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Merchant City Festival 2015 Surge: Street Art, Physical Theatre & Circus MEMORY WALK FOR ALZHEIMERS SCOTLAND STREETRAVE STREETPARTY IMPACT ARTS AT THE STAND BBC SSO: SOUND OF HITCHCOCK

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What’s On: In July

by Malcolm Higgins @MHiggins95 m.higgins@tsaglasgow.com

MERCHANT CITY FESTIVAL 2015 This July the city centre of Glasgow will be even more bustling than usual as the Merchant City Festival returns for eight fun-packed days. 2014’s Merchant City Festival, which took place during the enormously successful Commonwealth Games, was a triumph, and it definitely set the bar high. However, with everything from live music and performance to film and comedy on offer, this year’s event looks set to meet all expectations head on. Running from the 25th of July to the 2nd of August, the Festival will see the streets of Merchant City bustling with stalls and open-air stages. You can discover Tontine Lane, a series of interconnected lanes running between Bell Street and Trongate, one of the Merchant City’s unique locations. From the 16th July, Tontine Lane will be transformed into an animated environment, offering the Heverlee Belgian Beer Cafe Bar, the very best in pop up dining, art installations and cinematic projection with a street food festival on the last weekend of July. The whole Tontine experience will be sound tracked by a host of local & globally recognised DJ’s, live music and acoustic performances across various stages in the lane adding to the special festival atmosphere. The Festival has been described by the Leader of Glasgow City Council, Gordon Matheson, as “unmissable,” and if the programme is anything to go by he’s certainly got a point. The event’s sixth year will also see the World Premiere of a new work by Motionhouse, Conflux, The Merchant City Festival and Gulbenkian, University of Kent called Fragile which will involve performers interacting with three JCBs. Company Chameleon return after their hugely popular visit last year with ‘Of Man and Beast’ which will receive its Scottish premiere at the Merchant City Festival. It is a cocommission between the festival, Without Walls and

Ageas Salisbury Arts Festival. Other highlights include the expansion of the Brunswick Street Live stage, in a new and enlarged location at South Brunswick Street. The Brunswick Street Live Stage will offer a rich and diverse programme of established artists and breaking bands, DJ’s, kids entertainment and cinema and will be one of the main entertainment hubs of the Merchant City Festival. The programme goes live from the 25th July and the full programme is free to enjoy and is un-ticketed. Osadia also return with their own interactive hair sculpting show giving those brave enough the opportunity to have their hair styled into an artwork while the Happy Feet film dance-a-long will be a highlight for the very young at the Old Fuitmarket. Fashion Cultures as part of the wider fashion strand at the Merchant City Festival will explore the tools of adornment including perfume, hair and make-up while Glasgow designers are being showcased in a series of events which discuss their processes and work. On top of this, the popular Blackfriars Stage will be returning this year to provide a platform for some of the best bands in Glasgow, while the Emerging Talent Stage will showcase acts and artists yet to be discovered. Add this to a raft of anarchic comedy events – including the darkly humorous Desperate Men: Slapstick and Slaughter – and it really does look like there’s something for everyone at this year’s Festival. Regardless of the changeable Glasgow weather, the Merchant City Festival looks set to maintain its reputation as one of the highpoints of Glasgow’s busy events calendar. With such a wide variety of entertainment on offer – not to mention food and drink – everyone who attends the Festival will be able to find something just for them.


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What’s On: In July

by Euan Brock e.brock@tsaglasgow.com

SURGE madness comes to Merchant City The summer in Glasgow brings so many events and festivals you can be spoilt for choice. The Merchant City Festival, held in the heart of city centre has joined forces again with SURGE to bring their unique festival of street arts, physical theatre and circus. The free events are spread throughout the area with at least three events per day from Saturday 25 July until Sunday 2 August. A world premiere of Fragile by Motionhouse is starting the festival off in Candleriggs Square, bringing a unique interaction between man and machine. The dance fuses together JCB diggers choreographing with dancers which will create a spectacle of strength and ability. Street performance won’t be kept to just one area though and some performances may come to find you. Aristo Cats will be prowling the streets to befriend locals and cause mayhem wherever they go. The group will be setting out at various points throughout the festival. From street cats to consultants deciding

that they can make you famous, if you are walking around the Merchant City then you are bound to get heckled. Fame Factory might come across friendly and full of promises but they will not make it easy to resist with some people doing anything for fame. Slapstick & Slaughter, Desperate Men takes over Candleriggs Square in the midweek of the festival spending 35 minutes looking at the absurdity of war since World War 1 and what it has become today. Using satire, playfulness and sheer nonsense this black comedy will be bringing big ideas and reaction to their ideologies of what happened with war. Cirque Du Kaka, one of the oldest circus and greatest shows on the road are taking to the streets of Glasgow bringing a slapstick style to their act which might not always work but sure to bring plenty of laughs. To see the full schedule for events taking place throughout The Merchant City, you can see the timetable here www.conflux.co.uk/surge-festival/

Cirque De Kaka – © Eggmen

Fragile – © J Marc Dusart

Showgirls – © Boom Booms


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The SAY Awards 2015 Less than a year after the release of her debut album, Kathryn Joseph took to the stage at the Scottish Album of the Year Awards to tearfully accept her prize. Humble and in a happy state of shock, Joseph received the award after an evening that showcased some of the very best musical talent in Scotland. The event was hosted at the 02 ABC in Glasgow’s city centre, and celebrated not only the incredibly high standard of work on the shortlist but also the high quality of Scotland’s music scene in general. Opening the night, last year’s winners Young Fathers performed a short but powerful set, their infectious rhythms, stirring vocals and mesmerising stage presence reminding everyone exactly why they’d already taken the award home once. They were nominated this year as well, and although they didn’t win it’s easy to see why they bagged a place on the shortlist once again. Young Fathers have already enjoyed considerable success recently, their most recent album, Dead, winning the Mercury Prize last year and its predecessor taking the Scottish Album of the Year Award for 2014. However, it wasn’t just a night for the more established musicians. Since the very first year that the award was established, the event has become notable for its attention to quality over album sales and mainstream success. For that reason, each year’s shortlist has showcased a very wide variety of genres, and has included artists at many different points within their careers. While acts like Paolo Nutini and Belle and Sebastian are already well established in Scotland and beyond, for some of tonight’s acts the journey is only just beginning. Glasgow duo Happy Meals – whose album Apéro made it onto the shortlist for 2015 – praised the award for focusing on the quality of the music above all else. “It’s so important for smaller bands,” said Happy Meals singer Suzanne Rodden. “It’s a level playing field. I think it’s very

important that it’s this group of industry professionals and industry experts who nominate their top five albums. It’s a really unbiased way of doing it, and I think it’s fantastic. It doesn’t really favour anyone, and so quality really comes into it.” After what can only have been a difficult process for the judges, the winner was announced, and the enthusiastic response from everyone assembled confirmed that the right choice had been made. Joseph took to the stage, visibly moved, and wasted no time in praising the nine other shortlisted artists, saying: “First of all, everyone else who was on [the shortlist] should have won. I honestly can’t believe it.” She went on to thank her percussionist, Marcus MacKay, who also helped her record her first album. “I am a nightmare,” she said, smiling through her tears, “and he managed to make that beautiful.” Speaking shortly afterwards, Joseph admitted that it would take some time for the events of the night to sink in. “I still can’t believe it,” she said, “I’ve run out of words to say that I can’t believe it. There’s just a blank part that still can’t believe they’d choose my record out of all these amazing ones.” When asked which of those “amazing ones” she would have wanted to win herself, Joseph named Young Fathers, having been particularly impressed by their live performance at the start of the night. Humble though she may be, Joseph is still truly deserving of her prize. Her win proves that the Scottish Album of the Year award possesses genuine integrity and reminds us all just how much real talent there is in the country’s music industry today. Its fifth year has proven arguably to be its best and has cemented the award’s place as one of the highlights of the Scottish music scene. Malcolm Higgins @MHiggins95


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10 MINUTES WITH 2015 SAY AWARD WINNER KATHRYN JOSEPH

This time last year it would be quite understandable if you hadn’t heard of Kathryn Joseph. Today, however, her debut album has received critical acclaim, earned her the 2015 SAY award and pushed her to the very forefront of modern Scottish music. The album that changed everything – Bones You Have Thrown Me and Blood I’ve Spilled – was recorded three years before it was released in January of this year, but even in the space of six months Joseph’s career has exploded into life. We asked her a little bit more about that three year delay, the impact of the SAY award and the struggle to overcome self-doubt. IT HASN’T BEEN LONG SINCE YOU WON THE SCOTTISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR AWARD, BUT HAVE YOU FELT THINGS PICKING UP PACE SINCE THEN ALREADY? It feels not that long ago and also ages ago at the same time. It was such a strange and beautiful thing to happen that I still can’t really believe it did. We have a lovely quiet July and then August is busy, and I think the SAY award has affected this definitely. HOW DOES IT FEEL TO HAVE WON THIS AWARD FOR YOUR FIRST EVER ALBUM, BEATING WELL-ESTABLISHED ARTISTS LIKE PAOLO NUTINI AND BELLE AND SEBASTIAN? It feels lovely and amazing! It’s just so unbelievable to have our record chosen from all the amazing others that were part of it – so strange and beautiful! YOU’VE SAID PREVIOUSLY THAT THE THOUGHT OF RECORDING MAKES YOU “FEEL SICK” – WHAT PREVIOUS EXPERIENCES HAD YOU HAD THAT PUT YOU OFF THE STUDIO ENVIRONMENT? It’s not so much a “previous experience” that had put me off recording – more that I don’t enjoy having to play my own songs over and over and then listen back to them again. I have a very short attention span, especially when it comes to my songs. HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE TRACKING THIS ALBUM DIFFERENT FROM PREVIOUS FORAYS INTO THE RECORDING STUDIO? Working with marcus was amazing because he is very great at what he does and at dealing with what ever the personality of

who he works with may be. Also there was weird luck in that I didn’t make too many mistakes. This is a rare thing to happen to me. THE PROCESS BY WHICH THE WHOLE ALBUM CAME TOGETHER SOUNDS VERY ORGANIC. HOW DID MARCUS MACKAY GET INVOLVED, AND HOW DID HE PROGRESS FROM JUST RECORDING THE TRACKS TO ACTUALLY PLAYING ON THEM? I lived in the house next door to Marcus and Claire and they came to a gig I was playing and Marcus wondered if I wanted to do some recording and that he could hear noises he’d like to add. I recorded my piano and vocal parts in two days and then two days later gave birth to my daughter. Marcus worked on what he wanted to add and it was pretty much done in a week. It was not until three years later that we played live together for first time. We didn’t go into it thinking that was what would happen but it is my very favourite part of all of it now. I am the very luckiest to get to play music with him. He is amazing. YOU WERE ACTUALLY PREGNANT WHILE YOU RECORDED – DID THAT CAUSE YOU MANY DIFFICULTIES IN THE STUDIO, OR DID IT JUST MAKE IT MORE OF A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE? Being pregnant didn’t really affect the recording process for me and now it’s something I love. She did come nearly three weeks early so perhaps she wasn’t enjoying it as much as I pretend she was!

THE ALBUM ONLY CAME OUT IN JANUARY, BUT YOU RECORDED IT BACK IN 2011. WHY DID YOU WAIT FOR SO LONG BEFORE RELEASING IT, AND WHAT FINALLY PROMPTED YOU TO PUT IT OUT THERE? Having a baby meant for me that I wasn’t really able to think about doing anything else and especially music. I was already quite paranoid about doing all of the things you need to do to get a record heard and had always felt I wouldn’t be able to do them. Although three years is a long time it passed so fast – especially when you have a child. We used kickstarter to get the funding to have vinyls made and that was good for me in the way that now it was something I had to finish because very kind humans had already pre-ordered it. Then Claire of Hits the Fan Records did what no other could do and gathered up all of my trickiness and got the record heard. It never would have been without her. YOU’VE OFTEN SPOKEN OF HOW UNCOMFORTABLE YOU WERE ABOUT YOUR MUSIC IN THE EARLY DAYS. DID WINNING THE SAY AWARD MAKE YOU FEEL MORE CONFIDENT ABOUT THE QUALITY OF YOUR WORK? Winning the award is the most beautiful and massive compliment ever. I don’t think I will ever be sure that what I do is good enough, but that’s probably why I write it in the first place. It is just the most lovely thing to have so many lovely people say that they like it and that it affects them. I never ever thought it would be something that would.

WHAT HAS YOUR EXPERIENCE BEEN OF SIGNING TO A SMALLER INDEPENDENT LABEL, AND HOW MUCH DO YOU THINK THAT’S SHAPED YOUR SUCCESS SO FAR? I am so proud to get to be part of Hits the Fan Records. Claire does everything herself and manages us and she and Marcus have two small children and her own business. She is amazing, and for me it works perfectly that everything is decided between just the three of us. I am so lucky. They are great. SINCE THE FIRST ALBUM WAS RECORDED WITHOUT PRESSURE OR ATTENTION FROM THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, HOW DO YOU THINK SUCCESS AND RECOGNITION WILL AFFECT YOUR FOLLOWUP TO BONES YOU HAVE THROWN ME AND BLOOD I’VE SPILLED? I don’t think anything will affect us making another record. We both want to and that is all that matters to me and feeling that is a very lovely thing for me also. I am a very odd mix of very paranoid and also very definite about how I need or want to do things. So just them wanting to makes me happy and the fact that perhaps more people want to hear it now is amazing but it’s not something I think I will ever have a concept of especially when it comes to writing anything. WILL YOU CONTINUE TO WORK WITH MARCUS MACKAY ON FURTHER RECORDINGS, OR DO YOU THINK YOU’LL EXPERIMENT WITH OTHER MUSICIANS? I am very excited to make another record now that we have played together for a year. The first one was made without even knowing that would make sense. So yes I will beg Marcus to work with me until one of us dies! I am also looking forward to working in small ways with some amazing humans who very kindly already want to. WITH YOUR FIRST ALBUM NOW OUT AND RECEIVING THE RECOGNITION IT DESERVES, WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF THIS TIME NEXT YEAR? I don’t really look forward, but I am really looking forward to it all. Just getting to play more gigs and to think of getting to do this as my job. That is all I ever used to imagine, in a “if you could do anything what would you do” way. I am very very Malcolm Higgins @MHiggins95 lucky and very, very happy.

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LOKI & THE KARTEL Darren McGarvey, better known as his rapper persona Loki, has never been one for staying silent on the issues close to his heart. From hip-hop to theatre, from community activism to radio – Loki is a vocal critic of the establishment, a masterful wordsmith and above all else an artist. He recently performed live with his new band The Kartel, their debut performance a part of the Scottish Album of the Year awards in June. Following a charismatic and memorable performance, Loki told us a little more about cultural terrorism, his feelings on the SAY awards, and the future of Scottish hip-hop.

YOU’VE DESCRIBED YOURSELF AS A “CULTURAL TERRORIST” – CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHAT YOU MEAN BY THAT? I don’t quite fit into the buddy system we currently have in terms of ‘’culture’’ as a commodity. I don’t actually do anything to terrorise anyone. People terrorise themselves by having expectations of what people like me should sound like and talk about. I grew up on people like Bill Hicks and George Carlin then Frankie Boyle and Limmy so any success I have will be in spite of Scottish culture and not because of it. Just now things all feel a little too safe and comfortable. I’m what happens when culture disappears too far up its own back side. Maybe cultural proctologist would be more appropriate. I can see some reading this thinking: ‘’Who the fuck does this guy think he is? Never heard of him.’’ – implying something is only relevant if they know about it. HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH THE SCOTTISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR AWARDS IN THE FIRST PLACE? AND HOW DID YOU FEEL THE NIGHT WENT AS A WHOLE? I thought the night went well and was thrilled to be invited. I think I was invited because some people felt my recent album – Government Issue Music

Protest (GIMP) merited some kind of acknowledgement. It was a dystopian, sci-fi story about Scotland in 30 years time. People compared it to books as opposed to other music and in hindsight I can see why. Based on people’s current listening trends the album is almost completely inaccessible because it requires effort and investigation. It was designed to be political without preaching and personal without selfpity. I was so grateful to be asked to perform and immediately saw it as an opportunity to launch the band – The Kartel – who I’ve been working with for a year. AS AN ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT FIGURE, WHAT DO YOU PERSONALLY THINK OF AN EVENT LIKE THE SAY AWARDS, AND ITS PLACE WITHIN THE MODERN SCOTTISH MUSIC INDUSTRY? The SAY Awards is special because it’s open and aspires to be accessible to everyone. They have consistently given Scottish Hip Hop a platform where others have been slow to the party. Given how many years I have been making music – 17 albums since 2002 – its nice to get the chance to draw attention to my existence and the story of hip hop in Scotland. I also benefit from the fact many people assume I come after Stanley Odd and Hector Bizerk in the chronology of Scottish Rap...which is kinda cool in a way coz it means I’m coming with the sneak attack. But those guys – like many

others – grew up listening to my music and many of the acts you hear about are actually all friends with shared values and objectives. Our group – Toy Control – comprises members from many of Scottish Hip Hops most influential acts and crews and our work has had a big influence on the direction and tone of Scottish Hip Hop. We joined forces to make a bigger impact and subtly you can see the combined effects of that playing out culturally. It’s important that I mention this because people should be aware I’m in no way new to any of this. My output is part of Scottish Hip Hop’s DNA. I was winning freestyle battles in Edinburgh when Young Fathers were still a boy band – and I can’t even freestyle! All the success of these acts and the skill of people like Mog and Andrew MacKenzie and seminal crews like Powercut and Two-Tone Committee has been a massive inspiration for me in these recent years. I just want to keep doing my bit and the band is the next step for achieving this. YOU MENTIONED HIP-HOP NOW BEING RECOGNIZED BY THE “BLOGOSPHERE” OF “HIPSTERS KEEN TO ASSOCIATE THEMSELVES WITH SOMETHING OBSCURE” – DO YOU FEEL THAT SCOTTISH HIP-HOP GAINS SOME OF ITS QUALITY AND CREDIBILITY FROM THE FACT THAT IT HASN’T BEEN PREVIOUSLY ACCEPTED INTO THE MAINSTREAM? By being further from the mainstream there is less chance to dilute it and commodify it. What we have now is a situation where the artists who are dipping in and out and making waves beyond the borders of hip hop, are actually in full control of what they are doing. Look at Lucky Me, Hector, Stanley Odd. In their own ways they have created careers based on their own ideals. They are self aware enough to know when to compromise and when to stand their ground. I’m looking forward to bringing my own form of ruthlessness to the table in the coming months and years after a very long battle with drink and drugs. YOU’VE NEVER LIMITED YOURSELF TO JUST RAP AS A FORM OF EXPRESSION – HOW DO YOUR OTHER ACTIVITIES (COMMUNITY WORK, DOCUMENTARIES, AND PLAYWRITING) FEED BACK INTO THE MUSIC YOU MAKE? These are all just forms of expression

and I’m adding to them all the time. I’m now a qualified journalist so I have another vehicle to express myself as well as music etc. I just try and represent myself through the lens of where I come from. Its important that I also represent the views and concerns of people who aren’t heard and much of my output has been about that. I try and retain a bit of that working-class character while also being able to engage with the academics and cultural intelligencia which is harder than some people may realise. Just my accent alone is a form of violence to some people. When you wise up to that it becomes a tool you can employ. When people like myself start realising our worth we are dismissed as egotists and firebrands and when we get upset about it our arguments are dismissed as ‘too angry’ or we get accused of being ‘mentally ill’. I’m sorry but feminists don’t stand for that kind of cognitive dismissal or tone-policing and neither will I. Sometimes anger is legitimate. Every day I see artists ascending very quickly because what they do is safe and marketable and they speak with a comfortingly familiar radio four voice. Thing with me is – I am quite open about being both a firebrand and an egotist, so people can’t beat me with that stick. People can feign humility all they like – I’d rather be upfront about my true nature. I’m looking for an audience that respects authenticity and debate. We are going to have to confront the fact Scottish culture is largely gentrified and critically passive – even the political stuff to a degree. How many people have heard of Tom Leonard – arguably Scotland’s greatest living writer? You have to ask yourself why he has been casually edited out of the mainstream cultural canon. Is it because his work exposes many of the prevailing fallacies about who we are? Is it because he addresses how dialect is used to enforce a class structure that benefits a few trend ridden enclaves? His work is more relevant than ever before and frighteningly precient.` WHERE DO YOU WANT TO BE THIS TIME NEXT YEAR, AND WHERE WILL SCOTTISH HIP-HOP BE THIS TIME NEXT YEAR? This time next year I’d like to be touring with the band and hopefully have some form of management to share this unsustainable workload. Ideally I’m looking for a music industry student who is looking for some practical experience. I’d be happy to pay them the going rate and support them in their professional development. I think it would be a good opportunity for a young person. I deal with venues, press and other agencies on a regular basis but it’s a lot of work sometimes. I just want to develop a good working relationship with someone who doesn’t want to reign me in and in return offer them the chance to get their feet in a few by Malcolm Higgins @MHiggins95 doors early. m.higgins@tsaglasgow.com


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What’s On: GCU News THE ‘SAFE TAXI’ SCHEME IS LAUNCHED IN GLASGOW UNI’S

What’s On: Strath News TECHNOLOGY DVELOPED AT STARTHCLYDE UNIVERSITY HAS INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH Award-winning technology developed at the University of Strathclyde to combat healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) is the basis of a light fixture which has been launched in the US and Canada. Professor Scott MacGregor, Vice-

Principal at Strathclyde, developed, proved and patented the HINS-light technology with fellow Strathclyde researchers Professor John Anderson, Dr Michelle Maclean and Professor Gerry Woolsey. Indigo-Clean™, which is being

by Courtney Hendry @courtneysarahx c.hendry@tsaglasgow.com

GCU and Strathclyde University students who find themselves stranded in town with no money left after nights out now have a safe ride home thanks to a new partnership between the universities students associations and Glasgow Taxis Ltd. The ‘Safe Taxi’ scheme, which has been successful in a number of other cities, allows students to call a taxi from the firm quoting a code issued by their university and instead of handing cash over, they give the driver their valid matriculation card. Students can then pick up their card from their student’s union the next day after repaying the cost of the fare. Michael Stephenson, GCU Student President, said: “From time to time students get caught out and end up walking home on their own. By working with the University of Strathclyde Students’ Union and Glasgow Taxis, we hope the Safe Taxi scheme offers a safer alternative. “Students from across the city make a valuable contribution to Glasgow and by working together we hope this builds on the partnership approach taken over the past few years in making Glasgow a safer place for everyone.” Stephen Flynn, vice-chairman of Glasgow Taxis said: “The scheme has been hugely successful in a number of other cities and we are glad to be able to make it a reality in Glasgow. This new scheme will give both students, and our drivers, peace of mind.

commercialised by Wisconsin-based lighting company Kenall, is a light fixture which operates continuously requires no operator and kills bacteria in the air and on all surfaces. It uses continuous environmental disinfection technology to continuously kill harmful bacteria linked to hospital acquired infections. The HINS-light project has received the Scottish Enterprise Proof of Concept Funding and was named the UK Research Project of the Year in the 2011 Times Higher Education (THE) Awards.

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MASTERS IN FANTASY

The University of Glasgow will become the first university in the world to offer a masters in Fantasy. This new course has been created by Professor Robert Maslen, an expert in 16th and 17th century literature, who has also taught an undergraduate course in fantasy called ‘The Fantastic History Of The Twentieth Century’, since 2006. According to the official course description, it would suit fans of fantasy fiction and those curious as to why the fantastic can be found all around us in the twenty-first century, from video-games and films to poetry, songs, television, novel series and mainstream fiction.

Mhairi Black, the youngest MP in the House of Commons after winning the Paisley and Renfrewshire South seat for the SNP in May’s General election, has graduated with a first class honours degree in politics from Glasgow University. The 20-yearold is the youngest MP in over 300 years and had yet to sit her final exam when she was elected. Ms Black tweeted a photo of herself at graduation, saying: “Overwhelmed by all the messages of support. They’re really appreciated. It’s been a great day for everyone involved.

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TSA FESTIVAL SPECIAL 2015

The biggest festival event in Scotland is almost here. T in the Park will be taking place for the first time at its brand new location Strathallan Castle in Perthshire, and features one of the best lineups to date. From the 10th to the 12th of July, an incredible range of artists will be performing live across six stages. The beauty of the festival, of course, is the enormous variety of different musical styles on offer – with everyone from David Guetta to The Proclaimers in attendance, there really is something for everybody. On top of the big names topping the bill on the main stage, there will also be no shortage of smaller and lesser known acts to be discovered across three packed days. From newcomers on the T Break stage to chart-topping stars like Avicii and Kasabian, T in the Park’s first year in its new home will be one to remember.

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We’ve been having a ball so far! It feels like festival season has only just started but we’ve already played a few – the European festivals have been amazing. Obviously, we are all very excited for T in the Park. There’s so much history there. We can’t wait to get involved and have a couple of Buckfasts. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT? AND

WHAT’S BEEN YOUR BEST EXPERIENCE? This is only our second summer really. Last year we played a few smaller festivals and managed to get on the BBC Introducing stage at Reading and Leeds. That really started the ball rolling for us! We just got back from Glastonbury. It was incredible! The vastness of the place, and all the bands and stages...and all the other stuff too. So much going on! Micheal Eavis watched us from the side of the stage and had some kind words after our set – we were totally blown away by the size of the crowd. WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PLAYING FOR A FESTIVAL CROWD, COMPARED TO YOUR REGULAR GIGS? We get asked this a lot. The main difference is at one of our gigs people generally know the band, and hopefully some of the songs already. At a festival

those people will be down the front, but there’s a whole lot more behind. We just like converting all the new faces. ANY TIPS FOR FESTIVAL NEWBIES? BOTH PERFORMERS AND THOSE IN THE CROWD? Don’t forget to rubber up! YOU WILL BE BACK IN GLASGOW IN OCTOBER, PERFORMING WITH IMAGINE DRAGONS AT THE SSE HYDRO. HOW DO YOU THINK THE HYDRO WILL COMPARE TO THE OTHER GLASGOW VENUES YOU’VE PLAYED IN THE PAST? Last time we played in Glasgow we were given a lovely bottle of Whisky by the people at King Tuts because we sold it out. The Hydro is gonna have to pull out a few stops to beat that!


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LUCY ROSE HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT THE UPCOMING RELEASE OF WORK IT OUT, EXCITED, NERVOUS? OR A BIT OF BOTH? Yeah bit of both but as it gets closer I’m feeling more excited about the songs being out there and hearing people’s feedback. HOW DOES WORK IT OUT DIFFER TO LIKE I USED TO? IS IT DIFFERENT IN TERMS OF STYLE? Musically it’s pretty different to the first record, it’s bolder and braver whereas most of Like I Used To was written in my bedroom thinking no-one would hear it. I guess I’ve experimented more and pushed myself to start writing with beats and bass lines first. WHAT FESTIVAL STANDS OUT FOR YOU IN TERMS OF THE CROWD’S REACTION TO YOU? IS THERE ANY PARTICULAR HIGHLIGHT?

Last year Glastonbury was really amazing and one of the best crowd reactions I think we’ve ever had and it was all new music. Also Reading and Leeds is always fun and love I Kendal Calling. YOU’VE PLAYED A FAIR AMOUNT OF FESTIVALS NOW, SO WHAT IS YOUR BEST FESTIVAL MEMORY? I have so many but I remember the first festival we ever played was Rockness and we just had so much fun and definitely drank too much! IF YOU COULD GIVE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE TO SOMEONE PERFORMING AT THEIR FIRST FESTIVAL THIS SUMMER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

WHAT TRACK GETS THE BEST REACTION FROM FANS WHEN YOU’RE PERFORMING? ARE THERE ANY OTHER ARTISTS AT T IN THE PARK YOU PLAN ON SEEING WHILST YOU’RE THERE? ‘Our Eyes’ is fun to play and ‘Cover Up’ as its one of our rockiest songs but ‘Middle of the Bed’ is always a pleasure to play.

Enjoy it, don’t worry. If I could go back I’d tell myself to enjoy it all as much as possible and make the most of every moment. If you’re having fun then the crowd will.

PARTY AT THE PALACE This year, PATP have opened up the festival to bands and artists from all over the UK and indeed, the world, to create a real party atmosphere in Linlithgow and the producers are confident in attracting visitors from around the globe. Scots super-group, Travis will headline on Saturday 8 August and CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers will take the top spot and close the festival on Sunday 9 August. Travis, one of the UK’s best-known bands, return for their first Scottish show since December 2013. With two No.1 LPs, five Top Ten singles, two Brit Awards and more than 8 million record sales, Travis have a catalogue of songs which have resonated throughout UK households for over 15 years, including hits such as ‘Turn’, ‘Why Does It Always Rain On Me’ and ‘Sing’.  Their seventh UK album ‘Where You Stand’ was released in 2013 to much critical acclaim and the band continue to impress audiences around the world with their impressive live show. “It’s incredible that we have managed to attract a truly global megastar like Nile to come to Linlithgow. The town won’t know what’s hit it! You only have to look at his back catalogue of

hits from Chic to David Bowie, Duran Duran to Daft Punk to appreciate just what a show this is going to be. We’re also excited for the return of Travis to Scotland. It’ll be their only Scottish date this summer and with a new album on the way, this will be a bit of a homecoming gig for them. They have a bucketful of anthems and we know that they’ll have our crowd singing along all night.” John Richardson, Producer PATP. The addition of CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers certainly gives an international flavour, yet the essence of great British music is at the core of the line up. The timing couldn’t be better for Nile as 2015 brings the long awaited release of his first studio album in 23 years. The new CHIC album will also feature a few stellar collaborations. The greatest dance music band of all time will be performing their best-loved hits live as well as playing their new smash single ‘I’ll Be There’. Nile Rodgers added “We are all thrilled to be coming back to Scotland this summer. I’ve played some great venues around the world in my time but performing in such a magnificent setting will be really special. Scottish audiences are always pretty lively too so it’s bound to be a magical night”.


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MugStock Festival There’s a newbie on the festival scene this August and it promises to be full of “music, performance, food, drink and extraordinary occurrences”, coupled with a brilliant line-up, makes us think MugStock could become a firm favorite. The not-for-profit event runs from August 7-9 and is set in the beautiful Mugdock Country Park, just 10 miles from the centre of Glasgow. The festival’s organisers have secured some of Scotland’s top talent for the weekend: Orkestra Del Sol, Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5 and Enemies of The State are just three of the must-see acts. However, the main attraction of the festival will undoubtedly be the debut Scottish performance of Beats Antique, the incredible genrefusing group that have headlined their fair share of American festivals. They are renowned for their outrageous live performances and after seeing them perform at Luminate Festival in New Zealand, assistant festival director Kat Borrowdale knew they were the perfect fit for MugStock’s first headliner: “I already loved the diverse range of instruments they used but seeing so many of these played live, sampled and mixed, combined with some absolutely sublime drumming was an incredible experience. “Beats Antique have never played outside of London before in the UK. It’s going to be music you can both dance your ass off to and appreciate from a musical perspective, and it will just be the perfect fit for Saturday night at MugStock.” Although MugStock will provide a musical escape for one weekend in August, it’s not just all about the music. The event’s family-friendliness

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only last month – and the John Langan Band, representing the very best of danceable Scottish folk. It’s not just about Belladrum Tartan Heart is widely the music though, so there’s a wide range respected as one of the best festivals in of other activities taking place throughout Scotland. Though not as large as some the festival. There will be theatre, cabaret, similar events, the quality of the acts booked is consistently high every year, and cinema, dance, alternative therapies, stalls, and a whole variety of food and drink. 2015 is no exception. With Kaiser Chiefs Fancy dress is advised, and the theme for topping the bill alongside Manic Street Preachers and The Proclaimers, there isn’t a this year is Superheros. The festival will take weak link in the chain. Even the smaller acts place from Thursday the 6th to Saturday are outstanding, with The Correspondents the 8th August in Inverness, where the rugged Scottish scenery will be sure to lend and indie-rockers Fatherson sure to put a strikingly beautiful backdrop to the many on an incredible show. Also on the bill wonderful performances that will play out is Honeyblood, whose debut LP was over those three busy days. shortlisted for Scottish Album of the Year


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Glasgow’s renowned King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut is one of the best small venues in Scotland – in the whole of the UK, arguably. From the 16th to the 30th of July they’ll be hosting a series of special gigs as a part of their Summer Nights festival. The events will celebrate some of the best new music in Scotland, with indie-rockers ‘We Came From Wolves’ kicking the festivities off on the first night. Other highlights are set to include ‘The Ravels’ – a powerhouse of 70’s inflected rock and roll – and the wonderfully named ‘Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5’. The latter is a six-piece who describe their chosen genre as “rock ‘n’ roll, Indie, comedy, country, flamenco, punk, disco, funk, gypsy, hip-Hop, old School, new School, North Lanarkshire ska & reggae.” Tickets will be available for each individual gig, but you can also purchase a “Golden Ticket” which will allow access to all fourteen nights.

THE LAFONTAINES WHAT’S THE FAN REACTION BEEN LIKE FOR YOUR NEW ALBUM CLASS? HOW DID IT FEEL TO FINALLY GET YOUR DEBUT ALBUM OUT THERE? It’s been far beyond any expectations. We’ve been playing these songs for a while now, so to see people reacting to them at shows and online has been an amazing experience. Its such a refreshing feeling to finally have someone else hear what we have been working on for so long. YOU’VE BEEN DESCRIBED AS HAVING GOT YOUR BREAK AFTER PLAYING T IN THE PARK – DOES PLAYING AT T FEEL MORE SPECIAL THAN ANY OTHER FESTIVALS BECAUSE OF THIS? DOES IT HOLD A SPECIAL PLACE FOR YOU? T in The Park was definitely a special point in our career. We won the T Break competition back in 2011 and were given the chance to play an afternoon slot on the Saturday. The tent was so full they had to stop people coming in – something we never expected. Since then we have been invited back to play at various stages but being asked to open the main stage this year is quite the step up. We absolutely cant wait for it.

BEFORE YOU STARTED HITTING THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT, DID YOU ATTEND A LOT JUST AS FESTIVAL-GOERS? IF SO, WHAT STANDS OUT AS YOUR FAVOURITE EVER GIG AND WHAT’S YOUR TOP TIP FOR FESTIVAL NEWBIES? We’ve always been regular punters at T in The Park, regardless of whether we were performing or not. One show that stands out was when Rage Against The Machine headlined – it was an inspiration to see a band of that genre controlling a crowd of that size in Scotland. The best tip we can give is to take plenty of wet wipes and Berrocca. They are the only thing that can make you feel alive when you wake up in a roasting tent hungover.

European show in Berlin was also a special moment – everyone there was totally into it so helped us see the bigger picture. We’d love to let as many people around the world hear this music and we’ll do everything we can to make that happen. IF YOU COULD CHOOSE TO HEADLINE ANY FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY? We’d love to play Coachella, mainly because it looks roasting and like a laugh.

Other than that Glasto would be a shout. To be honest though, we just love playing. Give us a field, some booze and a couple of people and we’ll be sorted. Alongside T in the Park, The Lafonatines will also be performing at King Tut’s Summer Nights on 29 July. Courtney Hendry @courtneysarahx

YOU HAVE PLAYED AT LOCATIONS ALL AROUND THE WORLD, SO WHERE HAS BEEN YOUR FAVOURITE LOCATION TO PLAY? HOW DO THE CROWDS IN OTHER COUNTRIES COMPARE TO THOSE BACK HOME IN SCOTLAND? Playing in New York City has always been a childhood dream – so playing there was pretty cool. We’ve always been worried about how our music would come across in different counties – so playing our first

GROOVE LOCH NESS A big part of any festival is the location, and in the case of Groove Loch Ness it couldn’t really get much better. Playing out against a backdrop of some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK, Scotland’s newest dance festival will take place for the first time under the stars on the 22nd of August. London electric music duo Groove Armada will be headlining the night, and after eight studio albums and several hits in the charts, they’re sure to close the festival in style. It’s not just UK acts on the bill though – other highlights include Tensnake from Germany and Belgium’s Dewaele brothers playing under their 2 Many DJs moniker. Opening the event, Inverness’ very own Fügazy will be getting things warmed up for a packed night of celebrations, electronic music and dancing. They’re not the only regular dance event that’s taking their tunes out under the night sky, however, as Edinburgh’s beloved Hector’s House will also be traveling up to perform. Men aren’t the only ones behind the decks, either – Eli and Fur, one of the hottest

new acts currently active in the UK are also on the bill, just a few slots below B.Traits. Having climbed the UK charts and procured a radio show on BBC 1, the chance to see her performance in this stunning outdoor environment is not to be missed. For veterans of electronic dance music and newcomers alike, this festival will be perfect for anyone looking for what the festival organizers describe as “one night, one stage, one helluva party.” by Malcolm Higgins @MHiggins95 m.higgins@tsaglasgow.com


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by Malcolm Higgins @MHiggins95 m.higgins@tsaglasgow.com

IN COMPARISON WITH THE KIND OF INDOOR VENUES YOU NORMALLY PLAY, WHAT ASPECTS OF FESTIVAL GIGS DO YOU LIKE OR DISLIKE? It’s always good fun getting to play outdoors – it’s a slightly different experience. Depending on the weather it’s usually a lot less sweaty than club shows. There’s usually a good amount of space to move about in. Other than that it is pretty similar. I think we enjoy indoor and outdoor shows the same. WHAT OTHER ACTS PLAYING AT MIDSTOCK FESTIVAL ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THIS YEAR?

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We’re looking forward to seeing The Fratellis and also just wandering about and hopefully seeing some bands we’ve never seen before. That’s one of our favourite things about festivals, walking about and hopefully seeing someone who blows you away! HOW DOES IT FEEL PERFORMING IN

A FESTIVAL ENVIRONMENT WHERE MANY PEOPLE WON’T HAVE HEARD YOUR MUSIC BEFORE? It’s good but can sometimes be a bit more tricky. At headline shows you know that people are there to see you and it makes picking a setlist a bit easier. When playing festivals you’ve got to really think about what songs you play and how to engage with an audience who may have never seen you before. HAVING ALREADY COME SO FAR, WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELVES THIS TIME NEXT YEAR? We’re really excited about the next 12 months. We’ve just signed a record deal with Easy Life Records/Sony Music so we’re currently working on our next album. The next couple of months we’re going to be really focusing on the next record, we’re only playing a few festivals this summer so we’ll probably play a couple of new songs and see how they work live.

Beginning life under the name Grown In Scotland, the festival’s success last year has led to its return under new name, bigger and even better than last year. The event, taking place on the 12th of September, is now titled Midstock Festival, and will be featuring some of the best bands in Scotland. The headline slot has been filled by The Fratellis, a Scottish alt-rock trio with a reputation for charismatic stage presence and infectiously danceable tunes. Other well known acts include The Hoosiers and Fatherson, the latter being one of the most popular new bands on the Scottish music scene.

PRE-FESTIVAL TIPS AND ADVICE Festivals are magical places, where social norms go totally out the window as you embrace your new drunk personality that appears after two days of nonstop drinking (and the annoying drunk version of your best friend). For festival virgins their first time tends to make them swing to one of two camps; the life-long festival enthusiast who will now and forevermore ask for a T in The Park ticket for Christmas and those who will denounce all festivals and those who attend the ‘muddy, horrible places’. We know that it can be confusing trying to prepare for your first time at a festival. So to help any festival newbies, we’ve put together a list of some of our top tips, gathered from seasoned festival regulars, to help you navigate the (usually muddy) reality of festival life: YOU WILL ALWAYS TAKE TOO MUCH DRINK When you’re in Asda, trying to decide whether you’re going to need that extra bottle of Jäger, trust us when we say you won’t. Pretty much everyone overestimates their drinking abilities pre-festival and make the mistake of buying too much which is a) expensive and b) heavy and annoying to carry on the horrendously long walk to camp. PRESERVE YOUR PHONE BATTERY There’s no shame in not being used to getting THAT drunk and crying a little when you accidentally split up from your mates on the way back to camp, well there’s a

little shame but that’s okay. The moral of the story is keep as much battery in your phone as possible with these steps: turn off the push notifications on your email, stay in airplane mode when you’re in low signal areas, don’t use the flash when taking pictures (you won’t need to during an actual set), keep your screen brightness low and just generally try not to use it too much – but make sure your friends do the same, no use you having lot’s of power and them none when you’re lost. CAMP SOMEWHERE MEMORABLE If you manage to get to the campsite early enough, pitch up next to somewhere you’re likely to remember – useful again for when your naughty friends don’t follow our battery preservation tips and you’re stumbling around lost. You could find a tall sign, locate a ridiculously bright tent, write something that’ll stand out on the side or even tie a balloon to the top of your tent, all good techniques that have worked in the past. STORE THINGS IN YOUR CAR For those who drive to festivals remember that your car is the perfect storage space for that extra crate of beer and emergency wellies (for when someone has peed in your Hunters). Sure it might be a fair journey back

anything they can get their hands on. So don’t let them win by simply not taking anything worth their while stealing.

to the car but wouldn’t you rather that over trying to juggle two crates and your massive rucksack on the original walk? DON’T TAKE ANYTHING YOU AREN’T PREPARED TO LOSE/HAVE STOLEN Unfortunately, although most of us at festivals just want to drink, dance and have a generally happy time there are some bad seeds out there who will take advantage of your inebriation and will nick pretty much by Courtney Hendry @courtneysarahx c.hendry@tsaglasgow.com

Your Essentials Some essential items to pack, aside from the usual money, ticket, tent wet wipes, torch, plenty of snacks (festivals are so expensive). • • • • • • • •

Toilet paper Condoms (ahem) Dry shampoo Your cosiest hoodie Water (and lots of it) Bin bags Wellies or sturdy boots ID


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Thousands set to rally at Alzheimer Scotland’s walks for dementia 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.”

An Eden Fest Review We had spent the weeks leading up to Eden singing the Grand Master Flash classic “White Lines”. It was only then that I discovered I couldn’t say the word phenomenon. Eden is exactly that – a phenomenon, a riot of colour, idealism and good vibes. Unusually for a festival this size the bands were a bit of a sideshow. The real draw of Eden lays in its atmosphere and its people. Its magic is contained within the wide eyed exploration of the warren of tunnels connecting many of the smaller stages, cosying up in the vintage cars of the drive in cinema, becoming all colour and smiles in the mass powder paint fight. The organizers seem to get that it doesn’t always have to be about a macho display of how big your headliners are. The acts were obviously carefully chosen to

enhance the general ethos and spirit of the weekend. From the Dub Mafia’s worldly dnb to Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5 blowing away the campsite cobwebs on Sunday afternoon to the easy 4hero type vibes of Submotion Orchestra on the Sunday night every act seemed to there for a reason. This was definitely not simply a series of disparate gigs sharing a space. Looking to next year the festival organizers have been paying attention and will be building a partition between the family and general camping to help maintain the family atmosphere for those who wish it. There will be a similar number of tickets available for next year’s fest in keeping with the slow growth, small to medium is beautiful ethos. I’ll be back for the next one, I’m sure of that.

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. Funds will also support important local activities, “Dementia Cafes 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 to their community and live well with their diagnosis.”

Our Glasgow Memory Walk is located in the stunning setting of Kelvingrove Park on Sunday 4 October from 11am for registration and 11.45am for the walk start. Whilst raising money for Alzheimer Scotland you can get fit and learn more about our local history. Keep the kids engaged with activities inside the Museum and some goodies at the end of the walk to thank you for your efforts. Registration is £10 for adults, £5 for 12-16 year olds and free for under 12s. We’re asking participants to raise £100 in sponsorship. Visit www. MemoryWalksScotland.org to find out more and to register.


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Let’s Review: 2.8 Hours Later

by Holly Callender

GLASGOW MEETS Zombie Apocalypse Ever seen World War Z? The producers claimed the city’s layout coincides with Philadelphia’s behind the reason for filming but it’s just a ruse. We live in zombie’s natural habitat and the desolate areas of Glasgow are their ideal environment. So, being chased by zombies through an abandoned warehouse is downright terrifying. Welcome to 2.8 Hours Later, your real life simulation of the zombie apocalypse. Upon arrival at Port Dundas Business Park you are ushered into a fenced section with your new team of strangers. A map is thrust into your hand with instructions on

how to get to Jonny with the promise of him divulging further information. As soon as you leave the business park, everything suddenly becomes disconcerting. The cry of a crow, the gloominess, the old men smoking outside the pub. Expecting a zombie to pop out of any possible crevice really added to the experience. Checking the pavement drains and warily glancing at wheelie bins felt necessary. Finally coming across a hoard of zombies was actually a relief. Their groans punctured the silence, at least. Splitting up and sprinting was the most viable option for survival, even though two team

members got caught. However, getting caught was not game over. The zombie scrawled on your hand with UV visible ink and it was not until you returned to The Clinic that you found out if you were infected. The zombies did not break character after catching you. Not even when one particularly unnerved team member put their hands in the air and reminded them that ‘we’re all pals here.’ She was just screamed at and sent on her way. So, expect to run. Depending on your fitness level, the scariest part could be having to sprint uphill. The zombies generally stumble around like those on Sauchiehall Street in the early hours of Sunday morning, but do not be fooled. They can in fact focus their eyes and have a sense of balance. Working through the game resulted in further encounters with other survivors (similar to Jonny) who provided information to the team. Although, it was difficult

to determine who was trustworthy. An unfortunate passing on of the ‘antidote’ to one of these survivors lead to team defeat. Good acting skills were to blame for this callous gullibility. Returning to The Clinic meant it was time to discover if you had been infected or not. Upon walking into a UV lit tent the mark(s) showed up on your hand. The ‘doctor’ was making a series of bizarre ‘human tests’ which included twerking, star jumps and the Macarena dance. Having a similar dancing ability to Taylor Swift led to being determined infected. Made clear by the bold INFECTED stamp marked on the forearm. After handing in the reflective armband that signaled you were taking part in the game, it was enjoyable to saunter through the crowd of zombies ignored. Considering they all continued to stay in character proved the commitment the entire 2.8 Hours Later team put in, and why taking part was so much fun.

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by Courtney Hendry @courtneysarahx c.hendry@tsaglasgow.com

VISITING GLASGOW? YOUR ‘TO DO’ LIST Visiting Scotland for the first time this summer? Our city can be overwhelming with all it offers and if you’ve got a limited time to try and soak it all up, we’ve got a list of some of the best things to see and do: OPEN BUS TOUR Those big red buses you’ll see, packed full of tourists, are easily the best way to hit all the ‘tourist hotspots’ if you’ve got a limited time in the city. You can buy one or two day tickets for under £15 and they also offer student discounts. The route will cover locations such as Kelvingrove Museum, Botanic Gardens, The Barras Market, Willow Tea Rooms and much more on the 28 stops on the route. You can also hop on and off as much as you like, a perfect option for when you’ve planned your walking route and it starts pouring down – a usual occurrence here.

SHOPPING Although Glasgow is well-known for having a brilliant range of shops, with something to suit every taste, it also has a wealth of great vintage shops that are well worth a visit. Vintage Guru are constantly updating their stock, have had plenty of designer gems and always aim to keep the prices low, something every vintage bargain hunter appreciates. The Glasgow Vintage Company stocks styles from the 50’s to 80’s and offer a delightful 10% student discount and if you have time make an appointment at the enormous Saratoga Trunk, they stock thousands of items from victorian times to the 90s.

TENNENT’S WELLPARK BREWERY You can’t come to Scotland and not try a pint of Tennents, it’d be almost criminal. So why not take it one step further and take a tour of the home of Tennents, the famous Wellpark Brewery. There’s more than 450 year’s worth of history to soak up and you might even get a taste of Scotland’s favourite pint at the end.

ASHTON LANE The nightlife in Glasgow can be amazing, on the other hand it can also be a bit hit and miss in certain spots. However, Ashton Lane in the West End is a street that never disappoints; with its cobbled path, twinkling fairy lights and wide range of bars it always has a friendly atmosphere and you’re usually guaranteed a great night here.

THE RULES OF THE SUB The rules of the subcrawl are simple – there are no set rules. You can make up your own rules as you go along, play pub golf, or even just get your whole group to drink the same drink in each bar along the route. Have fun with it, get steaming drunk and try not to whitey (that’s spew for any tourists). Here’s your STOP – BAR guide: St Enoch – Hootenanny • Bridge St – The Laurieston • West Street – The Lord Nelson • Shields Road – Manhattans • Kinning Park – Bell Rock • Cessnock – Kensington • Ibrox – Louden • Govan – Brechins • Partick – Stumps • Kelvinhall – The Dolphin • Hillhead – Brel • Kelvinbridge – Inn Deep • St Georges Cross – Munro’s • Cowcaddens – Jacksons • Buchanan Street – Waxy O’Connors

HIGHLAND GAMES Although it’s not exactly in Glasgow, Highland Games are so synonymous with Scotland that if you have a spare day to travel to see one of the many events, you really should. Throughout July there are nineteen different Highland Games events taking place across Scotland from Luss to Inverness, St Andrews and beyond. Most of these locations are easily accessible from Glasgow either by bus or train.

Botanic Gardens: Bard in The Botanics

Scottish Highland Games

When exploring Glasgow, you’ll likely stumble across the vast Botanic Gardens in the heart of the West End. The popular location is home to the famous Kibble Palace, a huge glasshouse designed by John Kibble, which was recently restored and houses plants from tropical rainforests and the national collection of tree ferns. Although the beauty and serenity of the gardens is reason enough to pay it a visit when staying in Glasgow, make a special effort to attend Scotland’s biggest and bestloved festival of Shakespeare, Bard in The Botanics, which is running all throughout July.

There will be productions of Love’s Labour’s Lost, which has already garnered rave reviews from critics, running until 11 July. One of Shakespeare’s most popular and controversial plays, The Merchant of Venice, will be on from 18 July – 1 August and the thrilling drama is sure to impress, we eagerly anticipate the portrayal of Shylock, one of the most complicated outsiders in theatre. There will also be performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Richard II throughout the month of July, ticket prices vary but they do offer concession prices

and ‘Tuesdays for a tenner’ – with all tickets £10 on Tuesday nights.

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BACKPACKING SUMMER

TIPS AND ADVICE

In June my sister and I travelled through Western Europe for three weeks. We only took a backpack that qualified for carry on luggage and here is what I learned.

TRAVEL LIGHT Bringing a jacket was unnecessary and I spent the trip resenting it. Scotland is cold and Barcelona is not. Know your climate. Apparently, the best method is to lay out all the clothes you want to bring, half it, then pack that. You’ll thank yourself when you’re trudging around an unknown city trying to figure out how to get to the hostel. Most hostels have laundry facilities anyway. Dental floss works surprisingly well as a makeshift washing line, it’s stronger than you think. A padlock is a good shout too. While hostels tend to provide lockers, they aren’t so giving with the padlocks.

INTERRAIL TICKET Buying an interrail ticket is cost effective and travelling by train is the easiest way to get about. A ticket valid for two weeks costs 325 euros. Considering it

costs 100 euros for a single ticket from Florence to Milan, it’s a massive saving. However, for the fast trains a reservation is required and costs 10 euros. It’s worth it for a nice air conditioned carriage alone. Self service ticket machines are readily available in most stations, and interrail passes are accepted.

ENUNCIATE (ONLY APPLIES TO THOSE WITH A SCOTTISH ACCENT) Everyone loves the Scots, almost as much as they would love to understand us. I spent the first week wondering why my jokes were met with blank faces and almost had an existential crisis. Until my new straight talking South African friend announced that she had no idea what I was saying half the time. From then on, I consciously slowed down and pronounced most of my ‘T’s. It worked. My sister and I could converse speedily – using slang-like Scottish was our secret language. Not dissimilar to the scene in Austin Powers in Goldmember where Mike Myers and Michael Caine have an entire conversation in ‘English English’ aka rhyming slang.

MAKE AN EFFORT It’s just rude to assume everyone can speak English. While it’s mostly true, it’s respectful to at least make an attempt to speak the language. It’s no wonder the British get a bad tourist rap. Sauntering into the corner shop demanding four cans of Stella and a 20 deck of Mayfair is not cool. It’s simply courteous to make an effort and it is appreciated. If you mess up, just accompany your flawed Spanish with a goofy smile and a ‘what am I like?’ shake of the head then everyone’s happy.

MAKE YOUR OWN MEALS Eating in restaurants is the best way to blow your daily budget. While it’s extremely tempting to plop yourself down in the first pizzeria you see after a long day’s travelling, it’s not worth it.

You’ve most likely stumbled into a tourist trap so expect high prices and low quality. Also, in Italy it is common to for ‘coperto’ to be added to the bill. It is simply a service charge and it’s a bit of a grey area whether to leave a tip on top. Our ‘coperto’ in Florence was 4 euros, so we didn’t bother with a tip. You’re best to stock up on pasta, sauce and bread in chain supermarkets (independents seem to charge more for tourists). All hostels have kitchen facilities and pasta is portable. You’ve just saved yourself 20 euros! by Holly Callender h.callender@tsaglasgow.com

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WHAT MAKES GLASGOW GREAT Summer is upon us, and consequence to a rare few days of Scottish sunshine, our student loan and bursary payments will now temporarily be placed on hold as we rest from university commitments for some four months. However, this is not to suggest that those of us who fall under the unemployment bracket will be forced to stay at home and miss out on all the fun. The need to save all year and travel abroad lessens majorly when you open your front door and realise you sometimes only need the train fare to have a good time in Glasgow.

While not all of Glasgow’s cultural activities are free, a huge proportion of them are. However, it is important not to confuse entry fees with the quality of activities. Similarly, it’s good to remember that in your entry fee you are helping to cover preservation costs – the kinds of bills which will enable Glasgow to have a long-lasting cultural history which we can continue to share with people well into the future. In such instances, you might feel better if you take a minute to remind yourself how important culture is in Scotland – we want everyone to know how great we are. The award-winning Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel showcases a plethora of transportation methods utilised by Scotland from the late 1800s to the present day. Their impressive indoor main street, with interactive 19th century shopping scene and original Glasgow Subway station merchandise, has won over crowds

since it’s opening in 2011. Similarly, the Huntarian Museum, located within the grounds of the University of Glasgow in the West End, houses an impressive portfolio of Scottish research history through the ages, including an area dedicated to the lives and deaths of influential past graduates of the university. Exhibits include a real Egyptian oesophagus – which, like the Transport Museum, can be accessed free of charge. Other free exhibition include Kelvingrove Art Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art – both of which rely partly on public donations to continue to exist, so it is important to get visiting and donate a couple of pennies if you were impressed. Contrastingly, did you know that the Glasgow Science Centre was one of Europe’s most popular attractions? A lot of you will remember it from your school trip days – this being a particular favourite one – as both primary and secondary schools still jump at the opportunity to take pupils onboard it’s slowly, sinking floorboards. While the Science Centre is not free to visit (actually, it’s quite pricey) it is worth visiting, regardless of your age or – perhaps – your slowly deteriorating interest in science. Among hundreds of other things, the attraction has it’s own planetarium (for all you Scottish space invaders out there) where staff present interactive talks throughout the day about stars, space and what kinds

of things you might find beyond Earth. The Glasgow Science Centre is a bundle of colour, fun and knowledge that continues to bless people of all ages. It is an astronomical, experimental and bodily exploration into science and the world as we don’t know it. And it ALL belongs to Glasgow. Enjoy it! by Rachael Procter @rrretro___ r.procter@tsaglasgow.com


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Top Five Vegan Hangouts in Glasgow

Veggie beet and carrot burgers with avocado – NOM!

Glasgow was named as the vegan capital of Britain for a reason. Throughout Scotland’s largest city restaurants, bars and cafes offer an enormous variety of high quality vegan food. Every establishment has its own unique strengths and quirks, so for both vegans and anyone else who feels like something a little different, here’s our top five milk-free eateries in Glasgow. STEREO Hidden away down Renfield Lane in Glasgow’s city centre, Stereo is a restaurant, a bar, a club and a music venue all crammed into one. It’s most well known for its incredible food, vegans and non-vegans alike stopping by to enjoy the large and varied menu. There’s also an exciting range of quirky beers – on tap and in bottles – so even if you’re only after a quiet drink you’ll find what you’re looking for down Renfield Lane. Whether you’re in need of a light snack or a three course meal, there’s two things that all the food served has in common – high quality and affordable prices.

microwaves. While the beer on tap is pretty limited, there’s plenty of good bottles and an excellent kitchen. The food might not be quite as elaborate as you’ll find at other vegan hangouts, but The Flying Duck burger will not disappoint and the prices are more than reasonable.

THE 13TH NOTE Grilled Tandoori halloumi and red pepper kebab – The 13th Note

THE 78 The 78 is not just a bar and restaurant, but the scene of numerous popular musical events. With everything from reggae and dub to jazz and soul on offer, the music at The 78 is almost as varied and enjoyable as the food served there every day. With affordable starters that could almost be full meals in themselves, specials that never disappoint and superb desserts, the menu seems almost perfect. Every weekend it gets even better – The 78 brunch, served from noon till five on Saturdays and Sundays, is probably one of the best vegan meals found anywhere in Glasgow.

Hot Dawg topped with caramelised red onion and cajun fries – Stereo

THE FLYING DUCK Just like Stereo, you’ll have to venture up a narrow lane to find this hidden gem, but you’ll be glad you did. Warm and welcoming, The Flying Duck feels more like your mate’s kitchen than a bar. Actually, that’s probably the idea – the interior, some distance below street-level and decked out with fairy lights, is furnished with kitchen countertops and dummy

Burger and Beer at The Flying Duck

One of the most beloved vegan bars in Glasgow, The 13th Note isn’t just for a pint. From the award-winning chips to their classic weekend fry-up, the menu is almost perfect. The atmosphere is relaxed, the decor perfectly walking the line between shabby and chic, and situated as it is in the Trongate – an area populated with art galleries, studios and a major theatre – it’s no wonder this place has become a hangout for artists, musicians and bohemians. Their downstairs music venue also sees a variety of excellent bands performing throughout the week, making The 13th Note a favourite not just for vegans but for for Glaswegians in general.

MONO Tucked between a renowned vintage store and a tiny guitar shop on the edge of the hip Trongate area, Mono could not have a better location. Offering more of a fine-dining experience than The 13th Note a block away, Mono is a little less homely than other vegan eateries. Nevertheless, it serves some of the best food in Glasgow, with generous portions and affordable prices. Whether you’re feeling like a griddled portobello mushroom burger – listed by many vegans as one of their favourite meals on offer in the city – or just a browse in the restaurant’s vinyl record store, Mono is a must. by Malcolm Higgins @MHiggins95 m.higgins@tsaglasgow.com


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YOUR ‘TO DO LIST’ THIS SUMMER Summer. It’s the word students repeat over and over to themselves during those final few months at university, praying that the last semester will fly in so they can finally escape the clutches of university life and enjoy two blissful months of holidays, parties and general fun times.

A hike along The West Highland Way perhaps?

Then sadly June rolls around and the realisation that you’ll have to fund these two ‘fun’ months without SAAS kicks in. Whilst some savvy students save meticulously throughout the year to fund far-flung travels, others either don’t have the luxury of being able to save after paying rent and other bills and honestly, some just p**s it all away on nights they’ll never remember. So for those who are preparing themselves for the sad reality of watching your classmates have the summer of their lives via the depressing medium of Facebook, we’ve put together a fairly cheap bucket list of the best things to do in Scotland to remind you all that just because you’re skint doesn’t mean you can’t have a brilliant summer too:

RURAL CAMPING Round up the rest of your skint mates and head out into the good old fashioned outdoors for a spot of rural camping and when we say rural we mean it; no toilets, no electricity, no nothing. Just you, the gorgeous Scottish wilderness, some great chat and a cooler box full of drink. We recommend Glen Etive, around a two

hour drive from Glasgow, for a truly rural experience. Pick a spot by the natural ‘pools’ and thank us later.

GO APE It might cost just over £30, but it’ll be some of the best money you spend all summer. As you fly along the zip wires, fling yourself

off the stomach-churningly high platforms and glide through the tree top forest, you’ll feel like a kid again (and remember kids don’t need to worry about student loans or graduate jobs).

ARGYLL’S SECRET COAST For when that scorching weekend of sun finally rolls around and you’re desperate to feel the sand between your toes don’t head to Ayr beach or any of the more popular locations, take a drive to ‘Argyll’s Secret Coast’ to visit some of the most gorgeous beaches in the UK. You won’t find heaps of tourists, but you will discover beautiful beaches and lochs, welcoming pubs with friendly locals and truly magical spots.

GLAMPING

A spot of rural camping?

If roughing it in the great outdoors isn’t really your cup of tea, you could try a weekend away at one of Scotland’s many ‘glamping’ sites. You’ll get to experience the beauty of the Scottish outdoors – whilst also being able to plug in your GHDs. There is a huge range of options that will fit all

budgets and tastes, starting from as low as £20 per night.

WEST HIGHLAND WAY Got a week to spare? Then take on the West Highland Way challenge, you’ll feel smug when your friends come back with their tales of European travels: ‘yeah but, have you done the West Highland Way?’ For even an inexperienced walker, you should be able to complete the 96 mile journey in under a week and you don’t need to spend a fortune to do so. You can choose to stop off at hotels along the route, having delicious traditional meals and spend a bit, or go totally rural with nothing but your camping gear and plenty of grub – we’d recommend checking out a few of the local restaurants though and it’s a good idea to invest in some insect repellent, midges seem to love to by Courtney Hendry @courtneysarahx WHW too. c.hendry@tsaglasgow.com


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Let’s Review: The Juice Garden

GET A JUICY TREAT AT THE JUICE GARDEN ON BYRES ROAD Any café or restaurant opening on the West End’s bustling Byres Road will have its work cut out. On the one hand, of course, there’s no shortage of potential customers – it’s one of the busiest streets in Glasgow – but on the other there’s already a wide variety of eateries to compete with. To succeed in that climate you would certainly need something to set you apart. Juice Garden is clean and bright, definitely leaning more towards a café than any kind of restaurant. The decor – white tiles on the walls and artificial grass on the ground – work well together to create a pleasant and refreshing atmosphere, flagposting the healthy nature of the food and drink on offer. We’re encouraged to order drinks first, and opening the brightly coloured menus we find ourselves spoilt for choice. The range of different juices on offer is considerable, but with a simple breakdown of each drink’s components printed below the name it’s not overwhelming or complicated. For the more adventurous customer there’s plenty of unusual flavour combinations, but we opted to play it safe with Sherbert Lemonade. A combination of apple, lemon and mint, the Sherbert Lemonade proved to be refreshing,

invigorating and delicious. Our starter was a large nut-stuffed mushroom topped with crispy kale, and as a combination of flavour and texture it could not have been improved upon. The mushroom was succulent and full of flavour, its soft flesh contrasting and complimenting perfectly the dry crunch of the kale and crushed nuts. As a starter it was an understandably small portion, and it left us wanting more. Service was quick and efficient, and our mains arrived without much delay. The Detox Salad came in a superb dressing, the spring onions lending the flavour of the dish a real bite, but the sun-dried tomatoes

were something of a disappointment. Aside from the tomatoes – dry, chewy and a little lacking in flavour – the salad was certainly enjoyable, and came in very generous portions. The falafel and spinach main was excellent, coming on lightly toasted brown bread and accompanied with a portion of the best sweet potato chips we’d ever tasted. The sandwich itself was a little dry, and didn’t seem to quite match the relatively high price, but those chips could not have been better. Hearing that the desserts were all entirely raw gave us pause, but when we saw them our worries began to evaporate.

by Malcolm Higgins @MHiggins95 m.higgins@tsaglasgow.com

The only downside to the ordering process manifested itself at this point, however, as we had to make our way up to the counter to select our cakes from a glass counter. It’s a minor detail, really, but the pleasure of seeing your food for the first time as it’s brought to your table is one of the delights of eating out, and one that got lost at this point. We ordered a slice of vegan cheesecake and a blondie, both handmade that day by the waitress who served us, and any doubts we had were forgotten. The cheesecake was fantastic, the fresh strawberries it contained mixing with the rich body of the cake in a gorgeous combination of texture and flavour. Not to be outdone, the blondie was also delicious, although much denser. Both deserts were excellent though, and the perfect conclusion to a very satisfying meal. Leaving with two bottles of the cafe’s signature Cold-Pressed Juice – one Orange Twist and one Pineapple Punch – we were delighted with our experience at Juice Garden. The juices we took away with us were created more for their health benefits than for their flavour, but they were still very invigorating. Although it might be something of an acquired taste, our ColdPressed Juices were a great way to round off the meal. The wonderful thing about a meal at Juice Garden is that even after you’ve eaten your fill you never feel like you’ve eaten too much. The wholesome and healthy ingredients in every dish they serve will leave you energized, refreshed and looking forward to your next visit.


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TOP FIVE Healthy Restaurants TO TRY THIS SUMMER Naked Soup Glasgow Uni students will likely be familiar with Naked Soup as it’s about five minutes from The Adam Smith building and it’s known for providing healthy lunches for decent prices, they even offer student discounts. Not surprisingly, given the name, their soups are particularly impressive and they offer tasty options like carrot, orange and ginger and broccoli, spinach and almond.

MARTHA’S We can’t talk about healthy food in Glasgow without mentioning Martha’s Fast Natural Food. The St. Vincent Street favourite has a well deserved reputation for producing seriously healthy food that doesn’t compromise on taste. They

have such a wide range of options that even the fussiest of eaters should easily find something they’ll adore. We also love the handy guide that explains the nutritional properties of the meals – they’ll tell you when somethings a ‘slow burner’ meaning it’s balanced protein and good carbs to stay fuller for longer.

BALBIR’S When you are trying to eat healthily it can be hard saying no to takeaways and choosing a restaurant to visit can be a nightmare, so luckily Balbir’s on Church Street is here to help. The Indian restaurant is great for serving true Indian food that is both health-conscious and delicious. Balbir Sumal, who founded the restaurant works with his chefs to ensure they retain quality whilst

When our brief but hopefully glorious Scottish summer finally rolls around, it will give us the perfect opportunity to try out all those delicious healthy restaurants and cafés in Glasgow as we convince ourselves that we’re staying on track with the summer fitness kick and then of course we’ll ruin it all by drinking delicious, calorie-laden cocktails whilst basking in the glow of the fleeting sun in our favourite beer gardens. So with that said, we’ve rounded up five of the best healthy dining options in Glasgow (but don’t worry, our list of the best beer gardens is available on the website)

considering the types of ingredients used because of their health benefits. The staff will also help choose your food for you, so just let them know you’d like to keep it as healthy as possible and they’ll sort you out.

JULES If, like me, you find yourself often forgetting to eat in the morning when you’re in a hurry to get out the door, pop down to Jules on Argyle Street. This friendly cafe has some of the creamiest porridge around and the team are so committed to ensuring they provide the freshest food that nothing will be sold the day after it is made – all of their unsold products are donated to Glasgow City Mission every afternoon to feed the homeless in the city.

SOCIAL BITE This brilliant ‘social business’ is described as a ‘sandwich shop with a difference’. First of all, the food here is delicious and always fresh, with the menu having been created by Michelin star chef, Mike Mathieson. But the food alone isn’t what makes this option stand out. One in four of the staff at Social Bite are formerly homeless people and they support the local homeless community through their ‘suspended coffee and food’ initiative – which lets customers pay in advance for a coffee or any item of food from the menu for a homeless person to then come in and claim. Social Bite also donates 100% of their profits to good causes making it a truly social business – one that is good for the stomach and good for the soul.

by Courtney Hendry @courtneysarahx c.hendry@tsaglasgow.com


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@GEORGIELOVES

Instagram is fast becoming the go-to platform for fitness inspiration and motivation. There are thousands of people, many professional athletes and personal trainers, who offer free advice and tips to anyone looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle. However, there are also plenty of ‘normal’ bloggers who use their presence on the social network to share fitness and healthy eating advice with their thousands of followers – one such blogger is Georgie Lewis, who goes by the username @georgiesloves on the photo sharing app. Although she built her fanbase originally through fashion blogging, Georgie decided that in 2015 she wanted to stop taking her ‘good genetics’ for granted and made the effort to eat healthily and exercise, all whilst documenting it online. Her honest opinions and delicious healthy recipes have helped boost her followers to over 9,000 and here she shares her top ten fitness tips with TSA: STAY HYDRATED Water speeds up your metabolism, clears your body of toxins and helps everything in your body run smoothly. Fruit bottles are a fun way to make water a whole lot more exciting and lemon and lime is my favourite. CREATE A KILLER PLAYLIST Music is a huge motivation for me. Spotify have some fab ready made workout playlists with something for everyone. TAKE A ‘HEALTHY SELFIE’ Use photos to track your progress instead

of scales. My weight hasn’t really changed since my fitness journey, but my body definitely has. EAT CLEAN Basically, if you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it (apart from quinoa, you should definitely eat that). I thoroughly recommend the Deliciously Ella & Hemsley books for heaps of healthy menu inspiration. TAKE THE STAIRS Always chose the active option. Clench those buttocks while doing the drinks round at work (just make sure no-one is behind you), do your stretches while the ad breaks are on, or do 20 standing ab crunchies after your toilet stop. The results will add up so get creative! HOME WORKOUTS These are a great excuse to keep your pjs on and save precious time. ‘High Intensity Interval Training’ (HIIT) workouts are the

way forwards to burn stubborn fat in a hurry. Follow @HOME.EXERCISES on Insta or search YouTube for fab ideas. CHEAT CLEAN There’s lots of fab recipes on social media showing you how to create your all time fave puds in a guilt free way. From flapjacks to chocolate mug cakes, just search the hashtag #cheatclean for inspiration. REMEMBER TO REST Your body needs time to repair and build muscle so remember to chill a few times a week. Have a bath and light some candles.

FAKE TAN This sounds silly, but applying a bit of the fake stuff really makes you look a lot leaner and more defined. Cocoa brown one hour tan and Soltan moose from Boots are my top picks. DRESS THE PART When I have taken an extra 10 mins to look good, I feel 100 times better and perform a lot better too. What better excuse to go shopping! by Courtney Hendry @courtneysarahx c.hendry@tsaglasgow.com

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At one time or another, usually when fed up of dragging our feet to a low-paid part time job after uni, we’ve all wished we had one of those amazing ‘YouTube jobs’ – the kind where you sit around all day doing nothing but making funny videos and plenty of cash. However, it seems we might be a little disillusioned about this particular profession. Jon Cozart, the 23-year-old ‘YouTuber’ behind the brilliant ‘Harry Potter in 99 Seconds’ and ‘After Ever After’ videos – which have a nearly 80 million combined views – reveals that it’s not quite as easy as it may look. After explaining that it takes ‘hundreds of hours of prep’ to make his insanely popular videos, it becomes easier to understand the dedication and effort these stars put in to perfect what is essentially their product, which in turn makes it easier to understand why they are constantly referred to as this generation’s new breed of entrepreneurs. Whilst taking time out of his ridiculously busy schedule; he’s prepping for his debut show at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, focusing on graduating from college and is currently in the writing stages of a new video, Jon managed to answer a few of TSA’s burning questions about his thoughts on ‘YouTube entrepreneurs’, how he is feeling about The Fringe and most importantly, Harry Potter v Lord of The Rings: HI JON, FIRST OF ALL CAN YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT HOW YOU BECAME A YOUTUBE STAR? AND WHERE THE MONIKER PAINT CAME FROM? I’ve been on YouTube since it was popularised back in 2005, the moment I realised people were being paid to make YouTube videos I dedicated my life to it. And ever since Harry Potter

in 99 Seconds hit and gave me notoriety, I’ve worked to entertain and maintain a relationship with people online. My brother actually signed up for the channel Paint back in 2005 and said he’d give it to me if I got 1,000 subscribers on my other channel at the time. It doesn’t mean anything really but now I look at Paint as a colorful, imaginative channel. WHERE DO YOU GET THE INSPIRATION FOR YOUR VIDEOS? WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE YOU’VE MADE SO FAR? I just step back and look at all the stuff that I love: Harry Potter, Disney, Lord of the Rings, etc. and I try and make stuff that I would want to watch. I’m inspired by the other worlds people have created. My favourite is definitely the original After Ever After. I think the skills I had been working on for a decade finally came together and made it possible. I’m really proud I did it all by myself. DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHERS PLANNED? YOU SEEM TO GET A LOT OF REQUESTS FOR VIDEOS, WHAT IS THE MOST REQUESTED VIDEO? I always have new videos in my mind. And thanks to the Fringe Fest I’ve been forced to be more creative more often. People definitely want After Ever After 3. I’m in the writing stages right now. YOUTUBE STARS ARE OFTEN CALLED OUR GENERATION’S NEW VERSION OF YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS, WOULD YOU AGREE WITH THAT?

Absolutely. Thanks to our audiences, YouTube stars have a tremendous amount of support for whatever projects they want to take on: clothing lines, make-up lines, book deals, music careers, films, acting. You name it. YouTubers aren’t just one thing

anymore. Entire brands are wrapped around personalities. YOU’VE TAKEN A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT APPROACH TO YOUR CHANNEL IN TERMS OF ONLY UPLOADING QUALITY WORK THAT TAKES MONTHS TO WORK ON AS OPPOSED TO PEOPLE WHO POST EVERY OTHER DAY, WHY DID YOU TAKE THIS ROUTE AND HOW DO YOU THINK IT HAS AFFECTED YOUR SUCCESS ON THE SITE? Back when I started making videos I realised I couldn’t compete in the personality department. So I let my imagination and technical skills take over my channel. Parody was something I knew I could peel apart and understand from the inside out, and that’s what I did. I never want to disappoint my viewers, because they’ve come to expect a certain quality that I need to deliver on. If I didn’t deliver videos that take months, I’d be competing with people who make stuff better and quicker than I do. I’d become irrelevant. WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR NEW SHOW? WILL IT INVOLVE ANY NEW ‘IN 99 SECONDS’ SONGS? Unfortunately no new 99 second stuff. But I’m performing my big hits from YouTube and a lot of new music. There’s some new original songs, some looping technology, and a big dystopian parody that should be really, really fun. WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO ABOUT THE NEW SHOW IN EDINBURGH? ARE YOU FEELING NERVOUS AT ALL? I’m just excited to perform my stuff live. Every time I get on stage and sing the Disney parodies I’m amazed by how into it people get. It’s really a gift. To be honest I’m absolutely terrified about the Fringe. I don’t know who’s going to come to this show, the age range, the gender, the life experience. No idea how people are going to take it. But I know I’m excited to take it on. HAS IT BEEN DIFFICULT PLANNING THE SHOW, KEEPING YOUR CHANNEL UP TO DATE AND FOCUSING ON SCHOOL? HOW DO YOU MANAGE TO JUGGLE IT ALL? I don’t do a very good job of it. Right now my main focus is on graduating college which I will do literally days before I head out to Edinburgh. The show is my creative focus for sure, followed by my videos. I’m looking to release a lot of the new show content on my channel.

DOES HAVING YOUTUBE AS YOUR JOB MAKE IT EASIER TO COPE WITH COLLEGE? OR DO YOU FIND IT CAN BE MORE STRESSFUL AS YOU’VE GOT TO MAINTAIN YOUR GRADES AND KEEP YOUR FANS HAPPY?

YouTube is my job, so on one hand I don’t have to worry about making good grades. My followers don’t care if I fail a quiz in my Revelation and Apocalyptic Literature course. On the other, it takes hundreds of hours of prep to make a single video. I love college. I love to learn and a lot of the opinions I form in class have shaped my content, especially on the social justice side of things. Making videos is stressful for me, but it’s also thrilling. Once I’m out of school I’ll really dedicate myself to expanding my voice online. AFTER AUDITIONING FOR GLEE, DID IT MAKE YOU MORE EAGER TO BREAK INTO ACTING? DO YOU HAVE ANY PLANS TO AUDITION MORE? OR ARE YOU WANTING TO FOCUS ON GETTING A JOB BEHIND THE CAMERA AS YOU ARE A FILM MAJOR? Glee really whet my appetite for the entertainment industry. I honestly don’t know where my career is headed. I’d love to be an actor. I’d love to stay on YouTube and I’d love to make films. Since YouTubers are the new entertainment entrepreneurs I can do it all. DO YOU THINK YOUR YOUTUBE SUCCESS WILL HELP MAKE YOU STAND OUT WHEN SEARCHING FOR JOBS? Sure, YouTubers have so much leverage in creative projects, because they themselves are the creators. Brands are inventing jobs for YouTubers because there’s no way to slap a Pepsi can in a creator’s hand and look authentic. The simple way of advertising is gross and outdated. IT SEEMS LIKE THERE ARE ALWAYS THOUSANDS OF NEW PEOPLE POPPING UP ON YOUTUBE AIMING TO EMULATE THE SUCCESS OF STARS LIKE YOURSELF, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE LOOKING TO STAND OUT? Fail long enough to find your voice. And don’t make YouTube videos to get famous. You won’t get famous. Make videos because you have an aching to express yourself. If you’re authentic and really love what you do, people will come. ARE YOU PLANNING ON DOING ANY SIGHTSEEING IN SCOTLAND? IS THERE ANYWHERE YOU DEFINITELY WANT TO CHECK OUT? I hear Taylor Swift will be in town. No, but actually I just want to walk around and immerse myself in the Fringe. I don’t know where this thing will take me but hopefully I’ll have some by Courtney Hendry stories to tell. @courtneysarahx c.hendry@tsaglasgow.com

Quick Fire 1. Harry Potter or Lord of The Rings? Lord of the Rings. 2. Edinburgh or Glasgow? TBD. 3. Square Sausage Roll or Pizza Crunchie supper? Sausage all the way. 4. Favourite Scottish person, real or fictional? James McAvoy <3


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The Interview: Rupert Goold

10 Minutes With...

RUPERT GOOLD

Director of upcoming mystery thriller, True Story. Starring James Franco and Jonah Hill

INTERVIEW WITH RUPERT GOOLD IN TSA ISSUE 11 OUT NOW!

Jonah Hill as Mike Finkel and James Franco as Christian Longo in True Story


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Director Rupert Goold on the set of True Story

INTERVIEW WITH RUPERT GOOLD IN TSA ISSUE 11 OUT NOW!


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STILL SHOWING IN CINEMAS

PICK OF THE MONTH

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ROGUE NATION

San Andreas

It’s stupid, it’s predictable, it’s cringy but somehow it’s also totally addictive watching. It’s clear from the start that the film will be terrible yet it’s impossible to turn off – some strange part of us seems to enjoy watching society crumble and we have to admit, the special effects are pretty impressive.

The Longest Ride

Although it doesn’t quite reach the heights of the Notebook or Dear John, it’s a sweet and endearing film that will provide exactly what you’re looking for – a lovely wee movie with an impossible lovestory, that will likely make you cry.

Terminator Genisys

As with every year, this summer certainly isn’t short of action-packed blockbusters. Few movies this summer, however, are part of one of cinema’s most successful movie franchises, and not all of them have Tom Cruise as their leading man. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation is finally hitting theatres and is going up against huge releases like Jurassic World and Terminator: Genysis. Released on 31 July, Rogue Nation sees Cruise return for his fifth appearance as field agent Ethan Hunt. The last time we met Ethan Hunt was 2011’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which proved to be the highest-grossing film in the franchise and of Tom Cruise’s entire career. It’s testament to Cruise’s pulling power and the series as a whole that people still want to see these movies. We’ve seen Hollywood blockbusters return for seemingly endless sequels, but so rarely do they emulate the kind of success Misson: Impossible has achieved. Few details have been revealed about the latest MI instalment, but this much we do know. The Impossible Mission Force (IMF) – the agency for whom Ethan Hunt works – comes under threat from the Syndicate, a near-mythical organization of assassins and rogue operatives who kill to order. Faced with the IMF’s

disbandment, Ethan Hunt assembles his team for their final and most difficult mission – to prove the Syndicate’s existence and bring the organization down by any means necessary. And needless to say there will be a plethora of explosions and stunts so ludicrous Tom Cruise’s insurance must be worth a small country. For one, Cruise is thought to have been seen hanging on to the side of an Airbus A400M aircraft being flown 5,000 feet above the English Countryside last November. So anything’s on the cards.  Cruise is, of course, crazy fit and more than capable of assuming the challenging role of Ethan Hunt. But it is interesting to consider whether or not this will be his last outing as our favourite field agent. He ain’t getting any younger, and while it’s hard to imagine anyone filling his shoes, perhaps Rogue Nation will see him ride off into the sunset. Or whatever this franchise’s equivalent would be. Hanging up his plain black tshirt? This outing boasts a pretty impressive cast. Rogue Nation sees Cruise reunited with Jeremy Renner as William Brandt, the IMF’s chief analyst, Ving Rhames as hacker Luther Stickell and Simon Pegg as Benji Dunn, the affable tech field agent who brings a much-needed dose of comic relief. He is joined for the first time by Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson – not the X Factor contestant – who portrays Ilsa Faust and Alec Baldwin in his first Mission: Impossible appearance. The Mission: Impossible series always delivers: bombastic action scenes, complex and gripping stories and a commanding performance by one of cinema’s most charismatic action stars. If history is to repeat itself, Rogue Nation won’t disappoint fans and will have us on the edge of our seats. Misson: Impossible – Rogue by Jonny Stone Nation is in UK cinemas 31 @jonny_stone_ July. j.stone@tsaglasgow.com

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation starring Tom Cruise

Book Corner Find Me

It’s a shame that all film-studios seems to care about is making money, as opposed to producing great movies. This reboot strikes us as nothing more than an excuse to trot out the Terminator name again and pull in as much cash as possible, a poor attempt at rebooting a classic.

For those who love any type of virus-plague scenarios or dystopian nightmares, this remarkable novel is the one for you. It explores how one seemingly immune twenty year old spends her life as a scientific subject after a deadly virus that begins with blisters, develops into memory loss and leads to death sweeps mankind.

Where She Went

For once, a sequel that actually answers all those lingering questions and ties everything up beautifully. The follow-up to ‘If I Stay’, is now told from Adam’s perspective (now a fully fledged rock-star), three years after Mia wakes from her coma, heads to Julliard and never contacts him again.

Disclaimer

Imagine having a terrible secret, one that you had never told anyone. Then imagine picking up a novel, one you can’t remember buying, and discovering that very secret is the plot of the mysterious book. The fallout from this brilliant premise makes for a much more impressive story than Girl on The Train, Gone Girl and all the other books it’s frequently compared with.


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What’s On: In The Movies Ant Man When Hollywood first realized that comic books were essentially a bottomless source of epic adventures, they seem to have also decided that superhero movies needed to be super serious, even though the source material was marketed towards children – and cool attractive men who don’t need to justify their juvenile interests. The new trailer for Ant-Man makes it seem like the upcoming film will be part of the wave of comic book films attempting to buck that trend, though. Scott Lang aka Ant-Man aka Paul Rudd is a con-man whose extraordinary suit allows him to shrink in size while boosting his strength. With the future of the world at stake, he must find his inner hero and help his scientist mentor Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) to pull off an audacious heist. Included in the top-notch cast are House of Cards’ Corey Stoll as the villainous Yellowjacket and Lost’s Evangeline Lilly as the kick-ass daughter of Hank Pym. Also look out for cameos from John Slattery (as Tony Stark’s dad, Howard), Hayley Atwell (as Captain America’s Agent Carter) and, of course, Stan Lee himself! Ant-Man is in UK cinemas on 17 July.

Ted 2 Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane returns with this hilarious sequel to 2012’s recordbreaking comedy, Ted. Three years on from the events of Ted, the potty-mouthed bear (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) has married his girlfriend, Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth), and together they decide to start a family. He asks his long-time friend John (Mark Wahlberg) to help them out via artificial insemination, but whether Ted can ever have custody of the child is another matter, and so he is forced to go to court to prove that he is human. The first Ted movie remains one of the highestgrossing comedies of all time and now director/writer Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, American Dad!) returns with another cameo-stuffed laugh-fest. Look out for appearances from Morgan Freeman, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, David Hasselhoff and returnees Giovanni Ribisi and Sam J. Jones, the original Flash Gordon star who finds himself officiating Ted and Tami-Lynn’s wedding! Ted is in UK cinemas 10 July.

Inside Out

Pixar’s latest imaginative adventure takes us inside the mind of a 12-year-old girl. Have you ever looked at someone and wondered: what are they thinking? Well the latest movie from Pixar, creators of Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Wall-E, provides the answer. Young girl Riley (voiced by Kaitlyn Dias) has just moved to a new city with her Mum (Diane Lane) and Dad (Kyle MacLachlan). She must adjust to a new environment and school – but the real adventure is taking place inside her head as Riley’s emotions, Joy, Happiness, Fear, Sadness, Disgust and Anger, try and steer her through this topsy-turvy period in her life. This visually dazzling and emotional animation has been acclaimed as one of Pixar’s best movies to date, fusing a typically ambitious premise with big laughs and more than a few tears. Among the talented voice cast is Parks and Recreation actress Amy Poehler who voices Riley’s primary emotion Joy. Inside Out is in UK cinemas 24 July.

Hot Pursuit The Gallows Cooper (Reese Witherspoon) is a by-thebook cop who, after accidentally setting a suspect on fire, finds herself working in the evidence room. However, when a witness agrees to testify against a powerful drug lord, his brash wife, Daniella (Sofia Vergara), has to be escorted to her Grand Jury appointment and the law dictates a female escort. So Cooper finds herself saddled with the impossibly demanding Daniella, but when they’re double crossed at the pick-up, the two find themselves on the run together, trying to escape from the drug gang and a bunch of corrupt cops. Already universally panned by critics, maybe it can redeem itself in our neck of the woods? Hot Pursuit is in UK cinemas 31 July.

Blumhouse Productions, the outfit behind movies such as Paranormal Activity, Insidious and The Purge films, has a new horror landing in cinemas this summer. This one goes by the name of The Gallows, and it’s from writer-directors Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff. After an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, 20 years later, students at the same small town school decide to try and stage the play again on the tragedy’s anniversary, in a misguided attempt to honour the anniversary of the tragedy. You will not be surprised one bit to learn that the sh*t soon begins to hit the fan. The Gallows is in UK cinemas 17 July.


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What’s On: In July

THE EARLIES

PERFORM AT DRYGATE BREWERY Time has a way of distorting memories. 11 years has passed since The Earlies released their first album, These Were the Earlies. It’s been 14 since their first 7” single, ‘Song for #3’, was quietly hand delivered by band members to record store clerks in hopes of selling a few copies here and there. The Earlies have always done things a little backwards. John Mark Lapham travelled to Manchester in the mid 90s to pursue a life in music as opposed to staying where he was planted. He along with Christian Madden and Giles Hatton fumbled through ideas and formats for some 5 years until a fateful meeting in a record shop between Lapham and future vocalist, Brandon Carr. The two started experimenting with ideas and Brandon almost immediately got the job once he improvised some vocal ideas for their first single, ‘Song for #3’. Over the coming years, The Earlies, again running backwards, released the majority of their first album in small drips in the form of ultra limited vinyl pressings until they were snapped up by UK record label, Names and subsequently, Secretly Canadian. In 2004, these releases were compiled and their debut album These Were The Earlies was born. 2

years later, the band returned with a more sonically adventurous and diverse collection of recordings, The Enemy Chorus. The band disappeared into the wilderness for the next 9 years, with members investing time with various side projects and nurturing their home and family lives. What started as an electronic studio project quickly morphed into an ambitious live undertaking. With a strict “no computers” law in place, the 4 member core of the band turned in to 11 piece live ensemble. It wasn’t long before The Earlies became known for their massive stage presence and self-depreciating stage banter, an interesting contrast to their more earnest “electronic folk” recorded material. Throughout their “naughties” output, various members of the Earlies seemed to remain frantically active, recording with such diverse musicians as Plan B, King Creosote, Micah P. Hinson, and an array of others. More recently, Madden has recorded with UK band, Tokolosh, Lapham released an ep on thelegendary UK label, 4AD as the Late Cord and an album with Asthmatic Kitty recording artist, DM Stith as The Revival Hour. Hatton produced

material with Dan Dwayre as Black Lodge and singer Brandon Carr collaborated with John Dufilho from Apples in Stereo as Corner Suns. Additionally, one member of the extended Earlies line-up, Sara Lowes, has become an acclaimed singer-songwriter and amassed a legion of loyal fans.  The Earlies are set to return in 2015 for a self proclaimed “11 Year Anniversary” since These Were the Earlies was released.

To celebrate, they are setting out on an ultra-limited 5 date UK tour and releasing a new ep entitled Message From Home. Expect the full 11 member live band to be playing both old and new songs. This is their only Scottish date and not to be missed as currently there are no future tours planned. The Earlies will be performing at Drygate Brewery on 24 July.

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Gig Guide: Music & Clubbing THE SECOND ANNUAL CHAMPIPUNSHIP: A PUN RAISER 19:00, 02 ABC

THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS THE BLUEBERRIES 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

AREA 11 19:00, The Attic

FRI, 17 JUL

THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS LINDA JACKSON 18:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

SUN, 12 JUL THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS ROCK HUNTER & HOUND GOD FRASER 21:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

MON, 13 JUL ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH GERRY LYONS 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS DOG’S BODY 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

TUE, 14 JUL TESS PARKS AND ANTON NEWCOMBE (CO-HEADLINE) + THE LONELY WHALE 20:30, King Tut’s AN INCREDIBLY STRANGE CHRISTMAS 19:00, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy WORLD/INFERNO FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY 19:00, 02 ABC

Leon Bridges – King Tut’s – 8th July

WED, 1 JUL THE FEELGOODS + JAMIE AND THE GIANTS + THE BEGBIES , Hard Rock Cafe

FRI, 3 JUL

THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS WING & A PRAYER 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

TUE, 7 JUL ALKALINE TRIO 19:00, 02 ABC

THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS GARY JOHNSTONE 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

WED, 15 JUL SEASIDE SONS + REVOLVER + THE FABLES , Hard Rock Cafe ANVIL 19:00, 02 ABC

MANTA 20:30, King Tut’s

THE AMERICAN STANDARD TOUR 19:00, 02 ABC

THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS THREE CARD TRICK 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

STONEHOUSE VIOLETS + SINISTER FLYNN + THE RANZA’S + SAINT’S 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS HOT TIN ROOF 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

THU, 16 JUL

HARSH TUG 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

WED, 8 JUL

TOO NICE: JON L + DJ HECKTER + BESSA & DON G (OG TEAM) 23:00, The Art School

BELTUR + STATIC ROCK + MAGIC TRIK , Hard Rock Cafe

WHO2 19:00, 02 ABC

LEON BRIDGES 20:30, King Tut’s

THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS ZULU 23:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS THREE CARD TRICK 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

SAT, 4 JUL ALL KING’S & QUEENS 20:30, King Tut’s THUNDER DISCO CLUB 23:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy SHOOT YOUR SHOT: SHANE (BRUT) + SUNSHOWER + CHESTER FACE 23:00, The Art School THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS WENDY RAE & JB TATON 18:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

SUN, 5 JUL GARLICSEAMANCRUMBS PRESENTS : REMY RENOIR + SALTY + TOBY WHEATCRUST 20:00, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy GLASGOW COMIC CON AFTERPARTY 20:00, The Art School BLEACHERS 19:00, The Garage THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS CRAIG HUGHES TWO 21:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

WECAMEFROMWOLVES + ARMSTRONG + FAREWELL SINGAPORE + WE WERE HUNTED – PART OF KING TUT’S SUMMER NIGHTS 2015 20:30, King Tut’s

SUN, 19 JUL SATELLITE TEARS + HERCULEAN + NORTH ASSAULT + COASTLINES – PART OF KING TUT’S SUMMER NIGHTS 2015 20:30, King Tut’s

MICKEY 9S + JAMIE & SHOONY + MEMORY MAN + SCUNNER – PART OF KING TUT’S SUMMER NIGHTS 2015 20:30, King Tut’s

BIG HOGG + HONEY & THE HERBS + RAGS & FEATHERS + DOUGLAS MACGREGOR 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

NO MATTER + DEMON SMILES + HELLO CREEPY SPIDER + PURE PARA 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

FALLEN TO FLUX 19:00, The Attic

MAGIC WAVES W/ KILIAN KRINGS 23:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

CHRONIXX 19:00, 02 ABC

THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS BOOTLEG BEATNIK AND THE BACKSRATCHERS 21:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

HOLY ESQUE EP LAUNCH PARTY WITH BRUT 22:00, The Art School

MON, 20 JUL

THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS BLACK CAT BONE 23:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

KEEPING DIRT CLEAN + PHASES + INUIT + GREAT COP – PART OF KING TUT’S SUMMER NIGHTS 2015 20:30, King Tut’s

SAT, 18 JUL COLONEL MUSTARD & THE DIJON 5 + VICTORIAN TROUT CONSPIRACY + SEA BASS KID – PART OF KING TUT’S SUMMER NIGHTS 2015 20:30, King Tut’s STUCK IN SUMMERTIME FEST : ZATOPEKS (ENG) + GHOST ON TAPE (FR) + THE FUR COATS (USA) + RUBRICS (USA) + THE MURDERBURGERS + THE KIMBERLY STEAKS + THE LEMONAIDS + AUSTEROS + REVENGE OF THE PSYCHOTRONIC MAN + DON BLAKE + MUNTERS 13:00, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH GERRY LYONS 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy THE FELICE BROTHERS 19:00, Oran Mor THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS NAE SPRING CHICKENS 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

TUE, 21 JUL AMATRART + MIRACLE STRIP + LE THUG + APACHE DARLING – PART OF KING TUT’S SUMMER NIGHTS 2015 20:30, King Tut’s ROSWELL + CELLAR DOOR + THE MAMERTINES 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

STRANGE PARADISE W/ DAVID BARBAROSSA 23:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS HOT TIN ROOF 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

HYPERFUNK: BLEAKER + SHELLDON + RESIDENTS 23:00, The Art School

WED, 22 JUL

THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS MELISSA KELLY 18:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

CASINO CIRCUS + ONE LAST SECRET + (FINAL ACT ANNOUNCED AT LATER DATE) , Hard Rock Cafe

THU, 9 JUL HD MUSIC PRESENTS : SIX TIME CHAMPION + HOMEBOUND + CENTURY THIRTEEN 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS BLACK CAT BONE 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

FRI, 10 JUL OSMIUM 23:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy F.W.D.K: INKKE + THE BLESSINGS + DJ HALLOWEEN 23:00, The Art School THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS SIMON BRETT 23:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

SAT, 11 JUL WRONG ISLAND 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

MON, 6 JUL

PARADIGM SHIFT + ARKE + DANCING WITH DAKOTA 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

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

DANSE MACABRE 23:00, The Art School

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FELIX CHAMPION + TOY MOUNTAINS + BELLOW BELOW + NEMECYST – PART OF KING TUT’S SUMMER NIGHTS 2015 20:30, King Tut’s

WED, 29 JUL

JAKE QUICKENDEN 19:00, 02 ABC

SUBKONSIOUS & A-MACC + TOMMY DOCKERZ + CIARAN MAC + KIDROBOTIK – PART OF KING TUT’S SUMMER NIGHTS 2015 20:30, King Tut’s

THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS THREE CARD TRICK 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

THU, 23 JUL MADE AS MANNEQUINS + BROKEN BOY + POOR FRISCO + SAINT SECAIRE – PART OF KING TUT’S SUMMER NIGHTS 2015 20:30, King Tut’s JIM ORTON + SHAUN LITHGOW + SAND & SEA + ODYSSEY 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS GROOVE BAKERS 21:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

FRI, 24 JUL

WOT.D.FUNK + HAYLEY G-DEVILS IN SKIRTS + SLOPES , Hard Rock Cafe

NICHOLAS MCDONALD 19:00, 02 ABC DAELLA MAE 19:00, Oran Mor LAST VENDETTA 18:00, The Attic THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS THREE CARD TRICK 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

THU, 30 JUL KELVIN + CAMMY BLACK + EVIL EDISON + GLASS MUSEUMS – PART OF KING TUT’S SUMMER NIGHTS 2015 20:30, King Tut’s

Clubbing FRI, 3 JUL

TUE, 14 JUL

PROPAGANDA 23:00, 02 ABC

#TAG 23:00, The Garage

FRESH BEAT 23:30, The Garage

WED, 15 JUL

SAT, 4 JUL

FRI, 24 JUL PROPAGANDA 23:00, 02 ABC FRESH BEAT 23:00, The Garage

SAT, 25 JUL

DISCO RIOT 23:30, The Garage

LOVE MUSIC 23:00, 02 ABC

SUB ROSA 23:00, Subclub

SUBCULTURE PRESENTS JASPER JAMES + SENSU 23:00, Subclub

THU, 16 JUL

SUN, 5 JUL

JELLYBABY 23:00, 02 ABC

SUNDAY SCIENCE 23:00, The Garage

HIDE. PRESENTS IVAN KUTZ & JUNIOR SUNDAY SCIENCE 23:00, The Garage G 23:00, Subclub

MON, 6 JUL BARE MONDAYS 23:00, The Garage

#TAG 23:00, The Garage

SAT, 18 JUL

EXPOSURE 19:00, 02 ABC THE EARLIES 19:30, Drygate

THE GORIES 19:00, 02 ABC

THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS SIMON BRETT 21:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

SUN, 26 JUL MON, 27 JUL

FRI, 17 JUL

TUE, 7 JUL WED, 8 JUL

SUBCULTURE PRESENTS ROMAN FLUGEL 23:00, Subclub

NETHERLAND 23:00, The Garage

PROPAGANDA 23:00, 02 ABC

THE FRANKLYS + THE BRUTES + FAIIDES + SPECIAL GUESTS 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

LOVE MUSIC 23:00, 02 ABC

BARE MONDAYS 23:00, The Garage

TUE, 28 JUL

FRESH BEAT 23:00, The Garage

#TAG 23:00, The Garage

LOVE MUSIC 23:00, 02 ABC

THE I AM PRESENTS: MIA DORA 23:00, Subclub

SUB ROSA 23:00, Subclub

SUBCULTURE PRESENTS HARRI & DOMENIC 23:00, Subclub

THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS GUS MUNRO 21:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

WED, 29 JUL

THU, 9 JUL

SUN, 19 JUL

DISCO RIOT 23:30, The Garage

SAT, 25 JUL

FRI, 31 JUL

JELLYBABY 23:00, 02 ABC

SUNDAY SCIENCE 23:00, The Garage

NETHERLAND 23:00, The Garage

THU, 30 JUL

THE RAVELS + THE DESERT WILLOWS + THE DIRTY SUITS + OLD BOHEMIA – PART OF KING TUT’S SUMMER NIGHTS 2015 20:30, King Tut’s

JACK GARRATT 20:30, King Tut’s

MON, 20 JUL

HANDPICKED 23:00, The Art School CLUB NOIR: SUMMER IN THE 60S 21:00, 02 Academy

KIRSTEN ADAMSON + GUESTS 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS MY OLD BLUE TERRAPLANE 21:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

SHIT & SHINE: CLEOSLAPTRA + LETITIA PLEIADES 23:00, The Art School

SAT, 1 AUG

AN EVENING WITH TIM “RIPPER” OWENS 19:00, 02 ABC

TRIBAL PULSE: JOHNNY KAOS 23:00, The Art School

THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS REECE HILLIS 19:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

SUN, 26 JUL PERDURAMO + OCEAN HOUSE + SEAOFCROWNS + ABORIGINALS – PART OF KING TUT’S SUMMER NIGHTS 2015 20:30, King Tut’s A STRANGER WALKS INTO A BAR 19:30, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy ICW: SHUG’S HOUSE PARTY 2 19:00, 02 ABC THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS THE RULERS OF THE ROOT 21:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

MON, 27 JUL KAWEHI + ELVIRA STITT + AMY SHIELDS 20:30, King Tut’s

CENTRILIA 20:30, King Tut’s

HOLLYWOOD ENDING 18:00, 02 ABC ALTERED SKY 18:00, G2

SUN, 2 AUG

FRI, 10 JUL PROPAGANDA 23:00, 02 ABC FRESH BEAT 23:00, The Garage RETURN TO MONO: SLAM TENT AFTER-PARTY 23:00, Subclub

SAT, 11 JUL LOVE MUSIC 23:00, 02 ABC

SUB ROSA 23:00, Subclub

JELLYBABY 23:00, 02 ABC

BARE MONDAYS 23:00, The Garage

NETHERLAND 23:00, The Garage

TUE, 21 JUL #TAG 23:00, The Garage

VICIOUS CREATURES SUMMER DISCO WITH LATE NITE TUFF GUY 23:00, Subclub

THE I AM PRESENTS DENIS SULTA 23:00, Subclub

FRI, 31 JUL

WED, 22 JUL

PROPAGANDA 23:00, 02 ABC

DISCO RIOT 23:30, The Garage SUBCULTURE PRESENTS HUNEE (3 HOUR SET) + TELFORD 23:00, Subclub SUB ROSA 23:00, Subclub

FRESH BEAT 23:00, The Garage SENSU BOAT PARTY & SUB CLUB FT DJ TENNIS 19:00, Sensu

SUN, 12 JUL

THU, 23 JUL

THU, 6 AUG

SUNDAY SCIENCE 23:00, The Garage

JELLYBABY 23:00, 02 ABC

MON, 13 JUL

NETHERLAND 23:00, The Garage

SHOW PRESENTS... PATRICK TOPPING // THEO KOTTIS 23:00, Subclub

BARE MONDAYS 23:00, The Garage

HD MUSIC PRESENTS : ON THE ROPES + GUESTS 20:00, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy MICK HARVEY 19:00, Oran Mor

TUE, 4 AUG TYLER HILTON & KATE VOEGELE 19:00, The Garage

WED, 5 AUG BARS AND MELODY 19:00, 02 ABC

THU, 6 AUG FREELANCE LIARS + TRIBAL HIGH + WRONGNOTE 20:30, King Tut’s

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

SAT, 8 AUG

THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS CRAIG HUGHES TWO 21:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

BLOOD OR WHISKEY + EARTHS + THE BALLACHULISH HELLHOUNDS 20:30, King Tut’s

TUE, 28 JUL

BLACK RISING + SEAN REID 19:45, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

AVANTE + KUDOS + BLOOD LINES + RIPLEY – PART OF KING TUT’S SUMMER NIGHTS 2015 20:30, King Tut’s

FINE GRAINS: CAIN + FITZROY NORTH + JOE HOWE + URAKI RIDDIM 23:00, The Art School

BADLY DRAWN BOY 19:00, Oran Mor

ADORE DELANO: TILL DEATH DO US PARTY UK TOUR – WITH BAND 19:00, 02 ABC

THE HOWLIN’ WOLF PRESENTS ELEMENTAL 22:00, The Howlin’ Wolf

DISCO RIOT 23:00, The Garage

THE AVENGERS 18:30, 02 ABC

THE JIMI HENDRIX RE-EXPERIENCE 19:00, Oran Mor

The Felice Brothers – Oran Mor – 20th July


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What’s On: Albums

by Malcolm Higgins @MHiggins95 m.higgins@tsaglasgow.com

PICK OF THE MONTH LUCY ROSE – WORK IT OUT Produced as it is by Rich Cooper, a professional who’s previously worked with Mumford and Sons and Tom Odell, it’s understandable if you approach Lucy Rose’s new album with some high expectations. Add this to the extremely positive reviews her debut received – not to mention the fact that she launched her musical career with Bombay Bicycle Club – and the pressure increases even more. Rose has toured previously with bigger names like Bombay Bicycle Club and Noah And The Whale, but she’s certainly an impressively talented artist in her own right. Signing to Columbia Records, she’s played numerous festivals, gigged on both sides of the Atlantic and released her first album to critical acclaim. Her second LP is far from perfect, but it’s still a striking effort. The first track, ‘For You,’ is by far the best song on the album, forcing everything that follows it to be seen in its shadow. That negative aspect of its placement on the track listing doesn’t change the fact that it’s a fantastic song – like the rest of the album, the lyrics aren’t very striking, but the melody is memorable, the vocal haunting and the slow-burning build towards the explosive climax deeply satisfying. As individual songs there’s not much to complain about, but when taken all together in the context of the album it’s hard to find any kind of continuity. The instrumentation seems to shift uneasily between synth-pop, alt-rock and confessional singer-songwriter folk. The latter of these three options is

Albums Galore TAME IMPALA – CURRENTS Out 17 July One of the biggest bands to come out of Australia in recent years, Tame Impala are about to release their third album. If the first single, ‘Cause I’m a Man, is anything to go by, there’s going to be some new and exciting musical territory for the band and their audience to explore together.

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS – BORN IN THE ECHOES Out 17 July exemplified perfectly with ‘Nebraska’, a song that is followed immediately with ‘KOLN’, and where a moment before she seemed to be channelling something close to Joni Mitchell, now she seems to be pursuing a sound not unlike that of alt-rockers Wolf Alice. Melancholy ‘Nebraska’ showcases Rose’s voice at its best, and the melody of the chorus is simple, sweet and perfect. It’s a great song but, more than anything, moments like this act as a reminder of

LIAM BAILEY – DEFINITELY NOW

everything that this artist could be. With a voice as beautiful as Rose’s and the inherent flare she clearly has for melody and song structure, you can’t help but wish she’d just focus on one of the many different directions toyed with on Work It Out, seeing it through to its full extent. This is a collection of twelve excellent songs, and as a relatively new artist Rose still has plenty of time and a huge amount of potential, but she still has a long way to go.

It might be billed as his debut album, but Liam Bailey’s Definitely Now is the work of a seasoned artist. Having worked with numerous other musicians in a wide range of genres – from rap to folk and everything in between – Bailey’s never limited himself to one project or even one musical style. Finding one direction to pursue after so many years of experimentation was “torture” according to Bailey, but the end result of that journey is a solid and satisfying debut LP, steeped in real soul. It’s exhilarating to hear an artist staking out their territory with such genuine confidence. At one end of this album’s spectrum are the slowburners, the best examples being ‘Crazy Situation’, ‘Summer Rain’ and the quiet passion of ‘Battle

Hymn’ of Central London. On the other hand, Bailey manages to maintain the same kind of confessional soul when he cranks up the volume. Breaking, one of the album’s highlights, is a swaggering piece of blues-infused rock, demonstrating the singer’s powerful vocal abilities at the very best. The beauty of this record is rooted in the fact that all of Bailey’s songs – from the sensitivity of ‘So, Down Cold’ to fiery album closer Walking Out – come from the same place emotionally. With a striking sense of continuity throughout all fourteen tracks, Bailey’s debut album will be a hard one to top. If his work so far is anything to go by, however, that won’t be a problem.

Electronic dance duo The Chemical Brothers are set to release their eighth album, Born in the Echoes. Their first real album since their Further LP in 2010, they’ve released three singles so far, the third of which features the wonderful St. Vincent. Based on these first few tracks, it sounds like The Chemical Brothers are back at their best.

THE MACCABEES – MARKS TO PROVE IT Out 31 July After extended delays, The Maccabees’ new album is almost out. The recording process for Marks To Prove It began in early 2013, and on the 31st of July 2015, more than two years later, the album will finally be released. With two excellent singles from Marks To Prove It out already, however, their fourth album seems set to be anything but a disappointment.


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Gig Guide: Theatre & Comedy FRI, 3 JUL

FRI, 10 JUL

FRI, 17 JUL

THE FRIDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand

THE FRIDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand

THE FRIDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand

GILDED BALLOON & DRYGATE: FRIDAY NIGHT COMEDY 19:30, Drygate

THE CHICAGO BLUES BROTHERS 19:30, King’s Theatre

GILDED BALLOON & DRYGATE: FRIDAY NIGHT COMEDY 19:30, Drygate

JARLATH + RO CAMPBELL + MIKE NEWALL + STU WHO? 18:45, Jongleurs

SAT, 4 JUL THE SATURDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand CAN’T FORGET ABOUT YOU 19:45, Tron Theatre JARLATH + RO CAMPBELL + MIKE NEWALL + STU WHO? 18:45, Jongleurs

SUN, 5 JUL

FRANKIE BOYLE – WORK IN PROGRESS 20:00, Citizens Theatre CAN’T FORGET ABOUT YOU 19:45, Tron Theatre GARR MURRAN + KAI HUMPHRIES + JONNY AWSUM + GARY LITTLE 18:45, Jongleurs

THE SATURDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand

SAT, 18 JUL

FRANKIE BOYLE – WORK IN PROGRESS 20:00, Citizens Theatre CAN’T FORGET ABOUT YOU 19:45, Tron Theatre

MON, 6 JUL

SUN, 12 JUL

RED RAW 19:30, The Stand FRANKIE BOYLE – WORK IN PROGRESS 20:00, Citizens Theatre CAN’T FORGET ABOUT YOU 19:45, Tron Theatre

WED, 8 JUL COMEDIAN RAP BATTLES 19:30, The Stand THE DREAMBOYS 19:30, King’s Theatre FRANKIE BOYLE – WORK IN PROGRESS 20:00, Citizens Theatre CAN’T FORGET ABOUT YOU 19:45, Tron Theatre

THU, 9 JUL THE THURSDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand THE ILLEGAL EAGLES 19:30, King’s Theatre FRANKIE BOYLE – WORK IN PROGRESS 20:00, Citizens Theatre CAN’T FORGET ABOUT YOU 19:45, Tron Theatre

CAN’T FORGET ABOUT YOU 19:45, Tron Theatre

SAT, 11 JUL

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

TUE, 7 JUL

INALA 19:30, Theatre Royal

BRENDAN RILEY + ASHLEY STORRIE + DAVID LONGLEY + CHRIS HENRY 18:45, Jongleurs

GARR MURRAN + KAI HUMPHRIES + JONNY AWSUM + GARY LITTLE 18:45, Jongleurs

MONDAY NIGHT IMPROV WARS 19:30, The Stand

WINDOW BAYS 19:30, Theatre Royal

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

MON, 13 JUL GLENN WOOL – ‘CREATOR, I AM BUT A PAWN’ (PREVIEW) 19:30, The Stand

TUE, 14 JUL RED RAW 19:30, The Stand CAN’T FORGET ABOUT YOU 19:45, Tron Theatre

WED, 15 JUL FRINGE PREVIEW: IMAAN HADCHITI, SAMEENA ZEHRA & LOST VOICE GUY 19:30, The Stand BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDON 13:00 + 16:00, King’s Theatre

THE SATURDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand ABBA MANIA 19:30, King’s Theatre WINDOW BAYS 19:30, Theatre Royal INALA 19:30, Theatre Royal CAN’T FORGET ABOUT YOU 19:45, Tron Theatre BRENDAN RILEY + ASHLEY STORRIE + DAVID LONGLEY + CHRIS HENRY 18:45, Jongleurs

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

MON, 20 JUL FRANKIE BOYLE – WORK IN PROGRESS 19:00, The Stand

TUE, 21 JUL

SUSAN MURRAY + BILLY KIRKWOOD + CHRIS HENRY + SCOTT AGNEW 18:45, Jongleurs

SAT, 25 JUL THE SATURDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand CAN’T FORGET ABOUT YOU 19:45, Tron Theatre A STRANGER WALKS INTO A BAR 20:30, Tron Theatre SUSAN MURRAY + SCOTT AGNEW 18:45, Jongleurs

RED RAW 19:30, The Stand

MON, 27 JUL

CAN’T FORGET ABOUT YOU 19:45, Tron Theatre

SO THAT’S HOW WE VOTED? 19:30, The Stand

WED, 22 JUL

TUE, 28 JUL

BENEFIT IN AID OF IMPACT ARTS 19:30, The Stand

RED RAW 19:30, The Stand

CAN’T FORGET ABOUT YOU 19:45, Tron Theatre

CAN’T FORGET ABOUT YOU 19:45, Tron Theatre

THU, 16 JUL

THU, 23 JUL

BEN AND HOLLY’S LITTLE KINGDOM 13:00 + 16:00, King’s Theatre

CAN’T FORGET ABOUT YOU 19:45, Tron Theatre

WINDOW BAYS 19:30, Theatre Royal

Frankie Boyle – Work in Progress – Citizen’s Theatre 7 – 11 July

FRI, 24 JUL

INALA 19:30, Theatre Royal

THE FRIDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand

CAN’T FORGET ABOUT YOU 19:45, Tron Theatre

CAN’T FORGET ABOUT YOU 19:45, Tron Theatre

TUE, 4 AUG RED RAW 19:30, The Stand LOVE ME TENDER 19:30, King’s Theatre ROMEO AND JULIET 19:30, Theatre Royal

WED, 5 AUG BILLY KIRKWOOD’S PICK OF THE FRINGE 19:30, The Stand LOVE ME TENDER 14:30 + 19:30, King’s Theatre ROMEO AND JULIET 19:30, Theatre Royal

THU, 6 AUG

WED, 29 JUL

BRUCE MORTON’S PICK OF THE FRINGE 19:30, The Stand

THE TONY LAW SHOW 19:30, The Stand

LOVE ME TENDER 19:30, King’s Theatre

FRI, 31 JUL

ROMEO AND JULIET 14:30 + 19:30, Theatre Royal

THE FRIDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand

FRI, 7 AUG

BUGSY MALONE 19:30, Theatre Royal

THE FRIDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand

A GAMBLER’S GUIDE TO DYING 20:00, Tron Theatre

BRUCE MORTON’S PICK OF THE FRINGE 19:30, The Stand

JOHN RYAN + SCOTT GIBSON + DANA ALEXANDER + PATRICK ROLINK 18:45, Jongleurs

LOVE ME TENDER 19:30, King’s Theatre

SAT, 1 AUG THE SATURDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand BUGSY MALONE 19:30, Theatre Royal A GAMBLER’S GUIDE TO DYING 20:00, Tron Theatre JOHN RYAN + DAVID TSONOS + DANA ALEXANDER + PATRICK ROLINK 18:45, Jongleurs

SUN, 2 AUG

Abba Mainia – King’s Theatre – 18 July

LOVE ME TENDER 19:30, King’s Theatre

ROMEO AND JULIET 19:30, Theatre Royal SIMON B COTTER + MARKUS BIRDMAN + KEITH FARNAN 18:45, Jongleurs

SAT, 8 AUG THE SATURDAY SHOW 19:30, The Stand BRUCE MORTON’S PICK OF THE FRINGE 19:30, The Stand LOVE ME TENDER 14:30 + 19:30, King’s Theatre

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

ROMEO AND JULIET 14:30 + 19:30, Theatre Royal

MON, 3 AUG

SIMON B COTTER + MARKUS BIRDMAN + KEITH FARNAN 18:45, Jongleurs

FRANKIE BOYLE – WORK IN PROGRESS 19:00, The Stand


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ORAN MOR ALL-DAYER A West End Festival Review SAY Award winner Kathryn Joseph at Oran Mor All Dayer Into its fourth year now and the Oran Mor All-dayer has become a stand out favourite event on the West End Festival calendar. Not only one of the best line ups of Scottish acts you are likely to see this year but also the set on three different stages across different levels of an old church brings the different atmospheres of gigs together to great effect. Starting the day off in the Whisky Bar to warm up the crowd waiting for other stages to open were country/bluegrass group The Dirty Beggars. The upbeat musicians get the crowd going from the start with banjo, mandolin and guitar riffs that could start a barn dance. On the same stage straight after was alt-folk acoustic act Yusaf Azak as the Venue stage in the basement and the Auditorium upstairs were beginning to open for their first acts. Azak showed effort and professionalism as he tried to control a bar full of punters arriving and eager to get their first pint, although couldn’t help but be slightly drowned out by the murmuring. This is when the clashing began and hard decisions had to be made of what set you wanted to hear more of, first on in the Venue were ULTRAS whose anti-establishment rock and head bopping riffs won over the small crowd attending, which was even enough to shock lead singer Gav Prentice stating: “I am so surprised there are so many of you here with who is on upstairs.” Ten minutes into ULTRAS set the Auditorium had their first act on who happened to be the newly

crowned SAY Award winner Kathryn Joseph and brought with her a sea of intrigued ears to see about the hype. Catching her last song you can see why her live shows are acclaimed as she keeps fixated on the audience with her deep meaningful eyes while all the time singing and playing piano. Newly reformed Glasgow band De Rosa took the stage after Kathryn and gave fans a helping of old songs and new. Having split up in 2009 at the height of their popularity it really felt special to see them on stage again bringing their true Scottish grimness that you can’t help but smile and love. Songs played from their upcoming LP sounds sure to be just as acclaimed as their previous two. Next on the Venue stage was rock duo Man of Moon who seem to have come into the scene out of nowhere and taken complete charge of where they want to go and what they want to do. With a first release still to come and recent touring support for The Twilight Sad it is no wonder they managed to bring in a big crowd for their heavy riffs with psychedelic undertones and lyrics full of thought and mystery. The festival season will be busy for both of them and deservedly so. ‘The Road’ was a standout track which is going to be their first single release later next month. With pints a plenty and stomachs starting to churn Remember Remember had to be unfortunately sacrificed for a quick kebab from the takeaway around the corner which

gave us the chance for a wee sit down and get some energy back into our legs and backs. Tuff Love in the Venue brought a lo-fi but fully addictive show of fuzzy guitar melodies and beautiful harmonies between the two lead singers Julie Eisenstein and Suse Bear. The highlight of the set coming at the last song as we watched the crowd of all ages join in for a Wall of Death of the friendliest nature. Troon singer songwriter RM Hubbert took control of the Auditorium for a beautifully orchestrated show using his flamenco structures with modern twists on his classical guitar. With a lot of noise in the busy room Hubby took it upon himself to give an ultimatum to those talking and allow those who appreciate the music a chance to hear it: “You can either shut the fuck up so people can hear the music or fuck off downstairs and continue your conversation.” Receiving a massive cheer from those there for him. A true musician with a big heart and passion for music and his fans. The only hip-hop act of the evening and the only act of the day I hadn’t heard anything from before was Stanley Odd in the Venue. They arguably attracted the biggest crowd of the evening and did not disappoint as the live performance brought elegant instrumentals and poignant lyrics finishing on a pro-independence song that seemed to touch the crowd and bring them together. Rap vocalist Solareye gleaming throughout the set as they all looked so humbled with the way they were received. We Were Promised Jetpacks brought a set with them that no-one is used to hearing with a stripped back sound and different takes on songs throughout their back catalogue. Feeling like they were always on

the cusp of breaking into original whirring guitars and incredible vocal breakdowns it felt like a climax was always coming but it never quite made it. A unique show for loyal fans but also strange for those so used to the original sounds of their songs. A brilliant set none the less. Headliners of the Venue and previous SAY Award winners, Aidan Moffat and Bill Wells, brought their unique band for a performance of songs from both albums they have released together. You might have thought them both shy as Wells was hidden behind his piano in the corner of the stage and Moffat behind his song sheets but as usual they both showed their genius together. With Moffat showing why he is one of the most important lyricists within Scotland highlighted by Wells soft yet pungent arrangements on the piano. The last performance of the evening came from the highly regarded The Phantom Band. With the sound turned up to eardrum bursting levels, a lightshow reflecting off the now dark Auditoriums stained glass windows and neon paints of Alasdair Grays masterpiece. The Phantom Band played songs from all four critically acclaimed albums and had the intoxicated crowd dancing like they were never going to stop. Finishing on fan favourite ‘Throwing Bones’ everyone was joining in with the harmonies and wishing it would never end, unfortunately it had to at some point. As drummer Iain Stewart said when leaving the stage: “I think this is one of my favourite gigs I have ever played, thank you.” I would say it’s been one of my favourite events to attend and has outdone itself for the fourth year in a row, we already can’t wait for next year. by Euan Brock e.brock@tsaglasgow.com

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OUR PICK OF THE MONTH

It’s no great secret that Scotland’s music scene is a thing to be proud of. So here at TSA, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to present you with our monthly pick of who we think are doing epically well in Scotland right now. Keep your eyes out for these up and coming bands. This is TSA’s ‘Pick of the Month’.

ULTRAS Since the untimely end of Glasgow synthpop duo Over the Wall, singer songwriter Gavin Prentice has bounced straight back into the scene with his new project ULTRAS. With a more rock sound but still keeping in touch with drum machines and synths, ULTRAS live show can vary in members but are one of the most relevant bands you are likely to hear today and willing to take a stand against the way the establishment works. I spoke to Gavin about how quickly ULTRAS came together and where his ideas have come from.

WITH THE DEMISE OF OVER THE WALL, HOW DID ULTRAS COME ABOUT SO QUICKLY? ULTRAS is really an extension of my solo work, which I’d been doing alongside Over the Wall for a couple of years. A lot of these songs were intended to be on a new Gav Prentice record, but when I decided to give the project a name of its own for the way that it sounded, and looked, and the lyrical content of it really took shape then it very

quickly became a distinct thing. There is a live band that I’ve assembled around it and it’s pretty fluid, I’ve now done ULTRAS shows entirely alone and with up to 5 people onstage at once, mainly as a trio, although each time it has hopefully had the same amount of intensity.

WHAT HAS INFLUENCED YOU THE MOST IN THE LAST FEW YEARS TO STAND OUT AGAINST THE ESTABLISHMENT THROUGH YOUR MUSIC? You might expect that the energising effect of the referendum campaign, that big wave of optimism and sense that ordinary people might actually be able to seize some kind of control over their lives, would be an inspiration, but for me the big galvanising force was actually the feeling I had the day after it was all over. I had this completely nihilistic, unhealthy rage at the fact that the side that had won had done so in such bad faith, in a haze of threats and lies. And plenty of good people voted No with good intentions, of course, but there was

inevitable, which politics alone can’t facilitate: I think a lot of the questions we’ve heard recently about the background of the people dominating our charts are pointing towards this. Do we want all of our actors and musicians to be stage school people representing the same establishment that we look to culture to challenge? In the same way, to challenge the power of big business there are certain things people need to do in the workplace that elected politicians simply can’t do for you, namely joining a trade union. Mainly I think the music itself will just reflect that broader cultural change, certainly speaking for myself, I’ve never written a ‘campaign song’ – a self-consciously political message which is there to stoke fires, but at the same time I don’t live in a vacuum and I want you to hear who I am and where I’ve come from in my music. What you’ll hear from me is a very honest feeling that I have in a particular moment whether or not that chimes with a right-on political sentiment, but it should at least serve as a document of that feeling.

no telling me that on that particular day, or as the centre of Glasgow seemed to be getting torn to bits overnight. So that anger and sense of helplessness definitely fed into what ULTRAS then hastily became, as music is such a good way of working out what might even be contradictory or unhelpful emotions. I think that you get the bulk of your inspiration before you’re old enough to analyse it: I grew up in an industrial Central Scotland which was being hastily de-industrialised, and the sense of powerlessness in that has certainly always been in my songs, but the result last year brought that home again in a big way. DO YOU THINK CHANGE CAN HAPPEN IN THE COMING YEARS AS PEOPLE CONNECT THROUGH CULTURE AND MUSIC OR DOES IT NEED TO BE THROUGH POLITICS? Well it has to be both. There are certain cultural changes that have to happen, and that I would go as far as saying are

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE ULTRAS TO BE IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS? All you can ask for in this game is the opportunity to keep being able to do it. There’s no money in this, and I try my level best not to worry about being well-known for the sake of it as I think it just makes you lose the plot. At the moment I’m right at the start of a period of recording with a handful of different producers, trying to work more in the way that the hip-hop world does rather than the indie world, and it’s really exciting, so to be able to bring what then becomes that record out and share it with people is all that I ask! ULTRAS have released their first single “The Path To Getting Paid” which can be heard along with foot stomping “This Is Where I Fall” on their website www.ultrasband.com. You can also see ULTRAS live on Saturday 4th July supporting John Knox Sex Club at new venue The Hug and Pint. by Euan Brock e.brock@tsaglasgow.com


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What’s On: In July

STREETrave STREETparty 2015 Out of everything that defined the 90s, the start of the rave scene is probably now the longest lasting effect which is still going strong in today’s culture. STREETrave established themselves in 1989 starting as one of the first and best party organisers in the West of Scotland. Using venues such as Ayr Pavilion, Prestwick Airport and an Ayr ice rink, briefly turning them into a scene of Acid House warehouse raves. Now on Sunday 2 August the SWG3 gets the reins of the event as the street party will take up the full venue and the street outside allowing many stages. The all-day event opens at 2pm and features some of the most renowned old school DJs to grace the house and techno

scene including 808 State, Todd Terry and Shades of Rhythm. Food stalls will be set up on the street to keep the energy going strong throughout the day and night. The event is likely to bring together a diverse age group of old school ravers given the chance to attend an event of this calibre and bring back their youth and also a younger audience who have grown up to appreciate these pioneers of a genre that has become more attainable in recent years. Tickets are £30 plus booking fees and can be bought from Ticket Scotland stores in Glasgow and Edinburgh and also from www.ticketweb. co.uk by Euan Brock e.brock@tsaglasgow.com

Impact Arts Comedy Gala at The Stand The Stand Comedy Club in the West End of Glasgow will be the scene of an uproarious night on the 22nd of July. The event, organized as a fundraiser for Impact Arts, will feature a lineup of seasoned stand-ups, including Gareth Waugh and Chris Forbes. With the legendary Jay Lafferty compéring the night, it’s not to be missed. Impact Arts is a community initiative based on the principle of using creativity and artistic expression to empower those on the fringes of society. The group works with a wide variety of vulnerable people, from children and young people to older adults and damaged communities. “Impact Arts has a strong ethos of supporting budding young performers through programmes like Creative Pathways and Gallery 37,” says Lafferty, the host for the event. “We hope that this comedy night will

raise funds to support more young people to forge a career in the creative industries and give people a good laugh in the process.” The sight of the event, for which tickets will cost only £5, has a long and colourful heritage. The Stand Comedy Club is an institution with a glowing reputation – and for good reason. Scottish favourites like Frankie Boyle and Kevin Bridges have appeared there on a number of occasions, and the club’s Red Raw night every Tuesday has become one of the best open mics in the the UK. Impact Art’s comedy benefit will offer not only the chance to see some great stand-ups in one of Scotland’s best-known venues, but also the opportunity to make a real difference. By picking up a ticket for the night, people will be helping a great cause and an amazing organization. by Malcolm Higgins @MHiggins95 m.higgins@tsaglasgow.com

BBC SSO: SOUND OF HITCHCOCK A horror movie isn’t just about terrifying monsters and murderers, blood and gore or idiotic teens following the suspect noises. A true horror flick of the past would set an

atmosphere, cause suspense and bring a pulsating fear through your full body, pinning you to your seat with the music, or sometimes the lack of. Alfred Hitchcock was a master of this and directed his films in such a way to tie what you see and what you hear together, creating a showcase that few had managed before. In recognition of this genius the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra are bringing two unique shows to Glasgow on Saturday 25 July. Firstly at 5pm in the City Halls, writer, journalist and BBC presenter, Matthew Sweet, will be presenting an hour long special edition of BBC Radio 3’s Sound of Cinema, which will be devoted to some of the highest celebrated composers through Hitchcock. Expect to hear works by Franz Waxman, Dimitri Tiomkin, Miklos Rozsa and Bernard Herrmann that you will recognize from films such as Spellbound, Dial M for Murder and more. Later on in the evening at 8pm there will be a concert screening of the masterpiece Blackmail as Neil Brand’s score is played live to create even more suspense within the

city halls. With the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra performing live for both events conducted by Timothy Brock, this is sure to be a special night for Hitchcock fanatics and even those who just appreciate film scores.

You can get tickets from www.bbc.co.uk/bbcsso or by calling 0141 1343 8000 by Euan Brock e.brock@tsaglasgow.com


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A PREVIEW OF THE TOP GIGS GLASGOW HAS TO OFFER IN JULY/AUGUST

THREE BLIND WOLVES

HUG AND PINT (18 JULY)

A STRANGER WALKS INTO A BAR

THE 13TH NOTE (22 JULY) & NICE N SLEAZY (26 JULY) An innovative and truly unique piece of theatre, A Stranger Walks Into A Bar is a play unlike any other. Performed in various bars over the course of several nights, the audience is invited to spend their evening over a pint or two as various characters allow their stories to unfold. The play will evolve and change over the course of the summer, and will flow differently depending on whatever pub it ends up in. The event will take place in Glasgow at The 13th Note on the 22nd, and at Nice N Sleazy on the 26th July.

It’s hard to pin down the exact genre of Three Blind Wolves, but they themselves class their music as “folktinged psychedelic blues-rock”. For years they’ve been bringing their unique brand of alternative Americana to the public in Scotland and beyond, touring across Europe and the US, where they played legendary music festival SXSW. Their mini album Sound of the Storm was released on Communion Records – the label belonging to Mumford and Son’s keyboardist Ben Lovett – and their full length LP Sing Hallelujah for the Old Machine is also available in stores throughout Glasgow. Famous for their energetic live performances, this is not a gig to miss.

LEON BRIDGES

KING TUT’S (8TH JULY) Leon Bridges is still in the early stages of his career, his debut album only being released last month, but he’s channelling a musical tradition that’s been around for

THE FELICE BROTHERS ORAN MOR (20 JULY)

They’ve come a long way from their humble roots; once upon a time The Felice Brothers were busking their way around New York. Today they’ve released five records and six mix-tapes, played major festivals such as Bonnaroo and Coachella and toured with world-famous acts like Mumford and Sons and The Killers. Playing Oran Mor’s basement venue, this is an opportunity to see one of the best bands to come out of America in the last decade in a small and intimate environment.

far longer than he has. Binding soul and gospel together with classic blues instrumentation, Bridges has already seen his first single, ‘Coming Home’, enter into the Top Ten Viral Tracks on Spotify. Playing the legendary King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, this could be one of the last chances to see Bridges in a relatively small venue. If he keeps going the way he is, the next time he’s in Glasgow he’ll need somewhere considerably larger.

WORK IN PROGRESS

CITIZENS THEATRE (7 – 11 JULY) No stranger to controversy, Frankie Boyle’s raw brand of dark humour has earned him a very special place in Scotland’s heart. He’s also never been one for shying away from new challenges, and as part of the process by which he’s currently writing his new material, Boyle will be performing a series of shows at the Citizens Theatre, trying out his latest jokes. In an intimate environment, performing material never before heard by the public, this is an incredible opportunity to see a comedian at the very top of his game. For fans old and new alike, it promises to be a great show.


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There’s an intensity about the month that may cause you to recoil from certain events and conversations, Aries. Issues could get uncomfortable and perhaps a bit too involved. Other people may want to go to places that you don’t want to go to.

Taurus

You would do well to join the intensity of the day, Taurus. You have the ability to unravel any riddle and find the underlying cause of any dispute. There’s a great deal of potential for you to follow through on some major projects this month.

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this month might end up being quite combative, Gemini. There may be people opposing you from all sides. There are apt to be some serious disruptions to your daily routine. Others may be quite stubborn, and you’re apt to fall into a situation in which no one is willing to back down.

Cancer

Your flexibility will be tested this month, Cancer. You may end up twisting and flexing your body to fit the contours of the month. You will find that if you join forces with the powerful movers, you will get quite a bit done and be successful.

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You may have a hard time figuring out why everyone is so worked up this month. Don’t waste your time, Leo. You’re better off accepting that things simply are the way they are.

Sagittarius

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

This is one of those months in which you need to act or else you will be acted upon, Sagittarius. Stubborn, aggressive forces are working counter to your aims. You will find yourself swept up in the thick of things if you aren’t careful.

Virgo If anyone is capable of dealing with intense emotional energy, it’s you, Virgo. Other people may be angry and unable to stomach the sensitive issues that may arise. Take care, since there may be some major opposition coming at you that disrupts your plans.

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Intense energy is helping you streamline your projects and solidify your thoughts, Capricorn. Work to manifest the ideas and dreams that constantly swirl in your head. This month is a great to bring your mind into focus and get down to the nitty-gritty.

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Stubborn forces may challenge your easygoing nature this month. You would do well to tap into this aggressive energy and use it to follow through on some projects that you’ve left hanging, Libra.

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Suddenly your emotions are much more intense, Aquarius. You notice that people are on edge and they’re likely to go to extremes in all situations. This is the month to do things with passion.

Scorpio Tune into the aggressive energy of the month, Scorpio, and use it to push your intentions forward. This months emotional intensity will bring you to your knees if you aren’t careful. The secret is to harness the energy and use it to your advantage. Try not to get caught between the crossfire of conflict.

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There’s a strong force working to oppose you, Pisces. Another’s unbending attitude may be holding you back from things you’re trying to accomplish. Take the time to see the other side of the situation.

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What’s On: LGBTI

Gender Identity –

What’s the big deal? There are two genders: boys and girls, right? You fall into one camp or the other and dress, act and present yourself accordingly. Or at least that’s what we’ve been taught to believe. When it comes to gender identity, however, it isn’t so clear cut, and there’s a movement in pop culture right now that challenges everything we thought we knew about boys, girls and none of the above. If the latest season of Orange is the New Black has brought anything new to the table, it is certainly Ruby Rose; the Australian model and actress has broken into mainstream consciousness and, as an out and proud member of the LGBTI community, has become the poster child for gender fluidity in the mainstream media. She is living proof that the idea of gender is different for everyone. Talking to Elle magazine, Rose succinctly defined her perspective on gender fluidity, saying: “Gender fluidity is not really feeling like you’re at one end of the spectrum or the other. For the most part, I definitely don’t identify as any gender. I’m not a guy; I don’t really feel like a woman, but obviously I was born one. So, I’m somewhere in the middle, which – in my perfect imagination – is like having the best of both sexes.” This definition, essentially, encourages choice and a sense of selfidentification: Ruby doesn’t adhere to the confines of gender roles, and she

certainly isn’t alone. For one, she isn’t the only celebrity to embrace the fluid, ever-evolving nuances of gender; shrinking violet Miley Cyrus recently came out as genderqueer as well as bisexual. She told Out: “I don’t relate to what people would say defines a girl or a boy, and I think that’s what I had to understand: Being a girl isn’t what I hate, it’s the box that I get put into.” On social media Cyrus has been accused of jumping on the LGBTI bandwagon – and why wouldn’t she? It’s only the BEST bandwagon! – but the significance of her evolving sexual and gender identity is not to be underestimated. Miley is enormously influential, with over 20 million Twitter followers and a following of dedicated, inspired fans. Within one interview she started a global conversation about gender identity. If one of pop’s biggest names doesn’t adhere to strict gender binary, then the floodgates have been well and truly opened: millions of people have been woken up to the possibility that their gender just can’t be pinned down. And with the ever-increasing visibility of transgender personalities like Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner, gendering mainstream celebrity is slowly becoming more nuanced and difficult to set in stone. Quite simply, a gender-fluid or

July Clubbing

TYCI

Looking for the best club nights throughout the summer? You can’t get much better than TYCI’s July event, which takes place on 18 July at Stereo Café Bar

non-binary (boy/girl) person doesn’t feel restricted by the boundaries of stereotypical expectation of men and women; not everyone identifies with how society depicts their gender, so instead embrace certain facets of gender identity unique to them. Gender can be expressed in style, language and the way we act. It’s pretty liberating to see people challenge gender roles, and it challenges us to ask ourselves some pretty big questions: what are the differences between masculinity and femininity, and do these differences even matter? This movement of questioning perceptions about gender roles and

promoting a choice of self-expression couldn’t come at a better time. It lends itself perfectly to the digital era, when social media permeates everything and ideas are shared every day; when we spend so much time perfecting the art of selfies, it’s only natural that we take some time to reflect on our identity every once in a while. Whether you intrinsically feel a unique gender, a blend of different genders or none at all, there is no right or wrong way to identify. The most refreshing aspect of gender fluidity and non-binary is that there is no one fixed definition: no one’s identity is the same, especially in terms of gender and sexuality. So why not celebrate the grey areas and embrace whatever facets of gender identity you want? We live in an exciting era where attitudes towards gender and identity are challenged and ever-evolving, and with high-profile personalities leading the way, the sky’s the limit.

Ruby Rose in Orange is the New Black

on Renfield Lane. TSA are no strangers to TYCI and their über feminist goodness and have been sure to feature their amazing club nights in the past. TYCI is a Glaswegian feminist collective run by women for women. Cofounded by CHVRCHES’ lead singer Lauren Mayberry in 2012, their website features articles and op-eds on issues affecting women – music, politics, celebrity – and serves as a platform to showcase insightful interviews and bringing women who deserve to be celebrated to the forefront. This month’s line-up sees Bristol-based band Alimony Hustle swing into town. The duo’s sound is reminiscent of the bands like Imperial Teen and the best indie bands from the 90s. Joining them is Life Model, a selfdescribed “dream pop” band from Glasgow and who will be treating the crowd to a DJ set. And as always, the collective supports a different charity or cause at each event – with previous organisations including

Glasgow Women’s Aid and See Me – and funds raised from this particular night will go towards the Nicola Murray Foundation. All contributions made to NMF are channelled directly to Edinburgh University to fund doctors and researchers at the Edinburgh Cancer research Centre with the aim to improve the outcome for ovarian cancer sufferers and those who carry HNPCC. Once again, TYCI supports and promotes a hugely important organisation and does so by treating their guests to sublime music and encouraging a dancelike-nobody’s-watching attitude. Doors open at 11pm, tickets are £5 and they are available to purchase on the Stereo website The group is always looking for contributors; writers, photographers, musicians and anyone else with a love of all things femme are encouraged to get involved. The 8th July sees their next informal catch up meeting at CCA (8pm) for anyone who would like to find out more about their work.


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

LGBTI NEWS ROUNDUP

FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Lush – Buchanan Street Glasgow

Lush shops aim to raise £250k to support LGBT rights as human rights The only thing better than pursuing equality for all is being squeaky clean and smelling sublime while doing so. On 25 June, Lush – otherwise known as the best smelling place on Earth – launched their exciting global campaign to promote respect and equality for LGBTI people around the world. The #GayIsOk soap bar is gold and glittery, putting your regular white non-politica soaps to shame, and I personally vouch for it when I say it smells amazing. Shops will be asking their customers “What if your love was illegal?” and encouraging them to post selfies with the campaign’s fundraising product – a gold soap scented with Lush’s Love fragrance – telling the world why they think #GayIsOK. The campaign will be in 825 Lush shops and Lush Online from 25 June – 5 July 2015, kicking off with a 24 hour marathon of activities across the globe. Lush aims to reach 10,000,000 people on social media by 5 July with its message #GayIsOK: more attention, more soap bought, more money to protect LGBTI people around the world. Lush aims to raise £250,000 through the #GayIsOK campaign as well as profits of the soap. £50,000 will be donated outright to All Out – an organisation dedicated to challenging homophobia and inequality – for their campaigning efforts across the world. With the rest, Lush will be inviting LGBTI groups to apply for grants up to £10,000 via All Out’s website. According to Lush’s Alessandro Commisso, “Our staff and our customers feel very passionate about

LGBT issues – and the time has come to make a global statement. Gay rights are not an option: they’re basic human rights.” LGBT equality work, especially in the places where it is most needed, is massively underfunded, even in the UK despite the tremendous success we have made in bringing LGBTI issues to the forefront. According to “Staying Alive: The Impact of Austerity Cuts on the LGBT Voluntary Sector,” 75% of LGBTI groups have seen state income remain either stagnant or fall. By purchasing the aptly named Love soap (£4.00 for a 120g bar), you are supporting grassroots LGBT groups fighting daily for equality all over the world. Organisations like All Out – who actively pursue equality by raising awareness of the plight of LGBT people in places where being queer can cost you your life – rely on financial support to ensure our community is protected. All Out Executive Director Andre Banks adds “All Out’s 2.2 million members organize every day to build a world where no person has to sacrifice their freedom or dignity because of who they are or who they love.  Thanks to Lush, we’ll make sure that millions more know about this human rights crisis – and provide desperately needed funds to groups fighting for love and equality around the world.” So get to your local Lush or hunt for the #GayIsOK bars online, and be sure to solidify your support in selfie form. It’s so rare that huge business take such an active effort to promote equality; and when all you have to do is buy soap, everyone’s a winner.

The Stonewall Inn – a Greenwich Village bar in New York City where resistance to police intervention spear-headed the modern gay rights movement, has been made an official city landmark. This marks the first time a site has been appointed such a status due to its significance to LGBTI history. According to NYC Landmarks Commision chairwoman Meenakshi Srinvivasan, “New York’s greatness lies in its inclusivity and diversity. The events at Stonewall were a turning point in the LGBT rights movement and the history of our nation.” Not many places can be said to be the birthplace of an entire movement as important as the gay rights movement, and it’s awesome to see city officials recognising the site’s significance. A group of Essex teenagers have invented a condom that can tell if your partner has a sexually transmitted illness; named S.T.EYE, the novel invention changes colour on contact with various STIs, with each disease having its own colour. The group, who were awarded the TeenTech award for best innovation and received £1,000, designed the condoms to create an easier, less invasive method of testing for STIs. Daanyaal Ali, 14, said “We created S.T.EYE as a new way for STI detection to help the future of the next generation. We wanted to make something that makes detecting STIs safer than ever before.”

Caitlyn Jenner’s transition has become one of 2015’s most important pop culture moments. The Olympic athlete and head of the Kardashian clan made her bombastic revelation on the cover of Vanity Fair and has received an overwhelming amount of media coverage. It’s really the first time someone so recognisable has transitioned in the public eye. What is great is that it helps shine a light on trans issues; for example, Mercedes Williamson became the 9th known trans woman killed in the US in 2015 according to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. Hopefully the momentum of support for Jenner will maintain and trans rights will become a global priority.

President Obama has revealed he is proud of the achievements his administration has made towards LGBTI equality in the US; he said “LGBT rights have been recognized and solidified in ways that we couldn’t even imagine ten years ago – when I look at those things, I can say that in terms of not just managing the government, but moving the country forward, we’ve had a lot more hits than misses.” Obama’s administration has indeed seen much progress – repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and signing the historic Hate Crimes legislation to name a few – which coincided, helpfully, with a cultural shift in people’s attitude towards LGBTI issues. This came shortly before he was heckled by a trans activist criticising his deportation policies.

June saw Canada host the FIFA Women’s World Cup. At the time of print, Germany are favourites to win, with USA not far behind. 2015 sees the tournament broadcast in more countries than ever before and proves to be the longest tournament yet. The sport is massively popular worldwide and even in terms of professional success the girls often outperform the boys: the English men’s team are 20th in FIFA rankings, while the women’s team are 7th. Its success of the tournament has exposed the sport to a previously unfamiliar audience. Unfortunately Scotland’s national team didn’t make it to Canada: fingers crossed they make it to France 2019!


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What’s On: LGBTI

It’s time for some Summer sees Pride celebrations take place all around the world, with each festival offering something totally unique to each location. Glasgow is proud (ugh, sorry) to host our own festival between Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August for its 20th anniversary. Pride Glasgow is Scotland’s largest LGBTI Pride festival, and through the Pride Fund raised £6500 for LGBT youth groups in 2014. This year’s theme is Happiness, and of course there will be a parade through the streets of Glasgow to celebrate our city’s diversity. Headlining this year’s Glasgow Pride event is legendary Glaswegian band Texas, who are this year celebrating their 25th anniversary. Lead singer Sharleen Spiteri has long been a gay icon – she sang the theme song for Ellen DeGeneres’ sitcom, for God’s sake – and outspoken activist for LGBTI equality, which makes her and her band a natural choice for headliners. Spiteri campaigned for marriage equality in 2013 and is a lesbian icon, telling Great LezBritain “I do like woman that stand up for what they believe in and speak out and in the lesbian community. That is what you need to do. I think you are

by Jonny Stone @jonny_stone_

PRIDE

forced into a situation where you have to be stronger and stand up for yourself when many others don’t.” They’ll play songs from their rich back catalogue like “Summer Son” and “Say What You Want,” and will no doubt just be generally amazing. I may or may not be a super fan. Joining Texas at Pride Glasgow is Katrina Leskanich, Grammy-nominated lead singer of Katrina & the Waves. Known for hits like “Walking on Sunshine” and winning Eurovision in 1997 with “Love Shine a Light,” Katrina is sure to put on an amazing performance. Pride Glasgow is also lucky enough to add Heather Pearce to the line up; launching her successful music career, Pearce is best known for her television appearances, especially Glasgow lesbian drama Lip Service. And the festival boasts Union J, X Factor finalists who have achieved that rarity of maintaining success after the programme. And as with every year, there will be a huge variety of stalls – from charities and LGBT organisations to pop up shops – a fairground and the return of the Youth Space, exclusive and free to

Texas to headline Glasgow Pride

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Glasgow Pride 2015 13-25 year olds, details for which will be announced nearer the date. The history of Pride celebration can be traced back to the Stonewall riots, an event largely agreed to have launched the LGBT rights movement in 1969. Taking place at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in the Greenwich Village neighbourhood of Manhattan, the six day riot came as a result of impending friction between the authorities and LGBT civilians. The first event, fittingly, was the LGBT Pride March in New York on 2nd November 1969 and ever since the festival has become a global event to celebrate being proud to be LGBT. Each Pride festival can vary in tone; whether the march is largely political – with a particular issue or agenda to promote to thousands of people on the streets – or a celebratory, Mardi Gras-style affair, there is no better way to unify people behind the cause of equality, and Pride can sure bring in a crowd. São Paulo’s festival in 2006 brought in an estimated crowd of 3,000,000 participants, the biggest ever

celebration. Uncertain as to whether or not Glasgow Green can accommodate such numbers, but we’ll try our best to fit everyone in. Pride may not be for everyone, but there’s no argument to suggest we don’t need it anymore: while we in the UK and the rest of Western Europe have achieved so much in the way of LGBTI equality, it’s too easy to overlook countries in which being queer can cost you your life. Pride Uganda 2014, for example, went ahead despite homosexuality being illegal and the recent invalidation of the Kill the Gays Bill. We shouldn’t take Pride for granted: it’s the perfect platform to celebrate queer culture and all we have achieved as a community. Also, there’s face paint! Tickets are available to buy online now or via Luke & Jack at Virginia Street, Glasgow. There is also a VIP Pride Pass, which offers you access to the VIP hospitality area, dedicated bar and catering outlets and meet and greets with certain acts.

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What’s On: Games & Gadgets

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

PICK OF THE MONTH RORY MCILROY PGA TOUR (PS4, XBOX ONE)

Gadgets Galore WIRELESS TOUCH SPEAKER Prezzybox.com are selling a Wireless Touch Speaker for your smartphone. Using no cables whatsoever, the speakers makes use of NFA technology to work together with your phone. Simply place your phone on top of the speaker and play a song, the speaker will take care of the rest! You can get one for yourself for £24.95.

Okay, so the month of July isn’t exactly brimming with new games but it does welcome golf back on to our screens with the release of Rory McIlroy PGA Tour. The long-running franchise returns after a short hiatus and the upcoming release will be the first since 1998 not to feature Tiger Woods’ name in the title after his complete and utter collapse in the sport over the last few years. This will be PGA Tour’s first foray on to current-gen consoles with the previous game being released on PS3 and

Xbox 360. The new console capabilities coupled with the Frostbite 3 game engine (more commonly used in the Battlefield franchise) means that courses can be rendered all at once, eradicating the need for loading times in between holes. The game’s Tour Pro Mode will allow you to create your own golfer with a backstory that determines how skilled you are when beginning your career. You can then embark on a 15-yearcareer which will allow you to play on a simulated PGA Tour with the real

Other games to look out for...

GOD OF WAR III REMASTERED (PS4)

Ten years after its original release, God of War III has been remastered for release on PS4. Fans of the game will remember the lead character Kratos, an ex-Spartan warrior betrayed by the gods. Set in the realm of Greek mythology, God of War III was an incredibly violent game that took players to Mount Olympus and through the depths of Hell on Kratos’ quest for revenge.

This game was full of intimidating bosses and some fairly difficult puzzles that had to be solved in order to ensure the player’s progression. In this new edition, a new game engine improves the graphics massively and provides what the developers call “world-changing scenarios” in order to present the player with a much more realistic situation. God of War III Remastered will be released on July 14th.

professionals such as Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth. Online multiplayer will also be available to those who fancy taking on their friends in order to prove once and for all who the best golfer is with the added bonus of not having to walk a few miles around an entire course. Many courses will feature including St Andrews, Sawgrass, Royal Troon and Chambers Bay. Rory McIlroy PGA Tour will be released on July 14th.

GODZILLA (PS4, PS3)

Experience the game that accompanied the movie that just added success to Bryan Cranston’s career post-Breaking Bad. After its release in Japan last December, Godzilla finally comes out on Playstation here in mid-July. Featuring a Destruction mode, players can control Godzilla as he destroys generators all over a map within a certain time period while facing enemies and occasional bosses. Every time Godzilla destroys generators,

buildings and vehicles, he will increase in size from an initial height of 50 metres. There is also a King of the Monsters mode in which players will face other Japanese movie monsters as Godzilla. There are six stages to get through in order to complete this. Godzilla also features online multiplayer in which players can fight each other with different monsters. Godzilla is released on July 17th.

SMART WALLET How many people do you know who have ended up losing their wallets or purses on nights out? Well, now they can keep their cards and cash safe with their phones with a Smart Wallet. The wallet acts as a case for your phone with pouches for your cards and cash so that you no longer need to worry about losing them. Funny how people seem to protect their phone better, isn’t it? You can get one on Prezzybox.com for £7.95

IPOD SWIM KIT Waterbabies who simply can’t stand to be without their beloved tunes on holiday this year would love the £120 Waterfi 100% waterproof iPod swim kit. The 2GB iPod shuffle is waterproof down to 210ft and includes waterproof short cord headphones.


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Project Supervisors Salary: £Depends on Experience Agent: PMK Civil Engineering Ltd Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Project Supervisors Required – Must have necessary Utility Experience in effectively managing the works with regards to Health & Safety, Environmental & Quality Performance. Knowledge of Microsoft Office would be advantageous.

knowledge of all sections of a modern busy kitchen. you must have an good understanding of health and safety and hold a current food hygiene certificate.

qualifying experience, but due consideration will be given to all applicants. Applications please to alan@prplegal.co.uk www.prp-legal.co.uk

of a team. Salary is negotiable. If you have any further questions please email us on glasgowpowersteering@ ymail.com or call us on 0141 764 1818.

Waiters Waitresses

Bar Staff

Project Manager

Salary: £competitive Agent: 1051 GWR Skills: Hospitality/Catering/Tourism Location: Glasgow we are looking to recruit experienced waiting staff for a new west end restaurant. in addition to the above you must also be must be~ * confident * well presented *a good communicator with good social skills *have the ability to work well with others within a busy environment

Salary: £competitive Agent: 1051 GWR Skills: Hospitality/Catering/Tourism Location: Glasgow new west end gastro bar and restaurant looking for experienced bar staff. in addition to the above you must also be – *confident *well presented *a great communicator with good social skills *have a good product knowledge and the ability to work well with others in a busy enviornment

Salary: £Depends on Experience Agent: PMK Civil Engineering Ltd Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow 2 Project Managers required. Must have necessary Utility Experience in effectively managing the works with regards to Health & Safety, Environmental & Quality Performance. Knowledge of Microsoft Office – Excel, Word & Project essential with the ability to prepare all Contract Documentation – Programmes, Risk Assessments, Method Statement and Audit Inspections.

Print Finisher / Folding Operator

Dental Associate

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Salary: To discuss Agent: City Centre Dental Care Skills: Medical/Dental/Health Care Location: Glasgow Experienced Dental associate required for busy City Centre dental practice.,Glasgow.full nhs list transfer, with expanding potential private work. Excellent support team and fully computerised (SOE).Position available August 2015. Please email with full CV and cover email by clicking on apply. NO AGENCIES PLEASE

£Negotiable dependent upon experience Agent: 21 Colour Limited Skills: Production/Manufacturing Location: Glasgow Experienced Folding Operator 21 Colour are looking for an experienced folding operator to work a double day shift. Experience in other areas of a commercial print finishing department, e.g guillotine cutting or stitching would be an advantage. All enquiries to John McManus, Production Director

Chef DE Partie

Conveyancing Solicitor

Salary: £competitive Agent: 1051 GWR Skills: Hospitality/Catering/Tourism Location: Glasgow we are currently recruiting a chef de partie to work within our kitchen. the ideal candidate will have experience of working as part of a team with a good

Salary: £dependent on experience Agent: PRP Legal Skills: Legal Location: Glasgow We are a city centre medium sized firm looking for a solicitor for a full time conveyancing position. The successful candidate would typically have 2-4 years post

Mechanic Salary: COMPETITIVE Agent: Glasgow Power Steering Services Skills: Automotive Location: Glasgow We are currently looking for a qualified mechanic for our busy garage in the East End of Glasgow. Must have own tools and a driving licsense. The ideal candidate must be able to work on their own initiative and as part

HGV C+E Drivers Salary: £dependent on experience Agent: Craig Wilson Transport Ltd Skills: Logistics/Distribution Location: Glasgow HGV Class 1 drivers required for an ongoing contract. Running mainly from Bellshill to Norwich on permanent contract. Five overnights every fortnight required. Three trips one week, two trips next week. Monday-Saturday, then Monday-Thursday. Self employed, with good rates. No agencies please Contact Craig 07403 033427 for more information about the job.

Telephonist/Receptionist Salary: £7 – £8 per hour Agent: Allstaff Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow AllStaff Glasgow are currently recruiting a number of Telephonist’s/Receptionist’s for our ongoing temporary assignments in Glasgow & surrounding areas over the

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Chef Salary: ££££ COMPETATIVE Agent: Primestaff Skills: Hospitality/Catering/Tourism Location: Glasgow We are currently looking for Chefs who have experience working in a care home or similar environment, hold a valid PVG and who are familiar with specialist dietary needs. These shifts are to cover holidays , sickness and busy periods. Applicants must also have an SVQ3 in professional cookery and have previous experience working in a care home. You will also be asked to complete a skills test

Quantity Surveyors Salary: £Excellent Package Available Agent: Adams Consulting Group Ltd Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Adams Consulting Group are a privately owned project management consultancy specialising in the management of major property developments throughout the UK. We are looking for newly qualified Quantity Surveyors to join our specialist Project Management Consultancy and train in Project and Development Management. Excellent package available. If you think you can help take our company forward, please send your CV by pressing the ’Apply’ button.

HR Advisor Salary: £32000 – £34000 per annum Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: HR/Training/Recruitment Location: Glasgow HR Advisor required for 12 month contract role in South Lanarkshire. Duties and responsibilities will include: – HR advice and guidance to line management. Record activities on HR system Assisting with TUPE transfers Other adhoc duties as directed by client. This is a fast paced generalist role within a growth organisation. Contact Evelyn Costello of Search HR for full role profile.

Joiner Salary: £13.00 per annum Agent: HAYS Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Joiners required for fitting windows in the Glasgow area. There is a minimum of 6 weeks work. All joiners must be timeserved and provide checkable references. If available contact Martin Walsh on 0141 2123660 or email your CV. 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

CNC Setter Operator Salary: Salary Dependant on experience. Agent: Brightwork Skills: Engineering/Technical Location: Glasgow Our client has a requirement for a CNC Setter Operator with programming skills to work in their busy manufacturing site in Glasgow. The preferred candidate is likely to be an experienced or time served Turner/ Miller with recent CNC experience. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience of programming in FANUC. Flexiblity is required as our client will operate on variable shifts. This vacancy is advertised on behalf of Brightwork Ltd who are operating as an employment agency for permanent work.

Electrician Salary:

£28000 – £33000 per annum + Overtime & On-Call rates Agent: First People Solutions Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow First People Solutions are in search of an Electrician for a permanent position based in Glasgow. Requirements: Industrial Experience (preferably Waste Water and Water treatment process). Understanding of Electrical Drawings. Ability to work to planned maintenance schedules. Specific experience in fault finding on an industrial scale. For more information, please get in touch with Chris Muir, First People Solutions Glasgow .

Service Engineer Salary: £35000 + Agent: Kerr Compressor Engineers (EK) Ltd Skills: Engineering/Technical Location: Glasgow We are looking for a Service Engineer with Electrical Engineering Skills and/or Refrigeration Skills. You will be working on Compressed Air Equipment, operating out of our East Kilbride Office and covering Central Scotland. Normal hours are 0800 – 1700 Monday to Friday with occasional Saturday requirement. We offer 4 Weeks Holiday per year, along with 10 Statutory Days plus additional days off at Christmas / New Year. A company van is provided. Manufacturer training will be given as required.

EMPLOYMENT Window Blind Installation Engineer Salary: £Competitive Agent: Shades Window Blinds Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow 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: £6.50 – £6.75 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Our client requires CSCS labourers for immediate start in the Glasgow City centre – Own PPE and physical CSCS card are essential – this will be ongoing work for the correct candidates with strong earning potential @ rate of £7.28 Including holiday pay public transportation will be suitable for the duration of the contracts – ppe and cscs certification is a must along with recent working experience on active sites if interested please give me a call on 0141 272 7817 or send a CV to steven.maynes@ search.co.uk

Commercial, IP & IT Solicitor Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Legal Location: Glasgow Eden Scott’s client a full service commercial law firm are currently looking to make an addition to their team in Glasgow. You will have experience in IP / IT dispute work including; trade marks, patents and copyrights, passing off and/or breach of confidentiality and will be 4yrs PQE looking for career progression. Ideally candidates should also have a good knowledge of Data Protection legislation and FOI requirements. For more information on this position please submit your CV or alternative please call for a confidential discussion.

Legal Counsel – Construction FTC Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Legal Location: Glasgow Eden Scott’s client is one of the worlds leading renewable energy companies. Due to the number of projects expected over the coming months they are looking for an Scottish or English qualified solicitor with experience in construction and renewables to join the team for a period of 6-12 months. You will be joining the current legal team and assisting current legal counsel and reporting in to the Legal Director. Ideally you will be immediately available and be a minimum of 2yrs PQE. For more information about this position please submit your CV.

Class 1 Drivers Urgently Required Salary: Depending on client Agent: Topstaff Skills: Logistics/Distribution Location: Glasgow 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.

Class 1 Drivers Urgently Required Salary: Depending on client Agent: Topstaff Skills: Logistics/Distribution Location: Glasgow 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.

Private Client Account Handler Agent: FPSG Connect Skills: Insurance Location: Glasgow FPSG is working with this leading insurance broker in their search for a private client broker for their city centre office. Duties will include handling new and existing personal lines home, motor and travel risks whilst offering the highest level of customer service. You should have a track record of providing quotations, dealing with renewals, MTA’s, insurer negotiations, presentations, etc. For more information on this role contact Elaine McCrink This role comes with a competitive salary and benefits package

Site Supervisor Salary: £14.50 – £16.45 per hour Agent: HAYS Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow

Site Supervisor Experienced Site Supervisor’s required for School refurbishment works in Glasgow commencing around the 15th-22nd of June. Works will run for a duration of no less than 8 weeks with the potential to extend depending on performance. SMSTS, CSCS and 1st Aid required. 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

Contact Administrator Salary: £7 – £8 per hour Agent: First People Solutions Skills: Call/Contact Centres Location: Glasgow FPS are currently working with a leading client in the water industry who are looking for a part-time contact administrator. The role will involve: – Outbound Contact to customers to arrange appointments for water meter installations – Completion of Spreadsheets for work allocation to site staff. Successful candidate should have Professional and friendly telephone manner. Basic IT skills. Experience with Microsoft products. if you would be interested, please get in contact. Best Regards Patrick Shields

Legal Counsel – Property Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Legal Location: Glasgow 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.

Business Development Manager – Home based – Europe Salary:

£60000 – £75000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Agent: Solutions Driven Skills: Sales Location: Glasgow Solutions Driven is working with a global manufacturing company within the medical devices sector and they currently have a vacancy for a Business Development Manager to be home based in any of the following areas: UK, Ireland, The Netherlands. We are looking for someone with: – Around 5 years experience in Sales/ BD within the medical devices or automotive sector in Europe – Knowledge of terminology, regulations, certifications etc within the medical devices sector in Europe Please get in touch with me directly on 07815538975/email rprithviraj@solutions-driven.com to discuss further.

Moxy Operators Salary: £Excellent Pay, Long term work, Agent: Maxwell Bruce Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Our client is a major player in the Civil Engineering and Utilities market and is looking for 2 x Moxy Operators for ongoing work based on large Infrastructure Contract just outside Glasgow, on the border of North Lanarkshire. All candidates MUST have valid CPCS Card to cover Moxy to be inducted on site. Duties will include operating 10 Tonnes Moxy Machine as well as all other site related tasks. Please note that work is set to last for approx. 3 years and on site parking is available. For more information please contact Iain Glen on 0141 227 3953 or send your details to iain.glen@maxwellbruce. com

Conveyancing Paralegal Salary: £ Competative Agent: Aaen Peach Legal Skills: Legal Location: Glasgow Due to the continued expansion of our business, we are looking to recruit a zany and gregarious conveyancing paralegal for our upbeat Glasgow city centre office. We would ideally be looking for a candidate with some experience in residential conveyancing. The role is full time and permanent with a competitive salary and includes performance related incentives. We focus on our people and are looking for a person who wants to make a change for the better in their working life. Please forward your CV in confidence to us for consideration. No agency applications will be accepted.

Finance Assistant Salary: £9 per hour + holiday pay Agent: PRG Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow PRG are currently recruiting for a Finance Assistant on a temporary ongoing basis for a large, prestigious client based in Glasgow city centre. As temporary Finance Assistant, you will be responsible for: High volume bank reconciliations. Processing refunds. Processing and allocation of payments. To be considered for this role, you will have strong Excel skills, have recently worked in a similar role for a large company and be immediately available. This is a temporary role and the rate is between £9 per hour + holiday pay.

HR/Payroll Assistant Salary: £18000 per annum Agent: Avenue Recruitment Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow Avenue Scotland are looking for a HR/Payroll assistant for their Technical client based in Glasgow. This role will be full time and permanent, although your probationary period (12 weeks) will be with Avenue Scotland. Working hours are 37.5hours per week, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Your main duties will include but are not limited to: Data input on Sage Invoicing Chasing invoices General HR Admin General office duties In return you have the opportunity of a permanent role with a progressive company based in the outskirts of Glasgow city centre with a competitive rate of pay. Car parking is available on site.

Management Accountant Salary: £28000 – £35000 per annum Agent: Escape Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Our client, within public sector, is looking for a Management Accountant for a period of 12 months on a full time basis. Duties include: Monthly reporting and forecasting. Variance analysis. Budget set up and analysis. Ideally you will have: Full Qualification (ACCA, CIMA). Worked in a similar role. 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.

Technical Sales Manager – VR/12665 Salary: £Commensurate with experience Agent: Thorpe Molloy Recruitment Ltd Skills: Sales Location: Glasgow Our client is presently looking for a Technical Sales Manager to be predominately based out of their Glasgow depot. The ideal candidate will have strong hose inspection and pressure testing experience as well as strong hydraulic skills. The candidate will be responsible for managing and coordinating the team of Mobile Service Technicians, must be experienced in managing an entire business stream and being solely responsible for growing sales in that stream, marketing and promoting the company’s services to both existing and new customers. They will be able to present confidently on their plans to develop the business.

Financial Adviser x3 Salary: £25000 – £40000 per annum Agent: Reed Insurance Skills: Financial Services/Investment Location: Glasgow I’m looking for 3 Financial Advisers to join a well established but growing IFA firm in a prestigious area of Glasgow. Seeking Advisers who are looking for an employed role, have Diploma level 4, working towards or have an appetite to attain Chartered status (study will be supported), authorised to advise on Pensions and Investments and have a proven record of successful business levels. Full papaplanning support will be provided. Please contact me with your up to date CV at or call me on 0141 241 4700. All conversations will be confidential. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Corporate Lawyer Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Legal Location: Glasgow 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 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.

Technical Sales Representative Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Sales Location: Glasgow Based in Glasgow, Eden Scott’s client is looking to hire a Technical Sales Representative. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: – Identify and target new business opportunities throughout Scotland – Maintain and service existing clients – Survey and quote jobs – Make telephone calls to generate appointments – Cold calling THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: – Previous experience in technical sales (preferred) or someone with the industry experience who is ready to move into a sales position – Experience within an Industrial Door/Fabrication background – Full UK Driving License – Ability to build trust and rapport with customers – Good time management skills

Site And Project Managers Salary: Dependent on experience Agent: McLaughlin & Harvey Construction Limited Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow McLaughlin & Harvey Construction Limited, are recruiting for Site and Project Managers. These roles will be site based working on projects throughout the UK.

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JULY 2015, ISSUE 11 Successful candidates must be self-motivated, able to lead a team and take ownership of the project in order to drive the programme. Managers are in overall charge of the planning and execution of projects and have full operational, commercial, quality and Health & Safety responsibility for projects. In order to apply for this role you must be an experienced Construction Manager coupled with CSCS, first aid, SMSTS, valid driving licence and strong IT skills.

Green Deal Assessor – Solar Sales Salary: £DOE Agent: Green Deal Union Skills: Sales Location: Glasgow Green Deal Union are currently looking for Green Deal Assessors with Solar Sales experience, available to work throughout Scotland. The majority of our business is generated through our in-house call centre and all our appointments are confirmed by the sales team prior to attendance. The role will involve attending scheduled customer visits, carrying out Green Deal Surveys with the aim of securing funded Solar PV installations. This is a full time vacancy. Salary is dependant on experience. For further information, please contact our office on 0800 046 9190 or alternatively send any questions you may have to scoyle@greendealunion.com

Graduate Recruiter Salary: £28000.00 – £30000.00 per annum Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: HR/Training/Recruitment Location: Glasgow 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.

Care Assistant Salary: £9 per hour Agent: Ailsa Response Skills: Medical/Dental/Health Care Location: Glasgow We are currently working with the leading Care at Home Provider in Glasgow who urgently require CARE ASSISTANTS to work in areas throughout GLASGOW You would be working 7 days on 7 days off, with the option of various rota’s including days, evenings, weekends, and split shifts. Ailsa Group also have Care Assistant shifts in Glasgow, Renfrew and Falkirk, as well as NHS shifts on both ongoing and adhoc basis, and opportunities for Shift Coordinators and Supervisors in Renfrew. Rates for 7/7 rota’s are £9 per hour , with other roles from £7.05 – £9 per hour, dependent on assignment.

Senior Project Accountant Salary: £43000 – £47000 per annum Agent: Escape Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Our client, within public sector, is looking for a Senior Project Accountant to assess and monitor the true cost of change. Duties include: Lead, manage and develop the project accounting function. Develop and maintain accounting procedures. Involvement in business plans, budgets and actual. Implementation of reporting improvements. 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.

Graduate Opportunities Salary: Up to £90 per day Agent: HR Consultancy Skills: Financial Services/Investment Location: Glasgow 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.

Finance Assistant Agent: Change Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Change Accountancy and Finance are currently looking for an experienced Finance Assistant for a 9 month FTC located in Glasgow City Centre. Responsibilities: · Processing Invoices and credit notes · Dealing with supplier enquiries in a timely manner · Reconciling supplier statements · Monthly bank reconciliations · Allocating payments · Providing ad hoc support to the wider business as and when required · Experience in a shared service environment would be preferred. If

you have previous experience in a similar role and are available immediately to start please send a copy of your CV to shirleyann.toner@changejobs.net

much welcome, If interested please give me a call on 0141 272 7817 or send CVs to steven.maynes@search. co.uk

Paralegal / NQ Solicitor

Finance Assistant

Salary: £Competitive Agent: WW & J McClure Skills: Legal Location: Glasgow City centre law firm offering a Conveyancing paralegal/ NQ Conveyancing position with a start date as soon as possible. This role involves administering a high volume of residential conveyancing transactions. To be considered for this opportunity, we are looking for the following: Excellent organisational skills with attention to detail. The ability to manage a busy workload. The ability to work to tight deadlines. A professional approach to clients and colleagues. Strong customer service and communication skills. To be considered, please send CV and covering letters by email to stephanie.hutton@mcclure-solicitors.co.uk

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Class 2 Drivers Salary: Depending on client Agent: Topstaff Skills: Logistics/Distribution Location: Glasgow Urgently required Class 2 Drivers. We are currently recruiting Class 2 drivers for ongoing temporary assignments in the Glasgow, Cumbernauld, Bellshill area. Applicants must have previous driving experience in the haulage and transport industry. Due to the clients we supply an on site induction, will take place prior to commencing work. We are looking for: No more than 6 penalty points, Digital Tachograph, DQC card. No DD, CD or DR convictions. References to be available with a checkable work history, Digital Tachograph Holders with own transport due to location. For immediate interview call John on 0141 427 7070.

Mould Toolmaker Salary: DOE Agent: Connect Appointments Skills: Production/Manufacturing Location: Glasgow Due to our continued success and growth, our client a leading interior decorative plastic component specialist, require an experienced Toolmaker to join their team. The successful candidate will ideally have experience on mould tools or press tools, (preferably both); Will be able to repair and modify mould tools; Will be able to manufacture jigs and fixtures; Experience of wire, sparking and CNC Bridgeport milling machines also an advantage; You will be able to work on own initiative, with or without supervision; You will have good team skills and safe working practices within tool room and manufacturing environment. You will report directly to the Tool Room Manager

Technical and Capital Accountant Salary: £34000 – £36000 per annum Agent: Escape Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Our client, within public sector, is looking for a Technical and Capital Accountant to support the Senior Technical Accountant with continual improvement. Duties include Ensure financial systems are maintained to high professional standards. Maintenance of Company asset register. Provide technical support in capital accounting. Calculation of VAT. Ideally you will have: Accountancy qualification. Previously worked in the area of capital accounting. Strong analytical skills. Technical knowledge of IFRS. If you are interested in this role and would like more information please send your CV and covering letter to Louise.Young@escaperecruitment.com.

Legal Secretary – Personal Injury Salary: DOE Agent: Stafffinders Skills: Legal Location: Glasgow Legal Secretary Personal Injury My client is currently looking to recruit an experienced Personal Injury Legal Secretary to join their busy department initially on a temp basis then with the view of going Perm. The position will start immediately. The successful candidate will be familiar Personal Injury, Medical negligence and employment claims. The role involves supporting a team of Two high profile Lawyers, liaising with clients and dealing with general queries, typing of general correspondence, dealing with diary management, booking meetings rooms and general administration support. The role is to start asap and the hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm with 1 hour for lunch.

Joiner Salary: £12.75 – £13 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Our client requires several experienced CSCS Joiners for immediate start in the Glasgow City Center – works will be ongoing with strong earning potential for the duration of the project – £13ph standard rate (MonFri) – OT rate TBC Candidates with BLUE or GOLD CSCS cards would be most suited to the role but all recently working joiners should apply, Own tools and physical CSCS card are a MUST – Own transportation will not be required due to the central location of the works. jobs will include 1st and 2nd Fix – Roughing – Finishing – Partitioning – Ceilings and snagging – all rounders very

£18,000 – £20,000 dependant on experience Agent: Primestaff Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow 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 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.

Transport Administrator Salary: £8.52 – £9 per annum Agent: Allstaff Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow AllStaff Glasgow are currently recruiting a Transport Administrator to work with our prestigious client in Clydebank. The candidate should be well organised and be able to liaise with driver colleagues to ensure transport arrangements are made. You will be required to update a diary database and book alternative transport solutions such as rail & air. It would be preferable if the candidate has good geographical knowledge of Glasgow & the surrounding areas. This is a temporary role to cover a 1 week period starting from 29th June 2015 however a one day training day will be necessary this week & we ask that candidates have availability to accommodate this arrangement. The hours of work will be Monday to Friday 9-5pm.

Buyer/Procurement Specialist Salary: £doe Agent: Roevin Skills: Procurement Location: Glasgow On behalf of our Client, I am seeking experienced Buyer to join their organisation. Ideally applicants will have gained experience with in Heavy Engineering/ Manufacturing organisation Role purpose: The Buyer’s primary role is to provide a professional purchasing service to all departments with the organisation and to help establish an approved supplier’s pool and control the company’s sub contract requirements. The Buyer will be tasked with supporting the organisation’s cost effective management strategy including the purchasing of materials and services. Applicants should have relevant degree and ideally CIPS accreditation. Please apply online with up to date CV.

Solicitor, Compliance Salary: £30000 – £40000 per annum Agent: FPSG Connect Skills: Legal Location: Glasgow FPSG would be keen to hear from lawyers based in Glasgow who would be open minded to taking an alternative career path in Compliance. Candidates do not need to have compliance experience if they are a qualified lawyer but they do need to have experience of supervising staff. The successful candidate will work as part of the Risk & Compliance Management Team to ensure the firm meets its Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing obligations (and other associated requirements) worldwide. The role holder will experience a wide variety of work and will lead projects, training and a team of highly skilled individuals. Please contact Scott Caldwell on 0131 270 6610 for further detail or apply below.

Events Assistant (PT) Salary: Agent:

£17,675 per annum pro rata Glasgow Caledonian University Students’ Association Skills: Leisure/Sport/Entertainment Location: Glasgow GCU Students’ Association exists to represent and enable GCU students to enhance all aspects of their student experience. Events Assistant £17,675 per annum (Part Time, One Year Fixed Term Contract) We are looking for a motivated and friendly individual who has experience of organising and running events. Closing date for applications is Monday 6th July 2015 at 12 noon and the provisional date for interviews is Thursday 16th July 2015. More information about GCU Students’ Association and to download the application form please visit our website. CVs alone will not be considered. Glasgow Caledonian University Students’ Association is a registered Scottish charity, number SC022887.

Commercial Insurance Broker Salary: £30000 per annum Agent: FPSG Connect Skills: Insurance Location: Glasgow My client, a well known composite insurance broker is looking to recruit a commercial insurane broker to their already well established commercial insurance team. Working closely with company directors and account executives, you will be responsible for all new

amd existing business broking, with accounts ranging from from mid size commercial risks to corporate accounts. Candidates are sought with good market relationships gained from working within a similar role, ideally with a focus on large commercial or corporate accounts. You should have a sound understanding of all classes of general insurance risks, strong working relationships with insurers and a progression towards CII qualifications. For more information on this role, please contact me.

Vehicle Technicians Salary: £Competitive Agent: Drivers Autocentre Ltd Skills: Automotive Location: Glasgow We are looking to recruit technicians due to planned growth & expansion, We offer great rates of pay, Training and working conditions. Based in our large clean workshop close to Glasgow City Centre your duties will include the Service, Repair and Maintenance of Cars and Light Vans. We work on all Makes and Models Including prestige brands such as Mercedes, BMW, Audi & Porsche. Our Normal Opening Hours are Mon – Fri 08:00 – 17:30 and Saturday 08:00 – 12:30, Saturday Hours are Rota and Paid at Overtime Rate. This is a fantastic opportunity to progress with more planned growth and promotion prospects for the right person. Thanks For Looking and Good Luck

Account Handler – Commercial Insurance Salary: £30000 per annum Agent: FPSG Connect Skills: Insurance Location: Glasgow My client, a well known composite insurance broker is looking to recruit a commercial insurance broker to their already well established commercial insurance team. Working closely with company directors and account executives, you will be responsible for all new amd existing business broking, with accounts ranging from from mid size commercial risks to corporate accounts. Candidates are sought with good market relationships gained from working within a similar role, ideally with a focus on large commercial or corporate accounts. You should have a sound understanding of all classes of general insurance risks, strong working relationships with insurers and a progression towards CII qualifications. For more information on this role, please contact me.

Operations Analyst Salary: £20,000 – £24,000 Agent: PRG Skills: Financial Services/Investment Location: Glasgow We have an exciting opportunity to join this prestigious client in a role as Operations Analyst based in Glasgow City Centre. Duties will include: &bull; Matching settlements &bull; Ensure distributions are processed &bull; Processing payments &bull; Input trades accurately and timely &bull; Reconcile cash and stock items &bull; Assist in fund launches &bull; Experience with maintaining corporate and legal counterparty hierarchies 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.

Setting Out Engineer Salary: £TBA Agent: Akela Construction Ltd Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Akela Construction Ltd currently has a vacancy for a Setting Out Engineer to compliment the existing team. The successful application will require the following : – Relevant industry qualification (HND/HNC/ BEng). Relevant CSCS card. Experience working on a construction infrastructure projects. Ability to set out and level. Sound knowledge of construction methods. Fully conversant with the use of Trimble robotic total station instruments. Be experienced and confident in the setting out of earthworks and structures. Ability to follow and maintain Company standards of quality and all paperwork. Be organised, methodical and able to work effectively to deliver results. Hold a full, driving licence.

Electrician – Glasgow – £14 per hour – Long Term Salary: £14 per hour + Company Van Agent: First People Solutions Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Electrician – Glasgow – £14 per hour – Long Term FPS require a Shopfitting / Commercial Electrician for work in and around Glasgow City Centre. The company’s main line of business involves the strip-out and re-fit of commercial premises such as shops and bookmakers in particular. The suitable candidate will be required to carry out the aforementioned work in various premises and a van will be provided so a driving licence is essential for this position. In order to apply for this position, you must be able to provide copies of the following: CSCS Card. Driving Licence. up-to-date CV. If you are interested in this position, please call Kieran/ Jordan on 0141 270 5130 or apply to this advert with an up-to-date CV

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52 SharePoint Specialist Salary: £375 – £400 per day Agent: Harvey Nash Skills: IT/Telecommunications Location: Glasgow SharePoint Specialist – 6 Month contract – Glasgow City Centre Harvey Nash are recruiting for a SharePoint Specialist for an initial 6 month contract in Glasgow City Centre for a leading Financial Services client. As part of an existing team you will be reporting into the team leader and you will be responsible for multiple aspects within their SharePoint environment, including the administration. For candidates who have previous experience developing SharePoint, then there will be the opportunity for you to take on additional duties in this areas as they continue to grow the team over the coming months. Skill Set: SharePoint 2010 MOSS 2007 (very minimal) Power shell Scripting To apply for this role please call me on 0131 460 4607 and send me a copy of your latest CV.

Security Guard Salary: 7.65 to 7.65 per hour GBP Agent: Pertemps Scotland Skills: Hospitality/Catering/Tourism Location: Glasgow Pertemps Industrial Division are currently recruiting for experienced Security Guards for a public sector client across the Glasgow area. You must have previous experience as a Security Guard and hold a current and valid SIA card along with a current and valid PVG to be considered for this role. You must be willing to work shifts as and when required including evenings and weekends. Main duties include: – – Monitor security cameras – Ensure building and people are safe – Supervise visitors and deliveries into the building – Logging any issues and report any incidents to the appropriate channel To apply for the role please submit your CV to layla.carswell@pertemps.co.uk or call 0141 248 6020. – – – – – ----------------------- – – – – – Pertemps is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Web Developer Salary: £250 – £350 per day Agent: Hudson IT&T Skills: IT/Telecommunications Location: Glasgow Hudson IT have an urgent role available for a Web Developer for an initial 3 months based in Glasgow. To apply you must hold strong UI / UX Design experience coupled with good working knowledge of CMS (ideally Drupal or Wordpress). The roles requires an in-depth working knowledge of HTML5, CSS & JavaScript coupled with good design experience using the Bootstrap framework. Knowledge of Drupal, WordPress or any other content management system is also required. If this sounds of interest to you please apply now. 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.

Parts Tech Salary:

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Agent: TOM Airdrie Skills: Automotive Location: Glasgow TOM Vehicle Rental Ltd is Scotland’s leading vehicle hire company and due to our continued expansion with overnight opening hours, requires a Parts Tech in our Airdrie depot. The position is of a full time nature and consists of permanent nightshift. You will need to have a flexible approach to working and good interpersonal skills as you will have to liaise with several internal departments as well as external clients. As T.O.M is multi-franchise, you will be responsible for helping to maintain our expanding business servicing over 9,000 vehicles. Previous experience within ADP and Kerridge is essential for this role. The working days for this role will consist between Sunday-Thursday; working hours 7pm4am. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Project Manager Salary: £market Agent: Durham Professional Services Skills: IT/Telecommunications Location: Glasgow Project manager required for an immediate start. Duration 3 months. This role will be to manage our client’s Centre of Excellence project deliveries. As our client matures its SOA capability, a Project Manager is required to manage a central team of SOA designers and developers (currently 8 onshore – including technical lead – and 6-8 offshore) delivering services required by other projects. With current and forecast demand a dedicated PM is required to manage delivery of what’s already identified and help with planning and scheduling and dependency management for future demand. It is essential to have strong project governance experience and exceptional Stakeholder management skills as well as prior experience of managing within a SOA environment

Recruitment Administrator Salary: £15,000 – £16,000 Agent: HR Consultancy Skills: HR/Training/Recruitment Location: Glasgow This is a great fixed term contract recruitment administrator role to join a large, well known organisation in Glasgow for approx 6 months. You

EMPLOYMENT will work within a dedicated recruitment team and will have full responsibility for pre – employment checking, involving reference, credit and disclosure checks, ensuring that all new starter packs are up to date and compliant within tight timescales. You will have previous administration experience ideally gained within a recruitment environment, you will also have excellent organisational skills and ability to manage an extremeley busy workload. To apply for this role, please send your CV to Linzi Murphy by clicking the ’Apply Online’ now link. HR Consultancy acts as both an employment business and employment agency.

Senior Technical Manager Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Engineering/Technical Location: Glasgow 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.

Administrator – Temp Salary: 8 Agent: Stafffinders Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow Temp Administrator Immediate start Our client a well thought after Organisation based in Glasgow’s West End currently require a strong administrator/Customer service officer Main duties will include: Handling of daily customer enquiries over the phone and vi email. Keeping accurate records. Liaising closely effectively with other teams. Managing workload. Accompanying the Customer Service manager ot to site visits. Answering all incoming calls. Data Imput. Audio typing. All other office duties required. Key Skills: Confident & polite communicator. Motivational and a can do approach. If you are avaliable immediately i would love to hear from you.

Sales Ledger Administrator (4 Month FTC) Salary: Up to £10.00 per hour Agent: Anderson Knight Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Anderson Knight is currently recruiting for a well know business in Glasgow City Centre. Our client is looking to recruit an experienced sales ledger administrator for a period of 5 months. Reporting to the sales ledger manager, the key duties are as follows: High volume invoice processing. Refunds for unsuccessful tenders. Logging queries . Processing and distribution of mail. Assist in month end close. The ideal candidate will be coming from an accounts team and have a minimum if 3 to 4 years experience in a fast paced environment. You will be able to take ownership of your workload and complete to a high standard and on time. To apply for this position, please send your CV to graeme@ andersonknight.co.uk or call on 01413487753

Senior Management Accountant Salary: £40000 – £50000 per annum Agent: Escape Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Our client, within public sector, is looking for a Senior Management Accountant to develop, lead and manage an accounts team. Duties include: Managing and developing the accounting function. Preparation of annual budgets. Manage monthly actuals are forecasts. Continual improvement of processes and systems. Supervising accounts team on a daily basis. Ensuring appropriate training standards. Ideally you will have: Full/Part Qualification (ACCA, CIMA). Worked in a similar senior role. Previously supervised a team. Excellent all round communications skills. If you are interested in this role and would like more information please send your CV and covering letter to Louise.Young@ escaperecruitment.com.

Procurement Category Lead Salary:

£37000 – £45000 per annum + excellent benefits package Agent: Parity Resources Limited Skills: Procurement Location: Glasgow Category Lead, ideally with experience managing a construction category , required for excellent permanent opportunity with utilities client in Glasgow. You will have experience managing suppliers, full end to end tenders, achieving cost savings and ideally managing other people. The role requires someone with experience of on-cost management fees and pricing and costing models. This is an excellent permanent opportunity with a CIPS platinum organisation. Benefits include final salary pension scheme. Parity Professionals – Source, Develop, Transform Parity Professionals Ltd acts in the capacity of an Employment Agency when providing permanent recruitment services.

Inbound Sales Advisors Salary: £16000 per annum Benefits: + Bonus Agent: Blue Arrow Skills: Call/Contact Centres Location: Glasgow We are currently recruiting for experienced outbound sales advisors on a permanent contract in Glasgow City Centre. As part of this role you will be offering both Home and Car Insurance to customers based in a contact centre environment. The successful candidates will have the following: Minimum 2 years experience with high quality Inbound Selling Are target driven and KPI oriented Customer Focused, ensuring the best possible service delivery Flexibility with working various shift patterns and at weekends A proven record of meeting and/or exceeding targets Experience with Objection Handling An energetic and proactive approach If you believe you have what’s required to be successful at this role then apply now. To be considered for this role you must attach an up to date CV.

NQ Non-Contentious Construction Lawyer Salary: £Competitive Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Legal Location: Glasgow 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.

Validation Quality Engineer Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits Agent: McAdam King Skills: Production/Manufacturing Location: Glasgow Our client who is a leading manufacturer is looking to recruit an experienced Validation Quality Engineer. Reporting to Quality Manager you will be responsible to provide the validation support on projects for the design and manufacturing. Supporting of test methods , review and approval of validation protocols. Ensuring all related processes and procedures meet with regulatory standards. Applicants must have relevant engineering or equivalent qualification with extensive experience of IQ/OQ/PQ and medical device validation requirements. Proven experience in Quality Management Systems in a similar role within a medical device environment. Experience within a regulated industry, preferably medical device or pharmaceutical manufacturing. Salary competitive & Benefits

Nightshift CNC Miller Salary:

£16.00 – £18.00 per annum + Overtime, Shift Allowance Agent: First People Solutions Skills: Engineering/Technical Location: Glasgow First People Solutions have an excellent opportunity for skilled CNC Miller to join a well established engineering company. To be considered for this role you will have the following skills and experience: Time served CNC Miller. Must be able to program with Siemens or have good Fanuc and a little Simens expereince. Be experienced in programming from drawings and machining one off components. The ability to take on new products which will be technically challenging and interesting. Have a flexible work attitude and be tidy . Benefits: 32 days holiday. Overtime availble. Double paid on Sundays and after 4 hours regular overtime. On site parking. Permanent nightshift. 9pm-8am Mon-Fri morning finish.

Shopfitting Electrician Salary: £14 per hour + Company Van Agent: First People Solutions Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow The Job: Shopfitting Electrician The Company: First People Solutions are currently recruiting on behalf of an Electrical contractor based in Glasgow who are looking for an experienced Electrician with shopfitting experience to join their team. The Candidate The successful candidate will be required to be a time served Electrician and have previous commercial/shopfitting experience. This opportunity is ideal for someone who is currently working on a contract role and would like long term work around Glasgow. The following is essential: Time Served Electrician. 17th Edition City & Guilds. Full UK Driving lisence. For more information, please contact Jordan Mackay on 0141 270 5130

Accounts Assistant Salary: £20000 per annum Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Search Consultancy have an exciting new opportunity for an experienced Accounts Assistant to join a market leader based in Glasgow City Centre. This role will

report to the Partnership Accountant. The main duties: Responsible for the feeing process. Credit control duties. Financial interacting with clients. Reconciliations. Reviewing client ledger. Ad hoc accounts duties. The main requirements: Previous accounts experience is essential. A legal background would be desirable. Outstanding communication skills. Strong Team player. Highly proficient in using Excel. My client offers an attractive salary and benefits package. To apply for this post, please email your CV to lisa.slipchuk@search.co.uk

EU & Procurement Solicitor Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Legal Location: Glasgow Eden Scott’s international client has one of the largest teams of procurement lawyers in the UK. The team operates across all UK jurisdictions and is one of the most successful practices in the market. Our client is looking to add to their team with the option of joining their Glasgow, Manchester or Birmingham office. The team advise on a broad spectrum of projects from Energy and Natural Resources, Infrastructure, Real Estate and work with a diverse group of clients. The team also advise on matters of State Aid and in respect of other European and public law disciplines. You will be between 3-5yrs PQE with significant experience in public procurement experience ideally from private practice or have spent at least two years in this environment. Please apply with your CV and cover letter for more information.

Architect Salary: £competetive Agent: Convery Prenty Architects Ltd Skills: Architecture Location: Glasgow A very busy practice seeking an enthusiastic, recently qualified Architect and a Part 2 student to join a team of 8 in their Glasgow office. Convery Prenty Architects have an extensive range of live projects and the successful candidates will have an opportunity to be involved from initial design, to completion on a variety of exciting projects spread over residential, student housing, volume housebuilding, industrial and commercial offices. AutoCAD experience is required, while 3D graphic skills and an interest in interior design would be beneficial but are not essential. A competitive salary will be offered dependent on experience and qualifications. Candidates are invited to submit a CV with salary expectation for consideration to vacancies@cparch.co.uk

Accounts Payable Assistant Salary: Circa £17,000 Agent: PRG Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow PRG are currently recruiting for a Temporary Accounts Payable Assistant for a prestigious global organisation based in Glasgow city centre. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing team. The main duties of the role will involve: &bull; High volume matching, batching and coding of invoices &bull; Supplier statement reconciliations &bull; Payment runs &bull; Supplier queries by phone and email To be considered for this role, you must have previous experience of processing a minimum of 80 invoices per day, have worked in a shared service centre (or similar) environment and be immediately available. Strong excel skills are also essential. Due to a high number of applications, only candidates who match the specification above will be contacted.

Data Collection Driver Salary: £8.50 per hour + car Agent: Manpower Skills: Logistics/Distribution Location: Glasgow Manpower currently have an excellent opportunity for a Data Collection Driver responsible for mapping routes in a data collection vehicle on a seasonal project. To capture the data the driver will monitor the system closely and will perform basic troubleshooting of the on-board equipment when necessary. The driver will then report the project status on a daily basis to the coordinator. This role is 40 hours per week working any 5 over 7 on weather permitted. The successful applicant must be computer literate due to the technology used in the vehicle. Due to the physical nature of the role you must be able to climb on top of the car to check equipment regularly. All drivers must have a valid driver’s license with no points, no bans and no DR or DD convictions in the past 10 years for insurance purposes. Interested? Apply now!

Mechanical Design Engineer Salary:

£25000 – £33000 per annum + plus benefits Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Engineering/Technical Location: Glasgow Our client a leading national mechanical & electrical consultancy requires a Mechanical Building Services Design Engineer to join their thriving Glasgow office. To apply for this role you should meet most of the following criteria: Be educated to Degree Level in Mechanical Engineering, Building Services Engineer or similar. Have a minimum of between 2 and 4 years Mechanical Building Services Design experience. In return for the above the successful individual will benefit from a highly competitive basic salary of between £25k and £33k plus benefits. You will also get the opportunity to work on a variety of Scotland’s most prestigious projects and have unrivalled career

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JULY 2015, ISSUE 11 progression and development opportunities. To find out more please call Keith Robertson at Search Consultancy Glasgow

Bookkeeper Accountant Salary: £Negotiable Agent: Nine Twenty Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Nine Twenty are currently looking for an experienced Bookkeeper to work on a permanent basis for our practice client base in Glasgow. Main Responsibilities will include but not limited to: Visiting clients on a weekly and monthly basis. Being responsible for client books and VAT returns. Taking all accounts to trail balance. Preparing budgets and reports. Responsible for the Nominal ledger. All aspects of Purchase Ledger. All aspects of Sales Ledger. All aspects of Payroll. Adhoc duties as required. Ideally we are looking to speak to any candidates who have CIS experience. This role will involve travel around the Glasgow area so candidates with their on vehicle will be desired. Interested please apply now stating your salary expectations and notice period.

Business Development Manager – Glasgow – £20k-£30k Salary: £20k-£30k Agent: DP Source Ltd Skills: Sales Location: Glasgow DP Source is working with a well-established fire & security company and they are currently looking to recruit a Business Development Manager based in the Glasgow area. The Role: New Business Sales. Winning Service, Maintenance and New Installation contracts. Your target split will be 60% Service 40% Installation. You will be selling to corporate/ multi sites and also a mixture of private care homes, commercial management and facilities management companies. Face to face sales. General admin duties. The Candidate: Minimum 3 years’ experience in new business sales. Track record of sales. Strong networker. Track record of achieving targets. Computer literate.

Finance Assistant Salary: £20,000 pro rata Agent: Pulsion Technology Ltd Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Due to continued growth, Pulsion are looking to recruit a Finance Assistant to join the team on a part time basis starting as soon as possible. Responsibilities include: Assisting the Finance Manager with general book keeping. Managing aged debt. Processing invoices. VAT returns and reconciliations. Arranging travel for staff members. Processing staff expenses claims. Administrative tasks. Managing third party contracts, ie electricity. Ad hoc duties. This is a part time role to compliment the Finance Manager. Working hours can be discussed and agreed. You should have – Experience with Sage50 and/or Quickbooks. Competency of Microsoft packages. Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines. Excellent organisation skills.

Supplier Analyst Salary: £££’s Excellent Agent: Hudson Supply Chain & Procurement Skills: Procurement Location: Glasgow On the back of a number of projects this blue chip service provider has an exciting new contract opportunity for an individual with solid experience of managing suppliers. Duties will cover: Working to supplier compliance and approval models. Strong data analysis. Ability to process supplier compliance requests. Effectively running a supplier evaluation process. Excellent communication skills. Candidates must be immediately available to start work – ideally educated to HND/degree level. Please contact Jacqui Paterson – jacqui.paterson@jobs.hudson.com for more information on this position To find out about more job opportunities please visit jobs.hudson.com Please note you will receive an automated response that we have received your CV

Experienced Appointment Confirmer – £17k Basic + £30k OTE Salary: £17,000 Basic + Commission Agent: FEP Heatcare Ltd Skills: Call/Contact Centres Location: Glasgow Centura Direct are recruiting for experienced Appointment Confirmers to join our successful existing team. You will be based at our large, modern offices in Hillington, just a couple of minutes walk from train stations and bus stops, with 32 on-site car parking spaces and fully kitted out canteen. You must have demonstrable experience in setting appointments for field based sales reps to be considered for this role. As you will be dialling warm data only, it is imperative that you have the ability to close the opportunities you will regularly come across. The hours of work are 11am-7pm Mon-Thu, 9am-5pm Fri. If you are interested in the role, apply online and a member of staff will review your cv. After satisfactory screening, you will be invited for a one to one interview. Interviews to commence immediately

Estimator Salary: Up to £25,000 Agent: McAdam King Skills: Engineering/Technical

Location: Glasgow My client supply specialist product to the leisure and industrial sectors. Due to continued growth they are looking recruit an Estimator for their busy sales team. You will be responsible for the preparation of budgets and tenders to enable the external sales team to secure contracts. Your duties will include: – liaison with architects/consultants/contractors – working with external sales team to develop project specifications – reviewing tender documents and preparation of tender and budget submissions – obtaining prices from sub-contractors and suppliers – maintaining price validity on estimating database – attend site meetings Candidates will have a formal mechanical engineering qualification and must have a strong background in mechanical installation projects. You will also have the ability to read and analyse engineering CAD drawings.

Freight Forwarder – Operations Vacancies Glasgow Å – £20k to £27k DOE Titan Global a leader in the field of recruitment within the Global Freight & Logistics sector currently have a number of new and exciting Operator based positions with leading Freight Forwarders in and around the Glasgow region. Air and Ocean Imports Operator salary to £25k. Multi-Modal Operator Imports/Exports salary to £27k. Air and Ocean Exports Operator salary to £25k. Ocean Exports Operator salary to £23k. We are keen to speak to candidates with proven experience in the Freight Forwarding sector at Operational level, all salaries are dependent upon experience. Please call Claire Neill for an informal confidential chat tel: 0141 202 2949 or send detailed CV to claireneill@titanglobal.co.uk

Receptionist/Administrator

Salary: £Competitive Agent: Front Page Skills: IT/Telecommunications Location: Glasgow This is a fantastic opportunity to join the award winning, leading digital agency, Front Page, with their office in the Charing Cross area of Glasgow. It’s the perfect place to develop your career and create a real impact within an exciting creative team. We are an integrated creative digital agency founded in 1990 and have a wealth of experience in developing a variety of digital products and pride ourselves in our long term relationships with large international clients. You will have the chance to work with a number of different technologies on a variety of projects, large and small. About you You will have about 3 or more years commercial development experience. You will enjoy keeping up to date with the latest trends and technology and take real pride in the work you do. You must be self-motivated for this hands-on role and able to work under your own initiative.

Salary: £15,000 per annum Agent: Scottish Ballet Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow Scotland’s award-winning national dance company is seeking a Receptionist/Administrator. Responsible for the reception services at Scottish Ballet and providing support to the Executive Administration resource, your commitment, enthusiasm and creativity will match that of the Company. This is a full time, permanent position with a salary of £15,000 per annum. For an application form and job description, please contact Nina Gallacher on 0141 331 2931 or at nina.gallacher@scottishballet. co.uk or visit the Scottish Ballet website. Deadline for applications: Friday, July 10, 2015 at 10am (GMT) . Interviews will take place at Scottish Ballet, Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE on Monday, July 27, 2015 (times to be confirmed). Scottish Ballet is a charity registered in Scotland number SC008037.

Learning & Development Administrator Salary: £15,663 – £17,458 pa Agent: Sense Scotland Skills: HR/Training/Recruitment Location: Glasgow The key function of this role is to provide administrative support, ensuring smooth delivery of induction, practice training and professional development opportunities for all Sense Scotland employees. These processes involve liaison with managers, facilitators and delegates in planning events; arranging venues, equipment and course materials and maintaining accurate records. The Learning and Development Administrator will be the first point of contact for the department and will be responsible for providing a high quality front line service; ensuring that an efficient and effective reception service is provided to all employees, service users and external contacts. An exciting part of this role will be to help develop our e – learning capabilities. For an informal chat about the role, please contact Andy Murphy on 0141 418 7197 or email: amurphy@sensescotland.org.uk

Financial Accountant Salary: Up to £33k Agent: PRG Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Are you an immediately available qualified accountant with strong technical reporting skills? PRG are currently recruiting for a global industry leader based the outskirts of Glasgow. They require an immediately available financial accountant for a minimum of a year’s contract. The main responsibilities of the role include: &bull; Consolidation of balance sheet and profit and loss &bull; Preparation of financial statements &bull; Assisting with the statutory accounts &bull; Accruals and prepayments &bull; Dealing with intercompany accounts &bull; Monitoring costs to assist with budgeting and forecasting To be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate a strong technical accounting background and ideally be actively studying or newly qualified. Salary for this contract is up to £33k

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Data Business System Analysts Salary: market rates Agent: Harvey Nash Skills: IT/Telecommunications Location: Glasgow Harvey Nash’s financial services client has identified the requirement for a number of Data Business System Analysts. You will be working as part of the team responsible for designing and developing highly complex Data Warehouses. On a day to day basis you will be required to liaise with the business to capture their requirements and relay this to the technical team. Essential Requirements: * Solid Business Systems Analyst * Use Case diagrams * BI Technologies such as; BOXI/Cognos * Ability to query Oracle/SQL databases * UML In addition to good strong technical skills, you must have excellent interpersonal skills, be flexible in your approach and any prior experience within an Agile environment is highly advantageous. This is a 6 month contract, and interviews can be arranged at short notice with a start date ASAP. Please contact Graeme McNaull with any questions on 0131 460 4309.

Solution Architect/Designer Salary:

To £55k + Bonus, Package + Flexible Working Agent: Hudson IT&T Skills: IT/Telecommunications Location: Glasgow Hudson IT are currently recruiting for an experienced Solutions Architect / Solutions Designer to join our a leading client based in Glasgow City Centre. This role will involve the creation of High level Solutions Designs to meet agreed Business Architectures and Requirements. The successful candidate will have a strong and varied technical background. Key Duties will be: &bull; Working closely with business and Technology colleagues to ensure that design options are effectively evaluated and robust recommendations made. &bull; Provision of Solution Design estimates for input to Business Case &bull; Ongoing governance of project delivery against agreed designs and assessment of the impact of change requests on the high level design &bull; Peer reviewing of designs produced by others. To apply please send your details online today.

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Salary: £20,000 Agent: Anderson Knight Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Anderson Knight are looking for an experienced Sales Ledger Clerk to work for a leading organisation based in Glasgow. The key duties of this role: – Accurate and timely inputting of Sales Invoices to the Sales Ledger – Accurate and timely processing of new customers – Processing receipts by the most efficient method – Month end reconciliation of Customer statements, with follow up actions as necessary – Monthly credit control procedures – Handle all customer queries in a timely manner highlighting any issues to line manager The main requirements of the role: – Previous sales ledger experience – Experience of working in a busy pressurised environment – Strong communicator – Team Player – Good Excel skills To apply for this fantastic position please call Craig Alexander 0141 348 7751 or email on craig@andersonknight.co.uk

Salary: £32000 – £42000 per annum + Benefits Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Engineering/Technical Location: Glasgow Our client a national engineering consultancy specialising in energy efficiency requires an Electrical Design Engineer for their Glasgow City Centre. To apply for the role you should meet most of the following criteria: Have a minimum of 6-8 years experience in electrical engineering design. Have experience of carrying out site surveys. Have experience in representing the company at meetings. Have experience of managing projects. Have experience of proving a consultancy service to projects during site installation. The successful individual will work on some prestigious projects in the healthcare, education and local authority projects. In return for the above you will benefit from a highly competitive benefits package including a basic salary to £42k. To find out more please call Keith on 0141 272 7802.

Freight Forwarder – Operations Vacancies

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer – Monday to Friday Dayshift

Salary: 20-27k DOE Agent: Titan Global Resourcing Skills: Logistics/Distribution Location: Glasgow

Salary: Excellent Salary plus overtime Agent: Escape Skills: Production/Manufacturing Location: Glasgow

Ane exciting opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice trained/HND/qualified or equivalent Mechanical Maintenance Engineer to join a renowned manufacturing company based in Glasgow. Involves mechanical maintenance of manufacturing equipment and experience in a manufacturing facility is essential. This role involves working Monday to Friday and is dayshift with overtime. The Role: Fault finding and diagnostics in emergency breakdown or planned situations. Reactive and planned maintenance. Inspection and calibration. Modification and improvement of machinery and the plant. The Candidate: Experienced in fabrication. Excellent diagnostic and problem solving skills,. Proficient in the use of computer based systems. Ability to use fault finding and diagnostic techniques.

Chef – Italian Experience Salary: £12 – £23000 per annum Agent: Reed Business Support Skills: Hospitality/Catering/Tourism Location: Glasgow Are you a chef with excellent Italian experience? Is fresh pasta and pizza second nature to you? Do you want to work for an award winning restaurant? My client, a successful, well established Italian restaurant are looking for 2 chefs to join their brigade. The restaurant prides itself on offered excellent service and first class food and needs chefs who can help to continue to deliver this. An understanding of Italian cuisine would be hugely beneficial in this role, as would being able to work in a fast paced, high volume environment. We want chefs who are keen, energetic and passionate about Italian cooking. In return you will work for a fantastic restaurant group, be able to progress your career and be rewarded with a generous salary package. Please APPLY today if this sounds like your next role. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Class 2 Drivers (tipper Exp Preffered) Salary: £exceeds national minimum wage Agent: Jark Industrial Limited Skills: Logistics/Distribution Location: Glasgow Jark Driving Glasgow Urgently require Twenty Class 2 drivers for a 3 to 18 month ongoing contract Monday to Friday nightshift. Candidates should have no more than nine points on Licence, full CPC drivers card and Preferably Digital Tachograph Tipper experience would be a great advantage, but training will be given. New Licence holders with the right attitude will be considered good rates of pay and ongoing work, possibly leading to full time roles. A CSCS card would be advantagous but not essential, , This is an immediate start, role comprises off off road material movements on a large scale building project. The role is an ongoing contract Please apply immediately to David, Lizanne or Hollie, on 0141 226 3134 for immediate interview. Jark Driving Glasgow are an employment Business providing temporary and full time staff to the Logistics industry

Document Production Specialist Salary: £ competitive Agent: Intelligent Office Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow We are looking for passionate, flexible and committed staff to work as document production specialists in our busy Glasgow offices. The role is to provide a consistent, professional and accurate document production service. You will be required to produce and amend correspondence, documents, reports, emails, deeds and attachments from a variety of sources. You will need to have a good eye for detail and will need fast and accurate word processing skills as well as a good knowledge of Microsoft Office to carry out this varied role. The successful person will be customer focused with good document production and typing experience. Knowledge of the legal sector preferred. Competitive salary and benefits package. Please note there is a requirement to work shifts in this role between the hours of 7am and 11pm, Monday to Friday. Immediate start available.

Quantity Surveyor – Groundworks Salary: Up to £50 000 plus benefits Agent: Deanston Cooper Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Glasgow Deanston Cooper’s client, Scotland’s leading civil engineering and groundworks contractor, has a current requirement for a Quantity Surveyor to work on residential and commercial projects across the Central Belt of Scotland. Duties include: Managing post contract commercial tasks on a variety of projects. Preparing interim valuations and final accounts. Procurement and cost control of subcontractors and specialised suppliers. Liaising with operational staff to ensure efficient, cost effective site practice. Client liaison. Applications are welcome from candidates qualified to a minimum of HNC level in Quantity Surveying who have gained experience working for another groundworks contractor or house builder. You will be at a level where you are able to run your own projects and work largely unsupervised. A full driving licence is essential for this role.

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SPORTS

What’s On: Sports, Sports, Sports

GLASGOW PLAYS HOST TO IPC SWIMMING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 Over 580 athletes from nearly 70 countries will compete in the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships, and Glasgow is lucky enough to be hosting this year’s games. Glasgow 2015 will be the seventh IPC Swimming World Championships to take place. The competition will be based at Tollcross International Swimming Centre, which has been extensively refurbished and extended following Glasgow’s hosting of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The existing 50m, 10-lane pool has been joined by a new 50m, six-lane warm-up and training pool, ensuring world-class facilities for the event. In short, seeing the athletes in action will inspire you to dust off your goggles and look out your trunks. With representatives from across the globe, Glasgow 2015 sees some of the biggest names in British swimming represent our country, including Paralympic Gold medallist Ellie Simmonds OBE; at 13, she became the second youngest Paralympian in British history to win a medal of any colour when she competed at the Beijing 2008 and was crowned BBC Young Sports Personality

of the Year award. Simmonds has, of course, triumphed at the IPC Championships, setting a record in the 200m individual medley in 2013 which still stands today. Great Britain is also represented by 19-year-old Bethany Firth, who also won a gold medal at the Paralympic Games at London 2012. Firth set new world record at the British Para-Swimming International Meet in Glasgow. She will make her debut for Great Britain at Glasgow 2015 having previously represented Ireland, winning three silver medals at IPC 2013. It is hugely exciting to have prime British talent at Glasgow 2015. The previous IPC Swimming Championships were held in Montreal, Canada in 2013 and closed with 43 new world records set and 172 gold medals awarded. Nearly 480 athletes from 53 countries competed at the Championships, in what was the biggest gathering of international swimmers since London 2012 and the first event of its kind in North America. Similarly, this year’s IPC Championships are the first games to be held in a British country; following the

ADRENALINE RUSH – GLASGOW

Running through mud pits, dodging flour and water bombs and facing ice bucket challenges might not sound like everyone’s idea of a Saturday well spent but what if we told you that you could do all of this, feel a huge sense of pride and raise money for charity all at the same time? Adrenaline Rush is a non-stop, high voltage 5km and 10km obstacle course, launched by Macmillian Cancer Support and InMotion Sport. The Glasgow event will be taking place on 25 July at Pollok Country Park and 25% of the entry fees go directly to Macmillian, to help ensure no-one faces cancer alone. Fundraising is not compulsory for the event but it is encouraged. Every additional pound raised will help Macmillian reach more people affected by cancer, £191 pays for a Macmillan nurse for a day. The energy packed course is hitting six iconic locations across the UK this

summer and the runners will have to conquer intense obstacles including: Pitlane Hell, Trench Town Rock, Para Abnormal and The Leap of Faith. The challenges runners will face will differ from city to city depending on what venues will allow but all participants should be prepared to a tough yet exhilarating day. However, you don’t need superhuman strength and Olympic-like running abilities to take part. Director at Inmotion Sport and 1500m Commonwealth games silver medallist, John Gladwin, said: “Entrants to the Adrenaline Rush events are going to have a lot of fun. We’ve worked with fitness and obstacle experts to design a unique course which includes everything from mud pits to flour bombs, not forgetting Adrenaline Rush’s Signature Obstacles which include The Leap of Faith and The Fires of Hell. “But don’t worry, you don’t need to be Mo Farah to complete it. The course is suitable for all fitness levels. I would urge people who love a physical challenge and a great day out to get involved and support a very worthy cause in the process.” Tickets are available from www. theadrenalinerush.com and are £50 (5K) or £57 (10K). by Courtney Hendry @courtneysarahx c.hendry@tsaglasgow.com

Photo credit: Vincent Ethier city’s hugely successful turn at hosting the Commonwealth Games last summer, the decision to hold the games in Glasgow comes as no surprise. Thirty-nine countries won at least one medal at the 2010 games, over half of the entire number of National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) that fielded

teams. The championships run between the 13-19 July and Tickets are available online at just £10/£15 for adults for heats/finals, while all under-16s by Jonny Stone go free. @jonny_stone_

j.stone@tsaglasgow.com


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JULY 2015, ISSUE 11

What’s On: Sports, Sports, Sports

The Extreme Stunt Show comes to Glasgow

Awesome Monster Trucks, High Flying Motorbikes & BMX teams battle it out as BIG AIR is the name of the game this summer as the boys hit the air flying! You’ll be keeping your feet firmly on level ground as the Extreme Team take to the air to battle it out! Their monster beasts compete once again in an Extreme Arena. Pulling 1,500 horsepower and car-crushing to the max, Lil’ Devil and Extreme are getting ready to demonstrate just what BIG AIR is all about. The Extreme BMX team pedal power takes to the horizon. As long as it’s got two wheels and plenty of stamina it’s game on, as these talented young riders showcase their tricks mid-air. Including all the favorites and a few yet to be invented. Heads up as the Extreme FMX team hit the skyways flying. A head for heights is a pre-requisite as they fly through the air displaying cliffhangers, nac nacs and

supermans to name a few. Battling for air space, the resident riders are sure to get the adrenaline pumping as they defy gravity. Don’t forget to check out the Extreme BMX team, who will show how it’s done with excessive pedal power. and their bunny hops, barspins, 360s, tailwhips, flairs and of course the backflip. With performances from firm favoUrites who are primed and ready for take-off, the Extreme Team are fired up to showcase their tricks. Two wheel driving, fire stunts and just good old-fashioned chaos to take you all the way to the extreme edge. Grab your boarding passes early and take advantage of the discounted advance tickets online and guarantee yourself a place for the HOTTEST ticket in town. The Extreme Stunt Show come to Glasgow – Queens Park on 24 July at 7.30pm and Sat 25 July at 6pm.

INSANE CHAMPIONSIP WRESTLING The insanely popular Insane Championship Wrestling has a big night on at Glasgow’s O2 ABC later this month. As part of their Waynestock celebrations, ICW are hosting Shug’s Hoose Party II at the Sauchiehall Street venue on July 26th. And what would any Scottish wrestling house party be without an appearance by Grado? The popular wrestler, representing the top end of Stevenston, is taking on Bram at the event. Wolfgang will also be facing Rhino for bragging rights on the night but the main event comes in the form of an ICW World Heavyweight Championship match

between current holder Drew Galloway and the challenger, Damo. If you have been to previous ICW events or have even just watched the two documentaries about this pillar of Scottish entertainment, you’ll know that each night is always hugely entertaining and potentially full of wrestling-related carnage. Even if you have never experienced what ICW has to offer, buy yourself a ticket and get down to the 02 ABC on July 26th. by Aidan Scott @bigaidan a.scott@tsaglasgow.com

FIRST EVER LIVE UFC EVENT WILL BE HELD IN SCOTLAND The first ever live UFC event will be held in Scotland, with UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs Leites taking place at the SSE Hydro on 18 July. The headline event on the night is the highly anticipated five-round match between the number nine ranked UFC middleweight Michael “The Count” Bisping and the number ten ranked middleweight Thales Leites. Bisping rose to fame as the winner of the second season of the UFC’s reality show ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ but has not fought in the UK since October 2010 when he defeated Yoshihiro Akiyama during the UFC 120 event at London’s 02 Arena. However, Leites is one of the most seasoned fighters in the UFC’s middleweight division, with five straight

wins – including three straight finishes. The Brazillians most recent win came against Tim Boetsch, a performance which earned him ‘fight of the night’ and ‘performance of the night’ bonuses. The audience will also get to cheer on Scottish talent at the event with Stevie “Braveheart” Ray taking on Leonardo Mafra, Robert “The Hammer” Whiteford facing off against Paul Redmond and the number nine ranked women’s straweight Joanne “Jojo” Crawford meeting Bec Rawlings. The UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs Leites will be aired live from 3pm in the UK and Ireland on the BT Sport app, due to watershed constraints. by Courtney Hendry @courtneysarahx c.hendry@tsaglasgow.com


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