By Harris Cumming As Thursday’s controversial General Election looms ever closer, it would appear not everyone is as politically invested as one might expect. An alarming number of South Ayrshire residents have expressed that they won’t be visiting their local polling station on 12 December, after revealing a discontent with the current turbulent political situation. 21-year-old Ayrshire art student, Kara Linning, doesn’t believe that any political party offers a valid solution to the broken state of UK politics. She said: “I just don’t feel it’s going to make any difference. After all this nonsense with Brexit, we voted to come … Continue reading Scotland’s non-voters: has Brexit created a public disenchantment with politics?
A petition signed by around 10,000 people calling for new legislation to secure a legal right to a home is to be delivered to the Scottish Parliament. The campaign originating this year has been promoted throughout the country by Scottish celebrity figureheads including Robert Carlyle, Annie Lennox and crime writer Val McDermid. The latest Scottish statistics suggest a 3% rise in the number of homeless people in Scotland compared to the previous year, with 36,465 homelessness applications between 2018 and 2019. The petition comes as part of homelessness charity Shelter Scotland’s Are You With Us campaign which launched in August … Continue reading Are You With Us?
by Ryan Brown Fizzy drink fans have hailed yesterday’s release of Irn Bru 1901 which uses an “old and unimproved” recipe back from when the ginger drink was first made. Demand for the new flavour, that Irn Bru believe has never … Continue reading Relief for sugar lovers as Irn Bru 1901 hits the shelves
By Leigh Taylor During the hustle and bustle of the festive period, many across Ayrshire and beyond will struggle to make ends meet with the idea of receiving Christmas presents simply thrown to the backburner, with themselves and their children … Continue reading Christmas Box Campaign Back for Another Year
By Harris Cumming In the run up to another hectic exam season, students at the University of Edinburgh are growing increasingly concerned as the 8 day strike continues. The strikes, which affect 12 Scottish Universities, seek to improve pay, working conditions and pensions for university staff. As part of the action led by members of the University and College Union (UCU) , pickets are in force in a number of academic buildings across the city. Of those being targeted, the Appleton Tower and David Hume Tower are being fully occupied in an attempt to prevent any access. It has not taken long for this … Continue reading Edinburgh students fear for grades as university strikes persist
By Lewis McLeod Celtic Football Club have hit out at fans for their use of pyrotechics which has forced them to close their safe standing section for Thursdays Europa League match against Rennes. The club released a statement entailing why the closure has been put in place. The partial closure has come after the “use of pyrotechnics, overcrowding and offensive chanting or banners”. The statement claimed that the actions took place during their matches between CFR Cluj and AIK Stockholm. “We have considered this matter very carefully. It is disappointing that behaviour which is unsafe and which we all know will breach … Continue reading No Pyro, No Fans and No Fire
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
From trading majestic murals to detailed tapestries, the UK’s creative industry is a rapidly expanding sector. It is currently growing at double the rate of the overall economy. The industry contributes £87bn in GVA – more than oil and gas, … Continue reading Kelvingrove To Stay Free Despite Brexit
By Ryan Brown On June 23 2016, the United Kingdom voted by a majority of 51.9% to leave the European Union but what really led to the mess we are in? In times of uncertainty, we tend to look ahead into … Continue reading What Really Caused Brexit?
By Ben Kearney Those final moments in the Parc des Princes that saw the women’s national team crash out of the FIFA World Cup after being three goals up, the after-match debrief that turned into a national scandal. It’s certainly … Continue reading Shelley Kerr: A champion for our game