The Herald Arts Magazine, December 9 2017. HOME. Mogwai’s Barry Burns is unsure where it is. He enjoys the easygoing way of life in Berlin where people still smoke in bars and swig beer on trains or while walking down the street. But Burns, who is a multi-instrumentalist for the postrockers, also loves the Glasgow […]
A love letter to Glasgow’s gig scene
Twice I’ve seen Beach Boys’ legend Brian Wilson perform and twice I’ve had some kind of out of body experience. The first was at T in the Park when my pal and I became great friends with a hippy couple for the whole of his set. We swayed around the dark tent holding on to each other, […]
February 3 2016: ‘I had a season ticket for the hospital’ – Read how five Glasgow men battled through addictions and homelessness
The Evening Times / Herald Scotland, February 3 2016 A group of men, including an ex-naval officer, have spoken out about battling addictions and living on the streets of Glasgow in a bid to help others.
January 3 2016: Syrian refugees: ‘It feels like we never left our families back in Syria because of the warm welcome we received in Scotland’
Father-of-four Mohammad Ahmad turns to the baby of the family – his youngest son Omar – to ask if he’s happy in Paisley.
December 20 2015: Look, no Hans … How Scots comedians are stealing the limelight in Berlin’s stand-up scene
The Sunday Herald, December 20 2015 Scots have been the punchline of jokes in Germany for decades thanks to the tired old tight-fisted stereotype.
October 8 2015: Refugees are part of our communities so we must change the way we think about them
The Evening Times opinion column, October 8 2015 Right now and in the coming weeks refugees will be trying to settle into life in Glasgow and other parts of Scotland.
September 25 2015: Glasgow refugees invited to football match to help them integrate into Scottish life
The Evening Times, September 25 2015 Refugees were given free tickets to a football match to help them integrate into Scottish life.
August 31 2015: Man who fled Libya with seven bullets in his leg backs Scottish campaign to stop violence against women
The Evening Times, August 31 2015 A man who fled to the UK with bullets in his leg after being hunted down by terrorists is backing a Scottish drive to stop violence against women.
August 9, 2015: From Calais to Glasgow, the harrowing stories of the refugees who have made it through the Channel Tunnel
The Sunday Herald, August 9 2015 MONA’S STORY Mother-of-four Mona Hussain left Calais and arrived in Britain by hiding in the back of a lorry with a man and a woman who was six-months-pregnant.
June 10 2015: Glasgow Girls 10 years on, why more needs to be done to improve lives of refugees and asylum seekers
The Evening Times, June 10 2015 They were seven ordinary girls who fought for human rights, helped to change immigration laws and even inspired a musical.
May 12 2015: 11 years after explosion, families still feel the pain
The Evening Times, May 12 2015 THE family of Stockline victim Annette Doyle remembered her as the “life and soul of the party”.
April 26 2015: Stories from the Death Boats of the Mediterranean
The Sunday Herald, April 26 2015 TERROR AT HOME THERE is an Arabic proverb that sums up why refugees flee the Middle East and Africa on the “boats of death”.