From an early age, Mickey Weir was told that he would be too small to be a professional footballer.

But by the age of 34, Mickey had lifted the Scottish League Cup and played professional football for Hibernian, Luton Town, Millwall and Motherwell.

A tough childhood, in the housing schemes of Pilton (Edinburgh) meant that Mickey had to battle hard for his achievements. Many of his childhood friends indulged themselves with alcohol and drugs and many were lost to addiction.

Promising to be a truly inspiring and entertaining read; his book will recall triumph over adversity, promising to lift the reader over every hurdle that has been thrown in Mickey’s way.

READ AND LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF PEEBLES HERE

Andy MacVannan takes a historical stroll round the Scottish Border town of Peebles. Along the way he is often accompanied by local history enthusiast Ian Lidster. Delving deeper into the town's more unusual history he will chat with many of it's local inhabitants and discover what makes this little town so unique.

Live performance from a recent performance with Limbic T.V.

Formed in 2019, Gutterblood are an experimental and mainly instrumental three-piece from Peebles in Scotland. Fusing elements of blues, indie, doom, punk and prog Gutterblood are in the process of recording their first LP (July 2020) Gutterblood always seize the socio-political climate of the day, incorporating it into the live arena by using samples and heavy, groove driven dynamics. An ever shifting and hugely dynamic trio; they’re a rich pedigree of musicians who have plied their trade into diverse acts as Oi Polloi, In Decades Decline, Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers and Chubby Casper.

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 Andy MacVannan

- Author and Musician -

"History is alive within every single one of us because we all have a story to tell. I  strive to make these recollections come alive, just like they did when I first heard them."

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