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One step closer to equality

4th September 2012

Louise Wilson July 25th saw a huge leap forward for equal rights when it was revealed the Scottish government will be the first in the UK to legalise same-sex marriage. Currently, same-sex couples have the option to enter into civil partnerships, but the legislation for marriage will create equal rights for all couples. However, in light of the ...


Paralympic triumph?

4th September 2012

Jessica Secmezsoy-Urquhart Unlike the Olympics most of the population are oblivious to the origins of the Paralympics. The games started in Britain at our last games in 1948. It was created by Ludwig Guttmann after he saw the benefits of exercise for disabled veterans in the army hospital he worked in. There are different categories reflecting ...


The wee Green man of Scottish politics

4th September 2012

Oliver Milne & Sean Anderson Patrick Harvie is a little bit different. That’s immediately obvious when you step into his office. The white walls, filing cabinets and whiteboard are all standard issue and found in every political office from Orkney to Essex, but the piggy bank inscribed “saving up for weed” denotes a figure that ...


Sleeping Dogs Review

31st August 2012

Joseph Trotter Platform: Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC PEGI: 18+ Release: Now Developer: United Front Games Publisher: Spuare Enix If mimicking is the greatest form of compliment, then Sleeping Dogs is paying a lot of respect to Grand Theft Auto. There’s no beating around the bush here, so it may as well be got out ...


Jassy’s olympic blog, week two

8th July 2012

Jassy Earl blogs her adventures with the National Youth Theatre in London as she prepares to perform at the Olympic Games 2012. Day 8: Monday 2nd July Half rehearsals return again. Starts with an intense pilate type warm-up involving a series of sitting on a partner and pushing them to the absolute limit. After ...


Jassy’s Olympic blog, week one

8th July 2012

Jassy Earl blogs her adventures with the National Youth Theatre in London as she prepares to perform at the Olympic Games 2012. Day One: Monday 25th June 10am – 11pm: Welcome Chats and Getting to Know the Piece with Kane Husbands and Paul Roseby 11pm-1pm: Workshopping material and movement 2pm-4pm: Lifts and movement 4pm-5.30pm: ...


Get curious with Radiolab

30th June 2012

Sean Anderson If you’ve been keeping up with this mega-feature, you’ve now tried real ale and whisky, travelled across the hilly bits of Scotland, baked, ruined your sleeping pattern, taken up photography, revelled in Pharoah Sanders, and put your bat box on twitter. Done? Kay. Now let’s go back. Aaaall the way back to when ...


Try reading somewhere different

29th June 2012

Amy Westwell Read books this summer! Top three spots for blissful browsin’ The Mitchell library Now that school exams are over (so no more teenagers with crisp packets), a good reading place is the Mitchell Library. It’s big, with a cafe and a feeling of being a civic space, which one can fetishise if so ...


Take up the most rewarding of pastimes: photography

28th June 2012

Tommy Ga-Ken Wan The words “I’m bored” always provoke in me a pang of irritation. I usually resist the temptation to rant a list of possibilities at the speaker or writer: read a book, watch a film, cook a meal, eat it, go for a run, take a train to somewhere you’ve never been before, ...


Have a real pint

27th June 2012

Ellie Munro We all know that Tennent’s is horrible. Don’t try and deny it. We drink it because it’s cheap and, well, everywhere. But there is another world out there. A world of variety, craftsmanship and endless tasting notes. The world of Real Ale. Tomorrow sees the opening of the 2012 Scottish Real Ale Festival. ...