AN anthology of poems, short stories and artwork, celebrating all the characteristics of Glasgow and its people, has been published.

Tip Tap Flat, a collaboration between the University of Glasgow and Glasgow School of Art, is on sale now and contains contributions submitted by staff and students, some of whom have put pen to paper creatively for the first time.

The project has been almost a year in the planning and is the brainchild of the two institutions' recent writer in residence, Louise Welsh.

The Glasgow-based author put out a request for submissions last year and co-edited the entries with a team of students, whittling them down to a final 50.

She said: "We invited people to write in any kind of creative form, so there's been poems, extracts from novels and short stories,

"There's also been a lot of experimental writing.

"The book itself will be very tight as it's an anthology, but the pieces inside them are very different in the forms they take."

Louise, who completed her 18-month appointment as writer in residence in April, was overwhelmed by the response to her idea.

She said: "I've seen so much talent and interesting work and I thought it would be really great if we could put some interesting stuff into a book."

l Tip Tap Flat is on sale at £6.99 online and at Glasgow branches of Waterstones and online at Amazon.