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So far Walking Heads has created 29 blog entries.

The mystery of Paisley

‘Unravelling the air of enigma could be what gets Paisley the UK City of Culture Title in 2021.’ Edinburgh student Tess Mallinder Heron visits Paisley for the first time and finds a place of mysterious contrasts. […]

Great escapes of Caledonia Unconnected

Come with us to haunts of Merlin the magician and heights of Tolkein as our roving blogger Fay Young goes exploring offline, beyond reach of text, tweet and email.  […]

Your key to Glasgow’s Landmarks, even when doors are closed

The buskers in Buchanan Street are tuning up for an early evening show. Sounds promising but there’s no time to stop, we’re hot footing it to the Lighthouse to get the key to the doors of Glasgow (or some of them anyway).  And then give it away. […]

From here to there with Leo and Anto

“People just wanted to sing – that’s a great Glaswegian trait”. On the road from here to there, Leo Moran tells Anna Levin what it’s like to tour Scotland with Anto Thistlethwaite while the rest of the Saw Doctors take a break. Over to Anna… […]

Music and art rise from Glasgow School of Art fire

After initial despair a new sense of hope is emerging as musicians and artists unite in what's likely to be the first of many fundraisers in aid of students' affected by the Glasgow School of Art [...]

Jukebox Journeys Kiwi edition. Part one: Coroglen Tavern

In her first dispatch from New Zealand, our roving blogger Gemma Brown tracks down a gem of a jukebox and a hot music centre in the stunningly beautiful Coromandel Peninsula. Over to Gemma… […]

Edinburgh trams: soon to become a world class ride?

Ding ding.  There’s another one. Word is going round, in tweets, and more importantly, out in the streets. There’s no doubt about it. Edinburgh’s tram is finally in town. And is that just the faintest whiff of excitement in the air? Watching the test runs gliding along Princes Street you can’t help wondering whether this is set to become one of the world’s great tram rides. […]

Keeping it real with Cinema City Treasure Hunt

“You don’t need a weatherman to say which way the wind blows”.  The busker giving it his all outside Dr Marten’s in Sauchiehall Street was not wrong.  We were walking into a south westerly and it was already full of rain.  Luckily the last lap of our treasure hunt was going to be undercover. […]

Who’s going for gold on Cinema City Treasure Hunt?

Making mischief. In true Glasgow spirit we’re hoping to incite a little competitive camaraderie in the Cinema City Treasure Hunt.  Is that possible with an app? […]

Ghosts of Glasgow cinema history

Why would.Miss Cranstone be turning in her grave? Wander down Renfield Street and pause  by a handsome building at Number 15.  Behind that white tiled frontage lies much more than shops and offices. […]

Cinema City Treasure Hunt 2014

We’re feeling nervously excited. Yesterday we got the word that Cinema City Treasure Hunt has been approved for Apple so it’s available for iPhones. Today we heard it’s now on Android too, just in time for the start of Glasgow Film Festival 2014. Why are we nervous then? […]

Happy Birthday Glasgow Music Tour

Hard to believe, but almost exactly two years ago, on another cold, wet night, we were celebrating the launch of Glasgow Music Tour at King Tut’s. […]