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Devolved BBC: can indy supporters welcome?

The BBC have announced both their plans for a new BBC Scotland channel beginning in 2018 and the decision to dismiss their original concept of a ‘Scottish Six’ news programme in favour of a ‘Scottish Nine’. Running from 7pm to midnight, this new channel will air Scottish drama, factual documentaries, comedy and most importantly, an […]

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Features: Edinburgh Soup

Soup is a magical food, which warms you to the very core on the coldest of Wintery days and fills you right up all at the same time. There are so many wonderful flavour combinations – throw a handful of vegetables together into a blender, add some stock and additional seasonings of choice and you’ve […]

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The seduction of theatre: what is it that makes the act of theatre-going so special?

Why do you drop your pistachio shells all over the theatre? The theatre is a temple of art”, says Fanny, played by Barbara Streisand, to Billy in the 1975 film Funny Lady. If Barbara Streisand believes it, then it has to be true. The act of theatre-going is a ritual: you dress up in your […]

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How to make the most of autumn’s golden months

Whilst many are despairing at the changeable weather systems rolling in, I’m walking along with a smile on my face every time I hear a leaf crunch under my foot – summer is long gone and autumn is finally here. These are the golden months I wait for each year and the months that I’ve […]

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An ode to Amsterdam

Over the summer, my travels were lucky enough to take me, not once but twice, to the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. Some might say I was obsessed. The first time was at the beginning of a two week Interrailing trip, during which time we crammed in as much as possible over three days. The second […]