By Joe James Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon will today vow for her government to lead the way in “redefining” the definition of what it means to be a successful country. In a speech at Edinburgh’s Wealth of Nations 2020 Conference later today, she will suggest that people’s quality of life should be deemed as equally as important as racking up impressive data in regards to economic prosperity. Economic measurements such as GDP have been widely criticised over the years, various attacks suggesting that a tunnel-visioned approach to collating data can oftentimes result in a dismissal of the importance of focusing … Continue reading It's the Quality of Life
It has been over a Decade since the Hunger Games books entered our bookshelves, the popular book trilogy spawned 4 movies that launched several stars careers. Now the writer, Suzanne Collins is re-entering this world in the form of a … Continue reading New Hero in an Old Villain?
By Fraser McLuggage. Motherwell striker Christopher Long fired his side into the fifth round of the William Hill Scottish Cup with his first career hat-trick against Dundee. The striker netted twice in the first half and was gifted his third … Continue reading A 'Long' Time Coming: Motherwell Striker scores first career hat-trick
The European students of the University of the West of Scotland are worried about their future in a post-Brexit Scotland. European students across Scotland are both “worried” and “confused” about their futures’ in a post-Brexit Scotland. First Minster Nicola Sturgeon … Continue reading Unclear Future for EU Students in Scotland
South Ayrshire council have listed 11 new properties for sale as it took the decision to make another purge of excess assets. Authority holdings across Ayr and Girvan have been made available to bidders over the last month with former shops, industrial sites and disused land being hived off. The sale is driven by referrals from the Council’s Asset team that put forward properties to the council that are surplus to requirements. If Councillors are unable to find a use across any departments for the property is then sold off. The sale of council land and holdings is in part … Continue reading 11 Council sites to be sold off in South Ayrshire property purge
The South Ayrshire Council are to ‘crackdown’ on celebrity late night guest appearances in Ayr nightclubs. This comes as the Council’s Licensing Board aims to restrict longer opening hours for bars and clubs. Venues such as Vinyl https://licklist.co.uk/club-de-mar and Buf https://www.facebook.com/thebufayr/ managed to win permission to host big names such as Katie Price last year promoting the clubs to apply for extended hours. Reality stars such as Joey Essex and the cast of Geordie Shore as well as members of the boyband Blue have partied with the people of Ayr in previous years. However, the police and the board raised … Continue reading COUNCIL RESTRICTS CLUB APPEARANCES
By Nathan King On Saturday 3rd November Glasgow Caledonian University held a countrywide student tournament for popular Nintendo fighting game Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. The conversation around eSports are always around whether or not they can be considered a true … Continue reading Super Smash Bros Ultimate- Scotland’s Underrated eSport?
By Jack Ewing What both major parties want most for Christmas is to be given a majority by the public. The voters may have other ideas. Hung parliaments have been the outcomes of two of the last three General … Continue reading What if the 2019 Election delivers another hung parliament?
By Eszter Tarnai Scottish Independence has been a divisive issue in British politics for almost a decade now and is still a relevant debate five years after the Independence Referendum and approaching a General Election. Since then, the Brexit vote has came and gone, but how has it affected the attitudes towards independence? How will that pan out during the General Election? What are the parties saying? And will there ever be another referendum? Dr Murray Leith, Reader in Politics at UWS says “Roughly about a third of the SNP supporters and roughly a third of their membership are Brexiteers. But, … Continue reading The case for #IndyRef2 after the election