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  Co-founder of Rymour Books: responsible for editorial, production and design

IAN SPRING has been writing about Scottish cultural history for over forty years. After an academic career in universities in Scotland, England, Wales and the United States, he now devotes himself solely to writing and publishing.

He has written two books on Glasgow: Phantom Village and Real Glasgow. Other works include Hamish Henderson and Scottish Folk Song and he has edited the work of Mary Symon and Peter Buchan. His first volume of poetry will appear in 2021.


Co-founder of Rymour Books responsible for editorial, marketing and sales

RUBY MCCANN returned home to Glasgow after several years studying and teaching creative writing in the United States of America. She is a former chair of the Scottish Writers Centre and currently runs the Cheeky Besoms writers group and a literary salon.  
  Editor and author RICHARD (SPIKE) MUNRO is a poet and performer well known in the literary circles of Edinburgh and beyond. He is a member of The Heretics writing group.  
  Artist and author FRED FREEMAN is Professor of Scots Language and Scots Song at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. He has lectured extensively on the Scots language, folk song and literature throughout Scotland and abroad and produced several sets of recordings of Scottish music including The Complete Songs of Robert Burns (Linn Records, 2003).  
  Artist and author STUART MURRAY is a Glasgow based artist best known for his astute pen drawings of Glasgow characters. A selection of his work can be found in the collection Glaswegians.  
  Poet and author DEREK J BROWN is a Glasgow poet known for his quixotic observations on life in the city and beyond.  
  Editor and author CALUM SMITH is a Scottish mountaineer and historian living in Glasgow. He is the author of The Black Cuillin: the story of Skye's mountains, The Goatfell Murder and a forthcoming history of climbing in the Isle of Arran.