Lockdown



Another bump in the road

12th October 2020

With fresh government restrictions being regularly re-introduced, it’s crucial that we adopt measures where possible that help us convene safely and allow society to retain a sense of normality On 4 October 2020, elite athletes took part in the annual London Marathon after it was originally scheduled to be held on 26 April. The 40th ...


Lockdown sees smoking decreased but an increase in alcohol consumption and psychological distress

12th October 2020

A study led by the University of Glasgow has analysed trends during early lockdown. A recently published study led by the University of Glasgow has shown that during the Covid-19 lockdown saw alcohol consumption increase, whilst smoking declined. The study analysed trends in mental health and changes in associated behaviours during the first month of ...


A lockdown to remember: letters from the past

8th October 2020

What transcribing my late grandparents meant to me. “John, I love you, and every evening spent away from you now feels like wasted time. My ideal now is a time when we can be together and know that there is tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow instead of Monday and catching the last train”. This isn’t ...


“Circuit breaker” lockdown in Scotland from Friday 6pm

7th October 2020

The new lockdown restrictions will last for just over two weeks with pubs, restaurants, most indoor sporting facilities, and some leisure venues in the Greater Glasgow. Scotland will enter a “circuit breaker” lockdown this Friday from 6pm in an attempt to slow down increasing Covid-19 rates. Announced by Nicola Sturgeon, the first minister, today, Scotland ...


No one wants to watch a team finish 12th

4th October 2020

A look at the rise in popularity for season-long football documentaries over lockdown. Did you know Netflix released a documentary covering Juventus’ 2017-18 season? Because I didn’t. In fact, when I try to peer into my football memory, I can’t remember a whole lot about “the Old Lady” from that year. They probably dominated Serie ...


Footballers on the naughty step over lockdown

3rd October 2020

With new stories of professional footballer’s misbehaving appearing every day, Thomas Harris takes a look at the correlation of the absence of football and scandals. In times in which physical interaction is severely hampered, communication through social media has become more prevalent than ever before. As such, the behaviours of idolised footballers have subsequently become ...


A tale of two cities: the Glasgow and Aberdeen local lockdowns

23rd September 2020

Writer Dorota Dziki takes to twitter to understand difference between the Glasgow and Aberdeen local lockdowns. At the beginning of March, the coronavirus lockdown flipped our lives upside down, and in August and September, just as we were adjusting to our new reality and appreciating the re-opening of our favourite shops, pubs and restaurants, Aberdeen ...


The eco-art businesses that are making waves in Glasgow

18th September 2020

Art Editor Heather McSwan interviews local designers Gloria Dawson and Pippa Blundell who have successfully created, developed, and marketed their new environmentally sustainable businesses during lockdown. The autumn months see us swapping swimwear for sweatshirts and flip flops for fleeces.  This year, however, there will be one staple in everyone’s winter wardrobe – face masks.&nbs...


Living in a virtual world

17th September 2020

With lockdown changing our version of normality, Sophie Kernachan explores how we could experience normality in video games. It’s fair to say that since the beginning of quarantine, my game accounts have seen more action than they have in a long time. I’m not alone in that, with Statista showing a record peak in concurrent ...


Glasgow sees indoor gathering lockdown restrictions re-introduced

1st September 2020

Indoor gatherings and house parties are believed to be the transmitter of the recent spike in Covid-19 cases. Glasgow has reintroduced lockdown restrictions regarding indoor visits as the city sees a spike in Covid-19 cases. First minister Nicola Sturgeon communicated  today that indoor meetings, most notably meeting family and friends indoors will be strictly prohibited ...