Scottish Sikhs set to welcome charity bikers at The Glasgow Gurdwara

Scottish Sikhs will be gathering at the new Glasgow Gurdwara on Albert Drive, Pollokshields to welcome bikers who are completing ‘Route 13’ to raise money for charity. Route 13 is a 5 day trip visiting 13 towns & cities across the UK & Scotland and have chosen to mark their Glasgow trip by visiting the…

Ally keeps faith

DELIGHTED Ally McCoist gives Scotland’s largest Sikh temple the thumbs-up. The smiling Rangers boss was among 3,000 guests at yesterday’s public opening of the £4million Gurdwara in Pollokshields, Glasgow. Organisers were overwhelmed by the numbers at the event — but the visitors didn’t go hungry as local volunteers had prepared 10,000 chapatis, 3,000 vegetarian samosas…

3000 join Glasgow Sikh procession

They wore traditional Sikh dress to be among the first to see inside the spectacular £4million temple in Pollokshields. Traditional drums were played as members of the congregation joined a long procession from the old temple in Nithsdale Road to the new Gurdwara in Albert Drive, half a mile away. The building officially opened as…

Glasgow Gurdwara: £3.8m Sikh Gurdwara prepares to open its doors

Sunday’s ceremony will see the temple opened with arrival of the Sikh holy scripture, the Guru Granth Sahib. Scotland’s biggest Sikh temple will open its doors on Sunday after the community raised £3.8m to build it. The purpose-built Gurdwara in Glasgow’s southside is based on the design of a traditional Punjab temple. “It is a…

£4m Sikh Gurdwara dream is reality

The Gurdwara, in the South Side’s Albert Drive, is the result of months of hard work and years of planning. The city’s Sikh community is now rallying round to get it ready for a grand opening on Sunday, when the congre- gation will take part in a procession from the former site in nearby Nithsdale…

Scotland’s largest Gurdwara to open on Sunday

LONDON: Scotland’s largest Gurdwara, designed on the lines of the Golden Temple and built at a cost of about 4 million pounds with contributions from the Sikh community, will open its doors to worshippers in Glasgow on Sunday. The Glasgow Gurdwara, which has a similar golden dome as the Sikh Holy Shrine in Amritsar, is the result…

Sikh Your Summer

JULY Thursday 4th: English Sikhi Session Sunday 14th: Harinder Singh  lecture (Sikh Research Institute) Sunday 21st: Alton Towers AUGUST Thursday 1st: English Sikhi Session Mon 5th – Thurs 8th: Sikhi Camp  Saturday 17th: Older people’s trip (to be confirmed) SEPTEMBER Sunday 22nd – Monday 23rd: Glasgow Doors Open Day    Glasgow – car rental .

Sikh youths on flying the flag for Glasgow at the Young Scot Awards 2013

  Young Sikh Leaders are delighted to have been shortlisted. Charandeep is one of the founding members of the Young Sikh Leaders, who have been nominated in the cultural diversity category. He said: “It was a very exciting time when we found out that we’ve been nominated because it isn’t something that young Scottish Sikhs…

Glasgow Sikhs celebrate Vaisakhi with colour filled parade

Sikhs from across Glasgow celebrated the festival of Vaisakhi with a procession made up from thousands from the community. April 14th marked the beginning of the Sikh new year and commemorates the the birth of the Sikh Order of the Khalsa, after Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th guru, left the earth. Khalsa is the pinnacle…

Glasgow Sikhs offer ‘A Candle In The Dark’ for their community

In the Otago Street Gurdwara, the lights are dimmed as councillors, MSPs and members of the public walk around a shocking new exhibition. Faced with photographs of atrocities from recent genocide, visitors read the captions beneath the pictures in stunned silence, their heads bowed. As they reflect on the images before them, only the haunting…

EVER WANTED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS INSIDE GLASGOW’S GURDWARA?

You can hear the sound of women kneading the chapati dough before you see them, closely gathered round the huge table in the kitchen. “Waheguru” they chant continuously, rhythmically, to focus their mind on the job, eyes never leaving the table apart from to pass their products along the line to be tossed, fried and…

NEW SIKH GURDWARA FOR POLLOKSHIELDS

The South side will soon play host to the biggest Sikh temple in Scotland, after construction work began on a derelict site in Pollokshields. Work started this week (Monday) on the area’s first purpose-built temple, or Gurdwara, next to the Tramway building in Albert Drive. A special prayer ceremony took place on Sunday, attended by…