Lewa Thomas

Lewa Thomas – 18

Lewa was born in Glasgow, where she’s lived all of her life. I first met Lewa at Akara, the wonderful bakery and café she runs on Duke St.    We talk about growing up as a Nigerian Scot in Glasgow, the nature of hailing from another culture and living in Scotland, her journey to opening […]

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Babs Nicgriogair

Babs Nicgriogair – 17

This episode is a chat with Babs Nicgriogair.  Originally from Stornoway, Babs has lived in Glasgow since the mid 80’s.  Babs has worked at Green City in East End since the Millennium. Green City is a Wholesaler of ethically sourced food and drink based in the East End and is also a worker’s coop.    […]

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Dennistoun Flats

Housing with Irene McInnes and Seán Damer -16

This episode features a chat between Irene McInnes of Reidvale Housing Association and sociologist, historian and author Seán Damer.  In each of the 15 episodes that we’ve released so far for Tale Fae the East, the notion of community, home and housing seems to be an implicit part of the picture we’re building of the […]

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Jane and James Torrens – 15

In this episode I talk with Jane and James Torrens, formerly of St Rollox Church in Sighthill. Both Jane and James have quite remarkable professional medical backgrounds.James left medicine to enter the church as a minister.  St Rollox became his parish.It was during their time at St Rollox that refugees came to settle in the […]

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Mandy McIntosh

Mandy McIntosh – 14

Featured Image: Mandy and Oonagh at the relocated Sighthill stone circle This episode is a conversation with the artist Mandy McIntosh. Mandy grew up in Glasgow and in South Africa.  She has lived in different parts of the city, but in this episode we pay particular attention to her time in Sighthill.  We talk about her life […]

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Tommy McInnes - Tales fae the East

Tommy McInnes – 13

n this episode I talk with Tommy McInnes of Dennistoun – Tales fae the East

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