Walking music for Celtic Connections 2016

A moment’s déjà vu as we publish our new Glasgow Music Tour. It’s almost exactly four years since we launched the first version of the audio tour in King Tut’s during Celtic Connections 2012 on a night when snow threatened and Yang Guang the male panda at Edinburgh Zoo was trending on Twitter.  There’s less cuddly competition in cyberspace this year but the city is busier than ever.  […]

Perpetual reinvention of the Clyde

We’re currently working on a new version of Glasgow Music Tour which means a lot of rediscovery. Glasgow seems to be in a perpetual state of evolution and you just need to take a stroll along the Clyde to see how dramatically the city has set about reinventing itself. […]

Nottingham audio tour weaves through creative past and present

Walking Heads is delighted to collaborate in a new Nottingham audio tour. As in Glasgow, creative industry is reinventing the post-industrial city.  Here Lucy Brouwer describes the making of Nottingham Creative Quarter audio tour and what it reveals about new life in an old city. […]

Take a walk on the southside: O2 Academy Glasgow

We set out to create an audio tour of Glasgow music and indeed it’s impossible to go far in the city without hearing live music from somewhere nearby. But more often than not, it’s a building with a story of its own to tell.  Take a walk on the southside to the O2 Academy. […]

Time for a tea trail: from Glasgow to Ceylon

Tea time is over. Or so the latest market research suggests. But not in Walking Heads Towers…we are still partial to a cuppa and sometimes even make it the proper way: in a teapot. Which is only right since we are based in the city which gave birth to Thomas Lipton. Oh, come on, you’ve heard of Liptons! […]

Graveyard safaris: cities of dead and living!

An old lion rests, eyes open, at the edge of the path, bats flitter among branches of an oak tree, a fox slinks into the undergrowth, children’s laughter echoes in the summer evening air. Where in heaven or earth are we? […]

Waterloo, Wellington and Glasgow cone

The Duke of Wellington would have been amused. Far from being offended, the man who defeated Napolean would have seen the point of the cone. So says no less an authority than author and historian Owen Dudley-Edwards […]

Imagine: offline exploring on the Isle of Muck

Imagine this. You wake to sounds of sheep munching and curlews calling outside the yurt. There’s still a glimmer of life in the woodburning stove. With a cup of tea warm in your hands you open the door to sunrise on the mountains that (some say) inspired Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings. […]

Walking heads…and feet: Walk to Work

No excuses. Walking Heads did not get off to a flying start on the first day of Walk to Work Week. But, with some help from our friends at Inner Ear, we were soon at the top of the local workplace league. Fay Young explains how we did it… […]

Footnotes: journeys through a changing city

It’s all about the music, but you can’t walk far on Glasgow Music Tour without meeting many other aspects of this extraordinary city.  So today we’re starting an occasional series of Footnotes, snippets of tantalising glimpses that emerge as we move from one live music destination to another.   […]

Hidden in plain sight: a Mackintosh masterpiece

“Follow me up this dark and narrow alley, trust me I know where I’m going.”  Well, what are we waiting for?  Let’s join DJ Jim Gellatly, a man with an irresistibly trustable tone of voice, inviting us up a side street. And there’s a surprise in store. […]

Technology solution: don’t be eclipsed

We are inside the conference room ready to discover new technology solutions but the day begins with a dilemma. What do you do when the total eclipse of the sun clashes with your first keynote speaker?  […]