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An ode to the local coffee shop

17th November 2021

Margaret Hartness reflects on what a cosy cafe has to offer over franchises. I’ve recently moved out for my last year of university, to my great relief. Suddenly the streets are no longer city streets, but my neighbourhood streets, imbued with a sense of newfound (relative) freedom.  This was accompanied with other changes of course. ...

Speak Properly: An ode tae ma Glaswegian accent

17th November 2021

“The Glasgow accent was so strong you could have built a bridge with it and known it would outlast the civilization that spawned it.” – Val McDermid “Working-class”, “rough”, “unattractive”. These are a few words that have been used to describe Glaswegian in aw of its glory. The stigmatisation of Glaswegian has existed for years, ...