The Bold Betty McAllister and Calton Memories

Whether it's the radical history of the area and its striking weavers or its infamy in relation to the pioneering Tongs Ya Bass or perhaps because of the once bustling blackmarket bazaar culture of The Barras, the Calton is palpable with a rich social history which shames most quarters of Glasgow and beyond. One of … Continue reading The Bold Betty McAllister and Calton Memories

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Real Celtic Men and Loyalty: The Tale of Jimmy McGrory and Jimmy McGovern

Loyalty to a cause which is greater than the career of the self. A type of altruism where the decision made by an individual brings joy, comfort and success to the greater number of the community he serves. In today's career centric and economically exploitative game however, it's very rare to think of even a … Continue reading Real Celtic Men and Loyalty: The Tale of Jimmy McGrory and Jimmy McGovern

Matt McGinn: The Calton Folk Hero and Famous Tim

That roughly cut gemstone of Glasgow’s East End, The Calton, which has been home to my paternal bloodline since 1910, is an area synonymous with The Celtic. Like father and son, they go hand in hand. As most of us know it's the Calton whereby the founding of the club was to take place in … Continue reading Matt McGinn: The Calton Folk Hero and Famous Tim

The Green and White of Govan is out Monday 3rd of December

A message to all the website subscribers and new arrivals. Monday the 3rd of December will be the official launch of the long awaited Green and White of Govan commemorative magazine. The 52 page glossy mag, bristling with pure Govan Tim history on every page, is comprised of all of my previous blogs belonging to … Continue reading The Green and White of Govan is out Monday 3rd of December

The Garngad Irish: Open to One and All

Along with opening itself up to the vulnerable migrant classes of the 19th Century and providing a home to one of Glasgow’s most beloved Catholic parishes, St Rochs, the Garngad has also given us Jimmy McGrory. McGrory, who truly was the Celtic family’s once in a lifetime talent of superhero proportions, a quick read at … Continue reading The Garngad Irish: Open to One and All