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Goodbye, Robert Young

As you’ll probably already know, former Primal Scream guitarist Robert ‘Throb’ Young died yesterday, aged 49, in Hove.

Bobby Gillespie, Andrew Innes and Primal Scream paid tribute in a statement that noted: ‘We have lost our comrade and brother Robert Young. 82 more words

Music

Irvine Welsh's opinions on Scottish Independence is essential reading

The campaign for Scottish Independence is getting more and more intense. All three Unionist party leaders in Scotland joined forces today for what looked like the most forced meeting ever to back the powers that might, possibly, perhaps, maybe be given to Scotland if all parties agree, if the right government gets in and if the UK electorate sits back and lets it all happen. 268 more words

Rant

Labour Pains, Labour of Love

By Irvine Welsh

When I think back to how the Scottish independence debate has evolved in terms of my personal journey, I can see it in three distinct phases. 3,316 more words

Commentary

Picador Classic series to launch next year

The Picador Classic list including John Banville’s The Book of Evidence and Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones will be launched in January next year.

The series will feature new introductions by well-regarded writers, for instance, … 469 more words

Books/Literature

E - Edinburgh

Edinburgh will stay the same though, whatever happens. It’ll always be full of yahs and landlords running the show – and at the other end of the scale there’s the schemies and the neds. 232 more words