Issue 137

Cover Story
Editor at Large

The Sounds of Silence

My granny dragged me round the Springburn pubs with a poker in one hand and me in the other

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Talking about the quiet protest

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The Dog Eating Homework Syndrome

A genuine apology is an endangered species these days yet there is much to apologise for, suggests Colin Montgomery

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Deidre Brock

From Isotopes to High Hopes

The MP for Edinburgh North and Leith

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Ben Macpherson

The Shadow of Brexit

The MSP for Edinburgh North and Leith

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Let’s Get Quizzical

Mark Fleming on his experience as a contestant on the ITV quiz show The Chase

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Protempore …

Seagulls the size of Shetland ponies

I wake up trying to scream and suppress a scream, sounding like a car alarm being suffocated

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“Pottery. That most elemental of all art forms requires:”

I’ve never worked with anyone who had a piece of clay in their hands and didn’t make it into something

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On the Loose

In the Shadow of Shame

Jamaica became a place to get rich quick before returning home to spend their blood money here finds Sandy Campbell

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Food Review

This place opened before Leith became a foodie haven

The Leith Glutton on Restaurant Martin Wishart

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Autumn Health & Fitness

A Philosophical Quandary

Autumn Health & Fitness by Tracy Griffen

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Walking Solo

Octopus’s Garden by the Sea

Walking Solo with Carolyn McKerracher

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Hitchcock and the film that never was

Kennedy Wilson examines Alfred Hitchcock's less well-known affection for a play set on a Scottish island

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The No Recipe Man

Six things to do with water

Tom Wheeler on concentrating and diluting with all the skill and confidence of Ribena’s employee of the month

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Katy Nixon’s

Karaoke Bill & The Flat Mate

Katy Nixon’s Short Story

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Mrs MacPickle

Inconsistent, like Dominic Cummings

Mrs MacPickle solves
all your problems!

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The Teardrop Explodes

Sally Fraser goes walking for a sourdough loaf and garlic sausage

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