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By ‘Eck

I caught a bit of the Scottish Parliament coverage yesterday and heard Iain Gray try to score some cheap point or other about Alec Salmond appearing on Desert Island Discs, as he did last week. His retort was brilliant, and although I may paraphrase slightly, delivered in tones of derision, it was along the lines of:

‘I’m surprised that someone of the personality and charisma of Iain Gray has not yet been invited to appear on Desert Island Discs. I can imagine some of his music choices – London Calling by The Clash or perhaps Buddy Holly’s That’ll be the Day’

To use an expression they use around these parts, Gray was ‘clamped’.


Out and About

I took this photo last night. It’s one of my favourite buildings in Glasgow (North West) city centre. It’s called St Georges Mansions and sits on the corner of St Georges Rd and Woodlands Rd. At one time I had a customer who lived there and ended up delivering to a few people in the building.

One of these folk had a flat on the second top floor (behind the wrought iron balustrade  with the arched windows) and the view over the city was quite breathtaking. Thinking back, the top floor may form part of the same flat – ie the flat could be on two levels – can’t be sure.

CLICK HERE for a very impressive shot of the whole building.