Glasgow Banter

London has ‘apples and pears’ and ‘china plates’, Glasgow has ‘gonnae no dae that’ and ‘pure dead brilliant’. We all love the Glasgow Banter. Iconic, well known and famed by Rab C and Jack and Victor, it has been given a new lease of life by female photographer, Lesley Williamson.

Lesley Williamson Lipstick and Loathing

Combining her passion for photography with her love for design, Lesley used the Glasgow landmarks and loves she captured to create the Glasgow Banter range. Gaun yersel’! I love cool photos and something a bit different and this range is right up my street. Shot using aged filters, Lesley has captured iconic Glasgow images and turned them into a very cool range of homewares and stationary.

If you wanted to bring a dose of that Glasgow banter into your home or let your friends in on the lingo, then check out Lesley Williamson Photography. Inspired by her travels and love of nature, self taught Leslie established her company and wanted to create quirky and innovative photographs.

Lesley Williamson Lipstick and Loathing

Typical Scottish ‘touristy’ products are normally doodles of haggis playing bagpipes or sheep wearing ‘see you Jimmy’ hats. Not at all cliché. Leslie has brought a cool, quaint and stylish edge to the market and her products are loved, not just by us Scottish folk, but by those as far afield as America and Australia.

 Lesley Williamson Lipstick and Loathing Lesley Williamson Glasgow Banter Lipstick and Loathing

My favourite is the ‘Tea Jenny’ range. I definitely think I could fit the placemats and coasters into my current living room décor! I do love a good cup of tea and often start the day with two cups prior to getting going. So, I’d say it describes me perfectly.

Lesley Williamson Lipstick and Loathing

If you still have Christmas presents to buy, or you just want to treat yourself, check out the Glasgow Banter range and prepare to be hooked. It is honestly Pure Dead Brilliant!

Lesley’s Glasgow Banter range is available to buy on her website here or in a range of shops across the city. Prices start at £2.50. As well as this, Lesley has a Scottish Landscape collection, which is quite spectacular.



  1. December 16, 2015 / 10:05 am

    Wow Gillian! Thank you so much, what a lovely post! 🙂

    • Gillian
      December 16, 2015 / 10:09 am

      Glad you like it Lesley! It was a pleasure to write! X

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