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The Hidden Lane

taking the interior design world by storm with their show-stopping pieces. One such current project of theirs is the re-upholstery of beautiful chairs for Glasgow’s Vivienne Westwood store. Artist and photographer Andy

Peutherer uses his studio, Under The Kitchen Sink, to create urban- inspired Scottish landscapes.


And finally, of course, nestled in the corner, the Hidden Tearoom offers fresh food in a chic setting to both tenants and visitors.

It really is time to lose yourself in The Hidden Lane – you never know what you might find there.

Over the years Joe has seen many success stories; Franz Ferdinand, Mogwai, Snow Patrol and Belle and Sebastian all spent time in The Hidden Lane – with some remaining there. Artists including Turner prize winner Jim Lambie make the cobbled street their creative home.

But Joe added: “Even if it’s not someone making a big name for themselves, they’re equally important to me. There are a couple of ladies who called themselves Bog Standard Art – The Hidden Lane gave them somewhere away from their homes.” Within the range from Bog Standard to world class come a host of other creative enterprises. These include the likes of Pink Grapefruit Furniture who are

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Shindigg, run by husband and wife team Derrick and Michelle Crews offers a distinctive line in bespoke laser-cut wedding stationery and artwork. It came about from the marriage of architectural model making and creativity.

The very quirky Walking Heads is also based in the Lane. They make streetwise audio tours with a difference.

Their tours – delivered as mobile apps – take you to exciting places and guide you off the beaten track, giving the inside story of cities and streets. As well as the community of makers, The Hidden Lane is also home to a thriving village of other businesses such as a yoga studio, meditation centre, model buildings, a record shop stocking obscure music and guitar lessons.

Claire Mulholland 1941 – 2013

Claire Mulholland – with her husband Joe – created The Hidden Lane. They transformed the semi-derelict old stables into a complex of studios where dozens of creative people can thrive. Claire was a stained glass artist of some standing whose works grace many churches including St Peter’s Church in Partick, and St Brendan’s in Yoker.

She was well known for her tireless fundraising for Leukemia research following the tragic death of her first daughter Ciara from the disease at the age of three. Her efforts earned her the title Scotswoman of the Year in 1979. But this was just part of the

story, through her life Claire was an artist, a teacher and a journalist. In short she was an inspiration whose loss will be sorely felt by many. | 25

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