Entries by neilpratt

Cairngorms Climbing Weekend

The first weekend in October saw us break new ground with a group of SiMY young people heading off to the Cairngorms for a weekend of climbing activities which we’d organised with support from Climb Scotland, the project established by Mountaineering Scotland to encourage young people into climbing. Given it was our first time running […]

Camas 2017

We seem to be racing through our summer programme this year, and it didn’t seem like long before we found ourselves at the second last week of the holidays and on our way to the island of Mull for our annual summer residential at the Camas Centre, a simple outdoor centre cum croft located on […]

Summer Adventures with SiMY

Our summer adventure programme is now in full swing, with groups of young people heading out from Townhead every day, to get involved in a whole range of activities including; climbing, canoeing, biking, easy walks to explore some fun wee nooks and crannies around Scotland, and some bigger days out on some of the big […]

Get Involved with Youth Bank

Glasgow North West YouthBank is looking for volunteers!  We are looking to recruit some young grant makers to help run the North West YouthBank. We are looking for young people aged between 12-25 years. Our young grant makers develop many skills and there are lots of links to different opportunities, including national opportunities. It would be […]

Climbing Club update

Our climbing club has been running for about 9 months now, and it’s been a great opportunity to watch a good number of young people steadily develop not just their climbing abilities, but their fitness and confidence as well. As well as being a lot of fun, climbing provides a whole host of physical and […]

New Shoes at Neilston

We’ve gradually been putting together the equipment needed to help the young people develop their skills as climbers, helped by some generous funding from our local Community Planning Partnership, the Commonweal Fund and ARISE. The ever helpful Dave Lawson at Tiso’s in Townhead hunted high and low to find us a good deal on some […]

Climbing at Bennybeg

The weather forecast wasn’t looking very promising for climbing when we met up on Monday lunchtime – it was raining in Glasgow, and forecast to continue for a lot of the afternoon. However, we had a look at some of the options a bit further afield and realised that we might catch some good weather […]