Glasgow empire sings back;Jotter

19th June 1998 at 01:00
A folk-singing duo at a Glasgow secondary school, which must remain nameless, has turned the city's school closure programme into music, Proclaimers-style.

And when you hear the list of "no mores" you realise just how much the Glasgow school empire has shrunk over the years since Riverside Secondary was closed in 1980, before protest and parent power entered the equation.

It's enough to get the feet tapping, yea even amongst the austere ledgers of the Accounts Commission. So let's hear it for "Riverside no more, St Columba's no more, City Public no more, St John's no more, Allan Glen's no more, Glenwood no more, Grange no more, St Gregory's no more, Cranhill no more, Queen's Park no more, St Pius' no more, Craigbank no more, John Bosco no more."

And after the end of this session there will be "even more" - which is why the duo never actually get round to singing the verse.

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