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A friend reports that someone recently asked her to stop breastfeeding in public. This is a reminder to all of you breastfeeding mums that your right to breastfeed your baby is protected by the Breastfeeding (Scotland) Bill, passed in 2005. The bill makes it an offence for anyone to stop you from feeding milk to a child under 2 in public or in licensed premises where children are allowed. The law is punishable by a large fine. Please write to us if you encounter a problem, and remember the law is on your side!
19-20 July 2008, 11am-6pm, by the River Clyde
Celebrate this Fair Weekend by visiting the River Clyde to see the boats! This weekend, dozens of historic boats, yachts, jet skis and row boats will be on our river. You can take free boat rides, or tour historic boats for free. The Tall Ship is free this weekend, and is offering a children’s fun fair and face painting from 12pm-6pm. The Science Centre is offering cheaper fares, plus free demonstrations at the tower’s base. Vintage fire trucks will be parked next to the tall ship. On Sunday evening, thousands of rubber ducks will be released on the river for a charity “race”. If you’re a fan of the new seaplane, come to the river at 2:30pm on Saturday to watch it land! Find more details at the Glasgow River Festival website.
Just had a baby and thinking about getting back into exercise? The Women’s Jogging Network run 10-week courses for new parents and their babies. The instructor, Irene McDonald, has over 10 years’ experience in coaching, and is a UK Athletics Level 2 Group Event Coach specialising in endurance running. Sessions focus on brisk walking/jogging with your buggy, and exercises such as squats, gentle pushups and exercises with bands. Classes are run at Bellahouston and Kelvingrove Parks. For further details, phone the Women’s Jogging Network on 0141 287 5079.
If you’re based in Paisley, a similar scheme – called Mams ‘n’ Prams – is run by Jogging Buddies, Paisley’s jogging network. Visit their website for more details.
At the southeast end of Kelvingrove Park, close to Argyle Street, a fantastic new children’s playground is now open! It’s bright, clean, graffiti-free, and designed for young children. (In contrast to the other Kelvingrove playground, there’s only one slightly high drop on the main play structure. There’s also talk of a new café being built in the old Queen’s Rooms building in Kelvingrove Park – we’ll keep you updated!