Student raises money for Help for Heroes

A SCOTS student has set up the UK’s first ever university society in support of the Help for Heroes campaign.

Seonaid Holsgrove, 21, from Wemyss Bay, is in her final year at Strathclyde University and set up the movement to help raise money.

She was spurred into action by anti-war protests and groups at the university against troop activities, and she wanted to do something to show that there is support for the forces.

Ahead of today’s Remembrance Sunday services, she said: “On campus it feels quite anti-war and anti-soldiers.“A Navy recruitment team came to the university and they had to leave because of the protests.

“The society is to give people like me an outlet and let people know that there is place supporting the guys.”

A stall was set up in the university last Monday to attract more members to the group which managed to raise £223.40 in donations.

The group has also organised a charity army pub crawl and is planning a black tie ball with the “I love my heroes” theme for Valentine’s Day. Continue reading

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Funeral plans for top Scots professor Hamish Wood after he dies at home

by Shaun Milne

A TOP Scots professor so revered he had a university building named after him has died.

Hamish Wood, 83, passed away at his home in Bearsden, Glasgow, on Friday after a long illness.

He spent most of his career in academia at the University of Strathclyde, starting work there in 1953 and rising through the ranks until he became vice-principle for two years from 1984.

He retired in 1991 as Professor Emeritus. Continue reading