Thursday, 23 February 2012

Stairlifts Glasgow – Scotland Stairlifts

 
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Castle Comfort Stairlifts offers top brand stairlifts, keen prices and fast installs for all those seeking stairlifts in Glasgow. And all work comes with our no-quibble guarantees and famous customer service satisfaction.
Give us a call today on 0141 278 3929  If however, you are looking for fascinating facts about the area then feel free to read on.


Stairlifts Glasgow

Castle Comfort Stair Lifts has now got an office in Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland and the 3rd biggest in the UK after London and Birmingham.  See us listed on glasgowonline.co.uk

With a population of over half a million you won’t be surprised to know that about 3,000 already use stairlifts to assist them to gain access to the upstairs floors in their homes.  How do we know this?  We know that approximately 2.6% of the retired population own stairlifts - you can see the constantly changing statistics on the counter at the bottom of our home page.

If you are looking for a stairlift, or as they are sometimes called, a chairlift, then you have come to the right place.  We know just about all there is to know about them having been in the business for more than 15 years and are agents for all UK manufacturers.  Take a look around our site to see the types of stairlifts we offer, comparisons and stairlift prices and if you still have questions please give us a call on  0141 278 3929 .

Famous people of Glasgow
Glasgow is linked to two Mackintoshes.  The first is Charles, a scientist and chemical manufacturer, who invented rubberised material - actually sealing two pieces of rubber together - that is waterproof and was made into the first raincoat or mackintosh!

Glasgow actually has an average of 165 rainy days every year though it is generally warmer than other cities on the same line i.e. Moscow and Copenhagen!  I wonder if it was the rain that inspired this invention?

The second of course is Charles Rennie Mackintosh, architect and artist who was part of the Arts and Crafts Movement.  He was born in the city and had a big influence on European design.  He won a travelling scholarship to study classic architecture and returned to the city to work with Honeyman & Keppie eventually becoming a partner.



His signature architecture includes strong right angles and floral decorative motifs.  The Mackintosh Rose is his iconic decoration for which he is probably best known now.  He designed the Glasgow School of Art and several other buildings in Glasgow.  Like fellow designer Frank Lloyd Wright he specified a lot of the interior design and furniture for his buildings.  Evidence of his furniture can be seen at The Willow Tearooms in Glasgow.  The Charles Rennie Mackintosh HQ in Glasgow is based in a church, Queen’s Cross which Mackintosh designed.



More recent famous people
Is a city defined by its famous and notable people?  Certainly not entirely but the list of notable people from Glasgow is vast from sportsmen and women to those in the entertainment industry to politicians.  Here’s a little taste of some better known Glaswegian celebrities:

·         Douglas Alexander is currently the Shadow Foreign Secretary and held various positions in Blair and then Brown’s governments



·         Frankie Boyle, the controversial black-humoured comedian who was a regular on TV’s Mock the Week until 2009

·         Academy Award and BAFTA winning actor Peter Capaldi is probably best known for his performance as Malcolm Tucker in the sitcom The Thick of It

·         Actor Robert Carlyle has appeared in many films and TV productions including Trainspotting, The Full Monty and 28 Weeks Later

·         Billy Connolly an influential comedian was born in Glasgow; he is married to actress, comedienne and psychologist Pamela Stephenson



·         Actor Robbie Coltrane famous for the TV series Cracker and playing Hagrid in the Harry Potter films

·         Glaswegian actor Gordon Jackson who is probably best known as Mr Hudson in the original Upstairs Downstairs series

·         The all singing and dancing actor John Barrowman was born in Glasgow but grew up in Illinois; he is best known for his roles in Dr Who and Torchwood



·         Glaswegian singer Lulu famous for her full-on voice and ‘Shout!’

·         Lorraine Kelly, smiling TV presenter

·         Bill Forsyth – film director came to fame for Gregory’s Girl and went on to make Local Hero and Comfort and Joy

·         Clare Grogan the Glaswegian actress/singer well known for playing Susan in the film Gregory’s Girl and singing with Altered Images, remember the song Happy Birthday?

·         Actor John Hannah has appeared in many films including Four Weddings and Funeral and Sliding Doors



·         Sir Alex Ferguson, manager of Manchester United was born in Glasgow and now lives in the ‘footballer belt’ in Wilmslow, Cheshire

·         Tennis player Andy Murray was born in Glasgow and has played tennis to international standards, now seeded no 4 in the world rankings.  Murray attended Dunblane Primary School and was present when the school massacre occurred.  Murray took cover in a classroom; Thomas Hamilton killed 17 students and teachers before turning the gun on himself.  Murray says he was too young to understand and is very reluctant to talk about the incident.  In his autobiography Murray mentioned that he attended a youth group run by Hamilton


Castle Comfort Stair Lifts certainly want to help you avoid any sort of tragedy or accident whilst retaining  your independence and accessibility to your whole property.  We can advise just which stairlift will work for you in your home best: straight, curved or perch.

Straight stairlifts are easy to install as they are the simplest form; curved are for curved staircases and take a little longer and cost a little more; perch stairlifts are for those of you who can’t bend your knees.  We have it all covered!

If you’d like us to come and assess your home and your needs please give us a call on  0141 278 3929 .

More about Glasgow
Situated on the banks of the River Clyde Glasgow became a real hub of Scottish Enlightenment during the 18th century.  This period of ‘intellectual and scientific accomplishments’ is perhaps best explained by the number of well remembered Scotsmen who were a part of it:  Adam Smith, philosopher and political economist, David Hume, philosophist, poet Robbie (Rabbie) Burns, Adam Ferguson ‘Father of modern sociology’, Joseph Black physician and chemist and James Hutton, physician and geologist.

During this time Glasgow grew into one of the main transatlantic hubs for trade with America and the West Indies.  The main commodities were tobacco, cotton and sugar.  By the end of the 18th century most of the tobacco trade of the British Isles was concentrated in Glasgow creating a group of merchants who became known as the Tobacco Lords.  This group made enormous amounts of money from trading tobacco and built themselves fine mansions on the outskirts of the city.  They lived a sober opulence – their Calvanist backgrounds ensuring they remained looking sober not decadent!

During industrialisation Glasgow became known for its shipbuilding, marine engineering and its many industrialists who built this industry.  The shipbuilding industry stayed buoyant into the 20th century with many transatlantic liners built here including RMS Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary and the QE2.



Football madness
Glasgow has two main football clubs both playing in the Premier League: Rangers FC who’ve literally gone into administration this month after 140 years and Celtic FC.  As in other cities where there are two clubs i.e. Manchester, there is great rivalry between these two clubs.  Celtic was formed and named to reflect its origins of Irish and Scottish backgrounds who were mainly Roman Catholic whilst Rangers was formed mainly by Protestant Unionists.  Their sectarian backgrounds still air via the songs the fans sing!

No matter what your background or what songs you feel like singing, we are here to help you.  A stairlift can make the world of difference to your life.  If you need help financing your purchase remember there are grants and 0% finance available to assist you as well as our £50 off voucher.

Get in touch with us now to tie up the details on  0141 278 3929 .

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