Poem for the New Year

The Big Hooley 1st July 1999 In the Assembly Rooms the night, people want tae dance, an celebrate. The hall swirls tae the Fish Band, kilts, skirts, troosers, shorts, even the odd ball gown twirlin an birlin in time tae the music lik a shoal turnin as wan in the ocean’s currents. Ah’ve jist danced …

How did we come to this in 2020?

The Climate Emergency. How did we come to this in 2020? Historical context and patterns of consumption. How do we change repeating attitudes and behaviours? By Sally Campbell Historically we know the industrial revolution, started in the UK with coal to generate steam power coupled with brilliant innovative engineering and the hard labour of millions …

COAST takes a look back at 2019

An update from COAST’s Winter Newsletter What has the Scottish Government done in 2019? There is now very little doubt that the UK will be leaving the EU and there is grave concern that our hard fought environmental protection will be diluted. Protection must have no borders, be joined up and coherent to produce the …

Glasgow to host COP26

By Kenneth Gibson MSP Glasgow will be host city for the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26), at which the future direction of global efforts to avert the climate crisis will be determined. The conference will take place in Glasgow’s Scottish Events Campus (SEC) in November 2020 and is set to be the largest summit the …

Peter Pan – A Family Affair

By Alice Maxwell, panto first violinist and reviewer. This year’s Pantomime Peter Pan, produced by Lamlash Drama Club, was an instant success and drew audiences from all over the island. Complete with the usual ‘Oh no it isn’t, It’s behind you’ quips, the show had us howling with laughter, and left us hoarse from all …