annual review usually takes place around now and this can really boost your mental wellbeing and reduce stress. If you don’t know where to start when it comes to decluttering your home, here are some tips: […]read more>>

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Blending Your Home’s Interior with the Exterior Posted: 10th May 2019

By seamlessly connecting the inside of your house with your outside space, you can ensure that your home feels and looks bigger and thoughtfully designed. By having a home that is connected to the garden at any time of year can lift your spirits and make your home a more enjoyable space in which to […]read more>>

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Tending to Your Garden in May Posted: 28th April 2019

May is the busiest month in the garden with so much to do to keep on top of your outside space. Here’s what you need to do in your garden this month: Shrubs Once your spring flowering shrubs have bloomed it’s important to cut them back. When you’re confident that the frost has finished until […]read more>>

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April Market Commentary Posted: 25th April 2019

Overall the local market has started well in 2019 and remains buoyant. With strong competition among property buyers who are keen to secure family homes close to the many sought after amenities and high performing schools in the area, East Renfrewshire showed the highest average property prices in 2018 at £258,207, with a 6% increase […]read more>>

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10 Most Valuable Trees in UK Gardens – Is One of Them in Your Garden? Posted: 18th April 2019

You may not realise it, but the trees in your garden could actually be quite valuable! With well-kept gardens adding a potential 20% on your home’s value, it’s worth checking which varieties you have before you get carried away with the pruners! Certain varieties can be worth a lot, in effect turning your garden into […]read more>>

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Looking for a Unique Star-Gazing Getaway? Posted: 10th April 2019

If you’re looking for a destination that will provide you with a fabulous getaway from the trials of daily life, how about going somewhere you can see the stars in all their glory? Thanks to their distance away from light polluted towns and cities, these rural settings not only have incredible scenery, they also allow […]read more>>

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What’s On This Easter Posted: 1st April 2019

There’s so much to see and do here in Glasgow and East Renfrewshire – it’s one of the reasons that it was announced as the Happiest Place to Live! Whatever age your children, there are some great events on locally and in the city centre. We’ve taken a look at what’s on to give you […]read more>>

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East Renfrewshire Named Scotland’s Happiest Place to Live! Posted: 26th March 2019

According to the Royal Mail ‘Happiest Index’, East Renfrewshire is Scotland’s number one happiest place to live! The study assessed council areas on a range of measures including average earnings, rates of crime, average life expectancy and the level of carbon emissions. Given that the Royal Mail delivers mail to around 30 million addresses in the […]read more>>

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Three of Scotland’s Top Five School are in East Renfrewshire Posted: 21st March 2019

Scotland’s top performing state secondaries have been revealed in The Herald this week with three of the top five located here in East Renfrewshire. In addition, all but one of the secondary schools in East Renfrewshire ranked in the top 50. In the Herald’s annual league table of Scottish state schools, 339 schools were ranked […]read more>>