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Do it yourself Secret Santa: low cost, high reward

With Secret Santa deadlines fast approaching, we all know the drill: last-minute, under-a-tenner panic purchase from whatever shop is still open at 6pm the night before the gifts are to…

Christmas 2020: is Boris Johnson on the naughty list?

Imagine for a moment that it’s the 24th of December 2020. Thousands are gathered in living rooms, their hearts warmed by the ambience of the tree and the prospect of…

The Conservatives have become the party of fiscal irresponsibility

Our nation is facing a dire economic situation, the likes of which haven’t been seen since 1709. It is going to take three years to even get our GDP back…

Covid testing centre gets positive reviews from students

The Covid testing centres at Pleasance Gym and St Leonard’s Land opened today, and generally students were impressed with the efficiency and sanitation. The testing centres are open until the…

Landmark ruling in climate case initiated by children and young people

The European court of human rights (ECHR) has ordered 33 European countries to respond to a climate change lawsuit filed by six Portuguese youths, in a landmark ruling. The case,…

What Miley Cyrus can teach us about re-inventing ourselves

Let me start with Miley Cyrus’s cover of Heart of Glass at iHeart Festival. The comeback that we have all been waiting for, followed by her release of Midnight Sky…

Scottish International Storytelling Festival storytelling walk

Missed buses and a late arrival as grim weather beckons – even the direst of days hit pause as the first of many stories came to life in front of…

Interview with Grace Campbell in light of her debut novel ‘Amazing Disgrace’

If every teenager were to be given a copy of Grace Campbell’s Amazing Disgrace, the world would be a far better place for it. In her debut work, Grace has…