Grim past of second city

The cover of Lynne's new book.
The cover of Lynne's new book.

A NEW book revealing Glasgow’s disturbing past is due out at the end of the month.

A Grim Almanac of Glasgow relates tales which give away “the second city of the empire’s” darker past.

Written by chemist Lynne Wislon, it tells stories from the past that are grim and gruesome and cover more than 150 years of Glasgow’s history.

There’s the tale of a gas explosion in Holm Street, the young 14-year-old boy who found himself accused with murder after accidentally throwing a brick at someone and the story of Andrew Ure, whose experiments with electricity on corpses is reckoned to have inspired Mary Shelley to write Frankenstein.

We’re hoping to grab a couple of words with the author and will publish a fuller story.