New chapter for Glasgow’s Hielan Jessie

Billy Gold with Simone Buchholz.
Billy Gold with Simone Buchholz.

GLASGOW pub the Hielan Jessie took on an international flavour last month when it welcomed German author Simone Buchholz for a book signing.

The crime author’s newest book, River Clyde, is partially set in Glasgow and Buchholz had previously visited the pub in 2019 during a research trip to the city. The Hielan Jessie is one of several Glasgow pubs to appear in the story, which is dedicated to Tom Clark, a Hielan Jessie regular who took Buchholz on a guided tour of the nearby Barras during her visit.

To celebrate the book’s publication, Buchholz returned to the Hielan Jessie with 20 copies, which she signed for customers in exchange for a small donation to charity.

Hielan Jessie licensee, Billy Gold, said the signing raised over £100 for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.

As well as the Hielan Jessie, River Clyde features other well known hostelries including The Doublet, Tennent’s Bar and Stravaigin.