Growing up in the East End of Glasgow within ten minutes of paradise always felt like a beautiful thing - at times tough and gritty but always honest and humble. Places like the Calton, Barrowfield or the Gallowgate are proud and industrious working class communities that, despite continuous attempts at soulless gentrification which inevitably leads … Continue reading The Green and White of Govan
‘Weave Truth With Trust’ is the message which is depicted on the banner of the striking workers who belonged to the iconic ‘Calton Weavers’. A banner which has been captured in all of its tragic beauty by Scottish artist Ken Currie in a painting which now takes pride of place in the Glasgow’s Peoples Palace, … Continue reading Calton Weavers: Scotland’s First Working Class Warriors
Like many members of the Celtic family I am also in favour of any worthwhile community cause which aims to end social and economic inequality, particularly if it is done so via a formidable grassroots approach. In this sense, I, like hundreds of thousands of others from within the Celtic family, can easily claim to … Continue reading Born of Poverty: More Than a Club
From the Victorian slums of the Cowgate in Edinburgh to becoming one of the world's greatest Socialist heroes. He would become the head of movements for social justice, worker solidarity and economic equality in both colonised Ireland and that supposed 'land of the free', America. Not to mention that this man, James Connolly, is very … Continue reading James Connolly: Scotland’s Working Class Hero
A Wee Homage to a Longstanding Member of the Celtic Family and Glasgow Legend Never heard of Frankie Miller? Never heard of his music or watched his performances as a gallous as f**k Glesga hardman in Peter McDougall’s ‘Just A Boys Game’, a performance so true it would send Peter Mullen or David Hayman back … Continue reading Frankie Who? Frankie F****n Miller, That’s Who!!