WHO BELONGS TO GLASGOW?

  I recently bought a copy of Mary Edward’s book, Who Belongs to Glasgow, and would strongly recommend it. An account of the many people from different cultures who have settled in Glasgow over the last couple of centuries. Really well written and researched, brilliantly illustrated as well. I learned a lot from it. Dini Power

CHRISTMAS BOOK ABOUT FISHING ON LOCH LOMOND

This book is a narrative of game fishing in Scotland’s world famous loch and its associated rivers Leven, Endrick and Fruin. The author has fished these waters for 40 years and considers this to have been one of his life’s great privileges. The book gives insight to the loch’s remarkable angling history for the last century, and chronicles stories of its most famous anglers with accounts of catches made during the halcyon days on the vast water which is Lomond. … More CHRISTMAS BOOK ABOUT FISHING ON LOCH LOMOND

WAVES ON THE SHORE by BERNADETTE CONROY

  Great book for Christmas, especially if you have some Irish connections. Waves on the Shore. The life and times of a Connemara Island, Inishturk South by Bernadette Conroy is out now. Order your copy from Barnarusheen@gmail.com Watch out for my review in the Connacht Tribune before Christmas. Great stories, wonderful pictures of island life. … More WAVES ON THE SHORE by BERNADETTE CONROY

GENERAL ELECTION: WILLIAM KEEGAN ON ECONOMIC ISSUES

Wilson was a skilled strategist and tactician. Whether or not David Cameron – less serious, and essentially a public relations man – was consciously trying to emulate Wilson (in going over the heads of his Eurosceptical wing, John Major’s “bastards”) I have no idea. But he made a real mess of it, and we are where we are: not to put too fine a point on it, we are the laughing stock of the world, and the British polity is up the creek. … More GENERAL ELECTION: WILLIAM KEEGAN ON ECONOMIC ISSUES

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Dear Editor, Cllr Bollan and Dumbarton and Alexandria libraries. Pictures by Bill Heaney More cuts in jobs and services coming from the SNP Council with their latest attacks on the Library and Leisure Services across West Dunbartonshire. Over £300,000 to be cut from these services with a minimum of 12 jobs to be cut along … More LETTER TO THE EDITOR

CONSIDERING GRACE

Considering Grace records the deeply moving stories of 120 ordinary people’s experiences of the Troubles, exploring how faith shaped their responses to violence and its aftermath. Presbyterian ministers, victims, members of the security forces, those affected by loyalist paramilitarism, ex-combatants, emergency responders and health-care workers, peacemakers, politicians, people who left Presbyterianism and ‘critical friends’ of the Presbyterian tradition provide insights on wider human experiences of anger, pain, healing, and forgiveness. … More CONSIDERING GRACE

BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND

Line-up of free events for this year’s Book Week By Democrat reporter West Dunbartonshire Libraries and Cultural Services have organised their line-up of free events to celebrate Book Week Scotland. The packed schedule includes talks from local author Paul Murdoch, popular crime writer Karen Campbell and acclaimed foreign affairs journalist David Pratt. During the week … More BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND