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An Edinburgh night out – so much potential…

It’s Saturday night and pres are in full swing. You’re sitting – coats on – in your mate’s flat, the lingering smell of anticipation and damp in the air as you discuss the evening plans. As the group trudges through a list of potentials, a sense of naïve excitement washes over you. Leaving the house, […]

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Themed club nights – class or cringe?

We have officially entered a new academic year at university; the freshers have descended on the nightlife scene, nightclubs have become a claustrophobic living hell, and the streets are littered with lost items of the previous night, such as scrunchies, lost phones, student IDs and shoes. I confess, I do not go to clubs that […]

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Clubs are back, but are they worth it?

Since the hallowed day of January 24th – branded again as “Freedom Day”- clubs have re-opened and the news was followed by great fervour. But many on that specific night didn’t have quite the experience they were hoping for. Instead of the euphoria of dancing and being among people again, it seems many dealt with […]

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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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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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Tequila shots and pricey pints – the cost of a night out in Edinburgh

The start of a new academic year has seen thousands of students descending on Edinburgh’s clubs for the first time in over twelve months.  Despite relief at the restoration of what to many students is a central aspect of uni life, for many the experience of clubbing again has brought with it an unwelcome reminder […]

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Covid passport plans delayed

The requirement to provide covid vaccine certification to enter nightclubs in Scotland has been delayed and will now come into law on 18 October. The announcement of the delay was made by Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday 28 September shortly before the launch of the NHS Scotland Covid certification app on Thursday 30 September. The launch […]