The Tears That Made the Clyde: Well-being in Glasgow

by Carol Craig

ISBN: 9781906134471

PUBLISHER: Argyll Publishing

YEAR: 2010

SYPNOPSIS:

Subjects Glasgow’s post-industrial image as ‘Scotland with style’ to a long-overdue and honest scrutiny. The city’s motto rings out ‘Let Glasgow Flourish’ yet this book powerfully shows that many citizens languish as a result of mental ill-health, physical illness, deprivation, worklessness, gangs, drink, drugs and family breakdown. The damaging effects of pronounced inequality and the corrosive dynamic which emerged within many families are exposed in powerful prose, backed by assiduous research and clear argument. Essential reading for anyone concerned with Glasgow and Scotland and for those interested in healing a fractured society.