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Booked on Sunday at 2pm with guest Lesley Traynor

Booked 170917 2This Sunday on the 'Booked' programme with Shirley Whiteside is her special guest Lesley Traynor.

She will join Shirley to talk about Women with Fierce Words, an anthology of fierce poetry by women of all ages. Then presenter Shirley will give Carol Walker and Jessica Fairfax a call to talk about their anthology, Big Twists Little Tales which features some blackly humorous short stories.

Booked presented and produced by Shirley Whiteside, Sunday 17 September at 2.00-3.00pm; repeated Tuesday 19 September at 3.00-4.00pm.

Barrhead Rotary Club Annual Charity Lunch this Sunday

rhona martinThis year’s Barrhead Rotary Club Annual Charity Lunch will be fun and fundraising for Renfrewshire charity, ACCORD Hospice with inspirational guest speaker Rhona Martin MBE (pictured above).

Rhona went from housewife to Olympic Gold Medallist and this chequered career gives her a unique insight into the world of professional sport, and she remains an ambassador and role model to young people.

Rhona Martin is best known for her role as skip in the gold medal winning British team at the Salt Lake City Games in 2002 where she secured victory in the final.

She was part of the London 2012 summer Olympics torch relay taking the flame through Glasgow and attended events in London as a game ambassador.

In 2010, she was appointed as the new women’s head coach of the British and Scottish Curling performance and was part of a five-strong coaching team at Sochi 2014, before stepping down later that year.

She was high-performance manager for Bowls Scotland for the last two years.

Rotary club

The Barrhead Rotary Club popular Annual Charity Lunch is on Sunday 10 September 2017 at the Glynhill Hotel, 169 Paisley Road, Renfrew PA4 8XB starting at 12.30pm with a drinks reception and then at 1.15pm a superb three course lunch. 

A Donation Ticket is £26 of which £5 goes directly to ACCORD Hospice.

For further information and bookings, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call Angela Samson on 07981 333 391.

ACCORD is a registered charity which gives a specialist palliative care service to the communities of Renfrewshire and parts of East Renfrewshire.

Action for Continuing Care Over Renfrewshire and District - ACCORD Hospice is an independent charity giving free Specialist Palliative Medical and Nursing Care and support to people whose illness is causing physical pain and emotional distress and for whom curative treatment may no longer be appropriate.  Visit: http://www.accordhospice.org.uk

Booked this Sunday 3 September: Sinclair & Kim McLeod

Sinclair McLeod

This Sunday, 3 September on the Booked programme at 2.00pm, Sinclair McLeod is the guest of presenter Shirley Whiteside.

Sinclair McLeod is an independent author who lives in Glasgow and has sold over 100,000 books which is no mean feat. He's been so successful, that he and his wife, Kim, set up a publishing company to help other independent authors.

With lots of advice and insider tips, this is a great Booked programme for any writers thinking of taking the indie author/self-publishing route.

Writing can be a lonely occupation, Indie Authors was started to provide a way for self published authors to learn new skills, share their knowledge, develop self confidence and build a community that can help promote one another.

Behind Indie Authors are Sinclair and Kim Macleod.  Sinclair is a successful indie author crime writer of Reluctant Detective and Russell and Menzies mysteries. Kim Macleod, author, coach and creator of Scotland's Happiness Day.   Sinclair and Kim also have Glasgow based courses and monthly informal get togethers and they say "join us and let us help make your dreams for you book come true."

Booked with Shirley Whiteside, Sunday 3 September 2017 at 2.00pm on Pulse 98.4

'Booked' this Sunday at 2pm: Lesley Glaister and Jean Rafferty

Lesley Glaister 2Jean Rafferty 2

What a great Booked programme this Sunday featuring award-winning author Lesley Glaister (pictured left) talking about her gripping new novel, The Squeeze, and her future writing plans.

Then Jean Rafferty (pictured right), multi-award winning journalist and author, talks about her new charity Dove Tales, Association of Scottish Artists for Peace, and The Four Marys, a quartet of stories based on Scottish folklore. Not to be missed!

Booked, presented by Shirley Whiteside, Sunday 27 August at 2.00-3.00pm on Pulse 98.4

Booked this Sunday: author and journalist Peter Ross

Booked Peter Ross

Award-winning journalist Peter Ross joins presenter Shirley Whiteside this Sunday's "Booked" programme on Pulse 98.4 to talk about his latest collection of non-fiction stories, The Passion of Harry Bingo.

Taking the road less travelled, Ross investigates hidden corners of Scotland where unusual people and traditions still hold sway. Written with warmth and wit.

Booked with Shirley Whiteside, Sunday 20 August at 2.00pm.


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