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Cult Column: Tales of Silver City

Art films. They don’t divide public opinion: they often pass the public by altogether. Many don’t even make it to our national galleries but are instead limited to some contemporary artist’s private exhibition in the latest cool London borough. Aberdeen, my hometown, is not known for its private exhibitions. It really isn’t known for much, […]

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Aberdeen jazz quintet Hamlet impress with their debut, Act One

Hamlet are a relatively young band, formed in the spring of 2017. They started off life by playing contemporary works and jazz standards but have now moved on to create their own original album, Act One. It is a debut album that is daring and experimental, not afraid to mix in a variety of styles, […]


Celtic extend dominance, but chasing pack have much to fight for

Celtic eased to victory against Rangers in the first Old Firm fixture of the season. Goals from Tom Rogic and Leigh Griffiths were enough to see off Pedro Caixinha’s side, who still appeared miles behind their arch rivals in terms of quality. The result cemented Celtic’s position as strong favourites for the league. The Hoops […]


Admissions bias in higher education must be redressed

The admission criteria for Scotland’s top four universities – Edinburgh, St Andrews, Glasgow and Aberdeen – have been criticised by the new Fair Access Commissioner as unfair and elitist, favouring those from wealthier and more advantaged backgrounds (namely private school students) in their selection process. Lowering entry requirements seems to be the best solution to […]