I recently visited the Woodside Inn, scene of the climax of my story "Big Davey Joins the Majority" and of an important scene near the end of The Book of Man. I was pleasantly surprised to see John Gray, former Labour Councillor for Maryhill.
Born in Dick Street, he still lives in the area he represented for decades. In the 1980s and 1990s, he was usually to be found in the Woodside Inn in the evenings, and he was as willing to listen to his constituents there as in his office. Now retired and in his 80s, he's still there. I was glad to be able to thank him for all that he did.