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John Collings

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Scotspeak guest 11th December is parish priest, Father Paul Morton

Scotspeak guest this week is parish priest, Father Paul Morton of St. Brides in Cambuslang, who was born into a large musical family living up a close in Haghill near Kelvin campus. When both his parents died at young age, Father Paul and his seven siblings were separated to live with other family but he …

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Scots’ speak guest December 4th is Barbara Drummond from Rutherglen

Scots’ speak guest this week is English teacher Barbara Drummond from Rutherglen who voluntarily runs an after-school class for asylum seekers in Croftfoot church. Musically gifted, she learned to sing on her mother’s knee and has always celebrated her gorgeous voice with different church groups including children’s choirs. Married to recently retired minister Jack, she …

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Scots’ Speak guest this week, 27th November, is Ian Murray

Scots’ Speak guest this week is Ian Murray, a ukulele tutor at Glasgow FolkMusic Workshop. After a career in local government, Ian now spends his time tutoring adult music classes throughout South Lanarkshire bringing happiness through song. Always a musician at heart, Ian started out playing the mouth organ then learned other instruments by ear …

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Scots’ Speak guests 20th November are the father and son team Damian and Graeme Curley

Scots’ Speak guests this week are the father and son team Damian and Graeme Curley who inherited ‘Willie Curley’ butchers in Halfway, downtown Cambuslang and in this week’s interview they explain the reasons why the family run business, which been trading for a 100 plus years, continues to be successful.  Their secret recipes, passed down …

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Kieron O’Neill is the guest on Scot’s Speak on Tuesday 13th November

Scots’ Speak guest this week is the lovely Kieron O’Neill of Arcadia Music in Biggar. A luther and multi-instrumentalist, Kieron lives and breathes music. When he is not selling or setting up instruments in his ‘Aladdin’s cave’, he can be heard in the local bar singing and playing with his band ‘The Nomads’.

Nancy and Susan are the guests on Scots’ Speak on Tuesday 6th November.

Scots’ Speak guests this week are two of the lovely ladies from Halfway local library, Nancy and Susan.  Lovers of books, they feel a real sense of pride in offering advice about authors but equally important, is their wonderfully warm personal qualities as they extend a hand of friendship to all the users. For anyone …

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Katherine MacLeod is Janice Ross’s guest on Scots Speak 18:00 on Tuesday 3oth October.

Scot’s speak guest this week is the beautiful flautist Katherine MacLeod. Born in Haghill, Katherine’s family are originally from the islands and music is in her blood. Her earliest memories are playing tunes on the piano then singing in East Kilbride Gaelic choir. It is claimed she has the voice and sound of an angel …

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Haggerdash are guests on Transatlantic Conversations with Bob Leslie, Sunday 28th October, 2-4 pm

Bob’s show on the 28th is a really special one for three reasons: it’s the 12-month anniversary of the programme (a whole year has gone by!), it’s Bob’s birthday (huzza!), and he has those very special guests HAGGERDASH  in the studio to talk about their new CD. Haggerdash have been a prominent feature of Scottish …

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Isabel McCue MBE is Janice Ross’s guest on Scotspeak 18:00 on Tuesday 23rd October.

Scots’ Speak guest this week is the wonderful Isabel McCue MBE, founder of Theatre Nemo who uses the Arts to improve the lives of those affected by mental illness, loneliness and isolation. A tireless campaigner, Isabel’s dream is to establish a holistic centre in Glasgow which will offer creative space to use the Arts as …

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Dr. Marianne McAra is Janice Ross’s guest on Scotspeak 18:00 on Tuesday 16th October.

Scots’ Speak guest this week is Edinburgh raised but Glasgow based, Dr. Marianne McAra, Research Fellow at Glasgow School of Art who lives in the stunning Beresford building on Sauchiehall Street. Marianne began her professional life as a carpenter and stage-designer, and music was always an inspiration. Learning to play the violin at the age …

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