Gary Holt brands Rangers defeat as ‘toughest day at the office’ as Livingston go five games without a win

By Calum Brown Livingston tasted defeat to Rangers on Sunday for the third time this season, meaning the Lions have picked up just five points from a possible 27 in their last nine Premiership games. Strikes from Joe Aribo and … Continue reading Gary Holt brands Rangers defeat as ‘toughest day at the office’ as Livingston go five games without a win

Whitletts Victoria begin search for new home

By Calum Brown and Dale Eaton Local junior football club Whitletts Victoria look set to depart current home ground Dam Park, with rugby side Ayrshire Bulls about to take over the stadium. Victoria are in the process of securing an open … Continue reading Whitletts Victoria begin search for new home

Brexit’s effect on EU-funded research programmes

by Rebecca Weinberg Scottish universities receive 10% of their research income from the EU, according to a report by the Scottish Government. The EU’s Horizon 2020 research project is an integral part of Scottish academia, allowing Scottish universities to collaborate with researchers from other EU countries on groundbreaking projects across a variety of subjects. However, the looming shadow of Brexit is putting Scotland’s academic research community at risk.   UWS News spoke to Graham Jeffery, a reader in Arts and Media at the University of the West of Scotland, about Brexit’s effect on EU-funded research in Scotland. “I was involved … Continue reading Brexit’s effect on EU-funded research programmes

Scottish women half as likely to receive heart attack treatment than men

Ben MacDonald A trial led by researchers from the University of Edinburgh has found that women receive poorer heart attack treatment than men, even when the rates of diagnosis are the same. The research, compiled by Dr Ken Lee, saw a similar proportion of men and women – 21 and 22% respectively – be diagnosed with a heart attack or injury to the heart muscle after going to A&E with chest pains. Treatment rates were not equal, however, with women half as likely to receive standard treatments as men, the British Heart Foundation funded study found. It was concluded that 15% … Continue reading Scottish women half as likely to receive heart attack treatment than men

Snodgrass thanks ‘special’ Scotland supporters following international retirement announcement

By Joe James Scotland’s Robert Snodgrass has today announced his international retirement after 28 caps over the span of seven years. The 32-year-old took to Instagram to post a heartfelt message, calling time on his duties with Scotland and thanking supporters for giving him the opportunity ‘to live my childhood dream.’ ‘There’s been many highs throughout my international career which I’ll always remember with fondness, including my debut against Northern Ireland, winning two international player of the year awards, and my hat-trick in Malta.’ The attacking midfielder, who scored seven goals in a Scotland shirt, feels that following Scotland’s resounding … Continue reading Snodgrass thanks ‘special’ Scotland supporters following international retirement announcement

Learning to Listen: Finding Common Ground for Our Common Good

By Jack Ewing Picture Source: Gordonstoun Twitter page     Common sense, common ground and a common purpose are sorely missing from our dialogue in today’s often tribal political setting. An event going on over the next few days at a … Continue reading Learning to Listen: Finding Common Ground for Our Common Good