2019 November



Can you enjoy techno without MDMA?

26th November 2019

Liam Murray Writer On a night out in Edinburgh, out of curiosity, I once asked someone if they had ever been to Cabaret Voltaire. “No, it’s so smoky and full of techno music,” was the reply. We all subsequently went to Atik, one of the most stale club spaces I have ever seen. Naturally, I ...


Uncovering the history of bookbinding

26th November 2019

Aimee MacDonald Writer Although one might imagine that bookbinding is a lost art, it has very much survived the ravaging claws of mass production. Binding has a vibrant community much like any DIY or craft activity and it has maintained its prominence over the years. After seeing how passionate people are about this sacred art, ...


Are Scottish universities oblivious to racism on campus?

25th November 2019

Natasha Joibi Writer Last month, the BBC published an article about racial harassment being a “common experience” for staff and students at Scottish universities. Citing a report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), the article said some institutions were “oblivious” to the severity of the problem. Notably, the report also indicated that incidences ...


From Glasgow to … Bute

25th November 2019

Daniel Dolan Writer Glasgow residents have a long-standing tradition of taking day trips “doon the watter”; visiting seaside towns in Ayrshire and Argyll, or one of the islands in the Firth of Clyde. Perhaps the most popular of these easily accessible locales is the Isle of Bute.  Getting to Bute is even easier now than ...


A Shift in Glasgow? Aye, Right.

25th November 2019

Jamie Byrne Writer I take a very slow breath. The idea that Rangers have finally overcome being the second biggest team in Glasgow has just been presented as a pitch in the Glasgow Guardian contributors’ meeting, following a weekend where Celtic lost against Livingstone, as well as conceding the top spot of the Scottish Premiership ...


Scotland’s green transition: a necessary struggle for the future

24th November 2019

Lucia Posteraro Writer Disclaimer: This article was authored by a University of Glasgow student as part of a data journalism traineeship offered by ClimateTracker.org. This organisation is not affiliated with the Glasgow Guardian, and the paper received no remuneration for this article’s publication.  What forms of intervention can the Scottish government engage in as part ...


“It’s all in your head”: How physical brain changes affect mental health

24th November 2019

Euan Findlay Writer Mental illness has long been subject to misconception. Having experienced struggles with anxiety and depression myself, I am all too aware of the stigmas and misunder  that many others have around the conditions. “It’s all just in your head” is a prime example. However, while this statement is largely insensitive and vastly ...


The Bard behind bars: Theatre as therapy

24th November 2019

Blair Cunningham Theatre Editor Fights between prisoners are a common occurrence: drugs, gangs, and the fact that hundreds of humans with a tendency for violence are crammed into small spaces together, are unsurprising factors. But in some prisons, noses and arms are instead being broken over who will get to wear Joseph’s Technicolour Dreamcoat. Therapy ...


University of Glasgow and UCU Glasgow issue joint statement in lead-up to strikes

22nd November 2019



Inanna Tribukait Environmental Correspondent The dispute is over pensions, pay, casualisation, equality and workloads. The University of Glasgow and the University and College Union (UCU) Glasgow have issued a joint statement in the lead-up to the strikes that will take off nationwide on Monday.  While the strike will still be going ahead, both parties have ...


A guide to the best independent record stores in Glasgow

22nd November 2019

Charys Newton Writer Rubadub, Howard Street A must-visit for any discerning electronic music fan, Rubadub has been at the heart of the scene in and around Glasgow since its inception in 1992. Opening in Paisley with the primary aim of bringing quality techno to Scotland, Rubadub has remained a creative hub for both producers and ...