November 17, 2020

Where do you find the real Scotland at the heart of Saturday night?

Louis Rive

Song/ Spoken word/ Musical Composition19:27 Saturday Service to Helensburgh Central, 2020

Aside from the monsters in the lochs, the shortbread tins, the whiskey-galore themed Hollywood version of Scotland, what is real Scotland? Who are real Scottish people? What do they think? Where are they? The answer to these questions is to found on the 19:27 Saturday service to Helensburgh Central. As the train passes through West Lothian and Lanarkshire on a Saturday night, so appears real Scotland, freed from the shackles of tired stereotypes. In this piece, a narrative look at the characters and individuals who define modern Scotland, we can see ourselves in a new light.