2020 August



Virtual sports, bookies’ favourites over lockdown

31st August 2020

Figures show a dramatic rise in stakes placed on virtual sports market over lockdown. It’s a warm summer afternoon at Crown Park, the pixilated figures in the stands tense for what is undoubtedly going to be a mighty clash between two top-rated sides of Leicester United and Manchester Blues, honourably hosted by Irish bookmakers PaddyPower. ...


TikTok killed the radio star

31st August 2020

Fred Bruce investigates the influence of social media sensation TikTok and why we shouldn’t discredit the “sounds” of today’s generation. A defining part of our millennial zeitgeist, Vine’s climb to the forefront of our collective consciousness was unlike anything the world had seen previously. Purchased by Twitter for $30m before its release to the public, ...


Movements that shaped us: Punk

31st August 2020

In the first of a series of articles examining movements in music which have shaped culture greatly, punk sets us off on a journey of defying societal norms, expressing individuality and rebelling against the unjust. Punk is a genre which has fluctuated in both its popularity in music and fashion since it came into being. ...


Glasgow Tories launch anti-fly-tipping Campaign

29th August 2020

Glasgow Tory leader Thomas Kerr told the Glasgow Guardian that the SNP have “neglected” Glasgow and is now becoming a “dumping ground” The Glasgow Conservative and Unionists have launched a campaign demanding Glasgow City Council reinstate bulk uplifts, a service suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, as the city begins to experience a ...


Stage to screen

29th August 2020

What does the Hamilton movie mean for the future of musical theatre? Broadway-to-film adaptations have long allowed people to enjoy the stories of musicals beyond their theatre run. While films based on musicals date as far back as the 1920s, this trend became increasingly popular in the 1950s and 60s with adaptations of The King ...


A Play, A Pie, and A Pint: Volume One

29th August 2020

Read six of the most critically acclaimed pieces staged at Oran Mor in one convenient book. For years, Glasgow’s residents, especially those in the West End, have been entertained at Oran Mor’s award-winning theatre program – A Play, A Pie, and A Pint. Having produced over 500 plays in the past 15 years, this lunchtime ...


Sandra White to stand-down as local MSP at Holyrood

29th August 2020

White has represented Glasgow Kelvin since 2011, and was a regional MSP for Glasgow since the first election to the Scottish Parliament in 1999. Local Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP), Sandra White, has announced she will be resigning as MSP for Glasgow Kelvin at next year’s Scottish Parliamentary election.  White revealed the announcement during a ...


Demanding diversity in video games

29th August 2020

Michelle Osborne explores diversity in video games and why it improves the gaming industry. Representation is important. It’s vital for people to see themselves represented in the world, whether it be in literature, politics, or academia. The need for inclusion is certainly overlooked in most areas of life, but especially in video games. I write ...


UofG to collaborate on project establishing geothermal energy as technology for the central belt

29th August 2020

James Watt School of Engineering researchers to take part in ground-breaking project to establish geothermal energy as a viable technology for Scotland’s central belt by creating at least three new geoenergy facilities. The University has recently unveiled its participation in a ground-breaking project to establish geothermal energy as a viable technology for Scotland’s central belt ...


Review: pillowtalk

28th August 2020

Live Witness Theatre deliver a new interpretation of theatre suited for the age lockdown. During lockdown people have either been forced to go without seeing their nearest and dearest, or have been forced to see them every second of every day. It’s taken a visible toll on many.  Following three couples during lockdown, Hayley Scott’s ...