The Green and White of Govan Part 1: The History Edition

Govan, a name synonymous with many things - shipbuilding, heavy industry, the auld ‘SouGen’ and even Rab C. Nesbitt, Glasgow's very own philosopher of unemployable proportions. But something that it ought to be more remembered for and associated with is, of course, its connection to Celtic FC and, historically speaking, its Irish cultural roots. Over … Continue reading The Green and White of Govan Part 1: The History Edition

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

The Green and White of Govan

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

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

Is Celtic dodging the gross elitism of the Champions League all that bad?

The mushroom cloud of last week's AEK humbling is, although warranted at the time, thankfully over. Definitely our Hiroshima moment of the season thus far but, like all great teams, it's the manner in which the team picks itself up and strides forward which is the most important aspect of the entire episode. What I … Continue reading Is Celtic dodging the gross elitism of the Champions League all that bad?