Souled on Soul, Northern Soul Photography, Subcultures

The point of this site is to let people promote their music, brands, shops and events. We also want to hear from the people who have grown up with their subcultures and hear their experiences. Our first is Martyn Johnson who gives us a great insight into his experiences in the soul scene and who…

A momentous General Election – 2015

Leading up to the election on May 7th, the polls were predicting a good night for the SNP. There were many reasons why we remained skeptical. The media in general have never been friends to the notion of Scotland “having a voice”. At the poll, the SNP contingent were quiet but happy with the way…

Muirne from Musselburgh and the Pikeys

Me and my two-leg dad went up to the Lagoons today. It was warm and dry, just right for bounding around in the long grass.  We went the normal way, over to the river, then over the bridge, down to the big arrow and up onto the high country. That’s where my dad plays hide…

Muirne from Musselburgh

Hi, I’m Muirne from Musselburgh. I’m going to tell you about the things I get up to with my friends. Some are dogs, like me, others are two-legs. I was born on a farm. My dog-mum and dog-dad both work on farms. They look after the sheep. I only know this because I heard my…

Police station closures

The Police service of Scotland have proposed closures of police stations throughout Scotland. This is a police decision dealing with police resources. A Scottish Government spokesman said: “Operational decisions around the management of resources is a matter for the Chief Constable of Police Scotland.” And still the thick, predictable and sadly ill-informed #bittertogether lot would…

Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead

On Monday, 8th April, 2013 one of the most despised women in history died. Margaret Hilda Thatcher. Carol and I cracked open a dusty bottle of champagne and toasted her demise. Incidentally, the bottle wasn’t the first, it had periodically been drunk and replaced over the years, but there always was a bottle awaiting that…

The Leader’s Debate

  Alex Salmond is not everyone’s cup of tea. To some he’s intelligent, to some he’s arrogant. To some he’s an inspiration, to some he’s a pariah. Whatever he is though, last night’s Leader’s Debate showed that he’s a giant among mice within Scottish politics. The three ‘also-rans’ that shared the stage were little more…

Libya – another mess waiting to happen.

  Western forces in Libya – no Arab involvement! No surprise there then eh? Am I the only one who’s sick and tired of watching the world’s police waste tax payers money dealing with these “crises” only to be roundly turned upon by the permanently offended Arab world? The politicians joyfully tell us, they’re there…

Reg King

Reg King (5 February 1945 – 8 October 2010) was an English singer and songwriter, most famous for being the solo and lead singer with The Boys and The Action. He died of cancer, aged 65, in October 2010. A rather succinct and matter-of-fact quotation from Wikipedia. What it fails to impress upon the reader…