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Omicron variant sweeps Scotland

As of Wednesday 1 December, there are now ten reported omicron cases in Scotland, a rise of one from five in Lancashire and four in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area reported on Tuesday.  During her announcement on Tuesday, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon identified the nine individuals as being linked to a single […]

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Edinburgh to get miles of new bike lanes

52 miles of new bike lanes are due to be added to Edinburgh over the next five years, adding to the already existing 131 miles of paths and 22 miles of Travelling Safely routes that cover the city.  Among the new routes, Meadows to George Street is planned to go from Teviot Place to George […]

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Lifestyle

Is the van life for me?

For a long time, there has been a social blueprint ingrained in us that dictates how we should function as a member of society. The idea of getting a corporate 9-5 office job, somehow working your way up the property ladder and eventually going on holiday once a year seems an almost inescapable inevitability for […]

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First Minister’s statement: return to ‘modified’ level 3 expected from April 26

In a statement on Tuesday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced further dates for lockdown easing, including lifting the ‘stay at home’ order from April 2 and the potential for the whole of Scotland to move down to level 3 by April 26, reaching level 0 by the end of June. The ‘stay at home’ guidance […]

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Lifestyle Travel

Sunlight at the end of the tunnel? Places we might be able to travel this summer

I’m sure you, like me, have spent a large portion of lockdown fantasising about missed holidays- that slightly too sterile smell of an aeroplane or that immediate wave of heat on your skin when you step off one. The agonising Snapchat memories of festivals in Spain and weekends in Amsterdam leaves my heart aching for […]

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Lifestyle Overseas Escapades Reviews

Armchair travel: exploring the world at a (social) distance

I think it can be said that the pandemic has left a globesized hole in all of our hearts, as the freedom of travel has been robbed by Covid-19. Travel is usually such an integral part of the student experience whilst we still have the flexibility to navigate our trips around semester timetables, instead of […]

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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 Mediterranean, this country’s got it all: from the whizz of slick scooters to the snap of fresh Focaccia.  In between these wet lockdown days and […]

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FACT–CHECK: When can I go home for Christmas and will I be able to get a test?

As the end of term rapidly approaches, students will be beginning to think about making plans for returning home for Christmas. The situation this semester has been made all the more complex by the Covid-19 pandemic, with many Scottish students left wondering if they will be able to access a test before they travel home […]