Our conversation goes into life in the area in Robert’s youth, how he started his working life at the age of 9, his memories of cinemas in the area, childhood holidays, the Dennistoun Palais in its roller disco days, roller hockey, the music scene in Glasgow of his younger days, his professional life and lots more besides.
Thank you to Gail and Alison at Florresters on Duke St, and Mairi Binnie for putting me in contact with Robert.
There are so many more tales to be told, so if you know someone who knows tales of Dennistoun, Sighthill or Haghill and you think they’d be willing to talk to us for the podcast, we’d love to hear from them! I’m particularly keen to speak to folk from Haghill as we’ve not spoken to anyone there yet. I’d also love to speak to anyone from the diverse immigrant communities in the area, so please do drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org with any contacts you think would be willing to talk.
Episode links and more can be found on tales-fae-the-east.com
Photo of Robert by Tim Morozzo