Category Archives: Glasgow

Raising a Glass to William McIlvanney

What can you say about William McIlvanney that hasn’t already been said? Legendary, iconic, inspirational, suave, debonair, groundbreaking, trailblazing, innovative – a genius, he is the voice of Glasgow, nae Scotland! He is, of course, all of these things and … Continue reading

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An Old Friend

An old friend has been staying with me these past couple of weeks, after nine years in the wilderness. The last time I saw him he was an unsure 16-year old, a bit lost, with a lot of confusion and … Continue reading

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St. Mirren Win the Cup / A New Project

Last weekend was one of the best ever! I attended Hampden Park, Scotland’s national stadium, for the Scottish League Cup Final with my sister, Binny. And together we witnessed history being made, just as I said it would in my … Continue reading

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Believe

Today, history will be made…

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A Year in Writing (and Other Stuff)

August. Traditionally at this time of year I would normally be writing like a maniac to squeeze in as many of my remaining GDRs into the last week of my writing year. But not this time. This time, work has … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day

Image: Slate.com Happy Groundhog Day! Although this is mainly an American and Canadian custom, I love the whole idea of it. Punxsutawney Phil comes out and if he sees his shadow, we get six more weeks of winter. As it … Continue reading

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A Christmas Bevy with Mogwai

Image: Unknown Mogwai This was one gig I had to get a review put together sharpish, due to the tightness of my schedule in the last few days running up to Christmas. I wrote half of it last night and … Continue reading

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Now Celtic Fans Shame Scotland: It’s Not an Old Firm Minority

Image: The Mirror Ever since the furore that followed the rioting Rangers fans in Manchester and the subsequent penalisations of UEFA for the bigoted chanting of their fans, the other half of the Old Firm have decided enough is enough. … Continue reading

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Not Even Hurricane Bawbag Can Squelch the Scottish Humour

Image: Spoof Yesterday was probably one of the most exciting days Scotland has had with regards to the weather, in decades. And while the aftermath of the storm will mean a lot of cleaning and tidying up, in true Scottish … Continue reading

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Weekend Catch-Up

Image: 1000 Awesome Things And December is up and running! There’s a ton of work sitting in front of me right now in the lead up to the release of SLICK, so stay tuned as everything gathers pace towards the … Continue reading

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