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Chilly nights and flights of fancy: The Student recommends romance novels for cuffing season

Amid the cold, dark mists of an Edinburgh winter filled with the gloomy prospects of a hatred-fuelled General Election and the ever-dreaded exams, students would be forgiven for failing to see light among the grey monotony of these pre-Christmas weeks. Yet, away from the Brexit-obsessed politicians who clog up your television screen, the endless past […]

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Lighthouse celebrates the launch of Haunted Voices, a new anthology of Scottish horror

Haunted Voices is an anthology of Scottish horror, featuring 31 diverse tales told by new and established oral storytellers. To celebrate its launch, brand new indie press Haunt Publishing invites the audience to Lighthouse Bookshop for a thorough spooking to usher in this fine selection of Scotland’s new gothic fiction.  We hear from five of […]

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SISF: Stories from the Yukon review

The audience files into this event like they would any other; there is the usual rustling of jackets, ‘Is this seat taken’s, and squeezing together to fill every seat in the sold-out show. However, as soon as the lights go down, it becomes clear that we are in for something unique, something genuine. The stage […]

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SISF: Corryvreckan: Inspiralled Tales review

With the Scottish International Storytelling Festival in full flow, an evening of tales steeped in Scottish folklore is exactly what the druid healer ordered. The audience is seated to the tune of Sarah McFadyen’s lilting fiddle, shortly joined on stage by the storyteller, Fiona Herbert. She stands regal, replete with flowing gown and sweeping gestures, […]

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In conversation with Eris Young, writer-in-residence at Lighthouse Books

Eris Young is a writer, bookseller, events programmer, book reviewer, and all-round bookish person who has just released their first solo book, They/Them/Their: A Guide to Nonbinary & Genderqueer Identities. Eris moved from California to Edinburgh to study for a Masters in Linguistics and, after seeing how ‘active and diverse the writing community in Edinburgh […]

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‘An intensely dark, delicious, somewhat depraved account of the human condition’: Things We Say in the Dark review

It is no coincidence that Kirsty Logan’s latest novel, a collection of short stories titled Things We Say in the Dark, has been released just as Halloween has begun to loom. An intensely dark, delicious, somewhat depraved account of the human condition gone awry, it will make you believe there are far more than just […]