‘A great place to be a writer in’: The world according to ‘Trainspotting’ author Irvine Welsh

By Ross Adkin Twenty-five years ago Irvine Welsh’s debut novel “Trainspotting” burst out of the housing schemes and back alleys of post-industrial Scotland in a whirlwind of drugs, sex and violence that horrified and delighted critics alike. The novel’s protagonists have long since scammed, snorted and stolen their way to cult status – helped along […]