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Holiday hypocrisy: Rhodes after the fires

The Greek wildfires might have ruined your summer holidays, but what about the residents for whom this tragedy is inescapable? At the height of summer deadly wildfires engulfed the beautiful…

What’s not to love about the fringe? Quite a lot, actually.

Now that the Fringe is well and truly behind us, a mere gleam in Edinburgh’s rear-view mirror, I feel comfortable enough to make a confession that has earned me bewildered…

In Memory of the High Street

One of the most recognizable parts of Edinburgh, the High Street, has seen better days. I remember the first time I walked up the cobblestoned street all the way from…

How will the upcoming RMT strikes affect Eurovision?

I have to hand it to the RMT; placing the upcoming rail strikes on the weekends of the Eurovision song contest in Liverpool, and the FA Cup final at Wembley,…

The “Perfect Literature” Tour of Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a city renowned for its rich history, gorgeous buildings, iconic ghost tours, and unique Scottish cuisine – for better or for worse. (I am vegetarian, so whilst I…

Edinburgh Festival Fringe to go ahead

On 13 April 2021 the Edinburgh International Festival announced that the celebrated Fringe festival will be returning this summer, although with a series of social distancing measures in place. The…

Why we must all have our own Italian love story

Italy is a gem like no other. If you’ve visited, go again, and if you haven’t, then what the hell have you been doing? Nestled in the heart of the…

Is Covid-19 changing our view of Scottish Independence?

The idea of Scottish independence has become a main focus for many after the actions of the Westminster government in the past months. Ever since the beginning of the pandemic,…