I've been very fortunate over the past week or two to have had Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris, Liam Gallagher and Deacon Blue performing in my living room.

Or at least, it's certainly sounded that way, the noise thudding over from Queen's Park and Hampden Park and thumping around my flat. 

Next weekend for TRNSMT I'll have a wide variety of bands agitating my double glazing all the way from Glasgow Green. Including Paolo Nutini, and let me just take this opportunity to emphasise how welcome he is any day, any time. 

One of the great things about living on the Southside is being walking distance from so many music venues. 

Recently it's been really heartening to have so many bands back in the city - Green Day at Bellahouston Park and Alanis Morissette at the Hydro. The city feels like it's coming back to its old self again after a horrible two years of lockdown meant missing out on so many experiences.

But what a welcome back for visitors to the city who are travelling in to see these gigs and what a kick in the teeth to local residents. 

Each event has been greeted by accompanying headlines: No Trains. 

We had no trains running after Liam Gallagher's Glasgow gig. There were no trains leaving Mount Florida returning to Glasgow Central after the Calvin Harris concert nor Primal Scream thanks to the temporary timetable in place. 

Now we've been told to seek alternative travel after TRNSMT this coming Sunday night with no city centre services operating after the festival closes.

The train strikes have been well publicised and I support industrial action – standing up for fair pay for fair work is the right thing to do.

It's not just the trains though. The pandemic saw off the city's night bus services and those have been slow to return. Some routes finish around 11pm so your option, if you want to go out and take public transport home, is to miss the end of the gig.

Concert tickets cost hundreds of pounds so no one wants to quit a gig early. You see it though, at music events and also recently at evening films - folk dashing out before the end of the show because they've got public transport to grab. 

Good luck getting on the Subway after 6.30pm on a Sunday. It's still mind blowing that the underground services are so limited on a weekend. What kind of major, metropolitan city has limited to no public transport after 10pm? 

I had a sit down recently with the CEO of First Glasgow who gave a very credible defence for why we can't compare Glasgow to other cities, which is fair enough, but it's tough not to when you see what other people have and then you look at what we have. 

People have been tweeting about how it's going to be a mad dash to get home to Stirling after TRNSMT on Saturday night as the last train is 11.23pm but the main stage performance finishes around 10.50pm. That's a sprint to make it to Queen Street station on time, if you're able to do it.

Glasgow has long, long been lamenting its lack of decent, joined up public transport. Now, in post-Covid recovery and with rail strikes under way, we really see the impact this is having on our night-time economy.

I've walked home from town several times, and routinely cycle home after midnight, but a lot of women don't feel safe walking around the city after dark. 

Some will stay at home rather than risk being stranded and having to go on foot. It's not good enough that people feel they must self-exclude from events due to a lack of transport - one of the most basic functions of a city. 

We're meant to be a city of culture. We can only credibly call ourselves that if everyone has access to what's on offer. 

The taxi shortage is ongoing too. Even if you can afford a cab home, good luck finding one. I tried to get an Uber home at 1am recently but, after a 40 minute wait, gave up and called a taxi company. The dispatcher answered with the words, "we don't have any taxis" and then hung up the phone. 

I was in London recently and spent the weekend cutting about with no problems using my Oyster card. It's night and day to what we have in Glasgow.

In fact, just about every city I've been in recently has made it easy to get around.

In Chicago in March I used my Ventra card to hop about. In Demark and Sweden in April there were ample rail and bus choices to get around. I used one travel card to go on multiple transport options - including boats - in Tbilisi, in Georgia, and in Istanbul. 

All of this also happened after midnight too. 

Public transport feeds the economy yet here we are back again, talking once more about the fractured public transport system.

There are reasons for all of these current issues. Rail strikes and a shortage of drivers has affected the trains. First Bus is finally reinstating 11 night bus routes and that will ease the pressure and be welcomed by passengers but will it be enough to serve everyone who needs it? Probably not.

There simply aren't enough taxi drivers to serve the city. Increases in fuel costs, compulsory moves to low emissions vehicles, cabbies switching jobs to become delivery drivers - all of these things are limiting the workforce. 

But explanations, no matter how sensible, are cold comfort for the people employed in our nighttime economy and those who want to use it. 

The bus company points at the council and the rail unions point at the Government and the Government points at the rail unions and the council points at plans it has for the future.

Meanwhile, we're all on a road to nowhere. What an embarrassment, what an utter shame for the city.