west end



Best student pubs in the West End

15th September 2021

Deputy Editor-in-Chief Jamie Byrne suggests his top five watering holes for students As the enormous wave of thirsty students return to the bustling streets of Glasgow’s West End, it is a necessity for all new students to get to terms with their local watering holes. Generation after generation of students have had a major impact ...


Glasgow West End has had the most lockdown parties in Scotland

23rd February 2021

University states it expects students to follow the rules and will use “disciplinary measures when necessary”. Data released by Police Scotland reveals that the West End has had the most police callouts and penalties for house parties in Scotland. Between 28 August 2020, when the police were first given the power to break up parties, ...


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 ...


Community spirit is back in business

16th December 2020

Views columnist Rachel reflects on re-discovering a sense of community spirit during the pandemic. I decided to move back to my hometown during lockdown, rather than continuing to rent near the University. Living in Glasgow’s west end, I hadn’t become involved in anything going on around me or made any friends who lived nearby, and ...