2020 January



Extinction Rebellion block off Shell petrol station in Glasgow

22nd January 2020

Ollie Rudden Deputy News Editor The group blocked off the station to protest its role in the climate crisis. Members of Extinction Rebellion blocked off a Glasgow petrol station on Saturday 12 January to highlight the ongoing climate crisis. The protesters of the environmentalist group blocked access to the Shell petrol station at Eglinton Toll ...


Voting opened for SSE Live Awards 2020

22nd January 2020

Ollie Rudden Deputy News Editor The awards let the public vote for their favourite act at the SSE Hydro. Voting has now opened for the SSE Live Awards. The awards run by SSE allow the public to vote for their favourite act to have performed at the SSE Hydro Arena in 2019. Voting is not ...


Cairn Estate Agency letting down students

22nd January 2020

Sam Doak Investigations Editor Cairn Estate and Letting fails to inform tenants of compromised email account. A series of emails obtained by The Glasgow Guardian appear to show that an email account owned by Cairn Estate and Letting Agency has been compromised, potentially exposing the personal information of numerous tenants. The Glasgow Guardian is aware ...


QMU EGM cancelled again due to low turnout

20th January 2020

Jordan Hunter Reporter The Queen Margaret Union’s (QMU) Extraordinary General Meeting was cancelled due to the low turnout.  Their current constitution requires that 40 members in the first 30 minutes attend the meeting in order for decisions to be valid. Only 32 students attended the meeting on 17 January in this time span.  The Union ...


LGB Alliance launch causes rift in Glasgow

19th January 2020

Laurie Clarke Production Manager Glasgow businesses have been subject to divisive criticism following the launch party of organisation LGB Alliance. The event was hosted in Oran Mor last night and the Byres Road pub has since received numerous calls to boycott.  Following the event, a member of the party was then allegedly ejected from LGBT+ ...


Gerry Cinnamon: Legend in the making or glorified gush?

12th January 2020

Liam Murray Writer Everybody loves a local legend, but is the Scot’s success limited by his nicheness? Say what you want about Gerry Cinnamon, but his evident popularity illustrates the undying demand for simple, stripped-back guitar music in an age where rock ‘n’ roll appears to be sinking in a sea of saturated blandness. That’s ...


Glaswegians protest against US-Iran conflict

12th January 2020

Joanne Krus Deputy News Editor Protestors are demanding that the U.K. has no involvement in any potential U.S. retaliation in Iran.  Approximately 200 people gathered on the Buchanan Gallery Steps on Monday to protest the United States’s assasination of Iranian senior military general Quassem Suleimani. The protest was organised by the Stop the War Coalition, ...


Review: Thirty Plays In Sixty Minutes – a first-rate addition to the Scottish Theatre scene

11th January 2020

Angus Gillies Deputy Culture Editor – Film and TV Live Witness Theatre’s opening production breaks waves In November, I, along with a sold-out crowd of 120 others, witnessed Live Witness Theatre’s first-ever production Thirty Plays in Sixty Minutes. As opposed to starting life as a theatre company with just the one play (an outrageously conservative ...


Forensic expert to host Glasgow lecture on the psychology of serial killers

7th January 2020

Chloe Waterhouse Music Editor A talk exploring the psychology of famous serial killers is coming to The Garage in March and April. “The Psychology of Serial Killers”, hosted by forensic expert and lecturer Jennifer Rees will debunk the common myths attached to these barbaric murderers, explore the psychology of their actions and examine bone-chilling case ...


Fopp Byres Road to close at the end of January, HMV confirms

7th January 2020

Ollie Rudden Deputy News Editor Music retail store Fopp on Byres Road is set to close by the end of the month, confirms owner HMV. The store has been in danger of closing multiple times in the last two years but was saved after securing a new owner in February of last year. However, in ...