Well, wasn’t that a good Leith Festival? It’s lovely to see everyone out and enjoying the cosmopolitan community that Leith is. On a personal note, thanks to everyone who came on the Trainspotting tours, about forty over three evenings. The tours are different every time – even the content changes, depending on how conversations go as we’re on our way round. My problem is that I have far too much material to fit into two hours, so I have to be very firm with myself and apply strict editing. It hurts every time! – I have this deep deep urge to go on and on.

And special thanks to The Dockers Club, which, as always, has supported this as a local initiative, and we started the tours in the courtyard. This is what they do. We should all be grateful for what they do.

I’m going to be published – that’s official. We’re aiming to have it on the book shelves in time for the Fringe. The publisher is setting up the tour as a Fringe event. Tours will start and end at The Dockers – that’s a real pull, with its strong connections with I. Welsh himself and with Trainspotting the book. When we have firm dates about my book I’ll go public with all details.