Category Archives: The Ossians

Sunday Mail – [3/5]

This album is a companion to a book – The Ossians – based on a band’s adventures. It’s written by Doug Johnstone, a band member of Scottish outfit Northern Alliance. This is a quirky collection of songs with a Scottish … Continue reading

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Margaret Chrystall, Highland News [4/5]

Now this is a bit complicated. This mini-abum’s the last release of a fictional band whose Highland tour is at the core of the new novel The Ossians. Seven tracks of fiendish indie, sometimes sweet, sometimes blisteringly noisy and sometimes … Continue reading

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The Scotsman, 28.03.08 [3/5]

THINGS could have turned out very differently for these guys if their volatile frontman Connor Alexander hadn’t blown their best chance for a record deal last year. The road to their demise is traced in Doug Johnstone’s new novel, The … Continue reading

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Daily Record, 28.03.08

THAT busy boy Doug Johnstone, not content with fronting the great Northern Alliance and writing a novel, Tombstoning, has gone one better. He’s put the two together and has now written a book called The Ossians and released a mini-album … Continue reading

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