Glasgow



Search for sexual attacker ongoing following West End assault

19th April 2022

Police think assault took place near Ashton Lane at the end of Saturday night, likely between 12.15-12.30am on Sunday. The police search launched on Sunday morning, where parts of Ashton Lane and nearby areas were closed off as part of the investigation. A source for The Glasgow Guardian confirmed that police are particularly interested in ...


UofG students declare candidacy for council elections in May

17th April 2022

The Glasgow Guardian catches up with the two students running for local council positions in the upcoming elections. With local elections shortly approaching on 5 May, The Glasgow Guardian speaks to two University of Glasgow students Jamie McGuire and Holly Moscrop who have declared their candidacy.  Jamie is running for Renfrew North and Braehead ward ...


Glasgow’s UCU branch passes motion allowing independent action

15th April 2022

Motion 5 passed at the last branch meeting will allow Glasgow’s UCU branch to coordinate their own dates and times for industrial action. At their last branch meeting UCU Glasgow passed motion 5 allowing industrial action to be taken outside of coordinated UCU strikes.  According to UCU Glasgow, this was necessary because it considered that ...


Glasgow city centre is becoming inaccessible

6th April 2022

In an attempt to ‘go green’, the bike paths constructed in the city centre provide a new accessibility nightmare. As the host of the COP26 climate summit, Glasgow was the focus of the world and the outcome of the discussions had hoped to pave the way for a sustainable future. Despite the disappointment of many ...


10 Glasgow academics receive fellowship of The Royal Society of Edinburgh

26th March 2022

The academics have been recognised as some of the greatest thinkers in Scotland today. Of 80 new Fellows of The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), 10 are University of Glasgow academics across the departments of engineering, law, and the humanities. Recognised as some of Scotland’s “greatest researchers”, the academics join the 1,700 Fellows of the ...


Glasgow wins Taxis Cup for first time in four years

24th March 2022

For the first time in four years, Glasgow won the Taxis Cup – Scotland’s largest student varsity sporting competition – against Strathclyde and Glasgow Caledonian University. The competition usually takes place annually, however returned this year following a three-year hiatus due to Covid-19. Just under 1,000 students participated across 21 fields of sport, including football, ...


Review: Derren Brown: Showman @ The King’s Theatre

18th March 2022

Fred reviews the infamous hypnotist’s latest stage show. Derren Brown’s particular blend of psychology, hypnotism and good old fashioned stage magic has rightly earned him a cherished place in British culture. His work on stage and screen is universally captivating, but it’s his charisma that elevates him above many of his contemporaries and tempers any ...


LGBTQ+ history month at UofG: performative activism and the bigotry of bureaucracy

18th March 2022

Jamie Martin uses their experience as an LGBTQ+ student to criticise the University’s performative activism while barriers to inclusion prevail. LGBTQ+ history month should be a time for remembrance and awareness. As a community, we take pride in ourselves for all that we have overcome, and we remember the battles our queer siblings fought for ...


Peter Bleksley, ‘MANHUNT’, and his search for Kevin Parle

18th March 2022

Theo Wilcocks interviews Peter Bleksley, a former undercover policeman tracking down Kevin Parle, whose undertakings in Glasgow may be crucial to Bleksley’s success. I managed to organise the meeting with Peter Bleksley on one of the few Saturday afternoons that he was free: QPR, his favourite football team, weren’t playing. This was congruous with the ...


Glasgow scores as 13th best city in the world for young people

27th February 2022

New research has placed Glasgow as the 13th best city in the world to live during your 20s. Data from the financial services platform Confused.com evaluated cities on factors they deemed as fundamental to ensuring maximum enjoyment for the younger generation. The data looked at various factors in cities from rent costs to the all-important ...