Scotland



CAMRA warns continued pub closers are concerning

2nd November 2020

Restrictions “could be the end of Scotland’s pubs as we know them”, and threaten part-time jobs for students. As the closure of pubs in the central belt was extended for at least a week after the original end date of October 25th, CAMRA, a lobbying group for the pub sector, is concerned about the future ...


New report examines mental health of rural LGBTQ+ Scots

2nd November 2020

Discrimination, isolation, and Covid-19 all said to be factors affecting mental health of LGBTQ+ people living in rural Scotland. A new report examining the experiences of LGBTQ+ people living in rural areas of Scotland has recently been released. The report, titled “Further Out: The Scottish LGBT Rural Equality Report” and which was published last month ...


The Scottish Tories U-turn on free tuition fees isn’t fooling anyone

1st November 2020

Can a leopard truly change its spots? Or is this a thinly veiled attempt to win young votes from the SNP? In 2008, the SNP made higher education completely free for Scottish and EU students. Since 2007, the Scottish Tories have opposed this policy. So, it came as a surprise when Douglas Ross MP, the ...


Exploring Scotland inside and out

19th October 2020

A Scot and an American offer their perspectives on Scotland, as told through pop culture. The Scottish view: “The perception of Scotland in the media has a long way to go.” Sophie Kernachan Music Columnist If Scotland’s portrayal in media was anything to go by, you can imagine my disappointment when, instead of the fiery, ...


“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 ...


Review: Young, Hard and Handsome by Walt Disco

1st October 2020

Founded at University of Glasgow, Walt Disco’s latest EP channels the hyper-pop of SOPHIE, androgyny of David Bowie and punk defiance of Scotland’s Postcard Records artists. Walt Disco are one of the most exciting bands to burst onto the Glasgow music scene in recent years. Their androgynous style coupled with a New Romantic-inspired sound sets ...


Scotland introduces greater restrictions to combat Covid-19

22nd September 2020

The new restrictions will see pubs and restaurant having a 10pm curfew from Friday 25 September. Scotland has introduced greater lockdown restrictions as the nation sees a second wave in Covid-19 cases. Announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today, Scotland will see restrictions imposed which include a 10pm BST (9pm GMT) curfew on pubs and ...


Scotland introduces countrywide cap on numbers in social gatherings

10th September 2020

Restrictions are being reimposed to tackle the sharp rise in new cases in Scotland in recent weeks, as well as to avoid a second wave. Scotland is to introduce a new cap on social gatherings as the nation sees more cases of Covid-19, as Nicola Sturgeon announces that further plans to ease lockdown restrictions have ...


Wandering the west coast

5th September 2020

With travel restrictions easing, Amélie Davidson recommends seaside activities around the west coast of Scotland, all accessible by public transport. Loch Lomond  Credit: Flickr – Robert Brown Getting there: Trains depart regularly from Glasgow Queen Street to Balloch, with the journey taking less than an hour. Prices vary according to time and day. Why: Loch ...