Matt Laing



We all get to the top together, or not at all

18th March 2022

Why are we so fascinated with those who accomplish near-death challenges? Some say that exploration for the sake of exploration is an exploit from a past time, that today in our modern world it’s just a waste of resources and the reserve of the rich. This ignorance found in warm cosy student flats is the ...


Winter is here… but is it all doom and gloom?

19th December 2021

 It might be getting colder but winter sporting opportunities are only heating up. Once again we are staring down the barrel of the oh-so-frosty gun that is a Glasgow winter. The coming months, to most, present dark nights at home with the sound of rain against the window and little hope for sunshine, never mind ...


Finance, food and farming at COP26

4th November 2021

Science & Tech Editor Matt Laing conveys his confusion at differing perspectives at COP26. As COP26 kicks off in Glasgow, the eyes of the world turn to the climate. The vogue fashion of the day has tended to sustainability. Even within the conference however there is a great deal of disparity between the attendees’ intentions, ...


Surely chasing fears can’t be… fun?

13th October 2021

Science & Tech Editor Matt Laing discusses why thrill-seeking isn’t so “crazy” after all. What is it with those bunch of nutters trekking across crazy landscapes to hurl themselves off cliffs, as a means of “exploration”? It may be a fair question, but one that annoys me as a self-professed adventure sports addict. For most ...


Climate, Covid, and Christianity

21st September 2021

One writer’s perspective on the age-old debate. Moving to university is one of the biggest single events in most students’ lives. It is a time for discovering new ideas and learning about yourself and how your value system operates. With an estimated 66% of practising Christians leaving their faith for a year or more between ...