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An obituary for Teviot Row House

Having opened her doors in 1889, Teviot Row House has been subject to hordes of Edinburgh students for well over a century, and on the eve of her 134th birthday,…

Remembering Wayne Shorter: a jazz pioneer and innovator

Legendary jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter died on Thursday the 3rd of March at home, surrounded by his family at the age of 89. His groundbreaking compositions and distinct tenor sax…

In Memory of Robbie Coltrane

Moving tributes have been published by everyone from Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson who Coltrane starred alongside in the Harry Potter film adaptations to Steven Fry and Hugh Laurie who,…

Memories of the King of Spin

This article was originally submitted on the 15th March Picture this: a midsummer’s day in 2005, you’re sat at Lords. The Aussies are in town for the classic biennial standoff.…

Let’s Talk about obituaries

Condensing 94 years of life into 500 words is a difficult task. But should it be impossible? My GG died two days ago. Everyone flew down to Texas and she…

An obituary for Christopher Plummer: one of the greats

When the world thinks of Christopher Plummer, who died a fortnight ago at the age of 91, it’s a tragedy that the vast majority will only remember his performance as…

Sean Connery: the death of the archetypal 007

One of Edinburgh’s own men has passed away after seven decades of service to the people. Sir Sean Connery, aged ninety, passed away in his sleep on Halloween. A man…

Obituary: Karl Lagerfeld, iconic fashion designer

Hailed as a genius and a visionary by his myriad of admirers, supporters and friends within the world of high fashion, Karl Lagerfeld has died aged 85 leaving behind an…