By Amanda Eleftheriades-Sherry, Clydesider Editor

This morning I decided to postpone our Mindful Photo Walk — a decision I had put off for as long as possible.

While I didn’t want to add to the fear and panic that is spreading like wildfire at the moment, in the end it seemed the responsible thing to do.

But as more community events and activities are cancelled in the weeks and months ahead it is the most vulnerable who will be most at risk — not only from coronavirus but also from the very real impacts of social isolation.

Depression, anxiety, loneliness…


By Amanda Eleftheriades-Sherry, Clydesider Editor

Good News From The Clyde!

For any small business start-up, reaching the grand old age of three in the current financial climate is most definite cause for celebration. For print news start-ups, battling against a tide of declining sales, lost advertising revenues and disengaged readers, it is almost unheard of.

Yet, last month Clydesider magazine celebrated its third anniversary. Since its launch in September 2016 we have published 10 editions and distributed 10,000 free copies of each issue across West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

This has all been done with the help of an ever-growing band of volunteers and supporters from our local community who have helped…


By Amanda Eleftheriades-Sherry, Editor Clydesider magazine

Clydesider Community Magazine

Wet weekends used to be for taking a leisurely stroll through my favourite newspapers. The columns and magazine section in the [Glasgow] Herald on Saturday, the features and international pages in the Sunday Herald, in-depth news stories in the Guardian and Observer. Sometimes a headline from the Independent or Scotsman would lure me in and it would be added to the pile.

I don’t think I ever read a whole publication cover to cover but I always found enough content to make the couple of pounds purchase price worthwhile.

Today I rarely buy a…


By Amanda Eleftheriades-Sherry

“Will I need money?”

This short question was a PM to the Clydesider Facebook page when we launched our first Creative Cafe event last month.

It is a painful question which in just four words captures the reality of too many families in my community and beyond.

Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community fund we were able to confirm that all the creative storytelling workshops and activities were free and we had teamed up with the local volunteer-run, Food 4 Thought to run a pay-what-you-can-afford Community Kitchen.


By Amanda Eleftheriades-Sherry

The start of a year seems to be a time of excitement and change for the Clydesider Creative team.

At the start of 2018 we moved into our first office , pictured above and lovingly dubbed 'the Hobbit House’.

It isn’t big or fancy but it was a space for Clydesider Creative to call home.

For those who don’t know us we are a community media organisation based in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

Our purpose — to work with our community to promote the positive and inspirational stories and provide a space to showcase the creative skills, talents…

Clydesider Creative

Community media organisation based in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland to promote positive stories and creative talents.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store