Happy to dine solo
More than seven in 10 Scots don’t mind eating out on their own, research shows.
The survey, by Jury’s Inn, found that 72 per cent of adults enjoy dining out alone.
One in four – 25 per cent – in Edinburgh had done so in the last month, two per cent more than in Glasgow.
Only 27 per cent wouldn’t consider eating solo publicly.
In an era before Twitter, Facebook and blogging, their simple silkscreen-printed posters delivered a powerful graphic message, which became street campaigners’ weapon of choice.
Striking workers, anti-apartheid activists, tenants protesting rent hikes, Trotskyists, young Communists and Irish solidarity organisations were just some of the groups who flocked to the workshop, which had a “pay what you can afford” policy.
Their simple yet powerful posters were plastered on buildings all over London and brandished at demos upp and down the country by peopleple intent on bringing about social and political change.
Now, 50 yearss on, one of the workshop’s foundingnding members, Sam Lord, has written a book about the collective,ective, whose revolutionary artrt became the blueprint of the era.
The former artt teacher, who now works a smallholding mallholding near Ayr, says the posters may be five decadescades old but many of the messagesssages are just as powerful today. day.
Sam, 73, said: “Does the Poster Workshop deservesserves its place in history? I supposeose it does – that’s why, when I was out of action last yearr after a knee op, I decided ded to pen a book.
“The posters rs were simple but t the powerful messages they conveyed half a century ago are, sadly, still relevant today.
“Homelessness , ant i - Semitism and racism
IMPACT Some of Sam’s favourite posters include Guy F POSTER BOY