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Trainspotting ‘then and now’ series proves online hit

A SERIES of innovative then and now photos recreating iconic scenes from the original Trainspotting film has gone down a storm on social media.

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Irvine Welsh feels that the current political situation will help to instil creativity in writers worldwide. Picture: Contributed

Irvine Welsh: Trump and Brexit will instil creativity

TRAINSPOTTING author Irvine Welsh believes we are living in “exciting times,” following the election of President Trump and the Brexit vote.

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The famous opening scene features Renton and Spud running down Princes Street after stealing goods from John Menzies. Picture: Film4.

Five Trainspotting locations which have changed beyond recognition

IRVINE Welsh’s Trainspotting with its mean streets, drug-ridden council estates, and dodgy toilets showed the world a gritty side of Scotland’s capital they had never seen before.

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Leith Theatre has been mothballed for a number of years. Picture:  Colin Hattersley

Trainspotting author plots Leith’s return to the stage

THESE days, it’s one of Edinburgh most fashionable areas, with a sparkling historic waterfront full of bars and restaurants, and enough of its old industrial and dockland heritage still present to give the place some edge and character.

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Leith Theatre was opened in 1932 and was a regular venue for the Edinburgh International Festival until the early 1980s. Picture: Colin Hattersley

Irvine Welsh to lead campaign to restore Leith Theatre

Irvine Welsh is to spearhead a campaign aimed at reviving a neglected arts venue nearly 30 years after its last show.

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Trainspotting poster. Renton. Picture, Film 4.

Trainspotting 2 posters released

With the new Trainspotting film hitting theatres soon, new posters have been released to promote the film.

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Irvine Welsh disagreed with Dylan's award. Picture: Jon Savage

Irvine Welsh slams Nobel Prize award for Bob Dylan

Irvine Welsh has launched an attack on the Nobel Prize for literature which was given to Bob Dylan, branding it “an ill conceived nostalgia award”.

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Outlander is in the running to be named Scotland's greatest screen adaptation.

Outlander and Trainspotting in running to be named Scotland's top screen adaptation

Outlander, Harry Potter, Trainspotting and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie will battle it out against Rob Roy, The 39 Steps and Whisky Galore in a public poll to decide Scotland’s greatest screen adaptation.
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Ewen Bremner, Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlisle in Danny Boyles 1995 film of Irvine Welshs Trainspotting. Picture: Kobal Collection

BBC Scotland launches contest to find Scotland’s favourite novel

A contest to find Scotland’s favourite novels is being launched by BBC Scotland today to encourage reading.

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Sean Connery as Richard I in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.  Picture: WikiCommons

Five Scots stars whose cameo roles lit up great films

From Star Wars to Trainspotting and the Muppets, these famous Scots made their screen presence felt in just a matter of seconds

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Irvine Welsh. Picture: Toby Williams

Book review: The Blade Artist by Irvine Welsh

Trainspotting’s Begbie is a new man in Irvine Welsh’s solid sequel, writes Hannah McGill

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Poster advertising the original film

Shooting of Trainspotting 2 movie begins

FILMING of the eagerly-awaited sequel to Trainspotting has begun, Scottish director Danny Boyle has revealed.

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Robert Carlyle as Begbie in Trainspotting. Picture: YouTube

Irvine Welsh and Robert Carlyle to discuss Begbie at Edinburgh event

THE author of Trainspotting and the actor who portrayed the book’s most volatile character will discuss Francis “Franco” Begbie at Edinburgh International Book Festival this April.

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Scottish celebrities have urged David Cameron to allow unaccompanied child refugees living in temporary housing in Calais to be reunited with their UK family. Image: Lisa Ferguson

Scots stars urge Prime Minister to save Calais Jungle camp children

Scots comedian Frankie Boyle and writers Irvine Welsh and Val McDermid are among 14 stars calling on David Cameron to help save children based at the Jungle Camp in Calais.

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Irvine Welsh says he sold Trainspotting rights  to wrong filmmaker. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Trainspotting movie almost didn’t happen, says Irvine Welsh

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Irvine Welsh at Edinburgh International Book Festival 2014 '22nd August 2014''Picture by Russell G Sneddon/Writer Pictures''WORLD RIGHTS

Stuart Kelly: Books to look forward to in 2016

Literary lions may keep us guessing, but 2016 promises highlights and surprises in every genre

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Robert Carlyle as Begbie in Trainspotting

Robert Carlyle: Trainspotting 2 script ‘one of the best I’ve ever f***ing read’

ROBERT CARLYLE has revealed that the script for Trainspotting Two is “one of the best” he’s ever read.

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JK Rowling. Picture: PA

JK Rowling crowned top writer on Twitter

HARRY Potter creator JK Rowling has been named Scotland’s most influential author on Twitter – ahead of Irvine Welsh and Ian Rankin.

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Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh. Picture: David Cheskin/PA

Are these Scotland’s most influential books?

FROM a boy wizard to an edition of the Bible, Scotland has produced some of the world’s most influential literature. Here we take a look at nine of them and examine how they’ve left their mark

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