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The third issue of the Edinburgh & Glasgow magazine was also the last (as of now). Although I had a fourth issue planned – it would have a Halloween theme – by this point I had begun to move back on to concentrating on the Canadian Boys series. This effectively ended the Edinburgh & Glasgow series after only a few months, as I had created it mostly just to cash in on the Scottish independence referendum and the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
That’s not to say the final issue wasn’t filled with the usual fun, funnies and games. Because it was the all-important referendum that month, I focused it on that, making the comic story (named Viva La Independence) all about it, and even an ‘Ask Alex Salmond’ column featuring the former Scottish National Party (SNP) leader answering (fictional) questions from readers.
(SPOILER: Scotland said no, so they’re staying in Britain… for now. They may have another referendum in the future however, because of the uncertainities from Brexit.)
In this issue:
- New characters: Greenock, Gourock, Oban, Stirling, Lossiemouth, Thurso and Wick
- All about Scottish cuisine
- Spot the Difference with Edinburgh and Glasgow
- Scrambled Scotch Eggs (which has nothing to do with actual Scotch eggs)
- Comic: Viva La Independence
- Ask Alex Salmond
- Next time… (although there actually was no ‘next time’, since I stopped creating the magazine after the unfinished fourth issue)