Notes From the Northern Colony

glasgowlife

While I advise against following the leaflet’s advice to “search F******k,” and I find the “End Glasgow Life” slogan unfortunately ambivalent (it sounds like an honest Tory manifesto), I will be at this rally against closures of Glasgow’s libraries and other public venues. We will assemble at St Mungo’s at 12:30pm and head to the People’s Palace half an hour later.

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Patrick Grady
Photo by Richard Townshend

In response to what I previously wrote about Glasgow Life’s plans to close Maryhill Library permanently, Patrick Grady, MP for Glasgow North, emailed me on June 1:

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Susan Aitken

In the last two days, more than 3500 people have signed the petition to save Maryhill Library. And now Glasgow City Council leader Susan Aitken claims there are no plans to close it, just to change its location to the other side of Maryhill Road.

On Tw*****, Ms Aitken wrote:

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During lockdown, Maryhill Library has, rightly, been closed. Now Glasgow Life has announced that it will not re-open.

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