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James Grant and Fraser Spiers

I’d have posted this yesterday but it was my turn to edit The Scottish Roundup

Enjoyed a pub gig by the Love and Money front man James Grant and harmonica virtuoso Fraser Spiers on Saturday night at the Fox and Hounds in Houston Renfrewshire along with good friend and fellow blogger Helpless Dancer.

It wasn’t the best of views but the music was stunning. Great to go to such an accoustic gig where despite being busy the musicians get the attention of the audience.

I particularly enjoyed their rendition of the Tom Waits number Clap Hands

Here is Mr Grant with Love and Money in the 1980s


Gartocharn Terror

I was interested in my correspondent Alec’s assertion that the Glasgow Airport bombers had “trained” at Garadhban Forest at Gartocharn, the location of last Wednesday’s explosion. I had honestly missed that detail. However the Scotsman reports the following:

POLICE are continuing to scour the site of a mysterious woodland explosion for clues as speculation grows that the blast was the work of terrorists.

Police officers continued to comb the area in Garadhban Forest at Gartocharn, near Loch Lomond yesterday following the explosion on Wednesday.

They refused to comment on reports that an explosive device had been found with a “unique blueprint”, with some of the materials found to be “so unstable” they would need an “armoured vehicle” to remove them.

In 2007, Glasgow Airport bombers Bilal Abdulla and Kafeel Ahmed spent several hours in the same remote woodland just before making their attack on the airport.

The full article is here

As a reminder of how remote and beautiful the location is, here is a photo I took in the vicinity a few weeks ago:

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