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Irvine Welsh in line for ‘best book’ prize

Irvine Welsh, James Kelman, Jenni Fagan and Maggie O’Farrel will all be competing for Scotland’s major literary honours this year.

Outlander is in the running to be named Scotland's greatest screen adaptation.

Outlander and Trainspotting in running to be named Scotland's top screen adaptation

Outlander, Harry Potter, Trainspotting and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie will battle it out against Rob Roy, The 39 Steps and Whisky Galore in a public poll to decide Scotland’s greatest screen adaptation.
McGregor dropped in to a North Berwick ice cream parlour for a large scoop of gelato. Picture: contributed

Ewan McGregor visits North Berwick ice cream parlour

HE’S the Scots movie star currently in Edinburgh filming the long-awaited sequel to Trainspotting.

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Younger versions of the four leads were spotted at the Cav. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Trainspotting 2 takes over Edinburgh’s Cav nightclub

THE original’s club scenes have a permanent place in movie history – presenting a hilarious and often squalid view of Edinburgh nightlife in the mid-1990s.

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Danny Boyle and Ewen Bremner on the set of Trainspotting 2. Picture: Neil Hanna

Trainspotting 2: Irvine Welsh promises to let Boyle do his job

IRVINE Welsh has insisted he won’t be interfering in the filming of the sequel to Trainspotting.

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Irvine Welsh: I’ve made Edinburgh cool

Trainspotting novelist Irvine Welsh has claimed his books have given the world a different perspective of Edinburgh.

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Garry Fraser is relishing the opportunity of working with Danny Boyle. Picture: Greg Macvean

‘Schemie’ Garry Fraser lands job on Trainspotting 2

HE is the former heroin addict who once believed the best he could hope for was a life in prison.

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Irvine Welsh is feeling relaxed about the Trainspotting sequel. Picture: Colin Hattersley

Irvine Welsh on Trainspotting 2, Twitter trolls and Edinburgh life

NEWS that filming is finally under way on the long-awaited Trainspotting 2 couldn’t have come soon enough for fans.

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Shooting of Trainspotting 2 movie begins

FILMING of the eagerly-awaited sequel to Trainspotting has begun, Scottish director Danny Boyle has revealed.

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Robert Carlyle as Begbie in Trainspotting. Picture: YouTube

Irvine Welsh and Robert Carlyle to discuss Begbie at Edinburgh event

THE author of Trainspotting and the actor who portrayed the book’s most volatile character will discuss Francis “Franco” Begbie at Edinburgh International Book Festival this April.

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Robert Carlyle as Begbie in Trainspotting

Robert Carlyle: Trainspotting 2 script ‘one of the best I’ve ever f***ing read’

ROBERT CARLYLE has revealed that the script for Trainspotting Two is “one of the best” he’s ever read.

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JK Rowling crowned top writer on Twitter

HARRY Potter creator JK Rowling has been named Scotland’s most influential author on Twitter – ahead of Irvine Welsh and Ian Rankin.

Robert Carlyle portrayed Francis Begbie in Trainspotting. Picture: Contributed

Irvine Welsh to publish Francis Begbie novel

IRVINE Welsh is to publish a new novel centred on Trainspotting hard man Francis Begbie, it has been revealed.

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Robert Carlyle as Begbie in the 1996 film Trainspotting. Picture: Contributed

Trainspotting 2: What to expect from Danny Boyle’s sequel

EARLIER this month, filmmaker Danny Boyle committed to helming a sequel to Trainspotting, his bleak yet bitingly funny portrayal of squalor and addiction in an economically depressed 1980s Edinburgh.

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