Wee Read took a theme of Scotland to The Maggie’s Lanarkshire this week.
I was stretching myself to bring more prose readings to the group and chose Carol Craig’s book ‘The Tears that made the Clyde’ . This looks at possible influences on the current health behaviours that produce the so-called Scotland Effect and Glasgow Effect. In this book, we heard about some of the history of the Glasgow shipyard workers :their patter, their humour, their harsh working conditions. We had a lively discussion about all these things bringing in our own memories and family histories.