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  • GLASGOW ESTABLISHMENTS

     ‘Glasgow Establishments’ documents a few of Glasgow's well loved pubs, cafe's and restaurants frequented and shot by Gie it Laldy from 2015 onwards. 
  • THINGS YOU MAINLY SEE IN SCOTLAND

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     ‘Things You Mainly See in Scotland’ documents our visual dialogue with the urban landscape and culture in Glasgow and Scotland today. All shots are taken by Gie it Laldy recording casual observations since 2016 
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    01. 28th November 2016
    'The Bru gets you thru', and the inspiration for our 'New Hoose' card.
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    02.  29th November 2016   
    'Say aye tae a pie. A macaroni pie!' 
    03. 1st December 2016
    'T for Tennents'
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    04  4th December 2016
    'Tunnock's Tea Cakes'
    Breakfast of champions.

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    05.  5th December 2016
    'Irn Bru Advent Calendar'
    Now whoever came up with this belter of a Scottish Advent Calendar deserves a more than a case of Irn Bru. If anyone's buzzing roon yer office, this may be why.
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    06. 6th December 2016.
    'King of the outsider, 'Mother's Pride'
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    07. 8th December 2016
    'Glen's Voddy, a stark reminder of yer youth'
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    08.  11th December 2016
    'Scott's porage oats. Actual Breakfast of actual champions. And also of Gie it Laldy, what else would fuel our imagination for endearing insults?!'
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    09. 21st December 2016 
    Isle of Harris Gin, not only is it sublime, I have a special place in my heart for both the locals and the island. Slanj! 
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    10.  23rd December 2016
    Haggis. 
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    11.  1st January 2107
    First Foot, a dram wi a daud o' shortbread .
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    12. 3rd January 2017
    Did we Gie it Laldy? If a picture tells a thousand words, this says it all. 
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    13. 11th January 2017
    Potato (tattie/tottie) Scones
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    14. 25th January 2017
    'Poetry in a pack' for the alternative connoisseur'
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    15. 10th February 2017
    Home-made tablet, the ultimate sugar dunt. 
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    Mrs Mitchells in Argyle St is a proper sweet shop. Occasionally Mrs M stocks our cards and we hand deliver, leaving with our 'fix'.
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    16.    19th February 2017
    Assorted tarts
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    From top left; Empire biscuit, Raspberry, Pineapple and Fern Cake.
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    17.    2nd March 2017
     It's whit's underneath that counts! Eggs in kilts.
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    18.    2nd March 2017
     Barr's Ice -cream soda. If ye didnae huv an ice-cream float wi Barr's when yer were wee, are ye even Scottish? 
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    19.    9th March 2017 
    There's been a murder. Taggart 
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    Detective Inspector James Taggart was the main character in Taggart from 1983 to 1995. He was played by Mark McManus until his death in June 1994. Taggart was A tough, no-nonsense policeman of the old school. The character's common statement of "There's been a murder!" has been the subject of parody in Scottish comedy.
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    20.   10th March 2017
    Mhairi Black taking nane of it.
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    In March 2017, SNP MP Mhairi Black appears to tell Tory Minister: 'You talk sh**e, hen'.

    During an exchange with Caroline Noakes in the House of Commons, exasperated Mhairi mouths her opinion over the Government’s planned withdrawal of housing benefits for 18-21-year-olds.

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    21.  14th March 2017
    Macaroon. We know how to Gie it Laldy when it comes to sugar. Pure unadulterated Scottish sugar rush. 
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      22.   20th March 2017
    Morton's Rolls.
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    23. 21st March 2017
    .Snow covered roof-tops.
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    -.And the inspiration behind Windows in the West, a 1993 watercolour painting by the Scottish artist Avril Paton. The painting was bought by the city of Glasgow for the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, and is currently on display at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
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    24.      21st March 2017
    In keeping with this week's theme, snowballs, of the delicious Tunnock's variety.
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    25.      29th March 2017
    WM Younger's Tartan Special.
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    26.    31st March 2017
    School run emersion this morning. How Glasgow can you get? Morton's Rolls delivery van complete with Glesga collage, tenements, First Bus, GCC black bin and climate 'Taps Oan'.
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    27.    31st March 2017
    A Wee Midweek Dram
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    28.    7th April 2017
    Irn Bru Flavoured Ice-Cream. 
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    29.    17th April 2017
    Billy's 'Big Banana Feet'. From the famous 'Welly Boot' Song. My parents even had the vinyl.
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    30.    18th April 2017
    Walking by a charity shop window and there I was staring back at myself. 2 squid - bargain! 
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    31.    22nd April 2017
    Irn Bru Hoodie (for realzzzz).
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    32.    25th April 2017
    The Bru gets you through. Aye! Through a hangover!
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    33.    26th April 2017
    Scotland's 4th Emergency service. Mortons El Fleeto support.
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    34.    29th April 2017
    What a Gallus Pump.
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    35.    4th May 2017
    Boab, Asda's cheery delivery man.
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    36.    8th May 2017
    Mind the jingle. . . McEwan's is the Best Buy, the best buy, the best buy, McEwan's is the Best Buy, the Best Buy in beer.
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    37.    10th May 2017
    The famous Glamorous Geggies Shop
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    38.    12th May 2017
    1/2 + 1/2.
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    39.    25th May 2017
    TAPS AFF.
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    40.    5th June 2017
    Och aye! The Turbo Tartan cruises the mean streets.
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    41.    7th July 2017
    We built this city on Mortons Rolls. . . .
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    42.    14th July 2017
    Tunnocks O'Clock
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    43.    27th July 2017
    Aye, put yer feet up son and hae a wee rest. Argyle Street, ARGYLE STREET!! 18:45.
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    44.    30th July 2017
    Repost from my pal attempting to fix her English man the morning after a Scottish wedding.
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    45.    11th August 2017
    Geez a chip! Things you mainly see in Scotland (on Buchanan Street to be precise) 43. With thanks to the braw couple who happily obliged with a pic of their scran.
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    46.    28th August 2017
    No a bad start to a Monday morning when ye get the ultimate gift fae yer staff! - It's an original. ORIGINAL!!! Glasgow's Miles Better, Fact.
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    47.    8th September 2017
    Dawn/Sun/Rain/Clouds. And the original hook that used to tie the tram to the tenements when it parked on Crow Rd, Glasgow.
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    48.    9th September 2017
    When your best pal is clearing out pre house move. TITP '97 £28! 28 squid!
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    49.    14th September 2017
    IRN BRU in his troosers.
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    50.   21st September 2017
    Weegie Jenga.
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    51.   8th October 2017
    Things wi cones on tap, in this case The Duke, aw gallus wi a doubler.
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    52.   17th October 2017
    Iron Bru swegers for the ultimate sugar dunt.
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    53.   17th October 2017
    Today's battle (according to the Duke's cone) is against pollution 'High Pollution Zone Cone' I'm with the Duke on this one. 
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    54.   25th October 2017
    Casually kiltin' aboot.
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    55.   7th November 2017
    'T's in the likeliest and unlikeliest of places, its s a Tennent's table in SWG3. Hands up who's been there and never clocked them.
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    56.   23rd November 2017
    Everything + anything wi a cone on it.
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    57.  1st December 2017
    Stop the bus, huv ye seen these giant Caramel Wafers oooft! 😋 Alternative environmentally friendly Christmas deco’s for win.
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    58.  13th December 2017
    Saltire heids.
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    59.  20th December 2017
    Not one to disappoint, The Duke has a Santa hat on his cone, on his heid.
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    60.  25th December 2017
    Sharing Christmas wae The Broons.
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    61.  29th December 2017
    Hogmanay preparations in full swing in supermarkets across Scotland.
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    62.   January 2018
    Traffic Scotland gettin' grittie wae McVittie.
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    63. 29th January 2018
    Panic buying the original receipe Irn Bru.
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    64. 30th January 2018
    Chippies. I won’t ever look at The Blue Lagoon again with thinking of the Big Yin, Billy Connolly!
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    65. 8th February 2018
    Pink Taxi's
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  • Gie it Laldy: To give it all you can with 100% effort.

    Gie it Laldy . . . to give something laldy, whether it be running naked down the M8 or jiggin' at a wedding, it means to put in 100% effort, pull out all the stops and do so with great enthusiasm. 

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  • T2. Trainspotting 2

    Fuk-a-duk! Our Sean Yersel mug has been clocked in Trainspotting 2.
    This is a complete surprise and reasonable to say we're pure chuffed tae bits.
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     I once met (well, no quite met, rather I saw him) at a music festival and gave him a Fannybaws badge. 
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    Anyway, first wido tae get a screenshot at the cinema, wins a 6-pack of Tennents Lager and the aforementioned mug. 
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