Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh

Interview: Irvine Welsh on his new novel, Trainspotting and Trump

Irvine Welsh has warned Trainspotting fans that the final escapades of its characters is “unlikely” to make it onto the big screen - despite saying he felt he had “no option” but to write a final book about them.

Irvine Welsh says the book will be the last time the four main characters are together

Irvine Welsh to launch final Trainspotting chapter at Leith party

Irvine Welsh is to host a huge warehouse party in his native Leith to launch the final instalment of his Trainspotting trilogy – in which one of his characters will be killed off.

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh vents over US plane delay due to iPad glitch

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh has vented his frustration at American Airlines after his plane was delayed due to a problem with the pilot’s iPad.

Mark E Smith died at home. Picture: TSPL

Irvine Welsh leads tributes to The Fall singer Mark E Smith

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh has led tributes to Mark E Smith following The Fall singer’s death at the age of 60.

Irvine Welsh is set to kill off one of the main Trainspotting characters in his upcoming book. Picture: Contributed

Irvine Welsh to kill off Trainspotting character in new book

Author Irvine Welsh is to kill off one of the main Trainspotting characters in his next book, it has been revealed.

Silverknowes beach Picture; Ian Georgeson

Forget Miami, Irvine Welsh names Silverknowes as ‘best beach’

Author Irvine Welsh has said that his favourite beach remains Silverknowes despite living 5 minutes from Miami Beach.

T2 was a box office success.

Irvine Welsh will meet with Trainspotting team to discuss new book

IRVINE Welsh has revealed he is set to hold talks in the coming weeks to discuss the potential of a third Trainspotting film.

Ken Buchanan, former world lightweight champion.

Irvine Welsh backs call for a Ken Buchanan statue

Efforts to create a permanent tribute to boxing great Ken Buchanan in Edinburgh have received a boost.

Irvine Welsh has written a film script based on the life story of Scottish music mogul Alan McGee.

Irvine Welsh film rejected for ‘not being Scottish enough'

It will chart the rise of the Scottish music industry mogul Alan McGee, has been penned by Irvine Welsh and will feature Trainspotting star Ewen Bremner in the lead role.

Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh takes part in a charity walk down Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Irvine Welsh kicks off 5,000 mile charity walking challenge

Writer Irvine Welsh urged walkers to Hoof it to Hyderabad as he kicked off the first mile of a 5,000-mile walking challenge.

Tramspotting: Irvine Welsh supports an extension of the line. Picture: Film4/Tristar Pictures

Trainspotting author supports tram extension through Leith

Irvine Welsh has voiced his support for the tram extension to Newhaven and has intimated that he’s in favour of money from the £1bn City Deal being used to pay for it.

Irvine Welsh arriving at the world premiere of Trainspotting 2 at Cineworld in Edinburgh. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Irvine Welsh drops hint about Trainspotting 3

Irvine Welsh has hinted teasingly at the possibility of a sequel to T2 Trainspotting ahead of Wednesday’s derby clash between Hibs and Hearts.

Neil Guthrie's recreations of iconic scenes from the film Trainspotting have taken the internet by storm.

Trainspotting ‘then and now’ series proves online hit

A SERIES of innovative then and now photos recreating iconic scenes from the original Trainspotting film has gone down a storm on social media.

Irvine Welsh feels that the current political situation will help to instil creativity in writers worldwide. Picture: Contributed

Irvine Welsh: Trump and Brexit will instil creativity

TRAINSPOTTING author Irvine Welsh believes we are living in “exciting times,” following the election of President Trump and the Brexit vote.

The famous opening scene features Renton and Spud running down Princes Street after stealing goods from John Menzies. Picture: Film4.

Five Trainspotting locations which have changed beyond recognition

IRVINE Welsh’s Trainspotting with its mean streets, drug-ridden council estates, and dodgy toilets showed the world a gritty side of Scotland’s capital they had never seen before.

Leith Theatre has been mothballed for a number of years. Picture:  Colin Hattersley

Trainspotting author plots Leith’s return to the stage

THESE days, it’s one of Edinburgh most fashionable areas, with a sparkling historic waterfront full of bars and restaurants, and enough of its old industrial and dockland heritage still present to give the place some edge and character.

Leith Theatre was opened in 1932 and was a regular venue for the Edinburgh International Festival until the early 1980s. Picture: Colin Hattersley

Irvine Welsh to lead campaign to restore Leith Theatre

Irvine Welsh is to spearhead a campaign aimed at reviving a neglected arts venue nearly 30 years after its last show.

Trainspotting poster. Renton. Picture, Film 4.

Trainspotting 2 posters released

With the new Trainspotting film hitting theatres soon, new posters have been released to promote the film.

Author Irvine Welsh has been nominated for a literary award.

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.
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