I love Glasgow, but I’m not going to lie – it can still be an ugly, violent city when it wants to be. We have a history of brutal gang violence, sectarianism, and drug use that has had a lasting legacy that we as a people fight against every day through social and civic improvement.

Last week, there was a murder that caught the whole city’s attention for its sheer brutal pointlessness. I shan’t go into the details here, as the family have asked for time to grieve, but I will say this: I was walking through the Braehead mall last Saturday when I saw emblazoned on the front page of some red-top tabloid rag the following headline: read more