by Nicola Balkind (editor).
An ideal guide for both movie buffs and those who want to see Glasgow in a new light, World Film Locations: Glasgow presents 38 films shot in Glasgow from 1973 to 2011 with a short commentary on how the location was used, a present-day photo of the location and a page of film stills showing the location in the film. Additional essays cover a variety of topics including Glasgow's picture houses, the evolution of Scots comedy and the role of the city as inspiration for filmmakers, big and small.
by Tom Wright.
For hundreds of years Leith has been a vibrant and thriving area with a very distinct social and cultural identity. Tom Wright opens the door to Leith's past by exploring its rich heritage through a comprehensive collection of black and white photographs taken from the 19th to early 20th centuries. Each photograph is accompanied by a detailed description that brings Leith's story to life, while many charming anecdotal facts add to the overall picture. Old maps of the area accompany the photos, providing a fascinating visual chronicle of a lost cityscape.
Full reviews of these books are available in the Spring 2015 issue of Scottish Life.