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MUSIC

HONEYBLOOD

THE INTERVIEW: HONEYBLOOD

AND AS ALWAYS, OUR QUICK FIRE ROUND:

PUBS OR CLUBS? Pubs PUPPIES OR KITTENS? All of them FAVOURITE DISNEY PRINCESS? Ariel WHICH ONE OF YOU WOULD WIN IN A FIGHT? Tough one! Probably Cat, she’s got long legs. WHAT’S YOUR KARAOKE JAM? We recently did "Fight For Your Right... To Party" at a karaoke bar in Chicago on tour with Belle & Sebastian.  RESTAURANT BIRTHDAY SHOUTOUTS: YAY OR NAY? Nay, keep it simple. WHAT’S YOUR HANGOVER CURE? Watermelon WHO WAS YOUR TEENAGE CELEBRITY CRUSH? Heath Ledger in 10 Things I Hate About You.  WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE CHEWBACCA-STYLE FUR OR LIZARD-LIKE SCALES? Definitely snuggly fur. FAVOURITE SCOTTISH PERSON, REAL OR FICTIONAL. Maisie the cat. 

It’s been almost a year since TSA first met Glasgow grunge-pop act Honeyblood, and a lot has happened since then. The band – made up of Stina Marie, Claire Tweeddale and Cat Myers – has released their debut album, supported Belle and Sebastian in the US and performed high profile gigs across the world like Texas’ taste-making festival SXSW. This summer has seen the band work the festival circuit, recently supporting Paolo Nutini and the inimitable Grace Jones at Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park. Oh, and their eponymous album was nominated for Scottish Album of the Year 2014. Not bad for a debut record. TSA caught up with the band to talk influences, new material and Disney princesses. Be sure to catch them at the Art School on Friday 18 September, tickets at £10. HOW DID YOU GUYS FIRST MEET AND START WORKING TOGETHER? Cat and I met each other years ago in Edinburgh. The scene there is pretty small, everyone knows of each other. YOU MANAGE TO BRING TOGETHER HONEST, EMOTIONAL LYRICS AND HUGELY CATCHY POP MELODIES; WHAT IS YOUR SONG WRITING PROCESS LIKE? It’s very different for each song. It could start with a good idea for a lyric, or a hook or whatever and becomes like putting a puzzle together. A lot of the times I’ll have loads of lyrics or ideas and have to sift

through to find the right matches. YOU RECORDED YOUR FIRST LP IN CONNECTICUT. HOW DID YOU FIND RECORDING AND PERFORMING IN THE STATES? It’s a great experience. We love being over there. To be honest, it was the first time we had ever recorded an

album so I didn’t know any different from recording in the UK. We always can’t wait to go back!

BRAID BURN VALLEY IS ONE OF MY PERSONAL FAVOURITES. IT IS RARE THAT WE PLAY THAT ONE LIVE SO IT IS A BIT SPECIAL.

WHAT ARE THE MAIN DIFFERENCES YOU’VE FOUND BETWEEN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IN THE UK AND US, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO AUDIENCES AT YOUR GIGS?  Audiences in the states are very vocal. People in the UK are more reserved perhaps?

Although we’ve been having more crazy crowds in the UK recently which has been loads of fun. I’VE BEEN TOTALLY OBSESSED WITH “BRAID BURN VALLEY,” THE FINAL TRACK ON YOUR DEBUT ALBUM, AND FIND IT TOTALLY MESMERISING. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE SONGS TO PERFORM LIVE? We like playing the fast songs that get the crowd going, although Braid Burn Valley is one of my personal favourites. It’s rare that we play that one live so it’s a bit special. YOU PERFECTLY MAINTAIN THE RAW, LIVE FEEL OF A HONEYBLOOD SHOW ON YOUR FIRST RECORD. HOW DID YOU ENSURE YOU CAPTURED THAT ONSTAGE ENERGY? The album was recorded in a live setting, mostly without a click. That setting, combined with the small amount of time we had to record the album led to it having that feeling. YOUR EARLIEST WORK WAS RECORDED IN YOUR BATHROOM AND DEFINITELY HAS A DIY, LO-FI FEEL.


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WORTH LOOKING OUT FOR? Tuff Love would be my top. I chose both The Van Ts and Martha Ffion for our gig at The Art School, I’m really excited to have them both on the bill. GLASGOW BOASTS SO MANY ICONIC VENUES, FROM THE BARROWLANDS TO THE COLOSSAL HYDRO. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE VENUES IN GLASGOW?

WHO ARE YOUR PERSONAL MUSICAL ICONS, ARTISTS THAT CONTINUE TO INSPIRE YOU? Kathleen Hannah from Bikini Kill and Kim Deal from Pixies are big influences on my musical direction. Cat loves Taylor Hawkins, he’s her drum idol.

THERE IS SOME GREAT MUSIC TO COME OUT OF GLASGOW AND IT IS GREAT TO BE A PART OF THAT.

I’m enjoying the new additions, the Hug and Pint is awesome. I’m a fan of little venues. WHAT, TO YOU, MAKES A GREAT POP SONG? A hook and a meaning.

HOW HAVE YOU ENJOYED BECOMING A HUGE PART OF GLASGOW’S ECLECTIC AND EVER-EXPANDING MUSIC SCENE? Well, I guess being a band in the city, it becomes very natural. There’s some great music to come out of Glasgow and it’s great to be a part of that.

WHO ARE YOUR MUSICAL GUILTY PLEASURES?

WE RECENTLY SPOKE TO THE AMAZING GLASGOW-BASED BAND TUFF LOVE. ARE THERE ANY ACTS

Writing and record the next album. It’s going to be a little bit different, a bit darker but still melodic

I’ve been listening to the new Carly Rae Jepsen album, and I love it. WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE REST OF 2015? by Jonny Stone LGBTI Editor

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WHAT’S ON

Freshers’ Week The baby of the Glasgow Uni student unions is turning 125 this year and over the course of it’s interesting history (we won’t bore you with that, we’re here to talk drinking), it has been host to plenty of impressive acts from Nirvana, Coldplay and Franz Ferdinand, to the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Biffy Clyro and many more. The union is essentially a home away from home with no less than three bars, a club, plenty of space to chill, a coffee shop and two catering outlets, if sleeping bags were welcomed students would likely never leave. This year the freshers week line up will be taking place across Jims Bar, Champions Bar, Qudos, Scran, Food Factory and Café Twenty2, so you’ll really get to know the place. As always, Queen Margaret Union will be indulging in some healthy competition with Glasgow University Union, to try and entice new freshers to join their union, so if you think QMU will tickle your fancy check out our pick of their best events for Freshers 2015 – events happening after 6pm Monday 14 – Fri 18 are open exclusively to Freshers’ pass (£45) holders.

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From 2-5pm drop in to Café Twenty2 for a free coffee, who doesn’t love a freebie, and a tour of your new home union. Then at 6pm, head to Jims Bar for the HOME STUDENTS QUIZ, where you can meet plenty of other home students. If your school was anything like mine, everyone got a bit teary on the last day and wrote lovely goodbye message on each other’s shirts, plus a few d**ks, hopefully at the WELCOME T-SHIRT PARTY (9pm-3am) all your new uni mates will be more civilized... probably not though.

Worry not young freshers, as those daft things you’re really going to need but totally forgot to pack can be won at THE REALLY USEFUL QUIZ (2pm, Jim’s Bar). Then it’s time to get serious about making some new friends and show off your best chat at SPEED-MATING (4pm, Food Factory). The Champion’s Bar is a favourite for it’s pool tables so get practicing and head down at 5pm. Before the main event at 9pm, chill for a bit in Jim's Bar and see how many famous faces you can spot on the walls, then Radio One legend, SCOTT MILLS, will be bringing plenty of top tunes to entertain you and your new speedmates. He’s joined in Qudos by THAT DRUMMER, THAT DJ and local DJ GERRY LYONS.

SUN 13TH Same time, same place as Sat for a free coffee and tour. Then there’s free burgers (loving all these freebies QMU) at Jims Bar from 5-7.30pm while stocks last. If you want to keep chilling in Jim’s, feel free to do so with DJs playing in the background until 9pm. Or head to Qudos at 7.30pm for QMU LIVE FRESH MUSIC FEST to discover some of the best local up-and-coming bands, just a heads up – we have a lottttttt of talent here in Glasgow. And then the bands are followed by emo/rock/indie club night Panic.

TUES 15TH If you’re not feeling too rough after Monday night, there’s a creative writing workshop at Scran (11am), followed by plenty of chances for you to get more involved at uni, at Café Twenty2: Events Committee coffee morning is at 11, followed by the Events Committee at 12pm and then the Volunteering coffee morning at 1pm.

Then The Xcerts will be performing a special acoustic performance at the unplugged showcase (1pm, Jim’s Bar), if you totally failed during your first Speed Mating experience, dust yourself off and try again at 2pm. Then from 8pm-late, there’s live music in Qudos from some top Scottish talent including FATHERSON and THE LAFONTAINES.

WED 16TH Glasgow has a brilliant vintage scene with gorgeous boutiques and they’ll be bringing stock to the vintage and craft fair at Qudos (11am), then more opportunity to get involved with the Publications coffee morning (11am), and a Language café and pancake morning for those looking to learn a new language. At 1pm, in Jim’s Bar, you’ve got the chance to show off your singing/piano/ukulele/whatever skills with the unplugged open mic. Then if you’re starting to feel the pinch from a bustling week, try out the Big Wednesday Night Pub Quiz at 6pm in Qudos for a chance to win £200. From 9pm-2am, dance ‘till your hearts content at the silent headphone disco in Qudos.

THURS 17TH A sketch comedy show, brought to you by "Improv Teatime" – the improvised theatre society, is on from 12-1.30pm at Jim’s Bar, followed by an Aloud Spoken Word Open mic which offers the chance to show your crazy poet skills. However, the big event on Thursday is the FRESHERS’ BALL – a staple in the QMU calendar. Get fancy and head down early for the Bacardi reception at 8pm, then enjoy the live cabaret, music, casino tables, magicians and boylesque performer, TOM HARLOW.

FRI 18TH To help with the Freshers’ Ball hangover, get yourself down to Café Twenty2 at 11am for some free coffee and cake, and say "hi" to the QMU board of management, student volunteers who want to hear your thoughts – probably about the union, not just life in general. Then any mature students can meet others like them at the mature student mixer (3pm, Scran). To start exploring this new city you lucky lot get to call home, head out on the Scavenger Hunt that starts and ends at Jim's Bar, before the weekly staple that is the FUQ (Friday Union Quiz). THE MAGIC UV FOAM PARTY will be your new favourite Friday club night, this week get disgusting and covered in UV foam.

SAT 19TH There is a massive range of stalls, and free entry, at the comic and toy fair at Food Factory (11am-4pm). Then Qudos are ending freshers' week in style with ‘Subcity Presents’, brought to you by some of Glasgow’s own DJs and producers across three floors. by Courtney Hendry Online Editor

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FRESHERS’ WEEK

GUU and QMU make Glasgow University pretty unique as it’s the only university in the UK to have two separate unions for students to choose from. However, the two are fierce rivals, and have been since they were formed waaaay back in 1885 and 1890 respectively. Each year the unions compete to attract new freshers and we can already feel GUU turning up the heat with their WeHaveMoreFun hashtag on their Freshtival website. This year's Freshtival has some brilliant events lined up, so if you think GUU is more your scene, get your Glasgow Freshers’ Pass (£45) and head along to some of the events, here’s our top picks:

SUN 13TH Billed as the ‘ultimate welcome for people from all walks of life’, the GUU and GULGBTQ+ Students’ Association, which is one of the biggest on campus, are throwing COLOURFEST. It’s going to get messy when the powdered paint starts flying, whilst live DJ’s and karaoke entertains.

MON 14TH

University Sports Association takes over the GUU dining room and debates chamber.

THURS 17TH BERLIN DJ WANKELMUT, aka JACOB DILSSNER, has been entertaining all over Europe since he shot to fame in 2012, with his bootleg remix of Asaf Avidan’s "One Day/ Reckoning Song". His late night set is going to be the soundtrack for your Freshers Thursday.

FRI 18TH On Friday, the GUU will transform its many rooms into countries from around the globe. With plenty of music and decorations there’s guaranteed to be a little something for everyone. Head down for 9pm, to try out the open mic – prizes for the best performers.

Grab any of the fresh faced newbies you’ve latched onto (or brave it yourself and meet some there) and make your way to FOIL, ARM AND HOG to catch the hilarious comedy trio who sold out their sixth Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer.

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TUES 15TH

OTHER EVENTS:

RADIO 1’S MATT EDMONSON will be blending his knowledge of new music with a fine collection of classics to have you dancing with those new mates from Monday all night.

GUU is famous for its debating skills, it’s the most successful debating institution in the world after all, so head along to it’s ANNUAL FRESHERS WEEK DEBATE. Also make time for COMIC CON, DODGEBALL and the ALFRESCO OPEN MIC.

WED 16TH It’s sports night on Wednesday, with a live DJ set, performers, GUSA games, prizes and fancy-dress on all night as the Glasgow

GREG JAMES will be on hand to bring GUU Freshtival 2015 to a close with what will no doubt be a brilliant set, so join in, forget that first lecture on Monday morning and go crazy.

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WHAT’S ON them out at Bamboo, make sure you get some superhero kit on, even if it’s just a black bin bag and you claim to be Batman – it is themed after all.

TUES 15TH The biggest event of Freshers' Week has to be the MINISTRY OF SOUND night at Kokomo, with a live set from Ministry of Sound resident DJ, Rick Simmonds.

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FRESHERS’ WEEK GCU freshers you are in for a treat my friends, as not only will you meet some new lifelong, or at least term-long friends, but you’ll also get to experience some of the best student spots in Glasgow as Freshers' Week 2015 at GCU is spread across pretty much all of the student haunts you’ll find yourself in over the next four years! There are two wristbands available to buy, plus plenty of free events too if you’ve somehow managed to spend all your SAAS before the week even begins – happens to the best of us. The active wristband costs £30, is available to all ages and entitles you to one snaazy freshers t-shirt, a £5 food voucher and entry to all of this:

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TUES 15TH

What better way to make new bffs than to bond over a shared love of bowling and mutual hatred of ugly ass bowling shoes? THE HOLLYWOOD BOWLING at Springfield Quay has been practically booked out to accommodate all the active lot having two games each from 6-8pm.

Doesn’t matter if you’ve not met a single person yet at freshers, who gives a flying France when you’re bouncing about at the Ryze trampoline park for a solid two hours? Although it sure would be nice to have someone there to video you in slow-mo so you can show mum just how

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WED 16TH You really find out how much you’ve got in common with someone when a comedian is thrown into the mix. Not a fan of toilet humour but they’re practically peeing themselves? Well let’s just say it’s going to be a long year full of fart jokes, test your new mates at the COMEDY NIGHT at the Student Bistro from 7-10pm.

THURS 17TH

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Ohhhhhh here’s your chance to get all glam for the big event of the week at the LAS VEGAS NIGHT PARTY. Head along to the Student Bistro at 7pm for a glass of sparkly on arrival, casino tables, buffet, DJ and even more that’s still to be announced.

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The Club Wristband comes in at £40, and is for 18+ only, but it gets you one campus hoodie, one campus half-yard glass and one freshers t-shirt, plus the student's association have teamed up with Kokomo, Bamboo and Campus to offer entry into all of this:

SUN 13TH For the first big night out of Freshers' 2015, dig out an old checked shirt and cowboy boots and head over to Kokomo for an exclusive GCU WILD WEST PARTY.

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We might not have had much of a summer but now’s the time to put those ridiculous flowery shorts and Primark sunglasses to good use freshers! Campus are hosting a S CLUB AND BEACH PARTY with Bradley, Tina and Jo taking to the stage and likely batting away plenty of the free beach balls.

FRI 18TH For the big FRESHERS' FRIDAY night out – congrats by the way if you’re still up for going out and not on a one-way trip to whitey city – the place to be is Movin’ Fridays at Kokomo with music by Big Al and Ciar.

SAT 19TH It won’t be long until you find yourself running about at the very last minute looking for an outfit when everyone decides at 10 that a Bamboo Sats is definitely a good idea. So get in early and experience your very first one on the second last night of Freshers 2015, with DJ’s Iron Ill, Robin B and DJ Toast.

SUN 20TH For the final freshers fling head down to Campus for a massive UV PARTY, there’s live DJs, UV paint and lights to get you glowing and is the best way to say bye to the craziness of freshers before the work starts *sniff*

FREE EVENTS: MONDAY: If you head along to the Freshers' Address in the Saltire Centre make sure you go to the after-party in the Student Bistro from 1-2.30pm for lunchtime fun, free ice cream, photobooths and you could get your mitts on one of the 500 cans of Desperados to be given away.

TUESDAY: Day one of the FRESHERS’ FAYRE will take place in the Arc Sports Centre, from 10am-3pm, and will have loads of interactive stalls, freebies, clubs and societies and live DJs. Head along to find out how to get involved in student life through GCU Students’ Association. Day two will feature different stalls and is on Wednesday from 10am-3pm. THURSDAY: When you need some time to chill during freshers, visit the Hidden Greenfields in the university’s tranquil gardens, from 12-3pm, and browse the vintage clothing stall, enjoy free face painting, live music, dancers, Quorn food tasting, a quiz and a writing workshop.


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Freshers’ Week

Strathclyde is synonymous with the Union, which is synonymous with… parties! Allegedly claiming the title as Britain’s biggest student Union, with bars, restaurants, clubs and admin rooms spread across 10 magnificent levels, it goes without saying that the University of Strathclyde’s Freshers' week will be just as substantial. A piece of advice for new and old students attending Freshers' week this year: take advantage of everything that’s on offer. Yes Speed Meeting sounds like a ticket to a painfully awkward death but you will find yourself in some pretty hilarious situations when you just go with the flow for this one week of your life. Remember, this is a chance for you to start over, learn something new and meet like-minded new friends for life – all while making some pretty special, and not always drunken, memories. Live music, freebies and plenty of ice-breakers will be taking place every day from the 12th to 20th of September in and around the main events. Here’s what we recommend you stick your teeth into this year…

[SAT 12TH AND SUN 13TH SEPTEMBER – WELCOME WEEKEND] SAT 12TH Head to Barony Bar on Level 2 of the Union from 10pm for WELCOME PARTY – your first official night out with potential new besties. Head to The Yard for food, drinks, live football and pool in Scotland’s largest pool hall from 12pm onwards.

SUN 13TH Meet in The Scene for SPEED MEETING at 2pm for a real rite of passage event. UNION J are set to play Vertigo (Level 8) at 9pm, tickets selling for £10 – buy them quickly! Also today, make sure you collect your pre-bought GOLD CARDS AND BUNDLES before 4pm at Todd’s Bar.

TUES 15TH Meet outside the Union before 1pm for a free tour of the National Stadium, HAMPDEN. Make sure you hit up Vertigo later on at 9pm for a live performance from FUSE DOG. A FIFA TOURNAMENT will be kicking off in Barony Bar at 6pm – beat the rest and win an Xbox One! Join new friends in this special student v food event and win upto £80 worth of pizza in The Yard in the HOTDOG CHAMPIONSHIP.

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SAT 19TH Enjoy FRESHERS' FINALE with a live ceilidh band, Chris & Steve, karaoke and resident DJs – it’s a night not to be missed; starting at 7pm. Catch up on some LIVE SPORT all day on the big screens in The Yard or join the Welcome Team on an IKEA SHOPPING TRIP with free transport. It doesn’t get much better than that!

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Freshers’ Week Since around the 70s, the GSA union has quite rightfully maintained a respected reputation for its position in Glasgow as an important cultural space. It has had performances from the likes of The Clash, has featured artists like Turner Prize winner, Douglas Gordon, and helped labels like Optimo thrive. This year, and in years to come, there’s no doubt that it will continue to showcase the incredible talent that our city produces. So for the new students at GSA, here are some of your options for Freshers 2015 – head along to these events and you’ll likely meet some creative, talented individuals right at the start of their long, impressive careers, who knows you might even bump into them on the subcrawl...

MON 14TH MASS (Mackintosh Architecture Student Society) are back to kick off Freshers' Week 2015 at the Art School's Vic Bar. THE MASS NIGHT will serve as the final destination for the brave folk taking part in the historic event that is the annual MASS SUBCRAWL.

event are £10 and is on from 7.30pm-11pm. After Honeyblood stick around the Vic Bar for ASTRAL BLACK X DONKEY PITCH – THE TWILIGHT SERENADE. Then a live showcase featuring Jon Phonics, Lockah, Mount Bank and Dressin’ Red.

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The Hill 52 Radio Showcase at the Vic Bar, brought to you by the Art School’s young broadcasting society, will feature a diverse range of spoken word, performances, theatre and music – featuring Chump, Elera Caluna, Virgin Lips, Chitra Sangtani and more. The late night party vibes will be brought to you by NIGHT OF THE JAGUAR, bringing a delicious exotic blend of outernational disco, weirdo house and techno.

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Assembly Hall), Finger Paint (12-5pm), Porno Society's Screening: Kink (6-10pm, Project Space 3).

Subcity presents FRESH2DEATH, a night full of filth: UKG, Grime, Bass, RnB and Hip Hop. The night will feature Rumours, Deep Brandy, Album Cuts, Rainbow Dome, 199X and more all for £3 entry.

THURS 17TH There’s free wheelin’ super sounds from DJ HUSH at The Assembly Hall ROLLER DISCO from 5-10pm (£4). Before the free, FLIRTY AND FLUID PVC LAUNCH NIGHT at The Vic Bar (11pm-3am), featuring Cleoslaptra, Femme Fresh, Sycophantasy, Pearl Necklace and more. PVC is a free, all-inclusive weekly night of dance, performance and flamboyance with plenty of bubbly future pop.

OTHER EVENTS: MONDAY: Tour of school campus (121.30pm Vic Bar), Alternative Glasgow Bus Tour (2-3.30pm, Dalhousie Street).

TUESDAY: GSA sports yoga (10-11am,

WEDNESDAY: Freshers Fayre (125pm, Assembly Hall), Max MSP + Ardunio Workshop (12-2pm, Project Space 2), Pecha Kucha with Many Studios (6pm-9pm, Vic Bar).

THURSDAY: Super Mash Flobmit (12-2pm, Assembly Hall), DJ workshop with Nightwave (2-3pm, PS1), Physical Gaming using MakeyMakey and Scratch (2-3pm, PS2), GSA Choir open rehearsal (7-8pm). FRIDAY: Sustainability Brunch (11am1pm).

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DO IT YOURSELF WITH COOPERS HOME BREW BEER

Over the course of the next few weeks, the new semester will be starting at all of Glasgow’s universities and colleges. Students will descend upon the city in their thousands once again and with them, the huge variety of student related “activities”. By that of course I mean the clubs and pubs around the city coming up with different ways of enticing students in. Drinking on nights out will undoubtedly take up a lot of people’s time during the first few weeks back but as work starts to build up and there is less time for doing so, students will find other things to keep themselves busy outside of their education. Now, a few of you out there will either know someone who has made their own home brew alcohol or you may have tried it yourself. These brews can often metaphorically blow your head off and are ingenious in the makeshift way the brewing vessels are put together. There is now a much easier way to do it though. Coopers, the Australian brewery, have had much success with their DIY brewing kits in their native country. They’re now branching out over here and see a potential market among thirsty students. They were kind enough to lend me one of their brewing kits along with the ingredients to brew my own lager. The good news is that it is really easy to start your own brew. After following some basic instructions courtesy of a DVD they supply with the kit, I assembled the vessel and got down to preparing my ingredients. The lager mix came in a large can which I had to sit in a basin of warm water for 10 minutes. While this was warming, I poured two litres of water into the vessel followed by a packet of sugar they gave me. Then it was just a case of waiting for the sugar to dissolve and the lager mix to finish heating. Once the 10 minutes were over, I opened the lager mix and poured it into the

vessel. It was almost like treacle coming out of the can so it took around a minute or so before I was able to empty it in its entirety. I used a ladle to mix the lager in with the water and then proceeded to pour warm water into the vessel until I had 20 litres worth. The next part was slightly tricky. Using a temperature gauge on the vessel’s side, I had to make sure the brew was between 21 and 28 degrees. My brew was sitting at around 29 degrees but you are allowed to pour in an extra three litres of water in order to adjust the temperature. Thankfully, I was able to bring it down within the ideal range. The final part of the mixing stage involved placing what’s called a Krausen Kollar (a large cylinder basically) into the vessel, followed by a sprinkling of brewer’s yeast over the brew. With that I placed the lid on the vessel and the most difficult (and it’s fairly easy) stage of the brew was over. Before leaving your brew, you have to check the original gravity. You do this by filling a supplied tube with your brew and placing a hydrometer that also comes with the kit in the liquid. You then take a reading and record. It’s absolutely essential that you do this as I’ll explain later on. You’re now free to leave your brew for a few days. Coopers advise that you keep it in a location out of direct sunlight and regularly check the temperature. This is where I had to use some initiative in terms of temperature control. On the Coopers forums (which are a great help for beginners), most users advised using heating belts to control your temperature. However, as I’m a poor student, I placed a couple of towels over the vessel followed by the box the whole kit was delivered in. If I had to increase the temperature at all, I sat the vessel in my bath and filled it with warm water. It wasn’t exactly the most efficient method but it definitely worked. After six days had passed, I had to start

taking daily readings of the brew’s specific gravity. You do this because once you get the same reading two days in a row (final gravity), the fermentation is complete and you are ready to start bottling your brew. I was able to start bottling my lager on the eighth day. The bottling process itself is quite tedious but very easy to do. I probably shouldn’t even bother explaining this as it is fairly self-explanatory but after filling each bottle, I placed a carbonation drop (packet that comes with the kit) into the bottle and sealed the lid. I was able to fill about 40 bottles before the vessel was empty. Again, Coopers advise that you store the bottles for at least two weeks out of direct sunlight in order for secondary fermentation to take place. The box came in handy once again here and I was able to enjoy the next fortnight, looking forward to drinking my lager. Once the two weeks passed, I decided to leave the bottles for a few more days as apparently, this can help

make the lager slightly fizzier. After that though, I was able to sit back with a bottle and begin the process of handing free lager out to my friends. Now, you may be wondering how strong my lager was and even if you weren’t, I’ll tell you anyway. As I said earlier in this review, I had to measure the original gravity of the brew once the mixing stage was complete. After getting my final gravity before the bottling stage, I was able to work out the alcohol percentage by using mathematical formula. I will stop lying to you here and admit that I am absolutely hopeless when it comes to complex mathematics so I simply downloaded the Coopers DIY Beer app, entered the two gravity readings and got it to work out the alcohol percentage for me. The app also tells you to add 0.5 per cent to this figure to allow for the secondary fermentation. As a result, my brew had 3.8 per cent alcohol in it. Stronger than Tennents, weaker than Fosters. Good stuff. So you see, making your own brew is pretty easy with the help of this kit and it doesn’t actually cost that much to buy. The price of the entire kit works out at around £50 and you are entitled to free shipping. Why don’t you give it a go and try making your own brew with the Coopers DIY Beer Kit. by Aidan Scott

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By Emylie Howie A vast amount of doors are set to open to take in, and they are all on our doorstep. for the people of Glasgow in this year's Built In true Glasgow fashion, a historic landmark Heritage Festival. The city-wide event will be is being opened to the public for the first taking place from 14 – 20 September. time in a number of years. The former Linen The free festival celebrates Glasgow’s Bank, built in 1897 will now be opening as a buildings, streets, parks, architecture, history non-profit gallery for public use for the next and people with a jam packed programme year and hopes to continue to restore the full of walks, tours, talks, events and more building at risk. The first event in 215 High than 100 buildings open for anyone to visit. Street’s exciting programme is to act as a hub For this one week only in September, you are for Doors Open Day goers. Visitors will be able encouraged to explore Glasgow in a new way to access the building throughout the week and fall in love with the designs of the city. of Doors Open Day, discover its history and The mission of Doors Open Day – Glasgow’s find out more about how to engage with the Built Heritage Festival, is to strengthen civic city-wide festival. This important and stunning awareness and pride among Glaswegians and building represents the aims and objectives to broaden public awareness of Glasgow’s of Doors Open Day: “to help the citizens of Rich built heritage at local, national and Glasgow access and learn about their built international levels, by exposing a diverse heritage whilst exploring ways to safeguard this audience to different aspects of Glasgow’s built for future generations.” environment. The festival has a number of events The event aims to showcase Glasgow’s involved – and they are all free! 108 buildings, heritage, so for that week, put your phones including 16 that have never been involved in away and stop staring at the pavement while the event before, will open their doors for you you walk through the streets of Glasgow. to explore. 55 walks and tours will take place Instead, look up, take in the beauty of the all focusing on different areas and subjects. buildings and appreciate Glasgow for another Most will be walking tours however there are reason. There really are some spectacular sights also some subway, bike, bus and boat tours!

Around 15 talks will take place and they will focus on Glasgow and its history. And for the first time ever, Glasgow is running a children’s

programme which includes over 40 free events. Ruth Morris, events and development co-ordinator at Glasgow Building Preservation Trust said: “The essence of Doors Open Day is to encourage as many people as possible to explore Glasgow, learn about the city and ultimately have pride in the City. With so many different types of buildings and events and our new Children’s programme there really is something for everyone.” So go on, get out and explore, the key to the city is yours! You can see the full programme at www. glasgowdoorsopenday.com/programme/

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From walks, workshops, exhibitions, performances and talks to everything in between, the events are designed for all ages to appeal to those who know nothing about Mackintosh and to those who have established knowledge of the Glaswegian talent. The event programme is expected to feature a range of formats with free exhibitions and workshops, ticketed tours and sociable evenings with food and drink. So there really is an insight for everyone. The festival is the perfect time to appreciate the skill of Mackintosh and Glasgow is the perfect venue. The city allows you to see the finest examples of his buildings and interiors, work by his Glasgow Style contemporaries, and examples of his creative collaborations with Margaret Macdonald. (Who he married in 1990)

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WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME? The benefits for anyone seeking a military career are obvious: for those who are considering joining the Army Reserve, the first two years in Waterloo and Ypres Company complete the first two modules of the Reserve Commissioning Course at Sandhurst. For those looking to gain a Regular Commission, the OTC will help you in every way possible to pass the Army Officer Selection Board, and your training at the OTC will give you valuable experience at Sandhurst. For those not considering an Army career, the transferrable skills gained from OTC membership are incredibly useful in life beyond the Armed Forces. These include and are not limited to; endurance, commitment, time management, and physical fitness. OCdts learn how to make complex plans and decisions under time pressure. Then how to communicate those plans to others, often in challenging conditions, in a straightforward fashion, improving communications skills. Additionally, when former OCdts go into employment they will have a broader understanding of the Armed Forces and will be better able to manage colleagues or employees who are members of the Army Reserve. “I found out about the OTC, through a friend who took me along to the open night. On entrance I got talking

to the older OCdts who told me in detail more about the UOTC, they told me they had a rugby team which interested me as well as the adventurous training aspect (which you could gain qualifications for), which interested me as I had never pictured doing the advertised activities in my life. Also, having no previous interest in the military, I thought it would give me some insight as to what military life was like, which it did. The UOTC has given me opportunities that I thought I would never do such as spend two weeks in Cyprus doing both military and adventurous training (whilst being paid). The UOTC has helped develop my leadership, team work and communication skills further than I expected normal university life would, which in turn I believe will help me in my future career, whatever it may be.” Sundar, 22, studying Applied Bioscience at UWS Hamilton The sense of achievement gained from completing a challenging event, be that finishing the 24-hour Cateran Yomp, getting the best time in an obstacle course run, or being part of a section attack on an enemy position, is a great boost to confidence. Many OCdts find themselves achieving something they never thought they were capable of. All of this contributes to developing that key transferrable skill needed in every career: leadership.


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In my three years at GSUOTC I ,ve devel oped my leadership cap abilities and impro ved my physical fitness leve ls . Fu rt he rm or e, I think the communicational, planning, analytical an d social skills that I have acquired during my time as a GSUOTC will stand member of me in good stead in te rms of future employment prosp ects, whether that be military or civilian employmen t. Scott, 21, studying

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HOW CAN I JOIN? Come along to one of our Open Nights on the 23rd and 30th of September! Doors are open at 1800. Come along and see if the OTC is for you!

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THIS AUTUMN / WINTER FASHION As autumn fast approaches, it’s time to get set for the season. From going outside and braving the elements, to cuddling up at home in cosy knits, Buchanan Galleries has everything you need to get ready for the colder days and darker nights. River Island’s statement faux fur coats and glam accessories will ensure you stand out despite the miserable weather. Oasis’ bright 80s inspired prints and 70s fringing will enhance old basics, while Jones Bootmaker has a great selection of practical and stylish footwear. It’s not just about the clothes in Buchanan Galleries. Accessorize has everything you need to add the finishing touches to your outfit, from jewellery to bags, an outfit will never go incomplete. Boots and John Lewis will ensure you always stay ahead of the beauty game with a great selection of brands, from Benefit to YSL, to stay looking fresh this winter. Here’s a look at the Autumn / Winter star buys available at Buchanan Galleries:

Winter Warmer – River Island A statement coat is essential for the colder months since it rarely comes off! A good coat will see you through Autumn/Winter and can still receive compliments by January. Fake fur will never go out of fashion and adds a touch of luxury. River Island’s shaggy pale pink (£95) is right on trend along with being super cosy. If full faux is too overwhelming, rework an old coat or jacket with a faux fur stole (£28) for sophisticated glamour. Ponchos are back for another season as the 70s revival continues. Perfect layered with a polo neck and floppy hat for an effortless look. This patterned monochrome number from River Island can be thrown over almost any outfit, to take it from boho to chic. Ankle grazing coats were seen all over the catwalks, from the likes of Chanel to Calvin Klein. A camel coat will be a wardrobe staple for years to come, with the oversized lapels giving a tailored, military feel. To glam it up just add a pair of towering heels and a fierce attitude.

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H&M, has perfected wardrobe basics. Vests, t-shirts and jumpers are always available in store. For a modern and sleek look, explore the H&M Studio collection, which features unique twists on classic design. To add a sporty edge, throw on a polo shirt style jumper (£39.99) or a high neck zip vest (£14.99). To take an outfit into the evening, this strappy nude bralet is both classy and stylish – ideal for a night on the town. For a more casual look, try layering over a simple black t-shirt. Ankle length military camel coat – £85. River Island

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Boho Chic – Oasis The 70s/80s fashion revival is going nowhere. From bold prints, suede and fringing there is something to suit everybody. Oasis has embraced the trend with bold, stand out knits to faux suede mini-skirts. For the bold, stand out this winter in a tapestry print knit (£60), which will be guaranteed to keep you insulated all winter long. For those wanting to embrace this trend in a more subtle manner, try Oasis’ burgundy flared jumpsuit (£50). The tie halter-neck creates a flattering neckline, while the flared trouser will make legs go on for days. For everyone’s inner hippy, match a button down denim mini skirt (£28) with knee high boots and a white polo neck to create a trendy, casual look.

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BBC PROMS IN GLASGOW GREEN The BBC Proms in the Park is coming to Glasgow. The banks of the Clyde will play host to the event on the 12th of September in what promises to be a musical extravaganza showcasing some of Scotland and the rest of the UK’s finest musical talents. Glasgow Green will be the Scottish leg of the UK wide festival, and is orchestrated by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Stephen Bell. Joining the orchestra will be acclaimed saxophonist Amy Dickson, BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year Claire Hastings and Big Big Sing who will perform a special sing-along set for the occasion. Former X-Factor winner

WHAT’S ON Alexandra Burke is also on the bill of what promises to be a night of world-class musical entertainment. There is also a specially created piece on the night by Oscar winning composer Anne Dudley based on her score for BBC One hit series Poldark. The event will be presented by Jamie MacDougall and the first part of the concert will be live on BBC Two Scotland and the entire event will be live on Radio Scotland. The audience on the night will join park concerts around the country to sing together as part of the BBC One coverage of the Last Night of the Proms. Tickets are £13.50 (£7.50 for concessions) and the show begins at 7:15. Get down for a night of musical merriment and powerful performances from some of the UK’s best musicians, young and old. by Cameron Willis @cameronwillis92 c.willis@tsaglasgow.com

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to buy from fashion and accessories, to collectibles and homeware. However, Emily has some important advice for those looking to kick start their Autumn wardrobe with some chic vintage pieces: "Always try things on. It’s good to take your measurements before you come to the event so you can measure the items before you try them on. "Vintage sizing is totally different to modern sizing so looking at the labels can be very misleading. I always carry a little travel tape measure in my bag for this reason.” Head down on September 13 to find a new favourite piece for your wardrobe. When pressed on her own vintage gem, Emily confessed: "I’ve just got so many! I buy so much all the time, a perk of the job, but I recently got an amazing green shiny dress that I wore when I visited Las Vegas in the summer. The thing about the fairs is there is so much variety, I never know what I’m going to find at each event, it’s really exciting.”

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YOUR BACK TO UNIVERSITY GUIDE Starting university is exciting but also a bit daunting – especially if you’ve never lived away from home. Thankfully, Buchanan Galleries has everything you need to start university life. From high quality tech to kitchen essentials, everything is available under one roof in the heart of the city centre.

TECHNOLOGY Where would we be without it? Laptops for coursework, mobile phones to keep in touch with home, tablets to social network and cameras to snap nights out on – there’s a gadget for every part of the day. John Lewis has a great range of laptops, from the easy to use Toshiba convertible tablet/ laptop to high end Apple MacBooks. Jazz up and protect laptops or tablets with MiPac’s fun, stand out cases in cute star print or fashion forward leopard spots. For cameras, Jessops has plenty to choose from. From the creatives needing to capture every eye catching moment, to the party goers not wanting to forget a thing – there’s a model to suit. Carphone Warehouse will connect you with top of the range tablets and mobile phones, with models and contracts to suit everyone.

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Scribbler is the place to go for stand out stationery. Pick up a quirky notebook to differentiate between classes or brighten up dull lectures with a bright yellow ‘Great Ideas’ notebook (£9.99) or pastel ‘Blah Blah’ notebook (£5.50).The ‘Crap to do Today’ to do list (£4.99) will always keep you right, or for the super organised, there’s the ‘Plan of Attack’ wall chart (£4.99) to help prioritise all your new responsibilities.

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BAGS Uni might mean carrying around a tonne of textbooks, but you can still do this in style. The iconic Fred Perry duffel bag (£60) will fit books, laptops and stationery easily. For a more lady-like option, check out Accessorize. The quirky Cruella Spot Backpack (£35) will stand out from the crowd, and the more sophisticated and fitting College backpack (£35) is a stylish way to carry coursework. Insulated coffee cup – £11.98. Available at Lakeland.

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Moving into a new flat or halls means starting from scratch or making the most of parents’ hand me downs. Lakeland can help those on a budget build a kitchen with their Lakeland value range (from 99p), providing dinner sets, kitchen utensils and cooking equipment so there’s no need to rely on a Pot Noodle every night. It’s also got a great variety of flasks (£11.98) for that much needed morning coffee and lunch boxes (£9.95) to avoid spending a fortune in the canteen every day. Buchanan Galleries doesn’t just cater for the kitchen. With stores like John Lewis and Next, you can get all the comforts to make your new room feel just like home.

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Welcome to GLASGOW

FRESHERS! GET TO KNOW THE AREA Salut! Ni hao! Zdrasti! Guten tag! Ciào! Hello! No matter where you are from, we’d like to extend a very warm welcome to our brilliant wee city. Glasgow is a great place to both study and live in – you’ll meet so many different characters, try new things and see some wonderful (and probably very, very strange) things during your time here. So, to help you get acquainted with your new city, here’s our guide to some of the areas you should start exploring:

WEST END

CITY CENTRE

If you’re studying at The University of Glasgow, chances are you’ll spend a lot of time out in the West End. Which is brilliant because it’s home to quirky independent cafés, every kind of cuisine, the delight that is Ashton Lane, a whole host of other brilliant little bars, the tranquil Botanic Gardens, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Òran Mór – a former church, that is now a bar/restaurant/nightclub and host to A Play, A Pie and A Pint, boutique shopping with plenty of vintage options and oh so much more.

We’re not sure exactly who first claimed Glasgow to be the second best shopping spot in The UK (after London obviously), but we’re sure as hell not arguing with them. The shops on offer within ‘The Golden Z’ are aplenty with everything from high-street, to designer, specialists and more. The City Centre is also home to Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s first public commission – The Lighthouse – and George Square, which tends to always have something going including pop-up events and concerts.

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SOUTHSIDE

This little area is technically in the West End but feels like it should have it’s own little mention because it is a particularly popular location with its choice of ahhhhhmazing restaurants, creative spaces like SWG3 and the Hidden Lane.

If you’ve chosen to stay in the Southside then well done, smart choice! It’s a great area to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and offers chilled spaces like The Hidden Gardens, Bellahouston Park – home to House of An Art Lover, Pollok Country Park – home to The Burrell Collection. Plus, gems like The Grand Ole Opry, The Citizens Theatre and The Glad Cafe.


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HIDDEN GEMS

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This is such a ‘hidden gem’, that they’ve even gone and adopted the name ‘HIDDEN LANE’, just to make it even more special and lovely than it is. Although it is officially known as Argyle Court, this cute courtyard in the West End deserves its adopted name as it’s akin to a treasure trove of interesting and creative businesses from jewellers, to painters, yoga studios, designers, sculptors and two of TSA’s own personal favourites. NEW HELLFIRE CLUB support local unsigned and independent musicians from their shop in The Hidden Lane, take a wander down to check out

their supply of art, merchandise and music or squeeze in for an intimate gig, all whilst supporting their motto of ‘feed the music, not the corporations’. Then, once you’ve bought a new record for your collection, you have to try THE HIDDEN LANE TEAROOM. This sweet, bright spot has become well known for its amazing homemade cakes and delightful afternoon tea – which was voted second best in the country in ‘Scotland The Best’ by Peter Irvine. Definitely take a trip to the Hidden Lane on your next hangover free weekend...most likely after freshers.

If you're looking to impress that new group of bright-eyed youngsters you’ve managed to latch onto during Freshers Week, then step away from the usual haunts that everyone will be packed into, head out into this wonderful new city you get to call home and explore some of its more unusual spots:

Bar

You’ve got plenty of time to spend downing cheap shots on student nights, ignoring the little voice in your head that tells you to get on with that ethics essay, so we suggest you try the PANTHER MILK BAR on Mitchell Lane, open Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm-Midnight. This cosy bar (and we mean cosy – it’s tiny, dark and candlelit) is actually a bar within a bar, very Inception like. However, it does sadly lack the presence of Leo and it serves just one drink – Leche De Pantera, otherwise known as Panther Milk. However, that one drink could likely be it’s bread and butter. This devilishly strong concoction will fool you into getting daaaaaa-runk as it tastes like a sweet, delicious milkshake (the strawberry version was tdf) and although we don’t know the exact secret recipe, it likely contains some combination of condensed milk, rum, gin, cointreau, with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top. Trust us, this little haunt will help you notch up some serious points with the new pals.

Event

In Glasgow there’s no shortage of different club nights and events to suit every taste, from Ping Pong at Hillhead Bookclub on a Monday, Sewing on a Tuesday, Nude Life Drawing on Tuesday's at The Flying Duck and everything in between. However, a personal favourite night of ours is TYCI – a Glaswegian collective run by women, who organise a monthly club night where they put on ‘cool lady bands, artists, MCs and DJs’ and they also launch their monthly zine. In past months they’ve had bands like Alimony Hustle and Hannah Lou Clark perform and as if all that wasn’t enough, if you attend you’ll also leave with that warm fuzzy feeling as you’ll be helping raise money for a great cause. Each month they choose a different charity to support and if you head along to their September event on the 19th at Stereo, you’ll get to listen to the likes of Pretty Ugly DJs and Breakfast Muff, all while supporting Save The Children **insert angel face emoji here**

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Discover Glasgow THINGS TO SEE

We could go on and on and on for pages about how diverse, eclectic and vibrant Glasgow is in terms of culture but instead how about we just take a look at some of these facts: Glasgow was named the European City of Culture in 1990, it was appointed as a Creative City in 2008, it has been a UNESCO City of Music since 2008 and it's the official best city in the world. Okay, slight disclaimer, we actually made up that last fact – but we're pretty sure it's true, just take a look at the amazing venues, museums and attractions that make up our rich cultural scene:

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VENUES THE BRITANNIA PANOPTICON MUSIC HALL, is the oldest surviving music hall in the world – yes, the whole world! It was built in 1857, was one of the first buildings in Scotland to be powered by electricity and has hosted some of the biggest names on the music hall circuit – Stan Laurel (of comedy duo Laurel and Hardy) made his first stage appearance there back in 1906. Nowadays the Panopticon, a category A listed building, is conserved by a trust who perform regular shows in the auditorium such as 'Glasgow's Great War' running on September 12, October 17 and November 14.

THE CCA (CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS) is one of Glasgow's best creative hubs. The impressive building is home to an art gallery that features six major exhibitions each year, a performance space, café, concert space and cinema. Whether you're looking to see work by some of the country's most talented new artists, wanting to purchase unique items from the independent shops in the centre or sample the delights from Café Saramago – you can do all that and much more in 'Glasgow's hub for creative activity'.

Even if you're not a huge football fan, you have to attend at least one Scotland game at HAMPDEN PARK. The atmosphere at a match is something you have to experience at least once because everyone goes absolutely nuts (in a brilliant way). You could also check out THE SCOTTISH FOOTBALL MUSEUM, based within the stadium, which is one of the best football museums in the world with 2,500 exhibits on display. The £5 concessionary ticket lets you explore the museum, tour the park and even gives you the chance to score a goal at Hampden Park. A day at THE GLASGOW SCIENCE CENTRE is always a day well spent. There's so much to do, from the three-floor science mall filled with interactive science shows, workshops and exhibitions to the newly upgraded state-of-the-art Planetarium dome (that opens September 5) and the huge Cineworld IMAX Cinema – that has a screen bigger than a five-a-side football pitch. Get together with some of your new uni mates and spend a full day exploring, laughing and learning – it is honestly so much fun.

MUSEUMS Obviously the KELVINGROVE ART GALLERY and Museum has to have a mention in our culture section. The magnificent building opened in 1901 and has been educating and entertaining visitors ever since with one of Europe's greatest art collections – it's one of Scotland's most popular free attractions and is a must see, especially for a day when you're skint and itching to leave your flat. We're cheating a little bit here but only because not nearly enough people know about the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre. The aforementioned Kelvingrove Museum has such a vast collection that only 2% of it's treasures can be displayed at any one time. It's also free to visit and is worth a trip to see some of the 1.4 million items that can't fit into Kelvingrove but you must book in advance. If you've ever wanted to know more about the history of Glasgow and the people who make it then get over to The People's Palace at Glasgow Green. You can explore the history of the city (from 1750 to the end of the 20th century) through historic artifacts, photographs, films, paintings and interactive displays. The museum is also home to Art of Billy Connolly – a selection of the famous comedian's artworks and objects from the Glasgow Museums collection (including his famous banana boots) and the exhibition is running until 21 February 2016.


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THINGS TO DO

Nightlife GLASGOW HAS A WELL REGARDED NIGHT LIFE SCENE. BARELY A REVELATIONARY STATEMENT BUT IT DOES STAND. HERE IS A HANDY GUIDE TO THE BEST GLASGOW HAS TO OFFER FOR YOU CASH STRAPPED STUDENTS.

SHOPPING We could spend all day listing all the shops in the high street haven that is BUCHANAN GALLERIES. But frankly, we’d like to give all you Glasgow newbies a little credit where credits due and assume that you’ll be able to locate the plethora of Topshops dotted around the city and instead use this teeny space to hit you with some different options to help you stand out this Freshers': For the vintage lovers: VINTAGE GURU on Byres Road have had some absolutely gorgeous designer gems and aim to keep their prices low. Also check out: MR BENS, THE GLASGOW VINTAGE COMPANY and STARRY STARRY NIGHT VINTAGE CLOTHING.

For a laugh – RED RAW at The Stand comedy club. £2 entry. Basically an open mic night featuring new acts and the more experienced trying out fresh jokes. Rumour has it Frankie Boyle and Kevin Bridges show up every now and again. You’re pretty much guaranteed a good night. Even if an act is rubbish, you can make fun of them! There’s nothing quite like passing judgement on those trying to make something of themselves. Beware: Red Raw is exceptionally busy and always sells out. While tickets are sold on the door, you’re best booking in advance to avoid disappointment. Begin queueing at 7pm to guarantee a seat and therefore avoiding further disappointment. For a night on a budget – BUNKER! Free entry. This well stocked bar on Bath Street has a decent choice of drinks costing only £1.80. An unbeatable deal running from Tuesday to Thursday every week with 55 drinks to choose from. For a dance – KILLER KITSCH at The Buff Club. A majorly popular Tuesday club night located at the somewhat tricky to find Buff Club on Bath Lane. It is relatively easy to gain free entry through Killer Kitsch’s Facebook page, otherwise there is a £3 door entry fee for students. Drinks are cheap, starting from spirit mixes at £1.50, and the music is eclectic. Expect funk, disco, electronica, hip hop and wanting to dance.

For the best DJs – SUB CLUB. Of course, Glasgow and the UK’s most renowned club must get a mention. Obviously, the best club will attract the best DJs. Tickets for these nights cost around the £10 mark, but it is well worth it. 2015 alone has seen the likes of Fatboy Slim, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Skream. Boiler Room have also put on a few nights too. Oh yeah, and unless you have a solid Sub Club connection, good luck getting free entry. Also, avoid calling it Sub Club and, even worse, The Sub Club. For a robust cool status refer to it as Subbie and tell people that your dad went to school with the DJ that’s on every third Wednesday. For a quiet pint – if you’re not in the mood for a mad night out, fair enough. There are plenty of cool and trendy pubs to welcome you with open arms and offer you a fine selection of alcoholic beverages. In the city centre, you have THE GRIFFIN. Situated across from The Kings Theatre, it has a mixed clientele of old and young. The music played is good and at an appropriate volume for conversation. You’ve also got INN DEEP on Great Western Road. Their beer garden sits right upon the river bank and is accompanied by further seating under a bridge arch. DJs play at the weekend and their collection of craft beers is quite impressive.

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If you have some serious SAAS to splash: PRINCES SQUARE is likely one of the more glamorous shopping centres you’ll have ever found yourself in. It features designers including Vivienne Westwood, Kurt Geiger and French Connection, along with jewellers and plenty of dining options, including cocktail geniuses October. Also check out: INGRAM STREET for high end shops like Mulberry and Cruise. Interesting Independents: FACTORY 45, in Merchant City, is a non-profit ‘retail emporium’ run by Impact Arts, that supports local creative folk with art, fashion, design and even some seriously cheap vintage gems available to buy. They’ve recently had Venus In Furs, Thrifty Little and Clyde Built items in stock. by Courtney Hendry Online Editor

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Food & Drink

Whether you’re from round these parts or not, you must be aware by now that Glasgow is partial to a great grub venue or two. As the motto states, people really do “make Glasgow” here, and so, our culture is just as diverse as the people who practise it. Whether you’re looking for cheap, fancy, a grab ‘n’ go or a five-coursed wonder, Glasgow has everything you could need and more.

All-rounders: food, alcohol and soft drinks, WiFi, comfort and T.Vs. Ark Located beside George Square, convenience doesn’t get much better than this student hub and sporting bar. Great food served all day every day as well as alcohol and coffee/ cake in the afternoon.

Tempo Tea Bar One of the few bubble tea tearooms in Glasgow. This little gem is located near Royal Exchange Square and violet in colour – you cannot miss it. Open: Monday – Thursday 11am – 7pm, Friday – Saturday 11am – 8pm, Sunday 11am – 6pm. Location: 83 Queen Street.

Ketchup Stacked burgers and homemade Ketchup recipe, mmmh! Impress your mates by winning the Colossus 2.0 challenge. Go on, we dare you. Open: Monday – Thursday 11am – 11pm, Friday & Saturday 11am – 1am, Sunday 11am – 11pm. Location: 46 Ashton Lane.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen Aaside from their juicy burgers, GBK also serve the skinniest skinny fries in all of the land, as well as jaw-dropping milkshakes. The Tunnocks ones are our favourite!

The Social A classy take on the conventional night out. Food, cocktails and outdoor sitting that’s open all day and night. Get your ties looked out for this one. Location: 27 Royal Exchange Square.

Noodles, dumplings, fish, pork and rice. Order a banquet for special occasions and never allow your friends to say you’re “uncultured” again! Location: 43 Mitchell Street.

China Buffet King Did someone say “all you can eat”? Yes, yes they did. Dig in and go back as much as you want in Glasgow’s answer to fine dining.

Glad Café

Location: 1006 Pollokshaws Road.

Chop Chop

Open: Monday – Thursday 11:30am – 10pm, Friday 11:30am, 10pm, Saturday 11am – 11pm, Sunday 11pm – 10pm.Location: 65 St Vincent Street.

Open: Everyday 11am – 12am. Location: 46 North Frederick Street.

This award-winning café-come-venue serves delicious food during the day before switching into one of the best local music outlets in the evening. Make sure you pick up a tote bag on your way out!

Bon Voyage! Travel with your food; take an oriental route to dinner.

Location: 53-55 Bath Street.

A Touch of class: dates? You’re bound to get a few at uni. Surprise them with a glimpse of the extraordinary. All Bar One Did someone say prosecco? Enjoy fine beverages in style here in Glasgow’s most popular wine bar. Open: Monday – Friday 8am – 12am, Saturday – Sunday 9am – 12am. Location: 56-72 St Vincent Street.

Jamie’s Italian Jamie Oliver brings his Italian secrets to Glasgow’s George Square in his supreme restaurant experience. Open: Monday – Wednesday 12pm – 10pm, Thursday 12pm – 10:30pm, Friday – Saturday 12pm – 11pm, Sunday 12pm – 9pm. Location: 7 George Square.

Tea, please: the best tearooms have a great variety of flavours and equally yummy snacks, like these ones! Cup More flavours of hot beverages than you can imagine. Pop in for a touch of comfort and satisfaction on your tea break. Open: Everyday 9am – 6pm. Location: 71 Renfield Street & 311 Byres Road.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO GLASGOW CLIMBING Situated inside an old church, the Glasgow Climbing Centre provides the ultimate climbing experience – full of adrenaline fuelled activities and a homely café that caters for everyone. As soon as you walk into the building, you encounter an endless ceiling. Daunting as it seems, its participators seem rather laid back and at ease. However, within minutes of being in my harness, I stood corrected. Well, dangled rather – as I better describe my position at the top of my first climb. The excitement of reaching these heights will surprise any first timer as the addiction of bettering yourself grows with each climb. [ih2188] Bamboo Get Loose Advert Aug The Climbing Centre is equally social as it

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your heart rate sores with adrenaline at the heights you climb. The highlight of this adventure has to be the surprise I encountered by going outdoors. A trip up some ladders led me to the top of the church spire where I let go at the top and abseiled to the bottom. The fresh Glasgow breeze in this activity made it particularly authentic and exhilarating. Climbing down the tower is definitely where you get your money’s worth! All these climbs work up an appetite so you should visit The Balcony Café where you will be served an impressive meal or snack which will not fail on meeting your dietary requirements.

Such dishes feature traditional Scottish ingredients such as Stirlingshire pheasant, venison and mussels. These will be found alongside dishes inspired by the smoky tang of the American South or curries bursting with South East Asian flavours. Glasgow Climbing Centre is easy to get to from the city centre (five minutes on the Subway) and provides a great social atmosphere. The complex offers a unique experience for a day out with friends, or adrenaline junkies. by Matt Bryan @mattbryan10 m.bryan@tsaglasgow.com


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DACTYL LITERARY MAGAZINE

Every Writer’s Resource You only have to walk to your nearest West End coffee shop to find a display of Macs and writers typing away. Scotland has had more than its fair share of novelists and poets over the years but now there is a small, independently published and selffunded publication known as Dactyl released annually that aims to bring together a collection of some of the best poetry, prose, photography and illustration the country has to offer. Leona Skene, a co-editor of the publication, along with Karen French, explains that Dactyl came to be through their own interests in the genre: "We’re a pair of book-fondling, art-loving poetry dweebs, and we’ve always had a wee ambition to create something that that would reflect this. We’d seen and liked other Scottish litmags such as Gutter and Valve, and decided to produce a journal with our own twist on things." Dactyl was launched at Summerhall in Edinburgh in November 2013, in conjunction with Book Week Scotland, and has gone from strength to strength ever since. The ‘zine is now stocked in Golden Hare Books and the

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As the number of people living with dementia in Scotland continues to rise, Alzheimer Scotland is set to deliver its biggest ever Memory Walk series in a bid to rally support for people living with dementia in communities across the country. There are over 90,000 people living with dementia in Scotland, and tens of thousands of unpaid carers, often partners and family members, supporting them. Alzheimer Scotland will hold over 25 Memory Walks in Scotland this autumn to raise vital funds to deliver support services and raise awareness of the discrimination, isolation and stigmatisation faced every day by people living with dementia. There will be walks from Scalloway in Shetland to Hawick in the Borders – starting late August and finishing in early October. Anna Devine, Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications, said, “Dementia is a huge, growing health crisis and it isn’t going to go away. We must rally our caring and compassionate communities across Scotland to be part of our Memory Walks and embrace the message that dementia is everyone’s business. It costs Alzheimer Scotland millions every year to deliver vital services across Scotland. To sustain that support as the demand for our services increases, we need to raise more funds and more awareness.” All funds raised will be used to help pay for vital Alzheimer Scotland dementia services across Scotland such as the 24 hour Dementia Helpline, Dementia Advisors, Dementia Nurses and dementia research.

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Funds will also support important local activities, “Dementia Cafés across Glasgow City, Musical Minds, Football Reminiscence Groups in Hampden and in the Village Storytelling Centre, the Picture House in Clincarthill Parish Church and the Bellahouston Allotment. All of these services and activities help people with dementia and their families stay connected

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GET YOUR CYCLE ON THIS SCHOOL YEAR Glasgow’s sheer compactness is so covinient. Anywhere you’d like to be, you could probably walk it. Oh yeah, but what is faster and cooler than walking? And is eco friendly? And has two wheels? These days, Glasgow’s streets are heaving with cyclists. With public transport fares continually rising – it’s little wonder. £13 a week for a bus or subway ticket adds up. Also, it’s an easy way to get fit. Universities and colleges readily encourage students to cycle, with many offering free bike maintenance checks on campus several times a year. Caledonian University provide a free trial of Glasgow’s public hire bikes and 50% off any future membership. No doubt your campus will have a secure bike shed too. Check your university website under the sustainable

travel section. If you’re not a Caledonian student, the hire bikes are still a good option. There are 20 pick up and drop off points throughout the city, and it still works out cheaper than the bus. After registering online, it’s free to use a bike for under half an hour and £1 for every 30 minutes after that. There’s even an app available to make the whole experience even smoother. However, it can be quite daunting to cycle on busy roads. Glasgow City Council has an online map detailing the safest cycle routes for cyclists, all filtrating from the City Centre. Glasgow’s barely Amsterdam in terms of cycle paths but there are lots of routes avoiding the busy roads. Although, sometimes it’s just not possible to avoid cycling beside cars. As

some drivers declare cyclists to be the bane of their lives, the increase of cyclists runs parallel to most drivers’ tolerance. Safety precautions are still advisable. Avoid cycling beside lorries as the drivers simply won’t be able to see you. Surprisingly, it is safer to cycle a reasonable distance away from the kerb to discourage drivers overtaking dangerously. Remember that cyclists are permitted in bus lanes and to use your arms as signals when making a turn. Also, keep a car door width away from parked cars. A classic cyclist accident is to batter right into an open door. If you’re confident on the road, you’ll be fine. If you’re interested in buying a bike, going second hand is a money saver. Check out Common Wheel (Maryhill & Bridgeton), Gorbals Recycles and The Bike Station.

Now it’s time to accessorise! Beginners don’t need to fork out for a lyrca wardrobe in an assortment of neon. Just the basics are required. If you think cycle helmets are naff, opt for an edgier skateboarder style one. Respect from those 14 year olds hanging out at Kelvingrove skatepark, yo. LED lights are cheap and batteries last for ages. Plus they flash! Now you’re a cycling disco. Lastly, get a decent bike lock. The most expensive is still cheaper than replacing your nicked bike. Front wheels are easily stolen so be wary. Now, happy cycling and enjoy your extra cash. by Holly Callender h.callender@tsaglasgow.com


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What’s On: LGBTI

WELCOME TO FRESHERS’ WEEK

Freshers' Week, the first chapter in your new university life, is finally here! It’s a pretty exciting prospect, especially for LGBT+ students who are new to the city and are navigating their way out the closet. Whether you’re out already or are finally embracing who you are, university is the perfect opportunity to celebrate LGBT+ life. And there’s no better place to do so than Scotland, which the Rainbow Europe Index named as the top country for gay rights in Europe. Of course, for some the freedom of a new city and exploring your sexuality can be a little overwhelming. Thankfully, most universities and colleges offer excellent support services for LGBT+, and most prominently societies around campus that can make your uni experience even better. Within Glasgow alone, each university has a distinctly gay-friendly society. The University of Glasgow, for example, is a renowned Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion and boasts several bodies around campus that support and celebrate LGBT+ students and staff. GULGBTQ+ (which really rolls off the tongue) is one of the largest societies on campus. Aside from putting on amazing events and running campaigns throughout the year, the society has been shortlisted as Student Group of the Year at the first annual LGBT Scotland Awards (at which TSA is also nominated, no big deal). Meanwhile Strathclyde’s LGBT+ Union is an excellent platform to socialise and become active in political activism and get your Harvey Milk on! Each university and college throughout the country is likely to have groups that cater distinctly to LGBT+ students. Edinburgh University also has its own award-nominated society, BLOGS, as does

St Andrew’s University, which boasts a strong sense of community and throws their amazing Glitterball. Getting involved with groups like these is a great way to meet other LGBT+ people on campus and the perfect opportunity to become active in student life. Also they will most likely throw stupendous nights out, so you may as well take advantage. And be sure to look into LGBT+ friendly sports clubs like Frontrunners, an all-inclusive running group. Joining an inclusive sports group is a great way to meet people in the LGBT+ community – especially if you’re new to the scene – while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. On the subject of going out, let’s discuss Glasgow’s gay scene, which may not be on the same scale as Manchester’s but still has something to cater to everyone. Odds are your first night out in Glasgow will take you to Polo, particularly popular on Wednesdays for Lollipop Wednesday which is free before 11pm or with a valid student card. You have not become indoctrinated into Glasgow’s gay scene without having a Polo memory to cringe over. But with cheap drinks and the cheesiest of pop, it certainly has its upside. Also, bars like Delmonica’s and Katie’s are gay institutions and, again, are pretty cheap for students who have spent their overdraft on everything they shouldn’t have. There are some bars and clubs a bit more #alternative to these places, however; The Flying Duck, for example, hosts a lot of diverse club nights that offer something a little different. Every so often they put on Polyester, an allinclusive night that plays every genre of music imaginable, offers a safe space policy so everyone can boogie with ease and gender neutral toilets. It’s also a

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lovely pub – with a Sega Mega Drive – and you should check it out ASAP. There is also Birdcage, an amazing alternative affair that showcases the best local talent. They put on a great post-Free Pride party and takes place each month usually in the basement of Broadcast. There is surely something to appeal to every LGBT+ newcomer to Glasgow. PS keep safe and make sure you have a taxi company’s number saved and look after your pals. Of course, there are a few things to keep in mind when going out to make sure you keep safe – alright, dad – such as ensuring your sexual health is paramount. While some STIs – Chlamydia, gonorrhoea and genital warps – are treatable, the severity of unprotected sex cannot be overstated, especially when it comes to HIV. There are plenty of myths surrounding HIV contraction, but quite simply HIV is preventable with safe-sex practices such as using a condom or dental dam as well as lubricant. And if you’re in the Glasgow & Clyde region, visit www. freecondomsglasgowandclyde.org/ to find a venue near you that stocks free condoms. Universities and colleges often supply free condoms and lube, as well as gay-friendly clubs and bars. There are excellent facilities that cater to LGBT+ people in need of sexual health services throughout Glasgow; the Steve

Retson Project, for example supports gay and bisexual men, offering rapid HIV testing with results in 60 seconds, PEP (Post-exposure prophylaxis for sexual exposure to HIV) and free condoms. The clinic also offers hepatitis vaccinations. Furthermore, the Sappho Service provides care for lesbians and bisexual women, offering cervical screenings, STD testing and treatment and safe-sex advice. The clinic also offers support regarding fertility, period problems and counselling relevant to any important issues you may be facing. It’s important to be in complete control of your sexual health, and small efforts like taking responsibility for using condoms and having regular sexual health screenings allow you to stay safe and enjoy sex and dating to the fullest. There are so many amazing LGBT+ events throughout Glasgow to keep your eyes open for; whether it’s GFT showcasing the best in queer cinema or Glasgay, a month long platform to share LGBT+ stories and celebrate diversity through art and media, there is always an exciting event to remind you how open and diverse Glasgow is. University and college life is the best chance to explore and celebrate your sexuality: Glasgow and Scotland as a whole are the best place to do so.


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by Jonny Stone @jonny_stone_ j.stone@tsaglasgow.com

LGBTI NEWS ROUNDUP FROM AROUND THE WORLD

SINK YOUR TEETH INTO LOWELL THIS TERM Looking for a new queer artist to get you through term time? Look no further than Lowell, who has already started making a pretty big splash on the music scene. Lowell – real name Elizabeth Lowell Boland – hails from Canada – Calgary, Alberta, hometown of gay icons Tegan and Sara – and identities as bisexual. MTV branded her single “LGBT” – a hugely catchy summer jam – as “your new LGBT anthem,” and will probably be used in a ton of adverts pretty soon. Lowell is like the perfect combination of artists like Santigold, Grimes and maybe even The Knife, all of which are pretty stellar comparisons. It’s her song “I Love You Money,” however, that has been on a constant loop in my head, a confusingly upbeat ode to her former life as a stripper; with lyrics like “You live in a man’s world, I live in my own world” and that catchy chorus, it is as close to perfect as pop music gets. And like all of her releases, the video is awesome, too.

Lowell makes accessible pop music that covers big themes like feminism, sexual abuse and life as a sex worker with hugely catchy hooks and pop sensibilities. She understands that the best way to spread a message or communicate these ideas to the mainstream is through excellently crafted pop music people will enjoy. No vapid clichés here: she writes from the heart and the end results are bold and sublime. Granted, the list of female pop stars looks pretty crowded; with the likes of T-Swizz, Rihanna and pretty much everyone else on the top 40, artists need something totally unique to stand out from the crowd. Lowell is the perfect artist for those who appreciate perfect pop music with a bit of bite. The genre lends itself perfectly to her honest, provocative lyrics and subject matter, and she’s everything a pop star should be: bold, vulnerable and amazing at her craft. Her debut album We Loved Her Dearly was released earlier in the year and is not to be missed.

Good news for LGBT+ sportspeople as English rugby player Keegan Hirst has come out as gay. Hirst, who plays for the Batley Bulldogs, is the first British player to come out as gay while playing the sport, and the second openly gay Rugby League star in the UK following the legendary Gareth Thomas. He said “I thought I’d be disowned by friends and family but I haven’t been…The only time I felt free of the torment was when I stepped on the rugby pitch. Now I feel free.” The importance of sportspeople and public figures coming out cannot be overstated; seeing successful LGBT+ people in the public eye allows young people to feel more comfortable in themselves and has the power to shape perceptions of LGBT+ people for the better. It bears repeating: Wonder Woman is many things, most notably a feminist icon. And with her ability to lasso and beat down the patriarchy in her red white and blue costume, she makes for a pretty sweet gay icon too. It’s fitting, then, that Wonder Woman will be the first DC superhero to officiate a gay wedding. In Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman #48, Superman asks her if she supports gay marriage, to which she replies “Clark, my country is all women. To us it’s not ‘gay’ marriage. It’s just marriage.” Writer Jason Badower states “I saw this Wonder Woman story as an incredible opportunity to have one of the most recognizable, iconic characters in the world to be among the first to step forward and officially endorse this new law. But I thought, let’s not just have Wonder Woman embrace this new law, let’s have her celebrate it.” The stupendous Ellen Page pulled a fast one on Ted Cruz, one of the men hoping to become the Republican Presidential nominee. She engaged Senator Cruz in a debate over LGBT+ rights in the USA under a vague baseball cap and sunglasses disguise, asking him on his views regarding the current state of gay rights in America given its history of oppression and violence. Instead what occurs is a debate on religious freedom. What is frustrating is that any valid points of concern – the murder rate of trans people of colour, the legality of firing LGBT+ people in many states – are overlooked by his reminder of religious freedom and a frankly offensive use of ISIS’ execution of gays as an argument against Page, suggesting that activists make too big a deal of LGBT+ issues in the US. The UN Security Council has brought LGBT+ protection to the forefront and discussed ISIL’s attacks on sexual minorities in the first meeting by the organisation to be focused on gay rights. Samantha Power, US ambassador to the UN, has said “It’s about time, 70 years after the creation of the UN, that the fate of LGBT persons who fear for their lives around the world is taking centre stage. This represents a small but historic step.” The group has boasted the deaths of at least 30 people because of their sexuality, with notable incidents including beheading, stoning and throwing a man off a building. The intervention of the UN, however, is a positive force that will hopefully lead to adequate protection of LGBT+ people in places like Syria and reminds us of the progress our community has yet to achieve.

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Foo Fighters have always been pretty great when it comes to promoting equality. They out did themselves recently when the infamous Westboro Baptist Church picketing outside a venue in Kansas City hosting Foo Fighter that evening. Their protest was interrupted by the band Rick Rolling (remember that?) from the roof of their car, carrying banners saying “You got Rick Roll’d again” and “Keep it clean.” The WBC are an extremist Christian group that actively discriminates against LGBT+ people, picketing funerals of gay people and generally being pretty unpleasant. This is not the first time they have crossed paths with Foo Fighters. We encourage you to YouTube the video right away, as well as other encounters between the two. Yet another reason to love Mr Grohl.


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by Jonny Stone @jonny_stone_ j.stone@tsaglasgow.com

PROGRAMME FOR FIRST SCOTTISH QUEER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED Finally the programme for the first Scottish Queer International Film Festival (or SQIFF) has been announced and promises to be an amazing celebration of diversity and queer culture. Most events take place at the CCA in Glasgow, while other will be venues used around the city, the festival takes place between the 24th and 27th September. SQIFF was created simply to celebrate and get people excited about queer cinema, by watching it in a theatre or making queer movies yourself. The initiative also aims to attract those less likely to watch LGBT+ cinema, shaping perspectives and showcasing the best queer talent; according to the SQIFF website, they “want to bring movies that people might not otherwise get a chance to see, these movies come to Scotland and to create inspiring and informative events alongside challenging inequality and barriers to accessibility in the arts.” The festival’s opening gala, taking place on Thursday 24th September, is Dyke Hard, a Swedish comedy previously screened at the Stockholm and Berlin Film Festivals. A failed lesbian rock group try to revive their fortunes by travelling to a Battle of the Bands competition

in the big city. Along the way, they must fend off cyborgs, ghosts, a gang of roller derby girls, ninjas, and an evil billionaire who tries to thwart their every move. For its UK premiere, director Bitte Andersson will treat the audience to a Q&A after the film followed by a drinks soirée and lesbian rock and punk tunes from DJ Sycophantasy. The closing gala consists of documentary Do I Sound Gay? The movie, directed by journalist David Thorpe, was a Kickstarter project that explores the cultural history of the gay voice in TV and film and tries to find perspective and examine his own internalised homophobia. It stars colossal gay icons like George Takei and Margaret Cho, and for them alone the miss is not to be missed. Other must-see screenings include a free showing of cyborg anime classic Ghost in the Shell on 25th September, in which a female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master in a future where humanity shifts between flesh and machine. Audiences are also treated to the Scottish premiere of Alive, an award-winning French documentary in which five HIV positive men take a

week-long course preparing them for a solo parachute jump. This is followed by a Q&A with director Vincent Boujon. The festival also boasts a whole range of amazing workshops for people of all ages, backgrounds and identities to enjoy, such as “Show Don’t Tell: Scriptwriting for Young People,” held on 24th September at CCA, which offers through hands-on exercises to discover how to recognise the structures of contemporary film narrative and in turn tell your own story. There is also “Feminist Porn Night,” a workshop in which filmmakers Maja Borg and Andrea Herrera Catalá share their different experiences of creating feminist porn and lead the group through a discussion on related moral dilemmas, contradictions, and politics. This is not an exhaustive list: there is so much to the programme to enjoy, be sure to check out their website and find the perfect event to attend. And to truly celebrate the inaugural festival, we are treated to the hugely missed, stupendous Lock Up Your Daughters club night, making a rare comeback just for SQIFF. Taking place at the lovely Drygate brewery, the night boasts appearcnes from LOCK UP YOUR

DJS, Kaleidoscope and Tryst, with tickets £6 / £4 before 11pm or with SQIFF ticket stub. Never has “not to be missed” been said so gravely. The festival organisers have made an active effort to be as inclusive and accommodating as possible. Understanding that not all art events and spaces are especially accessible, SQIFF have decided to use only venues that are fully accessible for wheelchair users and have gender-neutral toilet facilities, screen films with subtitles and captions for those hard of hearing and content warnings for certain subject matter. It’s pretty great that a festival strives to be as accommodating and conscious of its attendee’s needs when certain obstacles prevent people from attending such great art events. But a film festival can’t run itself, and SQIFF want you to get involved and help the event go as perfectly as possible. The organisers are encouraging people to contribute to the festival, either as technical – setting up for screenings and venue preparation – or front of house volunteers, responsible for the smooth running of all screenings, parties, and workshops at SQIFF. All volunteer travel will be covered up to the value of £5 per day. Additionally, lunch and dinner expenses will be covered up to the value of £3 for volunteers working these times during the Festival. It is guaranteed to be a rewarding and hugely enjoyable experience for anyone who loves cinema or fancies trying their hand at running a festival! Volunteers must be aged 18 or over. SQIFF is the perfect platform to showcase queer cinema and culture as a whole; the organisations has created a programme that brings the best in queer cinema to Glasgow as well as thoughtprovoking, engaging workshops that celebrate LGBT+ life in its various forms.


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In it’s first year Mugstock festival has set itself a very high standard to carry on through to next year's party. Set in the glorious woodland of Mugdock Country Park, just 20 minutes from Glasgow, the organisers, assisted by an enthusiastic and creative bunch of volunteers, created a big hearted and special atmosphere. There’s something special about camping in view of a ruined castle, stumbling through the forest populated by Umbrelly fish and papier maché animals, being able to get a cup of tasty lentil soup and a hot coffee from the courtyard café for a couple of quid.If you’ve been to a Scottish festival recently you’ll be

used to seeing the growing tide of yellow t-shirts and banana suits Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5, The Girobabies and the Mickey 9’s carry in their wake. Mugstock was no exception. While The Yellow Movement had their very own stage, the bands and their canary fans fully embraced the whole weekend adding colour, a bit of social awareness and a madcap element to an already odd and charming setup. When I say odd and charming, are creepy daylight Victorian mimes slowly stalking innocent resting cyclists odd and charming enough for you? Works for me.The bands were pretty diverse featuring everything from a two piece girl hair metal band to the huge melting pot beats of Samba Ya Bamba. Musical highlights were Siobhan

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DOUNE THE RABBIT HOLE Doune the Rabbit Hole has since it's inception in 2010 established itself as one of Scotland’s top boutique festivals. If you’re not into the corporate giants and fancy some top quality bands with a focus on creativity and diversity then it’s probably a good bet. The line-up was packed with goodies; Shooglenifty’s modern take on traditional Scottish dance was a big favourite with the crowd, Them Beatles spotless covers and niggly banter got everyone smiling and chuckling, Blood Sport sounded like a brutal version of Holy Fuck stripped of the casio melodies and The Barrow Band’s easy vegetable songs were informative and fun for the kids. It’s always interesting to see smaller and newer bands out of their comfort zones

of dank basements and tiny pubs, brought blinking into the light of the daytime slots at these kind of festivals and the weekend’s surroundings definitely seemed to have a calming effect on the attitude and sound. Prehistoric Friends and Tuff Love especially impressed. It’s well known by now that the atmosphere at Doune the Rabbit Hole is a major draw for many. Truly family friendly, we saw kids and dogs mingle with the crowds with no boozed up hordes to worry parents. Chilled out days eased gently into slightly more raucous late night beats without losing the overall tranquility of the beautiful country surroundings. Overall the feel of the weekend gave the impression that the world was somewhere else.


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EMPLOYMENT

ASHLEY MATTHEWS: Press Officer at Chuff Media

Interested? DEGREE. NECESSARY OR NOT? "I’m really split on this. Personally I don’t think I learnt a lot from my course, in fact I feel a lot of the stuff I was taught was wrong or outdated, but that was based on experiences I’d had within the industry before I went to uni. It did however put me in the right direction to what I wanted to do and gave me the resources to move to London and start pursuing the career, which without university I wouldn’t have been able to do." AVERAGE STARTING SALARY? "This completely varies based on what roll you go into. I don’t think there is an average starting salary. It just depends on the company and position."

So You Want My Job?

IMPORTANT QUALITIES A MUSIC PRESS OFFICER SHOULD HAVE? "You have to have a real passion for music and the acts you are working. If you’re pitching something and don’t believe in it personally, you’re going to have a hard time making someone else believe in it. You also need to be insanely organised and aware of what is happening musically in the world. Being able to talk also helps. I spend the majority of my day either talking to people on the phone, in person or via email."

HERE’S HOW... TSA’s ‘future feature’ aims to offer all our young readers an insight into some interesting careers – so whether you’ve always dreamed of a career in PR or you’re just plan nosey, read on to find out how Chuff Media press officer, Ashley Matthews, got his start in the industry. Here, in his own words, he shares his typical work day, discusses the perks and misconceptions of the job and offers some advice to those looking to follow in his footsteps.

I’ve always been massively involved in music. Whether it be playing, putting on shows, doing PR or just as a fan, so I love the fact that I get to assist in helping other people pursue their career, particularly when it’s one of your favourite bands. Initially I wanted to be a footballer and then a postman, not sure why, but ever since I started working alongside booking agents, management, labels etc for my old band I was always interested in getting into that side eventually. I studied Commercial Music at Westminster University. Chuff Media actually did my band’s PR back in the day, so when I was at uni and wanted to move on from an internship I was already doing, I dropped them a line and started coming in a few days a week in my final year. Once I’d graduated I took a little summer break and was then offered a job to start in October and I’m still here now. There’s never really a typical day. As a standard I’d normally get in

around 10am, check over all the press that has come in that day/overnight for my artists, have a cup of coffee and then the rest of the day is mainly sorting promo for bands, making sure all my review lists are submitted, organising long and short terms plans and lots more coffee. There’s been a lot of really cool stuff that has happened. From working on Modest Mouse’s last tour, who have been one of my favourite bands for I don’t know how long, to Peace – who were the first band I did at Chuff Media and a band I have worked since they got signed to Columbia Records, announcing a headline Brixton Academy show this year. I love seeing acts I’ve worked from when they were up and coming to literally Global stars. Working on and seeing George Ezra’s progression has been mind blowing. The most exciting thing for me is going to tons and tons of shows and festivals particularly when an act you work is smashing it. I spent so much money going to shows

growing up, so going to a lot for free now is definitely a perk. The least is probably being called at 21:00 on Sunday night when I’m trying to watch The OC because a journalist has gone to the wrong venue and doesn’t know why they’re not on the review list. It’s not how it seemed in the 80s or 90s or how it’s often portrayed in films, but then it depends what you got involved in music for. I’m not overly bothered about the celeb side of music, I do like free bars though, but who doesn’t? Intern. And once you’re interning make sure you’re integrating with everyone in the office, making yourself as useful as possible. If you don’t know something, ask. Everyone has been at that point at some point. Also, go to as many gigs and events as possible. It’s the best chance you’ll have to meet people within the industry. You’re not going to become recognisable without putting yourself in those shoes. At the end of the day interning isn’t a job guarantee, if there isn’t a job at the end of it that’s just how it goes, positions don’t appear out of nowhere. However, if you keep at it, doing a great job, chances are it’ll work out in the end. There’s definitely opportunity for career progression in music. There’s also plenty of different

fields that you can go into, so there is opportunity to develop new skills and progress whilst you find the best area for yourself, whether it be PR, A&R, booking Agent, Management, Digital etc. I don’t really have a five-year plan. I’m happy with where I am right now, whilst progressing and learning. However, I got into music PR initially because I was at university and wanted to start doing something new in music. My mates band Gnarwolves were just about to release ‘Cru’, so I offered to help on the PR side. I literally went online and grabbed as many relevent sites and magazines contacts as I could, put together a PR and just put it out to the press. It went really well so I started doing bits for a few independent punk and hardcore labels including FITA Records (Moose Blood, The Winter Passing, Swan Dive), 6131 Records (Dads, Choir Vandals, Vales) and Holy Roar Records (Bastions, Rolo Tomassi, Cutting Pink With Knives) and still do bits with FITA, 6131, Close To Home and FXD Records. I really enjoy working with underground bands and helping to launch their careers, so wouldn’t mind pursuing that a little further eventually.

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SEPTEMBER 2015, ISSUE 13 WE ALSO SPOKE TO TWO GRADUATES CURRENTLY WORKING AT SKY TO FIND OUT A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THEIR OWN EXPERIENCES: WHICH SKY GRADUATE PROGRAMME ARE YOU CURRENTLY ON? Claire – Finance Mark – Technology WHAT DID YOU STUDY WHILST AT UNIVERSITY AND WHAT DEGREE LEVEL DID YOU OBTAIN? Claire – BSc in Accounting and Finance Management Mark – At Glasgow, Electronic engineering with Music

GRADUATE PROGRAMME Tips & Advice It doesn’t matter if you’re a fresh-faced first year or heading into fourth year and feeling terrified about life beyond uni, every student should read these important tips from Amandeep Jaspal, who manages Sky’s award winning graduate programmes, because if you’re really serious about bagging that dream graduate position you better believe it's important to stand out. After all, there are plenty of others looking to score that position – 1,200 to be exact if you fancy a marketing grad role... CAN YOU DESCRIBE THE IDEAL SKY EMPLOYEE? For me it’s someone who demonstrates a real passion and enthusiasm to everything they do. A great communicator and someone who has the ability to pick things up quickly and adapt positively to change, we’re in a fast paced industry so someone who shows real creativity in their thinking will do really well here. WHICH OF YOUR GRADUATE PROGRAMMES DO YOU FIND IS THE MOST POPULAR? Marketing is by far the most popular. Last year for the 6 roles available we had over 1200 applications. It means that we’re in a position to hire the very best but also unfortunately it means a lot of strong applications are rejected. HOW CAN GRADUATES MAKE THEIR APPLICATION STAND OUT? WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU’LL LOOK FOR WHEN READING A NEW APPLICATION? Taking Marketing as an example, I think it’s so popular because students don’t always understand what the role involves and we see that in many applications. Someone who stands out will be able to highlight exactly why they’re wanting to get involved in every rotation, not just the obvious one’s like Brand but what teams like Strategy and Insight. The role needs individuals that can be analytical and show

wider strategic thinking as well as having the creative side so applications that are really specific, focused on Sky and the role they could play if they’re successful. AND AGAIN, HOW CAN GRADUATES STAND OUT DURING THE VARIOUS STAGES OF INTERVIEWS? WHAT TYPE OF PERSON/ATTITUDE ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? People who’ve stood out have shown that they’ve done their research. When asked “Why Sky?” they’re able to talk confidently about products, services and things like our wider Bigger Picture initiatives. It shows a pro-active, positive attitude and also really highlights their motivation which is exactly what we look for. An enthusiastic person who is wanting to get stuck into big, exciting, high-profile projects but also shows the willingness to get involved and help out in things that need to get done FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE JUST BEGINNING UNIVERSITY AND ARE AIMING TOWARDS THE SKY GRADUATE PROGRAMME, WHAT SHOULD THESE STUDENTS BE AIMING FOR IN TERMS OF DEGREE LEVEL? For the vast majority of our programmes they’re open to anyone with any degree outcome – as highlighted it’s the motivation we really want to see rather than A-Level/UCAS points that graduates did years ago. We’re really proud that we removed this from our criteria many years ago. For our Finance and Strategy roles we do look for applicants to be on track to or have achieved a 2:1 given the professional qualifications involved in completing the programmes. CAN YOU TELL US AN AVERAGE STARTING SALARY FOR A SKY GRADUATE? This varies per programme and location, but all start from £25,000.

WHAT DID YOU DO TO STAND OUT IN YOUR APPLICATION?

AFTER THE GRADUATE PROGRAMME IS FINISHED, WHAT LONG-TERM OPPORTUNITIES ARE THERE FOR THE GRADUATES? IS THERE MUCH COMPETITION FOR JOBS BEYOND THIS STAGE AMONGST THE GRADUATES? All of our graduates are hired on a permanent contract so as at the end of their programme, we don’t have any plans for them not to stay around! The duration of the programme and rotations are designed to give an opportunity to identify a long-term role that is right for the individual and dependent on business need, we’ll then look to match the two so there’s no battling at the end of the programme for a small number of roles, they’ll be roles for everyone. ARE THERE ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS THAT CAN BE EARNED DURING THE SCHEMES? Yes. Depends on the role, i.e. Finance complete CIMA, Marketing complete CIM, Procurement have CIPS. THE MAJORITY OF YOUR GRADUATE PROGRAMMES SEEM TO REQUIRE AN ‘UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE IN ANY DISCIPLINE’ – DO MANY OF YOUR GRADUATES END UP WORKING IN POSITIONS ENTIRELY UNRELATED TO THEIR FIELD OF STUDY? Quite a lot do – looking at our most recent intake we have graduates from degrees in English and Physics joining our Technology graduate programme. Finance has taken on Geography and Music students. IF YOU COULD GIVE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE TO SOMEONE HOPING TO SECURE A GRADUATE POSITION AT SKY, WHAT WOULD IT BE? Show passion for Sky and the programme in your application. Think about what interests you and how this aligns to your personal values and make sure that shines through.

Claire – One reason I applied to Sky was that telecoms and media looked like an exciting area to work in. It’s very fast paced, and constantly evolving to keep up with new market trends so I made sure I’d completed my research before pressing submit on my application. Mark – Showed my flexibility and willingness to try new things. Every day since I’ve been here, I’ve been learning something new. The time I spent at university was useful but looking back it was more for developing how to learn rather than what you’re actually learning. Whereas when you’re here in Sky, you know it’s all relevant and actually being used. WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU GIVE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS WHO ARE AIMING FOR THE SKY GRADUATE PROGRAMME? Claire – Finance at Sky is not the boring option. You’re working very closely with other departments, such as news and technology, so everyone hears about everything exciting that’s going on. There’s a wide range of opportunities within finance (including roles in group reporting, commercial finance and investor relations) and I have a varied and challenging role – I definitely have more responsibility than I expected and really have to think independently. Students who want to work in finance need to be able to think logically and clearly. You also need tenacity – you mustn’t give up when you face adversity and set backs. I’m really happy doing what I do now and looking forward to a long-term career with Sky. Mark – It’s a really open place to work. And I remember hearing this myself – and it really rings true now – what you put in, you’ll get back out. So if you put a lot in, you’ll get the rewards. I think it’s easy in a big company to shy away and not get involved but getting stuck in means you really get to have a great experience. by Courtney Hendry Online Editor

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FEATURE

THE DO’S AND DONT’S TO UNIVERSITY SUCCESS So, freshers and seasoned undergraduates alike, it’s been over a year since I graduated from university, and am somehow the authority on how to survive uni. Seeing as it’s the beginning of a new term, and for some a completely new university experience, we thought we should compile a few do’s and don’ts on how to succeed at uni. And by that, I mean survive and hopefully hold a degree scroll at the end. DO go to class every so often Yes, I may come across as a colossal nerd – and rightly so – but try and go to class every so often. I had the fortune of loving my subject so I actually wanted to go, but I’m aware not everyone is in the same boat, and the thought of a lie in is too tempting. Showing up every so often certainly can’t hurt – you may even enjoy it! DO try and get involved in something I arrived back from my year abroad in third year and realised I had done nothing at uni except be a first representative for a film society – for which I went to one pub quiz – and faff about doing anything other than extracurricular activities. I decided to get involved in student journalism for the uni magazine, which allowed me to meet a

whole ton of people and looks pretty sweet on my transcript. Whether it’s a society or a sports club, don’t leave it too late! DO phone your mum A simple but important point. Would it kill you to phone your mum and dad once in a while? They enjoy using your room as an office or hole to put unwanted exercise equipment in during term-time, but they probably miss you the minute you leave the house even more and will appreciate a catch-up every couple of days. DO apply for a year abroad If your course allows it, studying abroad is an amazing and once in a lifetime opportunity. Many courses allow you to study all over the world, especially if you study languages. I worked in a French primary school in France, which meant I did 12 hours of work a week and got paid a lot to eat baguettes, go to Paris every few weekends and become best pals with my local’s bartenders – the latter proving invaluable. DON’T rule out an all-nighter Let’s be honest: this will happen to you, when you’ve left an assignment to the

night before and have no alternative but to pull an all nighter. While it isn’t advised for every assignment, but pulling an allnighter every so often isn’t the worst thing. I personally worked well under the pressure of deciding what essay to do 9 hours before the deadline once in a while, but essay prep and secondary reading are pretty important and will at least help you get a pretty good grade. DON’T arrange to meet all your pals for a study session at Starbucks Let’s be honest: no one is working here. Either study by yourself or patch the books, go to the pub and do it properly. DON’T panic if you don’t know what to do with your life Contrary to what teachers, parents and more driven friends say, not knowing what’s going to happen after graduation isn’t the worst. True, I’m sitting on an arts degree which isn’t super employable in 2015, but it takes some people a little time to find something they’re passionate about or is the right fit. Luckily most universities have a great graduate and employment department so take advantage of it and don’t panic!

DON’T worry too much There will be times that are super stressful and you’ll want to jack it in; but these moments are fleeting and once whatever deadline or exam is over, you can relax, go to the pub or light some candles and listen to Enya. Uni and college are there for you to have fun, make mistakes and learn something every so often. And your parents are right: it goes by in a flash, so make the most of it while you’re there! by Jonny Stone LGBTI Editor

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DOUBLE SIGHT

GLASGOW GARAGE & PSYCH WEEKEND It doesn’t matter if you’re a longtime lover of the swinging 60's or just itching to try something a little different, the fifth annual Double Sight weekend is open to all this October. The weekend, which is a celebration of the colourful explosion of psychedelic music, welcomes people from all over the world for four days of international DJs spinning the finest 60s garage and psych records, live bands, a vintage clothing market and light show provided by The Exploding Sound Machine, spread across four venues in Glasgow – Scotland’s UNESCO City of Music. Double Sight is the brainchild of Holly Calder and Sarah Quinn, the people behind Eyes Wide Open Club. They had been running their successful club for years and after being invited to DJ all across Europe at other 60s festivals, decided to plan a real event right here in Glasgow. Each year people have travelled from far flung destinations including Japan, Mexico and America to sample the mind altering sounds and visuals on offer at the celebration of psychedelic music. The past five years have featured talented psychedelic DJs and live acts playing garage and psych, all with the aim to

create a great party and this year will be no different. On Thursday 1 October, at the Saramago Bar, Holly and Sarah will be among the resident DJs, along with Craig Reece, Craig Dishington & Jamo Kidd. This, along with Saturday afternoons record fayre, vintage market and live music from The See See and The Magentic Mind at McChuills – and the closing party on Sunday at the Black Sparrow – are all free entry. Friday’s event at Blackfriars (Bell Street), is a ticketed event and features live music from Les Bof, with their 60s Francophone Yeye sound, plus international guest DJ’s, Edu Lazaro (from Barcelona), Rob Bailey (London), and Paddy & Sarge (Belfast). This event is £8, or a weekend ticket can be purchased for £14. On Saturday night, at CCA Café Bar on Sauchiehall Street, the resident DJs and international DJs will be spinning more music accompanied by an authentic 60s light show from the Exploding Sound Machine team. This is also £8, or included in the weekend pass for £14. by Courtney Hendry Online Editor

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THE VIEW ‘ROPEWALK’ ALBUM REVIEW Scottish indie rock band, The View release their fifth studio album Ropewalk on the 4th September. It seems like The View haven’t had an album out in what seems like an eternity – well three years is a rather long time, but Ropewalk is well and truly worth the wait. The Dundee band are comprised of lead singer Kyle Falconer, lead guitarist Pete Reilly, bassist and singer Kieran Webster and drummer Steve Morrison. Featuring ten new tracks that don’t stray too far from the usual “View vibe” and plays host to some big names in the music industry including The Stroke’s guitarist Albert Hammond Jr and Vampire Weekend’s Justin Gerrish. The band said that: "Albert Hammond Jr was a good influence in the studio; it was like he was another member of the band." A vintage 70’s theme is present throughout the album with some spectacular vocals from not only Kyle Falconer but also from Kieran Webster. As ever the album is full of Dundonian accents accompanied by soft bass lines, thought provoking vocals and sweet, sweet

guitar solos producing catchy beats that take you by surprise and make you dance and hum along unconsciously. My personal favourite track on the album is "Marriage". This song really displays the band's talent and experience they have gained over the years together. The song is more laid back but still very catchy, it shows a softer side to the boys – a new side that we haven’t really heard before. Lyrics are thoughtful, mellow and very relaxing. Some may even say it’s a chilled out song. "Voodoo Doll" is probably the most typical sounding View song, full of character, cheek and has a guitar strumming away happily in the background. Here is where I must issue a warning – it will have you singing along (or screaming in my case) in a matter of seconds. “TAKE OUT THE PINS FROM YOUR VOODOO DOLL, BLAME IT ON ANOTHER MAN.” Think indie culture, festivals and beer. This song will most certainly lift your spirits and get those toes tapping. Other album highlights include, "Under The Rug", the albums first track which is a

complete earworm with its trendy beat and folky vocals. "Psychotic and Cracks", which features a stunning, 70’s vibe, must listen to vocal from Kieran Webster. Overall, fans will not be disappointed by the album and it will probably gain a lot of new interest from indie lovers. The wait has been worth it as the boys have done an outstanding job at showcasing their talent in a number of ways throughout

the album. The boys have stuck to what they know best, and it has worked. A must buy for indie lovers, its one to have in your collection, and definitely one for singing along to in the car to on those slow dull mornings commuting to university. Rating: 4/5 by Emylie Howie @EmylieHowie e.howie@tsaglasgow.com


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MOVIES

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Dylan O’Brien

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STILL SHOWING IN CINEMAS TRAINWRECK

MOVIES

PICK OF THE MONTH

THE MARTIAN

Although Trainwreck seems a bit messy at times, and even slightly depressing, Amy Schumer’s writing is so brilliant and witty, that afterwards all you will remember are the proper, laugh out loud moments.

PAPER TOWNS

Everyone, including Cara Delevingne who took on her first major movie role in this hotly anticipated John Greene adaptation, just kind of annoyed us in this teen movie. The film adaptation felt too safe, boring and just generally unenjoyable to watch.

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In what is definitely one of the most anticipated movies of the year, we are now only a few weeks away from the release of The Martian. Starring Matt Damon and directed by Ridley Scott, The Martian tells the story of an astronaut called Mark Watney who after falling into trouble during the evacuation of the mission, is presumed to be dead and left behind on Mars. He is forced to try and find a way to survive on the planet while NASA and his crew mates work tirelessly in an attempt to return to the planet and rescue him. Based on the 2011 book of the same name by Andy Weir, the film has an all-star cast including Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Sean Bean and Chiwetel Ejiofor among others. The Martian follows hard on the tails of similar spacerescue movies over the last few years such as Gravity and Interstellar. Indeed, this film almost occupies the midway point between the near-realism of Gravity and the moving yet scientific absurdity of Christopher Nolan’s movie. The Martian is a big budget film with a lot of special effects. However, don’t allow yourself to believe that means that there may be a severe deficiency in the quality of the

actual story of the movie. The book proved to very popular after its release a few years ago and was praised for its storytelling. If the movie can replicate that then it is sure to do well with fans and the box office movie alike. To achieve the right look for Mars, a significant portion of filming took place in the Valley of the Moon in Jordan, and judging by the trailer, they certainly succeeded in their intentions. The movie seems to be coming out at just the right time as well. There has been a fresh glut of information in recent weeks about NASA’s proposed mission to Mars and the people who have volunteered to go on a virtual suicide mission to obtain the scientific data that NASA needs. Indeed, after seeing this film, some of the volunteers may reconsider what exactly they are getting themselves in to. There is nothing new in rescue mission stories. Matt Damon’s character even says that in the film’s trailer, saying that for humans to help each other in times of crisis is a basic emotion and need. The story of Robinson Crusoe and his marooning on a remote island serves as a precursor to stories like the one The Martian will be telling us in a few weeks. It is how the actors tell that story that will determine the success of The Martian. However, for the science fiction geeks among us and the wider public at large, The Martian will be yet another excuse for cinema-goers to wonder in awe at what exactly the nearest planet to Earth has in store for us whenever we eventually get there. Until then though, we will have to settle for watching Matt Damon trying to grow plants in a Martian tent. by Aidan Scott Games & Gadgets Editor The Martian is released @bigaidan October 2nd. a.scott@tsaglasgow.com

Book Corner

IN A DARK, DARK WOOD

I expected this to be cheesy, largely because of the second half of the trailer, and whilst it was slightly, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I was expecting. It’s sad and sweet and most importantly features a dog – it’s kind of hard not to like a movie when there’s a well trained dog involved...

If you happen to pick up this fast-paced psychological thriller you better make sure you’ve got a full day free to read it because as soon as you start, you won’t want to put it down. If you manage to guess the ending, then hats off to you my friend. Apply for detective school or something.

THE SCAMP

REMEMBER MIA

It’s pretty unusual to read about a female serial killer, one who you almost end up feeling pretty sorry for, and it makes for a really interesting novel. We don’t want to give anything away so pick it up and give it a go.

In keeping with the psychological thrillers we’ve been devouring this month, Remember Mia is a book that we pray is adapted into a film. It’s brilliant, terrifying and will make you question the mother, a lot.


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What’s On: In The Movies LEGEND The complex relationship of London's most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ron Kray, is the focus of the new crime biopic, Legend. In the film, the infamous Kray Twins are both played by Tom Hardy, who takes on the arduous task of portraying the very different personalities of the brothers. The film itself focuses on the feared criminals and particularly the life of Reggie, as he seeks to control the psychotic tendencies of his twin. The twins started out by owning nightclubs before becoming celebrities in their own right. Ronnie, unfortunately, was an unbalanced paranoid schizophrenic who was very prone to violence and with Americans keen to invest in the Krays' businesses, Reggie had to try and keep him under control. Hardy is joined in the movie, directed by Oscar-winner Brian Helgeland, by Emily Browning who plays Reggie's East End wife Frances Shea. She comes between the twins when Ronnie realises she knows too much about their illicit dealings – which involved the running of an organised crime ring that ruled London during the swinging sixties. In the trailer, Ronnie is shown as having a deep commitment to his brother, even telling Reggie's wife: "My loyalty to my brother is how I measure myself" – this is our first chilling insight into their deeply complicated relationship. We can't wait to find out more about the awful and extraordinary events that secured the Kray twins, who were both sentenced to life imprisonment, such feared reputations. Legend is in UK cinemas on 9 September.

EVEREST Inspired by the incredible real events of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind as they attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. The epic adventure stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal. Everest is in UK cinemas on 18 September.

CAPTIVE This thrilling drama is based on the miraculous true story of a 'spiritual collision' of two broken lives. When recovering meth addict and single mother Ashley Smith (portrayed by Kate Mara) is taken hostage by an escaped, quadruple murderer in her own apartment, she looks to Rick Warren's best-selling inspirational book, The Purpose Driven Life for guidance. Brian Nichols (portrayed by David Oyelowo) managed to escape from a courthouse in Atlanta during a rape trial on March 11, 2005. He murdered the judge presiding over the case, the court reporter and shot a police sergeant and agent before kidnapping Ashley Smith to use as a hostage. As he finds himself at the centre of a city wide manhunt, the two begin discussing god and their families (Ashley was trying to regain custody of her daughter, whilst Brian was desperate to make contact with his new-born son) and the film becomes a story of faith, redemption and survival. Evangelical Christian pastor, Rick Warren's, bestselling novel has a heavy role in the film as Ashley spent much of the time spent kidnapped reading sections of the book to her captor. It sounds like an interesting take on a faith-based film and we're intrigued to find out how Brian Bird, who wrote films such as Heaven is for Real, tackles the thriller. Captive is in UK cinemas on 25 September.

ALOHA

NO ESCAPE

While on assignment in Oahu, Hawaii, military contractor Brian Gilcrest (Bradley Cooper) reconnects with his old flame Tracy Woodside (Rachel McAdams), now married to an Air Force recruit (John Krasinski). He also spends time with Allison Ng (Emma Stone), a hard-nosed fighter pilot who watches every move that he makes. As they travel throughout the lush terrain, Brian finds himself falling for his feisty guide, while his conversations with Tracy may provide a shocking revelation from their past. Director Cameron Crowe has been making movies about lost man-puppies on the comeback trail for so long now that it’s almost become a kind of mantra. Whilst recieving average reviews from critics across the pond, and Rotten Tomatoas site consenus stating "Meandering and insubstantial, Aloha finds writer-director Cameron Crowe at his most sentimental and least compelling" Aloha didn’t get off to the best of starta. However, with the UK release date fast approaching, can Aloha still pull it out of the bag? Aloha is in UK cinemas 18 September.

When you think of Owen Wilson, his serious acting skills aren't exactly the first thing that spring to mind. He's known for his roles in comedies, rom-coms and lovely stories about lovely dogs. However, his repertoire is about to expand to include a violent, blood soaked, actionthriller. Wilson stars as the patriarch of an American family, who have recently moved to a (never identified) South-east Asian city and as they settle into their new home, suddenly find themselves in the middle of a violent political uprising. As a coup breaks out, insurgents decide to track down foreigners and eliminate them and the families only hope for survival is the American embassy and a British expat named Hammond (Pierce Brosnan). Many people have already voiced fears that this will become a very 'anti-asian' film with talk of xenophobia. This is likely one of the main reasons they chose to never name an actual city as the location of the film. However, the films co-writer, Drew Dowdle, said of the films location (it was filmed in Thailand): "We worked very closely with the Thai government and there were a lot of things they wanted us to shy away from. So although the film shows a coup breaking out in a South-east Asian city, it never specified the country. We were very careful not to make it Thailand in the movie, so there was no Thai language used." It remains to be seen how audiences will react to the film but judging by early reviews ("No Escape is just no"), the film is apparently exploitative and offensive... but we'll let you make your minds up on the controversial movie. No Escape is in cinemas on 4 September


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THE INTERVIEW: HEYROCCO

by Matt Bryan @mattbryan10 m.bryan@tsaglasgow.com

It may be fair to say that the phase for pop-punk music has passed for many, but a debut album from HEYROCCO might just deliver nostalgia for those who blared such tunes in their bedroom as a teenager. The album, title "Teenage Movie Soundtrack", features songs from the American band’s personal experiences of growing up as we discovered in our interview with them. After releasing the album this summer, the American band have bagged shows all over the UK, including one in The Hug and Pint, Glasgow. HEYROCCO seem to be going from strength to strength since forming in 2009, and in that time, behind the scenes, they have been perfecting different songs to feature in their first album. The trio explained how much patience was required to do this when speaking with TSA, as well as sharing their thoughts on Glasgow: FIRSTLY, YOUR DEBUT ALBUM WAS RELEASED IN JUNE, HAS THAT MEANT A BUSY SUMMER FOR THE BAND? Surprisingly no. We’re men of leisure spending our summer evenings maxin n’ relaxin at the beach. Just a little recharge before we’re on the road again. YOU’VE NAMED THE RECORD "TEENAGE MOVIE SOUNDTRACK", HOW TRUE IS THAT TITLE? DO YOU

FEEL THE SONGS REMINISCE YOUR TEENAGE YEARS? It’s almost too true. Crippling at times to sing the songs on this album. At first I was uncomfortable sharing my business with the world. I felt like I was dwelling on the past but now I think it’s neat to have captured certain thoughts and feelings, it helped me grow. Now other people can relate to them while I write happy tunes about how much better life gets :) you will find your place little ones!! FOR A DEBUT ALBUM, THE WORK IS VERY IMPRESSIVE. HOW LONG WERE YOU WORKING ON IT? ARE THERE TRACKS THERE YOU’VE HAD SINCE FORMING IN 2009? Arigato, the hardest part was releasing the damn thing but now we have records out in several countries. Patience is a virtue. It was a long process of demos, burning cd’s, getting pissed off, playing songs live until we figured out exactly what to formally present. The oldest track on the album may be elsewhere (written sometime in 2012). THE BAND NAME, I HEARD, CAME FROM A PET TURTLE. IS THIS TRUE? AND HOW DID IT STICK AS A BAND NAME Hey Arnold and Rocko’s Modern Life had a baby we’re now forced to raise. WHICH BANDS HAVE INFLUENCED YOU MOST IN YOUR MUSIC? In our music, far too many. In a modelbased ‘what kind of band do you want to become’ sense I think something similar to what the Grateful Dead did would be ideal. It all has a time and a place ya know? That

was almost 50 years ago. Can someone still save music today? ...only time will tell. Stay true to u. IN 2014 THE BAND GAINED GOOD EXPOSURE IN THE UK THROUGH DIFFERENT RADIO SHOWS ETC. HOW WELL DID THAT HELP YOU WITH BOOKINGS OVER HERE? The powers that be found us an agent early on so we luckily never had to book our own UK shows. Back here in the states we play it old-school baby, beach shack house parties n’ shit. YOU ARE PLAYING AT THE HUG AND PINT IN GLASGOW ON 9 OCTOBER. WILL THIS BE YOUR FIRST TIME IN GLASGOW? IF NOT HOW DID YOU FIND THE CITY? After walking many miles in the blistering cold we reached the top of a giant mountain. On that mountain the city of Glasgow was founded last fall. WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT GLASGOW’S MUSIC SCENE? ARE YOU EXCITED FOR THAT SHOW? Yes as much as any.

Though I don’t know much of the scene we received a lot of love from Scotland over the past year and I’m certain it will be great. I do remember playing with this cool band last time in Glasgow that kinda sounded like Howlin Wolf. They were cool as hell mon’’’’’’


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Gig Guide: Music & Clubbing IN THE BASEMENT 23:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy GABRIEL GARZON-MONTANO + LUMINOUS + BROTHER MICHELLE 20:30, King Tut’s

FRI, 11 SEP

PARTY TRICKS EXTRAVAGANZA 20:00, The Flying Duck ROGAN DAVIS 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf HD MUSIC PRESENTS : BAD SIGN + F.O.E.S + HERSHEL’S HEAD + THE BLACK ART 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy TAKE IT SLEAZY! 23:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy THE JANOSKIANS: JAHOO JAHAA TOUR 19:00, The Academy PAUL SMITH & THE INTIMITATIONS 19:00, Oran Mor

THU, 3 SEP ROYALTY 23:00, The Flying Duck PAUL ‘SCREAMING LONG’ MONTAGUE 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf GENERAL LUDD 23:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy HERE WE GO MAGIK + THE TWISTED MELONS 20:30, King Tut’s

FRI, 4 SEP

SUN, 6 SEP SUNDAY SESSIONS 18:00, The Flying Duck PAUL ‘FUZZY’ BREADY 21:00, The Howlin’ Wolf THE LIBERTINES 19:00, The Academy

MON, 7 SEP ROSIE & LAURIE’S PUB QUIZ 20:30, The Flying Duck ELEMENTAL 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH GERRY LYONS 20:00, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy WILL LOGE (PART OF NO MEAN CITY FESTIVAL 2015) 19:00, 02 ABC

TUE, 8 SEP

L8 D8 23:00, The Flying Duck

FLESH WORLD, SICK OF TALK, VITAL IDLES 20:00, The Flying Duck

THE MIDNIGHT BLUES BAND 23:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

ROY ZEPHYR 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

BRUT 5TH BIRTHDAY 23:00, The Art School

THE FLYING FIVE-FINGER EXPLODING ONE-ARMED SHAOLIN DEATH TOUCH OF THE INCREDIBLY STRANGE FILM NIGHT 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

THE INSOMNIAC PROJECT DEBUT SINGLE LAUNCH + GUESTS 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy HARSH TUG 23:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy SINDERINS + HAVE MERCY LAS VEGAS + GRAEME QUINN 20:30, King Tut’s NINTH WAVE 19:00, The Garage

SAT, 5 SEP SINGLES NIGHT 23:00, The Flying Duck WENDY RAE & JB TATON 18:00, The Howlin’ Wolf NIGHT OF THE JAGUAR W/ BREAKFAST MUFF 23:00, The Art School

ACTION BRONSON 19:00, 02 ABC

MATT FOX & DAN PHELPS CO-BILL 23:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

WED, 16 SEP

ASTRAL BLACK : MILKTRAY SELECTION BOX W/ BUSHIDO, CLEOSLAPTRA, DJ MILKTRAY & BLEAKER 23:00, The Art School

PARTY TRICKS 20:00, The Flying Duck

TRAVEL AGENCY 23:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

HD MUSIC PRESENTS : ASTPAI + FALSE HOPES + GUESTS 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

THREE CARD TRICK 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

NOT MOVING 23:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

HALF MAN HALF BISCUIT 19:00, 02 ABC

PETITE NOIR 19:00, King Tut’s

SAT, 12 SEP

JANIS JOPLIN: FULL TILT 19:00, Oran Mor

GLITTERBANG 23:00, The Flying Duck

THU, 17 SEP

LINDA JAXSON BLUES TRIO 19:00, The Howlin’ Wolf SENYAWA 21:30, The Art School DF CONCERTS PRESENTS : DAN OWEN + GUESTS 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy WRONG ISLAND 8TH BIRTHDAY 23:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

CHRIS YOUNG 19:00, 02 ABC

ROYALTY 23:00, The Flying Duck BLACK CAT BONE 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf HIGH FLIGHT LIVE : FRESHERS FOR FREAKS 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

ODDISEE 20:30, King Tut’s

RAT BOY + ZIBRA + VITAMIN 20:00, King Tut’s

GUNS 2 ROSES 19:00, 02 ABC

THE BLUESTONES 19:00, 02 ABC

WSTR 18:30, The Attic

UGLY KID JOE 19:00, The Garage

SUN, 13 SEP

JANIS JOPLIN: FULL TILT 19:00, Oran Mor

SUNDAY SESSIONS 18:00, The Flying Duck

FRI, 18 SEP

GUS MUNRO 21:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

NITRIC ACID 005 23:00, The Flying Duck

WORLD RECORD BOOTCAMP AFTERPARTY 21:00, 02 ABC SASHA MCVEIGH PLUS VERY SPECIAL GUESTS THE CAINS 19:00, Oran Mor

MON, 14 SEP ROSIE & LAURIE’S PUB QUIZ 20:30, The Flying Duck ROCK HUNTER & HOUND DOG FRASER 21:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

MY OLD BLUE TERRAPLANE 23:00, The Howlin’ Wolf HONEYBLOOD 19:00, The Art School EW HARRIS (USA) + DAVE FRAZER & THE SLAVE LABOURERS + GUESTS 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy THE KIBOSH 23:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

SAT, 19 SEP GIMME SHELTER 23:00, The Flying Duck REECE HILLIS 18:00, The Howlin’ Wolf STRAIGHTEN OUT (STRANGLERS TRIBUTE) 20:00, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy HAUS DIMENSION 23:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy SWEET BABOO + THE VEGAN LEATHER 20:30, King Tut’s WOLF ALICE 19:00, 02 ABC BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME 19:00, The Garage

SUN, 20 SEP SUNDAY SESSIONS 18:00, The Flying Duck CRAIG HUGHES TWO 21:00, The Howlin’ Wolf DANKO JONES + THE AMORETTES 20:30, King Tut’s THE WILDHEARTS - PERFORMING P.H.U.Q IN ITS ENTIRETY 19:00, 02 ABC -KOSOTI- 19:00, 02 ABC

MON, 21 SEP ROSIE & LAURIE’S PUB QUIZ 20:30, The Flying Duck THE EASY WINNERS 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH GERRY LYONS 20:00, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy STATE CHAMPS 20:00, King Tut’s

TUE, 22 SEP PAUL ‘FUZZY’ BREADY 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf JACOB WHITESIDE 19:00, The Garage

WED, 23 SEP PARTY TRICKS 20:00, The Flying Duck SUN ARAW, FRAMS TORNERS, CRU SERVERS 20:00, The Flying Duck THREE CARD TRICK 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH GERRY LYONS 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

THE BEARDS + VIKING GALAXY 20:30, King Tut’s

YOUNG KATO 20:00, King Tut’s

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD 19:00, 02 ABC

EYES WIDE OPEN + EL RANCHO PRESENTS : MAGIC CASTLES + ELECTRIC GARDENS + BEANS DJ SET 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

JANIS JOPLIN: FULL TILT 19:00, Oran Mor

I SAID GOOD DAY 19:00, 02 ABC

SO WEIT SO GUT 23:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

CONTAINER, APOSTILLE, LORD REAL 20:00, The Flying Duck THREE CARD TRICK 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf HUNTLEYS AND PALMERS 23:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy LATE 19:30, 02 ABC ALVVAYS 19:00, Oran Mor

STRANGE PARADISE 23:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

ROYALTY 23:00, The Flying Duck

TIJUANA BIBLES 19:00, Oran Mor

THE SWORD + HEAVY SMOKE 20:30, King Tut’s

SIMPLY DYLAN 19:00, Oran Mor

WED, 9 SEP

THU, 10 SEP

DEFINITELY MIGHTBE (OASIS TRIBUTE) 19:00, 02 ABC

HOT TIN ROOF 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

BRAKES + CUDDLY SHARK 20:30, King Tut’s

NEMECYST + GUESTS 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

TRAMPOLENE + THE PHANTOMS + THE MONA LISAS 20:30, King Tut’s

DUKE DAMONT 23:00, The Academy

JANIS JOPLIN: FULL TILT 19:00, Oran Mor

ANTARCTIC MONKEYS 19:00, 02 ABC

WED, 2 SEP

TUE, 15 SEP

COMMON PEOPLE & 90’S BINGO 21:00, The Flying Duck

LIZZIE’S ARCADE + THE MERCHANTS + THE CHELSEAS + STRAWBERRY WINE 20:30, King Tut’s

Rhodes - KingTut's - 7th October

W.A.S.P 19:00, The Academy

GROOVE BAKERS 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf JOE MCMAHON + BILLY LIAR + LOVERS TURN TO MONSTERS + TRAGICAL HISTORY TOUR 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

Eliza And The Bear - Stereo - 2nd October


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FLESH + FUTURE GLUE + THE APPARELLS 20:30, King Tut’s THE ENGLISH BEAT STARRING DAVE WAKELING 19:00, 02 ABC

THU, 24 SEP ROYALTY 23:00, The Flying Duck GROOVE BAKERS 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT PERFORMING “LOWLIFE” & “BROTHERHOOD” 18:45, The Art School CARLTON MELTON + LUMERIANS + THE COSMIC DEAD 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy THE LANCE VANCE DANCE 23:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

WED, 2 SEP

WED, 9 SEP

SUB ROSA PRESENTS SOITTAL & NOWICKI , Subclub

SUB ROSA PRESENTS WEST END COMMUNICATIONS , Subclub

DISCO RIOT 23:30, The Garage

DISCO RIOT 23:30, The Garage

JAMES CURRIE’S MID WEEK PARTY 22:00, Campus

JAMES CURRIE’S MID WEEK PARTY 22:00, Campus

THU, 3 SEP

THU, 10 SEP

JELLY BABY 23:00, 02 ABC

JELLY BABY 23:00, 02 ABC

NEVERLAND 23:00, The Garage

NEVERLAND 23:30, The Garage

THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIAL WITH LEWIS DONNELLY 23:00, Campus

THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIAL WITH LEWIS DONNELLY 23:00, Campus

FRI, 4 SEP PROPAGANDA 23:00, 02 ABC

JACCO GARDNER 20:30, King Tut’s

ANIMAL FARM WITH OSCAR MULERO & VIRAL , Subclub

LEON BRIDGES 19:00, 02 ABC

FRESH BEAT 23:00, The Garage

JAMES BAY 19:00, The Academy LOCK AND KEY 19:00, The Attic

FRIDAY NIGHT PROJECT 23:00, Campus

FRI, 25 SEP

SAT, 5 SEP

FRI, 11 SEP PROPAGANDA 23:00, 02 ABC RETURN TO MONO: SURGEON, LADY STARLIGHT & SLAM , Subclub FRESH BEAT 23:00, The Garage FRAT FRIDAY 18:00, Campus

POLYESTER 23:00, The Flying Duck

LOVE MUSIC 23:00, 02 ABC

SAT, 12 SEP

SIMON BRETT 21:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

SUBCULTURE BOAT & AFTER PARTY FEAT. TIM SWEENEY + HARRI & DOMENIC + TELFORD , Subclub

SUBCULTURE PRESENTS TODD TERJE (LIVE) , Subclub

MIST (SOLVENIA) + AYE AYE + MAUK 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy SHEIKH 23:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy START STATIC 20:30, King Tut’s HUE AND CRY - SEPTEMBER SONGS WEEKEND - STRIPPED WITH STRINGS SHOW 19:00, 02 ABC

NEVERLAND 23:00, The Garage THURSDAY NIGHT SPECIAL WITH LEWIS DONNELLY 23:00, Campus

JELLY BABY 23:00, 02 ABC NEVERLAND 23:00, The Garage S CLUB BEACH PARTY 22:00, Campus

FRI, 18 SEP

FRI, 25 SEP PROPAGANDA FT TWIN ATLANTIC (DJ SET) 23:00, 02 ABC

PROPAGANDAFT CLARA AMFO (RADIO ONE) 23:00, 02 ABC RINSE GLASOW: SKREAM (ALL NIGHT LONG) , Subclub FRESH BEAT 23:00, The Garage

SENSU X MAEVE WITH MANO LE TOUGH & BAIKAL (4AM FINISH) , Subclub FRESH BEAT 23:00, The Garage FRAT FRIDAY 18:00, Campus

FRAT FRIDAY 18:00, Campus

SAT, 26 SEP

SAT, 19 SEP

LOVE MUSIC 23:00, 02 ABC

LOVE MUSIC 23:00, 02 ABC

SUBCULTURE PRESENTS MIKE DUNN , Subclub

SUBCULTURE PRESENTS HARRI & DOMENIC , Subclub

WE ARE SATURDAYS 23:00, The Garage

WE ARE SATURDAYS 23:00, The Garage CAMPUS SATURDAYS 22:00, Campus

CAMPUS SATURDAYS 22:00, Campus

SUN, 27 SEP

SUNDAY SESH 23:00, Campus

SUN, 13 SEP

MON, 21 SEP

SUNDAY SCIENCE 23:00, The Garage

BARE MONDAYS 23:00, The Garage

MON, 28 SEP

SUNDAY SESH 23:00, Campus

DJ JAMES CURRIE’S CHEESY POP 22:00, Campus

BARE MONDAYS 23:00, The Garage

MON, 14 SEP

TUE, 22 SEP

DJ JAMES CURRIE’S CHEESY POP 22:00, Campus

BARE MONDAYS 23:00, The Garage

#TAG 23:30, The Garage CHOOSE DAYS 20:00, Campus

TUE, 29 SEP

DJ JAMES CURRIE’S CHEESY POP 23:00, Campus

WED, 23 SEP

CHOOSE DAYS 20:00, Campus

SUN, 6 SEP SUNDAY SCIENCE 23:00, The Garage SUNDAY SESH 23:00, Campus

BARE MONDAYS 23:00, The Garage

I AM 5 - DANIEL AVERY , Subclub #TAG 23:30, The Garage CHOOSE DAYS 20:00, Campus

TUE, 15 SEP #TAG 23:30, The Garage CHOOSE DAYS 20:00, Campus

MUNGO’S HI FI SOUNDSYSTEM MEETS STAND HIGH PATROL FT. PUPAJIM (LIVE) 23:00, The Art School

SUNDAY SCIENCE 23:00, The Garage SUNDAY SESH 23:00, Campus

#TAG 23:30, The Garage

DISCO RIOT 23:30, The Garage JAMES CURRIE’S MID WEEK PARTY 22:00, Campus

WED, 30 SEP DISCO RIOT 23:30, The Garage JAMES CURRIE’S MID WEEK PARTY 22:00, Campus

MON, 28 SEP

MOUNTAINS UNDER OCEANS + VERSE METRICS + LIFELINES + DAYDREAM FRENZY 20:30, King Tut’s

ROSIE & LAURIE’S PUB QUIZ 20:30, The Flying Duck

HUE AND CRY - SEPTEMBER SONGS WEEKEND - FULL BAND SHOW 19:00, 02 ABC

ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH GERRY LYONS 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

JAMES BAY 19:00, The Academy

MALLORY KNOX 19:00, 02 ABC

TRAQUAIR AND THE TRANQUILIZERS + THE CHINASKIS + THE CRAIG HUGHES 2 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

THU, 17 SEP

CAMPUS SATURDAYS 22:00, Campus

TUE, 8 SEP

JOSHUA BURNSIDE 21:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

EROL ALKAN (ALL NIGHT LONG) , Subclub

CAMPUS SATURDAYS 22:00, Campus

THE FLYING DUCK’S BIG VEGAN FETE 12:00, The Flying Duck

SUNDAY SESSIONS 18:00, The Flying Duck

JAMES CURRIE’S MID WEEK PARTY 22:00, Campus

SUNDAY SCIENCE 23:00, The Garage

DJ JAMES CURRIE’S CHEESY POP 23:00, Campus

SUN, 27 SEP

JELLY BABY 23:00, 02 ABC

SUN, 20 SEP

SAT, 26 SEP

DR. MARTEN PRESNTS : THE DUTCH UNCLES + GUESTS 19:00, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

DISCO RIOT 23:30, The Garage

WE ARE SATURDAYS 23:00, The Garage

MON, 7 SEP

ELEMENTAL 18:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

THU, 24 SEP

WED, 16 SEP

WE ARE SATURDAYS 23:00, The Garage

ROY ORBINSON AND THE TRAVELING WILBURYS TRIBUTE 19:00, 02 ABC

THE FLYING DUCK’S 8TH BIRTHDAY 12:00, The Flying Duck

LOVE MUSIC 23:00, 02 ABC

Clubbing

WENDY RAE & JB TATON 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

PRETTY VICIOUS 20:00, King Tut’s

TUE, 29 SEP GARY JOHNSTONE 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf TOM MCRAE 20:30, King Tut’s LIFEHOUSE 19:00, The Academy

WED, 30 SEP PARTY TRICKS 20:00, The Flying Duck

NEW MOTION + ALL SHE KNOWS + INDIGO SIXTEEN + ECHO PARK 20:00, King Tut’s

POOR THINGS + MIN DIESEL + THE BELLYBUTTONS + DATE NIGHT 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

SKEPTA 22:00, 02 ABC

THE PICTUREBOOKS + THE MAYANS + THE OUTLAWED 20:30, King Tut’s

The Strypes - QMU - 27th September


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MUSIC

SeptemberPICK OF THE MONTH It’s no great secret that Scotland’s music scene is a thing to be proud of. So we here at TSA have teamed up with Glasgow’s very own New Hellfire Club to bring you a monthly pick of who we think are doing epically well right now. Keep your eyes out for these up and coming bands. This is TSA and New Hellfire Club’s ‘Pick of the Month’.

BLACK AND WHITE BOY by Kirsty Fraser

Black and White Boy started out back in 2010. At first a moniker donned by Andrew Nicol as a solo performer, the line-up has grown to include a full band sound. As well as Andrew on vocals and harmonica, there’s Andy Lucas on piano, Euan Taylor on bass, Stephen Henderson on drums, Rachel Elliott on violin, Jake Tucker on cello, Chris Cruickshank on saxophone and flute, and finally Tom Clay-Harris on trumpet. The expansive sound and recent additions have meant the band are slowly building their live repertoire up. Andrew, the singer and mainstay of the band described the changes organically, he said. “We’re all mates or friends of friends. Our guitarist, Luther, approached me after seeing me support Anna Sweeney back in 2012 and on Anna’s recommendation we met up and started jamming. Stuart recorded our first EP back in 2012 and got involved with the band on bass the following year. I wanted keys in the band and knew Graeme as a fellow singer, songwriter and friend in the Southside of Glasgow. I asked if he’d be interested which he gave a little thought to and then got on board back in January. Cameron on drums came in pretty recently on recommendation from Luther.” IN PARTNERSHIP WIITH

A new album, bearing the new line-up and entitled The Avenue, was released in May this year and has gained airplay on K107fm, Mesi Radio, Irvine Beat and more. But Black and White Boy has previous, with another full-length album entitled Fragile and a self-titled EP already under his belt. Albeit, featuring the many guises the band has come under in its time. What’s always remained is that the music is heartfelt and the releases are laden with songs worthy of featuring on any ‘song-writing 101’ style playlist. But as a band they are still learning, Andrew said. “There are a couple of songs that I tend to play solo that we don’t tend to do full band, "Fifteen" and "If You Leave" in particular. The other songs I’ll tend to slow down slightly or just change the interpretation a little. It’s good fun being able to play most of the songs in either context but with two albums, a bunch of new songs and a recent line-up change, it’s a lot to practice so we’re slowly building up to having all the songs down.” To date, all of Black and White Boy’s albums have been self-released, as has the bands most recent single “A Beautiful Revolution.” The story behind it is that ageold tale of crush at first sight. “Every songwriter has at least one song they’ve written to impress a girl or boy. This is mine. She loved this blog of the same name which has loads of little cartoons and

captions and a section called, ‘The girl I love with all my heart’ so I took some of the ideas from that, as well as some personal experiences she and I shared.” The single, and the album it’s taken from, bear Andrew’s influences in all their glory. Of the nine songs on the record you’re likely to hear nods to a few very important musical figures in his life, but as the band has expanded so too has the inspiration. “There’s no doubt I wear my heart on my sleeve when it comes to influences and Ryan Adams is definitely a massive one. If you’re going to write songs why not be influenced by one of the best songwriters of the last 15 years? Neil Finn will always be a huge influence for me personally along with likes of Elliott Smith, Tom McRae and Noel Gallagher. We’ve recently started writing more as a band so the influences the others bring to the table will start to shine through which is something I’m excited about. Ryan Adams seems to be the common link between most of us though.” The recording process has also been something Andrew has taken

Working with a full band in the studio for the first time might have been a daunting thing, but it seems that even harder is the writing process itself. “If I ever find a song writing process, I’ll let you know. Most of it seems accidental to me. That or I have no ability to self-edit. It’s still something I don’t quite understand. As for recording, it pays to have someone in the studio who knows exactly what they’re doing and has the confidence to tell you that something will work and to trust them.” For the moment, Andrew and the band are adjusting to being a band and bringing that live sound together as cohesively as it fits on the new record. With no major plans to gig in the coming months, there’s only one opportunity to catch them live in the near future and it’s an event which will come as no surprise to those who know the band. “We won’t be playing in Glasgow until November when we’ll be playing a, you’ve guessed it, Ryan Adams night at The Glad Cafe on November 6th.” The night will also be significant, as the five year anniversary of Black and White Boy, a marker that Andrew admits will be toasted by, “having a few beers to celebrate.” But before the revelry there are single releases to plan and a live sound to tighten up. “We’ve got another couple of singles we’d like to put out. We don’t have exact dates for them yet but we’re aiming to release one in early autumn and another in the winter – just in time for Christmas!” The Avenue by Black and White Boy is available to purchase now from BandCamp. The band will be playing at The Glad Café on November 6th. For more info, visit www.facebook.com/ blackandwhiteboymusic

THERE’S NO DOUBT I WEAR MY HEART ON MY SLEEVE WHEN IT COMES TO INFLUENCES AND RYAN ADAMS IS DEFINITELY A MASSIVE ONE. insight from, with The Avenue having been recorded at 45-A Side Recordings in Glasgow. Of the process, Andrew said. “[It was] tough at times and a massive challenge for me to step up. But I got to work with some incredible musicians, which was an education to say the least, but also a pleasure. Paul McInally produced the album and it’s really down to him that it sounds as good as it does. I’m proud of the songs for standing up to the test but I’m also very grateful to Paul for how he interpreted them and produced them from there.”

Essential listening: Captivated, A Beautiful Revolution, All The Same. Photo Credit: (c) Euan Robertson 2015

Kirsty Fraser is the editor of NHCs bi-monthly music fanzine. www.newhellfireclub.co.uk


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Gig Guide: Theatre & Comedy MY NAME IS... 19:45, Tron Theatre

WED, 2 SEP

EDDIE IZZARD BENEFIT 22:30, Tron Theatre

WINDOW BAYS 19:30, Theatre Royal

SUN, 6 SEP

ALL MY SONS 19:30, Theatre Royal

MICHAEL REDMOND’S SUNDAY SERVICE 19:30, The Stand

MIDWEEK COMEDY CABARET 19:30, The Stand

MON, 7 SEP

MOLLY NAYLOR & JOHN OSBOURNE 19:45, Tron Theatre

MONDAY NIGHT IMPROV WARS 19:30, The Stand

THU, 3 SEP

TUE, 8 SEP

FRANKIE BOYLE - HURT LIKE YOU’VE NEVER BEEN LOVED 20:00, Kings Theatre

LANARK: A LIFE IN THREE ACTS 19:00, Citizens Theatre RED RAW 19:30, The Stand

WINDOW BAYS 13:00 + 19:30, Theatre Royal

OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR 19:45, Tron Theatre

ALL MY SONS 13:00 + 19:30, Theatre Royal LANARK: A LIFE IN THREE ACTS 19:00, Citizens Theatre THE THURSDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand

WED, 9 SEP LANARK: A LIFE IN THREE ACTS 13:00 + 19:00, Citizens Theatre COMEDIAN RAP BATTLES 19:30, The Stand

MY NAME IS... 19:45, Tron Theatre

OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR 19:45, Tron Theatre

FRI, 4 SEP

THU, 10 SEP

FRANKIE BOYLE - HURT LIKE YOU’VE NEVER BEEN LOVED 20:00, Kings Theatre

LANARK: A LIFE IN THREE ACTS 19:00, Citizens Theatre

WINDOW BAYS 19:30, Theatre Royal

THE THURSDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand

ALL MY SONS 19:30, Theatre Royal

OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR 19:45, Tron Theatre

LANARK: A LIFE IN THREE ACTS 19:00, Citizens Theatre

FRI, 11 SEP

THE FRIDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand MY NAME IS... 19:45, Tron Theatre LES JOHNSTON AND ME 20:30, Tron Theatre

SAT, 5 SEP FRANKIE BOYLE - HURT LIKE YOU’VE NEVER BEEN LOVED 20:00, Kings Theatre WINDOW BAYS 14:30 + 19:30, Theatre Royal ALL MY SONS 14:30 + 19:30, Theatre Royal LANARK: A LIFE IN THREE ACTS 13:00 + 19:00, Citizens Theatre THE SATURDAY 19:30, The Stand

Lanark: A Life In Three Acts - Citizens Theatre

SUN, 13 SEP WINDOW BAYS 11:30 + 14:30, Theatre Royal DINOSAUR ZOO 11:30 + 14:30, Theatre Royal MICHAEL REDMOND’S SUNDAY SERVICE 19:30, The Stand

MON, 14 SEP

THE SATURDAY 19:30, The Stand WHAT GOES AROUND 19:45, Tron Theatre

SUN, 20 SEP MICHAEL REDMOND’S SUNDAY SERVICE 19:30, The Stand

MON, 21 SEP

BEYOND A JOKE 19:30, The Stand

SCOTT GIBSON: LIFE AFTER DEATH 19:30, The Stand

LANARK: A LIFE IN THREE ACTS 19:00, Citizens Theatre

TUE, 15 SEP

THE FRIDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand

THE GLENN MILLER STORY 19:30, Kings Theatre

TUE, 22 SEP

OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR 19:45, Tron Theatre

LANARK: A LIFE IN THREE ACTS 19:00, Citizens Theatre

RED RAW 19:30, The Stand

WED, 23 SEP

RED RAW 19:30, The Stand

UNITED GLASGOW FC COMEDY BENEFIT 19:30, The Stand

THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY 19:30, Kings Theatre

WED, 16 SEP THE GLENN MILLER STORY 14:30 + 19:30, Kings Theatre

THU, 24 SEP

WINDOW BAYS 11:30 + 14:30, Theatre Royal DINOSAUR ZOO 11:30 + 14:30, Theatre Royal

LANARK: A LIFE IN THREE ACTS 19:00, Citizens Theatre

SCOTTISH BALLET: AUTUMN’15 (ELSA CANASTA AND MOTION OF DISPLACEMENT) 19:30, Theatre Royal

LANARK: A LIFE IN THREE ACTS 19:00, Citizens Theatre

BBC COMEDY PRESENTS 19:30, The Stand

ANO NEDOSLOVE DOUBLE BILL 19:30, Citizens Theatre

THE SATURDAY 19:30, The Stand

THU, 17 SEP

THE THURSDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand

THE GLENN MILLER STORY 14:30 + 19:30, Kings Theatre

OOG 20:00, Tron Theatre

SAT, 12 SEP

OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR 14:30 + 19:45, Tron Theatre THE RISING 19:00, Oran Mor

LANARK: A LIFE IN THREE ACTS 19:00, Citizens Theatre THE THURSDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand

WINDOW BAYS 19:30, Theatre Royal

FRI, 25 SEP WINDOW BAYS 19:30, Theatre Royal

SCOTTISH BALLET: AUTUMN’15 (ELSA CANASTA AND MOTION OF DISPLACEMENT) 19:30, Theatre Royal WONDERLAND 19:00, Citizens Theatre THE FRIDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand

SAT, 26 SEP WINDOW BAYS 19:30, Theatre Royal SCOTTISH BALLET: AUTUMN’15 (ELSA CANASTA AND MOTION OF DISPLACEMENT) 19:30, Theatre Royal THE SATURDAY 19:30, The Stand MAGIC SHO 13:30 + 15:30, Tron Theatre

SUN, 27 SEP DANIEL SLOSS - DARK 19:30, The Stand THE SHEARING SOUND 14:00, Tron Theatre

MON, 28 SEP RED RAW 19:30, The Stand

WED, 30 SEP THE JOHNNY CASH ROADSHOW 19:30, Kings Theatre

WHAT GOES AROUND 19:45, Tron Theatre THE PROGRESSIVE PLAYWRIGHT 20:00, Tron Theatre

FRI, 18 SEP THE GLENN MILLER STORY 19:30, Kings Theatre LANARK: A LIFE IN THREE ACTS 19:00, Citizens Theatre THE FRIDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand WHAT GOES AROUND 19:45, Tron Theatre

SAT, 19 SEP THE GLENN MILLER STORY 14:30 + 19:30, Kings Theatre LANARK: A LIFE IN THREE ACTS 19:00, Citizens Theatre

The Glenn Miller Story - King's Theatre

Daniel Sloss - The Stand - 26th Sept


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WHAT’S ON

GIGS OF THE MONTH

A PREVIEW OF THE TOP GIGS GLASGOW HAS TO OFFER IN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

TIJUANA BIBLES

DUKE DUMONT

02 Academy (18/09/15)

FRANKIE BOYLE

Oran Mor (05/09/15)

King’s Theatre (03-05/09/15

Frankie Boyle returns to the stage this month at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow. The show is for three nights only with a new set which will be a response to Kendrick Lamar’s last album. Boyle has been one of the biggest names in British comedy for a number of years, having starred in TV shows such as Mock the Week. This show is in addition to his Work in Progress tour, but is only for three shows, between 3 September 2015 to 5 September 2015, as he prepares to tear down American rapper, Kendrick Lamar. The Glasgow comedian is famous for his dark humour and quick wit. He also hosted recent BBC’s "Election Autopsy" show where he broke down the political minds of the British public in his usual hilarious manner. Tijuana Bibles are a four-piece neo-psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll band based in Glasgow. Since the release of their debut EP Wild River in 2014, the band have enjoyed success touring with The View and bursting on to the T Break stage at T in the Park. Inspired by music legends Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan, the band resembles glimmers of Louisiana blues with deep vocals yet hard catchy grunge based riffs, completing a fresh take on the rock scene. Tijuana Bibles are about to embark on a European tour which starts on 5 September 2015 at Glasgow’s Oran Mor. This will be a day after the highly anticipated release of their new single "Ghost Dance".

LANARK: A LIFE IN THREE ACTS Citizens Theatre (15-19/09/15 Lanark: A Life in Three Acts is set to be performed at the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow this month between Tuesday 15 and Saturday 19 September 2015. The play is an adaption by David Greig of Alasdair Gray’s classic novel Lanark about an unbelonging man who goes by the only name he can think of: Lanark.

Duke Dumont is quickly becoming one of the biggest names in the club scene with songs "Need U", "I Got U" and "Won’t Look Back" all reaching number one in the UK Singles Chart respectively. After a summer of starring at festivals including T in the Park, the English born DJ released new single "Ocean Drive" and will be touring the UK and North America in the coming months. Duke Dumont will be playing at the O2 Academy, Glasgow on 18 September 2015. The show starts at 11pm. He will be joined by Blase Boys Club, Fono, and Kiwi on the night.

DOC BROWN: THE WEIRD WAY ROUND Oran Mor (24/09/15)

Directed by Graham Eatough, Lanark takes you through an emotional journey in which he seeks happiness through turbulent times. This adaption marks 35 years since the novel’s publication, in which time the ideas and aspirations of Lanark have influenced artists in Scotland and beyond.

Doc Brown is an extraordinary talented show-biz star featuring performances in music and comedy. His comedy show is combined with hip-hop conveyed intelligently with the mockery of rappers and their arrogance. Doc Brown will be performing at Oran Mor, Glasgow on 24 September 2015. Doc Brown is well known for his rant on the perfect brew where he performs a

middle-class bashing of tea drinkers. He is also an actor and screenwriter where he has appeared in The Inbetweeners. Currently touring across the UK, his new set, Doc Brown: The Weird Way Round, will feature new material of stand-up comedy and undoubtedly a hint of hip-hop.


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Quick Crossword ACROSS 1. Decapitated (6) 4. Scared (6) 8. Large stringed instrument (5) 9. Framework for climbing plants (7) 10. Reading desk (7) 11. Proverb (5) 12. Young people (9) 17. Painting stand (5) 19. Knee bone (7) 21. Very brief look (7) 22. Simple and guideless (5) 23. Motor fuel (6) 24. Suit in a deck of cards (6) DOWN 1. Fastening for a strap (6) 2. Drunk (4-3) 3. Solitary (5) 5. Abandon (7) 6. Agreeable odour (5) 7. More expensive (6) 9. Large fleshy fruit (9) 13. Oval shape (7) 14. Member of a fighting force (7) 15. Implored (6) 16. Large crows (6) 18. Take forcibly (5) 20. Trace of colour (5)

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September Horoscopes Aries

September is a work hard, play hard kind of month. With the sun in diligent Virgo until the 23rd, we’ll have no trouble getting our lives back into an orderly groove. As September draws to a close, you will see exactly how that new system is going to affect your career/university life.

Taurus

With the Virgo sun illuminating your fifth house of fame, glamour and romance until September 23, you'll be feeling confident and thrill-seeking. However, don't just walk into a new financial, business or property arrangement towards the end of September, you won't have financial luck on your side at this time.

Gemini

As the sun continues to put a spotlight on your solar fourth house, you’ll spend much of the month wanting to reconnect with your family and friends, so spend time speaking to those back at home, your heart will be happier for it.

Cancer

There will be a shift in your Seventh House of partnership and also your Fifth House of courtship and children this month and it's likely that this will affect your house or apartment. If you've got any important decisions to make about moving, try and put it off until the final week of October.

Leo

Ohh September is heating up for you, it's going to be a very sensual month for you, particularly around the 24th. Your financial planet, Mercury, enters on the 7th and the Sun moves there on the 23rd, so it'll be a very prosperous month for you.

How does the cosmos affect your life? Horoscopes can show you how to have fun in love and build lasting relationships!

Virgo The sun will be joining lucky Jupiter in Virgo until the 23rd and you'll be abandoning your cautious nature for the spirit of adventure – fun times lay ahead this month. A solar eclipse in Virgo, on the 13th, will prompt more independent behavior, so make some bold new decisions.

Sagittarius

Early in the month you'll feel like making a huge decision on a whim, but it'll pay off so much more in the long run if you just keep your eye on the prize. Until the sun rides shotgun to lucky Jupiter in Virgo and your 10th house of success – this is when prestigious opportunities will present themselves, jump on them.

Capricorn

That trip you've been dreaming of for so long could finally be coming to fruition this month as super exciting news comes from afar near the solar eclipse on the 13th. This could involve a flight or finally hitting the 'book now' button. Make sure your passport is up to date.

Libra

You'll be finding it hard to get back into study mode this month as the sun nestles into your dreamy, ethereal 12th house. This will make you eager to explore your creative side but if you remember to buckle down too, you'll be extra productive.

Aquarius

There's a real possibility of a longlasting forever friendship developing this month as the lunar eclipse on the 27th will promote a friend of a friend to a proper BFF. However, if you're having relationship doubts, act on them before you lose your courage during the eclipse.

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Even if you've never felt much interest in the tech-world, the result of the sun beaming through your tech-savvy 11th house until the 23rd means you'll feel inspired to learn a new skill and it'll pay off massively in the coming months.

Take a chance on someone not even close to your type this month as opposites will attract while the sun holds court in Virgo until the 23rd. The second eclipse of the month on the 27th will give your balance a boost – but spend wisely.

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GAMES & GADGETS

What’s On: Games & Gadgets

by Aidan Scott @bigaidan a.scott@tsaglasgow.com

PICK OF THE MONTH

FIFA 16 (PS4, XBOX ONE, PS3, XBOX 360, PC)

Celtic are looking at dates they can potentially win the league while Arsenal fans are already well into their annual meltdown. The new football season is back and with it, the release of FIFA 16. As always, EA Sports have promised various improvements and tweaks to features already present in the game. However, the most notable addition to this year’s FIFA release is the inclusion of women’s football. Some of the best women’s international teams will be available to play as, including recent

World Cup winners USA, Canada, Germany and England among others. Training has been added to the game’s career mode. This will just be in the form of skill games that have been present in the previous games but will allow you to focus on one player’s continued development throughout the season. Last year, FIFA 15 introduced a full representation of the English Premier League with all 20 stadiums being featured in the game, as well

Other games to look out for...

as imitating the TV coverage of the league in its presentation. This year, the German Bundesliga will receive the same treatment. While it will not feature every stadium in the league, the TV coverage will be represented and the noise of the relevant clubs’ fans has been fully replicated. As always, online play is at the forefront of FIFA 16 with improvements to online seasons and the game’s prime attraction, ultimate team. FIFA 16 is released on September 24th.

MAD MAX (PS4, XBOX ONE, PC)

Gadgets Galore POWERUP 3.0

We all made paper planes and threw them around when we were younger. Now you can make one and control it with your phone. Red 5 are selling the PowerUp 3.0, it works by attaching a small module to a paper plane. Using a companion app, you can then control the flight of the plane on your phone for up to 10 minutes. If you fancy a go, you can get one for £39.95.

MULTI TOOL Whenever you need to open bottles or even just screw something on, it can be useful to have a multi tool. Red 5 have taken this idea and put it together with one of the world’s most popular superheroes. Now you can do these relatively boring tasks and look like you are using one of Batman’s batarangs. You can own one for just £5.95.

METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN (PS4, XBOX ONE, PC) Hideo Kojima is back and with him the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Set as a continuation of the narrative established in Ground Zeroes, the game is set in 1984 during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and sees Big Boss, known in the game as Punished “Venom” Snake, look for those who nearly killed him at the end of the previous game. The game features huge open world environments and players can travel around by car, tank and even on horseback. Stealth will be of great use to players while moving around as there will be a multitude of enemies present in the game. Indeed, you will be rewarded if you are able to finish the game without actually killing anyone, resorting instead to non-lethal methods. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is released on September 1st.

After the hugely successful release of Mad Max: Fury Road earlier this year, the character will be moving on to our consoles in Mad Max. Created by the team behind the Just Cause franchise, Mad Max features a huge open world known as the Wasteland. Featuring canyons, caves and vast deserts full of places that Max will have to scour in order to find the parts he needs to survive, not to mention a host of enemies he will have to face, the player will obviously need to drive around. Cue the Magnum Opus, Max’s in-game car. His interceptor has been taken from him and he has been left for dead. Using parts, the player can turn the car into a death machine to be used against enemies. Featuring dynamic weather and vastly changing conditions, Mad Max will be a challenging game for anyone. Mad Max is released on September 4th.

There’s nothing worse than reaching for the Nutella jar only to find some pest has demolished the whole thing (apart from finding it in the fridge - that’s just the worst) but Nutella thieves beware, a German designer has created an acrylic lock with two keys to keep out annoying sticky fingered chocolate bandits. The lock was originally designed as a joke for a friend but the idea quickly caught on and now Daniel Schobloch and company are hard at work producing more. It can be yours for a mere £7.27 and is available to pre-order on eBay.


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Telephonist/Receptionist Agent: Allstaff Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA AllStaff Glasgow are currently recruiting a number of Telephonist/Receptionist’s for ongoing temporary assignments for our clients in & around the Glasgow area. Please note the location of our clients can sometimes be outside of the City Centre & therefore your own transport would be beneficial. Candidates MUST be of smart appearance, have exemplary telephone manners, be confident in a fast paced environment & be able to work with minimal supervision.

Warehouse Staff Salary: £ Dep. on Exp Agent: Ceiling to Floor Ltd Skills: Sales Ceiling to Floor will shortly open a new branch with luxury showroom in Anniesland and we require warehouse staff. We are looking for enthusiastic and articulate members of staff to help develop our operations in this area. The ideal candidates should have excellent communication skills with previous warehouse experience. Our hours of work are 8am5pm 5 days over six and closed Sundays. Appropriate training and support will be given with an excellent salary.

Paraplanner Salary: £30000 – £35000 per annum Agent: Reed Insurance Skills: Financial Services/Investment Well respected Wealth Management Firm is seeking an experienced Paraplanner for their South Lanarkshire office. Key responsibilities: * Client management , report Writing, Investment Research, Client Contact and office management The successful candidate will be Diploma Qualified It will be advantageous if candidates are: Previous experience: paraplanner, financial adviser or helpdesk/technical support capacity. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Civil Engineering – Site Staff Salary: £competitive salary + benefits Agent: George Leslie Ltd Skills: Engineering/Technical Civil Engineering – Site Staff Competitive Salaries + Benefits George Leslie Ltd – a privately-owned Civil Engineering Contractor working throughout Scotland. With a good forward workload, we are looking to strengthen our site teams across all levels. Ideally with some relevant site experience in heavy civils construction across the marine and water sectors, we‚Äôd be pleased to receive your CV. Forward your CV by clicking the ‘ÄôApply Now‚Äô button.

Window Blind Installation Engineer Salary: £Competitive Agent: Shades Window Blinds Skills: Construction/Trades/Property An excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to join our existing highly successful team. Servicing new and existing clients in Central Scotland. Areas available Edinburgh & Glasgow. Previous experience preferred but not essential full training provided. . Suitable candidate would be a DIY enthusiast . O.T.E. £24-30K uncapped + company vehicle + benefits NO AGENCIES PLEASE

Labourer Salary: £7.28 – £8.00 per hour Agent: HAYS Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Labourers required for an immediate start in the Govan area of Glasgow for a minimum of 2 weeks work. You must have a valid CSCS card, Full PPE and checkable references for within the last 6 months. To apply call Stephen Henry direct on 0141 212 3660. Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C’s, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk

Driver Salary: £7 – £7.50 per hour Agent: Allstaff Skills: Logistics/Distribution

Allstaff Glasgow has an immediate requirement for a Van Driver with a FL certificate for our busy client in the North of Glasgow. This is a temporary position for 2-3 weeks initially but may be extended. Duties will involve loading own vehicle and delivering goods as required, you will also be expected to uplift collections from suppliers. Previous commercial driving experience is essential. Must have a counterbalance forklift certificate as you will need to work in warehouse also. Mon to Friday 40 hours per week.

Class 1 Drivers Salary: Depending on client Agent: Topstaff Skills: Logistics/Distribution Position: We are urgently recruiting experienced Class I drivers for ongoing temporary contracts. This vacancy has various start times including nightshift, early or weekend working. You must have a Digital Tachograph Card, DQC card and have no more that 6 points on your licence for minor offences and pass a company driving assessment. Please call Robert on 0141 427 7070 or submit CV to driver@topstaffemployment.com in the first instance.

Commercial/Corporate Broker (Glasgow) Salary: £35000 per annum Agent: FPSG Connect Skills: Insurance New and exciting opportunity for 2 commercial/ corporate brokers to join Glasgow branch of expanding brokerage. You should have a comprehensive understanding of the commercial insurance marketplace handling new and existing business, quotations, renewals, MTAs, market submissions, presentations, be confident attending client meetings and building strong insurer & client relationships. This position comes with a competitive salary and realist bonus and shares available. For more information call me on 0141 270 5131 or email CV to me.

Commercial/Corporate Broker (Glasgow) Agent: FPSG Connect Skills: Insurance New and exciting opportunity for 2 commercial/ corporate brokers to join Glasgow branch of expanding brokerage. You should have a comprehensive understanding of the commercial insurance marketplace handling new and existing business, quotations, renewals, MTAs, market submissions, presentations, be confident attending client meetings and building strong insurer & client relationships. This position comes with a competitive salary and realist bonus and shares available. For more information call me on 0141 270 5131 or email CV to me.

Software Developer Salary: £Neg plus Benefits Agent: Hudson IT&T Skills: IT/Telecommunications Hudson are delighted to be recruiting for a software developer for their market leading client in Glasgow. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to join an innovative company that are very keen to develop individuals. An ideal candidate would have experience of designing components, from designing the user interface through to REST services and database schema design. Skills Required: JavaScript. HTML5. CSS. JQuery. AngularJS or similar framework. Java. SQL.

Pensions Administrator Sipp Salary: £100 per day Agent: Resource Solutions / Prudential Skills: Financial Services/Investment Pensions Administrator (x3) We are looking for candidates with Pensions experience to join a growing team. There are 3 opportunities available in different areas with great opportunities for learning and growth. These roles are temp to permanent or 6 month contracts. Experience: – Pensions & Financial services Brief overview of the role: – Reconciliations & reporting Dealing with penisons queries Fund transactions Please get in touch if you are interested!

General Operative Salary: £6.50 – £8.00 per hour Agent: Meridian Business Support Skills: Production/Manufacturing Meridian Business Support are currently looking for temporary workers to work with some of our Industrial clients. We have immediate starts available for Warehouse and General Operatives . These positions will be based in the Glasgow and surrounding area and hours of work will generally be between 8am and 5pm. Please get in touch with Leigh Ellis on 0141 285 7905 or lellis@meridianbs.co.uk Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.

Legal Counsel – Property Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Legal Eden Scott’s client is a world leader in renewables, they are looking for a dual qualified solicitor preferably or a willingness to become dual qualified in both Scotland and England and Wales. The focus of this position will primarily be on property and planning work throughout the UK and will include transactional work on major projects. You will ideally be a minimum of 3yrs PQE, previous in-house experience is preferred but

not essential. You must have experience in commercial property and also planning with some experience in renewables. Please apply for further information.

Project Accountant Salary: Competitive salary & benefits Agent: Escape Skills: Accountancy Our client is looking for a Project Accountant to work with them for a period of 6 months. Duties include: Reviewing project accounts. Processing project invoices. Dealing with WIP. Assisting Senior Project Accountant. Ideally you will be: PQ/Fully Qualified. Strong in project accounting skills. Comfortable communicating with a wide range of individuals. If you are interested in this role and would like more information please send your CV and covering letter to Louise.Young@ escaperecruitment.com.

Bookkeeper – Temp to Perm Salary: £18000 – £20000 per annum Agent: Reed Accountancy Skills: Accountancy Hi all I have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Bookkeeper to join a successful organisation in Glasgow. This is a temporary to permanent position. Daily duties will include: Accounts to trial balance All aspects of Purchase Ledger All aspects of Sales Ledger General Ledger Management reporting Ad hoc duties as required The successful candidate will be: Immediately available to start work Proficient in the use of SageLine50 Interested? Please apply without delay! Thank you. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Temps Temps Temps Salary: Flexible Agent: Nine Twenty Business Services Skills: Accountancy CALLING ALL TEMPS!! Due to a dramatic growth within our client’s needs Nine Twenty are currently looking to speak to the following candidates about some fantastic opportunities coming up: Purchase Ledger. Credit Controller/Sales Ledger. Payroller. Accounts Assistant. Legal Cashier. If you are on the market and would like to join an award winning agency to represent and support you in your search, please apply now stating your salary expectation and notice period and one of our consultants will get in touch to discuss further.

Urgent Immediate start – Ground Workers (3/4 month contracts) Salary: £11 per hour Agent: Total Recruitment Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Please note these roles are based in Troon & Ayr We are currently looking for skilled Ground workers for two separate sites, a 3-4 month contract in Ayr and a 1 month contract in Troon. Candidate must have experience in all aspects of groundwork. Duties include: – Ground work – Drainage – Foundations Required: – CSCS card We are looking for the candidates with strong work ethic, time keeping and reliability to carry out this project. If you feel you are suitable for this position please call Greg on 0141 889 5655 to apply. Alternatively if you have a CV, please email g.shields @totalrecruitmentgroup.com

Purchase Ledger Clerk Salary: £7.50 – £9.50 per hour Agent: Reed Accountancy Skills: Accountancy Hi All I have a great opportunity for an experienced Purchase Ledger Clerk to join a successful organisation in Glasgow on a temporary basis. Daily duties will include: Match, batch and coding invoices Processing stock invoices Supplier statement reconciliations Liaising with suppliers and sub-contractors Handling and resolving supplier queries Taking orders from customers Placing orders with suppliers Any other ad hoc duties Sage experience is essential. If you are interested please apply without delay. Thanks. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

*NEW IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE TEMP pensions admin needed* Salary: £8 – £10 per hour Agent: Reed Insurance Skills: Financial Services/Investment A new temporary role has become available in my client’s office in Glasgow. The role will be on a rolling month by month basis. They specialise in pensions administration and are looking for some who is – Experienced in pensions administration Have a background in financial services Are motivated and well organised Looking to expand their knowledge. If you are immediately available and have the above skills I would love to hear from you. You much have experience in financial services and specifically pensions to be considered for this role. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Corporate Lawyer Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Legal Eden Scott’s client is currently looking to make an addition to their Corporate Teams in Glasgow and Aberdeen. This full service commercial law firm has a significant UK, European and International client base with the Corporate team at the forefront. You

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SEPTEMBER 2015, ISSUE 13 will carry out a wide range of corporate work as part of a large dedicated corporate team, with particular emphasis on M&A, PE, joint ventures, commercial contracts and general corporate advice. Experience of cross border transactions and/or an appreciation of tax issues/structures would be an advantage. For more information on this position please contact me direct or submit your CV.

Freelance Estate Agent Salary: Commission Agent: AB Property Consultants (Glasgow) Skills: Sales A fantastic opportunity has become available for a suitable freelance estate agent. Candidate should have own car and be able to work on a flexible basis. No necessary evening or weekend work and hours could suit. This is a freelance self employed basis with a fair commission structure and the potential to easily earn a very healthy salary. We have the ability to supply all the resources you need to help you succeed and staff backing / training to help guide you to maximum results. Please submit you CV in writing to the Baillieston office or by email. Car, presentable and a good work ethic are all that you need. All training will be provided

Plot Sales Paralegal Salary: £Dependant on experience Agent: Lusona Skills: Legal An experienced Residential Conveyancing/Plot Sales Paralegal is required for a Glasgow legal firm to join their property team. This role will involve managing your own caseload of plot sales transactions, issuing missives and conveyancing documentation, manage all correspondance, working to set deadlines for completion, manage records, liaising with external organisations and client contact. Candidates must have experience within Residential Conveyancing and be able to manage own case load. Plot sales experience is advantageous but training/support will be provided. Be IT proficient and can work to tight deadlines.

Graduate – Financial Opportunities Salary: £18000 per annum Agent: FPSG Connect Skills: Financial Services/Investment FPSG are keen to speak to Graduates with relevant degrees and previous experience within the financial services industry. Ideally you will have a Finance related degree and an academic knowledge of banking, funds, reconciliations, settlements or dividends. You should have: Minimum 2.1 degree in Mathematics, Economics, Risk Management, Banking & Finance or any other relative degree. Previous financial services data processing experience would be ideal but not essential. Strong knowledge of Excel. A hunger for success and willingness to work in finance. Contact Details: please submit your CV via the ‘apply here’ button.

Management Accountant Agent: Escape Skills: Accountancy Our client is looking for an Management Accountant for temporary contract within a global manufacturing company on a full time basis. Duties include: Preparation of monthly management accounts Budgeting & Forecasting Project costing and analysis Maintenance of Fixed Assets Ideally you will have: PQ Qualification (ACCA, CIMA) or AAT Qualified Ability to critically analyse financial information Strong excel and systems knowledge If you are interested in this role and would like more information please send your CV and covering letter to Louise.Young@ escaperecruitment.com.

Graduate Recruiter Salary: £28000.00 – £30000.00 per annum Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: HR/Training/Recruitment Graduate Recruitment Consultant required for permanent position within a Glasgow Financial Company. Duties and responsibilities will include: – Lead in attraction activities Identify and update all vacancies within your designated area Work closely with university teams to attract the best candidates to the business Represent the company at recruitment events Manage the full recruitment process from attraction to offer management If you possess the above experience and would like to find out further information then please contact Evelyn Costello of Search HR on 0141 272 7732.

Bar Staff Salary: £6.50 per hour Agent: The Burnside Hotel Skills: Hospitality/Catering/Tourism We are currently looking for experienced, highly motivated, enthusiastic and hard working bar staff to join our Food and Beverage team. The successful candidate will be well presented, have good social and communication skills and the ability to work on their own and as part of a team. Your duties will include preperation of the bar area ready for service, serving food and beverages to our customers, cash handling and closing bar and restaurant at the end of shift. The ideal candidate will have a smart appearance and will relish working in a fast paced environment, providing quality service at all times. Must be 18 as required to sell alcohol.

Hair Stylist Salary: Negotiable Agent: Eutopia Hair, Beauty, Barbers Skills: Hairdressing/Beauty At Eutopia we believe its all about great customer care and great brands. We are a modern salon in Glasgow’s West End (within 2 minutes walking distance of Hyndland train station)who is passionate in offering a wide variety of hair and beauty services. We are looking for a qualified hair stylist with current experience who is talented and creative to join our team. Hours and pay negotiable. We also offer ongoing training as well as the opportunity to work at London Fashion Week, take part in photo shoots & competitions. We use Wella, Sebastian, Nioxin and Wella SP. Please send C.V for the attention of the manager Laini with a covering letter

Part Time Administrator Salary: £7.50 – £8.00 per annum Agent: Allstaff Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA AllStaff Glasgow are delighted to be recruiting for a Part Time Administrator for our exclusive Glasgow based client. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a high wpm speed & accuracy. To apply for this role you MUST have excellent telephone communication skills, be experienced in all software packages with a particular interest & skills in Microsoft Word. The candidate will offer support to a wider team of staff & should be able to manage their own workload and will be expected to take on additional ad hoc duties. This is a temporary contract for 3 months. The hours of work will be 9am – 5.30pm for Wed, Thurs & Friday of each week.

Project Manager Fleet – Glasgow / Dunfermline Salary: £0.00 per day Agent: Parity Resources Limited Skills: Logistics/Distribution *** Project Manager Fleet – 3 months initially contract – Glasgow / Dunfermline *** Our utilities client has a fantastic opportunity for a Project Manager to join them looking at developing business cases. This person needs to be from a business background not an IT background, have a strong track record of delivery, strong project management skills, have strong skills dealing with difficult stakeholders and will ideally have worked on Fleet Management or similar projects in the past. Parity – Source, Develop, Transform Parity Professionals Ltd acts in the capacity of an Employment Business when providing contract work finding services.

Graduate Opportunities Salary: Up to £90 per day Agent: HR Consultancy Skills: Financial Services/Investment HR Consultancy is currently recruiting a number of Graduate level Financial Services Analyst roles for this prestigious city centre based Financial Services Client. These roles are initially contract based however could lead to longer term employment for the right individual based on your performance and attitude. To be considered for these roles you will be a recent graduate with a 2:1 or above in your Honours Degree in a relevant subject. If you are keen to consider a career within Financial Services please get in touch today by applying through the link. HR Consultancy acts as both an employment agency and an employment business.

Our client a wealth management firm, is currently recruiting an expierenced senior administrator to join their Glasgow office. Duties will include preparing suitability letters, paraplanning support, pensions transfers and preparing technical reports, pensions transfers and investment calculations. Essential candidates criteria: Previous experience working in the financial services sector Experience of working with suitability letters for investments and pensions Sound knowledge of investments and pensions It will be advantageous if candidates are: Previous experience in paraplanner, financial advisor or helpdesk/technical support capacity. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Transfers Analyst Salary: up to £25,000 D.O.E Agent: PRG Skills: Financial Services/Investment We have an exciting opportunity to join this prestigious client in a role as a Transfers Analyst based in Glasgow City Centre. Duties will include: • Operational Performance Delivery • Responsible for the delivery of assigned activities within Transfers ensuring all necessary requirements are met • Liaising with other departments • Data analysis The successful candidate will have excellent attention to detail, be able to work on their own initiative and work to tight deadlines. Financial Services background is essential for this role along with Transfers experience Please send your CV to Andrew Beattie stating your current salary and notice period.

Accident Repair Centre Staff Salary: £26 K plus Bonus Agent: M&L Coachbuilders Ltd Skills: Automotive Senior ATA Technicians or current SVQ 3 qualified technicians required with the following skill sets. Panel Beaters Spray Painters Met Technicians Parts Man with Paint Mixing experience. As an Expanding Accident Repair Centre we are looking to recruit additional staff for our new premises. Basic pay £26 k plus bonus. OTE 35k Holidays 28 days per year including bank holidays. Pension scheme being implemented. Hours of work Monday to Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm O/Time available. We are looking for reliable staff for our new facility! We will be servicing a varied range of Work Providers, Insurance Companies and Fleets. Please send CV with checkable reference,s

Quantity Surveyor Salary: circa £25ph Agent: Hudson Construction & Property Skills: Construction/Trades/Property We have an opportunity for a Quantity Surveyor to join a team within Central Scotland for a QS role on a contract basis. The role will be for three months initially but there is strong potential for this to be extended. The role will involve working with pre-contract documentation. You will be pricing bills of quantities; pricing work from drawing and specifications and dealing with main contractors. For further information and to discuss this role further, please contact Tori Bell at Hudson on 0141 240 2445. Please note you will receive an automated response advising you that we have received your CV. Hudson is a leading provider of permanent recruitment, contract professionals and talent management solutions worldwide.

Fire & Security Service Engineer

Salary: £19,000 – £20,000 Agent: Nine Twenty Business Services Skills: Accountancy Nine Twenty are currently looking for an immediate Credit Controller to work for one of our well established clients based just outside of Glasgow. Key responsibilities: Pro-active cash collection. Dealing with incoming calls. Incoming email enquiries . Reconciling accounts. Assisting all internal departments with escalated customer enquiries. Liaising with Sales Account Managers in relation to customer account and internal procedures. Logging queries. Copy invoices. Preparing/authorising write off in line with Customer Service Policy. Please apply today to set up an immediate interview .

£23000 – £25000 per annum + Negotiable D.O.E Agent: First People Solutions Skills: Engineering/Technical The Job : Fire & Security Engineer The Company First People Solutions are currently recruiting on behalf of a leading Fire & Security contractor based in Glasgow who have an immediate requirement for experienced Fire & Security Service/Installation/Commissioning Engineers to join their team. The Candidate The successful candidate will be someone who have previous experience of working as a Fire & Security Engineer and be fully confident in the installation of CCTV, Intruder Alarms, Access Control & Fire Alarms. ECS/17th Edition is beneficial but not essential. For more information, please contact Jordan Mackay or David Atha on 0141 270 5130.

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Salary: £29000 per annum Agent: Reed Accountancy Skills: Accountancy My client, a successful global organisation based in South Lanarkshire, are looking to grow their finance function by employing a new experienced Management Accountant. This is a full time permanent post with fantastic career progression. Daily duties will be inclusive of: Production of monthly management accounts Production of year end statutory accounts Balance sheet reconciliations Updating and maintaining the fixed asset register – inclusive of depreciation of disposals Variance analysis Journals Reporting A working knowledge of Agresso would be beneficial but is not essential. Please apply if interested. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Salary: Varied Agent: Topstaff Skills: Logistics/Distribution Position: Urgently required ‘Äì Experienced 7.5 tonne multi drop drivers We are currently recruiting drivers for ongoing temporary assignments in Glasgow and surrounding areas. We are looking for experienced multi drop drivers that are happy to do home and store deliveries. Due to our client requirements you may also be required to take goods away for recycling and/or returns. Requirements: Applicants must have previous multi drop experience within the logistics and transport industry. DQC card and Digital Tachograph Holders required. References to be available with a checkable work history. Candidates with own transport will be given priority.

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Visitor Experience Trainee Salary: £15,103.84 Agent: Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SECC) Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA

Working in the Visitor Experience Department, primarily in the Information & Business Centre/Gift Shop, this role is all about delivering the highest level of customer experience to every visitor to the Venue. Candidates must be able to demonstrate previous experience working in a customer service role where they have had regular contact with the general public. Making a good first impression is imperative and along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, you should also be confident in using MS Office, be a proven multi-tasker, be flexible, willing to learn and be prepared to work under pressure, cheerfully and effectively at all times. Experience of providing customer feedback through written correspondence is highly desirable.

Payroller Salary: £7.50 – £9.50 per annum Agent: Reed Accountancy Skills: Accountancy I have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Payroller to join a successful organisation in Glasgow. This is a full time temporary position and is an urgent requirement. Duties will include *Processing weekly and monthly payroll & dealing with payroll queries’ *Calculating travel allowances *Inputting timesheets *The deduction and submission of wage arrestments *Processing sub contract applications and payment certificates *Creating BACs files *Requesting and verifying VAT receipts/statements of reduction *Statement reconciliations *Any other ad hoc duties If you are interested please apply without delay as this is a position we are looking to fill immediately Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Design Engineer Salary: £Excellent + Benefits Agent: Escape Skills: Engineering/Technical The Design Engineer will be responsible for designing and developing new mechanical equipment for use in the production process. Key responsibilities: Design equipment and processes to improve product and process performance. Generate prototype designs and conduct testing. Solve existing equipment solutions and provide innovative solutions and designs. Provide advice and training to production and maintenance departments. Generate technical drawings using 3D modelling programmes. Ideal candidate: Degree/HND qualified or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering. Good design and development background. Knowledge of machinery design codes and CDM is advantageous. Excellent communication skills.

Senior Software Developer Agent: Aberdeen Appointments Agency Skills: IT/Telecommunications ABERDEEN SENIOR SOFTWARE DEVELOPER OPPORTUNITIES We are aaa’s. We are an established recruitment consultancy with a 40 year pedigree and opportunities within IT that we want to share. Aberdeen may be experiencing a downturn in the Oil & Gas market but there remains strong demand for highly skilled developers and excellent scope to build a rewarding career. Our core clients have niche roles that they are looking to fill and we are actively talking to candidates from outside Aberdeen about these opportunities… In particular at the moment, we’d be keen to chat if you’re an experienced developer interested in moving to Aberdeen. If you have 3+ years experience in C# .NET /ASP.NET / MVC / OOP / Windows Forms / Microsoft SQL Server / JavaScript … we’re listening.

Finance Assistant Salary:

£18,000 – £20,000 dependant on experience Agent: Primestaff Skills: Accountancy Prime Commercial Staff are looking to recruit a Finance Assistant to join our City Centre based client on a permanent basis. Duties will include: – Process purchase and sales ledger transactions – Matching cash receipts – Payment runs – Processing invoices – Bank reconciliations – Responding to adhoc finance queries The successful candidate will have a steady work history with previous experience of processing financial transactions. You will have good communication skills with the ability to work as part of a small team, including with colleagues at various levels of seniority. Due to level of response expected, only suitable candidates will be contacted. All other CVs will be held on file for future positions.

Diligence Typist/Administrator – Part Time Salary: Dependent on experience Agent: Advanced Financial Strategies Ltd Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA (Part Time Position) Monday ‘Äì Friday (20 Hours) Either 5 mornings per week: 9.00a.m. ‘Äì 1.00 p.m. or 5 afternoons per week: 1.00 p.m. ‘Äì 5 p.m. Advanced Financial Strategies Limited is a successful firm of Financial Planners and are currently recruiting for a Typist/ Administrator for their busy Paisley Office. Duties include audio and copy typing, answering telephone calls, scanning and general administration tasks. The candidate must have excellent keyboard skills and be proficient in the use of MS Word. Experience of other MS Office applications would be an advantage. A high standard of accuracy and literacy is required as attention to detail is fundamental. It is important to have good organisation and communication skills.

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60 Senior Technical Manager Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Engineering/Technical Eden Scott’s client is a leading Food Manufacturing Company who is looking for an experienced Senior Technical Manager to join their Site Management Team. In this role you will be responsible for the delivery of the technical agenda whilst ensuring compliance with all statuary obligations, customer requirements and company policies. In addition, you will take charge of identifying areas of training as well as, providing sound technical guidance to the business. A key part of this role is also maintaining and developing relationships with premium retailers. The ideal candidate will have a degree in a food related subject and will hold advanced HACCP and Food Safety qualifications. Experience of working within a high care environment and working with thermal processing would also be advantageous.

Finance Analyst Salary: £32000 – £36000 per annum Agent: Escape Skills: Accountancy Our client is looking for a Financial Analyst for a permanent opportunity. The role is on a full time basis based in Glasgow and will be joining an existing team. Duties include: Financial modelling and development of processes. Financial analysis. Providing all management information. Monitoring progress against business plan. Medium to long term forecasting. Ideally you will have: Previously worked in a similar finance role. Working knowledge of activity based costing. Be confident liaising with colleagues at all levels including senior management. If you are interested in this role and would like more information please send your CV and covering letter to Louise.Young@ escaperecruitment.com.

Finance Manager Salary: £28000 – £32000 per annum Agent: Change Skills: Accountancy My Client, well established service organisation based in Glasgow, has an exciting job opportunity for an experienced Finance Manager. Reporting to the Head of Finance, the successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day running of the Finance Office and the supervision of a small team. Key duties & responsibilities of the role include ensuring the preparation of timely and accurate monthly management accounts and financial reports as well as responsibility for the companies accounting records and financial systems. I would be keen to speak to experienced Finance Managers with excellent interpersonal, management and relationship building skills. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to further their career within a successful national business.

Payroll Executive Salary: £18000 – £20,000 Agent: Nine Twenty Business Services Skills: Accountancy Nine Twenty Accountancy & Finance are currently seeking a Payroll Executive to work for one of our well established clients based just outside of Glasgow. This is a full time permanent role. Main responsibilities: Responsible for start to finish payroll. Dealing with high volume payroll. Responsible for all starters/leavers. Resolve any payroll queries. Managing all aspects of Tax Year end processing. Prepare any adhoc payroll reports. Carry out all month end procedures. Adhoc duties as required . Ideally we are looking to speak to candidates who have Payroll administrative experience or finance administration experience in a payroll environment. Interested please apply now to arrange an immediate interview

NQ Non-Contentious Construction Lawyer Salary: £Competitive Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Legal Eden Scott’s client is a leading UK firm looking for a non-contentious lawyer to become part of the team, taking ownership of his or her own workload and working closely with other team members. You will be 0-2yrs PQE with construction experience either through your current position or during your traineeship. The work will involve advising, negotiating and drafting construction contracts, framework agreements, professional appointments and other related documents. There will be a high degree of exposure to clients and contact with colleagues from other teams. The successful candidate will be focused and commercial aware with a view to develop and grow within the firm. You will be a strong communicator both oral and written. For more information please submit a copy of your CV and cover letter.

Sales Ledger Senior Salary: £20k Agent: HR Consultancy Skills: Accountancy HR Consultancy are currently working with a leading employer in Lanarkshire who now require a Sales Ledger Senior to lead their team. You will be responsible for the following duties; Managing the Sales Ledger team. Monitoring the billing process. Allocating cheques/BACs and CHAPs payments to the system. Managing the suspense account and dealing with unallocated cash. Coordinating timely and accurate closure of the sales ledgers. This is an exciting

EMPLOYMENT role for someone who has extensive AR experience and previous supervisory experience. To apply for this position please forward your CV to Linda Currie using the apply online now link or call 0141 353 8377 HR Consultancy acts as both an employment business and an employment agency

Accounts Assistant Salary: £18000 – £19000 per annum Agent: Reed Accountancy Skills: Accountancy An excellent opportunity has arisen with Reed’s client for an experienced Accounts Assistant based in Bellshill. The company are looking to attract a talented individual. Due to the exposure you will receive, we are looking for a candidate who has come from a manufacturing background. Duties will include: *Responsible for all aspects of purchase ledger *Responsible for all aspects of sales ledger *Bank reconciliations monthly *Raising high volume sales invoices *Stock reconciliations monthly *ad hoc reporting & duties as required If you are interested, please apply today! We are looking to arrange interview as soon as possible. Candidates matching the required criteria will be contacted for further discussion. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Chef DE Partie Salary: negotiable Agent: The Burnside Hotel Skills: Hospitality/Catering/Tourism We are currently seeking a talented Chef de Partie who is passionate about food. You will assist the Head Chef and Sous Chef with the preparation of food for the restaurant, bar and for the catering required for banqueting events within the hotel, ensuring a high standard of quality at all times. You will ensure that necessary paperwork, administration, controls and records are undertaken and maintained as directed by the Head Chef, to include Health & Safety, Food Safety and any other as requested. Must be able to deal in a fast paced environment. You will be able to work as part of a team and work independently when required. Candidates should also be organised, self – Motivated, punctual and reliable and hold relevant hygiene certificates.

Graduate Civil Design Engineer Salary: DOE Agent: Hudson Construction & Property Skills: Engineering/Technical Are you a Graduate Civil Design Engineer with 2 ‘Äì 4 years experience detailing groundworks and drainage packages for residential projects? This role offers a great opportunity for career progression, within a well established team, working on developments across the Scottish Central Belt. Our client is a highly reputable Housing Developer with a established place as one of the UK’s most successful private home builders. If you have the drive, skills and ambition to join this progressive organisation please forward your details to me at your earliest opportunity. Please note you will receive an automated response advising you that we have received your CV. Hudson is a leading provider of permanent recruitment, contract professionals and talent management solutions worldwide.

Graduate Civil Design Engineer Salary: DOE Agent: Hudson Construction & Property Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Are you a Graduate Civil Design Engineer with 2 ‘Äì 4 years experience detailing groundworks and drainage packages for residential projects? This role offers a great opportunity for career progression, within a well established team, working on developments across the Scottish Central Belt. Our client is a highly reputable Housing Developer with a established place as one of the UK’s most successful private home builders. If you have the drive, skills and ambition to join this progressive organisation please forward your details to me at your earliest opportunity. Please note you will receive an automated response advising you that we have received your CV. Hudson is a leading provider of permanent recruitment, contract professionals and talent management solutions worldwide.

Recruitment Consultant – Industrial Division Agent: Allstaff Skills: HR/Training/Recruitment Allstaff Glasgow Branch are currently recruiting for an additional team player for our City Centre based office in Glasgow. We have some excellent ongoing contracts and require consultants who can service both unskilled and semi skilled roles for our broad client range throughout the central belt. Suitable candidates should have some prior experience of working in a targeted, sales environment with clear, confident communication skills. You must be highly adaptable and flexible as the role includes being on call every 2nd week. If you are looking for a highly challenging, exciting role with an opportunity to gain excellent experience working with a reputable, well established business please forward your CV, including salary information and notice period. Please note candidates must have a drivers license.

Settlements Analyst Salary: £110 per day Agent: PRG Skills: Financial Services/Investment

We have an exciting opportunity to join this prestigious client in a role as a Settlements Analyst on an initial 3 month contract based in Glasgow City Centre. Duties will include: • High volume diverse and complex settlement processing • Implementing new processes to streamline business controls • Responsible for note coupons payments with minimal supervision • Reconciliation and clearance of daily payable and receivables to market • Data analysis The successful candidate will have excellent attention to detail, be able to work on their own initiative and work to tight deadlines. Financial Services background is essential. Please send your CV to Andrew Beattie stating your current salary and notice period.

Fund Accountant Salary: £35 – £45k Agent: PRG Skills: Accountancy PRG are currently recruiting for a minimum 6 month contract role for a global organisation with a base in the Glasgow area. As Fund Accountant, you will be responsible for: Production of fund accounts for clients. Budgeting and forecasting. Dealing with multiple organisations and cost centres. Extensive variance analysis on Excel dealing with large volumes of data. To be considered for this role, you must have experience of working within a fund accounting environment. This fantastic opportunity is to join a world recognised brand. Salary is circa £35-£45k depending on qualifications and experience. If you are interested and can demonstrate the experience outlined above, please email your cv to lynnemacdonald@prgrecruitment.com.

Accounts Receivable Assistant Agent: Change Skills: Accountancy Change Accountancy and Finance are recruiting for an Accounts Receivable Assistant for a role based in Glasgow. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a respected organisation, in a challenging and varied role. Key duties include; Maintaining the Sales Ledger. Raising and processing invoices. Allocating customer payments via cheque and BACS. Ad hoc duties as required. Qualifications and experience: Previous experience in a Sales Ledger role essential. Highly numerate and literate with strong analytical skills. Demonstrate strong customer service skills. Strong organisational skills with the ability to work to deadlines. Proficient in the practical use of Microsoft packages. Please send your CV to shirleyann.toner@ changejobs.net

Service Manager – Advocacy In A Forensic Setting Salary: £23,000 – £27,000 p/a Agent: Circles Network Skills: Executive/Management To effectively lead the forensic advocacy project that provides Independent and Collective Advocacy for people using the services at Rowanbank Clinic and Leverndale Hospital and those who have made the transition into the community. The post-holder will lead on training, professionally developing and managing advocacy workers, administration teams and volunteers to deliver high quality advocacy services for people that will facilitate opportunities for inclusion, empowerment, advocacy and self-determination for people using the service within the legal and statutory framework of Forensic Mental Health Care. The Service Manager will also be responsible for directly delivering a small caseload of direct advocacy provision. Please email us your CV and complete an application form which can be found on our website.

Front End Developer Salary: £200.00 – £300.00 per day Agent: HAYS Skills: IT/Telecommunications Job Title: Front End Developer Job Type: Contract Contract Length: 3 months + Daily rate: £200 negotiable DOE Job Description: I am recruiting for a Front End Developer for my client, an innovative organisation in Glasgow City Centre. Due to expansion, this organisation requires an experienced front end developer to join them on a temporary basis to assist with project work. Key Skills Required: HTML 5 CSS 3 Javascript Experience with a .js framework would be beneficial. Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C’s, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk

FTC HR/Recruitment Advisor Salary: £Dep on experience Agent: Syme Drummond Skills: HR/Training/Recruitment My customer is seeking to appoint an experienced HR professional with a focus towards graduate recruitment. This role would be for between 9 and 12 months and would be part of a small HR team. To be considered, your CV must demonstrate the following: Working as an in house Recruitment or HR Advisor or equivalent level . Evidence of managing graduate recruitment programmes . Experience of delivering first level HR advice and guidance . Strong stakeholder management experience . Experience gained ideally within professional firm environment . Please send your CV to Katie Drummond, Director. katie. drummond@symedrummond.co.uk

Multiskilled Maintenance Engineer (Dayshift) Salary: Excellent Package Agent: Escape Skills: Engineering/Technical Multiskilled Maintenance Engineer required for a growing fast paced manufacturing company based in Glasgow. Main duties in the role will be reactive and proactive Electrical & Mechanical Maintenance of manufacturing equipment and experience in a similar environment will be neccesary. The Role: Fault finding and diagnostics in emergency breakdown or planned situations. Working with a planned maintenance system and reactive maintenance. Modification and improvement of machinery and the plant. The Candidate: Excellent diagnostic and problem solving skills,. Fast paced Manufacturing environment experience required. PLC experience. Apprentice trained mechanical/electrical or equivalent qualification.

General Manager Salary: £ Attractive remuneration package Agent: Genesis Personnel Skills: Production/Manufacturing Our reputable client, have an exciting vacancy for a General Manager at their site based in Stornoway. The successful candidate should be a dynamic, driven individual with strong leadership and managerial skills to lead and control all aspects of the operation. Have a proven track record; demonstrate excellent relations and communication skills. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to; ensuring efficiency of factory and supporting resources, managing all operational processes, championing and ensuring best practice at all times and assist with growth plans and KPI‚Äôs. Knowledge of the fishing industry would be advantageous. Salary : Attractive remuneration package If you would like to apply for this role email your CV in Microsoft Word format today to phd@ genesis-personnel.co.uk or call 01779 476311

Part-time Payroll Assistant Salary: £22000 – £23000 per annum Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Accountancy Search Consultancy are looking to recruit a part-time Payroll Assistant to join a growing organisation based just outside Glasgow. This role will consist of working 3 or 4 days per week. The main duties: Processing payroll end to end . RTI submission. Pension administration. Liaise closely with Payroll Manager at all times. Processing SSP, SMP and SPP. Processing all P45’s, P46’s, P11D’s, P6’s and P35’s. Processing all year end duties. Dealing with payroll queries. The main requirements: End to end Payroll experience is essential. Able to work to deadlines. Excellent communication skills. Strong team player. Sage experience is preferred. To apply for this post, please email your CV to lisa.slipchuk@search. co.uk

Customer Service Advisor Salary: £0.00 per annum Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Call/Contact Centres CUSTOMER ADVISORS X 10 Glasgow City Centre location Inbound Customer Advisors The role: Full time – 37.5hrs per week * Fixed term contracts * You will be taking inbound customer service calls for a well known company. * This is a fast paced role with excellent training and development opportunities. * Hours allocated 4 weeks in advance between hours of 8am8pm Mon-Fri & Sat & Sun 9am-4pm – working 5 days over 7, 4 out of 6 weekends * £6.70 per hour / £13,065 annum You: * Excellent customer service experience * Must be available to work shifts * Successful applicants will be credit checked and Disclosure Scotland application will be processed * All successful applicants will have a 5 year vetting check carried out Please apply online with your up-to-date CV

Customer Service Administrator Salary: Competitive plus benefits Agent: Arnold Clark Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA We are currently recruiting at our Finance Department, St Georges Road, Glasgow for the following position ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT You will be responsible for processing vehicle taxation and rebates, MOT administration, used car warranties, checking MIB insurance data base and general office duties The successful candidate will benefit from excellent working conditions, extensive training, life assurance and private health care making, our package one of the best in the industry. With a turnover in excess of £2 billion, over 160 branches nationwide and an ever expanding portfolio, Arnold Clark is proud to be Europe’s largest independent motor dealer. EMPLOYMENT WITHIN THE ARNOLD CLARK GROUP IS OFFERED SUBJECT TO SATISFACTORY REFERENCE AND DISCLOSURE CHECK. Only successful candidates will be contacted for interview.

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SEPTEMBER 2015, ISSUE 13 FTC ER Specialist Salary: £Dep on experience Agent: Syme Drummond Skills: HR/Training/Recruitment My customer has an immediate need for an experienced Employee Relations Specialist to join them on an interim basis. Candidates must be able to demonstrat e the following to be considered: Currently working or recent experience of working as an ER Specialist at Advisor/Consultant or equivalent level . Experience of working within a unionised environment . Solid and up to date knowledge of employment law . Experienced in managing complex cases in relation to disciplinaries, grievances and capability . Confident in providing advice and guidance to managers and employees on company policies and procedures . Please send your CV with salary and notice details to Katie Drummond, Director. katie.drummond@ symedrummond.co.uk

Newly Qualified Accountant Salary: £33,000 - £37,000 Plus Benefits Agent: Anderson Knight Skills: Accountancy An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a leading and successful company based in Glasgow, our client seeks to recruit a newly qualified accountant for this position. Reporting to the Finance Manager duties and responsibilities will include: - Provide continuous financial insight to the business through operational meetings - Annual statutory accounts - Production of monthly management accounts - Preparation of analysis and reports to support operational functions Monthly financial statements The ideal candidate must be a Qualified CA/ACCA with a proven track record in analysing figures and producing statutory returns. A strong commercial outlook is key as is the ability to meet strict financial deadlines. To apply for this excellent opportunity, please contact Ryan McGarry at Anderson Knight on 0141 348 7750 or email your CV to ryan@andersonknight.co.uk

Procurement Advisor - Capital Projects Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Procurement Eden Scott is currently working with a Housing Association based in Glasgow who have a large and developing construction and regeneration programme, to recruit a Procurement Advisor for a 12 month fixed term contract. Working in a strong procurement team you will be leading on Construction Procurement initiatives which includes new-build, FM Contracts, demolition and investment. You will discuss, develop and implement procurement strategies, using sound contractual and commercial skills to grow and build investment programmes. You will be CIPS qualified or working toward CIPS, and have a strong background in Public Sector procurement in construction. As you will be involved in the development of effective processes you must have experience at a level where you have managed mini competitions and tenders under OJEU regulations. Salary circa £37,500. For information and to apply please get in touch with Rona.

Inbound Call Handler X 10

HR Manager

Software Tester

Salary: Up to £37,000 Agent: HR Consultancy Skills: HR/Training/Recruitment Fantastic NEW permanent opportunity to work for a very well known, market leading organisation based on the outskirts Glasgow in an HR Manager role This is an operational generalist role working within a highly successful HR team. You will be involved with employee relations case work, recruitment and selection, performance & absence management, delivery of training, annual pay reviews and preparation of HR reports . This is a very fast paced organisation so you will be able to manage a very busy and varied workload and deliver results in a challenging environment. You must have experience of working in a HR Advisory or HR Manager role ideally from a manufacturing, retail or highly unionised environment with CIPD qualification or working towards this Please send your CV to Monica Reid by clicking the apply now link. HR Consultancy acts as both an employment business and employment agency

Salary: £Neg plus Benefits Agent: Hudson IT&T Skills: IT/Telecommunications Hudson are delighted to be recruiting for a software tester for their market leading client in Glasgow. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to join an innovative company that are very keen to develop individuals. Skills Required: Experience of in-depth manual functional testing of multi-tier applications. Ability to design, author and execute tests. Some experience of automated testing of UIs and/or APIs. Dynamic and empowered, with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Broad technical understanding and ability, able to confidently navigate all levels of complex systems. Ability to accurately plan, estimate, monitor and report own progress. Ability to work collaboratively and constructively with developers. Quality and customer focus. Excellent verbal and written communication. Design and generate test data.

Clerk of Works

Salary: £11ph Agent: Easy Recruit Skills: Construction/Trades/Property We are currently recruiting for a electrician for work in the Glasgow and surrounding areas. Your responsibilities will include: Complete electrical testing to required standards Diagnose faults, identify any parts required and carry out repairs to electrical appliances. To liaise with suppliers and contractors. The successful applicant will Be organised and a committed people's person Be a team player with the ability to give excellent customer service to internal and external customers. Must be able to work alone and as part of a team. Good communication skills. Good organisational skills. You will be travelling between client sites therefore transport is essential. This is a temporary position but may lead to permanent position for the right candidate. Easyrecruituk.com is acting as an employment business in relation to this vacancy.

Salary: £6.70 per hour + BONUS Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Call/Contact Centres CUSTOMER ADVISORS X 10 Glasgow City Centre location Inbound Customer Advisors The role: Full time - 37.5hrs per week Fixed term contracts. You will be taking inbound customer service calls for a well known company. This is a fast paced role with excellent training and development opportunities. Hours allocated 4 weeks in advance between hours of 8am-8pm Mon-Fri & Sat & Sun 9am-4pm - working 5 days over 7, 4 out of 6 weekends. £6.70 per hour / £13,065 annum. £200 per month BONUS incentive. You: Excellent customer service experience. Must be available to work shifts. Successful applicants will be credit checked and Disclosure Scotland application will be processed. All successful applicants will have a 5 year vetting check carried out. Please apply online with your up-to-date CV

Salary: £20 - £22 per hour Agent: Contract Scotland Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Contract Scotland is looking for Clerk of Works to work with a major house builder on a two month contract in the West of Scotland. The successful candidate will be required to travel across various sites ensuring the quality of work is to the highest standard and defects are reported immediately to the site teams. It would be advantageous if candidates come from a joinery background and have a high eye for detail. Good communication skills are required as well as being able to deal with customers. An immediate start would be on offer. Do you know someone who can do this job? Please refer a candidate and earn £200. Contract Scotland is committed to equal opportunities and diversity for its employees, temporary workers and work seekers. Individuals are only assessed on their individual merits and suitability to a position irrespective of race, gender, disability, age, faith or sexual orientation.

Salary: Competitive Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Legal Eden Scott's client is one of Scotland's leading law firms. They are looking to make an addition to their Real Estate team in their glasgow office with a Newly Qualified solicitor. The successful candidate will have proven experience in real estate work gained at a commercial law firm, have an appetite for building strong working relationships with clients and a real interest in learning and progressing their career in a rewarding and challenging environment. Great drafting skills will be key, as is the ability to partner clients in a pragmatic and strategic way. You will be motivated by the idea of being part of a small but growing team with high expectations and an ambitious nature. This is an opportunity to join a strong team on its upward trajectory, with a unique mix of calibre work for the best clients across Scotland. If you are interested in this position please send through your CV with a cover letter.

Inbound Call Handler X 10

Quality Manager

Salary: £6.70 per hour + BONUS Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Call/Contact Centres CUSTOMER ADVISORS X 10 Glasgow City Centre location Inbound Customer Advisors The role: Full time - 37.5hrs per week Fixed term contracts. You will be taking inbound customer service calls for a well known company. This is a fast paced role with excellent training and development opportunities. Hours allocated 4 weeks in advance between hours of 8am-8pm Mon-Fri & Sat & Sun 9am-4pm - working 5 days over 7, 4 out of 6 weekends. £6.70 per hour / £13,065 annum. £200 per month BONUS incentive. You: Excellent customer service experience. Must be available to work shifts. Successful applicants will be credit checked and Disclosure Scotland application will be processed. All successful applicants will have a 5 year vetting check carried out. Please apply online with your up-to-date CV

French Customer Service

**TRAINEE FINANCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR**

Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Production/Manufacturing Eden Scott's client is a leading premium food manufacturer who is looking for a QA Manager to join their team. Responsibilities Reporting to the Technical Manager you will be responsible for ensuring all products are manufactured according to customer specifications. You will implement Food Safety and Quality procedures, as well as supervise, train and lead the Quality Control team. Requirements Candidates must have past experience in a similar position within the Food Manufacturing Industry. They will have been a key member of the HACCP team and have extensive experience of carrying out internal audits. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity, apply now. To discuss this role in more detail, call Rachel Johnstone on 0131 550 1123. If this role isn't quite what you are looking for, register your CV at www.edenscott.com and be the first to hear about our latest opportunities by signing up for our job alerts.

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Salary: £16,500 Agent: Zebra Appointments Ltd. Skills: Call/Contact Centres French speaking Customer Advisor required for established client based in Glasgow city centre. This is a Full time permanent position, and the client is easily accessible by public transport. The role will involve providing first class service to existing customers. Through telephone and email contact you will handle enquires, process orders and resolve complaints. You will be the first point of contact for customers and provide a positive and professional impression. We are keen to speak to French speaking candidates who are immediately available for work. Previous experience of working within a Customer Service environment and computer literacy is essential for the role. In particular experience of working in a Call/Contact centre would be advantageous. Interested? Please apply below. Zebra Appointments are acting as both an employment business and agency in relation to this vacancy

**TRAINEE FINANCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR** Salary: £14000 - £16000 per annum Agent: Reed Insurance Skills: Financial Services/Investment A unique role has been created within a national company who work in outsourcing. This permanent role has been created in the company due to expansion. The successful candidate will be - Working directly with independent financial advisers ensuring that they are fully compliant and adhering to the FCA's regulations. Ensure they have completed their CPD hours. Conduct research on the products, providers and services they currently use. This role also involves report writing and general administration task. The ideal candidate will be from a financial services background(preferably working within a financial advisers), who has whole of market product knowledge, is motivated, can manage their own workload, is good at relationship building and has experience of report writing. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Salary: £14000 - £16000 per annum Agent: Reed Insurance Skills: Financial Services/Investment A unique role has been created within a national company who work in outsourcing. This permanent role has been created in the company due to expansion. The successful candidate will be - Working directly with independent financial advisers ensuring that they are fully compliant and adhering to the FCA's regulations. Ensure they have completed their CPD hours. Conduct research on the products, providers and services they currently use. This role also involves report writing and general administration task. The ideal candidate will be from a financial services background(preferably working within a financial advisers), who has whole of market product knowledge, is motivated, can manage their own workload, is good at relationship building and has experience of report writing. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

C1 (7.5tonne) Driver Salary: £7.50 - £10.75 per annum Agent: Manpower Skills: Logistics/Distribution Manpower are looking to recruit 7.5t drivers to work with some of the leading service providers within logistics and distribution in the UK. This opportunity will allow you to work with clients that are committed to investing in its employees to allow you to grow and develop. Most roles will consist of various shifts (including weekends), meaning that a flexible attitude towards work will be required. Our roles vary based on our clients individual needs, therefore our successful applicants are expected to be motivated, open to new challenges and adaptable. Successful applicants will have a C1 - 7.5t licence, full CPC and a digital tachograph card. For insurance purposes, we cannot accept any more than 6 points on your licence and no DR or DD convictions in the past 10 years. Successful applicants, ideally, must have their own transport. If you believe that this role is what you are looking for, please send a CV .

Sales Representatives Salary: £24k to £33k plus new car and benefits Agent: Shades Window Blinds Skills: Sales Due to continued expansion we require 2 additional Home Visit Window Blinds Sales Advisors for immediate start to join Scotland‚Äôs Largest Window Blind Salesforce. The successful candidates will have a proven track record in B to C sales with a preference given to applicants who have experience selling within a home appointment sales environment. ALL SALES LEADS ARE FULLY QUALIFIED . Full product and in home training will be given to successful applicants. Full Time Permanent Positions. No weekend work. Please click on apply and forward your CV and cover email to Francis Mooney. If you wish further information or to discuss the role please contact Francis on 01236 617 270 of email fmooney@shades-blinds.co.uk Basic plus Commission Package OTE 24k to 33k , plus new car and benefits. Areas Available are Glasgow, Edinburgh and Ayrshire.

**TRAINEE FINANCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR** Salary: £14000 - £16000 per annum Agent: Reed Insurance Skills: Financial Services/Investment A unique role has been created within a national company who work in outsourcing. This permanent role has been created in the company due to expansion. The successful candidate will be - Working directly with independent financial advisers ensuring that they are fully compliant and adhering to the FCA's regulations. Ensure they have completed their CPD hours. Conduct research on the products, providers and services they currently use. This role also involves report writing and general administration task. The ideal candidate will be from a financial services background(preferably working within a financial advisers), who has whole of market product knowledge, is motivated, can manage their own workload, is good at relationship building and has experience of report writing. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary and full training. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

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WIG CONSULTANT Salary: £salary not specified Agent: Judy Plum Skills: Hairdressing/Beauty Judy Plum is one of Scotland's best known wig suppliers both to people undergoing medical treatment and those who simply want a new look. We offer one of the UK's most extensive ranges of wigs and hairpieces and we are currently looking for a Full Time Wig Consultant to join our rapidly expanding Glasgow team. All candidates must be qualified hairdressers preferably with experience adding hairpieces and extensions. Wig fitting experience is a bonus however is not essential as full training will be given. What we seek from you above all is that you have a sympathetic and sensitive approach to working with people who are often quite vulnerable as there are few things in life which more directly affect a person's sense of themselves than losing their hair. If you feel that you have what we are looking for why not contact us with a copy of your CV to: enquiries@ judyplumwigs.co.uk.

Motor Fleet Underwriter Salary: £Negotiable Agent: HR Consultancy Skills: Insurance HR Consultancy have a great opportunity available for an experienced Motor Fleet Underwriter to join this highly successful insurer in their existing team in Glasgow. Your main responsibility will be to provide an efficient and effective underwriting service whilst building and maintaining relationships with the broker panel. To be considered for the role you will have a proven background in Motor Fleet Underwriting and a good working knowledge of the Scottish broker marketplace. You should be a well organised individual with great communication skills who can contribute to the success of the existing team. The salary on offer will be negotiable dependent on experience plus excellent benefits and working environment. If you wish to apply for the above position please send your CV via email using the ‚Äôapply online now link‚Äô below. HR Consultancy acts as both an employment business and an employment agency.

Compliance Consultant Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits Agent: Reed Insurance Skills: Financial Services/Investment Our client is a highly successful Financial Services company and are currently looking for a Compliance Officer / File Reviewer to work within their well established business. You will be responsible for dealing with : * Reviewing and assessing compliance work for Financial Advisers * Handling and dealing with complaint cases * Money Laundering and Compliance in promotions such as Advertising * Providing assistance and training to Advisers on compliance where necessary * Keeping up to date with FCA handbook You MUST have Full certificate in Financial Planning and part qualified in the diploma in financial services. You will Financial Services and Compliance experience and have a wealth of knowledge of FCA regulations. This is unique opportunity to work for a excellent company who are offering a good salary and the opportunity to develop your career. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

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SPORTS

YOUR UNIVERSITY SPORTS

Get Involved

Glasgow Caledonian University offers a range of sporting activities to participate in. The Uni encourages everyone to take part, be active, and meet new people.

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW University of Glasgow has lots of sporting activities to get involved in, and suits every preference of activity. Whether it’s something competitive you’re after, or just need some low-key exercise, there will be something suitable for you to join.

Here, hosts the Active Lifestyles Programme which gives the opportunity to try something new in a relaxed environment. Everyone is welcome to participate regardless of ability, and most activities are free of charge.

A popular choice at Glasgow Uni is the football six-a-side league which takes place Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. With a maximum squad size of 10, your entry fee would work out a tenner each (£100 per team). Your team will play 14 matches over two semesters where finishing top qualifies for the Garscube Cup final. If you’re a solo athlete, there is a squash league containing 14 fixtures, and if successful, will see you compete for the Stevenson Shield. Entry for squash participants is £5 per person. University of Glasgow also provides dropin sessions for sporting activities which are designed to be a bit more relaxed and fun orientated. These sessions include: badminton; basketball; swimming; and volleyball.

GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY

There are great facilities at GCU including the ARC gym which offers a range of equipment for improving fitness, as well as sports halls for indoor activities such as badminton, basketball, and volleyball. The Uni also caters for beginners and provides courses for swimming and yoga, as well as outdoor activities such as golf, skiiing and bouldering. If exercise classes are your thing then you will be able to attend regular sessions of circuit training, BoxFit, and other cardio focussed regimes. Glasgow Uni provides for pretty much every sporting person from curling to skydiving and is very easy to get involved in. Most activities require a membership form. This, and more information needed can be found online.

There are around 35 different sports clubs at GCU including: football; boxing; athletics; and dance. Getting involved requires an annual membership fee of £35.

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE University of Strathclyde is full of sporting activities every day with its sports centre open until 9pm Monday to Friday and 5pm on Saturdays. Here, you can join in with exercise classes, as well as swimming coaching, even for beginners. You will be required to book these sessions either in person or by

telephone. Supervised gym sessions are available for extra guidance in reaching your fitness goals. Instructors are scheduled in at different times of the week to help you with this. In addition, you can take part in gym challenges such as the bleep test and continually improve your cardiovascular conditioning. Strathclyde also hosts five-a-side football leagues and other social activities such as basketball and badminton. Again, these are held in the sports centre. The Uni has a spacious weights room as part of its sporting facilitites which includes a range of equipment such as: an 8 station multi-gym; squat and lifting rack; a multi function lifting rack and an ER powerlifting squat/line bench rack. There are also oak platforms for floor lifts, along with a range of Olympic Bars and weight plates. The room is also equipped with a range of dumbells, several adjustable benches and back hyperextension bench. Strathclyde has sporting facilities for everyone and is very easy to become a member. Required membership forms can be found online. Students can also attend activities on a pay as you go basis at £1.80 per session. by Matt Bryan @mattbryan10 m.bryan@tsaglasgow.com


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SEPTEMBER 2015, ISSUE 13

Player to watch – Thomas Nesbitt

ARE YOU FOLLOWING THE ICE HOCKEY? WELL YOU SHOULD BE... With the Ice Hockey season starting back this month, it is clear to see that the sport is becoming more and more popular in the UK, and in particular Scotland as its Glasgow based team will be competing against the elite in Europe this year. Braehead Clan have grown their following greatly over the last couple of years, having only formed in 2010. Season 2014/2015 proved very successful for Braehead as they finished second in the Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL), champions of their Conference and gained qualification to the hockey equivalent of the Champions League. But is it just continuous improvement that is making this sport vastly popular? From a UK perspective, it has always been popular in Ireland because their team, the Belfast Giants, are a hugely successful side, and at one time had the draw of being captained by Theo Fleury, who was the captain of the NHL’s Calgary Flames for years. Again, the success of the sport can’t be the only reason more fans are flocking to the ice rinks. In North America, it has always been one of the most popular sports, and the National Hockey League (NHL) is a very well known organisation across the globe. However, something happened in the NHL in season 2012/2013 that may have perhaps got the ball rolling faster for hockey popularity in the UK.

There was a lock out during this season for the league, which meant NHL players couldn’t play for their own clubs as hockey was suspended due to a pay dispute. Therefore, some of them went abroad for a season to play. There were a number of hugely successful players in the EIHL that year: Stanley Cup winner and current Detroit Red Wings left winger Drew Miller played for Braehead; and Paul Bissonnette (who at the time played for the Arizona Coyotes) went to the Cardiff Devils. Bissonnette almost returned to the EIHL this season after he was let go by the Coyotes, but that fell through. Because of the reputation of the NHL, this increased the EIHL’s visibility in North American and UK media by proxy. So with Braehead becoming more well known across the world, they have obviously attracted new dimensions of talent that is making them a bigger team competitively, thus a bigger name in the sport, so locals are well encouraged to support a team doing so well from their own city. Over the years, new technology has developed enabling people to stream live games, making access to hockey easier. Every team except Braehead and Nottingham offer live streams of games online. A number of EIHL games are also shown on Premier TV, so that has increased the viewership and access of fans who

don’t live near a team to the sport. It therefore seems that people who were once oblivious to the sport will have found streams and match updates whilst trolling through Twitter or Facebook. Social media, like it has with everything else nowadays, has improved Ice Hockey’s profile which, of course, has made more people interested in the sport and even increased attendances at games. Braehead Clan sell out their 4,000 seater arena at least once a week, and this season almost half of those seats will be owned by season ticket holders which is a remarkable achievement for the club financially, but more importantly as it landmarks the amazing progress they have made. This shows the increasing number of followers Clan have and it credits the exposure of the game in the UK. Braehead Clan have their first league game of the season on 19 September 2015 away to Cardiff Devils where they will begin a campaign that fans reckon can better last year’s impressive finish. However, it looks to be a much busier year for the Glasgow side – having already started their Champions Hockey League (CHL) adventure. Sadly, these games have ended in defeats for Clan, but it is still early days and the international exposure the CHL brings will not do the growth of their fan base any harm. The player to watch this season in the

by Matt Bryan @mattbryan10 m.bryan@tsaglasgow.com

EIHL is Braehead Clan forward, Thomas Nesbitt who joined the team this summer from Elmira Jackals. The Canadian has already impressed hockey fans this season by appearing against Vaxjo in the CHL and being a phenomenal driving force offensively. Nesbitt scored 13 goals in 70 appearances last season for Elmira Jackals, as well as providing 19 assists. His total points tally over the last nine seasons is 376, so it is showing very promising that he will be Clan’s star entertaining this year. He is one of 11 new signings made by Braehead this summer. Given a somewhat exponential success rate from Braehead Clan, it is clear to see that their progress is a massive contributing factor to the popularity of Ice Hockey in Scotland. The standard and quality seems to be forever improving season after season, and if that doesn’t get hockey fans excited, then not much more will. Of course, the standard of the game has improved greatly in recent years with bigger names in the sport attracted to play in the EIHL, even though in 2012/2013 there may not have been many bigger options. However, since then it has built a foundation in quality and created a new buzz in the UK to follow Ice Hockey and it is continuing to get better.


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