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Cover Story: The General Election

An Interview with:

RUTH DAVIDSON There are a lot of voices in the media right now telling young people that they shouldn’t vote in this General Election. For you, why is it important and why should young people go out and vote? I think politics is important because it shapes the world around us. If people want to participate in that and they want to have ownership in their own future, then they’ve got to go out and be involved. One of the things that gets me most angry is when people say young folk aren’t political. I think they’re intensely political. They may not be party political but in terms of joining online campaigns or single issue groups, you see people who are willing to spend a lot of time and effort and put a lot of themselves into areas of change. I would say there are lots of ways you can change things in this country by voting and by choosing not to vote, you are essentially counting yourself out in those areas. One of the frequent reasons given for young people not voting is a sort of disillusionment with socalled ‘establishment’ parties. More often than not, one of the parties involved in that description would be the Conservative Party. Does that perception of the party make it difficult to get your message across to young people? Well in Scotland we’ve not actually been a part of the establishment for a long time! I think people respond to the message carrier. Most people understand the job that I do in Scotland and the job I do in the Scottish Parliament. One of my great joys in recent years was working through the Better Together campaign and working with some of our youth advocates. I think there’s a whole generation of people who were involved on the cutting edge of a political debate in the referendum and don’t want to just put that aside now, they want to keep that momentum going. I think for that reason, the future of politics in Scotland really is in very safe hands. One thing that can be a confusing aspect for people is the crossover between the Westminster and Scottish wings of any given party. When it comes to the Conservatives, how much of what we see in Westminster in terms of policy is also true in Scotland? Well I have complete autonomy in Scotland over policy, over candidates, over party management and over all of our

campaigns. Everything we do in Scotland really comes under my purview but we’re all Conservatives. In terms of what’s being going on in Westminster in terms of trying to keep the long-term economic recovery going and trying to create jobs, I really support and respect my colleagues for the work they’ve been doing. There seems to be a viewpoint among some young people that Conservative policies in Westminster such as housing benefit cuts for the under 25s and increases in tuition fees have been targeted at young people specifically because they don’t go out and vote and when they do, they often don’t vote Conservative. How would you respond to that? Well I would say no, absolutely not. We’re working to create opportunities for young people coming up now. On housing benefit, lots of young people across Scotland instead of going on a social housing list, will go and share in private rented accommodation. That’s what I did as a student. Even when I finished my degree, I had to move back in with my parents because my first job was quite low paid. We’re trying to make sure that first jobs are better paid and that’s why we’re raising the minimum wage higher than inflation and we’re not taking tax away from people who are low earners. Down south, you can see the difference in the approach to education and there are more people from poorer backgrounds attending university because bursaries are much higher. In the Scottish Parliament, we’ve also led the fight against the SNP’s cuts to college and university places. So I think while we do try and make sure we have an economy that works for everybody across the UK, I think that we’ve done a lot for young people. Whilst there are obviously positives in there, it can seem like a lot of the cuts the Conservatives have brought in are disproportionately affecting some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Can you understand why that might leave people frustrated? Well I would reject that on the grounds that we’re trying to get more people into work. I’m proud that there are fewer children in Scotland right now living in workless households than we’ve seen before. I’m proud that we’ve been able to raise the minimum wage and we’ve been able to say to people going forward that you will never pay income tax if you work 30 hours on the minimum wage.

I’m also proud that we’ve been able to reform welfare to make it easier for people to get back into work and we’ve got child poverty lower now than at any time under the last Labour government. These are all things we’ve done to try and make sure that we’re puting money into people’s pockets on the lower end of the scale. We know that when recessions happen, the people who suffer most are those on the lowest wages and lowest incomes, not just in this country but in every country. That’s why we’ve taken the decisions we have to make sure that inequality is falling and that’s what we’re seeing. For you, why are the Conservatives the best party to represent young people and give them a voice? Because we want to give them the opportunity to do whatever it is that they crave. The reason I came into politics is because I want a young person growing up in Scotland right now to have an opportunity that is limited only by their own ambition so that whatever it is they want to be in life, there’s a job there for them.

I think it’s a disgrace in 2015 Scotland that the single biggest indicator of whether you’re going to be a poor adult is whether you’re parents are poor and the best way to break that cycle is to make sure there are better opportunities for all. That means better schools and better jobs at the end of it and that’s what we’re trying to achieve. What were you like during your time as a student? As a student, I was probably more interested in the extra-curricular activities than I was in my lectures. I did an arts course, sort of English and Scottish literature, at Edinburgh and a lot of my lectures were at nine or ten in the morning. I can’t honestly say hand on heart that I attended all of them – or anywhere near all of them – and that’s possibly why I maybe don’t have the best degree in the world. I don’t recommend that approach to anyone. If I was to go back and do it all again, I would make sure I wasn’t so seduced by the lifestyle outside of my classroom but it was good fun and I certainly enjoyed it.


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WILLIE RENNIE There are a lot of voices in the media talking about whether or not young people should go out and vote. For you, why does it matter that young people go out and vote? It matters for young people because if you don’t vote, politics will just look after different generations. We’re driven by the people who vote for us. We’re creatures of the democratic system and if you don’t take part in that system then generally whilst your views may not get ignored, they won’t get the priority they would otherwise deserve. If you want to influence society or have a voice in how society is run, then even though it might not always work, voting is the best way to do that. One thing we hear a lot is that young people are crying out for one of the mainstream parties to really represent them. In your view, why are the Liberal Democrats the party to do that? We’ve been the natural party for students and graduates for a long time. Our copy book has been blotted in recent years for obvious reasons but naturally, we’re internationalist, we’re progressive, we’re liberal and tolerant and we’re very much the kind of party that I think is a natural fit for students. It’s interesting that support for the Lib Dems has fallen among young people in recent years though. Why do you think that is? Tuition fees are the obvious reason. We said we would do one thing which we weren’t able to do. People are finding it difficult to forgive and forget and all I would say is, yeah, we got that thing wrong and it was a mistake – a big mistake – but look at all the other things that we’ve got right. Students who have got part time jobs will not be paying any income tax at all as a result of raising the tax thresholds. That simply would not have been done without the liberal democrats. Realistically though, to what extent do you think you’ll be able to win back student support at this election? My job and the job of other political leaders really is going to be to restore that faith that’s clearly been lost. I think we let you down in 2010 and we won’t do that again because you’ve been the lifeblood of our

party for a long time and I think we need you and you need us in order for young people’s voices to be heard. There is still an awful lot of work to be done to restore that confidence. It’s proven by actions; that’s the way we do it. If we say we’re going to do something, we do it. In this election we’ve said that investing in education is our top priority; something we really believe in. We’re going to prioritise that in any negotiations for coalition and we’ll deliver it. That’s the kind of action that will reassure people that we’re true to our word. You say that higher education is an important issue for the Liberal Democrats. What does that actually mean in terms of policy? Because the issue is devolved, we have a different approach from our colleagues down south. For students in Scotland, what you get with the Liberal Democrats is a commitment to no tuition fees; a commitment to restoring the level of student support which has been diminished by the SNP through increasing loans and cutting grants for people from disadvantaged backgrounds. We want to raise the repayment threshold for loans up to what it is in England, which is £21,000. Those are the issues that we will continue to make the case for up here. I wanted to ask you about the possibility of the Lib Dems going into a coalition after the election. Between Conservative and Labour, which party would you rather see the Lib Dems go into an agreement with? It’s not really a choice because it’s up for the voters to decide who the biggest party is and that’s the party we’ll speak to first. If we can form a stable government that delivers on Lib Dem’s policies then that’s what we’ll do. For you though, which party do you think would the most likely to be able to help deliver on those promises? Nah, I’m not answering that because it’s not about who we prefer. If I was in favour of the Labour Party, I would go off and join the Labour Party and vice versa with the Tories. I’m not, I’m a Liberal Democrat and I’ll just keep trying to get the most seats and the most influence for our party. One thing people will worry about when voting Lib Dem here with the current voting system for general

elections, is the idea of their vote being a ‘wasted vote’. Is it time we looked to reform the election process? I think it is yes. We’ve got a different system now in Scotland in both Holyrood and local elections and I don’t see many people complaining about that system. It’s normal now and it’s stable and it represents far better how people vote. So yeah, absolutely, it’s time to change it. It seems natural for me for people’s vote to be accurately reflected. I think that’s a vital part of democracy but some people obviously find it difficult to accept that. What were you like during your time as a student and how did those experiences influence your politics?

I went to college in Paisley before it was the University and did a degree in biology there before moving on to do a diploma in industrial administration at Glasgow College, which is now Glasgow Caledonian. I got involved in student politics. At that stage I was the deputy president of the Student Assembly and I ran some of the Union side of things. I got involved with the Liberal Democrats around that kind of time as well. At the time, Paisley was hardly a hotbed of liberalism, I’d have to say, but there was a few Lib Dems around. So really that experienced my politics a lot. I was able to stand up for what I believed in an environment that wasn’t necessarily favourable to Liberal Democrats.


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Cover Story: The General Election

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WHO TO VOTE FOR: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE CONSERVATIVES

What they say: Expect to hear a lot about their “long-term economic plan”. The Conservatives argue that they’ve used their time in government to help reduce the deficit and get people back into work and that a vote for Labour would undo all their good work. What their critics say: That their longterm plan has consisted largely of cutting social spending to some of society’s most vulnerable whilst letting huge corporations get away with fraud, crime and tax avoidance on a huge scale. They also borrowed more in the last parliament than under the entire duration of Tony Blair’s government and the real deficit (not the yearly deficit they talk about but the overall bill for what we actually owe) has gone up massively. What it means for students: One thing this government has done really well is creating apprenticeships and graduate jobs, whilst raising the tax thresholds for the lowest earners. That means when you finish studying, there’s more likely to be decent jobs for you and your friends and a fairer deal to try and get your life on track. On the other hand, if you’re not so lucky, you might end up having to work in Poundland for your benefits.

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likely to affect new students in a few years than anyone studying right now. Labour is a bit of a tricky one to predict and for a lot of students, might end up being just ‘leastworse’ option in terms of which party leads the Westminster government.

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS What they say: That they’d be the best coalition partner to keep the government on track. They want to bring heart to the Tories or brains to Labour. Which one they end up working with could depend largely on who agrees first to their demand of £8bn of extra funding for the NHS each year. Oh, and sorry about that whole tuition fees thing. What their critics say: They said they wouldn’t bring in tuition fees and then they did. They attracted votes based on an image of a progressive, internationalist party committed to social equality and then got into government with the Tories; probably their supporter’s worst nightmare. What it means for students: They’re probably right in terms of being a good coalition partner (if they actually get enough votes) but in reality, their only real impact on students via Westminster is likely to be that they shave the rough edges of the policies of the other two main parties. Still, that £8bn sounds nice.

SNP What they say: That the Conservative-led coalition government has been a disaster, going disproportionately after the sick, the poor and the unemployed. They argue that a Labour government would work towards a more equal society by introducing a mansion tax, a 50p tax rate and £1,600 ‘future fund’ for young people entering education. What their critics say: That they can’t be trusted with money and are altogether a bit useless. Expect to hear the Conservatives drudge up the last Labour government. David Cameron will try to make the case that a Labour government this time around would do just as badly and put us back to square one, meaning the cuts need to start all over again. Also, Ed Miliband looks a bit silly doesn’t he? What it means for students: Their future fund sounds like a good policy but it’s more

What they say: That it’s time to get rid of this whole austerity thing and look instead at modest increases to social spending to get the wheels of the economy turning again. The crux of their argument is essentially that if enough ‘anti-Tory’ parties get seats in parliament, they should work together to lock the Conservatives out of power. What their critics say: If too many SNP candidates get elected, the pressure to call for another referendum might be too great for Nicola Sturgeon to resist. Expect the unionist parties (see above) to play the fear card and refer constantly to “the party who want to destroy Britain” and variations thereof. What it means for students: The SNP’s record on education isn’t great; 100,000 fewer students attending colleges; fewer children from disadvantaged backgrounds

attending university; and huge cuts in the number of secondary teachers. Votes for the SNP will most likely come down to whether or not people think they’ve been a good voice for the people of Scotland and from looking at the current polls, a lot of people seem to think exactly that.

GREENS What they say: That they’ll tackle the issues around the cost of living. They want to look at issues around taxation, social housing and of course, the environment. They’ve also led calls to reform the electoral process and the House of Lords. What their critics will say: Whilst most of their policies sound very nice, in reality some of the ones around the environment are unachievable without totally tearing up the rule book. Natalie Bennett’s shambolic radio performance summed up criticism of

some Green candidates when she wasn’t able to explain the numbers behind her policies. What it means for students: The Greens are now the second most popular party among students and candidates have experienced a ‘Green surge’ in recent months. In reality, they’re not likely to win that many seats at this election but a strong green voice in parliament is exactly what many students will be looking to hear.

UKIP What they say: Immigration. They want less of it. They also want less money coming to Scotland; about £8bn less. What their critics say: That they’re a party made up of “fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists” and their plans for leaving the EU simply don’t add up. Many have pointed to the massive economic and cultural benefits of immigration and how leaving the EU could prompt a disaster for the British economy. What it means for students: In Scotland, practically nothing. It would be a shock if they have even one UKIP MP here. They were also the only party, despite many calls and emails to the contrary, to fail to take part in our leaders debate and answer how their policies would benefit students in Scotland. Can’t imagine why.

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Feature: Festival Round-up

by Cameron Willis @CameronWillis92 c.willis@tsaglasgow.com

Scottish Festival Upon Us – Here’s the Highlights

There’s a bright light at the end of the tunnel. And it’s big, inviting and just waiting for you to join in. Glasgow’s weather may not have totally surrendered to the allure of the Scottish summer, but it’s definitely on its way. Just like that final exam of yours. With every summer comes one constant – a big messy belter of a festival season. We look at some of the top festivals that’ll be staging some incredible acts across Scotland this summer, talking about their highlights, their history and why they’ll be the weekend you’ll remember most from this year’s hard-earned Summer break. Cheers!

KNOCKENGORROCH FESTIVAL 21ST TO 24TH MAY

This is an annual festival held in the Galloway hills, and although a world ceilidh festival it also incorporates a host of different acts across a range of genres. It celebrates every walk of Scottish music. An infinitely Scottish start to festival season, why not dip into what’s to come by getting involved? The world ceilidh celebrates traditional Scots and world music, but also expect the likes of Edinburgh trio Young Fathers, infectious hip-hop act Stanley Odd and a host of DJs, who promise a range of choice in musical celebration. A weekend in the hills with quality tunes? Why no?

T IN THE PARK 10TH TO 12TH JULY

Scotland’s definitive festival. T in the Park has been going for over 20 years, and this year promises to roll them back, usher in the new and celebrate all that is good about Scotland’s major music fest. It is it’s 21st birthday after all. And this year it’s moved from Balado, to Strathallan Castle. Even more reason to go. On a massive bill, Friday’s highlights include Kasabian, Fatboy Slim and David Guetta. Saturday’s biggest booking comes in the shape of The Libertines – do not miss them. On top of that there’s Avicii, Alt-J and The Script. And on Sunday, for you to enjoy in the midst of hungover wreckage, there’s Noel Gallagher, The Prodigy, Stereophonics and Jamie T. You not got your ticket yet?

EDEN FESTIVAL 11TH TO 14TH JUNE

Eden festival is an environmentally conscious and friendly weekend that sets out four main objectives. The festival wants to involve young people and the community with all the different aspects of the festival. They want to support creative artists locally in Dumfries & Galloway and nationally from across the country. They want to bring people to Dumfries. And they want to promote it all in a sustainable and environmentally conscious way. This year has seen it spiral in popularity, and it’s all set up to be one of the best festivals this year. Grandmaster Flash headlines and there is a host of diverse Scottish creative talents, from Mungos Hi-Fi to Colonel Mustard. It’s going to be unreal.

WICKERMAN FESTIVAL 24TH TO 25TH JULY

Tucked away in the South West of Scotland at the Scottish Borders is one of the most family friendly festivals in Britain. Beginning in 2001, organisers have built up one of the most renowned and popular festivals in Scotland, being dubbed as “Scotland’s Alternative Music Festival”. Located just outside of Dundrennan, this year you can see brilliant acts from The Waterboys and Lulu to RM Hubbert and Hector Bizerk. Then of course there is the jaw dropping burning of the Wickerman.

THE KELBURN GARDEN PARTY 3RD TO 5TH JULY

Not heard of Kelburn? Where have you been. The weekend long camping extravaganza just outside of Largs celebrates music, art, culture and adventure with one of the most scenic backdrops around – Kelburn Castle. Promoters and organisers go all out, and there’s the promise of one of the best festival atmospheres across the country. Good people, good music and good vibes. They’ve not increased size this year either, so it’s a good year to get involved. With a host of acts across four stages, there’s something for everyone. They never get above their station, and offer a platform for a range of musicians. It’s for the festival goers, not for the money. You’d be a fool to miss out.

DOUNE THE RABBIT HOLE 21ST TO 23RD AUGUST

This summer festival sells itself as a “voyage of musical discovery”. With an all-including nature and a campfire glow, it brings together some of the emerging names in Scottish music and those already established. There is a big indie vibe with acts like San Francisco’s Deerhoof and Scotland’s own Fatherson and The Phantom Band leading the bill. Then there’s celtic six-piece Shooglenifty and Glasgow band The Girobabies and Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5. Camp, sing, dance and join in on this heavily renowned and welcoming Scottish festival. It’s held at the Port of Monteith in Stirling. Get doune!


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What’s On: In May

Electric Frog is back for the Riverside Festival this May

Electric Frog and Pressure are back on the 29th and 30th of May with the bigger and better Riverside Festival. The outdoor festival held in the grounds of the mesmerising Riverside Museum is back for its third year bringing with it a wealth of the most talented artists in electronic music.

Since the partnership of these stalwart Glasgow promotErs, the Riverside Festival has been their biggest party of the year. Starting in 2013 as a one day event they continued the following year with a two day event held at the start of summer focusing on bringing the biggest DJs in the world to Glasgow to start the summer parties. This year brings an exciting new addition on the Saturday as Cocoon take over two stages for the full day bringing a touch of Ibiza to the banks of the Clyde. Being one of the most popular events during the Ibiza summer season put together by Saturday headliner Sven Vath for the past 15 years in legendary club Amnesia. Well known for creative parties and after parties alike, this is an exciting addition to the festival and brings a brilliant new overall dynamic. On the Friday, German techno heavyweights like Siriusmodeselektor and Len Faki bring their knowledge and

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experience in playing worldwide over the past couple of decades. Without these sorts of acts there might not be the underground dance scene we have in Glasgow today. Playing other stages throughout that evening are UK house acts Joy Orbison and Julio Bashmore, who have managed to create success for themselves by finding their own sound in the everlasting house scene. Scottish favourites Optimo, Slam and Animal Farm are also playing throughout the Friday to help build up the party as the sun is going down. On the Saturday, Cocoon has managed to bring some of the biggest dance acts on the planet to play all on one day where clashes are sure to be found but knowing there will always be something on for your taste throughout. “Papa Sven” headlining with a 3 hour set, the evening is sure to go down in history for the Glasgow scene. Legends of the rave and techno scenes join him with Chilean DJ, Ricardo Villalobos and Detroit powerhouse Carl Craig adding to the line-up. Other standout acts on the Saturday that are guaranteed to put on a great show are Nina Kravitz, a Russian DJ who has been making waves with her mixes for the past few years, disco collectives Horse Meat Disco and Melting Pot will also be warming up the crowds preparing them for round two. It’s not only the music that makes this festival all it is though. This year the use of The Tall Ship will be used as a hospitality venue for those needing a bit more comfort and less queues throughout the weekend. There will also be lots of top quality street food on offer and plenty of bars with beer gardens scattered throughout the site. Tickets are still on sale with a second release of weekend passes costing £75 and then £40 for each day plus booking fees. These can be found online at various sites including Resident Advisor or Ticketweb or you can also buy tickets in person at the Hillhead Book Club on Vinicombe Street, just off Byres Road.

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What’s On: GCU News

by Euan Brock @Brock01 e.brock@tsaglasgow.com

GCU Students Secure European Games coverage

Students Rebecca Tracy, Harmony Maijer, Ryan Bounagui with John Cullen

Three lucky students have been chosen to travel to Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, to help broadcast the first ever

GCU Professor of Social History, Peter Kirby, has received a prestigious Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship and substantial funding from the British Cotton Growing Association to aid a 16-month study on the statistics of child labour in cotton textiles in the North West of England between 1851 and 1911. With debates continuing to this day on whether legislative steps taken by Britain to regulate the employment of children in industrial production was effective, this study will examine how this and changes in technology changed the level of child workers in the textile industry. By compiling detailed maps of county demographics, including child labour by parish, occupation and age, this study will be used in larger projects of national statistics. Professor Kirby said: “The research will be carried out in collaboration with historical demographers at Cambridge University and will provide findings of value not only to historians but also modern development economists working on the economics of child labour. As such, the project really does connect well with our University commitment to the Common Good.”

European Games. Multimedia Journalism students Ryan Bounagui, Harmony Maijer and Rebecca Tracy have been recruited

by broadcasters International Sport Broadcasting (ISB) to help produce 1,200 hours of coverage. This will include the opening and closing ceremonies, daily highlights and live coverage of the semifinals and final. Ryan, 22, from Glasgow, said: “It’s incredible to be given the opportunity to work on the first Games and at an event of this magnitude, which will be broadcast to the masses. I’m hoping this will be the next step in my career following graduation.” The multi-sport event expects to see around 5,400 athletes take part from 49 Olympic nations and is being organised by the European Olympic Comittees. John Cullen, BBC and Olympic Broadcasting Service commentator, has said: “I’ve been fortunate to report on some of the greatest sporting events and I am thrilled that students from GCU will have the same opportunity. The students will serve the story rather than be the story and I look forward to seeing their coverage.” The students will be making the 2,500 mile trip to be ready for the competition beginning on 12th June.

Ground-Breaking Study of Child Labour

Child labour in cotton textiles in the North West of England between 1851 and 1911

What’s On AT CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY

Redevelopment Project The University’s Heart of Campus project is due to begin its second phase, which is focused on the development of the Hamish Wood Building. From the 11th of May the refectory, staff dining room and staff social space will be closed and work will be carried out until February 2016. The first phase redevelopment in the George Moore Building will be complete by October, with a new restaurant opening for students.

Student Telethon GCU’s annual student telethon has taken place and raised almost £45,000 for the University’s Caledonian Club. The Caledonian Club is tasked with initiating participation and community engagement with Caledonian University. Students spent three weeks calling over 1,000 exstudents to update them on activities within the University and ask for donations toward this fantastic relationship based engagement.


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What’s On: GU News

Honorary Degrees for Ex-Ministers

Former First Minister Alex Salmond receives honorary degree

by Euan Brock @Brock01 e.brock@tsaglasgow.com

The University of Glasgow awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University to the former First Minister, the Right Hon Alex Salmond MSP, on the 21st of April. After receiving his award at the Bute Hall in the University, Mr Salmond went on to deliver a public lecture. The Principle and Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Anton Muscatelli said: “All political observers recognise that Alex Salmond is a dominant figure in Scottish politics. In a parliamentary career that spans almost three decades, he was twice leader of the SNP, and the longest serving First Minister of Scotland from 2007-2014. Higher Education was a key part of his programme for government and in spite of challenging economic circumstances his government supported the global ambition of Scotland’s universities whilst encouraging access from all who had talent and ambition to learn.” Mr Salmond said: “I’m absolutely delighted to receive this honour from the University of Glasgow – one of Scotland’s most distinguished institutions, which has truly shaped the world we live in throughout its history.” The University of Glasgow went on to also award ex-Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, an Honorary Degree of Doctor on the 29th of April, which was presented in the Sir Charles Wilson lecture theatre. Professor Anton Muscatelli said: “An MP from 1983 until he decided to stand down this year, Gordon Brown was the longest serving Chancellor in modern times, from 1997 until 2007, before becoming Prime Minister from 2007-2010. His intervention during last year’s Independence Referendum was widely viewed as pivotal.”

Munro Challenge 2015 The Univesity of Glasgow is sending as many representatives as possible to the top of as many of Scotland’s 282 Munros as possible this month. Over the May holiday weekend on the 23rd – 25th, teams of two to eight people, including one experienced walker, will be taking part in the climb to raise funds for the Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre at the University. The research programme focuses on understanding the fundamental mechanisms governing normal haemopietic stem cell and LSC functions. This fundraiser aims to raise £50 per person taking part for the centre, with the best picture taken at the summit to be published. The event is not exclusively for staff and students of the University of Glasgow, so if you would like to take part in the experience please contacts Medical Development Co-ordinator, Susanne Hill, on 0141 330 5092 for more details. The Univesity of Glasgow send as many representatives as possible to the top of as many of Scotland’s 282 Munro in the month of May

What’s On AT GLASGOW UNIVERSITY

Sky News Choose Glasgow With the buzz surrounding the General Election coming to a climax, Sky News chose the University of Glasgow as their only Scottish base for their Stand Up And Be Counted campaign. The live broadcasts allowed students to be interviewed on issues that matter to them in relation to politics and took place in Professors’ Square on the 16th of April. John Riley, Head of Sky News, said: “This tour is a really exciting opportunity for young people to engage.

£2 Million Funding for Ozone Technology A spin-off company from the University of Glasgow’s School of Physics and Astronomy, Anacail Limited, has landed a £2 million equity investment for their new technology. Anacail has created technology which has the potential to improve food safety and extend shelf-life of products with postpackage treatment. They are also developing products for high-level decontamination within healthcare surroundings and sterilising medical devices.


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The Big Interview: The Maccabees

by Joanna Mullan @joannamullan j.mullan@tsaglasgow.com

Due to the success of your 2012 album Given To The Wild, did you feel any stress or pressure for the next to do just as well? No more than between Colour It In and Wall of Arms. The pressure is to improve on the last effort. Not make the same mistakes and make more of the things you thought were successful the last time around. And in terms of its success it’s so out of your hands. So we make something we’re happy with and hope it makes sense to other people. Orlando, we loved your artistic side project ‘Young Colossus’ which was a storybook illustrated by Robert Hunter, released alongside a 6 track EP. Have you guys worked on any other side projects in between recording? No there’s been no time. But I see Rob now and then he’s been making some beautiful work recently that’s well worth a look. You guys have been regulars at Reading & Leeds Festival and are expected to return this year. What has been your strangest festival experience so far?

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Breaking their three year silence, London rockers The Maccabees are preparing for the release of their forthcoming album. Details have yet to be spared, but with the guys treating us to a small taste of what to expect in the form of their new single ‘Marks To Prove It’, we only expect great things. With an exciting and upbeat sound, the eagerly anticipated single release seems to be going down a storm since being released on iTunes and with the video uploading to Youtube last week. The talented bunch are made up of Orlando Weeks, who’s singing is just about as cool as his name, Felix & Hugo White on guitar, Rupert Jarvis on bass and Sam Doyle on the drums. With a number of exciting times ahead, such as their album release, UK tour, festivals & playing in the States, we caught up with the band for a chat to see how they are getting on. Hey guys! Before releasing ‘Mark’s To Prove It’ last week, we hadn’t heard from you in a few years since ‘Given To The Wild’. How have you been? Alright thanks. Glad to have the record finished and nice to be puting the finishing touches on all the artwork. It appears you have made a lot of people, including myself, very happy about breaking your silence – how do you feel about receiving such a positive response to something you guys have spent so much time and effort on? To be honest it’s a relief that what we think is good in the bubble of the studio makes sense out in the real world. Now, going way back (3 albums ago), we hear that you chose your memorable band name by choosing a random word from the bible. An interesting approach – What made you come up with it? I think our thinking was probably along the lines of ... the bigger the book the more words it contains, the more possible band names ... I’m sure we tried other books but I’ve no ideas which ones.

How did everybody meet? And when you formed the band did you see yourselves achieving this success? Well some of us are brothers. Some of us are school friends or the brothers of school friends. All of us lived around Clapham Common. We started playing together because we wanted to do something and make something.I’d been quite happy being lazy till I was about 19 then who knows ... maybe I lost my tele remote and thought ... better go and do something else . From your first album Colour It In until now, it sounds as if you have played around with different sounds with each song complementing the last. Do you feel as if your musical direction has changed and if so, was it on purpose? We’ve learnt on the job . Other than Fe this was all of our first times in a band and we’d hardly played. Hugo told me his mate (Ru) knew 3 songs on the guitar and that was more than enough to guarantee him a place in the band. So we’ve changed at the rate that our musicianship and developing tastes have allowed us.

Rob got lost between Reading and Leeds once and was no where to be seen 10 minutes before our stage time. This was going to be our biggest show ever to thousands of people. So we were going to be forced to blood a mate of ours who’d bravely said he’d help if he could. Poor old Els what a hero. Anyway that was a fairly strange experience. After doing a few tours in the past and preparing for such a busy year, you must be used to travelling. Where would you consider your home away from home? Home is home there’s no substitute. You can find comfort in other places and with good people but it’s never quite “home.” What is the best piece of advice you have ever received, and for those aspiring musicians out there, what advice would you give? I’m sure I’ve been given some great advice but I’ve got a useless memory so ... I do remember Richard Hawley once told me a story about a father bull and a baby bull and a field of heifers. But it’s his line so you’d have to ask him. But what he was getting at was patience. I think? You are returning to Glasgow this May to play an intimate gig at the O2 ABC Academy. We have to ask – what is your favourite thing about Glasgow and how did you find your experience the last time? There are a few favourite memories. I remember going to an Alisdair Gray exhibition one year in the basement of a Russian restaurant and then trying borscht for the first time. That was pretty good. The worst idea I had in Glasgow was buying a BBgun. I thought I’d do target practice in the venues on tour. What actually happened was a terrifying arms race. Everyone on the bus was armed with the things. If you got out of your bunk you were taking your life in your hands. We can imagine you are excited to play your new material live – for those looking to buy the album and for tickets to see you live, can you describe to them what they can expect? The album is our best yet and we hope the shows will be a real celebration of the work that’s gone into the record. The Maccabees are playing at The O2 ABC Academy in Glasgow on Tuesday 12th May.Tickets are available online from www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.o2abcglasgow. co.uk or you can get them directly at the O2 ABC Academy on Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow City Centre. Tickets cost £25.75 inclusive of booking fee, but for such a big band at such a small venue, tickets are going to go fast!


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What’s On: In May

by Jonny Stone @jonny_stone_

May sees the return of annual

LIGHTHOUSE LATE

PRIDES and up and coming singer-songwriter KLOË to perform at Lighthouse Late

The Lighthouse is Scotland’s Centre for Design and Architecture, an exodus from the buzzing city centre atmosphere. Located in Mitchell Lane, The Lighthouse is the perfect platform to promote and celebrate design in all

of its forms through an eclectic and exciting programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year. As the first public commission was completed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the complex permanently hosts the Mackintosh

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Interpretation Centre – celebrating the life and works of Glasgow’s most celebrated designer – and in May presents Fresh AIR, showcasing jewellery and silverware fron the Artists in Residence at Glasgow School of Art and Edinburgh College of Art. This month sees the return of the annual Lighthouse Late, an evening celebrating Scotland’s creative industries on all five floors of the complex, on Friday 29th May. The building transforms into an enormous social space combining the best of design, fashion, live music and workshops. There to perform an exclusive stripped-back set is the colossal Prides; the Glasgow-based trio create infectious, uplifting synth-pop, and TSA was lucky to catch them for an interview last year. Since then and following their epic performance at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony, they are fast-becoming the band everyone is talking about, with huge singles including ‘Out of the Blue’ and ‘Messiah.’ Having headlined the BBC Introducing stage at Reading & Leeds last year, this may well be the last chance to see Prides in such an intimate setting. Joining Prides is up and coming singer-songwriter KLOË, tipped by Spin, BBC, and DIY as “one to watch.” The Glaswegian pop star plays Lighthouse Late before her appearance at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend and is set to really come into her own in 2015. More speakers and acts are set to be announced in the coming weeks. Lighthouse Late is the ideal opportunity to celebrate Glasgow’s flourishing arts scene in such a beautiful and iconic complex. Showcasing innovative Glaswegian design and hosting Scotland’s finest musical acts, Lighthouse Late is not to be missed. Tickets cost £15 and are available on The Lighthouse website.

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What’s On: In May

by Euan Brock @Brock01 e.brock@tsaglasgow.com

It’s a Charity Variety Night for Radio Lollipop for this exceptional charity on Friday 29th May. The historic placing of the venue dates back to the 30’s as a quality entertainment bar and now looks to continue these traditions. The night will see fabulous entertainment from drag queen Ciaran O’Connor aka Showna Boaby, singers Vicki Gold and William Crombie who will be singing your favourite pop song and fantastic tribute acts for the legendary Elvis Presley and Amy Winehouse. There will be a raffle on the night and tickets for this fantastic event with a worthy cause are only £5 and can be purchased at www.ticketsource.co.uk/teamlollipop.

Slide the City is coming to Glagsow Pioneering American company, Slide the City, are coming to Glasgow and bringing their enormous slip-and-slide with them. The date and exact location is still to be decided but we can certainly start getting excited over the prospect of a 300 metre (three football pitches!) slip-and-slide being laid across part of the city. There is a need to come prepared with your swimming gear, water pistols and water balloons for one of the biggest water events you are likely to see while still being suitable for the full family. As you know, in Glasgow we are never guaranteed nice weather, even at the height of summer, but even

if it does rain slightly it will just make the slip-and-slide faster. Along with the main attraction there will be live music, food and drinks stalls to create a lively, watery festival wonderland for a full afternoon. Ticket prices vary, with a single slider costing £10, a triple slider offer of £20 and a VIP slider of £35 which will entitle you to unlimited slides throughout the day. All prices include extra goodies that you will be able to take away with you. You can add yourself to the waiting list already by going to www. slidethecityuk.co.uk and scrolling down to find Glasgow. There are also plans to hold events in Edinburgh and Livingston.

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Radio Lollipop is a charity that plays a key role in so many families’ lives across the world. If it wasn’t around kids wouldn’t be able to give a smile, making the lives of these families so much harder. The charity gives children who spend most of their lives in care at hospitals across the UK, Australia, New Zealand and USA a bit of normality by allowing them to request their favourite songs, hear their voices on the radio and win all sorts of prizes. The team puting on the variety night aim to raise money for the Yorkhill Children’s Hospital section of the charity in the West End of Glasgow. The Storm Bar on Dumbarton Road is hosting the variety night to help raise funds


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Future Feature: John MacKay

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

HOW TO BAG YOUR DREAM JOB

“My English teacher, recognising my interest in writing, asked if I’d thought of journalism as a career.” In raising my horizons, she did what every good teacher should do. I already had an interest in current affairs, so from then on journalism became my focus. I had a place lined up on the journalism course at Napier College (as it then was), which had a good reputation. In the end, though, I chose a general degree at Glasgow University. A key draw was the student newspaper, the GU Guardian, which was well regarded. I went straight from university into DC Thomson, the publishers of The Sunday Post. They had a good reputation for giving young journalists a start.

My career has been almost entirely in broadcast news. I left the Sunday Post after a year when I got a place on the BBC News Trainee Scheme. At BBC Radio Scotland I became a jack-of-all-trades; sub, duty editor, producer, sports correspondent, reporter, presenter. STV asked me to join them and I have worked as a reporter and producer, but mostly as a presenter.

Most days I arrive for the lunchtime editorial meeting where the progress of the day’s stories are discussed. That’s followed immediately by the Scotland Tonight planning meeting. Depending on the day, the afternoon can be taken up researching stories, pre-recording interviews etc. My day intensifies from 4pm with promotions to be recorded for both the STV News at Six and Scotland Tonight. Then the focus is on the News at Six. As soon as I come off air from that, I’m reading into the stories we are covering on Scotland Tonight. There may be other pre-recorded interviews. We rehearse at 9pm and the guests arrive typically around 10pm.Each day can vary in intensity, but much of it is taken up by

researching the stories we’re doing on both news and Scotland Tonight.

The best part of my working day is when we are on air. That is when all the work done by the team comes together and there is the buzz of live broadcasting. When the day is winding down for most people, we have to be at our peak. I’ve never especially enjoyed working evenings, but Scotland Tonight makes it worthwhile.

There is much more to getting a news programme on air than people realise and it is a team effort. While newspapers can be partisan, news broadcasts are required to be impartial by the terms of their broadcast licence.

Your degree and course work are the base line from where everyone starts. What’s going to make the difference is what you have done in addition. Once you’re in, make the most of every opportunity, keep learning and put these lessons into practice. Journalism has changed. There were more publications when I started, but the internet has made it much easier to get your work out there. I would say that the best ones, those with real talent and drive, will always make it through.

Key quote

“I reached my current position by making the most of every opportunity that came my way”


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What’s On: In May

by Courtney Hendry @courtneysarahx

Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Festival One of Scotland’s original greenfield festivals, Knockengorroch World Ceilidh, is returning for it’s 18th year in the hills of Galloway with a brilliant line-up – including the 2014 winners of prestigious Mercury Award, Young Fathers. Since 1998 the festival, which is set in an ‘accessibly remote, beautifully jaw dropping location’ in the Southern Uplands, has featured music of all genres, with a specific focus on ‘roots’ music along with plenty on things to see and do. Katch Holmes, one of the festivals organisers, believes the variety of events at the festival is what sets it apart from others: “The diversity of our programme, in music, arts and workshops, has led some to compare us to a mini Glastonbury, and for our size we certainly manage to pack a lot of amazing artists in, from contemporary dance to bee-keeping workshops to ‘break core’ beats.” The festival has tripled in size since it began and now has a respected reputation in the music industry as well as among the festival goers who, according to Katch, return time and time again to the event. She added that to celebrate the people who have grown up coming to the festival, they decided to have a ‘coming of age’ theme this year. Young Fathers (who will be taking to the natural amphithaeter in the hills on the Saturday night) aren’t the only highly-anticipated performers at this years event. Legendary Glasgow sound system, Mungos Hi Fi, will be

playing – along with other established dance acts such as Scratch Perverts, Shooglenifty ( inventors of the ‘acid croft’ genre), Peatbog Faeries and the London Afrobeat Collective. Katch’s own personal recommendations include all of the main established names, along with Peatbog Faeries, who are “Knockengorroch favourites”, and Aziza Brahim who is from the Western Sahara and performs a unique form of desert blues with Spanish, Venezuelan and Cuban influences. Although the UK has such a large festival scene, Katch is keen to encourage people to give smaller events a chance, saying: “Mainstream festivals need to appeal to a wider audience – this means you are less likely to find the performers that haven’t been discovered yet. We work closely with all our artists, many who are or have become personal friends and this close connection to the scene, with our ears to the ground, means we feel the waves of innovation first. “Large festivals only book the big famous names. That’s fine if that’s what you like – but if you want to discover something new, if you want to be on the cutting edge of culture, smaller independents are definitely the way to go.” Three day weekend adult concession tickets are available from £90 (rising to £95 for non-concessions), four day concession tickets £100 (£105 for non-concessions).

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Introducing: Sloth Metropopolis

Sloth Metropopolis at Doune The Rabbit Hole in 2014

If Knockengorroch sounds like your kind of thing but you can’t make the festival, check out Sloth Metropopolis, the ‘progressive-folk-rock’ band are the exact kind of band you might discover at the festival. They formed back in 2012 and according to lead vocalist, Calum Calderwood, came up with their unusual name after a friend of the band said he felt like ‘the sloth of the metropolis – a sloth who lives in a city with so much life around them but does nothing but sit around all day’. For those unfamiliar with Sloth Metropolis, Calum describes their sound as, “story driven, guitar-less rock with bits of folk, prog, psych and whatever else takes our fancy.” The band have released two E.P’s, “Departure” and “Work”, along with mega-single “Attack” and all of their music is available as ‘pay-what-you-want’ via bandcamp. They will be supporting Earthless at Audio on 25th May.

Knockengorroch Festival, from 21st to 24th May

Sloth Metropopolis performing at Stereo Cafe in 2013


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Feature: TheSteamie.net

TheSteamie.net

#MonThen

Satire. If wielded correctly, it can be a very powerful tool. If you can poke fun at something, whilst maintaining the seriousness of the situation, you can really engage people with the subject in a whole new way. It makes light of dark, brings real issues to the fore, and helps heal bitterly sore wounds. That is, if you don’t take it too seriously. Launching last month, TheSteamie.net is a fake news and satire site based in Glasgow. Aptly named after the infamous Glaswegian gossip house made famous by Tony Roper’s play. It’s a much more localised and much less specialised Wunderground, and a much less financed Onion. It uses a Glaswegian news voice, and tries to engage with young people across the city and across the country. It is by its own admittance a satire site, but that isn’t all that it is. It merges the traditional ideals of this kind of wit with what the people behind the whole operation describe as “absolute absurdity”. Stories are regularly unfounded and manic, but also hilarious. And what’s more, it’s all about getting people involved. It wants to engage young people with the issues of the day, but it also wants them to connect with stories on culture, stereotypes and ideas – but more importantly, just have a laugh. They don’t want to scare people away by being

overly political – only when the time is right. It’s primarily there to make people smile. After all, life’s too short. With snout handed fist shaking fishwife Jeannie as it’s iconic logo, it hisses at mainstream news, and laughs off accusations of being too risqué. If you’re offended by the light-hearted content, chances are, you’re one of those miserable types who are offended by most things. Someone’s tax disc out of date? Better phone the polis. Immigrants moved into your street? Better phone Nigel Farage. There’s been steam gathering behind it for a weeks, and it continues to grow. Stories are getting sharper, funnier and more direct. They’re solidifying that voice and direction they yearned for before. They’re starting to have that influence. Written in a sarcastic and overly tabloidistic way, the whole thing’s designed to poke fun at traditional media. It leans to the left, but isn’t afraid to attack it either. It wants to be a nuisance, to devilishly annoy the powers that be. And what’s more, the entire thing’s been done on a budget of £0.00. It’s an example of how 21st century social media can be an invaluable tool to get your message out there on a shoe string budget.

The Steamie is by no means the complete package – but it’s an effort. It doesn’t have money, you can see that. But it does have a purpose. It wants to raise issues with young people without being mundane. It wants to attack those that falsely represent them. And it wants to unleash a tirade of ridiculous patter to make us all laugh. And that’s worth a lot more. Like the Facebook page The Steamie and follow them on Twitter @SteamieGlasgow to get involved. What are you waiting for?


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Feature: Land Ahoy Tattoo

Land Ahoy Tattoo studio has an offer just for you Land Ahoy Tattoo studio offers a professional tattoo, piercing and laser removal service in Glasgow city centre. The business was established by Kenny Mitchell in 2006 and now occupies a prime city centre location in Sauchiehall Street. Kenny served his tattoo and piercing apprenticeship under stringent conditions in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and brought his training in Health and Safety back to the UK. Tattoos at Land Ahoy can be customised or pre-designed and the range of artwork provided by our four highly experienced artists based at the studio, Roberto, Kyle, Ross and Kenny spans a wide range of artistic and individual preferences. During a consultation, the artists can bring ideas to life, make suggestions for a design, or supply a ready-made image for a tattoo. The professionalism and artistic expertise, combined with the friendly, approachable and relaxed atmosphere in the shop makes this a studio where you would feel as welcome completing a full customised bodysuit as selecting a flash design for your first tattoo. Piercing is discreet, personalised and professional, with Fiona providing a calm and reassuring environment for anyone

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experiencing last minute nerves. Land Ahoy also offers laser removal, which can completely remove an unwanted tattoo or lighten it for an easier cover up tattoo. Prices vary depending on the size, design and location of the tattoo. With special monthly offers taking place throughout the year, follow Land Ahoy Tattoo on Facebook to keep track of these deals as they happen. For tattoos, body piercing and laser removal, Land Ahoy is the place to go. In May, Land Ahoy are bringing a very special offer in theme with ‘May The Fourth Be With You’. They are offering all customers palm sized tattoos for £77. For any further information or to make a booking you can contact the studio by e-mailing info@landahoytattoos.co.uk or phoning 0141 332 0338. “Kenny has tattooed me a few times now. An awesome custom shark on my forearm, and my knuckle tatts. His work is amazing, and the studio itself is lovely. Everyone is chill, friendly, and super talented. I couldn’t recommend them enough!” “Great shop, amazing artists! Best shop in Glasgow!”

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Gig Guide: Music & Clubbing FRI 8 MAY th

MON 18TH MAY

APE MAN ALIEN + REWIRED + KILLER CURE + THE RIVERS 8:30pm, King Tut’s

AS IT IS + THIS WILD LIFE (COHEADLINE) 8:30pm, King Tut’s ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH GERRY LYONS 7:30pm, Nicce ‘N’ Sleazy

CREATION SESSIONS GLASGOW & STEPPING STONE MUSIC PRESENTS : THE BEAT MOVEMENT + JAMIE COLEMAN + KIERAN FISHER + JAMIE REILLY 7:30pm, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

ITCHY FEET 11pm, The Art School

AVERAGE WHITE BAND 7pm, 02 ABC ONLY THE YOUNG 7pm, 02 ABC ALCEST PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS 7pm, Oran Mor SOFRITO: GOLDEN TEACHER + NIGHT OF THE JAGUAR 11pm, The Art School VICTORIAN TROUT CONSPIRACY / + SUPPORT 8pm, 13th Note

WITHERED HAND 7:30pm, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy KATZENJAMMER 7pm, Oran Mor THE PLAYLIST UNEARTHED: JIM VALENTINE + INDIGO VELVET + ATOM TREE + KELVIN + WEEKEND WARS + AARON FYFE + THE MONA LISA’S + NIEVES + GERRY CINNAMON + LEWIS CAPALDI + THE RISING SOULS + VIDA + TRIBAL HIGH + ANTON & THE COLTS + TONI ETHERSON + SOPHIE ROGERS + SCOTT MCWATT + VLADIMIR 1pm, the Art School HEADSTRONG: UNTOLD + PANGAEA + CLOUDS 11pm, The Art School BUCKY SKANK: JD TWITCH & JG WILKES 11pm, The Art School OF SPIRE AND THRONE / MOUNT VERTIGO / LITTLE HANDS OF SILVER 8:30pm, 13th Note TWIN ATLANTIC 6:30pm, The SSE Hydro HOWLIN’ RADIO 9pm, Clockwork Beer Co THE SHIVERIN SHEIKS 9:30pm, Butterfly and the Pig

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SLAVES 8pm, King Tut’s MOBB DEEP “THE INFAMOUS...” 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 6pm, 02 ABC NEW CITY KINGS 7pm, 02 ABC FAU / JER REID & VICTORIA MORTON / SYBREN RENEMA & ARMIN STURM / PUBLIC SPACES BIG BAND 8pm, 13th Note JAZZ UP THE SOUTH 4pm, Loks Bar & Kitchen

MON 11TH MAY ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH GERRY LYONS 7:30pm, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy STRIKING MATCHES 7pm, Oran Mor DAWN OF HUMANS (USA) / CLOCKED OUT / GLUERASH / FEEBLE BASTARD 8pm, 13th Note

TUE 12TH MAY

ARCANE ROOTS + GALLERY CIRCUS + SOLEMN SUN 8pm, King Tut’s

THE SENSATIONAL DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE BAND 7pm, 02 ABC

THE MACCABEES 7pm, 02 ABC

SLAVES – 8pm – King Tut’s – 10th May

HOT CHIP 7pm, The Art School

SAT 16TH MAY

TYLER THE CREATOR 7pm, The Barrowlands

WED 13

TH

MAY

SUN CLUB + POOR FRISCO + THE PACIFIC BLUES 8:30pm, King Tut’s

MERRYMOUTH 8:30pm, King Tut’s RICHARD DAWSON + HOWIE REEVE + CHRISSY BARNACLE 8pm, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy MASKED – DECOY 7pm, 02 ABC

J. COLE 7pm, The Academy

THE DYNAGLIDES 7pm, Oran Mor

INDUSTRIAL SOUNDTRACK FOR THE URBAN DECAY 7:30pm, The Art School

CRITICAL SOUND SHOWCASE: KASRA CRITICAL + EMPERORDNB + IVY LAB + OH MY JOSH + SNEZ + AEMS 11pm, The Art School

SOUTHSIDE SESSIONS SHOWCASE 8:30pm, McMillans Bar & Chop House

THUR 14

TH

MAY

BLACK RIVERS + THE TRIPPS 8:30pm, King Tut’s LIVE ACOUSTIC MUSIC 7pm, Kudos

MARK KNOPFLER 6:30pm, The SSE Hydro

MUSICAL MARATHON 12pm, Jayz Bar & Restaurant

WED 20TH MAY

SOUTHSIDE SESSIONS SHOWCASE 8:30pm, McMillans Bar & Chop House

MONO PRESENTS: JOEY FOURR + APOSTILLE + SPINNING COIN 7:30pm, Mono

JESSE MALIN 8:30pm, King Tut’s MEW 7pm, 02 ABC

SOUTHSIDE SESSIONS SHOWCASE 8:30pm, Sweeney’s On The Park

THE BOTS 7pm, The Attic

TYLER OAKLEY’S SLUMBER PARTY 7pm, The Academy SWEET EMPIRE / IRISH HANDCUFFS / SHATTERHAND / BRIAN CURRAN 7:30pm, 13th Note ELEANOR MCEVOY & MARY K BURKE 8pm, The Glad Cafe

SCATTY FOX 9pm, The Bank Cafe Bar

SUN 24TH MAY

COAL CHAMBER 6pm, 02 ABC

SOUTHSIDE FRINGE GRAND FINALE! 4pm, Govanhill Baths

MON 25TH MAY

DIZZY ON BROADWAY + DIRTY SALLY 8:30pm, King Tut’s Southside Sessions Showcase RX BANDITS & CIRCA SURVIVE 7pm, 02 ABC JAMES ARTHUR 7pm, 02 ABC

ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC NIGHT WITH GERRY LYONS 7:30pm, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy MALEFICE 7pm, The Attic

NEEDTOBREATHE WITH SPECIAL GUESTS THE DUNWELLS 7pm, Oran Mor SINGLE MOTHERS / + SUPPORT 8pm, 13th Note

LIVE ACOUSTIC MUSIC 7pm, Kudos

TUE 26TH MAY

SOUTHSIDE SESSIONS SHOWCASE 8:30pm, Sweeney’s On The Park

OZRIC TENTACLES 7pm, 02 ABC

THE VEGAN LEATHER + THE NINTH WAVE + HOUSE OF CARDS + ROBBIE HUTTON (ACOUSTIC) 7:30pm, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

THE NIGHTINGALES + TED CHIPPINGTON + PSYCHIC SOVIETS + BREAKFAST MUFF 7:30pm, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

SOUTHSIDE FRINGE CEILIDH 8:30pm, Loks

MASKED INTRUDER / MURDERBURGERS 7:30pm, 13th Note

FRI 15TH MAY

THUR 21 MAY ST

BOOK GROUP / MAKLA / + MORE 8pm, 13th Note

SUN 17TH MAY

SWANS 7pm, The Art School LIAM MCCLAIR / FINCH AND THE MOON 8pm, 13th Note

KEEPING DIRT CLEAN / FRANKLIN – EP LAUNCH 8pm, 13th Note

THE FLYING MULES 9:30pm, The Butterfly And The Pig South

NILS FRAHM 7pm, 02 ABC

INDIANA 8pm, The Art School

S CLUB 7 6:30pm, The SSE Hydro

PRETTY VICIOUS 8:30pm, King Tut’s

SAT 23RD MAY

TUE 19TH MAY

YOUNG FATHERS 7pm, The Art School

SAT 9TH MAY

PAPA SHANDY AND THE DRAMS 9:30pm, The Butterfly And The Pig South

HANS CHEW + ANGUS MUNRO 8:30pm, King Tut’s

REMI *BAR SHOW FREE ENTRY* 12am, King Tut’s

SOUTHSIDE FRINGE LAUNCH PARTY 7:30pm, The Rum Shack

SKETCHES: A TRIBUTE TO JEFF BUCKLEY 7pm, The Glad Cafe

SYNERGY CONCERTS PRESENTS: JAD FAIR & NORMAN BLAKE 8pm, Mono

SWERVEDRIVER 8:30pm, King Tut’s

LUCY SPRAGGAN 7pm, The Garage

BELLE & SEBASTIAN 6:30pm, The SSE Hydro

THE WINTER TRADITION + HOTEL MOSKVA + GHOST ALASKA + GOODCOPGREATCOP 8pm, King Tut’s WILL HAVEN 7pm, 02 ABC

FRI 22ND MAY

NEW COLLEGE LANARKSHIRE BAND SHOWCASE 8:30pm, King Tut’s CHAS & DAVE 7pm, 02 ABC BOOT-LED-ZEPPELIN 7pm, 02 ABC THE JIMI HENDRIX REEXPERIENCE 7pm, Oran Mor RIDE 7pm, The Barrowlands

WED 27TH MAY

THE BOHICAS 8:30pm, King Tut’s FINCH 7pm, The Garage

THUR 28TH MAY EAST INDIA YOUTH + HANNAH PEEL + LUMINOUS 8:30pm, King Tut’s

A QUIET NIGHT IN PRESENTS: FOREIGNFOX 7:30pm, Drygate

GREAT COP + THE CHERRY WAVE + SLOWLIGHT 7:30pm, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

TOLEDO STEEL / FARSEER / + MORE 8pm, 13th Note

MUDHONEY 6:30pm, 02 ABC DIAMOND D 7pm, 02 ABC

DUB FX 7pm, 02 ABC THE SMYTHS – CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF MEAT IS MURDER PLUS THE HITS 7pm, 02 ABC EXILE THE TRAITOR EP LAUNCH 7pm, The Attic THE JOHN LANGAN BAND EP LAUNCH PARTY: ROSS AINSLIE + JARLATH HENDERSON + DALLAHAN + DJ DOLPHIN BOY 9pm, The Art School CAINA / OMMADON / SKELETON GONG / VOE 8pm, The Art School THE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL CIRCUS 7pm, Loks Bar & Kitchen THE DADDY NAGGINS 9pm, Clockwork Beer Co SOUTHSIDE TAKEOVER 11pm, Carlton Studios

JAMES ARTHUR – 7pm – 02 ABC – 21st May


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Clubbing THUR 7TH MAY JELLYBABY 11pm, 02 ABC

NETHERLAND 11pm, The Garage

FRI 8TH MAY

THOMAS JACK & SPECIAL GUEST SAM FELDT 11pm – 3am, The Arches

PROPAGANDA 11pm, 02 ABC Belle & Sebastian – 6:30pm – The SSE Hydro – 22nd May BABES IN TOYLAND 7pm, Oran Mor

THUR 4

TH

JUN

FRESH BEAT 11:30pm The Garage

SAT 9

TH

MAY

BUILLE 7:30pm, Drygate

GEORGE EZRA 7pm, The Academy

LOVE MUSIC 11pm, 02 ABC

LIVE ACOUSTIC MUSIC 7pm, Kudos

BIG VERN N’ THE SHOOTAHS 7pm, Oran Mor

SUBCULTURE, Subclub

FRI 29

LIVE ACOUSTIC MUSIC 7pm, Kudos

TH

MAY

HOLY PISTOL CLUB + THE NUMBER 9S + VIDA 8:30pm, King Tut’s SKIES FELL 7pm, 02 ABC AN ALL-NIGHT LATIN AFFAIR WITH PUPY Y LOS QUE SON SON 10pm, The Academy THE ZIP WIRE TRAMPS / + SUPPORT 8pm, 13th Note

SAT 30

TH

MAY

POLLY AND THE BILLETS DOUX + THE BIG NOWHERE + JILL BROWN 8:30pm, King Tut’s LARRY MILLER 6:30pm, 02 ABC BARRALOADASOUL ALL DAYER 2pm, The Barrowlands LIBERTY / DOWN TO KILL / CONSTANT FEAR / 51ST STATE 8pm, 13th Note

SUN 31 MAY ST

FRI 5TH JUN OLIVE GROVE RECORDS PRESENTS: WOODENBOX + THE SON(S) 8pm, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy WE CAME FROM WOLVES 7pm, 02 ABC

BARE MONDAYS 11pm, The Garage

TUE 12TH MAY

TUE 19TH MAY I AM, SubClub

PROPAGANDA 11pm, 02 ABC

WED 20TH MAY

FRESH BEAT 11:30pm The Garage

DISCO RIOT 11:30pm The Garage

SAT 30TH MAY

SUB ROSA, SubClub

LOVE MUSIC 11pm, 02 ABC

THUR 21ST MAY

SUBCULTURE, Subclub

NETHERLAND 11pm, The Garage

SUNDAY SCIENCE 11pm, The Garage

JELLYBABY 11pm, 02 ABC

FRI 22ND MAY

PROPAGANDA 11pm, 02 ABC

WED 13TH MAY

SAT 23RD MAY

ABLE FACES 7pm, 02 ABC SOAK 7pm, Oran Mor MACHINES IN HEAVEN // BESSA // ARM WATCHES FINGERS 7:30pm, Drygate

SUN 7TH JUN THE GO! TEAM 8:30pm, King Tut’s

MON 8TH JUN EARL SWEATSHIRT 7pm, 02 ABC HIDDEN ORCHESTRA 7pm, Oran Mor

NAS 7pm, The Academy

TUE 9 JUN

WED 3RD JUN

ATOMIC KITTEN: 15 YEARS THE GREATEST HITS TOUR 7pm, 02 ABC

TH

SUB ROSA, SubClub

LAST NIGHT ON EARTH: SASHA + HENRY SAIZ, KATE SIMKO 10pm – 4am King Tut’s

THUR 14TH MAY

LOVE MUSIC 11pm, 02 ABC

NETHERLAND 11pm, The Garage

SUN 24

JELLYBABY 11pm, 02 ABC

FRI 15

TH

MAY

PROPAGANDA 11pm, 02 ABC FRESH BEAT 11:30pm The Garage

SAT 16

TH

MAY

HANNAH WANTS + TOM SHORTERZ, DJ BARELY LEGAL 10pm – 3am, King Tut’s

NETHERLAND 11pm, The Garage

FRI 29TH MAY

FRESH BEAT 11:30pm The Garage

DISCO RIOT 11:30pm The Garage

SUB ROSA, SubClub

#TAG 11pm, The Garage

I AM, SubClub

HECTOR BIZERK + PRONTO MAMA + BELLA AND THE BEAR 8:3A0pm, King Tut’s

DISCO RIOT 11:30pm The Garage

JELLYBABY 11pm, 02 ABC

Garage

SAT 6TH JUN

MON 1ST JUN

PROLONG THE AGONY + JONESTOWN + GUESTS 7:30pm, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

MON 11TH MAY

WED 27TH MAY

MON 18TH MAY THUR 28TH MAY BARE MONDAYS 11pm, The

#TAG 11pm, The Garage

TREACHEROUS ORCHESTRA 7pm, Oran Mor

TUE 2ND JUN

SUNDAY SCIENCE 11pm, The Garage

SUNDAY SCIENCE 11pm, The Garage

WU-TANG CLAN 7pm, The Academy

WOVENWAR + AS LIONS (COHEADLINE) 8:30pm, King Tut’sA

ACOUSTIC AOPEN MIC NIGHT WITH GERRY LYONS 7:30pm, Nice ‘N’ Sleazy

SUN 10TH MAY

SUN 17TH MAY

SUBCULTURE, Subclub

TH

MAY

SUNDAY SCIENCE 11pm, The Garage

MON 25TH MAY BARE MONDAYS 11pm, The Garage

SUN 31ST MAY MON 1ST MAY BARE MONDAYS 11pm, The Garage

TUE 2ND JUN #TAG 11pm, The Garage I AM, SubClub

WED 3RD JUN DISCO RIOT 11:30pm The Garage SUB ROSA, SubClub

THUR 4TH JUN JELLYBABY 11pm, 02 ABC

NETHERLAND 11pm, The Garage

TUE 26TH MAY

FRI 5TH JUN

LOVE MUSIC 11pm, 02 ABC

#TAG 11pm, The Garage

PROPAGANDA 11pm, 02 ABC

SUBCULTURE, Subclub

I AM, SubClub

FRESH BEAT 11:30pm The Garage

THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM 7pm, The Academy YOUNG GUNS 7pm, The Garage

GEORGE EZRA – 7pm – The Academy – 4th June

Twin Atlantic – 6:30pm – The SSE Hydro – 9th May


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Gig Guide: Comedy & Theatre PEOPLE’S CABARET – FAIR SHARE, CLEAN AIR 8pm, Carlton Studios THE SATURDAY SHOW 7:30pm, The Stand NORMAL MADNESS 8pm, Tron Theatre TOUCHING CLOTH 7:30pm, The Shed

SUN 17TH MAY PUBLIC SERVICE ROBOTS, Various Venues DR SKETCHY’S ANTI-ART SCHOOL 3pm, The Bungo-Lo THE GLASGOW FESTIVAL OF BURLESQUE PREVIEW SHOW 7:30pm, The Rum Shack MICHAEL REDMOND’S SUNDAY SERVICE 7:30pm, The Stand

MON 18TH MAY MOTOWNS GREATEST HITS: HOW SWEET IT IS – 7:30pm – King’s Theatre – 22nd May

THE RHYMING OPTIONAL SLAM: GAME OF POEMS 7:30pm, The Rum Shack

Yer Granny – 7:30pm – King’s Theatre – 26th – 30th May CINEMA 8pm, Tron Theatre IT’S A DOG’S DINNER THEATRE 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, The Bungo MAGIC: A KIND OF QUEEN 7:30pm, Kings Theatre

FRI 8TH MAY

WED 13TH MAY

DEAD SIMPLE 7:30pm, Theatre Royal (playing until 23rd May)

COLE PORTER’S SONGBOOK7:30pm, The Shed

WASTED BY KATE TEMPEST 7:30pm, Govanhill Baths

MURRAY THE MAGICIAN 12:30pm, Britannia Panopticon Music Hall

THE FRIDAY SHOW 7:30pm, The Stand

SPEAKING IN TONGUES BY ANDREW BOVELL 7:30pm, Loks Bar & Kitchen

INTO THAT DARKNESS 7:30pm, Citizens Theatre (playing until 30th May)

THE TARTAN TEARAWAYS TRAVELING PEEPSHOW 7:30pm, The Bungo

BLINDINGLY FUNNY: COMEDY BENEFIT 7:30pm, The Stand

SUN 24TH MAY

SAT 9

MAY

TH

21ST CENTURY POE: FALLING FOR THE USHERS 7:30pm, The Bungo-Lo CONCRETE RIBS 12pm, Govanhill Baths (playinh until 23rd May) THE SATURDAY SHOW 7:30pm, The Stand COLE PORTER’S SONGBOOK 7:30pm, The Shed 21ST CENTURY POE, FALLING FOR THE USHERS 7:30pm, The Bungo FAMILY STORYTIME, THUMBELINA 12:30pm, The Old Sheriff Court ENTERTEASMENT: COMEDY MAGIC BURLESQUE 8pm, Admiral Bar

SUN 10

TH

MAY

COMMENTATORS CURSE 1pm, Various Venues COLE PORTER’S SONGBOOK7:30pm, The Shed

FAMILY STORYTIME, THUMBELINA 12:30pm, The Old Sheriff Court SCOTTISH OPERAS II TROVATORE 7:15pm, Theatre Royal (playing until 17th May) MICHAEL REDMOND’S SUNDAY SERVICE 7:30pm, The Stand

MON 11

TH

MAY

WASTED BY KATE TEMPEST 7:30pm, Govanhill Baths

AN HOUR LONG SINISTER WINK 8pm, The Bungo-Lo NEWSREVIEW! 7:30pm, The Glad Cafe PENCILLED 7:30pm, The Rum Shack READ 8pm, Tron Theatre SPEAKING IN TONGUES 7:30pm, Loks Bar & Kitchen TONY LAW & PHIL NICHOL 7:30pm, The Stand

THUR 14TH MAY WASTED BY KATE TEMPEST 7:30pm, Govanhill Baths TOUCHING CLOTH BY JOHN HUGHES 7:30pm, The Shed NEWSREVIEW! 7:30pm, The Glad Cafe THE THURSDAY SHOW 7:30pm, The Stand PENCILLED 7:30pm, The Rum Shack SPEAKING IN TONGUES 7:30pm, Loks Bar & Kitchen NORMAL MADNESS 8pm, Tron Theatre

MAY

WHIRLWIND – A NEW PLAY BY GLEN DICKSON 7:30pm, The Rum Shack

TUE 12

TUE 26TH MAY

STRIKE A LIGHT: THE STORY OF THE MATCHGIRLS’ STRIKE OF 1888 7:30pm, Govanhill Baths

YER GRANNY 7:30pm, Kings Theatre (playing until 30th May)

A TALE FROM A CABARET 8pm, The Bungo-Lo

READ 8pm, Tron Theatre SPEAKING IN TONGUES 7:30pm, Loks Bar & Kitchen

SAT 16

MAY

TOUCHING CLOTH BY JOHN HUGHES 7:30pm, The Shed THE CREATIVE MARTYRS 2pm, Battlefield Community Gardens

THE FRIDAY SHOW 7:30pm, The Stand CRAZY JANE 7:45pm, Tron Theatre A VISION OF ELVIS 7:30pm, The Pavillion Theatre CHARITY VARIETY NIGHT IN AID OF RADIO LOLLIPOP 8pm, Storm Queen Bar

SAT 30TH MAY

THE SATURDAY SHOW 7:30pm, The Stand BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY 7:30pm, The Pavillion Theatre

SUN 31ST MAY

MICHAEL REDMOND’S SUNDAY SERVICE 7:30pm, The Stand

RUFUS & BEN’S CABARET QUIZ 8pm, The Bungo-Lo THE FRIDAY SHOW 7:30pm, The Stand CINEMA 8pm, Tron Theatre

SAT 23RD MAY

TH

FRI 29TH MAY

PURE RIDDY 7pm, The Bungo

NORMAL MADNESS 8pm, Tron Theatre

PENCILLED 7:30pm, The Rum Shack

CRAZY JANE 7:45pm, Tron Theatre

THE THURSDAY SHOW 7:30pm, The Stand

SPEAKING IN TONGUES BY ANDREW BOVELL 7:30pm, Loks Bar & Kitchen

HAPPY DAYS 7:45pm, Tron Theatre (playing until 23rd May)

THE THURSDAY SHOW 7:30pm, The Stand

STRIKE A LIGHT: THE STORY OF THE MATCHGIRLS’ STRIKE OF 1888 7:30pm, Govanhill Baths

MOTOWNS GREATEST HITS: HOW SWEET IT IS 7:30pm, Kings Theatre

RED RAW 7:30pm, The Stand

THUR 28TH MAY

THUR 21ST MAY

THE FRIDAY SHOW 7:30pm, The Stand

TOUCHING CLOTH 7:30pm, The Shed

RED RAW 7:30pm, The Stand

DIRTY PAKI LINGERIE 7:30pm, The Stand

FOIL, ARMS AND HOGG: BEST OF 7:30pm, The Stand

WASTED BY KATE TEMPEST 7:30pm, Govanhill Baths

NEWSREVIEW! 7:30pm, The Glad Cafe

MON 25TH MAY

WED 20TH MAY

STRIKE A LIGHT: THE STORY OF THE MATCHGIRLS’ STRIKE OF 1888 7:30pm, Govanhill Baths

THE GATSBY SPEAKEASY 7pm, The Rum Shack

MICHAEL REDMOND’S SUNDAY SERVICE 7:30pm, The Stand

RED RAW 7:30pm, The Stand

FRI 15TH MAY TOUCHING CLOTH BY JOHN HUGHES 7:30pm, The Shed

SOUTHSIDE FRINGE GRAND FINALE! 4pm, Govanhill Baths

SO, THAT’S WHAT WE VOTED FOR? 7:30pm, The Stand

FRI 22ND MAY

GARY LITTLE 7:30pm, The Stand

MAY

TUE 19

TH

TOUCHING CLOTH 7:30pm, The Shed

LITTLE MYSTERIES 8pm, The Bungo-lo

TH

PAUL MERTON’S IMPROV CHUMS 8pm, Kings Theatre

WED 27TH MAY

STRIKE A LIGHT: THE STORY OF THE MATCHGIRLS’ STRIKE OF 1888 7:30pm, Govanhill Baths THE TARTAN TEARAWAYS TRAVELLING PEEPSHOW 7:30pm, The Bungo-Lo THE SATURDAY SHOW 7:30pm, The Stand Big Girls Don’t Cry – 7:30pm – The Pavillion – 30th May


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Let’s Review: Squid and Whale

Tucked neatly into Glasgow’s Great Western Road, Squid & Whale has been churning out some fine Mexican cuisine to Glasgow locals for the last few years now. Much more than just a restaurant, Squid & Whale offers a bar that focuses on creating a very modern and welcoming atmosphere, with décor like nowhere else, and beer that means you’ll never want to leave. Come the weekend, they offer nights that act as a platform for some of Glasgow’s best up and coming DJs, setting people across the city up for a big weekend in this fair city. Given the rising popularity of Mexican food, Squid & Whale is looking to establish itself as a front runner in Mexican cuisine in the city. And not in the churn-this-out-getthe-money kind of way that its takeaway counterparts have taken on. It’s offering good Mexican food, at very reasonable

prices. I just so happen to love Mexican scran, so I settled in very quickly. I had a venison and chorizo burrito (£8.95) (that’s right, a venison and chorizo burrito). Stuffed to the brim, the service was quick and accurate, and I proceeded to tuck right in. An exciting peculiarity, the strange combination of venison with Mexican spice really worked, offering a new and eccentric take on an old Mexican classic. My partner had a Chicken Quesadilla (£7.50) in a traditional Mexican mole sauce. I tried one of the flattened wraps and was similarly excited. The chicken was nice and soft. The mole was rich and flavoursome. The food was just spot on. So often Mexican food can be flavourless and stodgy if not cooked properly, but these guys thankfully knew what they were doing. We shared a plate of nachos too (£5.50),

by Cameron Willis @CameronWillis92 c.willis@tsaglasgow.com

and in standard Mexicano style, they pushed the boat out. No stinginess on toppings, no stinginess on quantity. Just tasty and well-presented nacho madness. Then there was the delicious side salad that comes as standard. Crisp, crunchy with a delicious dressing. And I haven’t even mentioned the beer. They’ve got an array on sale, but I stuck to a personal favourite, Wiehenstephan. This German wheat beer is gorgeous – and what’s more, they do it on tap. Get down to Squid and Whale. It doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, and the staff are friendly, the crowd welcoming and the food serious. It wants to make wholesome, tasty, Mexican deliciousness. And it succeeds wholeheartedly. Full menu and drinks list is available at www.squidwhale.com


OUR PICK MAY 2015, ISSUE 9

OF THE MONTH

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

ALBURN Glasgow is famous for its local music scene in which bands, covering a wide variety of genres, are playing constantly and finding various degrees of success. One such band are post-rock outfit Alburn, featuring Pete Duthie and Gee MacPhee on guitars and vocals, Chris Hunter on bass, and Danny Kelly on drums. Following the release of their Mouthful of Glass EP last year, the band have since toured the UK and have recently supported The Swellers on the Glasgow date of their farewell tour. I spoke to Danny about the formation of the current line-up and about the progression of the band in the time since.

How did you all come to be in the band together? I had played a show in Bathgate with my old band and Alburn supported us, and I kept in touch with them from then on. At the time they had a drummer but he left and the band became inactive until myself and Chris joined a couple years back. It was kind of weird to begin with, because Chris and I didn’t really know the other two and vice-versa. I think we’re just lucky that our personalities are quite similar.

You have released one EP in your time with the band so far. Can you tell us what the writing process was like? Writing Mouthful of Glass was really quick actually because I think everyone had so many ideas built up over the years of not playing. A few of the songs were gelled together to make one final song and I wrote a guitar and vocal part which I’ve never really experienced before. One of the songs in particular uses lyrics and melody from a really old Alburn demo before I had joined. It was a different experience to what we were all used to I guess, which kept it interesting.

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After your UK tour and recent support of The Swellers, things are going well for Alburn. What are your plans for the future? We’re going to play some more shows throughout the year and try to have our name heard. We’d love to be touring constantly but we all have jobs outside the band and sometimes that takes the lead role for a while, so we’ll see how we get on. Playing big shows like The Swellers one is cool but it’s hard to get on shows like that as most agents or promoters tend to bring a touring support now (or at least that’s what we’re told. Maybe we’re just rubbish?). The main objective for us is just to keep writing music and have fun. If people enjoy what we do and come and watch us then that’s a reward to us. Finally, what is your favourite song to play live? Hard question! I guess I look forward to playing The Nurses Can’t Help Me the most because I get to hit the drums hard the whole way through. Mouthful of Glass comes in a close second but sometimes we are so loud when we play that track, I lose my place and have to lock eyes with Chris to know where I am, which is kind of awkward. If you haven’t already heard of Alburn, then I would definitely recommend listening to the two songs Danny mentioned. However, I would also add Golden to that list. Alburn are full of huge sounding guitar riffs and feature plenty of heavy, hard-hitting tunes. If you are looking for a Glasgow-based band to listen to anytime soon then you should definitely make a point of checking out Alburn.

Photo credit: Bill Gray Photography 2014


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What’s On: LGBTI

According to the National Aids Trust, the number of people living with HIV has doubled in the past 10 years. No-one likes talking about sexually transmitted infections. Whether it was enduring ham-fisted safe-sex lectures in school or those terrifying adverts that used to be on TV, we’ve been conditioned to recoil at the very mention of the repercussions of unsafe sex. But for anyone in the LGBTI community especially, avoiding the issue of contracting STIs is out of the question. We are often the most vulnerable when it comes to STIs – particularly gay and bisexual men – and between not getting the relevant support and negligence, the rates of STIs are increasing. While some STIs – chlamydia, gonorrhoea and genital warps – are treatable, the severity of unprotected sex cannot be overstated. Perhaps it’s because the 80s and 90s feel like a lifetime ago to our generation, but it’s easy to be complacent and overlook that HIV/AIDS are still present in 2015. Although much progress has been made in terms of treating HIV/AIDS with retroviral drugs, the illness is still a threat and must not be forgotten. According to the National Aids Trust, the number of people living with HIV has doubled in the past 10 years and while over half of all people living with HIV are aged between 30 and 49, there are significant numbers of young people now living with HIV. Worryingly, one in five people with HIV in the UK are undiagnosed. There are plenty of myths surrounding HIV contraction, but quite simply HIV is preventable with safe-sex practices such as using a condom or dental dam as well as lubricant. And if you’re in the Glasgow & Clyde region, visit www.freecondomsglasgowandclyde.org/ to find a venue near you that stocks free condoms. Universities and colleges often supply free condoms and lube, as well as gay-friendly clubs and bars. As for lesbians and bisexual women, they are just as capable of contracting STIs without the practice of safe sex. A survey of lesbian and bisexual women by Stonewall revealed half of those who have been screened had an STI. Diseases like herpes and Chlamydia can be prevented with the use of dental dams as well as taking precautions such as washing your hands, especially if you have any cuts or infections. There are excellent facilities that cater to LGBTI people in need of sexual health services throughout Glasgow and Edinburgh like Gay Men’s Health and The Steve Retson Project, for example, also supports gay and bisexual men. Their two clinics offer rapid HIV testing with results in 60 seconds, PEP (Post-exposure prophylaxis for sexual exposure to HIV) and free condoms. The clinic also offers hepatitis vaccinations; a service many are surprised to hear is offered but is extremely important. Men who have sex with men are more likely to contract Hepatitis A, B or

C – contagious liver diseases – but a preventative vaccine can be provided, with 2-3 jags taken in a 3 month period. Furthermore, the Sappho Service provides care for lesbians and bisexual women, offering cervical screenings, STD testing and treatment and safe-sex advice. The clinic also offers support regarding fertility, period problems and relevant counselling for any important issues you may be facing. There are reasons why LGBTI people may be less likely to want to go to a sexual health clinic; you may not be out to your doctor, for example, or you may be

worried whoever takes your test will judge you for whatever reason. The staff at clinics such as these however, are highly professional and have undoubtedly seen everything before. They are here to help in any way they can and treat every case confidentially. Your doctor does not need to be notified of any information you don’t want them to know. The tests are quick and painless, and more than anything the comfort of knowing your own sexual health outweighs the anxiety of being uncertain. If you are sexually active, then you are encouraged to take regular sexual health check ups. Whether you have multiple sexual partners or are in a monogamous relationship, the routine of visiting any of the aforementioned clinics gives you control over your sexual health. Despondency and negligence spread sexually transmitted disease but a lot can be done to prevent them. Small efforts like taking responsibility for using condoms, having regular sexual health screenings and encouraging others to do the same will allow you to stay safe and enjoy sex and dating to the fullest. www.sandyford.org/do-you-want-information-on-sexualorientation-or-gender-identity/sexual-orientation/steve-retsonproject.aspx www.sandyford.org/do-you-want-information-on-sexualorientation-or-gender-identity/sexual-orientation/womenwho-have-sex-with-women/sappho-service.aspx

What’s on at Glasgow Women’s Library? Glasgow Women’s Library is one of Glasgow’s most underrated establishments and an invaluable institution that celebrates, empowers and educates women; as well as its extensive lending library, GWL boasts an enormous number of resources celebrating the history of women in Scotland, including historical artefacts and archive materials. The initiative also provides a range of services and programmes to support Scottish women and girls from all walks of life and tackles issues regarding women’s health and domestic violence. Since April, GWL has presented the Sex in the Women’s Library Season, curating films that explore various aspects of women’s sexuality such as the conversion therapy-themed cult classic But I’m a Cheerleader! The season is open to women only and is trans-inclusive. On 2nd May, the library screens Shonali Bose’s Margarita, With a Straw, which premiered at Sundance last year. The film, inspired by Bose’s cousin, focuses on Laila, an Indian teenager with cerebral palsy who travels to Manhattan for university and explores her bisexuality. The film has won a host of awards, including the World or International Asian Film Premiere at 2014 NETPAC award Toronto International Film Festival. So rarely are disabled women of colour – never mind a disabled woman embracing her sexuality – visible in the mainstream or given the opportunity to have their stories told, but GWL gives them the perfect platform. The library also presents Turn Me On, Dammit!, a Norwegian coming-of-age comedy that won the Screenplay Award at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. The main character, 15 year old Alma, is unashamed and empowered by her sexuality in this offbeat comedy that explores sexual politics and the inevitable double standard between sexuality in

boys and girls. A sexual encounter with a boy renders Alma a social outcast, but the film remains quirky and charmingly funny throughout. The showing is also followed by a song writing workshop. The season’s finale screening is Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf? An eccentric, all-female comedy, filmmaker Anna is in the throes of a midlife crisis – staying in a friend’s garage, unlucky in love – when she comes across Katia, a beautiful young woman who becomes her muse and inspires her to create an all-female interpretation of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The screening, in participation with the Scottish Queer International Film Festival, takes place on Saturday 30th May and is followed by a Q&A. There are a whole host of events throughout the Sex in the Women’s Library Season to explore and enjoy; and of course, GWL is open all year, with workshops, services and programmes set up to celebrate and support women throughout Scotland. Their walking tours throughout the city are especially recommended.

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IT’S BACK! Orange Is The New Black

LGBTI NEWS ROUNDUP Bringing you LGBTI stories from across the world It has been revealed that Vogue Magazine will feature its first transgender model in the May edition; Bosnian model Andreja Pejic is at the centre of a feature entitled “The New World,” exploring the increasing presence of gender fluidity on the runway. Her inclusion in the world’s most influential fashion magazine is another milestone for the trans community. On Instagram she revealed “If at the beginning of my career in the modelling industry or half way through it or even this time last year you told me that I would end up having a 4 page feature in American Vogue I would have probably told you ‘oh I dunno about that… so you can only imagine what I’m feeling right now.”

Is there a massive Piper Chapman-shaped void in your life? Worry not: the ground-breaking prison comedy-drama Orange is the New Black finally returns soon. After what feels like our very own prison sentence, season three is released in its entirety on Netflix from Friday 12th June, allowing us all enough time to book that weekend off work to watch it in one sitting. SPOILER ALERT: To recap, Piper has ratted Alex in for violating her probation, which may result in her back in the clink. Plus, terminally-ill Rosa got rid of season two’s main villain Vee by hitting her with a truck, there are some big managerial changes in store and Nicky may be on the brink of a heroin relapse. Making an appearance in the season three trailer is Lori Petty – who comic book nerds will appreciate as the one and only Tank Girl – who was in season two’s first episode as Piper’s reluctant friend Lolly in the Chicago prison. Season three also sees the debut of Australian model Ruby Rose as a new face in the dorm. Without a shadow of a doubt, the trailer’s highlight is seeing Big Boo sporting a bob. Life. Made. Laura Prepon – who portrays Alex – has revealed this series will give the viewers even more insight into the back story of the secondary characters, saying “One of our log lines for the show is ‘Every sentence has a story,’ and it’s totally true.” With a cast as hugely diverse and captivating as this one, it’s not easy picking a favourite character; few are funnier than Taystee, sadder than Morello or more berserk than Crazy Eyes. This die hard fan’s favourite, however, is hairdresser Sophia, portrayed perfectly by the show’s breakout star Laverne Cox. Named this month as not only one of the Time 100 but one of People’s Beautiful People 2015, Cox has emerged as a true cultural icon and has done immeasurable work for transgender exposure. Hopefully this season will see Sophia reconnect fully with her son – who grassed her in to the cops – and continue to be as funny and heartwrenching as always. There is a lot to love about Orange; for one, it is hilarious. It’s an impressive feat for a show to execute both belly laughs and darkly funny observations so perfectly, never confusing the tone of the programme or compromising the grimness that inevitably comes with a women’s prison drama. But it’s the sheer diversity in Orange that makes it stand out from every other comedy drama. The show features an unprecedented number of lesbians, bisexual and transgender women of all races and dedicates adequate attention to tell their stories. The promotion and celebration of racial and sexual minorities is what makes this show landmark television, the cultural significance of which cannot be overstated. If you haven’t seen this show, don’t worry, you have a good month to blitz the first two seasons on Netflix. But you’ll probably only need a weekend, to be honest. If anything, you’ll gain a whole new appreciation for having a bathroom door of your very own.

In the run up to the election, Northern Ireland’s Health Minister Jim Wells has faced criticism and been forced to resign following homophobic comments made during a debate in South Downs. Mr Wells – a proud opponent of same-sex marriage – claimed children of same-sex couples were more likely to be abused, stating “The facts show that certainly you don’t bring a child up in a homosexual relationship…that a child is far more likely to be abused or neglected.” This coincides with David Cameron being grilled on his commitment to LGBTI equality in relation to the possibility of a DUP/Conservative coalition and Nigel Farage using false statistics regarding foreign HIV/AIDS patients in the UK to alienate and scare voters. Iceman, one of the co-founders of the X-Men, has been revealed to be gay in his current incarnation in All New X-Men. The queer superhero is relatively new to comic books, following the disregard of the Comics Code Authority’s strict censorship which disallowed any explicit themes of homosexuality. But there are now many examples of LGBTI representation in superhero comic books. Joining the ranks of Mystique, North Star and Tank Girl, Iceman’s revelation proves comic books are the perfect platform to explore gay themes and characters. The White House has released a video in support of banning conversion therapy, a treatment which aims to ‘cure’ gay and transgender people. In response to an online petition, President Obama called for an end to conditioning minors to endure the treatment, with the video description reading “As part of our dedication to protecting America’s youth, the Obama administration supports efforts to ban the use of conversion therapy for minors.” Conversion therapy is legal in the UK but has been deemed “potentially harmful and unethical” by NHS England and the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Students at Edge Hill University in Lancashire better get ready to lip synch for their lives: the university is launching the first ever Drag Studies course in January 2016, which will explore the relationships between performance, gender, sexualities and identity, as well as approaching topics like drag performance, HIV/AIDS and costume from an academic perspective. The course sounds thought-provoking and amazing fun, giving the art form the cultural significance it deserves. Drag queens, for example, were the primary proponents of the gay rights movement in the 60s and should be celebrated. There are simply too many RuPaul quotes to choose from to conclude this story.


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Let’s Review: The Lansdowne

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

The Lansdowne Bar & Kitchen The West End feels over-populated with restaurants at times, especially on the busy main streets; some places, however, bring something a little special and stand out from the crowd. Lansdowne is located, conveniently, on Lansdowne Crescent, a quick walk from Great Western Road. The short but significant distance from the hubbub of such a busy area gives the restaurant a welcome isolation, proving to be a real hidden gem. Given the fact it is a basement restaurant – tucked away and charmingly unassuming from the outside – in a residential area, Lansdowne is amazingly spacious and well-lit. Somehow the restaurant is homey and relaxed while polished and refined, which is arguably difficult for an eating establishment to accomplish. Old school R&B plays, adding hugely to the restaurant’s overall laid-back environment. The restaurant boasts a beautiful conservatory, the Glasshouse, situated at the back. We arrive on a sunny Sunday evening, which lends itself perfectly to the Glasshouse. Bright and airy, the Glasshouse is available for private functions and would be the perfect location for the graduation dinner your parents have been nagging you to organise. I order for my starter garlic sautéed mushrooms, served on toast, drizzled with balsamic vinegar and garnished with

rocket. Delicious and ample for a starter, the garlic works perfectly with the mushrooms and is certainly delicious and moreish. My boyfriend orders white bait – served in a rustic little bucket – with a side of lemon and jalapeno tartar. It is terrific, with the tiny fish full of salty flavour and the perfectly crunchy texture and the tartar sauce adding a spicy kick. Thankfully there were an enormous amount in the bucket and I very much maintain a one way street approach to sharing (I can have yours, you can’t have mine) so I was lucky enough to sample them. The service, meanwhile, remains friendly and efficient throughout the meal; at no point are we rushed, and even while there are other diners in the restaurant the two waitresses check up on us just the right amount – not so much they may as well pull up a chair, but enough to ensure there is actually food on the table. For my main course, I order a pork loin served with mashed potato, black pudding and crispy green beans. The pork is perfectly succulent, complimented perfectly with a grilled apple and pepper jus and black pepper. The texture of the potatoes is perfect, with hearty chunks of spicy black pudding throughout. My partner was insanely jealous, and rightly so. Carrying on from his fishy starter, he has ordered a crab linguine; bursting with flavour, the dish is certainly spicy enough and the crab is delicious. Seafood is

wholeheartedly recommended here. The Lansdowne also boasts a huge, beautiful bar, stocked with a particularly impressive spirits menu. Dinner is ideal, but heading to the Lansdowne solely for a drink at the bar would be just as great, especially on a weekend. Furthermore, they offer great wine by the glass, a painfully infrequent quality in most restaurants. Two courses down and we are nearly too full to order dessert. I, of course, somehow muster the strength and order the lemon tart (all in the name of journalism); served with some sharp berries. The cake is perfectly tart, creamy and has a thick crust. As close to perfect as a tart can get. Starters start from £3 while the main courses are between £8 and £12, which is excellent considering both the quality of the food on offer and the overall dining experience. They also offer a small selection of dishes under 500 calories for the health conscious as well as vegetarian options. The Lansdowne may be a little out of the way, but if anything its relative isolation adds a charm to the dining experience; the staff are friendly and attentive, the food is terrific and the restaurant perfectly achieves in creating a vast, refined space that feels warm and welcoming. Overall, dining at the Lansdowne is a superb experience in every respect. It can be our little secret.


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What’s On: In May & June

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

Al Pacino comes to Glasgow It is not every day that you get to be in the same room as a movie star, but you will have the opportunity to do just that this month when none other than Al Pacino comes to Glasgow. One of the world’s greatest actors will be appearing at the Clyde Auditorium to talk about a career that has saw him star in films such as The Godfather trilogy, Scarface, Heat and Any Given Sunday, and win the rare triple crown of Oscar, Tony and Emmy awards. During the course of the evening, Mr Pacino will be talking about his passion for acting and directing with some previously unseen clips of times throughout his career on the auditorium’s big screen. He will take part in an on-stage interview that will focus on some of the more interesting tales of his career, such as his experience of acting on the first Godfather movie where the crew did not think he was very good, at least until he filmed the now-famous restaurant scene. The night will end with an opportunity for members of the audience to speak with Mr Pacino in the form of a Q&A session. Mr Pacino has already taken part in events like this all over the world in cities such as London, Toronto and Paris and each evening has proven to be a big success with fans and critics alike. He has even given the opportunity in previous years for fans to meet and greet him personally, although this may require a second loan! Tickets are already running out for the event in Glasgow so if you are interested in going, you better get on it soon. Tickets for An Evening with Al Pacino cost £72.80 and it takes place at 20:00 on May 19th.

The Big Glasgow Comic & Craft Fair comes to The Arches 6th June If you are a fan of comics and the wider geek culture then it is definitely worth checking out the Big Glasgow Comic and Craft Fair at The Arches on Saturday, June 6th. The fair takes place every two months but alternates between Walkabout and The Arches. While the event at Walkabout is strictly for those over the age of 18, it is good news for those of you with families this time round as the event at The Arches is for all ages and it is free as well. The latest Avengers movie coupled with the success of the Daredevil television series on Netflix will surely increase the demand further for the relative comics. While you may not be able to get the latest issues in comic shops, there will be 17 vendors at the fair, some of whom will be selling back issues and graphic novels of all your favourite

characters’ exploits. There will also be plenty of fan art and even original art available for your perusal and eventual purchase. Incidentally, this is usually a good way of finding artists for Glasgow’s budding comic book writers. And of course, there will be the usual range of t-shirts, geeky jewellery and crafts for sale, complete with some of the city’s finest cupcakes. As usual, fancy dress and cosplay is encouraged at the fair and there will be two competitions for the best dressed; one for those under the age of 16 and one for those who are older, so make sure you are dressed to impress on the day.


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PICK OF THE MONTH MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Mae Whitman is the standout feature of this sharp, witty teen comedy. It tells the tale of a teenage girl who realises she’s the DUFF – designated, ugly, fat friend and the smart script does a brilliant job of making this film stand out in a sea of high-school based dramas. It’s no Mean Girls, but it is the perfect lazy film to watch when you’ve got a horrid hangover.

UNFRIENDED

Although parts of the film turn a little gimmicky and annoying towards the end, this horror film is genuinely scary – mostly because of how real it can seem at times. Using the actual social media platforms we all use, plus software like Skype and Spotify in such a sinister way is a clever technique and is why the film is so intriguing and terrifying.

CHILD 44

After a 30 year absence, Mad Max makes his triumphant return to our cinema screens with Mad Max: Fury Road. Starring Tom Hardy in the title role, Fury Road will be the fourth entry in the franchise and a sequel to 1985’s Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. This will have been music to the ears of Mad Max fans worldwide who were concerned that the new film was to act as a reboot of the character that launched Mel Gibson’s career internationally. Fury Road’s premise sees Max meet a woman called Imperator Furiosa (played by Charlize Theron) who wishes to cross the desert. However, Furiosa is on the run from a gang led by Hugh Keays-Byrne’s character of Immortan Joe, and of course, only Max can help her escape him. The trailers indicate that there will be some trouble along the way for Max though, as he appears to be suspended above a truck inside a cage for at least one part of the film. Of course, there will be a significant portion of the

audience who will have little interest in the film’s story. Mad Max was always popular for the fact it was a car movie set in a post-apocalyptic world with some good old fashioned violence thrown in. There will be plenty of that in this movie with the trailer showing off, in some cases, literally explosive car chases across the desert. In his appearance on Top Gear a few months ago, Nicholas Hoult, who plays a character called Nux in the film, spoke of the stunts involved in making the film and how it meant he had to be shown how to act during a car crash, not only to make a good performance but also to ensure minimal injury for himself in the process. Indeed, the film’s director George Miller claimed last year that around 90% of the film’s stunts were done so without the use of special effects. One interesting thing about this movie, aside from the action, is that there could be little in the way of actual dialogue. At San Diego Comic-Con last year, Miller said that he wanted the film to be one big continuous chase and for the audience’s focus to be firmly on the visuals. This suggests that the dialogue you hear in the trailers may be the only words spoken for the duration of Fury Road. While this may put newcomers to the Mad Max franchise off coming to see its latest entry, it is unlikely that fans of the previous three movies will be bothered by this and will (hopefully) enjoy Fury Road for what it is. Before the film has even been released, there has already been talk of a sequel to this movie called Mad Max: Furiosa. Indeed, Hardy has revealed that he is contracted to play Max in three more films after the release of Fury Road. Clearly, the film’s backers and the studio are anticipating the movie to be a success so why don’t you judge for yourself and see Mad Jonny Stone Max: Fury Road on its release day @jonny_stone_ on May 14th.

Book Corner

EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES GEORGE THE POET: SEARCH PARTY

With such talented actors involved, we expected way more from Child 44 but it was simply too long, too dull and too dreary to keep our attention. Although it was visually-impressive, it feels like another classic example of a film trying far too hard to match the best-selling book it is based upon and of course, miserably failing.

The incredible twists and turns in this bestseller will have you recommending this to the random lady next to you on the train. It gives an insightful glimpse into the mind of a sociopath – just wait until you find out who it is.

No matter what stage you are at in your life, you will be able to resonate with at least one of the thought-provoking poems in George The Poets first collection of poetry. It’s an impressive collection from the spoken word performer and we hope to hear more from him.

THE LONGEST RIDE

It’s pretty hard not to enjoy a Nicholas Sparks novel (if that’s the kind of book you’re into) as he has perfected the formula for producing bestselling, beautiful stories and the Longest Ride is no exception. Pick up a copy before the June release of the film because the books are always that bit better.


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What’s On: In The Movies

We take a sneak peek at what’s in the movies this May.

PITCH PERFECT 2 (12A) Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Anna Camp are all back along with new addition Hailee Steinfeld in the sequal to 2012 blockbuster Pitch Perfect, which was loosely adapted from Mickey Rapkin’s nonfiction book, titled Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory. The disgraced Bellas have one shot at regaining their past glory, but only if they can triumph over the best a capella groups from across the globe and conquer the most prestigious singing competition in the world. Pitch Perfect 2 reunites much of the cast from the original movie, including Adam DeVine, Skylar Astin, Hana Mae Lee and Elizabeth Banks. Banks is also producing and directing the sequel, with the first film’s screenwriter Kay Cannon on board as well. Pitch Perfect 2 is released in UK cinemas 15 May.

Pitch Perfect 2, starring: Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Britany Snow & Rebel Wilson

TOMORROWLAND:

SAN ANDREAS

A WORLD BEYOND (PG)

POLTERGEIST This updated version of the 1982 cult classic is once again produced by Steven Spielberg, and stars Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Jared Harris. Poltergeist 2015 tells the story of a young family whose suburban home is attacked by a collection of violent spirits forces. The latest trailer for the Poltergeist remake is just a ton of spooky stuff back to back. Although the plot will be almost identical to the first, the updated version spruces up all the ghostly effects, and provides a mass of CGI that far surpasses the original. Poltergeist is released in UK cinemas on 22 May.

THE COBBLER Director Brad Bird and writer Damon Lindelof have concocted something mysterious in Tomorrowland, Disney’s new live action adventure movie starring George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, and Britt Robertson. Tomorrowland is still largely a mystery, but after an international trailer debuted online, it has offered huge clues to the actual plot of the film. This is what you found out from the trailer – bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney) and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland”. What they must do there changes the world – and them – forever. Tomorrowland is released in UK cinemas on 22 May

Adam Sandler is a sole man in The Cobbler. He provides shoe repair services in a shop owned by his family for generations. But when his equipment fails he finds an enchanted old stitcher in the basement that gives him the power to become the person whose shoes he’s wearing. The film has a body-switching premise that allows various actors, including Dan Stevens (as a wealthy club DJ), Clifford “Method Man” Smith (as a dangerous criminal), and Joey Slotnick, among others, to imitate Sandler’s shuffling walk and dumbfounded facial expressions. The Cobbler has already been released over the pond and has been panned by critics, but maybe it can do better in UK cinemas. From what we have seen from the trailers, The Cobbler doesn’t seem like Sandler’s usual gross-out comedy, but can it really redeem his downward spiral of latest releases, or will it just earn him yet another ‘Golden Raspberry Award’? We think the latter. The Cobbler is released in UK cinemas on 22 May.

Upcoming American disaster film, San Andreas, stars Dwayne Johnson as a helicopter rescue pilot who sets out from Los Angeles with his estranged wife, en route to San Francisco to save their only daughter. With a summer of superheroes and sequels hitting the big screen, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson brings an old fashion, high concept action movie to the table. This big budget disaster movie shows just what an emergency rescue pilot will do to save his daughter when a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hits California. Written by Lost executive producer Carlton Cuse and directed Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island), San Andreas will hit UK cinemas on 29 May.


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Let’s Review: Cass Art

by Rachael Procter @rrretro___

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difference to their neighbouring stores: they are all available for purchase at guaranteed lowest prices. This is also matched with their ongoing price promise; should a customer find a product for cheaper elsewhere, Cass Art will gladly refund the difference – a feature not for the faint hearted, humble art shop owner. Cass Art are committed to catering for all age groups and levels which is why they offer various own brand starter-kits in each section of the store, enabling people to try something new and not feel a hole in their wallet if they decide it’s not for them. State-of-the-art products from Watercolour Markers to Water-Mixable Oil Paints by the world’s leading brands are also stocked as part of Cass Art’s commitment to showing that being creative is both exciting and rewarding. Upon entering the Glasgow store you will see that the shop is bright and packed with bursts of colour. As well as this, you will notice that it is broken into sections: sketching, painting, stationery, sewing (it goes on) and a very large children’s area at the back of the shop. Catering for the novice right through to the pro, the store stocks various canvases, sketch books, specialised paper, journals, coloured paper and cardboard to tackle

Glasgow’s Cass Art is also one of two stores in the UK who encourage visits to in-store ‘Try Me’ Tables, enabling customers to get their hands on some of the world’s top quality materials every month before they decide to buy. Also once a month, the store organises an area for children aged 4+ to try artsy activities with experienced staff during store opening hours. Cass Art Glasgow aims to support the creative endeavour of all local artists and will offer regular exhibitions and workshops for artists aged 2 to 102. Not only this, they will also rent their premises to the public for use in private art events or workshops if you drop them an email at glasgowartspace@cassart.co.uk. Uniquely, Cass Art offers discounts to students across the UK and – for the first time – to Art and Design tutors, teachers and therapists across the country. This makes it even more affordable for those who are passionate about sustaining art as a force in society. Cass Art’s resources also extend beyond the materials in their shop front with various ‘How To…’ videos and blogs available at www. cassart.co.uk.

ing independent art supplies opened its doors on Glasgow’s Queen Street pursuit.” too happy to offer in advice and tips on using any products confessed retailer, stationery To allow creativity to be accessed at all levels, Cass in store, given that the majority of employees in Cass Art addict, I hovered that makes it different to other art shops? Art offers the world’s best art materials with one key shops study art or are passionate about it on some level. outside the doors of an empty shop premises on Glasgow’s Queen Street last October, curious of what new store was going to take over. The Words ‘Cass Art’ and ‘Coming Soon’ were etched across white panels that covered the doors, preventing access. Through the windows, men could be seen hard at work renovating the space, a dark neglected fashion outlet used to occupy into something full of light. I stood here like this every couple of days whilst floating around before my train. Little did I know at this time that Cass Art is the UK’s leading independent art supplies retailer. Offering a smile and artsy goods – complete with a healthy price tag – it is no wonder why it has become not only an intriguing place to hover outside of but also a cosy place to enter as well. But what is it that makes it different to other art shops? “We want to encourage everybody to make art,” says Mark Cass, the Founder and CEO (can you guess where the name comes from now?). “And we want to support those who are already doing so. We believe that being

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e everybody to make art,” says Mark Cass, the Founder and CEO. “And we want to already doing so. We believe that being an artist, in whatever capacity, should remain To enable art to be created at all levels, Cass Art offers the world’s best art materials at the guaranteed lowest prices. This is also matched with their ongoing price promise; if a customer finds a product that can be found cheaper elsewhere, Cass Art will refund the difference. Innovative


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A REVIEW OF THE TOP GIGS GLASGOW HAD TO OFFER IN APRIL

Meghan Trainor Glagsow 02 ABC on 8 April

Hot off the huge success of her debut album and that single, Meghan Trainor finally brings her love act to the UK. Glasgow proves to be her first ever live show of her European tour, and she thrives off the typically raucous energy of a Scottish crowd. She kicks things off with ‘Dear Future Husband,’ fronting a full band with a couple of super enthusiastic dancers. The audience is incredibly diverse, ranging from little kids to grown men and women. Clearly Trainor has a broad, universal appeal for all walks of life. The dancers are really more like cheerleaders and are so fast-paced it’s hard to keep your eyes on them for more than a second. When it comes to her vocal performance, there is little to fault technically; she sings with control and sounds nearly exactly as she does on her record. Sometimes it’s cool hearing the imperfections in a singer’s live performance, but her stage presence and personality all add up to deliver a flawless performance. For tracks like ‘Title,’ she brings out her glittery ukulele and delivers a spine-tingling acoustic performance. Girl can sing. She undoubtedly has a ton of charisma, most apparent in ‘Lips Are Moving’ and ‘All About That Bass,’ proving she has as much character to match her kitschy pop songs. With diatribes like “Who’s beautiful? I’m beautiful, that why I wrote a song about it,” she undoubtedly channels

Rustie

Glasgow Sub Club on 14 April

The legendary venue that is Sub Club played host to a hotly anticipated homecoming show for Pollokshields own trip hop master, Rustie. After a change of date and venue from The Arches, this was the final stop on the latest leg of his Green Language tour and set up to be a wild night. First up in the basement were DJs and promotors Beta & Kappa, warming up the early arrivals with an infectious house and techno mix edging into areas of hip hop bass, preparing for what was to come. Their set goes down well with the usual Tuesday night student ravers and also the loyal Rustie fans. Nightwave was up next, a close acquaintance of Rustie and regular support on the tour, her mix was clearly well thought out in getting the crowd going and building up to the main event. A well balanced use of old school R&B anthems with sub bass filled hip hop beats to build the edge on the dancefloor. As it hit 2am, the smoke machine started working into override as Rustie took to the booth under the 7ft dancefloor ceiling. The atmosphere

Beyoncé and exudes an infectious self-confidence. She develops a good rapport with the audience, with highlights including bringing a girl onstage to dance with her. It is unbearably cute and she spends a lot of time with her and ensuring they had the perfect selfies on her phone. Trainor is open and communicative; recounting stories like drunkenly e-mailing the lyrics to ‘My Selfish Heart’ to her ex-

boyfriend and ill-advised 3am texting. For an artist on her first tour, Meghan Trainor puts on a stellar performance; with her ability to write perfect pop songs, a killer voice and an undeniable stage presence. Meghan Trainor may be the whole package, and it feels we’ve only scratched Jonny Stone @jonny_stone_ the surface.

suddenly became electric as everyone flooded the dance floor to feel the full effects of the famous Sub Club sound system, leaving everywhere out with feeling cavernously empty. When Rustie drops his first bassline, the crowd start jumping along to the beat while 5 vertical green light fixtures start dancing around the booth along with the strobe lights creating stop motion vision. During the set, I turned to find the edges of the dancefloor spread with his loyal following who were rapping along to every word of his tracks “Attak ft. Danny

Brown” and “Up Down ft. D Double E” impressively not missing a beat. The crowd rocked their hands back and forth to new tracks and old like “After Light” and “Triadzz”. When the hour set was over, it came well too soon and the feel of the crowd was the want and need for more. Although it was a short set, especially for an electronic act, it was definitely a defining set with so many more ups than downs, making it a truly Euan Brock worthwhile homecoming euan_brock@aol.com show.


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GIGS OF THE MONTH A PREVIEW OF THE TOP GIGS GLASGOW HAS TO OFFER IN MAY/JUNE

TWIN ATLANTIC

Come to The Hydro on 9 May

SLAVES Comes to King Tut’s on 10 May

HOT CHIP

Come to Glasgow Art School on 12 May

UK punk duo, Slaves, are ready to release their debut album “Are You Satisfied?” three years after forming and finding their impressive sound. With their punk attitude mixed with harsh blues riffs, drummer/singer Issac Holman and guitarist/ singer Laurie Vincent show their talent in creating music of this kind between just the two of them and having such an involving live set. Slaves were recently support for Interpol on their UK tour and have been nominated for BBC Sound of 2015. Their headline show at King Tut’s on 10 May is sure to be just the start of a promising future.

Glasgow’s favourite Alt-Rock band, Twin Atlantic are back in Glasgow for their biggest headline show to date at the SSE Hydro. The four-piece, consisting of lead singer Sam McTrusty, lead guitarist Barry McKenna, bass guitarist Ross McNair and drummer Craig Kneale, formed in 2007 and worked relentlessly to get to where they are today. Consistent support slots for the likes of Biffy Clyro, Blink-182 and The Gaslight Anthem helped build a passionate following. After the release of “Great Divide” last year, their headline tour is under way and the last date is the big homecoming. Expect to hear songs off their newest album but also your favourite tracks from previous albums “Free” and “Vivarium” on 9 May.

One of Britain’s most reputable and talented bands, Hot Chip, are back with their highly anticipated new album “Why Make Sense?” and have announced a headline tour for later on in the year. Before they begin that tour though, the 7-piece are playing a special one off gig at Glasgow Art School on 12 May as a sort of warm up show. Now with six albums under their belt and with little criticism on any, new songs are sure to impress the audience while old hits like “Over and Over” will get the crowd going wild.

YOUNG FATHERS

MIAOUX MIAOUX

Scottish hip-hop heroes are back in Glasgow after winning The Mercury Prize Award 2014 and are playing the very fitting setting of The Art School on 20 May. Since winning the prize, the talented trio, Alloysious Massaquoi, Kayus Bankhole and “G” Hastings have been straight back to work, writing and recording a new album which is already due for release this year. With such a large following now compared to this time last year, this gig will be full of energy from the trio and also the crowd.

Miaoux Miaoux, aka Julian Corrie, is one of Glasgow’s best kept secrets. The producer is able to create a mesmerizing live solo performance, merging improvised loops on his guitar with synths and bass. Playing songs from his debut album “Light of the North”, new tracks from upcoming releases and never being afraid to throw a remix into his set, his show at Stereo on 27 May is set to be spectacular.

Come to Glasgow Art School on 20 May

Comes to Stereo on 27 May


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Sudoku

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There is an oft repeated statement to ‘sell in May and go away’. That has merit at many levels. For Aries, getting as much done by soon after the Full moon (May 4th) would seem wise.

Taurus

This year Mercury spends extra time in one of your key finance zones. There’s high probability that from the 1st and until mid-June, that there will be heightened preoccupation with costs, buying, selling, valuations and estimates.

Gemini Mercury’s extended stay in your sign (May 1st to mid-June) suggests you’ll need to be on your toes. Not only might there be extra journeys to make (with non-budgeted expense), but there might also be difficult relationship issues to address.

Cancer

Your sign is known for working hard to feel secure. Mercury’s extended stay in neighbouring Gemini could make this feel even more imperative this month.

It’s not abnormal for you to need reassurance. You might appreciate grand gestures but they’re not always wholly necessary. What you might need this month though is to know that someone is pulling for the longterm.

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

It’s entirely possible that someone close has reached breaking point. You could put their attitude down to the recent Full Moon. It’s as likely though that they’re fed up trying to work around a situation which you both know at some point will need to be tackled head-on.

Virgo Your ruling planet, Mercury, has now arrived in another of the Mutable signs - accentuating your need to multi-task and to look at far horizons. Yet Saturn opposes Mercury: so it’s entirely possible that however much you want to break out, perhaps obligations mean that you can’t.

Capricorn

This months Full Moon coincides with another important cycle reaching its ‘full moon phase’. This cycle involves your ruling planet, Saturn. It may be that you reach a cross-roads where loyalties are tested.

Libra

Perhaps more than any other sign, you know that relationships are business and that that they need work. You probably also know that it’s important to air issues before they become real obstacles.

Aquarius

This months Full Moon is in another of the Fixed signs and coincides with a series of aspects to which many of your sign could react. Hiatus seems more likely than not.

Scorpio

Pisces

Monday’s Full Moon is in your sign an annual event that doesn’t always coincide with a strong aspect involving Pluto (one of your ruling planets). So, these next few weeks could find you at a rich, emotional turning point.

This months Full Moon comes soon after another cycle reaches similar phase. This one (Mercury-Saturn) accents the very back-bone of your solar chart - which suggests you could reach a turning-point.

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What’s On: In June

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

West End Festival is th th back from 5 – 28 June You may be forgiven for thinking that summer has already arrived with some of the weather that we have been enjoying lately, but one indicator of the beginning of summer is Glasgow’s month-long West End Festival in June. The festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and has become the city’s biggest cultural event since its beginning in 1995, attracting over one million visitors in the years since. For those of you who may never have visited the festival before, there are hundreds of events in different venues across the west end involving music, art and performance, and many of them are often free to attend. Take Oran Mor on Byres Road, for example. The former church is known as one of Glasgow’s finest music venues and during this year’s West End Festival, artists such as Treacherous Orchestra and BBC Radio 1’s favourite new singer/songwriter from Northern Ireland, Soak, will be performing for your enjoyment. There will also be plenty of music to listen to at the Kelvingrove Bandstand. Every year, many of the city’s best unsigned bands make an appearance at this event and in many cases, these bands will go on to bigger things, so it is a chance for you to see them early in their careers. It is not just music that is on offer at the festival of course, The Stand comedy club has plenty of acts appearing throughout the month and if you fancy seeing people try their hand at stand-up comedy, you can go along to The Stand’s Red Raw nights. Kevin Bridges made his start there so you never know who you may be seeing for the first time. There is plenty for children to enjoy as well as the West End Festival prides itself on being a family friendly event. While we are speaking about comedy, The Stand will be hosting the Glasgow Kid’s Comedy Club on Sunday 7th June. Head along to the Children’s Wood on the same day and your kids will be able to have some healthy fun inspired by fruit and vegetables. There will be races for the children to take part in, live music, blind tasting of fruit and even a fancy dress competition for those who choose to dress up as a fruit or vegetable. For the animal lovers, this event will also be the only place you can watch the West End Festival’s annual dog show. If you love dancing, then you should definitely make a point of attending the family ceilidh in Glasgow University Union on Friday 19th June. Tickets cost £7 but

your children can attend for free and the night will feature the performances of some of Scotland’s finest folk musicians. And what would the month of June be without a gala day? The West End Festival kicks off with its very own gala day in Gibson Street on Sunday 31st May. Local cafes and shops are getting involved in a free music stage and market stalls. There will also be activities for children in the local primary school. My final recommendation for the West End Festival would be the Festival Sunday Parade on June 7th. Taking place on Byres Road, the parade begins at the Botanic Gardens before making its way down Byres Road and Dumbarton Road, before ending at Kelvingrove Park. The parade is always great fun for all the family and is definitely something that you shouldn’t miss if you’re attending the festival. So if you plan on starting the summer in a great way, why not attend the West End Festival and enjoy it for all it is worth. For listing and booking info please visit westendfestival.co.uk


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39 by Euan Brock @Brock01

What’s On: In May & June The Glasgow Science Festival is back for its 9th year after launching in 2007. The festival has grown over the years to become one of the largest festivals of its kind in Britain, engaging with over 50,000 people over the 10 days it is on. Taking place from Thursday 4th June to Sunday 14th June, the GSF works with its partners to create a vibrant and varied programme that will attract all ages, whether they are a beginner to the world of science or one of the experts. Glasgow contributes an incredible amount to the world of science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine, and this festival allows these researchers to showcase their work in an innovative way appealing to the public. Events throughout the festival can be placed into different themes spread throughout the two weeks. Being The International Year of Light, there is a series of events dedicated to the 150th anniversary of “Scotland’s Einstein” James Clerk Maxwell, famous for his theory of electromagnetic radiation and predicting the existence of radio waves, which future mathematicians and physicists went on to reference when putting it into practise. There will be a informative talk, film, exhibition and ceilidh to celebrate him and his achievements. If that is a bit too heavy and complex for you though, then there are a variety of events looking at aspects of food and drink you probably never would have thought of before. Let the GSF take you on a journey through Scottish food and drink, including a couple of events dedicated solely to the production and science of Gin. Need something more suitable for the full family? How about trying out some Dinosaur Hunting or Bushcraft Survival. These events will enthrall the children and probably even educate the parents as well. One for the truly fearless mums and dads out there is the Insect Eating, a daunting challenge only for those with strong stomachs. There are many more events to attend throughout the city. To see the full programme with prices and the venue for each event, visit www.glasgowsciencefestival.org.uk where you can access an online programme describing each event in detail. Bookings are being taken for events already so if there is something that appeals to you it’s better to book soon to avoid being left disappointed.

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The Glasgow University Science Festival returns for it’s 9th Year

Glasgow Science Festival 2013

Sucker Punch Festival comes to The Glad Cafe th st on 29 to 31 May If you take the short train or bus journey from city centre to Shawlands you will find a creative hub for music, art and all things culture in The Glad Cafe. With a fine deli-like food menu, the best quality coffee in the area and a fine selection of alcohol, the venue has everything going for it and is now bringing even more. Working in partnership with GoldFlakePaint, a popular music blog based in Glasgow, these innovative art lovers have created a new emerging music festival called Sucker Punch. Taking place from Friday 29th May to Sunday 31st May, this festival is showcasing some of the best DIY bands in Britain along with visual art and film. The Friday evening sees critically acclaimed Glaswegian duo, Tuff Love, whose lo-fi pop has been gradually exciting more and more over the past couple of years. With EP Junk released in 2014 and EP Dross coming soon, they will have songs old and new ready for the weekend. Along with Tuff Love on the Friday night, they have Kathryn Joseph, whose debut album Bones You Have

Thrown Me And Blood I’ve Spilled has been chosen for the long list of the SAY Awards. Leeds DIY duo Bruising, who have been recognised by NME and Pitchfork in recent months will be joining these Glasgow acts. Highlights of the Saturday night include Scottish/French act Babe who will be playing new songs from their EP The Hereaftergo’ers and known tracks from their debut album Volery Flighty. C.Duncan, the son of two classical musicians brings his wonderful combination of classical and modern music to the back of the cafe as we anticipate the release of his album. Also on the Saturday night are performances from Wolf, Rob St.John and Sophie Jamieson. The Sunday night brings a different edge to the festival with a showcase of the Elliot Smith documentary, Heaven Adores You. A spectacular look into the life and death of one of the most influential and lyrically beautiful artists the world has seen. There are more acts still to be announced for the festival over the coming weeks and you can get tickets at www.

Glaswegian duo Tuff Love to play at Sucker Punch Festival

Saturday night performers Wolf

eventbrite.co.uk/e/thegladcafe-goldflakepaint-presentsucker-punch-an-emerging-music-fest-tickets-16001783766. Tickets are a humble £20 plus booking fee for a Friday and Saturday joint pass with the Sunday coming to an extra £5 on top of that.


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Lifestyle: Student Life & Advice

Before & After

My Cambridge Weight Loss Journey

How I Went Down 3 Dress Sizes In 3 Months When I first started my weight loss journey, one of the hardest parts was choosing the right diet for me. With so many weight loss programmes advertising on our TV’s and being promoted via social media, it has become impossible figuring out which one to choose, and which ones are... well, just a fad! It is not too often that you come across one that has been on the market for over 30 years! I started The Cambridge Weight Loss Plan 12 weeks ago, and since then I have lost 31lbs and 28inches. Here is my story so far....

My Story I’ve never been a skinny person. I’ve never been an overly large person either. But skinny was definetely not a word to describe me. In school I was always in the 11 and a half stone plus category, and although I was a relatively outgoing and confindent person, when it came to my figure, that’s where my confidence seemed to plummet. After leaving school the lbs gradually added up until I was weighing just shy of 13stone, and at 24 years old I decided it was time for a change.

Consultation With a lot of research and a reccommendation from a friend, I decided to try The Cambridge Weight Plan. Developed 30 years ago by Dr Alan Howard and it has since gained a cult following, and a tone of testimonies from other Cambridgers who have not only shed the pounds, but have managed to keep them off as well. So I decided it was time to take the first step and set up my consultation. Susan Strath (the one from those Cambridge TV Ads) is my consultant. I had an hour long consultation with her at her Glasgow office at the start of my weight loss journey. Your consultant is there for you with any questions you have, keeps you motivated throughout the week, makes sure you stay on track and conducts your weekly weigh-in’s (that support is incredibly important – especially at the start), and of course does your before and after pictures. I met Susan on Friday 13th February, where she introduced me to the plan, discussed the various steps with me and helped me decide the best place to start. There are multiple steps to the programme, with step 1 (Sole Source) starting you off on a very low calorie diet of 440-550 calories a day for a maximum of 12 weeks

(BMI Allowing). This step consists of swapping all food for three Cambridge meal replacement products a day, ranging from shakes, bars and soups – and that’s it. Simple as that. Unlike many other plans out there, which can include 2 or 3 branded products as well as a well-balanced meal, this step of the Cambridge Weight Plan consists solely of the three products (3 for a woman, 4 for a man and taller ladies 5ft 8inches and above), with no other input from you whatsoever, therefore taking all food out of the equation, which for me, is exactly what I needed.

Just Add water One of the biggest and most important elements of the CWP is water consumption! I can’t stress this enough. Water is key. Water is your best friend. Water is life. A bit dramatic I know, but it really is that important. Just drink water! The plan recommends a minimum of 2.25 litres a day, although I was drinking much closer to 3.5 litres. It will not only help you feel fuller, but it can also help reduce any side effects such as headaches and nausea, and it will literally just wash away all that yucky fat!


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41 by Katie Jones @KatieJonesadpr katie@thestudentadvertiser.co.uk

Weight Loss I decided to start the plan on Step 1 (Sole Source). Although replacing a balanced meal with nothing but shakes, bars and soups was extremely difficult at first, my body did eventually get used to it and enter into ketosis, which is when the body switches from being a carbohydrate-burning organism into a fat-burning one. The fat stores become a primary energy source, and because of the low calorie nature of Cambridge the person loses weight. This step of the Cambridge Weight plan pushes your body into this state of ketosis which happily helps to control the hunger. I was on Step 1 of the plan for the first 9 weeks, I was then advised by my consultant to move up a Step as my BMI was now in the “healthy” bracket. I am now on Step 2 and intend to stay on this step until I reach my goal weight of 10 stone. In the first week I lost 7lbs and just under 10 inches all over. Even though the first week is quite tough, in terms of controlling your hunger and maintaing focus, it does prove to be the most rewarding in terms of weight loss. After the first week, I was losing on average 3-4 lbs a week. You may find that during that pesky time of the month, weight loss is a little slower, or some times non-existing, due to bloating and water retention, which did happen to me. Although, I soon came to realise that the best thing to do was put that week behind me and look ahead to next week’s weigh-in, and even though during those weeks I wasn’t losing any lbs, the inches were still coming off, which was definitely a positive. Now that I am on Step 2 of the plan, I am currently taking 3 Cambridge products a day (same as sole source) but with an additional 1 portion of protein-rich food and an 80g portion of vegetables. You can see from my chart that I didn’t lose anything between week 9 and 10. The transition of having no food for so long, and then introducing it back into my diet, I did expect this. Not to mention my slight ‘cheat’ of checking the scales throughout the week, which didn’t exactly help matters, as every time I noticed my weight going up a lb I decided to go back down to step 1. I now know this was a mistake as I didn’t allow my body the chance to adapt to step 2. You can see from my weight loss in week 11, I stopped moving between the steps, and the lbs started coming off again (phew!). Before I embarked on my Cambridge journey, I was one of its biggest sceptics. However, after seeing the results on one of my colleagues, the curiosity set in. Having lost 3 stone in 6 weeks, my colleague was looking healthier and much more energetic, so I thought I would give it a try. After being on the plan for 12 weeks, and planning on sticking to it until I reach my goal weight, I am now one of its biggest supporters. For anyone who has tried endless diet’s and never seem to get the results they want, then I would definitely recommend this one. I have always struggled to stick to diets in the past, due to many of them resulting in cooking your own meals. This has always been my biggest downfall as I could never quite grasp the concept of portion control. The Cambridge Weight Plan has proved to be the perfect solution for me personally, as there is no involvement from me included. I am simply told what products to take, and off I go.

WEEKLY WEIGHT AND MEASUREMENT RECORD My weekly weigh-in and measurements took place every Monday. I prefered this day as it was the start of the week, and it kept me focused and motivated for the week ahead. My BMI was calculated based on my height and weight. My height is 5’5” DATE

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40.5”

43”

41”

13”

26”

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12ST 4LBS

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38”

41”

40.5”

12”

25”

02/03/15 (wk 3)

11ST 13LBS

27.8

36”

41”

39.5”

11.5”

24”

09/03/15 (wk 4)

11ST 12LBS

27.6

35.5”

39.5”

38”

11.5”

24”

16/03/15 (wk 5)

11ST 8LBS

27

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39.5”

38”

11”

23”

23/03/15 (wk 6)

11ST 4LBS

26.3

35”

39”

37”

11”

23”

30/03/15 (wk 7)

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34”

38.5”

37”

11”

23”

06/04/15 (wk 8)

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38”

36.5”

11”

23”

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10ST 12LBS

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37”

35.5”

11”

22.5”

20/04/15 (wk 10)

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37”

35.5”

11”

22.5”

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25

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35”

11”

22”

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31

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WEIGHT

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ARMS

THIGHS

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-9.5”

-6.5”

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The Side Effects Although Cambridge has suited my lifestyle and needs perfectly, it’s not quite for everyone. Like everything, the CWP has side effects that need to be considered before you start. The prospect of rapid weight loss is definitely an attractive one, and this can sometimes stop people from considering other factors. Possible side effects of the lowest calorie plan (sole source) can include, headaches, nausea, constipation, lightheadedness and slightly fruity breath (this is a sign you are in ketosis – embrace it). However there are higher calorie plans as an option if any of these potential side effects would be a concern. The bad breath was a constant paranoia for me personally, that’s why I kept an endless supply of breath spray in my bag and mouth wash in my desk drawer. If done properly, you can usually expect an average weight loss of a stone a month, so if you’re anything like me, which

The six steps to Cambridge success. Starting from Step 1, between 440 and 555kcal a day to Step 6, 1500+kcal a day

If you would like any more tips and advice about my journey on The Cambridge Weight Plan, send me an email at katie@thestudentadvertiser.co.uk or contact Susan on 07740334271 for a free consultation

is sick of losing 1-2 lbs a week, and (very) quickly losing the motivation and willpower to keep going, then I would always recommend this plan. Pricewise, the Cambridge weight plan costs around £44 a week, which comes in cheaper then other weight loss plans, such as Weight Watchers and SlimFast.


DIRECTED BY GRAEME WATT. WRITTEN BY STEPHEN ARTHUR AND GEORGE STEWART.


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43 by Cameron Willis @CameronWillis92

What’s On: In May

c.willis@tsaglasgow.com

Colonel Mustard in and around the Barrowlands In December last year a Glasgow band with a very distinct flavour co-headlined a Barrowlands gig for Savifest. Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 made an appearance at the famous Glasgow venue for the first time, and if you remember correctly, we ran a story about how the crowd-loving and horn blowing troupe of many where set to the play that very gig. Since then, they’ve grown in both stature and size, and now you can celebrate the gig with them – even if you missed it. Playing the Barrowlands is a massive deal. Especially to a Glasgow band. And in keeping with Colonel Mustard and the Yellow Movement’s mantra of engaging with their audience and spreading positivity through music, they’ve immortalised it on film. Colonel Mustard Live In & Around the Barrowland Ballroom is out now, and follows the band through the entire night at the Barras. It may surround the band playing the venue, but the film is about a whole lot more. The film, made by Glasgow based Walk Talk productions,

opens the doors to The Dijon 5’s long awaited night (some of the band’s many members have been waiting over 20 years for their chance to play at the venue), but also to the Barrowlands. It follows the band around backstage, interviewing them about the venue and their history with it. The documentary celebrates the Barras as a venue as much as it does Colonel Mustard’s success. It looks at the Barras history and the people that make the Ballroom possible, and invites us into finding out why playing the gig is so special to the band’s members. There’s live recordings of the band’s set, and a raucous crowd, spaced between cut scenes of backstage madness and Barrowland’s discovery. It’s funny, heartening and above all completely down to Earth. They take what they do very seriously, but when they’re on stage, nothing else seems to matter. It’s all about having fun. Try watch it and not come away smiling. Look out for some hilarious interviews with band members and other faces in Glasgow’s music scene, and a special guest

appearance for the infamous Gallowgater. The DVD is available from New Hellfire Club, Love Music and directly from the band at colonelmustardandthedijon5. bandcamp.com. Next up for Colonel Mustard is the Mickey 9s album launch on the 16th of May and then onwards to a Summer filled with slots at some of Scotland’s biggest and best festivals. Get to one of their gigs and laugh, dance and sing your wee heart out. Vive le Mustardy Revolution.

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Let’s Review: In The Theatre

The Woman In Black Theatre Royal

I was bewildered upon entering the theatre as to why there only sat one stool, a clothing rail with some hangers and a wicker chest in the centre of the stage. From what I knew of this horrorcharged event, The Woman in Black, based on the novel by Susan Hill, is a tale of complete, supernatural massacre fuelled by the terrified yelps from the audience. However, the minimalist stage set within the newly renovated – and colourful – Theatre Royal looked more like something out of the Edinburgh Comedy Festival than a ghostly novel. At once, my spirits danced with relief. But it didn’t last for long. At 7:30pm sharp a gentleman appeared on the stage, face gaunt and clutching a briefcase to his chest as he steadied himself on the edge of the wicker basket. “It was nine-thirty on Christmas Eve,” he said, though barely audible due to there being no microphones. And the story began. The cast of The Woman in Black have it nailed. Sitting in the foyer, I scrambled through the programme to familiarise myself with the actress playing the role of the Woman – hoping to get some sleep that night. But she was not in the programme to be found. In fact, according to the booklet in my hand, there were merely two men in this play and no lady dressed like the colour of shadows. I felt worried – which was obviously the desired effect of the show creators. I don’t like horrors, you see. Through sometimes complex shifts between past and present in the early 1950s, Hill’s tale follows Mr. Kipps’s (Malcolm James) journey from traumatised solicitor to stage performer with the help of an actor – originally named ‘The Actor’ (Matt Connor). Mr Kipps has held the story of the woman in black close to his heart for many years. Hoping to free himself from the burden of nightmares and make peace with God, he writes his experience on paper hoping to gain performing tips to tell it with justice. Eventually his role merges with that of The Actor’s. Instead of watching the two men in a teaching environment, they become the story – The Actor playing the role of shy Mr. Kipps and the real Mr. Kipps playing every other character he encounters. Except, of course, that unexplained cloaked figure creeping at the edge of the stage… A young Mr. Kipps journeys outside of London to retrieve the will of the late Mrs. Drablow from her home across the water. Each day the tide lowers and grants access to the house, but only

52 Shades of Maggie The Pavillion If you’re at all familiar with the original show, 51 shades of Maggie, you’ll understand the trepidation I felt when taking my mum to see the hilarious but filthy, 52 shades of Maggie. I imagined sitting cringing with my poor mum beside me wondering why the hell she agreed to go but I needn’t have worried – she laughed even more than I did. In this sequel, Maggie’s best friend, Big Sally-Ann, announces that she wants nothing more than to be able to re-enact the last dance from Dirty Dancing in the local pub on her birthday night out. Problems arise when her boyfriend Igor finds himself deported and it’s up to Maggie to save the day. In her quest to do so, she ends up being followed by a pack of dogs after a fateful Zumba session, showcases every sexual position under the sun and performs a titillating rendition of The Pussycat Doll’s ‘Don’t Cha’. At times I felt a bit lost with some of the older references in Leesa Harkers brilliant script but the rest of the crowd, which seemed around 98% female, were in stitches, which in turn then made me laugh more (who doesn’t love laughing at older

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for a limited time; at 5 o’clock, the tide fully rises and engulfs the passage, leading the way to a deadly marsh land. Agreeing to stay in the house to maximise efficiency – despite warnings from locals that the house is riddled with ghosts – he endures one too many encounters with an extremely gaunt looking lady with catastrophic effects. Through nothing but terrifying sound and lighting effects, the story’s horror is conveyed impeccably through these two gentlemen. The minimalist set leaves more to interpretation than most performances, especially given that miming is used frequently in conjunction with sound effects to create a real sense of being there without any visuals – for example, Mr Kipps’s has a trusty dog Spider whom we never see but are concerned about nonetheless. The sound of the rocking chair moving independently is engraved in my memory, as is the screech of the horse and cart as it fails to draw to a halt on more than one occasion. This play was excellent and genuinely terrifying. Both men are flawless throughout, balancing light comedy with straight faces and the utterly unimaginable with just as much passion. The Woman in Black reinforces that the need for extravagant sets, props and costumes is only an asset when the acting or plot isn’t up to much. Equipped with a spine tingling twist revealed just as the final curtain drops, you will not be bored throughout this masterpiece. But I should warn you, there are jumpy bits!

women falling out their seats as one woman depicts a quickie – playing both parts). It wasn’t just the various sexual encounters that Kirsty Strain, who starred as the highly enthusiastic Maggie Muff, portrayed. As it was a one woman show, she took on every character and made the near empty stage seem full with big personalities. However, with the play featuring just one actress on a very minimalistic stage – the only prop used was a marching bass drum and a giant high heel was the single piece of stage furniture – at times, it felt like more of a stand-up routine than an actual play. Although this in no way takes away from Kirsty Strain’s impressive performance, she was excellent in her delivery and single handedly kept the crowd engaged, which is no mean feat. Although the play was full of sexual innuendo and tales of hazy summer nights filled with casual sex in Largs, friendship was the concurrent theme at the heart of the show and it was heartwarming to see the lengths Maggie went to for big SallyAnne. Throughout the performance, there were a few references to Benidorm and with the third book in the Maggie Muff trilogy, “Maggies Feg Run”, being released back in 2013, it seems safe to presume that this isn’t the last we’ve heard of Maggie and Big Sally-Anne.

Motown’s Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is – The UK’s number one Motown production is now in it’s 13th year and is guaranteed to have you up on your feet and dancing to classic songs from legendary artists including Lionel Richie, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and many more.

Yer Granny – 26th May

Yer Granny – Starring some of Scotlands top comics, Yer Granny, focuses on the dysfunctional Russo Family and their hilarious 100-yearold granny (played by Gregor Fisher) who is quite literally eating them out of house and home, having already led the family fish shop into bankruptcy. However, the family must pull together and get the fish shop back on track in time for the Queen’s upcoming Jubilee visit.

Big Girls Don’t Cry – 30th May

The East Coast Boys will have the Pavillion buzzing when they hit the stage and recreate the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The ‘feel good’ concert will feature polished performances of hit tracks including ‘Sherry’, ‘Grease Is The Word’, ‘Working My Way Back To You Babe’ and many more.


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Lifestyle: Student Life & Advice

by Emylie Howie @EmylieHowie e.howie@tsaglasgow.com

Exams + Studying = Stress So we’ve all made it through the challenges of the academic year but now we’re faced with one last hurdle that is getting in our way of our summer freedom: EXAMS. It would probably be fair to say that not many of us enjoy exams and this time of the year is when we all start to get a little stressed out. Have no fear though; there are many ways to handle your exam stress. The basics of stress management are quite simple and just like many other factors in life, if you eat right, sleep well and exercise regularly then you’re already on your way to a stress free exam period. Some people strive on stress as it acts as a metaphorical kick up the ass to get those books out and knuckle down but for others it does cause a lot of mental breakdowns. One of the most important things you can do when suffering from exam stress, is learn to recognise when you’re stressing out. This will allow you to develop a coping method that you can put in to place when you’re starting to freak out. A simple thing like counting to five and focusing on breathing deeply can help shift that stress. Comparisons are a natural occurrence in daily life, but it is important not to focus on your class mates abilities. Comparing the ability of your friends to yourself helps no one. When you’re studying and seem to be doing more time doodling on your page procrastinating rather than learning the process of photosynthesis, almost anything sounds more appealing than sitting with your nose in a book. That’s why exercise is great at exam time. Exercise helps

boost energy levels, clears the mind and relieves stress. Plus it’s time away from the books, so while you’re avoiding the studying, you’re also keeping fit and healthy. And by exercise, it doesn’t have to be a full morning in the gym, a thirty minute walk in the fresh air or a late night swim can help you de-stress. Now that you’ve got over the stress your next problem might be that you can’t find a way of studying that makes the most of your efforts. A study plan is essential. No more late night cramming, that only stresses you out and uses energy. Prioritise your

study plan and stick to it, make sure you schedule study breaks though to keep you motivated. Clean desk, clean mind? It’s simple but make sure your study space is tidy and large enough. Have enough space to spread things out and that everything you need for your study session is within reach. Being comfortable is also important as you’re more likely to focus on your work rather than your numb bum. But most of all, remember that life after exams goes on and it’s not the end of the world. However as I was once told, “Failing to prepare, is preparing to fail.�

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Lifestyle: Student Life & Advice

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

SHOP AND SAVE:

Best Student Discounts Students may never be rid of the stereotypical assumptions that all are irresponsible spenders who blow their loans on booze, clothes and other luxury items. However, the 2014 ‘Save The Student’ report on student finances found that spending had fallen in most categories compared to 2013, including the amount spent on ‘luxuries’ like clothes which was just £24 per month on average. As students appear to be feeling the pinch, The Student Advertiser has explored the best ways for you to save cash and make your SAAS go further. UNIDAYS Join over five million students and sign up for your free UNIDAYS account – doing so will allow you to save money at some of the biggest brands around including Topshop, Asos and Apple. Even if a brand doesn’t offer a year round student discount, they will often use UNIDAYS to advertise any student discount days – a recent example is River Island, who had a 48 hour 20% student discount event, which UNIDAYS members were alerted too with an email.

EARN MONEY BACK FROM ONLINE SHOPPING Websites such as TopCashBack.com allow users to earn money back from their online purchases when they shop via that website and last year alone £25,000,000 was saved in cash back by members of the site. Also, don’t forget that most banks are now offering cashback extra reward schemes where you can automatically earn a percentage of what you’ve spent using your card back. Simply check your online banking – or even call your bank – for details of the schemes available and you can often select the brands that you’re likely to shop with (to ensure you earn back the cash).

GOOGLE THE PRODUCT Many people, especially when searching for a present, see an item that makes them finally think ‘that will do’ and will immediately add it to their cart and buy. However, often retailers bulk buy products and simply searching the product name on a search engine can lead to you finding another retailer offering the same product – just a few pounds cheaper.

INTERNET VOUCHER CODES No matter what you are shopping for online, whether it’s furniture for your new student digs or even a holiday, always check online for a discount code. Simply enter the name of the company you’re shopping with into a search engine, followed by discount code and you will usually be greeted with discount websites showing the odd 10% off code or free shipping voucher – it doesn’t always work but it’s definitely worth a try, every little helps right?

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Lifestyle: Student Life & Advice

e.brock@tsaglasgow.com

Glasgow’s Best Beer Gardens – The Top 10 When the sun is shining down, there is only one place a student wants to go, a beer garden. As the weather in Glasgow has been bringing that summer feeling, we have the guide to the best beer gardens in Glasgow. 1. THE ARK Situated perfectly in the middle of Strathclyde Uni and City of Glasgow College, The Ark holds a special place in all our hearts and one of the biggest and most accommodating beer gardens in Glasgow. With its own side gate into the garden there is an upper level with long benches perfect for catching the most of the sun or down in the lower level where there are many tables, chairs and even chair hammocks tucked in the corner. There is a covered pool table letting you have a game with your friends out in the fresh air. With a good range of beers, ales and ciders on offer along with typical pub food including burgers and hotdogs, it’s a great beer garden to enjoy the sun in between the end of year studying. 2. WEST BREWERY A short walk across Glasgow Green on a beautiful summer’s day will bring you to a treasure of the city. The West Brewery has been independently running since 2006 and brews their own fine range of beer all of which you need to try. Picnic benches sit outside the entrance to the bar but if you like to sprawl on the grass with a beer in hand there is a slight hill to do just that rolling down into the park. 3. THE OLD SCHOOLHOUSE Situated at the bottom of Woodlands Road, The Old Schoolhouse, is perfect to go down to for any sport that is on or to fit in a couple of drinks before heading next door to The Stand for a night of comedy. The beer garden is situated outside the entrance and covered for those Glasgow days that don’t see the sun. With plenty of benches to fit a couple or a group and TVs outside, the cheap drink promotion will keep you there on a sunny day for hours.

The Ark

5. CHINASKIS The split level beer garden in Chinaskis makes this venue look smaller than it really is. The upper level wooden balcony has a few booths looking over the lower level concrete courtyard with tables and chairs surrounding it. They have a massive Bourbon selection to work through and interesting food menu, including deep fried pickles, this brilliant atmosphere is great to chill out in regularly. You can find the bar on North Street at Charing Cross. 6. ORAN MOR When in the West End it’s hard to miss the exchurch venue at the top of Byres Road. Although pricey, it is the best beer garden you will find in the West End with plenty of space and looking across to the beautiful Botanic Gardens making you feel a lot more out the way than you are. 7. THE FINNIESTON Bar and Restaurant, Finnieston is on the West End side of Argyll Street and has a lovely hidden south facing terrace which is always a relaxing and comforting atmosphere. Having the choice of some of the best seafood in the city or try as many measures of their Gin bar you can.

The Old Schoolhouse

West Brewery

4. BREL Down Ashton Lane just off Byres Road there are more than enough bars buzzing along it. Away in the far left corner though, Brel sits as the key of the lane when the weather is perfect. A beer garden that sprawls right the way out the back of its conservatory running uphill with plenty of places to sit whether it’s at a bench or on the grass.

Brel

8. BIG SLOPE When relaxing on the hill at Kelvingrove Park on the warmest summer days, you need that ice cold refreshing pint to continue in the sun. Well a five minute walk from the park to Kelvingrove Street and lower level bar Big Slope has that perfect cure. With a beer garden stretching round the building there is plenty of space to keep tanning while having that pit stop beer. 9. FAKTORY Perhaps the most surprising beer garden comes from Faktory on Byres Road. With a rocking bar that leads out to a DIY courtyard filled with benches, sofas and walls to sit on and catch the most of the sun throughout the day. Once the sun disappears Faktory keeps going inside serving drink up until 2am. 10. JINTY MCGUINTYS The Irish themed pub down Ashton Lane has a brilliant wee beer garden tucked round its side. With some sheltered areas and chair hammocks sitting on Astroturf and surrounded by wood chip and bark, this beer garden makes you feel like you are in a country park while you sip on a perfect Guinness.


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What’s On: Games & Gadgets

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

PICK OF THE MONTH THE WITCHER 3: WILD HUNT (PS4, XBOX ONE, PC)

Gadgets Galore Immerse Virtual Reality Headset Ever fancied playing virtual reality games but can’t afford to buy an Oculus Rift? Well if you are willing to play on a smaller scale, then Prezzybox.com are selling an Immerse Virtual Reality Headset. The headset works by placing your smart phone inside and clipping it in place before allowing you to play 3D games and movies. You can buy it for £29.95.

If you have already grown tired of The Elder Scrolls Online on PC or are simply bored of waiting for its console release, then look no further than the third edition of the The Witcher. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the latest game in the fantasy role-playing franchise and will be the conclusion of the story featuring Geralt of Rivia. While the game’s story is a continuation of Geralt’s narrative, developers CD Projekt RED have said it will be completely possible for newcomers to play the game as a standalone feature. Gameplay will be similar to the previous two games but will feature some improvements. The combat system has been improved with a new witcher sense, fighting from horseback and the ability to use a crossbow, while new stealth features such as swimming underwater to avoid enemies has also been

Other games to look out for...

PROJECT CARS (PS4, XBOX ONE, PC)

For those who were disillusioned by the release of Driveclub on PS4 or who are simply fans of racing games, then Project CARS should be right up your street. The game features a role-playing element in that you create your own driver and pursue legend status in the world of motor racing. Similar to the Race Driver: Grid series of games, you can compete in a variety of motorsports such as karting, tour car racing and even one that is inspired by Formula 1 (known in this game as Formula A). You can also race online in simulated race weekends at tracks from all over the world such as Monza, Laguna Seca and even Brands Hatch. Depending on the length of the race, you will also experience a dynamic weather system that can range from glorious sunshine to terrible thunderstorms. Project Cars will be released on May 8th.

introduced. Geralt can now also jump and climb over obstacles. Some players may be worried that this will be similar to Assassin’s Creed but the developers have said it is inspired more by the climbing seen in the Uncharted franchise. The Witcher 3 features the usual system you find in role-playing games in that each choice you make affects the game world, and these decisions can benefit you or come back to haunt you later in the game. And with a map that is supposedly 20% bigger than the one found in Skyrim, The Witcher 3 is an essential buy for any roleplaying gamer. The Witcher 3 will be released on May 19th.

FARMING SIMULATOR 15 (PS4, XBOX ONE, PC)

Now before you scoff at my choice, the Farming Simulator games have proven to be pretty popular over the last few years and the new release will undoubtedly do well when it comes out. Farming Simulator 15’s career mode will place you as a farmer (surprise!) who needs to improve their farm and replace the dated machinery. You can choose to farm whatever crops you want (within reason of course, Tony Montana is not a playable character in this game) and sell them for profit. You will also have to manage livestock and the farm’s finances. You can venture to the local town and meet the inhabitants in a range of fully recreated farm vehicles, unlocking new challenges in the process. There is even an option to play online co-op with other players but only on the PC version of the game. Farming Simulator 15 will be released on May 19th.

Smart Phone Projector Also, if you like showing videos on your phone to friends but can’t crowd round the phone at once, you can buy a Smart Phone Projector from Prezzybox.com. The projector is easy to build and only requires that you put your phone inside before being able to project your videos and photos on to a wall. You can buy one for £15.95.


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SALES DEMONSTRATOR

Salary: £Basic + Commission.

Agent: Company not disclosed Skills: Sales Location: Glasgow Required full time/part time for in store busy shopping centre outlets around Glasgow or Fife. Must be smart, reliable with previous selling experience. Basic + Commission. Contact: Darren on 07803 844267

HEATING SALES ADVISOR

Salary: £22,000 (full time) + commission and excellent benefits. Flex 3 days & Part Time 2 days also available - Pro Rata Agent: Scottish Gas Skills: Sales Location: Glasgow Put our groundbreaking products into Britain’s homes At British Gas, we all work to the same aim: to help people today and secure energy for tomorrow. We do this by providing 11 million homes and 900,000 businesses in the UK with groundbreaking products and services. Join us as a Heating Sales Advisor and you’ll have the pride of representing one of Britain’s best-known brands and the satisfaction of shaping the future of energy. Full time, part time and flexi arrangements are available.You’ll be visiting new and existing customers in their own homes, following up pre-booked appointments to sell central heating systems, associated products and financial services. We’ll trust you to be the face of British Gas, make the

right decisions and deliver a first-class customer service on every visit.You’ll be expected to demonstrate our products, provide accurate quotes and sell only the products that are right for the customer’s needs. We’ll make sure you have everything you need to succeed: your own vehicle, the latest hand-held technology, mobile phone and uniform. Of course, we’ll also give you the product training so you’ll be able to answer any customer question. Our Heating Sales Advisors come from many different backgrounds and industry experience is not essential. What’s important is that you are a natural ‘people person’ who can build an instant rapport with customers to provide them with a first-time solution. We put our customers first, so the role will involve evening and weekend working. It is essential that you have a driving licence with 6 points or less. If you are willing to build your technical knowledge and are passionate about delivering for our customers, you will be rewarded accordingly. We also offer paid holiday, discounted services, and pension and share schemes. British Gas is a leading energy company and part of Centrica, a top 30 FTSE 100 company, so there will also be genuine opportunities for career development.

as appropriate. Ensure that procedures are maintained within our audit requirements. Submit monthly RTI data to HMRC. Submit monthly pension data to NEST. The Purchase Ledger side of the role will consist of: Prepare & process invoices and credits. Prepare the supplier payment run. Processing supplier recharges. Reconcile supplier statements. Request credits from suppliers for shortages etc. Applicants for this role should possess the following At least 3 years experience of processing payroll. A sound knowledge of PAYE, NIC, statutory payments and regulations. The ability to manage time effectively and work to strict payroll deadlines. Experienced with Sage 50 Payroll. Knowledge of the monthly RTI process. An understanding of Auto Enrolment. Experience of Purchase Ledger is preferred however training on this aspect of the role can be provided. To apply for this position please forward your CV using the apply now link. AGENCIES NEED NOT APPLY.

PAYROLL AND PURCHASE LEDGER ADMINISTRATOR

Agent: Dandara Group Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow Overview The Dandara Group is an industry leader in the housing and property development sector. We are amongst the top three most profitable private development companies. Established in 1988, the Group currently turns over £250m per annum and with new developments constantly in the pipeline, we continue to be in an exciting time of growth and expansion. Depending on the economic climate, we aim to double the Group’s turnover within the next five years. The company has established operations in the Isle of Man, Jersey, Manchester, Tunbridge Wells, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Hemel Hempstead. Position Summary This is a part-time position working Monday,

Salary: £15,600

Agent: Lomond Fine Foods Ltd Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow We are currently recruiting for a part time Payroll and Purchase Ledger Administrator to join our busy accounts team for 30 hours per week in the South Side of Glasgow. The Payroll aspect of this role will involve: Preparing and processing our monthly payroll of approximately 80 staff. Ensuring accuracy of data entry to the payroll system whether fixed or variable. Produce and maintain monthly reports. Respond to any payroll queries and resolve

SALES AND LETTINGS ADMINISTRATOR

Salary: £10 per hour paid weekly

Tuesday and Wednesday ideally to provide administrative back up and assistance to the Accounts Manager and Senior Sales and Lettings Assistant in both Sales and Lettings. The Administrator will update utility and council tax accounts for incoming/outgoing tenancies, manage the payment of utility companies for vacant properties, manage the renewal process of tenancies, prepare tenancy documentation, conduct viewings as required, handle incoming calls, take messages and deal with general administrative tasks. Monitor and manage the office from an administration point of view, ordering stationery, filing, maintaining the working environment for other members of staff. Assist all members of staff with general administrative tasks. Principal Responsibilities 1)Answering the phone, dealing with general enquiries and taking messages. 2)Liaising with utility companies & Glasgow City Council to ensure accounts for incoming/outgoing tenancies are kept up-todate. 3)Payment of utility companies for vacant properties – checking of dates, coding of invoices and processing of paperwork to ensure speedy and accurate payment. 4) Lease renewals – ability to negotiate with both tenants and landlords at the end of a tenancy. Implementing rent increases, renewal paperwork or Move Out procedures as required. Updating all systems to reflect renewal as required. 5)Conducting Sales and Lettings viewings with a good overall knowledge of the development and the process in both areas. 6)To monitor all stationery within the office and complete orders for replenishment where required. 7)Filing – to assist with filing for all properties for Dandara Sales & Lettings. 8)To assist all members of Sales & Lettings staff with general administrative tasks 9)Assist with registering clients. Build relationships with colleagues and clients, providing support where necessary. 10)Administer all responsibilities in the most cost effective way and always operate within approved budgets and Company policies 11)To communicate the Company vision and values where appropriate to all customers and third parties Experience/ Qualities Required The ideal candidate will have a strong Property and Customer Service background. The Sales & Lettings Department requires staff to be able to work well

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50 under pressure, be able to prioritise and fulfil queries from contractors, landlords and tenants within agreed timescales. The candidate needs to be computer literate and happy to learn new systems. We need a self motivated person who is also happy to be a team player and determined to provide excellent customer service under pressure.

FINANCIAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR Salary: £20,000 pro rata

Agent: ILM Financial Limited Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow Financial Services Administrator Part-time: 25 hours per week £20k pro rata Scottish organisation, ILM Financial Limited, is currently looking for a part-time Financial Services Administrator to join its team.You will be working for an independent financial advisors based at the company offices in Sandyford Place, Glasgow. The successful applicant will join a small team consisting of two investment/pension advisers, a mortgage adviser, a compliance officer and an administrator. This excellent opportunity to join a leading financial organisation will suit an experienced professional with experience in this sector.You will work 25 hours per week from Monday to Friday, completing an array of financial administration duties. Main tasks of the Financial Services Administrator will include but not be limited to: Delivering all financial services administration tasks across business. Inputting data to company system. Resolving client and customer queries. Keeping relevant records current and up to date. Keeping records organised. Prioritising work and duties as and when required. Ad hoc duties. Ideally, you will be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines while working on several projects at any one time. Areas of business you will work across include investments and savings, retirement planning, mortgages, life assurance and expats’ financial needs. Essential criteria for candidates: Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal. High level of numeracy acumen and skills. Can work in a team as well as on own initiative. Desirable candidate requirements include: Previous experience in a financial services role and environment. Sound typing skills. High wpm input ability. Great interpersonal skills. Excellent customer service delivery. Proactive in approach to work. Eagerness to continue learning new skills and develop professionally. In return, you will receive an excellent salary and the opportunity to work for a thriving Scottish financial firm. If you meet the criteria as set out above and want to take a step of progression in your career with ILM Financial Limited, get in touch with us now. Send us your CV with a covering letter outlining your relevant experience, your key skills and what you will bring to the role of Financial Services Administrator. Further Information This post is subject to a vetting process under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) as well as a disclosure agreement.

CUSTOMER SERVICE ADVISOR GLASGOW Salary: £14287 per annum + OTE + benefits

Agent: Santander Skills: Call/Contact Centres Location: Glasgow Customer Service Advisor - Glasgow You like going further We’ll make getting there half the fun As a Customer Service Advisor you’ll be the first point of telephone contact for our customers, and that will involve a lot more than just answering questions. In return, you can expect a first-class training programme, and a clearly defined career development path, through our advisor progression scheme. If you’re willing to work hard, we’re ready to help you progress. At Santander we’re aiming to make everything simpler. We want to make it easier for our customers to do business with us so there will be no more banking jargon and much more straightforward customerfriendly advice. So there’s never been a better time to join us at our bright, modern building in Glasgow. As a Customer Service Advisor your skills and qualifications will include: Excellent listening and communication skills. A high level of motivation. Previous experience in a customer service role. A flexible approach. Strong team working skills. As you’ll be working in a regulated environment, a high level of numeracy and computer literacy are also essential. Rewarding you Starting salary is £14,287 + OTE £1,200 bonus Other Santander benefits include: * Pension * 25 days Holiday plus bank holidays * Product discounts * Retail and High Street discounts * Shift allowance for late working after 9pm We weren’t voted one of the Sunday Times ‘25 Best Big Companies to Work For’ for nothing we’ve got a reward package that’s simple, personal and fair. In addition to your pay and bonus, we offer you a benefits package that’s flexible and allows you to be in control, as well as all the policies, tools and guidance to support you. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our Women in Business network provides women with valuable development tools. We’re creating a better balance of women in management positions, and empowering everyone to fulfil their true career potential. Working hours We are recruiting full-time roles working 35 hours per week.You will be working on a 7 hour rotational shift between 7.00 am to 11.00 pm across Monday to Sunday. Why Santander? With over 150 years of experience, we’ve built a strong, international presence, with more branches worldwide than any other bank. Dedicated to making things simple, personal and fair for our customers our aim is to become the best bank in the UK, and we know we can’t make it happen without our people. That’s why we promote an environment where

everyone counts. With us, you’ll be encouraged to develop both professionally and personally, and by listening to your unique perspective, and turning your ideas into action, we’ll grow along with you. We are committed to helping you achieve a reasonable balance between your home and working life. To support you in meeting your commitments outside of work, we offer a range of flexible work options, including part-time working, job sharing, career breaks and flexible holiday options and we support you to make a difference in your local community with volunteering and fundraising schemes. Time to apply If this sounds like a role you’re interested in then please apply on the link below. Santander welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

CUSTOMER SERVICE ADVISOR GLASGOW Salary: £14287 per annum + OTE + benefits

Agent: Santander Skills: Customer Services Location: Glasgow Customer Service Advisor - Glasgow You like going further We’ll make getting there half the fun As a Customer Service Advisor you’ll be the first point of telephone contact for our customers, and that will involve a lot more than just answering questions. In return, you can expect a first-class training programme, and a clearly defined career development path, through our advisor progression scheme. If you’re willing to work hard, we’re ready to help you progress. At Santander we’re aiming to make everything simpler. We want to make it easier for our customers to do business with us so there will be no more banking jargon and much more straightforward customerfriendly advice. So there’s never been a better time to join us at our bright, modern building in Glasgow. As a Customer Service Advisor your skills and qualifications will include: Excellent listening and communication skills. A high level of motivation. Previous experience in a customer service role. A flexible approach. Strong team working skills. As you’ll be working in a regulated environment, a high level of numeracy and computer literacy are also essential. . Rewarding you Starting salary is £14,287 + OTE £1,200 bonus Other Santander benefits include: * Pension * 25 days Holiday plus bank holidays * Product discounts * Retail and High Street discounts * Shift allowance for late working after 9pm We weren’t voted one of the Sunday Times ’25 Best Big Companies to Work For’ for nothing we’ve got a reward package that’s simple, personal and fair. In addition to your pay and bonus, we offer you a benefits package that’s flexible and allows you to be in control, as well as all the policies, tools and guidance to support you. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. Our Women in Business network provides women with valuable development tools. We’re creating a better balance of women in management positions, and empowering everyone to fulfil their true career potential. Working hours We are recruiting full-time roles working 35 hours per week.You will be working on a 7 hour rotational shift between 7.00 am to 11.00 pm across Monday to Sunday. Why Santander? With over 150 years of experience, we’ve built a strong, international presence, with more branches worldwide than any other bank. Dedicated to making things simple, personal and fair for our customers our aim is to become the best bank in the UK, and we know we can’t make it happen without our people. That’s why we promote an environment where everyone counts. With us, you’ll be encouraged to develop both professionally and personally, and by listening to your unique perspective, and turning your ideas into action, we’ll grow along with you. We are committed to helping you achieve a reasonable balance between your home and working life. To support you in meeting your commitments outside of work, we offer a range of flexible work options, including part-time working, job sharing, career breaks and flexible holiday options and we support you to make a difference in your local community with volunteering and fundraising schemes. Time to apply If this sounds like a role you’re interested in then please apply on the link below. Santander welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

SOCIAL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (PART TIME) Salary: £20,796 - £24,481

Agent: Glasgow City Council Skills: Marketing/PR Location: Glasgow Job Description Glasgow City Council has five strategic priorities, with the first of these being Economic Growth. The Economic Development Division is critical to delivering against this priority. Based in The Lighthouse, Scotland’s Centre for Architecture and Design, the post will draw an audience to the programme of exhibitions and events which will demonstrate the economic, environmental and social impact of Design and showcase Glasgow as a destination of choice for the Creative Industries.You will aslo support our Sales and Events team to achieve income targets. Please note this post is part time - 21 hours per week. Salary will be pro rata. Under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, this post is politically restricted. Requirements Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, Audio and other languages. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 0845 270 1078. Packs will be posted out to you within 3 working days of receiving your telephone request. Please note the closing date of the job advert to ensure that you give

yourself plenty of time to complete your application form and return it to us. Responsibilities For further information about working for us please refer to our website http:// www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3772

CLERICAL ASSISTANT (3 POSTS) Salary: £15,479 - £16,925

Agent: Glasgow City Council Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow Job Description You will be able to respond to queries, ensure accurate data entry, effective record keeping, produce/format documentation, keep accurate financial records, handle cash, supply stock and work effectively and proacively as part of a team. Applicants must also have trained knowledge of Microsoft Packages. There are 3 posts available.  1 Full time Permanent, 1 Part time Permanent and 1 Full time Temporary to cover a period of maternity leave.  Please note salary will be pro rata for part time post. Application Packs Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, Audio and other languages. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 0845 270 1078. Packs will be posted out to you within 3 working days of receiving your telephone request. Please note the closing date of the job advert to ensure that you give yourself plenty of time to complete your application form and return it to us. Further Information For further information about working for us please refer to our website http:/www.glasgow.gov. uk/index.aspx?articleid=3772

FINANCE MANAGER

Salary: £32,399 pro rata

Agent: Who Cares? Scotland Skills: Accountancy Location: Glasgow Finance Manager (part time) 21 hours per week Circa £32,399 pro rata (Circa £19,439 per annum for 21 hours) Based in Glasgow Are you looking for a new and unique challenge in your finance career? Are you searching for a chance to use your finance skills to make a real difference to the most vulnerable young people in society? Would you like to join one of the most exciting organisations working with young people in Scotland? Who Cares? Scotland works with young people growing up in care and care leavers. Thanks to some smart funders, once in a generation legislation change and some developing strands of work, it’s an exciting time to be joining us and we now have a fantastic opportunity for a part time Finance Manager. This post is a key position within Who Cares? Scotland and will work closely with the Senior Management Team to ensure effective management of budgets. The post is responsible for the provision of a full financial and management accounting service in order to underpin the work carried out by Who Cares? Scotland. The right candidate will possess a recognised accountancy qualification (e.g. C.A., ACCA, CIPFA) and have experience in preparing annual budgets, budgetary control and preparation of financial quotations for tenders, service contracts and ancillary resource contracts. Demonstrable knowledge of legislation relating to financial governance within the voluntary sector and the financial challenges in the operation of a charitable organisation is also essential for this role, as is the ability to operate the SAGE accounting system proficiently.

RETAIL STORE SUPERVISOR Salary: £17,000 plus bonus

Agent: WETWALLS & CEILINGS Skills: Retail Location: Glasgow Our stores Wetwalls & Ceilings need more staff due to our expansion .Glasgow Hillington and Hamilton stores urgently require more staff for showroom sales - Internet sales and trade sales.Full time and part time positions available.We offer a good start salary and bonus on performance.Looking to start candidates immediately working and training with our existing teams.Retail experience preferred but not essential.People with experience in the bathroom / kitchen / tiling / home improvements industry would find it an easy fit.Contact us as soon as possible to arrange interview at the Hillington Branch.

COMMUNITY CONNECTOR

Salary: £30,410 p.a. (pro-rata) EVH Grade 7 (PA22 - PA25)

Agent: NG Homes Skills: Social Services/Housing/Childcare Location: Glasgow Part-time 30 Hours per week (Actual salary is £26,066) Fixed-term Contract until the end of March 2016 (with the potential to extend depending on funding availability) ng homes is a leading community based Housing Association that provides housing and support services to almost 7,000 tenants and owners within North Glasgow. Our customers are at the heart of our business and we strive to deliver customer service excellence in all that we do. ng homes has been selected as the host organisation for the Thriving Places Initiative for Ruchill and Possilpark and funding has been secured from the Glasgow Community Planning Partnership (GCPP) to recruit a suitably qualified person in the role of Community Connector to support the delivery of this important project. The post holder will be required to work directly with residents across Ruchill / Possilpark to support their involvement in the Thriving Places Initiative. Supporting residents to identify, articulate and fulfil the aspirations that they have for both themselves and their community, you will play a

key role in building confidence, maximising community capacity to improve local skills, supporting resilience and strengthening the community voice. Candidates should have a proven track record of working directly with local people, be able to evidence partnership working and demonstrate experience of supporting capacity building. This post is covered under the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. If you wish to apply for this post please download an application pack by clicking the ’apply’ button, or alternatively contact Marion Gallacher on 0141 336 1310 for a pack. Completed application forms can be returned by email to hr@nghomes.net with the subject heading: Community Connector If you are returning your application by post please send to: Marion Gallacher, Organisational Development, ng homes, Ned Donaldson House, 50 Reidhouse Street, Springburn, Glasgow G21 4LS. Please note that we do not accept CVs. ng homes is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

CLEANER

Salary: £7.85 per hour

Agent: Timberbush Tours Limited Skills: Cleaning/Domestic/Caretaking Location: Glasgow Timberbush Tours is one of Scotland’s longest running family run tour operators. We operate daily tours from Edinburgh and Glasgow, and have a fleet of coaches from 7-43 seats. We are looking for a part-time cleaner (up to 21 hours per week) to clean coaches & common areas at our coach depot in Glasgow. The successful applicant will have previous experience, excellent attention to detail and two references. A full Driving Licence is preferred. Rate of pay is £7.85 per hour. Please send your CV and covering letter for the attention of Ron Stark.

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR Salary: £8 per hour

Agent: RE/MAX Property Finders Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow Office Administrator/Office Manager RE/MAX Byres Rd is seeking a part time Administrator with Estate Agency experience. Ideally working a Monday and a Friday 9 - 5. Key Skills: 1. Must be proficient in Microsoft office software 2. Have a sound knowledge of database management. 3. The candidate must be fully experienced in dealing with clients. 4. Must be articulate. 5. Self motivated. 6. Must have a positive ‘can do’ attitude. We Offer a very competitive wage and excellent working environment, not to mention one of the worlds biggest and most recognisable brands. RE/ MAX Scotland is Scotland’s largest franchise estate agency network with 30 offices located throughout Scotland. It is part of the RE/MAX organisation comprising of over 6,300 offices, and over 90,000 agents operating in 90 countries worldwide. We currently have fantastic opportunities to join RE/MAX Scotland as an Estate Agent.

CUSTOMER SERVICE AND MARKETING CO-ORDINATOR Salary: £negotiable

Agent: thedesignconcept Skills: Marketing/PR Location: Glasgow We are currently recruiting for an administrator who will be responsible for promoting and maintaining an on-line catalogue. We are looking for a candidate that will work well in a targeted environment. Good administrative skills will be required and solid IT skills are essential as there is a requirement to manage databases and co-ordinate, align and administer changes to products online. Candidate will be responsible for : - Website & marketplace content management. - Monthly analysis and reporting of sales channel performance data. -the design and creation of sales support material e.g. Newsletters, marketing campaigns and an annual catalogue -- Dealing with customer service enquiries both via email and over the phone - Creating imagery for newsletters and the webshop - Part time support of Supplier and Installation Logistics to the project side of the business will be required on an on-going basis and Ad hoc tasks & projects will also be assigned by management No 2 days will be the same! He/She will need: - Excellent written English, strong copywriting experience and proof reading ability. -Design skills and good knowledge of graphics editing programmes would be an advantage as would the ability to craft professional PowerPoint presentations - Digital marketing knowledge with hands on experience that includes Social, PPC, DM & SEO. -Knowledge/Understanding of content management systems & Google analytics. --Strong work ethic and excellent attention to detail. - Strong interpersonal skills. Availability for an immediate/fast start is desirable

CENTRE HOST - LEXUS GLASGOW Salary: £Dependent on Experience

Agent: Eastern Western Motor Group Skills: Automotive Location: Glasgow The Eastern Western Motor Group, Scotland’s leading, prestige, independent motor retailer is currently recruiting for a part time Centre Host for their purpose built, busy Lexus dealership in Glasgow. The main purpose of the role is to manage the showroom and provide a service which ensures customer delight and ensures the job is carried out as neatly and efficiently as possible. Key Responsibilities: •To attend to any visitor requirements/monitor customers in the showroom and attend to all their nonselling needs •Contact the relevant staff member

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MAY 2015, ISSUE 9 and introduce them to the customer, ensuring they are aware of the customer’s needs / requirements •To operate the switchboard in an efficient, professional manner, answering within 3 rings. •To ensure messages and faxes reach the relevant person or department in a timely manner. If this cannot be done messages should be returned within the hour with an estimate of the return call time. •To ensure that any customer complaint is passed quickly and efficiently to the correct person to deal with the problem. •To manage the showroom, ensure it is tidy and brochures, stock lists and magazines are up to date. •To ensure that car parking is neat and orderly •To record footfall in showroom and source of enquiry for sales calls. A weekly summary to be submitted to the Sales Manager •To record and maintain an appointment diary for the show room. •To look after any children using the kids playstation. •To maintain the weekly advertising book. •To maintain the Internet site daily, receiving messages and reply. •Ensuring that canteen stocks are maintained. •To type letters (general and customers), correspondence, memos etc. •To assist with any internal or external promotional activities. •Assistance with any other tasks as directed Skills & Experience: •Excellent communication skills •Customer and quality focus •Interpersonal skills and team orientation •Communication and listening skills •Planning, time management and organisation •Technical Skills •Committed to providing high quality work •Ability to work to deadlines •PC literate In addition we offer a first class employee benefits scheme which includes potential discounts with 1600 retailers, access to staff savings schemes and benefit schemes such as child care vouchers and cycle to work along with excellent discounts on new and used car purchases.

TEMPORARY ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Salary: £16,799 (pro rata)

Agent: Mary’s Meals Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow Mary’s Meals International Temporary Administrative Assistant Part Time (Monday to Friday 10:00 – 15:00) Mary’s Meals International is a fast-growing international charity, currently providing to over 989,791 hungry and impoverished children in 12 developing countries with a daily school meal. The Administrative Assistant reports to the PA to the Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer and would be responsible for providing delivery of an efficient and timely service in a fast paced organisation, organising and coordinating all travel, UK and overseas, with the exception of the Chief Executive, and providing general office support within the Finance and Operations directorate.You will be responsible for researching, arranging and coordinating travel, transportation and accommodation for employees of Mary’s Meals International, Mary’s Meals UK, volunteers, supporters and other clients according to the specific charity’s business and budget needs. In addition, you will provide a general office and support function for the Finance and Operations team.You will have excellent communication, and interpersonal skills, good computer skills including Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook and database applications and be able to work on your own initiative and organise and prioritise personal workload. Excellent organisational and time-management skills are essential, as is the ability to work under pressure - with different departments and varied clientele necessitating excellent interpersonal skills. If you are educated NVQ/SVQ in Business and Administration, Levels 1-4 or with equivalent experience and you would like to make a difference to the lives of thousands of children across the world, we would love to hear from you. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and willing to be flexible to get the job done. By contributing to the work of Mary’s Meals, you will become part of a worldwide movement of people who will not accept that any child in this world of plenty should endure a day without a meal. For full job description visit www.marysmeals.org.uk/useful-links/work-for-us/ by selecting the APPLY NOW button. To apply, send your CV and a detailed covering letter in support of your application – outlining what attracts you to Mary’s Meals and this post in particular – to: jobs@marysmeals.org Interview date: Week beginning 11th May 2015 Charity Number: SC022140

AUTISM SUPPORT WORKERS Salary: £14,865 - £15,546

Agent: Scottish Autism Skills: Social Services/Housing/Childcare Location: Glasgow Autism Support Workers West of Scotland Area Services Salary: £14,865 - £15,546 (pro rata for part time) Permanent - Full Time (1FT post driver essential) and Part Time opportunities available Reference: SA/171 Flexible shift pattern – requirements could include lone working, shift work including weekends, evenings and sleepovers. Scottish autism seeks to promote and provide care, education, support and opportunities for individuals with autism of all ages throughout Scotland. We are currently looking for enthusiastic and committed Support Workers with an interest in developing a career working with people on the Autism Spectrum within West of Scotland services. In this role, you will be an integral member of the support team contributing to and ensuring a high quality of care and support for individuals on the Autism Spectrumand/or with complex needs. Care provision will be on a needs assessed basis and will reflect the ethos of promoting independence and personal choice ensuring

51 service users receive the physical, practical and emotional support to meet their needs. Suitable candidates will have an appropriate qualification for this position such as SVQ level 2/ 3 in Social Services and Healthcare or be willing to work towards attaining this qualification. Previous experience of working in a relevant field is desirable.You will have good interpersonal and organisational skills with the ability to communicate effectively. Some practical experience using Microsoft software packages such as word and excel would also be beneficial to this role. We offer comprehensive training, opportunities for personal development and a generous benefits package. To download an application form and associated documents or for more information, please visit our website www.scottishautism. org If you think you have the skills and experience to match our demanding requirements then please forward an application form or CV to recruitment@scottishautism.org or by post to The HR Department, Scottish Autism, Hilton House, Alloa Business Park, Whins Road, Alloa, FK10 3SA. Please note the organisation operates a policy where only successful applicants will be contacted. Candidates who have not received written confirmation within two weeks of the closing date for the position should then consider themselves unsuccessful. These posts are subject to a PVG Disclosure check. Closing Date: 7th May 2015 Interview Date: 18th May 2015

PART TIME PA/PROPERTY PARALEGAL

Salary: £20-23k dependent on experience

Agent: G1 Group Plc Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Glasgow Job Title : Part Time PA/Property Paralegal Salary : £20 - £23k pro rata, dependent on experience Hours: 10am – 2pm Monday to Friday (variations can be discussed) G1 Group is Scotland’s largest and most diverse leisure operator. With over 40 venues ranging from restaurants, hotels, bars and cinemas, we are multiple winners of the prestigious Publican awards. This role requires a candidate with both PA and Paralegal experience as the role covers varied duties as follows; Key Duties & Responsibilities:General property conveyancing paralegal duties. Email inbox management. Using a wide range of Microsoft Office packages to produce various documents. Producing correspondence to a high standard. Meeting, greeting and providing hospitality to visitors. Organising post, both outgoing and incoming. General document and record maintenance to include filing, scanning and photocopying. These above duties are just some that the role requires, and the successful applicant will be flexible and willing to undertake a range of tasks. This role is based on the executive floor, and as such requires candidates who can offer the highest levels of discretion. A full induction will be given into the role and there are excellent career development opportunities For more information on our Company please visit our website: www.g1group.co.uk Please note that we are unfortunately unable to respond to all applications, therefore if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks your application has not been progressed on this occasion.

PART TIME PA/PROPERTY PARALEGAL

Salary: £20-23k dependent on experience

Agent: G1 Group Plc Skills: Legal Location: Glasgow Job Title : Part Time PA/Property Paralegal Salary : £20 - £23k pro rata, dependent on experience Hours: 10am – 2pm Monday to Friday (variations can be discussed) G1 Group is Scotland’s largest and most diverse leisure operator. With over 40 venues ranging from restaurants, hotels, bars and cinemas, we are multiple winners of the prestigious Publican awards. This role requires a candidate with both PA and Paralegal experience as the role covers varied duties as follows; Key Duties & Responsibilities:General property conveyancing paralegal duties. Email inbox management. Using a wide range of Microsoft Office packages to produce various documents. Producing correspondence to a high standard. Meeting, greeting and providing hospitality to visitors. Organising post, both outgoing and incoming. General document and record maintenance to include filing, scanning and photocopying. These above duties are just some that the role requires, and the successful applicant will be flexible and willing to undertake a range of tasks. This role is based on the executive floor, and as such requires candidates who can offer the highest levels of discretion. A full induction will be given into the role and there are excellent career development opportunities For more information on our Company please visit our website: www.g1group.co.uk Please note that we are unfortunately unable to respond to all applications, therefore if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks your application has not been progressed on this occasion.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE STAFF Salary: £Competitive

Agent: Erskine Bridge Hotel Skills: Hospitality/Catering/Tourism Location: Glasgow The Erskine Bridge Hotel & Spa is a 3* hotel set within beautiful scenery and are part of the RedefineBDL Group. Features of the hotel include 177 bedrooms, spa & leisure club facilities, a bar and restaurant and meeting and event space, accommodating up to 600 people. The Role Due

to our upcoming busy summer season we currently have exciting opportunities within the following departments: Part Time/Seasonal Food and Beverage – Breakfast team. Food and Beverage – Bar Assistant. The above part time roles are being offered on a zero hour’s basis in order to meet the seasonal needs of the business. However, for the breakfast team, the working pattern will fall between the hours of 6.30am to 12.30pm. Successful candidates will be expected to provide exceptional customer service to all guests of the hotel, ensuring quality standards are maintained. Key Responsibilities Provide a friendly and attentive service to all guests within the hotel. Constantly improve product knowledge to maximise revenue and the service provided. Work towards meeting the objectives of the full job description of the role. To work flexibly in line with business needs. The Candidate Able to work well within a team. Excellent customer service and communications skills. Well presented with an open and friendly manner. Experience of working in a similar role is preferred but not essential. Full job descriptions and person requirements can be discussed further over the phone or in an email enquiry.

Edinburgh MULTIPLE O2 RETAIL STOREVACANCIES Salary: N/A

Agent: o2 Skills: Retail Location: Edinburgh O2 & Telefónica At O2 we think technology is amazing. We’re the kind of people who get excited by new technology and can’t wait to share it with our customers. It’s this passion for opening up new possibilities and showing how technology can improve people’s lives that keeps millions of customers coming back for more. Part of Telefónica, one of the world’s most innovative communications companies, we work closely with our customers to help them discover, understand and enjoy the best that technology can offer. Which is why we’re looking for more digital champions. So, are you ready to explore new ways to give our millions of customers more than ever before? The adventure starts here. Our team We’ve over 450+ stylish stores in the UK alone. And this is where we connect with our retail customers and deliver an amazing experience every time. Keeping everything fun and relaxed the way it should be, you’ll look after everything to make sure your people love what they do and inspire our customers with their passion for technology. If you’re an inspirational leader who’ll enjoy spending time with our customers and showing them how technology can add a whole new dimension to their lives – make yourself at home.Vacancies Retail Advisor (Part Time/ Full Time) O2 Guru Assistant Store Manager Store Manager Be more We believe that everyone can be more. So, we’ll push you to realise your potential and be the best for yourself, your retail team and your customers.Your adventure will start with a three-day induction at our HQ in Slough. Here you’ll be able to show us how you lead by example and can think small detail and big picture.

STAFF NURSE - RGN/ RMN

Salary: From 13.90 per hour + Pension + training and development Agent: Lindemann Healthcare Skills: Medical/Dental/Health Care Location: Edinburgh Staff Nurse required Various Edinburgh locations RGN or RMN from £13.90/ hour + pension + other competitive benefits. Caring for older people in high quality care home settings. Lindemann Healthcare have leading reputation for excellent care. Our aim is to have high quality, ambitious Nurses who are passionate about providing the best Nursing & residential care for our residents. State of the art Facilities Purposely built to ensure staff have all the equipment they need to deliver an excellent service. Ambitious company with clear development path and opportunities for promotion and enhancement. Full time Part time and bank positions available Call 0131 441 6984

TEAM LEADER

Salary: £25,180 p.a. + benefits

Agent: Places for People Scotland Skills: Social Services/Housing/Childcare Location: Edinburgh Places for People Scotland Care & Support (PfPSC&S) is a subsidiary of Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association and a member of the Places for People Group. Due to growth within our Services we are looking for motivated individuals to deliver support who are both creative and flexible and can make a difference to peoples’ lives. As a forward thinking and progressive organisation we offer opportunities for staff to share their skills and interests with service users and contribute to our film, drama, music and sporting programmes. PfPSC&S offer a competitive salary and excellent working terms and conditions including access to childcare vouchers, car leasing and bike to work schemes, computer loans and discounts to a number of high street stores. We also offer a varied training programme including funded Scottish Vocational Qualifications, personal development and e-learning courses. We recognise staff potential and there are opportunities for career advancement within PfPSC&S, an excellent support network through line management supervision and flexible working hours can be available. 1 x Full Time and 1 x Part Time (18 hours) £25,180 p.a. + benefits (Pro rata for Part Time) Providing support to the

Service Manager while also line managing relevant staff, you must apply your knowledge of social care practice to ensure the delivery of an innovative, best value, high quality, inspiring, socially inclusive and person centred service. A professional qualification in care/nursing/social work or relevant degree and at least 2 years experience working in any of these professions is desirable. We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. To apply, please visit our website on the apply button below and complete the online application form. Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday 6th May 2015.

MARKETING MANAGER (MATERNITY COVER)

Salary: Dependent on experience

Agent: Atmos Consulting Ltd Skills: Marketing/PR Location: Edinburgh Our growing team comprises talented and motivated staff and we are currently seeking a Marketing Manager to join and support this energetic team. This is a great opportunity for a candidate with experience in a similar position or ready to take the next step into a management role in a marketing and business development career. The Position: The key responsibility of the position is to lead an all-round marketing and sales research and management service to the Atmos Consulting brand; to manage the delivery of the Atmos marketing strategy, including mentoring junior staff and managing marketing and communications support from external suppliers; and to work with the Atmos Board and senior business development staff to deliver key marketing support. This is a 12 month maternity cover placement commencing mid May 2015. We welcome your application for either a full time (Hours 37.5 hours per week Monday – Friday) or job share position. Occasional out of hours working may be required. The Person: We would like to hear from you if you have a marketing/business degree and at least 3 years’ experience in a marketing role. Experience in the environmental or engineering consultancy sector would be preferred.You should have a broad knowledge of a range of marketing activities, including digital marketing, and be experienced in managing integrated marketing communications and business development campaigns. An ability to manage and prioritise your workload across multiple activities is essential. Good interpersonal – influencing and negotiating - skills to ensure effective engagement with internal and external stakeholders across all levels are also important. This is a 12 month maternity cover placement commencing mid May 2015. We welcome your application for either a full time or part time position. To apply, submit a CV & covering letter demonstrating how you could fulfill our requirements by clicking the ’apply’ button.

DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

Salary: £21,589 - £23,353 pro rata

Agent: Church of Scotland Skills: Marketing/PR Location: Edinburgh Part Time Development Assistant (21 hours per week), Church of Scotland Guild £21,589 to £23,353 per annum pro rata As a key member of the team, you will be responsibility for maintaining the Guild’s web and online presence, the production of the Guild newsletter and e-newsletter.You should be a creative, analytical and strategic thinker with recent experience in event planning and management, combined with excellent verbal and written communication skills including presentational skills. 6 month Fixed Term Position

PAYROLL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Salary: £DOE

Agent: Helen Lowe Ltd Skills: Accountancy Location: Edinburgh Part-time payroll and administrative assistant (20 hours per week) required for long established Edinburgh CA firm. Main responsibilities will include: Processing of client’s weekly and monthly payroll. Dealing with HMRC on a regular basis. Working closely with clients to deal with payroll issues. Carrying out auto enrolment admin for clients. Dealing with starter checklists, P45s and other relevant HMRC forms. Processing P11Ds. Carrying out end of year proceedures. Online filing to HMRC. Keeping abreast of new legislation. Answering and transferring telephone calls. Dealing with incoming and outgoing mail. Invoicing clients and following up unpaid invoices. Undertaking any other tasks which may be required to ensure the efficient operation of the office. The successful candidate will have Experience of IRIS Payroll Software (preferred but not essential). Computer skills including Outlook Word and Excel (essential). Attention to detail. Very good written and verbal communication skills. Ability to plan work and work to deadlines. Candidates should reply with a suitable covering email and CV.

NIGHT CARETAKER – HOMELESSNESS SERVICE

Salary: £16,232 091413 p.a. + benefits

Agent: Places for People Scotland Skills: Cleaning/Domestic/Caretaking Location: Edinburgh Places for People Scotland Care & Support (PfPSC&S) is a subsidiary of Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association and a member of the Places for People Group. Due to growth within our Services we are looking for motivated

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52 individuals to deliver support who are both creative and flexible and can make a difference to peoples’ lives. As a forward thinking and progressive organisation we offer opportunities for staff to share their skills and interests with service users and contribute to our film, drama, music and sporting programmes. PfPSC&S offer a competitive salary and excellent working terms and conditions including access to childcare vouchers, car leasing and bike to work schemes, computer loans and discounts to a number of high street stores. We also offer a varied training programme including funded Scottish Vocational Qualifications, personal development and e-learning courses. We recognise staff potential and there are opportunities for career advancement within PfPSC&S, an excellent support network through line management supervision and flexible working hours can be available. Full and Part Time hours available £16,413 p.a. (pro rata for Part Time) + benefits If you think you have what it takes to join our team we’d like to hear from you. We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. To apply, please visit our website on the apply button below and complete the online application form. Interviews are scheduled for Friday 15th May and Monday 18th May 2015.

SUPPORT WORKER – HOMELESSNESS SERVICE

Salary: £16,232 557888 p.a. + benefits

Agent: Places for People Scotland Skills: Social Services/Housing/Childcare Location: Edinburgh Places for People Scotland Care & Support (PfPSC&S) is a subsidiary of Castle Rock Edinvar Housing Association and a member of the Places for People Group. Due to growth within our Services we are looking for motivated individuals to deliver support who are both creative and flexible and can make a difference to peoples’ lives. As a forward thinking and progressive organisation we offer opportunities for staff to share their skills and interests with service users and contribute to our film, drama, music and sporting programmes. PfPSC&S offer a competitive salary and excellent working terms and conditions including access to childcare vouchers, car leasing and bike to work schemes, computer loans and discounts to a number of high street stores. We also offer a varied training programme including funded Scottish Vocational Qualifications, personal development and e-learning courses. We recognise staff potential and there are opportunities for career advancement within PfPSC&S, an excellent support network through line management supervision and flexible working hours can be available. Full and Part time positions £16,888 p.a. (pro rata for Part Time) + benefits If you think you have what it takes to join our team we’d like to hear from you. We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. To apply, please visit our website on the apply button below and complete the online application form. Interviews are scheduled for Friday 15th May and Monday 18th May 2015.

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN

Salary: £21,391 to £ 24,775 per annum

Agent: The University of Edinburgh Skills: Scientific Location: Edinburgh The post-holder will provide meticulous technical support for experiments in algal molecular genetics in the Millar lab. The technician will be responsible for maintaining 50-100 transgenic algal cultures, cryopreservation of the transgenic lines and preparing the cultures for molecular assays. The reproducibility of your results will contribute to world leading research at SynthSys, one of the 6 UK centres for SynBio. The post is part time 14 hrs/wk and fixed term for 12 months

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR BALGREEN PRIMARY SCHOOL Salary: £16,437 - £19,067

Agent: City of Edinburgh Council Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Edinburgh Job Description Children and Families School Administrator Balgreen Primary School Salary: £16,437 £19,067 (Pro-rata for part time and ;sessional 40 weeks) Hours: 30.20 (Monday - Friday) Experience of working in an administrator capacity would be desirable This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/ or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. ; Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the City of Edinburgh Council. Closing Date: 7 May 2015

REGISTERED NURSES

Salary: £13.15 - £15.05 per hour

Agent: Viewpoint Housing Association Skills: Medical/Dental/Health Care Location: Edinburgh Creating joy in later years In our experience those who do really well at Viewpoint are creative and bold, curious enough to explore different ways of doing things and coming up with great solutions. And of course, our values are at the heart of everything we do. Exciting opportunities have arisen in our Care Homes for enthusiastic individuals who may be looking for a new challenge. REGISTERED NURSES Various Full and Part Time Positions Available Based in our Care Homes in the Grange and Trinity Areas

of Edinburgh Rate of Pay from £ 13.15 - £15.05 per hour plus generous holiday entitlement and attractive pension scheme Working closely with the Management Team the primary aim of the job is to maintain the health and well being of residents through clinical expertise and to lead and monitor the performance and work of the care team. The Registered Nurse will take a lead role in the assessment of our residents care needs as well as, the implementation, delivery and evaluation of residents’ care plans. Applicants must be a Registered Nurse and hold current NMC registration. Experience in the care of older people with dementia is essential as are excellent clinical skills. Previous experience of managing staff teams is preferred, also the candidate should have excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills. Regular weekend working is required on a rota basis. Successful applicants are required to join the PVG Scheme. Closing date for completed applications is Friday 8th May 2015 at 12 noon For a full job description and to apply online please visit the recruitment section of our website www.viewpoint.org.uk or contact 0131 668 4247 for an application pack.

SEASONAL ASSISTANTS Salary: Competitive

Agent: Edinburgh Zoo Skills: Customer Services Location: Edinburgh Seasonal Assistants Location: Edinburgh Zoo Salary: Competitive About Us The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) owns and manages Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park. Both parks are premier visitor attractions, offering visitors a fantastic day out. Of equal importance is our excellent international reputation for our conservation and education programmes and we are looking to the future with confidence. We’ve been a charity since our founding in 1909 and maintain a keen commercial edge to ensure we can sustain our excellent reputation. Our mission is to ‘ connect people with nature and safeguard species from extinction’ . Seasonal Admissions and Retail Assistants As a member of the Admissions and Retail team, the successful candidates will provide a world class service to visitors to Edinburgh Zoo in the admissions and retail areas through selling tickets and retail products, providing information and assistance ensuring the front of house areas are presented to the highest standards. Applicants must be polite and enthusiastic team players and confident in dealing with our customers and upselling products. Some previous admissions, retail and cash handling experience gained in a similar environment would be advantageous. Seasonal Visitor Experience Assistants As a member of the Visitor Experience team, the successful candidates will provide a world class service to visitors to Edinburgh Zoo at first point of contacts on the site, at vehicle access areas and as a driver of on-site transport.You will also ensure all areas of the site are presented to the highest standards. Applicants must be polite and enthusiastic team players and engage customers empathetically to provide information, upsell products and deal with queries. A full driving licence with one years’ experience of driving is essential. Storesperson Under the guidance and procedures set out by the Stock and Ecommerce Assistant, you will manage the day to day stock control of the stores and front of house retail and admissions areas of Edinburgh Zoo.You will provide excellent customer service to suppliers, delivery personnel and retail and admissions colleagues by maintaining a positive, welcoming environment and displaying a proactive and helpful attitude at all times leading to us meeting or exceeding our Customer Service Standards.You will have experience of operating manual and EPOS reporting stock management systems efficiently and effectively in order to ensure all areas are maintained to agreed levels.You will be responsible to ensure there are systems in place to ensure stock receipting, movement and management is continually improved and to the highest standards – reducing wastage and enhancing front-line service. Frequent manual handling will be an essential part of this role. About You You will be a positive team player with a proven ability to provide first-class customer care and service delivery. Educated to Standard Grade level and with a competent level of numeracy skills you will have a quality approach to work ensuring results are delivered first time, on time, every time. Co-o-operative with excellent communication skills, you will be results driven and positive. These are seasonal hourly paid positions expected to last for the summer months. Ideally applicants will be in a position to start in May and should be able to continue until late October. You may be required to work up to 37.5 hours per week although hours cannot be guaranteed. Both full and part time hours are available but between 25 and 35 hours per week is expected. An immediate start is desirable and regular weekend working is expected. Closing date: Sunday 10 May 2015 For full information on how to apply, please visit the Edinburgh Zoo vacancy page and follow the instructions. Registered charity number: SC004064

MAINTENANCE AND HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER

Salary: £21,636 p.a. for 35 hour week

Agent: Tor Christian Skills: Construction/Trades/Property Location: Edinburgh You will enjoy a challenging mix of responsibilities, from dealing with daily maintenance issues through to advising the Senior Management Team on health and safety issues. You will have a practical approach to maintenance, will love fixing things (so you will be good at DIY). Plus won’t mind tackling jobs yourself that involve getting your hands dirty and can be physically demanding.You will have the responsibility of deciding when a job needs a specialist

contractor to do the work. Part of the role is to have some part-time volunteer assistance and will be responsible for the Head Gardener. We require someone that has the ability to be able to train and guide staff on health and safety matters such as fire safety and be proactive in developing longer-term solutions and improving the physical environment.You will have back-up from an external H&S specialist advisory service to ensure TOR Christian Nursing Home remains compliant with all its H&S responsibilities. Ideally, you will have a H&S qualification e.g. NEBOSH Level 3 Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety.You will be organised, good at record keeping, proficient in Microsoft Office and be sympathetic to the issues relating to care of the elderly. Interviews will be held w/c 18th May NO AGENCIES PLEASE

opportunities in any of the other 28 UK brands, we always promote from within! Continuous learning and selfimprovement culture Time off to attend health and fitness class delivered by our in-house DevelopingU team Monthly awards We have the following shift patterns available with FULL and PART time opportunities Monday - Friday 10:0020:30, Saturday 10:00 - 15.00 Sunday 10:00- 14.00 To fast track to interview please TEXT:- PENI to 07851 180254 including your name, location and email address, to enable us to forward your invite to interview. All candidates must be 16 or over. The company are unable to provide sponsorship for non-EU citizens.

RESERVATIONS TEAM MEMBER WEEKENDS

Salary: NMW + weekly bonuses & commission

Salary: £Competitve

Agent: Timberbush Tours Limited Skills: Customer Services Location: Edinburgh An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part-time weekend Reservations Team Member at one of Scotland’s leading small group tour operators, Timberbush Tours, at our shop on the Royal Mile. A family run business, Timberbush Tours has grown over the past 17 years and now offers 1, 2 and 3 day tours of Scotland with daily departures from Edinburgh & Glasgow. Working as part of our friendly, administrative Reservations Team, you will perform a variety of tasks to support leisure tour sales. These tasks include: Regular interaction with customers by telephone and face to face. Selling tour tickets & offering customers advice on tours. Liaising with agents & suppliers. Answering telephone and email enquiries promptly. Processing cash & credit card payments. Essential Requirements Outgoing personality with excellent customer service skills. Ability to use own initiative and be flexible and adaptable when required. IT proficient. Excellent administrative & communication skills. Ability to work weekends. Knowledge of Scotland . Hours of 08.45-18.00 Saturday and 09.45-18.00 Sunday, with a later finish of 18.30 over the Edinburgh Festival period. Please note this is a weekend post only, with the opportunity for extra hours when covering holidays. Please apply by email only, submitting a CV and covering letter for the attention of Lara.

Dundee HEATING SALES ADVISOR

Salary: £22,000 (full time) + commission and excellent benefits. Flex 3 days & Part Time 2 days also available - Pro Rata

Agent: Scottish Gas Skills: Sales Location: Dundee Put our groundbreaking products into Britain’s homes At British Gas, we all work to the same aim: to help people today and secure energy for tomorrow. We do this by providing 11 million homes and 900,000 businesses in the UK with groundbreaking products and services. Join us as a Heating Sales Advisor and you’ll have the pride of representing one of Britain’s best-known brands and the satisfaction of shaping the future of energy. Full time, part time and flexi arrangements are available.You’ll be visiting new and existing customers in their own homes, following up pre-booked appointments to sell central heating systems, associated products and financial services. We’ll trust you to be the face of British Gas, make the right decisions and deliver a first-class customer service on every visit.You’ll be expected to demonstrate our products, provide accurate quotes and sell only the products that are right for the customer’s needs. We’ll make sure you have everything you need to succeed: your own vehicle, the latest hand-held technology, mobile phone and uniform. Of course, we’ll also give you the product training so you’ll be able to answer any customer question. Our Heating Sales Advisors come from many different backgrounds and industry experience is not essential. What’s important is that you are a natural ‘people person’ who can build an instant rapport with customers to provide them with a first-time solution. We put our customers first, so the role will involve evening and weekend working. It is essential that you have a driving licence with 6 points or less. If you are willing to build your technical knowledge and are passionate about delivering for our customers, you will be rewarded accordingly. We also offer paid holiday, discounted services, and pension and share schemes. British Gas is a leading energy company and part of Centrica, a top 30 FTSE 100 company, so there will also be genuine opportunities for career development.

TRAINEE CUSTOMER SERVICE ADVISOR - DUNDEE Salary: NMW = weekly bonuses & commission

Agent: Entu Skills: Call/Contact Centres Location: Dundee 30 x Trainee Customer Advisor roles in our Dundee offices Penicuik is part of Entu UK Plc and are significantly growing our telephone teams in Scotland. We offer a unique structured fast track programme which enables you to earn while you learn. This opportunity is open to those with the following attributes and skills: Good communication skills Open to retaining Drive, enthusiasm and determination In return you can expect: Weekly pay (BASIC + BONUS) Flexible working hours Unrivalled progression

TRAINEE CALL CENTRE ADVISOR - DUNDEE Agent: Penicuik Skills: Call/Contact Centres Location: Dundee 30 x Trainee Customer Advisor roles in our Dundee offices. Penicuik is part of Entu UK Plc and are significantly growing our telephone teams in Scotland. We offer a unique structured fast track programme which enables you to earn while you learn. This opportunity is open to those with the following attributes and skills: Good communication skills Open to retaining Drive, enthusiasm and determination In return you can expect: Weekly pay (BASIC + BONUS) Flexible working hours Unrivalled progression opportunities in any of the other 28 UK brands, we always promote from within! Continuous learning and self-improvement culture Time off to attend health and fitness class delivered by our in-house DevelopingU team Monthly awards We have the following shift patterns available with FULL and PART time opportunities Monday - Friday 10:00- 20:30, Saturday 10:00 - 15.00 Sunday 10:00- 14.00 To fast track to interview please TEXT:- PENI -S1 to 07851 180254 including your name, location and email address, to enable us to forward your invite to interview. All candidates must be 16 or over. The company are unable to provide sponsorship for nonEU citizens

TRAINEE CALL CENTRE ADVISOR - DUNDEE Salary: NMW + weekly bonuses & commission

Agent: Penicuik Skills: Call/Contact Centres Location: Dundee 30 x Trainee Customer Advisor roles in our Dundee offices. Penicuik is part of Entu UK Plc and are significantly growing our telephone teams in Scotland. We offer a unique structured fast track programme which enables you to earn while you learn. This opportunity is open to those with the following attributes and skills: Good communication skills Open to retaining Drive, enthusiasm and determination In return you can expect: Weekly pay (BASIC + BONUS) Flexible working hours Unrivalled progression opportunities in any of the other 28 UK brands, we always promote from within! Continuous learning and self-improvement culture Time off to attend health and fitness class delivered by our in-house DevelopingU team Monthly awards We have the following shift patterns available with FULL and PART time opportunities Monday - Friday 10:00- 20:30, Saturday 10:00 - 15.00 Sunday 10:00- 14.00 To fast track to interview please TEXT:- PENI -S1 to 07851 180254 including your name, location and email address, to enable us to forward your invite to interview. All candidates must be 16 or over. The company are unable to provide sponsorship for nonEU citizens

SYSTEMS SUPPORT DEVELOPER (1 YEAR FIXED-TERM) Salary: £28,884 - £31,635 per annum

Agent: Dundee and Angus College Skills: IT/Telecommunications Location: Dundee Dundee and Angus College is one of Scotland’s most successful colleges with a student population in excess of 20,000 and an outstanding record of achievement. To support and maintain our ICT systems we are seeking to appoint a Systems Support Developer to join our ICT Team on a fixed term basis. With flexible hours of work, the roles can be undertaken on a part time or full time basis.You will have relevant experience in an ICT support/ development role within a systems support/software development environment.You will be familiar with database systems, in particular MS-SQL, be familiar with MS Windows networking technologies and have programming experience.You will hold a minimum of a Degree in an ICT related discipline or be able to demonstrate relevant work experience. Knowledge of college business systems and applications would be desirable.You should be selfmotivated and be able to work as part of a team. Good communications and problem solving skills are essential.

Aberdeen MULTIPLE O2 RETAIL STORE VACANCIES Salary: N/A

Agent: o2 Skills: Retail Location: Aberdeen

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MAY 2015, ISSUE 9 O2 & Telefónica At O2 we think technology is amazing. We’re the kind of people who get excited by new technology and can’t wait to share it with our customers. It’s this passion for opening up new possibilities and showing how technology can improve people’s lives that keeps millions of customers coming back for more. Part of Telefónica, one of the world’s most innovative communications companies, we work closely with our customers to help them discover, understand and enjoy the best that technology can offer. Which is why we’re looking for more digital champions. So, are you ready to explore new ways to give our millions of customers more than ever before? The adventure starts here. Our team We’ve over 450+ stylish stores in the UK alone. And this is where we connect with our retail customers and deliver an amazing experience every time. Keeping everything fun and relaxed the way it should be, you’ll look after everything to make sure your people love what they do and inspire our customers with their passion for technology. If you’re an inspirational leader who’ll enjoy spending time with our customers and showing them how technology can add a whole new dimension to their lives – make yourself at home.Vacancies Retail Advisor (Part Time/ Full Time) O2 Guru Assistant Store Manager Store Manager Be more We believe that everyone can be more. So, we’ll push you to realise your potential and be the best for yourself, your retail team and your customers.Your adventure will start with a three-day induction at our HQ in Slough. Here you’ll be able to show us how you lead by example and can think small detail and big picture.

HEATING SALES ADVISOR

Salary: £22,000 (full time) + commission and excellent benefits. Flex 3 days & Part Time 2 days also available - Pro Rata

Agent: Scottish Gas Skills: Sales Location: Aberdeen Put our groundbreaking products into Britain’s homes At British Gas, we all work to the same aim: to help people today and secure energy for tomorrow. We do this by providing 11 million homes and 900,000 businesses in the UK with groundbreaking products and services. Join us as a Heating Sales Advisor and you’ll have the pride of representing one of Britain’s best-known brands and the satisfaction of shaping the future of energy. Full time, part time and flexi arrangements are available.You’ll be visiting new and existing customers in their own homes, following up pre-booked appointments to sell central heating systems, associated products and financial services. We’ll trust you to be the face of British Gas, make the right decisions and deliver a first-class customer service on every visit.You’ll be expected to demonstrate our products, provide accurate quotes and sell only the products that are right for the customer’s needs. We’ll make sure you have everything you need to succeed: your own vehicle, the latest hand-held technology, mobile phone and uniform. Of course, we’ll also give you the product training so you’ll be able to answer any customer question. Our Heating Sales Advisors come from many different backgrounds and industry experience is not essential. What’s important is that you are a natural ‘people person’ who can build an instant rapport with customers to provide them with a first-time solution. We put our customers first, so the role will involve evening and weekend working. It is essential that you have a driving licence with 6 points or less. If you are willing to build your technical knowledge and are passionate about delivering for our customers, you will be rewarded accordingly. We also offer paid holiday, discounted services, and pension and share schemes. British Gas is a leading energy company and part of Centrica, a top 30 FTSE 100 company, so there will also be genuine opportunities for career development.

CUSTOMER CARE CO-ORDINATOR - BON ACCORD CARE Salary: £9.42 - £10.61

Agent: Aberdeen City Council Skills: Social Services/Housing/Childcare Location: Aberdeen Job Description Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/jobs_careers/vacancies/ jco_coun_job_vac.asp and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we’re looking for. If you are new to the caring profession you should check to see if it is the career for you by going to http:// www.aquestionofcare.org.uk and trying their interactive video challenge. Location: Archibald Simpson House Duration: 1 x Part Time 32.5 hours per week Job Purpose: Customer Care Co-ordinators are primarily involved in the efficient and effective planning, booking and scheduling of work to the Home Carers working in the community. Requirements The post holder needs to be able to demonstrate an understanding or experience of: Dealing with a range of different customers and professionals. Experience in using software packages. Responsibilities The post holder is expected to demonstrate: The ability to prioritise workload Effective organisational skills. Effective interpersonal skills. Effective communication & IT skills. Effective negotiating skills.

FAMILY RESOURCE WORKER Salary: £11.96 - £13.66

Agent: Aberdeen City Council Skills: Social Services/Housing/Childcare Location: Aberdeen Job Description Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this

53 http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/jobs_careers/vacancies/ jco_coun_job_vac.asp and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we’re looking for. Location: Torry Social Work Office Duration: 1 x Permanent Part Time 18.5 hours per week Job Purpose: To deliver a Statutory Social Work Service by working as part of a team to undertake direct work with children and young people, pre-birth to eighteen and their families. Direct work with children and families in need to enable them to maximise their potential. Requirements HNC or HND Social Care/Childcare and Education or equivalent or Diploma in Social Work Child Protection Certificate or willingness to complete in agreed timescale Registration with SSSC where required Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Record (PVG) Responsibilities Good practice; recognising the support needs of children, young people and families The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with children and families in need, their families and other stakeholders to achieve improved outcomes The ability to produce high quality written reports Advocating on behalf of children and families in need by ensuring that their views are taken into account and that their rights are promoted and protected The ability to operate as a member of a team and take responsibility for the health and safety needs of service users The ability to attend and participate in staff meetings, supervision, performance reviews and development and in developing team plans The ability to work in partnership with stakeholders A positive value base and awareness of Child Development theories The ability to meet deadlines The ability to mentor and support new staff/students Take responsibility for work planning and team working

TEACHER OF ASN

Salary: £21,867 - £34,887

Agent: Aberdeen City Council Skills: Education Location: Aberdeen Job Description Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/jobs_careers/vacancies/ jco_coun_job_vac.asp and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we’re looking for. Location: ;Hazlewood School Duration: ;Permanent Hours: Part time (Job Share) 21 Hours per week Job Purpose To deliver quality education to assigned pupils and contribute to the professional, corporate life of the school in relation to pupils, staff and appropriate external bodies within the agreements of the SNCT. ; Requirements Qualification Requirements Full GTC (Scotland) Registration in relevant subject, or the eligibility to become fully registered. PVG Membership for Regulated Work with Children and/or Protected Adults or willingness to obtain prior to a formal offer of employment being made. Responsibilities Job Specific Requirements Ability to teach the full range of timetabled courses in the subject area Experience in the subject area, and of planning and assessment of pupil learning Classroom management skills A knowledge of current issues and developments in curriculum Experience of curriculum development Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with staff, pupils and parents Ability to manage effectively the learning and teaching of individual pupils, groups and classes Ability to prioritise the work of the subject department Proven organisational skills Ability to use appropriate interpersonal skills when relating to staff, pupils and parents

CHEF

Salary: £10.62 - £11.95

Agent: Aberdeen City Council Skills: Hospitality/Catering/Tourism Location: Aberdeen Job Description Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/jobs_careers/vacancies/ jco_coun_job_vac.asp and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we’re looking for. Location: Beach Ballroom Duration: Part Time (20 Hours), Permanent Job Purpose To ensure the delivery of excellent food and hospitality at the Beach Ballroom. ; To have a strategic role in growing the client base and diversity of events involving the catering team. To deputise for the executive chef if required. Requirements The post holder needs to hold a minimum: Intermediate Food Hygiene Certificate Full Driving Licence Previous experience in a Sous Chef role or above. Proven experience in managing budgets and food costs Responsibilities Please see job profile for further information.

CREATIVE PROJECT PRACTITIONER Salary: £26,301 - £30,014

Agent: Aberdeen City Council Skills: Education Location: Aberdeen Job Description Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/jobs_careers/vacancies/ jco_coun_job_vac.asp and the Job Profile attached. These explain the job role and the type of person we’re looking for. Creative Project Practitioner 16 hours per week Permanent Part time The Creative Project Practitioner will work within the Artistic Pathways Strand of the Creative Learning Team which oversees three remits in the city - Expressive Arts inSchools, Career Development in the Arts and Artistic excellence. They will work across a variety of settings with people of different ages and abilities. Requirements The post holder needs to hold as a minimum: Degree or equivalent in an art form, cultural or arts management. In this instance, equivalent would the demonstration of progression and

success in delivery in these fields. PVG registration The post holder must be prepared to: Work as required to achieve and/or support business delivery as the job includes some evening and weekend work. Travel, as appropriate, on Council business Responsibilities The post holder will be expected to: Deliver and implement identified arts activity for the Creative Learning Team Contribute to planning a range of projects and activities to meet identified priorities of the Creative Learning Team Support project personnel as appropriate including arts tutors and freelance arts practitioners Ensure activities are delivered within available resources Contribute to monitoring and evaluation of projects Collaborate with other members of the Creative Learning Team where there are synergies between remits and projects Contribute to the review and planning of Creative Learning Team work

PART-TIME RECEPTIONIST Salary: Competitive

Agent: Sodexo Remote Sites Scotland Limited Skills: Admin/Secretarial/PA Location: Aberdeen Sodexo Remote Sites has an exciting opportunity for a part-time receptionist to join our HQ in Aberdeen City Centre from 8.30am-1pm Monday-Friday. The Receptionist will ensure that all first line communications to the company (faxes, telephone calls and visitors) are dealt with promptly and efficiently and in a courteous manner and complete administration duties as allocated Tasks Include – Using the head office switchboard to ensure all calls are dealt with promptly and efficiently and that all telephone records are kept up to date. Accurate and efficient transmission to individual callers for check-in arrangements for offshore deployment including maintaining register for logistics colleagues. Welcoming and hosting visitors, ensuring that they sign in and out and watch the safety induction. Accurately issuing check in times to individual callers and maintaining a register to be passed to logistics. Logging of all incoming parcels, mail and faxes for onward accurate distribution. Responsible for ordering and logging all account taxi journeys from the head office including assisting in booking travel for office staff. Ordering coffee machine products, staff gifts and cards. Place stationery orders and keep stationery cupboards well stocked and in good order. Ensuring daily office check in sheets are prepared and in place. Keep reception, kitchen and landing areas clean and tidy. Ensuring work is carried out as per the reception handbook and keeping the same up to date if there are any changes. Looking for and suggesting any changes to current process to create greater efficiencies for the business and potential cost savings. Where possible provide holiday/ absence cover for other part time receptionist. Any other reasonable tasks as requested. The successful candidate shall have – Good communication skills- clear and effective listening and oral skills. Strong computer skills and previous experience using word, powerpoint, excel and outlook. The ability to accurately record all calls, faxes and visitors is essential. A polite and courteous manner. Good initiative skills.

FACULTY INFORMATION COORDINATOR Salary: £28,695 - £31,342

Agent: Robert Gordon University Skills: Heritage/Culture/Library Location: Aberdeen We are currently looking for a Faculty Information Coordinator to join the Library Service on a part time fixedterm basis until July 2016. The Library’s Academic and Reader Services team provide comprehensive information services from our modern riverside campus facilities at Garthdee, in the Library and the Georgina Scott Sutherland Learning Centre Working as part of a team you will participate in the delivery of and be responsible for scheduling our programme of Library skills sessions and drop in timetable.You will use your knowledge of students’ learning requirements to handle enquiries at all levels including referencing, literature searching and other Library Service and study related topics. A friendly, helpful approach to understand the needs of students will be essential as well as the ability to respond to the varying nature of a busy academic calendar. Please note that this post is semester time only and will equate to 26.5 hours per week.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE ASSISTANTS Salary: £competitive

Agent: Maryculter House Hotel Skills: Hospitality/Catering/Tourism Location: Aberdeen Maryculter house hotel is currently looking for full and part time food and beverage staff. There are positions available for bar staff, waiting staff and banqueting staff on either a full or part time basis. Experience preferred but not essential as training will be provided during the induction process.

LECTURER IN PAINTING & DECORATING

Salary: £33,126 - £39,086 pro rata per annum. Actual Salary £19,876 - £23,452.

Agent: North East Scotland College Skills: Education Location: Aberdeen We are looking to recruit a dynamic Painting & Decorating practitioner to join our Construction team. This position is part time at 21 Hours Pro Rata and based on the Altens Campus. The successful candidate will be educated to HNC

level or equivalent qualification in the subject area; have excellent communication and presentation skills and have a proven track record of engaging with learners that results in motivating them to succeed. If you are a highly effective team player who actively supports colleagues, have the ability to build and maintain effective teacher/learner relationships with students and have relevant industry experience, we want you to come and join our team.

Angus PERIPATETIC TEACHER OF MUSIC (PRIMARY) (5) Salary: £8,746 - £34,887

Agent: Angus Council Skills: Education Location: Angus Job Description: Based at various locations throughout Angus. There are 5 positions available, 4 full-time, 35 hours per week and 1 part-time, 14 hours per week, days to be agreed.You will be asked to indicate on your application which position/s you are applying for. Requirements You must have the ability to become a member of the PVG Scheme. For further information, please contact Trish Torz on (01307) 476346.

PERIPATETIC TEACHER OF ART & DESIGN (PRIMARY) (2) Salary: £17,493 - £34,887

Agent: Angus Council Skills: Education Location: Angus Job Description: Based at various locations throughout Angus. There are 2 positions available, 1 full-time, 35 hours per week and 1 part-time, 28 hours per week, days to be agreed.You will be asked to indicate on your application which position/s you are applying for. Requirements:You must have the ability to become a member of the PVG Scheme. For further information, please contact Trish Torz on (01307) 476346.

SOCIAL WORKER

Salary: £15,007 - £17,133

Agent: Angus Council Skills: Social Services/Housing/Childcare Location: Angus Job Description: We are looking for enthusiastic and committed social workers to join us.Vacancies exist on a part-time, permanent basis within a range of different teams, in various locations throughout Angus. Requirements:You must have knowledge of relevant legislation, excellent oral and written communication and assessment skills and the ability to work as part of a team and use your initiative. A flexible approach to work, a willingness to learn new skills and the ability to liaise with other agencies are essential. Experience of working in the field of child care, including working with children and their families, and in a local authority social work setting are desirable. A professional social work qualification (MSc Social Work/BA Social Work/DipSW/CQSW/CSS with appropriate option) and SSSC registration are essential.You must have the ability to become a member of the PVG Scheme. A full, current driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential. For further information, please contact Kate Mearns on (01307) 473074.

Arbroath SOCIAL CARE OFFICER (6) Salary: £9,501 - £23,748

Agent: Angus Council Skills: Social Services/Housing/Childcare Location: Arbroath Job Description £19,002 - £23,748 (Bar at £20,796) - 37 hours per week (2 positions) £9,501 - £11,874 (Bar at £10,398) - 18.50 hours per week (4 positions) We have an exciting opportunity in our new build provision for full-time and part-time social care officers. Based in Arbroath, you will provide a high standard of residential care services to young people aged 10 - 18 years who are experiencing behavioural and emotional difficulties. Duties will include care planning, key working, direct work with young people and throughcare and aftercare services through independent living programmes. Hours are worked on a shift-based system including sleep in duties and waking night duties, for which an allowance is payable.You will be asked to indicate on your application form which position/s you are applying for. Requirements:You will be energetic, enthusiastic and have a flexible approach to work with experience of working and engaging with children and young people. The ability to engage and build relationships with young people is essential, as is an understanding of their need and the difficulties and issues they may be experiencing.You must have excellent oral and written communication and organisational skills and the ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team. An awareness of the importance of confidentiality and a non-judgemental and respectful attitude are essential. An HNC in Social Care (or SSSC equivalent) and/or an SVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care (Children and Young People) are desirable. You must be willing to undertake training to achieve a required SSSC registration qualification within three years.  Registration with the SSSC within six months of appointment is essential. A full, current driving licence and access to a vehicle are essential.You must have the ability to become a member of the PVG scheme. For further information, please contact Karen Soutar on (01241) 875207.

To apply for any of these vacancies, please visit WWW.S1JOBS.COM/RECRUITERPROFILES/TSA

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Morrisons Great Women’s 10K through Glasgow’s Southside Glasgow is prepared as nearly 10,000 women descend onto the streets to complete the biggest women-only running event in the UK. The 10K course through the Southside of Glasgow will be ready on Sunday 17th May for women of all ages and ability to get their running shoes on for a great cause. The ladies will be running, jogging or walking to the sound of pipes and drums for a charity that is close to their hearts. With representation for charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support, Alzheimer Scotland, MND Scotland and many more, this is a run with a truly worthy cause. Entry for the event costs £26, which can be accessed online at www.greatrun.org/great-womens-10k. Once your entry is complete, each runner will be given a coloured wave to correspond with their starting point. Starting on Nithsdale Road, the runners have a beautiful course to navigate, leading through Pollokshields into leafy Pollok Park. Once through the park, they will make their way to the finish line on the magnificent Mosspark Boulevard where hundreds of supporters will be cheering them on for that final push to the line. Whether you are a woman looking for a great sense of achievement or family or friend that wants to support them through this endeavor, it is sure to be a fantastic morning for the whole family and the charity communities.

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MAY 2015, ISSUE 9

55 by Jamie Ratter @jamieratter

Sword Fighting 10

The Rules to Fencing... Have you been looking for a sport where you can inflict pain on others and flex your muscles without having to run around too much? Have you just binge-watched all four seasons of Game of Thrones and fancy yourself an expert swordsman, but want to maintain (slightly) better hygiene? Well, fencing might just be the sport for you. Firstly, any swordsman must arm themselves. Fencing has thankfully evolved from military training to a proper sport over the past few centuries, and subsequently it has boiled down to three different weapons, each of which with a blunt tip so as to avoid any severe wounds or mutilations. Foil, the more delicate of the three blades, is one of the two thrusting weapons in your armoury. To score, you must land the point on either the torso or the groin of your opponent, a rule inherited from an age when duels were to the death and therefore one would target mostly the vital organs, which is fun. Sabre is the ‘Zorro’ blade: “fencing for ogres” to quote my coach, but actually a light weapon with which fencers can score points using both the point and the flat of the blade. Points can be scored with successful hits above the waist, including the arms and head, the latter delivering a satisfying knocking noise on connection. The third is the epée, the heaviest and sturdiest in the arsenal. Epée could be described as the most relaxed of the weapons: like foil, you can only score with the point of the blade, however the fencer can hit any part of their opponent’s body, with less rules regarding right-of-way. This no-target-off-limits style of fencing also favours the sneakier amongst us – there are few things more joyous than your opponent’s rage when you repeatedly tap them on the wrist, or better still, the foot.

Weapon selected, it’s time to hone your skills. Footwork is essential to fencing, and any budding fencer should expect sore legs while getting used to the en garde position and moving essentially crab-like for sometimes hours at a time. Bladework will make up the majority of your training,

where you’ll develop your primitive lunge-and-hope-forthe-best into an arsenal of parries, ripostes, disengages and other tricks of the trade; you’ll learn, forget and eventually relearn the names for the positions of all said parries, some seemingly identical to one another. Most often, however, you’ll abandon all of this and attack furiously until you hit something. The equipment necessary for fencing is wide-ranging and can be on the expensive side. Any fencing club will have

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the necessary electrics, and as for your own personal gear, you can accumulate most of this as you go. Clubs will again have the majority of the things you need, from blades to clothing and protective gear, although if you do take to the sport you may want to invest in the clothing early, so as to avoid sharing so much sweat with your peers. Breeches are often a good place to start, and while they may not be your sartorial preference, they’ll give you a bit more protection than your average trackies. Ladies will require chest armour which should similarly be available at any club, but gents will want to invest early in a glamorous protective box of their own. Trust me. A fight can be first to anywhere between 5 and 15 points; shorter fights will help stave off fatigue and aching knees, and will favour those who rely on little tricks and sneakier tactics, while longer fights allow more time to figure out your opponent’s weaknesses and force any fencer to change their game if they’re looking to win. Tall fencers may favour epée for the ability to skewer their opponent on approach, while the shorter among you may opt for another blade where you can enjoy an even smaller target area. Left-handed fencers will be in the minority, but will often find themselves the coach’s favourite, as their righthanded opponents will have far less experience fighting a leftie. With so many variables to each bout, fencing requires a flexible approach and one-trick fencers will soon find themselves trailing several points behind. Fencing might not be the first sport that comes to mind when you’re considering a new club to join, but most universities will have one and there is likely to be at least one more in your city, all of which should offer free taster sessions where you can get a feel for the sport before parting with any membership fees. Most clubs will have a huge range of skill levels and accommodate multiple blades, so you have the opportunity to both learn from more experienced fencers and have a scrap with your fellow newbies. It’s not exactly tough cardio but your muscles will get a workout, and I can promise you that you will sweat profusely from the moment you put your many protective layers on. Fencing is a hugely rewarding sport, and with regular training and several competitions a year, the sky’s the limit and there is always room for improvement. So: suit up, en garde, and stick ‘em with the pointy end.

RACE FOR LIFE is back on 10 May th

On Sunday 10th May, Race for Life is back in Glasgow for its annual 5K run through the city. The run is for woman of all ability to show their strength and determination of completing the course and also raising money for the respected charity Cancer Research UK. With your funding, the charity can continue to find the next big discoveries in the fight against cancer. The more you are able to raise or donate, the more chance there is of beating cancer. The course starts at the Saltmarket (entrance to Glasgow Green) and the women will make their way through the Trongate and around the iconic George Square. Then following the city centre’s Style Mile down to Albert Bridge, the ladies will cross the Clyde briefly before making their way back to Glasgow Green for the final stretch. With entertainment and stalls on the day in Glasgow Green while the race is on, the full family can be there to enjoy the morning and support the runners coming towards the finish line. Adults can take part in the event for £15 and children aged 6-15 for £10. Children under the age of 6 can race for free without registration. You can register for this event on their website, raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org.


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