Browsing: Scotland

1 9 7 8 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes Set in the 1920s, this children’s programme from BBC Scotland featured an imprisoned Russian princess (Emma Jacobs), retired Scottish grocer Dickson…

1 9 6 9 – 1 9 7 1 (Scotland) 15 minute episodes Scotland’s very first TV soap opera was about life in a Glasgow tower block and documented the lives…

Formed around Scottish singer Maggie Bell the band worked initially in clubs and air bases around the UK and Europe before arriving in London in 1969 where they were christened by…

Prior to Stealers Wheel, Gerry Rafferty had played in a Clydesdale folk duo called The Humblebums in the late 60s with superstar-comedian-to-be Billy Connolly. Billy would introduce Rafferty as “this wee guy…

Slik formed in the mid-70s from the ashes of a Glasgow (Scotland) heavy metal group called Salvation which contained Jim McGinlay and his brother Kevin. By 1972, the brothers had…

The Skids formed in Dunfermline, Scotland, in 1977. The singles Sweet Suburbia and The Saints Are Coming both made commercial inroads before the mighty Into the Valley reached the UK…

Bowie-influenced Scottish punk band Johnny & The Self Abusers changed their name to Simple Minds for New Wave fame and glimmered through the early 80’s by adding Krautrock and Eurodisco to their repertoire. Simple Minds…

Sheena Shirley Orr was born in 1959 in Bellshill, Scotland, and began performing while studying speech and drama at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music And Drama, studying by day…

The Poets began life in 1962 when George Gallacher (vocals) joined forces with Hume Paton (lead & 12-string guitar), Tony Myles (rhythm guitar), John Dawson (bass) and Alan Weir (drums)…

Singer/bassist David Paton spent his early years in Leith (Edinburgh) and then moved to the tough district of Inch, later joining The Bay City Rollers. While playing in the Rollers, David…