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Arts & Culture

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    The Ink Truck

    There’a a flurry of writing competitions, prizes and opportunities … here’s some of them with deadlines looming this month: Gutter Magazine, Scotland’s Magazine of new […]

    16th Jan'18 1
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    Tourist Cull

    Never mind a tourist tax, let’s have a tourist cull. David Black explores the Touristland of Auld Reekie. As the feckless merriment of Christmas gives way […]

    David Black 8th Jan'18 4
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    Nae Pasaran

    The amazing story of the Scottish workers who defied Pinochet and refused to maintain and repair Chilean air force engines.

    17th Dec'17 4
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    Creative Enterprise

    Ryan McDougall on the perils of being a young freelance worker in the creative industry.

    Ryan McDougall 15th Dec'17 7
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    Sara Shaarawi and Henry Bell 6th Dec'17 2
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    Nadine Aisha Jassat 6th Dec'17 1
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    There’s loads of great stuff coming out of the small press, micro press and zine scene. As we prepare research and interviews about old print […]

    24th Nov'17 0
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    Think of Scotland

    Think of Scotland by Martin Parr, reviewed by Frank McElhinney Martin Parr’s new photo-book Think of Scotland is a catalogue of clichés. The book contains […]

    Frank McElhinney 16th Nov'17 9
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    Aamer Rahman Packs a Punch

    & here cutting through the hypocrisy and bullshit is stand-up comedian Aamer Rahman … Is it really ok to punch nazis? — Aamer Rahman […]

    7th Nov'17 5
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    Mike Small 6th Nov'17 0
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    Happy Samhuinn

    We are heading towards darker times. 🌟🌟 It creates space for not only introspective nights, but also time to be spent with friends and family. […]

    Jannica Honey 3rd Nov'17 1
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    Loki’s OTHER Hot 100

    From the cultural hallouminati that brought you the now liquidated Freight Books and long since defunct National Collective, comes another list of people so obscure […]

    Loki 1st Nov'17 20
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    Homage to Catalonia

    With the Catalan crisis coming to  a head, a timely film festival in Scotland celebrates Catalan culture. Homage to Catalonia – Scotland’s Catalan Film Festival […]

    Mike Small 22nd Sep'17 4
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    The Birthplace of Ossian

    “[The landscape] is more real than the people who inhabit it. Drowned in eternal mist, illuminated by a decrepit sun or by emphemeral meteors, it […]

    Mike Small 12th Sep'17 0

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