A tribute to football legend Billy McNeill

*THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT* I'm delighted to be part of the panel at this brilliant Govanhill Book Festival event in tribute to the legendary Billy McNeill. The tribute is part of the Govanhill International Festival and Carnival which runs from the 1st to the 11th of August. Ticket information can be found here. All… Continue reading A tribute to football legend Billy McNeill

Film, Women, Writing

Tommy twists, Tommy turns, Tommy, Tommy Burns 💚

ONE of Scotland’s leading independent production companies, purpleTV, today (15 May) revealed it is to produce a landmark television documentary on the life of Tommy Burns. purpleTV, based in Glasgow, made the announcement this morning on the tenth anniversary of Tommy’s death, after a courageous fight with skin cancer. The film will be shown on… Continue reading Tommy twists, Tommy turns, Tommy, Tommy Burns 💚

Uncategorized, Writing

Birthday beginnings, ‘The Lions of Lisbon’

It's my birthday today, and consequently it's a good time to talk about beginnings. My actual beginning to be precise... I shall explain. Last year, Professor Willie Maley, founder of Glasgow University's Creative Writing Masters along with  Philip Hobsbawm, asked me to contribute to The Lions of Lisbon, A Play Of Two Halves, being published by Luath Press… Continue reading Birthday beginnings, ‘The Lions of Lisbon’