Lockdown



Pretty Preachers Club: “We’ve made all our music ourselves at home… DIY musicians have boomed over lockdown.”

11th January 2021

Music Editor Jodie Leith is joined by Hannah Berry and Martha McKay from Glasgow-based band Pretty Preachers Club to discuss their unique status as a DIY, lockdown-formed band, their debut EP Going Nowhere Fast and the ambitious plans the duo have in store. Logging into Zoom on the first day of the second official lockdown, ...


An app to help your mental health?

28th December 2020

Researchers at UofG are collaborating on an app to help mental health, but is the app store already filled with similar programmes? Over the course of this past year, the gradual escalation of the Covid-19 pandemic has not only dramatically disrupted many of our regular routines and activities, but the long-lasting implications of the disease ...


The airing of grievances

23rd December 2020

 As 2020 fades away, we air our grievances for the year. 2020 is thankfully coming to an end with some positivity in sight. We have a vaccine on the horizon, Trump is out of office, and the possibility of Holly getting into Hive again before she graduates no longer feels like a pipe dream.  Although ...


Christmas dinner: delivered

21st December 2020

These restaurants ship Christmas right to your door. The coronavirus pandemic has turned the country upside down, and has forced us to find new ways to celebrate the big occasions. This Christmas, many people will be spending the festive season alone or in smaller groups, and questioning whether the hassle of preparing and cooking a ...


The immunity issue with coronavirus

20th December 2020

With all this talk about vaccines, Sofia Della Sala discusses immunity in people who have already had Covid-19. There has been a lot of talk lately about our immunity towards Covid-19 and the antibodies associated with it. Before we get into the nitty-gritty of the topic, let’s quickly define what antibodies are and why we ...


Twelve days of Covid-mas

19th December 2020

On the twelfth month of Covid, Boris gave to me… Among all of 2020’s crazy events, the impact of Covid-19 has taken centre stage of every news bulletin. Even Brexit has been overshadowed in the British media by the government’s chaotic handling of the pandemic, giving us plenty to reflect on at the end of ...


The Vegan Leather: “Although lockdown was limiting in a way, it forced us to be more creative”

16th December 2020

Marie, Tom, and Gian from Paisley based art-synth quartet The Vegan Leather chat to The Glasgow Guardian about creating new music during lockdown, going back to their music roots and the awaited release of their new single Gloaming. The current global events have changed the face of the music industry as we know it. There ...


Community spirit is back in business

16th December 2020

Views columnist Rachel reflects on re-discovering a sense of community spirit during the pandemic. I decided to move back to my hometown during lockdown, rather than continuing to rent near the University. Living in Glasgow’s west end, I hadn’t become involved in anything going on around me or made any friends who lived nearby, and ...


Lockdown… but at what cost?

10th December 2020

Writer Joseph Holland argues that constant lockdowns aren’t a valid solution to the pandemic. But at what cost? That’s the story of coronavirus. The tragic loss of life, liberty, and livelihoods throughout 2020 is too much to begin to quantify. One thing which is for certain is that nobody could ever have predicted that the ...


Glasgow to enter tier 4 lockdown

17th November 2020

Pubs, restaurants and non-essential shops to close from 6pm on Friday 20 November. Glasgow City is set to enter tier four lockdown restrictions for three weeks from 6pm on Friday 20 November, first minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced. The first minister made the announcement in her Covid-19 press briefing at 2:20pm this afternoon. Under level ...