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The Glass Menagerie

It’s remarkable to think that, for a play set mostly in 1937, The Glass Menagerie’s themes of loneliness and unfulfilled potential still feel so profoundly relevant today. Amanda, played by…

Remembering Burns

Today marks the birth of one of the most well-known romantic writers of all time, Robert Burns, or ‘Rabbie’ as he is affectionately known in Scotland. Perhaps romance is not…

The joys of the Princes Street Gardens Christmas Market

Every year, Edinburgh’s historic city centre is transformed into a bustling Winter Wonderland. Ice skaters push along plastic penguins in St Andrews Square, whilst on George Street families and couples…

Remembering the everyday heroism of aircraft pilots

“A forced water landing”. This rather humbly describes the heroic efforts of Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger on 15 January 2009 who had to land his plane twenty minutes after take…

This Week in History: Atlantis space shuttle takes its maiden voyage

On 3 October, 1985, Atlantis, the first and last space shuttle that NASA would use in its Space Shuttle Program, launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, beginning its maiden voyage…

Why should we put up with budget airlines like Ryanair?

Anybody who has ever flown with a budget airline has most likely experienced the difficulty and frustration that comes as part of the journey. From the pre-flight online check-in to…