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> Reg Mckay - Adopted Glaswegian, For anyone with stories about the man behind the pen
wee davy
post 10th Jan 2010, 09:46pm
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Reg Mckay, former columnist for the Daily Record, passed away recently, as many of you will know - although he wasnt 'born within the sound of the doo's' so to speak - he will no doubt be remembered for his last few months here on Earth - bravely soldiering on with his 'Cancer Diaries'.
[attachment=20400:Reg_20Mc..._130x200.jpg]
Never having read any of his true crime books I decided to read one and although exactly 'looking forward to the next one' doesnt seem appropriate to the subject matter - I will most defintely read some of his other 10 volumes, ... if not them all.

Reg was a Humanist, ... but he checked out in a fine example of how to behave like a Christian. (and yes,... you CAN be BOTH before anyone corrects me smile.gif

I think he knew exactly what he was doing with his 'diaries' of his last days - and he understood how much solace, empathy, love & warmth he was generating by describing in great detail, what it was like,... not just for him - but for do many people out there.

So, ... if anyone out there has something nice to say - funny - happy or sad - maybe even a little 'bruising' (he would like that particularly, I'm sure) then please add to this Topic.
He was everything a Glaswegian is,... and more.

God rest his soul.[attachment=20400:Reg_20Mc..._130x200.jpg]


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post 10th Feb 2010, 12:38am
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I am sure that Reg would be very proud to be seen as an 'Adopted Glaswegian' - however, he never thought of himself as anything else. He loved this city and its people.

I thank you for your kind words and know that Reg would thank you too. Every night I raise a toast to my wonderful husband - I hope you will too.

Kindest Regards

Gerry xx
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post 12th Feb 2010, 11:53pm
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Hi Gerry
Ive worked it out!
The number you picked up, refers to the number of views - not posts.
Whew - it was buggin' me, as I was wondering why I hadn't got any notifications!!
I would be honoured if you would like to post something here yourself.
Just use the green reply buttons above.
Welcome to the GGboards - there are some fine people in here.


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post 29th Jul 2011, 01:18pm
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QUOTE (wee davy @ 10th Jan 2010, 11:32pm) *
Reg Mckay, former columnist for the Daily Record, passed away recently, as many of you will know - although he wasnt 'born within the sound of the doo's' so to speak - he will no doubt be remembered for his last few months here on Earth - bravely soldiering on with his 'Cancer Diaries'.
[attachment=20400:Reg_20Mc..._130x200.jpg]
Never having read any of his true crime books I decided to read one and although exactly 'looking forward to the next one' doesnt seem appropriate to the subject matter - I will most defintely read some of his other 10 volumes, ... if not them all.

Reg was a Humanist, ... but he checked out in a fine example of how to behave like a Christian. (and yes,... you CAN be BOTH before anyone corrects me smile.gif

I think he knew exactly what he was doing with his 'diaries' of his last days - and he understood how much solace, empathy, love & warmth he was generating by describing in great detail, what it was like,... not just for him - but for do many people out there.

So, ... if anyone out there has something nice to say - funny - happy or sad - maybe even a little 'bruising' (he would like that particularly, I'm sure) then please add to this Topic.
He was everything a Glaswegian is,... and more.

God rest his soul.[attachment=20400:Reg_20Mc..._130x200.jpg]


I suppose this would be classed as "bruising" but the only sample of Mr Mackay's "literary" oevre I've seen is his "ghosting" of Paul Ferris's bloody awful whitewashed memoirs.
I know you can't really complain about a tabloid journalist taking money from wherever it is offered and not caring about what lies have to be spread, but I'm afraid it doesn't leave a high opinion of the man.
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post 29th Jul 2011, 02:36pm
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One's opinion of ANY man, is influenced by many things,... not least which end of the microscope you care to use,... or indeed comparisons/yardsticks.

My comments were based upon his extremely poignant, extraordinarily frank description, of what it is like, to suffer the late stages of a terminal illness, in his cancer diaries.

If you haven't read them, may I suggest you do, tarzan.
(you will find them in the daily record archives)
Whether or not he was of dubious morals (from a journalistic perspective) I am certainly not qualified to comment upon. There's one thing for sure,.. it won't be possible for you to drag him before a parliamentary committee!

Of course, I guess the subject matter of his work would've created enemies.
It takes a very brave or stupid man to write about such things in the first place - I know which impression I shall be left with.


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post 29th Jul 2011, 07:51pm
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I simply remember the man as "human' and as a fellow member of the Social Work, always enjoyed his casual approach to officialdom...even to stop what he was saying to open his tin and begin to roll a fag, but still alert enough to jump-in should the discussion start to deteriorate......quite a guy...!
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