A shocking viral photo of hundreds of people queuing for food in the snow is now on the front of a charity single to help beat back the rising demand of food poverty in Scotland.
The Big Issue broke the story of how the Kindness Homeless Street Team (KHST) was feeding more than 200 people in sub-zero temperatures in Glasgow’s snowy George Square back in February.
The pic at the centre of the story, branded “devastating” by Scottish Labour Leader Anas Sarwar, has now inspired Bowie to release a charity single that is going head-to-head in the charts with Justin Bieber and Lil Nas X.
But the cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s Sound of Silence is more Scotsman than Starman and radio DJ George Bowie, not late pop icon David, is the mastermind behind the track alongside singer-songwriter Phil Campbell.
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KHST volunteer Andy Lockhard told The Big Issue the gesture is a welcome one as the group have seen the numbers of people needing support rise since February.