Glasgow street artists are calling for a legal space to graffiti. Jonathan Rimmer spoke to some of the taggers in question.
They’re cheap, they go perfectly with some cheese and wine, and they are seemingly innocuous … but oakcakes have become the latest issue to crop up in the famously crumbly relationship between Scotland and England.
When Christopher ‘Sideshow’ Maule formed crew with his friend ‘Wee Super Steve’ in 2002 they simply wanted to emulate the ageing heroes of their youth. Today, The Flyin' Jalapenos boasts 40 members and a network of teachers training up b-boys and b-girls.
Worked on with Karin Goodwin. Scotland's increasingly high profile – the Rough Guide this year placed Scotland at number two on its top ten list of countries – is also said to be a factor.
THE usual route for Scottish acts seeking stardom is to hit the road to London. Amandah Wilkinson, aka Bossy Love, did it the other way round, taking the bus to Glasgow to become one of the most talked about breaking artists in the country.
FIRST Minister Nicola Sturgeon and tennis star Andy Murray are among 100 finalists in the Icon Awards, Scotland’s biggest event celebrating diversity and the LGBT community.
YOU might expect renowned bagpiper, guitarist and traditional Gaelic singer Griogair Labhruidh to be appearing at the upcoming Celtic Connections Festival. Instead, he's at home in Ballachulish working on a very different type of project – the world’s first Gaelic hip hop record.