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Sport

Newcastle blueprint sets worrying precedent for Rangers

Rangers, axiomatically tied to the consciousness of football in Scotland, secured further headlines when they accepted Mike Ashley’s loan on the 25th October. Ashley, the pantomime villain who has been churning the anger of Newcastle fans for years now, previously owned 5% of shares in the Glasgow club. With the wolves snarling at the door, […]

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Sport

Hearts and Hibs continue to show signs of progress

Two proud Edinburgh clubs. Both are giants of Scottish football who’ve fallen on hardd times recently, but together are inspired by the belief that ‘the only way is up’. I am of course referring to Hibernian and Heart of Midlothian,who suffered the heartbreak of relegation last season, and are now locked in the midst of […]

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Sport

Mixed results for Home Nations in opening Autumn Internationals

With the 2015 Rugby World Cup fewer than twelve months away, this year’s Autumn Internationals undoubtedly take on a greater significance for both the home nations and the visiting southern hemisphere teams. As players look to catch the eye and coaches aim to perfect their starting line-ups, England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales all found themselves […]

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Art Culture

Scattered Waters – Sources Streams Rivers

The Ingleby Gallery Until 29th November It is a quote by David Bellingham that introduces Thomas Joshua Cooper’s new collection Scattered Waters – Sources Streams Rivers: “The course of the river is not straight but straightforward.” In this series of images depicting Scotland’s waterways, Cooper pays homage to the “lifeline” of Scotland, adding a familiar […]

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Film

From Hollywood to Holyrood?

The film situation can strike as the independence debate in microcosm. Scotland has talent and, as 2013 proved, can produce remarkable, highly varied films – it is a creative and dynamic nation.

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Culture Literature

Scottish Independence: the literary position

Scottish Independence: the future of the nation’s novelists

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Culture Theatre

The unknown future of Scottish Theatre

Does the theatre community of Scotland benefit from the Union?

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Art Culture

The pivotal moment for Scotland’s art scene

A closer look at the broader cultural implications of Scotland’s big decision.