Earliest memory of Glasgow? Playing kick the can on the street with my pals. It was brilliant. Once I got hit on the eyebrow with the can and my mum had to run to the neighbour, who was a nurse and she came and patched me up. It was like a war wound. I was the talk of the steamie.

Describe your house: It was a room and kitchen in Partick and I loved it. I have so many happy memories of that house. We used to get washed in the kitchen sink and when I tell my grandson that he can’t believe it. I left school when I was 15 to help my mum. I got a job in the local baker’s to help bring in some money to the house. I liked the job but it was hard work.

Favourite local cinema: The old Grosvenor cinema. This was the first cinema I went to with my friends, without any grown ups. We felt like grown-ups ourselves.

Favourite local shop: I loved all the shops on Byres Road, especially the record shops. I’ve always loved music. Byres Road has changed a lot but I still like walking along and going in to De Courcy’s Arcade and all the wee independent shops. Sometimes we would buy a roll at the baker’s and go and sit and eat it in the Botanics if it was a sunny day. I remember once it was so foggy you couldn’t see your hand in front of your face and all the traffic came to a standstill on Byres Road.

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Where did you go dancing? F&F’s - it was the best. I remember meeting the school heart-throb in there and he asked me to dance. It was one of the best nights of my life. We used to love getting dressed up to go dancing.

Best thing about growing up in Glasgow? It’s a city of friendly souls and good people. People looked out for each other and mostly, I don’t think that’s changed. There is still good community spirit.

Happiest childhood memory: Being with my friends, in the park or at the cinema, carefree, no worries. Happy days.