From There… To Here

The social history of Wester Hailes

Young Sentinel

Back in the 1980s, the Sentinel included a regular Young Sentinel page with a mixture of articles, reports and reviews aimed at younger readers.  Often with a caustic music review, the page also included information and issues particularly relevant to young people.  Here are 3 pages from 1986.

young sentinel picturesSeptember 1986: School Holiday TV- Do Scots kids get a fair deal?  Back in the days of 4 terrestial channels, the article points out that TV programming favours English rather than Scottish holidays.  Remember Glen Michael’s Cavalcade?Samantha Fox  There’s also a music review on the death of pop music and a list of contendors including Samantha Fox and Belinda Carlisle.

November 1986: Images of Violence.  The article looks at violence on TV and asks where the line should be after the show Dempsey and Makepeace had been criticised for on screen violence.  There’s also a feature on F.M. who were supporting Magnum at the Playhouse.

December 1986: Just Another Song.  A detailed report following the process of taking a song idea to a recorded single by the band Shame.


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