Travel



Should we be travelling in 2020?

25th October 2020

With air bridges opening and travel to other countries being sanctioned by the government, two writers ponder the ethics of travelling during a global pandemic. Pro travel: “The world hasn’t stopped for Covid-19 and we can’t either.” Leda Basile Writer During these past months, regular life has come to a standstill, holding its breath in ...


New student immigration visa route now available

10th October 2020

This new route will apparently streamline the visa application for students. New visa routes have recently been made available to international students looking to study in the UK. These routes, available to both undergraduate and child students, became accessible on 5 October, despite originally being planned to launch in January 2021. The new system is ...


Virtual travelling: The Big Apple in my childhood bedroom

18th September 2020

New York on the first date… who said coronavirus killed romance? New York: the city that dreams are made of. But at the moment, it is more the city of Covid-19 spikes, hostile police, and curfews. So, during a lockdown virtual date, I visited from the safety of my childhood bedroom, my first venture into ...


Glasgow City Council to lease land from Glasgow School of Art to deliver the new car-free route linking city centre and West End

18th September 2020

In a £1m lease deal, the council and School of Art will work to deliver Underline Avenue by 2023. Glasgow City Council is to lease land from the Glasgow School of Art in order to deliver a direct pedestrian and cyclist link between the city centre and the West End. For the route to be ...


International students still face issues in returning to study in the UK

14th September 2020

Despite UK borders being open and universities welcoming students to campus, international students continue to face problems regarding travel restrictions. International students returning to the UK are found to be facing problems with the processing of their study visas.  In response to the problem, UK universities and advocacy groups are trying to make provisions for ...


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 ...