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Sport

Sunshine on Leith

One year Hearts’ junior, Hibs were founded by members of Edinburgh’s Irish community living on the Cowgate, and initially shared the Meadows with their rival. Their title drought is even longer than that of Hearts, having not won the Scottish League since 1952.The Hibees are not without their share of claims to fame, however; they […]

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Art Culture

Reviewing Ross MacRae’s Submerged at the Custom House

Atlantis in the making, Submerged takes a hauntingly close look at the potential future awaiting us. The collection contains a variety of intriguing scenes – from illustrating the darkest, unfathomable parts of the ocean and mechanical structure of various sea-faring equipment to venturing deep into a living forest fortified with mythical creatures of all shapes […]

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Features

In conversation with the Crumble magazine’s editor-in-chief

“Illustrators often see it more as an object, as an art piece.” Felix Wilson is at home in Aberdeenshire, donning his signature glasses and a white T-shirt. He’s talking about Crumble Magazine, which he represents as editor-in-chief. Of the many things that makes Crumble unique, it is its appearance that stands out the most when […]

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News

Scottish Government’s index finds Scotland’s most deprived areas

More than one in ten Edinburgh neighbourhoods are considered areas of multiple deprivation, a new Scottish Government report has found. The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) is compiled by the government every four years. It ranks every area of Scotland based on its income, level of employment and crime, as well as its access […]

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News

General Election: A summary of Edinburgh’s constituencies and candidates

For students and young people voting in the Edinburgh area in the General Election, there are five Edinburgh constituencies: Edinburgh East, Edinburgh North and Leith, Edinburgh South, Edinburgh South West, and Edinburgh West. The Student has carried out numerous interviews with various candidates from parties across the constituencies. All the interviews can be found in […]

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Art Culture

The Leith Banksys: street art and gentrification in Edinburgh

This month has seen the mysterious appearance of yet another alleged ‘Banksy’ piece nestled in the heart of Leith. Tucked away as it is from The Shore, Bernard Street is easily missed for those of us who live further South, but since May it has played home to one ‘Banksy’ already: an EU/Brexit inspired twist […]

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Music

Greenhouse Cafe: Leith’s hidden record store and coffee shop

Located by Leith Shore, an area of Edinburgh which has in the past few years has become fertile ground for emergent restaurants, bars and cafes, lies Greenhouse Cafe. The small cafe-cum-record shop opened back in June, it’s relaxed leafy interior allows customers to take as long as they like browsing through a unique and diverse […]

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Culture Literature

Exploring Edinburgh’s Bookshops: Typewronger Books & Typewriters

Typewronger Books & Typewriters is a fairly new and independent bookshop which has opened shop last year in Haddington Place, Edinburgh. It is open from 11am to 9pm, Tuesday to Sunday. It also has an online shop, but the vibe inside this bookshop is so special, it is definitely worth visiting in person. Located right […]