A short steep grassy climb or decent for hilltop vistas over the Firth of Clyde.
“It’s the most empowering and inspiring story I’ve ever had the privilege and pleasure of telling.”
Legendary artist and playwright John Byrne is in line to receive his hometown’s highest honour – the Freedom of Renfrewshire.
Glen Matlock was the youngest member of The Sex Pistols at only 16 and he wrote many of their hits from God Save The Queen, he also played for many years in Iggy Pop’s band. Slick was Bowie’s guitarist. We caught up with Glen ahead of their gig at The Bungalow in Paisley to ask him a few questions.
With over 16 million copies of her books published and having been translated into 40 languages. Val McDermid is one of Scotland’s most prolific writers. Her first novel was published in 1987. It was the first British crime novel with a lesbian detective. This was the time of Thatcher government creation of section 28, making it illegal for local authorities to support anything that may promote same sex relationships. I asked her how hard it was to get her book out there.
Her writing has been described by the Guardian as “Black, bleak and brilliant.” Caro Ramsay is on her 14th novel. Although she was was born in Govan, Caro now lives in what she wryly tells us her publicity often describes as ‘a small fishing village on the west coast of Scotland; Elderslie.’ We were lucky enough to catch up her ahead of her talk at The Paisley Book Festival this month.
My attitude to Christmas cooking is this: don’t go OTT on making fancy food. Good shopping is the key. This means minimum cooking and more time with fizz in hand chatting to your guests (unless, of course, you want to escape from your guests in which case get busy with your soufflés!)
Here are a few eco-friendly gift ideas to help you stay greener this Christmas.
#makefridaygreenagain, #greenfriday and #shoplocal are tags that are trending as Black Friday looms and we need to jump on the bandwagon of this movement.
Kids will love exploring and hunting for the lovely wooden carved sprites.