Sandy Macnair has lived most of his life in Edinburgh. Diagnosed as ‘chronically unambitious’ from an early age, he has been half-heartedly employed as a shop stockist, civil servant, warehouseman, picture-framer, library assistant, canvasser, machinist, bookshop assistant, cataloguer, postman, proof reader, salesman and courier, with numerous unemployed spells along the way. He has written regularly for the Scotsman, and also been published by the magazines Rebel Inc and Be Glad For The Song Has No Ending. A long time contributor to all the various Hibernian fanzines, he has also self-published numerous booklets on the club’s history. He also enjoys listening to ear-bleedingly loud rock music, going to gigs and festivals, hill walking and watching Hibs.
The Real Adventures of Irvine Welsh
Before he was famous, Irvine Welsh lived it large and for years Sandy Macnair was his wingman. Welsh was the restless instigator, looking for excitement, desperate to escape the tedium of a humdrum life. And Sandy was there to help pick up the pieces when it all went wrong. Learn More