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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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Vaccine passports – could they be extended to more venues?

The Covid-19 vaccine passport scheme will be reviewed on the 16 of November as to whether the scheme should be extended to include more venues. The scheme came into effect on18 October after a seventeen-day grace period.  The scheme has made it law that adults over the age of eighteen must show proof of vaccination […]

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Vaccine Passports; are they a logistical nightmare?

Despite England rejecting the idea, from the 18th of October, nightclubs in Scotland have required proof of vaccination, or a ‘vaccine passport’, for entry. This has presented many benefits for students, making sure we all feel safer on nights out. As freshers flu has made its way across the student body, it is a relief […]

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Majority of restrictions to end in Scotland

On Tuesday 3 August, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced that Scotland will begin following in England’s footsteps and drop further Covid-19 restrictions from Monday 9 August.  This means that larger groups will be allowed in various settings, such as concerts, pubs and restaurants.  Those who have come into contact with individuals who have tested positive […]

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Becoming one with Hive: an international student’s experience

Student bars all over the world have the same, distinctive smell. It’s a delicately concocted, potent mixture of spilled Magners, sweat, Jägerbombs, liberally applied cologne, old vomit and disappointment. Hive, the infamous Edinburgh haunt of students and adults who should know better, is no different.   It was Tolstoy who first said all good clubs are alike, but that each bad club is […]

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Why stripping the Pubic Triangle of liberty has consequences

Just a few years ago the Association of Adult Entertainment Venues (AAEV) refuted claims that lap dancing venues are a front for prostitution and human trafficking. This came at a time when licensing laws were changing to account for sexual activities at clubs. Nightclubs, bars and restaurants must all meet a certain conditions and safety […]

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Bringing Gender Equality To The Dance-floor With MISS WORLD

MISS WORLD is a new monthly club night exclusively featuring the talents of female DJs. However, it also sets its sights higher with its underlying aspirations for social change and commitment to advancing gender equality. We spoke with Katherine, Ailie, and Emily, three of the DJs behind MISS WORLD to learn more about why a […]

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Music

King Tuff

Sneaky Pete’s 18/11/14 You don’t need to be clean. You don’t need to be smart. You don’t need french horns, tubular bells or arpeggiators. You don’t need to be good looking. You just need to be Tuff. Arriving in Scotland via transatlantic rocket-powered Gibson SG, Kyle Thomas and the King Tuff band proved that they […]