Front cover story for Edinburgh Evening News. Aberdeen Standard Investments, the investment business arm of Standard Life, revealed the café is now open to all staff at their offices on 6 St Andrew Square, but not to members of the public.
Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi is a talented filmmaker from Glasgow who suffers from Type 2 Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Due to the Care Tax, she's effectively double taxed by the state for her disability. We spoke to her about how socialists can get involved and campaign against this unfair and dehumanising tax.
Scottish journalist Jonathan Rimmer, joins Tom Kwei on Battle Rap Resume Podcast to discuss Jehst's classic 'Falling Down'.
Staying abreast of political developments feels like a daunting task at the moment. In the space of three years we’ve seen the British state narrowly avoid dissolution, the hard right hideously hijack an EU referendum, and the crisis-ridden Labour Party dramatically recover thanks to a genuinely left-of-centre manifesto.
Glasgow street artists are calling for a legal space to graffiti. Jonathan Rimmer spoke to some of the taggers in question.
Jonathan Rimmer talks to The National’s founding editor about plurality of opinion and the need for less antagonism between pro-independence supporters and the Scottish media
ArcTanGent seemed unlikely to set the world ablaze when it launched in 2013. Established as a sister weekender to 2000 Trees – which is itself a decidedly underground festival in the South West of England – the plan was to appeal to fans of “math rock, post-rock, noise-rock and everything in between”. Only the most dedicated muso would be able to tell you what actually constitutes as ‘in between’.
If we’re being blunt, Canadian collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor are one of the few second wave post-rock bands still worth a damn. The dreamy soundscapes conjured by Sigur Rós during their ‘00s stretch have aged well, while no band has been able to replicate Mogwai’s unwavering miserabilism even half as well. But Godspeed are still the kingpins when it comes to awe-inspiring orchestral rock.
They’re cheap, they go perfectly with some cheese and wine, and they are seemingly innocuous … but oakcakes have become the latest issue to crop up in the famously crumbly relationship between Scotland and England.