The police will make this call - you have no right to do so. The police are empowered to deny you access to a solicitor if they wish although this must be justified later. Ifyou do not have a solicitor then call the Citizens‘ Rights Ofﬁce who will send one of
‘ their own recommended solicitors. If f you choose to answer police
questions and make a statement then this should be recorded in full. D0
not sign it until you have read and
fully understood it. Ifyour native
' tongue is not English then ask for an
' interpreter to be provided.
On arrest you will be searched. Any property taken from you must be sealed in your presence and listed
for you to sign. Do not sign for any 3 thing which was not in your possession. There are certain circumstances under which the police do not require a warrant to search premises.
1 although this is normally not the . case. These are firstly, ifyou have
been arrested with a warrant and the warrant also covers search of
premises; secondly, ifyou are
arrested in your house the police
i may search for ‘evidence‘, and
thirdly, if it is a case of ‘urgency’ — for instance, ifthe police believe evidence may be destroyed.
Should you share a ﬂat with
, someone who has been arrested,
then all rooms can be searched. If arrested you may also have your
I photograph and fingerprints taken.
If you are acquitted or not charged
then these should be destroyed. A
warrant is required to take samples of, for example, hair or blood. You do not have to take part in an identification parade — take legal
L advice before doing so.
Ifyou are detained you must be
' informed of the offence you are
suspected of having committed. If
; the offence is an imprisonable one : then you can be detained for up to six ; hours.
Ifyou feel you have been wrongly treated then make a complaint, after taking legal advice.
If you have a bureaucratic or legal
problem seek first the advice of the
extremely helpful advisory services — ' Citizens‘ Advice Bureaux, Citizens‘
' Rights Office or Student Advisory
. Service (all free). You may be
' eligible for Legal Aid — available to
those on low income — but you are advised to seek advice from one of these bodies before approaching a lawyer. Edinburgh University has a
, free legal advice system at The Legal Dispensary (see address below)..se giving the advice are solicitors and
; law graduates giving their time
; freely. They can advise you but not
represent you in court (should it
come to that).
EDINBURGH LAW ADDRESSES
: Citizens’ Rights Office 43 Broughton
1 Street, 557 3366; Citizens’ Advice
5 Bureau 58 Dundas Street 557 1500;
Edinburgh University Student Advisory
and Counselling Service 7 Buccleuch Place, 667 6027; The Legal Dispensary Faculty of Law, Old College, South Bridge . Offers free advice every Wed evening 6.30—8pm. GLASGOW LAW ADDRESSES Citizens' Advice Bureau: 212 Bath Street, 331 2345; 1142 Maryhill
LRoad, 946 6373.
44 The List 3 — lb October
Glasgow's miles better.
If you’re sick of hearing it I apologise
saturisation campaigns. (Who can forgive or fail to admire New York for the ubiquous ‘1 ﬁ New York/Paris/Torremolinos’ publicity from which Glasgow drew its inspiration).
But the question is begged, better than what? Certainlly better than before, bewtter than its reputation
students from nearby Glasgow University, this area has drawn the trendy, alternative, up-market and health-conscious shops and the corresponding ‘yuppies’ who frequent them.
Here are a few of the better and lesser-known ‘must-sees’ for the
student new to Glasgow (and the old
hands who have stopped looking around them). 0 ‘The bridge olslghs’ is Glasgow’s
equivalent of Edinburgh’s famous
and could it be, better than its reekie ? auld rival at the other end ofthe M8? 3 stops facing the second ﬂoor of
The average Glasgow keelie, for all his cynicism (the definition of a well-balanced Glaswegian is one with a chip on each shoulder), is fiercely proud of his city. But is all
‘Hole in the Ground’.
It is that absurd Charing Cross motorway ﬂyover which emerges from the side of one building and
another. God knows why they built it
‘; going nowhere, but they built it well. A recent study found it to be almost indestructible.
this new-found optimism just wishful ; guilt-ridden middle-class folks who 3 come on all sad and guilty about this
thinking and self-delusion? Already the showpiece Covent . Gardenization of The Briggait is ' starting to look like a freshly painted white elephant. But with the Garden Festival in 1988, the expanding Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, the ‘world-beating’ Burrell and the new realistic attitude to marketing and tourism, we might well be better equipped than the
' opposition to handle the 19905.
Glasgow is home to over 30,000
students, in two Universities and eight major colleges including the Art School, Glasgow Tech and J ordanhill Teacher Training College.
70% of students live at home with
i mum and dad and commute from the
; suburbs every day.
| The Hillhead area is where most of
I the short-stay accommodation is to be found and has consequently
g developed an unmistakably
l cosmopolitan and, dare I say,
| Bohemian feel. As well as the
O Paddy's Market Don’t believe those
clothes and junk market. The
; stall-holders have a pride and good ' humour which is all Glasgow. However on a depressing damp day
pays a fair bit of attention to. Buying
it is not for the faint-hearted.
O The MV Garrick sits permanently at berth on the Clyde near The Briggait. She is now a private club but has been a feature of the city for years.
0 The SS Waverley is the world’s last ocean-going paddle steamer and regularly makes the traditional trip ‘doon the watter’ to the Clyde coast resorts.
o The People's Palace Glasgow Green, is the real home of the cultural history of Glasgow and will
astound you with the facts about Red Clydeside.
SECOND HAND SHOPS
Records and clothes are the two luxuries that almost every student
these second hand both saves you money and gives you access to a wider, more interesting range of goods. Glasgow has many good second hand clothes and records shops throughout the city — from Hillhead to the Barras at the Gallowgate — and although most of the better ones are listed below, it is by no means all of them.
0 Lost in Music De Courcey’s Arcade, off Byres Road, sells both new and second hand records, although the new releases section is very limited. The prices are generally reasonable (usually £2.50—£3 for a second hand LP) and the staff are friendly and helpful. They will also buy all those embarrassing old records from you at a fair price.
0 Lost Chord 11 Park Road, Kelvinbridge, 334 5528 (turn right out of the Underground station) is in a similar vein. They don’t sell singles.
o The Record Exchange 87 Jamaica Street, down by the river, 221 4118. Great for old Rolling Stones, Byrds and Beatles albums. They also have some very rare records for sale.
0 The Complex Woodlands Road,
Charing Cross. Doesn’t have quite the same standard of old second hand records as the other places mentioned (it’s mostly more recent releases) but their records are quite cheap and there’s a coffee bar in here too.
0 Candleriggs Market just off Argyle Street at Tollcross. Has a small but well-stocked records stall which is open Thurs—Sun, and ﬁnally the Barras has several similar stalls and are only open at the weekends.
SECOND HAND CLOTHES
The better buys in second hand clothes tend to be found at the larger markets.
0 Paddy's Market up near the Barras, Gallowgate. Has long been popular with students for a huge and very cheap range of clothes. It has everything from shoes and T-shirts to suede overcoats. The Barras also have several second hand clothes stalls which are great for two and three-piece suits for as little
as a ﬁver.
0 War and Peace 639 Great Western Road, 334 9129 and 60 Bell Street, 552 1101. Deal mainly in second hand forces clothes and are best for jackets and T-shirts.
0 Second Thoughts 36 Gibson Street, 334 8452. Has a huge selection of second hand ladies shirts and blouses, but adventurous males could probably ﬁnd something here too.
0 0mm Shop 195 Byres Road, 339 3111 and a Save the Children Shop 327 Byres Road , 334 6259. Usually have good buys.
0 Labour PartyThrih Shop Dumbarton Road. Also sells second hand clothes.
There are also frequent jumble sales and record fairs in and around the city. Check the Evening Times on a Friday for the jumble sales and The List for record fairs, which are