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John Ogilvie High School

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Join us on Wednesday 6th September as we celebrate our 15th Annual General Meeting and Volunteer Awards Ceremony in St John Ogilvie High School, Farm Road, Burnbank from 5.30pm.

Each year, we organise an AGM to give local people an opportunity to find out all about who we are, our projects and our volunteers.

We will also be talking about some of projects and how they have benefited our communities - particularly, the SELECT project and our Community Development activities in Hillhouse, Fairhill, High Blantyre, Strutherhill and Westburn.

Our guest speaker is Martin Stepek (The Martin Stepek Mindfulness and Author Page) who is widely known and highly-regarded for his work in raising awareness of “Mindfulness” (more info about Martin below).

We will also celebrate our 12th Volunteer Awards Ceremony where we recognise the hard work and dedication of volunteers – many of Community Links projects simply would not run without their commitment and passion.

For more information, or if you would to confirm your attendance, plase call us on (01698) 827583 or by emailing: administrator@communitylinksl.co.uk



Community Links

Community Links is a Lanarkshire-based organisation, established in 2002, with a proven track record and passion for working with communities to inspire local champions to identify, develop and create long lasting community-owned change.

Community Links is a value-based organisation and these values are reflected in how we conduct our work and how we interact with the communities we serve. Our values are: Inclusion, Commitment, Respect, Innovation and Vibrance.

  • Paul Hayward, Social Marketing Officer, (01698) 827583, paul@communitylinkssl.co.uk

  • Community Links mailing address: Unit 1A Clydeview Shopping Centre, Blantyre, Glasgow, G72 0QD

Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/communitylinkssl

  • Website: www.communitylinkssl.co.uk

  • Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/CommunityLinkssl

  • Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/CommLinksSL

  • Our current activities include:

    • Recruiting, training and supporting local volunteers to deliver services and opportunities for the benefit of their local community.

    • Digital Community Hubs across urban & rural areas

    • Employability / IT Project SELECT (Supporting Employment & Learning, Empowering Communities in Technology)

    • Community Co-ops - challenging food poverty

    • Community Cafes - encouraging healthy eating

    • Provide information/communications to ensure individuals and communities are aware of services and opportunities, via community centre notice-boards, door to door information distribution and social media.

    • Current Funders:

    • South Lanarkshire Council Tackling Poverty Team

    • NHS Lanarkshire

    • Big Lottery

    • STV Children’s Appeal

    • Scottish Government’s People and Communities Fund



Martin Stepek is one of Britain’s most highly regarded teachers of mindfulness. He first started practicing mindfulness in 1998 and has been teaching it since 2004. He was one of the first teachers to base his programmes completely on scientific findings.

Having taught hundreds of different groups, from prisoners to top business leaders, Martin decided five years ago to start a free weekly class in his home town of Hamilton. A pioneering innovation in the delivery of mindfulness, the class is now the most popular in Scotland, with an average of 50-70 people attending.

His weekly blog and newsletter goes out to over three thousand people from the west coast of America to New Zealand.

In another pioneering initiative Martin became the first mindfulness teacher in the world to record a new live session every weekday morning, making them available on subscription, and offering them free to special needs groups.

He has written four books, two on mindfulness, and two volumes of poetry inspired by and reflecting on living mindfully.


Aside from his mindfulness work Martin is a director of a Scottish law firm and runs the Scottish Family Business Association, an organisation dedicated to helping families with relationship and communication issues when they work together in their business.

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