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International Spotlight: Yemen

10th February 2022

A shattering New Year… In Scotland, at New Year, we have the bells. In Yemen, there are only the bells of war, starvation, and unfulfilled promises. Despite a civil and proxy war that has ravaged Yemen for the last decade, the UK cut aid to the country by 60% in the most recent curtailing of ...


What progress has been made this Harm Awareness Month?

8th February 2022

Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn speaks again to Peter Krykant, ardant drug policy reform campaigner, following this year’s Harm Awareness Month, about the changes that have been made surrounding drug support since last year. Peter Krykant has long been campaigning for changes to be made to drug policy in Scotland. I first spoke to Peter after receiving ...


Coronavirus, climate crisis, and cognitive decline: Happy New Year!

5th February 2022

At a time of year reserved for new beginnings, Editor-in-Chief Hailie Pentleton reflects on the personal and collective hopelessness many of us were infected with throughout 2021. In the hour before the bells conjured up a clean slate, a friend suggested that we all shared our favourite moments of 2021 with one another. I felt ...


I want you to read my diary

1st February 2022

Is it a cardinal sin to read another’s diary? Writer Constance Roisin contemplates for whose eyes the author truly intends to write. A friend of mine (in fact my old babysitter) kept a diary after breaking up with her girlfriend. In it she wrote long and sincere entries about her heartbreak. Then, one day, she ...


What ‘One Day’ means to me

23rd January 2022

Writer Eloise Bishop discusses the theme of this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day and reflects poignantly on her own visit to Auschwitz. I first visited the former Nazi concentration and death camp, Auschwitz, nearly three years ago as part of the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Lesson From Auschwitz project. The project aims to increase young people’s understanding ...


Mistletoe and wine, consumerism ain’t fine

24th December 2021

Features Columnist Niamh Flanagan emphasises why we need to bin this particular Christmas tradition. We are almost at Christmas day. The festive tension is palpable, Mariah Carey can be heard around every corner you turn, and every other shop window is festooned with red, green and gold. Whether you’re a tree up on the first ...


A tradition is born: Harry Potter

20th December 2021

Features Columnist Margaret Hartness explores the reasons for the seasonal attraction of the Harry Potter franchise. Tradition – a simple word but a universal concept with so much emotion, history, and pride attached to it. If we were to pair its dictionary definition with a picture, Christmas appears to be worthy of the mantle. Ripe ...


COP diaries: day 11

12th December 2021

Wednesday 10 November There were a few events I’d been keen to attend on Wednesday, but I was also conscious that the end of the second week was fast approaching and I’d not ventured too much further out from the press hub or the plenaries. I decided to wander from the media centre – after ...


COP diaries: day ten

4th December 2021

Tuesday 9 November The pressure was ramping up by this point. It was Tuesday of the second week, and this time, on approaching the conference entrance, there were masses of protestors by the gates waving colourful banners happily in front of police officers. A bright yellow banner proclaiming “Indigenous Land Rights = Climate Justice” was ...


You are never too small to make a difference

30th November 2021

The Glasgow Guardian chats to local secondary school climate activists about COP26 and their mission to educate people on the climate crisis through social media. On Friday 5 November, Glasgow’s streets were taken by a storm in the form of 25,000* activists of all ages calling on world leaders to take the necessary steps to ...