Entries by Neil

Camas 2016

A group of young people from SiMY took part in a residential experience on the island of Mull recently, spending the week at the Iona Community’s centre at Camas Tuath. The centre is located in a secluded bay at the western end of the Ross of Mull, and can only be reached via a  40 […]

DofE Gold Group

Our Gold DofE group is going to be meeting on a Wednesday evening from 7-9pm in SiMY’s new base at 200 Kennedy Street, Townhead. If you’re interested in starting your Gold DifE, you’re welcome to come along and find out what it involves. You need to be over 16 to begin your Gold award, but […]

The Bucket!

Want to develop skills that will help you stand out from the crowd? Get involved with our innovation challenge: The Bucket!  WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME? “The Bucket” is a once in a lifetime experience to make your CV stand out from the crowd through: Developing your skills – listening, communicating, presenting, designing… Obtaining nationally […]

October Expeditions

We had a busy October holiday week, with two groups of young people from SiMY successfully completing their DofE Expedition section in the Aviemore area. During the first part of the week, four of the lads completed their Silver expedition with a journey from Abernethy over the Slugain pass to Rothiemurchus then, after exploring the beautiful […]

DofE Awards Evening

Last Monday a group of us got ourselves scrubbed up and off to the swanky surroundings of the Glasgow Concert Hall for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards evening, to watch 10 SiMYites get their DofE Award certificates. This was our first crop of award winners, so we were dead chuffed to head up on stage with […]

ReCYCLE Project

Video about the reCYCLE project which ran over the summer as a partnership between SiMY,  Glasgow Caledonian University, The Bike Station and Tiso GOE. We’re looking to expand the scope of this project in the coming year, with the aim of turning it into a permanent part of SiMY’s work in the Townhead area.

DofE – Silver Practice Expedition

Four of the SiMY folks currently doing their Silver DofE successfully completed their final practice expedition at the weekend. They travelled from Victoria Bridge, near Bridge of Orchy, through Glen Kinglass and north up the shore of Loch Etive. The weather was pretty good for the first couple of days, but Sunday was pretty wet […]

Referendum – The Day After Tomorrow

First off, sorry we didn’t post anything up yesterday – as I’m sure a lot of you are aware, although SiMY as an organisation had tried to stay neutral and simply encourage you to take part in the process, most of the SiMY team had decided to vote yes in the referendum and we were […]

Hill Walking Days

If you’ve ever looked out your window at the Campsies out to the north of Glasgow and fancied exploring them, or  seen distant snow covered hills from up in the flats and got excited at the thought of climbing up one of them, or just enjoy being outside, away from the noise and busyness of […]

SiMY is Moving Home

We’ve been busy boys and girls over the last couple of weeks, sorting out the details of a new home for SiMY. We’re almost finished moving all our stuff out of our home for the last 15 years at Martyrs’ Church of Scotland, and into our new home at the former Paton’s Insurance office at […]