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NUS Scotland reveal 2021 students’ election demands

29th March 2021

‘A Student Guarantee for Scotland’ outlines various policies to address mental health, rising debt and poverty among students. The National Union of Students (NUS) in Scotland has unveiled its manifesto of student demands for the upcoming Scottish Parliamentary election. Titled “A Student Guarantee for Scotland”, the manifesto outlines various policies to help combat the &#...


Glasgow contestant wins RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season two

25th March 2021

Glasgow’s own Lawrence Chaney makes history by winning the title of the UK’s next drag superstar. Glasgow-based drag queen Lawrence Chaney has been crowned the winner of the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. Chaney was awarded the title of the UK’s Next Drag Superstar in the show’s finale, beating out fellow contestants Bimini ...


Can the Scotland Rugby team bounce back?

10th March 2021

Scotland are undoubtedly a wounded team, but there are reasons to believe that Scotland could have a resurgence.  After conquering Twickenham and making history, it seemed Scotland could only go up. The punters predicted that Wales would be brushed aside in Round Two and all eyes were pointing towards a potential Scottish Grand Slam. Alas, ...


Review: Limbo (GFF)

7th March 2021

Limbo follows the emotional journey of a Syrian refugee in Scotland, as he both passes the time with his friends and overcomes a crisis of identity. Limbo is a film that will touch your heart on multiple occasions. The second film from Scottish director Ben Sharrock tells the story of asylum seekers and refugees living ...


From commerce to curriculums: Robert Burns in global culture

25th February 2021

Our local, humble poet has an astounding worldwide outreach. From stamps to statues, banknotes to books, film to festivities and Coca-Cola bottles to curriculums, there is nobody who has infiltrated and influenced global culture at every level to the extent that the Scottish Bard, Robert Burns, has. As one of the most prominent figures in ...


Scots victorious in Calcutta Cup clash

17th February 2021

Scotland beat England at Twickenham for the first time in 38 years In case you missed it, something very special happened during Round 1 of this year’s Guinness Six Nations.  For Scotland fans, it was a rousing win at a familiar Scottish graveyard; Twickenham Stadium. None of the players today were alive when Scotland last ...


Glasgow’s multicultural culinary creations

14th February 2021

Beyond their scents and flavours, every dish has a story to tell. Aside from its vibrant music and art scenes, Glasgow is also the cradle of gastronomy. Although Glaswegian cuisine is seldom in the spotlight compared to other grand cities like London, Paris, and Milan, many well-known dishes available nowadays have strong ties with our ...


Scots seek Six Nations success

4th February 2021

After a disappointing Autumn Nations Cup then there is pressure on the Scottish men’s team to achieve success in the Six Nations. There can be no question that the past few months for Scottish rugby have been questionable. With a mixture of cancellations caused by Covid-19 and icy conditions, recent months have not been successful ...


Campaign fight continues to see statue of Billy Connolly in West End

2nd February 2021

 Council previously blocked plans to install statue outside Oran Mor. The campaign to install a statue of Billy Connolly in the West End has refired. The statue by sculptor David Annan, entitled The Patter, was commissioned by businessman and supporter of the arts Colin Beattie a decade ago. It depicts comic Chic Murray and Billy ...


UofG law professors urge for Scotland to form their own Erasmus alternative

30th January 2021

Writing in The Herald, Professors Jim Murdoch and John Finlay argue for Scotland to establish its own Erasmus alternative claiming the UK’s Turing scheme is “highly likely to fail”. In a joint article published in The Herald, Professors Jim Murdoch and John Finlay from the School of Law argue that Scotland must form their own ...