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  • Adam and Gillian - Welcome to our new digital home. A place where we keep our photographs, video tapes, scraps of writing and our online selves.
  • Sophie Robin - Sophie grew up in the South West of England, she did her BA in Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art and is now a freelance illustrator living in Glasgow. In her free time she enjoys knitting, visiting museums and going on walks with her whippet Rudy.
  • Libby Walker - After graduating in 2009 from the Edinburgh College of Art, Libby went on to work as a freelance illustrator while also creating her own products and wares. Her freelance work saw her working with many great clients, including Jo Malone, RSPB, Chivas Brothers and Glasgow University.
  • Luis MaGill - Luis MaGill an over 60s Scottish artist, residing in Glasgow's south-side. Luis experienced the most violent and notorious City living at the centre of which was a school of the same infamous repute, topping the chart in Europe at that time.
  • Ellie Harrison - Ellie Harrison is an artist & activist based in Glasgow (UK). On 8 January 2017, she presented The Glasgow Effect: A talk by Ellie Harrison at Glasgow Film Theatre.
  • Ian Mullholland - Ian was born in the Gorbals in 1941 and still lives in Glasgow today. He is a former student of the Alan Glens School where he attained a higher art degree. Ian is still an active member of several art clubs and displays his works in the Peoples Palace, Pollokhouse, Scotland Street School and other Glasgow Venues. His paintings mainly portray the old streets of Glasgow - with trams and tenamanets blocks.
  • Dainty Dora (lemmy) - I'm Rebecca Johnstone, a Surface Pattern Designer and illustrator with a First Class honours degree in Textiles & Fashion Design Management specialising in Print, from Heriot-Watt University in Galashiels (formerly The Scottish College of Textiles).
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  • Hannan Brackston - Hannah Brackston is a socially engaged artist based in Glasgow, Scotland who works with people and the places around them.
  • Gair Dunlop - Artwork centred investigations into myths of the near future, science and its troublesome ghosts, and how a sense of optimism and belief in a com..
  • David Galletly - Artist, illustrator and graphic designer living and working in Shawlands, Glasgow.
  • Jane Gardiner (Blog) - Oil Painter, Etcher, curious about people, patterns, the natural world, things that bring joy.
  • Kathy Hinde - Audio-visual artist — inspired by behaviours and phenomena found in nature and the everyday — working with sound, light, image, sculpture, location
  • Liam Irons - Liam is an artist/ illustrator based in Glasgow displaying his work with galleries. He studied Art and Design and Illustration. Much of Liam's work contains dark themes, and has often been comic book/graphic novel inspired as time has gone on he has been inspired by mental health and how this can be interpreted as work .
  • Tom McKendrick - Tom McKendrick was born in 1948 in the small Scottish industrial Clydeside town of Clydebank. Growing up in this vibrantly historical town has had a marked influence in his work. Like most of his peers he entered shipbuilding aged 15 and served an apprenticeship as a 'Loftsman' in the famous John Browns Shipyard. The greater part of his apprenticeship was served on the Cunard liner QE2. In 1970 he moved on to Glasgow School of Art.
  • Jan Nimmo (Vimeo, Flickr) - Jan Nimmo is a Glasgow based artist, designer and award winning filmmaker who studied at Glasgow School of Art. Over the past 25 years she has worked on a wide range of creative projects, encompassing solo exhibitions, interior, textile and graphic design, filmmaking, research into Latin American popular arts and facilitating issues based art projects for community groups.
  • Dan Sambo - Daniele Sambo is a Venetian artist who works with photography and installation. With a background in urban and landscape planning and design, he has in recent years developed an interest in public art and photography’s role as a vehicle for change.
  • Robbie Thomson - Glasgow based artist working between the fields of visual art, music and theatre
  • Glasgow Surrealist Art - The work of Douglas and Ally Thomson

Comic Artists


  • Hannah Frank - Hannah Frank, born in Glasgow in 1908, studied at Glasgow University and the Glasgow School of Art. She produced her trademark black and white drawings from the age of 17 in 1925, and between 1927 to 1932 the GUM, the Glasgow University Magazine, rarely came out without a drawing by 'Al Aaraaf', her chosen pen name.
  • John Cunningham - John Cunningham was born in Lanarkshire, the eldest of a family of seven. He attended the Glasgow School of Art and subsequently held various teaching posts. He was appointed to the Glasgow School of Art in 1967 and became a Senior Lecturer before his retirement in 1985, when he made the decision to devote himself to painting full time.
  • George Wyllie - George Wyllie burst onto the contemporary art scene during the 1980s. He was in his sixties and unfettered by formal art training. Disadvantaged by a happy childhood, disciplined by life on the ocean wave and spoiled by a happy marriage, he ruffled feathers through his playfully serious art.


  • Martin Kielty - I'm a full-time creative based in Glasgow, Scotland, with three books in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Permanent Collection. I've written a total of 17 books so far, and I'm also a rock journalist writing for American and British websites and magazines.
  • Ron Windward - Toffs In The Tenement
  • Gary Gibson - Gary Gibson is the author of twelve books, the first ten of which were published by Pan MacMillan in the UK. Of these, he's perhaps best known for The Shoal Sequence: in order, Stealing Light, Nova War, Empire of Light, and most recently, Marauder.
  • Ian Hunter - Ian Hunter: children's author, short story writer, poet, editor and occasional book reviewer.
  • Ayeahmur - Neil Williamson : everything's ephemeral
  • Ruth EJ Booth - Ruth is an award-winning author, non-fiction writer, and editor (as Ruth EJ Booth), and an academic (as Ruth Booth). All are currently based in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Notes from New Sodom - Hal Duncan is a scion of 1970s Scotland, a queer kid who left Kilwinning to study at Glasgow University and never looked back.
  • Michael Cobley - This is the uberblog of Mike Cobley, writer, adventurer, ranter. Michael Cobley was born in Leicester, England, and has lived in Glasgow, Scotland, for most of his life. He has studied engineering, been a DJ and has an abiding interest in democratic politics.
  • Anne Pettigrew - A graduate of Glasgow (Medicine) and Wolfson College, Oxford (Anthropology), Anne Pettigrew has been a GP, worked in psychiatry, family planning and sexual health, lectured, founded patient and women doctors pressure groups, been a BMA Press officer, Homeopathic practitioner, acupuncturist, EEC Committee Member, book reviewer and contributed medico-political/humorous articles to The Herald, medical newspapers/journals, the Sunday Times/Telegraph, Channel 4 documentaries etc.
  • Jonathan Whitelaw - author, journalist and broadcaster Jonathan Whitelaw.
  • Frank Woods - Frank Woods was born in the shipyard village of Bowling where he grew up within sight, sound and smell of the River Clyde. Amongst his earliest memories is the clang of riveters’ hammers from the local shipyard where his father worked as a fitter.
  • Michael Donnelly - Welcome to, the website of author and researcher Michael Donnelly, and a hub for information on Scotland's rich heritage of stained glass
  • Ron Windward - The Toffs in the Tenement and The Toffs in the Towerblock are the titles of the Amazon bestselling books by Glasgow author Ron Windward (The eagerly awaited third book The Toffs in the West End will be available shortly). These hilarious Glasgow comedies are set in the slum tenements of Bridgeton Glasgow in 1968 and describe the trials and tribulations of the Nairn family.





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  • Peter Ross - Hello. I’m a freelance journalist based in Glasgow. I have written for titles including The Guardian, Sunday Times, The Times, National Geographic Traveler, Scotland On Sunday and the Boston Review
  • Ruth Allen - ruthmedia offers freelance journalism, media and public relations and based in central Scotland.
  • Billy Briggs - I'm a freelance journalist in Scotland, United Kingdom, who focuses on public interest issues. I'm a former staff writer with The Herald newspaper in Glasgow who left to freelance in 2006.
  • Donald Clements (alt link) - Glasgow’s Donald Clements has been a freelance Commercial Glasgow Photographer for the past twenty years. Based in Glasgow, Scotland, he works throughout the UK on various commissions, using all formats, including Digital Photographer Glasgow.
  • Ian Jacobs Photography - Ian Jacobs is a widely experienced photographer who produces quality shots whatever the remit, to deadline and on budget.
  • Jean Rafferty - Rafferty is an award winning journalist whose first two works of fiction were both nominated for literary prizes.
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  • Lentil Pentil - Daughter, sister, student, poet. She/her
  • Carly Brown - Award-winning writer based in Scotland. I’m the author of a children’s picture book, I Love St Andrews, and a poetry chapbook, Grown Up Poetry Needs to Leave Me Alone.
  • Jim Ferguson - Jim Ferguson is a poet, pamphleteer, novelist and critic based in Glasgow. Born in 1961, Jim has been writing and publishing since 1986 and is a Creative Writing Tutor at Glasgow Kelvin College.
  • Leyla Josephine - Leyla Josephine is an award-winning poet and theatre maker from Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Claire Quigley - I’m a Glasgow-based photographer and poet who likes faces, reflections, long exposures, and stories and scenes that don’t exist.
  • Kate Tough - Kate’s received three Creative Scotland funding awards, for fiction and poetry, and been selected for literature residencies at Cove Park, Vermont Studio Center, Outlandia and Moniack Mhor. She is a children’s literacy volunteer, and chairs festival events. She gained a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow and is completing a collection of short fiction.
  • Cat Hepburn - An award-winning scriptwriter, spoken word artist and educator based in Glasgow.
  • Kevin P Gilday - Kevin P. Gilday is an award-winning writer and spoken word artist from Glasgow, Scotland. He is the curator and co-host of spoken word cabaret Sonnet Youth, a National Theatre of Scotland Breakthrough Writer and a BBC Writersroom Scottish Voice.
  • Erin Boyle - Erin Boyle is a Glasgow-Irish poet. An up and coming working-class female writer, new to the scene. With a distinct style, Erins words are raw and relatable.
  • Mark Russell - Mark Russell’s full collections are Spearmint & Rescue (Pindrop), and Shopping for Punks (Hesterglock). He has also published chapbooks and pamphlets: ℵ (the book of moose) (Kattywompus); ا (the book of seals), and Saturday Morning Pictures (Red Ceilings); Pursued by Well-being (tall-lighthouse). Mark has given readings in various venues in Glasgow and Edinburgh, StAnza in St Andrews, the Nairn Bookshop, the Poetry Cafe in London, the Cheltenham Poetry Festival, The Derwent Poetry Festival, and elsewhere.
  • Vicki Husband - I completed my first degree in Fine Art and later trained as an Occupational Therapist; I now work for the NHS. In 2010 I graduated from Glasgow University with an MLitt in Creative Writing, and later was mentored by the late great Alexander Hutchison under The Clydebuilt poetry apprenticeship scheme.
  • Em Strang: Embodied Poetry - Em is a poet, workshop facilitator, and Reader with Open Book. Over the past decade, she has taught Creative Writing in public workshop settings, schools, universities and prisons, and continues to perform her poetry at venues across the UK.
  • Katherine Sowerby - Kathrine Sowerby is a writer living in Glasgow. She has an MFA from Glasgow School of Art, an MLitt in Creative Writing from Glasgow University, and she won a 2013 New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust.
  • Jim Carruth - Jim Carruth was appointed the poet laureate of Glasgow in July 2014. His most recent collection is Black Cart published by Freight in April 2017.
  • Calum Rodger - Calum Rodger is a poet, researcher, tutor and events organiser based in Glasgow, Scotland, working in performance, print and digital media.
  • Peter Manson - Peter Manson (born Glasgow, 1969) is a poet and translator of poetry. His books include English in Mallarmé (Blart Books), Poems of Frank Rupture (Sancho Panza Press), Adjunct: an Undigest and For the Good of Liars (both from Barque Press), and Between Cup and Lip (Miami University Press, Ohio).




  • Prof Ravinder Dahiya - Professor of Electronics and Nanoengineering and EPSRC Research Fellow in James Watt School of Engineering at University of Glasgow, UK. Director of Electronic Systems Design Centre and the leader of Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies (BEST) group



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