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Cassius X by Stuart Cosgrove – Glasgow Walking Tours blog

On September 3rd, Stuart Cosgrove’s brilliant new book, Cassius X is published and it’s already garnered rave reviews. We’re running an excerpt here and over on our FB page there’s a competition to win a copy: thanks to Alison Rae at Polygon and to Stuart for this. Miami, 1963. A young boy from Louisville, Kentucky,…

The Maryland Club Part 2: Playlist by David Beckett

On our Music Mile Tour we tell our guests about the former Maryland club, which was located in what was once a private villa and is now within the CCA in Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street. We’re delighted to be able to share our guest blog on the club by friend of the tours, David Beckett. David…

The Maryland Club: Guest blog by David Beckett

On our Music Mile Tour we tell our guests about the former Maryland club, which was located in what was once a private villa and is now within the CCA in Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street. We’re delighted to be able to share our guest blog on the club by friend of the tours, David Beckett. David…

Small Hours:The Long Night of John Martyn by Graeme Thomson — Glasgow Walking Tours Blog

Graeme Thomson’s excellent new book, Small Hours: The Long Night Of John Martyn, was published earlier this month and has been praised by the Observer, Irish Times, Independent, the Herald, Uncut and MOJO.  Omnibus Press have very kindly given us two copies to give away, check our FB page for details on how to win…

Wide Days 2020: Online from 22-25 July

Like any other festival and event scheduled over the last few months, the ace Wide Days music convention – which has taken place every year in Edinburgh since 2010 – is going online this week, having succeeded in preserving most of its panel, speaker and showcase content. a close up of a logo

Glad to be back and Good to Go

a close up of a logo Testing, testing… anyone out there? We are delighted to report that our tours will be up and running from Saturday 1st August. Obviously, the last few months have been very strange but we are really looking forward to sharing stories…

Metaphrog’s John Chalmers on falling for The Fall

In partnership with artist Sandra Marrs, writer John Chalmers is one half of Glasgow-based graphic novelists Metaphrog. a close up of a personThe Franco-Scottish duo have been creating comics and books since 1996 to international acclaim, winning The Sunday Herald Scottish Culture Awards 2016 Best Visual…

Lynnie Carson: Everything in Between

We’ve been lucky enough to hear the new album Everything In Between from the brilliant singer/ songwriter Lynnie Carson…and it’s gorgeous. It’s Lynnie’s first album since Eyes Kissed With Goodbyes in 2012. Since then she has been awarded the Danny Kyle Open Stage award at Celtic Connections, released 2 singles and written a World Cup…

Damien Love Guest Blog: Monstrous Devices – An Imaginary Soundtrack

Published today by OneWorld Publications, Glasgow-based writer Damien Love’s MONSTROUS DEVICES is a wild, weird and spookily magical children’s adventure (featuring killer robots) highly recommended for readers aged 9–99! Don’t just take our word for it – ask The Times, who gave the book a rave review this week. Damien has written a lot about music,…

Glasgow Walking Tours Blog: Stories from the Ballroom: Dancing Fools by Alison Irvine

Ahead of the forthcoming event, Stuart Cosgrove with Recollective, Barrowland Ballads  at Glasgow’s Aye Write Book Festival we’re rerunning the brilliant blog by the author, Alison Irvine, about the book  Barrowland Ballads. Alison’s blog is accompanied by photographs by Chris Leslie and drawings by Mitch Miller, together they are the award-winning artists Recollective. We have…