The Purple Rinse Brigade are out in full force in Edinburgh at the moment. Cashmere, pearls and tea and scones all round.
Edinburgh poet Jock Scot at the Neu!Reekie! event last night at the Book Festival. He’s so great.
Aidan Moffat read some nice stuff last night at the Neu!Reekie! show
(He’s a lot slimmer in the face than this depiction.)
Alasdair Gray in conversation with Ryan Van Winkle at the Edinburgh Book Festival
PS - That main quote is actually attributed to Dennis Lee a Canadian poet.
The amazing Alasdair Gray referring to school. If you don’t know him you should check out his books and artwork.
This is him reading his new book at the Edinburgh Book Festival.
Quite suspicious of a man who seems to like being a security person so much he has tattoos of chains on his arm…
Ponchos at the ready today
Ha! Straight off the train in Edinburgh today and I spy the ubiquitous American dad tourist, snapping the crumbling sandstone walls before he’s even off the station platform. Bumbag and sporty NBs included.
I’ve done a wee drawing for Strike! Magazine’s latest issue, it’s an article about co-operatives. You can get it here http://strikemag.org/portfolio/july-august-2014/