Entry 14 – Young Detectives – Preparation

6 June 2014 On the morning of the Fair the skies over Govan and beyond were an unbroken ocean of dreamy paradise. No ominous clouds loomed over the horizon, no rain was forecast. The slightest breeze hung in the air, seemingly waiting for the moment when people were just beginning to feel the effect of Read more

Entry 13 – Young Detectives – Donna’s Despair

5 June 2014 The early days of summer heat were gone, replaced with torrential rain. The whole day had seen rain so heavy it had pooled on the roads and pavements before it could reach the drains. The few people who had been brave enough to go out had led dances on their tiptoes looking Read more

Entry 10 – Young Detectives – Phil & Andy

3 June 2014 “Sirens, go.” Andy hit the button on the console as Phil stamped his foot on the floor. The roaring engine competed with the wailing siren. Rubber squealed as the car accelerated down Helen Street. Andy replied to the radio. “Car 4K responding en route, will advise when on scene, over.” Andy was Read more

Entry 7 – Young Detectives – Donna

2 June 2014 “Em hello,” “Aye come on what, I’ve no’ got all day.” “Four sausage rolls and two coffees please.” Donna picked out the rolls and slipped them into a bag. The police officer made a motion as if to correct her that she saw out the corner of her eye as she turned Read more

Entry 2 – Young Detectives – Introducing the Characters

Over the course of the Young Detectives updates various Govan ‘characters’ will be featured to give a cross-section of society and show the effect of the We Are Listening project on the police and their standing in the community. The major players of the Young Detective story are laid out here, get to know them now Read more