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Mike Baillies' Mapex Meridian Drums For Sale

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)


Here’s your chance to purchase Mike Baillies’ Mapex Meridian Drum Kit.

Mapex Meridian kit with maple shells, 22x18 bass drum, 14x5 ½ snare drum, 10x8 rack tom, 12x9 rack tom, 14x14 floor tom, 16x16 floor tom. (Full set of Evans heads)

Hardware consists of : 4x cymbal stands, hi-hat pedal, bass drum pedal, snare drum stand and drum stool. Cases for kit are included. (No hardware case)

If you want to bid, send us a private message with your bid.

Good luck.

Thank you

Posted on May 22, 2018 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (2)


On behalf of Richard, Bruce, Jamie, Mike and myself we would like to thank everyone who helped and contributed to a fantastic, joyous and memorable weekend, one we will treasure in our hearts for a very long time.

The sun shone brightly on the Auld Grey Toon, welcoming our many fans who had travelled from near and far to attend this special celebration of all things Skids. It was lovely to meet dear friends once again and to make many new ones over the weekend which in itself was an absolute joy.

Special thanks must go to all involved especially to both Calums of PJ Molloys, the organisers of the exhibition at Carnegie Library and Museum, Brian and Debbie Jobson for The Old Town Barber Club gin bar, Ian Moir of Fire Station Creative and everyone else who helped make this event a great success.

Special thanks to Martin Metcalfe, Rory, Nick, Gordon, Duncan, John, Cal, Smid, Iain, Hendy, Joanne, Colin, Laura and of course Eggo.

Lets do it again


Official Exhibtion Opening

Posted on May 18, 2018 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Fantastic morning in the stunning Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries. We are all looking forward to seeing you all this weekend at the convention. Let's do this.

Tickets available from

Fire Station Creative

Posted on May 17, 2018 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Book Launch

Richard Jobson will be winding up The Skids Convention this weekend at Fire Station Creative with a reading from his new novel, The Speed of Life. There will be a Q&A afterward.

The novel tells the story of two time-travelling aliens who arrive on earth to discover the truth behind the words, music and changing faces of David Bowie.

Date: Sunday, 20th May

Time: 5:30pm.

Entry is free. Bar will be open.


Posted on May 9, 2018 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

We are delighted to announce there will be a very limited number of tickets available to buy for each of their shows at PJ Molloys as part of The Skids Convention 2018. These tickets will give fans access to gig only. Tickets on sale now >>

The Skids - 'Burning Cities' + Greatest Hits Live Show…/the-skids-burning-pj-mol…/8380645

The Skids - Full Band Acoustic Greatest Hits Show…/the-skids-full-pj-molloy…/8380665

Convention Merchandise

Posted on May 7, 2018 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Not long to wait now for the Convention weekend and the only chance to buy these exclusive tee-shirts

More exclusive merchandise to be revealed later this week

1 Year Ago Today

Posted on May 3, 2018 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Exactly 1 year ago today, we started our 40th Anniversary Tour in the fantastic PJ Molloys, Dunfermline.

We can't wait to play at PJ Molloys again at the convention on 19th/20th May where we will perform our new album Burning Cities in it's entirety for the one and only time.

Click for tickets…/the-skids-convention-201…/8114485

The Skids No Bad Words 1977-2017 by Richard Jobson

Posted on April 27, 2018 at 8:35 PM Comments comments (0)

No Bad Words includes all The Skids lyrics written by Richard Jobson with commentaries on selected songs from the first four albums and the whole of Burning Cities.

Hardback Edition

Limited edition, hand-numbered hardback signed by Richard Jobson

200 copies only, available direct from Bracketpress

152mm x 105mm, 192 pages, litho printed, Munken Premium Cream 90gsm, sewn binding, printed endpapers, ribbon marker, foil-blocked cover + full-colour dust jacket

£15 + P&P

Paperback Edition

152mm x 105mm, 192 pages, litho printed, Munken Premium Cream 90gsm, sewn binding, 8-page gatefold cover on Munken Rough 300gsm

£10 + P&P

Pre-order direct from

Books begin shipping 13th May, ahead of publication on the 19th.

Richard Jobson and The Skids Exhibition

Posted on April 27, 2018 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Get Ready Dunfermline. Richard Jobson and The Skids Exhibition opens today at the stunning Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries.