Issue 19

Edinburgh's Literary Broadside

Spit on the streets! Don't hesitate! In this number find:

The Power of Negative Thinking by Darran Anderson
The Death Of A Trojan by Jamie Gordon
Her Hip by Craig Duffy
The Truth by Jenny Lindsay
Fingering: A Consequence by Neil Greenan
Statues Of Edinburgh by Kirsti Wishart

Issue 18

You Are Now Entering the Literary Sector

The Lady Edina, our spiritual figurehead and muse, prepares to storm Edinburgh’s literary barricades.
Perturbentur hostes nostri!

The Folly Of Intrigue by Craig Gibson
A Shout From The Squire by Craig Duffy
Black Pudding by Katie Craig
Thoughtless - a sequence by Graham Brodie
P’s & J’s In The Public T’s by Neil Greenan
Confabulous by Gowan Calder
Translation From An Ancient Chaldean Manuscript


From Edina With Love by Craig Gibson
North / South Days Of 2007 by James Wood
Young Athenians by Neil Mulholland
The Sand Blasted Pillars of a Sandstone Community by the Lonely Piper

Illustrations from Craig Coulthard, Lee O’Connor, Sophie Rogers, Darius Jones, Tommy Grace, Neil Mulholland’s "My ‘My Vettriano’"; "My Vettriano" being Keith Farquhar’s site-specific contribution to the RSA

Full exhibition archived at

Volume 4 Number 4

Back with a vengeance!

This is the DUALITY ISSUE of the OOCG, published to counter the constant, pernicious and lazy belief that Edinburgh is a city of enormous duality. Featuring:

Uptown Top Rankin by Craig Gibson
Let's Be Frank by Eoin Sanders
Stop This Shit Now! by Peter Burnett
Some Reflections Upon The Late Angus Calder by Craig Gibson
The Fetch Goes by Raymond Bell
Duality, Come In, Your Time Is Up by Kevin Williamson

Volume 4 Number 3

Welcome To The Fourth Festival Of Darkness. 

Included in this issue:

The Wanderin Piper, A Traditional Scots Tale by James Spence
The New Town Vampyre by Kirsti Wishart
Hitchhikers by Eoin Sanders
Passions Of A Pike Angler by Robert Fusco
Sandy Meets the Late Lamented Tom Weir by Sandy Christie
Ceci N’est Pas Une Pipe by Kevin Williamson
No Exit by Andrew J Wilson
Peter Burnetttt Goes Into Hiding
Uncle by Andrew Smith
One For The Fireside? by Craig Gibson

Volume 4 Number 2

Reasons to be Cheerful!  In this issue:

The Lost Superhero by Kirsti Wishart
The Control by Ross Wilson
Growing Up and Moving On by Gerry Hillmann
The Commoner's Guide to the New Town Pleasure Gardens by Craig Gibson
Sandy Meets the One O'Clock Gun by Sandy Christie
The Slaughterer of St. Stephen's Street by Gavin Inglis
Moira Knox by Robin Cairns
The Strange Case of Sandy McCall Smith and Ian Rankin by Craig Gibson
In The Zoloft Zoo by Eddie Gibbons
The War Office Regrets by Michale Conway
Depression as an Anarchism by Peter Burnett
By The Door and Before The Law by Anita Govan
Mr Bloddy's Howible London by Ben Wallers

Volume 4 Number 1

Unlucky For Whom?

At Junction Thirteen by Michael Conway
Your Poems Are Gay by Keith Farquhar
13 by Marc Philips
Give Up Your Ghost by Gavin Duvet
Solving the Problem of Love by Peter Burnett
Tattie by Craig Gibson
After The Willow by Suhyal Saadi
Habana by Kirsti Wishart
An Excerpt From How Ages Die by RA Jamieson
Agnes And Senga Fall Out by Kevin Williamson
The One O'Clock Gun Stereotype Challenge

Volume 3 Number 4

The Festival of Darkness Revisited

The Debate in Dunbar by Peter Burnett
The Doppelganger But Not As Traditionally Represented in Art and Literature by Reggie Chamberlain-King
Plum by James Wood
One To One by Ian Spring
After The Willow by Suhayl Saadi
Girl by Angus Calder
Flowers by Reggie Chamberlain-King
Fragments From The Notebooks Of Joseph Cresswell, Artist 1924 - 1956(?)
Paul Carter remembered by Sarah Munro and Billy McCall
Our Life Moves Towards Us by Gavin Duvet
Escape From The Royal Ed by Craig Gibson
An Edinburgh Vignette by Andrew Smith

Volume 3 Number 3

Welcome to the Celebration of the Salamander

Star Encounters of the Monster by Peter Burnett
They Wouldn’t Accept It Was Over by Don Birnam
The Great Hall by James Wood
The Tail That Broke Off by Chris Dooks
Diamonds Deep Beneath The Mountain by Gavin Duvet
The Wild Man of the City by Kirsti Wishart
Love Has Its Reasons by Michael Conway
After the Willow by Suhayl Saadi
Incapacity Benefit by Gerry Hillman
In Scotland We Know We’re Fucked by Jenny Lindsay
The Guilt and the Glory by John Hasler
Miasma by Angus Calder
Measured Mile by Marc Phillips
The Loneliness of the Short Story Sifter by Kate Gould
Benedicta by James Wood

Volume 3 Number 2

Time for a Treat!  

Issue Number 10 features:

Dark Seagull by Angus Calder
After the Willow by Suhayl Saadi
God Saved the Class of ‘85 by Rodge Glass
The Hebrew Word For Fuck by Peter Burnett
I’m Being Followed by Don Birnam
Prints by Craig Gibson
Carpentry by James Woods
Goodbye Jimmy by Alasdair Gray

Volume 3 Number 1

Time for a Festival of Cojones ... featuring:

AD 1365 by James Wood
The Smoke Museum by Kirsti
The Shaman's Coat by James Wood
The Uneatable in Pursuit of the Unspeakable by Michael Conway
After the Willow by Suhayl Saadi
None are Quite as Dangerous as Love by Karl Plume
The Abyss by Craig Gibson
Pettypip by Angus Calder
Edinburgh – Inspiring Capital by Gerry Hillman
Why Did I Go To The Poetry Reading? by Peter Burnett
On GB by Alan Hunter
The Wary Thomas by Peter Burnett

And a hefty 'Adieu' to smoking in Scotland's barrooms.

Volume 2 Number 4

Welcome To The Festival of Darkness

The Carlin's Loup by Craig Gibson
The Hour of the Witch by Suhayl Saadi
The Criticess’ Review THE CLAIMING OF SLEEPING BEAUTY by AN Roquelaure
On the Road by Eldinhope
1746 and All That by Angus Calder
The Valise by MC Conway
Billy Semple, A Vignette by Alasdair Gray
Biggar High by Smithers
A Polite Request to the Middle Class to Stand Up by Reggie Chamberlain-King

Volume 2 Number 3

In this issue:  

The Faerie Boy of Leith by Craig Gibson
Aux Armes, Citoyens! by Angus Calder
Departures by James Wood
On The Road by Eldinhope
Congy Ben Speaks to Cameron Swinnie
A Story in the Nationals by MK Hendry
Rev Burneto on The Holy Isle
The Water of Leith by Smithers
The Road to Go Where by Baraldo (Barry McLaren)

Volume 2 Number 2

Welcome to the Festival of Freedom.

Swim By GJ Brodie
The New Town Vampire By Lockhart Falkland
Sure Poor by GJ Brodie
Your By GJ Brodie
On the Road By Eldinhope
Obituary (Sandie Craigie) by Kevin Williamson
Drums for Sandie Craigie by Angus Calder
Bad Psyche Carrier Buddha’s Dismal Wedding To The Colour Black by Congy Ben
“You Stink, Sir, I Smell” by Robin Vandome
Sour Grapes by Skald of Stockbridge
Multiple Universes by Karl Plume
A Circle Drawn by Da Vinci by Karl Plume
The Clergyman Abroad - Sin in Berlin?

Volume 2 Number 1

Welcome to the Festival of the Future!

The Death of the Philosopher By Oliver Twisted
A Wee Visit By our Poet in Exile, the Poacher
A Night at the Highlander, A Despatch from the Barman
The Iron Law of the Country By MC Conway
Tabloid By the Scorekeeper
My Gode By Karl Plume
Choice? By Don Nippery Septo
The Busker By MK Hendry
Morphine By James Wood
Sketches of London By The Clergyman Abroad

Volume 1 Number 4

Once Again Into the Festival of Forgiveness!

Within which find:

The Bastard King and the Birth of the Glorious Republic by Setonius Naseby
Memoirs of Nicky by Michael of Galloway
The Unlived Life by the Philosopher
Clockwork Bastards By Lockhart Falkland
Grub Street - Scurrilous Log-rolling Antics Revealed! By the Man of Letters
The Laird of Leith’s Hamper by Eldinhope
C21H22N2O2 and the Fun that Can Be Had by Karl Plume

Volume 1 Number 3

Once Again, Into the Festival of Festivals!

Contents include:

Bloomsday, by Seamus Joyce
When Jim Met John, a fantasy by Lockhart Falkland;
Susan Boyd by Alasdair Gray;
Auld Reekie - A First Puff Of Smoke by Ned Slater;
A Wretched Tale by Henderson Heath;
Letters From A Lost Empire #3 edited by Will Lawson.