'Silence was crucial': Glasvegas's James Allan on soundtracking Return to Dunblane

'Silence was crucial': Glasvegas's James Allan on soundtracking Return to Dunblane
The songwriter reflects on the experience of conveying ‘extreme emotions’ in song, to accompany a new programme making 25 years since the school shooting

I was a teenager, walking through the art department at my school in the East End of Glasgow, when I heard the news about Dunblane. I never know how things affect me at the time they’re happening. I call myself emotionally slow, because it takes me time to be able to put a name on the emotions I’m feeling, or to realise how much something has shocked me. But I remember that moment – of the person telling me about a shooting at a primary school – so clearly, even now.

It shouldn’t be hard to talk about how you’re feeling, but for some reason it is. That’s why I’m so impressed with the families in the new documentary Return to Dunblane with Lorraine Kelly.
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