Sorted at Leith Central Station

Thanks to everyone who came on a tour during August. The weather was never kind to us. But, standing at the foot of the ramp that used to lead up to platform level at Leith Central Station – the location for the eponymous utterance – I finally sorted out...

Welsh’s busy weekend

Last Friday Welsh joined with Scottish and American literary friends in a fun evening of readings and anecdotes. On Saturday he read from Skagboys at the Edinburgh Book Festival, and on Sunday he gave the ‘keynote speech’ at a writers’ conference...

Leith calling… tune in

Lots of people in Leith have been helping the research team for the Radio 4 show ‘Mark Steel’s in town’ this week. Mark’s job is to get inside the history and the character of wherever he goes and make it funny, stand-up style. They are...

Trainspotting meets the Olympic launch

All hail, Danny Boyle (and those who gave him the space to express himself). Both Trainspotting and the Olympic launch are full of ambition and attitude. In London last week, on a hugely risky and potent stage, he saved us from what would otherwise have been a...