Marie Dunlop was born in Anderston, Glasgow and moved out after starting school when the redevelopment of the area and the building of the Kingston Bridge started. She is a wife, a mother, a grandmother and a graduate of The Open University, reading English Language and Literature. She also does work within the homelessness sector. Set in Anderston in the mid-nineteen-sixties, Building Bridges is the second of her plays and she is currently working on a crime novel, again set in the West of Scotland.
The Grey Hill
The heart was getting ripped out of Anderson, just as it had been ripped out of Billy. Decisions have to be made, loyalties examined and painful truths faced. Better days were coming, however, in the promise of new corporation housing and it is against this backdrop of demolition and renewal that Building Bridges opens.