The Green and White of Govan: The Contents Page

The Green and White of Govan has, thus far, proven to be one of the most successful and hotly anticipated pieces of writing that I have had the pleasure of putting together. I have had overwhelmingly warm and positive responses from those who live or who are originally from the Govan parish and to further … Continue reading The Green and White of Govan: The Contents Page

Calton Weavers: Scotland’s First Working Class Warriors

‘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

Born of Poverty: More Than a Club

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

An Gorta Mor – An Honest Remembering

The Palestinian historian Edward Said (1935 – 2003), considered to be one of the 20th Century’s greatest thinkers, wrote in 2001 that the real tragedy of history is that so much of it is lost to time and is forgotten about, or, worse still, that it is mis-remembered in such a way that people of … Continue reading An Gorta Mor – An Honest Remembering

James Connolly: Scotland’s Working Class Hero

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