March 23, 2017

Glasgow’s Arches was an arts venue in the city form 1991-2015, hosting theatre, club nights, and exhibitions the Arches was well known and loved far beyond the city.  This page is a work in progress, I’m going to collect material related to the Arches and its closure, before trying to tell the story from the Glasgow context, and then consider it in terms of wider issues of drug policy.


Lyne Gardner, 10th June 2015, The closure of the Arches in Glasgow will be felt around the world

The Guardian, 10th June 2015, Glasgow’s Arches club goes into administration and is set to close

STV News, 15th May 2105, The Arches nightclub to close after police fears over disorder

Arches, 10th June 2015, Closure Press Release





March 22, 2017




Welcome. I’m trying to become a better writer and I’m using this blog to practice.  I hope that goes some way to explain where you find yourself.

I’ll probably write a fair bit about alcohol, drugs and food, from a social perspective.  Books, politics in general, Scottish politics in particular, gender stuff  and maybe even some puppy chat.  The bar is low.