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Getting the Leid

4 February 2021

When I was in primary school for one week every year we were not only given permission to say naughty words, but were actively encouraged to stand up in front of the class and recite them from memory. Unfortunately, these weren’t the fun ones that the older kids used, instead they were the ones that […]

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A Guide To Scottish Culture

20 December 2020

When you think of Scotland, what comes to mind? Caledonia is associated with purple heather, friendly locals, old kirks, and men in kilts (who are hopefully wearing underwear). Kelpies swim in deep lakes, thistles poke their heads out of the soft green countryside and the bagpipes are played very loudly. Scotland is an interesting place […]

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For The Record: Boris, Bullying & Blorgia 

22 November 2020

It can be difficult to keep up with the news. That’s why we do the hard work for you, making sure everything is written up each Sunday ‘For The Record’. Local With regards to Covid, local news continued along the same trends followed in previous weeks. An alcohol ban on the ScotRail network came into […]

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22 Years Later, Scotland Wins Again

14 November 2020

To grasp the magnitude of Scotland’s momentous qualification for the 2021 European Championships, one has to go back 22 years to our last qualification for a major international tournament. Tony Blair was Prime Minister, Titanic won best picture at the Oscars and I, well, hadn’t been born.  We’ve come close before, arguably with better squads, […]

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For The Record: Christmas, Corbyn & Covid

1 November 2020

It can be hard to keep up with the news. That’s why we do the hard work for you, making sure everything is written up each Sunday ‘For The Record’. Local Overall, it’s been a quiet week for local news. The deputy first minister, John Swinney, said that students not being able to return home […]

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Off The Beaten Track: Braemar

14 October 2020

After my forced confinement and government mandated exercise during the months of March, April and May, I found that I was left with a longing. A longing to escape from Edinburgh to nature, and immerse myself in the beauty that my small country has to offer. Already in my short time here, when talking about […]

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For The Record: Controversy, Conference & Campaigning

4 October 2020

It can be hard to keep up with the news. Thats why we do the hard work for you, making sure everything is written up each Sunday ‘For The Record’.  Local The main stories in local news this week continued to focus on the growing outbreak of coronavirus cases at the university. Total cases rose […]

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For The Record: Research, Rising Cases & Rule-Breakers

13 September 2020

It can be hard to keep up with the news. Even for those of us who try to follow the endless headlines, it’s even harder to track the important topics. Thats why we do the hard work for you, making sure everything is written up each Sunday ‘For The Record’.  Local The big story in […]

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Confessions of a Former Unionist

25 August 2020

The 2010s were a rollercoaster ride of a decade when it came to politics. It has been confusing, upsetting and, in some cases, terrifying seeing the path that countries around the world are taking. Looking back though, there’s one vote that I’ve grown to regret more and more as the years have gone by. I’m […]

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Scotland, Empire and George Floyd

21 June 2020

The extrajudicial killing of George Floyd has served as a moment of reckoning for racial justice across the United States. It has spawned a wave of protests and riots across the nation and led to calls for an overhaul of policing. These protests have taken on an international angle with large scale protests reported across […]

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