Welcoming Bella’s New Columnists
Stuart Cosgrove, famous for ‘The most petty and ill-informed football show on the radio’ and more recently author of ‘Detroit 67, The Year That Changed Soul’. The book plays to Stuart’s other love – Motown and classic Northern Soul music. Detroit 67 is the story of the city of Detroit in the most dramatic and creative year in its history. It features Motown, the breakup of The Supremes and the implosion of the most successful African-American record label ever, set against a backdrop of urban riots, escalating war in Vietnam and police corruption.
Stuart will bring us a fusion of music, politics and culture (and maybe even some football).
Lesley Riddoch has been at the forefront of radical and innovative public life in Scotland for many years – most recently as the speaker on the eternal tour promoting ‘Blossom: what Scotland needs to Flourish’, which explores themes of community, gender, land and power in our nation.
The historian Tom Nairn was quoted as saying: “Scotland will be free when the last minister is strangled by the last copy of the Sunday Post.”
Today there’s no such need for such drastic asphyxia. Lesley has recently stopped working for the Sunday Post and come over to Bella. Welcome to Oor Lesley!