New Town Killers 23rd September 08

Richard Jobson's new movie NEW TOWN KILLERS will be shown at the BFI FILM FESTIVAL, at the ODEON WEST END on 28th and 30th October 2008.



Richard Jobson takes us on a tension-packed joyride through Edinburgh streets.

Teenager Sean Kelly (James Anthony Pearson) lives with his sister Alice (Liz White) on a rough housing estate on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

With their parents gone and prospects limited, the pair struggle to get by.

Alice has accumulated serious debts, and now lenders are ruthlessly calling them in.

Desperate to get his sister out of trouble, Sean is presented with the chance by two mysterious strangers, Alistair (Dougray Scott) and Jamie (Alastair Mackenzie), who will give him the money he needs if he takes part in a hide and seek game over the course of one night.

Fanfares in the Sky - Sept 22nd 08

It's been a long time coming, and after some serious head scratching and many a late night, here it is, the new SKIDS FANS SITE.

Cob and CaL would like thank you all for your patience and fantastic contributions to the site.

We hope you like it.

Cob n CaL



The Masquerade Ball Skids Fan Gathering 05/07/08

On Saturday 5th July 2008, Skids fans from all over the world arrived in Dunfermline to celebrate the music of the Skids at our annual fans gathering at the toon's Corner Music Bar.

The evening kicked off with Edinburgh punk band 'The Axidents' who played a superb set and finished off with the Skids classic 'Out of Town'.

Next up, a stunning acoustic set from Big Country legend, Bruce Watson.

Bruce was joined onstage by son, Jamie (what a guitar player) with Jane Button providing the most beautiful backing vocals (especially on Fragile Thing).

I count myself very lucky to have witnessed Bruce's magical set in a small venue, it was awesome.

Stuart Adamson's 50th Birthday

The music was loud, the mood was fantastic as fans celebrated STUART ADAMSON'S 50th birthday.

Tappie Toories in Dunfermline (Stuart's former pub) was jumping with music all day and night from THE SKIDS, BIG COUNTRY and THE RAPHAELS.

Fans were also treated to a solo set from Big Country legend BRUCE WATSON and son JAMIE, (with me on backing vocals!).

Thanks to everyone who turned up to pay their respects to Stuart.

Skids legend, Bill Simpson also joined in the celebrations taking the time to chat with fans, great stuff.

Many thanks to John who runs Tappies, for his warm hospitality.

A message from Richard, Bill and Mike - Friday 11th April

From Richard
Hi all you skids fans out there.......

I am currently immersed in filming my new movie in Edinburgh, so will not be able to join you all in Dunfermline tonight to celebrate what would have been the 50th Birthday of the late great Stuart Adamson.

But I will take a private moment to reflect and remember his genius and his wonderful spirit, like you, I loved the way he played, so today, let's get his music playing everywhere. Have a great one everybody. Richard Jobson


Remembering Stuart Adamson Friday 11th April 2008

Friday 11th April would have been Stuarts 50th Birthday
Our thoughts are with his friends and family on this day.
Thanks for the music and the memories.
Please leave messages on the Big Country message board and the Skids fan website forums.


The 2008 FANS GATHERING will be held on JULY 5TH at the CORNER MUSIC BAR, DUNFERMLINE. This venue has history.
THE SKIDS used to meet in here after their rehearsals in the early days when it was named THE CASTLETON.
Rumour has it, that this was the place they decided on the name THE SKIDS. More details COMING SOON.......

RICHARD JOBSON taunted English guests at Burns party

Punk legend RICHARD JOBSON taunted English guests at the Burns party, branding them thick and poorly endowed.

The Dunfermline born former SKIDS front man was master of ceremonies at the event.

Film maker Jobson, 47, chuckled " What's the second most favourite song in the universe? Auld Lang Syne.

" What's the most famous song in the world? Happy Birthday, well done! "

It was the Scottish people around who got that.

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