local importance. We have i W“ '{

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Commonwealth Arts ..- -”“ Festival.the . . . .i ._- we“! The List first appeared in Commonwealth Games. ; Here’s to the nexttifty October 1985— fifty issues Doing this over the pastfifty 3 issues- the Glasgow ago. Our aim wasto cover issues has afforded ! Garden Festival 1988, and give voice and everyone who works onthe i Glasgow City ofCullure prominence tothe massive magazine enormous 3 1990, Edinburgh's Gold of amount of artistic, political pleasure —we hope it has the Pharoahs exhibition and cultural activity in the given the same to readers. 1988- and beyond.

information,confirming our ; betiefthatthe cultural life l of these two cities is vibrant

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Robert Dawson Scott celebrates fifty glorious years.

So THE LIST has reached fifty already; it hardly seems possible. Looking back I am remindedthat HDS wasn't around forthe first few issues. It wasn't until the early years of the forties that the then editorWilliam Hees-Mogg decided that on balance he should probably recent on his earlier championing of the Axis cause. He borrowed the name of Robert Duane Stevenson for his column. neglected younger brother of the more famous

HLS and in his time editor of an

undergound Edinburgh pamphlet called Initials. Perhaps Initial would have been more apt as only one issue was ever produced.

This seemed to set the tone for succeeding columnists. When Jim Haynes, founder of the Traverse, finally left Edinburgh in 1964 the 808 of the day wrote, ‘It is my profound belief that the moral cess-pits and dens of fornication in the so-called capital of England towards which this blasphemer and degenerate, this promoter of the international homosexual conspiracy, this anti-Christ has now directed his diabolic steps are a more fitting repository for his deranged ambitions than this Athens of the north, city of Knox and shortbread.‘ It seemed very fair atthe time. Another, remarking on the early popularity of Billy Connolly remarked ‘This man should forget the funnies and stick to the singing. He will go far’. Again, not entirely wrong. The

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same columnist—to spare'the blushes of his wile who survives him, he shall remain nameless was simply confused when he argued in favour of devolution in 1979 on the grounds that it was hightime someone undid the harm done by the maverick Darwin. Not that the magazine itself was infallible. 0n the rock scene for example my one big regret is that we never did manage to feature the Bay City Rollers; being fortnightly there just wasn’t the time. By contrast there was the all red cover during the U08 work-in in 1971/2. Not, as many supposed, an expression of solidarity with the workers; what actually happened was that an apprentice at the printers pushed the wrong button. Every cloud has a silver lining, though, or in this case a red one; the cover went some way towrds making up up for the fact that all the listings of meetings and benefits associated with that great struggle were inexplicably held over

Maclean. Accounts (ieorgette Renwick. Richard (iray. Typesetting Jo Kennedy and I lewer 'l‘exi. Production Editor 25 Paul Keir. Production Assistants Andrew Young. Sheila Macl.ean. Art Alice Bain. Books Alan Taylor. Classical Music ('arol Main. Dance Alice Bain. Film Allan Hunter. 'I‘revor

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until the work-in was over.

Even earlier than that were the exclusive pictures of the liberation of the Stone of Scone which found their way into the hands ofthe editor. I can reveal after all these years the deal

those villains struck with us to prevent publication ofthe photos. Contrary to populartradition it is not a facsimile of the Declaration of Arbroath which is hidden in the rods holding the stone together but 3 rolled up copy of The List. Nice to know we are part of posterity.

Generally, though, the magazine has always been associated with things to go and see rather than the great swathes of history. That‘s why when Ally McLeod’s tartan army headed for Argentina in 1978 we went too and provided a complete listing of downtown Buenos Aires nightlife for the fans. In Spanish. lcouldn't honestly say it was a profitable venture but we all learnt a lot. A lot of Spanish anyway.

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