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CONTENTS LUCY ROSE – PAGE 5

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SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL SET FOR OCTOBER 2015 EXTRAVAGANZA 24 GIGS OF THE MONTH – THE TOP GIGS TO COME TO GLASGOW THIS OCTOBER 46

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GLASGOW & STRATHCLYDE UNIVERSITIES’ OFFICER TRAINING CORPS 20 THE BLOG AND THE JOURNALISM STUDENT

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THE INTERVIEW: Lucy Rose

by Holly Callender h.callender@tsaglasgow.com

Lucy Rose was thrust into the limelight after featuring on Bombay Bicycle Club’s acoustic album Flaws and supporting none other than Neil Young at Hyde Park. However, she’s paving her own path now. Upon release of the innovative interactive music video for ‘Till The End’ coupled with an upcoming headline UK tour and a top 10 debut album, there’s no stopping Lucy Rose. Q: YOUR INSPIRATION BEHIND THE INTERACTIVE VIDEO FOR ‘TILL THE END WAS INSPIRED BY THE FACT THAT YOU PLAYED THE MAJORITY OF INSTRUMENTS ON THE RECORD. HOW HAS THE REACTION BEEN TO THE VIDEO SO FAR? A: Think it’s good, I really don’t check out how things are going down or people’s reactions on the Internet. I find it’s a dangerous game to get caught up on trying to gauge how things are going on views and comments so I stay well clear. The only real indication is that it’s so much fun to play live and everyone seems to have a good time when we play it. Also at the time of making that video we didn’t have a budget and making a video that costs nothing but is still interesting can be hard but this idea made sense, not just cause I play the instruments on the record but

because I like the idea of kids who want to learn to play the song too, can by watching the chords I’m playing. Q: HOW DID YOU FIND THE FESTIVAL RUN THIS YEAR?  A: Same as most summers, really fun, great crowds, rain, sun, too many portaloos, surprised at which festivals turn out to be the best, Truck festival was great fun and of course Reading and Leeds fails to be anything but brilliant. Q: HOW DID YOU FEEL WHEN YOUR DEBUT ALBUM REACHED THE UK TOP 10? A: Shocked! Really shocked, also massively relieved, it gave me hope that still some people wanted to hear my songs and my music and maybe it would be possible for me to keep making music for a while longer. 

always want to be involved, I love singing with them more than anything. Q: WHAT WAS IT LIKE SUPPORTING NEIL YOUNG AT HYDE PARK? A: Very surreal, I didn’t get to met him but I did get very close to all his guitars and had a good perve over them. And his show was everything I wanted it to be.  Q: WHO ARE YOUR MUSICAL INFLUENCES? A: Of course, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Nick Drake, Nico, Tom Waits, Joan Armatrading, Van Morrison, Jeff Buckley.  Q: ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR UPCOMING UK TOUR? A: Yes. Very much so, it’s gonna be great fun! 

I had my sister’s wedding the next day, so that was pretty much the best celebration I could have had.

Q: GLASGOW IS SAID TO BE THE BEST LIVE AUDIENCE IN BRITAIN. WOULD YOU AGREE WITH THIS?

Q: YOU WORKED WITH BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB A FEW YEARS BACK. DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER PLANS TO RECORD WITH THEM AGAIN?

A: I’m gonna have to say yes, but in truth there aren’t many cities that ever let you down, lots of good crowds everywhere but Glaswegians definitely make the show their own.

A: I hope so, they are all making music at the moment, all of it sounds extremely exciting. They know I’ll

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Legally Blonde’s, Jeni Mills

Photo Credit: Bob McDevitt

ON HER DREAM ROLE AS ELLE WOODS been difficult to come to terms with but it is really good.” “My favourite number is ‘Take It Like a Man’, it’s the one she sings with Emmet when buying him a suit, she’s sprucing him up so to speak and it’s just a really touching moment where you see the soft side – she’s a lovely person and you know that during the show – but you see this really caring side to her, and the connection between her and Emmett, so yeah it’s just a really nice moment.” The high energy show, which is running at the Kings Theatre from the 27th-31st October, is produced by The Pantheon Club – a non-profit making charitable organisation which was established in 1926 by five young men to embrace and promote ‘the arts of theatre, singing and drama’.  Mills, who has acted in shows including Sound Of Music, Fame and Annie Get Your Gun among many others, noted that the amateur dramatics company’s reputation is so well respected that it was a huge draw for her and encouraged her to audition for the show.   “They get in the best team they can and it is one of the best amateur dramatics companies I’ve ever worked for, I’ve done lots of stuff before but it is a really professional team, they’re all working professionals that are directing and choreographing – so hopefully we get a really professional result,” she said.   

THE INTERVIEW: Jeni Mills When I first met Jeni Mills, who is taking on the lead role of Elle Woods in the upcoming Pantheon production of Legally Blonde, my first thought was ‘omigod you guys, she’s Elle!” Jeni walked in dressed exactly as you’d imagine Elle Woods would on a dreary, Scottish, September afternoon – complete with pink bag, pink jumper, pink handbag, pink lipstick and long, blonde, tumbling curls.  As I noted her likeness to the famous character she’s taking on, she cheerfully admitted there are definite similarities between herself and Elle: “I think that is why I kind of gravitated towards the role and loved the film so much – I remember watching it and thinking ‘that’s me, oh my gosh that’s me, she’s living my life’ even down to me having a pink smart car, that’s the first car I ever drove.  

“I was actually going to study law before doing drama”, she adds – before I can’t stop myself from blurting out “you are basically Elle.” For those who have somehow managed to avoid seeing the famous film, or have never read the book by Amanda Brown which provides the basis for both the movie and the musical, Elle Woods is a sorority star who, when dumped by her boyfriend for someone ‘more serious’, decides to prove how serious she can be by hitting the books and earning a place at Harvard Law.   The musical is, according to 26-year-old Glaswegian Mills, quite similar to the film and follows the same storyline but with ‘some really lovely songs’. She adds: “Actually the music is really complex and it is unlike anything I’ve ever done because there’s a lot of songs and dialogue intertwining. I don’t think there’s a single song where it’s just singing a song and it’s

Mills also expressed her delight at performing again at The Kings Theatre, something she is no stranger to, having acted since she was very young: “I know there’s a couple of other companies doing Legally Blonde but one of the reasons I wanted to do it here, well first of all was because it is Pantheon and they have a really professional reputation, but secondly because it is the Kings. It’s such a good venue and it attracts a lot of people, it’s a really great place to perform.” The musical has a strong message throughout, as Mills explained: “It touches

on the ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ aspect, people might look at it and think ‘Oh Legally Blonde, that’ll be a bit you know’ but it has a really great storyline, really good values, the music’s fantastic, the dancing is fantastic and you’ll really get your money’s worth.”  Touching on that judging a book by its cover comment, she added: “We do talk about that in the show as well about how she gets a lot of gyp for it [her looks] and has been judged her whole life so yeah, it’s easy to judge a book by its cover but this whole show is just about not doing that.”  “I certainly have experienced it myself. However I think as we’re getting older we are progressing and I do think we are getting more and more accepting of other people.”   However, whilst this positive message is enforced throughout the show that’s not to say it is a big, hard-hitting drama. The musical is an ‘all singing, all dancing, feel good musical’, complete with an array of lovable pups – well two anyway. “We’ve got a little Bruiser and a Rufus for Paulette and they are both adorable, so we’ve got Chico and Ozzie. We’ve not worked with them a lot so far but they are really good. Chico has a full wardrobe, which has been created by his owner’s friend I think – so he’s got a pink tweed coat, and a Harvard sweatshirt – it’s really sweet.”  This musical is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Not just because of the cute dogs, catchy songs and feel-good element but because of the passion that exudes from both Mills and the production team, they’ve worked incredibly hard to do justice to this much adored classic comedy. Oh and seriously guys, if you haven’t got the gist yet, Jeni Mills is Elle Woods, get a ticket and go see for yourself.    Legally Blonde The Musical is at The Kings Theatre from 27-31 October. by Courtney Hendry Online Editor

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THE INTERVIEW: Kimberly Anne

Drums, Chorus & Pedal

THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE UP AND COMING ARTIST

Kimberly Anne

“I write and sing songs that I like to describe as ‘acoustic pop married to indie, whilst having a love affair with Afro-Caribbean and Brazilian rhythms”, said Kimberly Anne when asked to introduce herself to anyone unfamiliar with her very unique sound – and in doing so she also provided our all-time favourite response to that typical first question.   Why is it our favourite? Well, honestly it’s because we never could have done as good a job describing Kimberly Anne. The Brit School graduate’s sound is pleasantly pop but has so much more intertwined within it, likely stemming from her experiences studying percussion in West Africa and her often DIY musical methods.   So in a bid to find out more about how Kimberly Anne manages to produce such ridiculously catchy songs – seriously, check out ‘Bury It There’ – we asked all about her time in West Africa, the inspiration behind her hits, her artistic side .. oh and a little bit about Nandos too.      HI KIMBERLY, THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS! JUDGING BY SOME OF THE DESCRIPTIONS WE’VE READ THIS MIGHT BE A HARD ONE BUT COULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR SOUND IN THREE WORDS?     Drums, chorus, pedal   by Courtney Hendry

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO STUDY PERCUSSION IN WEST AFRICA? WAS THAT SOMETHING YOU HAD ALWAYS DREAMED OF DOING? WHAT WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE LIKE AND HOW DID IT SHAPE THE TYPE OF MUSIC YOU NOW LIKE TO MAKE?  

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I became fascinated by the music of West Africa in particular when parts were invaded and music banned. When I heard on the news how this was affecting their society, I had to go in search of all of this amazing music that was being threatened. One person who had quite an impact on me was Khaira Arby.   It was an amazing trip, I stayed in a compound with a community of musicians and trained in the djembe and balafon (African xylophone). The balafon has ended up on most of my tracks now!    YOUR NEW SINGLE ‘BURY IT THERE’ IS SO CATCHY, IT’S BEEN STUCK IN MY HEAD ALL DAY! WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND IT?   I wrote this song very late one night when I was feeling particularly sorry for myself! It’s about wanting to be good enough to belong somewhere so bad but in reality you never meant to belong the in the first place.   I ALSO REALLY LIKED THE VIDEO, IT WASN’T TOO OVER THE TOP LIKE MANY ARE AND MADE ME FOCUS MORE ON THE SONG, WAS THAT A CONSCIOUS DECISION TO KEEP THE FOCUS ON THE MUSIC? – (I WILL SHEEPISHLY ADMIT I WATCHED A VERY OLD VERSION OF THE “BURY IT THERE” VIDEO, BUT BOTH ARE GREAT!)  Wasn’t over the top?! I think you are the first person to say that.  My videos tend to be quite simple, I like to think of innovative ways to tell a story. “Bury It There” was the most action packed video I’ve ever done. It was about reflecting how ludicrous it can feel trying to be something you are not for someone else. Half of what happened on that day I was genuinely not expecting, the director kept things from me

so my reactions would be more genuine and it worked!   HOW INVOLVED ARE YOU CREATIVELY WITH THINGS LIKE THE VIDEOS AND ART WORK?   I love coming up with ideas and working with amazingly creative brains to see those ideas come to reality. I feel like being involved in the visualisation of music is just as important as the creation of music in the first place. You have to represent your message effectively.   OH AND I LOVED YOUR TWEET:  ‘TRUE LOVE IS EATING SO MUCH NANDOS THAT YOU GO HOME AND BOTH PASS OUT DRIBBLING ON YOUR PILLOWS. NEXT MUSIC VIDEO IDEA’ ... THAT WOULD BE A BRILLIANT VIDEO, PLEASE DO IT! WHAT OTHER IDEAS DO YOU HAVE FOR FUTURE VIDEOS?   If I can get a Nando’s black card I’m in! I have lots of ideas, a few are a bit weird. I can’t tell you before I shoot them cause that would ruin it.  SOME OF YOUR TWEETS ARE HILARIOUS AND YOU SEEM TO HAVE A REALLY STRONG ONLINE PRESENCE. DO YOU SEE YOURSELF ALWAYS STAYING AS OPEN AND HONEST ONLINE AS YOUR CAREER GROWS?  Ha I’m glad someone finds use for my random tweets! I hope to remain this way, I think it’s a lot healthier when artists reflect the good and the bad and break down this online illusion that everything is great, great, great, perfect all the time!   ARE YOU EXCITED FOR YOUR GLASGOW GIG ON 4TH OCTOBER? HAVE YOU PERFORMED HERE BEFORE? WHAT KIND OF EXPERIENCE DID YOU HAVE AND WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING TO DO WHILST YOU ARE HERE?   I can’t wait, I’ve never done a headline tour before so this is so exciting. The key time I performed in Glasgow was in a laundrette when I did a few pop up gigs around the country in alternative locations. So this gig might be quite different! Going to have a nice single malt of course!   AFTER THE TOUR WHAT HAVE YOU GOT PLANNED? WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF A YEAR FROM NOW?   I’m going to release an album and hopefully get to tour it around Europe and further afield next year! 

KIMBERLY ANNE AND AS ALWAYS, OUR QUICK FIRE ROUND:

WOULD YOU RATHER BE ABLE TO PLAY EVERY INSTRUMENT OR TOUR WITH YOUR MUSICAL HERO (DEAD OR ALIVE)? Tour with my musical hero GLASGOW OR EDINBURGH? Glasgow NANDOS OR MCDONALDS? Nandos  WHAT’S THE ONE THING YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT? Avocados   WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE REST OF TODAY? I need to buy new shirts for tour, get a hair cut and finish a song   TELL US ONE THING FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOU? My hair has accidentally caught on fire twice 


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TSA HALLOWEEN SPECIAL ALL YOUR SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN EVENTS RIGHT HERE!

Looking for spooky Halloween events? Well we’ve got em all right here. From fun, fancy dress club nights to huge house raves, and Halloween ghost hunts in haunted buildings to family days out, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Halloween 2015, no matter where in the UK you are. We’re sure that however you choose to spend this Halloween, you’re in for a treat (or trick). So browse our Halloween special, and start making your plans for fright-night now.

MONSQUERADE BALL Scare Scotland in association with Drygate Brewery presents Monsquearade Ball.

mix of tracks to rattle them bones and shake off those cobwebs.

For this annual event you are invited to straighten up your bow ties, dust off your best ball gowns and get ready to give them an extra special Halloween-style makeover...

Scare Scotland is a Glasgow based scare company consisting of fresh young faces from various creative backgrounds. Originally put together as a social group for horror lovers, Scare Scotland has evolved into a bright new company following their success in the recent BBC Three show “I Survived a Zombie Apocalypse”.

Scotland’s brightest new scare company for a celebration of all things gruesome hold their first ever annual fundraiser. Expect the unexpected with three different live acts, a choice of spooky cocktails put together especially for the night, and a “Mr and Mrs Monsquerade” costume competition. All held together by the fabulous DJ Ottis spinning you an eclectic

Doors open at 7:30pm at Drygate Brewery on Saturday 24th October with tickets costing £12 (plus booking fee). You can find Scare Scotland on facebook, twitter or their website: scarescotland.co.uk for more details.

DAY OF THE DEAD GLESGA The spirit of Mexico’s most famous festival Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is set to return to Glasgow, promising a party hotter than a scotchbonnet this Halloween weekend. Scotland’s best loved sombrerotopped four-piece Rapido Mariachi will perform their pop twist on the Mariachi tradition. Resident Balkanarama DJ Ewan Evans, aka, Señor Poco Loco, will

transport the fiesta to Mexico City and beyond spinning an exotic mix of Latin, Central and South American sounds. Facepainters will be on hand to metamorphosize partygoers into calavera skulls, for the first half of the night (so get down early!). Doors open at 7:30pm at The Rum Shack in Glasgow’s South Side on Friday 30th October with tickets costing £8.

PRESSURE IS BACK! Prepare to be shocked by the array of spooks and freaks who will be coming out to play and for the very first time Pressure will be opening the new main room on the ground floor of their new home SWG3, as well as the upstairs warehouse.

releases textural compositions while as a DJ he lays down dark, arresting and captivating sets. No stranger to bastions of Techno like Berghain, Awakenings & Concrete, his Pressure and Glasgow debut is overdue!

They will have the best in underground Techno and House provided by their legendary residents Slam and special guests, Peter Van Hoesen & Bella Sarris, both Pressure debutants, alongside local talents Ivan Kutz and Petrichor.

Australian DJ Bella Sarris, after stamping her name on the Sydney underground scene, honed her bass heavy talent in Ibiza with t/NI and the Gang, and at ‘Enter’, where she is resident at Richie Hawtin’s party all Summer long. BPM Festival, Fabric, Womb, Bestival and Sonar (amongst many more) are all sound-systems that she has graced over the past year, and she is a big hit at one of Glasgow’s finest daytime parties, Platform 18, whose resident and rising star Ivan Kutz will join her on the decks at Halloween Pressure.

With Slam on fire and Petrichor riding high after a glistening debut album for Soma, they have a cutting-edge soundtrack planned Pressure for ‘All Hallows’ Eve’! Belgium’s Berlin-based DJ and producer Peter van Hoesen is one of Techno’s true tastemakers; someone who sculpts sounds with a true sense of personality. On his label Time to Express he

Doors open at 10pm at SWG3 on Saturday 31st October with tickets costing £13.


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DEAD PLAYERS HALLOWEEN Celebrating Halloween in style with non-stop Hip Hop. Competition for Best Costume, Dunkin for Bars, Spookie Cyphers and Trick or Beat. Dead Players are a trio of musicians comprising of Jam Baxter, Dabbla and Ghosttown. Dabbla and Baxter do the talking and Ghosttown does the sonics. Their debut album was released on High Focus Records, which was a force to be reckoned with wherever they chose to showcase their music. This Halloween they will be playing their new album!!

Baxter went public way back in 2010 during an interview for some local get up. He proclaimed that the person he would ‘most like to collaborate with’ was Dabbla of LDN Zoo. Dabbla heard the call-out and the creative cogs started turning. It was never a question of which producer to recruit; Ghosttown had worked with both emcees in the past and filled the boots of someone with a musical vision potent enough to accommodate the demands of the two lyricists. Doors open at 7pm at Audio on Saturday 31st October with tickets costing £7 (On the Door £10).

ON THE HOUSE HALLOWEEN On October 30th Darius Syrossian and Josh Butler join Club Action for a Halloween party like no other when they take over for a night filled with ghosts and ghouls. As always their trusted residents lend a helping hand on warm up duties, support Raeside, Livingstone & Kris Greig. See you in the basement !!! Doors open at 10pm at Club Action on Friday 30th October with tickets costing £12/£15.

For The

GBX HALLOWEEN Party Hunters PARTY 2015 BTTF are very proud to present the return of their HALLOWEEN party! It’s that time of year again. The time when the witches, ghouls and goblins come out to play for one night only, and this year there’s only one place for them to party – at the O2 Academy Glasgow. Expect the naughty nurses and pirates to be out in force again as they dance along to the spooktacular anthems from some of the best live acts and DJs. There really couldn’t be a

better way to spend the scariest clubbing night of the year than with GBX & BTTF! The event will feature... PAUL ELSTAK DYEWITNESS GEORGE BOWIE CHILL FM (LIVE) SPARKOS MASA & TOPHER MARC LOAGE Doors open at 10pm at 02 Academy on Friday 30th October with tickets costing £22 (plus booking fee).


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HALLOWEEN FRIGHT NIGHT Scotland’s largest family Halloween party is back on Friday 30 October.   When the doors to Glasgow Science Centre creak open at 6pm, kids (and parents/moody older siblings) will be spoiled for spooky choice with the range of activities on offer:  In the atrium there’s a fancy dress competition, with categories for under 8’s, over 8’s, adults and family – so make sure you dress to impress, remember the rule on Halloween is always the spookier the better. You

can also get a photo with the UK Garrison, a not-for-profit organisation that is one of the foremost Star Wars costuming groups in the UK.   For those feeling brave on the night (strictly 8+), head over to the Clyde Suite on the ground floor for Zombie Science: Brain of the Dead, which is a spoof tutorial on the real science behind the zombie brain. Then once you’re clued up on the inner workings of zombie mentality, try your luck at the Zombie Run – see how the apocalypse began and keep your cool

By Courtney Hendry

as zombies rise around you, then prepare to survive the ultimate zombie showdown.  

For The Families

Just how exactly do witches know when their potions are ready? Why is it one eye of newt and not two? Find out the answers to burning questions like this and many more with a Potions Class up in the lab on floor two. Then when you are quite settled on the appropriate amount of spawn of frog to add to your next potion, head over with your kids over the age of eight to the live lab on floor three to witness an autopsy. We’re praying for lots of gore.  

young ones to some of the age appropriate activities such as Mucky Monsters (a workshop in the meet the expert area on floor 2 that lets little ones create their own grass head designed into a monster), Go Wild With Goo in the first floor workshop space, Dangly Monster and Halloween ‘Peg’ Bag Making in the main café, Monster Science Shows in the science show theatre and the animal handling sessions in the main café with Animal Magic.  

Whilst the older kids are getting prepared for a nightmare filled sleep with Spooky Stories in the planetarium, take the

Tickets are just £6 per skull, available at the Glasgow Science Centre website, and there’s a free goody bag for children over three.

CASTLEMILK PUMPKIN FESTIVAL Over the past 5 years Cassiltoun Housing Association have organised and delivered a spooky Halloween walk in the woods of Castlemilk Park. Their 2014 walk was themed around pumpkins and over 200 pumpkins were carved for this event. This year they are hosting a 5 day pumpkin festival, starting on Saturday 24th October with a Pumpkin Carving session and ending with their evening Halloween lantern walk on Wednesday 28th October. Their spooky evening lantern walk through the woods of Castlemilk Park will involve discovering the spookier side of the woods. All children

should be accompanied by an adult, dress for the weather and bring a torch if you have one. This year you can also make pumpkin soup over a fire in the woods of Castlemilk, and enjoy a story or make some leaf art which involves a short 30 minutes story telling session aimed at pre-school children with pumpkin stories by The Village Storytelling Centre. All events are free, however some events require booking. To book your place please email housing@cassiltoun.org.uk or telephone Karen on 0141 634 2673.


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YOU’LL LAUGH TIL YOU SCREAM By Aidan Scott

Halloween is fast approaching and soon enough all the costume shops around Glasgow will be absolutely full of people looking for stuff to wear on their nights out. If you don’t fancy dressing up though but still want a night out in the city around Halloween, why not try going to a comedy night? Malone’s Irish Bar are hosting a comedy show called You’ll Laugh Til You Scream the night before Halloween

featuring a line-up of great comedians.

Costing just £6 for a ticket, the show will kick off at 7pm and last right through until three in the morning. Comedians such as Eddie Cassidy, Gareth Mutch, Jordan Marshall and headliner Pablo Serski will be making an appearance at the event which will be compered by Allan Seton. As well as comedy, the show will also include raffles, a buffet and

a set by a live band to close the night. If you do decide to attend the event in a costume, there will be a £40 prize on offer for the best-dress customer.

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So why don’t you give it a go and head down to Malone’s Irish Bar on October 30th for the You’ll Laugh Til You Scream comedy night. Doors open at 7pm at Malones Glasgow on Friday 30th October with tickets costing £6.

SILENT HORROR MOVIE By Emily Howie

October is here. The month when the darker nights come in, the winter woollies are looked out, but most importantly, it’s Halloween!

So this year, why not scare yourself into doing something a little different. Why not celebrate Halloween with a screening of the classic silent horror film, Häxan at the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall. The showing will take place on Halloween night at 7pm and tickets are based on a suggested donation of £5. Häxan is a 1922 Swedish – Danish silent film written and directed by Benjamin Christensen and is based partly on Christensen’s study of the Malleus Maleficarum, a 15thcentury German guide for inquisitors, Häxan is a study of how superstition and the misunderstanding of diseases and mental illness could lead to the hysteria of the witch-hunts. Sounds a bit scary to me, so to best describe the classical horror you could say it is a fictionalised documentary showing the evolution of witchcraft from its pagan roots to its confusion with hysteria in modern Europe. The show features live music

and sound effects by Gladstone’s bag. So it’s sure to have you sitting nervously on your chair and biting your nails. Although it won acclaim in Denmark and Sweden, the film was banned in the United States and heavily censored in other countries for what was considered at that time, graphic depictions of torture, nudity and sexual perversion. Sounds like it’s not for the faint hearted, but after all, it is Halloween and that means Glasgow has to make the best effort. So if you are going to be brave enough to go see the film, go in your fancy dress – and make sure it’s scary! None of this dressing up as a character from Frozen. The organisers want to see you dressed up as your favourite horror film character. So go on, have a spooktacular night! All information can be found on the Music Halls Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ BritanniaPanopticon Doors open at 7pm at Britannia Panopticon Music Hall on Saturday 31st October with tickets costing a suggested donation of £5.

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HALLOWEEN GHOST HUNT

Join the Scottish Ghost Nights crew at the Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow for a late night professional ghost hunt. This is a special event for Halloween where the veil between the spirit world becomes thin. Will this increase the already reported paranormal activity in this magnificent building? The museum has featured in Scottish Television’s top ten most haunted locations

Located in Glasgow city centre, Scotland Street school was designed in the early 20th

Century by one of Scotland’s best known architects, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It closed down for teaching in 1979 and has since been turned into a museum, giving people a glimpse of school life throughout the 20th Century with its reconstructed classrooms, and stories from teachers and pupils who attended the school. The school has already been subject to several paranormal investigations, with witnesses hearing strange noises/footsteps when no-one else was in the building, objects moving from

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Will you be brave enough to keep your attention on the task at hand or will we have to put you in solitary detention??? Your event includes a medium and history tour, ghost hunt workshop, supervised vigils using the latest in technology and refreshments. Doors open at 8pm until 2am at Scotland Street School Museum on Saturday 31st October with tickets costing £45 pp.

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Run the zombies are coming… Bigger, better and scarier than ever. Will you escape this year??? In M&D’s there is an outbreak of a deadly disease! The lead scientists are trying desperately to find a cure, whilst instructing you on what experiments they have been conducting. However, there has been a security breech and you must evacuate, but the only way out is through the

“infected area!” Will you outrun the OUTBREAK! Brave individuals under the age of 15 can be admitted when accompanied by a responsible adult. 15 minute experience (approx). No food or drink to be taken into the attraction for fear of choking and dying!!! The event will take place every Thursday and Sunday from 1st October to 1st November at 7pm. Tickets will cost £10 pp.

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER Add an exciting twist to your preparations this Hallows’ Eve with a Murder Mystery Dinner event in House for an Art Lover in Glasgow’s South Side. Prepare to be the guest of honour; be entertained by professional actors and interrogate them while you dine to expose the painful truths of The Cook Who Corked It.

Guests will be welcomed into the luxurious Mackintosh Suite for a glass of sparkling wine followed by an extravagant three-course-meal. Cruel red-herrings will be exposed inside the

security of the dining room. When all is revealed, will the people you called companions still be on your side?

Set within the regal grounds of Glasgow’s coveted Bellahouston Park, and clearly inspired by the designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, by day House for an Art Lover combines art gallery and exhibition space, events, multipurpose artists’ studies and exciting attractions for visitors. Doors open at 7pm at House For An Art Lover on Thursday 29th October with tickets costing £40 pp.

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QMU PRESENTS HALLOWEEN

On Saturday 31st October, the annual “QMU Presents Halloween!” is returning, with £100 cash prize for the best costume, Drag Karaoke, Candy Pales and Creepy Cocktails! The event will take place 9pm-3am and is open to all students and their guests. Under 18’s must be members of the QMU to attend. And if that’s not enough thrills, they’ve also got ‘Black Magic’ on Friday 30th – the Halloween edition of their weekly student club night with the legend DJ Toast, cheap student drinks prices and the best halloween decorations in the west end. Entry is free before 10pm and is open to all students and their guests. Under 18’s must be members of the QMU to attend.

HALLOWEEN HELL Our friends over at Strathclyde Union will be throwing some ‘Halloween Hell’ on Saturday 31st October. The event will kick off at 7pm over at the Union, and will come to an end at 3am. The night will include karaoke on level 3, DJs, an American Werewolf Diner on level 6 where you can get some food and beverages whilst watching for the full moon. There will be horror movies from 9pm on the 6th floor, and the legendary Headphone Disco

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Students on level 8 (with 500 sets of headphones!) and Prizes for best costumes. Doors open at 7pm until 3am at Strathclyde Union on Saturday 31st October with tickets costing £5 from 7pm to 9.30pm. £7 from 9.30pm to 2am. £10 with no costume! FREE with a Gold Card!!


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AND THEN THERE WERE NONE COMES TO THEATRE ROYAL

A group of 10 strangers are lured to a remote island off the coast of Devon. Upon arrival it is discovered that their host, an eccentric millionaire, is missing. Stranded on the island by a torrential storm and haunted by an ancient nursery rhyme, one by one the guests begin to die. With only the fallen believed to be innocent who amongst them

is the killer? That is the question you will be dying to discover the answer to as And Then There Were None, based on Agatha Christie’s best selling thriller, returns to the stage this October at the Theatre Royal.   And Then There Were None is the worlds best selling mystery ever, with 100 million

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Coffee last year and a few years back I did Witness for the Prosecution and the audiences love Agatha Christie. It’s quite wonderful. “You can hear them quite often discussing who they think did it, and it’s wonderful when you know you’re dropping the red herrings in, of which there are always several. It’s very, very clever stuff and people seem to just love it. And we are particularly blessed with [director] Joe Harmston who has a great gift for these.”  She added:  “I’m wondering if she [Agatha Christie] patented this formula, which has been done to death, let’s face it, by I don’t know how many other writers, films, books, you name it.   “This thing of having a group of people in a situation, in a location, where one by one they die, and you’ve got to work out who’s doing it, but despite it being done umpteen times, I guess she was one of the first to come up with this idea. And that’s what’s so clever about this – they’re all such horrible characters so the killer could be any of them.”  If you think you have the sleuth skills required to discover the killer’s identity before all is revealed, buy your tickets now for the production which is running from 19 – 24 October. by Courtney Hendry Online Editor

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Lederhosen for the guys to ensure a real Oktoberfest vibe throughout. The historic festival, which was first held in October 1810 to honour the marriage between Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese, is now so popular it actually begins in September, welcoming the incoming autumn months with great brews and some unique entertainment. The festival’s signature German tipple is produced in one of the homes of great beer, Bavaria, where the purity and high quality of beer has been enshrined in law since the 16th century. Oktoberfest beer is specially brewed using only water,

12,000 BEER FANS HEAD TO GLASGOW TO TOAST GLASGOW OKTOBERFEST The annual extravaganza of German beer and food, Lederhosen, and schnitzel returns to Glasgow for another incredible weekend this autumn. The world’s biggest beer festival lands in Glasgow in October for what will be its third consecutive year, celebrating the best in Bavarian brewing in Glasgow Green Park. It kicks off in a traditional beer tent specially constructed at Glasgow Green, which will play host to around 2,500 of Oktoberfest’s thirsty Glasgow visitors.

The festivities herald an early start to the weekend, with the first sip served on Wednesday 21st October until finishing its last pint on Sunday 25th October. Visitors to Glasgow Oktoberfest 2015 can expect German beer, plus plenty of sumptuous Bratwurst-based cuisine and even real Bavarian bands flown in specially, to play live and get everyone dancing on the benches. As always, the Oktoberfest team will be welcoming all in the traditional German dress of Dirndls for the ladies and

hops and barley to produce a unique, darker lager which is lightly sweet with a distinctive herb end. It’s made exclusively for Glasgow Oktoberfest attendees, and will not be available in local pubs or shops. The 5.0% ABV beer travels to the UK in special 25,000 litre tankers, direct from Germany. Entrance is free Wednesday and only £2.50 on Thursday and Sunday and £5 on the Friday and £6 on the Saturday. German food and beer (of course) can be purchased. Alternatively, they offer a package with food, beer and seat reservation for only £34-£40 p.p.


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FREE CONDOMS FOR GLASGOW AND CLYDE A very quick – and very unscientific – poll from a group chat of eight 20-21 year old Glasgow gal pals revealed that only three had ever used the free condom service available from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. When the others were pressed upon why they hadn’t made use of the service, the answers varied: “I didn’t know I could get free condoms” was one response. “I don’t use them”, was another, from a girl in a long-time relationship who relies on other contraceptive. One friend completely patched the nosey questioning. However, two of the gals confessed they would be too shy to walk into a clinic and ask for condoms, even confessing they seen that as ‘his responsibility’. Sadly that idea that it would be the males responsibility is both outdated yet very prevalent. A study conducted way back in the 90s by UCLA’s Divison of Health Psychology found that women are more inhibited towards buying and keeping condoms than men. Another 90s study, by the Psychology of Women Quarterly, found that some women felt more awkward about providing condoms in the first place than men. Yes, the 90s does seem like a pretty long time ago now, hell it’s been over 20

years since those studies were carried out – but this type of attitude it still an issue. In January, Lovability – a New-York based ‘women-friendly’ condom startup – took their product to the streets and asked women whether or not they carry condoms and asked men what they think about the idea of women carrying condoms. Some of the women responded with thoughts like: “You don’t want people to know you’re carrying them” and “I don’t like to buy them because I’m embarrassed if people see me with them”. Whereas some of the men responded with comments such as: “It would tell me A) that she cares about herself, and B) that she cares about us”, “I think it’s helpful” and “I think it’s responsible”. And it is – it is helpful and it is responsible because gals it is 2015 and the only way to break through any stigma surrounding carrying condoms is to, well, carry condoms. If both men and women carry the condoms then it means everyone is taking control of their sexuality and being responsible about the sex they are having – plus, lets remember that condoms are the only form of contraception (when used properly) that can prevent STD’s. Thankfully you don’t need to have any

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awkward encounters with your friends mum who works in the local Morrisons when buying the goods. The NHS free condom and lubricant service is discreet, quick, open to everyone over the age of 13 and really easy to use – you don’t need to provide a name, address or any other personal details. There’s a large range of venues you can pick them up from, including

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Free Condoms Glasgow and Clyde Free Condoms are provided by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde across the Glasgow and Clyde area. There is a range of venues you can pick them up from including pharmacies, health centres, and Sandyford Sexual Health Services. You don’t need to sign up for the service or give any personal details. No questions, no forms, no hassle. You can use choice cards to select your products of choice. Choice cards are available in pharmacies or you can request these by post (please note condoms aren’t provided by post). If you would like to find out more information and check where your nearest Free Condoms venues are please visit www.freecondomsglasgowandclyde.org. For Sandyford Sexual Health services please visit www.sandyford.org

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MACKINTOSH FESTIVAL CELEBRATES FOURTH YEAR Now in its fourth year, the Mackintosh Festival Glasgow invites you to celebrate the life of Charles Rennie Mackintosh through a series of exhibitions, events and tours. This October is becoming Mackintosh month. Throughout the month the annual Mackintosh festival will be taking place to celebrate the achievements of Charles Rennie Mackintosh – Glasgow’s most famous architect, designer and artist. Last year’s month long event which took place in October was a huge success with over 100,000 people visiting the venues and events. The festival is the perfect time to appreciate the skill of Mackintosh and Glasgow is the perfect venue. From walks, workshops, exhibitions, performances and talks to everything in between, the events are designed for all ages to appeal to those who know nothing about Mackintosh and to those who have established knowledge of the Glaswegian talent. The event programme is expected to feature a range of formats with free exhibitions and workshops, ticketed tours and sociable evenings with food and drink. So there really is an insight for everyone. Visitors to Glasgow as well as locals are encouraged to enjoy a programme of events which focus on architecture, design, visual arts and crafts in the city where Mackintosh lived and worked. Programme highlights include: the UK Premiere of The Nature of Art Nouveau exhibition at The Lighthouse which invites you to explore nature’s temple, a world incorporating symbols, scientific discoveries and influences from faraway lands. The Lighthouse Late is a mix of music, workshops and talks run in partnership with The List magazine. The city allows the festival to show you the finest examples of his buildings and

interiors. A must do for everyone is that you must, must, must go to The Willow Tea Rooms for the “Tea, Talk & Tour” this takes place every Friday throughout October at 11am. You will hear about the history of the Willow Tea Rooms, the great partnership between the legendary Miss Kate Cranston and her now world renowned architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Your tea will be served in the Room De Luxe, choosing from our selection of over 25 loose leaf teas or freshly ground coffee and enjoy this with the home made scones or Willow meringue. Prices for this event are: Adult / Concession £5pp; Child £3.50pp. Young Mackintosh fans can celebrate Mackintosh’s love of light and nature at Passport to Light at Scotland Street School Museum, People’s Palace and St Mungo Museum of Religious Art. Mackintosh Queen’s Cross is hosting a Puppet Show and Learn to Juggle workshop and The Glasgow Style Weekend at Kelvingrove is a great event for all the family. The Passport to Light event is free and is running over a variety of days and venues. These are as follows: Saturday 3rd October – People’s Palace Saturday 10th October – Scotland Street Saturday 17th October – St Mungo Museum Saturday 24th October – Scotland Street 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm For tickets on any of these dates all you have to do is drop in to the event. So why not come along to Glasgow Museums’ History venues and enjoy a fun filled creative family workshop exploring Mackintosh, architecture and his love of light and nature. Complete your Mackintosh Museum Passport by collecting stamps as you visit each venue. There really is something for everyone throughout the festival so join Glasgow and its thousands to celebrate Charles Rennie Mackintosh. by Emylie Howie @EmylieHowie e.howie@tsaglasgow.com

Off World Productions bring their exciting new production of a choice selection of ’Interludes’ by Miguel Cervantes including The Magic Cave of Salamanca. Best known and loved for Don Quixote, the groundbreaking comic precursor of the modern novel, Cervantes led an extraordinary life every bit as colourful as his works. Born the son of a poor medical practitioner, maimed by gunshot as a soldier, held to ransom by Algerian corsairs, and eventually drifting into a literary career, Cervantes could draw upon a range of experience with which to spice up his writings. Written as diversionary pieces to be

performed between the main acts of a play, Cervantes’ interludes are comic gems in their own right. As a genre, ‘interludes’ were generally disliked by the authorities because of their subversive potential, and those by Cervantes are no exception. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His magnum opus Don Quixote is often considered the first modern novel. This play requires Parental Guidance as it may not be suitable for younger audience members Performance Date: 23 Oct 2015 – 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Magic Cave of SalamancaTickets £8 Adult/£6 Concession (inc. booking fee) Presented at Websters Theatre, 416 Great Western Road (at the junction with Park Road, just by Kelvinbridge Underground).


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RAF APPRENTICE ON TOP OF THE WORLD Representing your country as a Royal Air Force aircraft engineer in a skills competition based in Brazil is something most young people can only dream of, but that’s what happened this summer to Senior Aircraftman (Technician) Shayne Hadland. Shayne, a Puma engineer based at RAF Benson in Oxfordshire was chosen to represent the UK at the WorldSkills competition held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Flying the flag for his country, the 24 year old competed in the aircraft engineering category and won the silver medal for his outstanding performance.

WHAT IS A ROYAL AIR FORCE APPRENTICESHIP? An apprenticeship in the RAF offers the chance to gain a UK-recognised trade qualification as part of a challenging and unique career. Not only can you gain a civilian recognised professional qualification, but upon completion you’ll also have a guaranteed job in your chosen field. The RAF offers all kinds of apprenticeships in a broad and diverse range of careers, including aviation operations, engineering, hospitality & catering and IT. Much like SAC(T) Hadland, RAF apprentices receive the very best training while getting paid to learn. They also get the chance to travel the world, play sport and perform an important role in the RAF. If you have the drive and ambition, the RAF offers a unique and rewarding career. To gain an apprenticeship

Hadland, an experienced RAF engineer who has already worked on both Merlin and Puma helicopters and has completed two operational deployments to Afghanistan, was also given the honour of being named Best of Nation for the United Kingdom.

you still need to meet the entry requirements for whichever role you apply for and get through all stages of the application process. You can find information on all of this and much more on our apprenticeship web pages via the link at the bottom of this article. As well as exceptional career opportunities, RAF apprentices also benefit from accelerated pay, top training and worldwide travel. If that’s not enough, there are the perks that all of our personnel are entitled to, including six weeks of paid holiday a year, subsidised food and accommodation, free medical and dental care, and free gym and sports facilities access.

But how does a young engineer from near Stourbridge in the West Midlands go from joining the RAF as an apprentice to competing in Brazil… (Q&A with SAC(T) Shayne Hadland) WHICH APPRENTICESHIP DID YOU DO WHEN YOU JOINED THE RAF? “I began my apprenticeship with the RAF in 2008 and completed a Level 3 NVQ in Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical Component Overhaul). It was an advanced level apprenticeship in engineering.  My experience as an apprentice was great. I got to complete it in the transmission bay of the Puma Depth Support Hub at RAF Benson. This meant I was able to work with advanced pieces of equipment, down to an in-depth level that few aircraft engineers get to see.”  

HOW MANY OTHER PEOPLE COMPETED FOR THE TITLE OF BEST YOUNG AIRCRAFT ENGINEER? In Sao Paulo there were 60 countries competing in 50 different skills. In the aircraft engineering competition there were 15 countries competing. The competition involved 7 different tasks, each one testing all of the skills used by an aircraft engineer. This ranged from daily inspections on the servicing of an aircraft – to engine boroscoping, which is checking the engine hot end using an optical device consisting of a rigid or flexible tube with an eyepiece.

But it’s not only the benefits that make our apprenticeships great – the roles that you get to pick from are more varied and wide-ranging than for any civilian company or organisation.

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW? WHAT QUALIFICATIONS DO I NEED? Each apprenticeship is specific to your role in the RAF. In order to take an apprenticeship you must satisfy the qualifications needed for your job role in the RAF. CAN I UNDERTAKE ANY APPRENTICESHIP? You can only undertake the apprenticeship relevant to your job role. HOW LONG DOES MY TRAINING LAST? An apprenticeship lasts a minimum of one year and one day due to skill funding agency rules. You will start your scheme with Phase 1 military training. This is a period of individual formal training undertaken by all new entrants, reserve or full-time. Throughout the training you will be provided with the necessary basic skills

and service knowledge required to begin your military career. HOW LONG DOES THIS LAST? On average, this lasts eight months and is based in ground training schools from 08.00 – 17.00, Monday to Friday.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? Once complete, you will begin your first posting on a main operating base and begin the practical NVQ part of your OUTSTANDING AT OFSTED training. Depending on the choice of role, an The RAF has been awarded the apprenticeship in the level of ‘Outstanding’ for its RAF can last anything apprenticeship training schemes from 18 months to three – a rarity in both the defence and years. civilian worlds.

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Apprentices make outstanding progress, achieve their qualifications and progress very well because of the outstanding teaching and support they receive. The RAF Apprenticeship curriculum is extremely well planned, with on – and offthe-job training very well coordinated.

WHAT WILL I EARN? Pay after one year is just under £17,500 for an apprentice in the RAF. To find out more about an apprenticeship in the RAF, the various roles available and the recruitment process, visit www.raf.mod.uk/ recruitment.

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HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH THE WORLD SKILLS COMPETITION?

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“Early on in my career I was named as the RAF’s Apprentice of the Year while working as an Aircraft Technician. Later I achieved a bronze medal at the national final held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham and spent two years training hard to become one of the best aircraft engineers in the UK. My hard work paid off in May this year when I was selected as the sole competitor to represent the UK in my trade at the WorldSkills competition.”

Each task has a specific time frame, and to complete the task within the time is a challenge in itself. Each area of your practices and final product are marked. This is how they compare you to the other competitors. HOW IMPORTANT HAS YOUR RAF APPRENTICESHIP BEEN IN YOUR PATH TO BRAZIL? I couldn’t have achieved what I have in the past year without the RAF. Getting to Brazil meant that I was able to compete in my trade at the highest level possible, while also raising the profile of what I do and demonstrating what my apprenticeship has taught me.


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GLASGOW & STRATHCLYDE UNIVERSITIES’ OFFICER TRAINING CORPS Day 2 At GSUOTC we challenge our Officer Cadets as much as possible. One of the methods we achieve this is with Adventure Training which is designed to develop individual courage and leadership skills through controlled exposure to risk in a challenging outdoor environment.

Basic Freefall Parachuting Course – OCdt Walker Day 1

We gained altitude to the badly hummed tune of Mission Impossible, watching our altimeters’ dials creep towards the reading of 3500 feet. Then, the fateful words; ‘In the door!’, ‘Look up!’, ‘GO!’

‘Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward. For there you have been, and there you will always long to return.’ Leonardo Da Vinci

For most students, the sheer amount of adrenaline you are subjected to eradicates any memory of your initial few seconds of freefall. The thump of air catching in your canopy signals your first waking moment and the giddy realisation that you’re not actually dead. Thankfully, the instructors place a GoPro at the aircraft door in order to view, in slowmotion, exactly how much of your careful training you forgot to execute. This is a communal activity, with groupwide analysis of the various attempts from feet peddling uselessly through thin air to legs-over-head tumbles.

Before we could judge this somewhat melodramatic proclamation for ourselves, we needed to start with the very basics. So commenced ground school for the five OCdts from GSUOTC undertaking the Basic Freefall Parachuting Course with a day-and-ahalf long crash course in all things parachuting, minus the altitude. From learning how to deploy our reserve ‘chutes to perfecting the crash landing, no stone was left unturned in the instructors’ quest to avoid our demise and the paperwork that would inevitably follow.

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Possibly in response to accidental rain dances performed as we flailed our way out of the aircraft, day 3 saw the weather taking a turn for the worse and we were grounded by low cloud cover and high winds. This meant a day in the hangar learning the far-from-exhilarating art of repacking your canopy and honing ping-pong skills. Not ideal, but there are worse ways to earn a day’s pay and worse places to spend it than the local Indian. Fingers crossed for a return to clear skies…

…which failed to materialise. However, we were nevertheless kitted up and ready to go at the slightest suggestion of a gap in the clouds. Eventually one appeared and within minutes of getting the go-ahead we were in the air. Salisbury Plain was once again a patchwork quilt of green fields, thousands of feet below. With the fear of the first jump diminished, although perhaps not altogether absent, our second attempt allowed for refinement of our technique…with varying levels of success.

After completing the remainder of our training, and being informed of the non-existence of refusals, it was time to jump. We were loaded unceremoniously onto the plane in order – ‘ladies first’ was applied, with the reported theory that no following male would have a justifiable excuse not to go.

Upon return to the accommodation, a couple of celebratory pints were doubtlessly in order at the local pub – keeping in mind the understandable warning that hangovers and jumping out of planes don’t mix.

Day 5 After a tragic / hilarious (depending on your outlook) lecture on the often disastrous history of parachuting, the week ended with a debrief encouraging us to move on to the intermediate course. This did not take much convincing. Although the weather conditions did not allow for nearly as many jumps as we were hoping, the Basic Freefall Course was still an incredible week ran by hugely skilled instructors with an obvious and infectious passion for their sport. It’s hard to imagine an activity which better achieves the adventurous training goals of developing personal courage and leadership skills.

Kayking 2* Foundation – JUO Marrs At the end of the summer break from University, OCdts from GSUOTC were given the opportunity to attend a Kayak 2 Star Foundation Course at the Adventurous Training Centre in Inverness. The course lasted for 11 days and is the first qualification required to progress onto more advanced and technical qualifications including instructor levels. Captain Capsize & Co (we swam….lots) started the Course on flat water at Loch Achilty learning basic paddling techniques, under our instructor, and getting comfortable in our boats before gradually building up our confidence on the River Beaully, River Ness, and the River Findhorn. The expedition, Spey Descent, spanned 3 days. The first day was a long and relatively relaxed day focussing on forward paddling ending in a campsite with a fire and a cloud of midges. Our second day included some notorious rapids called: ‘pre-wash’, ‘washing machine’, and ‘knockandu’ all well known for catching out inexperienced paddlers on the wave train and often resulted in swims. However, Captain Capsize & Co managed to power through and we even took the opportunity to spin our boats and surf some white water to show off before celebrating with refreshments in Rothes.

On the morning of the third day, after raining all night, the river was in spate making it very dangerous due to the speed and risk of strainers. However, due to our development throughout the week, our instructor allowed us onto the water and led one another down to our finish at Spey Bay. Despite the freezing rain and biting wind we carried our boats to the beach for pictures before warming up in the Scottish Dolphin Centre. This is just one example of the personal development opportunities available to OCdts and staff at the UOTC to take you out of your comfort zone.


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Rock Climbing Foundation – JUO Piper

As the expedition progressed, there were noticeable improvements in climbing abilities and their confidence in other skills, such as setting up an anchor; which no one could do on our first day.

During the summer recess from University, six GSUOTC OCdts attended a Rock Climbing Foundation Course in Cameron Barracks, Inverness. The Course would give us the basics on anchoring, knot tying, and rope coiling, as well as 10 days practising traditional climbing, sport climbing, and cliff climbing.

The course concluded with the team delivering a presentation to the instructors on our expedition and what it had taught us about the different leadership styles and the Army’s values and standards. The feedback from the instructors, regarding both our climbing abilities and our presenting skills, were all positive and everyone passed. Members of the team continue to go climbing together at the Glasgow Climbing Centre on their free weekends.

Every person on the Course successfully leadclimbed a route meaning that the rock face was scaled without a safety rope to secure the rope from above for subsequent climbers. This is a huge achievement and one superfluous to the Course’s pass requirements. This certainly tested our confidence to the max and achieved the aim of Adventurous Training (AT). Aside from the practical skills we were taught, a lot of emphasis was placed on the underlying purposes of AT such as the values and standards they enforce and the types of leadership skills they require. Although the qualification takes 5 climbing days to achieve, this extended course had the distinction of including a 3 day expedition planned almost entirely by the team. We elected to spend the entirety of the expedition cliff climbing in Skye; spending the first night wild camping and the second in a campsite. Despite every climbing site being encompassed in boggy marsh, morale was kept high with beach bbqs and marshmallow toasting (and climbing obviously).

The Adventure Training opportunities available at GSUOTC are second to none. Of note is that civilian firms are charging up to £240 for 3 day kayaking, £149 for 2 day climbing, and £400+ for Basic Free Fall Level 1. Skiing holidays start in the region of £500. The GSUOTC Ocdts were paid a starting wage of £39.79 per day to attend these extended courses with no cost to themselves and came away with a recognised qualification and a big, confident smile.

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THE BLOG AND The Journalism Student I’ve grown up in a generation completely immersed in technology – or, more specifically, the internet. In recent years, the media has exposed people who have made their living not through curing cancer, or designing an aircraft fit to commute to the moon, but more simply by using the internet each day to connect with the world. I was only around half way through my four-year English with Journalism and Creative Writing degree when I realised the value of having something to show for myself online – a portfolio which employers could access conveniently. I feared the day an employer would search my name on Google and be met with a mortifying, block-coloured Bebo masterpiece or selfies from my 16th birthday party – pre-grownout-fringe – instead of my best work. This haunted me so much that I spent the summer wiping out all evidence of my youth locatable on the web and replacing it with something much more up to date and beneficial: a blog of my best writing. Studying journalism had motivated me to seek work experience within various student newspapers across Scotland, including The Student Advertiser, Scotcampus Magazine and the Strathclyde Telegraph. Writing for these publications led me to more opportunities elsewhere, and so, in no time

I found myself with a hard-to-close binder full of poly pockets, printed web pages and by-lines. I’m interested in theatre and lifestyle, and so I write many reviews of performances, events and exhibitions happening in Glasgow as well as composing articles on student living. Student newspapers are abundant in Scotland and are providing a firm foundation for me to hopefully build up a career upon in journalism further down the line. While being fortunate enough to actually have a portfolio did fill me with motivation to continue building it, the decision to keep it housebound was out of my hands given the sheer size of it. It spent all of its time gathering dust at the bottom of my bookshelves only to be spoken about and never seen in the flesh – which was not exactly ideal when it came to asking larger firms if I could intern with them and they wanted evidence to prove I had actually written before. In April, I started an online portfolio on Wordpress which is the one-stop source of all my published articles as a student. Every time an article I have written is printed or uploaded online, I am able to publish a new post on my blog and embellish it with images, GIFS, links to the article on the

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publication’s website and direct traffic to my social media pages. Having URLs of my work enables me to share my articles on Twitter and Facebook, where I am able to connect with people interested in what I write about and do the same with their writing. While the initial decision to make (what felt like) a website about myself was daunting, and piled on the pressure much higher than I ever cared to let on, looking back on these past five months I am able to see that it was the best thing I could have done for my career. When applying for a grant from the Creative Scotland and Young Scot Nurturing Talent Fund ‘Time to Shine’ I was able to provide up-to-date samples of my work by linking my blog. Through my blog they were also able to see more examples of my work, my references, my achievements and my social media accounts – all which played a

part in my successful application. Similarly, when I wrote to the Daily Record asking if I could attend during the summer for work experience, I submitted evidence of my work by linking my blog at the foot of the letter. The journalists I spoke to during my week in the Trinity Mirror offices constantly reminded me of how important it was have a complete portfolio of my work because student journalist is the number of by-lines I accumulate outwith my studies. I’m not interested in ‘followings’ or being a blogging superstar like the young people who have made their living through YouTube today. Though, actually having somewhere online where I can share my work motivates me to keep on improving as a writer. It just so happens that it is also opening doors for me in ways that I never could have imagined.

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BBC WORK PLACEMENT CO-ORDINATOR, SHEILA KANE, TELLS TSA WHAT SHE LOOKS FOR IN A WORK EXPERIENCE APPLICANT Most people have an association with the BBC – be it listening to the radio to hear the breaking news or peeling your eyes reluctantly from the television during this integral part of dinner-time routine. It’s tuning in with Jackie Bird to welcome in the New Year and donating all your pocket money to Children in Need in November. The BBC’s contributions to our news culture make Scotland’s biggest events more enjoyable and simply unimaginable without them. With this in mind, it is no surprise that the BBC receives an incomprehensible volume of work experience applications from hopefuls each year, all keen to break into media, journalism and production in a truly memorable way. A typical work experience placement will last anywhere between 3 to 14 days, depending on the area you apply for. You will find yourself temporarily taking on the role of a standard BBC employee, meaning you will be involved in a variety of tasks, all shapes and sizes, and all extremely important to the smooth-running of each production. Those fortunate enough to file ‘BBC’ under ‘Work Experience’ on their C.V. will potentially enjoy an endlessly rewarding career, granted that they continue to display hard work, enthusiasm and dedication for the area they want to specialize in. We spoke to Sheila Kane, the work placement co-ordinator for BBC Glasgow, about how to stand out during the application process and the tell-tale signs of an ‘all talk’ applicant… Q: CAN YOU DESCRIBE THE IDEAL BBC EMPLOYEE? A: Pro-active, enthusiastic, creative and passionate about what they do. Working for the BBC means you’ll be part of something genuinely special. We are looking for employees whose personal values match the BBC’s core values. Q: WHICH OF YOUR WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMMES DO YOU FIND IS THE MOST POPULAR? A: All our work experience schemes are extremely popular but probably News and Sport are the most sought-after areas. Q: HOW CAN APPLICANTS MAKE THEIR APPLICATION STAND OUT? WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU HOPE TO SEE WHEN READING A NEW APPLICATION? A: Passion! Also a demonstrative interest in what we do. We are looking for candidates who are involved with student newspapers, radio stations, and who are currently making their own short films, etc. Q: SIMILARLY, HOW CAN APPLICANTS STAND OUT DURING THE INTENSE INTERVIEW PHASES? WHAT SORT OF PERSONALITY TRAITS AND ATTITUDES ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

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A: Our interviews are competency-based. This means that the interviewers will be looking for evidence of the key skills and behaviours (competencies) required in the role. You can provide this evidence by quoting examples of when, why and how you have shown these skills in the past. This indicates to the interviewers that you have the potential to apply them in a new job in the future. TIPS • Prepare, prepare, prepare! • Remind yourself of the competencies required in the role • Create a list of your achievements. These might come from your work experience, home life, social life, or if you’re a recent graduate, your experiences in education • Consider how the achievements you listed might be related to the competencies and create links on your mind map. For example does your work on a volunteer project in South Africa provide good evidence of team-working? Q: CAN YOU DESCRIBE THE WAYS IN WHICH A SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BENEFIT BY HAVING A NAME LIKE BBC ON THEIR C.V.? A: The BBC is obviously a very well known brand and is renowned in the industry for having a high standard of training. Q: FOR PEOPLE PERHAPS NOT IN THE MIDDLE OF A DEGREE WHO ARE AIMING TOWARDS PARTICIPATING IN THE BBC WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMME, WHAT SORT OF THINGS COULD THEY BE DOING NOW TO SHOW THEIR MOTIVATION AND DEDICATION? A: Depending on their particular interests, they should get involved with university newspapers, radio stations, local theatre groups, etc. Anyone interested in Sport, for example, should contact local football clubs to ask if they can cover their matches, blog match reports, etc. Anyone interested in

film making should be making short films with friends and family on phones, tablets, etc.

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However, it’s also very important to point out that the BBC are looking for a diverse workforce (and work experience candidates) and academic qualifications are not the first thing we look at. Indeed, we have apprenticeships etc where people with degrees, etc. are not eligible to apply. What we are looking for are people who have gone the extra mile, i.e. blogging, making short films, etc.

A: We can’t guarantee paid work after a placement but we do have a very good track record of offering paid contract work to candidates who have really shone and shown potential while on placement.

Q: FOR STUDENTS BEGINNING UNIVERSITY, OR THOSE WHO ARE PERHAPS MID-WAY THROUGH, HOW MUCH PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE DO THEY NEED OUTSIDE OF THEIR DEGREE TO BE SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED DURING THE LATER STAGES OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS? A: Candidates don’t need much handson experience – that’s what our work experience scheme will give them. Again, it’s a question of passion and enthusiasm and demonstrating a strong interest to work in the media in the future. Q: WHAT SORT OF TASKS AND ACTIVITIES CAN A WORK EXPERIENCE INTERN BE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN AROUND THE OFFICE FLOOR? A: Every placement is different and tasks will vary depending on which area you are placed in. In Sport, for example, it may involve shadowing a reporter as they attend press conferences, interview managers, players, etc. If you’re working with a production team on, say a Children’s programme, it may involve research, fact checking, finding contributors for programmes, finding audiences, buying props, etc. In effect, you’ll be doing what other members of the team are doing. Q: IS THERE A LIKELIHOOD AFTER THE WORK EXPERIENCE WEEK THAT SOME

Q: WHAT SORT OF TALENTS AND PERSONALITY TRAITS SHOULD A WORK EXPERIENCE INTERN DEMONSTRATE DURING THEIR TIME TO GET NOTICED? A: Again, passion and enthusiasm are right up there along with a cheerful attitude! Also a pro-active approach and a willingness to help (no matter how big or small the task), will get you noticed. Q: WHEN APPLYING FOR BBC SCOTLAND PLACEMENTS, APPLICANTS MUST SELECT ONE AREA OF THE BBC (FOR EXAMPLE: CBBC, ENTERTAINMENT, COMEDY ETC.) TO COMPLETE THEIR PLACEMENT IN. WHAT ARE SOME TELL-TALE SIGNS WHICH HELP YOU TO DISTINGUISH THOSE CLEARLY PASSIONATE FOR THEIR FIELD FROM THOSE WHO STILL SEEM QUITE UNSURE OR UNPREPARED? A: That’s a difficult question as some people know that they definitely want to work in broadcasting but are still not sure what area they would best fit into. Work experience lets you try out different areas and see where your skills, etc fit best. Sometimes it’s as important to know what you don’t want to do, as what you do want to do. Q: IF YOU COULD GIVE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE TO SOMEONE HOPING TO SECURE A WORK EXPERIENCE PLACEMENT AT BBC, WHAT WOULD IT BE? Take time and care with your application. Treat it like a job application and don’t rush it. Two line answers will not get through!


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SOUTHSIDE FILM FESTIVAL

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The Southside Film Festival is upon us again. Running from 8th to 11th October, the entire festival will commence in the Southside, surprisingly enough. Hitting it’s fifth year, the usual venues will be utilised, namely Govanhill Baths and Pollok House. Plus, pop ups will pop up in Pollokshields, Kinning Park, Govan, The Gorbals and Shawlands. Karen O’Hare, Director of Southside Scotish Freshers recruitment flyer.pdf 2 01/10/2015 Film Festival says, “Southside Film Festival

started in 2011 as a response to the lack of a local cinema or film screenings in the Southside of Glasgow. Four years later the festival reflects on the continued lack of a local cinema with the theme of cinema heritage and film archive. The 2015 edition again turns Southside spaces into ‘pop up’ cinemas providing a wide range of site specific or unique film screenings, talks, exhibitions and workshops – all at 16:56:47 affordable prices or free.”

Submissions have been taken from Southsiders of their own films shining a light on the cinematic history of the area before the 2001 closure of the last remaining cinema. Earlier this year there was a plea for locals to ransack their attics for any photographs, films, tapes, slide and audio recordings. A compilation of the archives are to be broadcast on opening night in The Glad Café for the Lost Cinemas of Glasgow exhibition which will be accompanied by a talk by a member of Glasgow City Heritage Trust. Friday sees the festival really kick off at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall with a free afternoon showing of the ‘first true Laurel and Hardy film’, Putting Pants on Philip. Kilts are involved. Turns out none other than Stan Laurel himself spent a stint in Mount Florida as a boy. In the evening, at Queen’s Park Camera Club, is the showing of Oscar nominated documentary Finding Vivien Maier. The film tells the story of Ms Maier, a nanny in 1950s America. In her spare time, she took about 150,000 photographs. Sadly it wasn’t until 6 months after her death in 2009 she finally got the recognition due for her incredible work. She is now considered one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. Over at The Glad Café sit yourself down for a screening of documentary Big Gold Dream. Directed by Grant McPhee, it follows the tale of Edinburgh based label Fast Records. Way ahead of Factory Records and Rough Trade, Bob Last and Hilary Morrison created an outlet for the flood of Scottish post punk bands like Orange Juice

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unwanted Western clothes to India and how fashion conscious New Yorkers change their style as they age. Next on the agenda is documentary United We Will Swim... again illustrating how the Govanhill locals pooled together in attempt to stop the closure of the beloved swimming baths and how life was injected back into the venue after it shut down. Lastly, it’s a screening of comedy That Sinking Feeling, which portrays Glasgow in the 70s. It’s the directional debut of Bill Forsyth, who’s CV includes Gregory’s Girl and Local Hero. Now onto Sunday. For starters, there’s a workshop at The Glad Foundation by acclaimed journalist and reviewer Sibohan Synott providing the tips and tricks for writing your own movie reviews. Put this new knowledge to the test and give an eloquent answer at the afternoon discussion Scotland on Screen at The Glad Café. Have Braveheart and Trainspotting done Scotland a favour in the way the rest of the world

views us? Or does it even matter? Get your voice heard. Over at The Toryglen Community Centre there’s a screening of a collection of short films concerning the food policies in Palestine and the difficulty of simply acquiring food. Dishes of classic Palestine meals made from sourced ingredients are available pre-show. If you’re still peckish, The Rum Shack are following the food theme. A screening of Harder They Come starring Jimmy Cliff, is the story of an aspiring singer escaping to Kingston seeking fame. A two course Jamaican style menu is available to purchase before the show. So there you have it. A culturally pleasing weekend event involving food, fashion and Glaswegian history. Go along and explore the other side of the river if you haven’t already. Your brain will thank you. by Holly Callender h.callender@tsaglasgow.com

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BACK TO BASICS WITH HERBAL REMEDIES Whether it’s the worst hangover of your life, extreme stress levels due to exams or terrible breakouts thanks to a generally awful diet – student life eventually catches up with all of us. However, according to Monica Wilde – research herbalist, forager and MD of Napiers the Herbalists – there are plenty of ways to combat these typical student ailments, and plenty of other illnesses, through the use of herbal medicine.   “We see lots of students at Napiers – this current generation has been brought up to be a lot more aware of what they’re putting in their bodies and the environment in general, so it’s become a more popular option”, said Wilde.  She added: “Seeing a herbalist can often be more empowering than visiting a GP to discuss an ailment – a herbalist will spend a 45 minute consultation finding out about your symptoms and lifestyle, while doctor’s appointments tend to be brief and patients can come away with a prescription but no understanding of what is really wrong with them or why.  “Young people can often fall ill due to underlying stress or lifestyle factors and herbalism gives them more time to explore

and understand their symptoms. It helps them to learn about their bodies and how they can be adjusted using natural remedies and diet, thus giving them more understanding and control of their health.” According to the NHS, herbal remedies are ‘medicines made up of plants, trees or fungi’ and Monica, who recently completed her masters degree in herbal medicine, explained that this natural form of treatment has been used far longer than most people would imagine: “Herbal medicine has been used since time immemorial – many people are surprised at how old it is and that such a huge body of collective knowledge exists.   “Herbs were used as the main form of medicine for at least 80,000 years, and only after the 16th Century did chemical medicine become prevalent.”  However, despite it’s long history, herbal medicine is the subject of much scepticism and the NHS website reminds patients that ‘herbal remedies, just like pharmaceutical medicines, will have an effect on the body and can potentially be poisonous’.   Responding to the fears some hold against herbal medicine, Wilde said: “There

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Protect Yourself!

KNOW THE FACTS ABOUT MENINGITIS

Students are being urged by leading Meningitis charities to get vaccinated against Meningococcal group W (Men W), a deadly strain of the disease that can often be mistook for a hangover or ‘freshers flu’.   Since August, all 17-18 year olds and university entrants (from 19-25) have been eligible for one dose of the ACWY vaccine, which protects against meningitis (inflammation of the brain) and septicemia (blood poisoning).   Communications officer, Natasha Neal, from the Meningitis Now charity, explained

FACTS:

Meningitis is the inflammation of the membranes that surround and protect both the brain and spinal chord. This can result in damage to the linings of the brain and nerve damage. Meningitis can affect anyone, of any age. However there are ‘at risk’ groups which include children under 5 and teenagers.  Cases of meningitis and septicaemia due to Men W have been increasing in England, from 22 cases in 2009 to 117 in 2014.  How do I do the glass test? – A rash that does not fade under pressure is a sign of meningococcal septicaemia and is a medical emergency. Press the side of a glass firmly against the rash/spots. They may fade at first – keep checking. If the rash/ spots do not fade, get medical help immediately. 

that students are particularly at risk of contracting the disease because one in four 15-19 year olds carry the bacteria that causes meningitis in their throats. She added: “These bacteria can be passed on through intimate kissing, coughing and sneezing. The close proximity of hundreds, if not thousands, of students coming together to start their student life means that bodies meet bacteria they have never encountered before. Living side-by-side in halls of residence increases their social interaction and the spread of bacteria.”  The incredibly fast aspect of the virus bacteria is particularly concerning because many young students put the symptoms of meningitis – which include vomiting, fevers, muscle pain, severe headaches, irritability, difficulty to wake and a dislike of bright lights – down to a bad hangover or a case of ‘freshers flu’.  The similarities between the disease and the typical hangover symptoms can be deadly. 21-year-old Saleem Akintoye, who was studying politics and international relations at Aberdeen University, had been out drinking with his girlfriend and her family one Friday night in October 2007. He awoke the following day feeling worse for wear and told his girlfriend that he wanted to sleep off his hangover. However, she then couldn’t contact him on the Sunday and later when she went round to check on him, found her boyfriend dead in his bed.   Tragic cases like these highlight the importance of students learning about the various symptoms of meningitis and being vigilant if a friend or flatmate becomes unwell.   Meningitis Now, the charity Natasha represents, are launching a new website this October, aimed at 16-25 year olds to

allow young people to find out more about the disease and to interact with other young people who have experienced meningitis.   “Health is often not at the forefront of your mind when starting university and many would be surprised to know that they are at high risk of contracting the disease. We would encourage students to get involved with meningitis discussions and engage with their peers to help raise disease awareness and share their experiences. This can also help people to live with the after-effects of meningitis”, said Natasha.   However, she added that it is very important not to wait for a rash (which is a common symptom) to develop. If you or someone you know is showing any of the symptoms and is ill and getting worse, seek medical help immediately. Natasha added: “Someone with meningitis or septicaemia can get a lot worse very quickly so, if a friend or loved one is unwell, keep checking them.”  The after-effects of meningococcal meningitis and septicaemia can be devastating. Those who survive the disease

may be left with a variety of issues from memory loss, to acquired brain injury, behavioural and emotional problems, and loss of sight and hearing and limb loss.   The vaccination also protects against meningococcal groups A, C and Y and although students were encouraged to get their vaccination before the start of term, they will still be eligible after starting university and so are encouraged to contact their GP as soon as possible for more information.  

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THE INTERVIEW: The Cribs

by Aidan Scott

Games & Gadgets Editor

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Ahead of their upcoming show at the Barrowlands in Glasgow on 20 October, we spoke to The Cribs about their experiences of playing in the city and also about what fans can expect from the band during the course of the tour. Q: YOUR GIG IN GLASGOW IN OCTOBER IS IN ONE OF THE CITY’S BEST VENUES. HOW MUCH ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAYING THE BARROWLANDS?

dirty, including Franz, carrying the gear over the road. And the gig was chaos. Everyone had to sit down so the gig could continue. There’s a documentary with it included somewhere on YouTube.

A: I can honestly say there is no other venue/crowd in the world like the Barrowlands. It’s a real highlight on our touring calendar, and we are all really looking forward to it. The smell, the decor, the atmosphere, it’s always a special occasion.

Q: THE BAND IS WELL KNOWN FOR PLAYING ENERGETIC SHOWS, HOW DO YOU MANAGE TO KEEP THAT ENERGY UP DURING THE SHOWS?DO YOU HAVE ANY PRE-SHOW ‘RITUALS’ TO GET YOU FEELING ALL HYPED UP?

Q: DO YOU HAVE ANY PARTICULAR VENUE IN GLASGOW THAT YOU LOVE PLAYING MORE THAN ANY OTHER? WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MEMORY FROM A GLASGOW SHOW?

A: We treat every show individually, and try to play different songs etc, to keep us more excited. As far as rituals go, we always stay in the dressing room at least 3 hours before the show listening to music and drinking, just to try and absorb the atmosphere at every show, almost like a member of the crowd would. We also really care about the support bands too and try and put on the strongest bill possible so we can enjoy watching the gigs too.

I CAN HONESTLY SAY THERE IS NO OTHER VENUE/CROWD IN THE WORLD LIKE THE BARROWLANDS

A: My favourite memory playing a Glasgow show was back in 2006/07 when we were doing a sold out underplay at King Tuts. The toilets flooded just after doors opened, so the gig had to be cancelled. Alex from Franz Ferdinand then suggested we carry the gear over to The Admiral (a small pub around the corner) so we all got our hands

Q: WE SUSPECT MOST BANDS WOULD FIND TOURING AND BEING


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OCTOBER 2015, ISSUE 14 AROUND EACH OTHER CONSTANTLY A LITTLE FRUSTRATING AT TIMES BUT DO YOU THINK BEING BROTHERS MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE BECAUSE YOU’VE ALWAYS BEEN AROUND EACH OTHER? OR DOES THAT FAMILY RELATIONSHIP MAKE IT HARDER?

records sound different.

A: It can be like a pressure cooker at times, as the highs are even higher when your brothers, and the lows are even lower. People who are on the road with us always say we have our own unique dynamic, and luckily we all seem to get on really well. There may be the odd occasion though where there’s a major blow up, but it’s usually sorted within the same night.

Q: YOU’VE ALREADY PLAYED US SHOWS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR INCLUDING A SET AT COACHELLA. DO YOU PREFER PLAYING THE BIGGER STAGE OR IN MORE INTIMATE VENUES?

Q: THE TOUR FOLLOWS THE RELEASE OF YOUR LATEST ALBUM, FOR ALL MY SISTERS, IN MARCH; WHAT SONG FROM THE RECORD ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD MOST TO PLAYING LIVE AND WHY? ALSO, THE NEW ALBUM SEEMS TO REFLECT SOME OF YOUR EARLIEST WORK? WAS THIS INTENTIONAL? AND HOW HAVE FANS BEEN REACTING TO IT? A: The reaction to the new record has been really great from Cribs fans. As a band, it’s definitely our favourite record, as I feel we embraced a side of the band that people may have originally fallen in love with from the earlier records. Obviously as an artist you don’t want to make the same record over and over again though (unless you’re the Chilli Peppers), that’s why all our

There’s a few tracks we haven’t had a chance to play yet, as we haven’t really had the chance to tour the new record due to festival commitments, so for that reason we are really looking forward to the tour too.

A: I guess it’s a bit of both. I love playing festival main stages nowadays, as I feel in recent years we’ve become more comfortable doing it than we used to be. I also like the occasional “intimate venue” but for the most part I just really like playing venues like the upcoming tour. I feel we are at our best there as you get to play songs without it sounding like a tin can, and you also get the freedom of playing as many sides/album tracks as you like, whereas festivals you only have a short set that dictates the set list usually. Q: FINALLY, CAN WE EXPECT TO SEE ANY CRAZY GUITAR SOLOS DURING THE SHOW? A: I guess expect the unexpected, which could result in the most ridiculous guitar solo ever, who knows. We never plan a show, so even I don’t know the answer to this question!


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WHAT’S ON LGBTI

What’s On: LGBTI

WHY CELEBRITIES SHOULD USE THEIR

LGBTI VOICE Recently Tom Hardy, promoting his movie Legend, was asked by a reporter about his sexuality, questioning the ambiguity of the actor’s sexual orientation in previous interviews. Hardy was annoyed by the man’s questioning and the interaction spread pretty quickly over the internet. Hardy has since released a statement explaining his grievance against the man, asserting he “found it very humiliating for somebody to decide that on his dime and his time, to openly and inelegantly pursue a line of questioning which I could only sense at the moment – which was quite awkward – that it was zeroing in on a reaction from me that would become a topic of discussion that had nothing to do really, really to do with what was there.”

He has a point – when it comes down to it, we have no right to question, speculate or assess anyone’s sexuality, regardless of whether or not they’re an award winning-actor or tabloid darling. But we mustn’t overlook the importance public figures – especially those in the LGBT+

community – have in shaping public opinion and promoting diversity. They have a huge platform to instigate real change in how people think. Do we place too much importance on celebrity’s sexuality? We’ve all done it, speculating on a celebrity’s sexuality as if we know them personally. I suspected Ellen Page was a lesbian from the minute I saw her in Juno, and was so thrilled when she came out and became such an important LGBT+ public figure. But we have no real business to question a celebrity’s sexuality no more than we do strangers on the street. On the one hand, Hardy has a valid point: a celebrity’s sexuality is none of our business, and if it is irrelevant to their work there’s no reason to discuss it against their will. It’s amazing to have more out and proud celebrities than ever before, but when the cameras stop rolling, they are entitled to privacy and discretion. However, it’s important to remember the significance public figures have in disclosing their sexual or gender identities. I for one can vouch that it is hugely inspiring to see LGBT+ people succeed in the public eye; as miniscule as it seems, seeing Jesse Tyler Ferguson on Modern Family will arguably shape the way gay parents are perceived to people who would otherwise not experience LGBT+ culture, just as Miley Cyrus’ coming out as gender queer has started a global conversation about gender identity and the possibility that

gender isn’t so black and white. It wasn’t so long ago that celebrities were actively discouraged from admitting their authentic selves; queer people in the public eye have a platform unparalleled to celebrities whose sexuality was questioned and never explicitly divulged. While the “stigma” of being LGBT+ has mostly gone, so much work has yet to be done to promote equality for all LGBT+ people: we don’t have time to be complacent. 11th October marks ‘National Coming Out Day’, an occasion to celebrate an important and often daunting event in any LGBT+ person’s life. When another celebrity comes out, it’s a great moment for LGBT+ people in mainstream culture, but at the end

of the day, they’re no different to any of us. Each LGBT+ person will go through that life-changing, momentous experience: seeing someone do so in the public eye – thriving outside the closet – is immeasurably important to queer people who haven’t found their voice yet. It is in part thanks to celebrities publicly embracing LGBT+ life that enable so many people to do so themselves; public figures are absolutely entitled to their privacy and coming out – publicly or privately – is a huge step in LGBT+ life. But queer celebrities are to be commended and celebrated for their part in promoting equality, changing minds and inspiring people to live authentically.


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by Jonny Stone @jonny_stone_

October LGBTI

PICK OF THE MONTH

JOHN GRANT

John Grant is the best singer no one’s heard of. Lucky for you, he releases his third solo record Grey Tickles, Black Pressure on 2nd October, which he promises to be moodier and angrier than his previous work – an already pretty moody and angry collection. Grant’s music has a broad range of influences, with his current solo material surely appealing to fans of everyone from St. Vincent to Modest Mouse. Listen to his stuff and you’ll wonder why it took you so long in the first place. He previously fronted alt-rock band The Czars between 1994 and 2004 and has since released two solo albums. His first, Queen of Denmark, was critically-acclaimed, but it was his last album Pale Green Ghosts that realy grabbed my attention; the songs are danceable and insanely catchy but contain pretty dark lyrical content and Grant’s self-indulgent musings. “Black Belt” and “GMF” – an acronym too rude to divulge in print – are album highlights. John Grant’s music has the ability to be sad, angry and darkly funny, with pop sensibilities and catchy hooks. His music can make you laugh out loud and cry within the one song, which is no mean feat. Grant is openly gay, addressing his ex-boyfriends in many of his songs and airing his dirty laundry, as well as exploring what it’s like to be queer. He is also HIV+, revealing his status during a live gig, and often sings about it in songs like “Ernst Borgnine.” It’s refreshing and important for artists to discuss their sexuality and status like Grant does, using music as a platform to explore everything from failed relationships and narcissism to the stigma of HIV/AIDS. “Disappointing”, the first single from Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, begins like a Stevie Wonder or Pharrell single and shows off his impressive, soulful vocal range. The production is superb too, and he goes between English and Russian like it’s no big deal at all. If the single is anything to go by, Grey Tickles promises to be an eclectic and funky addition to his stellar back catalogue. The single features Everything But The Girl singer Tracey Thorn, one of many awesome cameos on the album such as Amanda Palmer. Sadly he hasn’t announced any Scottish dates to support the new album, but he previously played in Edinburgh as part of an orchestral interpretation of Pale Green Ghosts with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, so keep your eyes peeled for any updates. John Grant is a hugely underrated musician and performer that continues to make excellent music that is honest, eclectic and ridiculously catchy. Anyone looking for their new favourite singer need look no further.

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LGBTI NEWS ROUNDUP

FROM AROUND THE WORLD Great news for gay and bisexual men in Argentina as the country has officially lifted the ban on them donating blood following a decade-long campaign for donation equality. Argentina has joined a growing list of countries that screen blood donations by individual risk rather than people’s sexual orientation. Bans on gay/bi men giving blood exist in over 50 countries, including the UK, and while they were initially introduced during the AIDS epidemic, scientific advancements have rendered the practice unethical and discriminatory. We asked First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on her stance on blood donation equality at the Out for Independence conference in February; Ms Sturgeon was aware of the law, and when asked what she would do to change this, she replied that the law makers follow expert medical opinion, but that the issue is something that will remain under review. In the UK, gay men must abstain from sex for a full year before donating blood.

There are plans underway to open the UK’s first retirement home catering to elderly LGBT+ people. According to James Greenshields, director of Tonic, the idea stems from the realisation that LGBT+ pensioners may be less likely to have the support system their straight counterparts have to ensure later life care: “If you don’t have your own children and if you have fractured family relationships, which is a possibility, then you would not have the support networks that many older people count on,” he said. Mr Greenshields asserts that there are no homes that cater specifically to LGBT+ people, the like of which already exist in Spain, the US and Germany. It’s a great initiative to support and care for a generation of LGBT+ who didn’t always have the rights and cultural acceptance we enjoy today. Cue the most fun and diverse retirement home ever; I’d probably just sign myself up at 24 for the inevitable lols.

The US House of Representatives has voted on a bill that will strip Planned Parenthood of funding and threatens as many as 650,000 losing their access to sexual health care. Planned Parenthood provides vital healthcare, especially for women, that includes abortions, prevention services, cancer screenings and HIV testing for poor or uninsured people. The act, proposed and supported by Republicans, recommends a one-year suspension on federal funding for the group, which they say will allow for a thorough investigation of its practices. Petitioners suggesting tax payers’ money goes towards funding abortions are not only incorrect – with PP providing essential healthcare to women and men alike – but they overlook the gravity of depriving women of sexual healthcare. According to Senator Elizabeth Warren, 1 in 5 US women is a Planned Parenthood patient. Regardless of politics, women’s rights and healthcare should be paramount and not subject to alteration or defunding – let’s hope PP doesn’t lose funding upon which it desperately depends.

Equality Network hosted the inaugural LGBT Scotland Awards at the Grand Central Hotel, an evening which celebrated everyone who celebrates and promotes LGBT+ equality across the country. The evening was hosted spectacularly by the hilarious Karen Dunbar – who was sporting a RuPaul t-shirt – and featured performances by Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus and singer and LGBT advocate Horse McDonald. TSA was lucky enough to have been nominated for an award and invited to the ceremony – shortlisted alongside some truly amazing writers and broadcasters – with Lorraine Kelly taking home the award for Journalist of Year. Other winners included Nicola Sturgeon as Politician of the Year, Glasgay for the Culture Award and Campaigner of the Year Mridul Wadwha, who gave a fearless and eye-opening speech tackling inadequate funding for supporting cis and trans women and the many issues facing LGBT+ migrants. It was a truly inspiring and enjoyable evening that celebrated Scotland’s rich and diverse LGBT+ culture.

The Toronto International Film Festival screened a whole host of movies with LGBT+ characters and themes, with responses varying hugely. The Danish Girl stars Eddie Redmayne as Lili Elbe, one of the first known women to have gender reassignment surgery and received positive reviews despite initial upset that a cisgender man was cast as a transgender woman (again). The film festival also saw the premiere of Freeheld, the eagerly anticipated drama starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page. It follows a true story in which a New Jersey police offer is unable to give her pension to her partner following her cancer diagnosis, a story that will certainly be resonant following the US’ recent gay marriage bill. Less well-received, however, was Stonewall, an adaptation of the Stonewall riots accused of white-washing and twisting the actual events that took place.


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What’s On: LGBTI

YOUR ALTERNATIVE CLUB NIGHT Looking for a gay club night that doesn’t include Aqua and Taylor Swift? Or even just a change of scenery from your usual club haunt? If you look hard enough, there are plenty of alternatives to the same old clubs you’ve danced awkwardly to since you were 18; lucky for you, we have found two of the best club nights in Glasgow that will make you question why you ever went to *insert club you’re ashamed to say you enjoy*. Thankfully there is a new club night coming to Glasgow that prefers their disco with a little more edge. Contra Glasgow boasts itself as Glasgow’s only LGBT rock and indie night, which takes places at Brunswick Club on 16th October; their Facebook event explicitly states no pop, R&B or house is on the agenda, “playing the music that you never hear on the gay scene.” The long list of artists playing is pretty stupendous: everyone from Björk to Nine Inch Nails, David Bowie to Prodigy, Blondie to Arcade Fire. Essentially, if

it’s too weird or heavy to play at your bog standard gay club, odds are it will be on the Contra playlist. What is great about Contra is that although the music may appear to be unlike typical gay clubs, it is still a gay-friendly space that encourages people from all walks of life to relax, feel comfortable and dance embarrassingly. Contra is the perfect space to feel completely at ease and finally enjoy a club that caters to your music taste. But hurry up and buy tickets: there’s a maximum capacity of 100 and tickets will sell out ASAP, so get on it. On the other hand, a bit of pop never hurt nobody. One of my favourite regular nights in Glasgow comes courtesy of Push It, which takes place each month at Stereo. Push It plays nothing but R&B, hip hop and pop by female artists, pushing every diva from Mary J Blige to her majesty Gwen Stefani to the forefront. Some nights have a theme, like September’s Back 2 Skool or Feelin’ Myself, with a special focus on Nicki and Queen Bey.

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The DJs pull out forgotten gems, not so guilty pleasures and a whole host of amazing girl-fronted tunes you’re unlikely to hear anywhere else. The last few events have been £3 all night – which is insane and pretty much unheard of at any other club night – and have reached maximum capacity pretty

quickly, so it’s better to be unfashionably early to guarantee you get in. Keep your eyes peeled on their Facebook page to ensure you don’t miss their next night. Are there any great underrated club nights we should know about? Get in touch at @TSA_Glasgow and @jonny_ stone_ to keep us right.


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THIS YEAR’S HALLOWEEN

COSTUME TRENDS

Halloween is an occasion where you can act out your favourite TV character, celebrity or even just an inanimate object on a night out. Usually, it seems, the more obscure the better, but the truth is that the costume with the most effort put in is always most impressive. Some Halloween fanatics may go for a more time consuming costume and go out and get some famous trending characters this year such a Caitlyn Jenner – be prepared for the influx of cross dressers! Every year, the number of Jokers from Batman never seems to decrease, as it has pretty much become a timeless option for those dressing up. Since the film screened in 2008, the iconic villain has been mimicked time and time again at Halloween parties. One idea that has become more popular since their return has been Jack and Victor from Still Game. After a series of live shows at the end of 2014, the double act are expected to be portrayed even more this year. The theme of superheroes may be very popular this year following the release

of films such as Antman and Avengers: Age of Ultaron. Yes, recent films will most likely have a massive influence on some people going out for Halloween and the new Star Wars film might have more people carrying on the legacy of dressing up as fictional characters. Even though recent films are influential to costume ideas, each year a few characters from older screenings are certain to make an appearance such as Disney princesses, or even the classic Scream costume. If money is an issue, Scream is never quite a let down: Dress in black and pop the mask

on, completing the low budget outfit. Halloween costumes don’t have to be done alone. In fact, a lot of people these days tend to be part of a group effort with matching outfits. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is always a popular choice for a lads Halloween night out. However, the group to watch out for

this year would be Sons of Anarchy from the popular TV show. Possession of a leather jacket for this one is a good start, but a few trademark details added and you will fit right in to the motorcycle club as a decent Halloween by Matt Bryan effort. @mattbryan10

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Make Wednesday the best day of the week with ‘Whizz Wednesdays’. Between 12 noon and 8pm, you and your friends can compete on our custom built track in Hillington Park, Renfrewshire. Then, once the high speed drama is over, get a bite to eat with one of our delicious burger options at our in-house restaurant, The Academy, all for just £15. Our 5-star venue is really easy to get to, just take the train to Hillington West or if you are travelling by car, we are just off the M8 at Junction 26. Have you ever driven an electric Go-kart? These karts are the first of their kind in Scotland and their AGNI 200-119 8KW Motor can accelerate quicker to their top speed of 35mph than standard petrol karts. All group sizes and abilities are welcome, so even if you are an experienced Go-karter or first timer, come along for some fun on Whizz Wednesdays. Booking is not essential but is advisable for groups and societies. Just call 0141 883 4005 for more info. And because we love students, you get a free balaclava on your first visit. These must be worn by all drivers for hygiene purposes and normally cost £2 each. The balaclava is yours to keep and bring back on return visits saving you even more money.

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STOP THE CLOCK!!

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Step away from fake tan and add a healthy glow instead! Whether the sun is shining or there’s torrential rain outside, there’s no doubt that skin always looks better with a healthy glow. As we move into early autumn, it’s less about that deep tan and more about freckles and rosy cheeks on pale skin or a healthy, golden tan. Let’s face it, all skin tones benefit from a little vitamin D – but how can that summer glow be prolonged into autumn without it looking fake or dare we say it, orange? Buchanan Galleries is a one stop shop for beauty with everything under one roof in the heart of Glasgow city centre. John Lewis is home to an assortment of high-end brands, such as Origins, Bobbi Brown and Liz Earle. High street favourite Boots has plenty of on-trend products from the likes of Benefit and Smashbox and bareMinerals and its experts can help to find the best products for all skin types. Here’s a look at the best beauty buys to prolong the summer glow:

Self-Tan

Body

Bronze & Blush

Eyes

Buchanan Galleries’ flagship John Lewis store offers an excellent selection of high end beauty products not easily found on the high street. As one of the world’s most respected beauty artists, Bobbi Brown is an excellent place to start when it comes to looking good. To maintain glowing summer skin, start from the base. Bobbi Brown’s Tinted Moisturiser (£29.50) is an easy and light weight way to warm up skin before applying further make up. The moisturiser also contains SPF 15 to protect and preserve the skin’s natural beauty.

Body glow is just as important as face. Soap & Glory is the go to beauty brand for skincare and the quirky packaging will stand out in the powder room. For skin that’s maybe a bit sun damaged from all that sun needs a dose of Orangeasm (£10). This super rich body cream will rescue and heal damaged skin in no time, with a combination of shea butter and Mango milk, alongside Sicilian orange oil and lemon which will leave a glorious smell.

A bronzer is the easiest way to emphasise (and fake) a tan. Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick (£33) is an easy way to build up a tan as it contains superfine pigments designed to reflect radiance and light. The five different shades within the Shimmer Brick work together to create a natural, bronze glow and when applied over cheek bones, creates a beautiful golden finish. To fully benefit from the Shimmer Brick, apply a blush beforehand to give the face a base glow. Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge for lips and cheeks (£19.50) gives a ‘just pinched’ look to the apples of the cheeks. The product can also be smoothed over lips for a soft, stained finish.

For a more dramatic sun kissed look, the Smashbox Full Exposure Eye Palette (£17.50, available at Boots) is the eye shadow selection of choice. The velvety matte shades can work together to emphasise eyes, great for a day to day look. Add the long lasting shimmers to take your look to the evening, the sparkle on the eyes emphasising the glow of the skin.

Try No7’s Instant Radiance Bronzing Highlighter (£9.95) alongside a bronzer to emphasise cheekbones. Apply in a sweeping motion along the cheek and brow bones, Cupid’s bow and nose to create a dewy, youthful complexion. The two products work together to create a radiance, ideal for an evening look.

Exclusive to Boots, Smashbox provides a creative range of studio tried and tested beauty products. With innovative products like Smashbox O Gloss (£17) you can see why it has developed a huge cult following. The Smash O Gloss is applied to the lips as clear, gold or black liquid – but reacts to the skin’s natural chemistry to create a custom lip shade exclusive to you. This creates the perfect natural gloss to compliment your bronzed look, without being too overwhelming.

Origins is a favourite for natural beauty products and skincare. Origins Faux Glow (£19) is perfect for when your tan needs a little help. Specifically designed for facial use, the fake tan uses plant based ingredients to build a glowing, natural looking tan. Rosemary and orange help soothe skin after application, while the product leaves a refreshing peppermint scent. Boots own brand No7 has built a strong reputation in the beauty industry. No7’s Intelligent Colour Bronzer (£11.50) builds a healthy glow no matter what skin tone. The fluffy mousse moisturises and blends to give skin a healthy warmth and hides imperfections. The mousse can also be combined with other products to add a sun kissed glow.

For those who want to make that tan go the distance, the Righteous Butter Instant Sun Kissed Tint body lotion (£10) is perfect. The formula promises no streaks, and leaves skin feeling hydrated with the moisturising combination of illipe, coconut oil and shea butter. Once applied, the tan develops instantly for an all over body glow.

To emphasise a healthy glow, apply bareMinerals Ready Luminizer duo. The antioxidant rich sea minerals nourish the skin, while the pair of shades work together to highlight the complexion for soft, subtle radiance. Use in combination with the Ready Bronzer, infused with carrot oil for a lost lasting bronzer which gives the skin a golden glow alongside looking healthier and firmer.

bareMinerals make up is designed to nourish and enhance the skin, making it a perfect choice for prolonging the summer glow. A tan is a sure way to make eyes glow, and the Well-Rested Face and Eye Brightener (£22) helps diffuse any dark shadows getting in the way and revives the complexion.

Lips

To keep that fresh off the beach look, Origin’s Drink Up Sugars hydrating lip balm (£16.50) is ideal to create lush, glossy looking lips. Ideal if lips are looking a bit dry, apricot kennels and avocado oil re-hydrate, while orange peel, barley and wheat germ are used to prevent future dryness – all while adding a shimmering finish.

With the right beauty tools, prolonging a summer glow into the autumn months is effortless. Buchanan Galleries has all these top beauty brands under one roof, making it effortless to refresh make up bags with everything to enhance the summer glow. The variety of brands in Buchanan Galleries will make it easy to find the perfect product for each individual to enhance post-summer, natural radiance. For more information visit www.buchanangalleries.co.uk, follow on Twitter @GlasgowShopping or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ glasgowshopping.


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GET INTO THE SPIRIT WITH THESE TRIED AND TESTED

HALLOWEEN THEMED DRINKING GAMES

Halloween is the perfect opportunity to throw an insane house party. And everyone knows that no house party is complete without a variety of drinking games. So to make your party stand out from all the others that are happening around you here are some ideas for you to try to make those scary Halloween concoctions

Get everyone to sit in a circle and listen to the rules – it can be a bit confusing after a few drinks! Everyone has to go round saying numbers in order eg: “1,2,3,4….etc”; but the catch is on every multiple of 8 you have to say monster and every multiple of 5 you say “Mash”. This one is definitely a funny one and gets people stumbling over their numbers and words rather quickly! So, whoever screws up has to down their drink. “1...2…3…4…Mash…6…7… Monster…9…Mash”

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Hungry Pumpkin is a twist on the old classic, ring of fire. Top tip for this game though – use a plastic pumpkin that doesn’t leak. So what to do is, spread a deck of cards around the pumpkin face down. Everyone must take a turn at picking a card and here is what each card means: Ace – Waterfall – Everyone must keep drinking until the person who picked the card stops. 2 – You can choose someone to drink

Wrap a mummy is a game for the more enthusiastic Halloween fans. Split into teams and using a roll of toilet paper, wrap up one of the team members as quick as possible. The team that wraps their mummy the fastest, wins – the others have to down a pint of some lethal Halloween punch.

3 – You must drink

Halloween isn’t complete without trick or treat, so here’s a game to incorporate it in your party. Get six non-see-through shot glasses. In three of the glasses, put a ‘trick’ shot (something strong and unfavourable) in the remaining three put a ‘treat’ shot (something easy to drink)

7 – Heaven – Point your finger in the sky, whoever is last to do likewise must drink

Place them out in a line, each player rolls a dice and must drink whatever number shot they land on.

10 – Categories – Pick a category and everyone has to say a word that relates to that word. If someone can’t manage to think of a word, they drink. Jack – Make a Rule –Make up a new drinking rule.

4 – For the Ladies – All girls drink 5 – Thumb Master – When you put your thumb on the table everyone must follow and whomever is last must drink. 6 – For the guys – All boys drink

8 – Mate – Choose someone to drink with you, whenever you drink they have to drink too! 9 – Rhyme – Pick a word and everyone else has to think of one that rhymes with it. If someone doesn’t pick one, they drink

Queen – Question master – Anyone who answers you has to drink King – Pour! – You must pour a little of your drink into the pumpkin that is in the middle of the table. Whoever picks up the last king must drink the whole pumpkin cup – good luck!

Whatever games you choose to play this Halloween, have a blast but keep an eye out for those ghouls and goblins to make sure everyone stays safe. by Emylie Howie @EmylieHowie e.howie@tsaglasgow.com

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Monster Mash is probably one of the funniest drinking games as it causes everyone to think that they know what they are doing, but it trips them up very easily.

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No party, at any time of the year whether that’s Halloween or Easter is complete without a game of beer pong. I’m sure you’re all familiar with the rules but just in case you’re not, here they are: you will have two teams, two sets of (red plastic) cups in a triangle, each one-third filled with beer. If you get a ping-pong ball into your opponent’s cup, they have to drink it. Simple but effective. And to add a Halloween twist, why not use plastic eyeballs instead of normal ping pong balls.

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LIFESTYLE

Sparkle ADD SOME

TO YOUR WARDROBE THIS AUTUMN Whether it’s fancy, decadent rings or a bold, statement costume necklace, nothing adds oomph to a wardrobe like jewellery. Stores across Buchanan Galleries have just started to display the new jewellery trends for autumn/ winter. With some of the best known jewellery retailers on the high street, including Thomas Sabo, Pandora, Goldsmiths, H. Samuel, Ernest Jones and Accessorize – to name a few! – the shopping centre can definitely help add a bit of bling to an every-day outfit. Claire’s Accessories Gold Aztec nose horseshoe fake septum ring (£8)

Daytime Glamour

The Party Piece

In the colder months, it’s best to go bold, especially in day time where smaller pieces can get lost among scarves and coats. Accessorize’s Stone Effect Deco Necklace (£19) or the Geo Open Cuff (£10) would look beautiful layered over a chunky knit. To add a more subtle shimmer to a daytime winter look, go for the Multi Navette Ear Cuff (£6) worn under a simple hat.

Costume jewellery is a guaranteed way to add a touch of glamour – statement necklaces, chunky bracelets and intricate rings can all bring an outfit together. Autumn/Winter means the party season is on its way. Accessorize’s Z range (from £12) is designed for layering to create a lavish look of opulence. The simple necklaces can be combined to create a unique combination, while the slim, elegant bracelets and rings bring out the shine. If a one off statement piece sounds better, the Lozzadron 3D Necklace (£15) will no doubt get noticed. Each shape is encased in a gorgeous slim line design, making it a unique, show stopping piece.

Accessorize’s Stone Effect Geco Open Cuff (£10)

When there are so many gorgeous jewellery styles every season, it’s hard to invest in just one. Claire’s Accessories has a beautiful range of costume jewellery, great for glamming up any outfit. The Gold Multi Stack Rings (£8) can be mixed and matched to suit your mood or occasion, or likewise the Gold & Wire Ear Cuffs (£5.50) can be worn altogether or one at a time. Ted Baker in John Lewis adds a dusting of glitter with Gyetta Grosgrain Bow Necklace (£29) the sparkly bow adding a touch of cute to any outfit.

Claire’s Accessories Gold animal ring set (£8)

Similarly Thomas Sabo’s The Glam & Soul Drop Earrings (£89) are ideal for a party outfit, as the shining sterling silver adds a touch of class to any outfit without being too much. The simplicity of the design also means it can easily be worn for a more casual, dressed down look. Alternatively, for a more discreet but still glamorous feel, try John Lewis’ Estrella Bartlett Vintage Mini Flower Stud earrings (£35). The pretty design means they’re still wearable after the party!

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Making an investment Updating your jewellery to suit a new wardrobe can be tricky, which is why it can be helpful to invest in a one off statement piece to last the season. Thomas Sabo’s new Love Bridge Accessorize Lozzadron 3D Necklace (£15) bracelet is an eternal piece, with a sterling silver filigree bar joining two ends. It comes in a variety of different styles, perfect for everyone from sweethearts With a beautiful to best friends and family. Claire Davies, UK area manager of Thomas Sabo North, said: “Personalisation is key for AW15 and the new Thomas Sabo Love Bridge bracelet will instantly update your jewellery collection.  Inspired by the romantic Love Bridges around the world the sterling silver filigree bar joins the two ends of the bracelet and provides space for your own personal engraving. Whether sweethearts, best friends or family members – the Love Bridge always expresses affection for one another in a completely individual way with sensitive words or fun mottos, as a special gift or treat for yourself they are the must have piece this season.” (Prices for Thomas Sabo Love Bridge bracelet start from £105; personalised engraving service is free.)

range of jewellery all under one roof, Buchanan Galleries makes it easy to find the perfect piece this autumn/winter. With over 80 shops open until 7pm every weekday and Saturday, and to 8pm on Thursdays, along with handy undercover car parking, Buchanan Galleries is Glasgow’s favourite shopping destination. For more information, including full opening times, offers and gift guides, visit www.buchanangalleries.co.uk, follow on Twitter @GlasgowShopping or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glasgowshopping.


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STILL SHOWING IN CINEMAS LEGEND

MOVIES

PICK OF THE MONTH

SPECTRE

There’s one thing I’m absolutely certain about after watching Legend – two Tom Hardy’s are even better than one. The film itself wasn’t particularly outstanding but there is no doubt that Hardy’s performances were.

MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS

Don’t judge this YA futuristic franchise by it’s usually pretty terrible genre – the action sequences are very impressive and it far surpasses the first film.

THE VISIT

Bond is back. Yes, the British secret agent is back for his 24th mission and this time he is going after his decades-old enemy, Spectre (which also happens to be the name of the film). Starring Daniel Craig in his fourth and potentially final outing as James Bond, the movie follows him as he tries to discover the conspiracy behind the attacks on MI6 by protecting the daughter of a powerful enemy. This of course means that Bond has to travel across several exotic countries while facing enemies from his past in the process. Spectre are well known as one of Bond’s archenemies within the character’s universe and were famously headed by Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld (for those of you who don’t know him, he is whom Dr Evil was based on in the Austin Powers movies). This led to speculation that Christoph Waltz, who plays the antagonist in this movie, would bring the character back. However, it has been confirmed that he

will be playing a character called Franz Oberhauser. Lea Seydoux and Monica Bellucci will both be making appearances as the movie’s so-called Bond girls with the former playing the daughter that Bond must protect, and the latter playing the widow of an assassin killed by 007. Speaking of newcomers to the series, what would a Bond film be without some ridiculously strong, seemingly invincible henchman of the enemy? Step in Dave Bautista (WWE’s Batista) as Mr Hinx, a Spectre assassin. Ralph Fiennes returns as the new M after the (spoiler alert!) death of Judy Dench’s character in the last film, while Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw return in the roles of Moneypenny and Q respectively. Andrew Scott, famous for his role as Moriarty in Sherlock, also appears in this film as a member of the British government. The film follows on from the hugely successful (and arguably one of the best Bond movies) Skyfall. That movie really had it all, from a great villain to a great theme song and even an appearance from Bond’s most iconic Aston Martin. Spectre has a lot to live up to and judging by the trailers, it will certainly have a go at doing so. As this could be Daniel Craig’s last feature appearance as James Bond, you would like to think this could be a great send-off rather than the weak goodbye that was Die Another Day for Pierce Brosnan. It also leads to questions as to who will be the next James Bond. Idris Elba and Michael Fassbender are favourites for the role but let’s just enjoy this film before Daniel Craig confirms anything. by Aidan Scott Games & Gadgets Editor Spectre will be on general @bigaidan release from October 26th. a.scott@tsaglasgow.com

Book Corner AFTER THE CRASH

If you’re a fan of a movie with an excellent twist, you’ll appreciate this offering from M. Night Shyamalan. Loved the fact it’s not the kids (who were brilliant young actors) who are the creepy aspect for once in this comedy horror.

Discover the detective skills you never knew you possessed as you become swept up in the 18 year hunt for the identity of a three month old baby and sole survivor of a plane crash that kills all other 169 passengers in this ridiculously addictive mystery thriller.

TALES FROM THE BACK ROW

THE LONG FALL

The past month has had a firm focus on fashion week and got us right in the mood for Amy Odell’s novel full of witty observations and stories sourced from the years she’s spent covering the runways.

Yes it’s a little slow starting and generally slow throughout but the complexity of the characters, the detailed settings of Greece and London, and the brilliant twist made this interesting thriller about when past mistakes come back to haunt us well worth the read.


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What’s On: In The Movies HE NAMED ME MALALA Acclaimed documentary filmmaker, Davis Guggenheim, is giving audiences around the world an inside glimpse into the extraordinary life of 18-yearold Malala Yousafzai – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN and her everyday life with her family. Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Malala, was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley when she was just 15. She was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education and the attack sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. Malala miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund, she once said: “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.” The documentary ‘He Named Me Malala’ is in cinemas on 6 November.

SUFFRAGETTE

REGRESSION

Starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep, Suffragette is the incredible, untold true story of the real foot soldiers of the Suffragette movement. Suffragettes were members of women’s organisation (right to vote) movements in the late 19th and early 20th century. These women were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. They were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. Maud, played by Carey Mulligan, was one foot soldier and the story about her fight for dignity is gripping, heart breaking and inspirational. Suffragette is in cinemas on 16 October.

This dark, gripping thriller, stars Emma Watson as Angela, a teen who accuses her father of sexually abusing her. The film, which is based on director, Alejandro Amenabar’s original screenplay is set in Minnesota in 1990. When detective Bruce Kenner (Ethan Hawke) investigates the case, Angela’s father immediately confesses to the unspeakable crime, without actually remembering ever committing it. The detective and a psychoanalyst uncover evidence of a satanic cult after attempting to retrieve his memories and cause a ‘regression’. Angela recalls the abuse happening at a bizarre occult ceremony, which leads to Bruce uncovering a horrifying nationwide conspiracy. Regression is in cinemas on 9 October.

SICARIO

In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is recruited by an elite government task force official to help bring down a Mexican cartel boss. Kate, Emily Blunt, is a specialist in hostage rescue who – after raiding a house owned by the cartel only to discover dozens of corpses stashed in the walls – signs up with the team to try and flush out the kingpin. However, she quickly discovers that her bosses’ methods are as dirty as the criminals they are fighting. The intense thriller has already won rave reviews from critics who have praised everything from the acting to the screenwriting and everything in between. Sicario is in cinemas on 8 October.

THE PROGRAM In this biographical drama, based on David Walsh’s book Seven Deadly Sins, we follow the journey of an Irish sports journalist who is convinced that Lance Armstrong’s performances during his Tour de France victories were fueled by banned substances. After miraculously recovering from brain, lung and testicular cancer, Lance Armstrong returned to cycling with trainer Michele Ferrari, who put him on ‘The Program’, a cocktail of performanceenhancing drugs. Armstrong won the Tour De France seven times and never tested positive for doping, until Walsh managed to convince his associates to confess, uncover the conspiracy and reveal him for a fraud. The Program is in cinemas on 16 November.


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GIGS OF THE MONTH A REVIEW OF THE TOP GIGS GLASGOW OFFERED IN SEPTEMBER

HONEYBLOOD GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART 18/09/15

WOLF ALICE ABC 19/09 Simply being on Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street on a Saturday night is an experience in itself. The excitement and alcohol fueled disarray manifested itself at Wolf Alice’s sold out o2 ABC show. Chants of Wolf Alice met the band for their prompt on stage arrival and the dedicated audience were rewarded with an energetic run through of ‘My Love is Cool’ and ‘Your Love’s Whore’. The impeccable ‘Bros’ was got out of the way early. Typical of a band’s most well known track, it was sped up in the usual ‘we’re so fed up of playing this’ manner yet managed to keep the magic. Considering ‘Bros’ has been kicking about since 2013, this treatment is understandable. The majority of tracks from debut Our Love is Cool and previous EP extractions were performed hazily. The reverb was out of control and their audience interaction was limited. Sadly, half the set was just indiscernible airy vocals with a well rehearsed backing band.

Following suit of their mismatched discography their set was littered with indie pop thrown alongside grunge and shoegaze. In fact, it wasn’t until a furious interlude into riot grrrl ‘Fluffy’ did they draw the crowd in again. Followed by ‘You’re a Germ’, finally Wolf Alice began to enjoy themselves. Singer Ellie and bassist Theo even incorporated coordinated dancing and the encore climaxed with an obligatory stage dive. It was evident which genre they prefer playing live. Yet their simple arrangement of guitar based genre confused rock coupled with feminine vocals is what sets them apart from the crowd. Such is the plight of current artists they must continually tour to actually make any money. Wolf Alice seem to have fallen victim to the sad state of affairs with the side effect that it is not a novelty to put on a show. Their debut is a solid record, tonight it just didn’t translate so well live. Wolf Alice had a job to do tonight and got it done with slight lackluster.

LONELADY CCA 29/09

Pity the Van T’s, playing their noisy, grungy, sparky pop to a half-empty Art School, to polite applause, and vague indifference. If there’s any justice, they’ll be filling halls like this all by themselves soon enough, and rightly so. As for Martha Ffion? For someone who sounds perfectly good on record, she was pretty lacklustre tonight, sounding like (of all things) The Divine Comedy, minus any laughs or, erm, comedy… Maybe it was an off night? Who knows? Not so for Honeyblood, who have been celebrating, and not just in an ‘it’s Friday night, and we’re headlining the Art School’ sort of way. For it is a year to the day that Cat joined on drums, and there is beer, and there is cake, and there are socks with unicorns on. But this is all to come, as they open with a raucous “Fall Forever”, followed by the reliably fantastic “Biro”. Stopping only for some Salt & Sauce remark about Glasgow before “(I’d Rather Be) Anywhere But Here”, a seismically heavy “Bud” (more like ‘Thud’, thanks to Cat’s percussive prowess), and a newer one, “Love Is A Disease”, which like the

splenetically catchy “Super Rat”, does sort of make you wonder about Stina’s luck with guys. Everything pauses for the cake & sock interlude, and then Cat pulls out what at first glance looks like one of those electronic ciggies, but actually turns out to be a tin whistle, passed to a volunteer from the crowd (some Jeremy or other, with a creepy beard) who joins them for a new song (I missed the name). Once that’s over, the girls plunge headlong into “All Died Out, Babes Never Die” (another new one) and “Killer Bangs”, Stina’s Marshall all the way to eleven, and Cat thrashing away like she’d been keeping an eye on Taylor Hawkins when they supported the Foo Fighters at Murrayfield. Oooft. Show’s over, save for the encore. A solo turn by Stina with “Kissing On You”, and a chance to “let’s go fuckin’ mental one more time!” for “No Spare Key”, which they do, as do we. Except, that is, for the spotty herbert beside me, who’d spent the whole set gawping at Instagram. Whatever he was looking at, it was a poor substitute for what was on stage. Your loss, pal.

GIROBABIES STEREO 26/09

With the weather on the autumn turn it seemed an ideal night for Lonelady at the CCA. And so it was, the night was dominated by stark and sharp rhythms while seams of synth colour and Julie Anne Campbell’s persistent vocals broke through the cracks. Being Lonelady’s 3rd visit to Glasgow this year, this might have accounted for the relatively low turnout for a band who’ve recently received a great deal of nationwide airplay and press plaudits. Still, after a slow start the room

did busy up and was soon appreciatively nodding along. Despite all the talk of urban desolation, isolation and decay informing their sound it’s when the music (if not the lyrics) get (almost) playful with Groove It Out and Bunkerpop that they really connected with the audience. Lonelady drew the evening to a close with an excellent loosened up extended jam of their latest albums title track ‘Hinterland’, leaving the crowd shimmying out on a definite high.

Stereo was heaving for this, the Girobabies album launch, and there had been a bit of talk beforehand that this might be something quite special. Last time I saw the band was at Doune The Rabbit Hole where they played a magnificently spiky attention grabbing set in their lazy summer afternoon slot but this was different; a full house at Stereo, their album launch none the less. 2014 SAMA Best Live act award winners ‘The Mickey 9’s’ did a brilliant job of getting the crowd on their toes for the Girobabies coming on, don’t know how I missed them at the summer festivals but yup I’d missed out. As for the Girobabies, what can I say? They had the crowd in the palm of their hands. The album Who Took Utopia? has been

on heavy rotation at my house recently and they managed the difficult job of translating the multi layered feel to the live show. At this years SAY awards frontman Mark McG jokingly predicted the 2016 SAY award winners would be Girobabies with Who took Utopia?. I reckon they’ll at least make the shortlist.


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5 PALACE Minutes with Blues Rock Four Piece

It must become tiresome for a band to continually answer similar questions from the press, which is easy enough to understand. So we take our imaginary, old-school, journo hats off to Palace for answering with a refreshing sense of imagination and for saying things like ‘chinwag with a cow’, ‘wrinkly and withered lounge lizards’ and telling us their best track to ‘get down to’.  

However, those funny little gems aren’t to say that the whole interview was just one big laugh and a joke. It’s evident from a lot of their answers that the down-to-earth, blues rock four piece are very passionate about their music, keen to show off their creative sides and humble about the amazing response they’ve had so far:  HI GUYS, THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS! FIRSTLY, COULD YOU INTRODUCE YOURSELVES AND DESCRIBE YOUR SOUND FOR ANY READERS UNFAMILIAR WITH YOUR BAND?   We’re a four piece Alt Rock band from London, we rehearse in Tottenham at our cragged out studio. The sound is big, epic, ethereal and has been described as ‘sex music’ which we like.   HOW DID YOU ALL MEET AND COME TO FORM THE BAND?   We’re old friends from back in the day so it was only natural that we made some music together as we’ve always been pretty into our music, whether it’s playing or listening to it.    We had no idea though that we’d get to this stage, it’s been the best times of our lives so far. We’re getting to do things and go places we never dreamt of doing.   IT’S FAIR TO SAY YOU’VE HAD A BUSY SUMMER WITH ALL THE FESTIVALS YOU’VE ATTENDED, WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE TO PLAY AT? HAVE YOU HAD

ANY DOWNTIME AT ALL BEFORE STARTING THE TOUR IN OCTOBER? IF YES, WHAT DID YOU GET UP TO?   We played a festival in Aix Le Bains in France to 20,000 people which was nuts. It was quite emotional after as you can imagine. It was the biggest rush ever and so weird to think our first ever gig was to 20 people in Camberwell! Greenman Festival was so darn cool too, beautiful setting and lovely people.   No downtime really, we get music cold turkey if we stop playing/jamming together. We get so much pleasure out of it so we don’t like to take too many breaks from the studio.   WERE YOU BIG FANS OF JAMIE T BEFORE SUPPORTING AT HIS COMEBACK SHOW? WHAT WAS TOURING WITH HIM LIKE? HAVE YOU BROUGHT BACK ANY CRAZY STORIES?   Massive fans. He’s just a great original musician and to be part of his comeback tour was amazing. Jamie and his band were so nice to us and to see him sitting in the wings watching our first show with him in Berlin was incredible, he was nodding away to ‘Bitter’.   ‘KILORAN’ HAS HAD A HUGE AMOUNT OF SUPPORT FROM MAINSTREAM RADIO SINCE IT WAS RELEASED, HOW DID THAT FEEL TO HAVE YOUR MUSIC RECOGNISED LIKE THAT? WHAT’S YOUR OWN FAVOURITE TRACK FROM THE LATEST EP? AND WHEN CAN FANS EXPECT TO HEAR ABOUT AN ALBUM?   Its still strange knowing our tracks are on the radio, genuinely it’s what you dream of as a kid and suddenly there they are on the airwaves. We’ve been really lucky with the amount of air time we’ve got! Even pretty psychedelic tracks like ‘Tomahawk’ have been played.  

is our favourite track. ‘Head Above The Water’ is pretty damn fun to play live but I’m going through a big ‘Settle Down’ stage at the minute. It’s pretty much the opposite to ‘Head Above’ in sound but it’s one we’re pretty proud of.   HAVE YOU PLAYED A GLASGOW GIG BEFORE? IF YES, WHAT WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE LIKE? IF NO, ARE YOU EXCITED TO COME? HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT OUR CRAZY CROWDS?   We played ‘Live At Glasgow’ this year and it was epic, we hung out in some awesome Scottish pub before and then played to a very fun crowd. We saw Spring King later that night in some divey sweaty basement and it was pretty fuckin’ rad.   I HEARD THAT YOU SPENT A LOT OF TIME AT THE ARCH – CAN YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT WHAT IT IS AND WHAT OTHER YOUNG ARTISTS DO YOU GUYS SPEND TIME WITH THEIR? WHAT’S THE ATMOSPHERE LIKE AND WHY DOES IT APPEAL TO YOU?  The Arch is a very special place to us. It’s a kind of old derelict warehouse space that’s been turned into a working (just about) studio, we share it with lots of other amazing musicians. All sorts of session players who’ve played with many big dogs. There’s an unreal band called ‘Fat Relic’ who are a proper big old school rock ‘n’ roll soul and blues band. There’s also a great reggae band called ‘Only Joe’ to name a few.  

be ideal to get down to. A few friends have told me they’ve got down to our tracks, baby making music it is. I READ THAT YOU’RE ALL PRETTY CREATIVE GUYS, WHAT WOULD BE ON YOUR CREATIVE BUCKET LIST FOR THINGS LIKE VIDEOS/ART-WORK? DO YOU HAVE ANY BIG PLANS FOR FUTURE RELEASES?   We’re very into the visual side of things. We love making videos and we’re super keen to get into film stuff, whether it’s directing, music scores or producing things. We’re planning to be making some of our own music videos pretty soon which is exciting. It’s a really cool way for us to channel some more creativity.   YOU’RE STILL A FAIRLY NEW BAND BUT WHAT KIND OF PLANS DO YOU HAVE FOR PALACE? DO YOU HAVE A PLAN FOR THE NEXT FEW YEARS OR ARE YOU JUST TAKING IT AS IT COMES?   We don’t like to project too much really as it’s dangerous we reckon. We like to just go with the flow and work hard and see what comes of it. Hopefully we can stick around for a long old time till we’re wrinkly and withered lounge lizards.   TSA’s essential listening: Chase The Light, Kiloran, Head Above The Water.   Palace are playing at King Tuts on the 29 Oct.  

I LOVE THAT COMMENT ABOUT YOUR MUSIC BEING ‘BABY-MAKING MUSIC’ ... WHY DO YOU THINK IT’S BEING THOUGHT OF AS ‘SEX MUSIC’ ... AND ANY PARTICULAR TRACKS?   Someone on Soundcloud once described it as that. So good! We were super happy with that. We like to think lots of people are making sweet love to our tracks. I reckon ‘Veins’ would

It’s funny because we always change on which

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AND AS ALWAYS, OUR QUICK FIRE ROUND: FAVOURITE SCOTTISH PERSON (REAL OR FICTIONAL)? Probably Andy Stewart the kid who sung ‘Donald Where’s Your Trooosers?’ Google the video on YouTube, his dance moves are genius.   HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR STEAK? On a plate.   FAVOURITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME? ‘Waiting For Guffman’. It’s a Christopher Guest film (Spinal Tap creator), funniest film of all time.   WOULD YOU RATHER BE ABLE TO SPEAK EVERY SINGLE LANGUAGE OR BE ABLE TO TALK TO ANIMALS? Definitely speak to animals. I’d probably become friends with them all and be cruising around on a Kangaroo’s back. It’d be nice to have a chinwag with a cow.  

THE INTERVIEW: Palace

MOST SPONTANEOUS THING YOU’VE EVER DONE? Me and Will have got drunken tour tattoos which is dangerous. We went to a party in Holland after our show where they were giving out free tattoos. Lethal. We already had a few before touring, but now they’re slowly on the increase.   by Courtney Hendry Online Editor

@courtneysarahx

c.hendry@tsaglasgow.com

GLASGOW OR EDINBURGH? Love them both in different ways. Can’t compare, both sick cities that we love to play at.


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Gig Guide: Music & Clubbing

Beach House – O2 ABC – 26th October

THU, 1 OCT PARADISE LOST 19:00, Garage BOY JUMPS SHIP + ONLY RIVALS 19:00, The Attic

FRI, 2 OCT

BACCHUS BARACUS + ANCIENT OF DAYS + SKELETON GONG 19:30, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy THULA BORAH + THREE DAYS FROM RETIREMENT 20:00, 13th Note PANSY TWIST 23:30, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy

EASY DAYS + SUPPORT 19:00, The Attic

VANT + THE BIG MOON + INHEAVEN 20:30, King Tuts

SAT, 3 OCT

SAT, 10 OCT

THE SNEAKS AND STEVE GROZIER 17:00, New Hellfire Club

JOE MCCORRISTON AND PANIC ANCHOR 15:00, New Hellfire Club

EYE OF ETERNAL + SUPPORT 19:00, The Attic

FURY / DAMAJ / CORRUPT THE SYSTEM 19:00, Shadow Central

SUN, 4 OCT

THE PERFORMANCE ENHANCING SUPPOSITORIES / THE SKAG HOORS / DECIBEL FREAKS / RAZORBLADE SMILE / THE AROUSALS 19:30, 13th Note

ATMOSPHERE 19:00, Garage EVERYTHING BRIGHTER: TEAM PLAYER + NOVEMBER LIGHTS + JUSTHOPE + LIAM DOYLE 19:30, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy

MON, 5 OCT ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT 19:30, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy

SUBCITY : 23:00, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy BEN MONTAGUE 20:30, King Tuts

SUN, 11 OCT METRIC 19:00, O2 Abc

TUE, 6 OCT

GHOST IRIS / MISANTHROPY / ARTIFICIAL RED / AT THE END OF ALL THINGS / BLACKENED RITUAL / HEARTS ASIDE 19:00, 13th Note

THE LEMONHEADS 19:00, O2 Abc

LITTLE MAY 20:30, King Tuts

RACHEL SERMANNI 19:00, Oran Mor

MON, 12 OCT

RALEIGH RITCHIE 20:00, King Tuts

MEGLOMATIC 19:00, Bloc JUSTICE YELDHAM + PHANTOM CHIPS + ASAHARA + PAUL MICHAEL HENRY / ALEX MCKAY (DUO) 19:30, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy

THE SISTERS OF MERCY 19:00, O2 Abc

THE GRAVELTONES 20:30, King Tuts

TUE, 13 OCT

DARK PARTIALS PROJECT: 23:30, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy

WED, 7 OCT STING Q&A 19:00, Garage FLAKES / ANTIQUE PONY / DUNE WITCH TRAILS / LTTM / MILK TOAST 19:30, 13th Note RHODES 20:00, King Tuts TAKE IT SLEAZY! 23:30, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy

THU, 8 OCT LINZI WILSON EP LAUNCH + GUESTS 19:30, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy AGAINST THE CURRENT 20:30, King Tuts TROPICAL 23:30, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy

FRI, 9 OCT WIERD AL YANKOVIK 19:00, O2 Abc

FRI, 16 OCT YO LA TENGO 19:00, Garage COLONEL MUSTARD AND THE DIJON 5 19:30, Drygate MUD DUG PRODUCTIONS PRESENT: THE RICH + GUESTS 20:00, 13th Note NITRIC ACID VI: ACIDERECTION W/ CEEPHAX ACID CREW / EGEBAMYASI / CICCIAPAPPA / FOXTROT / THE DDN 23:00, The Flying Duck 12TH ISLE 23:30, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy JANE WEAVER 20:30, King Tuts

SAT, 17 OCT NAKED SUNDAY AND GUESTS 17:00, New Hellfire Club DEVILISH PRESLEY / SUX PASTELS / GEEK MAGGOT BINGO 19:30, 13th Note JAMES KING & THE LONEWOLVES 19:30, Drygate

Ceephax Acid Crew – The Flying Duck – 16th October DEVILISH PRESLEY / THE SUX PASTELS / GEEK MAGGOT BINGO 20:00, 13th Note NIGHT SCHOOL RECORDS PRESENTS : PROSTITUTES + APOSTILLE + STERN TROPICAL PRESENTS... 23:00, Nice ‘n’ LECTURE 21:00, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy Sleazy SUNDARA KARMA 20:30, King Tuts THE ICICLE WORKS 20:30, King Tuts

TUE, 20 OCT

SUN, 18 OCT

WED, 21 OCT

EDITORS 19:00, O2 Abc

CRADLE OF FILTH 19:00, Garage

ROSS HEPBURN 20:00, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy

LITTLE KINGDOM + ST. DUKES 20:00, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy

OK VANCOUVER OK (CANADA) / CHRIS MCCRORY (CATHOLIC ACTION) / TIM THE MUTE (CANADA) / CHRISSY BARNACLE 20:00, 13th Note

SPECTOR 20:30, King Tuts

THU, 22 OCT

CATTLE & CANE 20:30, King Tuts

REEL BIG FISH 19:00, Garage

MON, 19 OCT

FOXES 19:00, O2 Abc

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

FRI, 23 OCT

CATFISH KEITH 20:00, 13th Note GENGAHR 20:30, King Tuts

THE VRYLL SOCIETY 20:30, King Tuts

ASKING ALEXANDRIA 17:30, O2 Abc GLEN HUGHES 19:00, Garage HECTOR BIZERK 19:00, Oran Mor

SWIM DEEP 19:00, Oran Mor ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT 19:30, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy

NIGHT OF THE LIVING INCREDIBLY STRANGE FILMS 19:00, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy DIGABLE PLANETS 20TH ANNIVERSARY BLOWOUT 19:00, O2 Abc RAGLANS 20:30, King Tuts

WED, 14 OCT ARLENE PACULAN (CANADA) / ANT TOMAZ AND DOPESICKFLY / MISS DEMEANOUR 19:30, 13th Note THE KIBOSH PRESENTS : 23:30, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy F*CK YES 20:30, King Tuts

THU, 15 OCT IN THE BASEMENT 23:30, Nice ‘n’ Sleazy PROSE 20:30, King Tuts Yo LaTengo – The Garage – 16th October


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Clubbing TUE, 6 OCT

HASHTAG 23:00, The Garage

WED, 7 OCT SUB ROSA, LEZURE 23:00, Subclub

SUN, 11 OCT

SAT, 17 OCT

FRI, 23 OCT

THU, 29 OCT

FLY, DIMITRI FROM PARIS 23:00, Subclub

SUBCULTURE 23:00, Subclub

BIGFOOT’S TEA PARTY, MIKE SERVITO 23:00, Subclub

DJ SNEAK 23:00, Subclub

SUNDAY SCIENCE 23:00, The Garage

I LOVE THE GARAGE 23:00, The Garage PROPAGANDA 23:00, O2 Abc FRESH BEAT 23:00, The Garage

LOVE MUSIC 23:00, O2 Abc

MON, 12 OCT

DISCORIOT 23:00, The Garage

SUN, 18 OCT

BARE MONDAYS 23:00, The Garage

THU, 8 OCT

SUNDAY SCIENCE 23:00, The Garage

TUE, 13 OCT

SHOW, FELIX DA HOUSECAT 23:00, Subclub

MON, 19 OCT

HASHTAG 23:00, The Garage

JELLY BABY 23:00, O2 Abc

WED, 14 OCT

NEVERLAND 23:00, The Garage

FRI, 9 OCT

SUB ROSA, PROSUMER 23:00, Subclub

RETURN TO MONO, SLAM + SPEEDY J 23:00, Subclub

THU, 15 OCT

PROPAGANDA 23:00, O2 Abc

DISCORIOT 23:00, The Garage

JELLY BABY 23:00, O2 Abc

HASHTAG 23:00, The Garage

WED, 21 OCT DISCORIOT 23:00, The Garage

FRI, 16 OCT

VICIOUS CREATURES, EJECA 23:00, Subclub

SENSU 23:00, Subclub

JELLY BABY 23:00, O2 Abc NEVERLAND 23:00, The Garage

TUE, 27 OCT

FRI, 6 NOV

THE COMPUTERS 20:30, King Tuts

MAXWELLS DEAD / ACID DROP / CAPTAIN HOT KNIVES / + MORE 20:00, 13th Note

WED, 28 OCT

THE WEDDING PRESENT 19:30, The Art School (gsasa)

LUCY ROSE 19:00, Oran Mor

FRI, 13 NOV

BIG COUNTRY 20:30, King Tuts

NEGATIVE APPROACH + SPECIAL GUESTS 20:00, 13th Note

MOUNTAIN GOATS 19:30, The Art School (gsasa)

NOVA TWINS 20:30, King Tuts

TUE, 17 NOV

NOTHING BUT THIEVES 19:00, G2 ETERNAL FEAR 19:00, The Attic

THU, 29 OCT PALACE 20:30, King Tuts

BITCHIN BAJAS 19:00, The Flying Duck

FRI, 30 OCT

RAY BINGHAM 19:00, Oran Mor

LAUREN AQUILINA 19:00, Oran Mor

LONG DAY LIVING / HEART STALK LUNATICS / LOUISE RUTKOWSKI / STEPHEN BENEDETTI 19:00, 13th Note

FUNK NATION 20:00, Drygate

EZTRA FURMAN 19:30, The Art School (gsasa)

FRI, 20 NOV MERCURY REV 19:30, The Art School (gsasa)

MY BABY 20:30, King Tuts

FRI, 27 NOV

SAT, 31 OCT

BUILT TO SPILL 19:30, The Art School (gsasa)

SNEAKY RUSSIANS AND THE WISEACRES 17:00, New Hellfire Club

SETH LAKEMEN 19:00, Oran Mor

WED, 2 DEC

HALF MOON RUN 19:00, Oran Mor

FUFANU + HERO FISHER 20:30, King Tuts

PEACHES 19:30, The Art School (gsasa)

13TH NOTE X FUZZKILL RECORDS HALLOWEEN BASH 19:00, 13th Note

MON, 26 OCT

THU, 3 DEC

JESS AND THE BANDITS 20:30, King Tuts

BLUE ROSE CODE 19:30, Drygate

SIMONE FELICE 20:30, King Tuts

SUN, 25 OCT

BEACH HOUSE 19:00, O2 Abc THE COMPUTERS 20:30, King Tuts

SAT, 31 OCT

SUN, 25 OCT

MON, 26 OCT

BARE MONDAYS 23:00, The Garage

TUE, 27 OCT HASHTAG 23:00, The Garage

WED, 28 OCT

SUBCULTURE, HALLOWEEN, MOUNT LIBERATION UNLIMITED (LIVE) 23:00, Subclub LOVE MUSIC 23:00, O2 Abc I LOVE THE GARAGE 23:00, The Garage

NEVERLAND 23:00, The Garage

MCCANN AND SPECIAL GUESTS (NEW HELLFIRE CLUB FUNDRAISER) 19:00, The Vale

WELL FIRED ROLLS AYRSHIRE TAKEOVER 17:00, New Hellfire Club

FRESH BEAT 23:00, The Garage

TUE, 20 OCT

SAT, 10 OCT

SAT, 24 OCT

PROPAGANDA 23:00, O2 Abc

I LOVE THE GARAGE 23:00, The Garage DONT DROP – LOUISAHHH!!, MIA DORA, MCEWAN &TORRANCE RJAY MURPHY 20:30, Drygate SUNDAY SCIENCE 23:00, The Garage SLAM, PETER VAN HOESEN, BELLA SARRIS, IVAN KUTZ, PETRICHOR 22:00, Swg3

THU, 22 OCT

PROPAGANDA 23:00, O2 Abc I LOVE THE GARAGE 23:00, The Garage FRESH BEAT 23:00, The Garage

FRI, 30 OCT

LOVE MUSIC 23:00, O2 Abc

NEVERLAND 23:00, The Garage

LOVE MUSIC 23:00, O2 Abc

SUBCLUTURE, DAUWD + TELFORD 23:00, Subclub

DISCORIOT 23:00, The Garage

BARE MONDAYS 23:00, The Garage

FRESH BEAT 23:00, The Garage

SUBCULTURE 23:00, Subclub

SAT, 24 OCT

JELLY BABY 23:00, O2 Abc

SAT, 12 DEC TRECHAROUS ORCHESTRA 19:30, Drygate

Colonel Mustard – Drygate – 16th October

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

ANTON & THE COLTS

On any given day this week you may well have greeted the morning with a post Freshers ‘oh my god is this really the first day of the rest of my life’ thought. It would be fair to assume that you will consider that it is possible that you could die from the hangover that is making the plates of your skull grind at the mere flicker of an eyelid, but then just as you think you may survive it then the second blow of total recall from the night before will kick in. Your next thought will be ‘if this hangover doesn’t kill me then the shame most certainly will.’ Well we are here to tell you to put your big boy/girl pants on and get out of bed because your future is unwritten and this morning is the fresh page that you make your mark on. You don’t believe me? Well let’s consider the plus sides. One is that you are not alone in thinking these things, and that a fair number of your newly found peers will also be spending the rest of the day eating painkillers, googling hangover cures, and resolutely refusing to make eye contact with anyone that may have been witness to that moment when you considered that you disgraced yourself

IN PARTNERSHIP WIITH

beyond redemption. Another thing to focus on is that you live in a time when the New Hellfire Club exists, and we are here to assist you in this new voyage that you have embarked on. It’s all good. Even with that soul crushing and confidence destroying hangover it’s all good. And of course you are now asking how we at the NHC will be looking to assist you. Well just think of us as the people who have your back, because when you are on a high and loving life we can help soundtrack that. Even when the storm clouds gather we can be there for you too. We can provide the songs that will serve to smoothe away the tension from that stressed out brow. We are your ethically run, not for profit, one stop shop for all your artistic needs. Music, movies, books and artwork. All covered. And with that over long advert – and wise words of advice offered – out of the way let us now provide you with the second recommendation from the artists who work with us. Drum roll please because here we have Anton & The Colts. If you haven’t already heard of them then please do lend them your ears. This is the band that is currently tearing up the live scene and can most definitely

be considered part of the cream that is floating to the top. It was from humble beginnings of the acoustic folk scene they were birthed, but they then hit the ground running off the back of their all killer and no filler ‘6.45 and 450 Down’ EP and they haven’t looked back since then. Within the frame work of a live set they can take it down slow and have the audience swoon with a gentle Gram Parsons country vibe being explored, or have them ecstatically stomping their feet as they tackle The Doors doing the blues, but those explorations into their influences are very often overshadowed by their original material. Material that within a modern context

has ticked pretty much every single box needed to impress those who lean towards a rootsy style of music, but at the same time resolutely maintains keeping the door open to those whose natural inclination is not to claim to be a fan of those genres. When the phrase something for everyone is touted Anton & The Colts effortlessly spring to our minds. And with that being said we wouldn’t like to leave it as just a recommendation as you can check them out for yourself by searching for them on either Facebook or Bandcamp, or by seeking out their live YouTube video, shot in our own shop. Anton & The Colts can also be found on facebook at www.facebook.com/ antonandthecolts


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Gig Guide: Theatre & Comedy

MON, 5 OCT MONDAY NIGHT IMPROV WARS 19:30, The Stand

TUE, 6 OCT DRAGON 19:00, Citizens Theatre RED RAW 19:30, The Stand JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 19:30, Kings Theatre NOT ABOUT HEROES 20:00, Tron Theatre

WED, 7 OCT DRAGON 13:30, Citizens Theatre JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 14:30, Kings Theatre DRAGON 19:00, Citizens Theatre CARMEN 19:15, Theatre Royal JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 19:30, Kings Theatre GHOSTS 19:45, Tron Theatre

THU, 8 OCT JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 14:30, Kings Theatre DRAGON 19:00, Citizens Theatre JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 19:30, Kings Theatre GHOSTS 19:45, Tron Theatre

FRI, 9 OCT DRAGON 19:00, Citizens Theatre

MON, 12 OCT HAL CRUTTENDEN 19:30, The Stand

TUE, 13 OCT CARMEN 19:15, Theatre Royal GHOSTS 19:45, Tron Theatre

WED, 14 OCT GHOSTS 19:45, Tron Theatre

THU, 15 OCT CARMEN 19:15, Theatre Royal GHOSTS 19:45, Tron Theatre

FRI, 16 OCT GHOSTS 19:45, Tron Theatre

SAT, 17 OCT CARMEN 19:15, Theatre Royal STRIPTEASE & OUT AT SEA 19:30, Citizens Theatre GHOSTS 19:45, Tron Theatre

MON, 19 OCT

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE 14:30, Theatre Royal

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE 14:30, Theatre Royal

STRIPTEASE & OUT AT SEA 19:30, Citizens Theatre

STRIPTEASE & OUT AT SEA 19:30, Citizens Theatre

GLOC: SUNSET BOULEVARD 19:30, Kings Theatre

THE CHOIR 19:30, Citizens Theatre

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE 19:30, Theatre Royal GHOSTS 19:45, Tron Theatre

FRI, 23 OCT STRIPTEASE & OUT AT SEA 19:30, Citizens Theatre GLOC: SUNSET BOULEVARD 19:30, Kings Theatre AND THEN THERE WERE NONE 19:30, Theatre Royal GHOSTS 19:45, Tron Theatre

SAT, 24 OCT STRIPTEASE & OUT AT SEA 14:30, Citizens Theatre

GLOC: SUNSET BOULEVARD 19:30, Kings Theatre AND THEN THERE WERE NONE 19:30, Theatre Royal GHOSTS 19:45, Tron Theatre

SUN, 25 OCT MATT FORDE 19:30, The Stand

MON, 26 OCT SO....THAT WAS OCTOBER 19:30, The Stand

TUE, 27 OCT

LEGALLY BLONDE 19:30, Kings Theatre

WED, 28 OCT LEGALLY BLONDE 14:30, Kings Theatre THE CHOIR 19:30, Citizens Theatre LEGALLY BLONDE 19:30, Kings Theatre

THU, 29 OCT THE CHOIR 19:30, Citizens Theatre LEGALLY BLONDE 19:30, Kings Theatre

FRI, 30 OCT LEGALLY BLONDE 17:30, Kings Theatre THE CHOIR 19:30, Citizens Theatre LEGALLY BLONDE 20:30, Kings Theatre

SAT, 31 OCT LEGALLY BLONDE 14:30, Kings Theatre THE CHOIR 19:30, Citizens Theatre LEGALLY BLONDE 19:30, Kings Theatre

THE CHOIR 19:30, Citizens Theatre THE MAGIC CAVE OF SALAMANCA 19:30, Websters Theatre

TUE, 20 OCT STRIPTEASE & OUT AT SEA 19:30, Citizens Theatre

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 19:30, Kings Theatre

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE 19:30, Theatre Royal

GHOSTS 19:45, Tron Theatre

GHOSTS 19:45, Tron Theatre

SAT, 10 OCT

WED, 21 OCT GLOC: SUNSET BOULEVARD 14:30, Kings Theatre

DRAGON 19:00, Citizens Theatre

STRIPTEASE & OUT AT SEA 19:30, Citizens Theatre

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 19:30, Kings Theatre

GLOC: SUNSET BOULEVARD 19:30, Kings Theatre

GHOSTS 19:45, Tron Theatre

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE 19:30, Theatre Royal

SUN, 11 OCT

GLOC: SUNSET BOULEVARD 14:30, Kings Theatre

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE 19:30, Theatre Royal

GLOC: SUNSET BOULEVARD 19:30, Kings Theatre

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 14:30, Kings Theatre

THU, 22 OCT

JOE LYCETT 19:30, The Stand

CARMEN 19:15, Theatre Royal

DRAGON 14:00, Citizens Theatre

The Choir – Citizens

Legally Blonde – King’s Theatre – 27th – 31st October

GHOSTS 19:45, Tron Theatre

CARMEN 16:00, Theatre Royal

And Then There Were None – Theatre Royal – 21St – 24Th October


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GIGS OF THE MONTH DIMITRI VEGAS KID INK & LIKE MIKE

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

02 ABC 19TH OCTOBER

American hit rapper Kid Ink will be taking to one of Glasgow’s most loved stages this month. The rising Los Angeles rapper will be performing at the 02 ABC Glasgow on Monday 19th October. Following his huge UK tour last year, Kid Ink has announced his highly anticipated return to the UK in October 2015 in celebration of his critically acclaimed new album Full Speed. Released in February the record features notable guest appearances from likes of Chris Brown, Migos, Tinashe and Usher and has already hit #1 on The Billboards Top Rap Album charts. The ‘Show Me’ singer is set to put on an amazing performance featuring crazily good choreography and impeccable lyrics. A number of hits will be performed and you can expect to catch yourself dancing and rapping along. Kid Ink brings a new sound to Westcoast music and this comes from him being born and raised in Los Angeles. Both his parents were raised in the East coast, so he mixes the best of both worlds into his own rap beats and the end result is spectacular. Tickets are available to order now from Ticketmaster and should cost you no more than £20 for a standard ticket. All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult and doors open at 7pm. And before you head off to the gig, make sure you’re looking fly and got plenty of attitude to ensure you keep up with Inks buzz. By Emylie Howie

BRAEHEAD ARENA AND WATERFRONT 23RD OCTOBER

BATTLES 02 ABC 25TH OCTOBER American experimental rock group Battles are heading to the 02 ABC this October for the Glasgow leg of their latest tour in support of their third album, La Di Da Di.  The band formed in 2002 and is currently made up of guitarist/keyboardist Ian Williams, guitarist/bassist Dave Konopka and drummer John Stanier. Their third album showcases their rythmic genius perfectly and is arguably their most basic yet best.    Thanks to the bands artistry, skillful experimentation and expert use of technology the third album has been praised as ‘full frontal, heightened and unforgiving’. Battles sold out show at The Dome Tufnell Park earlier this year was an incredible performance that showcased their passion for their craft and Glasgow fans should be expecting the same.  The band have a respected reputation for uniting techno lovers, experimental enthusiasts and rock aficionados so if you would class yourself in any of those categories, get yourself down to the 02 ABC on 25 October.

Following sell out shows as The Arches and 02 Academy, the highest placed duo in the world on the DJ Mag top 100 poll, are playing a headline show at Braehead Arena and Waterfront on 23 October.   Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, the Belgian/Greek electronic DJ duo made up of brothers Dimitri Thivaios and Michael Thivaios, are currently dominating the electronic music industry with immense original tracks and collaborations.   The brothers, who are behind tracks like ‘The Hum’, ‘Turn It Up’ and ‘Mammoth’ launched their ‘Bring The World The Madness’ tour concept, which saw fans dictate the tour stops, in December and every show has been incredible ‘there ain’t no party like a DVLM party’, so make sure you get tickets asap, they’ll likely sell out fast.

REBECCA

ONE MAN BREAKING BAD

KINGS THEATRE FROM THE 2ND – 7TH NOVEMBER

THEATRE ROYAL 1ST NOVEMBER If you are one of the millions of fans of arguably the best TV show of all time, Breaking Bad, then this one man performance – described as a “love letter for all the fans who lived through the blood, meth, and tears” is the show for you. LA actor, Miles Allen, is bringing his sensational ‘rip roaring ride through the greatest television show ever made’ to the Theatre Royal on 1 November, following

The award winning director, Emma Rice, has created a spellbinding new production of Daphne du Maurier’s masterpiece, Rebecca, which will be running at the Kings Theatre from the 2nd – 7th November.   Following the mysterious death of his first wife, Maxim de Winter (Tristan Sturrock) returns to Manderley with his new young bride. Surrounded by memories of the glamorous Rebecca, the new Mrs De Winter (Imogen Sage) is consumed by jealousy. She sets out to uncover the secrets of the house and a past fiercely guarded by

the sinister housekeeper Mrs Danvers (Emily Raymond). The famous book, which was described by the author as ‘a study in jealousy’, was first published in 1938 and is highly regarded as a classic of 20th century fiction. Alfred Hitchcock turned the novel into an Oscar award winning film and now the responsibility of doing justice to the classic is in the hands of Kneehigh Theatre’s joint artistic director, Emma Rice – whose credits include brief Encounter, The Red Shoes and Don Jon among many others.

sell out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and comedy festivals in Australia.   The unauthorised parody breaks down all five seasons into one amazing performance that will have you in hysterics as Allen showcases his ridiculously accurate and hilarious impressions of the iconic characters including Walter White, Jesse, Saul, Hank, Skyler, Mike, Gus and Walt Junior.


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Quick Crossword ACROSS 1. Grab (6) 4. Baby’s toy (6) 8. Eagle’s nest (5) 9. Coal miner (7) 10. Small cucumber used for pickling (7) 11. Destroy (5) 12. Give in, yield (9) 17. Picture puzzle (5) 19. Japanese warrior (7) 21. Irritated (7) 22. First appearance (5) 23. One of the planets (6) 24. Vanquished (6) DOWN 1. Vehicle for travelling over snow (6) 2. Stuffy (7) 3. Impertinence (5) 5. Permitted (7) 6. Hackneyed (5) 7. I’ve found it (6) 9. Owned up (9) 13. Cattle thief (7) 14. Melted cheese on hot toast (7) 15. Fetches (6) 16. ‘Paradise Lost’ poet (6) 18. Lab’s cry (5) 20. Troublesome little insect (5)

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October Horoscopes Aries

Bold, courageous, independent, enthusiastic, fun-loving and fascinating Aries. Your ruling planet is Mars, your best day of the week is Tuesday and red is your colour. With Uranus moving through your sign (until 2017), others will surely be magnetised by your presence and captivated by your antics.

Taurus

Persistent, appreciative, dependable, practical and creative Taurus: Your ruling planet is Venus, your best day of the week is Friday and your best colour, green. With Pluto moving through another of the Earth signs, Capricorn, until 2024, your expertise is set to grow and consolidate in the coming years.

Gemini

Funny, versatile, talkative, fast-thinking and sophisticated Gemini: Your ruling planet is Mercury, your best day of the week is Wednesday and your best colours are spring-like, yellow and lilac. With Neptune moving through another of the Mutable signs until 2024, your spiritual side is set to grow.

Cancer

Sensitive, nurturing, careful, imaginative and encouraging Cancer: Your ruling ‘planet’ is the Moon, your best day of the week is Monday and your best colours are blue and silver. With Neptune in another of the Water signs until 2024, anticipate surges of creativity.

Leo

Instinctive, warm, creative, extravagant and delightful Leo Your ruling ‘planet’ is the Sun, your best day of the week is Sunday and your best colours are gold, yellow and orange. With Uranus moving through another of the Fire signs until 2017, your life journey is set to include adventures bringing increased contact with new cultures.

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

Virgo Nimble, versatile, analytical, constructive, meticulous and often mimically-gifted Virgo. Your ruling planet is Mercury, your best day of the week is Wednesday and your colours are Earthy greens and browns. With Neptune now in your opposite sign of Pisces, the need to find perfection is strong. Your spiritual health now has high priority but you will need to take care that the health needs of others don’t deflect you from your mission.

Sagittarius

Yours is the sign of the optimist, the adventurer, the knowledge gatherer and crusader. Some may describe you as ‘walking encyclopaedias’. From 2015 through to 2017, Saturn passes through your sign: perhaps indicating the need to have professional recognition of your efforts.

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Prudent, responsible, cautious, reliable yet with considerable leadership abilities – implying the talent for taking educated risk, Capricorns can go far. With Saturn, your ruling planet, moving through Sagittarius between September 2015 and 2017, it’s probable you’ll embark on a course or research project that brings considerable reward when Saturn reaches your sign at the end of 2017.

Scorpio

Quirky, determined, logical, eccentric and freedom-loving Aquarius. Your ruling planets are Saturn and Uranus. Your best day of the week is Saturday and your best colours are electric or deep, rich blue and anything metallic. Saturn’s move into Sagittarius from September 2015 should bring a period of reward through networking with old and older friends especially encouraging your ambitions.

Charming, elegant, stylish, romantic and merger-making Libra Your ruling planet is Venus, your best day of the week is Friday and your colours are gentle hues of blues, pinks and violets. Pluto’s passage through Capricorn until 2024 is shaking your very foundations – most likely prompting dramatic career changes, upheaval and even resettlement.

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GAMES & GADGETS

What’s On: Games & Gadgets

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

PICK OF THE MONTH

ASSASSIN’S CREED (PS4, XBOX ONE, PC)

In what originally began life as a planned trilogy, the Assassin’s Creed franchise comes back this month with its eighth console edition; Syndicate. Set in Victorian London, Syndicate gives you the chance to play as two protagonists for the first time in the series. Jacob and Evie Frye represent the assassins in their eternal fight against the Templar Order in this game, enjoying the sights and sounds of industrial London in the process. Raised as assassins, the twins find themselves in an era when the Assassin

Brotherhood has been all but eradicated. The Templars are in firm control of London and by extension the British Empire with both the monarchy and the church losing the upper hand over the situation. This represents an opportunity for the Fryes to fight back. Jacob is the ideal character for those players who love to fight their way through enemies. He is regarded as the game’s brawler and can lead his own gang in turf wars against other gangs in the city. Evie is the more traditional stealth character with one particularly exciting

Other games to look out for...

HALO 5: GUARDIANS (XBOX ONE)

The hugely successful Xbox franchise returns with its latest game; Guardians. As a series, Halo has been a runaway success and it practically goes without saying that it is one of Xbox’s strongest exclusives. Every entry has been hotly anticipated and there will be no difference this time round given that Guardians is the first release in the Reclaimer Saga of Halo games since 2012. This game follows Spartan Locke as he attempts to hunt down the games’ usual protagonist, Master Chief. Taking place on several different worlds, players will be able to switch teams between those of Master Chief and Spartan Locke during missions in the campaign. However, Guardians will also be the first game in the Halo series that does not have any offline capabilities. Halo 5: Guardians is released on October 27th.

mission involving a night-time infiltration of the Tower of London. New gameplay features include a rope launcher used to rappel up buildings and the ability to hijack and drive carriages through the city streets. Downloadable missions will also allow players to stop the murderous spree of one Jack the Ripper. This looks to be a potentially great game and with London being significantly larger than Paris in last year’s Unity, Syndicate definitely can’t be missed. Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate is released on October 23rd.

WWE 2K16 (PS4, XBOX ONE, PS3, XBOX 360) Just as the some of the biggest sports games come out around this time of year, so too does the biggest sports entertainment game. WWE 2K16 will feature a whole host of improvements compared with last year’s edition. The popular career mode has been significantly expanded in terms of storylines your superstar can be part of. WWE universe mode will also allow you to book a single superstar on multiple shows for the first time. Something that has proved popular in the past but wasn’t featured in last year’s game is creator mode and fans will be pleased to know that it is returning this year. You will be free to create your own superstar, arena and show among other things. The game will feature 116 characters including Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator with a special pre-order version of the game. WWE 2K16 is released on October 30th.

Gadgets Galore iPHONE 6S It’s that time of year when Apple raids your pocket again. The iPhone 6S has been released and includes a wide range of improvements over last year’s iPhone 6 including a 3D touch system, force-sensitive touchscreen and improved cameras. It also features a faster processor as well as a stronger aluminium casing that should prevent the bending that was evident last year. You can pop along to your local phone shop or Apple store and at least order one on a contractual basis.

FREELETICS If you are looking to get fit, build muscle or lose weight but can’t be bothered waiting for the gym freaks to get off the equipment, you can now get a free app called Freeletics. The app designs personalised workouts for you whether you’re a beginner or more advanced. It also gives you workouts based on working against your own bodyweight which could be useful for those who find it harder to get their hands on some weights. Freeletics is free on the App Store but has in-app purchases.

PIZZA POUCH You’re hungry, in the middle of a two hour lecture and dangerously close to becoming hangry (hungry/ angry). If only you had an emergency slice of pizza attached to your body .. oh wait. Stupidiotic.com have now released the answer to your awful predicament - a portable pizza pouch. Billed as ‘the best invention since delivery’, the zip-lock sealing neck strap device will keep that emergency slice fresh and according to the website ‘just wearing this Pizza Pouch will instantly make you more popular and attractive.’ It could be yours for a mere £5.25 ($8.00) however you will need to wait as of course it has went viral and everyone is clamoring for this ridiculously handy and stupid looking contraption.


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Salary: £11.50 – £12 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Our client is looking for a CPCS Qualified Telehandler. Must have experience in a Telehandler role with checkable references To apply please call 0141 272 1706 or email michael.waugh@search.co.uk

Salary: £16.50 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Our client is looking for a 2+1 squad of Bricklayers for 1 week starting ASAP Duties include Block and Facing Valid UK CSCS photo card is mandatory To apply, please call 0141272 7791 or email michael.waugh@hotmail. co.uk

Chef De Partie Salary: £salary not specified Agent: Cafe Source Skills: Hospitality/Catering/Tourism Chef De Partie with good experience required. Must be hard working, reliable and enthusiastic. To apply email C.V. to info@cafesource.co.uk via the apply now or call 0141 548 6020.

Architectural Technicians/ Technologists Salary: £negotiable Agent: IDP Architects LLP Skills: Architecture IDP Architects, based in Glasgow, are seeking experienced Architectural Technicians/ Technologists to assist them with a wide range of current projects. Autocad proficiency is essential with Revit experience desirable.

Joiner Salary: £12.50 – £14.00 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Accountancy CSCS Time Served Joiners required for ongoing contracts in the Glasgow area. 1st fix, 2nd fix, shop fitting or general joinery experience required. Please call 0141272 7706 or email michael.waugh@search. co.uk

Scaffolder £13ph Salary: £13.00 – £13.50 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Part 2 Scaffolders required in Glasgow Must have CISRS ticket and be comfortable with the following: Tubing Chimney Stacks Build up Strip Down Please call 0141 272 7706 or email michael.waugh@search.co.uk

Painter & Decorator Salary: £11.00 – £12 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Our client is looking for Painter & Decorators for ongoing work across the Glasgow area. Applicants must be time served and have CSCS card with relevant qualification. To apply please email michael.waugh@ search.co.uk or call 0141 272 1706

Paraplanner Salary: £32000 – £35000 per annum Agent: Reed Insurance Skills: Financial Services/Investment Paraplanner/Administrator required for a wealth management firm. Full-time position required Position involves client management, report writing, investment research, client contact, office management, Must be Diploma qualified or equivalent. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Telehandler Salary: £11.50 – £12 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Construction/Trades/Property **PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A TELEPHONE BASED ROLE** Our client is looking for a Telehandler (Manitou Telescopic) for a 3 week contract. Candidate must have a valid CPCS card and be familiar with the operation of the Telehandling machine. To apply, please call 0141 272 1706 or email michael.waugfh@ search.co.uk

Experienced Secretary required, part-time for busy Property Company’s Office. 3 full days a week. Must be proficient in current Microsoft Office Software and possess good administrative skills. Excellent terms and conditions. Please send CV to: Aspin Estates Ltd, 5 Fitzroy Place, Glasgow, G3 7RH

Gas Safe Plumber Salary: Competitive DOE Agent: Eagle Contracts Ltd Skills: Construction/Trades/Property An experienced Gas Safe Plumber/Engineer required for immediate start. Full time position offered with excellent salary and company van. Main duties would be insurance based domestic refits and gas safe certification of domestic boilers and appliances. A current driving licence is essential. To be considered for this role, please click to APPLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE!

Cad Setter Out Salary: £DOE Agent: Elmwood Projects Ltd Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Cad Setter Out required for busy progressive Bespoke Joinery Company. Candidates should be experienced in this field. This is a full time permanent position based in Glasgow with an immediate start and salary will be dependant upon experience. Only successful candidates will be contacted Please apply along with your CV to Mr Steven Gough: steven@elmwoodprojects.co.uk

Electrician Salary: £14.50 – £15.50 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Our client requires 3 time served 17th edition electricians for an 8 month contract in Glasgow area. Electricians must have ECS card and own tools. Car drivers would be preferable because of site location. Electricians must have experience in commercial hotel refurbishment. If interested please give Michael a call on 0141 272 7706 or send CVs to michael.waugh@ search.co.uk

Experienced Secretary

Electrician £15 per hour, 8 month contract

Salary: £Excellent terms and conditions Agent: Aspin Estates Ltd Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA

Salary: £15 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Construction/Trades/Property

Our client requires 3 time served 17th edition electricians for an 8 month contract in Glasgow area. Electricians with must have ECS card, own tools and PPE. Car drivers would be preferable because of site location. Electricians must have experience in commercial hotel refurbishment. If interested please give David Campbell a call on 0141 272 7809 or send CVs to david.campbell@search.co.uk

Window Fitting Joiner Salary: Negotiable Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Window Fitter x4 Eden Scott’s client is a leading construction company that have a long term contract to fit windows around the Glasgow area. You must be a time-served joiner / City & Guilds and have previous experience with fitting PVC windows. You must be also be able to provide 2 checkable references. This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading Construction company that has an extremely healthy pipeline.

EXPERIENCED STAFF REQUIRED Salary: DOE Agent: Strathclyde Tyre Services Limited Skills: Automotive Due to volume of business the following additional experienced staff required for depots across central Scotland : – Depot Managers, Assistant Managers, MOT Testers, Mechanics, Mobile & Depot Tyre Fitters. Excellent salary & conditions, including contributory pension scheme for right candidates. Apply, including current CV to Jaine Chisholm, Company Secretary – sales@strathclydetyres.co.uk.

Chef Salary: ££££ COMPETATIVE Agent: Primestaff Skills: Hospitality/Catering/Tourism 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


50 Electrician Salary: £14.90 – £15.00 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Our client requires 3 time served 17th edition electricians for an 8 month contract in Glasgow area. Electricians with must have ECS card, own tools and PPE. Car drivers would be preferable because of site location. Electricians must have experience in commercial refurbishment. Comms, Data Cabling, Containment, Telephony, Alarms etc. Please call 1041 272 1706 or email michael.waugh@search.co.uk

Clerical Assistant – Constuction Salary: £9-10 per hour Agent: Centra Consult LLP Skills: Construction/Trades/Property The successful candidate will provide clerical and admin support to a construction sub-contracting firm on a multi million pound city centre development. The candidate will be based on site and will assist in the preparation and maintenance of on site – records (such as progress photographs / site records) This position would be suitable for someone who has recently graduated and ideally has an interest in the construction Industry.

Painter – Glasgow – £12 per hour – Ongoing Work Salary: £12 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Our busy client is looking for a number of Experienced Painters for an ongoing contract in the Glasgow Area. Full time hours available for the length of the contract. £12 per hour available Successful candidates must have full PPE, and hold a valid CSCS card. Immediate start available for the right candidate, if you feel you have the skills and experience necessary please contact Gemma on 0141 272 7738 or send your CV via the apply button.

Sous Chef Salary: £23500 Agent: The Burnside Hotel Skills: Hospitality/Catering/Tourism Sous Chef required to join a successful kitchen team, where excellent, good quality food is served each day. You will assist the Head Chef managing the kitchen team, menu planning, costing, budgets and staff rotas. You must have excellent attention to detail, ensuring the highest standards and consistency are met at all times. Be able to design new menus maintaining the gross profit required.You will have experience with banqueting operations and have good organisational skills.

Commercial, IP & IT Associate/ Senior Solicitor Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Legal 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. 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.

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

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

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

Civil Engineering – Site Staff Salary: £competitive salary + benefits Agent: George Leslie Ltd Skills: Engineering/Technical Civil Engineering – Site Staff Competitive Salaries + Benefits George Leslie Ltd – a privately-owned Civil Engineering Contractor working throughout Scotland. With a good forward workload, we are looking to strengthen our site teams across all levels. Ideally

EMPLOYMENT with some relevant site experience in heavy civils construction across the marine and water sectors, we’d be pleased to receive your CV. Forward your CV by clicking the ’Apply Now’ button.

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

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

Driver Salary: £7 – £7.50 per hour Agent: Allstaff Skills: Logistics/Distribution Allstaff Glasgow has an immediate requirement for a Van Driver with a FL certificate for our busy client in the North of Glasgow. This is a temporary position for 2-3 weeks initially but may be extended. Duties will involve loading own vehicle and delivering goods as required, you will also be expected to uplift collections from suppliers. Previous commercial driving experience is essential. Must have a counterbalance forklift certificate as you will need to work in warehouse also. Mon to Friday 40 hours per week.

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

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

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

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

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

Joiners (2 / 3 Week Contract) Salary: £13.00 per day Agent: Total Recruitment Skills: Construction/Trades/Property

Total Recruitment Group (Construction Division) are currently looking for 2x Joiners to assist in the completion of an exciting project in Glasgow East End. This contract will involve finishing work, doors, skirtings etc, to ensure go live date is met. This opportunity is expected to last 2/3 weeks and offers an hourly rate of £13.00 per hour Interested candidates are advised to get in touch asap as these opportunities will be starting on Monday. For more information on this role, please contact Greg Shields at g.shields@ totalrecruitmentgroup.com or call 07939 125203

Legal Counsel – Property Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Legal Eden Scott’s client is a world leader in renewables, they are looking for a dual qualified solicitor preferably or a willingness to become dual qualified in both Scotland and England and Wales. The focus of this position will primarily be on property and planning work throughout the UK and will include transactional work on major projects. You will ideally be a minimum of 3yrs PQE, previous in-house experience is preferred but not essential. You must have experience in commercial property and also planning with some experience in renewables. Please apply for further information.

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

Labourer Salary: £6.50 – £6.55 per hour Agent: Search Consultancy Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Our busy client requires several CSCS Labourers for immediate start in the Glasgow City Centre and surrounding areas. Recent working experience on active building sites would be preferable. Candidates will be required to carry out light cleaning duties on site when not labouring – please bear this in mind when applying. Candidates must have own PPE and valid CSCS Card for site induction – public transportation will be suitable for the duration of the placements. If interested please give us a call on 0141 272 7817 or send a CV to steven.maynes@search.co.uk

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

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

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

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

Painter Salary: £11.00 per annum Agent: HAYS Skills: Construction/Trades/Property CSCS Painters required in the Glasgow area to work on a new build commercial project. The project is due to run for around 4-5 weeks with potential further work depending on site feedback. All applicants must be timeserved and have a valid CSCS card. The pay rate is £11 Umbrella. If available contact Martin Walsh on 0141 2123660. 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

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

Corporate Lawyer Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Legal Eden Scott’s client is currently looking to make an addition to their Corporate Teams in Glasgow and Aberdeen. This full service commercial law firm has a significant UK, European and International client base with the Corporate team at the forefront. You will carry out a wide range of corporate work as part of a large dedicated corporate team, with particular emphasis on M&A, PE, joint ventures, commercial contracts and general corporate advice. Experience of cross border transactions and/or an appreciation of tax issues/structures would be an advantage. For more information on this position please contact me direct or submit your CV.

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

Labourer Salary: £7.28 per annum Agent: HAYS Skills: Construction/Trades/Property General Labourers required for various contracts in the Glasgow area. All applicants must have a valid CSCS card and checkable references. We have various jobs in Glasgow with durations being from 1 day to several months worth of work. There is potential for ongoing work for the right candidates. If interested contact Martin Walsh on 0141 2123660 or send 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

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

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

Management Accountant Agent: Escape Skills: Accountancy


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OCTOBER 2015, ISSUE 14 Our client is looking for an Management Accountant for temporary contract within a global manufacturing company on a full time basis. Duties include: Preparation of monthly management accounts Budgeting & Forecasting Project costing and analysis Maintenance of Fixed Assets Ideally you will have: PQ Qualification (ACCA, CIMA) or AAT Qualified Ability to critically analyse financial information Strong excel and systems knowledge If you are interested in this role and would like more information please send your CV and covering letter to Louise.Young@ escaperecruitment.com.

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

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

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

Part Time Administrator

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.

Class 2 Drivers Salary: Depending on client Agent: Topstaff Skills: Logistics/Distribution 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.

Class 2 Drivers Salary: Depending on client Agent: Topstaff Skills: Logistics/Distribution 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.

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

Management Accountant

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

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

Project Manager Fleet – Glasgow / Dunfermline

Paraplanner – Glasgow City Centre

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

Graduate Opportunities

Salary: Salary DOE Agent: Reed Insurance Skills: Financial Services/Investment Our client a Wealth Management firm, is currently recruiting an experienced Senior Administrator to join their Glasgow office. Duties will include preparing suitability letters, paraplanning support, pension transfers and preparing technical reports, pensions transfers and investment calculations. Essential candidate criteria: Previous experience working in financial services sector Experience of working with suitability letters for investments and pensions Sound knowledge of investments and pensions It will be advantageous if candidates are: Previous experience in paraplanner, financial advisor or helpdesk/technical support capacity Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Paraplanner – Glasgow City Centre

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

Salary: Salary DOE Agent: Reed Insurance Skills: Financial Services/Investment Our client a Wealth Management firm, is currently recruiting an experienced Senior Administrator to join their Glasgow office. Duties will include preparing suitability letters, paraplanning support, pension transfers and preparing technical reports, pensions transfers and investment calculations. Essential candidate criteria: Previous experience working in financial services sector Experience of working with suitability letters for investments and pensions Sound knowledge of investments and pensions It will be advantageous if candidates are: Previous experience in paraplanner, financial advisor or helpdesk/technical support capacity Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Class 2 Drivers

Paraplanner – Glasgow City Centre

Salary: Depending on client Agent: Topstaff Skills: Logistics/Distribution

Salary: Agent: Skills:

Salary DOE Reed Insurance Financial Services/Investment

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

Senior Administrator Salary: £25000 – £26000 per annum Agent: Reed Insurance Skills: Financial Services/Investment Our client a wealth management firm, is currently recruiting an expierenced senior administrator to join their Glasgow office. Duties will include preparing suitability letters, paraplanning support, pensions transfers and preparing technical reports, pensions transfers and investment calculations. Essential candidates criteria: Previous experience working in the financial services sector Experience of working with suitability letters for investments and pensions Sound knowledge of investments and pensions It will be advantageous if candidates are: Previous experience in paraplanner, financial advisor or helpdesk/technical support capacity. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Fencing & Barrier Operatives Salary: £Competitive Agent: James Strang Limited Skills: Construction/Trades/Property James Strang Ltd is a multi-discipline Fencing and Civil Engineering Company based in Denny, Falkirk, with contracts throughout Scotland. Due to continuous expansion, we are seeking to recruit full time fencing and barrier operatives to join our well-established fencing team. Essential Requirements Current CSCS card. Enthusiastic and hard working. Good working alone or as part of a squad. Experience working with security fencing. Desirable requirements Working squad. VRS erector experience. SSSTS Certification. Benefits Competitive Salary. Holiday Pay. Secure working environment. Opportunity for advancement.

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

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

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

Externals Site Manager – Brickwork/ Blockwork Salary:

£35000 – £50000 per annum + Car + Benefits Agent: First People Solutions Skills: Construction/Trades/Property First People Solutions have been engaged by a leading Main Contractor within the Scottish Construction Market to seek a Site Manager for a large multi million pound project based in Glasgow. The Site Manager will be responsible for looking after the Externals of the project and will ideally come from a roofing, brickwork or stonemasonry background due to the nature of this project. This is an excellent opportunity to join a fantastic main contractor who cover various different sectors including Student Accommodation, Commercial & fit out and the successful candidate will be rewarded with a very generous package. If this is something you are interested in please give David a call on 0141 270 5130 or alternatively click apply!

Paraplanner Salary: £32000 – £33000 per annum Agent: Reed Insurance Skills: Financial Services/Investment Our client a well respected IFA is seeking paraplanner for their Glasgow office. The ideal candidate should have experience in an adviser support role & have a good technical & working knowledge of financial products & services (particularly in the areas of pensions and investments) along with knowledge of processes, procedures, regulation & compliance in a financial planning environment. Candidates should ideally be qualified to Diploma Level Key responsibilities: *Assist advisers to prepare for client meetings *Carry out research on products, providers and funds *Prepare appropriate, compliant report and organise all file paperwork for compliance checking Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business.

Fire & Security Service Engineer Salary:

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

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

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

Warehouseman-All Duties Salary: £7.50p/h Agent: Stafffinders Skills: Logistics/Distribution Stafffinders Industrial urgently require an experienced Warehouseman for there prestigious client in Glasgow West. Successful candidate must have a current forklift licence (reach and/or counterbalance) and a valid UK driving licence. Duties will include – All aspects of forklift driving including loading,unloading,stock locating and material transfer All aspects of warehouse duties including order picking and packing, stock locating,cycle counting,paperwork creation and data inputting. On occasion you will be required to drive the company Van including customer facing deliveries and uplift. This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Stafffinders who are acting as the employment business.

Visitor Experience Trainee Salary: £15,103.84 Agent: Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SECC) Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Working in the Visitor Experience Department, primarily in the Information & Business Centre/Gift Shop, this role is all about delivering the highest level of customer experience to every visitor to the Venue. Candidates must be able to demonstrate previous experience working in a customer service role where they have had regular contact with the general public. Making a good first impression is imperative and along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, you should also be confident in using MS Office, be a proven multi-tasker, be flexible, willing to learn and be prepared to work under pressure, cheerfully and effectively at all times. Experience of providing customer feedback through written correspondence is highly desirable.

Salesperson Salary: £35k to £40k OTE Agent: DFS Ltd Skills: Retail At dfs we’re dedicated to making everyday more comfortable for everyone. If you’re looking for a new, exciting career with no limit to what you can achieve or earn, we’ll help you find a role that you’re completely comfortable with. Previous sales experience would be great, but dont worry if you havent got it, because we give all our Salespeople the very best training in the business. if you’ve got a positive "can do"


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

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

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

Fleet Buyer Salary: £25000 – £35000 per annum Agent: Michael Page Skills: Procurement Summary Automotive/Fleet Buyer to be based in either Edinburgh or Glasgow. Client Details My client has sites based through out Scotland offering the opportunity to be based in either Glasgow or Edinburgh. They are a leading organisation within their sector. Description Responsible for delivering a range of procurement activities. This will involve a range of goods and services which include vehicles, parts and fleet management services to support the company’s commercial vehicle and car fleets. The fleets are an integral part of the business and the contracts must ensure their safe, legal and compliant operation. Profile – Ideally a back ground in automotive/fleet buying Job Offer – Pro-rata salary between 25-35k per annum – Immediate start – Initially a 6 month contract

Labourer Salary: £7.28 – £10.00 per hour Agent: HAYS Skills: Construction/Trades/Property My client requires an Labourer who has their Face Fit Certificate for an immediate start in Hillington, Glasgow. The work is expected to last a minimum of 1 month and will involve assisting with works on the drainage. To apply YOU MUST have your Face Fit Certificate which shows you have been tested for a respirator. Along with this you should have a valid CSCS card and checkable references for within the last 6 months. If interested, contact Stephen Henry Immediately on 0141 212 3660. Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this job you accept the T&C’s, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk

Finance Assistant Salary:

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

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

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

Joiner Salary: £Depending on experience Agent: Barbour Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Suitably qualified joiner / shopfitter on a books in basis based in Glasgow but required to travel to customer locations throughout the UK. In order to apply for this role you must have at least 2 years experience as a finishing shopfitter / joiner. Duties will include 1st / 2nd fix and finishing on fast track shopfitting projects. Please note that the work requires to be completed to the highest standards Other qualifications beneficial to your application include Asbestos Awareness & CSCS. In return we offer long term plan / competitive rates / overtime / travel time and other benefits For more information please contact Scott Macleod 0141 429 3999. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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

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

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

NQ Non-Contentious Construction Lawyer Salary: £Competitive Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Legal Eden Scott’s client is a leading UK firm looking for a non-contentious lawyer to become part of the team, taking ownership of his or her own workload and

working closely with other team members. You will be 0-2yrs PQE with construction experience either through your current position or during your traineeship. The work will involve advising, negotiating and drafting construction contracts, framework agreements, professional appointments and other related documents. There will be a high degree of exposure to clients and contact with colleagues from other teams. The successful candidate will be focused and commercial aware with a view to develop and grow within the firm. You will be a strong communicator both oral and written. For more information please submit a copy of your CV and cover letter.

Sales Ledger Senior Salary: £20k Agent: HR Consultancy Skills: Accountancy HR Consultancy are currently working with a leading employer in Lanarkshire who now require a Sales Ledger Senior to lead their team. You will be responsible for the following duties; Managing the Sales Ledger team. Monitoring the billing process. Allocating cheques/BACs and CHAPs payments to the system. Managing the suspense account and dealing with unallocated cash. Coordinating timely and accurate closure of the sales ledgers. This is an exciting role for someone who has extensive AR experience and previous supervisory experience. To apply for this position please forward your CV to Linda Currie using the apply online now link or call 0141 353 8377 HR Consultancy acts as both an employment business and an employment agency

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

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

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

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

Settlements Analyst Salary: £110 per day Agent: PRG Skills: Financial Services/Investment We have an exciting opportunity to join this prestigious client in a role as a Settlements Analyst on an initial 3 month contract based in Glasgow City Centre. Duties will include: • High volume diverse and complex settlement processing • Implementing new processes to streamline business controls • Responsible for note coupons payments with minimal supervision • Reconciliation and clearance of daily

payable and receivables to market • Data analysis The successful candidate will have excellent attention to detail, be able to work on their own initiative and work to tight deadlines. Financial Services background is essential. Please send your CV to Andrew Beattie stating your current salary and notice period.

Payroll Administrator Salary: £18K Agent: HR Consultancy Skills: Accountancy Fantastic opportunity to join one of Glasgow’s most prestigious companies. My client currently has a requirement for en experienced Payroll Assistant to join the team. Main duties will include: Processing weekly payroll for 1000+ employees. Full process payroll. Processing expenses. Knowledge of SSP, SMP, SPP etc. Payroll year end work reconciliation, P60, P35 etc. To be successful in this role you must have excellent attention to detail and have experience of working in a high volume environment and ideally have experience of an ERP system. HR Consultancy acts as both an employment business and an employment agency. To apply for this position please forward your CV to Linda Currie using the apply online now link or call 0141 564 2335

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

NQ Corporate Solicitor Salary: £Competitive Agent: Eden Scott Skills: Legal Corporate Solicitor NQ Top 20 UK Law Firm looking to recruit for their office in Glasgow. Eden Scott’s client is recruiting for a Corporate Solicitor to join their expanding team. You will have first class technical skills along with strong financial and commercial awareness. You will be adept at working closely with Corporate Partners, managing work for a range of clients and taking individual responsibility whilst being a team player. In this position you will be required to demonstrate a wide range of experience of corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, equity investments and commercial contracts. This position offers exciting opportunities for the right candidate to join an expanding, ambitious team totally focused on delivering for clients. For more information please submit your CV and cover letter.

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

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

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


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GLASGOW’S ALTERNATIVE FITNESS SCENE Sometimes the gym can get boring. Really boring. So boring that we’d rather do three hours of overtime and take the long train home just to avoid another hour spent on the cross-trainer (true story). However, keeping fit doesn’t have to be boring. The NHS recommends that we spend either 150 minutes per week exercising moderately or 75 minutes exercising vigorously (plus spending at least two days per week working on strength exercises) and in Glasgow there are so many different exercise options that’ll help you rack up those minutes – without feeling bored of the same old cardio routine at the gym.

Pole Dancing: Get the image of swinging around in a tiny outfit with perspex heels on out your head right now. Pole dancing is a serious skill and a tough workout that’ll have your muscles aching at first due to muscles all over the body being worked in new ways but after a few sessions you’ll notice a massive improvement in your strength. Pole dancing isn’t just a good way to tone muscle, it also helps improve kinesthetic awareness (the brain’s ability to coordinate motion and awareness of where it is in time and space), it will result in more flexibility and it can help build self-confidence as

your skills on the pole will translate into your life – encouraging you to walk tall and improve your posture. There are different poll dancing classes available in Glasgow. Twirl n Tone, 36 Washington Street, is a good option for beginners, it is more of a traditional pole dance class choice and all classes are mixed ability and open to male and female students. Ultimate Pole Fitness, 243 Sauchiehall Street, is likely the better option for anyone intrigued by the idea but put off by the dance routines – they have none and focus on individual moves instead, with climbs, spins and core exercises.

No offence intended for all those gym lovers out there, in fact we salute your determination, but for those looking for something a little different, this is the list for you:

Boogie Bounce: Waaaaay back in 1980, NASA released a study which showed they believe the best form of exercise to be bouncing – or rebounding to be exact. The exercise, which is usually low impact and performed on a rebounder (minitrampoline), was found in the NASA study to be 68% more effective than jogging and requires less effort. Various studies have examined the huge health benefits form this exercise, which includes improving lymph flow (the system in our bodies that helps get rid of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials, leading to a boosted immune system). It’s also great for people who need to avoid straining their joints as the elastic

element of the mat absorbs a lot of the impact and shock during each bounce. The NASA study showed rebounding is the best exercise to help rebuild lost bone tissue of astronauts (who lost 15% of their bone mass during just two week in space because of the continued weightless state) and studies have shown it can help prevent osteoporosis, especially in women. There are Boogie Bounce classes located all across Scotland and these are usually £5 per class (check out www. boogiebounce.com to find your nearest class). We would recommend it for those looking for a really fun class and a powerful fat burn – every muscle in the body is worked, including the facial muscles.

Hot Yoga: Yoga itself is a great exercise that helps to improve flexibility, tone, relieve stress but when you add all that into a room heated to over 33 degrees it’s fair to say things get a little more intense. There are some who believe hot yoga to be dangerous because the heat can lead some people to overstretch, meaning they could be artificially stretching the muscle. However, there have been many studies conducted over the past few years with varying and often contradicting results about the potential benefits and dangerous aspects of the exercise. TSA reporter, Holly Callender, tried Bikram yoga (where the studio is heated to

40.5 degrees, with 40% humidity) and reported ‘incredible results’ saying her skin had never looked so clear. It might not be for everyone but if you fancy trying hot yoga there are different classes available in Glasgow with great introductory rates. Both Infinity Hot Yoga (11 Osborne St) and Bikram Yoga Glasgow (1 Dowanside Lane) offer unlimited classes within 30 consecutive days for £30 for first time customers. If you do try out hot yoga, remember to try and tough it out for your first few sessions, after that you’ll soon start to acclimatise to the heat and reap the rewards.

by Courtney Hendry Online Editor

@courtneysarahx

c.hendry@tsaglasgow.com


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