In a series of blogposts, we'll be looking at the various movers and shakers in our beloved bits of Glasgow.  Spotlight // Pollokshields  Based in the Southside, Pollokshields was initially developed towards the end of the Victorian era as a leafy suburb of Glasgow. With wide avenues and Alexander "Greek" Thomson villas, townhouses and tenements, it's hard to believe it's only one stop on the train from Central station.  Pollokshields has always inspired us at LAKE&LOCH with it's cultural diversity, gorgeous parks, plethora of cafes and really good independent shops. Here's just a few: Maxwell Park: Gifted to the city of Glasgow by Sir John Stirling Maxwell, a Scottish politician and philanthropist, in 1887 the park officially opened in 1890....

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We are officially open for trade!  After many months of planning, designing and making, we have officially launched.  It's been a long and mostly slow process of designing, sourcing and sample testing. Throughout the last few months I experienced crippling fear; a sequence of "What ifs..." rumbled through my head.  'What if this fails?" "What if I lose all my money?" "What if no one buys anything?" I seriously considered each question. I mean, whoever said that entrepreneurs must be crazy is onto something because faced with the reality that half (most?) businesses fail, I STILL had the notion to do it. Obviously I'm not a tech start-up and it's mostly myself - with a little help from my friends...

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