In Flag 159 we reported the opening of a new garden in Glasgow, Glasgow's
Hidden Gardens at the Tramway on the south side of the city. To date the
new gardens have attracted some 10,000 visitors and last week The Hidden
Gardens was celebrating winning the Dynamic Place Open Space Award
organised by Scottish Enterprise and sponsored by Scottish National
Heritage. The third annual Dynamic Place Awards recognised projects and
initiatives across Scotland in the categories of Buildings, Open Spaces,
Making Connections (both digital and transport), People/ Training and
Development and Sustainability. There were also awards for the individual
of the Year and the Team of the Year. The award identifies quality in
improving areas or streetscapes, benefits for users business and community
and integration with surroundings.
Rolf Roscher, Director of the City Design Co-Operative and Landscape
Architect for The Hidden Gardens told The Flag : " We are delighted to
have secured this award. I have enjoyed working on the project and am
delighted that it has been recognised at the Dynamic Place Awards. Winning
the award will be of great help to The Hidden Gardens in terms of the
prestige it will bring. It will also help us promote the gardens to a
The Hidden gardens will be holding the third in their series of annual
Festivals of Light programme on Saturday 6 December 2003 with a
celebration of Eid Al-Fitr, the key festival in the Islamic calendar,
between 4pm and 8pm. There will be a typical Middle Eastern Bazaar
featuring stalls selling food, clothing, crafts, books and flowers.
Children will be able to hunt for presents among the branches of trees
throughout the garden.
The event will also incorporate the switch-on of the Winter Lights
(viewable daily between 6 December and 20 December 2003 (except Mondays)
between 4pm and 8pm. A beautiful, specially commissioned set of
illuminations that will bring warmth and magic to the trees, artworks and
pathways of Scotland's first garden dedicated to peace.
The past Hidden Gardens Festivals of Light were Midsummer and Diwali and a
Christmas Carol Concert will round off the series on Saturday 20 December
2003 (7pm - 9pm) with hot chocolate and roasted chestnuts to keep out the
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Winter has come with a vengeance so a hot, tasty soup is just the ticket
for this week's recipe. The Brownhall Institute provided just such a
recipe to 'The Anniversary Cook-Book of the Dumfriesshire Federation SWRI
1922-1992'. Hearty Vegetable Soup will heat you up before attending any
outdoor event at this time of year.
Hearty Vegetable Soup
Ingredients : 1/2 oz (15 g) butter; a mixture of fresh vegetables, chopped
or sliced; 1/2 pint (300 ml) chicken stock; 1/2 pint (300 ml) milk; 1 oz
(25 g) wholemeal macaroni; salt, pepper and nutmeg; small can tuna,
drained and flaked
Melt butter in large saucepan, add vegetables, cover and cook gently for
10 minutes. Add pasta, stock and seasoning and bring to boil, cover and
simmer 10 minutes. Gradually stir in milk and fish, cover and simmer for a
further 10 minutes. Serve with diced or grated cheese. Serves 2.