Quick witted, sharp-tongued Connor Lambert won’t take it any longer: the bullying, the secrets, the sympathy. He’s been dying for years, but he’s not dead yet. He’s going down fighting.

Forming an unlikely friendship with fellow juvenile delinquent Skeates, the pair stage a break out and set off on a crazy route across Scotland to find Connor’s dad, an inmate at Shotts prison. But Connor’s left two things behind – the medication he needs to keep him alive, and the girl who makes living bearable.

Dodging the police, joy riding and extreme partying – if Connor’s dying, he might as well enjoy one last wild adventure.


Listen to the songs that inspired Connor, Skeates and John Young.

Click on the links below

And a Bang on the Ear
The Waterboys
Biffy Clyro
Don’t you (Forget about Me)
Simple Minds
This is The Life
Amy Macdonald
The Warriors Code
Dropkick Murphys
Highway to Hell
Pencil Full of Lead
Paolo Nutini
Country Girl
Primal Scream
The Dark of the Matinée
Franz Ferdinand
King of the Road
The Proclaimers
What Makes a Good Man?
The Heavy
Need You Around
Smoking Popes
Don’t Go
Hothouse Flower

Search “Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist” or “Kelpies Edge” on Spotify