• Your Top 5 Winter Holiday Destinations

    The Christmas break is almost upon us, and most of us can’t wait for some time to relax and step back from packed schedules and deadlines. Going home to spend time with family, do some Christmas baking and see old friends might be enough to help you recharge. However,...
  • Give Yourself a Break: Top Easter Getaways

    It’s the home stretch of term two and you’re not sure which is more stubborn: the British temperatures, or your four-week old cold. And, (while fresher’s flu seems to be adamant that we are still in the depths of winter) here you are, expected to rev up for a...
  • Creative Corner – ‘Escape’ Showcase

    This month’s theme was escape, be it drowning yourself in music or running away to a far away land – our writers offer up an alternative to the hum drum chaos of everyday life! I long for I long for everyone I haven’t met yet, for reflected smiles on...
  • What I learned from a month at Edinburgh Fringe

    During the month of August, a transformation occurs. A metamorphosis. Edinburgh, a city of cold cobbled streets and winding alleys, becomes saturated with people and fairy lights. Edinburgh is a city of contrasts; for most of the year it is an anachronism, with the castle and medieval streets echoing...
  • Top 5 Christmas Markets

    It’s that time of year where we’re all getting excited for the big day: we’ve cooked flat Christmas dinners and done Secret Santa, now we’re drinking mulled wine and running around trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone. One of the best parts of Christmas is undoubtedly the Christmas markets....
  • Album Review: The Spook School – Try To Be Hopeful

    The second effort from Edinburgh’s The Spook School is exhilarating, thought-provoking and unashamedly brilliant. On 2013’s Dress Up, we heard the sound of a band still figuring out who they were; their C86-inspired indie-pop impressive but perhaps lacking a certain degree of self-confidence. On Try To Be Hopeful, the...
  • A-Z of capital cities: Edinburgh

    If things had panned out different in September, Edinburgh could have turned into a foreign destination for Brits; yet besides the politics lies a city enriched in diverse culture, arts and history. It is not only Scotland’s capital but also one of the world’s most fascinating cities. Famous for...