Brilliant Britain - Brilliant Scotland: Episode 2
01 May 2014, 12:17
In this second episode of Brilliant Scotland, Caroline Gauley and Rebecca Day take us to some very exciting community projects!
This show's features include a café with a conscience in Glasgow and a community garden that's improving the landscape and the communities that benefit from it. We'll also hear about a footballing tribute to last year's Clutha helicopter tragedy and what this September's Scottish Referendum means to high school students able to vote for the first time.
This sandwich shop in Glasgow does more than just provide customers with tasty lunches, as this social business gives 100% of its profits to good causes and 1 in 4 of its employees were once homeless. Caroline and Rebecca catch up with some of the chefs in the kitchen and Social Bite's customers. Find out more at http://www.social-bite.co.uk
Clutha Football Match
This week's 'Do Something Active' features no ordinary football tournament, but a game to raise money and awareness for the Clutha fundraising appeal. The Clutha helicopter crash in November 2013 was a tragic accident where 10 people died when a helicopter crashed into a pub in Glasgow.
Urban Roots is a community led organisation working across the southside of Glasgow. Their aim is to inspire people and communities to connect with nature and to take practical action that will make a positive difference to their own lives and to the environment. Rebecca and Caroline show us Toryglen Community Base as we meet individuals from the Community Woodlands management project. Find out more at http://www.urbanroots.org.uk/projects/community-woodland
2014 is set to be a big year for Scotland, as the Scottish Referendum is being held this September. Ted Simpson takes a close look at what the Referendum means for 16-18 year olds, who will be able to vote for the first time. We hear from students at Kingussie High School about what it means to them to vote for the first time. We also hear from students at the Scottish Youth Parliament about young voters in Scotland.
This week's fresh talent are up and coming Glasgow based, Perth born, alternative rock band Poor Things. Rebecca and Caroline interview the band and introduce us to one of their music videos. Find out more by checking out their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/poorthings and on SoundCloud at https://soundcloud.com/poorthings