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Happy 15th Birthday to Us! 🎂

It is 1st June 2007. Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’ is at number one in the charts. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End tops the box office chart. Tony Blair is the Prime Minister. Social media was becoming big business, with Bebo being the most used. But - more importantly - Hoolit Glasgow East was launched!

Old Hoolit Magazines

Although it was originaly named, rather blandly, The Directory, it was the beginning of our wee local magazine. The first issue consisted of 16 pages and was delivered to just 5,000 homes. This issue has 56 pages and we now print 22,000 copies of each edition!

Special mention to our longest standing advertiser - plumber, Jim Currens - who has been with us for the whole 15 years! Great to see we’re both still going strong, Jim! 👍

We want to send a huge thanks to all our advertisers, past and present, who helped us get here. We hope we’ve helped their businesses too. Just as important is everyone who has used the services of all the local, mostly small businesses who advertise with us. Thank you for keeping it local. 👏

We’ve changed a lot over the years and we’re always trying to keep it fresh, but please give us feedback and share any ideas you have for the publication - we want to make sure you keep reading.

Anyway, to celebrate our 15th birthday, we are running a fab competion for FIVE people to win a £50 voucher for one of the restaurants in our ‘5 of the Best’ feature.


Win a £50 voucher for one of our featured restaurants!

We have a £50 voucher for each of the restaurants featured in the ‘5 of the Best Restaurants’ article: The Fullarton Hotel, Gia’s, Kastriot’s, The Mailcoach and Route 50 to give away to five lucky readers!

It’s simple to enter - just wish us a ‘Happy 15th Birthday’! You can enter by email at, by post to Hoolit, Garrowhill Business Centre, 68 Whirlow Road, Glasgow G69 6QE.

We will also be running the competition on our Facebook page, so if you prefer you can enter there. Closing date 07.07.22. Good luck! Winners will be announced on social media and in the next issue. T&Cs apply.

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