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Over 2,000 people boycott Edinburgh nightclubs

On 28 October, people across Edinburgh boycotted nightclubs in response to the recent surge of spiking across not just Scottish cities, but the whole nation. Over the past month, the ‘Girls Night In’ online campaign has gained traction across almost 50 locations, such as Edinburgh, St Andrews, Bristol, Exeter, Liverpool and London. Still, the campaign […]

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Covid-19 vaccine certificate legally enforced in Scotland

The covid-19 vaccine certification scheme became enforceable by law on 18 October 2021 in Scotland. This followed a seventeen-day grace period after the scheme was originally announced to begin on 1 October this year.  The grace period was enacted to allow venues and businesses time to test the procedure required. The scheme requires all adults […]

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The Student in conversation with the ‘Girls Night In’ boycott organisers

Lucy Saddler speaks to Milly Seaford and Martha Williams about their boycott and its aims. With social distancing restrictions eased and nightclubs reopened, students in Edinburgh have been rediscovering the city’s nightlife. Yet an increase in reports of alleged incidents of spiking has caused widespread concern to ripple through the student community and wider.  Instagram […]

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Boycott of Edinburgh nightclubs on 28 October

As students returned to dance floors across the country with pandemic restrictions easing, stories of alleged incidents of club goers being spiked, including by injection in night clubs in Edinburgh, have started to emerge.  Students have been using various instagram accounts such as @edi_anonymous or @girlsnightinedinburgh to report their stories of spiking.  Students have reported experiencing […]

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Edinburgh’s best LGBT+ nights out

Scotland prides itself on being one of the most progressive countries in Europe on LGBTI rights. This can be seen in Edinburgh’s vibrant gay scene, commonly known as the Pink Triangle (although many now call it the Rainbow Triangle, as pink seems to connote overt femininity associated with LGBT community). This area is found at […]

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Becoming one with Hive: an international student’s experience

Student bars all over the world have the same, distinctive smell. It’s a delicately concocted, potent mixture of spilled Magners, sweat, Jägerbombs, liberally applied cologne, old vomit and disappointment. Hive, the infamous Edinburgh haunt of students and adults who should know better, is no different.   It was Tolstoy who first said all good clubs are alike, but that each bad club is […]

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Edinburgh nightlife: Which night, which club?

The most popular night to kick start the week tends to be Why Not Mondays, featuring chart music in the main room and a selection of grime and hip-hop in the LED room. Cheap drinks from £1 and entry only £5 make this a popular choice, especially among first years. However, it is usually pretty […]