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How I found my Oomph. “I was really, really thin. I was only maybe 7 stone 6 or something like that. And I’m 5 foot 6 so I was really underweight. All the trainers here are really friendly and they give you advice whenever you want it. I feel so much better. When I put my clothes on, I’ve got curves there that I never had before and I feel really healthy. I’ve definitely got more energy, got more confidence. When I leave here, I do feel I’ve got my Oomph back.” Jenifer, Edinburgh. Try the Virgin Active Oomph for yourself. Join on a Club 18-25 membership from just £29.95/ month. Call Virgin Active Edinburgh Fountain Park on 0131 221 8080, Edinburgh Omni on 0131 550 1650, or see virginactive.co.uk for more details.

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STUDENT GUIDE 2010/11 Music The best of Scotland’s music scene revealed Gig guide Venues guide

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Clubs Glasgow & Edinburgh’s clubbing emporiums unleashed Top club nights Venues guide

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Film Spotlight on the best of Scotland’s silver screens Film guide Burke and Hare

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Stage The cities finest theatre hangouts exposed Top theatre and comedy shows The Boy with Tape on his Face

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Art Introduction to the Scottish art scene Top 10 pics

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Drink Glasgow Edinburgh

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6 365 DAYS TO LIVE From T in the Park, Rock Ness and Glasgay! to Edinburgh Hogmanay and Glasgow’s mighty Arches, The List brings you the must-do events to make your first year just that little bit more special.

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12–14 I HEART GLASGOW AND EDINBURGH Club Noir’s Tina Warren waxes lyrical about vintage emporiums and Glasgow’s cafe culture, while the lovely Sarah Tanat-Jones of Come on Gang! invites you to discover what Edinburgh means to her.

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Scotland Welcomes Fresh Talent. Welcome to Scotland. Whether this is your first taster of student life, or you’re returning for further studies, Scotland has great things to offer. Modern Scotland is a fantastic place to live, work and study. It’s a popular destination for students from around the globe with world-class educational institutions (the reason you are here!), friendly people, thriving cities – Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Stirling – and an exciting cultural life. Wherever you are in Scotland, you’re never far away from beautiful scenery and a wonderful range of sports and activities. It may seem a long way off, but there’s never been a better time to think about remaining in Scotland after graduation. Since 2004, the Scottish Government’s Fresh Talent Initiative has led the way in encouraging graduates to stay and work in Scotland after

their studies. So far, over 10,000 highly qualified international graduates have taken advantage of the opportunity to work for two years after graduation, alongside many talented graduates from UK and EU. With a wide range of job opportunities in cutting-edge industries right across Scotland, an exciting career awaits you. Now that you’re here, enjoy your studies and experience the wonderful things Scotland has to offer. Visit scotlandistheplace.com/thelist to find out why there’s never been a better time to live, work and study in Scotland.


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CONTRIBUTORS

Welcome!

Editor Anna Millar

And so it begins. Your student life starts right here, and you couldn't have picked two better cities in which to begin your university years, both in and out of the lecture theatre. From cutting edge clubs to amazing music scenes, fantastic theatre to the very best of stand up comedy, Glasgow and Edinburgh have it covered.

Writers Niki Boyle, Lindsey Johnstone, Anna Millar, Henry Northmore, David Pollock, Carine Seitz, Alice White Design Lucy Munro, Diarmid Scott Illustrator David Galletly Production Simon Armin, Miriam Sturdee

Whatever your want, The List are here to point you in the right direction. Over the next 96 pages, we have packed our essential guide to the rafters bringing you the finest activities and events on your doorstep. Upfront, look out for our handy guide on how to enjoy an Alternative Freshers' Week, as well as the best club, music, film, theatre, stage and art coming to a venue near you over the next year. Check out, too, our top picks on the finest places to eat, drink, shop, play and explore. And the giving doesn't stop here. Fortnightly, check out The List magazine, or catch up with us online at www.list.co.uk for up-to-date listings, articles, previews, reviews and so much more. The fun is only just beginning.

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So much to do in these two incredible cities, so little time. Here at List Towers we exist to make your life that little bit easier. Check out some of our top picks for the coming year, and don't forget to see www.list.co.uk for all the latest on the best music, clubs, film, art, comedy, theatre and much, much more T IN THE PARK Scotland's largest music festival inspires an amazing feeling of loyalty – in bands as well as punters. The T Break stage has been the breeding ground for unsigned Scottish artists who have gone on to big things (such as Biffy Clyro and Travis), and come back to T year after year. It's also a massive draw to international artists (including, in recent years, Jay Z, Lady Gaga and Rage Against The Machine), who confirm again and again that 'Scottish crowds are the craziest!'

LOCH NESS/ROCK NESS

ARTHUR'S SEAT/CARLTON HILL

The dancier alternative to T in the Park's rock and pop fest, Rock Ness has made headline coups in recent years, with acts like Aphex Twin, Fatboy Slim and Daft Punk all making appearances. The festival places an emphasis on community – and it's hard not to feel close to your fellow man when surrounded by the untamed beauty and wilderness surrounding Loch Ness. The murky waters, rolling hills and lonely figure of Castle Urquhart on the north shore are impressive sights – to say nothing of Nessie herself.

Arthur's Seat is an impressive Edinburgh landmark: a good place to walk/hike for an hour or two, slap bang in the middle of the city. Some say there are places on the hill where you can't even hear the city – and as any hard-living student will attest, that kind of peace is hard to come by. It's wee brother Calton Hill shouldn't be overlooked though: it's bustling with historical edifices, including the Parthenon-aping National Monument. Both places also offer cracking views of the city, especially on fireworks-friendly occasions.

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EDINBURGH FESTIVALS

EDINBURGH HOGMANAY

GLASGAY!

Party-goers from all over the world descend upon Edinburgh every year, and it's no secret why: we know just how to arrange a cracking shindig. The massive Street Party is the central attraction, with live bands playing up to and beyond the bells. There's the Winter Wonderland in Princes Gardens, the torchlit procession down the Royal Mile; a host of entertainments in Holyrood Park; a killer fireworks display above the Castle; and numerous club nights around the city so you can dance in the new year.

Based out of the Q! Gallery, in venues in and around Merchant City, Glasgay! is Scotland's annual celebration of queer culture. It takes place for a month in autumn, across October and November, and covers a variety of media including film, dance, comedy, music, theatre and visual art. As well as the gallery and the festival, the organisers have also opened the Stud!o, a place for performers to rehearse, hold workshops and use as a venue.

There's something for everyone come August's festival season: the International Festival caters for high-brow audiences; the Mela rejoices in multicultural diversity; the Art festival celebrates aesthetic pleasures; and literary love abounds at the International Book Festival. Towering over all is the Fringe, with its cast of thousands including comedians, actors, musicians, street performers and kids entertainers. It's worth sticking around for the rest of the year too: the Science and Magic festivals roll round in April and July respectively, while the world-famous Film Festival takes place every June.

ARCHES Glasgow's premier club/art/theatre/music/bar/café/kitchen sink venue is a bit of an institution, for all the reasons above. The Café Bar serves great food and is an ideal place to hangout with fellow culture vultures; resident club nights include house-fest Colours, the electro-flavoured Death Disco and Octopussy, one of Scotland's biggest student nights. The Arches also stands tall in the Glasgow culture scene, curating events at other venues as part of the Glasgow Music and Film Festival and theatre fest Arches Off-Site, among others.

BACKPACKING ROUND SCOTLAND

GLASGOW'S HIDDEN GARDENS/EDINBURGH BOTANICS

Stuck in the central belt, it's easy to forget what a stunningly beautiful country lies just outside the door. Lochs, glens, mountains, moors – all that good stuff. Aside from natural beauty, a hike round the country will also uncover some excellent music, food and story-telling traditions, as well as our famously friendly countrymen. Give it a go: hop on a bus, a train, a bike – or just hit the West Highland Way and see how far your feet take you.

Both of Scotland's central belt cities provide open green spaces in which you can leave the stress of the urban jungle behind. In Edinburgh, the Royal Botanics contains a variety of differently-themed gardens and some well-preserved Victorian glasshouses, as well as the Inverleith House art gallery; it’s also an occasional venue during the festival season. While Glasgow has its own Botanical Gardens, we'd recommend the Hidden Gardens (pictured) at the rear of the Tramway in Southside: a park-cum-gallery with artworks integrated into the garden's design.

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THE ALTERNATIVE FRESHERS GUIDE

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The Alternative Freshers’ Guide Forget hanging out in your halls and checking in to the library, Freshers’ Week offers up enough free time to sample some of Glasgow and Edinburgh's cheapest delights

EDINBURGH

MONDAY: DAY – If you’ve got no lectures and can drag yourself out of bed, ease your weekend hangover with a relaxed browse around the Dean and Modern Art galleries – they’re directly opposite each other, they both have decent cafés (serving that essential cup of coffee), and are free to enter. NIGHT – Check out the Red Raw night at The Stand comedy club – edgy humour for £2 a time, or £1 if you’re a member.

TUESDAY: DAY – Sign up for a Cheap Day Tuesday card and get discount cinema entry every week at either of the city’s Vue cinemas. NIGHT – If you like your clubbing on the glamorous side, check out Shanghai’s ‘Enigma’ student night, with drinks promos at the bar at upbeat vocal house on the sound system.

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SUNDAY:

DAY – Every day at 3pm, Brass Monkey shows cult movies in its fully cushioned back room for free – all they ask is that you buy a pint on the way in. NIGHT – The monthly Lot Acoustic Showcase hosts some of the finest acoustic music in the city, in one of its most beautiful venues – for just a fiver.

DAY – A bit more gallerying today, before the weekend – check out the National Galleries complex on the mound, and perhaps grab a bite to eat in the lovely café overlooking Princes St Gardens. NIGHT – Enjoy a cheap night at the theatre with the Lyceum’s First Look Previews for £5 – sponsored by your friends at The List, naturally.

DAY – Crawl out of bed before 1.30pm and you can cure your hangover with some good food and a few jokes, courtesy of The Stand’s free Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? improv. show. NIGHT – You could choose any night of the week and have a great time at Cabaret Voltaire – but Killer Kitsch is as good a choice as any, with a mix of dance, electro, 80s synth pop, new wave and punk.

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DAY – Chill out in Bannerman’s for a bit – the food’s decent, and the pool table is free for students until evening-time. NIGHT – Head along to The Tron to enjoy the free Out Of The Bedroom open mic night – and, if you sign up to the pub’s Yellow Card scheme, enjoy money off food and drink too.

DAY – Feeling tender after a big Saturday night? Wander round the Farmer’s Market and get yourself a big, hearty breakfast roll, straight off the pig! NIGHT – Late night shows at The Cameo cinema cover everything from cult horror movies to crowd participation favourites such as Rocky Horror.

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RON BUTLIN, AUTHOR Edinburgh, you’re the most walkable city I know. Unlike Big City London, where a spontaneous get-together has to be arranged three weeks in advance, you are compact and pedestrian-friendly. Most of our friends live less than forty minutes brisk walk away. We stroll across the Meadows for dinner, and to Stockbridge, and down Leith Walk – and stagger home again afterwards, which helps the digestion and promotes a passable sobriety. In fact, you’re really an extended village. In Newington, where we live, we know almost all the people in our tenement and many in our street. We are greeted by name in local shops and restaurants and in the Post Office. But you’re not parochial – quite simply, you let us all feel at home.

GLASGOW MONDAY: DAY – It’s Monday, so naturally, you’re hungover – the last thing you want to do is make a massive trek anywhere. Stay on university grounds, then and take a stroll around the Hunterian Gallery, or, if your stomach can stand it, peek around the grisly Anatomy Museum. NIGHT – Blochestra, Bar Bloc’s many-limbed musical project, takes place every Monday at 9pm. Bring along your instrument and join in.

TUESDAY: DAY – Student tickets at the Grosvenor Cinema are £3.50 all day – make the most of it. NIGHT – From 8pm, enjoy intimate international music performances at Tchai Ovna, with a suggested donation price of £2. The tea’s pretty good too.

WEDNESDAY: DAY – A Play, A Pie and A Pint will set you back just £8 at the Oran Mor; vegetarian pie options available. NIGHT – Theatre-cum-club-cum-everything venue The Arches is also home to the city’s finest pub quiz, hosted once a month by comedy duo Bratchy and The Wee Man.

THURSDAY: DAY – Shopping spree! Treat yourself to a wander round our vintage/indie boutique trail: start at Glasgow Vintage Co. on Great Western Road, finish at Handbags and Gladrags on Dunbarton road, and make sure to call in at shops on Otago Street, Ruthven Lane and Byres Road along the way. NIGHT – Head to The 78 for ‘Dub’n’Grub’, which is exactly what it sounds like: reggae, dub and dancehall from the Mungo’s HiFi DJs accompanied by veggie mince and tatties, Caribbean curry and the like.

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SATURDAY:

DAY – Just before the weekend kicks off, there’s time for another jaunt round the galleries – this time we recommend the Burrell Collection, tucked away in Southside’s Pollock Country Park, before heading up the road to Bellahouston Park to enjoy lunch in the Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed House for an Art Lover. NIGHT – Sub Club has got to be one of The List’s favourite clubs in Glasgow – head along on Fridays for their long-running event nights, such as the rave powerhouse of Numbers or electronica specialists Sensu.

DAY – Enjoy some tasty delicacies for your delicate, postFriday night stomach. Visit the Hidden Lane Cafe for a high tea, or share a deli board with a similarly fragile friend. NIGHT – Have yourself some fine vegetarian dining at the Stereo Café Bar, then party all night in the monthly RPZ night: the tagline ‘danse – noise – delirium’ says it all.

SUNDAY: DAY – A pleasant couple of hours spent in GoMA, preceded by a pit stop at Queen Street’s Artstore, should make for a creative afternoon. NIGHT – There’s a Stand in each city, so check out Red Raw night at The Stand comedy club – edgy humour for £2 a time, or £1 if you’re a member.

SCOTT AGNEW, COMEDIAN The reason I love Glasgow is the Merchant City – it’s Glasgow in microcosm. Everything that is good, bad and entertaining about the city contained in a couple of square miles. Some of Glasgow’s coolest bars and nightclubs like Maggie Mays sitting cheek by jowl with some of its older statesman like gems such as Blackfriars. The place is alive at the weekends with live entertainment showcasing the city’s residents’ wide and varied tastes from jazz, rockabilly, zeitgeist club nights, old school sing songs, folk and Latin as well as comedy, theatre and dance and home to Glasgow’s gay scene too. Culturally it’s all there and also close enough by some of the seamier elements of the city to get the good old Glasgow tramp wandering by to inject a more fluid, impromptu bit of entertainment into your evening or afternoon. A wee wander down to McKinlay’s bar early doors (8am) is worth the late night/early morning to people watch – as is a wee nose around the Schipka Pass where the language is floral and the smell pungent. never threatening. I was in seeing Titus Gein a few weeks ago and got flashbacks... in a good way. 2010 THE LIST STUDENT GUIDE 9


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GLASGOW Tina Warren, co-owner of Club Noir reveals what she loves, from Glasgow’s vintage togs to its cafe culture lthough I’m from Stirling I consider myself a certified Weegie having lived and worked in the city for ten years. Glasgow’s Victorian heritage manifests itself through the architecture of its buildings and residences. Whilst Glasgow is known for rain and four seasons in a day it resembles the rose red city of Petra when the sun shines and it looks magnificent like the first blush of dawn.

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As one of the owners of Club Noir I’m very keen on anything retro, especially clothes and over the last few years several shops have opened offering me the chance to browse on a semi-permanent basis. Saratoga Trunk is a vast warehouse in Hydepark Street, full of vintage clothing through the ages. My other two favourites are Mr Ben on King Street and Vintage Guru in Byres Road. Being a vegan it’s not always easy to find a restaurant where I can eat without having to order something that’s not on the menu.

However, I do occasionally find myself returning to The Red Onion where Chef John Quigley will cook something for me in a jot he used to cook for Bryan Adams, who is also vegan. Otherwise I find myself in 13th Note, Stereo, Papperino’s on Byres Road or The Italian Café in The Merchant City. If I feel like a curry then it’s usually Mr Singh’s or Mother India: neither of them use ghee. There are lots of club nights to choose from in town and naturally I think that mine is worth a visit, as it’s a chance to get dressed up,


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regardless of whether you’re male or female and enjoy six hours of fun and decadence at the world’s biggest burlesque club at the O2 Academy. Also, I like to relax at All Tore Up which is a rockabilly night at Blackfriars Pub in the Merchant City and sometimes a group of us will go to Love Music at the ABC in Sauchiehall Street for their Saturday night club. I do a lot of my own marketing for the club so I need lots of stop-off points for coffee or tea: Tinderbox and Kember & Jones are Byres Road favourites, with iCafé, Biblocafe and Beanscene getting my vote in Woodside Road. On my way home or on my way into town then Tibo on Duke Street is one of my places to relax and sometimes meet my business partner. They all stock soya milk.

‘SARATOGA TRUNK IS A VAST WAREHOUSE FULL OF VINTAGE CLOTHING FROM THROUGH THE AGES. MY OTHER FAVOURITE IS MR BEN’ I simply love cocktails and when I’m feeling flushed it’s off to Blytheswood Hotel to get pampered by Malcolm Spence, the best barman in town. I love cocktails in The Straivagin on Gibson Street, which is just round the corner

from Otago Lane, a cobbled courtyard housing a book, record shop and tea shop, Tchai Ovna. If you don’t want to spend any money then just wander in the botanical gardens and take a picnic, if the weather allows. Alternatively, the music scene in Glasgow is awesome but if you want to do something really out of the ordinary join 'Detour' on Facebook. They kidnap bands or take you on a mystery tour of venues with bands playing in unusual places; or simply take advantage of Scottish Opera's student offers. Look out for Tina Warren at Club Noir Halloween, Sat 30 Oct, O2 Academy, Glasgow. www.clubnoir.co.uk 2010 THE LIST STUDENT GUIDE 13


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EDINBURGH Come on Gang!'s Sarah Tanat-Jones talks about what makes Auld Reekie special to her here’s no two ways about it: being a student in Edinburgh is brilliant. There’s pursefriendly travel costs, granted to you in a city of petite proportions, in which walking everywhere is not only easy but a treat for the eyes too. There’s gentle old-world charm mixed with delightfully subverted underground scenes that ebb and flow, to be discovered by discerning minds. There are the

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magical venues hidden in caves, under railway bridges, down narrow lanes and inside old churches. You can probably bag yourself a flat of monstrous proportions as standard (just don’t pull the short straw for the obligatory teeny box room). But really, the only way to get the most out of living in Edinburgh is to take a proper look around. We’ve all seen those photos of the castle, resplendent at sunset; the royal mile bustling in the afternoon. But what about those places that aren’t on the bus tour? Go down to

Leith and have a cup of tea in a some cheap’n’cheerful cafe. Discover the thrift shops on Easter Road, and count the jolly handpainted shop signs. Waltz past the manor houses around the Grange, and make your way up Blackford hill. There’s a duck pond at the bottom, so take a loaf with you and befriend some birdlife. Trip down to the Botanic Gardens and weave through the trees. Inverleith House is a fantastic place to see some art, or just enjoy an unusual view of the city. Have a dip in one of the numerous old Victorian swimming pools dotted around town.


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There’s Stockbridge, Morningside and the West End – all full of things to see, but strangely under-explored by Edinburgh’s students. Don’t be one of the unenlightened! Better still, buy a bike. You’ll be glad you did – especially when freewheeling down Dundas Street (but maybe not puffing back up). And don’t be afraid to let your hair down. You have more freedom in your student years to disregard the rules of normal society. Enjoy it. In the summer months, the light reappears almost as soon as it’s gone, and you should watch this happen at least once, maybe whilst trekking up Arthur’s Seat, or running around Tollcross looking for post-club munchies.

‘BUT REALLY, THE ONLY WAY TO GET THE MOST OUT OF LIVING IN EDINBURGH IS TO TAKE A PROPER LOOK AROUND’ Set yourself a challenge: find a cosy cup of tea in a new neighbourhood, or search the charity shops and bag a coat for pennies as winter draws in (tip: the residents of

Morningside are pretty well-heeled, and there are plenty of charity shops here). Or, being a student, just find your favourite place for a pint and a catch-up with your new class – some of the pubs here are astoundingly atmospheric. Have fun, and always take a jacket – even if it didn’t look like rain when you closed your front door Come on Gang's new single 'Fortune Favours the Brave' is available to download for free from 10 Sep, the same day as their single launch party at the Caves, Edinburgh. Check out www.comeongang.co.uk for all the details. 2010 THE LIST STUDENT GUIDE 15


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Getting around Orientating yourself around any new city can be a daunting prospect but help is at hand, as Lindsey Johnstone and Niki Boyle take you area-by-area through Glasgow and Edinburgh’s finest haunts and cherry-pick the top spots you cannot afford to miss h, Edinburgh’s Southside. The spiritual home of many a fine student. A plethora of pubs can be found along the extensive drag of South Bridge/Clerk St/Nicholson Street, amongst numerous thrift/charity stores for cheap furnishings. Those with loans to cash may prefer the organic food wholesalers and chic bistros of Bruntsfield and Morningside, while the vast expanse of the Meadows is a cider-soaked, Frisbee-filled free-for-all on any sunny day. Downtown, if you will, amidst the historic buildings of the Old Town, there's a ton of bars and restaurants, especially on the Royal Mile and Grassmarket (with the nearby Cowgate serving as the heart of Edinburgh's club scene, and numerous takeaways on George IV bridge catering to post-club punters). Also of note is Victoria Street, bursting with hip indie and vintage clothes boutiques. Across town, the West End is largely collected around one stretch of asphalt, from the foot of Lothian Road all the way up to Tollcross. Almost everything is within a ten-minute saunter: theatre (Traverse, Lyceum, Usher Hall, King's), cinema (Filmhouse, Odeon, Cameo), with the odd club or venue, a smattering of bars and some top-quality eateries thrown in as well. There are also less salubrious gentlemen's establishments nearby, in the cheekily-nicknamed 'Pubic Triangle'.

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he West End is Glasgow’s student heartland, and as such equally beloved and vilified by Glaswegians, stretching from Charing Cross out to Hyndland. Byres Road is its main artery, and is lined with the bars, delis and vintage shops which give the West End and its residents (Wendies) their distinctive character. Highlights include foodie haven Heart Buchanan, old-skool pub Tennents, the very traditional University Café, and the aptly-named Vintage Guru. At the other end of town is Dennistoun, the reformed bad boy of Glasgow neighbourhoods, and probably the only part of the East End you are ever going to see as a student. The area is still in the process of gentrification, and as such is where you’ll get the best flats for your money. Main thoroughfare Duke Street is where you’ll find highlights Tapa, one of the best bakeries in the city; Italian café Coia’s, familyrun since 1928; and Tibo, a tiny but exquisite eaterie that does great breakfasts. A short walk away is the achingly hip Merchant City. This is Glasgow’s Soho; replete with warehouses that have been transformed into gallery spaces and over-priced loft apartments, and poser’s paradise bars like Blackfriars, Mono, and the Brunswick Hotel. The area is also the heart of Glasgow’s LGBT scene; this is where you’ll

‘THE VAST EXPANSE OF EDINBURGH’S MEADOWS IS A CIDER-SOAKED, FRISBEE-FILLED FREE-FOR-ALL’

‘GLASGOW CITY CENTRE HAS BEEN BRANDED THE STYLE MILE BY THE CITY AND THAT’S NOT WRONG’

A 15-minute walk from here finds you in the heart of New Town and Stockbridge. Between the uber-swanky Multress Walk (flanked as it is by Harvey Nichols and Louis Vuitton) and the equally trendy George St cocktail bars (such as Tigerlily and Candy Bar), it's easy to spend a fortune enjoying oneself in the New Town. More wallet-friendly alternatives are at hand, however: Reverie and Star Bar are wonderful New Town drinking establishments; and down the hill in Stockbridge, well-provisioned charity shops jostle for space with independent fashion emporia and friendly, village-style pubs. Last but certainly not least is Leith and Broughton. The main thoroughfare Leith Walk is a mile-long stretch packed with pubs, takeaways and independent retailers. The main attractions are at either end: the Shore area contains many classy food and drink establishments; at the other end, Broughton is a hotspot for indie designer boutiques and whisky-and-ale pubs, as well as being the city's LGBT hub.

find the city’s premier gay club The Polo Lounge. Glasgow City Centre has been branded The Style Mile by the city’s marketing bureau and they’re not wrong. Buchanan Street, Argyle Street and Sauchiehall Street are the holy trinity of high street heaven. The city centre is also home to countless bars and restaurants, including gastronomic landmark Rogano (get the parents to pay when they visit), and the best clubs in the city. The Sub Club and The Arches host nights that are essential components of student life in Glasgow (best not to take the folks along to these though). The South Side is a cheaper, and some say less clichéd alternative to the West End. Laid-back and cosmopolitan, it’s fantastic for foodies, owing to the plethora of Halal supermarkets. South of the river you’ll also find the infamous Shed nightclub, edgy arts centre Tramway, and beautiful Queen’s Park, which hosts the best farmers’ market in the city.

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t’s an inconvenient truth that your years as a student will be among those in which you’ll want to look your best, but in which you will have the least amount of cash with which to make this happen. This is where charity and vintage shops come in, and fortunately Glasgow and Edinburgh have thriving legions of both. In Glasgow, Byres Road is the prime territory for the best the city has to offer of each. The St Margaret of Scotland Hospice shop is a standout. It’s well-priced too considering charity shops in the area have cottoned on to the fact that thrifty dressing is de rigeur among Glasgow

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University students and hiked up the prices accordingly. Oxfam is a prime example of this, but still well worth a visit. In terms of vintage, We Love To Boogie is very boutique, and great for 80s/90s stuff. A jaunty skip (well, you are in the West End) across the street is Vintage Guru, where you can unearth gems from the likes of Jaeger, Moschino and (steady yourselves) Chanel, as well as a raft of Barbours. Down Ruthven Lane you’ll find Starry Starry Night, which is every bit as enchanting as its name suggests, with cabinets full of elegant gloves and delicate jewellery. Further down the lane Circa Vintage is lesser-known, but one of the best for wearable finds. On Dumbarton Road every third shop front has a charity logo, and you can easily pass a whole day on a trawl starting with the Salvation Army’s version of the hypermarché. Highlights along the way include the Red Cross and Marie Curie. On the South Side, Victoria Road rivals Dumbarton Road for sheer volume of charity shops, which are for some reason particularly strong on fantastically twee homewares. The area isn’t great for vintage shopping, but the exception is Raw Vintage in Shawlands, which also stocks local designers. Merchant City is a little lighter on this type of shopping, although it is home to the legendary Mr Bens, which sets the vintage standard in Glasgow, and is bursting at the seams with military jackets, 70s patterns, boots and brogues. Over on the East Coast, Edinburgh is home to Scotland’s most celebrated vintage emporium, although empire might be a better word now that there are three branches of the mighty Armstrongs. The cavernous original on the Grassmarket, established in 1840, is still the best. Round the corner, West Port is a vintage hotspot, being home to Godiva and Herman Brown. Both boutique style shops with a focus on quality not quantity, the latter is accessory heaven. The stretch from Nicolson Street to South Clerk Street is charity retail therapy central, with fantastic branches of PDSA, Oxfam,

Barnardos, British Heart Foundation, and a particularly fabulous branch of Shelter, all lined up in a row. But for charity shopping in Edinburgh, Stockbridge is mecca. Raeburn Place is the Rodeo Drive of philanthropic retail, thanks to the cast-offs of wellheeled New Towners. There’s a reason why Mary ‘Queen of Shops’ Portas chose this street as the location for her Living and Giving Save The Children Shop.

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Being a student is all about finding your own sense of style. The List took to the streets of Glasgow and Edinburgh to see what’s hot to trot Andrezj Sliwa student, 20, Mexico; Magdelena Slowik student, 19, Poland

Neil McKie, bar supervisor, 27, Glasgow

. My haircut is from Cusp on Argyle Street, and the earrings, well I pierced my ears myself with a clean needle, and the earrings are from Nirvana, just near the Trongate.

Him: I can’t even remember where I bought my stuff! Although my Vans were definitely from Schuh. I’m half Polish, half Mexican, and I picked up my t-shirt and jeans somewhere back home in Mexico.

Her: I got the boots from Topshop, and these tights are H&M. I really like the Urban Outfitters store on Princes Street, and I end up getting a lot of my clothes from there now, like my shorts and my waistcoat.

The bag is out of Primark in Glasgow. We’ve just been to the library, which is why I’ve got all my books with me. They won’t fit in my handbag.

Heather Steele, trainee journalist, 22, Cardiff

My boots are from a discount shoe shop. That's embarrassing isn't it? They are meant to be a copy of LL Bean desert boots, I think.

Rebecca Sneddon 29, shop manager/graphic designer, Glasgow

The dress was from a clothes swap party, I swapped it with a friend. The shoes are from Circa, down Ruthven Lane, and the bangle is from Les Néréides, this amazing jewellery shop in Paris.

My shoes are from Urban Outfitters and the leggings are from Old Navy. I got the skirt on holiday in Montreal. It’s by InSight, which I think is an Australian label. My jumper is vintage, I got it in London.

I’m a big fan of second hand shops like Beyond Retro, and I spend quite a lot of time rummaging in those kinds of shops.

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My jeans were from Albam, a great wee shop in Spitalfields Market in London. And the t-shirt is for a musician called Johnny Flynn, I used to work for a music promotion company and I got it free.

My hairband was from Topshop, not that long ago. And the bag I spotted on a market stall here in Edinburgh.

I’m not really a label fiend. Most stuff I find in charity shops, like my bag [in basket] here. The other tartan bag [just seen] was from a gift shop in Rossie about ten years ago.

I normally dye my own hair, but this time I went to Sharon at Hely Hair on Sauchiehall Street. Oh, and the bike I found on Gumtree.

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Beauty Splashing the cash on some R&R can seem an unlikely prospect, as a hard-up student, but there’s a treasure trove of establishments with vouchers and discounts on offer, just for you, finds Alice White etting discounts is the best thing about being a student. It works like this: thousands of students come to a new city, and dozens of hairdressers want you to call them your local chopping shop. Despite Edinburgh being the smaller of the central belt cities, there are some big name contenders. Every Charlie Miller that’s dotted around the capital offers 40% off colour and cut. While another Edinburgh based chain, Cheynes gives students 40% off their first visit and 25% off thereafter. In fact, there’s a plethora of 25% discount dens out there. In the Grassmarket (very handy for a celebratory, look-at-my-new-hair pint afterwards) you’ll find Leigh Ross and Sublime. Lest we forget Boosh, just off St Mary’s Street. Around the Bridges area of the Old Town you’ll find Mosko and Gordon Wilson Hair, who also offer a hefty 25% snip to students. If Glasgow’s your stomping ground, you’re spoilt for choice. Big names, such as Toni & Guy, Vidal Sassoon and Saks are renowned for the amazing cheap ‘modelling’ cuts for a fraction of the price, while Rainbow Rooms International has a hairdressing academy where students get 2/3 off the main salon cost, and usually, rather expensive highlights, start from just £28. For a real bargain, Rebel Rouge on Sauchiehall Street gives a whopping 50% off the first appointment, with 25% discount after that. While, nearby, the friendly Cusp Salon offers 20% off cuts on selected days during the week. And so to pampering. . . and relax! Forget deadlines and essays for a moment, and remember that there’s no better procrastination than getting super-groomed, especially with the discounts and offers going begging in both cities. For a well-kept body in Glasgow, Revival Retreat offers everything from massages to full body overhaul packages, with prices starting at just £15; better still, it’s just outside Glasgow University so you can flop out of your class and straight into bliss. Pure Spa can be found at the Silverburn Shopping Centre with prices starting at just 10 quid for an eyelash tint. Treatments at off-peak times can be booked online (www.purespauk.com). Apart from just running monthly special offers, The Beauty Store is where everyone should have their pedicures done. You recline in a heated message chair while getting fed free green tea and detoxing fruit juices. Over to Edinburgh again where Walker Street’s Elements Beauty Salon is an all-rounder with facials, manicures and rub-on tanning. Its central location and late opening hours on a Tuesday and Thursday make it feel very exclusive. In Tollcross’s Lulu Beauty Spa lets you combine student discount with a loyalty scheme. Being a converted bank it’s a good looking place to lie back and enjoy. Oh, and boys, take note, this is not just girl’s play. Finally, UK Salon of the Year Award and Harper’s Bazaar magazine’s Best Brazilian in Scotland, Zen Lifestyle offers facials, scrubs and hot stone massages. Regular special offers are available online (www.zenlifestyle.com) and it even has its own magazine.

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n Freshers Week, it will not occur to you to budget. Between your brand new student loan and generous zero interest overdraft, you’ll be asking Donald Trump to holla at you. The week after, when you have spent almost all of it in the pub/Urban Outfitters, you may feel differently. This is not the point at which to apply for three credit cards (we speak from bitter, credit-wrecking experience), but rather to attempt to spend less money. First off, do not panic about being in debt. Almost every adult in the world not begat of a Rothschild has an overdraft. Find the bank that offers the best deal, or at least the greatest incentive gift. This is the one and only time in your life your bank are ever going to give you a present, and some are actually very useful; for example, RBS and Natwest are both offering a free Railcard. Whichever bank you choose, make sure you sign up for their mobile banking or get their phone app. Keeping track of your spending is half the battle, and the best way to avoid having your debit card retained by the 24 hour garage when you thought you were loaded. Let’s not pretend you’re not going to eat a large proportion of your meals in a pub, but the less you do this, the more money you’ll have to buy drinks in one. Get together with your flatmates and take it in turns to cook for each other; aside from being more sociable, it’s also a lot cheaper than cooking for one. A giant pot of chilli, Bolognese, or stew will feed a few people, for a few days. Lidl and Aldi are godsends for students, as are bags of pasta and pots of pesto. To kit out the kitchen you’re cooking up this communal storm in, head to Ikea. It’s a cliché that all student flats look like pages from the catalogue, but this is for good reason. It really is insanely cheap, and as such the best place to get all the essentials for your new flat. Charity shops are also brilliant places to pick up unintentionally kitsch

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homewares, which will tone down the Swedish flatpack theme too. Do not buy new textbooks. They are painfully expensive, and you’re not going to open them often enough to make them worth the money. Go to the notice boards in your department at the start of each term and you’ll find they have been commandeered by students in the years above offering their old ones for sale. You’ll need a laptop, especially when it’s 4am and there are no computers available in the library and your essay is due in early doors. There are myriad websites selling reconditioned second-hand ones, and mobile phone service providers now offer free laptops or netbooks as part of their mobile internet deals, which are well worth checking out, as are their pay as you go deals. A terrifying mobile bill is the last thing any student needs. Get a Student Railcard for a third off fares, and a travel pass. First Bus do student bus passes in both Edinburgh and Glasgow, although if you’re studying in the latter, a Zone Card is your best bet, as you can use it on buses, local trains and the Underground. Edinburgh and Lothians Ridacard can also save you some much-needed bucks. Getting a job always helps with having more money, and unless you are a medic let’s face it, you will have time to work, whatever you might tell your parents. Bar jobs are best when you’re a student, as they don’t really feel like work. Flyering for clubs and pubs is also a minimum effort, maximum socialising option. Lastly, if you really do find yourself penniless, go to your university’s finance office. They have ways of helping you that they don’t tend to publicise. There are tens of thousands of pounds available in hardship funds, and they can even give you short-term cash loans till you receive your hardship handout if you are literally unable to eat.

POST STUDY WORK It may seem like a long way off in your first year, but The Scottish Government’s Fresh Talent Initiative is committed to encouraging people to live, learn, work and remain in Scotland, after they graduate. Post Study Work affords international graduates the opportunity to work in Scotland for 2 years after successful completion of their studies in the UK, with the PSW visa giving 2 years’ leave to enter/remain in the UK (Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Wales) and allowing you to work for any employer in the UK without the need of further sponsorship. In order to qualify for the PSW, you must have graduated from a UK institution with a recognized qualification, meet the English language criteria and show you have funds to support yourself. Applications for the visa are made to the UK Border Agency and the Relocation Advisory Service are available to give advice on relocation matters, like finding a job, accommodation, healthcare.

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When he’s not using those famously sultry pipes to woo listeners on air during his BBC6 Music radio show, Huey Morgan can be found in his natural rock star habitat; knocking out an array of infectious tracks which blend hip-hop, blues, jazz and funk. Of course, Morgan is a master of onstage banter, with crowds quickly becoming putty in his hands, and while there is a new album out (their sixth) we’re certain to get the smooth chat along with an airing of the hits – including one muchloved ‘Scooby Snacks’. Stick ‘em up punks. HMV Picture House, Edinburgh, 0131 221 2280, Sat 11 Sep.

WILCO These alt-country behemoths may have been around since the mid 90s, but they’re far from long in the tooth when it comes to music-making in the modern age. They recently announced they were to part ways with Warners subsidiary Nonesuch and start their own record label (all the kids are doing it these days); which will put out future releases from the Chicago outfit plus potentially their numerous side-projects too. News of a new album is also on the wind so expect a whole host of new tracks along with all the gorgeous anthems Wilco are by now so legendary for. Barrowland, Glasgow, 0141 552 4601, Thu 16 Sep.

Love or hate this Canadian foursome’s jaunty musical japes; they certainly know how to get a crowd smiling. Comedy is a huge part of their live performances, so prepare for ear-to-ear grins at these Edinburgh and Glasgow shows, as they combine their by now trademark jokey banter with improvised tracks and, umm, raps – something tells us it won’t be Snoop Dogg style. HMV Picture House, Edinburgh, 0131 221 2280, Wed 22 Sep; O2 Academy, Glasgow, 0141 418 3000, Fri 24 Sep.

MANIC STREET PREACHERS This much-loved Welsh trio has said they are aiming for ‘one last shot at mass communication’ with their tenth offering Postcards From A Young Man. So expect a big full-blown pop epic of a set list from these Edinburgh and Glasgow visits, all finished off with the classic Manics ragged rock sound, lyricist Nicky Wire’s acerbic banter and, of course, a run of nuggets from their hugely impressive back catalogue. Twenty four years into their career, rumours are rife that this could be MSP’s final fling so make sure you catch one of Britain’s most fiery and vital acts before it’s too late. O2 Academy, Glasgow, 0141 418 3000, 29 Sep; Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, 0131 477 3500, Sat 2 Oct.

I AM KLOOT It’s been a long time coming, but this Mancunian three-piece’s knack for glorious and gritty songwriting has at last been acknowledged by the mainstream; with sixth album Sky At Night nominated for this year’s Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize. It may be strange seeing them placed alongside such acts as The xx, Dizzee Rascal and Biffy Clyro, you’re more likely to see them propping up the bar with buddies Elbow, but it’s nice to see I Am Kloot finally getting the recognition they deserve. O2 ABC, Glasgow, 0141 332 2232, Sat 2 Oct.

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Forsooth, this autumn is positively rampant with shows from homegrown musical talent. Leading the charge, by virtue of dissonance, are vast electro-rockers Errors and dark indie saviours The Twilight Sad: their co-headline UK tour stops off at Edinburgh Liquid Room (Tue 12 Oct). There are a few ‘career-defining’ gigs afoot, so lighters and larynxes at the ready: Biffy Clyro affirm their Rock God status with two nights at Glasgow’s SECC (Fri 26–Sat 27 Nov); Frightened Rabbit celebrate a jubilant year with a brace of dates at the same city’s Barrowlands (Fri 3–Mon 6 Dec); and Malcolm Middleton debuts his brand-new endeavour, Human Don’t Be Angry, on the Inner-Hebridean conurbation of Eigg. (The Fence Collective’s first Away Game takes place on said Isle from Fri 24–Sat 26 Sep: it features FOUND, Silver Columns, King Creosote and more). Edwin Collins assures a must-see performance at Glasgow’s Oran Mor (Sun 7 Nov), and if it’s upcoming native indie you seek, then the ballboy-curated Edinburgh Popfest (various venues, Fri 22–Sun 24 Oct) stars the likes of Kid Canaveral and The Leg. At the time of writing there are no specific autumn dates for The Phantom Band, Young Fathers or Kid Adrift, but myriad rumours are abounding: keep your eyes peeled and your ears prepared. (Nicola Meighan)

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MGMT ‘The follow-up record that will get MGMT dropped’, screamed the music press before the Brooklyn-based duo released Congratulations earlier this year. And while it’s less straightforward singalong fodder, for sure, these latest tracks are hardly Beefheart-esque on the bonkers scale. In fact the album is really quite lovely and marks the twosome out as some of the most interesting and sonically bold young musicians around. Their live performances are just as inventive, so expect an out-ofthe-ordinary performance from this forthcoming Glasgow visit. Barrowland, Glasgow, 0141 552 4601, Mon 20 & Tue 21 Sep.

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After the phenomenal success of her award-winning self-titled debut album, Corinne Bailey Rae (left) has undergone a radical transformation. She survived the tragic death of her husband Jason and after a two year hiatus returned earlier this year with follow-up The Sea. There has been a hugely warm reaction to the Leeds singer/songwriter’s return, which will no doubt be echoed by Edinburgh gig-goers at this forthcoming live date. British soul pop is all the better for having her back. Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 0131 668 2019, Thu 7 Oct.

‘The Only One I Know’ smashed into the charts way back in 1990 heralding the arrival of these indie stalwarts complete with long locks and ridiculously baggy clothes. Ah, the memories. HMV Picture House, Edinburgh, 0131 221 2280, Fri 8 Oct.

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THE CHARLATANS One of the most inventive female R&B stars of the last decade will be bringing her milkshake to the yard at O2 ABC this October. Aside from that worldconquering single, you’ll also know her from hits such as ‘Trick Me’ and ‘Caught Out There’ (better identified by it’s central chant, ‘I hate you so much right now!’). 02 ABC, Glasgow, 0141 332 2232, Mon 4 Oct.

As they notch up album number eleven, The Charlatans seem to have more swagger than ever. Of course, it helps that its release happens to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of the band’s debut Some Friendly, so the Madchester legends have a lot to celebrate at this forthcoming date. Edinburgh will be up for it too we imagine, as Scottish fans have held the act close to their hearts since breakthrough hit

Dance music’s landscape has been irrevocably altered since Andy Cato and Tom Findlay were introduced by a girlfriend in the mid-90s. A multitude of hits and big beat-backed stompers followed, with the act going on to become one of electronic music’s most ubiquitous and respected twosomes. Sixth studio album Black Light came out in February this year and saw 2010 THE LIST STUDENT GUIDE 27


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the act experimenting with vocal contributions from Bryan Ferry, Fenech Soler, Nick Littlemore and Will Young. A diverse line-up if ever we heard one, but as ever a successful undertaking for the London-based producers. O2 Academy, Glasgow, 0141 418 3000, Fri 8 Oct.

THE TWILIGHT SAD The Twilight Sad are one of Scotland’s most brilliant yet bafflingly ‘not as big as they should be’ bands. But the List is thanking its lucky stars that they’re still going at all after losing a member earlier this year - bassist Craig Orzel departing for personal reasons. They return to Edinburgh with new material, peddling the dark, noisy folk offerings we have come to love from the Kilsyth outfit. Is there a new album on the way? An EP, ‘The Wrong Car’ would seem to suggest so. Liquid Room, Edinburgh, 0131 225 2564, Tue 12 Oct.

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ROBYN Noughties Robyn is a markedly changed act from the ‘Show Me Love’ starlet we saw back in the 90s. She’s more sophisticated now and capable of penning modern anthems that connect with both the heart and the dancefloor. ‘With Every Heartbeat’ and ‘Dancing On My Own’ are by now veritable pop classics and the Swedish singer/songwriter has not one, not two but three releases up her sleeve for this year – Body Talk.. Parts 1, 2 and 3. Those hits just keep on coming… O2 ABC, Glasgow, 0141 332 2232, Mon 18 Oct.

CARL BARAT He’s tried his hand at treading the boards and film narration, but the strong, sensible Libertine is at his best when he’s leatherclad and singing, guitar in hand, to a sea of adoring followers. Expect much hysteria at Oran Mor as he returns to Glasgow to premiere his new musical direction in front of a crowd still as inspired as ever by the songwriter’s famously poetic and romantic outpourings. Solo Barat is a rare treat indeed. Oran Mor, Glasgow, 0141 357 6200, 21 Oct.

FEEDER Big ballsy riffage is back on the menu for this rock outfit who notch up two albums for release in 2010 and have now departed fully from the acoustic feel to their previous few offerings. They’ve already done a series of gigs under the side-project name Renegades to showcase new material but fans starved of Feeder hits from these performances can breathe a sigh of relief as they play this Glasgow show as normal – which surely means it’s ‘Buck Rogers’ o’ clock. O2 ABC, Glasgow, 0141 332 2232, 22 Oct.

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The current incarnation of this Londonbased marmite pop singer seems to have polarized people even more than the mixed reactions she got to debut offering Made Of Bricks. Three years on, it’s a more mature and musically-diverse Kate Nash that we see before us and while indie snobs are never going to love her for stealing one of their boys (a CRIB no less) we should remember that the charts are all the better for having a feisty, intelligent lady around. O2 ABC, Glasgow, 0141 332 2232, Thu 14 Oct.

This quintet is yet another hugely inspiring experimental band to come rocketing out of Brooklyn on the back of blog hysteria. But know-it-all nerds aside, if you haven’t heard Odd Blood in all of its sprawling psych-sing-along glory already, it’s easily one of the records of the year. And the act return to Scotland complete with their by now trademark stunning visuals to wow us all with the music that has made them one of the most talked about acts of 2010. And rightly so. O2 ABC, Glasgow, 0141 332 2232, Sun 24 Oct.

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STIFF LITTLE FINGERS Thank your lucky stars these Belfast punk rock legends are still around; as since they formed way back in 1977, Stiff Little Fingers have survived a multitude of band scraps, ever-changing line-ups and a five year split. So you can be certain of a euphoric welcome by Edinburgh fans for the returning Jake Burns (who has been a Stiff Little Finger from the very start) and such classics as ‘Alternative Ulster’. Plus everyone knows that a band who have been through the mill and back make the best performers. HMV Picture House, Edinburgh, 0131 221 2280, Sat 16 Oct.

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‘Guns And Horses’ but it’s at her live shows that Goulding’s distinctive vocal style really comes into its own. One of the most popular acts at most of the UK festivals this year, these shows will be your last chance to catch the talented young’un before she returns to the studio to pen her follow-up. O2 Academy, Glasgow, 0141 418 3000, Fri 29 Oct; HMV Picture House, Edinburgh, 0131 221 2280, Sat 30 Oct.

This London singer made a name for herself on the burlesque cabaret scene, so it’s no wonder she has a penchant for glitter and eye-popping stage outfits. Which looks great obviously, but her music is just as impressive; the follow-up to her Platinum-certified Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful? to come shortly. We have made do in the meantime with a re-worked version of ‘New York’ featuring ‘Ghostface Killah’ and a live EP, but the wait is nearly over as she prepares to unleash new tracks in front of an expectant Edinburgh crowd. Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, 0131 477 3500, Tue 2 Nov.

MYSTERY JETS What a twelve months it’s been for this Eel Pie Island outfit. They have released one of the albums of the year in third offering Serotonin and embraced a more mature pop sound that has seen them graduate from scruffy indie tinkers to proper sophisticated songwriters. Tracks like ‘Dreaming Of Another World’ and ‘Lady Grey’ are some of the finest songs they have ever written and they are now signed to Rough Trade – an official stamp of potential greatness if ever we heard one. Liquid Room, Edinburgh, 0131 225 2564, Fri 29 Oct; O2 ABC, Glasgow, 0141 332 2232, 30 Oct.

FOALS From angry angular riffage to epic beauty without losing any of their edge, Foals have achieved remarkable things with Total Life Forever. Confidently crushing any difficult second album fears, they have impressed fans, critics and newcomers alike with their latest work and put on

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some quite frankly staggering live performances – propelled by the Oxford quintet’s new found confidence in their sound. Expect more of the same explosive shows from these Edinburgh and Glasgow appearances as Foals round off a killer year in their own inimitable style. HMV Picture House, Edinburgh, 0131 221 2280, 31 Oct; O2 Academy, Glasgow, 0141 418 3000, Sun 2 Nov.

MARINA & THE DIAMONDS Following the breakthroughs of both Elly Jackson (of La Roux) and Florence Welch,

Marina Lambrini Diamandis continues the current trend for brilliant lady pop in a year that has seen people fall head over heels for her debut album The Family Jewels. The album has gone gold since its release in February but perhaps even more important than the killer tunes it contains (‘Hollywood’ and ‘I Am Not A Robot’ are just a few) the Welsh singer/songwriter has also built up a strong bond with fans that makes her live shows some of the most adoring in the business. Fruitmarket, Glasgow, 0141 353 8000, Mon 1 Nov; HMV Picture House, Edinburgh, 0131 221 2280, Tue 2 Nov.

Neil Hannon and his merry bunch of chamber pop pickers retur n to Glasgow on the back of rave reviews for tenth studio album Bang Goes The Knighthood. Brilliant title but so are the tunes it contains as it sees the Northern Ireland songwriting legend back on top form; dishing out a plethora of witty, romantic singalongs. We had a four year wait to hear the new material so rest assured this Glasgow crowd will make no bones about showing their appreciation for Hannon’s longawaited and triumphant retur n to music-making. Oran Mor, Glasgow, 0141 357 6200, Wed 3 Nov.

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Ayrshire trio hone and develop their songwriting hugely. Poppier and more anthemic yes, but still as attacking and intricately rendered, Biffy Clyro are currently making some of the finest music of their career and live too they are, by now, a real force to be reckoned with. We reckon you’ll be able to hear the enraptured crowd singalongs at these massive SECC dates from space. SECC, Glasgow, 0141 248 3000, Fri 26 & Sat 27 Nov.

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GOLDEN GIRL Having recently wowed the Camden Roundhouse in something akin to cut-up bin-liners, Alison Goldfrapp still possesses a versatile faculty for shock and awe. It’s what singled her out as an imminent icon when her electronic duo released their debut album, Felt Mountain (Mute), in 2001, and it’s what has since positioned her as this decade’s aesthetic answer to, say, 80s-era Madonna or 90s-era Kylie. She hasn’t achieved their commercial success, but Goldfrapp has certainly informed the styles of latter-day Material Girl and Pop Princess. Indeed, her influence on today’s pop landscape is hard to over-state: from Girls Aloud through Bat for Lashes (via loads of female electropop artists), Goldfrapp’s long-held fascination with hyper-glam synthpop and animalistic imagery has realigned mainstream boundaries: paved the way. Ten years ago, Goldfrapp and her collaborative maestro Will Gregory were pitted against the Stereophonics and David Gray – which shows how much our charts and airwaves have (thankfully) changed – though it’s notable that one standout contemporary from 2001, Kelis, is still fired-up: she too plays Glasgow this autumn. Head First, Goldfrapp’s fifth album, adds ebullient electropop to the duo’s canon of rustic folk, glam rock, filmic soundtracks and cabaret. (And that’s before we touch on the best Olivia Newton John cover of all time: if you’ve never heard their rendition of ‘Physical’, hear it now). Goldfrapp’s live shows are a spectacle in every sense: her vocals are cut-glass, wild and impressive. Her presence – in horse tail, pink cape, antlers, or plain old bin-bag – is assured to arrest. (Nicola Meighan) Goldfrapp, Glasgow 02 Academy, Fri Nov 19.

THE NATIONAL After years of being ridiculously underappreciated, this Brooklyn-based act seems to finally be getting the wider recognition they deserve. Their immense talent for songwriting marks them out as one of America’s most interesting indie rock acts with High Violet the most recent example of their intelligent, thoughtprovoking and beautifully melancholy work. If you’ve only just discovered them 30 THE LIST STUDENT GUIDE 2010

you really need their previous four efforts in your collection too – special music by a special, special band. O2 Academy, Glasgow, 0141 418 3000, 26 Nov.

BIFFY CLYRO The List has always seen Biffy Clyro’s ascension to rock gods in the stars. And 2010 saw the band take further steps to achieving it with the release of Only Revolutions; a stunning record that saw the

They may have a reputation for spreading doom and gloom in their music, but that doesn’t stop this New York act from being one of indie’s most adored. They return, sadly minus iconic bassist Carlos D who left earlier this year, but bolstered by a new record in the shape of their self-titled fourth effort. It’s a magnificent comeback, early tracks like ‘Lights’ and ‘Barricade’ already firm fan favourites, and it sees the Americans assert their place as one of modern rock’s most intelligent and creative outfits. Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, 0131 477 3500, 27 Nov.

ELECTRIC SIX Love or hate these Detroit-based makers of bastardised rock (over the years Dick Valentine’s motley crue have infused guitar music with elements of disco and jokes aplenty), their offerings remain hugely popular indie disco-fillers. We’re thinking in particular of ‘Gay Bar’ and ‘Danger! High! Voltage!’, and while fans will be interested to hear tracks from the band’s seventh studio album Zodiac, we expect it will be the old favourites they will be calling the loudest for. O2 ABC, Glasgow, 0141 332 2232, Fri 3 Dec.

FRIGHTENED RABBIT The Winter Of Mixed Drinks, released earlier this year, has easily been Frightened Rabbit’s most well-received album to date. But it’s not necessarily their best; you see this Glasgow-based quintet have been knocking out mesmerizing indie efforts for a number of years now, so their latest tracks just add to the collection. And while a Barrowlands show is exciting enough for any band that has had a great year, add to that a triumphant, warm homecoming and you can guarantee something quite extraordinary indeed. Barrowland, Glasgow, 0141 552 4601, 3 Dec.

Scott Hutchison, singer, Frightened Rabbit My favourite spot for a bit of romance is the Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World out by Dobbies Garden Centre. It’s where I took my girlfriend on our first date and it obviously worked a charm. Don’t be fooled by the title, it’s not just butterflies and insects. They’ve got a marvellous wee lizard called Troy and a selection of snakes. After you’ve peeked at the beasties, you can go to the shop and buy your loved one a valentine’s gift – there’s plenty to choose from: plastic spiders, pencils with wooden ladybirds on the top, badges depicting friendly moths. Following this, you can decant to Dobbies for a scone and a ginger beer. www.myspace.com/frightenedrabbit Derek Kelly, drummer, Isa & The Filthy Tongues There are so many reasons I love Edinburgh: the view from Calton Hill to the Forth, the Port O Leith pub, St Antony’s Chapel in Holyrood Park. The Innocent Railway and tunnel from St Leonards; it goes from dark to light in the blink of an eye and it’s not that easy to find. All the contradictions: New Town/Old Town, Deacon Brodie, Jekyll & Hyde – all hidden round corners and down closes. It sums up what’s brilliant about Edinburgh www.myspace.com/thefilthytongues Niki King, singer I love the Edinburgh Festival. Every August Edinburgh is the place to be for thousands of artists and visitors from all over the world. I love the way the city comes to life and it is inspiring to see so many different music, theatre, dance, film, comedy and book events right on the doorstep. I love the way the festival has survived and continues to grow, producing new talent and encouraging new audiences. I have lots of great memories performing at the festival as well as seeing so many incredible shows. Considering the size of the city it is amazing to know that, every year, the biggest arts festival in the world is in Edinburgh. www.nikiking.com

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253 Argyle Street, 0141 565 1000, www.thearches.co.uk Continually raved about for its railway arch interior and ear-catching programme, this gig venue, club space, café-bar and theatre is possibly Glasgow’s coolest venue. As such, the gigs here lean towards the dazzlingly eclectic.

244 Gallowgate, 0141 552 4601, www.glasgowbarrowland.com One of the best and most famous venues in Britain, the Barrowland has not had as much as a lick of paint since it was a ballroom in the 1960s.

185 Great Western Road, 0141 332 7304 An unpretentious decent boozer, is a welcome addition to the West End. The basement houses a venue which has become a significant fixture on the local music scene, while upstairs there is a welcoming environment for social drinkers.

Candleriggs, 0141 353 8000, www.glasgowcityhalls .com Beautiful buildings that often plays host to some of the city’s loveliest classical concerts.

18 Jamaica Street, 0141 847 0820, www.classicgrand.com Weekly special events and gig and club nights throughout the week.

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421 Sauchiehall Street, 0141 333 0900, www.nicensleazy.com The main competition to that ‘Glasgow’s coolest venue’ crown, despite the fact Sleazy’s is essentially a small pub with a smaller live space downstairs. It’s also the Glasgow indie scene’s Ground Zero, and boasts a jukebox that’s only matched by the one at King Tut’s.

300 Sauchiehall Street, 0141 332 2232, www.abcglasgow.com Like the Garage but different, the recentlyopened ABC hosts weekend indie nights for Glasgow’s cooler kids and hosts touring artists of all creeds and sizes in the large upstairs hall and the compact ABC2 downstairs.

121 Eglinton Street, 0141 418 3000, www.o2academyglasgo w.co.uk A short walk or tube ride to the south side of the Clyde (don’t worry, the Gorbals aren’t quite as bad as legend suggests) lies Glasgow’s entry in the Academy chain.

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22 University Gardens, 0141 339 9784 A spit ‘n’ sawdust student union that all Glasgow Uni students will encounter at some point, the QMU also plays host to a range of gigs by nationally-touring bands in its incredibly wellsuited main space, most of which occur during term-time.

2 Sauchiehall Street, 0141 3530 8000, www.glasgowconcertha lls.com Home to classical concerts and musical extravaganzas. The cafe’s pretty good too.

Finnieston Quay, 0870 040 4000, www.ticketsoup.com Scotland’s biggest indoor arena caters for four and five-figure crowds over various halls (atmosphere variable), and has presented artists from Kylie to the Kaisers and Franz Ferdinand to 50 Cent.

50-60 King Street, 0141 553 1638, www.13thnote.co.uk Something of an institution on the Glasgow scene for its live music and club nights.

490 Sauchiehall Street, 0141 332 1120, www.garageglasgow.co .uk You might come to know it best as somewhere to go for a cheesy midweek club at student-friendly prices, but the centrally-located Garage is also an active gig venue. All sorts of big names pass through, although more often than not, some kind of rock influence is present.

ORAN MOR Top of Byres Road, 0141 357 6200, www.oran-mor.co.uk A recently converted church right in the heart of the West End, Oran Mor is certainly one of Glasgow’s most beautiful venues from the outside. The gigging goes on in the basement, a dark and atmospheric space which sees jazz outfits, local groups and more.

272a St Vincent Street, 0141 221 5279, www.kingtuts.co.uk Kind of like the Barrowland on a much smaller scale, this compact bar-with-avenue upstairs is famed far and wide for its atmosphere, although here you’re close enough to hold a conversation with the singer.

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212 Cowgate, 0131 556 3256, www.myspace.com/ban nermanslive Hidden away at the back of a pub set into the vaults of the Old Town, Bannerman’s offers nightly slots for local bands, and occasional hosts for upand-comers (KT Tunstall earlier in her career).

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9c Victoria Street, 0131 225 2564, www.liquidroom.com Considering the distance to the Corn Exchange the Liquid Room is one of Edinburgh’s most regularly-used pop and rock venues, and one of its best.

18-22 Greenside Place, 0870 606 3424, www.edinburghplayhou se.org.uk This grand old concert hall has one of the prettiest interiors in the city, although it’s largely used for touring musical theatre shows. When musicians make it here, though, they’re enormous.

24-26 Calton Road, 0131 558 3758, www.myspace.com/stu dio24edinburgh It’s a bit rough round the edges, but this well-hidden venue was an Edinburgh legend as Calton Studios. Seminal clubs Sativa and goth night The Mission were based here, and the family-run building still cuts its own furrow in specialist gigs.

19a West Register Street, 0131 556 7060, www.thevoodoorooms. com Resurrected from a former life as the plain old Café Royal, the people behind the club VEGAS! and the bars Villager and Dragonfly have turned the place into a shiny new restaurant, bar and venue. Live gigs focus on local acts, hip hop groups and underground 80s legends.

31 Lothian Road, 0884 847 1740, www.edinburghpicturehouse.co.uk This has been a garish club named Century 2000, then Revolution once the millennium arrived, and recently an experimental venue named Gig, but in its guise as HMV Picture House has become a popular new addition to the live music scene.

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CABARET VOLTAIRE 36-38 Blair Street, 0131 220 6176, www.thecabaretvoltaire. com A modest little space buried under the Old Town, manager Sarah David and her team have nevertheless turned this into Edinburgh’s most exciting venue. Its secret is a combination of good programming and good service.

CORN EXCHANGE 11 Newmarket Road, 0131 477 3500, www.ece.uk.com It’s a 20-minute bus ride from the city centre, but the Corn Exchange still draws the big bands, though such as Kate Nash, Maximo Park and Pendulum.

HENRY’S CELLAR BAR 8-16a Morrison Street, 0131 228 9393, www.henrysvenue.com All manner of eclecticism lurks here, in what used to be a jazz venue but now covers all leftfield bases. You may not have heard of the bands, but the programming is generally first class and the venue has lots of character.

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Clubs David Pollock and Henry Northmore get their dancing shoes on and head for the ultimate club crawl ne of the biggest sea changes in Glasgow clubbing occurred earlier this year when long-running Sub Club Sunday-nighter Optimo (Espacio) closed its doors after more than a decade. The good news is that it opened again the very next week after a quick rebrand as Hung Up!, with Optimo regulars Twitch and Wilkes still in charge, but only playing occasionally in favour of Glasgow’s most talented and forward-thinking DJs, and the usual roster of excellent live acts from home and abroad. Optimo has, of course, had more than enough praise from all quarters in its life, but only now is the influence it’s had on the next generation of Glasgow promoters being felt. Numbers’ Jackmaster swore by it growing up and has already played the new night, as have fellow local names to watch, such as Hushpuppy (whose night R-P-Z will have returned in a new monthly format by the time uni goes back), David Barbarossa, The Niallist and Pro-Vinylist Karim. Any of these names on a flyer in Glasgow is a mark of quality. In place of Optimo, the city has developed one of the most vibrant electronic undergrounds in Europe to take the strain, with the sporadic Numbers night at the Sub Club now pretty much the flagship clubbing event in the city with its combination of dubstep, bassline, techno and hip hop. It’s a forward thinking mixture which is repeated at nights like La Cheetah’s Mount Heart Attack and Stay Plastic, the Sub Club’s How’s Your Party? and the Art School Union’s Mixed Bizness and Fortified, the latter one of the city’s very first dubstep nights. Other venues to keep an eye on for good nights are Stereo and underground techno bunker the Soundhaus, while old stagers like Subculture and Slam’s Pressure and Return to Mono are always worth a spin. While Edinburgh can’t quite compete with Glasgow in terms of the number and size of club venues, it is rapidly reclaiming its crown as a centre for blossoming underground club culture. Nights like Wasabi Disco (at Sneaky Pete’s) and Devil Disco Club (The Bongo Club) are creating a new late-night soundtrack for the city, that draws on New York’s nu disco dives and mixes them with an anything goes attitude that worships good music whatever genre it may come from. In fact most night’s at Sneaky Pete’s are worth checking out, with low (often free) entry it’s a great way to dip your toe into dance music you may never have heard before without breaking the bank balance. For midweek clubbing Cabaret Voltaire has probably the strongest line-up of any city in the country with the likes of punk funk night We Are . . . Electric (Wednesday) and indie/electro disco Sick Note (Thursday). While The GRV, Electric Circus and The Bongo Club are also ever reliable venues for eclectic music and good vibes (from indie and house to techno and dub). But if you crave a bit of superstar DJ action check out the newly reopened Liquid Room and weekends at Cabaret Voltaire and you can’t go far wrong.

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GLASGOWTOP 10 David Pollock heads to Scotland's spiritual clubbing home and brings you his top nights, from the finest DJs to the mightiest spin doctors

OCTOPUSSY You owe it to yourself to experience the Arches, a system of brick caves under Central Station, at least once in your clubbing life, and discerning sorts might go to hear techno at Slam’s Pressure, electro and rave at Death Disco or big room commercial house at Colours, all monthly Saturday nighters. For freshers, because you can, start off gently with Johnny Whoop’s midweek student shebang. Weekly Wed, The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow, 0141 565 1000, www.octopussyglasgow.co.uk

O2 ABC Now owned by the same group which runs the O2 in London, this is primarily

NUMBERS The flagship night in Glasgow’s musical renaissance plays dubstep, bass, techno, hip hop and weird electronica. More international appearances, including regular nights in London, mean their Glasgow appearances are sporadic – but utterly essential. Dates vary, Sub Club, 22 Jamaica Street, 0141 248 4600, Glasgow, www.nmbrs.net

HUNG UP! Optimo (Espacio), Glasgow’s definitive club of the last decade, sadly came to an end earlier this year. But the good news is that Optimo’s founders JD Twitch and Jonny Wilkes are still involved with and play regularly at this replacement, which also features live bands and the finest local DJs. Weekly Sun at the Sub Club, 22 Jamaica Street, Glasgow, 0141 248 4600, www.optimo.co.uk

MOUNT HEART ATTACK A relatively fresh-faced night with a similarly youthful outlook, MHA (named after a character from Liars’ 2006 concept album Drum’s Not Dead, factguzzlers) specialises in ravey newcomers before anyone’s heard of them, most recently the likes of The Squire of Gothos, Bruce Stallion and Ben Pest. Monthly Sat, La Cheetah, 72 Queen Street, Glasgow, 0141 221 4851.

PINUP NIGHTS Indie nights don’t come much better value than this, with good live bands, guest DJs from local and touring bands, and a different theme most months. Monthly Fri, The Flying Duck, 142 Renfield Street, 0141 564 1450, www.pinup-nights.co.uk

WRONG ISLAND Any night at the iconic Sleazy’s is worth checking out, but we’d particularly recommend Wrong Island. A night which plays seriously good music yet still knows how to lighten 38 THE LIST STUDENT GUIDE 2010

a gig venue, although you’ll also find good, long-running indie nights on Thursdays (Rubbermensch), Fridays (Festival) and Saturdays (Love Music). Thu, 300 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, 0141 332 2232, www.o2abcglasgow.com

THE GARAGE Every Fresher’s year is incomplete without a visit to the Garage and the resulting missed lectures the next day. It’s undeniably cheesy, but it’s cheap, it’s packed, it’s open every night of the week and you’re never far from a foam party or a fancy dress night. Prepare to repress the memories now. Weekly, 490 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, 0141 332 1120, www.garageglasgow.co.uk

up, their outlook is best expressed in their motto: ‘the right records at the wrong speeds since 2007.’ Monthly, Nice N Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, 0141 333 0900, www.myspace.com/wrong15land

PRETTY UGLY Girl-fronted indie fun on the second Saturday of every month, in one of the city’s smallest but most atmospheric venues. Monthly Sat, The Admiral Bar Basement, 72a Waterloo Street, 0141 221 7705, www.myspace.com/prettyuglybastille

MIXED BIZNESS Possibly Glasgow’s best Thursday nighter, as Boom Monk Ben plays hip hop, dancehall, dubstep, house, disco, funk, beats, breaks and bass, with regular special guests thrown in to mix things up a bit. Weekly Thu at the Art School Union, 168 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, 0141 353 4500, www.mixedbizness.co.uk

PRE-CLUB Both Edinburgh and Glasgow offer much in the way of clubbing, but we all need somewhere to hang out until the clubs open. Thankfully, you needn’t fret – we’ve got it covered. In Edinburgh, you’ll probably want your pre-club drinking establishment to be close to Cowgate, where the majority of dancefloors are located; hence, we recommend Bannerman’s, a rock’n’roll bar with a noisy back room for gigs, and City Café, which does a nice line in food and games as well as alcohol, making it very popular with the Cab Vol set. At the other end of the scale, Brass Monkey, Under the Stairs and Black Bo’s provide more relaxed establishments where you can ease yourself into an evening. Away from Cowgate, Lebowski’s is on hand to cater for those wishing to experience the West End’s clubbing pleasures – it’s the sister restaurant to a similarly-named hangout in Glasgow, and offers the same menu of decent food and Dude-inspired drinks menus. In the New Town, Reverie and Star Bar can be tricky to find, but worth it if you do; while even further afield in Leith, Joseph Pearce provides a classy place to chat ahead of a night on the town. If you’re heading to one of Edinburgh’s fine LGBT establishments, The Street, Planet Out and Café Habana will get you in the mood. Over in Glasgow, the aforementioned Lebowski’s is a great place to start the night, for all the same aforementioned reasons (drink, food, Dude). A place that shares a similar atmosphere (and a few of the letters) is Chinaski’s, which also has a cracking beer garden for those rare warm evenings. MacSorley’s, The Flying Duck and The Liquid Ship are good pubby-pubs that double up as gig venues, while Bar 10 and The Ivy Bar go for sleeker, more fashionable pre-club vibe. There are a few special places that double up effectively as their own pre-club entertainment: Mono, Oran Mor and The Arches are three excellent examples. Fuelling up is necessary before a truly wild night, so you may also wish to grab some food at The Butterfly & Pig (which is also home to The Buff Club upstairs) or the Germanaccented Bier Halle, which has some great food-plus-drink deals. In terms of LGBT establishments, The Polo Lounge, Delmonica’s and Revolver are all very reliable places for getting your night off to a flying start. (Niki Boyle) list.co.uk/students


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EDINBURGHTOP 10 It may be a smaller scene than it's Weegie counterpart but the capital still has plenty to offer the discerning club-goer from pop parties to hardcore techno nights DEPARTURE LOUNGE Taking over the subterranean spaces that is the Caves and pumping it full of jazzy funk, world grooves and leftfield electronica. Past guests have included Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Haggis Horns, Bonobo, DJ Vadim, Bass Clef and Kraak & Smaak, and expect more of this calibre over the coming year. Dates vary, The Caves, Niddry Street South, 0131 557 8989, www.departurelounge.me.uk

Sasha, Laurent Garnier, James Zabiela, Felix Da Housecat and more). Monthly Sat, Liquid Room, 9c Victoria Street, 0131 225 2564, www.musikanights.com

SUBSTANCE Dark underground techno from Substance who favour leftfield hard beats from guests such as Neil Landstrumm, Luke Slater and Tube Jerk (also check out Compakt, Pulse and Jackhammer if you love techno). Monthly Sat, The GRV, 37 Guthrie Street, 0131 220 2987, www.myspace.com/edinburghsubstance

SUGARBEAT Headed by Tim & Jez of Utah Saints fame, Sugarbeat is a breaks heavy mix of drum & bass, electro, dubstep and beats with special guests manning the decks most months. Monthly Fri, Cabaret Voltaire, 36-38 Blair Street, 0131 220 6176, www.myspace.com/sugarbeatclub

SICK NOTE A Thursday night staple mixing up the best of electro and indie goodness from some of the capitals best local DJs. Free entry each and every week (even with special guests) and a new monthly Saturday party. Weekly Thu, Cabaret Voltaire, 36-38 Blair Street, 0131 220 6176, www.myspace.com/sicknoteclub

DEVIL DISCO CLUB A deep dark disco selection drawing inspiration from New York and the likes of Horse Meat Disco in London, as the Trouble DJs (alongside Simotron and Kris Wasabi) play out their own take on electro, house, funk and nu disco. Monthly Sat, Bongo Club, Moray House, 37 Holyrood Road, 0131 558 7604, www.getintotrouble.com

THE EGG ECA’s long running and much loved studenty night of indie that also packs in 60s pop, psych, Motown, punk and garage rock alongside current NME favourites. Weekly Sat, Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 0131 229 1442 www.myspace.com/weeredbar

MUSIKA Big house and serious electro cuts from the Musika crew who have a habit of booking some of the best and biggest DJs within their genre (such as MANDY, 40 THE LIST STUDENT GUIDE 2010

WASABI DISCO A disco revolution and one of the leaders of Edinburgh’s new wave of clubbing institutions with playlist of nu disco, punk, funk and new wave from Kris Wasabi in the ultra intimate Sneaky Pete’s. Monthly Sat, Sneaky Pete’s, 73 Cowgate, 0131 225 1757, www.myspace.com/wasabidiscoclub

CONFUSION IS SEX Confusion is Sex strives for something different. Mixing burlesque, leftfield cabaret, electro, live bands, pole dancers and more to create a unique world within itself. ‘Its an underground freakshow,’ explains Gamma Ray Dali, the mastermind behind the madness. ‘I think people love the bizarreness, one minute there’ll be hardcore electro and the next there’ll be a latex fashion show on stage. People love the five minute sparkle of something different.’ Customers are encouraged to join in the celebrations, with discount entry if appropriately dressed. ‘The customers and performers create an energy together,’ adds Dali, ‘some people come down dressed even more fabulously than the performers.’ It’s Dali’s singular vision and attention to detail that really sets CiS apart. Training up her own performance troupe, The Freaky Brides, designing the décor and overseeing the operation from the ground up. ‘I’m coming up with ideas and physically making stuff for it every week, at one point every day I’m working on something, from an outfit to choreography.’ However even with all the other attractions the music is never over looked with a ‘electro and white trash glam techno’ soundtrack in the mainroom while the upstairs area features country, punk, surf and rockabilly. In the world of CiS every night is different. ‘Every month I try and do a whole different concept,’ says Dali. ‘You can’t go to the same Confusion is Sex twice.’ (Henry Northmore) Monthly Fri, Bongo Club, Edinburgh

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Craig Jamieson (who also masterminds soul, funk, reggae and retro rock night Modern Lovers, monthly at the GRV) indulges in his love of discotronic pop, art punk and electronica showcasing a DJ set from a Scottish indie act each and every instalment. Monthly Sat, Electric Circus, 36–39 Market Street, 0131 226 4224, www.theelectriccircus.biz

Scotland’s home for hard drum & bass (with a dash of dubstep). Past guests have included pretty much anyone and everyone on the scene such as Pendulum, Noisia, Shy FX and London Elektricity. Monthly Fri, Bongo Club, Moray House, 37 Holyrood Road, 0131 558 7604, www.myspace.com/club_xplicit

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Glasgow and Edinburgh play host to some of the hottest venues in the UK. For up to date clubs listings and previews buy The List every fortnight.

GLASGOW Admiral Bar Basement 72 Waterloo Street, 221 7705. A great venue that has just managed to get a new 3am licence. The Arches Argyle Street, 0870 240 7528. Probably the biggest venue in Glasgow and home to famous names like Colours, Death Disco and Pressure. Arta 62 Albion St, 552 2101. An incredibly flash bar, restaurant and club space in the Merchant City. See listings for selected highlights. Bamboo 51 West Regent Street, 332 1067/8. A musical programme that takes in modern soul and funky house makes this a favourite venue. See listings for selected highlights. Basura Blanca at the Brunswick Hotel 106-108 Brunswick Street, 552 0001. From electronica to soul and funk, a wide range of party nights abound at this basement venue. See listings for selected highlights. Blackfriars 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. Rock, pop and indie DJs, with occasional bands earlier in the evening. See listings for selected highlights. Black Sparrow 241 North Street, 221 5530. It’s an early-closing bar venue, but this new addition to Glasgow’s scene deserves mention for its fine selection of guest DJs. See listings for selected highlights. Boho 59 Dumbarton Road, 357 6644. Glossy weekend clubbing at the foot of Byres Road. See listings for selected highlights. Box 431 Sauchiehall Street, 332 5431. Rock, punk, indie and alternative sounds. See listings for selected highlights. Braehead Arena Kings Inch Road, 886 8300. Occasional large one-off events in this shopping centre-based arena. The Buff Club 142 Bath Lane, 248 1777. A number of fine nights take place at this upstairs-downstairs venue. The Bunker Bar 193-199 Bath Street, 229 1427. Pre-club indie and rock sounds, with late opening at the weekend and occasional big-name guest DJs. See listings for selected highlights. Byblos Unit Q, Merchant Square, 71 Albion Street, 552 3895. Flash mainstream dance sounds for mainstream clubbers in the heart of the Merchant City.

EDINBURGH Carnival Arts Centre 2nd Floor, 34 Albion Street, 946 6193. Occasional, mostly world music-themed club nights at this Merchant City haunt. See listings for selected highlights. The Cathouse 15 Union Street, 248 6606. The most popular metal and goth club in the city. See listings for selected highlights. Classic Grand 18 Jamaica Street, 847 0820. Regular clubs and live music including Souldiggin’ and more. Club 30 22 Cambridge Street, 332 3437. Billed as a discotheque, expect the most commercial of pop sounds with the occasional bigger name guest. Common 25 Royal Exchange Square, 204 0101. A flash club which offers soul, R&B and house on the site of the old Belo. See listings for selected highlights. Corinthian Ingram Street, 552 1101. Upper-crust clubbing. Smart clothes are a prerequisite over the weekend. See listings for selected highlights. The Courtyard 84 West Nile Street, 354 0049. A pub with a small al fresco space to the rear for some legendary daytime house parties. The Ferry Anderston Quay, the Broomielaw, 553 0606. This floating venue on the Clyde plays host to various one-off nights. Firewater 341 Sauchiehall Street, 354 0350. Studentfriendly indie-rocking bands and party choons late into the night. See listings for selected highlights. The Flying Duck 142 Renfield Street, 572 0100. An eclectic, indie-focused club which - rather impressively - features a room made out to look like a kitchen. The Garage 490 Sauchiehall Street, 332 1120. Student venue playing party tunes. See listings for selected highlights. Glasgow School of Art 167 Renfrew Street, 332 0691. Record Playerz/Mixed Bizness (on Thursday) and Divine (monthly Saturdays) every week make this student venue a consistent winner. Ivory Blacks 56 Oswald Street, 248 4114. Featuring a mixture of rock gigs and hardcore techno clubs. See listings for selected highlights. The Ivy 1102—1106 Argyle Street, 337 3006. It’s a bar,

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but it still manages an enviable selection of local house and techno DJ talent all week round. See listings for selected highlights. Karbon 4 Buchanan Street, Springfield Court, 221 8099. Student night TIT is always full, with Electroball Fridays giving it a bit more of an edge. See listings for selected highlights. Karibu 95 Hope Street, 221 7002. Glossy but commercial sounds in the heart of the city, with R&B a particular speciality. Kushion 158—166 Bath Street, 331 4060. Studentfriendly house, pop and indie sounds. See listings for selected highlights. La Cheetah 72 Queen Mary Street, 221 4851. Dance, electronica and cutting-edge rock‘n’roll at the venue formerly known as Twisted Wheel. Studentfriendly house, pop and indie sounds. See listings for selected highlights. MacSorley’s 42 Jamaica Street, 248 8581. It’s a pub, but one owned by (and just along the street from) the Sub Club, so the DJs are very good. Maggie May's 50 Trongate, Merchant City, 548 1350. A punk-themed music venue with a 3am license after the bands have finished. See listings for selected highlights. Milan 50 42 Queen Street, 548 8002. Sleek and sexy urban and house music at Glasgow’s newest party joint, formerly Cube. See listings for selected highlights. Nice'n'Sleazy 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. One of Glasgow’s most down-to-earth and exciting bars, now with a late license at the weekend. See listings for selected highlights. O2 ABC 300 Sauchiehall Street, 332 2232. This gig venue turns into a massive club night all through the weekend with a mix of indie and freeform mixing. O2 Academy 121 Eglinton Street, 08700 771 2000. Host to big one-off parties ranging from Club Noir to Back to The Future. O’Couture 373-377 Sauchiehall Street, 333 3940. Commercial and studentfriendly, in the heart of Glasgow’s busiest street. The Old Fruitmarket Candleriggs, 353 8000. One of the city’s most atmospheric live venues, which hosts a selection of one-off clubs.

Oran Mor Byres Road, 0870 0132 652. Huge Gaelic-style venue in the West End that plays host to Thursday, Friday and Saturday party nights. Polo Lounge Wilson Street, 553 1221. The gay community of Glasgow votes with its feet every weekend, making this the most popular club of its kind in the city. See listings for selected highlights. Queen Margaret Union University Gardens, 339 9784. Various club and club-orientated gigs occur at this student emporium. See listings for selected highlights. The Shed 26 Langside Avenue, 649 5020. Commercial party nights in the heart of the Southside. See listings for selected highlights. Soundhaus Hydepark Street, 221 4659. House, techno and live venue with Off The Record & DEFF and Monox every month. Stereo 20-28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. The venue which discovered Franz Ferdinand is revived in a new location, playing host to fine indie gigs and clubs in the basement. Strathclyde Students' Union University of Strathclyde, Students Association, 90 John Street, 567 5023. Housing a selection of cheesy and/or specialist student nights. See listings for selected highlights. Sub Club Jamaica Street, 248 4600. One of the best club venues in Glasgow and host to Subculture and Hung Up!. The Tunnel 84 Mitchell Street, 204 1000. A venue famous for its well-dressed crowd and popularity. Dance tunes dominate the weekend. See listings for selected highlights. Universal 157 Sauchiehall Lane, 332 8899. This smart venue hosts drum & bass and laid-back club nights, making it a varied space in which to relax. The Viper Bar & Club 500 Great Western Road, Kelvinbridge, 334 0560. This west end institution has been recently refurbished, but it’s still an unashamedly mainstream affair. See listings for selected highlights. The Winchester Club 49 Bell Street, 552 3586. A former jazz bar, this Merchant City basement venue attracts the kind of night and clientele which befits its elegant décor.

The Bongo Club Moray House, 37 Holyrood Road, 558 7604. One of the coolest and most eclectic clubs in town. See listings for details. Cabaret Voltaire 36–38 Blair Street, 220 6176. Mixed bag from house and techno to drum & bass and indie. The Caves Niddry Street South, 557 8989. Great subterranean venue (as the name suggests) getting more and more popular due to it's unique atmosphere. CC Blooms 23–24 Greenside Place, 556 9331. One of the city’s most enduring gay clubs, with hi-NRG tracks every night of the week. The Citrus Club Grindlay Street, 622 7086. Mainly studenty venue that goes for an indie vibe as well as a dash of punk, new wave and 80s classics. See listings for selected highlights. City: Edinburgh 1a Market Street, 226 9560. From student nights to big house and even bigger guest DJs. See listings for selected highlights. Electric Circus 36–39 Market Street, 226 4224. Eclectic dance beats and indie, plus private rooms and karaoke for a unique clubbing experience. Espionage 4 India Buildings, Victoria Street, 477 7007. Five floors of varied chart and dancey action. GHQ 4 Picardy Place, 550 1780. Swish gay club space. The GRV 7 Guthrie Street, 220 2987. Intimate club venue mixing art and beats, including techno, dubstep and retro. Henry's Cellar Bar 8-16a Morrison Street, 228 9393. Eclectic and experimental nights from surf rock to electro. Hive 15-17 Niddry Street, 556 0444. Mainly rock, indie and student nights. Jam House 5 Queen Street, 226 4380. Primarily a live jazz venue open until 3am. The Jazz Bar 1 Chambers Street, 467 2539. Cool beats from global sounds to straight ahead jazz.

The Lane 3 Queensferry Street Lane, 467 7215. Selection of cool house nights. The Liquid Room 9c Victoria Street, 225 2564. One of the top venues in town for guest DJs and live music. Lulu (under Tiger Lily) 125b George Street, 561 2245. Cool funk, house and other grooves from the people who brought you the Opal Lounge. Medina 45–47 Lothian Street, 225 6313. Laid back vibes with cool hip hop and other sounds. Le Monde 16 George Street, 270 3900. Slick and stylish venue in the heart of Edinburgh. Mood Omni, Greenside Place, 550 1640. Chart and party tunes. Opal Lounge 51 George Street, 226 2275. House and funky beats for a dressed up crowd. Opium 71 Cowgate, 225 8382. Rock, punk and metal, no messing. Po Na Na 43b Frederick Street, 226 2224. Student nights, funky beats and more. See listings for selected highlights. Potterrow Teviot, Bristo Square, 650 9195. Student heaven. Sneaky Pete’s 73 Cowgate, 225 1757. Leftfield intimate club, home to underground dance beats, indie, techno and more. Stereo King Stables Road, 229 7986. More big party tunes and dancing. Studio 24 Calton Road, 558 3758. Down and dirty club nights, specialising in techno, metal and rock. The Voodoo Rooms 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. Sophisticated clubbing, cocktails and entertainment. The Wee Red Bar Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, 229 1442. Student nights for the arty set. Why Not? 14 George Street, 624 8311. Hits from the 80s to last week.

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Niki Boyle takes you through the cities finest silver screen haunts, while Miles Fielder previews the movies you cannot afford to miss ere’s a fun cine-fact for you: Edinburgh has more cinema screens per person than any other city in the UK. Of course, somewhere like London’s gonna have more cinemas, but when you think of what a small city the capital is, and then think of the wealth of multiplexes and art house establishments that are dotted around, you realise that you’re actually quite spoilt for choice. The multiplexes have their own offers on to draw you in: both the Omni and Ocean Terminal Vue cinemas offer money-off coupons with every visit, while Cineworld at Fountainpark has the very attractive Unlimited pass for a monthly premium. The Cameo and Filmhouse are the city’s top-notch art-house locations, with special screenings and seasons all through the year. For something a bit special, head out to The Dominion in Morningside – leather sofas and reclining chairs for ultimate film-viewing comfort. You should also keep an eye out for Edinburgh’s ‘unofficial’ cinemas: Jekyll and Hyde, Banshee’s Labyrinth and the mighty Brass Monkey are all pubs that have back-room projectors, and in the case of Brass Monkey, there’s also a big massive mattress to stretch out on while you watch your favourite cult movies. Beyond the obvious cinema establishments there are also a hive of fantastic multi-media events in both cities. In Glasgow, check out Cryptic Nights at the CCA, where musicians and writers regularly collaborate with filmmakers at their monthly events. Alternatively, head to the ever-burgeoning, and List favourite, Words Per Minute. Run by Glasgow-based writer-performers Anneliese Mackintosh and Kirstin Innes, this monthly spoken word, music, film and performance night is not to be missed. Lest we forget, the more general wonders of the Grosvenor Cinema on Ashton Lane. Both cities have major film festivals: the Edinburgh International Film Festival is, of course, the biggie, on a par with the Venice and Berlin festivals and attracting big name stars and film makers from around the globe every June. The Glasgow equivalent runs annually in February, and past attendees have included Kick Ass scribe Mark Millar and star Christopher ‘McLovin’ Mintz-Plasse, as well as Armando Iannucci, Kevin MacDonald and James Earl Jones.

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FILM 10 UNMISSABLE FILMS OF 2010/11

FILMGUIDE From mainstream classics to art school gems, film critic Miles Fielder offers a rundown on the movies you cannot afford to miss

again they jump aboard ‘light bikes’ and again Jeff Bridges gets a handle on virtual reality. (On general release from 17 Dec)

THE GREEN HORNET The old radio play and matinee serial masked crimefighter with the chop socky sidekick Kato (once played by Bruce Lee) gets a no doubt mind-bending modern makeover courtesy of Michael Gondry (Be Kind Rewind, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind). Funny nerd Seth Rogen is the unlikely star, and he’s joined by Cameron Diaz and Inglourious Basterds’ scene-stealing villain Christoph Waltz. (On general release from 14 Jan)

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Johnny Depp plays a reporter working for a newspaper in the Caribbean in this adaptation of the semi-autobiographical novel by Depp’s old pal, the late, great gonzo journalist Hunter S Thomson. More excitingly still, it’s written and directed by Bruce Withnail & I Robinson, whom Depp was originally asked to adapt Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas before Terry Gilliam came aboard. (On general release from 24 Sept)

On great form following No Country for Old Men and A Serious Man, Joel and Ethan Coen re-unite with their Big Lebowski star Jeff ‘the Dude’ Bridges in this remake of the John Wayne cowboy classic. Matt Damon plays the good guy Glen Campbell role and No Country’s Josh Brolin the villain, but Bridges is the draw as Marshall Rooster J Cogburn. (On general release from 14 Jan)

PAUL MACHETE The best thing about Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s underwhelming exploitation movie homage Grindhouse was the fake trailers for movies that didn’t exist. Well, now the hack ‘n’ slash rampage of revenge that was Machete does thanks to Rodriguez, porn tash’d star Danny Trejo and supporting cast Michelle Rodriguez (no relation) Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Lindsay Lohan, Don Johnson and Steven Seagal. (On general release from 29 Oct)

MONSTERS District 9 meets Cloverfield in this science fiction thriller with a political edge. Set in the near future after an alien invasion has left the Mexican-American border a no-go zone, it follows a young couple as they journey into the heart of extraterrestrialness. Brit Gareth Edwards wrote, directed and created the sfx, winning the Best New Director award at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival. (On general release from 12 Nov)

TRON: LEGACY The much anticipated sequel to the 1982 science fiction spectacular has been a long time coming, but almost three decades on technology has advanced far enough to promise something as groundbreaking as the original. Once again a couple are lost in a computer game,

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost team up for a third comic cinematic outing following Shawn of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. This time the play a pair of British comic book geeks (not a stretch for Pegg) who pass Area 51 while travelling across America and encounter an alien named, erm, Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen). Greg Mottola (Superbad, Adventureland) directs. (On general release from 18 Feb)

THE EAGLE Previously known as Eagle of the Ninth, Kevin Macdonald follows The Last King of Scotland and State of Play with this bloody sword ‘n’ sandals adventure based on Rosemary Sutcliff’s novel about a Roman soldier’s search for his lost legion’s emblem in the dark realm north of Hadrian’s Wall… Buff Channing Tatum, Mark Strong, Donald Sutherland and wee Jamie Bell star. (On general release from 25 Feb)

THOR If you stayed till the end of Iron Man 2’s closing credits you’ll have been treated to the teaser scene featuring the Norse god of thunder’s mighty hammer, signalling Thor to be the next Marvel Comics’ superhero adaptation. Uber thesp Kenneth Branagh directs Chris Hemsworth (Kirk’s dad in Star Trek) while we wait impatiently for Joss Buffy Whedon’s superhero teamup movie The Avengers. (On general release from 5 May)

BURKE AND HARE If you want to see an old school Edinburgh, look out for it on the silver screen this Autumn says Miles Fielder Almost three decades after redefining that most tricky film genres, the horror comedy, with his genuinely funny and frightening take on lycanthropy, American Werewolf in London, director John Landis has another go at generating laughs and scares in equal measure with this new version of the grim tale of the Irish graverobbers of 19th century Edinburgh. Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis (the latter drafted in to replace David Tennant after he had to drop out due to American TV commitments) play the bumbling body snatchers who discover a lucrative source of income in providing Edinburgh’s medical school with fresh(ish) cadavers. Pegg and Serkis are joined by a cast that includes Isla Fisher, horror icon Christopher Lee, The Rocky Horror Picture Show’s Tim Curry and Tom Wilkinson. There are cameos too by several comedians, including Stephen Merchant, Bill Bailey, Jessica Hynes, Reece Shearsmith and Ronnie Corbett, as well as a fleeting appearance by American Werewolf’s lovely leading lady, Jenny Agutter. Landis shot Burke and Hare on location in the Scottish capital, so the film should boast plenty of authenticity and atmosphere. It was produced by Ealing Studios – and written by Piers Ashworth and Nick Moorcroft who previously revived the St Trinians films at the same venerable venue – and, according to Landis, the two stars, who he describes as ‘a very evil Laurel and Hardy,’ fit well with the tradition of the Ealing comedy classics, such as Kind Hearts and Coronets and The Ladykillers. If he can pull that trick off, it should be a hoot and a scream.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES The good news concerning POTC 4 is Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley’s bland lovers are out of the picture, leaving Johnny Depp to chew the scenery as Cap’n Jack. This time round

he’s got serious scene-stealing rivalry in Ian McShane as Blackbeard and Penelope Cruz as his daughter, not to mention Aussie thespian Geoffrey Rush once more reprising his role as hoary old Captain Barbossa. Could be hilarious, like the first one was. (On general release from 20 May)

CINEMAS GLASGOW CINEWORLD The Forge, Parkhead, 0871 200 2000 CINEWORLD Renfrew Street, 0871 200 2000 EMPIRE CLYDEBANK Clyde Regional Centre,

0871 471 4714 GLASGOW FILM THEATRE 12 Rose Street, 0141 332 8128 GROSVENOR Ashton Lane, Hillhead, 0141 339 8444 IMAX THEATRE Science Centre, 0141 420 5000

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CAMEO CINEMA 38 Home Street, 0870 755 1231 CINEWORLD Fountainpark, Dundee Street, 0871 200 2000 DOMINION 18 Newbattle Terrace, 0131 447 2660 FILMHOUSE 88 Lothian Road,

0131 228 2688 ODEON Lothian Road, 0871 224 4007 ODEON Wester Hailles Westside Plaza, 0871 224 4007 VUE Ocean Terminal & Omni, 0871 224 0240

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Stage Whether it is cutting edge drama, hearty laughs or a decent tippling hole, Glasgow and Edinburgh’s theatre and comedy scene has it covered, finds Niki Boyle and Anna Millar h, where to start. The lynchpin of the comedy scene in both Edinburgh and Glasgow is undoubtedly The Stand Comedy Club. There’s one branch in each city, with a programme of events all week, including breakfast, lunch and dinner shows. This opens up a bit more during the Edinburgh Fringe festival in August, and the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, which takes place between March and April, annually. The theatre situation in each city is a bit more widespread. Edinburgh’s main theatre district is located just off Lothian Road; there, you’ll find the Traverse (which prides itself on New Scottish Writing) and the Lyceum (with a strong emphasis on classical adaptations); the Usher Hall sits between them, offering a great programme of classical performances, with some blues, folk, jazz and world music wild cards thrown in. The King’s Theatre up the street plays host to some mighty fine touring productions, while its sister venue, the Festival Theatre, is a striking glass-fronted building that welcomes touring comedians and international dance productions to its stage, as well as playing host to Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet when they come to town. From there, you can either head north to the Playhouse (big musicals, big comedians, big everything) or south to the Queen’s Hall (home to a wide range of music genres – rock, pop, folk, jazz and world gigs all take place here – as well as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra). Any self-respecting student should also know better than to miss out on a sneaky peek of Bedlam Theatre’s offerings, as well as those of Potterow, Pleasance Theatre and Teviot. Glasgow’s theatre scene is slightly more diverse: as well as big classical venues, such as the Royal Concert Hall and Theatre Royal, the Tron, Tramway and Arches theatre spaces host contemporary, sometimes highly experimental productions; The Citz on the Southside is home to a great year round programme; and the Pavilion and Kings play host to popular fare such as musicals, psychic acts and, in the latter case, panto. In addition to all this, the Ramshorn Theatre is the dramatic wing of Strathclyde University, and the National Theatre of Scotland, while having no physical home, has its administrative offices in Glasgow, and can often be found debuting shows at various venues around town. The RSAMD also enjoy a year-round programme of events. In terms of large scale events, it’s all too easy to bring the Edinburgh Fringe and International Festivals to mind; however, Glasgow is practically over-run with theatre festivals throughout the year, including Arches Live, Behaviour, Glasgay!, Surge, Mayfesto, Instal (and UnInstal), and The Merchant City and West End Festivals. Phew!

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TOPSHOWS From rib-tickling comics and awardwining theatre to ground-breaking dance companies and festival favourites BLACK WATCH

The ever-inspiring National Theatre of Scotland is a true force to be reckoned with year-round, and this award-winning epic about soldiers serving in Iraq proves why. When Black Watch appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2006, critics loved it and audiences cried out for more, leading to a world tour and global acclaim. 15 Sep-9 Oct, SECC, Glasgow, 0844 395 4000, www.secc.co.uk.

slightly controversial comedian, now best known as the former star of Mock the Week and 8 out of 10 Cats, heads out on an almighty tour of Britain, stopping off at the capital. 30 Sep-3 Oct, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, 0131 529 6000, www.eft.co.uk.

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE The iconic Anthony Burgess novel about Alex and his gang of droogs was made famous by the controversial Stanley Kubrick film, and here it enjoys a stage adaptation. In a world of high unemployment, state surveillance and fierce repression, a new government is in power; determined once and for all to stamp out the cycle of aggression. 13 Oct-6 Nov, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, 0141 429 0022, www.citz.co.uk.

SCOTTISH OPERA PRESENTS THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO The team behind 2007’s The Barber of Seville returns to Scottish Opera with Mozart’s unstoppable masterpiece, set in the stylish world of the late eighteenth century. From 29 Oct, dates vary, then touring, Theatre Royal, Glasgow, 0844 871 7647, www.ambassadortickets.com /Theatre-Royal.

SWAN LAKE JACOBITE COUNTRY Selling his soul and his Highland roots, Haggis McSporran returns to Scotland in Henry Adam’s much anticipated new comedy from Dogstar Theatre, fresh from its run at this year’s Fringe. 15-19 Sep, The Tron, Glasgow, 0141 552 4267, www.tron.co.uk.

SUNSHINE ON LEITH Packed with songs from Scotland’s most beloved of twins, The Proclaimers, Sunshine . . . follows the highs and lows of two soldiers returning home from the army, with Lord of the Rings actor Billy Boyd in the leading role. Until 18 Sep, then touring, Dundee Rep, 01382 223530, then touring, www.dundeereptheatre.co.uk.

HIT ME! The Life and Rhymes of Ian Dury come under the spotlight here with this intimate portrait of Blockheads’ lead singer Dury, by Jeff Merrifield, from Seabright Productions, with a soundtrack including ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick’ and ‘Reasons To Be Cheerful’. 21 Sep-23 Sep, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, 0141 429 0022, www.citz.co.uk.

FRANKIE BOYLE: I WOULD HAPPILY PUNCH EVERY ONE OF YOU IN THE FACE The razor-tongued and ever-so46 THE LIST STUDENT GUIDE 2010

A stunning contemporary interpretation, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake has enjoyed an extraordinary stage life since it took to the stage in 1995, replacing the familiar female corps de ballet with a male ensemble dressed in frilly leggings. 28 Sep-2 Oct, Theatre Royal, Glasgow, 0844 871 7647, www.ambassadortickets.com /Theatre-Royal.

SCOTTISH BALLET’S CINDERELLA Ashley Page's vivid reworking of the much-loved fairytale makes a welcome return to the stage as Vivienne Westwood meets Andy Warhol 18th Century France. 14-31 Dec, then touring, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, 0131 529 6000, www.eft.co.uk.

NIC GREEN: TRILOGY The wonderful, award-winning Trilogy ends with a high energy, ensemble naked dance featuring female volunteers celebrating the female body in a different way: for its functionality. Prepare to be amazed.

THE BOY WITH TAPE ON HIS FACE Don’t miss this rising star of the comedy scene as he returns to Edinburgh following his five star Fringe show says Brian Donaldson What is it about those Antipodean comics? They’re either bawling their heads off with occasionally potent rage and fury (Jim Jeffries, Brendon Burns) or they’re as laidback as you can get (the gently strumming Flight of the Conchords guys, Adam Hills and, um, actually that’s probably it on the laidback front). But maybe there’s a third way where an alternative to shouting insanely or whispering amiably exists. You could even say nothing at all if you wish. In the 2007 Fringe debut of Claire Hooper, Oh featured the Aussie comic actress delivering a near-silent show about the ways in which we talk without actually uttering any words, an hour set inspired by the real-life threat of permanently losing her voice. And now up pops The Boy With the Tape on His Face, a stage name which is unrivalled for its wonderfully accurate descriptive powers. New Zealander Sam Wills has been doing his mute thing for almost a decade now. Having been awarded the Best New Face (albeit one semi-covered) at Auckland’s Pulp Comedy Festival in 2001, his success has arrived in merging the panto poignancy of Buster Keaton with the wide-eyed naivety of Mr Bean (and a little bit of Patrick Swayze chucked in for good measure). Be warned though, it’s hard for him to keep his lonely, expressive schtick up for too long so audience members may be asked upon to assist with his gentle yet innovative routines. Heckling is futile. Though just be grateful that he’s now set aside some of the more extreme stage acts of hammering nails up his nose or squeezing himself through a tennis racket. I’d love to see Brendon Burns try that one. The Stand, Edinburgh, 0131 558 7272, 30 Nov, 8.30pm.

3 Nov-6 Nov, The Arches, Glasgow, 0141 565 1000, www.thearches.co.uk.

BREAKIN’ CONVENTION ‘10 An array of dance including lockers, poppers, b-boys/girls and house dancers showcase their skills, as part of a convention celebrating artists, dancers and musicians. 8 & 9 Nov, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, 0131 529 6000, www.eft.co.uk.

THE THREE MUSKETEERS AND THE PRINCESS OF SPAIN Based on the classic characters created by Alexandre Dumas, the

Traverse continues its alternative family Christmas with some swordfighting silliness. 2-24 Dec, Traverse, Edinburgh, 0131 228 1404, www.traverse.co.uk.

GLASGOW INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL A stalwart on the festival scene expect the great and good of the comedy world at this bumper jokes jamboree. Stephen K Amos, Craig Campbell and Russell Kane are already announced for next year’s line-up. 17th Mar-10 Apr, Various venues, Glasgow, 0844 395 4005, www.glasgowcomedyfestival.com. list.co.uk/students


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Glasgow and Edinburgh play host to some of the hottest venues in the UK. For up to date theatre and comedy listings and previews buy The List every fortnight.

GLASGOW THE ARCHES 253 Argyle Street, 0141 565 1000, www.the arches.co.uk So much more than simply a theatre, this subterranean cultural institution boasts live music, club nights, visual art, multimedia festivals and all manner of alternative events.

CITIZENS’ THEATRE 119 Gorbals Street, 0141 429 0022, www.citz.co.uk Affectionately known as ‘The Citz’, this much-loved venue in the Gorbals is home to the Citizens’ Company.

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98 Ingram Street, 0141 548 2542, www.strath. ac.uk/culture/ramshorn Housed in one of the city’s most beautiful kirks, the Ramshorn is another fine example of the rebirth of Glasgow’s religious and industrial buildings.

333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055, www.thestand.co.uk Daniel Kitson, Miles Jupp and Johnny Vegas have all cut their comedy chops in this veritable institution. See Edinburgh.

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297 Bath Street, 0870 060 6648 www.theam bassadors.com/kings/ Known primarily for its musicals and pantomimes, this lovely old Edwardian theatre also puts on drama, dance and comedy.

731–735 Great Western Road, 0141 357 6200, www.oran-mor.co.uk A converted sandstone church overlooking the Botanic Gardens, theatre, comedy and music all reside here with their Play, A Pie and Pint especially good value for money.

PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street, 0141 332 1846, www.paviliontheatre.co. uk Never short of the odd novelty act, this is a popular haunt for variety and psychic performers.

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25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501, www.thetramway.org As its name suggests, this performance and art space was formerly Glasgow’s main tram terminus. Since it was remodeled in the late 1980s, it has attracted the likes of Peter Brooks and Robert Lepage.

244 Gallowgate, 0141 552 4601, www.ambassadorticket s.com/Theatre-RoyalGlasgow Glorious Victorian venue hosts a variety of drama, dance, comedy, music and children’s events, as well as currently being home to both the Scottish Opera and the Scottish Ballet.

63 Trongate, 0141 552 4267, www.tron.co.uk Situated on a site first occupied by a 16th century kirk, The Tron is steeped in history. Once it got up and running as a theatre in 1980, it swiftly established itself as the place to discover new.

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18-22 Greenside Place, 524 3333, www.edinburgh playhouse.org.uk One of the grandest theatre in Edinburgh, this hosts commercial shows throughout the year.

13/19 Nicolson Street, 0131 529 6000, www.eft.co.uk Opened in 1928 as the Empire Theatre, the venue underwent restoration work (in the mid-nineties) and was re-opened boasting the largest stage in the UK at that time.

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11b Bristo Place, 0131 225 9893, www. bedlamtheatre.co.uk A stalwart on the theatre scene, The Bedlam Theatre is am entirely student run operation in the heart of Edinburgh.

14–16 Grassmarket, 0131 225 5525, www.dancebase.co.uk From dance acts to amazing drop-in classes, this extraordinary space has something for participant and performer

2 Leven Street, 0131 529 6000, www.eft.co.uk Opened at the turn of the last century, this beautiful old theatre hosts visiting performances from the Royal National Theatre, local amateur companies and a much-anticipated annual Christmas pantomime.

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30B Grindlay St, 0131 248 4848, www.lyceum. org.uk The boards of this venerable institution have welcomed big names in Scottish theatre, from playwright John Byrne to actor Brian Cox.

2 Roxburgh Place, 0131 629 0039, www.roxyarthouse.org Music, theatre and so much more at this ever evolving venue.

5 York Place, 0131 558 7272, www.thestand.co.uk Daniel Kitson, Miles Jupp and Johnny Vegas have all cut their comedy chops in this veritable institution. See Glasgow.

Cambridge Street, 0131 228 1404, www.traverse. co.uk The Trav, as it’s known, is Scotland’s premier new writing theatre. Since it was founded in 1963, it’s been producing and hosting guest drama and dance that showcase the best of new and cutting edge theatre.

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Art Whether its big name artists or exciting unknowns, Glasgow and Edinburgh have something for everyone, finds Rosalie Doubal ittered with Turner Prize nominees, internationally-renowned gallerists and an emergent culture unrivalled this side of the Thames, Glasgow’s contemporary art scene enjoys a stupendously strong reputation. What’s more, it continues to grow. Current practices are evincing a penchant for one-off events – happenings, screenings, club nights and cross-discipline mash-ups – which are almost always free to attend, so when better than now to introduce yourself to the heady delights of Scotland’s creatives? One must not neglect their roots and its imperative that you check out Glasgow’s own collections at the mind-boggling Burrell, the recently refurbished Kelvingrove and the unavoidably central Gallery of Modern Art, before succumbing to the bright lights of the temporary, international, DIY and underground exhibits. Galleries such as Tramway, the CCA and Transmission (housed in arts hub Trongate 103, also home to Street Level) are steeped in Glasgow’s recent artistic history and offer year-round programmes of challenging, ambitious and large-scale projects. Of a similar vein, The Common Guild, housed in the old home of art heavyweight Douglas Gordon, enjoys a high-class international programme. If you’re after more palatable, bite-sized exhibitions, take a gander into Sorcha Dallas, Mary Mary and The Modern Institute, home to three influential gallerists who continue to stock Glasgow’s strong scene with dynamic artists. Music and art have always enjoyed a very close relationship in Glasgow and the world-famous Art School has spawned as many musicians (Franz Ferdinand, Travis) as it has fine artists. The tradition is continued with many of the artist-run spaces such as The Duchy, The Mutual, Market Gallery and SWG3 who offer art-cumclub nights and parties in their warehouse spaces, alongside strong exhibitions of work by a younger generation of artists. Tap into this alternative and inclusive scene by using Facebook and Central Station and by signing up for eblasts via their websites. In Edinburgh, The National Galleries offer a host of impressive large-scale exhibitions (the best of which are always in the summer) and are home to a fine collection of Western art ranging from the middle ages to the present day. A recent bequest to the National collection in the form of the touring ARTISTS ROOMS project has seen work by seminal international artists reach far corners of the country as well as injecting an important burst of energy into the central belt. Although Edinburgh has a reputation for presenting internationalfacing displays of art, it also has a burgeoning creative scene that caters for its locals all year round. The Fruitmarket Gallery, Ingleby Gallery, Collective and Stills are a stones throw away from each other and offer a diverse array of incredibly strong exhibitions and projects. A counterpoint to the International mayhem of August, in June, Edinburgh enjoys The Annuale, a festival of independent practice and artist-run initiatives. With Embassy Gallery leading the way, there is a similar scene to the West with beer-fuelled screenings and openings providing a welcoming and alternative ‘anything-goes’ platform for people watching, art-ogling and general celebrations of all things creative.

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So much art, so little time. Rosalie Doubal cherry-picks the finest must-see art on your doorstep so you don’t have to 1 TITIAN THE THREE AGES OF MAN Such love is felt for this bad boy of the Italian Renaissance that the British National Galleries forked out a cool £50 million to keep one of his paintings in the country last year. Although that particular painting is currently on tour, there is still plenty of Titian to go around. National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 0131 624 6200, permanent display.

2 2 MARCEL DUCHAMP FOUNTAIN This scatological sculpture, the first widely acknowledged use of a ‘found object’, was somewhat of a breakthrough in the art world and Duchamp’s influence can be heavily felt even today. Think of Damien Hirst’s shark in formaldehyde and Tracey Emin’s unmade bed. Part of Another World: Dali, Magritte, Miro and the Surrealists, Dean Gallery, 0131 624 6200, until Jan 2011. list.co.uk/students


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3 MONET THE WATER LILY POND One of ten canvases of the same pond, one can’t but help feel that Monet was a man with a plan. Known for his unswerving investigations into the expression of one’s feelings in the face of nature, Monet’s iconic work is part of an important display and sits amongst paintings by van Gogh, Renoir, and Manet. National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 0131 624 6200, until 17 Oct 2010.

3 5 DAVID SHRIGLEY *DEAD DOG* Youtube search this Glasgow artist and you’ll be rewarded with hours of short, wayward ditties and animations, and even a funny advert for fashion house Pringle. He has been blessing our nation with zines, prints and left-ofcentre artworks for years, and now he has been let loose on some museum cabinets. Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow, 0141 287 2699, until 27 Sept 2010.

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4 4 ANTHONY GORMLEY 6 TIMES Gormley’s stone and iron sculptural replications of himself have been colonizing abroad for years, and last year, it was Scotland’s turn. Representing the first time that a work from the National collection has been permanently located across the city of Edinburgh itself, Gormley’s six figures stretch from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art down to the sea at Newhaven. Various venues, Edinburgh, permanent display.

6 GILBERT & GEORGE EXISTERS Often referred to as the Morecambe and Wise of Modern Art, provocateurs Gilbert & George are famed for using themselves as ‘living sculptures’, and this work from the 1980s sees them using their iconic stained glass window technique. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 0131 624 6200, until 30 Dec 2010. list.co.uk/students

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One of the real daddies of Conceptual Art, Barry is one of the most influential American artists associated with the emergence of the term in the late 1960s. He abandoned painting in 1967 to produce site-specific installations, many of which were almost invisible to the viewer - he’ll get you thinking, if nothing else. The Common Guild, Glasgow, 0141 428 3022, until 6 Nov 2010.

8 DUANE HANSON TOURISTS This artist has been making startlingly life-like sculptures and caricatures of Middle America since the 1970s and spotting this pair out of the corner of your eye is a real treat. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 0131 624 6200, until 30 Dec 2010.

8 9 SUBODH GUPTA LINE OF CONTROL A visit to Tramway’s redoubtable main gallery space never goes awry and to hear that it will be filled with work by one of India’s foremost contemporary artists is the cause of great excitement. Interested in exploring his country’s identity on a global scale, the artist often incorporates everyday objects in his large-scale sculptures. Subodh Gupta, Take your shoes off and wash your hands, Tramway, Glasgow, 0845 330 3501, 8 Oct -12 Dec 2010.

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10 10 BOYLE FAMILY WORLD SERIES Boyle Family are best known for the World Series, 3D casts of the surface of the earth which record and document sites with great accuracy. Famous for aiming to make art that does not exclude anything as a potential subject, the collaborative family troupe traveled the globe in the 1980s taking samples of randomly selected sites. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 0131 624 6200, until 30 Dec 2010. 52 THE LIST STUDENT GUIDE 2010

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DRINK As any discerning student will tell you, drinking can take up a fair bit of your time, and Glasgow and Edinburgh have plenty of places to choose from. Whether it’s a laidback boozer or a plush tippling pad, the cities have got it covered

ideal for lunch and drinks with friends and newspapers at the weekend, with DJ sets and acoustic gigs to boot.

HILLHEAD BOOK CLUB 17 Vinicombe Street, 0141 576 1700, www.hillheadbookclub.com Housed in a landmark art deco building, this relatively new bar and restaurant is already a firm favourite with Glasgow Uni students thanks to its cheap but tasty eats and uber-hip DJs. Beautiful inside, and absolutely cavernous with a mezzanine level, it has restored some of the original décor, adding some stylish retro touches. A good Sunday hangout, show up on Wednesdays too if ironic bingo sessions are your thing.

UISGE BEATHA 236-242 Woodlands Road, 0141 332 1622, www.uisgebeathabar.co.uk Pronounced “eeeshka bah” for the uninitiated, this West End landmark is a whisky lover’s dream with more than 125 malts behind the bar. And it suits every budget too with nips from between £2.50 and £35. But even if the water of life’s not your favourite drink, this is a perfect pub for an easy going night catching up with mates. Check out the folk nights twice a week if you fancy a sing-a-long.

Celebrations BAR SOBA 11 Mitchell Lane, 0141 204 2404,

HOME 80 Albion Street, 0141 553 4771 Formerly Bargo, this cavernous bar is a popular student hangout, fronted by enormous windows that slide open when it’s sunny. But it doesn’t matter that that’s a fairly rare occasion in Glasgow, because there’s plenty to keep you occupied inside, including pool tables, secluded booths, party tunes and a fine range of liquors.

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83 Hutcheson Street, 0141 572 0400, www.rabhas.com In the heart of the Merchant City, Rab Ha’s is a straightforward pub for those looking to chill out in cosy confines. Dark wooden tables and stripped floors, a couple of flat screens for when the footy’s on and an open fire for when it’s chilly. There’s a mixed crowd courtesy of those in search of a post-work pint, while a hearty bar menu affords plenty of comfort eats.

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GLASGOW Hangouts BAR TEN 10 Mitchell Lane, 0141 572 1446 While other ventures undergo frequent facelifts to keep up with the competition, at Bar Ten little has changed in the past decade, thankfully. Reminiscent of a cosmopolitan watering hole in any European city, the interior is simple and timeless, from chic-mirrored raised ceilings to a high-topped bar (well-suited for customers to enjoy a coffee with their paper). Generous sharing platters of nachos and Greek tapas are served well into the evening (when the main menu is not available)

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to compliment some fine beers on tap, and be sure to check out the daily specials.

THE BIG SLOPE 36 Kelvingrove Street, 0141 333 0869 Big Slope offers up a breath of fresh mountain air, taking its name and inspiration from hunting lodges in the Italian Alps and Freemans restaurant on New York’s Lower East Side. Here, the silhouettes of beasts and birds have been stencilled on the wood panelling above black leather couches, twin antler chandeliers hang from the ceiling and a stuffed bird surveys this relaxed tippling hole.

BREL Ashton Lane, Glasgow, 0141 342 4966, www.brelbarrestaurant.com Glasgow’s one and only Belgian bar has a well deserved reputation for its delicious mussels and frites (of course) as well as its fine range of blonde beers. Tucked away at the end of Ashton Lane, it’s the best bar of the bunch on this cobbled strip, and is

1 Bell Street, 0141 552 3539, www.redlizard.org.uk The huge windows and outside tables make this the perfect pub for when the weather’s good. Inside, there are comfy armchairs, heavy wooden tables, stripped floors and all manner of nonsense on display behind the bar. Plasma screens and a pool table cater to the sports-minded, while the excellent pub grub menu will do the rest of us.

www.barsoba.co.uk One of the more style conscious bars in the city centre, Soba knows it’s pretty cool but it’s got the warmth and easy-going attitude of a local. The crowd is mixed with city centre workers grabbing a beer and some food, along with the younger party crowd, and the bar staff are friendly. The food, all made in-house, is Asian Fusion with ramen, sushi and noodle dishes. Dimly lit and trendy, the exhaustive cocktail menu and groaning bar shelves make it perfect for drinkers too.

THE BUTTERFLY AND THE PIG 153 Bath Street, 0141 221 7711, www.thebutterflyandthepig.com One of the less predictable bars on Glasgow’s Bath Street, the Butterfly and Pig is a laid back and easygoing bar where you can eat and drink to your heart’s content before heading upstairs to the Buff Club for some beats. Boasting a shabby chic look, expect to find a mismatched furniture, tables and crockery, big velvet curtains separating areas of the bar, beat-up sofas, plus live music acts and DJs.

UNIVERSAL 57-59 Sauchiehall Lane, 0141 332 8899, www.universalbar.co.uk You’re not likely to stumble across Universal, tucked as it is in a lane behind Sauchiehall Street, but you’ll be glad once you’ve found it. A square bar space full of wooden tables with cosy booths at one side, the bar is bustling and busy and stuffed with loyal regulars, which is always a good sign. There’s a menu of decent pub food, but it’s more a place to have a quiet beer and escape the mayhem of Sauchiehall Street.

CHINASKI’S 239 North Street, Glasgow, 0141 221 0061, www.chinaskis.com This hipster hidey-hole in the unlikely location of North Street, which runs alongside the M8 at Charing Cross, cultivates a discreet, not-trying-toohard image, appropriately given its subtle theme inspired by Barfly writer Charles Bukowski. Away from the flurry of a Sauchiehall Street weekend, its dark, stylish atmosphere appeals to a stylish crowd and the quaint, pretty outdoor beer garden at the back is popular on summer nights. 2010 THE LIST STUDENT GUIDE 53


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wood-panelled bar staffed by stylish students, while the sweatbox venue downstairs has played host to indie luminaries like Frightened Rabbit, and stages live music a few times a week. The local pub of dreams.

373 Sauchiehall Street, 0141 331 1635 Three bars on three floors mean you can take your pick of where to drink Stavka’s amazing cocktails. And if you’re picky, don’t worry because they stock more than 70 vodkas. There’s plenty of live entertainment, which has in the past included DJ sets from the likes of which has recently seen DJ sets from Tim Burgess, Alan McGee, The New York Dolls and Glasgow’s own Sons & Daughters. A great destination for watching sports too thanks to the biggest screen in Glasgow.

THE HALT 160 Woodlands Road, 0141 352 9996, www.myspace.com/haltbarofficial Unpretentious and unobtrusive, The Halt looks like any other traditional pub from the outside, all dark wood and opaque windows, and part of it’s charm is that really that’s what it is; you can easily slip in for a quick pint at any time. But this pub also offers a packed entertainment schedule in its annexe Halt 2 to keep even the most high maintenance drinker entertained, with live bands and DJs, a pub quiz and free stand-up comedy on Tuesdays. Beautiful bar staff help too.

TIGER TIGER 20 Glassford Street, 0141 553 4888, www.tigertiger-glasgow.co.uk This huge, glass-fronted bar takes up a big chunk of Glassford Street and it gets busy enough for queues most weekends. With raised tables and stools and a sparkling chandelier-effect light above the bar, bling abounds. A cracking cocktail list gets the party started, and includes various flavoured mojitos. There’s a restaurant too if you want to line your stomach, which might be a good idea.

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TOP PICKS: BEER GARDENS WEST WEST brings the German brewery/bar experience to Glasgow. The house beers served in the wide-open expanses of this bar/restaurant have been brewed using the German purity laws, and their St Mungo brew in particular is to be recommended. The Dunkel dark beer has a rich and full flavour, though the coffee-like undertone to it may not be for everyone.■ 4 Binnie Place, Glasgow (H6), 0141 550 0135, www.westbeer.com.

THE ARCHES CAFÉ BAR 253 Argyle Street, 0141 565 1000, www.thearches.co.uk Home to some of the best club nights in Glasgow, as well as theatre and gigs, the Arches also has its own bar, which is the perfect place to start your night out in the city centre whether you’re heading down to the club itself later on or not. The double height space feels roomy and airy, with metal tables and leather banquettes dotted around, and the bar staff are friendly. The bar stocks the usual draught and bottled lagers and spirits, while nestled at the back of the space there’s a restaurant area with one of the best value menus around.

CATWALK ROCK LOUNGE 95 Union Street, 0141 221 5020, www.myspace.com/ catwalkglasgow Focus more on the ‘rock’ part than the ‘catwalk’, because if you come here expecting to rub shoulders with Glasgow fashion élite you will be sorely disappointed. If on the other hand your idea of fashion is black PVC and you’re heading along to The Cathouse down the street later on to mosh it up, this is the place for you. This relative newbie has strong links with the Catty and doles out exclusive passes as well as playing host to many pre-club events and showcasing some of the Cathouse’s newly acquired DJ talent.

CHINASKI’S This beloved hipster bar cultivates a discreet, not-tryingtoo-hard image, appropriately given its subtle theme inspired by Barfly writer Charles Bukowski. Away from the flurry of a Sauchiehall Street weekend, its dark, stylish atmosphere appeals to a 30-something crowd and the pretty outdoor beer garden at the back is popular on summer nights. ■ 239 North Street, Glasgow (D3), 0141 221 0061, www.chinaskis.com BIG SLOPE With its quirky Alpine décor complete with antlers, pictures of mountain scenes and fake stove – this small basement bar is a favourite with nearby office workers by day and a studenty crowd at night. ■ 36a Kelvingrove Street, Glasgow (B2), 0141 333 0869. BREL Sited just off the West End’s Ashton Lane and within textbookthrowing distance of Glasgow University, the sloped back garden of the Belgian-themed Brel is a popular choice when the sun is shining. Its location means that the regular crowd is a vibrant mix of youngsters and bohemian types. Food is served in the bar, and there are live jazz events at the weekend - as well as semi-regular acoustic music nights. ■ 39–43 Ashton Lane, Glasgow, 0141 342 4966, www.brelbarrestaurant.com

it’s owned by the same people that run the Sub Club a few doors up) MacSorleys may look like an oldfashioned boozer, but it’s actually host to some of the finest DJs you’re likely to hear and the only place to be prior to a night in either the Subby or The Arches, both of which are spitting/stumbling distance away. There’s a bar menu too full of hearty classics (fish and chips, mince and tatties) if you get a bit peckish.

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bar – black walls, industrial columns, red leather seating - is clearly intended to evoke secret student hangouts in Cold War Russia and while you won’t see many beret-wearing youths discussing Kafka, you will get to see a wide range of music. There are live bands and DJs most nights, with a particularly popular jazz combo on a Saturday.

THE CAPTAIN’S REST 185 Great Western Road, 0141 332 7304, www.captainsrest.co.uk All the cool kids love the Cappy and with good reason. What looks from the outside like the kind of terrifying East End dive that no student would get out of alive, is actually a friendly

KING TUT’S WAH WAH HUT 272 St Vincent Street, 0141 221 5279, www.kingtuts.co.uk A Glasgow institution, King Tut’s is best known for showcasing the hottest up-and-coming bands, who in years gone by have included newcomers Radiohead, Blur, Pulp and The Verve, and Manchester unknowns Oasis, who were spotted and signed here.

MACSORLEYS 42 Jamaica Street, 0141 248 8581, www.macsorleys.com Oh how we love thee. From the owners of the Sub Club is the ‘Sub Pub’, this old boozer turned hang-out, boasts a great (largely) indie soundtrack and even better clientele.

NICE N SLEAZY 421 Sauchiehall Street, 0141 333 0900, www.nicensleazy.com Legendary in the city, Sleazy’s has been presiding over Glasgow’s hipsters and musos from its spot on Sauchiehall Street for twenty years now, but is still the place to see and be seen, and see a massive and eclectic range of bands and DJs do their thing till 3am every night of the week.

13TH NOTE 50-60 King Street, 0141 553 1638, www.13thnote.co.uk The antidote to the ubiquitous Glasgow style bars, the 13th Note on bohemian King Street is a barn-like bar full of dilapidated furniture and with a famed juke box and a fussball table in the corner and an unbeatable atmosphere. Beaten up and way too cool to pretend otherwise, you could be in Williamsburg. The crowd is young and hip and the posters plastering the windows advertise the bands that play in the tiny venue downstairs. list.co.uk/students


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EDINBURGH Hangouts ASSEMBLY BAR 41 Lothian Street, 0131 220 4288, www.assemblybar.co.uk Assembly somehow manages to mash up the looks of a style bar with the comfort of an old local. Located just across the road from the student union, the food is inexpensive, the cocktail list is tempting, and with DJs playing everything from hip hop to house, don’t be surprised if you forget to leave.

EARL OF MARCHMONT 22 Marchmont Crescent, 0131 662 1877 With its grey wood panelling and scuffed floor, this is a cosy watering hole for students and Marchmont locals. By night the sparkling chandelier and mood lighting create an air of faded yet inviting elegance. There are good beers, both on tap and in bottles and fine house wines.

BIBLOS 1 Chambers Street, 0131 226 7177 This former bookshop (the clue is in the name) is popular all day long with shoppers popping in for a restorative coffee or glass of wine, and in the evenings it comes into its own with punters taking advantage of dinner specials or just lazing back on a sofa in front of the big glass windows, watching the world go by.

back room and you’ll find a wee cinema with rugs, scatter cushions and all manner of exotic furnishings designed for laid-back customers to relax on. Just try not to spill your drink when you’re crawling over bodies and Persian rugs.

away in Stockbridge it’s stylish but not self-conscious, serves great meals with lots of ingredients sourced from local suppliers, is a supremely friendly and relaxing place to spend an afternoon or evening, and has a policy of showcasing local acoustic musicians.

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38 Home Street, 0131 228 4141, www.picturehouses.co.uk/ cinema/Cameo_Picturehouse/ Food_Drink/ If you’re going to see a film at the Cameo cinema, you couldn’t pick a more convenient watering-hole than this. Not that that’s the only thing it has going for it, as you’ll find a good range of bar food, beer, wine and cocktails and some luxurious settees to make you feel comfortable while you debate the merits of the latest arthouse smash.

45-47 Lothian Street, 0131 225 6313, www.negociants.co.uk Pull up a pew because it’s table service in Negociants, an eternallypopular bar and Edinburgh scene institution. With its club Medina downstairs in the basement, it comes into its own in the evenings where groups of effortlessly beautiful friends fuel up on the legendary towering piles of nachos upstairs before getting their dancing shoes on.

ELEPHANT HOUSE 21 George IV Bridge, 0131 220 5355, www.elephanthouse.biz According to the official count, you’ll find a collection of over 600 elephants in this popular café bar. Not real ones of course, it’s not that big, but pictures, carvings and all sorts of things which add to the pleasantly cluttered feel. The Elephant House is popular all day long for its teas, coffees and extensive menu, and it’s the sort of place you can comfortably visit alone with just a newspaper for company. The drinks list is short and sweet; look out for the Elephant Charger cocktail.

THE OUTHOUSE 12A Broughton Street Lane, 0131 557 6668, www.outhouseedinburgh.co.uk Wandering down the alleyway towards the Outhouse, you might wonder if you’ve taken a wrong turn. But the out-of-the-way location is forgotten once you’re inside this chic bar with its laid-back crowd. When it’s not raining everyone piles outside into the beer garden where you can enjoy some good food with your pint and soak up the atmosphere.

Celebrations THE BASEMENT 10A-12A Broughton Street, 0131 557 0097, www.thebasement.org.uk The Basement is a Broughton Street institution. Dark, laid back and friendly, there’s a definite party atmosphere. For a start, they serve some of the best Mexican food in the city, and Mexican is surely the happiest of all foods, and the staff uniform is their individual choice of Hawaiian shirt.

DRAGONFLY 52 West Port , 0131 228 4543, www.dragonflycocktailbar.com Dragonfly might need a bigger mantelpiece soon to fit all the awards it’s won for its stylish décor. The “Most Stylish Bar In Scotland” bills itself as offering “minimalistic clutter, colonial treats and retro fun” and this is a cocktail lounge with the accent on lounging. You’ll find tapas to help soak up the whisky sours, and don’t be surprised if the (very attractive) bartenders swing by your table.

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HAMILTONS BAR KITCHEN BRASS MONKEY 14 Drummond Street, 0131 556 1961 Not many pubs can claim to be unique, but this one is. The bar looks normal enough, but head towards the

16-18 Hamilton Place, 0131 225 8513, www.hamiltonsedinburgh.co.uk Hamiltons has existed in various guises over the years, but its current owners have really made their mark. Tucked

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Great value pub food including freshly made stone baked pizzas Drinks & Food Deals All Live sport shown on SKY Free Wi-fi COMEDY NIGHT Thursday 23rd September Walking distance from Merchant City just behind Strathclyde University library 100 St James Road, Townhead, Glasgow G4 0PS T: 0141 564 1973 E: thelee@maclay.co.uk list.co.uk/students

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FINNEGAN’S WAKE Victoria Street, 0131 226 3816 A typical Irish bar, this has good craic, plenty of space and freeflowing beer in abundance. Keep an eye out for the live bands, as you sample, what else but the mighty fine Guinness on tap.

LEBOWSKI’S 18 Morrison Street, 0131 466 1779, www.lebowskis.co.uk Although this Edinburgh version of the admired Glasgow original is ostensibly named after the Coen brothers' iconic movie about bowling, severed toes and White Russians, Lebowskis offers little to honour the Dude other than a handful of cocktails and titles like the '3-pin Split' on the food menu.

SOUTHSIDER 3–7 West Richmond Street, 0131 667 2003 Ah, the Southsider: something of a student haven, this popular haunt serves locals and newbies alike with a steady stream of students encouraging a laidback vibe, whatever the hour. The real ale on offer is pretty darn good too.

VILLAGER 49-50 George IV Bridge, 0131 226 2781, www.villager-e.com Maybe it’s the chandeliers, massive plants and dark wood tables, but somehow Villager manages to feel a bit like a private member’s club – in a good way. This style bar attracts both regulars and intrigued passers-by with its good looks, good-looking punters, cocktail list and regular DJ gigs.

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54 George IV Bridge, 0131 225 6936 You can get a straightforward vodka and tonic and Bar Kohl, but it’ll be a wasted opportunity if you do. With over 250 vodkas (including Mississippi Mud Pie and chilli pepper flavours), it’s a place where good intentions usually go awry, often thanks to the large menu of cocktail pitchers, which makes it a lot of fun.

CITY CAFÉ 19 Blair Street, 0131 220 0125 The city’s first style bar, and the first to proclaim itself a pre-club stopover, ‘the city caff’ is an institution. The décor is Art Deco/American-diner inspired and the booths up by the pool table are always popular. A favourite pre-club spot and an ideal one in which to grab a big plate of food, you can expect your table to get weighed down by club flyers once the DJs get going in the evenings. It’s been popular for years and a recent change in management has made some long needed alterations to the toilets.

TOP PICKS: BEER GARDENS THE OUTHOUSE Tucked into a corner off Broughton Street, the Outhouse boasts a cosy beer garden serving a wide selection of world beers. Like other bars in the Broughton area, the Outhouse creates a relaxed vibe. Weekend nights see the chilled atmosphere get a bit raucous, with DJs from Edinburgh's biggest clubs spinning the decks. On Sundays in the summer, 'infamous' Outhouse BBQs reward patrons with burgers on the house. If the weather is being typically Scottish, the beer garden has outdoor heaters to ward off the chills. ■ 12a Broughton Street Lane, 0131 557 6668. THE CUMBERLAND BAR The secluded beer garden at the back of the Cumberland Bar makes it one of the quietest spots in the city to enjoy a pint of ale. Circular tables encourage a cosy atmosphere, while pub classics like steak and kidney pie and sausage and mash provide ample sustenance. ■ 1–3 Cumberland Street, 0131 558 3134. THE PEAR TREE One of the capital’s biggest and best beer gardens, The Pear Tree’s large outdoor benches and weekly BBQs make it the perfect watering hole, whether your want is to while away an afternoon or catch a quick pint in the sun, on the way to the Pleasance or Teviot. ■ 34 West Nicolson Street, 0131 667 7533. THE THREE SISTERS Smack bang in the middle of the Cowgate, Three Sisters is one of the more energetic beer gardens in the city. People spill out onto the courtyard from inside, where three floors of bars and dance floors ensure the party never stops. ■ Three Sisters, 139 Cowgate, 0131 622 6801.

PIVO 2-6 Calton Road, 0131 557 2925 If you like your beers East European and your bar staff attractive, pre-club favourite Pivo will be your destination of choice. Czech beers like Budvar and Louny keep the punters refreshed while the DJs do their stuff at the decks and the place just gets busier and busier as the night goes on.

REVOLUTION VODKA BAR 30A Chambers Street, 0131 220 5679, www.revolutionbars.co.uk/edinburgh This vast Russian-themed pub is a temple to vodka set over two floors, where three different bar areas give you the options of hiding away in a

booth, chilling out in the Vodka Lounge or shaking your stuff in the Club Room.

Live Music BANNERMAN’S 212 Cowgate, 0131 556 3254, www.myspace.com/ bannermanslive This gritty bar, which bills itself as a rock and whisky joint, fills one of the cavernous catacombs under the Bridges on the Cowgate, and plays host to live performances almost every night, from tribute acts to unsigned local talent to big name bands. Reputedly haunted, Bannermans has a decidedly underground feel. list.co.uk/students


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THE WASH BAR

5 Queen Street, 0131 226 4380, www.thejamhouse.com The brainchild of Jools Holland and housed in the former BBC Broadcasting House, this is a venue perfectly suited to live music. The intimate bar gives way to a full-on auditorium where quality live bands play.

11 North Bank Street, 0131 225 6193 With it’s great situation a stone’s throw from the castle and on the top of the Mound, the Wash does laidback in spades with its cool setting, ample drinks choices and decent menu.

NOBLES

WHISTLEBINKIES 4-6 South Bridge - 0131 557 5114, www.whistlebinkies.com

44 Constitution Street, 0131 629 7215 Nobles has been around forever, but its latest incarnation as one of the city’s most beautiful bars is relatively new. Lovingly restored by its new owners, two former art students, it’s airy but cosy, elegant but welcoming, serves fantastic food, and hosts free comedy nights and live music.

When you’re on a student budget there can be a fine line between eating to live and living to eat. Thankfully, Glasgow and Edinburgh have plenty to nibble on from bargain bites to BYOB bonanzas. Here are some of the best

GLASGOW Hangouts

THE SOUTHERN BAR 22-26 South Clerk Street, 0131 667 2289 Once known as The Southside Steamie (which you’ll still hear it referred to), it’s always been a local stalwart, but a few years back it was something of an old man’s pub. However, The Southern has had a makeover and is now attracting a livelier crowd, drawn by the regular live music sessions and the plethora of nooks and crannies in which to cosy up.

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With live music every night and a 3am licence, Whistlebinkies attracts a special mix of music fans and folk desperate to keep drinking. Expect a great mix of bands, from blues and original material to noisy rock covers bands who get the crowd moshing with joy.

16–18 Blackfriars Street, City Centre, 0141 552 5055 Shedding a ray of light down a darkened Merchant City street, the Babbity Bowster’s well-lit ground floor café/bar with its smouldering coal fire provides a place of refuge in which to eat and drink. It’s a popular haunt with Glasgow’s creative and media types, thanks to a combination of its central location, warm atmosphere, real ale, beer garden and popular folk music sessions.

is a nice mix and both the drinks and food menu ensure there’s plenty to keep a passer-byer.

LANSDOWNE BAR AND KITCHEN 7a Lansdowne Crescent, 0141 334 4653 Cleverly hidden in a crescent, below ground, it’s hard to know exactly what to expect from the Lansdowne and any guesses would most likely underestimate both the size and class of this basement bar and kitchen. Inside, one is greeted with sophisticated wood-panelled decor, complimented by sharply dressed staff – and often equally snappy clientele.

LEE CAFÉ COSSACHOK 10 King Street, City Centre, 0141 553 0733 Cossachok isn’t just a unique dining experience in a one-of-a-kind atmosphere with uplifting music and friendly and efficient service; it’s also a vibrant, artistic arena and part of the new Trongate 103 cultural and educational centre. Every inch highlights the creativity and ideas of its owners Julia and Lev. The colours in the decor are reflected in the dishes themselves: from the warm red of the classic borsch - beetroot, cabbage, tomato and garlic soup - to the golden hues of the honey and almonds in the desserts.

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350 Sauchiehall Street, 0141 352 4920 Walking into the heart of the CCA's high, glass-ceilinged courtyard, no matter what the season, it feels spacious and airy. The mood is one of chilled-out calm – particularly in the evenings, when a mixed clientele of students, artists and local professionals alike are looking for a quiet but stylish spot to hang out.

THE GOAT AND GRILL 1287 Argyle Street, 0141 357 7377 DJs, live entertainment and general good times can be expected at this recently face-lifted abode. The clientele

100 St James Road, 0141 564 1973 It’s all very relaxed at this popular bar. Situated next to the university, and within easy walking distance to the Merchant City a decent bar and tasty menu makes this a decent shout to wile away a few hours or just pop in for a quick bite.

WHERE THE MONKEY SLEEPS 182 West Regent Street, City Centre, 0141 226 3406 Those about to chow down a rocking lunch: we salute you. This quirky basement café and takeaway buzzes with customers on weekdays, and it’s not hard to see why. Loud, fun and full of life, it could liven up the lunchtime of the glummest of office workers. You have to be quick in picking your order from the whiteboard and a wait for your food is standard at peak times, but it’s worth it.

BYOB MOTHER INDIA 28 Westminster Terrace, Sauchiehall Street, 0141 221 1663 Near the top of its game since opening in 1994, Mother India is likely to be among the first places Glasgow gourmands recommend. A tight menu with a sprinkling of old standards – vegetable pakora, samosa, chicken tikka, chicken tikka chasni – but the list.co.uk/students


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majority of the fare tickles the curiosity as much as the palate. The stand-out dish is the baked halibut with tomato and chickpeas. The rest of the menu is just as intriguing, just as mouthwatering. Across the board this place delivers, across the city it’s peerless.

design aficionados. The fact that its décor has remained largely unchanged and that there are still some of its original dishes on the menu, is testament to the vision of the proprietor. It retains its unique blend of homeliness and sophistication. The clientele is a balance between old-hand Gandolfi fans, tourists and the new breed of city dwellers. Word to the wise: book in advance.

NORTH STAR 108 Queen Margaret Drive, West End, 0141 946 5365 Occupying part of the middle ground between Maryhill Road and Great Western Road, the North Star is a small but quirky neighbourhood café. Small bench-like tables line one side of the narrow space and comforting food smells waft from the open kitchen. There is no menu, dishes are instead advertised beautifully in marker-pen on the white tiled walls or simply displayed on surrounding shelves.

CORINTHIAN 191 Ingram Street, City Centre, 0141 552 1101 The Corinthian is one of the jewels in the G1 Group crown – an upmarket complex of bars, restaurants and function rooms, housed in the spectacular grade ‘A’-listed Virginia Mansion in the Merchant City. Inside, the bacchanalian labyrinth comprising club, bars, private dining room and restaurant oozes baroque opulence reminiscent of Louis XIV decadence. But despite the high ceilings and towering Georgian columns, the hushed restaurant feels intimate, with descending chandeliers shaped like flying saucers and an art deco-inspired mini bar.

Hearty Eats THE ASHOKA 108 Elderslie Street, West End, 0141 221 1761 A Glasgow fixture since 1982, this was one of the four establishments to represent Glasgow when the city won the title of curry capital of the UK in 2006. Downstairs is the 110-capacity Curryoke restaurant, where you can experience a full banquet plus a spot of singing, while upstairs the father-andson owners have created a cosier space, separated from the karaoke venue. The décor is eccentric – safariinspired chairs alongside Scottish and a splash of Persian – and so is the food. Father Siroos has introduced an oven-baked theme to the majority of the main dishes, baking each one in an open ceramic dish rather than the usual stove-top pan.

THE HORSE SHOE BAR 17 Drury Street, City Centre, 0141 229 5711 Pubs come and go, but the Horse Shoe endures – the literally horseshoeshaped, longest continuous bar in Britain ensuring its fame, regardless of the gold and platinum discs donated by Travis drummer Neil having once worked here. Halfway down a cobbled lane near Central Station, it’s always chock full of Glaswegian blokes swapping the patter or watching the football, yet there’s karaoke every night and the standard is intimidatingly high. Prices are ridiculously cheap too, indicated by the incredible offer of pie and peas for just 90p. This is one tourist attraction that won’t be going upmarket anytime soon, but that’s just the way we like it.

JAMIE’S ITALIAN 1 George Square, 0141 404 2690 The celebrity chef’s eponymous restaurant offers Glasgow a taste of Jamie’s version of Italy – a bold move for a city famed for it’s Italian list.co.uk/students

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contingency. Expect to queue for around 40 minutes before you’re seated (bookings can only be taken for tables of 8 people or over), and be prepared for the various ‘pukka’ Jamieisms throughout the menu, but dishes are well-made and flavours are bold.

THE WEE CURRY SHOP 7 Buccleuch Street, City Centre, 0141 353 0777 Housed a short walk from Sauchiehall Street on the edge of bohemian Garnethill and managed by the same team as Mother India, this functionally kitted-out micro-restaurant treads a similar path to its stouter cross-town cousin. For over a decade this dining room has been one of Glasgow’s best loved little eating spots, with just 25 covers but a big reputation for simple, fresh curries and a down-to-earth approach. No-nonsense place settings are perfectly in line with the neighbourly feel. The menu is kept to a dozen main courses and a clutch of starters. Look out for their other branch on Ashton Lane.

IVY BAR 157–159 North Street, 0141 221 1144 Situated within the burgeoning Finnieston dining strip, Ivy’s selfprofessed commitment to rum in all its forms, lovingly worked up into a truly novel range of cocktails that change seasonally, may serve to distract you from the short but adventurous food menu. You should always line that stomach though. The bar is heaving at the weekends with post-work and preclub drinkers and the staff’s commitment to the perfect drink never wanes.

UBIQUITOUS CHIP

The Buttery’s slightly surreal location – ground floor in a lone Victorian tenement with the monstrous motorway on one side and towering 60s apartment blocks on the other – only adds to the enjoyment. Under the expert eye of owner Ryan James and his Two Fat Ladies banner, the Buttery continues to flourish as a well-loved Glasgow institution, demonstrating exemplary standards of service with courteous, well-trained staff and a confident, imaginative hand in the kitchen.

CAFÉ GANDOLFI 64 Albion Street, City Centre, 0141 552 6813 In the gastronomic dark ages of the late Seventies/early Eighties, when the Merchant City was notable more for its history than its social scene, Seumas MacInnes’ Café Gandolfi stood as a beacon of hope for food fans and

12 Ashton Lane, Southside, 0141 334 5007 The Chip continues to be a longstanding favourite of experienced Glasgow diners. Unpretentious of decor and atmosphere, it serves Scottish-sourced produce of the highest quality and freshness with imagination and flair – albeit with precipitous prices to match. The main restaurant is a glass-roofed cobbled courtyard draped in all kinds of lush greenery, with a fish pond at the centre. Above there’s a mezzanine level; adjoining is the brasserie (slightly more affordable, with its own kitchen and menu). Elsewhere in the building are two separate bars.

Best for Veggies THE BAY TREE CAFÉ 403 Great Western Road, West End, 0141 334 5898 The long-established Bay Tree likes to keep things fairly simple, with its 2010 THE LIST STUDENT GUIDE 59


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unassuming layout and Middle Eastern knick-knacks around the walls. The same goes for its menu, which comprises a mixture of Arabian, Mediterranean and European dishes at reasonable prices. Live music four nights a week varies from traditional Arabic instruments to soft piano tunes.

GRASSROOTS CAFÉ 93–97 St Georges Road, West End, 0141 333 0534 In a city so woefully lacking in vegetarian restaurants given its size (and when compared to Edinburgh), be thankful for the premier league Grassroots Café. The cooking is creative, unfussy and fresh while the personable staff keeps diners up to speed with the burger of the week or soup of the day (always a star turn).

MONO 12 Kings Court, King Street, City Centre, 0141 553 2400 Tucked modestly under the arches of a disused rail line, Mono is a popular city-centre bar, a meeting place for veggie fans and also for indie music lovers. If no live music is on offer, a CD will be playing anything hip, from Ally Kerr to Vampire Weekend. With an obsolete micro-brewery, eclectic wobbly tables, chairs and sofas, the décor is eccentric and simple, creating an alternative atmosphere.

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29 Haddington Place, Leith Walk, 0131 652 3880

Hangouts ELEPHANTS & BAGELS 37 Marshall Street (Nicolson Square), 0131 668 4404 If you’re looking for a lunch or snack option that’s healthy and filling, planetfriendly and low in salt, sugar as well as food miles, then Elephants and Bagels offers a handy solution. A penchant for pachyderms is a bonus; mostly customer-drawn they parade in all shapes and sizes across every surface of this cosy, welcoming café, situated on the corner of Nicholson Square. The variety of bagels is just as impressive, ranging from poppy seed to sesame, to onion. Free papers and Wifi, as well as home-made soup and bagel deals, are all served on biodegradable plates.

THE ELEPHANT HOUSE 21 George IV Bridge, 0131 220 5355 As ingrained a part of Edinburgh’s fabric as the Greyfriars Kirk it overlooks, this is the granddaddy of cafes. Like granddad, it’s not exactly cutting edge, but for sitting and sipping a coffee, reading, writing or generally watching time slip by, this is the right place to be. JK Rowling is reputed to have written some of the first Harry Potter novel in the back room.

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similar ambitions. Daily specials like aubergine cheesecake, Thai vegetable curry or Mediterranean tarts keep the menu colourful and varied, so if it’s a quick cheese roll you’re after keep walking. The food is pretty outstanding although not the cheapest (busy lunchtimes require a minimum spend of £7), but the flavours make you forget those extra couple of pounds.

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Stroll into Embo at the top of Leith Walk, and however stormy your mood, you’ll soon be walking on sunshine. It’s an endearing blend of imagination and enthusiasm with a side order of attention to the little things that matter. With a menu that ranges from the predictable to the exotic, it is the epitome of freshly sourced, wellprepared and simple but thoughtful catering. Take their wraps and rolls policy – the name of the game here is to create your own fillings from the excellent meat, cheese, seafood or vegetarian ingredients on offer. Some cafes just get it right, without a lot of fuss. Embo is effortlessly one of those.

FAVORIT 19—20 Teviot Place, 0131 220 6880 Favorit is a late night diner for the young and hip and – most importantly – for those with the munchies. Black and white chequered tiles, retro tables and benches and a large, red neon Favorit sign set the scene. The menu ranges from egg-dipped tomato, cheese and bacon sandwiches to the usual suspects: wraps with salami, sun-dried tomato and mustard mayo, panini of chicken, bacon and brie, salads and toasties, all available any time, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner – better still, it goes the distance, serving food right through until 2.30am.

THE FOREST 3 Bristo Place, 0131 220 4538 A self-funded artists’ collective with a relaxed café run by an eclectic crew of volunteers, The Forest is a chilled-out place of activity, with temporary exhibitions, film screenings, regular live music and free wi-fi. All staff are volunteers so you’re encouregaed to ‘play nice and tip heavy’. As bland identikit bars proliferate around the capital, it is a comfort to know there are still a few independent and idiosyncratic hang-outs like The Forest left in town.

THE FRUITMARKET GALLERY CAFÉ Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street, 0131 226 1843 The exhibitions that grace the Fruitmarket Gallery walls suggest a desire to push boundaries, and the chefs in the café kitchen seem to have

22—24 Easter Road, 0131 652 2349 The only slight snag with the Manna House is that it’s certainly on the small side, so the good news is that owner Drew Massey has firm plans to expand his Easter Road premises. In the meantime, it’s well worth waiting for a sought-after table or queuing for the jaw-dropping take-out selection. Everything but the Simple Simon pies is made on the premises, and the prodigious output covers dozens of breads, a grand array of pastries, both sweet and savoury, and cakes (try the chocolate and rosemary cheesecake). Choose from sandwiches, soup, quiches and tarts, all available to eat in or take away.

THE KEBAB MEHAL 7 Nicolson Square, 0131 667 5214, www.kebab-mahal.co.uk With a large counter serving take away food at the front of this restaurant/ café, this is very much a casual dining experience. Minimal décor and nothrills service certainly do not discourage their loyal customer base, and with the constant flow of regulars and only a few tables at the rear of the restaurant, be prepared to share your table at busy times.

BYOB HOWIES 10—14 Victoria Street, 0131 225 1721 A well-known fixture in the local dining scene for reasonably-priced, good quality Scottish cuisine, Howies creates a relaxed environment, with stripped wood floors and a buzzing, bustling atmosphere. The restaurant also has an unfailing knack of producing honest takes on Scottish cookery with a nod to local produce and suppliers, as well as a mix of familiar favourites and slightly riskier dishes.

KHUSHI’S 9 Victoria Street, 0131 220 0057 If you still yearn for the bygone days of flock-wallpapered Indian restaurants, a trip to Khushi’s will soon sort you out. Buzzing with energy, the vast, grand, contemporary dining environment that is home for this 60-year-old Edinburgh institution is even busy on Sunday evenings. The portions and style of the food are certainly extravagant, but include the usual range of dishes and flavours that we are used to in this country. list.co.uk/students


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6 Chapel Street, 0131 667 8200 Due to its location, this unpretentious Sudanese restaurant has been a favourite of impoverished students from Edinburgh University for over a decade, thanks partly to the combination of cheap but cheerful African cuisine and a no corkage charge, BYOB policy. The daytime menu features a range of khobz flatbread sandwiches packed to the brim with hummus, falafel or ganoush, while in the evening, Nile Valley adopts a more intimate, candlelit ambience.

75 Clerk Street, 0131 668 1055 A step far beyond your local supermarket fare, locally sourced coffee and handmade sandwiches make this a nice drop in if you’re looking for a light snack on the way to classes.

CHOP CHOP 76 Commercial Street, 0131 553 1818; 248 Morrison Street 0131 221 1155

Hearty Eats BELL’S DINER 7 St Stephen Street, 0131 225 8116 Bell’s Diner has been staunchly and proudly maintaining its consistently simple and unpretentious vibe since 1972. Not that it feels dated – if anything it’s a timeless place, with wooden floors and tables sitting comfortably in the warm, red-walled room. The burgers make you sit up and take notice: choose from a range of nine toppings and three sizes and you’ll not have to wait long before they arrive, smoky and rich, from the grill. They are exceptionally good, and accompanied by a plate of condiments that’s almost as big as your table.

With a hugely successful restaurant, a wholesale operation and TV appearances with Gordon Ramsay under her belt, Jian Wang’s Chop Chop is already a success story and it stands to reason that there are now two branches to choose from. The pleasantly informal canteen ambience in both dovetails nicely with food that arrives in batches, and not necessarily in the sequence you ordered it. Standouts are the perfectly steamed morsels of prawn and the steamed dumplings stuffed with flaky pork and zesty coriander.

THE DOGS 110 Hanover Street, 0131 220 1208 Founder David Ramsden favours a hugely successful formula of using offal, cheaper cuts and lesser-known fish in a resolutely British menu with tendencies towards austerity-era classics such as faggots or boiled salt beef with horseradish dumplings. Gutsy flavours, decent portions and moderate prices ensure a steady stream of customers through the quirkily furnished dining rooms. If pronunciations of Scottish dishes such as cranachan or rumbledethumps occasionally prove challenging to non-native diners, it’s all taken in refreshing good humour.

GORDON’S TRATTORIA 231 High Street, Royal Mile, 0131 225 7992 After more than 25 years, Gordon’s has acquired a loyal following that ensures the winter is almost as hectic as the peak season, when regulars jostle with tourists for tables both inside and out in the High Street. Stretching back through a narrow building, informal diner-style booths opposite the busy open kitchen make way for a more traditional layout at the rear. An upbeat mix of pop music and the brightlycoloured interior are enough to cheer 62 THE LIST STUDENT GUIDE 2010

up any rain-soaked sightseer, and the hospitable staff will do their best too.

MAMMA’S AMERICAN PIZZA COMPANY 30 Grassmarket, 0131 225 6464 There is no Mamma and the American connection has long gone but this wellestablished little L-shaped restaurant is in the heart of the Grassmarket, attracting a good mix of tourists, hen and stag parties and locals. Mamma’s pushes the boundaries of pizza toppings almost to the limit – there are over 40, ranging from the usual tomato and cheese, to artichoke, courgette, spinach, chicken, haggis and anchovy as well as fruit, chocolate and marshmallow sweet pizzas. Gluten/wheat-free pizza bases are available as well as the standard slightly chewy stone-baked variety.

MONSTER MASH 4a Forrest Road, 0131 225 7069 From the Beano comics in the magazine rack, to the tomato-shaped ketchup bottles, this cute retroflavoured diner near Edinburgh University is a no-nonsense gem. They don’t do posh or fancy; just honest, old-school staples, but local, grass-fed

Scottish beef fills your home-made steak pie, and free-range pork makes up your sausages. The puddings sum it up: banana split, apple crumble and knickerbocker glory – pretentious no, fun yes. Similarly with the cheeky wine list: ‘definitely sausage friendly’ doesn’t tell you much about the vino, but it will put a smile on your face, and that’s what Monster Mash does best.

MOSQUE KITCHEN Edinburgh Central Mosque, 50 Potterrow, 0131 667 1777 As well as catering for the congregation, this cafeteria-style operation welcomes students, locals and the fortunate tourist who happens to stumble upon it. Meat-eaters can opt for lamb, chicken or kebabs fired up in the barbecue every day. Vegetarians can go for combinations including mixed vegetable curry, dahl, chickpea or spinach and potato curry, with freshly baked naan bread. Alfresco dining under a plastic roof in all weathers with disposable plates and cutlery is not everyone’s cup of tea, but here the emphasis is on good homecooked curries at incredibly reasonable prices. Definitely the place to go for authentic food for under a fiver. list.co.uk/students


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CASTLE TERRACE 33/35 Castle Terrace 0131 229 1222 Set up and backed by The Kitchin’s Tom and Michaela Kitchin, Castle Terrace offers a sister restaurant located in the city centre. Tom Kitchin, however, resolutely remains behind the stoves in Leith, with Edinburgh-born Dominic Jack, who first met Kitchin at Gleneagles Hotel and subsequently worked in various distinguished restaurants in France, in charge of the new kitchen as chef patron. He offers his classical style to an articulate list of interesting local ingredients, from Newhaven spider crab to Perthshire giroles, serving clean tastes, intriguing textural contrasts and precisely presented dishes.

THE INDIAN CAVALRY CLUB 22 Coates Crescent, 0131 220 0138 There’s a certain sense of occasion walking up the few Georgian steps into this true Edinburgh institution, with the unashamedly decadent Pakora Bar to the right and large, opulent dining area to the left. A constant delivery of food is elevated from the basement kitchen, served in eye-catching kahari pots and

then dispensed from trolleys wheeled by waiters decked in pristine navy blue uniforms. A visit to the Cavalry Club does not come cheap, however, and a three-course meal for one could easily set you back over £40 before you’ve had a sip of drink.

MUSSEL INN 61—65 Rose Street 0131 225 5979 Serving up the freshest seafood direct from Scotland’s shellfish farms, the Mussel Inn is a welcome port of good food amid Rose Street’s anonymous pubs. With only one non-fish dish available (to cater to vegetarians), this is a place dedicated to the love of the sea. Mussels are the star of the show, and come in kilo or half-kilo pots with a bewildering array of sauces: marinière, blue cheese and bacon – even a North African twist featuring ginger, coriander and cumin.

THE NEW BELL 233 Causewayside, 0131 668 2868 The New Bell restaurant sits atop the Old Bell pub, a cheerful partner to the bar below and has cemented a reliable reputation over the years with a friendly atmosphere and welcoming staff, while its well-rounded menu will suit all tastes. Inside, the New Bell has a traditional style with wooden floors and furniture, simple white tablecloths and walls scattered with a variety of eclectic framed photographs. The staff are extremely hospitable and the menu, filled with family favourites, proves to be just as pleasant. The tables by the windows offer a pleasing view.

THE SCOTTISH CAFÉ AND RESTAURANT National Gallery of Scotland, The Mound, 0131 226 6524 The latest offering from the Contini dynasty (renowned for Centotre and Zanzero) who won the contract to run the café and restaurant in the National Gallery of Scotland over many other larger-scale contract caterers. However, while an Italian influence is certainly apparent, the main focus is on Scottish ingredients, as is fitting for such an iconic centre of Scottish arts. The focus is very much on sourcing excellent products from local suppliers, producers and growers and the menu is bursting with evidence of this.

THE WITCHERY BY THE CASTLE Castlehill, Royal Mile, 0131 225 5613 Since its inauguration more than 30 years ago, The Witchery by the Castle has wowed locals, tourists and celebrities alike. Guests can choose to

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dine in either the darkly luxurious Witchery or in the nearby Secret Garden, a space spookily decorated with tall candles, tapestries and a view of the moonlit courtyard. A variety of menus are on offer, including a pre or post-theatre supper, the special ‘James Thomson Celebration menu’ offering three courses for £30, and the à la carte menu.

Best for Veggies BLACK BO’S 57—61 Blackfriars Street, 0131 557 6136 With its sociable staff and low-key décor, Black Bo’s has the welcoming feel of a bohemian bistro. Intermingled with imaginative flavour infusions, the seasonal menu rewards the adventurous with plate-licking experiences. Linger over a coffee or pop into the cosy next-door bar for a post-dinner drink.

DAVID BANN VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT 56—58 St Mary’s Street, 0131 556 5888 This reputable establishment is Edinburgh’s long reigning king of vegetarian dining, with brilliantly executed dishes and carefully selected wine list. The minimalist décor is atmospheric and timeless, the claret

and slate tones enhanced by subtle spot and wall lighting. However, despite sleek surroundings, snappy service and top-notch food, there’s no elitism here. Inventive and stylish, the meat-free cuisine is fantastically good value and deservedly attracts diners of all budgets and dietary persuasions.

There’s a fine selection of vegan dishes, and local, seasonal and organic ingredients all feature on the menu.

L’ARTICHAUT 14 Eyre Place, 0131 558 1608 Much consideration has gone into the formation of this innovative Franco-

Scottish vegetarian restaurant. The lunchtime ‘market’ menu focuses on seasonal ingredients, while the evening à la carte rotates quarterly and the ‘ripe time’ menu centres round an ingredient in its prime. Depending on your timing this may just be the eponymous artichoke.

Nile Valley Edinburgh’s only Sudanese restaurant Bring Your Own Bottle - No corkage charge

6 Chapel Street Edinburgh, EH8 9AY Phone: 0131 667 8200

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SHOP From vintage emporiums and second hand treasure troves to cutting edge gallery shops and vinyl lover’s dens, Glasgow and Edinburgh deliver on every front. We cherry-pick the very best

museum, and the staff have the knowledge to match.

PINK POODLE 181-183 Byres Road, 0141 357 3344, www.lovelaboutique.com For quirky girls who nonetheless like to get dressed up (and boy, are there a few of those in Glasgow), Pink Poodle is a destination shop. With tongue firmly in cheek, this boutique store showcases local designers as well as girly-going-out-fave labels like Yumi, Motel, Religion and Killah, and likes to remind customers that fashion is always meant to be fun.

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himself has been running Watermelon (just up the road) very successfully since 2005. Small wonder that this boutique vintage store is beautifully presented and chock full of treasures. The kids section is adorable.

AMERICAN APPAREL Nelson Mandela Place, Unit 3 Stock Exchange, 0141 221 9593 www.americanapparel.net Hipster mecca, with acres of spandex, gold lamé leggings, lace bodysuits, circle scarves, fluoro hoodies, piles of Vice magazine, controversially overt advertising, a small but fashionably expensive vintage selection, and staff who (actually) moonlight as models. They started it all.

CHE CAMILLE Barras Market, 0141 221 9620, www.checamille.com Recently decamped to The Barras from their former home above Argyll Arcade, Che Camille is bound to add a little glamour to the East End. As close as Glasgow gets to Andy Warhol’s Factory, this workshop and showroom for knife-edge contemporary fashion design is home to the ‘Glasgow Ten’, a collection of innovative young local designers hand-picked by owner and native New Yorker Camille Lorigo. It contains its own photography studio and workspace as well as some seriously lovely (and pricey) clothes, and runs regular fashion shows and gigs as well as its own e-zine.

GLORIOUS 41 Ruthven Lane, 0141 357 5662 Formerly, and a little more rudely, known as The Glory Hole (and the new name hasn’t exactly stuck, everyone still calls it that), this wee gem is tucked away down Ruthven Lane. A secondhand shop rather than strictly vintage, it stocks a good mix of recent and decent high street stuff at reasonable prices, as well as a great selection of clothes, bags and jewellery, and as such you’ll rarely leave empty-handed.

MR BEN 6 King Street, 0141 553 1936 The legendary Mr Ben sets the vintage standard in Glasgow, and is bursting at the seams with military jackets, 70s patterns, leather coats, 80s jumpers, 90s shell suit tops, costume jewellery, boots and brogues. The stock is so comprehensive as to act as a fashion

3 Abbot Street, 0141 649 2752, www.re-cycleandwear.co.uk The Southside has never been much of a shopping destination (for clothes anyway) but make an exception for Raw Vintage, a retro clothing shop which also specialises in garments from Scottish-based designers. Vintage stock is sourced from all over the globe particularly America and Europe, and often re-worked by in-house designer Lisa Orr-Carr.

STARRY STARRY NIGHT 19 Dowanside Lane, 0141 337 1837 Starry Starry Night, a famed Glasgow vintage institution, is every bit as enchanting as its name suggests, with cabinets full of elegant gloves and delicate jewellery and a heartbreakingly beautiful selection of clothes veering towards the costume end of the vintage spectrum - but think more Great Gatsby than Dukes of Hazzard.

Monday denim and Silence and Noise tees for a fair few years now, and frankly we’re not sure where they shopped before that. Outstanding if slightly over-priced vintage, edgy fashion from the likes of Sparkle & Fade and Acne, Jeffrey Campbell shoes, Lomo cameras, hip homewares, and covetable designer diffusion pieces from Vivienne Westwood’s Anglomania, Paul & Joe Sister and See By Chloé it’s all here folks.

VINTAGE GURU 195 Byres Road, 0141 339 4750, www.vintageguru.co.uk Less stylishly boutiquey and not yet as celebrated as some of its close neighbouring vintage emporiums, Vintage Guru is nonetheless our pick of the West End vintage shops, where you can unearth gems from the likes of Jaeger, Moschino and (steady yourselves) Chanel, as well as a raft of reasonably-priced Barbours.

WATERMELON 603 Great Western Road , 0141 334 3900 Small but beautiful vintage shop from the man who more recently brought you Glasgow Vintage Co, and whose family run Edinburgh’s legendary Armstrongs, Watermelon’s wares are very wearable, which isn’t always the case with vintage stock; here you’ll find racks of jeans, leather jackets, 70s sports tops, plaid shirts and cute dresses.

Books & Records CALEDONIA BOOKS

URBAN OUTFITTERS 157 Buchanan Street, 0141 248 9203, www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk The temple of cool that is Urban Outfitters has been keeping Glasgow’s sartorially savvy students in Cheap

483 Great Western Road, 0141 334 9663, www.caledoniabooks.co.uk A local delight for the past 24 years, Caledonia books is deceptively small on the outside, and somewhat cavernous on the inside, where you’ll find second-hand and antiquarian books on every subject matter under the sun, but with a particular emphasis on Scotland, Art, Literature, Philosophy and History. Also the perfect place to pick up a faded copy of your favourite classic with a delightfully outmoded cover design.

FOCUS

FUTURESHOCK

220 Argyle St, 0141 248 2446, www.focuspocus.co.uk One of the very few skate stores in the city, this is the Glasgow branch of the legendary Edinburgh skater-ownedand-run Focus, where you’ll find Stussy, Nike SB, Obey, Girl, Emerica and Carhartt, Nixon watches, and decks from the likes of Chocolate and Anti Hero. Sick, likes.

200 Woodlands Road, 0141 353 3975, www.futureshockbks.blogspot.com Graphic novels, comics, trading cards, Fantasy and Science Fiction novels, imports, out of prints and back issues... If all this is music to your (Spock) ears, go see Neil Craig in this West End gem: he knows the feeling.

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You’re going to have to pay this store a visit, if you want to pass your exams. This is Glasgow’s independent academic bookshop, with branches at Glasgow Caledonian, Strathclyde and Glasgow Universities. You will come to know one of the three well, and give them inordinate amounts of your hardborrowed cash. In return, they wil be extremely helpful, knowledgeable and friendly.

MONORAIL 12 Kings Court, King Street, 0141 552 9458, www.monocafebar.com Don’t mistake the slender couple of shelves in the back room of vegan venue and hotspot hangout Mono for a lightweight enterprise. Owner and muso Stephen Pastel has been setting Glasgow’s hipster pulse from here for years.

OXFAM BOOKSHOP 330 Byres Road, 0141 338 6185, www.oxfam.org.uk Massive, busy, well-organised and bursting with bargains, make no mistake, this is a proper bookshop, which just happens to be run by a charity. Philanthropically-minded bibliophiles rejoice.

OXFAM MUSICSHOP 171 Byres Road, 0141 334 7669 www.oxfam.org.uk Oxfam’s specialist music shop in the city, which stocks a wide range of very well-priced vinyl, CDs, sheet music and music books is always worth a browse as a brilliant means to building up your collection. Multi-tasking do-gooders, they also run charity events, gigs and club nights and host in-store performances.

RUBADUB RECORDS 35 Howard Street, 0141 221 9657, www.rubadub.co.uk Specialist record shops can often be intimidating places, so it’s refreshing to wander into Rubadub and be catered to by some of the friendliest staff around. That’s not to say that they don’t know their stuff, because they do; there’s an excellent range of CDs

and vinyl, they’re particularly good for Detroit techno and electro, reggae and crunk, and they’ve also got a great range of DJ equipment, much of it set up for you to try out.

TICKETS SCOTLAND 239 Argyle Street, 0141 204 5151, www.tickets-scotland.com If you like music at all, any kind, you’ll need to know this place. Nestled under Central Station’s railway bridge, push on through the overwhelming smell of fried food from neighbouring establishments to get your hands on tickets for every gig, club night and festival in Scotland, and a few farther afield.

Sunday 10am-5pm, www.theglasgowbarras.com or www.glasgow-barrowland.com Quite simply, The Barras pretty much IS Glasgow, and if you graduate and leave without paying a visit, you can’t say you really know the city. The Barras Market is a mixture of street markets, indoor markets, shops and pubs in the heart of the East End, and traders have been hawking their wares here since the turn of the last century, which these days include bric-a-brac, second-hand clothes, antiques, lingerie (from Bum Or Bust), kilts, comics, garish beach towels, bikes and books. Unmissable.

Alessi kitchenware, and non-cutesy kids’ fashion.

I LOVE CANDY 261 Byres Road, 0141 337 3399, www.ilovecandystore.com An old-fashioned tuck shop for grownups, I Love Candy sells childhood memories by the quarter, stocking oldskool Scottish confections including Hawick Balls and Soor Plooms, as well as forgotten classics like puff candy and floral gums, and childhood faves Dip Dabs and candy cigarettes (now sadly referred to as ‘sticks’).

RELICS Dowanside Lane, 0141 341 0007 Very much a love or hate it but have to see it destination, depending on your feelings about giant 1950s amber glass ashtrays, vintage issues of Penthouse, WW2 medals, 1960s lamps, ancient typewriters and other people’s wedding photos, the stock here is basically the contents of a thousand Glasgow grannies’ attics, from the just plain ugly to the kitsch to the divine.

BOXWOOD VOLTAIRE & ROUSSEAU 12-14 Otago Lane, 0141 339 1811 A silent, dusty, temple to the pleasures of reading, Voltaire and Rousseau represents second hand bookshopping in its most perfect form . Piles upon piles upon piles of books, arranged in only the vaguest semblance of order, spill out from the shelves onto the floor and colonise furniture and browsers who stand still for too long. To be avoided by obsessive compulsives, or anyone who gets a little bit anal about cleanliness. To be cherished by everyone else.

WATERSTONES 153-157 Sauchiehall St , 0141 332 9105; 174-176 Argyle St , 0141 248 4814 www.waterstones.com You know the score. A stalwart of the mainstream book scene, the two Waterstones outlets in the city centre have everything pretty much covered. Whether you’re after classic fiction, travelogues or just a cup of coffee and a browse, it’s all here among some neatly stacked shelves complete with staff recommendations.

Gifts & Markets THE BARRAS Between Gallowgate and London Road, from Bain Street to Glasgow Cross, 0141 552 4601; Saturday and

388 Byres Road, 0141 357 6642, www.boxwood.net Relaxed, rustic charm for stylish houses, with a New England or Scandinavian feel (lots of wooden hearts, less Ikea). Inside, you’ll find lovely local design, gorgeous gardening kit, beautiful children’s clothes, and expert picture framing service.

BRAZEN

TAM SHEPHERD’S TRICK SHOP

58 Albion Street, 0141 552 4551, www.brazenjewellery.com Really something rather special, this one. The high-concept interiors of this Merchant City jewellery showroom and design studio don’t even get close to the imagination of the in-house designers. Creating one-offs and hip, edgy bespoke pieces, with a handful of specialist silversmiths on staff, you’re more likely to find a rhodium-studded punk pin than a bog-standard drop pendant amid the display cases.

33 Queen Street, 0141 221 2310, www.tamshepherdstrickshop.co.uk Pretty much our definition of an institution, this family-run business has been in the same place for over a century, selling practical jokes and funny hats to anyone with pocket money. Inspired Louise Welsh’s novel The Bullet Trick, and the minds of generations of practical jokers. Come Halloween there’s a queue round the block.

FELIX AND OSCAR

TIMOROUS BEASTIES

459 Great Western Road, 0141 339 8585, www.felixandoscar.co.uk Eked out inside a beautiful old building by Kelvinbridge, this densely-stocked store is the absolute first stop for trendy Wendies and yummy mummies (most of whom will be pushing a pram containing a child called either Felix of Oscar) hunting Cath Kidston chintz or Orla Kiely handbags. They also do nice lines in tongue-in-cheek pressies,

384 Great Western Road, 0141 337 2622, www.timorousbeasties.com Beyond cool Glasgow designers, famed for their breathtakingly beautiful, but firmly tongue-in-cheek textile and wallpaper designs. It’s fittingly pricey but the most affordable item in the shop - the china mugs delicately emblazoned with less than salubrious Glasgow scenes - is the best bet for a gift anyway.

Traditional Sweetie Shop with a Vintage Twist

Retro goodies, handmade sweeties, pick & mix, super selection of Scottish favourites and gifts galore! 261 Byres Rd, Glasgow, G12 Telephone: 0141 337 3399

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63 Cockburn St, 0131 225 3939, 17 West Nicholson St - 0131 668 2374, www.avalancherecords.co.uk Avalanche is Scotland’s largest independent record store, and fittingly as such houses a fine selection of second-hand vinyl and reasonablypriced CDs.

ANTA 93 West Bow, Grassmarket, 0131 225 4616, www.anta.co.uk The Royal Mile might be mere minutes walk away, but the tartan wares at Anta are a million miles from what they’re selling in the tourist traps up there.

BEYOND WORDS ARMSTRONGS 81-83 Grassmarket, 0131 220 5557; 64-66 Clerk St, 0131 667 3056, www.armstrongsvintage.co.uk This legendary vintage store has been going strong since 1840, due to realistic pricing and dedicated buyers with an eye for a find.

42-44 Cockburn St, 0131 226 6636, www.beyondwords.co.uk Recently voted one of the best independent bookshops in the UK, this small, friendly shop has a disproportionately huge and absolutely beautiful collection of photographic and photographically-illustrated books.

BARNARDOS VINTAGE

CODA MUSIC

116 West Bow, Grassmarket, 0131 225 4751, www.barnardos.org.uk Buy the second-hand clothes or various bits and bobs in this stylish vintage store and you’ll be donating to charity as well as expanding your wardrobe.

a Made to Measure bespoke alteration service and also stock collections from Edinburgh College of Art graduates.

HERMAN BROWN

29 Cockburn St , 0131 622 7260 Cookie’s stock is decidedly distinct from its emo/hippy neighbours, selling a confectionary of floral prom dresses and cute but hip slogan t-shirts.

151 West Port, 0131 228 2589, www.hermanbrown.co.uk There’s something delightfully glamorous about Herman Brown, with its gorgeous selection of top-end vintage accessories and shoes hanging alongside a carefully selected, colourcoded range of 1950s-1980s fashions.

CULT CLOTHING

JOEY D

North Bridge, 0131 556 5003, www.cult.co.uk The granddaddy of street wear and surfer chic, Cult stocks laidback staples from brands such as Carhartt, Superdry, Motel, and Paul’s Boutique. Denim, hoodies, logo tees and flannel shirts are piled high by savvy and not unattractive staff.

54 Broughton Street, 0131 557 6672, www.joey-d.co.uk Something old morphs into something new here as legendary designer Joey D uses boiler suits, army tunics and tweed to create something utterly amazing from the sun of their parts.

COOKIE

FABHATRIX 13 Cowgatehead - 0131 225 9222, www.fabhatrix.com From the sublime to the ridiculous this rather fabulous independent and innovative hat shop sells pieces in all different shapes and sizes, whether you simply fancy a browse or are keen to buy.

FABRICK 50 Cockburn Street, 0131 226 7020, www.fabricktshirts.co.uk Half urban fashion for females, half tshirt maker extraordinaire, Fabrick boasts over 100 designs to choose from that can be printed onto any number of brightly coloured tops, while you wait.

GODIVA 9 West Port, 0131 221 9212, www.godivaboutique.co.uk Not necessarily the best bet for a bargain but if vintage is your thing you cannot go wrong in Godiva, who offer 68 THE LIST STUDENT GUIDE 2010

generously stocked by the well-heeled local residents, is the biggest of the three with fab mens and womenswear, quirky homewares and kitsch records.

PIE IN THE SKY 21 Cockburn St, 0131 622 7317, www.tipped.co.uk It might look like the last outpost of the hippie ethos but wade through the ethnic jewellery and clouds of incense, and Pie in the Sky has a surprisingly good range of urban street wear.

SWISH 22-24 Victoria Street, 0131 220 0615, www.retrodudes.com Swish specialises in hip retro bags from the likes of Gola, Dunlop and Yak Pak (be sure to check out the very oldskool boombox bags too), as well as stocking a great selection of t-shirts by brands such as Chunk.

DEADHEAD COMICS 27 Candlemaker Row - 0131 226 2774, www.deadheadcomics.com Hidden away just off George IV Bridge, if you’re into graphic novels, comics or sci-fi paraphernalia this place should sort you out. There are ample toys too for the young at heart.

TOTTY ROCKS 40 Victoria Street, 0131 226 3232, www.tottyrocks.co.uk For some impressive, home-grown talent, Totty Rocks is the main outlet of the clothing label of the same name, set up by two lecturers from the Edinburgh College of Art’s fashion course.

EDINBURGH BOOKS 145-147 West Port, 0131 229 4431, www.edinburghbooks.net Formerly West Port Books, a landmark for voracious readers for over 20 years, and today boasting a labyrinth of antiquarian books over two levels, this charming bookstore has a friendly staff ready to help, whatever your whim.

URBAN OUTFITTERS 124 Princes Street, 0131 226 4188, www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk The mecca of street style and saving grace of Princes Street, Edinburgh finally has its own branch of the temple of cool that is Urban Outfitters.

RUSTY ZIP 14 Teviot Place, 0131 226 4634 The smallest vessel in the Armstrong’s armada stocks better quality leather coats than its name might suggest. Smoother-than-thou retro pieces mingle with Hawaiian shirts, 70s sportswear and finishing touches including wigs, feather boas and novelty scarves.

12 Bank Street, The Mound - 0131 622 724, www.codamusic.co.uk If you’re inspired by the bagpipes being played incessantly round the coner on the Royal Mile, head to this patriotic little gem of a store at the top of The Mound.

VOODOO 34 Cockburn Street - 0131 622 7318 Expect a full range of hard-hitting labels like Pop Soda, Criminal Damage and Evil Clothing, plus some lovely Iron Fist shoes for the ladies.

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ELVIS SHAKESPEARE 347 Leith Walk, 0131 561 1363, www.elvisshakespeare.com As the name suggests, this much loved institution treats music and literature as equals. Outside you’ll find boxes of 50p paperbacks, and inside rare vinyl, with punk and dance being specialities.

HOG’S HEAD MUSIC 62 South Clerk Street, 0131 667 5274, www.hogs-head.com This grungy second-hand record store is Scotland’s biggest and is stuffed to the rafters with rare CDs and DVDs, collectable box sets and T-shirts.

ANALOGUE BOOKS SHELTER 106 Raeburn Place, 0131 315 0221, 134 Nicolson St; 0131 662 9585, 39 Forrest Rd, 0131 220 4386, www.shelter.org.uk Shelter boasts three of the best charity shops in the city. The Raeburn Place emporium down in Stockbridge, kept

102 West Bow, 0131 220 0601, www.analoguebooks.co.uk Resting near the bottom of Victoria Street’s top notch line of independent shops, Analogue Books is the place to come for hard-to-find magazines, unusual books and independent zines. There’s a mini-gallery through the back

RECORD SHAK 69 Clerk Street, 0131 667 7144 An unlikely looking candidate, this basic and excellent wee record shop stocks a fantastic selection of blues, rock, folk, reggae and jazz, and most of it is second hand – another bonus for your budget.


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91 South Bridge, 0131 226 7010, www.rippingrecords.com They don’t have quite the same range of music on offer as some of their capital counterparts but Ripping is still a music lover’s essential in the city. If gigs are your thing, also familiarise yourself with Tickets Scotland (127 Rose Street, 0131 220 3234).

7 Easter Road, 0131 661 0533, www.eeroandriley.com Boasting knick knacks, books and crafts, as well as homewares from Cath Kidston and stationery from Liberty, Eero and Riley have a great range at really very reasonable prices.

UNDERGROUND SOLU’SHUN 9 Cockburn Street, 0131 226 2242, www.undergroundsolushn.com Keeping Cockburn Street’s bass athumping, this achingly hip wee store peddles electronica to most of the city’s serious DJs and is also a great spot for off-beat gifts too.

VINYL VILLAINS 5 Elm Row, 0131 558 1170, www.vinylvillains.co.uk Continuing the city’s proud tradition of record shops with alliterative names, this dark, brilliant and slightly haphazard collection of second hand vinyl and CDs was recently namechecked in Sunshine on Leith, the Proclaimers musical. Do you need a better recommendation than that?

WATERSTONES 13-14 Princes St, 0131 556 3034/5; 128 Princes St, 0131 226 2666; 83 George St, 0131 225 3436. www.waterstones.com You know the score. A stalwart of the mainstream book scene, the three Waterstones outlets in the city centre have everything pretty much covered.

WORD POWER BOOKSHOP 43 West Nicolson Street, 0131 662 9112, www.word-power.co.uk The Edinburgh Book Fringe is run by Word Power Books, an independent bookshop opened by none other than James Kelman in 1994. Welcoming writers, publishers, cultural and political activists from around the world, Word Power hosts regular events of readings and discussions with ‘big names’ and local writers - for free.

Gifts & Markets

FLUX 55 St Bernard Street, 0131 554 4075, www.get2flux.co.uk Flux sells only ethically produced gifts but is a thankfully hemp-free zone, where you can pick up Dr Hauschka skincare, fair-trade cotton baby clothes, ethical gold jewellery and even David Shrigleydesigned plectrums.

BALLOONING

First Sunday of the month MaySeptember, The Grassmarket, www.grassmarkets.net You could do worse than paying a visit to the GrassMarkets (on the Grassmarket it’s not just a clever name) for its monthly outing and collection of stalls selling organic, ethically sourced local produce, bric-a-brac and cool crafting.

Alba Ballooning, 0131 667 4251, www.albaballooning.co.uk The northernmost balloon operation in the UK, Alba Ballooning offers classic hot-air balloon flights floating to 2000ft above the Lothian, Fife or Perthshire countryside. Check out the views, with a maximum of nine passengers on each trip. Flights usually take place a few hours after sunrise or a few hours before sunset, with around one hour in the air.

HELIOS FOUNTAIN 7 Grassmarket, 0131 229 7884, www.helios-fountain.co.uk A local institution and veritable Aladdin’s Cave of delights, if quirky candles, windchimes, crystals, craft materials and beautiful beads delight you. Helios Fountain did all that stuff first in Edinburgh, and still do it best: a rummager’s paradise.

I LOVE CANDY 38 Hanover Street, 0131 226 2623, www.ilovecandystore.com An old-fashioned tuck shop for (semi) grown-ups, it sells childhood memories by the quarter, stocking old-skool Scottish confections.

THE OWL & LION GALLERY 15 Grassmarket, 0131 220 0900, www.owlandliongallery.com Situated on the edge of the West Port, this intimate venue gallery and studio is dedicated to the design, creation and sale of bespoke books, and of course the popular OWL & LION bags.

PRESENT

111a Broughton Street, 0131 556 3311; 5 Raeburn Place, 0131 332 4605 Gorgeous wee gift shops stuffed with cards, stationery, homewares and unusual gifts, as well as cult beauty brands like Paul & Joe Beauté. You might go in thinking you’re shopping for someone else, but we defy you not to treat yourself too.

26 St Mary’s Street, 0131 556 5050, www.buy-giftsatpresent.co.uk Present’s colourful diverse range showcases the best new designers, local artists, blokey-gadgets and innovative kitchen pieces, and includes fab and flighty ideas for pressies.

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BLAIR DRUMMOND SAFARI AND ADVENTURE PARK Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park, Stirling, 01786 841396, www.blairdrummond.com Head to Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park, and go wild (sorry) with elephants, lions, giraffes and bears. Get close to birds of prey and watch lemurs swing through the trees before having your own adventure in a wooden fort or pirate ship.

BEN NEVIS Ben Nevis Distillery, 01397 700200, www.bennevisdistillery.com Climb up to the summit of ‘The Ben’ for amazing views of the surrounding Highlands. The Pony Track provides an easy way to getting to the top, but if you prefer to stay on flat ground,

head to nearby Loch Linnhe or the popular Ben Nevis distillery.

BIKING Glentress Forrest, Near Peebles, 01721 721736, www.hubintheforest.co.uk With 400,000 annual visitors, this scenic mountain-biking centre is one of Scotland’s most popular attractions of any type. Boasting some of the country’s best single-track riding, routes are graded according to difficulty. The green beginner run is where to test your balance on timber obstacles; blue offers a challenging 8km ride and black is for those kitted out with a suspension bike, sufficient padding and nerve to tackle the energy-sapping, 29km-long trail. At the Hub Café you’ll find route maps, advice, bike hire, spares and a refreshing cuppa and toastie.

CLIMBING South Plate Hill, Ratho, 0131 333 6333, www.adventurescotland.com Built within a former quarry, Edinburgh’s Indoor Climbing Arena in Ratho is something of a rock climber’s paradise. Located eight miles west of central Edinburgh, highlights include 50-foot high overhangs, a sheer 90-foot ascent and several 15-foot-high bouldering challenges. Adrenaline junkies can career 75 feet off the ground for aerial assault course, the SkyRide.

THE RED DOOR GALLERY 42 Victoria St, 0131 477 3255, www.edinburghart.com Part mini-gallery space, part shop, The Red Door Gallery stocks a beautiful and hand-picked selection of one-off art pieces, jewellery, and unusual gifts from local up-and-coming artists and designers. 2010 THE LIST STUDENT GUIDE 69


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EDINBURGH ZOO Edinburgh Zoo, 0131 334 0171, www.edinburghzoo.org.uk Edinburgh Zoo is currently planning to expand its family by bringing in Giant Pandas from China. Elsewhere, visitors can spend time with chimpanzees and monkeys in their interactive enclosures, and visit the only koalas in the UK. Grab a good spot and watch penguins waddle along as part of their very popular parade.

GO APE Go Ape, 0845 643 9215, www.goape.co.uk Make like Tarzan and swing through the trees at the Go Ape adventure courses. With two locations in Scotland (Stirlingshire and West Lothian) and one of them featuring the two longest zip wires in Britain, each stretching 400m long and set over a 90ft waterfall.

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Nae Limits, 08450 178177 or 01796 482600, www.naelimits.co.uk Traditionally, jumping off cliffs has been the sole preserve of lemmings, but now, here in Scotland, you can give it a go yourself. Jumps start small, at about one metre, but if you get the hang of it and want to test yourself, it’s possible to go as high as eight metres in a morning. Adrenaline junkies Nae Limits hold lessons in areas throughout Scotland

Traction Kiting, 07732060459/07879626677, www.tractionkiting.co.uk Those looking for a little adventure could do worse than Traction Kiting, which harnesses the power of strong Scottish winds with kite-pulled buggies and land boards, that zoom along at speed. Lessons are available to the brave.

RIVER-BUGGING Splash White Water Rafting, 01887 829706, www.rafting.co.uk Get strapped into an inflatable armchair masquerading as a ladybug and splash your way down the river with Splash White Water Rafting, based in Perthshire.

GOLFING St Andrews Visitor Information Centre, 01334 472021, www.standrews.co.uk Famous as the home of golf, St Andrews is a great place to play a round - or simply try your hand at a spot of putting, especially when the hallowed Old Course is open to the public. Don’t forget to explore the beaches, where great seafood and ice

ROYAL YACHT BRITTANNIA Royal Yacht Britannia, Leith, 0131 555 5566, www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk Step on board the Royal Yacht Britannia and make like royalty. As a former Royal Yacht, this ship has hosted important people like Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill - tread

TRIKE TOURING Trike Tours Scotland, 0800 056 7779, www.triketoursscotland.com; Cosybike Scotland, 07789 912462, www.cosybike.co.uk Turn heads on a Trike Tour, in a bright yellow three-seater motorbike that will take you on a personalised ride; alternatively let the whole family get in on the fun with a tour of Glasgow on the big red Cosybike, with its many seats and ‘boot’ for non-cyclists.

TRANSGRESSION PARK Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh, 0131 555 3755, www.transgressionpark.co.uk Head to the top of Edinburgh’s Ocean Terminal for a spin on your BMX, skateboard or inline skates at their ever-popular Transgression Park.

Lessons and equipment hire are available for all three ‘freesports’ and there’s even a designated break dancing area.

WALKING Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve, near Dunkeld, 01350 72733, www.swt.org.uk The Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve is one of Scotland’s most popular sites for watching ospreys, and covers 98 hectares. Situated just 16 miles north of Perth and 2 miles north-east of Dunkeld just off the A923 Dunkeld to Blairgowrie road, it’s the perfect hangout for wildlife lovers.

XSCAPE Xscape Braehead, 0871 200 3222, www.xscape.co.uk/braehead In the slightly random location of Braehead lies probably one of the most action-packed shopping centres in the world. With its indoor snow slope, rock climbing wall, adventure golf, minirollercoaster and bowling alley, there’s plenty to keep the most playful of visitors happy.

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EXPLORE Forget foreign beaches, there’s a world of wonder right on your doorstep, with plenty of Scottish excursions to keep you entertained all year round

TRAVEL TIPS If camping is your bag, be prepared

Location, location, location Forget airline strikes and costly vacations, there’s plenty of fun to be had on your doorstep, at a fraction of the cost f you're itching to get out of Edinburgh or Glasgow, but don’t quite know where to start, then look no further for some great deals, by bus and train, throughout Scotland. Check out special bus offers from Citylink, whose £5 Super Single tickets can get you from Glasgow to Oban, Fort William or Campbeltown. For this summer only, Citylink are also offering £5 fares from Edinburgh to Fort William. Further afield, travelling to Skye from Glasgow can start from as little as £10 (see www.citylink.co.uk for full route and ticket detail). Megabus, too, are a great shout for no hassle low cost travel – check out their deals at www.megabus.com. If train is your preferred mode of transport, then Scotrail (www.scotrail.co.uk) are offering combined day-trip tickets, which include return train fares and admission to select family attractions. Take a family excursion from Edinburgh to the Scottish Seabird

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ANSTRUTHER HARBOUR Anstruther Fish Bar, Fife, 01333 310518, www.anstrutherfishbar.co.uk Few will argue that when it comes to the mighty fish supper, Fife’s finest cannot be beaten - better still, it affords a nice day out in one of the area’s prettiest fishing villages to boot. Head over to the list.co.uk/students

Centre in North Berwick for £11.70 for an adult and £7.05 for a child. A trip to Deep Sea World in North Queensferry starts from £14 for an adult and £9.10 for a child. Off-peak, same-day return tickets to many destinations are also available. For those looking to have the hard work done for them, an organised day tour is an easy way to explore Scotland, with the pros taking the lead. Haggis Adventures (www.haggisadventures.com) run awardwinning budget tours from Edinburgh, including the one-day Loch Ness Hunter Tour, passing Fort William and Ben Nevis, and gives you the option of a boat cruise on the Loch itself; for whisky and castles check out their Highlander day tour. Rabbie's Trailburners (www.rabbies.com) offer similar day trips leaving from Glasgow to Oban, Glencoe and Loch Lomond. Hostelbookers.com offer an array of places to stay en route should you fancy DIY-ing your trip.

scenic East Neuk of Fife for awardwinning fish and chips from the Anstruther Fish Bar. The Smith family serve up fresh seafood, like haddock and crab, alongside local venison burgers and Scottish wine in their sit-in restaurant; alternatively, takeaway and enjoy the views.

Scotland has a large number of campsites to choose from, with varying degrees of facilities, so there should be something for everyone. For more information, check out www.lovecamping.co.uk. Before you head off, make sure your rucksack’s big enough (recommended 65–75 litres) to accommodate your tent, sleeping bag, cooking utensils and food, as well as changes of clothing. Choose a rucksack with good support straps that ensure it can be fitted to you comfortably. A waterproof rucksack cover comes in handy too. Always carry a small first aid kit, and remember if you drink water from streams, you should also pack some form of purification. A map is a must, but an Ordnance Survey is always preferable. If you fancy a more DIY approach, campervans are readily available; better still, you don’t have to fork out a small fortune to hit the open road. For good hire providers try www.campers-scotland.com www.wickedcampers.co.uk.

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CLIFF JUMPING Nae Limits, 08450 178177 or 01796 482600, www.naelimits.co.uk Traditionally, jumping off cliffs has been the sole preserve of lemmings, but now, here in Scotland, you can give it a go yourself. Jumps start small, at about one metre, but if you get the hang of it and want to test yourself, it’s possible to go as high as eight metres in a morning. Adrenaline junkies Nae Limits hold lessons in areas throughout Scotland.

CITY SIGHTSEEING City Sightseeing Edinburgh, 0131 220 0770; Glasgow, 0141 204 0444, www.city-sightseeing.com Sure, we know the corn factor is high, but why not embrace it and become a tourist for the day, in your very own city. Hop on, and off, an open-top bus and

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BEACH BABIES While the Scottish weather doesn’t always afford reason to be cheerful, Scotland’s beaches can certainly put a smile on your face CRAMOND Just four miles outside the city centre is Cramond beach, complete with scenic walkways and colourful moored boats. There is also the mysterious Cramond Island about a mile out from shore. Getting there: Lothian bus number 41 goes from Princes Street directly to Cramond, with a journey time of around half an hour.

CRAMOND ISLAND Cramond Association, www.cramondassociation.org.uk Marvel at the long history of Cramond, where its Roman past is evidenced by the fort and bathhouse, dating from 142AD. Later, pop into The Cramond Inn, a local pub owned by Samuel Smith and enjoy exclusive own label brews.

FORTH BOAT TOURS Forth Boat Tours, South Queensferry, 0870 118 1866, www.forthtours.com Take in views of the Firth of Forth from the dance floor, on Forth Boat Tours’ evening dance cruises, including the Disco Boogie Cruise and the Jazz Cruise, complete with live jazz band, departing regularly from South Queensferry. If you need some liquid courage, the Forth Belle is fully licensed.

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GULLANE A little further out is Gullane, a petite village in East Lothian. A definite List favourite, expect a long, beautiful coastal beach complete with big ol’ sand dunes and you won’t be disappointed. Getting there: First bus numbers X5 and 124 go from Edinburgh Haymarket and stop at Gullane, with a journey time of around an hour.

Jupiter Artland, Bonnington House, near Edinburgh, www.jupiterartland.org Not for nothing is Jupiter Artland known as so much more than a sculpture park. Indeed, as the contemporary garden opens its gates for a second season, featuring commissioned works by many leading artists, co-directors Robert and Nicky Wilson continue to build an oasis of calm barely a few miles from Edinburgh’s city centre. The inspired project, set in the grounds of their Bonnington House estate in West Lothian, is, essentially, a gorgeous walk in the countryside sprinkled with some first class environmental art.

LOCH LOMOND AND THE TROSSACHS NATIONAL PARK

YELLOWCRAIGS With its golden sand, long grassland and dense surrounding forest, this is a proper escape to the country. From the beach, look to the island of Fidra, famous as the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Getting there: First bus numbers X5 and 124 go from Edinburgh to Dirleton – Yellowcraigs beach is then about a miles walk away. PORTOBELLO Less than three miles from the city centre, Portobello is a bit of a doorstep beach. The disused promenade is nice for a nostalgic stroll and the little rock pools are perfect for poking around for sea creatures. Even better, it has puggies to be played on in the amusement arcades and pints to be supped in the mighty Espy bar. Getting there: Lothian bus numbers 12, 19 and 42 will all take you from the city centre to Portobello in about half an hour. 72 THE LIST STUDENT GUIDE 2010

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, 01389 722600, www.lochlomond-trossachs.org Celebrate the bicentenary of Sir Walter Scott’s masterpiece, The Lady of the Lake, with Scottsland, a series of cultural and literary events taking place around Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park this summer. Among these will be guided tours of the area and an evening concert of traditional Scottish music.

THE LOCH OF THE LOWES WILDLIFE RESERVE Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve, near Dunkeld, 01350 72733, www.swt.org.uk The Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve is one of Scotland’s most popular sites for watching ospreys, and covers 98 hectares. Situated just 16 miles north of Perth and 2 miles north-east of Dunkeld just off the A923 Dunkeld to Blairgowrie road, it’s the perfect hangout for wildlife lovers.

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SPOTLIGHT ON ST ANDREWS Nestled on the east coast of Fife, less than two hours away from Glasgow and Edinburgh, the picturesque seaside town of St Andrews boasts world famous golf courses, ancient medieval ruins, golden beaches galore, dozens of bars and restaurants and a great independent shopping scene. There really is something for everyone, with a hidden gem around almost every corner – from long sandy beaches to sticky toffee buns. For a breathtaking view of St Andrews, climb up to the top of St Rule’s tower; alternatively, head for a round on the Himalayas. Situated adjacent to the 17th fairway, this 18-hole putting course costs a mere £2 and you can tell your friends you played golf in St Andrews. Genius!

SPOTLIGHT ON STIRLING Only a short hop from some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery, the ancient town of Stirling is well worth a visit. Synonymous with two of Scotland’s greatest heroes, William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, there's plenty here to wile away a day. Stirling's oldest ale-house, The Settle Inn is a quaint little pub tucked away on the back streets of Stirling. While those interested in history should head straight to Stirling Castle, which stands high above the city on an extinct volcano. Those looking for something a little more active can head for a brisk stroll up the Dumyat. Some call it a mountain; others say it’s a hill. Either way, the view from the summit is worth the climb.

SPOTLIGHT ON DUNDEE Scotland’s ‘third city’ sits on the River Tay, with the landmark Tay Rail Bridge as a backdrop. Few cities in Britain can match Dundee’s setting, arguably seen at its best from across the river in Fife. After shrugging off its post-industrial history, Dundee has transformed into a modern, vibrant place with much to occupy visitors and excellent amenities for the locals. As you would expect from a university town, Dundee has a thriving arts scene (don’t miss a trip to the DCA or Dundee Rep), and good bars and restaurants. It is now famous for embracing hi-tech industry and was the original home of Rockstar, the company responsible for the Grand Theft Auto series of computer games.

SPOTLIGHT ON ABERDEEN Officially, Scotland’s third largest city is both a thriving, youthful university town and a prosperous, grown-up centre thanks to the North Sea oil industry. Just a train or bus ride away from Glasgow and Edinburgh, there are a few wee gems to check out. A record shop of the old school, One Up is run by music lovers for music lovers. The only independent record store in Aberdeen it’s stacked with CDs, posters and signed memorabilia. Boxed sets are a speciality while downstairs is a den of vinyl and secondhand CDs. Clubbing lovers could do far worse than a trip to The Tunnels, while the more active visitor should head straight for the slopes at ski centre, the Lecht. list.co.uk/students


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Edinburgh and Glasgow can show students a great time with hundreds of pubs, clubs and bars to choose from, so why not get your mates to visit and they can share the buzz with you. Thanks to East Coast, advance tickets can help get the best value rail fares around. The tickets are sold as singles so if your mates can be flexible about travel times, they’re more likely to get the lowest available off-peak prices. And there’s further savings of up to 1/3 off fares to be made if they have a 16-25 Railcard. East Coast is getting in the mood with a competition offering two first class tickets to Edinburgh or Glasgow from any destination on the East Coast route (or vice versa) for the lucky winner. To enter, just log on to www.list.co.uk/offers and tell us:

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This voucher entitles you to 20% off merchandise when presented at the Cathouse cloakroom

The Cathouse 15 Union Street, Glasgow 0141 248 6606 www.cathouseglasgow.co.uk

The Cathouse 15 Union Street, Glasgow 0141 248 6606 www.cathouseglasgow.co.uk

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Valid until December 2010.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Valid until December 2010.

This voucher entitles you to 20% off food at The Lee until the end of November

This voucher entitles you to 20% off food at The Lee until the end of October

The Lee 100 Saint James Road, Glasgow 0141 564 1973 www.theleeglasgow.co.uk

The Lee 100 Saint James Road, Glasgow 0141 564 1973 www.theleeglasgow.co.uk

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Valid until 30 Nov 2010.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Valid until 31 Oct 2010.

This voucher entitles you an Original White Russian for only ÂŁ3.50 at Lebowskis in Glasgow

This voucher entitles you a House Spirit & Mixer for only ÂŁ2 at Lebowskis in Glasgow

Lebowskis 1008 Argyle Street, Glasgow 0141 564 7988 www.lebowskis.co.uk

Lebowskis 1008 Argyle Street, Glasgow 0141 564 7988 www.lebowskis.co.uk

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. To use this voucher you must be over 18. Valid until 30 Apr 2011.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. To use this voucher you must be over 18. Valid until 30 Apr 2011.

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GLASGOW 2 FOR 1 MAIN COURSES

2 FOR 1 STARTERS

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Get 2 for the price of 1 on main courses at Mono.

Get 2 for the price of 1 on starters at Mono.

2 FOR 1 MAIN COURSES

2 FOR 1 TAPAS

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Get 2 for the price of 1 on main courses at Stereo.

Get 2 for the price of 1 on Tapas dishes at Stereo.

2 FOR 1 MAIN COURSES

2 FOR 1 STARTERS

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Get 2 for the price of 1 on main courses at The 78.

Get 2 for the price of 1 on starters at The 78.

FREE PORTION OF NACHOS

FREE PORTION OF NACHOS

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Get a free portion of nachos with any bottle or pint of draught beer from the Terrace Bar at CCA

Get a free portion of nachos with any bottle or pint of draught beer from the Terrace Bar at CCA

FREE ENTRY

HALF PRICE ENTRY

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Get free entry to The Buff Club on a Thursday

Get half price entry to The Buff Club on Fridays and Saturdays

FREE ENTRY BEFORE 12AM

FREE ENTRY BEFORE 12AM

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Get free entry to Ghetto Thursdays @ Sub Club before 12am in September & October Please read the terms and conditions carefully before using your vouchers

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This voucher entitles you to 2 for the price of 1 on starters at mono.

This voucher entitles you to 2 for the price of 1 on main courses at mono.

mono 12 Kings Court, Glasgow 0141 553 2400 www.monocafebar.com

mono 12 Kings Court, Glasgow 0141 553 2400 www.monocafebar.com

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: OFFER IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. NOT VALID IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. ONLY ORIGINAL OR LIST.CO.UK VOUCHERS ACCEPTED. STUDENT VERIFICATION MUST BE PROVIDED. MANAGEMENT RESERVE RIGHTS. VALID UNTIL 30 NOVEMBER 2010

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: OFFER IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. NOT VALID IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. ONLY ORIGINAL OR LIST.CO.UK VOUCHERS ACCEPTED. STUDENT VERIFICATION MUST BE PROVIDED. MANAGEMENT RESERVE RIGHTS. VALID UNTIL 30 NOVEMBER 2010

This voucher entitles you to 2 for the price of 1 on tapas dishes at Stereo.

This voucher entitles you to 2 for the price of 1 on main courses at Stereo.

Stereo 20-28 Renfield Lane, Glasgow 0141 222 2254 www.stereocafebar.com

Stereo 20-28 Renfield Lane, Glasgow 0141 222 2254 www.stereocafebar.com

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: OFFER IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. NOT VALID IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. ONLY ORIGINAL OR LIST.CO.UK VOUCHERS ACCEPTED. STUDENT VERIFICATION MUST BE PROVIDED. MANAGEMENT RESERVE RIGHTS. VALID UNTIL 30 NOVEMBER 2010

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: OFFER IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. NOT VALID IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. ONLY ORIGINAL OR LIST.CO.UK VOUCHERS ACCEPTED. STUDENT VERIFICATION MUST BE PROVIDED. MANAGEMENT RESERVE RIGHTS. VALID UNTIL 30 NOVEMBER 2010

This voucher entitles you to 2 for the price of 1 on starters at the 78.

This voucher entitles you to 2 for the price of 1 on main courses at the 78.

The 78 10-14 Kelvinhaugh St, Glasgow 0141 576 5018 www.the78cafebar.com

The 78 10-14 Kelvinhaugh St, Glasgow 0141 576 5018 www.the78cafebar.com

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: OFFER IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. NOT VALID IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. ONLY ORIGINAL OR LIST.CO.UK VOUCHERS ACCEPTED. STUDENT VERIFICATION MUST BE PROVIDED. MANAGEMENT RESERVE RIGHTS. VALID UNTIL 30 NOVEMBER 2010

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: OFFER IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. NOT VALID IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. ONLY ORIGINAL OR LIST.CO.UK VOUCHERS ACCEPTED. STUDENT VERIFICATION MUST BE PROVIDED. MANAGEMENT RESERVE RIGHTS. VALID UNTIL 30 NOVEMBER 2010

This voucher entitles you to a free portion of nachos with any bottle or pint of draught beer from the Terrace Bar at CCA

This voucher entitles you to a free portion of nachos with any bottle or pint of draught beer from the Terrace Bar at CCA

CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow 0141 352 4920 www.cca-glasgow.com

CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow 0141 352 4920 www.cca-glasgow.com

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. One plate of free nachos when any bottle or pint of draught beer or cider is purchased. Offer can only be redeemed once per person per visit. No cash alternative will be given. Over 18s only. Offer valid until 31 January 2011

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. One plate of free nachos when any bottle or pint of draught beer or cider is purchased. Offer can only be redeemed once per person per visit. No cash alternative will be given. Over 18s only. Offer valid until 31 January 2011

This voucher entitles you to half price entry to The Buff Club on Fridays and Saturdays until 30 November 2010

This voucher entitles you to free entry to The Buff Club on Thursdays until 30 November 2010

The Buff Club 142 Bath Lane, Glasgow 0141 248 1777 www.thebuffclub.com

The Buff Club 142 Bath Lane, Glasgow 0141 248 1777 www.thebuffclub.com

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Over 18s only. Valid until 30 November 2010.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Over 18s only. Valid until 30 November 2010.

This voucher entitles you to free entry to Ghetto Thursdays @ the Sub Club before 12am in September & October

This voucher entitles you to free entry to Ghetto Thursdays @ the Sub Club before 12am in September & October

Sub Club 22 Jamaica Street, Glasgow 0141 248 4600 www.subclub.co.uk

Sub Club 22 Jamaica Street, Glasgow 0141 248 4600 www.subclub.co.uk

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Over 18s only. Valid until 28 October 2010.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Over 18s only. Valid until 28 October 2010.

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GLASGOW 2 PIZZAS & WINE FOR £15

2 PIZZAS & WINE FOR £15

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Get any two pizzas and a bottle of wine for £15 at the Goat & Grill during Sep/Oct (Sun-Thu)

Get any two pizzas and a bottle of wine for £15 at the Goat & Grill during Sep/Oct (Sun-Thu)

FREE BOTTLE OF WINE

FREE BOTTLE OF WINE

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Get a free bottle of house wine per 2 people when ordering 2 courses from the seasonal menu

Get a free bottle of house wine per 2 people when ordering 2 courses from the seasonal menu

2 FOR 1 MAIN MEALS

2 FOR 1 MAIN MEALS

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Get 2 for the price of 1 on main meals at Nice n Sleazy

Get 2 for the price of 1 on main meals at Nice n Sleazy

2 FOR 1 TICKETS

2 FOR 1 TICKETS

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Get 2 for 1 tickets for Thursdays at the Stand Glasgow

T H E

COMEDY CLUB

Get 2 for 1 tickets for Thursdays at the Stand Glasgow

T H E

COMEDY CLUB

2 FOR 1 TICKETS

2 FOR 1 TICKETS

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Get 2 for 1 tickets for Thursdays at the Stand Glasgow

T H E

COMEDY CLUB

Get 2 for 1 tickets for Thursdays at the Stand Glasgow

T H E

COMEDY CLUB

10% OFF THE TOTAL BILL

10% OFF THE TOTAL BILL

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Get 10% off the total bill when you dine at the Mussel Inn Glasgow Please read the terms and conditions carefully before using your vouchers

Get 10% off the total bill when you dine at the Mussel Inn Glasgow 2010 THE LIST STUDENT GUIDE 81


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This voucher entitles you to any two pizzas and a bottle of wine for £15 at the Goat & Grill during Sep/Oct (Sun-Thu)

This voucher entitles you to any two pizzas and a bottle of wine for £15 at the Goat & Grill during Sep/Oct (Sun-Thu)

The Goat & Grill 1287 Argyle Street, Glasgow 0141 357 7373 www.thegoatandgrill.co.uk

The Goat & Grill 1287 Argyle Street, Glasgow 0141 357 7373 www.thegoatandgrill.co.uk

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Over 18s only. Valid until 28 October 2010.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Over 18s only. Valid until 28 October 2010.

This voucher entitles you to a free bottle of house wine per 2 people when ordering 2 courses from the seasonal menu

This voucher entitles you to a free bottle of house wine per 2 people when ordering 2 courses from the seasonal menu

Macsorleys 42 Jamaica Street, Glasgow 0141 248 8581 www.macsorleys.com

Macsorleys 42 Jamaica Street, Glasgow 0141 248 8581 www.macsorleys.com

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Voucher to be presented upon ordering. Over 18s only. Valid until 30 Apr 2011.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Voucher to be presented upon ordering. Over 18s only. Valid until 30 Apr 2011.

This voucher entitles you to 2 for the price of 1 on main meals at Nice n Sleazy until 31 December 2010

This voucher entitles you to 2 for the price of 1 on main meals at Nice n Sleazy until 31 December 2010

Nice n Sleazy 421 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow 0141 333 0900 www.nicensleazy.com

Nice n Sleazy 421 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow 0141 333 0900 www.nicensleazy.com

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Valid until 31 Dec 2010.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Valid until 31 Dec 2010.

This voucher entitles you to 2 for 1 tickets at The Stand Glasgow on Thursdays

This voucher entitles you to 2 for 1 tickets at The Stand Glasgow on Thursdays

The Stand 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow 0870 600 6055 www.thestand.co.uk

The Stand 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow 0870 600 6055 www.thestand.co.uk

TERMS & CONDITIONS: VALID STUDENT CARD MUST BE PRESENTED WITH VOUCHER. ONLY REDEEMABLE FOR TICKETS ON THURSDAYS. OFFER IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. NOT VALID IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. ORIGINAL VOUCHERS ACCEPTED. MANAGEMENT RESERVE RIGHTS. NOT VALID DURING DECEMBER 2010. VALID UNTIL 31 MAR 2011.

ONLY

TERMS & CONDITIONS: VALID STUDENT CARD MUST BE PRESENTED WITH VOUCHER. ONLY REDEEMABLE FOR TICKETS ON THURSDAYS. OFFER IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. NOT VALID IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. ORIGINAL VOUCHERS ACCEPTED. MANAGEMENT RESERVE RIGHTS. NOT VALID DURING DECEMBER 2010. VALID UNTIL 31 MAR 2011.

ONLY

This voucher entitles you to 2 for 1 tickets at The Stand Glasgow on Thursdays

This voucher entitles you to 2 for 1 tickets at The Stand Glasgow on Thursdays

The Stand 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow 0870 600 6055 www.thestand.co.uk

The Stand 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow 0870 600 6055 www.thestand.co.uk

TERMS & CONDITIONS: VALID STUDENT CARD MUST BE PRESENTED WITH VOUCHER. ONLY REDEEMABLE FOR TICKETS ON THURSDAYS. OFFER IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. NOT VALID IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. ORIGINAL VOUCHERS ACCEPTED. MANAGEMENT RESERVE RIGHTS. NOT VALID DURING DECEMBER 2010. VALID UNTIL 31 MAR 2011.

ONLY

TERMS & CONDITIONS: VALID STUDENT CARD MUST BE PRESENTED WITH VOUCHER. ONLY REDEEMABLE FOR TICKETS ON THURSDAYS. OFFER IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. NOT VALID IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. ORIGINAL VOUCHERS ACCEPTED. MANAGEMENT RESERVE RIGHTS. NOT VALID DURING DECEMBER 2010. VALID UNTIL 31 MAR 2011.

ONLY

This voucher entitles you to 10% off the total bill when you dine at the Mussel Inn Glasgow

This voucher entitles you to 10% off the total bill when you dine at the Mussel Inn Glasgow

The Mussel Inn 157 Hope Street, Glasgow 0141 572 1405 www.mussel-inn.com

The Mussel Inn 157 Hope Street, Glasgow 0141 572 1405 www.mussel-inn.com

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Valid until 30 November 2010.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Valid until 30 November 2010.

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EDINBURGH 2 FOR 1 TICKETS

2 FOR 1 TICKETS

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Get 2 student tickets for the price of 1 during the Lyceum’s 2010/11 season

Get 2 student tickets for the price of 1 during the Lyceum’s 2010/11 season

2 FOR 1 PICK & MIX

2 FOR 1 PICK & MIX

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Get 2 for 1 on Pick & Mix at I Love Candy in Edinburgh

Traditional Sweetie Shop with a Vintage Twist

Get 2 for 1 on Pick & Mix at I Love Candy in Edinburgh

Traditional Sweetie Shop with a Vintage Twist

50% OFF

FREE 30 MINUTE MASSAGE

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Get 50% off your first waxing treatment at Zen

Free 30 minute massage with any facial of 60 minutes or longer at Zen

20% OFF FOOD

20% OFF FOOD

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Get 20% off food at the Southsider until the end of October

Get 20% off food at the Southsider until the end of November

20% OFF FOOD

MAIN & SOFT DRINK £5.50

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Get 20% off food at Monster Mash from Sun-Thu, 5-10pm

Open 7 days: Mon-Wed 11am–Midnight & Thu-Sun 11am–1am (12.30am Sun)

Get a main course and a draught soft drink for £5.50 at Monster Mash from Mon-Fri, 12-5pm

Open 7 days: Mon-Wed 11am–Midnight & Thu-Sun 11am–1am (12.30am Sun)

20% OFF FOOD

MAIN & SOFT DRINK £5.50

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Get 20% off food at Monster Mash from Sun-Thu, 5-10pm Please read the terms and conditions carefully before using your vouchers

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This voucher entitles you to 2 student tickets for the price of 1 during the Lyceum’s 2010/11 season The Royal Lyceum 30B Grindlay Street, Edinburgh 0131 248 4848 www.lyceum.org.uk TERMS & CONDITIONS: THIS VOUCHER CAN BE USED TO BUY ONE STUDENT PRICE TICKET AND GET A SECOND ONE FREE FOR THE SAME VOUCHER MUST BE REDEEMED AT THE BOX OFFICE. BOTH PARTIES MUST BE CURRENT FULL-TIME STUDENTS AND VALID ID MUST BE SHOWN. NOT AVAILABLE TO BOOK ONLINE. VALID FOR ALL PRODUCTIONS, TUE-FRI EVENINGS, EXCLUDING ANY VISITING COMPANIES. NOT AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. TICKETS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. ONLY ORIGINAL OR LIST.CO.UK VOUCHERS ACCEPTED. VALID UNTIL 4 JUNE 2011.

PERFORMANCE.

This voucher entitles you to 2 student tickets for the price of 1 during the Lyceum’s 2010/11 season The Royal Lyceum 30B Grindlay Street, Edinburgh 0131 248 4848 www.lyceum.org.uk TERMS & CONDITIONS: THIS VOUCHER CAN BE USED TO BUY ONE STUDENT PRICE TICKET AND GET A SECOND ONE FREE FOR THE SAME VOUCHER MUST BE REDEEMED AT THE BOX OFFICE. BOTH PARTIES MUST BE CURRENT FULL-TIME STUDENTS AND VALID ID MUST BE SHOWN. NOT AVAILABLE TO BOOK ONLINE. VALID FOR ALL PRODUCTIONS, TUE-FRI EVENINGS, EXCLUDING ANY VISITING COMPANIES. NOT AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH ANY OTHER OFFER. TICKETS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. ONLY ORIGINAL OR LIST.CO.UK VOUCHERS ACCEPTED. VALID UNTIL 4 JUNE 2011.

PERFORMANCE.

This voucher entitles you to 2 for the price of 1 on Pick & Mix at I Love Candy in Edinburgh

This voucher entitles you to 2 for the price of 1 on Pick & Mix at I Love Candy in Edinburgh

I Love Candy 38 Hanover Street, Edinburgh 0131 226 2623 www.ilovecandystore.com

I Love Candy 38 Hanover Street, Edinburgh 0131 226 2623 www.ilovecandystore.com

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Lowest price item is free. Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Valid until 30 Nov 2010. Valid on first visit only.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Lowest price item is free. Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Valid until 30 Nov 2010. Valid on first visit only.

This voucher entitles you to a free 30 minute massage with any facial of 60 minutes or longer

This voucher entitles you to 50% off your first waxing treatment at Zen

Zen Lifestyle 2-3 Teviot Place / 9 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh 0131 226 6777 / 0131 477 3535 www.zen-lifestyle.com

Zen Lifestyle 2-3 Teviot Place / 9 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh 0131 226 6777 / 0131 477 3535 www.zen-lifestyle.com

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Valid until 30 April 2011.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Valid until 30 April 2011.

This voucher entitles you to 20% off food at The Southsider until the end of November

This voucher entitles you to 20% off food at The Southsider until the end of October

The Southsider 3-7 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh 0131 667 2003 www.thesouthsiderpub.co.uk

The Southsider 3-7 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh 0131 667 2003 www.thesouthsiderpub.co.uk

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Valid until 30 Nov 2010.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Valid until 31 Oct 2010.

This voucher entitles you to a main course and a draught soft drink for £5.50 at Monster Mash from Mon-Fri, 12-5pm

This voucher entitles you to 20% off food at Monster Mash from Sun-Thu, 5-10pm

Monster Mash 20 Forrest Road, Edinburgh 0131 225 7069

Monster Mash 20 Forrest Road, Edinburgh 0131 225 7069

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Valid till end March 2011. One voucher per person. Valid student ID must be shown. Voucher to be shown upon arrival.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Valid till end March 2011. One voucher per person. Valid student ID must be shown. Voucher to be shown upon arrival.

This voucher entitles you to a main course and a draught soft drink for £5.50 at Monster Mash from Mon-Fri, 12-5pm

This voucher entitles you to 20% off food at Monster Mash from Sun-Thu, 5-10pm

Monster Mash 20 Forrest Road, Edinburgh 0131 225 7069

Monster Mash 20 Forrest Road, Edinburgh 0131 225 7069

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Valid till end March 2011. One voucher per person. Valid student ID must be shown. Voucher to be shown upon arrival.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Valid till end March 2011. One voucher per person. Valid student ID must be shown. Voucher to be shown upon arrival.

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EDINBURGH SET MENU & PINT £5.95

SET MENU & PINT £5.95

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Have a pint and eat from the set menu at the Vat & Fiddle for only £5.95

Have a pint and eat from the set menu at the Vat & Fiddle for only £5.95

SET MENU & PINT £5.95

SET MENU & PINT £5.95

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Have a pint and eat from the set menu at the Vat & Fiddle for only £5.95

Have a pint and eat from the set menu at the Vat & Fiddle for only £5.95

FREE ENTRY

FREE ENTRY

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Get free entry to Whistlebinkies on Fridays & Saturdays after Midnight until 31 October 2010

Get free entry to Whistlebinkies on Fridays & Saturdays after Midnight until 31 October 2010

SPIRIT & MIXER £2

WHITE RUSSIAN £3.50

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Get House Spirit and Mixer for only £2 at Lebowskis in Edinburgh

Get an Original White Russian for only £3.50 at Lebowskis in Edinburgh

40% OFF COLOUR

40% OFF

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Get 40% off Colour on your first visit to Mode

MODE H

B

S

Get 40% off Microdermabrasion and Manicure on your first visit to Mode

MODE H

B

ONE SHOT FOR £1

ONE SHOT FOR £1

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Get a shot for £1 at Finnegan’s Wake Please read the terms and conditions carefully before using your vouchers

S

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This voucher entitles you to have a pint and dine from the set menu at the Vat & Fiddle for only £5.95 from 5-9pm

This voucher entitles you to have a pint and dine from the set menu at the Vat & Fiddle for only £5.95 from 5-9pm

Vat and Fiddle 21 Lothian Road, Edinburgh 0131 229 9933

Vat and Fiddle 21 Lothian Road, Edinburgh 0131 229 9933

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Valid everyday 5pm to 9pm This offer may be discontinued at any time – check at the bar. Over 18s only.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Valid everyday 5pm to 9pm This offer may be discontinued at any time – check at the bar. Over 18s only.

This voucher entitles you to have a pint and dine from the set menu at the Vat & Fiddle for only £5.95 from 5-9pm

This voucher entitles you to have a pint and dine from the set menu at the Vat & Fiddle for only £5.95 from 5-9pm

Vat and Fiddle 21 Lothian Road, Edinburgh 0131 229 9933

Vat and Fiddle 21 Lothian Road, Edinburgh 0131 229 9933

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Valid everyday 5pm to 9pm This offer may be discontinued at any time – check at the bar. Over 18s only.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Valid everyday 5pm to 9pm This offer may be discontinued at any time – check at the bar. Over 18s only.

This voucher entitles you to Free Entry to Whistlebinkies on Fridays & Saturdays after Midnight until 31 October 2010

This voucher entitles you to Free Entry to Whistlebinkies on Fridays & Saturdays after Midnight until 31 October 2010

Whistlebinkies 4-6 South Bridge, Edinburgh 0131 557 5114 www.whistlebinkies.com

Whistlebinkies 4-6 South Bridge, Edinburgh 0131 557 5114 www.whistlebinkies.com

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Over 18s only. Valid until 31 October 2010.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Over 18s only. Valid until 31 October 2010.

This voucher entitles you an Original White Russian for only £3.50 at Lebowskis in Edinburgh

This voucher entitles you a House Spirit & Mixer for only £2 at Lebowskis in Edinburgh

Lebowskis 16-20 Morrison Street, Edinburgh 0141 564 7988 www.lebowskis.co.uk

Lebowskis 16-20 Morrison Street, Edinburgh 0141 564 7988 www.lebowskis.co.uk

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This voucher entitles you 40% off Microdermabrasion and Manicure on your first visit to Mode

This voucher entitles you 40% off Colour on your first visit to Mode

Mode Hair & Beauty Studio 69 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh 0131 622 7703

Mode Hair & Beauty Studio 69 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh 0131 622 7703

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This voucher entitles you to one shot for £1 at Finnegan’s Wake

This voucher entitles you to one shot for £1 at Finnegan’s Wake

Finnegan’s Wake 9B Victoria Street, Edinburgh 0131 225 9348 www.finnegans-wake.co.uk

Finnegan’s Wake 9B Victoria Street, Edinburgh 0131 225 9348 www.finnegans-wake.co.uk

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Get 15% off at Bonningtons Eaterie when you buy three or more items

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10% OFF THE TOTAL BILL

10% OFF THE TOTAL BILL

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Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Get 10% off the total bill when you dine at the Mussel Inn Edinburgh

Get 10% off the total bill when you dine at the Mussel Inn Edinburgh

2 FOR 1 TICKETS

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Get 2 for 1 tickets for Thursdays at the Stand Edinburgh

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Get 2 for 1 tickets for Thursdays at the Stand Edinburgh

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Get 2 for 1 tickets for Thursdays at the Stand Edinburgh

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Wash Bar

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This voucher entitles you to 10% off coffees, cakes, soups and sandwiches at Bonningtons Eaterie

This voucher entitles you to 15% off when you buy three or more items at Bonningtons

Bonningtons Eaterie 75 Clerk Street, Edinburgh 0131 668 1055 www.bonningtonseaterie.co.uk

Bonningtons Eaterie 75 Clerk Street, Edinburgh 0131 668 1055 www.bonningtonseaterie.co.uk

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This voucher entitles you to 10% off coffees, cakes, soups and sandwiches at Bonningtons Eaterie

This voucher entitles you to 15% off when you buy three or more items at Bonningtons

Bonningtons Eaterie 75 Clerk Street, Edinburgh 0131 668 1055 www.bonningtonseaterie.co.uk

Bonningtons Eaterie 75 Clerk Street, Edinburgh 0131 668 1055 www.bonningtonseaterie.co.uk

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This voucher entitles you to 10% off the total bill when you dine at the Mussel Inn Edinburgh

This voucher entitles you to 10% off the total bill when you dine at the Mussel Inn Edinburgh

The Mussel Inn 61-65 Rose Street, Edinburgh 0131 225 5979 www.mussel-inn.com

The Mussel Inn 61-65 Rose Street, Edinburgh 0131 225 5979 www.mussel-inn.com

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TERMS & CONDITIONS: Offer is subject to availability. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. Only original or list.co.uk vouchers accepted. Management reserve rights. Valid until 30 November 2010.

This voucher entitles you to 2 for 1 tickets at The Stand Edinburgh on Thursdays

This voucher entitles you to 2 for 1 tickets at The Stand Edinburgh on Thursdays

The Stand 5 York Place, Edinburgh 0131 558 7272 www.thestand.co.uk

The Stand 5 York Place, Edinburgh 0131 558 7272 www.thestand.co.uk

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This voucher entitles you to 2 for 1 tickets at The Stand Edinburgh on Thursdays

This voucher entitles you to 2 for 1 tickets at The Stand Edinburgh on Thursdays

The Stand 5 York Place, Edinburgh 0131 558 7272 www.thestand.co.uk

The Stand 5 York Place, Edinburgh 0131 558 7272 www.thestand.co.uk

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This voucher entitles you to 20% off food at the Wash Bar

This voucher entitles you to 20% off food at the Wash Bar

The Wash Bar 11 North Bank Street, Edinburgh 0131 225 6193 www.washbar.co.uk

The Wash Bar 11 North Bank Street, Edinburgh 0131 225 6193 www.washbar.co.uk

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Get 15% off the bill when you dine at Nile Valley from 5-7.30pm, Mon-Thu

Get 15% off the bill when you dine at Nile Valley from 5-7.30pm, Mon-Thu

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Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Get 10% off your bill at Kebab Mahal

Get 10% off your bill at Kebab Mahal

SPEND £100, GET £25 OFF

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Student Guide 2010 VOUCHER

Get £25 off when you spend £100 at USC

Get £10 off when you spend £50 at USC

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Get a top half price when you buy a pair of jeans at USC *Top, tee shirt or shirt

Get 15% off footwear at USC

2 FOR 1 PORRIDGE

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Get 2 for the price of 1 on Stoats medium or large porridge at Edinburgh Farmers’ Market

Get 2 for the price of 1 on Stoats medium or large porridge at Edinburgh Farmers’ Market

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This voucher entitles you to 15% off the bill at Nile Valley from 5-7.30pm, Mon-Thu

This voucher entitles you to 15% off the bill at Nile Valley from 5-7.30pm, Mon-Thu

Nile Valley 6 Chapel Street, Edinburgh 0131 667 8200

Nile Valley 6 Chapel Street, Edinburgh 0131 667 8200

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This voucher entitles you to 10% off your bill at Kebab Mahal

This voucher entitles you to 10% off your bill at Kebab Mahal

Kebab Mahal 7 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh 0131 622 7228 www.kebab-mahal.co.uk

Kebab Mahal 7 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh 0131 622 7228 www.kebab-mahal.co.uk

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This voucher entitles you to get £10 off when you spend £50 at USC

This voucher entitles you to get £25 off when you spend £100 at USC

Stores in: Aberdeen | Dundee | East Kilbride | Edinburgh Falkirk | Glasgow | Inverness | Stirling The UK's number one retailer of branded clothing, footwear and accessories www.usc.co.uk

Stores in: Aberdeen | Dundee | East Kilbride | Edinburgh Falkirk | Glasgow | Inverness | Stirling The UK's number one retailer of branded clothing, footwear and accessories www.usc.co.uk

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This voucher entitles you to 15% off footwear at USC

This voucher entitles you to get a top (top, tee shirt or shirt) half price when you buy a pair of jeans at USC

Stores in: Aberdeen | Dundee | East Kilbride | Edinburgh Falkirk | Glasgow | Inverness | Stirling The UK's number one retailer of branded clothing, footwear and accessories www.usc.co.uk

Stores in: Aberdeen | Dundee | East Kilbride | Edinburgh Falkirk | Glasgow | Inverness | Stirling The UK's number one retailer of branded clothing, footwear and accessories www.usc.co.uk

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This voucher entitles you to 2 for the price of 1 on Stoats medium or large porridge at Edinburgh Farmers’ Market

This voucher entitles you to 2 for the price of 1 on Stoats medium or large porridge at Edinburgh Farmers’ Market

Stoats @ Edinburgh Farmers' Market Castle Terrace (off Lothian Road) Every Saturday 9-2pm www.edinburghfarmersmarket.co.uk

Stoats @ Edinburgh Farmers' Market Castle Terrace (off Lothian Road) Every Saturday 9-2pm www.edinburghfarmersmarket.co.uk

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This voucher entitles you to 2 for 1 on Sessions, Hire and Safety Gear at Transgression Park

This voucher entitles you to 2 for 1 on Sessions, Hire and Safety Gear at Transgression Park

Transgression Park Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh 0131 555 375 www.transgressionpark.com

Transgression Park Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh 0131 555 375 www.transgressionpark.com

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