2019 November



Urgent call for government to ban winter evictions

18th November 2019

Joanne Krus Deputy News Editor Glasgow City Council has unanimously supported a motion to prevent evictions during the winter and are now urging the Scottish Government to join them. A housing union is urging the Scottish Government to back their campaign calling for a “winter break” on evictions. Living Rent, a Scottish Tenants’ Union, said ...


Glasgow George’s Square Christmas tree lights switch-on tomorrow

16th November 2019

Rachel Stamford News Editor Christmas is coming early in George’s Square as the annual Christmas tree lights switch-on commences holiday festivities throughout the city. Glasgow will officially begin spreading holiday cheer as the annual Christmas tree lights switch-on takes place tomorrow in George’s Square. The event kicks off Glasgow Loves Christmas, which is six weeks ...


University of Glasgow recalls exchange students in Hong Kong

15th November 2019

Ollie Rudden Deputy News Editor The 19 Glasgow exchange students are among the many being recalled from universities across the world. The University of Glasgow is recalling its students currently studying in Hong Kong. The announcement was made via Twitter, where the University of Glasgow said they are in “close contact” with students in Hong ...


NHS Scotland gets £10m to help with winter pressures

15th November 2019

Ollie Rudden Deputy News Editor Funding to help with “particular pressures” of winter, such as health boards and the ambulance service, to prepare for unpredictable winter months. NHS Scotland is to get an additional £10m cash boost to help cope with the winter months, the Health Secretary has announced. Jeane Freeman, Cabinet Secretary for Health ...


Review: Tosca by Scottish Opera

15th November 2019

Inanna Tribukait Environmental Correspondent Puccini’s opera takes you on an encapsulating roller coaster of terror and joy. The Scottish Opera presents a revival of Anthony Besch’s 1980 staging, the setting adapted from 1800 Italy to Fascist control in the 1940s — a change, which may have been radical at the time it was first staged, ...


Review: Everyday Racism exhibition at Glad Cafe

15th November 2019

Sabina Dominguez Writer The exhibition that hopes to highlight the impact of microaggressions. Everyday Racism is a series of 10 environmental portraits exploring instances of micro-acts of racism. This powerful project is the result of more than three years of collaboration between the photographer Karen Gordon and people from minority ethnic backgrounds in Glasgow and ...


If you do one thing this month…

13th November 2019

Culture Editors Quickfire recommendations from our Culture Team. Watch screenings and live performances at: moving image festival Hanging Out on 16 and 17 November at Tramway. Featuring exhibits exploring themes of repetition, memorial, outside-ness and gesture, tickets can be purchased for £5-6. https://www.tramway.org/events/pages/event-details.aspx?event=1/artists-moving-image-programme-2019-h...


Irn-Bru brings back 120-year-old recipe

13th November 2019

Lex Partridge Writer Scotland’s favourite soft drink brings back a classic full-sugar recipe for Christmas. The “old and unimproved” Irn-Bru recipe, first created in 1901, will be available in stores across Scotland at a premium price of £2 a bottle from 2 December. As this recipe has already enjoyed its first centenary, it is thought ...


Why do we love The Apprentice?

13th November 2019

Mary Horner Writer A look into The Apprentice, now in its 15th season, and the allure behind the shows façade. It’s that time of year again where our TV screens are graced with a weekly dose of drama, backstabbing and deceit. I am of course talking about The Apprentice. The competition-fuelled business show is now ...


Trisha Paytas and the problem of individualism

13th November 2019

Roman Long Writer Controversy has emerged after Trisha Paytas came out as a female to male trans person, with some of the trans community claiming it was all an attempt at clickbait: however, should someone’s sexuality be denied or questioned so intensely? Earlier this month, Trisha Paytas published a video to her popular YouTube channel ...