Culture Theatre

Review: Scottish Ballet’s The Snow Queen

Winter has come to Edinburgh. Streets are packed with pedestrians bundled in cozy coats and scarves, icy cold air turns cheeks rosy, and, most importantly, the Scottish Ballet’s The Snow Queen is playing at the Festival Theatre. There is no better way to celebrate the start of the festive season than to book tickets to […]


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 […]


UCU Strikes, Again

It’s official: our lecturers are downing tools again. In a 16 November press release, the University and College Union (UCU) announced that strike action will take place at the University of Edinburgh and 57 other universities between Wednesday 1 December and Friday 3 December over a pensions dispute and a pay and working conditions dispute. […]

Lifestyle Wellbeing

Scandinavian tips to beat the winter blues

With the arrival of Blue Monday in this particular dismal start to the year, with increasing political tensions and rising Covid cases, the winter nights certainly seem darker, longer and lonelier. However, with this article, I hope to suggest some expert Scanidanavian winter advice, which has a reassuring success rate as Scandinavian countries top the […]


The Good Friend Café

Sunday 14:28  Even the simplest of places can become paradise  On solemn grounds we may not think much of the Good Friend Café  And its inconsistent opening times  Yet during such a murky day and during these murkier times I have never been more grateful to see your doors open  The chai was warmth and […]

Lifestyle Recipes

Autumn Recipe: the perfect honey roast carrots

In The Student’s food section we have plenty of perfect main dishes, desserts and whole-flat faves, but it’s time that we dedicate some time to perfecting a fool proof side dish that goes with everything from a Sunday roast to a warm winter salad. This honey roasted carrots recipe is a winner every time and […]

Features Lifestyle

AW20 Trends: One way to address the foreseeable chilly days

The past week has been a sunny delight. The air is crisp, the meadows have flowers blossoming once again and I have been wearing my ‘thin’ coat. The cold is the last thing we want to address right now but we do live in Scotland where the conditions are Baltic for the most part and […]


The return of cuffing season: what is it and why do we do it?

Hot girl summer is officially over – but can singledom still feel empowering now the sun has lost its shine? The logic of ‘cuffing season’ insists not. Urban Dictionary, the holy-grail of slang, defines ‘cuffing season’ as a phenomenon of the colder months, when “people who would normally rather be single or promiscuous, find themselves along with […]