A film based on a Cambuslang man’s debut novel is set for its big screen release this weekend.
The Legend of Barney Thomson stars Trainspotting and The World is Not Enough star Robert Carlyle, which is based on the book The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson, which was written by Cambuslang man Douglas Lindsay.
The book was first published in 1999, in which a barber who longs for a boring life accidentally becomes a serial killer, with the film having been given its premier last month as part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. As well as starring in the film, Carlyle is also its director.
Douglas (51), a former Cathkin High pupil, flew in especially for the premiere in Edinburgh, as he now lives in Talinn in Estonia.
He wrote the first novel while living in Senegal - his wife Kathryn works for the Foreign Office - and Douglas said: “I had previously been working for the Ministry of Defence, based in Brussels, and when I arrived in Senegal with Kathryn, I had no job and not a huge number of prospects so I decided I could be a writer.
“Being newly married and in the first flush of romance, my wife agreed to this - and over the next three years, I probably wrote five or six books, including one about a Glasgow barber who accidentally