Inside one of Scotland’s first reggae clubs during the ’70s-’80s





An intimate interview with Maureen and Jeffrey Daley.

A new interview explores one of Scotland’s first reggae clubs during the 1970s-1980s.

Dissatisfied with Edinburgh’s club offerings, Maureen and Jeffrey Daley — the parents of designer Nicholas Daley — launched a Sunday reggae night at local club The Place.

As their audience grew, they toured their club nights around various Scottish cities, with Jeffrey on DJ duties as ‘I’Man Slygo’ and Maureen taking care of tickets and other ‘roadie’ tasks, hosting live acts such as Aswad and Misty In Roots.

Speaking to Nabihah Iqbal, the duo recall the dynamics of running a club at the time, as well as how fashion and music intertwined – the latter of which serves as integral inspiration for their son Nicholas’ work.

Maureen and Jeffrey also selected six key records from the club’s history, from Aswad, Fabian, Culture, Lorna Bennett, and Jacob Miller.

The interview coincides with the NOW Gallery’s exhibition celebrating Nicholas Daley’s work, which is open until the 4th July 2021.

Listen to the interview in full above, and head here for more information on the exhibition.


1. Aswad – Warrior Charge
2. Fabian – Prophecy
3. Culture – Calling Rastafari
4. Culture – Two Sevens Clash
5. Lorna Bennett – Breakfast In Bed
6. Jacob Miller – Breakfast In Bed